The Global Rise of Cloud Computing

The Global Rise of Cloud Computing

The Global Rise of Cloud Computing Despite the rapid growth of cloud computing, the cloud still commands a small portion of overall enterprise IT spending. Estimates I’ve seen put the percentage between 5% and 10% of the slightly more than $2 trillion (not including telco) spent worldwide in 2014 on enterprise IT. Yet growth projections…

Challenges Of Virtual Reality

Challenges Of Virtual Reality

A smartphone-based virtual reality headset from Samsung and Oculus VR could make the technology more accessible, but it also demonstrates a new set of challenges. The Gear VR headset, developed by Samsung and Oculus VR. Max Cohen, head of mobile at Oculus VR, the virtual reality startup bought by Facebook this year for $2 billion, is unequivocal:…

Top 5 Big Data Misconceptions – A Lighter Look

Top 5 Big Data Misconceptions – A Lighter Look

Big Data Misconceptions We have decided to take a look back at our comic library and compile a list of our favorite Top 5 Big Data related comics over the past 5 years. Many of our long-term loyal readers have enjoyed these, while some of our newer followers can now partake in series of archived…

Can Technology Make for Better Concerts?

Can Technology Make for Better Concerts?

New technologies like LED wristbands and crowd-sourced videos are changing the live music experience. But is it always an improvement? The post Can Technology Make for Better Concerts? appeared first on WIRED. Read the source article at WIRED

Minimizing Downtime During Mergers & Acquisitions

Minimizing Downtime During Mergers & Acquisitions

Minimizing Downtime As economic conditions gradually improve, North American companies are starting to recover their confidence, and are looking beyond mere survival. A recent survey by KPMG focusing on mergers and acquisitions demonstrated cautious optimism, with 21 per cent of companies planning to initiate at least one acquisition this year, and 16 per cent planning for…

What’s Next in the Never-Ending Net Neutrality Fight

What’s Next in the Never-Ending Net Neutrality Fight

He also said the FCC should consider applying regulations to the interconnection points on the back end of the Internet, which would help Netflix and other companies deliver large video files without having to pay Internet providers for better connections. Read the source article at NationalJournal.com

You should listen to that annoying cloud skeptic

You should listen to that annoying cloud skeptic

If you work with someone who keeps questioning the use of cloud computing— or any new technology, for that matter — give real consideration to that person’s opinion. Having a skeptic around means that you’re constantly considering the tough questions. Read the source article at infoworld.com

Does the Personalization of the Web Create an Information Bubble?

Does the Personalization of the Web Create an Information Bubble?

Personalization In The Cloud As websites like Facebook, Google and Amazon become more and more personalized, there’s danger to be engulfed in a stream of information that corroborates a person’s worldviews and filters out findings or stories opposed to them, to become trapped in a so-called ‘filter bubble’. Internet activist Eli Pariser, in his book…

Obama Looks Closely At ISPs On Net Neutrality

Obama Looks Closely At ISPs On Net Neutrality

WASHINGTON (AP) — Internet service providers (ISPs) shouldn’t be allowed to cut deals with online services like Netflix or YouTube to move their content faster, and should be regulated more like phone companies, President Barack Obama said Monday in an announcement that was swiftly rejected by industry. Read the source article at Associated Press

Enterprise Strategy at Dell World 2014

Enterprise Strategy at Dell World 2014

I enjoyed a quick conversation with Dell’s Executive Director of Enterprise Strategy at Dell World 2014 last week. It was rather refreshing to speak with an executive that was willing to admit that the company is focused on helping customers solve problems rather than building every piece of that solution itself. Read the source article…

Ex-Googler’s Secret Startup – Silkroad 2

Ex-Googler’s Secret Startup – Silkroad 2

To all appearances, 26-year-old Blake Benthall was living the Silicon Valley dream. But according to federal authorities, he played another role that was hidden even from his colleagues. By night, the authorities say, he was pulling in hundreds of thousands of dollars running the Silk Road 2, the illegal online drug bazaar created in the…

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Here Are Four Ways To Elevate IT

Here Are Four Ways To Elevate IT

Here Are Four Ways To Elevate IT Prior to joining the consulting side of the industry, I worked in corporate IT for the first 7-8 years of my career. While my time in corporate IT has long come to a close, I can still vividly recall the pain points and dreaded battles I endured. A…

Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting: 5 Things A Cloud Provider Should Offer

Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting: 5 Things A Cloud Provider Should Offer

Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting The IT industry moves at light speed fueled by constant change and advancement. No area of IT has been affected more by this change than the hosting and managed service space. Advancement in the cloud and its delivery models of IaaS and SaaS have caused a monumental shift in the way IT…

Managed Services Providers (MSPs) – Urged To Embrace The Cloud

Managed Services Providers (MSPs) – Urged To Embrace The Cloud

Managed Services Providers (MSPs)  If you’ve been observant of the MSP industry over the last two years, you’ve no doubt noticed that it has had significant difficulty expanding its service capabilities and growing its revenue stream around cloud computing. At least that was the analysis of recent market research studies assessing the status of cloud…

Cost of the Cloud: Is It Really Worth It?

Cost of the Cloud: Is It Really Worth It?

Cost of the Cloud Cloud computing is more than just another storage tier. Imagine if you’re able to scale up 10x just to handle seasonal volumes or rely on a true disaster-recovery solution without upfront capital. Although the pay-as-you-go pricing model of cloud computing makes it a noticeable expense, it’s the only solution for many…

Cloud Computing Services Perfect For Your Startup

Cloud Computing Services Perfect For Your Startup

Cloud Computing Services Chances are if you’re working for a startup or smaller company, you don’t have a robust IT department. You’d be lucky to even have a couple IT specialists. It’s not that smaller companies are ignoring the value and importance of IT, but with limited resources, they can’t afford to focus on anything…

The Cloud In 2015: Eight Trends To Look For

The Cloud In 2015: Eight Trends To Look For

The Cloud In 2015 For organizations of all sizes, in 2014 the cloud emerged as a critical part of the default consideration set when implementing any new application – in large part due to the cloud’s proven ability to handle data storage and processing demands in an elastic manner, improved verifiable standards around data security and…

5 Considerations You Need To Review Before Investing In Data Analytics

5 Considerations You Need To Review Before Investing In Data Analytics

Review Before Investing In Data Analytics Big data, when handled properly, can lead to big change. Companies in a wide variety of industries are partnering with data analytics companies to increase operational efficiency and make evidence-based business decisions. From Kraft Foods using business intelligence (BI) to cut customer satisfaction analysis time in half, to a…

Wearable Tech News: Google Android Wear Now Works With iPhone

Wearable Tech News: Google Android Wear Now Works With iPhone

When you wear something every day, you want to be sure it really works for you. That’s why Android Wear offers countless design choices, so you can find the watch that fits your style. Want a round watch with a more classic look? Feel like a new watch band? How about changing things up every…

Report: Cybercriminals Rely On People To Access Corporate Environments

Report: Cybercriminals Rely On People To Access Corporate Environments

Cybercriminal Report Users are the weakest link when it comes to cybersecurity, with only 1 percent representing 75 percent of the security risk in a cloud environment, according to a new cloud cybersecurity report released yesterday. The CloudLock Cyberlab analyzed 10 million users as well as 1 billion files and more than 91,000 applications and…

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