Shadow IT – Threat or Opportunity?

Shadow IT – Threat or Opportunity?

Shadow IT Shadow IT – sometimes referred to as Stealth IT – describes the usage of IT systems and solutions that are built and used inside businesses and organisations without explicit approval from IT departments and/or management. Fueled by the growth of BYOD policies, Christopher Rentrop, Professor of Informatics at Konstanz University of Applied Sciences, believes

Cloud: Enabling Virtualised Banking Environments

Cloud: Enabling Virtualised Banking Environments

Enabling Virtualised Banking At the outset it is important to understand where cloud will fit into the existing banking landscape and in order to do so, one must first recognize that the biggest development of recent times is the complete transformation and virtualisation of traditional banking services. Emphasis is on the digitisation of products and

Critical Thinking And Big Data

Critical Thinking And Big Data

In a deeply moving TED talk about the importance of critical thinking when dealing with data, big or small, Susan Etlinger reminds us why it’s important to think twice before assuming anything, even when backed up by data. Inevitably, morality comes into play too. As more and more problems, including perhaps fundamental ones, are tackled

Cloud Infographic – Virtual Reality – The Growing Industry

Cloud Infographic – Virtual Reality – The Growing Industry

Virtual Reality – The Growing Industry “As the Internet of things advances, the very notion of a clear dividing line between reality and virtual reality becomes blurred, sometimes in creative ways.” – Geoff Mulgan In today’s world, we are bound to a reality where we can enjoy and appreciate the diversity of high-technology innovations all

The Cloud Is More Than Storage. There’s Innovation And Clean Teeth, Too!

The Cloud Is More Than Storage. There’s Innovation And Clean Teeth, Too!

The Cloud Is More Than Storage This post is brought to you by the Enterprise CIO Forum and HP’s Make It Matter. Toothpaste is not something that often comes to mind when talking about the cloud. Many still hold a vision of the cloud as one of storage and serving: data used in the support of business

The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – Surprise!

The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – Surprise!

The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – Surprise! By Al Johnson Each Friday, you can visit CloudTweaks to enjoy the most recent comic in our collection. The comics are free to reuse and share on personal, non-profit and educational websites related to technology.  For commercial uses, please contact us on our tiered monthly pay as you go rate packages

Entering The Next Wave Of The Internet

Entering The Next Wave Of The Internet

The Next Wave “While the Internet of Things is still in its infancy,” says a 2014 Acquity Group Study, “this technology is poised for massive growth in the next decade. We are already seeing computer- and sensor-infused objects in a variety of industries, including automotive, energy, consumer electronics and in-home appliances. As it becomes less

Cloud Infographic: Data Storage – $16 Billion Market

Cloud Infographic: Data Storage – $16 Billion Market

Data Storage – $16 Billion Market Data storage is big business and has many startups jumping onboard looking to capitalize on this growing need. Research firm IDC predicts that: “The revenue share of aggregate storage segment for Big Data (which includes systems, software, cloud, and services) will grow at a CAGR of 32.7% to reach $16.86 billion

Wearable Tech – Coca Cola, McDonalds And Nike – Which Brands Are Desirable?

Wearable Tech – Coca Cola, McDonalds And Nike – Which Brands Are Desirable?

Wearable Tech – Which Brands Are Desirable? As the march of progress in the wearable tech industry continues to quicken, some brands are at the forefront of the sector while some continue to lag behind. As with any industry, some of the brands are also more desired than others, with consumers falling over themselves to

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Cloud Infographic – Cloud Fast Facts

Cloud Infographic – Cloud Fast Facts

Cloud Infographic – Cloud Fast Facts It’s no secret that Cloud Computing is more than just a buzz term as that ship has sailed off a long time ago. More and more companies are adopting the uses and benefits of cloud computing while aggressively factoring cloud services spending into their budget. Included is an excellent

Cloud Infographic – Big Data Survey: What Are The Trends?

Cloud Infographic – Big Data Survey: What Are The Trends?

Jaspersoft Big Data Survey Shows Rise in Commitment to Projects and Decline in Confusion Nearly 1,600 Jaspersoft Community Members Participate in Second Jaspersoft Big Data Survey San Francisco, February 4, 2014 – Jaspersoft, the Intelligence Inside applications and business processes, today shared results from its Big Data Survey. Nearly 1,600 Jaspersoft community members responded to

Cloud Infographic: Cloud Computing Growth

Cloud Infographic: Cloud Computing Growth

An excellent infographic provided by AwesomeCloud which predicts a continued high level of growth in the cloud computing industry. Potentially staggering numbers for Public Cloud IT Services of $100 Billion by 2016. Infographic Source: AwesomeCloud

Cloud Infographic: Cloud Public, Private & Hybrid Differences

Cloud Infographic: Cloud Public, Private & Hybrid Differences

Many people have heard of cloud computing. There is however a tremendous number of people who still cannot differentiate between Public, Private & Hybrid cloud offerings.  Here is an excellent infographic provided by the group at iWeb which goes into greater detail on this subject. Infographic source: iWeb

IBM and SAP Announce Industry’s Largest Cloud Deal

IBM and SAP Announce Industry’s Largest Cloud Deal

IBM and SAP Announce Industry’s Largest Cloud Deal IBM and SAP have shaken the cloud computing world this afternoon with the announcement of one of the largest cloud deals in the industry’s history – bringing together two of the largest technology companies in a bid to offer a more holistic service to their clients. SAP

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Moving From Email Into The Cloud

Moving From Email Into The Cloud

Mobile Collaboration In The Cloud Imagine that you, as a manager, are told by the powers that be that you have to find “efficiencies” within your department that will result in one million dollars of savings annually. You struggle with this. You send an email to everyone on your senior team. “Where can we save

IT Security: Think Like A Thief – And An Average Joe, Too

IT Security: Think Like A Thief – And An Average Joe, Too

IT Security: Think Like A Thief – And An Average Joe, Too With security threats to information services growing in sophistication, frequency and variety, IT professionals on all sides of the marketplace are realizing an urgent need to reinvent themselves to better anticipate the bewildering variety of attacks that they and their customers face. The

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Cloud Service Provider Selection Considerations

Cloud Service Provider Selection Considerations

Why Cloud Brokers Make Sense Different workloads perform differently on different cloud service providers. Enough so that it is prudent in planning to consider the optimal configuration and the optimal CSP for your solution. Consider this old word problem from years ago. One person can carry two buckets of water. It takes 5 minutes to

Migrating to a Business Cloud (5 Warnings)

Migrating to a Business Cloud (5 Warnings)

Migrating to a Business Cloud  In theory, migrating to cloud computing should be easy. Choose a cloud provider, move the files to the data server and everything is good to go. While that may work for the personal cloud, migrating into a business cloud format is a lot more complicated. As Ann Bednarz pointed out

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

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Amazon Moves to Extend Cloud-Computing Dominance

Amazon Moves to Extend Cloud-Computing Dominance

Cloud-Computing Dominance Amazon Web Services already provides so-called cloud computing services at low prices for customers including the Central Intelligence Agency and Netflix . At a conference here last week for the web-services unit, company officials explained that Amazon … Read the source article at The New York Times

3D Printing: Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends

3D Printing: Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends

This 132 slide report (PDF) covers the current and future status, opportunities and market forecasts of 3D printing materials. It contains many illustrative and analytical figures and tables plus profiles of 16 companies, from across the globe, who supply a wide … Read the source article at Digital Journal


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