General Electric’s Predix Cloud – Building IoT Applications

General Electric’s Predix Cloud – Building IoT Applications

General Electric’s Predix Cloud This week, General Electric has launched its first hosted cloud service. Designed for building applications for the Internet of Things, GE has differentiated itself from market-dominating services such as Amazon’s AWS by targeting the industrial market, and will be focusing on applications related to medical equipment, jet engines, wind turbines, and…

You can rise with public clouds or sink with private

You can rise with public clouds or sink with private

Private clouds were popular in the early days of cloud computing, when enterprises struggled with security and control issues. Countless CIOs repeated the same adage to me: If they can’t touch their cloud servers, those servers are not to be trusted. Read the source article at infoworld.com

Why The Future of Sex Is Not (Necessarily) A Robot

Why The Future of Sex Is Not (Necessarily) A Robot

Women are the biggest consumers of sex toys, so can we get beyond femmebots already? For quite a while now, the “future of sex” has had a mascot: A sex robot, like Roxxxy TrueCompanion. Or maybe it’s a disembodied female voice, like in the Spike Jonze film Her , allowing an awkward man to have…

The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – Apple Pay

The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – Apple Pay

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Cost of Cyber Crime Study

Cost of Cyber Crime Study

The results of the fifth annual Cost of Cyber Crime study, conducted by the Ponemon Institute shows just how much cybercrime has spread from 2013 to 2014. Did you know that the average cost of a cyber attack is now around $12.7 million dollars—up from $11.6M last year? Or that the time to resolve these attacks…

Cloud Computing Meets The Smart Electricity Grid

Cloud Computing Meets The Smart Electricity Grid

The Smart Electricity Grid New research makes possible time-variable pricing of cloud services based on variably-priced power from a smart grid Cloud computing data centers often consume energy at the rate of megawatts, like other large industrial systems. Large consumers of electricity likewise often have to deal with time-varying pricing of electrical power from suppliers,…

China’s Internet of Things market breaks 500 billion yuan

China’s Internet of Things market breaks 500 billion yuan

With the Internet of Things (IOT) booming in China, the practice of demo projects for the IOT typical applications in public security, urban administration, healthcare, energy conservation and environmental protection, and services for the people’s livelihood is expected to be carried out, said Miao Wei, minister of Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT). It…

How Microsoft Appointed Itself Sheriff of the Internet

How Microsoft Appointed Itself Sheriff of the Internet

It was 7 o’clock in the morning when the knocking on Dan Durrer’s front door woke him up. His dog started barking, and Durrer thought he was getting an early morning package. But when he opened the door, he wasn’t greeted by the FedEx man. He was face-to-face with a process server, a messenger from……

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You’ve Moved Your Data To The Cloud…What Now?

You’ve Moved Your Data To The Cloud…What Now?

Data To The Cloud…What Now? You’ve done the research. You’ve vetted multiple cloud solutions. You’ve chosen the right vendor. And you’ve migrated your data to the cloud. All done, right? Not so fast… While it has become a bit of a scary proposition for many organizations to put their trust in the cloud and start…

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…

5 Tips For Building A High Growth IT Platform

5 Tips For Building A High Growth IT Platform

5 Tips For Building a High Growth IT Platform Building and maintaining today’s enterprise computing platforms is a lot more challenging than it was in the past. The competitive and fast moving nature of business requires a corporate network capable of meeting a company’s ever changing needs and requirements. For IT, this poses difficult challenges…

Five Cloud Questions Every CIO Needs To Know How To Answer

Five Cloud Questions Every CIO Needs To Know How To Answer

The Hot Seat Five cloud questions every CIO needs to know how to answer The cloud is a powerful thing, but here in the CloudTweaks community, we already know that. The challenge we have is validating the value it brings to today’s enterprise. Below, let’s review five questions we need to be ready to address…

Cloud Computing – A Requirement For Greater Innovation

Cloud Computing – A Requirement For Greater Innovation

Cloud Computing Innovation Sao Paulo, Brazil has had trouble with both energy and water supplies as of late. Despite it is the rainy period. Unfortunately Sao Paulo is very dependent on its rain as a majority of its power is generated from large dams. No water, no energy. Difficult situation for a city of some…

4 Different Types of Attacks – Understanding the “Insider Threat”

4 Different Types of Attacks – Understanding the “Insider Threat”

Understanding the “Insider Threat”  The revelations that last month’s Sony hack was likely caused by a disgruntled former employee have put a renewed spotlight on the insider threat. The insider threat first received attention after Edward Snowden began to release all sorts of confidential information regarding national security. While many called him a hero, what…

Big Data and Financial Services – Security Threat or Massive Opportunity?

Big Data and Financial Services – Security Threat or Massive Opportunity?

Big Data and Financial Services The fourth article in the CloudTweaks 12/12 Program –  Cloud Banking Insights Series focuses on big data in the financial services industry and whether it is a security threat or actually a massive opportunity. How does big data fit into an overall cloud strategy? Most FI’s have a positive mind-set…

Is Docker The Next Big Thing?

Is Docker The Next Big Thing?

Is Docker The Next Big Thing? We often hear that a particular product or idea is going to be the ‘next big thing’, and analysts and commentators are frequently falling over themselves to predict an emerging trend or developing idea. In the case of Docker, it might actually be justified. The open source technology is…

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…

NSA Planning For Quantum Resistant Algorithms To Protect National Security Systems

NSA Planning For Quantum Resistant Algorithms To Protect National Security Systems

NSA Planning For Quantum Resistant Algorithms The National Security Agency (NSA) has announced that it plans to introduce methods of cryptology that will make quantum computers secure. Acknowledging that quantum computers are likely to become a reality in the not too distant future, they say they are committed to the transition and are doing everything…

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