Net Neutrality – Helpful or Destructive?

Net Neutrality – Helpful or Destructive?

Net Neutrality – Helpful or Destructive? After years of deliberation, the FCC recently ruled to reclassify broadband Internet service as a utility, just like phone companies. Some cheered. Some cried. Netflix, once the most vocal proponent of net neutrality, now has some doubts. The Washington Post reports: “Netflix said they were ‘not pleased’ about the ruling.…

Google Announces Inexpensive Nearline Storage

Google Announces Inexpensive Nearline Storage

Google Announces Inexpensive Nearline Storage Nearline Storage is appropriate for storing data in scenarios where slightly lower availability and slightly higher latency (typically just a few seconds) is an acceptable trade-off for lowered storage costs. For example: Cold Data Storage – Infrequently accessed data, for example, data stored for legal or regulatory reasons, that should…

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Surprising Facts and Stats About The Big Data Industry

Surprising Facts and Stats About The Big Data Industry

Facts and Stats About The Big Data Industry If you start talking about big data to someone who is not in the industry, they immediately conjure up images of giant warehouses full of servers, staff poring over page after page of numbers and statistics, and some big brother-esque official sat in a huge government building…

12 Promising Business Intelligence (BI) Services For Your Company

12 Promising Business Intelligence (BI) Services For Your Company

12 Promising Business Intelligence (BI) Services Business Intelligence (BI) services have recently seen an explosion of innovation and choices for business owners and entrepreneurs. So many choices, in fact, that many companies aren’t sure which business intelligence company to use. To help offer you a solution, we’ve compiled a list of 12 Business Intelligence companies…

Cloud Migration – 10 ‘Do it Right’ Tips

Cloud Migration – 10 ‘Do it Right’ Tips

Cloud Migration – 10 ‘Do it Right’ Tips Businesses continue to adopt the cloud at break neck speed. Inherent benefits like lower operational costs, no infrastructure overheads, and quick access to better technology make cloud a very attractive proposition for businesses, especially start-ups and SMEs. However moving from legacy to the cloud environment has its…

Five Signs The Internet of Things Is About To Explode

Five Signs The Internet of Things Is About To Explode

The Internet of Things Is About To Explode By 2020, Gartner estimates that the Internet of Things (IoT) will generate incremental revenue exceeding $300 billion worldwide. It’s an astoundingly large figure given that the sector barely existed three years ago. We are now rapidly evolving toward a world in which just about everything will become…

PaaS vs Docker – why is it such a heated debate?

PaaS vs Docker – why is it such a heated debate?

PaaS vs Docker Docker started as just a software container on top of a Linux operating system which seemed like a simple optimization for a fat hypervisor. Its disruptive force however comes from the fact that it does force us to rethink many of the layers of the cloud stack. Starting from the way we…

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Smart Umbrellas – Wearable, Portable and Stayable

Smart Umbrellas – Wearable, Portable and Stayable

They automatically open when it starts to rain. A rising tide lifts all boats. What does a deluge do? Lifts everything, docks, piers, boats and anyone standing in the way. IoT post the Consumer Electronic Show is no longer a rising tide it is a deluge. You can avoid a rising or surge tide unless…

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…

Cloud Concerns – 4 Reasons Businesses Should Ease Their Mind

Cloud Concerns – 4 Reasons Businesses Should Ease Their Mind

Easing Your Cloud Concerns For all the buzz surrounding cloud computing, some companies are still not buying in. The benefits that come from using the cloud are already well documented, and while adoption rates have risen in recent years, a number of organizations remain opposed to the idea. There is no single reason for this…

Resolved: Username/Passwords Alone MUST Go

Resolved: Username/Passwords Alone MUST Go

Username/Passwords MUST Go New Year’s Resolution #1 for any cloud IT deployment manager in 2015 ought to be that the user name/password alone must go.  High-profile breaches that exploit username and password-only authorization systems are becoming all-too-frequent events.   The Syrian Electronic Army’s attack on the Associated Press’s Twitter account that caused a 136 Billion dip…

15 Cloud-Based Video/Conferencing Services – Start-ups And Larger Enterprises

15 Cloud-Based Video/Conferencing Services – Start-ups And Larger Enterprises

15 Cloud-Based Video/Conferencing Services  The video/conferencing market is expected to reach US$ 6.40 Billion by 2020 from the current $3.31 Billion. However, there are also concerns for the equipment market – IDC reports – “The worldwide enterprise videoconferencing equipment market has been experiencing some downs lately — with consecutive quarters and two years of declining revenue growth…

12 WordPress CMS Managed Hosting Services

12 WordPress CMS Managed Hosting Services

WordPress CMS Managed Hosting Services WordPress has exploded in popularity as a blogging tool and content management system in recent years, and is now used by more than 23.3 percent of the top 10 million websites worldwide. Due to its popularity, several web hosting providers have chosen to offer ‘managed WordPress hosting’; a concierge service where…

12 Promising Business Intelligence (BI) Services For Your Company

12 Promising Business Intelligence (BI) Services For Your Company

12 Promising Business Intelligence (BI) Services Business Intelligence (BI) services have recently seen an explosion of innovation and choices for business owners and entrepreneurs. So many choices, in fact, that many companies aren’t sure which business intelligence company to use. To help offer you a solution, we’ve compiled a list of 12 Business Intelligence companies…

12 Cloud Performance Monitoring Companies

12 Cloud Performance Monitoring Companies

Cloud Performance Monitoring Companies We have decided to put together a small list of some of our favorite cloud performance monitoring services. In this day and age it is extremely important to stay on top of critical issues as they arise. These services will accompany you in safeguarding critical applications and websites in real-time. This…

How To Find Data As A Small Business

How To Find Data As A Small Business

Small Business – Big Data You’ve probably heard the buzz about the benefits of business intelligence (BI) technology for small to medium sized businesses. But to use BI, you have to have data. Fortunately, you don’t need that much. Sure, “big data” is a hot topic for enterprises, but, unless you count product sales in…

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