When The Cloud Meets Mobility: Heaven Or Headache?

When the Cloud Meets Mobility: Heaven or Headache? The cloud and mobile computing have made an awful lot of promises to enterprise IT: reduced costs, higher productivity, jaw-dropping data analytics, rapid rollout, granular control over the IT solution stack. But have they delivered?  Unfortunately, that’s not easy to answer. In a recent Gartner survey of over 2,000 top CIOs,

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The Great Debate: Is The Cloud Ready For Mission Critical Applications?

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The Great Debate: Is The Cloud Ready for Mission Critical Applications? We all know cloud is the future of IT, but there are still a few unanswered questions. For instance, with all the high-profile cloud outages, is the cloud really ready for mission critical applications? This common question arises because inevitably, we wonder if the cloud

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Top Issues Impacting Application Performance On The Cloud

Top Issues Impacting Application Performance on the Cloud What are the key reasons application performance takes a hit? This question often crosses the mind of an enterprise and cloud system manager. Eliminating or reducing the key factors that can have a negative impact on the application is crucial for large system builders. However, summarizing these factors

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Four Free Information Assets For The Mid-Size Company CIO

Four Free Information Assets for the Mid-Size Company CIO “Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice.”                                            – Anton Chekov (1860-1904), Russian playwright and master of the modern short story. At CloudTweaks, we know that many of our readers are looking for ways to better leverage cloud computing at their workplaces.

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The Inadvertent Cloud User

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The Inadvertent Cloud User In our vast population, I have found that knowing about something seems to make people believe you are in expert in that subject and forever branded as such. For example, remember when you said one time when you were eight that you wanted to take pictures and every year since then

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The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – Stuff

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The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – Stuff By David Fletcher Our comic collection has simply taken the light side of cloud computing to a whole new level.  So after a long day’s work in the cloud, you can stop by our comic library for that much deserved moment of fun before you call it a

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A Basic Look At Gaming As A Service

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A Basic Look At Gaming As A Service The developments that have come together to create a modern world has come from some surprising places. We cannot imagine a world where we could not go on line and reserve airline tickets, make dinner arrangements, or even buy a book from Amazon. Did you realize that

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Five Ways The Cloud Can Resurrect Your SMB

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Five Ways the Cloud Can Resurrect Your SMB The cloud computing market could hit $55 billion by the end of 2014, says Forbes.com’s Joe McKendrick, who cited his findings from a report by IDC. You can see the growth of “the cloud” in software, infrastructure, and platforms — all as services used in the world

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Cloud Infographic: Who Will Be The Next Cloud Based Billionaire?

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Cloud Infographic: Who Will Be The Next Cloud Based Billionaire? Here is an attractive infographic provided by the group at Staff. One thing for certain is that it appears to take new modern day media influencers less time to reach the Billion dollar mark, than its older more traditional predecessors. We must take into account inflation and other

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“Always Be Testing:” Weekly Disaster Recovery System Testing Critical

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“Always Be Testing:” Weekly Disaster Recovery System Testing Critical for Small to Mid-Sized Businesses Statistics show that most small to mid-sized businesses will experience at least one instance of system downtime a year, at an average cost of $74,000 an hour, according to Aberdeen Group. Unfortunately, only a handful of small to mid-sized businesses have

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More Cloud Adoption Unlocks More Value – Reveals Latest Survey

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“Will cloud live up to its hype” is a question which has become irrelevant now. Looking back now, I’d say the opportunity is much, much bigger than the hype. Perhaps for some companies, the move to the Cloud has been one of the most rewarding experiences in IT investing. A latest survey reveals that early

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Cloud Chivalry – Provider Pride

Cloud Chivalry – Provider Pride As cloud deployments gain popularity, increasing attention is paid to provider security strength. The cloud security alliance, for example, releases a yearly list of top threats, covering everything from malicious use, data loss, and service hijacking. Heightened public awareness of the cloud has led to oddly intuitive feelings of insecurity

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Steps To Secure Data In The Cloud

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Steps to Secure Data In the Cloud Cloud computing and storage security is often one of the main stumbling blocks cited by those who’d like to reap the benefits of moving to the cloud, but believe they cannot. Data security is extremely important, but for many enterprises and markets, there can be no compromise in

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Cloud Governance Should Be Prioritized

Cloud Governance Should Be Prioritized When businesses move existing applications and resources to the cloud, they always do it in phases, moving the most stable applications first in order to minimize down time. The transition is a slow process which enables users to have enough time to adapt to the new system. Because of this,

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