Battle Of The Backup Tools – Summer Rankings

Battle Of The Backup Tools – Summer Rankings

Battle Of The Backup Tools Two platforms earn Leader status while CrashPlan tops overall satisfaction rankings in G2 Crowd report CHICAGO – July 28, 2015 – The first Grid℠ report for backup tools, published today by business software review site G2 Crowd, ranks 11 products to help purchasers in their selections. NetApp Backup and Recovery…

Getting Value From The Cloud

Getting Value From The Cloud

Value From The Cloud Emergent Research predicts that small businesses employing cloud computing will more than double in the next six years, from 37% to 80%. Though often associated with small business transformation, cloud technology can be useful for large and government organizations too. MSPmentor comments that cloud computing is no longer only for developers…

How To Avoid An IT Culture Clash

How To Avoid An IT Culture Clash

Avoid An IT Culture Clash It used to be that company IT decision makers could simply dictate the software that business units would use. However, in today’s business culture where employees use multiple devices to collaborate and complete work, the traditional one-size-fits-all approach to selecting software and cloud computing services is no longer effective for…

CLOUD AGGREGATION IS INEVITABLE: The Shift From Digital Disruption To Digital Enabler

CLOUD AGGREGATION IS INEVITABLE: The Shift From Digital Disruption To Digital Enabler

Cloud Aggregation The big shift in big data, virtualization, enterprise mobility and complex integrated systems that are causing so much disruption today, is heading to an emphasis on platforms as opposed to projects that call for too many integration points. New technology is often disruptive. It takes time to understand it, and to find the…

Smart Watches And Cyber Security Concerns

Smart Watches And Cyber Security Concerns

Smart Watches Vulnerable To Cyber-Attack The recent epidemic of cyber attacks has led to increased investment and spending on security. But still, hackers have the upper hand. They can hack your computer, mobile, iPad, Internet-connected vehicle, and even your smart watch. According to HP, Smart watches with network and communication functionality represent a new and…

Should You Invest In A 3D Printer?

Should You Invest In A 3D Printer?

Innovation With The 3D Printer 3D printing awareness and application has been growing slowly but steadily for the last decade and it’s clear that its use will not be limited to prototyping for much longer but instead is likely to revolutionize mainstream commercial and industrial production. Harvard Business Review indicates that more than 30% of…

The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – The Dating Game

The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – The Dating Game

By David Fletcher Please feel free to share our comics via social media networks such as Twitter. We fully support the sharing of our comics as long as there is clear attribution (via @cloudtweaks) to the orginal comic source.  If you are a company brand looking to utilize our comics to generate leads to/on a…

Big Data Algorithms: Better Journalists Than Humans?

Big Data Algorithms: Better Journalists Than Humans?

Who’s The Better Story Teller? The age of automated storytelling is moving quicker than most might imagine. You can simply specify the topic you want to write, and the software will come up with a new book in a matter of minutes. Yes, the day is not far away when we will no longer see…

Promising OpenStack-Based IaaS Launched In US

Promising OpenStack-Based IaaS Launched In US

OpenStack-Based IaaS Launched In US Can Bridge Gap Between Private and Public Cloud The free, open-source cloud-computing software platform, OpenStack is poised to “bridge the gap” between public and private clouds, as the Swedish-based City Network expands its OpenStack-based Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) into the USA. Called City Cloud, it is the pivotal hub…

Wearable Tech – 250 Million Smart Wearables In Use

Wearable Tech – 250 Million Smart Wearables In Use

Wearable Tech Expansion By 2018, CCS Insights predicts sales of wearable tech globally to have increased to 135 million, with over 250 million smart wearables in use. Apple Watch has been of particular interest this year, with talks of the Apple Watch 2 already surfacing. Strategy Analytics estimates that 4 million Apple Watches were sold…

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Digital Transformation: Not Just For Large Enterprises Anymore

Digital Transformation: Not Just For Large Enterprises Anymore

Digital Transformation Digital transformation is the acceleration of business activities, processes, and operational models to fully embrace the changes and opportunities of digital technologies. The concept is not new; we’ve been talking about it in one way or another for decades: paperless office, BYOD, user experience, consumerization of IT – all of these were stepping…

How To Humanize Your Data (And Why You Need To)

How To Humanize Your Data (And Why You Need To)

How To Humanize Your Data The modern enterprise is digital. It relies on accurate and timely data to support the information and process needs of its workforce and its customers. However, data suffers from a likability crisis. It’s as essential to us as oxygen, but because we don’t see it, we take it for granted.…

The Cloud Is Not Enough! Why Businesses Need Hybrid Solutions

The Cloud Is Not Enough! Why Businesses Need Hybrid Solutions

Why Businesses Need Hybrid Solutions Running a cloud server is no longer the novel trend it once was. Now, the cloud is a necessary data tier that allows employees to access vital company data and maintain productivity from anywhere in the world. But it isn’t a perfect system — security and performance issues can quickly…

The Cancer Moonshot: Collaboration Is Key

The Cancer Moonshot: Collaboration Is Key

Cancer Moonshot In his final State of the Union address in January 2016, President Obama announced a new American “moonshot” effort: finding a cure for cancer. The term “moonshot” comes from one of America’s greatest achievements, the moon landing. If the scientific community can achieve that kind of feat, then surely it can rally around…

Ending The Great Enterprise Disconnect

Ending The Great Enterprise Disconnect

Five Requirements for Supporting a Connected Workforce It used to be that enterprises dictated how workers spent their day: stuck in a cubicle, tied to an enterprise-mandated computer, an enterprise-mandated desk phone with mysterious buttons, and perhaps an enterprise-mandated mobile phone if they traveled. All that is history. Today, a modern workforce is dictating how…

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…

Cloud Infographic: IoT For Automotive Deconstructed

Cloud Infographic: IoT For Automotive Deconstructed

IoT For Automotive Deconstructed The IoT automotive industry is moving rapidly with many exciting growth opportunities available. We’ve written about some of the risks and benefits as well as some of the players involved. One thing for certain as that the auto industry is starting to take notice and we can expect the implementation of a…

Infographic Introduction – Benefits of Cloud Computing

Infographic Introduction – Benefits of Cloud Computing

Benefits of Cloud Computing Based on Aberdeen Group’s Computer Intelligence Dataset, there are more than 1.6 billion permutations to choose from when it comes to cloud computing solutions. So what, on the face of it, appears to be pretty simple is actually both complex and dynamic regardless of whether you’re in the market for networking,…

Business Analytics Vs Data Science

Business Analytics Vs Data Science

Big Data Continues To Grow Big Data continues to be a much discussed topic of interest and for good reason.  According to a recent report from International Data Corporation (IDC), “worldwide revenues for big data and business analytics will grow from nearly $122 billion in 2015 to more than $187 billion in 2019, an increase…

How Data Science And Machine Learning Is Enabling Cloud Threat Protection

How Data Science And Machine Learning Is Enabling Cloud Threat Protection

Data Science and Machine Learning Security breaches have been consistently rising in the past few years. Just In 2015, companies detected 38 percent more security breaches than in the previous year, according to PwC’s Global State of Information Security Survey 2016. Those breaches are a major expense — an average of $3.79 million per company,…

Big Data – Top Critical Technology Trend For The Next Five Years

Big Data – Top Critical Technology Trend For The Next Five Years

Big Data Future Today’s organizations should become more collaborative, virtual, adaptive, and agile in order to be successful in complex business world. They should be able to respond to changes and market needs. Many organizations found that the valuable data they possess and how they use it can make them different than others. In fact,…