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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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The Future Of Work: What Cloud Technology Has Allowed Us To Do Better

The Future Of Work: What Cloud Technology Has Allowed Us To Do Better

What Cloud Technology Has Allowed Us to Do Better The cloud has made our working lives easier, with everything from virtually unlimited email storage to access-from-anywhere enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. It’s no wonder the 2013 cloud computing research IDG survey revealed at least 84 percent of the companies surveyed run at least one cloud-based application.…

Unusual Clandestine Cloud Data Centre Service Locations

Unusual Clandestine Cloud Data Centre Service Locations

Unusual Clandestine Cloud Data Centre Service Locations Everyone knows what the cloud is, but does everybody know where the cloud is? We try to answer that as we look at some of the most unusual data centre locations in the world. Under the Eyes of a Deity Deep beneath the famous Uspenski Cathedral in the…

Cloud Infographic: Corporate IT Security Stats

Cloud Infographic: Corporate IT Security Stats

Cloud Infographic: Corporate IT Security Stats Each week on CloudTweaks we provide a few shoutouts to companies who provide engaging and interesting infographics that reflect our readers interests.  In this case, we have an excellent infographic provided by the team at arellia.com which takes a closer look at cyber-security and some of the biggest malware threats…

5 Ways CIOs Can Tackle Cloud Fears

5 Ways CIOs Can Tackle Cloud Fears

5 Ways CIOs Can Tackle Cloud Fears  CIOs are tired of hearing about cloud computing concerns. They’ve spent years reading about how cloud resources are subject to risks, and wonder – what can they do to help people trust the cloud?  The truth is that despite being a hot issue for years, the topic of…

5 Mistakes That Adversely Impact Seamless Cloud Migration

5 Mistakes That Adversely Impact Seamless Cloud Migration

There is absolutely no doubt migrating a section of your IT assets, non-core business processes or the entire spectrum of business systems to the cloud makes immense sense. There are plenty of business benefits linked to cloud computing; most astute businesses are using cloud computing in some capacity or other and if you aren’t doing…

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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…

Are you SURE you are ready for the cloud?

Are you SURE you are ready for the cloud?

Ready For The Cloud? For several years now, people and organizations have been slowly but surely moving their data and applications to the cloud. Whether it is a local private cloud, Hybrid or a fully hosted one, they all have one thing in common: They are no longer tied to physical hardware. That is how…

Cloud Security In The Workplace

Cloud Security In The Workplace

Workplace Cloud Security Our workplaces are changing and much of it for the better. Increased flexibility – pushed by cloud services – is behind many of the changes. Home working, increased collaboration – it’s all good, and it’s all delivering significant business benefits. We know that. That’s so 2013. But fewer than 10% of businesses…

Cloud Ready Business Drivers

Cloud Ready Business Drivers

Cloud Ready Business Drivers Many organizations are faced with the dilemma of moving to the cloud. Understandably so. This isn’t a decision that can be taken overnight. Every CTO and CIO will do their due diligence of mapping business and technology needs before they make their final call. There are a few business scenarios though…

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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