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Cloud Spectator Releases The 2016 Top Ten Cloud Vendor Benchmark Report

Cloud Spectator Releases The 2016 Top Ten Cloud Vendor Benchmark Report

Top Ten Cloud Vendor Benchmark Report Report Uncovers A Staggering 350% Performance Difference Between The Top 10 Cloud Service Providers BOSTON, MA. JANUARY 13, 2016 – Cloud Spectator, the industry leading IaaS cloud benchmarking agency, today released the Top Ten Cloud Vendor Benchmark 2016 Report, a price-performance analysis of the leading public IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service) vendors in North America. This annual report is the most in-depth publicly available analysis of price-performance in the IaaS marketplace ever conducted,…

The Soft-Edged Cloud: A Security Challenge

The Soft-Edged Cloud: A Security Challenge

The Cloud Security Challenge The use of the term “cloud” to describe global, offsite, computing and storage technology is apt for a number of reasons; not all of them good. The metaphor succeeds largely when people visualize their data hovering over their heads, no longer tied to a single location, and consequently easy to access from anywhere. But there are other parallels with actual meteorological clouds, specifically their soft, amorphous shape. This causes problems in…

Security Survey: Enterprises Unequipped To Detect And Deal With Attacks

Security Survey: Enterprises Unequipped To Detect And Deal With Attacks

Security Survey: Many Enterprises Still Unequipped Today’s information security teams are expected to mitigate risk in environments where employees are accessing critical and confidential data from anywhere, at any time. The network perimeter has expanded to include cloud services, mobile devices, and global forces that encompass partners and contractors, making it impossible to completely lock down the ecosystem and prevent all attacks. At the same time, preventative solutions are failing to cover the entire spectrum of…

Digital Marketing Hubs And The Cloud

Digital Marketing Hubs And The Cloud

Digital Market Hubs Gartner’s recently released research, Magic Quadrant for Digital Marketing Hubs, recognizes the big four marketing cloud vendors as leaders, but also points to many challengers. Adobe, Marketo, Oracle, and Salesforce inhabit the leader’s block of the Magic Quadrant, reflecting both their growing capabilities as well as marketing technology platform scopes. Gartner believes that challengers IBM, Epsilon (Conversant), and Experian Marketing Services are equipped with similar abilities as the top four, and considers…

Trends: The CIO’s Business Card – Chief Productivity Officer

Trends: The CIO’s Business Card – Chief Productivity Officer

The Chief Productivity Officer After years of enterprises hesitating to migrate their applications and data stores to the cloud, it’s safe to say the debate is over and the cloud is here to stay. IDC even goes as far as to predict that by 2020, we will stop referring to clouds as “public” and “private,” and ultimately stop using the word “cloud” altogether. We will simply refer to it as “computing,” because we will think…

Cloud Traffic Growth And Content as a Service (CaaS)

Cloud Traffic Growth And Content as a Service (CaaS)

Content as a Service (CaaS) Content as a Service (CaaS) is a relatively new take on content management systems (CMS). While traditional web content management systems like Drupal and WordPress offer one-stop-shop solutions for both creating websites and managing content, CaaS service providers narrow their focus to pure content management, disregarding the output channels such as web, print or mobile application, any of which may be selected for use by the customer. Increasing Cloud Traffic…

Understanding The Importance Of A Flexible Hybrid Cloud Solution

Understanding The Importance Of A Flexible Hybrid Cloud Solution

Flexible Hybrid Cloud Solution The cloud computing revolution continues to gather pace, and more and more businesses are coming on-board. For example, late last year a study by IDG found that 69 percent of enterprises have either applications or infrastructure running in the cloud, an increase of 12 percent since 2012. The same report found that 24 percent of IT budgets were now dedicated to cloud services, while in the summer Forbes stated that by…

When Artificial Intelligence Becomes Personal

When Artificial Intelligence Becomes Personal

Artificial Intelligence The term ‘artificial intelligence’ is something that would have been associated with sci-fi movies during the 1980s and 1990s, but as the modern world continues to embrace advancements in technology, it does so at an ever increasing pace. (Image Credit: IMDB – Stephen King’s Lawnmower Man – 1992) Many of the advancements made in relation to artificial intelligence are already commonplace in today’s society, although many of us may not even notice. From…