SoftBank Loses Some Luster After Alibaba IPO

SoftBank Loses Some Luster After Alibaba IPO

With a 32% stake in Alibaba Group that’s worth around $71 billion, Japan’s SoftBank is one of the biggest winners in the Chinese Internet company’s blockbuster initial public offering. Read the source article at WSJ Blogs

5 Steps To Achieve Hyper Productivity With Your Digital Apps Development

5 Steps To Achieve Hyper Productivity With Your Digital Apps Development

5 Steps To Achieve Hyper Productivity With Your Digital Apps Development The mobile and cloud revolution in enterprise IT is well underway and is already causing never-before–seen changes in the way apps are developed, managed and transformedd. The driving factors behind these changes are massively empowered consumers who have information about a brand’s product and…

Group sues Orange County over Dropbox records

Group sues Orange County over Dropbox records

Dropbox provides “in the cloud” storage for online documents and allows people to share files. Organize Now also says IP addresses were redacted even though they aren’t exempt from the public records law. IP addresses identify each computer. County … Read the source article at Washington Times

Giving Away Software to Make It More Valuable

Giving Away Software to Make It More Valuable

A big-data start-up just destroyed itself to save itself. That is perhaps not a big deal, but it says a lot about where the world of big computing is headed. The company was called Continuuity, and it had spent three years building a cloud-based method to more … Read the source article at Technology

What Could IBM’s Watson Do for Your Organisation?

What Could IBM’s Watson Do for Your Organisation?

They are also supporting startups that want to leverage Watson’s technology, with a new $ 100 million fund for Big Data startups that are developing cognitive apps. What does this move mean for IBM and what could it mean for your business? Could Watson … Read the source article at smartdatacollective.com

Cloud Infographic – History Of Computer Threats

Cloud Infographic – History Of Computer Threats

Cloud Infographic – History Of Computer Threats We’d like to close out the week by providing you with an infographic courtesy of Dell which presents a fast-fact look at The History of Computer Security Threats. Security threats are constant, in many cases extremely calculated and inevitably unforgiving. There will most likely never be a 100% foolproof…

Cloud Infographic – Interesting Big Data Facts

Cloud Infographic – Interesting Big Data Facts

Big Data Facts You Didn’t Know The term Big Data has been buzzing around tech circles for a few years now. So much, in fact, that you’re probably getting sick of hearing about it. Here are some interesting facts you might not know about big data via The Visual Capitalist: Big Data got its start in the…

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…

Why Hybrid Cloud Delivers Better Business Agility

Why Hybrid Cloud Delivers Better Business Agility

Why Hybrid Cloud Delivers Better Business Agility A CIO friend of mine once told me that a hybrid cloud model enables him to “own the base, rent the spike” when it comes to unplanned events. Let’s face it – maintaining unused infrastructure for rare or random IT events is expensive and unnecessary in a cloud…

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 Infographic – Monetizing Internet Of Things

Cloud Infographic – Monetizing Internet Of Things

Monetizing Internet Of Things There are many interesting ways in which companies are looking to connect devices to the cloud. From the vehicles to kitchen appliances the internet of things is already a $1.9 trillion dollar market based on research estimates from IDC. Included is a fascinating infographic provided by AriaSystems which shows us some of the exciting…

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Considerations For Your Business’ Cloud Computing Plans

Considerations For Your Business’ Cloud Computing Plans

Your Business’ Cloud Computing Plans While you can easily access your cloud data from any spot in the world, you must be rather cautious when using it within your business. You must keep your access plans for your cloud network in check so you will not be at risk of having your data becoming compromised…

Customer Success Guidelines – In A World Gone Cloud

Customer Success Guidelines – In A World Gone Cloud

Customer Success Guidelines for Maximum Upselling and Cross-Selling in a World Gone Cloud With the growth of the subscription economy, companies can no longer assume that a sale means that the deal is closed. Companies need to prove their worth every minute of every hour, every hour of every day and so on. A big…

Thinking About Doing Business In China? Consider This…

Thinking About Doing Business In China? Consider This…

Doing Business in China? Consider This…  China’s economy continues to outperform both regional and global markets with double-digit growth for the last decade. IDC believes China’s GDP will maintain growth around 7.2% until 2020, allowing GDP to reach US$18 trillion or 17% of the world total. And with a population of over 1.35 billion people,…

Tips For Data Security In The Cloud

Tips For Data Security In The Cloud

Security In The Cloud How can you be completely confident that the information you are storing or have already stored in the cloud is safe? The answer to this is — you can’t. However, you can adopt certain protective measures that will surely help find the answer. In this article, I have listed some approaches…

Simple And Recommended SaaS Security Tips

Simple And Recommended SaaS Security Tips

SaaS Security Tips Most people and companies are now using a significant amount of SaaS solutions. Companies are running sales support software, they are file sharing, collaborating and using e-mail programs and a lot more in the cloud. However, that usage also leads to concerns about the security of those solutions. How safe are they? What…

Here Are Four Ways To Elevate IT

Here Are Four Ways To Elevate IT

Here Are Four Ways To Elevate IT Prior to joining the consulting side of the industry, I worked in corporate IT for the first 7-8 years of my career. While my time in corporate IT has long come to a close, I can still vividly recall the pain points and dreaded battles I endured. A…

Skin Based Technology – The Intelligent Tattoo

Skin Based Technology – The Intelligent Tattoo

The Intelligent Tattoo I’ve got you under my skin: the rise of the intelligent tattoo As the Internet of Everything expands its reach to embrace many new areas of life, the race continues to develop more robust and accessible tools. Wearables are being whittled down from clunky watches to smart clothes and wrist bands, but…

Moving From Email Into The Cloud

Moving From Email Into The Cloud

Mobile Collaboration In The Cloud Imagine that you, as a manager, are told by the powers that be that you have to find “efficiencies” within your department that will result in one million dollars of savings annually. You struggle with this. You send an email to everyone on your senior team. “Where can we save…

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