Taking Small And Medium Scale Ventures To The Cloud: Any Benefits?

Taking Small And Medium Scale Ventures To The Cloud: Any Benefits? The buzz about cloud computing is mostly associated with large organizations, probably because cloud computing is still in the formative stages. Mostly, it is the service providers in the focal point, with the scrutiny tricking down to the users as time goes by.  Again,

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Is Cloud Computing A Lunch Break Creation?

Is Cloud Computing a Lunch Break Creation? There have been allegations that “cloud computing” is just a marketing term, with the underlying principles and technologies having long existed. Personally speaking, while I do believe that a lot of cloud computing as it exists today did exist before Ramnath Chellappa used the term in a 1997

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The LG Cloud Service: LG’s Take On Cloud Storage Come Streaming

The LG Cloud Service: LG’s Take On Cloud Storage Come Streaming South Korean giant LG electronics has just spilled the beans over its native Cloud-based streaming service bearing the simplistic (and rather unimaginative) name LG Cloud. The service, still in its beta mode of operation, is set to empower users with the provision to share

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Why You Have To Take Advantage Of Cloud Email

Why You Have To Take Advantage Of Cloud Email In general, when an entity has its own server, it is but expected that it will also have its own email system. With the popularity of web based services, instead of having the domain name as the suffix of the email address, the service name becomes

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Harnessing Data Center Heat to Warm Houses

Harnessing Data Center Heat to Warm Houses Cloud computing and energy consumption have a tumultuous relationship. While proponents of cloud computing believe that it not only saves energy (See: How Green Is Cloud Computing?) but also reduces expenses (See: Saving Money on Energy by Going on the Cloud ), opponents say that the technology merely

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YouSendIt Launches New Services For Business Collaboration in the Cloud – Anytime, Anywhere

YouSendIt Launches New Services For Business Collaboration in the Cloud – Anytime, Anywhere First cloud collaboration service to offer integrated approach for sending, sharing & signing documents online, with unlimited storage July 26, 2011 — Campbell, Calif., – YouSendIt, Inc., a leader in cloud-based collaboration services, today significantly expands its services for an increasingly distributed

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Featured Paper: Why Enterprises Choose Private Cloud?

Why Enterprises Choose Private Cloud The potential advantages of cloud computing are well documented. If designed and provisioned properly, cloud deployments can lower capital and operating costs, increase flexibility, and improve service levels. Private cloud deployments are particularly important because they increasingly represent an enterprises’ first step toward the ultimate goal of dynamically matching IT

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Zynga, the Latest Cloud Computing Success

Zynga, the Latest Cloud Computing Success The business world is abuzz with the upcoming Zynga IPO which is expected to raise $1 billion from investors and value the gaming company as high as $20 billion. Just for the record, Zynga is a California-based game developer that made FarmVille and CityVille, two of its most popular

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Cloud Computing With AT&T – Are They One Step Ahead?

AT&T: Benefits of Marching into Cloud Computing being a leading Telecom Company. Business is a dynamic activity, so should be your infrastructure. Of late, cloud computing has invaded the IT world, fixing its roots deeply and swiftly. With the unexpected seasonal spikes showing up in businesses every now and then, hiring cloud services has become

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U.S. SMBs Prefer Deploying Multiple Cloud Services

U.S. SMBs Prefer Deploying Multiple Cloud Services U.S. small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) prefer to deploy multiple cloud services, according to recent AMI-Partners research. “A significant segment of U.S. SMBs prefer to deploy multiple cloud services in order to achieve flexibility, ease of IT management, and lower CAPEX,” says Donald Best of AMI. “This

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Should You Be Concerned? A List of Recent Cloud Computing Failures – I

Should You Be Concerned? A List of Recent Cloud Computing Failures – I “One swallow does not a summer make, nor one fine day.” – Aristotle (384BC – 322BC), Greek philosopher. Now, Aristotle’s sayings are as relevant today as they were 2400 years ago. In case you differ, consider what he had to say about

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Should Your Email Live In The Cloud? A Comparative Cost Analysis

Should Your Email Live In The Cloud? A Comparative Cost Analysis When Google launched Google Apps Premier Edition for $50 per user per year, it raised the question, “How much should we be paying for email?” But it’s not just this eye-popping price that should trigger the question about where you should run your email.

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Disaster Recovery and the Cloud: New solutions for offsite data protection

Disaster Recovery and the Cloud: New solutions for offsite data protection The typical backup model adopted by most companies is fairly simple: once a week, the business’s data servers are copied to magnetic tape. Incremental changes are backed up as the week progresses. In general, a full week’s tape set is regularly sent offsite. Some

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Cloud Security: Keeping Those Keys Safe

Cloud security: Keeping those keys safe Jack Murgia, from Cloud Controllers, sent me an interesting query last week: “How does LabSlice ensure that the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Access Keys remain secure within the application?” This is a great question, as the AWS Access Keys are the keys to the house for any business using the

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