Five Ways Service Providers Are On Course To Miss The Boat In Cloud Services

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Five Ways Service Providers Are On Course To Miss The Boat In Cloud Services Service providers (SPs) have a golden, but short-lived opportunity to commercialize the $30B cloud services market before AWS and others call it “game over.” By being more agile, able to scale and playing to their strengths, SPs can use the cloud

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How Cloud Helps Pay Off The Mortgage

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How Cloud Helps Pay Off The Mortgage A great deal of the buzz surrounding cloud technology has to do with business-related issues such as data storage, security, and mission-critical business applications, but sooner or later every person who works directly with cloud technology, as well as every other person who doesn’t, has to go home

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Making Business Resiliency Part Of Business As Usual

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Making Business Resiliency Part of Business As Usual Business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) have become non-negotiable requirements for virtually every IT department. Business resiliency is an umbrella concept that must address everything from basic business continuity to high-level risk management, security, crisis management, and more. With today’s IT architectures supporting servers, networks, and applications,

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Cloud Computing: Business Continuity vs. Disastrous Events

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Cloud Computing: Business Continuity vs. Disastrous Events Bad weather can cost companies money. It is an unfortunate lesson to learn the hard way, but natural disasters like hurricanes, floods or super storms are dramatic examples of the value of cloud solutions when it comes to resiliency in the face of a catastrophe, and the ability

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Hybrid Cloud: The Influential Factor Of Flexibility

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Hybrid Cloud: The Influential Factor Of Flexibility You might have seen many articles on private cloud or a public cloud, but a cloud strategy is not limited to this only. The answer may be in an intermediate range, the Hybrid Cloud. First of all, let’s see how these services are deployed. Private cloud – internalized

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The Mobile Cloud App Infrastructure: Centralizing Apps Across Mobile Platforms

The Mobile Cloud App Infrastructure: Centralizing Apps across Mobile Platforms There are currently two leading Mobile operating systems in the market – the Android OS by Google, and the iOS by Apple. These two OS’s dominate the mobile market while Android is currently holding the larger market share of the two. But in terms of

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(Smart) Phone Your Way To Success

(Smart) Phone Your Way To Success Today, I am going to talk about that one thing we use most in our lives – our smartphones. Recently, I came across an article that mentioned that of all the cell phones purchased in the US, 40% are smartphones. That got me thinking about these incredible devices’ increasing

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Yammer’s Integration With SharePoint – Part 2

Yammer’s Integration With SharePoint – Part 2 Read Part 1 Future Road Map of SharePoint-Yammer Integration According to Jared Spataro, Senior Director, Microsoft Office Division, who also leads the SharePoint business and works closely with Adam Pisoni and David Sacks on Yammer integration, their next step would be integration with Office365. Summer of this year

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Smooth BPM The Silver Lining Of Cloud Computing

Smooth BPM The Silver Lining Of Cloud Computing Businesses rely on the implementation of processes. Cloud-based software provides a way for easy management and alleviates issues companies face trying to improve these processes, particularly when it comes to prototyping and modeling. A question many businesses are trying to address is: How can cloud ensure smooth

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Wall Of Confusion And The DevOps Tea Party

Wall Of Confusion And The DevOps Tea Party As an I.T management model that expands on the Agile Development framework, DevOps has seen much increase in hype in the last two years. In contrast to how Social Media and the Web 2.0 concept defined content generation and content consumption, the collective approach to I.T operations

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IBM Delivers New Services To Help Clients Move Enterprise Applications To The Cloud

IBM Delivers New Services to Help Clients Move Enterprise Applications to the Cloud Financial, healthcare, government and electronics clients tap IBM SmartCloud Enterprise+; IBM SmartCloud for SAP applications is now available globally ARMONK, N.Y. – 29 January 2013: IBM (NYSE:IBM) today announced global availability for its cloud service on five continents—plus a new center opening

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Software Overload: Containing The Cloudy Chaos

Software Overload: Containing The Cloudy Chaos There is little argument about whether business applications are useful in cutting costs and boosting profits. Even small businesses are at a serious disadvantage if they don’t make use of any. Most small businesses start out with simple accounting software and an office suite. As a business grows, it

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Cloud Computing Won’t Kill IT, But It’ll Definitely Transform It

Cloud Computing Won’t Kill IT, But It’ll Definitely Transform It Around the country, many corporate and small business IT professionals are downright scared about the future of their careers. Due to slow adoption in the corporate world and general unfamiliarity with administrating cloud services in the small business sector, the IT field has yet to

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Open Source Software In Cloud Applications

Open Source Software In Cloud Applications Providers of cloud-based solutions will bring in more than $241 billion in 2020, according to Forrester Research’s report on “Sizing the Cloud”. Since the emergence of cloud solution providers like Amazon, Rackspace, IBM and Microsoft, software development and deployment is increasingly taking place in the cloud. And, in the

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