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Virtual World Environments And The Cloud

Virtual World Environments And The Cloud

Virtual World Environments And The Cloud  When people think of the term “cloud,” often the dominant concept that comes to mind is one of storage and data transfer or perhaps the related issues of security and uptime. But the technology behind the cloud also offers a very human side, since it changes the way people interact,…

Cloud Computing: Business Continuity vs. Disastrous Events

Cloud Computing: Business Continuity vs. Disastrous Events

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…

Cloud-only vs. Cloud-based:  What’s The Best File Sharing For Business?

Cloud-only vs. Cloud-based: What’s The Best File Sharing For Business?

The cloud file-sharing market has exploded over recent years with users embracing this latest technology to simplify both their personal and professional lives. While cloud has helped remove a lot of the headaches around storage and file access, it has also presented its own challenges. With an increasing number of people using consumer-grade products in…

Don’t Recover From A Disaster – Prevent One

Don’t Recover From A Disaster – Prevent One

Don’t Recover From A Disaster – Prevent One Protect your cloud with the right disaster prevention plan When it comes to the cloud, convenience and reliability have always been two of its most shining traits. According to a recent AT&T report, 62 percent of businesses use cloud services for business continuity – an unexpected but understandable…

The Cost Advantages Of Hosted Disaster Recovery Solutions

The Cost Advantages Of Hosted Disaster Recovery Solutions

The Cost Advantages of Hosted Disaster Recovery Solutions There’s a common saying among datacenter professionals that no matter how much it costs to have a disaster recovery program, the cost of not having one is far greater. This was often used to convince skeptical CEOs of the need to build duplicate datacenter infrastructure despite its…

Threatening Skies: Cloud Computing And The Managed Service Provider

Threatening Skies: Cloud Computing And The Managed Service Provider

Threatening Skies: Cloud Computing And The Managed Service Provider Business is not easy. Just when you think you have the market figured out, and your business is growing nicely, another new threat comes onto the horizon. Many VARs and MSPs who built successful businesses implementing or hosting computing infrastructure are dealing with that threat today:…

How To Navigate The Alleyways Of Business Continuity Management And Disaster Recovery

How To Navigate The Alleyways Of Business Continuity Management And Disaster Recovery

How to Navigate the Alleyways of Business Continuity Management and Disaster Recovery Two years back, in the aftermath of the Fukushima earthquake in Japan, I had written about how Cloud Computing offers a credible Disaster Recovery option. For companies which cannot afford to spend millions on their own collocation facilities, the Cloud remains the best…

Private And Public Cloud Migration Standards

Private And Public Cloud Migration Standards

Private and Public Cloud Migration Standards Ever since cloud computing has seen mainstream adoption, the ability to migrate data between public or private clouds is becoming a key concern, especially due to the large size and the cost involved in the switch. The first question that comes to mind when discussing cloud migration is if…

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2014 Future Of Cloud Computing Survey Results

2014 Future Of Cloud Computing Survey Results

Engine Yard Joins North Bridge Venture Partners, Gigaom Research and Industry Collaborators to Unveil 2014 Future of Cloud Computing Survey Results SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwired – Jun 25, 2014) – Engine Yard, the leading cloud application management platform, today announced its role as a collaborator in releasing the results of the fourth annual Future of Cloud Computing Survey,…

Cloud Infographic – What Is The Internet of Things?

Cloud Infographic – What Is The Internet of Things?

What Is The Internet of Things? “We’re still in the first minutes of the first day of the Internet revolution.”  – Scott Cook The Internet of Things (IOT) and Smart Systems are based on the notions of Sensors, Connectivity, People and Processes. We are creating a new world to view and measure anything around us through…

BYOD Will Continue To Define Workplaces In 2014

BYOD Will Continue To Define Workplaces In 2014

BYOD Will Continue To Define Workplaces In 2014 The bring-your-own-device trend has been the subject of scrutiny ever since its initial formation. Given how quickly personal smartphones and tablets became a fixture in everyday life, it makes perfect sense that these mobile machines would slip into workplaces. While BYOD has caused headaches for many businesses,…

Cloud Infographic: Disaster Recovery

Cloud Infographic: Disaster Recovery

Cloud Infographic: Disaster Recovery  Business downtime can be detrimental without a proper disaster recovery plan in place. Only 6% of businesses that experience downtime without a plan will survive long term. Less than half of all businesses that experience a disaster are likely to reopen their doors. There are many causes of data loss and…

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

The Future of Work: 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…

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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…

IT Security: Think Like A Thief – And An Average Joe, Too

IT Security: Think Like A Thief – And An Average Joe, Too

IT Security: Think Like A Thief – And An Average Joe, Too With security threats to information services growing in sophistication, frequency and variety, IT professionals on all sides of the marketplace are realizing an urgent need to reinvent themselves to better anticipate the bewildering variety of attacks that they and their customers face. The…

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Cloud Service Provider Selection Considerations

Cloud Service Provider Selection Considerations

Why Cloud Brokers Make Sense Different workloads perform differently on different cloud service providers. Enough so that it is prudent in planning to consider the optimal configuration and the optimal CSP for your solution. Consider this old word problem from years ago. One person can carry two buckets of water. It takes 5 minutes to…

Migrating to a Business Cloud (5 Warnings)

Migrating to a Business Cloud (5 Warnings)

Migrating to a Business Cloud  In theory, migrating to cloud computing should be easy. Choose a cloud provider, move the files to the data server and everything is good to go. While that may work for the personal cloud, migrating into a business cloud format is a lot more complicated. As Ann Bednarz pointed out…

5 Considerations You Need To Review Before Investing In Data Analytics

5 Considerations You Need To Review Before Investing In Data Analytics

Review Before Investing In Data Analytics Big data, when handled properly, can lead to big change. Companies in a wide variety of industries are partnering with data analytics companies to increase operational efficiency and make evidence-based business decisions. From Kraft Foods using business intelligence (BI) to cut customer satisfaction analysis time in half, to a…

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Why Uber Needs a Grown-up

Why Uber Needs a Grown-up

Like Google and Facebook before it, Uber may now be in need of adult supervision… Read the source article at Financial Post

Oculus Rift places users atop a 47-story skyscraper

Oculus Rift places users atop a 47-story skyscraper

Marriott is hoping virtual reality gives visitors the travel bug. The hotel chain has partnered with tech companies to create a 4D experience using the Oculus Rift VR headset. But how realistic is it? Read the source article at cnet.com