Cloud Infographic: The SMB 2014 Wish List

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Cloud Infographic: The SMB 2014 Wish List For many small businesses, resources are already stretched thin and owners cannot afford to spend money that is not directly related to business development and results. The cloud is an ideal solution because it’s less expensive than on-premise options. With lower subscription and maintenance costs, small businesses can

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Big Data Analytics And The Cloud: A Perfect Match?

Big Data Analytics And The Cloud: A Perfect Match? Big data analytics can create significant value for businesses. The cloud is the perfect platform to economically generate insights from big data. Apple’s recent purchase of Topsy, a Twitter analytics platform, stirred up a storm of speculation as to Apple’s motivation for the acquisition. To the

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Cloud Infographic: Holiday Shopping Downtime

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Cloud Infographic: Holiday Shopping Downtime This research clearly shows that e-retailers need to get the basics of website performance right in order to maximize online sales during the holiday season – and the cloud can help them accomplish that. For example, an optimized website and proper load testing are crucial to ensure that online retailers

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Let’s Talk Big Data

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Let’s Talk Big Data More and more consumer data is collected every day. In fact, according to an infograph provided by Elexio, 90% of it was produced and collected these past couple of years. From how we use our credit cards, which stores we shop at and how we use social platforms, data is being

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What PCI DSS 3.0 Means For Cloud Service Providers

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What PCI DSS 3.0 Means For Cloud Service Providers The only constant is change. Earlier this month, the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council released version 3.0 of the PCI DSS standard (along with the accompany Payment Application Data Security Standard).  In it are a few key focus areas that will directly affect Cloud Service

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Cloud Computing – What’s In It For IT Managers?

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Cloud computing represents the next generation in server productivity. Most datacenters are now migrating towards the use of cloud server clusters in order to provide a higher level of service to their customers. Cloud computing has been in development for many years but grew in popularity by leaps and bounds lately. It is seen as

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Victim Of Cloud-Washing? Use VPCs To Compete With The Big Firms

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Victim of Cloud-Washing? Use VPCs to Compete with the Big Firms As Amazon continues to innovate and deliver new services at an incredible pace it can be a challenge for others in the Cloud Service Provider (CSP) market to keep up. Predicted high growth on public cloud services is causing some existing data center providers to engage

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Why The Cloud Is Emerging As A Leader In Employee And Partner Training

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Why the Cloud is Emerging as a Leader in Employee and Partner Training Employee training is an art not yet perfected. The days of sitting in a classroom and getting lectured about the company product/s are over. Technology is revolutionizing the way companies are able to train employees and channel partners. Videos, documents, webpages, photos

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Preventing Disastrous Events Through The Power of Anomaly Detection In Machine Data

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Preventing Disastrous Events Through the Power of Anomaly Detection in Machine Data In August, a single server failed and the NASDAQ went down for three hours. In January, GlobalPayments reported that a hack compromising millions of credit card accounts cost them $93 million to recover from. In both cases, nobody took action until the damage

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Delivering Data Security In The Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud

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Delivering Data Security in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud In the past few years, we’ve seen a drastic change in the types of security threats organizations are encountering – and where they’re confronting them. For years, hackers were motivated by a desire for fame, recognition or support for a specific cause, but now it’s

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