More Distributors Considering Launch Into Cloud Services

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A white paper released today by CompTIA indicates that many technology distributors are setting their sights on the cloud as a means of boosting their bottom line and enhancing value for their clients. According to CompTIA’s white paper The Role of IT Distribution in a Cloud World, most distributors recognize the huge market segment available

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Cloud Services, Security Not Disparate Elements

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Cloud Services, Security Not Disparate Elements With many organizations in the United States opting to access cloud services as an alternative to traditional technology infrastructure and equipment, vendors and businesses are continuing to emphasize practices and policies that help companies take advantage of cloud computing without undermining security. According to a recent report by Forbes,

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Has The Cloud Stepped Out Of Infancy? (And How You Can Benefit From Its Growth)

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Has The Cloud Stepped Out of Infancy? (And How You Can Benefit From Its Growth) “I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity.”                                                               Albert Einstein (1879-1955), possibly the smartest man in the last century. When we speak of cloud computing, we often speak of its relative

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Working With Customers And The Cloud

Working With Customers And The Cloud You may have the best product or service in the world, but without a customer you have nothing. Today’s assets focus on the customer and how you can leverage the cloud (and other technologies) to optimize customer engagement. “The goal as a company is to have customer service that

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Access Management In A Cloudy, Mobile World

Access Management In A Cloudy, Mobile World Lately, I’ve noticed that user access management is a recurring topic of discussion with customers and partners. Two major trends transforming industries today – mobile and cloud – are acting as catalysts for a renewed focus on this critical area of security. As mobile devices proliferate at a

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Microsoft Works To Challenge Google

Microsoft Works To Challenge Google As more research comes out, it appears Microsoft is working as hard as ever to challenge Google in the cloud. Microsoft’s hybrid cloud solution, Office 365, has been pitted against Google’s cloud service, Google Apps, for the past year since Office 365’s inception. And ever since, Google has proved time

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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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The Cloud Effect: A Dent In Traditional Software Pricing

The Cloud Effect: A Dent In Traditional Software Pricing Cloud computing is altogether a different realm of end-user software delivery architecture. Cloud computing is centred around the remote availability of required software applications, ensured via a streamlined, subscription-based, over-the-Web service mechanism. This particular approach enables users to acquire very specifically what is needed, and only

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Your Neighborhood ATM May Go On The Cloud To Improve Security

Your Neighborhood ATM May Go On the Cloud to Improve Security In our fast-moving world, if there’s one piece of public equipment we can’t do without it’s the Automated Teller Machine. The ATM, or Any Time Money as it’s often called, is an innovative device that has made life easier for us, the same way

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Leveraging a Virtualized Data Center to Improve Business Agility – Part 1

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Leveraging a Virtualized Data Center to Improve Business Agility – Part 1 Everyone knows that the age of cloud computing is here. The bigger question, on which even the greatest minds of technology revolution can’t agree, is what the impact will be and how best to apply this approach to computing resources and business optimization.

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