Taxing The Cloud: KMPG’s Take On Global Cloud Computing Taxation

Taxing The Cloud: KMPG’s Take On Global Cloud Computing Taxation A fresh resource, custom-tailored to help end users and service architects of cloud computing services along their journey of scheduling procedures, managing operational dynamics, planning work execution and other relevant parameters – all with the core intent of dealing with the associated tax exposure, has

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ROI (Return on Investment) From Cloud Computing

ROI (Return on Investment) from Cloud Computing A business organization often measures the value of investments or any move that requires money in terms of the return on investment (ROI). Perhaps it is the only reason that top management will agree to any proposal, especially bold ones like adapting the relatively new and untested cloud

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Does Oracle Have The Most Comprehensive Cloud On Planet Earth?

Does Oracle Have The Most Comprehensive Cloud On Planet Earth? The reasoning behind the question posed in the title to this article is the claim made by Oracle founder and CEO Larry Ellison. In a presentation to introduce his company’s latest suite of cloud computing services (See: Things All Cloudy: Oracle Takes The Inevitable Plunge),

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GDrive: Driving In The Right Direction?

GDrive: Driving In The Right Direction? Technology has yet again touched new horizons. Google has launched its new GDrive into the market, and mixed results have precipitated in the cloud computing world. To start off, Google docs has been among Google’s primary and most effective cloud computing services, but the need for GDrive evolved because

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Is My Public Cloud Too Public? Part 5

Is My Public Cloud Too Public? Part 5 (Conclusion) Continued From Part 4 The ideal cloud equation Control + Visibility = Trust A cloud deployment that overcomes these myths is built on trust. Trust cannot be achieved without control and visibility across the cloud infrastructure, identities, and information. Control Availability: Ensure access to resources and recovery

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Is My Public Cloud Too Public? Part 1

Is my Public Cloud too Public? Addressing security concerns of the Public Cloud Enthusiasm for cloud computing has as much to do with economics as technology. Growth in the number of applications and the volume of data that must be managed have made datacenters a major item of corporate expense. Public cloud computing looks like

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Cloud Computing May Open Up Firms To Hundreds Of Millions In Fines

Cloud Computing May Open Up Firms To Hundreds Of Millions In Fines Under EU Laws One of the major attractions of cloud computing is its universal accessibility; in essence, it is computing without borders. However, the world is divided into distinct countries, and with that come different rules and regulations. Consequently, this can and does

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SaaS Business Apps Drive SMB Cloud Computing Adoption

SaaS Business Apps Drive SMB Cloud Computing Adoption Much of cloud computing’s infancy was fueled by software development firms, enterprise tech companies, and large financial institutions. IBM sparked the trend in 2003 with its on-demand computing initiative. By late 2005, Amazon recognized the potential market for IaaS and PaaS solutions and launched its EC2 service

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Four Reasons Why Google Drive Will Not Kill Dropbox

Four Reasons Why Google Drive Will Not Kill Dropbox Now that Google has entered the cloud storage market with the long-awaited Google Drive, will it kill Dropbox and other cloud computing services? This is a hot topic in Dropbox forums and elsewhere in the cloud computing world. Here is what one forum poster said, as

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Five Cloud Computing Trends Until 2015

Five Cloud Computing Trends Until 2015 With the continuous monitoring of trends and updates for cloud computing, service providers will be able to avoid expensive mistakes. These providers won’t be able to miss any opportunity the market is offering for the succeeding years. Gartner Inc., a world-renowned advisory and research company in the field of

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Cloud Computing: Cloud Pricing Models – Part 4

Elastic Pricing

Cloud Computing: Cloud Pricing Models – Part 4 Continued From Part 3 Elastic pricing or Pay-as-you-Use model Under elastic pricing for cloud pricing, customers are charged based on their usage and consumption of a service. An elastic pricing structure makes users keenly aware of the cost of doing business and consuming a resource, since the

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Cloud Computing: Determining The Cost Of The Cloud – Part 3

Cloud Computing: Determining The Cost Of The Cloud – Part 3 Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) This service model enables user organizations to forgo deployment of new datacenter equipment to handle growing operational needs. Rather, the business obtains needed IT infrastructure – servers, security, storage, networks, etc. – from a cloud services provider, often via

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When Cloud Computing Failed: Harris Corporation Steps Away From the Cloud

When Cloud Computing Failed: Harris Corporation Steps Away From the Cloud Amidst all the news of cloud computing successes, the occasional cloud computing failure does draw attention. However, before we write off this incident as an aberration, it’s important to examine the context and reasons why a company that launched cloud computing services with much

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Cloud Computing: Cloud Service Models – Part 3

Cloud Computing: Cloud Service Models – Part 3 Continued From Part 2… Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) This service model enables user organizations to forgo deployment of new datacenter equipment to handle growing operational needs. Rather, the business obtains needed IT infrastructure – servers, security, storage, networks, etc. – from a cloud services provider, often

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