Cloud Player – Amazon’s Sound Play In The Cloud

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Cloud Player – Amazon’s Sound Play in the Cloud Cloud is beginning to be perceived as a central component in business oriented environments keeping in view the corporate demands and needs of today’s enterprise. The virtualization and remote deployment of resource provided by Cloud is worth adapting at both the individual and enterprise levels There

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How Cloud Computing Companies Make Their Data Centers Hacker-Proof

Cloud computing naysayers have long cited security and privacy as their number one concerns. While more and more companies are adopting cloud services, many corporations and small businesses are still hesitant to embrace the cloud because of concerns about lax security and hacker attacks. Companies like Microsoft, Google, and Amazon claim to have extremely strong security

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Music Cloud Services Go Head To Head

Music Cloud Services Go Head To Head Music cloud services have become hugely popular. These digital music lockers are making people pay for music again, and why not? These huge music libraries in the cloud have pretty much every song you could ever want. That is an amazing amount of convenience, made even better by

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Playing Catch-Up With The Big Boys

Playing Catch-Up With The Big Boys Microsoft dipped into their pockets a few days ago and shelled out $1.2 billion to purchase the social network Yammer. IBM has set the benchmark by merging cloud computing with social networking. It’s an interesting mix of work and play at the same time. It’s a nice idea, but

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The Growing Number Of Cloud Channels

The Growing Number Of Cloud Channels ‘C’ LOUD The big C when it comes to Cloud for the Channel is Conflict. I have been presenting and visiting partners around Europe for the past several years and listening to the opinions and input from vendors, Vars, Resellers, MSP’s, ISP’s and a variety of channels by varying

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Cloud Computing: Hardware As Software

There’s a lot of confusion surrounding this elegant approach to marshaling remote computer resources. And, we do not wish to profit from the confusion created by the broad marketing of cloud computing to the public. So here we offer a definition of cloud computing that is easy to understand, accurate, and without marketing hype. 1.

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Cloud Computing 101 For Music Lovers

Cloud Computing 101 For Music Lovers In the music world, clear skies and clouds go hand in hand. And we don’t mean meteorologically. The boom of cloud computing continues to redefine the ways in which we experience our favorite tunes. The music industry, for example, is no longer packaging songs and albums as products that

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How Cloud Computing Helped Netflix Emerge as a Streaming Media Powerhouse

How Cloud Computing Helped Netflix Emerge as a Streaming Media Powerhouse Netflix may be getting a lot of bad press in recent times due to its management’s ill-advised decision to raise subscription rates by almost 50% resulting in widespread customer dissatisfaction and a groveling apology by CEO Reed Hastings, but it was not long ago

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Mobile Consumer Cloud Revenues to Reach $6.5bn by 2016 Driven by Music and Video Services, Says New Juniper Research Study

Mobile Consumer Cloud Revenues to Reach $6.5bn by 2016 Driven by Music and Video Services, Says New Juniper Research Study (Hampshire, UK –  September, 9th, 2011)  High-profile launches from players such as Amazon, Google and Apple are expected to galvanize the growing market for consumer cloud mobility services, generating revenues  reaching almost $6.5 billion per

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Cloud Music: Rdio Killed The iTunes Star

Rdio killed the iTunes star You may have heard of Apple’s iCloud, the Amazon Cloud Player and Google Music Beta, remote music storage services for smartphones, laptops and desktop computers. Rdio is another such service, lesser known but at least equally connected, and with one major advantage over its competitors. Founded by the creators of

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How Lady Gaga Punctured Amazon’s Cloud Computing Balloon

How Lady Gaga Punctured Amazon’s Cloud Computing Balloon It is a safe guess that most of the regular readers on this website are not fans of Lady Gaga; so, here’s a brief outline: Born March 28, 1986 and named Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, Lady Gaga came to prominence with her first album, “The Fame”, released

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The Multiplier Effects of Cloud Computing

The Multiplier Effects of Cloud Computing “Dairy has the greatest multiplier effect for economic benefit to a community. Studies show dairy is well suited to our agriculture community and our geographic location.” – John Hartford (1937-2001), American folk and country musician. In macroeconomics, the “multiplier effect” is defined as follows: “A measure of the change

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Can Copyright Issues Derail Cloud Computing?

Can Copyright Issues Derail Cloud Computing? “If the only way a library can offer an Internet exhibit about the New Deal is to hire a lawyer to clear the rights to every image and sound, then the copyright system is burdening creativity in a way that has never been seen before because there are no

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How The End Consumer Benefits From Cloud Computing

Benefits From Cloud Computing “God must love the common man, he made so many of them.” – Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), legendary American President. Three months back I had written an article on the benefits of cloud computing to various stakeholders, such as the Chief Information Officer (CIO), the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), the IT manager,

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