Government Agencies Struggling To Meet Objectives Of Cloud First Mandate

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Government Agencies Struggling to Meet Objectives of Cloud First Mandate Procurement red tape and a lack of trained personnel continue to plague federal departments and agencies in their efforts to comply with the directives of President Obama’s Cloud First mandate. The policy, issued by the federal government three years ago, requires all federal entities to

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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 News Round Up February 9th

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Here is your cloud news round up for the week. SaaS Startup Domo Raises $125 Million in New Round of Funding - If there was anything to suggest that SaaS is a highly lucrative business, then this is it. Cloud technology has so much potential, in fact, that Domo (a startup spin-off from Omniture, another startup

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Cloud News Round Up – February 5th

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Microsoft Appoints New, Cloud-Focused CEO – It’s been a headline maker for months, as many media outlets have been asking the question of ‘who will be Microsoft’s next CEO?’, with these articles analyzing who would be best to lead Microsoft into an era where tablets are as much of a must have item as their own Windows-running

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Why Reliability Is The Buzz Word For Cloud In 2014

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Why Reliability Is The Buzz Word For Cloud In 2014 Any discussion of cloud adoption primarily boils down to two important concerns – data security and cloud reliability. A study conducted by Tata Consultancy Services sometime back revealed some interesting insights – while customers in Europe and Asia-Pacific saw data security as the most important

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The Advantages Of The Private Cloud For Your Business

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The Advantages Of The Private Cloud For Your Business Reduction in email volume Early adopters of cloud-based collaborative apps are learning quickly how much easier it is for team members to post comments in a FaceBook-style conversation thread, instead of sending and receiving hundreds of cc’d emails. Collaborative environments are opening up opportunities to communicate

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How Financial Services Find Traction In The Cloud

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How Financial Services Find Traction In The Cloud Much of the enthusiasm and discussion about cloud technology focuses on its dynamic and innovative structure, and with each passing day a new technique or resource bursts onto the scene with promises of greater functionality and speed for all. But this causes great trepidation and reluctance among

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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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Open Innovation And Freelancing – The Cloud And The Crowd

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Open Innovation and Freelancing – The Cloud and the Crowd Back in 2007, before the cloud was called the cloud, the Oil Spill Recovery Institute (OSRI), an organization formed by the U.S. Congress to assist in cleaning up the lasting damage from the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill, sought to find creative techniques for separating

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Let’s Talk Workspace Cloud Security!

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Let’s Talk Workspace Cloud Security! Let’s face it, security most likely tops the list for IT challenges and now with cloud technology’s significant expansion over the years and the increase of personal devices, also known as BYOD, being used in and outside the workplace, the challenges have gotten that much more intense. As per BT.com’s

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How To Set Off With Confidence On The Road To Cloud Computing

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How to Set Off with Confidence on the Road to Cloud Computing At its most basic level, traveling along the IT transformation journey from conventional data centers to the dynamic, intelligent environments of cloud computing is an adventure in self discovery that has a way of changing you as much as your technology. You may

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Consumerization Is Revolutionizing “File Sync And Share” Services

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Consumerization is revolutionizing “file sync and share” services for the highly regulated asset management industry. The Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) movement has gained significant popularity in the corporate world and is rapidly changing how enterprises share information. Consumerization of devices in asset management – the migration of features, feel and functionality of mainstream consumer

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Cloud Startup: How AppZero Can Help!

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Most Businesses Have Transitioned To The Cloud, But Not Everyone – AppZero Can Help! While over half of U.S. businesses currently use cloud computing in some way or another, there are still so many out there who have not yet jumped on board. It isn’t that surprising, though, considering just how complicated it can be

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Cloud Startup: Metacloud – Production Ready From Day One!

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Cloud Startup: Metacloud – Production Ready From Day One! On Tuesday, I was able to sit down with Mr. Steve Curry, co-founder and President of Metacloud, to talk in depth about what drives Metacloud forward in this ever changing industry of cloud computing. A little background on the company to start off with; Metacloud was originally

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