How Much Can The US Government Save By Going To The Cloud?

How Much Can The US Government Save By Going To The Cloud? The government has often been accused of wasteful expenditure. Ask any average American citizen about government expenses, and there’s a good chance you will get a derisive response which also includes a strong opinion on why citizens should stop paying taxes because they

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Reactions to the Amazon Cloud Outage and the Company’s Explanation

Reactions to the Amazon Cloud Outage and the Company’s Explanation The last two weeks have been the most difficult for cloud computing in general and Amazon Web Services in particular. The outage that left several online businesses non-functioning just before Easter.  The cloud has led to many analysis and debates. When Amazon finally came out

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Cloud-based Security – The Need To Reconsider Security Approaches

THE NEED TO RECONSIDER SECURITY APPROACHES The convergence of numerous trends is causing organizations to reconsider their approach to security. While widespread email viruses and worms have decreased, attacks via the web are on the rise. This is because web browsers consolidate many applications ─ including those used for email, instant messaging, and ecommerce ─

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How Early Is The Cloud Storage Market?

How Early is the Cloud Storage Market? Cloud storage and cloud computing are generating more and more interest as we move forward.  By looking at the Google Trends graph of “cloud storage”, we can see the search volume going up exponentially since 2008. However, if comparing “cloud storage” and “FTP” on the same graph, you

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Knowledge Sharing on Cloud Computing Between Government and Public Sectors

Knowledge Sharing on Cloud Computing Between Government and Public Sectors History is witness to the fact that technologies develop best when both the public and private sectors are involved. While sometimes this involvement involves competition, often its cooperation between the two that drives emerging technologies to maturity. Cloud computing can be one such technology. While

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Amazon Web Services Deployment The Right Way

Amazon Web Services Deployment The Right Way In general, when considering all things “cloud” it’s healthy to retain a skeptical mind set and avoid succumbing to hype. But the fallout from the recent Amazon Web Services (AWS) outage is actually a very positive sign for Cloud Computing. Sure some sites got taken completely down, including

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Lessons from the Amazon Cloud Outage

Lessons from the Amazon Cloud Outage Unless you have been living under the proverbial rock (or maybe a tropical paradise with no Internet connectivity), you must have heard about one of the greatest disasters of the cloud computing industry – Amazon’s Elastic Cloud Computing (EC2) outage that happened last week. Now, mistakes are a part

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UK Lags Behind Other European Nations in Adoption of Cloud Computing

UK Lags Behind Other European Nations in Adoption of Cloud Computing According to recent research from cloud computing company VMware, only 48% of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the UK use the cloud, compared with an average of 60% across Europe. This was revealed after a survey of 1,600 companies across France, Germany, Italy,

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