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Small Businesses Gain Competitive Advantage With Cloud Computing

How Small Businesses can gain a competitive advantage with Cloud Computing In our increasingly globalized world, small businesses need an effective communications network to span the geographically spread regions of the business. But the business applications required to achieve this are an expensive proposition in our current economic climate. This is making it more and…

Is Microsoft Taking A Risk By Putting All Its Eggs In The Cloud Computing Basket?

Is Microsoft Taking A Risk By Putting All Its Eggs In The Cloud Computing Basket? “A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are for.” – William Shedd (1820-1894), American Presbyterian Theologian. Risk-taking is a requirement for business; unless, a business takes risks, it cannot sustain its competitive advantage, and without a…

How Cloud Computing Can Create Jobs

How Cloud Computing Can Create Jobs “Few companies that installed computers to reduce the employment of clerks have realized their expectations…. They now need more and more expensive clerks even though they call them ‘operators’ or ‘programmers.’” – Peter Drucker (1909-2005), American management guru and author. As Peter Drucker wrote, new technologies do not reduce…

Top 25 European Cloud Computing Rising Stars: GreenQloud

GreenQloud is headquartered in Iceland and takes advantage of the country’s unique location between Europe and North America. The company boasts its product is 100% powered by renewable geothermal and hydropower energy, which is not common among Cloud Computing competitors and other industry sectors. Actually, the company – established in 2010 – offers hosting and…

The Top Ten Considerations For Cloud Computing

The Top Ten Considerations For Cloud Computing

The Top Ten Considerations for Cloud Computing Business and IT decision makers are increasingly confused by the rising number and type of cloud computing solutions. Everyone it would seem is now promising to save you time and money with this or that kind of web-based service for everything from email and enterprise applications to storage…

Top 25 European Cloud Computing Rising Stars: AccountsIQ

Tony Connolly founded Visor Ltd. in 2004 in Ireland and since then the company managed to set foot in the UK, Australia, India and the United States. Its fully hosted Software as a Service (SaaS) accounting platform accountsIQ, initially launched in 2007, is intended to help businesses that need a common platform for managing and…

Top 25 European Cloud Computing Rising Stars: CloudSigma

CLOUDSIGMA AG was founded in 2009 in Zurich, Switzerland and introduced its core Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) solution in May 2010 with its cloud being based in the Interxion data centre in Glattbrugg near Zurich. The underlying philosophy of the company is to offer unrestricted choice of operating systems and unlimited size of servers…

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Cloud Infographic: Disaster Recovery

Cloud Infographic: Disaster Recovery

Cloud Infographic: Disaster Recovery  Business downtime can be detrimental without a proper disaster recovery plan in place. Only 6% of businesses that experience downtime without a plan will survive long term. Less than half of all businesses that experience a disaster are likely to reopen their doors. There are many causes of data loss and…

Cloud Infographic – Cyber Security And The New Frontier

Cloud Infographic – Cyber Security And The New Frontier

Cyber Security: The New Frontier The security environment of the 21st century is constantly evolving, and it’s difficult to predict where the next threats and dangers will come from. But one thing is clear: the ever-expanding frontier of digital space will continue to present firms and governments with security challenges. From politically-motivated Denial-of-Service attacks to…

Using Big Data To Make Cities Smarter

Using Big Data To Make Cities Smarter

Using Big Data To Make Cities Smarter The city of the future is impeccably documented. Sensors are used to measure air quality, traffic patterns, and crowd movement. Emerging neighborhoods are quickly recognized, public safety threats are found via social networks, and emergencies are dealt with quicklier. Crowdsourcing reduces commuting times, provides people with better transportation…

Cloud Infographic – The Power Of Cloud Disaster Recovery

Cloud Infographic – The Power Of Cloud Disaster Recovery

Cloud Infographic – The Power Of Cloud Disaster Recovery Preventing a Cloud Disaster is one thing. Recovering from a disaster is a whole other area of concern. Today’s infographic provided by CloudVelox outlines some best practices and safeguards in order to help your business make more informed decisions.

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Moving From Email Into The Cloud

Moving From Email Into The Cloud

Mobile Collaboration In The Cloud Imagine that you, as a manager, are told by the powers that be that you have to find “efficiencies” within your department that will result in one million dollars of savings annually. You struggle with this. You send an email to everyone on your senior team. “Where can we save…

IT Security: Think Like A Thief – And An Average Joe, Too

IT Security: Think Like A Thief – And An Average Joe, Too

IT Security: Think Like A Thief – And An Average Joe, Too With security threats to information services growing in sophistication, frequency and variety, IT professionals on all sides of the marketplace are realizing an urgent need to reinvent themselves to better anticipate the bewildering variety of attacks that they and their customers face. The…

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What Should SMEs Do To Prevent Common Mistakes?

What Should SMEs Do To Prevent Common Mistakes?

Spending And Planning Wisely Overview – Billions of pounds from valuable IT and communication (ICT) budgets are wasted each year due to common mistakes in the market. These are some of the pitfalls you should avoid. With small businesses (especially start-ups with online ambitions) relying more and more on their understanding and utilisation of ICT, it’s…

The Cloud Above Our Home

The Cloud Above Our Home

Our Home – Moving All Things Into The Cloud The promise of a smart home had excited the imagination of the movie makers long ago. If you have seen any TV shows in the nineties or before, the interpretation presented itself to us as a computerized personal assistant or a robot housekeeper. It was smart,…

Cloud Service Provider Selection Considerations

Cloud Service Provider Selection Considerations

Why Cloud Brokers Make Sense Different workloads perform differently on different cloud service providers. Enough so that it is prudent in planning to consider the optimal configuration and the optimal CSP for your solution. Consider this old word problem from years ago. One person can carry two buckets of water. It takes 5 minutes to…

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New IBM service shines a light on mobile device and app performance

New IBM service shines a light on mobile device and app performance

With mobile devices rapidly becoming the tools of choice for enterprise work, IBM wants to help IT departments make sure they can serve all users. Developing and delivering software to laptops and desktops is only part of the battle these days. IBM has signaled that mobile is a big part of its enterprise future through…

Sony Pictures computer system hacked

Sony Pictures computer system hacked

Sony Pictures Entertainment has been targeted by computer hackers in an attack which reports say has forced the company to shut down its corporate network. Read the source article at BBC – Homepage