Lanham Napier Retires As Rackspace CEO

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It has emerged that Lanham Napier has retired from his position as CEO of hosting company Rackspace and will be replaced on a short-term basis by co-founder and Executive Chairman, Graham Weston.  Rackspace is one of the leading companies in hybrid cloud-computing, offering clients a broad product portfolio which includes public cloud space, private cloud

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Recommended Whitepapers: 5 Best Practices For BYOD

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Best Practices in BYOD: BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 Take control of the iOS, Android™ and BlackBerry® devices in your organization, from one powerful, unified console. Manageability, security and support – these are just a few of the reasons BlackBerry® Enterprise Service 10 is such a powerful Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) solution. But as you’ll learn

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Cloud Computing For Businesses: How Much Are You Really Using?

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Cloud Computing For Businesses: How Much Are You Really Using? In the past, think about how companies used to do business. Manpower was one entity that simply needed to be fetched as per necessity from wherever it is available. Whichever industry you work on—automotive, technology, construction, media—you needed to gather critical expertise to work for

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The Future Of Cloud, And The Future Of Your Company

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The future of cloud, and the future of your company Recently the unofficial comedy team of Jimmy Kimmel and Justin Timberlake performed a short skit that illustrated how silly hashtags sound when inserted into normal conversation. The idea of punctuating a sentence with keywords intended as flags-to-be-found is of course, ludicrous in spoken parlance, but

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Breaking The Mold: Why IT Veterans Can’t Resist The Cloud

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Breaking the Mold: Why IT Veterans Can’t Resist the Cloud Like it or not, Cloud Computing has transformed the way we communicate; from online storage to social networking, server virtualization truly pushes the boundaries of what is possible in a digitized world. Yet it was only a few years ago that the cloud was merely

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Cloud Networking Changes Everything

Cloud Networking Changes Everything The public cloud infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) market is booming and expected to grow by 47 percent, from $6 billion in 2012 to $9 billion in 2013, according to Gartner’s Forecast Overview: Public Cloud Services, Worldwide, 2011-2016, 4Q Update. Additionally, the overall public cloud computing market, including software-as-a-service (SaaS), platform-as-a-service (PaaS), IaaS and

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(Smart) Phone Your Way To Success

(Smart) Phone Your Way To Success Today, I am going to talk about that one thing we use most in our lives – our smartphones. Recently, I came across an article that mentioned that of all the cell phones purchased in the US, 40% are smartphones. That got me thinking about these incredible devices’ increasing

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Where Hardware Meets The Cloud: Arraying High-End Server Platforms

Where Hardware Meets the Cloud: Arraying High-end Server Platforms The web has brought out hardware machinery spot-on to cloud-based applications. Some of these servers are so scalable in magnitude, mindboggling in performance and high-end in gigabytes capacity, that they even sound a little alien. Suddenly they are here and those who only thought of them

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Towards Intelligent Cloud Diagnostics: Well Researched Software Marvel

Towards Intelligent Cloud Diagnostics: Well Researched Software Marvel A devoted group of researchers at North Carolina State University have painstakingly developed a novel software tool aimed at addressing performance disarrays in cloud computing systems. The tool functions to automatically classify and respond to potential network disruptions before they actually occur. Cloud computing provides the freedom

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Moving In To The Cloud? Choose Wisely

Moving In To The Cloud? Choose Wisely Most organizations which have entered into cloud computing are seeking a competitive advantage. Sooner or later, cloud computing will graduate from a strategic imperative to an operational norm. Regardless of the rationale behind the migration, it is important for any organization to be well aware of the intricacies and elements of

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The Top 20 Most Secure Cloud Hosting Companies: Part 2

The Top 20 Most Secure Cloud Hosting Companies: Part 2 Continuation from Part 1 6 – Firehost Firehost is a rapidly growing cloud computing platform with dedicated servers, virtually unlimited data storage, unlimited bandwidth and close to real time processing for online applications. They have gained popularity over the past couple of years and by

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The Top 20 Most Secure Cloud Hosting Companies: Part 1

The Top 20 Most Secure Cloud Hosting Companies: Part 1 (List is in no particular order of preference) 1 – SalesForce SalesForce is a very strong market leader, having developed 105,000 cloud computing applications that run in real time. The aim of the company is to develop applications that allow running the social media communication in real

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Taking Small And Medium Scale Ventures To The Cloud: Any Benefits?

Taking Small And Medium Scale Ventures To The Cloud: Any Benefits? The buzz about cloud computing is mostly associated with large organizations, probably because cloud computing is still in the formative stages. Mostly, it is the service providers in the focal point, with the scrutiny tricking down to the users as time goes by.  Again,

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5 Best Ways To Find Cloud Solutions For Your Business

5 Best Ways to Find Cloud Solutions for Your Business Cloud computing is steadily becoming the “go to” solution for a lot of businesses, and rightly so. Cloud computing allows even small and medium businesses to compete in the bigger game by allowing them to avail of IT solutions that were previously out of reach

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