Cloud Infographic: Smart Data Is Driven By The Right People

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Big Data is a hot topic of discussion among Retail, Manufacturing, Healthcare and wide range of industries. Many businesses will continue to develop and rely on the need for specialized tools to enable the extraction of critical data. One area in which Big Data is tremendously important is Marketing. Included is an infographic via Research-live.com which highlights some

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Ransomware And Backup On The Cloud

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Ransomware And Backup On The Cloud Ransomware is a kind of malware that withholds some digital assets (mostly user’s data) from its victims and asks for payment for their release. Ransomware could be the best reason yet to use cloud data storage systems. Over the past several weeks, many Windows users were infected by CryptoLocker

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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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Cloud Infographic: Big Data Opportunities

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Cloud Infographic: Big Data Opportunities Big Data has seen its fair share of coverage over the past couple of years. Much of the focus has been placed on the Analytics and Monitoring of Big Data. This will be a much discussed area  and expect a large number of startups to put forward new and innovative

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Don’t Recover From A Disaster – Prevent One

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Don’t Recover From A Disaster – Prevent One Protect your cloud with the right disaster prevention plan When it comes to the cloud, convenience and reliability have always been two of its most shining traits. According to a recent AT&T report, 62 percent of businesses use cloud services for business continuity – an unexpected but understandable

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Using The Cloud For Better Business Continuity

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Using The Cloud For Better Business Continuity Planning for your cloud application or website to go down seems like it should be a no brainer. We assume that every business is aptly prepared; in fact most people reading this probably believe theirs is. It is, right? Right? Turns out it only takes one extreme incident

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Making The Cloud Transaction Psychologically Secure: Overcoming The Availability Heuristic

Making The Cloud Transaction Psychologically Secure: Overcoming The Availability Heuristic A cognitive heuristic is a shortcut our brains employ when forming beliefs or making decisions (Reber and Reber, 2001). An availability heuristic is a type of shortcut designed to make decisions quickly based on information already existing within one’s mind and assumed to be accurate.

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Pavlov And Cloud Computing: How We Will Overcome Our Anxiety

Pavlov and Cloud Computing: How We Will Overcome our Anxiety It’s interesting to consider why we struggle to accept the cloud-computing model of data management. It seems safer to have our critical data and applications within walking distance from our desk where we can check its pulse anytime we want. Like Pavlov’s dogs we are

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4 Things To Know About Virtual Private Clouds

4 Things To Know About Virtual Private Clouds What is a private cloud? A virtual private cloud (referred to as simply private cloud from here on) is a happy marriage between traditional enterprise IT and cloud computing. Unlike public cloud implementations, the hosted services in a private cloud are behind a corporate firewall. The enterprise

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Kidney Research Reconfirms Cloud’s Importance

Kidney Research Reconfirms Cloud’s Importance The National Kidney Registry has embraced cloud computing as a critical component of its mission to streamline and improve its organ matching processes. The NKR’s primary matching system, known as SMELAC, was recently relocated to Microsoft Windows Azure, in a move to significantly quicken the pace of processing new organ

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Working On A Cloud Software Service Level Agreement

Working On A Cloud Software Service Level Agreement As more and more consumers outsource their infrastructure to cloud providers, Service Level Agreements between consumers and providers is a key topic. According to IBM a Service Level Agreement, defines how the consumer will use the services and how the provider will deliver them”. It is essential for

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The Top Five Threats To Cloud Computing

The Top Five Threats To Cloud Computing With hundreds of enterprises migrating to cloud services every day, it looks like the march to cloud everything is inevitable and unstoppable. However, cloud computing is not without its risks, and in this post, I will cover the top five issues that pose a threat to increased cloud

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7 Salient Trends and Directions in Cloud Computing

7 Salient Trends and Directions in Cloud Computing Cloud computing is a rapidly evolving field and as more enterprises join the platform, new trends are emerging. In this post, I will cover the major trends in cloud computing for the immediate future (2012-14). Cloud storage goes mainstream in consumer segment. While cloud based storage services

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Beyond SFTP: Five Ways To Secure And Manage Your Data Transfer Via The Cloud

Beyond SFTP: Five Ways To Secure And Manage Your Data Transfer Via The Cloud Unmanaged Data Transfers Mean Risky Business Every day, growing amounts of electronic information are flowing – both inside your business and outside your business to trading partners. Your data – and how efficiently and effectively you handle its transfer – defines your business. It’s part of

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