Threatening Skies: Cloud Computing And The Managed Service Provider

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Threatening Skies: Cloud Computing And The Managed Service Provider Business is not easy. Just when you think you have the market figured out, and your business is growing nicely, another new threat comes onto the horizon. Many VARs and MSPs who built successful businesses implementing or hosting computing infrastructure are dealing with that threat today:

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When The Cloud Meets Mobility: Heaven Or Headache?

When the Cloud Meets Mobility: Heaven or Headache? The cloud and mobile computing have made an awful lot of promises to enterprise IT: reduced costs, higher productivity, jaw-dropping data analytics, rapid rollout, granular control over the IT solution stack. But have they delivered?  Unfortunately, that’s not easy to answer. In a recent Gartner survey of over 2,000 top CIOs,

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SMEs Dropping In-house Datacenters In Favor Of Cloud

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SMEs Dropping In-house Datacenters in Favor of Cloud We have often discussed that virtualization itself does not mean cloud computing, but rather it is the combination of virtualization and the delivery models being used to distribute the resources. And it is becoming clear that the benefits of cloud computing are starting to show despite unfounded fears

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7 Essentials Of Hybrid Cloud Backup

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7 Essentials of Hybrid Cloud Backup Understanding the Cloud Options A hybrid cloud solution combines private (internal/on-premise) and public (external) cloud deployment models. With a typical private cloud solution, one would build, develop and manage their own cloud infrastructure. The most common deployments of private cloud solutions are in enterprise-level environments. Businesses that have the

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Mobile Devices Reach For The Company Cloud

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Mobile Devices Reach For The Company Cloud When corporate professionals are asked how they conduct business/technology communication—connected by wire or connected by the cloud—most professionals indicate the company cloud and mobile devices are centric to their work efforts. This trend will grow geometrically in the coming years: A new report from Juniper Research indicates the

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Whitepaper: Enterprise Cloud Development (ECD) Platforms

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Achieving Competitive Differentiation Through Agility With cloud-based agile software development, organizations can respond to fast-changing needs at the speed their business demands. Organizations are finding that a cloud-based platform for agile software development provides the speed and flexibility they need to respond to opportunities and market changes. But this will not happen overnight. To support

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What Is Desktop as a Service?

A Short Summary: What Is Desktop as a Service? Desktop as a Service or DaaS is a concept put in practice through the cloud computing paradigm and is largely similar to Software as a Service (SaaS). It has the same concept as SaaS, there is a product, and it is not just the software, but the entire

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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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Trust In The Face Of The Cloud

Trust In The Face Of The Cloud Large scale industrialization of data centers are just but a minor indicator of the extent to which cloud computing has become entrenched across the globe. Most individuals are not aware of the impact of cloud computing on their life, considering that they are not specifically concerned about the

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The 4 Primary Cloud Deployment Models

The 4 Primary Cloud Deployment Models With most organizations focusing on leveraging the cloud in order to cut capital expenditure and control operating costs, there is aggressive growth in business for cloud adoption. However, the cloud can bring security risks and challenges for IT Management, which can be more expensive  for the organization to deal

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Private Cloud Considerations

Private Cloud Considerations The private cloud market is getting hot as plenty of advantages to enterprises in industries with higher-level security and compliance requirements are being offered. While the attractions are obvious, it must be noted that private cloud implementations can significantly differ from those of public clouds. If you are ready for the jump

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10 Things To Look For In Your Cloud Service Provider

10 Things To Look For In Your Cloud Service Provider The cloud computing market is exploding with a large number of new entrants. If you are shopping around for a cloud service provider (CSP), here are ten things you should keep in mind. 1. Technical Expertise A cloud computing service is not a commodity: it is

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Disaster Management Checklist For Cloud Computing Customers

Disaster Management Checklist For Cloud Computing Customers Last week I covered some aspects of disaster management on the cloud. I will continue where I left off and cover more details on the disaster planning part. Here is a checklist of things you must have for disaster planning and recovery. What are the emergency contact number

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“Private Cloud Is Like A Summer Home, While The Public Cloud Is A Hotel.” – Part 1

“Private cloud is like a summer home, while the public cloud is a hotel.” – Part 1 This is something I said during a recent Twitter chat on 12 April focusing on the interactions between the public and private clouds, and how converged clouds may be the solution to several associated problems (the conversations are

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