New Year, New Cloud? Managing “Extreme Data”

New Year, New Cloud? Managing “Extreme Data” Companies are familiar with the concept of “big data”; every piece of information they generate from day-to-day business processes or when interacting with customers is considered valuable, so long as these pieces are quickly analyzed and converted into actionable results. But according to predictions from the Institute of

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The Cloud, Week In Review: November 9th, 2012

The Cloud, Week In Review: November 9th, 2012 The presidential elections and the aftermath of hurricane Sandy have turned the past week in one of the most significant weeks of this year. These events have had a significant influence on most of our lives and some of them have even influenced the existence of the

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Cloud Computing: Is It The Wave Of The Future Or Just A Passing Fad?

Cloud Computing: Is It The Wave Of The Future Or Just A Passing Fad? Look at me; I’m trendy Cloud computing in a nutshell is rather easy to understand. Anything that is delivered to an end user from one hosted service over the Internet is a form of cloud computing. There are three main types:

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Research Findings: US Far Behind The World In Cloud Endorsement

Research Findings: US Far Behind the World in Cloud Endorsement Tata Consultancy Services have spilled the beans on one of their most astounding discoveries. The analytics firm has come up with insight into how rapid global cloud endorsement by large and medium sized ventures. Statistics show that Europe and the United States have a large

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Enterprise Cloud Curves Ahead, PaaS Carefully

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Enterprise Cloud Curves Ahead, PaaS Carefully We’re seeing a lot of changes in the IT landscape. Oracle buying its way into the Cloud, AMD wants in on the server business, Dell is no longer a PC company, and some legacy players are learning about the Cloud market the hard way. Harris claims customers have a preference for on

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Race for the 2012 White House: Could the Cloud Factor?

Race for the 2012 White House: Could the Cloud Factor? The pursuit of the 2013 Presidential seat is both of great interest and a major bore. Incumbent President Obama has remained mostly mum, biding his time by building up his future campaign’s financial coffers. His would-be combatants on the other side of the aisle have

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The Cloud is Here (and Not Going Anywhere)

The Cloud is Here (and Not Going Anywhere) Lately, there have appeared many articles on the Internet about how the cloud is now approaching maturity, and definitely here to stay, so I thought we should have a look at the evidence and what it actually means. This State of the Cloud 2011 Global Survey shows

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The Internet’s Most Connected Company

Equinix Chief Stephen Smith on the advantages of being a digital middle-man. Article By Forbes.com SAN FRANCISCO — Equinix‘s business is straightforward. The company owns more places, where more networks meet, than any other. That’s what brings new customers to its data centers. Each new customer ultimately makes this business more valuable. That’s because in

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