No More Cloud Delusions!

No More Cloud Delusions! I am sick and tired of the myriad cloud urban myths that run amok both in and outside of the IT community. One by one, I’d like to dismantle three of my biggest pet-peeve cloud delusions. Let’s begin with one of the more attractive and “boho-chic” cloud tall tales that never

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Apple Vs. Google: The Great Cloud War

Apple Vs. Google: The Great Cloud War You wouldn’t have expected it a few years ago, as Apple and Google were focusing on different sectors of the tech industry. In some cases, they actually created technologies that could benefit from each other. However, the two giants are just about ready to go toe-to-toe with each other nowadays.

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Major Discrepancies In The Current Cloud Computing Setup

Major Discrepancies In The Current Cloud Computing Setup Our perception of how to store data has changed. Hardware is diverging and consumers are constantly striving for multiple access points per user. This calls for a cloud to be set up where the same data can be edited, stored and downloaded for further use. This all

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Why Tablets Would Tank Without The Cloud

Why Tablets Would Tank Without The Cloud If the late 1800s were notable for the telegram, and the 20th century is best known for the advent of the telephone, the early 2010s will go down in history as the epoch in which the tablet emerged as technological star. This is not to say that tablets

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GDrive: Driving In The Right Direction?

GDrive: Driving In The Right Direction? Technology has yet again touched new horizons. Google has launched its new GDrive into the market, and mixed results have precipitated in the cloud computing world. To start off, Google docs has been among Google’s primary and most effective cloud computing services, but the need for GDrive evolved because

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How Cloud Computing Is Threatening Traditional Telco

How Cloud Computing Is Threatening Traditional Telco The standard AT&T small business phone plan (unlimited local and long-distance calling) costs about $50 per month in most areas of the US. The plan comes with a basic set of features—e.g., call waiting, caller ID, and call forwarding—but does not include advanced features, such as voicemail transcription,

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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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Review Of The Top Cloud Storage Providers In The Consumer Segment

Review Of The Top Cloud Storage Providers In The Consumer Segment Cloud storage in the consumer segment is really hotting up, as providers across the spectrum vie for consumer data that would provide them with the scale to roll out a variety of value-added services. In this review, we will consider the seven leading services

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The Cloud For Young Entrepreneurs

The Cloud For Young Entrepreneurs The next generation of outstanding businesspeople will have mastered the cloud, without a doubt. But these businesspeople aren’t just the set of twenty- and thirtysomethings who were wise enough to capitalize on cloud as its import became clearer. The young among us will also stand out among the crowd as

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SaaS Business Apps Drive SMB Cloud Computing Adoption

SaaS Business Apps Drive SMB Cloud Computing Adoption Much of cloud computing’s infancy was fueled by software development firms, enterprise tech companies, and large financial institutions. IBM sparked the trend in 2003 with its on-demand computing initiative. By late 2005, Amazon recognized the potential market for IaaS and PaaS solutions and launched its EC2 service

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Four Reasons Why Google Drive Will Not Kill Dropbox

Four Reasons Why Google Drive Will Not Kill Dropbox Now that Google has entered the cloud storage market with the long-awaited Google Drive, will it kill Dropbox and other cloud computing services? This is a hot topic in Dropbox forums and elsewhere in the cloud computing world. Here is what one forum poster said, as

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Who Can Access Your data, And Where Does Your Data Live? Legal Aspects Of Cloud Computing

Who can access your data, and where does your data live? Legal aspects of Cloud computing Lawmakers are often way behind technologists and engineers, and it is no surprise that there has been little legislation specifically relating to Cloud computing. Often a major lawsuit gets filed before they wake up to the implications of the technology.

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Adobe And Sears Aim For Cloud Prominence

Adobe and Sears Aim for Cloud Prominence When it rains, it pours. On the coattails of Google’s Drive cloud announcement rides word that two other companies, one predictable and the other mildly surprisingly, have made up their minds to clear their own cloud computing pathways. Is this sudden urge to jump on cloud’s bandwagon indicative

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Cloud Search: Amazon’s New Role For The A9 Search Engine

Amazon Cloud Search A9

Cloud Search: Amazon’s New Role for the A9 Search Engine Search is perhaps the most popular application on the Internet, and in this Google reigns supreme. So influential is Google in this field that the word “googling” has entered the popular lexicon as a synonym for online search, in the same way that brand names

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