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More CIOs to Embrace Cloud Computing Over the Next Five Years

Cloud Computing Future Still Bright Sixty percent of organizations will embrace cloud computing over the next five years, according to a new IBM study of more than 3,000 global CIOs. These CIOs, says IBM, will embrace cloud computing in order to grow their businesses and achieve competitive advantage. A similar study was undertaken by IBM…

When Industry Heavyweights Get Together – Some Takeaways From Interop 2011

Some Takeaways from Interop 2011 When industry heavyweights get together, you can be assured of some insights on where the industry is and where it is going. The same is true for cloud computing, and we have already covered a few such events before, including those scheduled to be held in the near future. Scheduled…

60 Percent Of Organizations Ready To Embrace Cloud Computing – IBM Reports

ARMONK, N.Y. – 17 May 2011: A new IBM (NYSE: IBM) study of more than 3,000 global CIOs shows that 60 percent of organizations are ready to embrace cloud computing over the next five years as a means of growing their businesses and achieving competitive advantage. The figure nearly doubles the number of CIOs who…

Book Review: Idea Man by Paul Allen, Co-founder of Microsoft

Book Review: Idea Man by Paul Allen, Co-founder of Microsoft Don’t worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you’ll have to ram them down people’s throats. ~ Howard Aiken That seems an appropriate quote for microcomputer’s early days and the challenges that faced Paul Allen. I received Paul Allen’s book, “Idea Man”…

Is Microsoft Taking A Risk By Putting All Its Eggs In The Cloud Computing Basket?

Is Microsoft Taking A Risk By Putting All Its Eggs In The Cloud Computing Basket? “A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are for.” – William Shedd (1820-1894), American Presbyterian Theologian. Risk-taking is a requirement for business; unless, a business takes risks, it cannot sustain its competitive advantage, and without a…

IBM Targets Big Businesses for Its Cloud Computing Offerings

IBM Targets Big Businesses for Its Cloud Computing Offerings IBM has made no secret about its ambitious plans in the cloud computing space (See: IBM Expects to generate $7 billion In Cloud Computing Revenues By 2015: CEO). It has put its money where its mouth is, investing in building up cloud computing capacities across the…

65 Reasons For NOT Moving To The Cloud – Proceed At Your Own Risk!

65 Reasons For NOT Moving To The Cloud – Proceed At Your Own Risk!

65 Reasons For NOT Moving To The Cloud While navigating the Cloud Computing, VMware, Virtualization and Enterprise 2.0 Group on LinkedIn, I ran across this question, originally asked in Focus, a network of business and technology experts, thought leaders, and veteran practitioners. “What is a good reason for NOT switching to a cloud computing system?” Let me begin…

Cloud Computing Economics: 40-80% Savings in the Cloud?

Cloud Computing Economics: 40-80% Savings in the Cloud? Given the state of the global economy and the increasing adoption of Cloud computing it’s no surprise that lately there have been a number of articles on achieving Cloud computing savings ranging from 40% savings according to an EEOC case study to as much as much as 80% savings according…

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Using Big Data To Make Cities Smarter

Using Big Data To Make Cities Smarter

Using Big Data To Make Cities Smarter The city of the future is impeccably documented. Sensors are used to measure air quality, traffic patterns, and crowd movement. Emerging neighborhoods are quickly recognized, public safety threats are found via social networks, and emergencies are dealt with quicklier. Crowdsourcing reduces commuting times, provides people with better transportation…

Cloud Infographic – What Is The Internet of Things?

Cloud Infographic – What Is The Internet of Things?

What Is The Internet of Things? “We’re still in the first minutes of the first day of the Internet revolution.”  – Scott Cook The Internet of Things (IOT) and Smart Systems are based on the notions of Sensors, Connectivity, People and Processes. We are creating a new world to view and measure anything around us through…

Cloud Infographic: Cloud Public, Private & Hybrid Differences

Cloud Infographic: Cloud Public, Private & Hybrid Differences

Many people have heard of cloud computing. There is however a tremendous number of people who still cannot differentiate between Public, Private & Hybrid cloud offerings.  Here is an excellent infographic provided by the group at iWeb which goes into greater detail on this subject. Infographic source: iWeb

Cloud Infographic: Disaster Recovery

Cloud Infographic: Disaster Recovery

Cloud Infographic: Disaster Recovery  Business downtime can be detrimental without a proper disaster recovery plan in place. Only 6% of businesses that experience downtime without a plan will survive long term. Less than half of all businesses that experience a disaster are likely to reopen their doors. There are many causes of data loss and…

Forrester Releases Its “15 Emerging Technologies To Watch Before 2020” Report

Forrester Releases Its “15 Emerging Technologies To Watch Before 2020” Report

15 Emerging Technologies To Watch Before 2020 The cloud, big data, the internet of things, and wearable technology have all featured heavily in Forrester’s latest list of fifteen technologies to watch before 2020. It is becoming a reality for businesses that they need to adapt and change to an increasingly technologically-minded customer base. Traditional marketing…

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Moving From Email Into The Cloud

Moving From Email Into The Cloud

Mobile Collaboration In The Cloud Imagine that you, as a manager, are told by the powers that be that you have to find “efficiencies” within your department that will result in one million dollars of savings annually. You struggle with this. You send an email to everyone on your senior team. “Where can we save…

IT Security: Think Like A Thief – And An Average Joe, Too

IT Security: Think Like A Thief – And An Average Joe, Too

IT Security: Think Like A Thief – And An Average Joe, Too With security threats to information services growing in sophistication, frequency and variety, IT professionals on all sides of the marketplace are realizing an urgent need to reinvent themselves to better anticipate the bewildering variety of attacks that they and their customers face. The…

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What Should SMEs Do To Prevent Common Mistakes?

What Should SMEs Do To Prevent Common Mistakes?

Spending And Planning Wisely Overview – Billions of pounds from valuable IT and communication (ICT) budgets are wasted each year due to common mistakes in the market. These are some of the pitfalls you should avoid. With small businesses (especially start-ups with online ambitions) relying more and more on their understanding and utilisation of ICT, it’s…

The Cloud Above Our Home

The Cloud Above Our Home

Our Home – Moving All Things Into The Cloud The promise of a smart home had excited the imagination of the movie makers long ago. If you have seen any TV shows in the nineties or before, the interpretation presented itself to us as a computerized personal assistant or a robot housekeeper. It was smart,…

Cloud Service Provider Selection Considerations

Cloud Service Provider Selection Considerations

Why Cloud Brokers Make Sense Different workloads perform differently on different cloud service providers. Enough so that it is prudent in planning to consider the optimal configuration and the optimal CSP for your solution. Consider this old word problem from years ago. One person can carry two buckets of water. It takes 5 minutes to…

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Brian Cox creates pioneering 3D show

Brian Cox creates pioneering 3D show

TV physicist Brian Cox and the visual effects team behind Gravity are to create a new 3D live show using a cutting-edge augmented reality system. Read the source article at BBC – Homepage

AWS squares up against Google in the Docker war

AWS squares up against Google in the Docker war

At Amazon.com’s re:Invent conference last week, CTO Werner Vogels announced Amazon EC2 Container Service, which he said would squeeze the complexity out of scheduling and maintaining Docker containers. The container service itself will be free, but you’ll pay for the EC2 resources used. Read the source article at infoworld.com

A System That Any Automaker Can Use to Build Self-Driving Cars

A System That Any Automaker Can Use to Build Self-Driving Cars

Google gets most of the attention when it comes to self-driving cars. And when it isn’t getting all the love, people focus on the efforts of premier automakers like Audi and Tesla. But the autonomous vehicle that makes human driving a quaint pastime may well come from an auto industry stalwart many people have never……