Cloud Infographic: What Is Big Data, Anyway?

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Cloud Infographic: What Is Big Data, Anyway? In information technology, big data is a collection of data sets so large and complex that it becomes difficult to process using on-hand database management tools. The challenges include capture, curation, storage, search, sharing, analysis, and visualization. The trend to larger data sets is due to the additional

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Stuck In The Clouds: The Issue Of Data Ownership

Stuck In The Clouds: The Issue Of Data Ownership While the immediate benefits of cloud services are typically clear to new users, individuals and businesses alike are becoming increasingly aware of a looming issue: vendor lock-in. As these users amass large amounts of data in their cloud-based accounts, from email to pictures and everything in between,

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How To Handle The Shock When You Receive Your Cloud Computing Bill

How To Handle The Shock When You Receive Your Cloud Computing Bill It is common knowledge that there are hidden costs when your cloud-computing bill is delivered each month. There are, however, tried and tested practices you can adopt to avoid surprises. According to Dave Zabrowski,CEO and founder of CloudCruiser, it is really difficult for

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Cloudy Apps: New Challenges And Complexities

Cloudy Apps: New Challenges And Complexities New technologies often simplify some aspect of life, an aspect which was previously painful. But then, as soon as it is adopted, a technology presents new challenges and new complexities. With cloud computing, you can get a new machine in minutes—less than a minute, in fact, with some of

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Cloud Computing, Big Data and EMC’s Impressive Quarterly Results

Cloud Computing, Big Data and EMC’s Impressive Quarterly Results One of my recent articles explored the idea of cloud computing contributing to lower margins at Microsoft (See: Can Cloud Computing Be Bad For Microsoft?). While that may still be true with respect to Microsoft’s highly profitable MS Office suite, recent developments have showed how cloud

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Interview: Mr. Avinoam Nowogrodski – CEO & Co-Founder (Clarizen)

Interview: Mr. Avinoam Nowogrodski – CEO & Co-Founder (Clarizen) Avinoam brings over 20 years of experience in sales, engineering and business management positions to Clarizen. Avinoam co-founded Clarizen with the vision to simplify the way companies manage their projects. Prior to establishing the company, Avinoam co-founded and served for 10 years as the Chief Executive

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The Difference Between Virtualization And Cloud Computing

The Difference Between Virtualization And Cloud Computing Microsoft raised some eyebrows when Corporate VP Brad Anderson boldly proclaimed that, “Virtualizations is not cloud computing.” While this statement garnered a lot of buzz due to its timing – Anderson said this during the VMWorld annual event – that doesn’t make this statement any less true. It

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Cloud Data Report: Create an Enterprise Data Strategy

Cloud Data Report: Create an Enterprise Data Strategy CREATING AN ENTERPRISE data strategy is not for the faint of heart. It first requires a commitment from the top and an acknowledgment that data is a corporate asset that must be managed and protected like any other asset. Given the difficulty of getting executive buy-in, it’s

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CSC and Aria Systems Accelerate Cloud Subscription Billing

CSC and Aria Systems Accelerate Cloud Subscription Billing CSC and Aria Systems have signed a global agreement to collaborate on cloud subscription billing and recurring revenue management.  CSC, a global provider of technology-enabled business solutions and services, has adopted the Aria Systems platform as the foundation of a cloud-based digital monetization service. As per the

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Microsoft Office 365 – Reviewed In Plain English

Microsoft Office 365 – Reviewed In Plain English Office 365 is a re-launch of Microsoft BPOS. The clumsily named Business Productivity Online Suite is bizarrely also referred to on their own website as Business Productivity Online Software and Services at the same time giving the impression that the branding was never quite spot on. The

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