Survey Results: Whooping One-Third Of IT Budget Dedicated To Cloud Computing

Survey Results: Whooping One-Third of IT Budget Dedicated to Cloud Computing Reports released by IDG Enterprise are a clear indicative of the fact that IT ventures are now investing profoundly in the cloud computing domain. The findings originate from a survey comprising of about 1650 ICT and business executives. It has been unveiled that on

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Your Neighborhood ATM May Go On The Cloud To Improve Security

Your Neighborhood ATM May Go On the Cloud to Improve Security In our fast-moving world, if there’s one piece of public equipment we can’t do without it’s the Automated Teller Machine. The ATM, or Any Time Money as it’s often called, is an innovative device that has made life easier for us, the same way

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Cloud Computing For Governments

Cloud Computing For Governments The significant increase of cloud adoption in the private sector is not so recognizable for the public sector. When it comes to exploring the opportunities that the cloud offers, the public sector is well behind the private sector. But a recent study by Forbes Insights, in conjunction with KPMG International, highlights that

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Megatrends “Cloud” PC Judgment

Megatrends “Cloud” PC Judgment Legend bids us to beware the Ides of March. Recent cloud computing news is actually recalibrating this phrase of fear for a future warning of woe, aimed directly at the PC community: mind the tide of 2014. For in that year, cloud bloggers predict en masse, the era of the personal

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Some Recent Cloud Computing Acquisitions – I

Some Recent Cloud Computing Acquisitions – I This is the second in a continuing series on cloud computing acquisitions. You can read the first one in the series here:  Some Recent Cloud Computing Acquisitions. This article covers two recent acquisitions. IBM – Platform Computing IBM seems to be on an acquisition spree as far as

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Security Questions To Ask Your Cloud Service Provider

Security Questions To Ask Your Cloud Service Provider Moving software, websites, hardware needs and important services to the cloud is not without its risks. While cloud service subscribers can save a lot of IT budget funds in areas like software licensing, hardware costs, power charges and staff salaries, close attention must be paid to risk

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Can The US Government Assuage Cloud Privacy Concerns?

Can The US Government Assuage Cloud Privacy Concerns? Even as the world tries to find a balance between individual privacy and the eternal vigilance of a nanny state, cloud computing is a casualty of the heightened security concerns in post-911 America. This is something that I had explored in earlier articles, from the ramifications of

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Cloud Computing In Financial Service Organizations

Cloud Computing In Financial Service Organizations While technology seems to be the cost and time efficiency driver in many industries, cloud computing is the emerging solution for the financial service industry, especially capital markets. In order for their assets to be used optimally by multiple consumers, financial organizations require ad-hoc access to significant computing resources,

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Cloud Computing – Myth and Reality

Cloud Computing – Myth and Reality It is no secret that I am a big supporter of the cloud. For those familiar with my blog, I have discussed the advantages the cloud brings to businesses in articles like: 5 Ways a Small Business can use the Cloud, how to manage the disadvantages, in posts like:

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Cloud Computing: A New Paradigm

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Cloud Computing: A New Paradigm Perception and interpretation of cloud computing with the existing experiences, beliefs and values that affect the way an individual perceives reality, admittedly, will not be easy to accept emerging new business-driven model with the new paradigm offers revolutionary processes. Last year I read a whitepaper, titled “The Economics of The

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HP Powers Move to Cloud for Enterprises and Service Providers

HP advances clients’ cloud deployment, sourcing, security and learning VIENNA, Nov. 30, 2011 – HP today announced new Cloud Solutions that advance deployment of private, public and hybrid clouds, enabling enterprises, service providers and governments to capitalize on emerging market opportunities. With thousands of successful cloud deployments, HP has helped clients get the best of a hybrid delivery approach without

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How Lufthansa Got Into the Clouds with CloudStream

How Lufthansa Got Into the Clouds with CloudStream This is not the first article involving air travel and cloud computing. However, while the earlier article compared industries (See: The Similarities between Airplane Travel and Cloud Computing), this involves a specific airline and a specific cloud-based service. 2011 saw the introduction of an innovative new service

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Windows 8: Microsoft Finally Unveils OS Designed With Cloud in Mind

Windows 8: Microsoft Finally Unveils OS Designed With Cloud in Mind “Metro-style” user interface aside, upcoming Windows 8 operating system is set to feature some useful cloud capabilities while developers and top executives at Microsoft still decline to unveil its full cloud capacity. Most analysts focus on Windows 8´s ability to run all applications in

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