Should Cloud Computing Service Providers Screen Potential Customers?

Should Cloud Computing Service Providers Screen Potential Customers? The World Wide Web is full of articles advising consumers on what they should look for when choosing a cloud provider, how they should negotiate contracts with providers, what danger signs they should be aware of and a plethora of other advice. However, an extremely illuminating article

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Go Away – You’re Not Serious About The Cloud

Go Away – You’re Not Serious about the Cloud Quit reading this. Move on. Your business has no chance of cloud prosperity. You’ve chosen to ignore several key tenets of successful integration into the cloud computing sphere, and you now find your business in an IT rut. Should you still continue to be reading this,

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Grow Your Business By Moving To The Clouds

Grow Your Business By Moving To The Clouds Cloud computing is becoming more and more popular in business due to the practical solutions it offers to many business problems. Many of these problems include inhibition, security concerns, and space restrictions. Cloud computing aims to provide a solution to such business dilemmas, but it is not

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Are You Using The Right Cloud Providers For Your Business?

Server Load Time

Are You Using The Right Cloud Providers For Your Business? Do you know where the users of your services are? Are some of your customers complaining about slower load times, while you are noticing no performance issues at all in your country? Depending on the providers used, you could have wide differences in performance among

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The Cloud: Inevitable, But Not Ambiguious

The Cloud: Inevitable, But Not Ambiguious With so much hype surrounding the cloud, most IT professionals understandably are left scratching their heads and wondering: Should I move to the cloud? Where will it be the most helpful? How can it help drive efficiencies? Where does it not make sense? How can I separate the potential

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How Cloud Service Brokerages Can Help Manage Your Cloud Setup?

How Cloud Service Brokerages can Help Manage your Cloud Setup? If you are a typical cloud computing client, you might already be using a few cloud service providers for your different applications. Your mail might be hosted with provider 1, CRM with provider 2,  corporate website with provider 3 and business apps with provider 4.

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Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money: UPDATE 11

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Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money: UPDATE 11 This is the twelfth in a continuing series on startups raising funding. You can read the latest in the series at: Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money: UPDATE 10 . For previous updates, please click on relevant links in the aforementioned article. Today, there are two startups in focus

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KPI’s for Cloud Service Providers & Customers

KPI’s for Cloud Service Providers & Customers Everyone by now knows and agrees that “cloud” is here to stay but enterprises are unsure on how to make the best of the new paradigm and integrate it into their business processes to remain competitive and cost efficient. One of the challenges faced by potential cloud customers

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Cloud Sherpas And GlobalOne Merge In A Meeting Of Equals

Cloud Sherpas and GlobalOne Merge in a Meeting of Equals Consolidation in industry takes two routes – mergers and acquisitions. Not surprisingly, they are often tagged together as M&A. While the cloud computing industry has seen a lot of acquisitions in recent times (See: Some Recent Cloud Computing Acquisitions – I and What Will The

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Recent Cloud Computing Team Ups – III

Recent Cloud Computing Team Ups – III This is a continuing series on cloud computing companies joining hands. As is evident from the previous articles, cloud companies are increasingly looking to join forces to better leverage their individual competencies. Today’s article features two such team-ups: Atos, EMC and VMware Three big companies – Atos (http://www.atos.net), EMC (www.emc.com) and

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Leveraging a Virtualized Data Center to Improve Business Agility – Part 1

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Leveraging a Virtualized Data Center to Improve Business Agility – Part 1 Everyone knows that the age of cloud computing is here. The bigger question, on which even the greatest minds of technology revolution can’t agree, is what the impact will be and how best to apply this approach to computing resources and business optimization.

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What’s Special About The Joyent Funding Round?

What’s Special about the Joyent Funding Round? There is nothing special about small companies or startups getting funding, other than the obvious vindication of the opportunities in cloud computing. In fact, such funding stories have been the focus of several articles here (See the latest one: Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money: UPDATE 8). However,

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Overcoming Complexity and Dynamics to Move Data Centers to the Cloud

Overcoming Complexity and Dynamics to Move Data Centers to the Cloud IT will never be the same.  Analysts expect that IT budgets will not be growing in 2012. Since the last financial crisis an ongoing volatile economy has been pushing IT professionals to do more with less, increasing the amount of delivered business projects with

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Infographic: What are the barriers to cloud computing?

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What are the barriers to cloud computing? The top issue overall was a perceived lack of security and service level agreements (SLAs), with 45% of respondents referring to it. Lock-in to a specific infrastructure vendor was revealed to be the second biggest barrier (cited by 40% of respondents) — and a bigger issue for small

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