Cloud Computing Q&A: IBM SmartCloud

Cloud Computing Q&A: IBM SmartCloud A few questions have been put together for Rebecca Buisan, who is the Director of Product Marketing for IBM. When it comes to cloud computing, as with any technology solution, small businesses need to address a unique set of challenges and concerns. What are some of the things small business owners need to keep

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The Cloud Sees Small Businesses Soar

The Cloud Sees Small Businesses Soar The first quarter of 2012 has resulted in a significant growth in the recognition of the advantages cloud computing is providing to small businesses. For those outside of the know, we provide a brief overview of just why cloud is good to SMBs. How does cloud computing empower my

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Cloud Infographic: Survey Reveals A Reliance On Cloud Services

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Cloud Infographic: Survey Reveals A Reliance On Cloud Services Here is a straightforward infographic produced by RingCentral which reveals some of their survey results. Source: Ringcentral

Enterprise Cloud Curves Ahead, PaaS Carefully

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Enterprise Cloud Curves Ahead, PaaS Carefully We’re seeing a lot of changes in the IT landscape. Oracle buying its way into the Cloud, AMD wants in on the server business, Dell is no longer a PC company, and some legacy players are learning about the Cloud market the hard way. Harris claims customers have a preference for on

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To The Cloud: A Book Review

To The Cloud: A Book Review When I picked up this book written by three senior Microsoft employees Pankaj Arora, Raj Biyani and Salil Dave, the first thing that struck me was its size, or rather the lack of it. This is no heavy tome extolling the virtues of cloud computing, but a brief yet

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3 Excellent Cloud Collaboration Services for SMBs

3 Excellent Cloud Collaboration services for small and medium sized businesses. Here are 3 services which offer a number of extremely useful collaboration features such as: Knowledge Bases, Team Management, File storage and Sharing, Expense reporting, Governance & Auditing and everything in between. If you are an SMB looking for an inexpensive way to run and

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Carbonite – New Small Business Cloud Online Backup Solution

BOSTON – June 15, 2010 – Carbonite Inc., a leading provider of online backup solutions which provide customers with “anytime, anywhere access” to their stored files, today announced the availability of Carbonite Business for small and medium sized businesses, or SMBs. Carbonite Business specifically addresses the backup requirements, budgets, security and accessibility needs of SMBs,

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Practically Speaking About Cloud Computing: Email in the Cloud

Practically Speaking About Cloud Computing: Email in the Cloud. Email communication is taking a heavy beating,  both in our personal life and in work, as alternate real time Web2.0 communication methods have started occupying the space. Though Email is not dead yet, the prominence of Email communication is diminishing in both worlds.  In this scenario,

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Disruption from the Cloud: Opportunities and Challenges for SMB Channel Partners

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The rapid growth of cloud computing is making it much easier for SMB channel partners to provide a broader range of offerings on a 24/7 basis at a lower cost and with fewer IT staff. These offerings include services such as SaaS and managed IT services. As a result, SMB channel partners could

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