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Top 25 European Cloud Computing Rising Stars: Workbooks

A small team of Cloud Computing entrepreneurs founded Workbooks Ltd. in 2007, realizing that future is in cloud-based technologies and applications. John Cheney (CEO), James Kay (CTO), Jenny Robb (CFO), and Edward Berks (Sales Director) were among those European business people who successfully started technology companies before 2007 but their new start-up was entirely cloud-based,…

The Importance Of Data Security In The Cloud

Featured White Papers By Symantec Cloud The Importance Of Data Security In The Cloud When considering adopting cloud computing or ‘Software as a Service’ (SaaS), a question most potential customers ask is ‘How secure will our data be in your hands?” Customers are right to ask this question and should closely examine a vendor’s security…

Top 25 European Cloud Computing Rising Stars: Cloudmore

Headed by Michael Wicander, who co-founded Cloudmore in 2004, the Swedish company managed to establish itself as one of the leading providers of cloud services in Europe in less than a decade. Headquartered in Stockholm, the company has particularly strong positions in the Nordic markets as well as in the United Kingdom and Ireland. It…

EquaTerra Survey Reveals Steady Growth of Cloud Computing Outsourcing in 2011

EquaTerra Survey Reveals Steady Growth of Cloud Computing Outsourcing in 2011 Cloud computing will dominate IT outsourcing market while demand for outsourcing and third-party services is expected to grow moderately in 2011, the fourth quarter 2010 Pulse survey by EquaTerra revealed. The survey reflects business and IT service market activity during fourth quarter of last…

How Cloud Computing Can Save You Money

How Cloud Computing Can Save You Money “Over the long term, absent of other barriers, economics always win.” – Andy Bechtolsheim, co-founder of Sun Microsystems. Bechtolsheim made this announcement when presenting on the potential of cloud computing, where he stated that ultimately, it will be economics that dictates worldwide adoption of this new technology. And…

Practically Speaking About Cloud Computing: IT Infrastructure

Practically Speaking About Cloud Computing: IT Infrastructure Introduction: For more than two decades now, IT Infrastructure remains as the backbone of business. This business that we mention here can be a large enterprise or a small and medium business or a tiny business or even an individual’s business activity. There is no stopping of the…

Top 25 European Cloud Computing Rising Stars: AccountsIQ

Tony Connolly founded Visor Ltd. in 2004 in Ireland and since then the company managed to set foot in the UK, Australia, India and the United States. Its fully hosted Software as a Service (SaaS) accounting platform accountsIQ, initially launched in 2007, is intended to help businesses that need a common platform for managing and…

Where Is Cloud Computing Going? Up, Up And Away!

“An invasion of armies can be resisted, but not an idea whose time has come.” – Victor Hugo (1802-1885), celebrated French author. Going by recent reports, cloud computing is indeed an idea “whose time has come.” First, the figures. According to a report published by market research firm In-Stat, by 2014, businesses in the United…

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Cloud Infographic: Cloud Computing Growth

Cloud Infographic: Cloud Computing Growth

An excellent infographic provided by AwesomeCloud which predicts a continued high level of growth in the cloud computing industry. Potentially staggering numbers for Public Cloud IT Services of $100 Billion by 2016. Infographic Source: AwesomeCloud

The Future Of Work: What Cloud Technology Has Allowed Us To Do Better

The Future Of Work: What Cloud Technology Has Allowed Us To Do Better

The Future of Work: What Cloud Technology Has Allowed Us to Do Better The cloud has made our working lives easier, with everything from virtually unlimited email storage to access-from-anywhere enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. It’s no wonder the 2013 cloud computing research IDG survey revealed at least 84 percent of the companies surveyed run at…

BYOD Will Continue To Define Workplaces In 2014

BYOD Will Continue To Define Workplaces In 2014

BYOD Will Continue To Define Workplaces In 2014 The bring-your-own-device trend has been the subject of scrutiny ever since its initial formation. Given how quickly personal smartphones and tablets became a fixture in everyday life, it makes perfect sense that these mobile machines would slip into workplaces. While BYOD has caused headaches for many businesses,…

5 Considerations You Need To Review Before Investing In Data Analytics

5 Considerations You Need To Review Before Investing In Data Analytics

Review Before Investing In Data Analytics Big data, when handled properly, can lead to big change. Companies in a wide variety of industries are partnering with data analytics companies to increase operational efficiency and make evidence-based business decisions. From Kraft Foods using business intelligence (BI) to cut customer satisfaction analysis time in half, to a…

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

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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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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…

Migrating to a Business Cloud (5 Warnings)

Migrating to a Business Cloud (5 Warnings)

Migrating to a Business Cloud  In theory, migrating to cloud computing should be easy. Choose a cloud provider, move the files to the data server and everything is good to go. While that may work for the personal cloud, migrating into a business cloud format is a lot more complicated. As Ann Bednarz pointed out…

5 Considerations You Need To Review Before Investing In Data Analytics

5 Considerations You Need To Review Before Investing In Data Analytics

Review Before Investing In Data Analytics Big data, when handled properly, can lead to big change. Companies in a wide variety of industries are partnering with data analytics companies to increase operational efficiency and make evidence-based business decisions. From Kraft Foods using business intelligence (BI) to cut customer satisfaction analysis time in half, to a…

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SAP gears up for Internet of Things with help from Facebook, Samsung

SAP gears up for Internet of Things with help from Facebook, Samsung

The next iteration of the SAP Manufacturing Execution suite, for example, has been retooled with the Internet of Things in mind by integrating predictive analytics and more mobile support for the purpose of orchestrating and optimizing global operations. Read the source article at ZDNet

What’s Next in the Never-Ending Net Neutrality Fight

What’s Next in the Never-Ending Net Neutrality Fight

He also said the FCC should consider applying regulations to the interconnection points on the back end of the Internet, which would help Netflix and other companies deliver large video files without having to pay Internet providers for better connections. Read the source article at NationalJournal.com

You should listen to that annoying cloud skeptic

You should listen to that annoying cloud skeptic

If you work with someone who keeps questioning the use of cloud computing— or any new technology, for that matter — give real consideration to that person’s opinion. Having a skeptic around means that you’re constantly considering the tough questions. Read the source article at infoworld.com