Big Data Analytics And The Cloud: A Perfect Match?

Big Data Analytics And The Cloud: A Perfect Match? Big data analytics can create significant value for businesses. The cloud is the perfect platform to economically generate insights from big data. Apple’s recent purchase of Topsy, a Twitter analytics platform, stirred up a storm of speculation as to Apple’s motivation for the acquisition. To the

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How Cloud Services Have Changed The Mindset Of Outsourcing

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How Cloud Services Have Changed the Mindset of Outsourcing The business of information technology outsourcing has been dominated by sizable companies such as IBM, CSC, ASC and others that provide a comprehensive line card of IT services.  These mammoth outsourcers were viewed as a one-stop-shop delivering IT services ranging from level-1 help desk to level-3

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Business Transformation And The IT Journey

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Business Transformation and the IT Journey When we look at significant business model changes during the past thirty years, technology has often been at the core. From mainframes to mini-computers to microcomputers to client/server to the Internet – technology change has been a major driver for business change. Today, while there are certainly new technologies,

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Enterprise 3.0 From Puppet Labs: The Cloud Hits New Heights

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Enterprise 3.0 From Puppet Labs: The Cloud Hits New Heights Cloud computing continues to reach greater and greater levels of sophistication and ability, and nowhere is this more apparent than in the remarkably agile world of Puppet Labs. This Portland-based company might not be a familiar name to the average consumer, but it is likely

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Cloud Computing In FMCG Sector

Cloud Computing in FMCG Sector A vertical market or vertical is engaged in trade based on specific and specialized needs where competition is within a well-defined segment. Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) – or Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) is a vertical that fulfil the primary needs of consumers. Each one of us uses fast moving

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Cloud Storage: Comparing Box and Egnytes

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Cloud Storage: Comparing Box and Egnytes Cloud storage is a model of networked storage utilizing the wide reach of the internet to bring storage services to virtually anyone who has an internet connection. This type of online storage stores data in virtualized pools usually hosted by third party providers. Storage hosting companies operate large and

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Cloud Computing: Cloud Pricing Models – Part 4

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Cloud Computing: Cloud Pricing Models – Part 4 Continued From Part 3 Elastic pricing or Pay-as-you-Use model Under elastic pricing for cloud pricing, customers are charged based on their usage and consumption of a service. An elastic pricing structure makes users keenly aware of the cost of doing business and consuming a resource, since the

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Controlled Explosion: Big Data and The Cloud

Controlled Explosion: Big Data and The Cloud You can’t stop the massive growth in data, but you can do a better job of managing it IT departments are beginning to shift their focus from adding more storage to improving the efficiency of the storage systems already in place. Today, the name of the game is improving productivity and

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Cloud Computing and 2011 Mobile Trend Reports

Cloud Computing and 2011 Mobile Trend Report 2011 Mobile Trends The focus for companies willing to tap into the growing mobile opportunities should be on moving from experimentation to the creation of a mobile business case and strategy, while recognizing that the challenges associated with fragmentation will persist. Register To Read The 2011 Mobile Trends

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Five Considerations When Evaluating Cloud Computing Architectures

Five Considerations When Evaluating Cloud Computing Architectures Wayne, Pa. – May 4, 2011 – An excellent starting point for an organization looking at cloud computing platforms is to examine its IT architecture.  Only by aligning the architecture – compute, network, data center, power and storage resources – with applications can a company be on the

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Test Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud For Free

Test Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud For Free Users can now try Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) and storage resources for seven days absolutely free of cost thanks to Gluster, a provider of scale-out, open source storage solutions for public and private clouds. Gluster claims that it offers the only high-availability storage for AWS EC2 –

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Google Cloud Connect, Google Apps and Collaboration Products

Security Whitepaper – Google Apps Messaging and Collaboration Products The security of online services is a topic of increasing interest to enterprises as the number of third party hosted service offerings has expanded in recent years. The emergence of various “cloud computing” concepts and definitions has highlighted not only questions about data ownership and protection,

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Google Apps Messaging and Collaboration Products – Security Whitepaper

Security Whitepaper – Google Apps Messaging and Collaboration Products Introduction The security of online services is a topic of increasing interest to enterprises as the number of third party hosted service offerings has expanded in recent years. The emergence of various “cloud computing” concepts and definitions has highlighted not only questions about data ownership and

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How To Select The Right Cloud Service – One Size Doesn’t Fit All

How To Select The Right Cloud Service This autumn and winter have been rich with opportunities to discuss cloud strategies with many different audiences; from CIO’s to CFO’s and LCA’s. I have experienced a big demand for clarifications on the question(s): What can I put in the cloud and what´s in it for me? I

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