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Cloud Infographic: The Growth Of The Data Center

Cloud Infographic: The Growth Of The Data Center

Cloud Infographic: The Growth Of The Data Center  Ideal location and growing business opportunity spawn the Caribbean’s first and only tier-IV data center. Hidden beaches, colorful architecture, pristine reefs, and picturesque plantations; located in the southwestern corner of the Caribbean, Curaçao has it all. But it’s about to get more. Much more.  The island continues…

IBM To Acquire SoftLayer To Accelerate Adoption Of Cloud Computing In The Enterprise

IBM to Acquire SoftLayer to Accelerate Adoption of Cloud Computing in the Enterprise IBM to Form New Cloud Services Division ARMONK, N.Y. – 04 Jun 2013: IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced a definitive agreement to acquire SoftLayer Technologies, Inc., the world’s largest privately held cloud computing infrastructure provider. The acquisition will strengthen IBM’s leadership position in cloud computing…

IBM Makes Cloud Computing “Fashionable” With L’Oréal Deal

IBM Makes Cloud Computing “Fashionable” With L’Oréal Deal

NEWS: IBM Makes Cloud Computing “Fashionable” With L’Oréal Deal “It is wiser to find out than to suppose.”                                                               – Mark Twain (1835-1910), legendary author and humorist. There was once a time when businesses were done through intelligence guesswork – you guessed what your customers would like and you provided it, you guessed what the demand…

Access Management In A Cloudy, Mobile World

Access Management In A Cloudy, Mobile World Lately, I’ve noticed that user access management is a recurring topic of discussion with customers and partners. Two major trends transforming industries today – mobile and cloud – are acting as catalysts for a renewed focus on this critical area of security. As mobile devices proliferate at a…

Common Threats To Cloud Computing

Common Threats To Cloud Computing The core agencies of the US government have a central plan, Cloud First, which aims to shift the majority of their operations to the cloud. Before the plan can be implemented, it must go through a process of evaluation by the agencies concerned. In December 2010, a Cloud First policy…

Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money: UPDATE 11

Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money: UPDATE 11

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…

Appirio Raises $60 Million in Series D Funding Led by General Atlantic

Appirio Raises $60 Million in Series D Funding Led by General Atlantic New Funding Will Fuel Appirio’s International Expansion, Investments in Technology and Crowdsourcing Platform for Cloud Development San Mateo, Calif. – March 15, 2012 – Appirio, a technology-enabled services provider that helps enterprises power their business with the cloud, today announced that it has closed…

SunGard Announces Solution Provider Relationship with Amazon Web Services

SunGard Announces Solution Provider Relationship with Amazon Web Services Santa Clara, Ca. – Cloud Connect: February 15, 2012 – SunGard Availability Services today announced it will provide highly available cloud backup through Amazon’s Direct Connect services to both Amazon Web Services and SunGard cloud customers during the course of 2012. As the first phase of the relationship, SunGard will leverage…

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Cloud Infographic – Monetizing Internet Of Things

Cloud Infographic – Monetizing Internet Of Things

Cloud Infographic – Monetizing Internet Of Things There are many interesting ways in which companies are looking to connect devices to the cloud. From the vehicles to kitchen appliances the internet of things is already a $1.9 trillion dollar market based on research estimates from IDC. Included is a fascinating infographic provided by AriaSystems which shows us some…

Forrester Releases Its “15 Emerging Technologies To Watch Before 2020” Report

Forrester Releases Its “15 Emerging Technologies To Watch Before 2020” Report

15 Emerging Technologies To Watch Before 2020 The cloud, big data, the internet of things, and wearable technology have all featured heavily in Forrester’s latest list of fifteen technologies to watch before 2020. It is becoming a reality for businesses that they need to adapt and change to an increasingly technologically-minded customer base. Traditional marketing…

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

Big Data Analytics Adoption

Big Data Analytics Adoption

Big Data Analytics Adoption Big Data is an emerging phenomenon. Nowadays, many organizations have adopted information technology (IT) and information systems (IS) in business to handle huge amounts of data and gain better insights into their business. Many scholars believe that Business Intelligence (BI), solutions with Analytics capabilities, offer benefits to companies to achieve competitive…

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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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The Cloud Above Our Home

The Cloud Above Our Home

Our Home – Moving All Things Into The Cloud The promise of a smart home had excited the imagination of the movie makers long ago. If you have seen any TV shows in the nineties or before, the interpretation presented itself to us as a computerized personal assistant or a robot housekeeper. It was smart,…

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…

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Cloud computing and grid computing are not the same

Cloud computing and grid computing are not the same

While cloud computing and grid computing are both concepts that involve large-scale computer networks, they are certainly not the same thing. Cloud computing refers to an architecture in which large groups of remote servers are networked to allow centralized data storage and online access to computer services or resources. Of course, there are several cloud technology delivery…

Building a Better Cloud: The MSP Advantage

Building a Better Cloud: The MSP Advantage

Gone are the days of private clouds as the “only way” for companies to keep data secure and retain control of their assets. As noted by ChannelPro , research firm Gartner pegs the public cloud for 245 percent growth through 2015, resulting in a total market value of $17 billion. Hybrid clouds are also becoming…

Black Friday By The Numbers [Infographic]

Black Friday By The Numbers [Infographic]

These days, Americans have little time to digest all the turkey, sweet potato and cranberry sauce from their Thanksgiving feasts. After the food comes the shopping, and the country’s most lucrative trading day  – Black Friday. Last year, 141 million Americans shopped over the Thanksgiving weekend, up from 139 million in 2012. A quarter […] Read the source…