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Open Data Center Alliance Publishes Big Data Consumer Guide

Open Data Center Alliance Publishes Big Data Consumer Guide Document Promotes Big Data and Outlines a Plan to Provide Concrete Recommendations and Insight to Benefit both Big Data solution providers and Enterprise Consumers PORTLAND, Ore., December 19, 2012 –The Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA) today announced that it has published a new document, titled Open Data Center

IBM Launches Global Initiatives To Help Managed Service Providers Capture Burgeoning Cloud Opportunity

IBM Launches Global Initiatives To Help Managed Service Providers Capture Burgeoning Cloud Opportunity Comprehensive Program Arms IBM’s Global Ecosystem to Deliver A Simplified Approach to IT WALTHAM, MA — September 26, 2012 — IBM today announced a broad set of global initiatives to better position clients to take advantage of cloud opportunities. This effort is

Mind The Gap – Consumerization Of Innovation

Mind The Gap – Consumerization Of Innovation

Mind the Gap – Consumerization of Innovation The landscape of IT innovation is changing. “Back in the day” (said in my gravelly old-man voice from my Barcalounger wearing my Netware red t-shirt) companies who were developing new technology solutions brought them to the enterprise and marketed them to the IT management stack. CIOs, CTOs and

The Open Data Center Alliance Publishes New Usage Models

THE OPEN DATA CENTER ALLIANCE PUBLISHES NEW USAGE MODELS AND RELEASES NATIONAL AUSTRALIA BANK CARBON FOOTPRINT BEST PRACTICE PAPER New Usage Models Outline Requirements for Interoperability in the Cloud, Including PaaS and SaaS Interoperability  BEAVERTON. ORE., August 17, 2012 – The Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA) today published two new interoperability-focused usage models focused at PaaS and

The Delphix Agile Data Management Platform – New Database Virtualization Solution

The Delphix Agile Data Management Platform Nearly every business process in the modern enterprise is powered by database driven applications. As result, maximizing the agility and availability of application environments while minimizing associated costs has become a top priority for CIOs across the globe. A few weeks ago I wrote a blog article about The

Cloud Computing Guidelines From The Information Systems Audit And Control Association

Cloud Computing Guidelines From The Information Systems Audit And Control Association Among the slew of guidelines on cloud computing floating around, the recent one published by industry body Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) has a lot of credibility. Established in 1965, the association has a long history of delivering guidance to its huge

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

Fujitsu’s Perceptions of the Cloud

Fujitsu’s Perceptions of the Cloud It’s quite some time since I wrote about Fujitsu’s presence on the cloud. Although the Japanese conglomerate had expressed its intention to invest big money in cloud computing almost a year ago (See: Fujitsu set to invest $1.2 billion-plus on cloud computing in 2011), there hasn’t been any big developments

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Cloud Infographic – What Is The Internet of Things?

Cloud Infographic – What Is The Internet of Things?

What Is The Internet of Things? “We’re still in the first minutes of the first day of the Internet revolution.”  – Scott Cook The Internet of Things (IOT) and Smart Systems are based on the notions of Sensors, Connectivity, People and Processes. We are creating a new world to view and measure anything around us through

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

Using Big Data To Make Cities Smarter

Using Big Data To Make Cities Smarter

Using Big Data To Make Cities Smarter The city of the future is impeccably documented. Sensors are used to measure air quality, traffic patterns, and crowd movement. Emerging neighborhoods are quickly recognized, public safety threats are found via social networks, and emergencies are dealt with quicklier. Crowdsourcing reduces commuting times, provides people with better transportation

Cloud Infographic: Most Used Cloud Apps

Cloud Infographic: Most Used Cloud Apps

Cloud app and analytics company, Netskope released its quarterly Cloud Report. The new report reveals that enterprise employees are using an average of 397 different cloud apps (most of which are unsanctioned), when IT estimated they have 40-50 — that’s a tenfold underestimation. Below is an infographic provided courtesy of the group at Netskope which goes into further detail.

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

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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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Why Uber Needs a Grown-up

Why Uber Needs a Grown-up

Like Google and Facebook before it, Uber may now be in need of adult supervision… Read the source article at Financial Post

Oculus Rift places users atop a 47-story skyscraper

Oculus Rift places users atop a 47-story skyscraper

Marriott is hoping virtual reality gives visitors the travel bug. The hotel chain has partnered with tech companies to create a 4D experience using the Oculus Rift VR headset. But how realistic is it? Read the source article at cnet.com