Watch Out, Tinseltown: Cloud Computing and the Democratization of Video

Watch Out, Tinseltown: Cloud Computing and the Democratization of Video The film industry can basically be illustrated as a tower of blocks that repeatedly topples. First, “talkies” decimated the then status quo of silent films. Then the Coppolas and DePalmas of the Seventies-era “New Hollywood” stormed down the barriers of the antiquated studio system. Next,

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Disaster Recovery in Cloud Computing

Casper Manes

Disaster Recovery in Cloud Computing Considering a cloud service offering? You’re not alone. Practically every IT organization out there is at least discussing the cloud as a way to improve services, save money, or shift workloads, and there’s good reason for that. While the cloud might not be for everyone, it has tremendous advantages for understaffed

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2012 Will Be All About the Data, and How We Manage It

2012 Will Be All About the Data, and How We Manage It Part 1 I can’t decide if this is the most exciting time to be in IT or, frankly, if it sucks. While our budgets have yet to move upward, the number of initiatives, new strategies and technologies we need to evaluate and implement

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A Look Back to 2011 On Cloud Computing

A Look Back to 2011 On Cloud Computing Here we are, at that time of the year when we look back and analyze how things went, decide what should be improved and hoping for the best in the following year. Looking back to 2011, from a professional perspective, I find it easy to say that

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Cloud Computing Progress in the EU: Should It Matter To You?

Cloud Computing Progress in the EU: Should It Matter To You? A new article from the Malta Independent announces the publication’s host country has recently entered the cloud computing community. Malta’s government is partnering with Microsoft in order to create a unique “internal cloud” for the country, similar in design to the Internet framework of

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Don’t Write Cloud Checks That You Can’t Cash

Don’t Write Cloud Checks That You Can’t Cash The cloud champions our instinct to refine communication and speed our thoughts along. It’s revolutionary, important, and thoroughly of the zeitgeist. One description still unfit for the cloud, however, is cheap. Computer World has recently exposed several areas that cloud computing continues to thin our wallets with.

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HP Named a Leader in Magic Quadrant for Midrange and High-end Modular Disk Arrays

HP Named a Leader in Magic Quadrant for Midrange and High-end Modular Disk Arrays PALO ALTO, Calif., Dec. 5, 2011 –  HP today announced it has been named a “leader” in the latest Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Midrange and High-End Modular Disk Arrays.” An independent provider of IT and research advice, Gartner’s latest Magic Quadrant

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Business in the Clouds in 2012

Business in the Clouds in 2012 The year 2012 is quickly approaching and I would like to add my thoughts about what will might see.  I have nothing to add about the end of the world ending in 2012. My daughter was frantic about it several months ago but now even the teenagers seem to

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Calculating the ROI on Cloud – Part 2

Calculating the ROI on Cloud – Part 2 Continued From Part 1 Productivity Enhancement Productivity enhancements are more subjective in nature than direct cost savings; they are dependent on the type of business and the current organizational set up. Application Development The notion of Platform as a Service (PaaS) is to extract the common set

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