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Harnessing Data Center Heat to Warm Houses

Harnessing Data Center Heat to Warm Houses Cloud computing and energy consumption have a tumultuous relationship. While proponents of cloud computing believe that it not only saves energy (See: How Green Is Cloud Computing?) but also reduces expenses (See: Saving Money on Energy by Going on the Cloud ), opponents say that the technology merely…

Fifth Annual Amazon Web Services "Start-Up Challenge" Begins Today for Start-Ups Worldwide

Fifth Annual Amazon Web Services "Start-Up Challenge" Begins Today for Start-Ups Worldwide

Fifth Annual Amazon Web Services “Start-Up Challenge” Begins Today for Start-Ups Worldwide Fifteen regional prizes and one global grand prize to be awarded to start-ups with the most innovative businesses built in the AWS cloud SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, Aug 01, 2011 – Amazon Web Services LLC (AWS), an Amazon.com company, today announced the call for entries to…

How Private Cloud is Changing Business

How Private Cloud is Changing Business The economic crisis of the last four years and the austerity measures that followed  have forced businesses large and small to assess their budgets and spending in areas including IT. The recovery from the latest financial crisis has coincided with the growth in popularity of cloud computing – essentially…

Saving Money on Energy by Going on the Cloud

Saving Money on Energy by Going on the Cloud You’ve often heard of the expression, “It’s all about the money, honey.” Ultimately, that’s what most businesses are about. And this relates to environmental consciousness as well. Show a business that it can save money by being environmentally friendly, and you will have a much higher…

Security as a Service: The Cloud Alternative

Security as a Service: The Cloud Alternative

Security as a Service: the cloud alternative The malware storm puts businesses in a corner bounded by security, performance, and cost—is there a way out? Yes there is—and fittingly, it leads right back to the Web. Security as a Service, or SaaS, is a comprehensive set of security applications, delivered to clients as services through…

Your Data in Australia is subject to the US Patriot Act

Your Data in Australia is subject to the US Patriot Act One of the great advantages of cloud computing is the ability to compute across borders, thereby insulating a business from any localized issue that can potentially disrupt work (Earthquakes and Cloud Computing ). However, this necessarily means that business data is scattered across the…

Amcom Provides Hosted Cloud Services to Australian University

Amcom Provides Hosted Cloud Services to Australian University Amcom Telecommunications has signed a $9 million contract to provide hosted Cloud services to The University of Western Australia (UWA).  The initial contract is for 3 years and has options for extending. Under the agreement, Amcom will deliver its hosted Cloud solution to UWA that will benefit…

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IBM and SAP Announce Industry’s Largest Cloud Deal

IBM and SAP Announce Industry’s Largest Cloud Deal

IBM and SAP Announce Industry’s Largest Cloud Deal IBM and SAP have shaken the cloud computing world this afternoon with the announcement of one of the largest cloud deals in the industry’s history – bringing together two of the largest technology companies in a bid to offer a more holistic service to their clients. SAP…

Cloud Infographic: Disaster Recovery

Cloud Infographic: Disaster Recovery

Cloud Infographic: Disaster Recovery  Business downtime can be detrimental without a proper disaster recovery plan in place. Only 6% of businesses that experience downtime without a plan will survive long term. Less than half of all businesses that experience a disaster are likely to reopen their doors. There are many causes of data loss and…

Technology Advice Report: 2014 Business Intelligence Buying Trends

Technology Advice Report: 2014 Business Intelligence Buying Trends

Technology Advice Report: 2014 Business Intelligence Buying Trends For nearly every business, the concept of business intelligence is nothing new. Ambitious organizations have been searching for any type of data-driven advantage for some time now – perhaps for as long as they’ve existed. However, the historical use of competitive intelligence pales in comparison to the…

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,…

2014 Future Of Cloud Computing Survey Results

2014 Future Of Cloud Computing Survey Results

Engine Yard Joins North Bridge Venture Partners, Gigaom Research and Industry Collaborators to Unveil 2014 Future of Cloud Computing Survey Results SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwired – Jun 25, 2014) – Engine Yard, the leading cloud application management platform, today announced its role as a collaborator in releasing the results of the fourth annual Future of Cloud Computing Survey,…

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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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What Should SMEs Do To Prevent Common Mistakes?

What Should SMEs Do To Prevent Common Mistakes?

Spending And Planning Wisely Overview – Billions of pounds from valuable IT and communication (ICT) budgets are wasted each year due to common mistakes in the market. These are some of the pitfalls you should avoid. With small businesses (especially start-ups with online ambitions) relying more and more on their understanding and utilisation of ICT, it’s…

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…

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Only 100 cybercrime brains worldwide

Only 100 cybercrime brains worldwide

The head of Europol’s cybercrime centre reveals who the bad guys are and what law enforcement are doing to catch them. Read the source article at BBC – Homepage

3-D Printed Shoes Generated Using Conway’s Game of Life

3-D Printed Shoes Generated Using Conway’s Game of Life

Francis Bitonti is equal parts technologist and fashion designer, a rare blend that’s allowed him to make 3-D printed goods that look more Fashion Week than Maker Faire. The post 3-D Printed Shoes Generated Using Conway’s Game of Life appeared first on WIRED. Read the source article at WIRED

Ad Tech Companies Rely on Internap’s Bare-Metal Servers to Meet Real-Time Performance Demands of Big Data Workloads

Ad Tech Companies Rely on Internap’s Bare-Metal Servers to Meet Real-Time Performance Demands of Big Data Workloads

Internap bare metal delivers high performance, low latency and cost-efficiency for ad tech companies processing more than one trillion ad requests monthly ATLANTA – October 9, 2014 – Leading advertising technology companies are turning to Internap’s (Nasdaq: INAP) bare-metal servers to meet the real-time performance and big data analytics requirements of ad platforms and exchanges. Companies like AudienceScience, eXelate, Taptica,…