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Practically Speaking About Cloud Computing: Google Apps Part IV

Google Apps Part IV: Google Apps Administration For the Administrators, Google Apps is easy to set-up, deploy and manage. Administrators can set-up Google Apps for any new domain or existing domain; either create a new mail set-up or migrate the existing set-up. For those migrating from Microsoft Exchange, there is a migration tool which can…

Practically Speaking About Cloud Computing: Google Apps Part III

Google Apps Part III – Google Apps Applications: The default applications available in Google Apps, in addition to mail, are Calendar, Documents and Sites. About 6 months back, Google launched Google Apps Marketplace. The Google Apps Marketplace offers web-based applications that work seamlessly with Google Apps. Email = Gmail No doubt that many of us…

Practically Speaking About Cloud Computing: Google Apps Part II

Google Apps Part II Advantages of Google Apps:In September 2010, Google announced that over 30 million people are using Google Apps. The top ten advantages as listed by Google are: 1. Cloud computing is in Google’s DNA. 2. Faster access to innovation drives higher productivity. 3. Users adopt new functionality with less disruption. 4. Employees…

Cloud computing – the next industrial revolution

Article Credit to Scott Stewart (CIO) The term ‘Cloud computing’ continues to receive a lot of attention from the media, and within the IT industry there is perpetual debate on definitions and from vendors a relentless succession of press releases on their latest Cloud offerings. Cloud conferences are on the increase and every industry event…

Engine Yard Interview With Tom Mornini, CTO And Co Founder

Engine Yard Interview I had the opportunity to speak with Tom Mornini one of visionaries delivering unique and valuable tools to clients via the “cloud”.  Tom co-founded Engine Yard to provide the infrastructure and support necessary to fuel the development of Ruby on Rails applications.  He has spent nearly 30 years as a software programmer…

5 Business areas best suited for Cloud Computing

5 Areas Best Suited For Cloud Computing Businesses are shifting from the client-server model to the cloud computing model. There are still some concerns about the security of cloud based servers. Many IT analysts firmly believe that the benefits of using the cloud for certain applications will far outweigh its risks. The needs to store…

Assess Security of Cloud Computing Apps

New research finds that while cloud computing services are being widely adopted, more than 50 percent of IT professionals surveyed say their organization isn’t aware of all the cloud services employees are using — and few were evaluated for security before use. The rapid-fire adoption of cloud computing might offer real advantages for small and…

Google Cloud TV – And The $70 Billion Dollar TV Advertising Market

Google Cloud TV – And The $70 Billion Dollar TV Advertising Market

There is a growing and obvious interest in the $70 Billion dollar TV  advertising market.  And Google is one company that is taking an immediate interest in this area.  The Cloud environment has made it possible to stream video much more inexpensively so there are some lucrative opportunities available. About Google TV Google TV is…

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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 – Cyber Security And The New Frontier

Cloud Infographic – Cyber Security And The New Frontier

Cyber Security: The New Frontier The security environment of the 21st century is constantly evolving, and it’s difficult to predict where the next threats and dangers will come from. But one thing is clear: the ever-expanding frontier of digital space will continue to present firms and governments with security challenges. From politically-motivated Denial-of-Service attacks to…

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…

5 Ways The Internet of Things Will Drive Cloud Growth

5 Ways The Internet of Things Will Drive Cloud Growth

5 Ways The Internet of Things Will Drive Cloud Growth The Internet of Things is the latest term to describe the interconnectivity of all our devices and home appliances. The goal of the internet of things is to create universal applications that are connected to all of the lights, TVs, door locks, air conditioning, and…

Cloud Infographic – Cloud Computing And SMEs

Cloud Infographic – Cloud Computing And SMEs

Cloud Infographic – Cloud Computing And SMEs SMEs (Small/Medium Sized Enterprises) make up the bulk of businesses today. Most cloud based applications created today are geared toward the SME market. Accounting, Storage, Backup services are just a few of them. According to the European Commission, cloud based technology could help 80% of organisations reduce costs by…

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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