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AWS Named as a Leader in Gartner’s Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Magic Quadrant for 7th Consecutive Year

By Cloud Syndicate | June 20, 2017

Every product planning session at AWS revolves around customers. We do our best to listen and to learn, and to use what we hear to build the roadmaps for future development. Approximately 90% of the items on the roadmap originate

Roundup Of Cloud Computing Forecasts, 2017

By Louis Columbus | May 24, 2017

Cloud Computing Forecasts Cloud computing is projected to increase from $67B in 2015 to $162B in 2020 attaining a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 19%. Gartner predicts the worldwide public cloud services market will grow 18% in 2017 to

IDC Health Insights Reveals Winners of 2017 HealthTech Rankings Top 50 and Enterprise Top 25

By CloudBuzz | May 22, 2017

Optum and IBM ranked #1 in the second annual global vendor revenue rankings FRAMINGHAM, Mass., May 22, 2017 – IDC Health Insights today revealed the winners of the 2017 HealthTech Rankings. These rankings feature the leading global information technology (IT)

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Live Hacking and Ransomware Tracking Maps Online

By CloudTweaks | May 14, 2017

Hacking and Ransomware Tracking Maps We’ve recently covered a few live hacking maps but have decided to extend the list based on the recent ransomware activities with some additional real time hacking attack and ransomware tracking maps. Ransomware refers to malicious

5 Data Security Tips Small Businesses Should Mimic

By Loren Baker | May 12, 2017

Data Security Tips As more and more companies begin to switch to the cloud, cyber attacks need to be a top priority for business owners of all sizes and within all industries. But small businesses in particular face a greater

6 Blockchain Applications That Any Small Business Owner Can Use

By Loren Baker | May 10, 2017

6 Blockchain Applications Although associated with the virtual currency bitcoin, blockchain technology can be applied across multiple industries, and it could be particularly appealing to small business owners who are in need of affordable and secure ways to transfer and

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Back-End Tools that Support Small Business Efficiency

By Jennifer Klostermann | April 28, 2017

Small Business Efficiency Getting your startup organized doesn’t have to be hard work, but considering the investment of your time and money into building your own business, it makes sense to put in place the right tools to keep the

20 Leading Cloud CMS WordPress Alternatives

By Kiril Kirilov | April 25, 2017

Cloud CMS WordPress Alternatives Content management systems (CMS) have grown exponentially in recent years. Their number and features have exploded. There are now dozens of cloud CMS WordPress alternatives for startups and small business. CMS is getting more sophisticated. Website building

IBM Names Five Essential Qualities For Banks in Today’s Digital and Cloud Environment

By CloudBuzz | April 24, 2017

IBM Names Five Essential Qualities For Banks ARMONK, N.Y., April 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — IBM (NYSE:  IBM) this month identified their five essential qualities for banks seeking to thrive in today’s increasingly digital and cloud-first environment. Like many other industries, the established

5 Top Paying IT Certifications In 2017

By Louis Columbus | April 20, 2017

5 Top Paying IT Certifications Security-related certifications pay on average over $17,000 per year more than the median IT certification salary. Citrix certifications have annual salaries that range from $99,411 to $105,086 with a median salary of $102,365. AWS Certified

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Move Over Brick And Mortar, Education-As-A-Service Is Taking Over

By Scott Skinger

Education-As-A-Service As Bob Dylan once said, “the times they are a-changin’.” Its a verse that sticks like glue in the back of my mind when I reflect on the technology landscape today. Just a few years ago, data analytics services

Do Not Rely On Passwords To Protect Your Online Information

By John Barco

Do Not Rely On Passwords Simple passwords are no longer safe to use online. John Barco, vice president of Global Product Marketing at ForgeRock, explains why it’s time the industry embraced more advanced identity-centric solutions that improve the customer experience

IT Transformation Journey

Self Discovery and the IT Transformation Journey

By Kevin Gruneisen

IT Transformation Journey At its most basic level, travelling along the IT transformation journey from conventional data centers to the dynamic, intelligent environments of cloud computing is an adventure in self discovery that has a way of changing you as

Why Your Cloud Project Needs A Strong PMO

By Vinny Hu

Cloud Project Needs A Strong PMO Cloud projects are highly complex. Without a strong project management office, they have a tendency to go off track. As enterprises in all verticals look to modernize application and infrastructure stacks, Project Management Offices

Mitigating the Downtime Risks of Virtualization

By Paul Mercina

Mitigating the Downtime Risks Nearly every IT professional dreads unplanned downtime. Depending on which systems are hit, it can mean angry communications from employees and the C-suite and often a Twitterstorm of customer ire. See the recent Samsung SmartThings dustup

Outsourcing Agile Cloud Development: A New Frontier

By CloudTweaks

Outsourcing Agile Cloud Development The rise in cloud popularity has brought a corresponding increase in the number of companies outsourcing their cloud software development. Yet things can get a bit complicated when a business sets out to find a compatible

Cloud Gaming Is Ready: The Games Industry Isn’t

By CloudTweaks

Cloud Gaming The current perception of cloud streaming technology in the Games Industry, particularly in the Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO) marketplace, is to put it mildly ‘mixed’. Recent comments at Gamescom 2013 have only cemented for some that while Cloud Gaming

Enterprise Adoption

What The Egg McMuffin Teaches Us About Enterprise Adoption

By Bret Clement

Enterprise Adoption On one hand, cloud computing has unleashed a new degree of innovation, enabling line-of-business users to become incredibly nimble. Gartner last year famously predicted that CMOs would spend more on IT than CIOs within the next five years.

The Five Rules of Security and Compliance in the Public Cloud Era

By Suda Srinivasan

Security and Compliance  With technology at the heart of businesses today, IT systems and data are being targeted by criminals, competitors and even foreign governments. Every day, we hear about how another retailer, bank or Internet company has been hacked

5 Ways New Technology is Having an Impact on the Energy Sector

By Eric Hebert

Tech Energy Sector We’ve discussed here in the past how cleantech (a blanket term that includes technologies that affect recycling, renewable energy, transportation, and others) is moving energy efficiency into the cloud, and how there are many very well-known technology

IoT and the Evolution of the Workplace

IoT and the Evolution of the Workplace

IoT Evolution Just as the Industrial Revolution changed the relationship between humans and work, the rise of the Internet of ...
Data as a Service

Data as a Service: 5 Strategies to Transition How You Access Data

Data as a Service Information wants to be free — at least that’s the saying. And like any good saying, ...
How Will Artificial Intelligence Really Impact Jobs?

How Will Artificial Intelligence Really Impact Jobs?

Artificial Intelligence Jobs Hamilton is my favorite Broadway musical. The show follows the life of one of America’s founding fathers, ...
Through the Looking Glass: 2017 Tech and Security Industry Predictions

Through the Looking Glass: 2017 Tech and Security Industry Predictions

2017 Tech and Security Industry Predictions As we close out 2016, which didn’t start off very well for tech IPOs, ...
The Fully Aware, Hybrid-Cloud Approach

The Fully Aware, Hybrid-Cloud Approach

Hybrid-Cloud Approach For over 20 years, organizations have been attempting to secure their networks and protect their data. However, have ...
Cloudification - Budgets are Shifting Toward a “Cloud-first” and “Cloud-only” Approach

Cloudification – Budgets are Shifting Toward a “Cloud-first” and “Cloud-only” Approach

Cloudification and the Budget Shift Gartner has recently predicted that by 2020, a corporate "no-cloud" policy will be as rare ...