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  • Microsoft’s 4 Real Problems that Gates, Nadella, and Ballmer Can’t Fix

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    Bob Warfield
    8 Oct 2014 | 8:51 am
    I just finished the Vanity Fair piece on Gates, Ballmer, Nadella, and whether Microsoft can be rebooted to its former glory.  It’s a good article, but it’s all about the past mistakes and there’s little about the future there.  Mostly, it is the account of how two best friends (Gates and Ballmer) broke up over the internal stresses of running Microsoft.  Ballmer characteristically doesn’t accept blame for much (we missed search and phones, but our real problem was the Longhorn project which the article implies he blames equally on Gates) and Gates never really talks…
  • What Are You Waiting For? The Cloud Era is HERE!

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    Kevin L. Jackson
    11 Nov 2014 | 3:15 pm
    by Kevin L. Jackson (This post first appeared at http://blog.learningtree.com)The revolutionary business aspects of cloud excite me every day, but the business diversity is even more exciting. This fact really struck me after teaching my last Learning Tree Cloud Computing Introduction class in New York City. I’ve been in the regular rotation here for four months now and have taught three classes during that time. The chart below breaks out the students in these classes by industry. Learning Tree Intro to Cloud Computing Students by Industry (Jackson 2014)The heavy US Government slant can of…
  • Cloud Computing Advantages and Disadvantages

    Cloud Musings
    Kevin L. Jackson
    13 Nov 2014 | 1:09 pm
    What is Cloud Computing & what are its advantages & disadvantages. Join us for this installment of our Technical Insight series as expert Learning Tree instructor Kevin Jackson examines the following questions- How can Cloud Computing help your business and do you need to be concerned about Cloud Computing security? Learn more at http://www.LearningTree.com/WhatisCloud.( This content is being syndicated through multiple channels. The opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not represent the views of GovCloud Network, GovCloud Network Partners or any other corporation…
  • Cloud Computing and Virtual Offices: A Match Made in Heaven?

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    Ivan Widjaya
    19 Nov 2014 | 8:58 pm
    Last year, we talked about cloud computing and how the advancements of virtualization would change the face of business; one of our predictions discussed the growth of virtual offices, and to no surprise, the market for this service has continued to expand across the globe.… Click here to read more
  • Amazon Zocalo Update - Mobile Apps + 5 TB Files

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    Jeff Barr
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:33 am
    I have a couple of pieces of good news for current and potential users of Amazon Zocalo. Both items are available now and you can start using them today. Zocalo Mobile Apps You can use our new mobile apps to access Zocalo on your iPhone or Android device using your corporate credentials. You can work offline, make comments, and securely share documents while you are in the air or on the go! The Android app is available on the Kindle and Google Play stores. The iPhone app is in the iOS AppStore. Here's what the Android version of the app looks like: And here's the iPhone version of the app:…
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  • Pour STEM Into Your Community And Watch It Grow!

    Thomas "Tweeks" Weeks
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    Rackspace believes in the promise of Fanatical Support, both for our customers and our communities. In our local office communities it takes the form volunteerism and investing in k-12 STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math). We believe that openly sharing within our communities makes us all smarter and fortifies our community’s technical and entrepreneurial foundations. We do this around the globe, from Texas to Australia, and it is especially evident in our mid-Atlantic developer office in Blacksburg Va. — affectionately known as “Racksburg” Background A few…
  • Rackspace Weekly Digest: November 21

    Andrew Hickey
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    This week, Forrester rated Rackspace Private Cloud a “strong performer;” we reduced the price of our DevOps Automation service; we talked about the scalability of RackConnect v3; and much more. Check it out now in the weekly digest. Forrester Names Rackspace A ‘Strong Performer’ In Hosted Private Cloud; And We’ve Made It Even Stronger Forrester Research, Inc. has named Rackspace Private Cloud (RPC) a “strong performer” in The Forrester Wave™: Hosted Private Cloud Solutions, Q4 2014. We believe that this rating is great recognition of the momentum we’re seeing with our…
  • Rackspace Startup Program Global Startup Event Guide: December 2014

    John McKenna
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:00 pm
    December brings us World AIDS Day on the first day of the month, an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have passed. Thomas Edison invented the phonograph in December of 1877 and Marconi first broadcast his radio signal across the Atlantic Ocean in 1901. Disney’s founder Walt, golf’s Tiger Woods, lyricist Ira Gershwin and baseball great Ty Cobb celebrate birthdays this month. It was December 1903 when the Wright brothers first flew, and 1968 when Apollo 8 reached the moon. And in the…
  • Smarter Scaling With Rackspace And New Relic

    Chris Jackson
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:00 pm
    At Rackspace, we’re immensely excited about our partnership with New Relic that helps power our DevOps Automation Service. Since announcing the partnership in early October, we’ve turned our attention maximizing the impact of Fanatical Support and Application Monitoring in solving common customer problems. In this post I’ll address one of these areas, auto scale. Auto scale is the act of changing the pool of resources able to serve requests without manual intervention. Unfortunately, the term is often used as a throwaway comment, which does a disservice to the complexity of engineering…
  • Build Rich Network Services With OpenStack’s Neutron API

    Sameer Satyam
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    Providing users with programmatic control of their infrastructure has always been one of the primary value propositions of the Rackspace Cloud. The ability to deploy and manage a wide array of cloud resources with a few lines of code has brought new levels of automated efficiency to the IT industry and revolutionized how we think about managing our applications and workloads. Today, we make it easier for Rackspace Cloud users to build rich network services with the availability of the OpenStack Neutron Networking API. This milestone greatly increases your ability to create and manage…
 
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  • Microsoft Promises Managed, Web-Based App Stores For The Enterprise With Windows 10

    Alex Wilhelm
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:46 am
     Microsoft previously announced that Windows 10, its next operating system, will contain a single app store that will work across device classes. Don’t make the Lord of the Rings joke. The company also previously promised that organizations will be able to curate their own app experience for their users. Today, it announced that a “Web-based” store will be an option for… Read More
  • Deep Identity Raises $470,000 To Help Companies Manage Access On Their Networks

    Jon Russell
    20 Nov 2014 | 1:29 am
     Deep Identity, a Singapore-based startup that helps companies manage access to their internal networks and services, has raised US$470,000 (SG$589,000) to expand its services into the cloud and open a presence in Europe. Read More
  • Searching For Truths In Big, Enormous, Massive Data

    Ron Miller
    19 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
     We have so much data, mountains and mountains of data. In fact, there’s so much, the name ‘Big Data’ doesn’t even do it justice. Maybe we should call it humongous data or at least enormous data. Yet for all this data, it seems we are lost in those piles of data, no closer to the answers that are supposed to solve our most fundamental business and social problems.… Read More
  • Managed By Q, The Platform For Office Management, Closes $1.65M Seed Round

    Jordan Crook
    19 Nov 2014 | 6:33 am
     There are tons of products and services out there that make an office more efficient, from specialized industry software to something as simple as an Amazon Prime membership. But there’s no service that comprehensively handles the maintenance and everyday care of the actual space. That’s where Managed By Q comes in. The startup just raised $1.65 million in seed funding from… Read More
  • CipherCloud Scores $50M As Cloud Security Comes To Forefront

    Ron Miller
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:11 am
     CipherCloud landed a bushel of cash today as it announced $50M in Series B funding to continue building its cloud security business. The round was led by Transamerica Ventures along with Delta Partners and existing investors Andreessen Horowitz and T-Ventures, the venture capital arm of Deutsche Telekom also pitching in. When I asked CipherCloud executives why they thought they were… Read More
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  • The Easiest Way to Compute in the Cloud – AWS Lambda

    Werner Vogels
    13 Nov 2014 | 9:30 am
    When AWS launched, it changed how developers thought about IT services: What used to take weeks or months of purchasing and provisioning turned into minutes with Amazon EC2. Capital-intensive storage solutions became as simple as PUTting and GETting objects in Amazon S3. At AWS we innovate by listening to and learning from our customers, and one of the things we hear from them is that they want it to be even simpler to run code in the cloud and to connect services together easily. Customers want to focus on their unique application logic and business needs – not on the undifferentiated…
  • Expanding The Cloud - Introducing The Amazon EC2 Container Service

    Werner Vogels
    13 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    Today, I am excited to announce the Preview of the Amazon EC2 Container Service, a highly scalable, high performance container management service. We created EC2 Container Service to help customers run and manage Dockerized distributed applications. Benefits of Containers Customers have been using Linux containers for quite some time on AWS and have increasingly adopted microservice architectures. The microservices approach to developing a single application is to divide the application into a set of small services, each running its own processes, which communicate with each other. Each small…
  • The Story of Apollo - Amazon’s Deployment Engine

    Werner Vogels
    12 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    Automated deployments are the backbone of a strong DevOps environment. Without efficient, reliable, and repeatable software updates, engineers need to redirect their focus from developing new features to managing and debugging their deployments. Amazon first faced this challenge many years ago. When making the move to a service-oriented architecture, Amazon refactored its software into small independent services and restructured its organization into small autonomous teams. Each team took on full ownership of the development and operation of a single service, and they worked directly with…
  • Don't Miss These Startup Activities at AWS re:Invent!

    Werner Vogels
    6 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    I’m excited to be heading to Las Vegas in less than two weeks for our annual re:Invent conference. One of the highlights for me is being able to host an extensive lineup of startup-focused events which take place at re:Invent on Thursday, November 13. Here’s a quick peak at the startup experience this year: Third Annual Startup Launches I’m excited to host this event where five AWS-powered startups will make a significant, never-before-shared launch announcement on stage. Included in the announcements are special discounts on the newly-launched products—discounts only available to…
  • Expanding the Cloud – Introducing the AWS EU (Frankfurt) Region

    Werner Vogels
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Today, Amazon Web Services is expanding its worldwide coverage with the launch of a new AWS region in Frankfurt, Germany. This is our 11th infrastructure region and was built to support the strong demand we are seeing in Europe and to give our customers the option to run infrastructure located in Germany. The new Frankfurt region provides low millisecond latencies to major cities in continental Europe and is also run with carbon neutral power. With the launch of the new Frankfurt region customers now also have the ability to architect across multiple regions within the European Union. Many…
 
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  • Great Leaders Are Ambidextrous, Are You?

    Kevin L. Jackson
    17 Nov 2014 | 6:22 am
    By: Melvin Greer Managing Director, Greer Institute  There are many important characteristics of great leaders. Team players, good listeners and visionary are clear hallmarks. But being ambidextrous is required now more than ever. Ambidextrous leadership is a balanced approach where flexible leadership behaviors that lead to better business outcomes are the rule. Ambidexterity is the ability to engage in innovation (exploration) and operation (exploitation) equally well. But these are two very different yet complementary leadership behaviors.Exploitation: Reducing variance,…
  • Cloud Computing Advantages and Disadvantages

    Kevin L. Jackson
    13 Nov 2014 | 1:09 pm
    What is Cloud Computing & what are its advantages & disadvantages. Join us for this installment of our Technical Insight series as expert Learning Tree instructor Kevin Jackson examines the following questions- How can Cloud Computing help your business and do you need to be concerned about Cloud Computing security? Learn more at http://www.LearningTree.com/WhatisCloud.( This content is being syndicated through multiple channels. The opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not represent the views of GovCloud Network, GovCloud Network Partners or any other corporation…
  • Ingram Micro Honors Veterans with a $10,000 Gift to Veterans 360

    Kevin L. Jackson
    12 Nov 2014 | 7:06 pm
    On Veteran's Day, hundreds of military veterans, active-duty service members and retirees were recognized and celebrated along with family members at the third annual Ingram Micro Veterans Day ceremonies held across three Ingram Micro locations from Santa Ana, California to Indianapolis and Buffalo.In honor of veterans everywhere, Ingram Micro and its associates collected and donated more than $10,000 to the Veterans 360 organization that helps recently-separated combat veterans transition to civilian life through a program of support that helps them develop professional and interpersonal…
  • What Are You Waiting For? The Cloud Era is HERE!

    Kevin L. Jackson
    11 Nov 2014 | 3:15 pm
    by Kevin L. Jackson (This post first appeared at http://blog.learningtree.com)The revolutionary business aspects of cloud excite me every day, but the business diversity is even more exciting. This fact really struck me after teaching my last Learning Tree Cloud Computing Introduction class in New York City. I’ve been in the regular rotation here for four months now and have taught three classes during that time. The chart below breaks out the students in these classes by industry. Learning Tree Intro to Cloud Computing Students by Industry (Jackson 2014)The heavy US Government slant can of…
  • Schizophrenic About Cloud?

    Kevin L. Jackson
    5 Nov 2014 | 11:15 am
    By Kevin L. JacksonThis week Dell released its first Global Technology Adoption Index (GTAI). This survey of more than 2,000 global organizations took a close look at how organizations are truly using security, cloud, mobility and big data to drive success. While the data collected from this effort should put to rest any doubts about the value of cloud computing, it also calls into question our collective mental state. Are half of us schizophrenic?The survey data showed that 97 percent of organizations surveyed use or plan to use cloud. This high percentage is not surprising given that the…
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  • The Cloud Agility Race: Implications for CIOs

    Greg Ness
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:03 pm
    Last week as I was writing Amazon Declares War on VMware, VMware was preparing to announce the acquisition of a pro services team to aid in cloud migration (see coverage in CRN): VMware Acquires Professional Services Firm To Boost Cloud Migration, DevOps Expertise. You can get my thoughts on Amazon’s frontal assault on VMware and […]
  • Amazon Declares War on VMware

    Greg Ness
    14 Nov 2014 | 2:40 pm
    I returned from re:Invent last night after three days of what was probably one of the most memorable and impactful trade shows I’ve ever attended. Period. More than 1500 attendee applicants were refused.  The show was packed. This time with more enterprise IT leaders than one might imagine, with most fully committed to getting on […]
  • Cloud Migration in 2015: Think Workloads, not Images or Servers

    Greg Ness
    6 Nov 2014 | 4:02 pm
    The overall theme in a recent series of cloud predictions is the importance of cloud migration software and automation to the great cloud race of 2015. The degree of cloud migration automation will have a material impact on the rate of adoption of cloud services as service providers compete for traditional physical and virtual enterprise […]
  • Enter to Win a Drone Aircraft at re:Invent – Booth 1242

    Greg Ness
    5 Nov 2014 | 3:02 pm
    I don’t do this very often, but let’s face it drones are screaming hot and perfect metaphors for automated cloud migration.  So check us out at booth 1242 and check out this IRIS drone by 3D Robotics!
  • Three Years of Cloud Predictions

    Greg Ness
    4 Nov 2014 | 11:57 am
    I just published a series of 2015 cloud predictions, as have many fellow bloggers.  So to complement these predictions let me offer my 2013 and 2014 predictions, along with 2015.  I’ll let you decide which ones I got right and which ones I missed as we look to 2015: Dec 2012: Top Five Cloud Predictions for 2013 Hybrid […]
 
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  • Yes, In It’s Pursuit of Being a High-Margin Luxury Brand, Apple Must Eventually Be Less Functional

    Bob Warfield
    3 Nov 2014 | 10:08 am
    Even Seth Godin flushes out the Apple Fan Boys sometimes.  David Terrar has an, “I disagree with Seth Godin,” post going.  Seth’s premise, as set forth in, “Decoding Apple as a luxury tools company,” is that eventually, as a company builds a luxury brand, they must choose between luxury and utility or be trumped by another luxury brand that did make the choice. I’ll cut to the chase–Seth is right and David is wrong to disagree.  Now I’ll explain. David Gives The Best Counter-Examples to His Own Position He talks about Patagonia being able to…
  • Secrets of When and How to Talk to Customers at a Startup

    Bob Warfield
    9 Oct 2014 | 10:05 am
    Jason Lemkin says forget building wireframe UI’s and start out interviewing 20 customers, because you just won’t understand your customers until you do.  Here’s the gist of why you need 20 interviews before you do anything else: And you have to do 20.  I know it’s hard to get to 20.  But it’s the right number: You need the First 5 Interviews just to truly understand the white space and the current opportunity.  Yes, you probably think you already understand it.  But you are the vendor, not the purchaser.  You need to understand your prospective app from the…
  • Microsoft’s 4 Real Problems that Gates, Nadella, and Ballmer Can’t Fix

    Bob Warfield
    8 Oct 2014 | 8:51 am
    I just finished the Vanity Fair piece on Gates, Ballmer, Nadella, and whether Microsoft can be rebooted to its former glory.  It’s a good article, but it’s all about the past mistakes and there’s little about the future there.  Mostly, it is the account of how two best friends (Gates and Ballmer) broke up over the internal stresses of running Microsoft.  Ballmer characteristically doesn’t accept blame for much (we missed search and phones, but our real problem was the Longhorn project which the article implies he blames equally on Gates) and Gates never really talks…
  • How I Helped Start the Agile/Scrum Movement 20 Years Ago

    Bob Warfield
    2 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    I’m a day late, it was 20 years ago yesterday that Dr Dobbs published James Coplien’s article on how my Quattro Pro team was building software at Borland.  Jim sent me a very nice note of reminder on it: 20 years ago today, the famous Dr. Dobb’s article on Borland QPW was published: foreshadowing agile and Scrum’s daily standup (Jeff got the idea from an earlier draft floating on the web). http://www.drdobbs.com/examining-the-software-development-proce/184409329 Thanks for being there This is a good occasion for me to tell that story of how (with Jim’s…
  • 23 Great Websites for Entrepreneurs: Plus Some Radical Advice from an Entrepreneur-Bootstrapper

    Bob Warfield
    24 Sep 2014 | 12:46 pm
    I recently came across two giant lists of websites for entrepreneurs, courtesy of Jason Lemkin (whose blog is listed in both): Inc.com 50 Forbes 100 Now for some radical advice: the vast majority of the sites listed in those publications won’t help the vast majority of entrepreneurs at all.  In fact, many of them will be counterproductive in the extreme depending on what your goals are. I can already hear the refrain: Whoa, hold it right there Bob–them’s fightin’ words! True, to a certain extent, but hear me out before you pass hasty judgement. The vast majority of…
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  • Skies clearing over stormy comments on BC cloud computing - Canadian Lawyer Magazine

    21 Nov 2014 | 10:53 am
    Skies clearing over stormy comments on BC cloud computingCanadian Lawyer MagazineThe president of the Law Society of British Columbia has clarified comments she made at a conference last week about the use of cloud computing after they caused a bit of tempest in the province over whether the law society has “killed” cloud computing
  • The top cloud computing threats and vulnerabilities in an enterprise environment - CloudTech

    21 Nov 2014 | 9:10 am
    The top cloud computing threats and vulnerabilities in an enterprise environmentCloudTechAnalysis I've seen different companies with operational models 90% based on cloud services, where the rest of the 10% is constituted of in-house servers. The basic response after asking about security issues related to cloud services was that the cloud ...and more »
  • The Expert's take on Cloud Computing Trend in 2015 - Customer Think

    21 Nov 2014 | 9:02 am
    Customer ThinkThe Expert's take on Cloud Computing Trend in 2015Customer ThinkOne of the topics that'll be high on discussion is: CLOUD. As James Bourne states – ''everyone who's got an opinion will be telling the world and his dog about their predictions for cloud computing in 2015.'' In this blog, we bring to you the Westchester Q&A: Should Small Businesses Embrace The Cloud?Westchester Magazine (blog)all 2 news articles »
  • Take the private cloud out of hybrid cloud computing - TechTarget

    21 Nov 2014 | 7:09 am
    Take the private cloud out of hybrid cloud computingTechTargetThese enterprises run mission-critical applications on dedicated servers, where they're likely to stay. Hybrid cloud computing seems like a possibility, but the private cloud portion remains an obstacle. So, what if companies could create a hybrid cloud.
  • NIST Releases Cloud Computing Roadmap - Business Solutions Magazine

    21 Nov 2014 | 3:10 am
    Business Solutions MagazineNIST Releases Cloud Computing RoadmapBusiness Solutions MagazineThe National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has published the final version of the US Government Cloud Computing Technology Roadmap, Volumes I and II. Reflecting the input of more than 200 comments on the initial draft, this report ...Why The Cloud Isn't Going AnywhereTechCrunchall 3 news articles »
 
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  • Mainframe: Engine of Digital Transformation

    22 Nov 2014 | 5:30 am
    When people think of mainframes, they typically envision ancient, obsolete technology running arcane spaghetti code – systems that IT management would love to retire if only they could free themselves from the clutches of legacy. While there is an element of truth in this perspective, mainframes remain to this day the workhorse of core transaction processing within many industries. In many cases the technology in these systems is modern or even surprisingly cutting edge. Furthermore, retiring mainframes may not even appear on the long-term roadmap.read more
  • Power Panel By @Ashar_Baig of @GigaomResearch | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

    22 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    The major cloud platforms defy a simple, side-by-side analysis. Each of the major IaaS public-cloud platforms offers their own unique strengths and functionality. Options for on-site private cloud are diverse as well, and must be designed and deployed while taking existing legacy architecture and infrastructure into account. Then the reality is that most enterprises are embarking on a hybrid cloud strategy and programs. In this Power Panel at 15th Cloud Expo (http://www.CloudComputingExpo.com), moderated by Ashar Baig, Research Director, Cloud, at Gigaom Research, Nate Gordon, Director of…
  • Your Cloud Strategy Why to Why Not in 2015 By @Infor | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

    21 Nov 2014 | 6:15 pm
    It’s a clear message being heard across the industry - widespread adoption of cloud applications is only a matter of time. However, the tricky part for many is, how much time do organizations actually have to hold out? And why should they switch? For starters – the cost savings are clear. Research has shown that most organizations rapidly realize significant cost savings that increase over time as they leave behind the array of indirect costs related to legacy on-premise software. A recent IDC study showed that cloud solutions offer an average payback period of 7.1 months and 5-year…
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    21 Nov 2014 | 12:00 pm
    SYS-CON Events announced today that BigDataVendors has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 6th International Big Data Expo, which will take place on June 9–11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, and the 8th International Big Data Expo, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.read more
  • Why Customers are Unhappy with Your Mobile Apps

    21 Nov 2014 | 6:24 am
    How quickly do things change in the world of mobility? Just last year, CA Technologies conducted a worldwide survey that told an entirely different story from the one we are hearing today. 2013’s Enterprise Mobility – It’s All About the Apps was a call to action for enterprise IT to keep up with customers mobility demands and employee’s desire for BYOD. If last year was about keeping up with customers’ mobile application demands, this year that issue has all but disappeared. Our 2014 survey respondents released an average of six customer-facing apps last year, and 71 percent of…
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  • Cloud Computing Set to Rain on Indian Outsourcers' Parade - Wall Street Journal (blog)

    17 Nov 2014 | 8:01 pm
    Wall Street Journal (blog)Cloud Computing Set to Rain on Indian Outsourcers' ParadeWall Street Journal (blog)Using the cloud often means using fewer people so Indian software companies—once dubbed “body shops” because they could supply as many computer engineers as a project needed—are going to suffer as they lose much of their competitive advantage.
  • Cloud computing and device problems - ITWorld Canada (blog)

    14 Nov 2014 | 7:07 am
    Cloud computing and device problemsITWorld Canada (blog)I am an IT strategy/management consultant, and my focus is currently on cloud computing and its impact on systems. I am neither a bits-and-bytes technical specialist nor am I a programmer. I do try to keep my apps up-to-date, however, and I sync and
  • Amazon Cloud-Computing Boss Downplays Cash Threat From Rivals - Wall Street Journal (blog)

    12 Nov 2014 | 3:04 pm
    Wall Street Journal (blog)Amazon Cloud-Computing Boss Downplays Cash Threat From RivalsWall Street Journal (blog)“I don't view that as a differentiator,” Andy Jassy said Wednesday at the annual Amazon Web Services conference in Las Vegas. “We are highly confident inside of Amazon that we'll be able to fund this business to its potential.” As he has before, Jassy What Is the “Race to Zero” and Why Does It Make Tech Companies Nervous?Slate Magazine (blog)all 532 news articles »
  • Coming of Age in Cloud Computing - New York Times (blog)

    22 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    New York Times (blog)Coming of Age in Cloud ComputingNew York Times (blog)Cloud computing isn't merely changing the way much of the technology business works. Now it is changing itself, and putting even more computing power in more places. On Monday, Microsoft, which operates one of the biggest so-called “public clouds,” or ...Bracket Aims to Tame the CloudWall Street Journal (blog)all 13 news articles »
  • Cloud Computing Is Forcing a Reconsideration of Intellectual Property - New York Times (blog)

    11 Oct 2014 | 7:14 am
    New York Times (blog)Cloud Computing Is Forcing a Reconsideration of Intellectual PropertyNew York Times (blog)Software, lashing together thousands of computer servers into fast and flexible cloud-computing systems, is the reason. Clouds, wirelessly connected to more software in just about everything, make it possible to shift, remix and borrow from once and more »
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  • AWS re:Invent Conference

    James Hamilton
    7 Nov 2014 | 9:36 pm
    In the Amazon Web Services world, this has always been a busy time of the year. Busy, because, although we aim for a  fairly even pace of new service announcements and new feature releases all year, invariably, somewhat more happens towards the end of the year than early on. And, busy, because the annual AWS re:Invent conference is in early November and this is an important time to roll out new services or important features. This year is no exception and, more than ever, there is a lot to announce at the conference. It should be fun. I enjoy re:Invent because it’s a chance to talk to…
  • Recovering Cryogenic Refrigeration Energy

    James Hamilton
    5 Oct 2014 | 7:04 pm
    Waste heat reclamation in datacenters has long been viewed as hard because the heat released is low grade. What this means is that rather than having a great concentration of heat, it is instead spread out and, in fact, only warm. The more concentrated the heat, the easier it is to use.  In fact, that is exactly how many power plants work. When the temperature of the cooling medium is several orders of magnitude cooler than burning fuels such LNG, Petroleum, or Coal, extracting useful energy becomes challenging.   However, data center heat reclamation si clearly a problem well worth…
  • August 21, 2014 Computer History Museum Presentation

    James Hamilton
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:38 pm
    Dileep Bhandarkar put together a great presentation for the Computer History Museum a couple of weeks back. I have no idea how he got through the full presentation in under an hour – it covers a lot of material – but it’s an interesting walk through history. Over the years, Dileep has worked for Texas Instruments, Digital, Intel, Microsoft, and Qualcomm. As a consequence, he’s been near the early days of semiconductors, the rise and fall of the mini-computer during his 17 years at Digital, the rise to dominance of the microprocessor in his 12 years at Intel, the…
  • Data Center Cooling Done Differently

    James Hamilton
    13 Aug 2014 | 6:12 pm
    Over the last 10 years, there has been considerable innovation in data center cooling. Large operators are now able to operate at Power Usage Efficiency of 1.10 to 1.20. This means that less than 20% of the power delivered to the facility is lost to power distribution and cooling. These days, very nearly all of the power  delivered to the facility, is delivered to the servers.     I would never say there is no more innovation coming in an but most of the ideas I’ve been seeing recently in data center cooling designs are familiar. Good engineering and often more somewhat more…
  • Challenges in Designing at Scale: Formal Methods in Building Robust Distributed Systems

    James Hamilton
    2 Jul 2014 | 5:04 pm
    We all know that when designing and operating applications at scale, it is persistent state management that brings the most difficult challenges. Delivering state-free applications has always been (fairly) easy. But most interesting commercial and consumer applications need to manage persistent state. Advertising needs to be delivered, customer activity needs to be tracked, and products need to be purchased. Interesting applications that run at scale all have difficult persistent state problems. That’s why Amazon.com, other AWS customers, and even other AWS services make use of the various…
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    Data Center Knowledge

  • DDoS Attacks of More than 10 Gbps Rise Significantly in Q3

    Cheryl Kemp
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:30 pm
    This article originally appeared at The WHIR Large-scale DDoS attacks (defined as 10 Gbps and up) grew significantly in the third quarter of 2014, according to a report released Thursday by Verisign. Attacks of this nature represent more than 20 percent of all attacks from July to September 2014. Removing a couple of isolated attacks in the second quarter that were in the 200-300 Gbps range, the third quarter of 2014 had attacks that were 40 percent greater than the second. Although no specific industry was safe from DDoS attacks, media and entertainment continued to experience the largest…
  • Calligo Partners with Manx Telecom for Offshore Cloud Services

    Nicole Henderson
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:00 pm
    This article originally appeared at The WHIR Offshore cloud service provider Calligo announced on Thursday that it has partnered with Manx Telecom, a telecommunications company based in the Isle of Man, to provide pan-jurisdictional cloud services. Calligo was founded in 2012 to bring virtualization and cloud services to offshore jurisdictions. Its CalligoCloud Network includes data centers in Jersey and Guernsey, two islands off the coast of Normandy, France. According to a statement, Calligo said the partnership will support the growing demand from developing markets for services such as…
  • Telefónica Tapping Equinix Cloud Connectivity

    Jason Verge
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:14 pm
    Telefónica is leveraging Equinix’s diverse cloud connectivity and offering it to customers. The big Spanish telecommunications company will provide enterprises with dedicated connectivity to multiple cloud service providers through the Equinix Cloud Exchange. The Cloud Exchange offers direct access to cloud providers and networks inside Equinix data centers. Enterprises are moving to colocation and a big reason is connectivity. Hooking up directly to cloud from a data center helps address proliferation of data growth and reduce costs. Telefónica instantly adds diverse cloud connectivity…
  • Teradata Hadoop Integration Advances With MapR Deal

    Jason Verge
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:30 am
    Teradata is primarily known as a data warehouse company, but it is looking to change that through its Unified Data Architecture and high-profile partnerships. One of those partnerships is with MapR, an Apache Hadoop distribution provider. The two companies are working closely on Teradata Hadoop integration by bridging MapR’s distribution and UDA. Road maps are being aligned, and the two are working on a unified go-to-market offering. For Teradata, the partnership is about offering customers choice and simplicity when it comes to Hadoop. To tighten Teradata Hadoop integration, the…
  • Future Facilities Brings Data Center Modeling to Non-PhDs

    Yevgeniy Sverdlik
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:52 am
    Future Facilities has launched a version of its data center modeling software with new user interface that aims to take the “dark art” aspect out of computational fluid dynamics. Called 6SigmaDCX, the software takes the user through the model building process in logical steps, simplifies access to objects in the model, has tool icons with detailed tool tips, drag-and-drop features, automatic object placement suggestions, and simplified presentation of object properties. CFD modeling is useful in data center design and management because it helps predict what will happen if a change is…
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    Nati Shalom's Blog

  • Do I Need PaaS if I Use Docker?

    Nati Shalom
    16 Nov 2014 | 6:47 am
    In my recent post on OpenStack  “Do I Need OpenStack if I Use Docker?” I covered the confusion that has emerged around one area of disruption that Docker has created. In this post, I’d like to segue into another similar topic that has emerged around the same concept where I sense similar disruption and confusion: the use of PaaS in its traditional form vs using a straight Docker approach. Background PaaS in its simplest form is a platform that enables developers to develop and deploy web applications into production fast by abstracting many details of the underlying infrastructure,…
  • The VMware OpenStack Cloud Conundrum

    Nati Shalom
    5 Nov 2014 | 10:03 pm
    OpenStack is an open source cloud infrastructure that is considered by many as a cost-effective alternative to VMware. In reality, the transition from VMware to OpenStack isn’t that trivial, which leads most enterprises to take a hybrid cloud approach. This means they run their OpenStack infrastructure alongside their existing VMware infrastructure with an aim to gradually transition workloads into their new OpenStack environment. Recently, VMware announced their own VMware Integrated OpenStack, which is a VMware-supported OpenStack distribution providing tighter integration between…
  • Do I need OpenStack if I use Docker?

    Nati Shalom
    4 Nov 2014 | 12:12 am
    Docker has broken a record in the speed in which it moved from being a disruptive technology to a commodity. The speed of adoption and popularity of Docker brings with it lots of confusion. In this post I wanted to focus on a trend of commentary that has been gaining popularity, that I’ve started to hear more often recently from users who just started using Docker.  Whether it makes sense to use OpenStack if they’ve already chosen to use Docker. Before I give my take on this, I wanted to start with a short background for the rationale behind this question. Background In its simplest…
  • Our Open Source Cloud (Re) Architecture with OpenStack + TOSCA

    Nati Shalom
    13 Oct 2014 | 1:25 am
    Cloudify OpenStack Native approach - The Story behind the Scenes In the previous post I outlined what I mean by native-approach to the OpenStack cloud. In a nutshell, a native approach represents out of the box tighter integration with OpenStack, all without being limited only to OpenStack. In this post I want to share some of the stories behind the design of Cloudify 3.0 and the approach that we have taken to make Cloudify *native* to OpenStack.  I would first start by outlining our motivation behind this approach. OpenStack-only or Not-only-OpenStack? It is our core belief that for the…
  • The Seven Most Popular APIs in Big Data – Part 2

    Nati Shalom
    7 Oct 2014 | 10:32 pm
    Many APIs, Same Data In “The Seven Most Popular APIs in Big Data—Part One,” I described the various forms of popular data management APIs out there and how they’re often used. As I noted toward the end of the post, currently each of the APIs is often tied with a specific data model and data store and is used by different APIs that serve other use cases. One of the main reasons behind this is that each API represents a specific optimization that requires a fairly different data structure. Common to all of the various techniques however is that they were written under the assumption…
 
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    Amazon Web Services Blog

  • AWS Public IP Address Ranges Now Available in JSON Form

    Jeff Barr
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:22 pm
    Many of our customers have asked us for a detailed list of the IP address ranges assigned to and used by AWS. While the use cases vary from customer to customer, they generally involve firewalls and other forms of network access controls. In the past we have met this need by posting human-readable information to the EC2, S3, SNS, and CloudFront Forums. IP Ranges in JSON Form I am happy to announce that this information is now available in JSON form at https://ip-ranges.amazonaws.com/ip-ranges.json. The information in this file is generated from our internal system-of-record and is…
  • New APN (AWS Partner Network) Blog

    Jeff Barr
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:18 am
    The AWS Partner Network (APN) is a rapidly growing ecosystem of Consulting and Technology partners. These partners push the boundaries of what can be done with cloud computing by creating and bringing value-added solutions to their customers. Our goal is to continue to support the APN partners as they work to build successful businesses on the AWS platform. As our ecosystem grows, we continue to launch new programs, benefits, and content for APN Partners via the AWS Partner Network (APN). New APN Blog Today we are launching a new AWS Partner Network Blog that will serve as a central source…
  • Amazon AppStream Update - Access Windows Apps on Chromebooks, MacBooks, Kindle Fires, and More

    Jeff Barr
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:37 pm
    AppStream can provide our customers with easier access to the tools they need on a wider range of devices than in the past. Ray MilhemVP of Enterprise Solutions at ANSYS When I first wrote about Amazon AppStream last year, I described the AppStream APIs and showed you how to use them to modify an existing application to give it the ability to stream output to a wide variety of output devices. The AppStream SDK can be used to build customized streaming experiences that integrate local and remote applications in a unified fashion. As an example of what can be done when AppStream is used in this…
  • Amazon Zocalo Update - Mobile Apps + 5 TB Files

    Jeff Barr
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:33 am
    I have a couple of pieces of good news for current and potential users of Amazon Zocalo. Both items are available now and you can start using them today. Zocalo Mobile Apps You can use our new mobile apps to access Zocalo on your iPhone or Android device using your corporate credentials. You can work offline, make comments, and securely share documents while you are in the air or on the go! The Android app is available on the Kindle and Google Play stores. The iPhone app is in the iOS AppStore. Here's what the Android version of the app looks like: And here's the iPhone version of the app:…
  • CloudSearch Update - Price Reduction, Hebrew & Japanese Support, Partitioning, CloudTrail

    Jeff Barr
    19 Nov 2014 | 3:53 pm
    I've got some good news for current and potential users of Amazon CloudSearch. As you may already know, CloudSearch is a a fully-managed service that makes it easy to setup, operate, and scale a search service for your website or application. If you use CloudSearch, you will benefit from a price reduction, additional language support, and control over domain partitioning (we released these features earlier this year but I didn't have a chance to blog about them at that time). You can also take advantage of the recently released support for AWS CloudTrail. Price Reduction An ever-increasing…
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    CohesiveFT Blog

  • Weekly news roundup for Cloud and Networking: November 17 - 21

    Margaret Walker
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Cloud and Networking news for the week of November 17thCITE World: Microsoft Azure thrown out of gear during a performance updateForrester: Cloud Becomes The Motivator In 2015Light Reading: IaaS: The Telco Tool for Business GrowthCloud Opinion on Medium: Why IT execs need to plan for AWS LambdaRedmonk: The Implications of IaaS Pricing Patterns and TrendsCohesiveFT in the news:We're a finalists in the DCD EMEA Awards for our "Building Multi-Cloud Overlay Networks with Public Clouds" entry. The winners will be announced on December 11 in London.Chris Swan's talk from the…
  • There are databases and then there are Databases: data migration to the cloud and how security will become even more important

    Margaret Walker
    19 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    by CEO Patrick Kerpan When we first started using AWS public cloud and other virtualized environments in 2006, we weren’t sure what kind of data and workloads our enterprise customers would migrate to the cloud. Some early industry watchers predicted the entire IT operation would move in one leap, others thought only non-critical, internal operating systems would migrate.  We first thought that no Database would ever migrate to cloud. Yet, we realized there might be a difference in database versus Database. A Database, a stand-alone, massive collection of compute and storage,…
  • Weekly news roundup for Cloud and Networking: November 10 - 14

    Margaret Walker
    14 Nov 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Cloud and Networking news for the week of November 10thFrom this week's AWS re:Invent conference, GigaOm wraps up "Top 5 Lessons learned at ReInvent" and for a full list of announcements at re:Invent, the AWS blog has them all.Forrester's 2015 cloud predictions via ZDnet: Docker rises, storage pricing war claims livesDatacenter Knowledge: A Rackspace survey says Nearly Everybody Will be Using DevOps by End of 2015Gigaom: CIOs are getting out of the Data Center business >> "CIO’s and their contemporaries are generally making a move away from data centers. Specifically, moving away from…
  • Announcing VNS3:ms, the Network Management Console for Complex Networks

    Margaret Walker
    10 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    Manage the cloud sprawl with VNS3:ms Network ConsoleVNS3:ms is a single dashboard where you can manage and monitor all of your VNS3 networks and VPN connections.Before, VNS3 users and network managers alike had to individually check on security status features. Some status and security records, like keeping an updated snapshot for every single Manager, could be a tedious process. The time and effort it took prevented some from following security best practices.Now, VNS3:ms (think "management system" but shortened) is the one-stop shop to check up on the vital stats of your networks. From the…
  • Weekly news roundup for Cloud and Networking: November 3 - 8

    Margaret Walker
    7 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    Cloud and Networking news for the week of November 3rdSDN, NFV market to hit $11B in sales by 2018, according to new report from Infonetics ResearchBusiness Cloud News: Google bolsters cloud platform with networking, containers, and price cutsZDnet: The newest frontier in cloud computing: Network Function VirtualizationMSP Mentor: Dell Announces Cloud Application Marketplace BetaFrom @cloud_opinion on Medium: Applications in the Cloud world >> Numbers 8 - 10: 8. Worry a lot about your application security — assume Cloud provider will be of no help to…
 
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    Pacific-Tier Communications LLC

  • Wiring the Sierras

    Administrator
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:28 am
    Inyo County, the second largest county in California, is ready to jumpstart the process of delivering a true broad band infrastructure to business and residences within the Owens Valley.  The plan, called the 21st Century Obsidian Project, envisions delivering a fiber infrastructure to all residents of Inyo County and other surrounding areas along the Eastern Sierras and parts of Death Valley. According to the project RFP, the project goal is “an operating, economically sustainable, Open Access, Fiber-to-the-Premise, gigabit network serving the Owens Valley and select neighboring…
  • It is Time to Get Serious about Architecting ICT

    Administrator
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:27 pm
    Just finished another ICT-related technical assistance visit with a developing country government. Even in mid-2014, I spend a large amount of time teaching basic principles of enterprise architecture, and the need for adding form and structure to ICT strategies. Service-oriented architectures (SOA) have been around for quite a long time, with some references going back to the 1980s. ITIL, COBIT, TOGAF, and other ICT standards or recommendations have been around for quite a long time as well, with training and certifications part of nearly every professional development program. So why is the…
  • ICT Training Development Survey

    Administrator
    4 Aug 2014 | 11:02 am
    Pacific-Tier Communications LLC is preparing our ICT courseware development plan for 2015.  We would be very grateful if you took a minute and filled out the following linked survey. We are not collecting any personal or location information – just interested in what your organization would find useful for professional ICT training and courseware. Thanks for your support! If you have any questions, please send us a note at info@pacific-tier.com
  • Asian Carrier’s Conference 2013 Kicks Off in Cebu

    Administrator
    3 Sep 2013 | 9:35 pm
    The 2013 ACC kicked off on Tuesday morning with an acknowledgement by Philippine Long Distance Telecommunications (PLDT) CEO Napolean L. Nazareno that “we’re going through a profound and painful transformation to digital technologies.”  He continued to explain that in addition to making the move to a digital corporate culture and architecture that for traditional telcos to succeed they will need to “master new skills, including new partnership skills.” That direction drives a line straight down the middle of attendees at the conference.  Surprisingly, many companies attending and…
  • What Value Can I Expect from Cloud Computing Training?

    Administrator
    30 Aug 2013 | 6:31 pm
    Normally, when we think of technical-related training, images of rooms loaded with switches, routers, and servers might come to mind.    Cloud computing is different.  In reality, cloud computing is not a technology, but rather a framework employing a variety of technologies – most notably virtualization, to solve business problems or enable opportunities. From our own practice, the majority of cloud training students represent non-technical careers and positions. Our training does follow the CompTIA Cloud Essentials course criterion, and is not a technical course, so the non-technical…
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    Cloud Business Review

  • Cloud Computing and Virtual Offices: A Match Made in Heaven?

    Ivan Widjaya
    19 Nov 2014 | 8:58 pm
    Last year, we talked about cloud computing and how the advancements of virtualization would change the face of business; one of our predictions discussed the growth of virtual offices, and to no surprise, the market for this service has continued to expand across the globe.… Click here to read more
  • What Business Owners Should Know About Cloud Hosting Services

    Ivan Widjaya
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:53 am
    Setting up a website can be a testing process. Businesses have to worry about server speeds, the level of support they can expect from their hosting service, storage space and security. It all adds up to a headache that struggling web-based businesses could do without.… Click here to read more
  • Practical Ways to Streamline Your Business for Maximum Efficiency

    Ivan Widjaya
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:49 am
    Here in 2014, it’s a sad fact that 4/5 new business start-ups fail in their first year. One of the reasons for this is that for every business that emerges, there will always be another business that can rise up and do what the first company does better.… Click here to read more
  • Why Cloud-Based Technologies are Perfect for Small Business Growth

    Ivan Widjaya
    26 Sep 2014 | 7:44 am
    Free of initial upfront costs, cloud-based technologies help small business owners simplify their daily operations so they can focus on growing and expanding their business. To put it simply, cloud computing technology revolves around the Internet, unlike the past where people needed to run programs and applications from downloaded software on a physical computer or from a primary server in the building.… Click here to read more
  • Video Conferencing in the Cloud

    Ivan Widjaya
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:31 am
    At this point, I’m sure you have heard the term, “in the cloud.” Recently, cloud-based services have seen a spike in growth, branching primarily into the business sector. There is one cloud-based service in particular that is becoming a staple in the communication infrastructure of many businesses.… Click here to read more
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    CloudTimes

  • Amazon Redefining Cloud Services With AWS Lambda

    Saroj Kar
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:48 am
    Amazon Web Services (AWS) wants to attract more developers to its cloud platform. On the occasion of the event “AWS re: Invent 2014” which takes place in Las Vegas, the company introduced several new services for developers. The important services that Amazon announced is called AWS Lambda, which is a computing service that runs the code developers in response to events and automatically manages computing resources to them, facilitating the creation and management of applications that respond quickly to new information. Lambda is a zero-administration compute platform which don’t…
  • IBM and Nvidia Building World’s Fastest Supercomputer for Big Data Analysis

    Saroj Kar
    19 Nov 2014 | 11:16 am
    With the goal to bring the United States to catch up with China in the field of supercomputers, the US Department of Energy (DOE) announced the creation of two ‘super brains’ that will push the world closer to exascale computing. The DOE will have $325 million funding, which will be used in the construction of Summit supercomputer for the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee and Sierra supercomputer at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California, plus another $100 million for research technology on extreme scale supercomputing. The two supercomputers will be installed…
  • IDC: Internet of Things Market Will Grow to Over $3 Trillion by 2020

    Saroj Kar
    14 Nov 2014 | 10:19 am
    The convergence of the cloud, mobile, big data, social and other sensors, is generating huge new opportunities for companies to offer their customers and employees services and modes of interaction that were previously unimaginable. People, things, machines and processes are becoming increasingly networked, creating a permanent channel between the real world and the virtual dimension, and revolutionizing the way we interact with all not only in the private sphere but also in the work context and business. At the center of this revolution is the Internet of Things (IoT), which allows you to…
  • IBM Announces Dynamic Cloud Security Portfolio for Businesses

    Saroj Kar
    12 Nov 2014 | 11:05 am
    While companies always move more activity in the cloud, they must remain vigilant on potential security vulnerabilities in their systems. It is on the basis of this observation that IBM has developed a range of services to secure cloud operations of enterprises with the same level of rigor as that applied for transactions carried out internally. IBM has introduced the industry’s first intelligent enterprise security portfolio to protect users, data and applications in the cloud. The new security solution expands the potential of using cloud solutions across infrastructure to protect…
  • Only 29 Percent of Companies are Using Big Data to Make Predictions

    Saroj Kar
    27 Oct 2014 | 11:13 am
    The big data is one of the solutions that will change the future of business. Some companies are already making decisions, developing strategies, and changing their future plans, designing their products based on what they say the data analysis and establish how to reach consumers on that basis. But yet, despite the importance of big data business analysis, only 29 percent of companies surveyed in the report Industrial Internet Insights for 2015, prepared by Accenture and GE, has been mapped for predictive analysis or improve their business operations, although respondents generally believe…
 
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    Pete's Thoughts on Cloud Computing

  • Fiat Lux

    Pete Perlegos
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:47 pm
    I will be posting again. To that end, here are some updates:Website:http://perlegos.com/http://perlegos.com/eecs.htmMy LinkedIn:http://www.linkedin.com/in/peteperlegos/My startup:http://cloubrain.com/
  • HP has problems with it renewed focus on enterprise

    Pete Perlegos
    22 Aug 2011 | 3:38 pm
    This article made a good point about the problems HP had this weekend with it's the mad rush to buy Touchpads. HP's TouchPad fire sale: The fallout HP claims to sell "adaptive infrastructure." But after seeing HP's infrastructure at work on it's own website, would you buy HP's cloud technology?
  • At Dreamforce in SF

    Pete Perlegos
    7 Dec 2010 | 9:59 am
    I am at Dreamforce in SF this week.My blog is active again...
  • Startup School in Berkeley

    Pete Perlegos
    24 Oct 2009 | 7:59 pm
    I was at Startup School in Berkeley today.http://www.justin.tv/startupschool
  • Xen and the Art of Virtualization

    Pete Perlegos
    19 Oct 2009 | 11:48 pm
    Modern computers are sufficiently powerful to use virtualization to present the illusion of many smaller virtual machines (VMs), each running a separate operating system instance. Xen uses paravirtualization for the Virtual Machine monitor (VMM). A VMM is the layer between software and hardware, allowing more than one guest OS to run concurrently. Xen shows good performance and isolation of each VM, while allowing unmodified applications and supporting full operating systems.When Xen began its development, it could not support a guest OS "as is", and patches to the guest kernel had to be…
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    Business Cloud News

  • Will Qualcomm chips soon power cloud datacentres?

    Business Cloud News
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:13 am
    Qualcomm signaled its intent to start designing and marketing server chips Mobile chip incumbent Qualcomm has announced plans to enter the server chip market, which the company believes represents a $15bn opportunity over the next five years. In a meeting with financial analysts in New York this week the firm’s chief executive officer Steve Mollenkopf said the company would start designing and selling chips for server systems, but didn’t provide any details on what kind of chips the company would provide or when it would enter the market. Mollenkopf, who earlier this year flirted with the…
  • As NSA reform dies, questions about Safe Harbour reform loom

    Jonathan Brandon
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:19 am
    NSA reform, or lack thereof, may create more urgency around reforming the Safe Harbour agreement The USA Freedom Act, which was proposed in a bid to end mass surveillance and give more transparency and oversight to how digital communications are monitored by the US intelligence community, died on the floor of the US Senate this week, falling just two votes shy of the 60 votes it needed to pass. Some analysts believe the result will stoke further debate around Safe Harbour and other data sharing agreements with the US. The USA Freedom Act would have effectively ended the government’s bulk…
  • AWS bows to pressure to go 100% renewables

    Business Cloud News
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:12 am
    Amazon Web Services, once isolated for its carbon-heavy approach to powering its datacentres, is going green Amazon Web Services has committed to 100 per cent renewable energy usage for its global infrastructure, bowing to pressure from organisations like Greenpeace which have previously criticised the company’s reporting practices around its carbon footprint. Amazon will now follow others like Apple, Google and SAP in committing to using 100 per cent renewables to power its cloud services, though the company did not commit publicly to a specific timeline for when it would achieve this. BCN…
  • CipherCloud scores $50m for cloud data security

    Business Cloud News
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:03 am
    CipherCloud has secured $50m in funding CipherCloud has scored $50m in its latest funding round, which the cloud security vendor plans to use to bolster its international expansion strategy. The latest round of funding, its third so far, brings the total amount the firm has secured to $80m. CipherCloud operates a data encryption service for cloud services. Its key pitch is that it can encrypt data before it leaves the enterprise and leaves the keys with the user (in an encrypted cloud key store), a technology it has extended to several cloud platforms and applications since its founding in…
  • Azure outage raises questions about public cloud for mission-critical apps

    Business Cloud News
    19 Nov 2014 | 6:36 am
    Azure’s outages raises questions about the suitability of public cloud platforms for mission-critical applications Microsoft Azure has been hit by yet another global outage, this time impacting even its own online Office services and websites. The outage raises serious questions about whether these kinds of public cloud platforms are ready for mission-critical workloads. Early this morning or late yesterday, depending on where you’re based, Azure experienced connectivity issues to its services including storage, websites and visual studio online, with some users experiencing other…
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    Bitnami Blog

  • Bitnami Open Source Leaders Interview Series: Frank Karlitschek from ownCloud

    miranda myerholtz
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:05 am
    As part of our Open Source Leader podcast series, we interviewed Frank Karlitschek, founder of ownCloud, to learn how ownCloud helps you share your files with friends and co-workers. ownCloud gives you universal access to all your files, contacts, calendars and bookmarks across all of your devices for free! The questions below are answered throughout the interview: What is ownCloud?  How technical does one have to be to use ownCloud? How does ownCloud manage third-party extensions/plugins? What is next for ownCloud version 8?  After learning more about the project, you can…
  • WordPress security release

    BitNami Team
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:38 am
    The WordPress project has just released version 4.0.1. This version fixes a critical cross-site scripting vulnerability together with other security issues. The WordPress team strongly encourages their users to update their site to this version. For more details please check the official announcement. Bitnami Wordpress 4.0.1 installers, virtual machines and cloud images are already available.
  • Gradle added to Bitnami Library + Jenkins Stack integration

    Marcos Bjoerkelund
    18 Nov 2014 | 8:46 am
    We're happy to announce that Gradle is now available on the Bitnami Library, as well as its integration with our Jenkins Stack. Gradle is a Java-based tool that helps you automate the building, testing, publishing and deployment of software packages and other types of projects, such as generated static websites and generated documentation. The Bitnami Gradle Stack is the best way to run Gradle. We have packed it as a self-contained, pre-configured distribution that includes everything you need to run Gradle. You can get started by downloading our free,…
  • New Bitnami Ruby stacks released with Ruby 2.1.5, 2.0.0-p598 and 1.9.3-p551

    Beltrán
    16 Nov 2014 | 5:31 am
    We recently released new versions of Ruby stacks that fix several security issues. An additional fix for DoS vulnerability CVE-2014-8090 has been released for all Ruby versions. We have released new versions of Bitnami Ruby Stack native installers for Linux and OS X, virtual machines and cloud images for Amazon EC2, Google Compute Engine and Microsoft Azure. - Ruby Stack 2.1.5: with Ruby 2.1.5 and Rails 4.1.7 - Ruby Stack 2.0.0-23: with Ruby 2.0.0-p598 and Rails 4.1.7 - Ruby Stack 1.9.3-27: with Ruby 1.9.3-p551 and Rails 3.2.20 We continue working on upgrading Ruby versions for…
  • Moodle 2.8.0 released

    BitNami Team
    13 Nov 2014 | 2:08 am
    Moodle, the popular Open Source e-learning platform, released their version 2.8.0 a couple of days ago. We are glad to announce that this version is already available in Bitnami. You can find the complete list of new features in the official release notes and you can also take a look at the screenshots. Or... you may want to check the new features yourself.  By clicking the button below you will have your own Moodle instance running for 1 hour, for free! Bitnami Moodle is also available as native installers (available for Linux, Windows and Mac OS), virtual machines and cloud images for…
 
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  • Boost your holiday sales with these 5 email marketing tips

    Sarah
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:26 am
    For many businesses, the holiday shopping period is critical for generating revenue and garnering brand awareness. With the annual sales spike quickly approaching, businesses are planning new promotions and targeting their marketing efforts on customer appreciation. But even if your business does not directly profit from the holidays, you can still lean on the ubiquitous hype of the season to get creative with your email campaigns. If you’re vying for a piece of the sales pie this season, you have to compete with the 55% of brands using email as a top communication channel for…
  • Zoho.in provides Free domains for Indian businesses!

    Gautham G
    19 Nov 2014 | 6:52 am
    ​Zoholics: India is all about us sharing our journey through the years; in the faith that business owners would benefit from our experiences. We have decided to not stop with just that, however. Starting tomorrow, we are giving away .in and .co.in domains to businesses in India. India’s Micro, Small and Medium sized businesses have seen unprecedented growth over the last decade. Bangalore, in particular, has seen a visible rise, being one of the most entrepreneur friendly cities in the world. With trends pointing towards continuing growth in the industry, we believe that our business…
  • Customer Spotlight: How JusCollege Increased Their Sales from $1 Million to $20 Million in Only 2 Years

    Arun
    18 Nov 2014 | 11:59 am
    “Each of our sales was averaging between $10,000-$200,000 and we badly needed a CRM to help manage these large groups!” It was mid-2012, and JusCollege, a startup hospitality company focused on booking vacations for large groups of college students was just beginning to get traction. As co-founder Allan Teruel recalls, it was an internal incident which prompted the search for a CRM solution. “We were using Google Docs for sales tracking and one day we accidentally deleted a very key Google doc that had important customer information – this was because Google Docs was not really…
  • UK Accidents – An Analysis with Zoho Reports

    S B Saravana Bharathi
    17 Nov 2014 | 8:25 pm
    “Accidents are not accidents but precise arrivals at the wrong right time”, says, a popular writer and poet. This blog analyzes the road accidents that happened in the UK, and the contributing factors, for the years 1979 to 2013, based on the data published by the Ministry for Road Transport of the UK government. Let us take a look at the year-wise trend of the number of accidents. The overall trend is a decreasing one.The number of accidents shot up to 3.2 million in 1981. The lowest was clocked in the year 2011 with the total number of accidents being around 60,000. When it comes to…
  • Big Business with Small ideals

    Gautham G
    14 Nov 2014 | 9:07 am
    For many, an ideal business would be one which grows steadily year after year, chasing the dream of monopolizing their market. They would love to become an irreplaceable constant for their customers in an ever-changing world. However, in the process of growing, many businesses lose what they were loved for. In the long run, this loss would become a key factor in their downfall. For businesses, it might be better to be the king of a small kingdom, rather than a large collapsing anarchy. Would you prefer a slow steady stream, or a large unreliable downpour? The Bigger they are… In…
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  • Five Steps To Implement Cloud Computing

    Brian
    5 Nov 2014 | 9:55 am
    This is a post from the meshIP Blog - Cloud computing is no longer just the realm of experimenters. Research suggests about 86 per cent of Australian companies now use a cloud service of some type, while the rest are more than likely to deploy a service in the coming years. Companies are finding cloud services provide the agility, flexibility and scalability they need […] - We offer Cloud Computing services - Brian Related posts: 10 Vital Steps For Successful Cloud Computing Implementation Since Cloud computing is a new way of doing business... Cloud Computing for Small Business 101…
  • When Cloud Computing Goes Wrong

    Brian
    10 Sep 2014 | 11:21 am
    This is a post from the meshIP Blog - Technical things go wrong. So what should businesses think about to ensure reliable and consistent operations with an added layer of complexity? The first step is recognizing that things will go wrong. Whether operations are in an in-house data center, an external commercial collocation data center, or in a hybrid cloud arrangement with workload split […] - We offer Cloud Computing services - Brian Related posts: The Good News About Cloud Architecture: Everything Fails Two recent events reminded us this spring that cloud computing... In Defense of…
  • Clientless VDI In Healthcare

    Brian
    14 Aug 2014 | 11:43 am
    This is a post from the meshIP Blog - The entire architecture around the modern endpoint has changed. This is truly become evident within the healthcare field. Associates, doctors and administrators are all processing healthcare information in completely new ways. IT consumerization and mobility have certainly played a big part through all of this. The evolution of the healthcare environment, however, is never truly […] - We offer Cloud Computing services - Brian Related posts: Cloud Computing: Healthcare Savings, Accessibility and Opportunity With nearly one-third of healthcare sector…
  • SMBs Struggle With Data Protection’s Rising Complexity

    Brian
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:59 am
    This is a post from the meshIP Blog - A survey of 401 global small and midsize businesses (SMBs) conducted by IDC on behalf of data protection specialist Acronis found that IT organizations are struggling with backup and recovery, thanks to the rise of virtualization and cloud computing. Backup and recovery becomes more problematic with each new platform added. Most IT organizations now routinely […] - We offer Cloud Computing services - Brian Related posts: SMBs Stymied By Virtualization Backup While smaller companies may adopt virtual machines in greater numbers... SMBs Struggling…
  • The Need For Speed And The Cloud

    Brian
    18 Jun 2014 | 7:02 am
    This is a post from the meshIP Blog - There can be a tendency to think too simplistically about the benefits of moving applications to the cloud. Traditional logic centres around the cost savings that companies can make out of the shift from on-premise deployments but there is another, more important element of the cloud that should be given more credence – speed. The […] - We offer Cloud Computing services - Brian Related posts: Feds To Speed Cloud Adoption With New Roadmap The U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology... Cloud-Ready Networks for…
 
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  • My Expectations for re:Invent 2014: Lots of People and 3 Announcements

    Ofir Nachmani
    10 Nov 2014 | 10:23 am
    This is my third re:Invent, and I feel lucky to have had the opportunity to attend all of the major AWS events thus far. It is evident that Amazon is disrupting the IT industry, and some very experienced bloggers in the field have told me that it is just a matter of time before it takes over enterprise IT, as well. Maybe in another 10 years, though. Nonetheless, the change it has established in the industry is extreme, with the cloud’s agility and speed able to reach nearly every place on earth. There were 5K attendees at AWS’ first re:Invent and this year, Amazon is expecting over 12K.
  • Make the Most of AWS reInvent 2014

    Ofir Nachmani
    10 Nov 2014 | 9:58 am
    These are exciting times for the world of cloud computing, and with the largest ever AWS conference just around the corner, we can’t wait to see what everyone has in store. Our successful video interviews at AWS re:Invent 2013, with leading cloud brands across the globe, has brought the popular enterprise technology channel, SDR News, and yours truly together again to see what re:Invent 2014 has to offer. The technology and consulting partners that shared their knowledge at last year’s event have greatly benefitted from their exposure across our social channels. And with the 12,000…
  • Cloud Content Marketing Through Knowledge

    Ofir Nachmani
    13 Oct 2014 | 8:32 am
    Marketing through knowledge has gained vast popularity for enterprises and startups, alike. Creating educational content for your community, otherwise known as content marketing, has become the preferred method of marketing for a number of reasons. Instead of enticing a potential customer for a few seconds with a witty tagline or flashy banner, cloud content marketing engages potential customers through news, industry awareness, expertise, and storytelling. Educational content’s purpose is to arouse an audience’s curiosity, leaving them with more knowledge and questions about the…
  • Cloud Videos: Migrating to Cloud Native with Microservices by Adrian Cockcroft

    Ofir Nachmani
    9 Sep 2014 | 7:06 am
    On Wednesday July 2nd, Adrian Cockcroft, from Battery Venture, lectured at an IGTCloud and IamOnDemand meetup. Prior to joining Battery, Adrian led Netflix’s migration to a large scale, highly available public cloud infrastructure and drove the cloud-native NetflixOSS platform to become open source as the Netflix cloud management platform. In a recent interview, the Netflix cloud pioneer answered a broad range of questions covering everything from his take on AWS development, DevOps vs NoOps, and the future of enterprise IT. If you  like to enjoy  “IamOnDemand Adrian’s…
  • AWS NY Summit Highlights: Ruling the Cloud Stack and an Expanding Ecosystem

    Ofir Nachmani
    18 Jul 2014 | 1:01 am
    Last week’s NYC AWS summit was yet another success for the cloud giant. Just shy of the impressive turnout at re:Invent 2013 in Las Vegas, last week’s summit had so many attendees, they ran out of badges! As always, the lectures were great, however, we weren’t told anything new. Despite the ever-growing awareness of AWS cloud, Werner has been pitching the same “old” messages for years. Security issues, price reductions, fast deployment, and scalability were introduced in a much more organic way three years ago, and this year’s summit proved that these concepts have been…
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  • Your 2015 Sales Enablement Plan

    Peter Mollins
    18 Nov 2014 | 9:49 am
    2015 is the year of Sales Enablement. What is Sales Enablement? It’s a set of processes that equip your sales team with best practice tools and content that help them sell more.    Download your copy here. Sales organizations with multiple products, geographies, personas, and industries recognize how key it is to enabling sales teams to be more effective. And that is especially true for fast-growing sales teams, or those poised for growth. After all, when you have large numbers of sales team members, each time you can bring a “C” player up to be an…
  • The Biggest Inhibitor of Sales Success in 2014

    Peter Mollins
    12 Nov 2014 | 2:03 pm
    If you don’t already read Tamara Schenk’s Sales Enablement blog, definitely do yourself a favor and take a look. She always has informative and often challenging information to read to help boost the effectiveness of your sales team. A post from Tamara on LinkedIn Pulse today was especially interesting. It looked at survey data that MHI Research Institute collected. It asked ‘what was the biggest inhibitor of sales success in 2014?’ And the results were fascinating. The biggest takeaway is one that Tamara explores in detail in her post. That is, that the inability to communicate value…
  • 2 Ways to Re-Think “Lead to Revenue”

    Peter Mollins
    11 Nov 2014 | 9:29 am
    In 2010 Forrester coined the term “Lead to Revenue”. It was a fresh take on a stale problem: the sales and marketing divide. It encouraged go-to-market leaders to look at their funnels differently. That is, to see sales and marketing as partners with revenue as a shared goal. Since then the idea that leads are meaningless unless they turn into revenue has gone mainstream. HubSpot popularized the term ‘smarketing’ to recognize the combined efforts of sales and marketing teams. At the same time the B2B marketplace has become even more complicated for sales and marketing. As Jill Konrath…
  • Content Marketing, Meet Sales Enablement

    Peter Mollins
    5 Nov 2014 | 12:33 pm
    VentureBeat published a terrific piece this morning. It asks whether Content Marketing has reached peak efficiency for its adopters. Why? With so much content being published it is difficult for individual content pieces to stand out and attract attention. The article contrasts this with the results from Sales Enablement. That is, equip sales teams with right messages to take to the right prospects. That leads to greater conversion rates of prospects that are more apt to buy. Should marketers turn to sales enablement and move on from content marketing? The optimal path is to pull both…
  • Sales Enablement: The Glue that Bonds Sales and Marketing Technology Together

    MarketingProfs MarketingProfs
    4 Nov 2014 | 6:14 am
    Let’s set our flux capacitor to 2004 for a moment and play a little game of Back to the Future. Back then, sales “technology” qualified as a robust Excel spreadsheet, a blackberry, a fax machine, and (in really advanced businesses) a Salesforce.com account. Meanwhile, sales and marketing alignment stunk, in-person meetings were the norm, and “content” had a very different meaning. Ten short years later, technology and modern techniques — more specifically, CRM systems, marketing automation, and content marketing — have completely transformed the B2B sales process. 85 percent of…
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  • VMware Makes Progress on Virtualizing HPC

    Rich Brueckner
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:22 pm
    In this video, Matt Herreras and Josh Simons discuss recent developments in virtualization technologies for HPC: Demo of Self-provisioning of Virtual HPC clusters in a cloud environment. SR-IOV shared access to InfiniBand cards to multiple virtual machines, which is really important if you are trying to get access to parallel file systems like Lustre. New benchmarks showing near bare-metal performance on MPI applications over InfiniBand.The post VMware Makes Progress on Virtualizing HPC appeared first on insideHPC.
  • Solarflare Rolls Out 40Gb Ethernet Server Adapter

    ralphwells
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:21 am
    This week at SC14, Solarflare announced the general availability of the Solarflare Flareon Ultra SFN7042Q dual-port 40 Gigabit Ethernet (40GbE) QSFP+ PCIe 3.0 server I/O adapter. It provides hardware-assisted features that economically and efficiently distribute I/O processor workloads and optimize CPU utilization and bandwidth for 40Gb Ethernet applications.The post Solarflare Rolls Out 40Gb Ethernet Server Adapter appeared first on insideHPC.
  • Video: Bill Harrod Accepts HPC Vanguard Award at SC14

    Rich Brueckner
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:24 am
    In this video, Bill Harrod from the Department of Energy the Accepts HPC Vanguard Award from Rich Brueckner and Thomas Sterling at SC14. "Launched by The Exascale Report in 2013, the HPC Vanguard Award recognizes critical leaders in the HPC community’s strategic push to achieve exascale levels of supercomputing performance."The post Video: Bill Harrod Accepts HPC Vanguard Award at SC14 appeared first on insideHPC.
  • Dell Bumps Up GPU Computing with PowerEdge C4130

    ralphwells
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:45 am
    This week Dell unveiled the PowerEdge C4130. As an incredibly GPU dense and flexible HPC-focused rack server, the PowerEdge C4130 is the only Intel Xeon E5-2600v3 1U server to offer up to four GPUs/accelerators.The post Dell Bumps Up GPU Computing with PowerEdge C4130 appeared first on insideHPC.
  • Lenovo Showcases High-Performance Computing Innovations at SC14

    ralphwells
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:38 pm
    Lenovo announced several new initiatives at SC14 featuring the latest advancements in high-performance computing (HPC) that bring the commercial benefits of HPC to a more clients and workloads: Lenovo HPC Innovation Center in Stuttgart, Germany: This new center will establish a permanent benchmarking and R&D site for Lenovo, and will offer a broad ecosystem of technologies and skills […]The post Lenovo Showcases High-Performance Computing Innovations at SC14 appeared first on insideHPC.
 
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  • Giving unlikely thanks? How about your auditor?

    April Sage
    17 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    When you create a list of who you’re thankful for, your auditor may not jump to the top of your list. After all, isn’t that who asks for all those mountains of documents and relentlessly asks those probing questions? Let’s face it: the relationship between a business and an auditor can be a contentious one. The high price of reports, resources spent compiling the information and remediating any issues can be more than enough to give any CXO heartburn and hair loss. Mix in an auditor’s desire to maintain independence and objectivity and you have a recipe for acrimony. But the…
  • 20th anniversary: Thoughts from Online Tech co-founder Gary Baker on the company’s evolution

    April Sage
    12 Nov 2014 | 11:44 am
    Online Tech is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2014. While our business model has changed considerably since 1994, three things have remained consistent: customer service, adaptability, and a leadership role in the technology world. Online Tech was founded as the first website hosting firm for businesses in the state of Michigan, a cutting-edge venture at the time. MIT researcher Matthew Gray claims there were a grand total of 623 websites by the end of 1993. Fast forward 20 years and Online Tech is the Midwest’s leader in secure, compliant enterprise cloud and colocation hosting…
  • Collaboration At The 12th Annual Detroit CIO Executive Summit

    Stephanie Vogel
    11 Nov 2014 | 6:39 am
    This week Online Tech will be headed to the Adoba Hotel Dearborn for the 12th annual Detroit CIO Executive Summit, put on by the Evanta group. This is a premium event created “by CIOs, for CIOs”, in order to get the most relevant and helpful information onto the program. The primary focus for the event is collaboration, and there’s no shortage of this with over 30 executive speakers packed into one day. The keynotes are even more impressive, with David Behen, CIO of the State of Michigan kicking off the morning’s conversation. He’ll be speaking to the business trajectory of CIOs,…
  • Offsite Backup, Onsite Backup, or Both?

    Stephanie Vogel
    6 Nov 2014 | 7:20 am
    There are many backup and recovery options out there; some onsite, some offsite. Trying to parse through which one fits best into your disaster recovery plan can be very difficult, and often for a result that isn’t ideal. I spoke with our Director of Infrastructure Nick Lumsden about the reasons why someone may want onsite versus offsite backup, and vice versa, to try clarifying the muddy waters of backup and recovery. So, when is it good to stay onsite? Nick explains: “Onsite backup is generally part of a two-fold strategy used to ensure rapid access to point in time data that takes…
  • Major retail data breaches continue; do consumers care?

    April Sage
    5 Nov 2014 | 10:41 pm
    News of major retail data breaches are becoming commonplace – Home Depot being the latest in a long line – but consumers don’t appear to be changing their behaviors in response. Click to view the full infographic. A report by the Ponemon Institute on behalf of RSA was released Tuesday showing half of the 1,000 consumers surveyed had been the victim of a breach, but only 14 percent say a data breach would affect their shopping or banking behavior. The study suggests consumers have become desensitized to fraud and identity theft because it has become so prevalent. Other key findings from…
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    Cloud Powered Business Blog

  • 5 Rookie Mistakes in Marketing Automation

    Appirio
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:10 am
    By Jane Gibson The licenses are purchased, and the Marketing team is excited. Ready to run with a new automation tool? No - STOP!  Start with stretching and then walking rather than sprinting out of the gate. Don’t let yourself fall victim to rookie mistakes that all too often cripple the sprinters. Here are five… Read More
  • A New Workday Is Rising around the Worker Experience

    Ray Rivera
    10 Nov 2014 | 11:11 am
    We’ve just concluded an amazing week at Workday Rising 2014 in San Francisco. The spirit of the Giants' World Series victory was still very much in the air as discussions centered on the success of Workday Financials, and the unprecedented opportunities that integration with Workday HCM opens up to HR. For me, the highlight of… Read More
  • Get Sales Going by Abstracting the Little Things

    Appirio
    7 Nov 2014 | 7:15 am
    We love technology. We work, live, breathe and operate in the details and drama that is the technology industry. A new API? Awesome! Hey, Google aqui-hired [instert startup name here]? That’s fantastic, good for them, I’ve been following them for years, they deserve it. We get so caught up in the technology, actually, that we… Read More
  • The Approaching Death of the 360-Degree View

    John Gorup
    5 Nov 2014 | 7:17 am
    Consulting firms and CRM vendors have made a lot of money promising to deliver a 360-degree view of the customer. But for a lot of reasons, we may finally be seeing the end of this metaphor for CRM functionality. Yes, the dream of the 360-degree view is dying. Good riddance, I say. The basic use… Read More
  • Workday Rising Is Here. And so Is a New Worker Experience

    Ray Rivera
    3 Nov 2014 | 8:55 am
    At this year’s Workday Rising, we will have six panels of artwork in our booth. Each makes a very strong and personal statement about who we are, what we believe, how we want to engage, and we what think worker experience means. I want to share with you some of what inspires us, and hope… Read More
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    OpenNebula » Blog

  • OpenNebula Fox Fur 4.10.1

    Tino Vazquez
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:59 am
    The OpenNebula team is proud to announce a new maintenance release of OpenNebula 4.10 Fox Fur. This release (4.10.1) comes with several bug fixes found after the 4.10 release. These bug fixes covers different OpenNebula components, like for instance the command line interface, the Cloud View self service portal, OpenNebula Core and several drivers (Auth, Storage), OneFlow and more. Check the full list of bug fixes in the development portal. OpenNebula 4.10.1 also comes with several new features related to the new vCenter integration that made its debut in 4.10: Encrypt password of VCenter…
  • AppMarket 2.0.3 Released!

    Jaime Melis
    19 Nov 2014 | 7:11 am
    We are pleased pleased to announce a new maintenance release of AppMarket. Release 2.0.3 solves issues reported by the community and has been verified to work with OpenNebula 4.10. This release is part of the AppMarket 2.0.x series, which extended the AppMarket functionality by adding a new set of features that enables the management and processing of OVA files. A new component AppMarket Worker was introduced, which handles the OVA package treatment (download, unpack, OVF parsing) and image format conversion. This release also featured a new API, a new simplified import dialog, a new…
  • Only a Few Days Left for OpenNebulaConf 2014!

    Tino Vazquez
    19 Nov 2014 | 1:37 am
    This edition of the conference is just around the corner, happening next 2-4 December in Berlin. If you are interested in attending the conference, we entreat you to register swiftly, since only a few seats are left. 1. An Amazing Speaker Lineup and Agenda This year’s edition of the international OpenNebula Conference is packed with an amazing agenda. If you want to learn about Cloud Computing in general, and OpenNebula in particular. If you are familiar with the software or even an active user or contributor to the project, willing to hear and learn how other members of the community…
  • Ansible and Opennebula

    Vincent Van der Kussen
    18 Nov 2014 | 12:37 am
    Recently we decided to deploy a private cloud to replace our RHEV setup. The reasoning behind this will be covered in an other blog post, but the main reason was the higher level of automation we could achieve with Opennebula compared to RHEV. In this post I would like to talk about how we used Ansible to help us with the setup of Opennebula and what we are going to do in the near future. Why Ansible? Well, we were already using Ansible to perform repeatable deployments in our test environments to save us some valuable time compared to “manual” setups. This way we can test new…
  • OpenNebula is 7 Years Old!

    Ignacio M. Llorente
    17 Nov 2014 | 8:55 am
    Yes, time flies, and it is now time to celebrate the 7th anniversary of OpenNebula.org. In the post we wrote last year to celebrate our sixth anniversary we described the progress of the project in terms of its community, adoption and innovation. We are really proud to confirm that those figures are growing at the same rate. This year we would like to focus on our commitment to the open cloud. We think it is important to clearly state what “open”, “simple”, “scalable”, and “flexible” mean for us. Mostly because, as you well know, terms like…
 
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  • Cloud Service Provider Selection Considerations

    Scott Andersen
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:30 am
    Content by CloudTweaks.com 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 fill the buckets and 5 minutes for one person to carry the buckets, empty the bucket and return to the well to get more water. The unit of work is one person and 10 minutes to move two buckets of water. If you have two people operating…
  • Hybrid Washing: What’s Real; What’s Not?

    CloudTweaks
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:10 am
    Content by CloudTweaks.com Hybrid Washing It is a well-known fact in the business of marketing a product that to get a customer’s attention you must do one or all of the following: first make it clear that without this product a customer stands to lose out somehow; second make it clear this product is better than anything that has preceded it; third, make it clear that this product will save money, make money or make the customer somehow more attractive; fourth, make it clear that this product is better than any competitors’ products; fifth, make it clear that if the customer does not buy…
  • Health care welcomes the cloud, as resistance crumbles

    CloudBuzz
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:41 am
    Content by CloudTweaks.com Not long ago, if I mentioned the word “public cloud” when visiting a health care company, I was likely to be walked politely off the property. The pushback came hard, to be kind. But I figured that once cloud computing became more proven and the world did not collapse as data was relocated to public clouds, the health care industry would follow. It seems I was right. These days, new CIOs have taken over in many health care organizations, and their marching orders are to cut costs. Read the source article at infoworld.com The post Health care welcomes the cloud,…
  • Technology Is An Engineered Illusion, Digital Magician Marco Tempest Says

    CloudBuzz
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:40 am
    Content by CloudTweaks.com A conversation with cyber illusionist and MIT’s scientist Marco Tempest on open sourcery, digital magic, and why not everything has to be applied research. Read the source article at forbes.com The post Technology Is An Engineered Illusion, Digital Magician Marco Tempest Says appeared first on CloudTweaks.com.
  • The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – Data Storms

    Al Johnson
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:28 am
    Content by CloudTweaks.com Data Storms By Al Johnson Please feel free to share our comics via Social Media. All we ask in return is to please link to the original url source of each comic. You can review and enjoy more of our comics here.  The post The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – Data Storms appeared first on CloudTweaks.com.
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    GreenPages Blog

  • Balancing Control and Agility in Today’s IT Operational Reality

    Geoff Smith
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:37 am
    How can IT Departments balance control and agility in today’s IT operational reality? For decades, IT Operations has viewed itself as the controlling influence on the “wild west” of business influences. We have had to create our own culture of control in order to extend our influence beyond the four hardened walls of the datacenter, and now the diaphanous boundaries of the Cloud. Control was synonymous with good IT hygiene, and we prided ourselves in this. It’s not by accident that outside of the IT circles, we were viewed as gatekeepers and traffic cops, regulating the use (and…
  • What To Move To the Cloud: A More Mature Model for SMBs

    Chris Chesley
    19 Nov 2014 | 7:45 am
    Many SMBs struggle with deciding if and what to move to the cloud. Whether it’s security concerns, cost, or lack of expertise, it’s oftentimes difficult to map the best possible solution. Here are 8 applications and services to consider when your organization is looking to move to the Cloud and reduce their server footprint.   What to move to the cloud 1. Email Obviously in this day and age email is a requirement in virtually every business. A lot of businesses continue to run Exchange locally. If you are thinking about moving portions of your business out to the cloud, email is a…
  • Tech News Recap for the Week of 11/10/2014

    GreenPages Blog
    17 Nov 2014 | 5:12 am
    Were you busy last week? Here’s a quick tech news recap of articles you may have missed from the week of 11/10/2014. Tech News Recap 11/10/2014 This week, a massive breach hit Postal Service employees. Google cloud will be storing petabytes of genome data for health researchers while a new Microsoft data center is being powered by fuel cells. Also with Microsoft, Bill Gates sold $925M in stock…but still owns $13.6B worth. There were articles about both the Army’s cloud strategy as well as its virtual desktop strategy. Facebook and Twitter will most likely be speaking with…
  • How the Project Management Office Can Drive Business Growth with Excellence in Customer Service

    GreenPages Blog
    14 Nov 2014 | 5:21 am
    Project Managers today don’t just manage projects; they are a key contributor in managing the business. So, is there a way the Project Management Office can gain the business competitive positioning and better business results? I say yes. We can do this through delivering excellence in customer service. Aristotle said it best when he said, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act, but a habit.” Aristotle ~384-322 BCE.  To create a culture of service excellence, the PMO must first define for itself what excellence in customer service is. Involve the members of…
  • CTO Focus Interview: Rick Blaisdell, Motus

    GreenPages Blog
    12 Nov 2014 | 4:57 am
    In the second installment of our CTO Focus Interview series (view part I with Stuart Appley here), I got the chance to sit down with Rick Blaisdell, CTO at Motus, at a coffee shop in Portsmouth, NH. Rick is an experienced IT pro with more than 20 years experience in the industry. Some of his specialties include SaaS, cloud computing, virtualization, software development and business process improvement.  Rick is a top thought leader in the industry. He has a very successful blog, Rick’s Cloud, and his opinions and insights are very well respected on Twitter. Definitely an…
 
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  • BYOD For Businesses: Risks and Advantages

    Pravin Ganore
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:33 pm
    A trend that has came into play in relation to work is called BYOD (Bring Your Own Device). These are the devices (Mobiles / Laptops and etc.) which employees use for daily work using terminals and, therefore, are used and thereby receiving greater productivity. No doubt that the use of BYOD is growing tremendously, however, do you know that there are some risks associated with BYOD. Well, let’s see the risks and advantages of BYOD. Today, together several technologies that are growing tremendously are bringing behavioral change in users. Cloud computing enables access to information and…
  • Desktop Virtualization For Flexibility In Businesses

    Pravin Ganore
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:36 am
    Virtualized desktops are still not used on large scale in businesses, however, it has been gaining popularity in some areas where mobility and flexibility are most important. The adoption of cloud technologies can be a booster. The Maturity Acquired Organizations are now making a move towards the desktops virtualization solutions experiencing the advantages in terms of reduced costs, improved flexibility in equipment management. Reduced TCO is one of the major factors of positive decisions, however the investment costs required in the transformation should not be overlooked. The benefits of…
  • A Detailed Analysis Of Gas Extinguishing Systems

    Pravin Ganore
    17 Nov 2014 | 12:15 am
    Every five minutes at one of the ignition occurs. Common Causes – wiring. One tiny blown wiring inside the computer or a server in data center or IT infrastructure is sometimes enough to start a smoldering fire. If the fire is not recognized and effectively suppressed even at the stage of its origin, in addition to fire, heat and smoke can highly destroy existing equipment. Since nowadays almost all the activities of enterprises and institutions dependent on IT processes, hosted server failure can paralyze their work for a long time. As a result, it is possible that even the most…
  • Innovation: A Recipe that’s Hard to Digest? Why Complicate!

    Pravin Ganore
    11 Nov 2014 | 12:27 am
    The word innovation is trendy, heard in different places and with quite varied concept and application. Most associates only with technology innovation, a misconception. For an idea to be successful it need not necessarily be tied to large investments and latest technology, quite the contrary. Note that simple ideas are generally well accepted by the market, customers increasingly value products and unique processes. See that among several possibilities to innovate can relate aspects that make all the difference, for example, adaptation to new markets, new business models, new processes and…
  • Modern Tools For Cost Optimization Of Datacenter

    Pravin Ganore
    10 Nov 2014 | 12:24 am
    Before the dizzying increases in operating expenses of the companies registered in recent times, executives began to consider the data center as a viable source of savings in capital and operating costs. What is the key? The software for data center infrastructure management (DCIM). Advanced DCIM tools help reduce costs, prolonging the life of the physical infrastructure of the existing data center, simplifying the planning and operational, reducing the energy consumption both in infrastructure as IT systems and allowing conduct proactive monitoring to protect valuable productive time for…
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    Cloud Storage Buzz

  • Bitcasa Insolvent – Lawsuit Update

    Lee
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:01 am
      Yesterday Bitcasa responded to the lawsuit forcing them with a temporary restraining order to stop the deletion of data that was not migrated to new plans or downloaded. The short version of the outcome of the lawsuit is that users can pay Bitcasa for a $99.00/month fee to help preserve their data on a new account to continue downloading their data. You can read the full PDF here. While this does not help eliminate the added cost of migrating to a new plan for Bitcasa users there is still room to argue about the cost and getting that money back from Bitcasa in the future, although…
  • 10 Cloud Website Backup Services

    Lee
    17 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    In my day job I spend a lot of hours working on websites for clients of all sizes, on web hosts of all kinds from shared hosting accounts on services like Hostgator and WP Engine to RackSpace cloud servers to dedicated servers hosted at various data centers around the world. The one thing I have learned is if you depend on your website for any reason at all a backup of your website is worth your weight in gold.Depending on your level of computing and website administration skill will depend on how you decide to backup your website. I always encourage clients to make manual backups of their…
  • Bitcasa Sued

    Lee
    16 Nov 2014 | 7:27 am
      In what comes as no surprise Bitcasa has been sued by their users on November 13th, 2014, just days before the deadline of November 16th when Bitcasa was planning on deleting users data if they did not switch to a new, more expensive storage plan. When Bitcasa announced that users had to migrate to new plans it caused an uproar that you could see on Twitter and on other blogs.Even for users willing to pay the higher prices there was no end of problems of people complaining that the migration failed, that file sizes were larger than the new plan when they clearly are not and even…
  • SpiderOak Offers Discount on Golden Frog’s VyprVPN

    Lee
    29 Oct 2014 | 10:34 am
    I like SpiderOak, it is one of my favorite cloud backup and sync services, and if you are a SpiderOak user you might want to take a look at their latest blog post offering 25% off of VyprVPN.Before you do that though here are a few things to consider before you go and sign up that you will not read in the SpiderOak blog post. One of the things you are probably looking for in a VPN is a service that helps keep you private. The first step in keeping you private is not keeping logs that would make it easy to identify you and your Internet use. Unfortunately VyprVPN does not have a very good…
  • Bitcasa Alternatives

    Lee
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:04 pm
      There is no love for Bitcasa out there anymore and users are now appearing to be leaving in droves. Browsing through the Bitcasa forums or doing a search on Twitter will turn up a torrent of colourful tweets directed at them. Some of my favourites:My fav storage service @Bitcasa is extorting me ("pay or we delete your files") for $1000. Cryptolocker (randsomeware) only wanted $250 =(— AshtonC (@ashtonc) October 24, 2014Hey @bitcasa I would love to get wined and dined before completely getting SCREWED over. http://t.co/yGOgwjniFQ— Austin Fonacier (@austinrfnd)…
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  • VMware Makes Progress on Virtualizing HPC

    Rich Brueckner
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:22 pm
    In this video, Matt Herreras and Josh Simons discuss recent developments in virtualization technologies for HPC: Demo of Self-provisioning of Virtual HPC clusters in a cloud environment. SR-IOV shared access to InfiniBand cards to multiple virtual machines, which is really important if you are trying to get access to parallel file systems like Lustre. New benchmarks showing near bare-metal performance on MPI applications over InfiniBand.The post VMware Makes Progress on Virtualizing HPC appeared first on insideHPC.
  • Solarflare Rolls Out 40Gb Ethernet Server Adapter

    ralphwells
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:21 am
    This week at SC14, Solarflare announced the general availability of the Solarflare Flareon Ultra SFN7042Q dual-port 40 Gigabit Ethernet (40GbE) QSFP+ PCIe 3.0 server I/O adapter. It provides hardware-assisted features that economically and efficiently distribute I/O processor workloads and optimize CPU utilization and bandwidth for 40Gb Ethernet applications.The post Solarflare Rolls Out 40Gb Ethernet Server Adapter appeared first on insideHPC.
  • Video: Bill Harrod Accepts HPC Vanguard Award at SC14

    Rich Brueckner
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:24 am
    In this video, Bill Harrod from the Department of Energy the Accepts HPC Vanguard Award from Rich Brueckner and Thomas Sterling at SC14. "Launched by The Exascale Report in 2013, the HPC Vanguard Award recognizes critical leaders in the HPC community’s strategic push to achieve exascale levels of supercomputing performance."The post Video: Bill Harrod Accepts HPC Vanguard Award at SC14 appeared first on insideHPC.
  • Dell Bumps Up GPU Computing with PowerEdge C4130

    ralphwells
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:45 am
    This week Dell unveiled the PowerEdge C4130. As an incredibly GPU dense and flexible HPC-focused rack server, the PowerEdge C4130 is the only Intel Xeon E5-2600v3 1U server to offer up to four GPUs/accelerators.The post Dell Bumps Up GPU Computing with PowerEdge C4130 appeared first on insideHPC.
  • Lenovo Showcases High-Performance Computing Innovations at SC14

    ralphwells
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:38 pm
    Lenovo announced several new initiatives at SC14 featuring the latest advancements in high-performance computing (HPC) that bring the commercial benefits of HPC to a more clients and workloads: Lenovo HPC Innovation Center in Stuttgart, Germany: This new center will establish a permanent benchmarking and R&D site for Lenovo, and will offer a broad ecosystem of technologies and skills […]The post Lenovo Showcases High-Performance Computing Innovations at SC14 appeared first on insideHPC.
 
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  • IBM rolls out dedicated BlueMix platform, gives customers more DevOps options

    James
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:53 pm
    Picture credit: iStockPhoto IBM has announced the rollout of new cloud-based DevOps services to enable enterprises to develop software faster, as well as launching a single-tenant version of its platform as a service (PaaS) Bluemix. The aim with DevOps is to apply agile development principles to the larger, slower-moving enterprise market. With the cloud-based offering from IBM, organisations can now utilise collaborative lifecycle management either on-premise or as a managed service, as well as reduce time and cost when testing to the cloud. “Software success is increasingly…
  • What to move to the cloud: A more mature model for SMEs

    GreenPages
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:15 am
    Picture credit: iStockPhoto By Chris Chesley, Solutions Architect Many SMBs struggle with deciding if and what to move to the cloud. Whether it’s security concerns, cost, or lack of expertise, it’s often difficult to map the best possible solution. Here are eight applications and services to consider when your organization is looking to move to the cloud and reduce their server footprint. What to move to the cloud 1. Email Obviously in this day and age email is a requirement in virtually every business. A lot of businesses continue to run Exchange locally. If you are thinking…
  • Microsoft Azure cloud outage blamed on undetected testing bug

    James
    19 Nov 2014 | 4:53 pm
    Picture credit: iStockPhoto Microsoft Azure cloud storage went down for several hours overnight knocking various sites and services offline, with the tech giant blaming the fault on an undetected bug during testing. The incident can be located on the Azure status history page, under ‘Multiple Azure Services’ and multiple regions.  “From 19 Nov 2014, 00:52 to 05:50 UTC a subset of customers using Storage, Virtual Machines, SQL Geo-Restore, SQL Import/Export, Websites, Azure Search, Azure Cache, Management Portal, Service Bus, Event Hubs, Visual Studio, Machine Learning,…
  • Take a look at how cloud helped a cancer charity increase donations by 40%

    James
    19 Nov 2014 | 6:39 am
    Picture credit: iStockPhoto The Canadian Cancer Society (CCSSK), based in Saskatchewan, has launched an omni-channel engagement centre utilising cloud telephony from NewVoiceMedia and Salesforce, and found charitable donations had increased by 40%. At the society’s Relay for Life event, participation went up 30% and pledge numbers increased by 70%. The company looked to the cloud primarily to provide a greater customer experience. Utilising Salesforce data, employees were able to create more personalised calls with their customers leading to greater relationships. “Better…
  • Verizon announces its Cloud Marketplace is open for business

    James
    19 Nov 2014 | 3:57 am
    Picture credit: iStockPhoto Verizon Enterprise Solutions has announced the official launch of its Verizon Cloud Marketplace, a store for software certified to operate in the Verizon cloud. The communications provider has been aggressive in its cloud push in recent months, and is opening up this one-stop shop with a variety of partners, including AppDynamics, Hitachi and Juniper Networks. “The launch of Verizon Cloud Marketplace is an important milestone in the ongoing evolution of our cloud ecosystem,” said SVP cloud services Siki Giunta. “Verizon Cloud Marketplace is all…
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    ActiveBlog: Insights on Open Source and Dynamic Languages

  • What Still Confuses You About PaaS?

    dspark
    19 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Most people have heard the term SaaS and know what it means. Fewer people have heard IaaS and know what that means. At the 2014 Cloud Expo in Santa Clara, California, far fewer people had heard PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) and know what it means.read more
  • Is Docker The Right Abstraction For PaaS?

    philw
    19 Nov 2014 | 1:24 pm
    Docker has been quickly adopted by nearly everyone and incorporated into everything from cloud technologies, to continuous integration and build systems, to solo developers working exclusively on their laptop. Heck, even Microsoft is getting in on this! It was born in PaaS (dotCloud) and this is the place where it makes a lot of sense.read more
  • The Cloud Foundry Jenkins Plugin

    williamg
    18 Nov 2014 | 7:37 am
    There's a lot of interest in using Stackato in conjunction with continuous integration tools, and the most popular of those tools is Jenkins CI. Until now, the only ways to deploy your applications to Cloud Foundry or Stackato from a Jenkins build were to:read more
  • Cloud Luminaries: JP Morgenthal on the Importance of Process and Organization in Enterprise DevOps

    dspark
    16 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    “Everyone thinks they can define or change culture. That they can formulate the culture they want in their organization after years of this thing growing organically,” said JP Morgenthal (@jpmorgenthal), Director, Cloud Computing Practice for Perficient.read more
  • 5 Evolving Docker Technologies

    philw
    12 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Since the announcement of Docker approximately 18 months ago there has been an explosion of new technology in this space. Although the list is becoming very long, here I will outline five evolving Docker-related technologies that are driving the direction that cloud technology is going.read more
 
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  • Data as a Service: The Next “As a Service” Wave?

    18 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    There was a time that data seemed part of the application that maintained and used it. Now, there is increasing demand to deliver data through platform-agnostic open-standard APIs so it can be consumed in a variety of ways, whether refined, aggregated, or combined with additional information. Are we heading towards a shared understanding of applications as data-providers, feeding other services such as BI, or even in the right circumstances, publishing it?
  • Stop Relying on Cloud File Stores as a Backup Strategy

    21 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    There is a growing assumption that Cloud file-storage services represent an ideal way of backing up files. It seems a compelling idea because it is so easy and seems secure. The truth is, as always, more complicated. There is more to any backup strategy than just cloud storage
  • Deleting Files in the Cloud

    22 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    The public perception is that, when something is deleted, it no longer exists. IT in general prefers the fuzzier idea of the trashcan, where the deleted compromising documents can blow around a digital landfill site for years. The Cloud takes this further, and so the data you serve up to the cloud can be stored out there indefinitely, no matter how hard to try to delete it. Rob Sheldon investigates, and finds the cloud a worryingly public place.
  • Azure Diagnostics for Virtual Machines

    9 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Hosting a scalable application in Azure seems ideal, but what happens when things go wrong? Azure Cloud Services provide extensive disgnostics, and this feature has now been extended to Azure web sites and Azure Virtual Machines. You need to set up diagnostics on the VM, but once this is done, all your logs, traces and performance counters can be collected from many VMs in one place for easy management.
  • The Community Cloud

    26 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    The 'Community Cloud' sounds, on first impression, like marketing-speak for some untried novelty, but in fact it is already around, and working well for governments and healthcare in particular. Bob Sheldon investigates, and is encouraged to find groups of organisations who have cooperated to create secure and resilient cloud-based services.
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    Intelligent Technical Solutions

  • Problems With Some Cloud Sharing Systems

    jharwe
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:55 pm
    Have you been considering going to the Cloud, and you have some thoughts about it, but are not too sure where to start? There are different ways to do the Cloud. One common method is similar to having another icon on your desktop, you would double click the icon and all your files are on […]
  • Las Vegas Data Backup

    jharwe
    10 Nov 2014 | 12:17 pm
    Data Backup Since data is at the heart of your business, it’s in your best interest to keep it protected. For the protection of the valued data of your business, it’s critical for you to set and activate a plan for backup and recovery of your data. Backing up your files can shield you from […]
  • Data Security for Las Vegas Businesses

    jharwe
    7 Nov 2014 | 10:35 am
  • Choosing Fiber Internet in Las Vegas

    jharwe
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:19 pm
    Benefits of Fiber Internet In today’s world, Internet speeds are more important than ever. Many individuals wish to download files that are several gigabytes in size. Cloud storage is increasingly being used to archive and access important files. Individuals in Las Vegas are also increasingly using streaming video services as an alternative to regular cable […]
  • Business Phone Systems in Las Vegas

    jharwe
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:49 pm
    Benefits of a Hybrid VoIP System Las Vegas-area businesses have several telecommunications options. In addition to the copper-wire legacy network, these companies can install a more advanced system. They can also select an all-Internet solution, an all-digital format or a combination of the two. This hybrid system provides the cost savings of standard VoIP service […]
 
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    CorvisaCloud Blog

  • Contact Center Collaboration Tools: Getting Everyone on the Same Page

    Pam Bednarczyk
    20 Nov 2014 | 1:08 pm
      A picture paints a thousand words. And when that picture is an online screen viewed simultaneously by both the agent and the customer, that shared picture can also reduce frustration, speed resolution, increase satisfaction and accelerate sales. Such is the concept behind a unique feature of the CorvisaOne® Workflow product offering. Collaborative co-browsing enables agents to instantly view or share a web or mobile experience with customers and guide them— step-by-step and in real-time—through complex interactions and transactions. Collaboration tools can be used in a variety of…
  • Insights from the ICMI Contact Center Demo & Conference

    Pam Bednarczyk
    18 Nov 2014 | 7:23 am
    The CorvisaCloud team pictured earlier this month at the ICMI Contact Center Demo & Conference (l. to r.) Sales Executive Matt Murphy, Solutions Engineer Mike Cain and Regional Sales Manager Rick Jones.  Mike Cain is that guy who contact center and IT professionals love to corner at a party and, over a beer, talk tech. Why? As a former contact center executive who managed large-scale teams, Mike gets where they’re coming from and, more importantly, what they’re trying to achieve. Today, as a CorvisaCloud solutions engineer, he leverages that experience to build communications…
  • Is It Time to Move Your Phone System to the Cloud?

    Pam Bednarczyk
    11 Nov 2014 | 5:59 am
      A minute to get it. More precisely, 73 seconds – That’s all it will take to learn why more and more companies are moving their phone systems to the cloud. Watch this short video to see if the cloud makes sense for your business:     Having trouble viewing the video? Click here. 
  • Why Anderson Cooper Would Make an Ideal Customer Service Rep

    Pam Bednarczyk
    4 Nov 2014 | 6:26 am
    photo cred: ryanseacrest In a recent survey of U.S. consumers1, almost one-third (30%) picked CNN news anchor Anderson Cooper as the celebrity who best represented their ideal customer service representative. The reason? Respondents preferred his straightforward and smart approach over personas like Charlie Sheen (outrageous & unpredictable) and Simon Cowell (real & blunt). Okay, so maybe it’s not SO surprising that consumers would not want to interact with the likes of Charlie Sheen and Simon Cowell on a customer service issue. Yet, Cooper even beat out the personas of Tina Fey…
  • The 7 Deadly Sins of Contact Centers

    Pam Bednarczyk
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:26 am
      Just like the humans who run and staff them, contact centers have their “vices” and can fall victim to the 7 Deadly Sins, resulting in customer service hell. Lust: intense desire When your staff complains about your current phone system, you find yourself desperately longing for a better way to manage your contact center. You’ve always used an on-premise system, which makes cloud-based solutions feel foreign and unknown. So instead of digging in to find a system that can address your needs, you spend your days lusting after something shinier and sexier. Gluttony: over-indulgence…
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    Dice News » Cloud Computing

  • Employers Want You to Have These Cloud Skills

    Nick Kolakowski
    12 Nov 2014 | 7:53 am
    “Cloud” is in the running for the most-hyped term of the decade, and with good reason. Despite some early skepticism over the willingness of consumers and businesses to upload their work and lives to remote data centers, a rapidly growing number of people trust the cloud to store and manage their data. To find cloud-related jobs, click here. That desire for the cloud creates a corresponding need for IT professionals who can manage the complex systems underlying it. A recent analysis of searches by hiring managers in the Dice resume database found that employers want pros adept in Linux,…
  • Tech Pros Getting on Cloud 9: Dice Report

    Shravan Goli
    10 Nov 2014 | 6:32 am
    What’s consistently one of the fastest-growing skills for job postings on Dice, boasts above average salaries, and is changing the way companies—small and large—are thinking about data storage? It’s cloud, and the future for tech professionals with this experience is anything but gloomy. An analysis of searches by hiring managers in the Dice resume database highlighted the key skills companies are looking for from cloud professionals. Not surprisingly, Java is all too important to firms hiring cloud candidates. The programming language and platform is the foundation for so…
  • The Key Skills Needed by Cloud Engineers

    Kate Matsudaira
    4 Sep 2014 | 6:54 am
    To outsiders, cloud computing sounds like something lightweight, fluffy and full of rainbows. But cloud computing is actually very deep and technical, and requires engineers to be versed in the cutting edge of technology. If you’re an expert engineer in another discipline, you may already have many of the skills you need to succeed in the cloud. And since the cloud is still fairly new, you can set yourself apart by being able to apply what you know to learn fast on the job. Click here to find cloud engineer jobs. A Mix of Operations, Software and Architecture As a cloud engineer, you need…
  • Which Cloud-Storage Option Is Cheapest?

    Nick Kolakowski
    24 Jun 2014 | 7:46 am
    Over at Technologizer, Harry McCracken has assembled a chart comparing the major cloud-storage services by price, mobile support and other metrics. For anyone debating whether to put massive amounts of data in the cloud, it’s a potentially useful breakdown of the options out there. On a price-per-gigabyte basis, purchasing the Personal version Office 365 (Microsoft’s cloud-based version of Office) is the best option, as it comes with a terabyte of OneDrive storage for $6.99 per month; the Home version of Office 365, which allows up to five users, offers the same amount of storage for…
  • These Are the Top 10 Cloud Skills Employers Want

    Mark Feffer
    11 Jun 2014 | 6:23 am
    The term “cloud skills” is something of a misnomer. Truth is, there’s no single set of skills you need to get a job working with cloud technology. Instead, employers are looking for a mix of skills that will vary depending on the job in question and the candidate themselves. In other words, they’re looking for breadth rather than depth in any one area. As the cloud continues to grow, so does the need for tech professionals who can develop the solutions and services it offers. And though the cloud’s been around long enough to develop a community of workers who can support it, demand…
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    Stackify » Blog

  • Smarter Errors & Logs: putting the data to work.

    Jason Taylor
    10 Nov 2014 | 4:24 pm
    Logging. We should be doing this better by now. What do I mean? There are lots of logging frameworks and libraries out there, and most developers use one or more of them every day. A few examples off the top of my head for the .Net developers: log4net, nLog, elmah, and the Enterprise Library Logging... The post Smarter Errors & Logs: putting the data to work. appeared first on Stackify.
  • Supporting Production Applications the DevOps Way

    Matt Watson
    5 Nov 2014 | 7:17 am
    Software applications are more complex than ever. If your application is slow or down for even five minutes customers will blow up on Twitter for the whole world to see. To prevent this, developers and operations have to work together in lockstep when deploying and supporting applications. Preventing and fixing application problems quickly is critical... The post Supporting Production Applications the DevOps Way appeared first on Stackify.
  • 3 Ways to Make Sense of Errors & Logging

    Craig Ferril
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Errors and log files are two of the most important tools a developer have to try and find the source of a problem.  If you’re like most developers, your approach to capturing and utilizing errors and logs is fairly straightforward. You probably send log output to a file or a log aggregation product. You may... The post 3 Ways to Make Sense of Errors & Logging appeared first on Stackify.
  • Stackify Unveils a Revolutionary Smart Error and Log Management Solution

    Irit Gillath
    5 Oct 2014 | 11:10 pm
    We are happy to announce the release of the new Error and Log Management (SmartELM) solution - unifying two product categories and expediting time to resolution. Stackify’s SmartELM solution provides the first of its kind integrated error tracking and logging management solution that allows application developers and DevOps teams to easily discover application issues and fix them... The post Stackify Unveils a Revolutionary Smart Error and Log Management Solution appeared first on Stackify.
  • 3 Data Sets That Bring Context to Exceptions

    Craig Ferril
    2 Oct 2014 | 10:14 am
    Even the smallest exception can cause material damage to your company’s operations, which, in turn can have repercussions on revenue. So it’s obviously important to have a grasp on your plan to track and troubleshoot exceptions.  It seems like a simple enough process – the exception is raised, you look at it, and then make... The post 3 Data Sets That Bring Context to Exceptions appeared first on Stackify.
 
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  • Guest Post: Survey Reveals Benefits in Using Virtual and Cloud-Based Dev/Test Environments

    nwurst@skytap.com
    12 Nov 2014 | 11:45 am
    This article was authored by Melissa Jacobson and was originally published on Orasi's "Eye on Quality" blog.In late August, voke, Inc. debuted its “Market Snapshot Report: Virtual and Cloud-Based Labs,” about how companies of all sizes and levels of testing sophistication view, use and benefit from virtual and cloud-based development and testing technologies. The results were pretty amazing―even we were surprised! Among the many benefits the 503 participant companies (50% of which were U.S. based) cited, 53% saw reduced CAPEX (capital expenditures) from the use of virtual and…
  • Now Available: Removing Barriers to Continuous Delivery of Business Value

    nwurst@skytap.com
    7 Nov 2014 | 12:02 pm
    Many organizations are recognizing that faster application delivery leads to better business results, but they struggle with how to overcome their barriers to faster delivery. In this webinar, guest speaker Kurt Bittner, Principal Analyst at Forrester Research, Inc., discusses the most common barriers to faster delivery and how organizations work to remove those barriers.After the presentation, Kurt took a variety of attendees' questions, including:How do organizations typically adopt these techniques? Where should you start? We’ve run into problems on agile projects because teams don’t…
  • Your Healthcare, Your Cloud, and HIPAA

    nwurst@skytap.com
    4 Nov 2014 | 6:26 am
    Healthcare companies once considered the idea of managing any computing activities in the cloud a distant future due to ever-tightening standards of patient privacy. But software development and testing workloads are equally as ideal and secure in the cloud for health industry enterprises as other complex businesses. Since the HIPAA Omnibus rule was released, and recently finalized, covered entities or business associates of covered entities can more readily utilize cloud providers. Skytap’s HIPAA-ready offering of Environments as a Service (EaaS) is a low-cost, scalable, and secure…
  • Guest Post: What’s Killing Software Testers?

    nwurst@skytap.com
    31 Oct 2014 | 10:39 am
    ​Our Tap In Partner Parasoft cooked up this nightmare-inducing, Halloween themed piece; it was originally published on their excellent blog.With Halloween rapidly approaching, let's take a quick look at some of the top things that are killing software testers...Accelerated Release Cycles In response to today's demand for speed and "Continuous Everything," the software delivery conveyer belt keeps moving faster and faster.  Considering that software testing has long been a thorn in the side of the software delivery process, it's unreasonable to expect that simply trying to speed up an…
  • On-premises Data Masking for Increased Cloud Testing Security

    nwurst@skytap.com
    28 Oct 2014 | 11:40 am
    We recently hosted a webinar with one of our partners, Axis Technology, to demonstrate how their DMSuite® tool ensures that sensitive production data remains secure, while also providing testers with "intelligent" datasets that help them provide more complete testing. This webinar provides tips on how on-premises masked test data management addresses security concerns, while still allowing for continuous testing in the cloud. You'll learn how DMSuite® performs the following tasks to help you build better software faster:Masks structured and unstructured data completely on-premises, in…
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  • Data Storage Options for Future Business Needs

    Neebo
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:44 am
    Whether your business is small, medium or large, chances are next year it will require more data storage than it does this year. That trend will continue into the future, as your business generates more and more data and files that need to be stored securely, backed up regularly, and accessible whenever you need it. Here are some options to consider. Before you begin evaluating your choices, it’s best to do an analysis of your current and foreseeable needs. How much data do you have? Which applications are generating the most data? How much additional data will be created in the next 1,…
  • Wearable Tech and the Cloud: The Future of Personal Device

    Neebo
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:02 am
    With the 21st century bringing in a new wave of technology, this could signal the start of a boom in a collection of consumer items that until now have been deemed too sci-fi to be real. But now they’re coming to life. Google, Samsung, Apple, Nike and several others all have new gear to show off that is propelling us forward into a new age of products and ideas, with a myriad of uses. With a new age comes some bold new ideas. From pure entertainment to fashion to fitness. Here are a few of the best new gadgets that are available now, and some to come in the near future. 1. Apple Watch Apple…
  • Could Web Conference Solutions Be The Best Way Forward for Your Business?

    Jennie
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:52 am
    More and more businesses are turning to web conference solutions in order to cut down costs and to work more openly, flexibly and effectively with their colleagues and clients.  Businesses of all sizes are benefiting from a range of web conference solutions offered by leading software providers including WebEx Online from Cisco and Microsoft Lync.  How do you know that a web conference solution if the best way forward for your business?  Ask yourself the following questions to help you decide. Does Your Business Operate in Multiple Locations? If your business, like most today, has more…
  • Strategies for Winning Cloud Storage Wars: Google, Microsoft & Dropbox

    Sarah
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:28 am
    It looks like Google wants to have the cloud to itself. In March, the company decreased prices for Google Drive and it is hoping to annihilate its main competitors, namely Dropbox and Microsoft OneDrive. The battle for cloud supremacy has just started, and Google has once again turned the market upside down. The company slashed prices by 80%; users have 15 GB at their disposal in Google Drive Cloud Storage, which they can use for free. If you subscribe for 100 GB, you will be paying $1.99 rather than $4.99, and for 1 TB the price is $9.99/month instead of $49.99. OneDrive vs. Dropbox vs.
  • The Anatomy of a Cloud Computing Technologist

    Neebo
    6 Jun 2014 | 4:21 am
    Are you thinking of moving some business operations to the cloud? Moving your business to the cloud is probably an idea that would set you on course for better profitability. However, this transition is far less easy than simply choosing a cloud vendor and moving a portion of your business activities to the cloud. You need a clearly defined cloud strategy in place if you are to leverage the immense potential of the cloud computing for your business. More importantly, you need a qualified person to be in charge of this strategy to ensure its successful implementation. There are plenty of…
 
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    ProcessMate - Business Process Management and Workflow software

  • ProcessMate 5.1 : new features

    admin
    29 Oct 2014 | 1:48 pm
    ProcessMate 5.1 has been released. The release includes a number of bug-fixes, security upgrades, as well the following new features: “Relaxed completion mode”, which turns the processes into check-lists where users can complete any task at any time in any order. This works well for very unstructured processes, such as compliance, etc, where there’s no strict sequence of tasks “Relaxed milestone completion mode” – any milestone (step) can be completed in any order Drop-down values in the list, something our customers requested for the process data. Now the values can…
  • Customer case study: Process management for a small professional services company

    admin
    26 Oct 2014 | 4:21 pm
    Hi all, We have been successfully helping our client, a small professional services company in Romania, and they kindly agreed to be subject of a case study for  ProcessMate. Please download it using this link . The post Customer case study: Process management for a small professional services company appeared first on ProcessMate - Business Process Management and Workflow software.
  • Next Release is Out! ProcessMate 5 introduces fine-grained security and other features.

    admin
    14 Sep 2014 | 9:24 am
    The ProcessMate Release 5 is out! We introduced a number of key features, and of course, multiple minor improvements and fixes. Please see below:   Process data security Some of the process information can be configured to be accessible/editable by managing users only. This helps conceal sensitive information such as quotes, from the rest of the users..   Auto and manual CSV exports ProcessMate will allow you to export your process data into CSV, and can do this automatically for you daily. This assures there is no lock in for your data. You can have your data every day.   More…
  • ProcessMate Release 4.5 is out with key new features

    admin
    13 May 2014 | 3:10 pm
    The ProcessMate Release 4.5 is out! We introduced several very important features, as well as multiple minor improvements and fixes. This is the short list:   Wizard for Creating New Process Easily create new processes in a new Process Wizard we deployed with ProcessMate 4.5. Now you can configure your business process in three simple steps, following the wizard’s guidance. Easily define new processes in three simple steps   Manage your work with “My Tasks” view Meet the revolutionary feature of ProcessMate – tasks. Tasks are activities (steps in the process)…
  • Release 4.0 is out! See our new features, improvements and fixes.

    admin
    24 Mar 2014 | 3:46 pm
    We released the major upgrade of ProcessMate. Check out new features, bug fixes and UI optimizations we have implemented for you. In this release, we focused on improving customer experience, as well as to roll out a few key features. Here are just some of them: Process Problem Management Streamline your processes with the new capability – Problem Management. ProcessMate now enables your team to document and track problems occurred in processes, see reminders of those problems not tackled, generate problem reports for management   User Interface Improvements Additional reports,…
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    ICT Market Reporter

  • Indoor Location Market worth $4,424.1 Million by 2019

    Larry Walters
    10 Nov 2014 | 1:56 am
    According to a new research report "Indoor Location Market by Solution (Tag-based, RF-based, Sensor-based), by Application (Indoor Maps & Navigation, Indoor Location-based Analytics, Tracking & Tracing, Monitoring & Emergency Management), by Service, by Vertical, & by Region - Global Forecast Up to 2019", published by MarketsandMarkets, defines and segments the Indoor Location Market into various sub-segments with an in-depth analysis and forecasting of revenues. The report also identifies the factors driving this market, various restraints, and opportunities impacting it…
  • Financial Analytics Market worth $6.65 Billion by 2018

    Larry Walters
    17 Dec 2013 | 4:23 am
    The report “Financial Analytics Market [by Types (DBMS, Query, Reporting & Analysis, OLAP, Visualization), Applications Assets & Liability, Budgetary Control, General Ledger, Payables, Receivables, Profitability, GRC] - Worldwide MarketForecasts (2013 - 2018)”, defines and segments the financial analytics market into various sub-segments with in-depth analysis and forecasting of revenues. It also identifies the drivers and restraints for this market with insights on trends, opportunities, and challenges.Browse 91 market data tables and 21 figures spread through 200 pages and…
  • System Integration Market worth $191.36 Billion by 2013

    Larry Walters
    17 Dec 2013 | 2:28 am
    The report “System Integration Market [ALM, Building Management System, C2/C4isr, Cloud Integration (IAAS), Data Integration, EAI, Integrated Communication, Network Integration, Integrated Security Software, SOA] - Worldwide Forecasts & Analysis (2013 - 2018)”, provides a comprehensive market and forecast analysis of the overall market, segmented by infrastructure integration services, application integration services, consulting, regions, and verticals. The report covers all the major subsegments of the system integration market and provides the quantitative (market size and…
  • Port Security Market worth $36.99 Billion by 2018

    Larry Walters
    17 Dec 2013 | 2:22 am
    The report “Port Security Market [by Type (Airport, Marine Port), by Solutions Access Control, Video Surveillance, Screening & Scanning, Asset and Visitor Management, Perimeter Intrusion Detection, Network Security] - Worldwide Market Forecasts (2013 - 2018)”, defines and segments the port security market into various subsegments with in-depth analysis and forecasting of revenues. It also identifies drivers and restraints for this market with insights on trends, opportunities, and challenges.Browse 110 market data tables and 21 figures spread through 197 pages and…
  • Transportation Systems and Analytics Market worth $57.46 Billion by 2018

    Larry Walters
    11 Dec 2013 | 3:47 am
    MarketsandMarkets recently conducted a study on the “Transportation Systems and Analytics Market [ by Transportation Management, Transportation Control Systems, by Analytics (Traffic, Video, GIS, Predictive, Fleet), Ticketing Management, Remote Sensing, Electronic Access, Display] - Worldwide Market Forecasts and Analysis (2013 - 2018),” which analyzed and studied the major market drivers, restraints, and opportunities in North America (NA), Europe (EU), Middle East and Africa (MEA), Asia Pacific including Japan (APAC), and Latin America (LA).Browse more than 123 market data tables…
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    Atlantic.Net

  • Cloud VPS for Travelers On the Go

    Kent Roberts
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:46 pm
    Do you want to access the power of a strong network from anywhere? Your best bet is a cloud VPS. By connecting your PC to the power of distributed virtualization, you can benefit from groundbreaking cloud speed, no matter where you are.We find it often helps to look at examples from our current customers. While protecting the privacy of our customers and anonymizing any sensitive details, we hope that these Real World Scenarios can help you to better understand the best path forward.Below is a request we received from a business professional regularly traveling between the United States and…
  • Four-Year HIPAA Breach: Don’t Let it Be You

    Brett Haines
    19 Nov 2014 | 2:44 pm
    Healthcare IT requires a similar approach to medicine: foundation plus innovation. We make sure you have the nuts and bolts, keeping you updated as the landscape adapts.We’ve extensively covered the HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act of 1996) Omnibus Final Rule (the revision that went into effect September 2013) in this blog. We’ve also repeatedly explored the expected rise in HIPAA fines by the HHS (Department of Health & Human Services) in 2014, as indicated by comments from a lawyer for the federal OCR (Office of Civil Rights).Who you don’t want to be…
  • Scalable Flexibility: Custom Dedicated Real World Scenario

    Kent Roberts
    17 Nov 2014 | 1:24 pm
    Hosting solutions are usually offered as standardized packages so that they are easier to price and understand. However, it’s often difficult to figure out what to start with and how you can adapt along the way. You need to make sure that the solution you choose is flexible enough to scale with your business, as indicated by this recent interaction between our hosting consultant and a real client (edited and anonymized for clarity and privacy):Client and customer discuss custom dedicated offeringClient:Good afternoon. For dedicated servers, I realized that I can choose to have 2 Discs with…
  • HIPAA Final Rule, Disaster Recovery & Business Associate Shared Liability

    Brett Haines
    15 Nov 2014 | 6:37 am
    Every healthcare organization knows about the importance of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. That law has of course been updated over time. The most recent change has been the HIPAA Omnibus Final Rule, which went into effect September 2013.What’s the context of the Final Rule?Although the Final Rule creates revisions to HIPAA, it actually was created in response to the passage of HITECH (the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act of 2009). The latter law made a major impact on healthcare by incentivizing a transition to EMR…
  • HIPAA Compliance for Hospitals & ASP’s: CYA’s, BAA’s & Cyber Insurance (Part 2)

    Brett Haines
    8 Nov 2014 | 3:53 pm
    <<< Part 1: Avoid the Wall of Shame & Stay Within BudgetDIY HIPAA compliance strategy #1 – protect PHIYou have to make sure that none of the EMR undergoes loss or theft, or is otherwise available to illegitimate third parties. Per Bendix in his August Medical Economics report, mobile computing generally represents the most significant risk for providers because it’s simple for a thief to grab a portable device and abscond with the patient data. That applies to laptops just as it does to thumb drives: the vulnerable characteristic is that they are “easily picked up and…
 
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    Cloudwards.net

  • Microsoft Explains Latest Azure Blackout

    Vladimir Covic
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:14 am
    A global Azure blackout occurred on Tuesday evening at around 7 Eastern time, Microsoft revealed. Customers of this cloud storage service were affected by the outage all across the globe, due to a glitch in performance, according to the company. Azure blackout image credit: erin m Azure Blackout Caused by a Faulty Update The interruption-of-service occurred after Microsoft rolled out a new update to Azure. For its part, MS did test the update a couple of weeks before introducing it. However, the problem revealed itself only after the update was applied to the storage service, thus causing a…
  • Windows 10 Release Upsets OneDrive Users

    Denise Sullivan
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:49 pm
    Microsoft is once again in hot water with users. A recent release of Windows 10 changes how OneDrive cloud syncs files. The adjustment is not going well with customers. Microsoft OneDrive image credit: Tayla Lyell Windows 10 Update Removes OneDrive Features Instead of allowing customers to keep place holder files locally on their hard drives, the change means this feature is no longer available. Microsoft cited confusion with how the SmartFiles worked. Many users were still trying to access the data even though there was no internet connection available. The SmartFiles, as they are called,…
  • Cisco and Box Team Up for Project Squared

    Vladimir Covic
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:36 pm
    A leading networking company, Cisco Systems, teamed up with the cloud storage company Box to create Project Squared, an app that allows employees to have voice and video calls either with another person, or with several people.  Project Squaredimage credit: Cisco Systems What is Project Squared? Project Squared is based on Cisco’s Collaboration Cloud platform and allows users to create different “rooms” inside its app.  This office collaboration app works with Android, iOS and Mac devices, as well as on Chrome and Firefox browsers. Project Squared supports: Instant…
  • IBM Awarded $325 Million to Develop Open POWER-based Systems

    Denise Sullivan
    18 Nov 2014 | 11:15 pm
    The U. S. Department of Energy has awarded IBM a $325 million contract in order to develop the most advanced supercomputing platforms in the world. These new Open POWER-based systems will be housed at Lawrence Livermore and Oak Ridge National Laboratories in an effort to manage big data that comes with discovery and innovation in engineering, national security, and science. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's current Dawn Supercomputerimage credit: llnl photos Open POWER-based Systems Offer Faster Processing with Less Energy Operating on Open POWER-based systems allows the…
  • Vembu OnlineBackup Now Available in Europe

    Victoria Kazz
    18 Nov 2014 | 11:05 pm
    Data protection, file sharing and disaster recovery provider, Vembu OnlineBackup, opened in Ireland to service the European market. image credit: Ralf Peter Reimann Vembu in Europe For the past ten years, Vembu has delivered cloud solutions to more than 25,000 enterprises throughout the world. Its initial offering on the cloud storage market was a backup and disaster recovery product made for IT employees of small and medium-sized companies. Today, Vembu OnlineBackup protects digital files, emails, applications and databases on servers and desktop computers. It also offers FileShare for easy…
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    Appirio » Cloud Powered Business Blog

  • 5 Rookie Mistakes in Marketing Automation

    Appirio
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:10 am
    By Jane Gibson The licenses are purchased, and the Marketing team is excited. Ready to run with a new automation tool? No - STOP!  Start with stretching and then walking rather than sprinting out of the gate. Don’t let yourself fall victim to rookie mistakes that all too often cripple the sprinters. Here are five… Read More
  • A New Workday Is Rising around the Worker Experience

    Ray Rivera
    10 Nov 2014 | 11:11 am
    We’ve just concluded an amazing week at Workday Rising 2014 in San Francisco. The spirit of the Giants' World Series victory was still very much in the air as discussions centered on the success of Workday Financials, and the unprecedented opportunities that integration with Workday HCM opens up to HR. For me, the highlight of… Read More
  • Get Sales Going by Abstracting the Little Things

    Appirio
    7 Nov 2014 | 7:15 am
    We love technology. We work, live, breathe and operate in the details and drama that is the technology industry. A new API? Awesome! Hey, Google aqui-hired [instert startup name here]? That’s fantastic, good for them, I’ve been following them for years, they deserve it. We get so caught up in the technology, actually, that we… Read More
  • The Approaching Death of the 360-Degree View

    John Gorup
    5 Nov 2014 | 7:17 am
    Consulting firms and CRM vendors have made a lot of money promising to deliver a 360-degree view of the customer. But for a lot of reasons, we may finally be seeing the end of this metaphor for CRM functionality. Yes, the dream of the 360-degree view is dying. Good riddance, I say. The basic use… Read More
  • Workday Rising Is Here. And so Is a New Worker Experience

    Ray Rivera
    3 Nov 2014 | 8:55 am
    At this year’s Workday Rising, we will have six panels of artwork in our booth. Each makes a very strong and personal statement about who we are, what we believe, how we want to engage, and we what think worker experience means. I want to share with you some of what inspires us, and hope… Read More
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    CloudWedge

  • BitTorrent Releases Sync Pro as Cloud Alternative

    CloudWedge Staff
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:57 am
    Nearly a year and a half ago, BitTorrent released what they dubbed Sync. The sophisticated file syncing software works by skipping the cloud and connecting peers using the popular torrent medium. The BitTorrent Sync Pro looks to compete with the likes of DropBox, OneDrive and Google Drive in efforts to gain market share in the file syncing world however unlike the aforementioned services, BitTorrent Sync Pro lets you move files directly from your hardware using a secured channel. Analysts mention that this syncing capability stretches far past the traditional use of photo sharing and social…
  • Greenpeace Unimpressed w/ AWS Renewable Energy Pledge

    CloudWedge Staff
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:38 am
    Amazon Web Services has recently announced that they have committed to running their cloud datacenters using 100% renewable energy. The announcement comes off the heels of Amazon’s re:Invent 2014 event held in Las Vegas. Amazon, like other tech giants such as Google and Facebook, has made this commitment to becoming environmentally responsible in regards to growing pressure from advocacy groups. In April of 2014, Greenpeace released a report that lambasted the cloud computing giant. In Greenpeace’s statement earlier this year, they mentioned, “Despite the recent adoption of 100%…
  • Remote Wipes to Virtual Desktops: Tightening Online Storage Security

    Hadley Jones
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:22 am
    Figuring out how to protect your own personal files online can already be a challenge. But when you have to protect business information that can be accessed by multiple users, the difficulty can increase by orders of magnitude. How will you protect information from unauthorized access, yet make it available to users who may be using their own mobile computing terminals? Can you make data only viewable, but not downloadable? And what happens if employees lose mobile devices that were used to access confidential information – or leave the organization with those mobile devices because they…
  • Verizon Cloud Marketplace Opens Its Doors

    CloudWedge Staff
    19 Nov 2014 | 4:44 am
    Popular cloud service providers have opened up cloud marketplaces at a rapid pace over the past year. Not one to be outdone, Verizon decided to follow suit with its plans and open its own marketplace which is aptly dubbed Verizon Cloud Marketplace. Verizon’s new offering of cloud services leverage its partnerships with some of cloud’s biggest players. Verizon mentions that the first products it will offer in its cloud marketplace are products and services made by AppDynamics, Hitachi Data Systems, Juniper Networks, Tervela and pfSense Verizon’s cloud marketplace gives business leaders a…
  • Azure Outage Impacts MSN, Xbox Live & More

    CloudWedge Staff
    19 Nov 2014 | 4:29 am
    Microsoft’s popular cloud service Azure reported a serious outage on Tuesday. Azure, which is considered by many analysts to be apart of cloud’s “Big Three” IaaS vendors, mentioned on its website that it started seeing problems around 2PM EST yesterday. The service outages impacted all regions including the Central U.S., East U.S., West U.S., and North Europe. This morning, the Azure status portal mentions that there still minor location specific interruptions plaguing the system although the website lists that Azure core platform components are functioning properly. News services…
 
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    LoadSpring

  • B2W’s Operational Networked Elements (ONE) – Streamlining Construction Projects

    admin
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:04 am
    Take a unified software suite that gives construction companies a complete vision of all their projects. Make it accessible in the cloud with the highest levels of security, availability and service. Have employees and contractors up and running in days, not weeks or months, and all without labor-intensive installation or deployment. That’s what the combination of ONE (Operational Networked Elements from B2W Software) and the SpringBoard 7.0 portal from LoadSpring offers to customers. The combination was recently honored in the industry awards competition of the Business Intelligence Group,…
  • LoadSpring Q4 | 2014 eNews

    admin
    20 Nov 2014 | 5:05 pm
    The post LoadSpring Q4 | 2014 eNews appeared first on LoadSpring.
  • The AutoVue Alternative to all those CAD Tools

    admin
    29 Oct 2014 | 4:34 pm
    With AutoVue, Oracle provides a solution to improve the situations that arise when depending on a wide range of CAD applications available to organizations for creating and viewing both 2D and 3D models. Enterprises in engineering, construction, oil and gas, manufacturing, automotive, aerospace, and high-tech sectors depend on these documents to manage product design, manufacture and maintenance. But they also depend on product lifecycle management (PLM) and project management solutions to put this information into the right sequence and add to it or modify it at the right time. Switching…
  • Primavera EPPM – the Alter Ego to P6 Professional

    admin
    27 Oct 2014 | 8:46 am
    Ever since Oracle split its Primavera P6 product line in two with P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Manager (P6 EPPM) and P6 Professional Project Manager (P6 PPM), it’s been something of a guessing game to figure out which to choose. Is P6 EPPM a web-based project management platform that suits executives and management, whereas P6 Professional is aimed at offline use by administrators and schedulers? The ‘Web is P6 EPPM’ and ‘Offline is P6 Professional’ positioning is however only a half-truth. That’s because buried inside P6 EPPM is something that looks suspiciously like P6…
  • Instantis EnterpriseTrack Project Portfolio Management – An Overview

    admin
    16 Oct 2014 | 9:32 am
    Instantis EnterpriseTrack (by its full name) is fundamentally about two things. The first is an enterprise-wide view of all projects being managed. The second is to do this is in a way that connects IT and the rest of the business. In its cloud-based version, Instantis EnterpriseTrack brings IT departments and PMOs (project management offices) the capability to improve both delivery against strategic objectives and financial management. The emphasis is on a solution that spans the whole of corporate project portfolio management, while remaining affordable, rapid to deploy and easy to use. An…
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    RSS Feed of 001 Easy Tricks

  • Worldwide free Local and STD call

    20 Nov 2014 | 7:15 am
    You want to say that I can talk to my friend from mobile phone or land phone with free of cost? Are you crazy? Are you not joking with me? These questions are revolving in your mind. Yes, you can... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Install Windows XP over Windows 7 easily

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  • Recover pen drive memory space

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    Have your pen drive memory space been lost? Don't worry. You could recover pen drive memory space easily. Most of the time it happens when you are going to make a bootable pen drive or doing other... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Bootable Pen driveHello friends, today I shall tell you how to make a bootable USB flash drive. It is very essential to know to make a bootable USB flash drive (Pen drive, External hard disk etc.).... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    A list of all the major shortcut keys in Microsoft Excel is given below. It will help you to speed up typing speed. You may also like:List of Shortcuts to use in Windows 8.Remove shortcut arrow from... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    ColoAdvisor - Cloud & Colocation News

  • Top 15 CIO Challenges of 2014

    Shirin
    17 Nov 2014 | 1:15 am
      This is our top 15 list of CIO challenges for 2014 delivered in no particular order based on recent discussions with our clients.   1. Constant pressure from finance to reduce costs. CIOs probably answer the question “Couldn’t we save money by doing this in the Cloud” far too often. Each time the question is asked, a small part of a CIOs soul dies I am told. Most CIOs understand the economies of scale that they’ve achieved in-house and many have explored the cloud on more than one occasion. Perhaps only a detailed cost analysis using a spreadsheet full of visual basic…
  • Video Presentation: Why IT Managers Shouldn’t Purchase Cloud Computing Alone

    Shirin
    28 Oct 2014 | 10:19 am
    Today we have a video presentation for our readers. It’s 14 minutes and worth the watch entitled: “Why IT Managers Shouldn’t Purchase Cloud Computing Alone” If you don’t have time to watch the video, here are the notes from the presentation below Introduction Many analysts have attempted to normalize cloud computing pricing to understand average costs for known resources such as storage, processor and memory with some success. It’s still a confusing purchase for an IT manager who only makes an infrastructure purchase decision once every 3 years or more.
  • Disadvantages of Cloud Computing

    Shirin
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:36 am
    While checking out the Cloud Computing group on Linkedin, I found a discussion from March of 2013 where a NetworkWorld article called Cost Battle: Cloud Computing vs. in-House IT was the topic. While the article did a good job of explaining that one size doesn’t fit all, some of the group members went on to say that cloud was really the only solution for enterprises to save money and to modernize their IT delivery. I thought the discussion (not the article!) was a bit too “pro cloud computing” hence this blog article. Network World’s article references research…
  • Attention RSS Reader Subscribers

    Shirin
    8 Sep 2014 | 10:17 am
    I have to apologize to our RSS feed subscribers. Feed burner just isn’t what it used to be so we had to make a switch. We attempted to migrate our existing subscribers but we have a feeling some may have been left behind. Please subscribe to our feed using this new link here: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/coloadvisor Again our apologies!          Related StoriesData Center Tiers – What You Need to KnowColocation Pricing Trends 
  • How ColoAdvisor’s Database Speeds Cloud Computing and Colocation Search

    Shirin
    8 Sep 2014 | 2:35 am
    I’ve been touting the benefits of our homegrown database of datacenters for a long time. Previously each time we engaged with a client it would start with a quick look at our database BUT since we didn’t have complete data we’d always need to fill the beginning of our colocation or cloud computing searches with many phones calls and emails. To scale, we enabled any agent at ColoAdvisor to add new tables or fields  to the database at will. No longer would it be enough to know the available square footage or how many diesel generators a facility had – real information had…
 
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    HackSurfer

  • Top Stories and Discussion: HackSurfer's Podcast Review

    Matt Lichtfuss
    22 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Every Friday, HackSurfer hosts a podcast where we discuss news and top stories for the week. In Friday’s podcast, we talked about SurfWatch Labs’ monthly executive report being released and highlighted a few points of interest, and then went on to discuss unsecured webcams, the Ku...
  • City of Ottowa's Website Hacked

    Gwen Harkness
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:59 pm
    Most Notable Info Late today the City of Ottowa’s website was hacked. As the story just broke there isn’t much information out on the interwebs yet. The few things that are known include the name of someone on Twitter who claimed the hack and there was a message on the page direc...
  • Department of Veteran Affairs Fails Cybersecurity Audit for 16th Consecutive Year

    Lauren Trott
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:08 pm
    The Department of Veterans Affairs has failed its annual cybersecurity audit for the 16th consecutive year. The audit was conducted to see if the agency was in compliance with the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA). Although the VA failed, it was noted that audito...
  • New Podcast: Hacktivism, KKK and ThreatTrack Security’s Stuart Itkin

    Jeff Peters
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:28 pm
    The latest Cybercrime and Business Podcast is now available, Episode 2: Hacktivism, KKK, Government Cybercrime and ThreatTrack Security’s Stuart Itkin. Listen on Podbean, iTunes or YouTube. ...
  • Another Facebook Scam: "Naked Woman Eaten by Shark" video

    Matt Lichtfuss
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:18 am
    Facebook has yet another phishing scam to watch out for. The "Naked Woman Eaten by Shark" video is exactly as advertised, enticing people to click the link and view the content. The video seems legit, pretending to be hosted by YouTube. However, when clicked it asks to download a ...
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    Server Backup

  • 5 Reasons Why Database Backup Is Important

    Mark Martin
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:48 pm
    [Posted November 20th 2014 by: Mark Martin Protecting critical data is important to the operation of your business. When there is one or multiple databases on your computer or server, database backup is vital. It ensures that there is an additional copy in the event that something happens to the one that is located locally. There are several reasons to invest in the backup so you are never without the data, virtually starting from scratch. 1.         Information A database is going to hold a lot of information. It can hold recipes, client contact information, billing information,…
  • 5 Tips for Cloud Data Compliance and Protection

    Mark Martin
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:35 pm
    [Posted November 20th 2014 by: Mark Martin Although cloud computing appears to be simple enough, many people get confused over surface data compliance issues. However, once the surface is scratched, you can easily become overwhelmed with the scope and volume of information. Compliance is a broad subject and covers a ton of ground. The following tips for data protection and compliance will help simplify the subject and ensure you’re in good standing. One Cloud for All Protecting your cloud data starts with you knowing which cloud applications your employees are using. Since every…
  • 3 Reasons To Invest In Server Backup Software

    Mark Martin
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:52 pm
    [Posted September 19th 2014 by: Mark Martin Server backup software gives you control of the data that is being stored on your servers. When your employees are constantly working from servers, generating new data and changing current data, it’s imperative that there is a backup. No backup can lead to data loss, which can have negative consequences for the operation of a business. The first reason to invest in server backup software is to avoid losing data. If you don’t have a proper backup, it can mean game over in the event that all data are lost. Whether it was as a result of malware,…
  • How To Be In Data Compliance

    Mark Martin
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:32 pm
    [Posted September 19th 2014 by: Mark Martin There are many reasons why data compliance is in effect across companies. Peace of mind needs to be provided to customers that their personal information is safe. Hospitals and other health care facilities need to be in HIPAA compliance due to government regulations. Regardless of why you need to be compliant with data regulations, there are easier ways to make it happen. Some of the top data compliance regulations include: -           State Breach Notification Law -           HIPAA -           J-SOX -          …
  • The Benefits To Data Archiving

    Mark Martin
    17 Nov 2014 | 6:14 pm
    [Posted September 17th 2014 by: Mark Martin Data archiving is a great way to store data so that it can be used for research, analysis, and a general digital backup of information. It is a long-term storage solution that can be used by individuals, as well as companies of all sizes. It’s important to understand the difference between archiving and storage: Archiving: Data that is stored away that no longer needs to be changed or altered. Storage: Data that has the potential to be opened and changed. Understanding the differences are important to determine the service that you actually…
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    Basics of Java and Cloud Computing

  • Install Git client on CentOS 6.3

    Mitesh Soni
    22 Nov 2014 | 2:05 am
    To install Git client on CentOS 6.3, Create a Virtual machine with the use of Virtual Box or VMware workstation Install CentOS 6.3 or latest version of it. Open Terminal Run following command: yum install git   The post Install Git client on CentOS 6.3 appeared first on Basics of Java and Cloud Computing.
  • How Cloud Computing Are Helpful For Organization?

    Mitesh Soni
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:54 pm
    Cloud computing was introduced recently by developments in technology. It is a remote way of keeping files and data safe, and be able to access them from any computer as long as it is linked to the server. This technology has become very popular and has proved to be a must-have especially to organizations. Because data and files are stored in a remote server, organizations do not have to worry anymore about the breakdown of an individual computer. Every data and information will be safe. Organizations no longer stress themselves with Long and complicated data backup processes since all your…
  • A not-to-be-missed guideline on getting started with Xcode 6 on Mac

    Juana Steves
    15 Nov 2014 | 9:40 pm
    Xcode 6 on Mac – With the introduction of smartphones, there’s been a remarkable increase in the demand and popularity of applications that can run on different mobile platforms. If you’re a developer then you would be surely into the habit of using Powerpoint, Keynote or Pages for creating media rich content that can be incorporated into the smartphone apps. Through this post, I’ll acquaint you with Xocde6- a finest tool that allows you to create absolutely stunning apps for iPhones and iPads. So, let’s get going and understand more about using Xcode6 on a Mac…
  • Configure Continuous Deployment And Continuous Integration via Jenkins

    Juana Steves
    15 Nov 2014 | 9:05 pm
    Continuous Deployment And Continuous Integration via Jenkins – If we consider a developer’s job, it can be observed that they perform monotonous tasks regularly. Thus, you can imagine how boring their life is. Luckily, due to the great development in science and technology, today (when strives have been made to step into the artificial intelligence age), computers are ideal for performing complex or boring chores. The two internal elements of development testing and deployment offer an ideal solution when they are appropriately blended with some intelligent automation. The…
  • Five Benefits of Cloud Computing

    Ashlely Soutter
    13 Nov 2014 | 8:04 pm
    Today, people are always puzzled how our fore fathers survived in absence of computers. This is the same route we are taking as long as cloud computing is concerned. As a computer user, How do you intend to survive in the long-run without cloud computing? This technology provides computer users, both individual and businesses with a platform to share and save their applications and files without necessarily having to install them into their systems or even in external hard-drives. Basically, cloud computing is where a computer user accesses data back-up services with the help of external…
 
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  • Akamai tailors web performance solutions for SaaS providers

    21 Nov 2014 | 2:10 am
    Akamai Technologies Inc. has introduced several new capabilities to the companyandrsquo;s Web Performance Solutions. Available now and known as the SaaS Provider Option these new features and capabilities are designed to allow SaaS providers to use Akamaiandrsquo;s pioneering web application optimisation and performance solutions in a manner more closely aligned to how SaaS providers run their businesses.
  • Helping enterprises to enter an all-agile era

    21 Nov 2014 | 2:10 am
    Huawei has launched its Cloud Fabric Solution and Agile Branch Solution at the Huawei Western Europe Enterprise Media Day 2014 in Amsterdam the Netherlands. Huaweiandrsquo;s Agile Branch Solution which is centered on services and user experience helps enterprise customers achieve one-click deployment zero-touch local maintenance and openness and value-added service (VAS). Meanwhile Huaweiandrsquo;s Cloud Fabric Data Center Network Solution uses an industry-leading architecture that is elastic simple and open giving enterprises the ability to innovate and adapt to fast-changing cloud services.
  • Survey reveals app delivery andlsquo;chasmandrsquo;

    21 Nov 2014 | 2:10 am
    71% of IT departments arenandrsquo;t equipped to meet growing demands resulting in poor project performance and growing backlogs.
  • Ormuco Communications becomes provider and partner to Core DataCloud

    21 Nov 2014 | 2:10 am
    Ormuco Communications is to provide data centre hosting and connectivity services for the UK based cloud service provider Core DataCloud. Ormuco have also formed a partnership with Core DataCloud to enable fully managed enterprise grade IT recovery solutions that better protect businesses to be delivered at an affordable price.
  • Atos is first IT company to obtain BCR Certification

    21 Nov 2014 | 2:10 am
    Atos says that it is the first IT company to obtain the Binding Corporate Rules (BCR) approval for processing personal data on behalf of its clients and for itself. The approval covers the worldwide operations of Atos Group including Atos Worldgrid Canopy and Worldline and has been granted by all European data protection authorities. It is recognition that Atos strives for the highest level of protection for all the personal data processed on behalf of its clients across all its services including cloud computing.
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  • Running and Testing Custom Code from AppHQ console

    himanshu sharma
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:21 pm
    App42 now supports running and testing of deployed custom code service from AppHQ console itself. This will give developer ease of testing custom code without writing single line of test code. If you are new to custom code, have a … Continue reading → The post Running and Testing Custom Code from AppHQ console appeared first on .
  • Use Custom Turn Logic in Turn-based Games Using AppWarp

    Suyash Mohan
    12 Nov 2014 | 10:26 pm
    AppWarp’s support for realtime turn-based games eliminates the client-side effort required to do timer management, turn management and state management. All such management is done by AppWarp Cloud. Server sends the notifications to client when a move is made or … Continue reading → The post Use Custom Turn Logic in Turn-based Games Using AppWarp appeared first on .
  • Mancala – #1 Android Board Game in USA and Canada uses AppWarp to handle real-time multiplayer gameplay

    ishan jain
    11 Nov 2014 | 3:35 am
    Mancala is one of the oldest African indoor games, which is now available on mobile for both Android and iOS users. Players begin by placing a certain number of seeds, prescribed for the particular game, in each of the pits … Continue reading → The post Mancala – #1 Android Board Game in USA and Canada uses AppWarp to handle real-time multiplayer gameplay appeared first on .
  • How to Schedule Wall Posts on Facebook?

    himanshu sharma
    6 Nov 2014 | 1:44 am
    Few months back we had announced a feature for posting on App user’s wall. Now, we bring you feature of scheduling the wall post. The idea behind scheduling the posts is that you can save a lot of time. You can … Continue reading → The post How to Schedule Wall Posts on Facebook? appeared first on .
  • Schedule Email with No Coding Effort

    himanshu sharma
    28 Oct 2014 | 8:16 am
    App42 now powers up with Email Scheduling feature and can be used with just a few clicks on dashboard. This feature is another step towards providing in depth User Engagement feature in App42 platform. This feature can be used to … Continue reading → The post Schedule Email with No Coding Effort appeared first on .
 
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  • How to Install Java JDK in Kali Linux

    21 Nov 2014 | 1:53 pm
    Download the latest Java SE SDK versionGo to the following link and download jdk7. At the time of writing this guide the jdk version was jdk-7u45-linux-x64. Note that I’m using x64 which is 64-bit. 32-bit users should choose their versions accordingly. Not that tough really! Following is what I’ve used.  JDK-7u45-Linux-x64  Again, at the time of writing this guide the available version was jdk-7u45-linux-x64.tar.gz Download and save the file in /root directory. UnTar the Archive and move to /opttar -xzvf /root/jdk-7u45-linux-x64.tar.gzmv jdk1.7.0_45 /optcd /opt/jdk1.7.0_45…
  • Top Android browser

    21 Nov 2014 | 1:49 pm
    Top Android browser UC Browser for Android   Firefox Browser for Android    CM Browser - Fast & Secure   Chrome Browser - Google   Dolphin Browser for Android   Web Browser & Explorer   UC Browser Mini for Android   Opera Mini – Fast web browser   Opera browser for Android   Lightning Browser   
  • How to set up PlayStation 4 Remote Play on your Xperia phone or tablet

    20 Nov 2014 | 3:50 pm
    Sony's latest flagship phone, the Sony Xperia Z3, comes with a new feature -- Remote Play. While it wasn't available when the phone was launched, Sony recently turned it on. If you own a PlayStation 4, you'll be able to stream games to your phone and play those games with either a PS4 DualShock controller or with onscreen controls. If you already own the Xperia Z2 or Z2 Tablet, the good news is that Sony has enabled Remote Play for those devices as well. And while modders have managed to get Remote Play working on other devices, that involves a bunch of work that most people won't bother…
  • Firefox dumps Google for search

    20 Nov 2014 | 3:45 pm
     Google's 10-year run as Firefox's default search engine in the US is over. Yahoo wants more search traffic, and a deal with Mozilla will bring itIn a major departure for both Mozilla and Yahoo, Firefox's default search engine is switching from Google to Yahoo in the United States."I'm thrilled to announce that we've entered into a five-year partnership with Mozilla to make Yahoo the default search experience on Firefox across mobile and desktop," Yahoo Chief Executive Marissa Mayer said in a blog post Wednesday. "This is the most significant partnership for Yahoo in five years."The…
  • How to set up multiple user accounts on OS X

    20 Nov 2014 | 3:42 pm
    Welcome to Mac Mondays! Each Monday, the team at CNET How To goes in-depth on ways you can improve your Mac. We'll talk performance upgrades (for old and new models), hardware hacks, and workflow tips. This is where you'll go to find out how to release your Mac's potential and make the most of your purchase.Despite repeatedly pleading with my kids (followed by warnings and the occasion threat), I rarely get my iPhone or iPad back from them in the same state as I lent it out. They change the wallpaper, rearrange app icons and folders, and generally mess with my settings each time they are…
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  • To Hire or Not to Hire: 5 HR tips for IT SMBs

    Marc Shaw
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:12 pm
    It’s a time worn adage that HR can make or break a company. Hire the right people, so the logic goes, and you can both maximize earnings and minimize losses. While our experience is with staffing for a small Managed Services Provider, these principles will apply to businesses across a wide spectrum. A good hire understands their role, communicates well, goes above and beyond their job description, takes direction, takes ownership, and advances business goals from their position. If the position is client facing, it becomes all the more important that the employee be healthy, presentable,…
  • Redmond, We Have a Problem: 5 Tips On Breaking Bad News To IT Clients

    Marc Shaw
    6 Oct 2014 | 2:18 pm
    Unwelcome news can be nerve wracking all around. When something happens that compromises the service you provide to a client, there’s anxiety about losing the relationship and losing the business. In IT, the problem can be compounded since often a customer’s IT infrastructure isn’t one component of their service, but foundational. A service outage can leave a client, whether private or public, completely crippled for the duration of the problem. As service providers we take pride in the service we provide and go to great lengths to build trust through superior delivery and integrity.
  • Mind The Gap: Providing IT Services That Scale

    Marc Shaw
    19 Sep 2014 | 11:23 am
    Cloud hosting platforms for business are booming. From the SMB sector to enterprise clients, VMware, AWS, and Azure are seeing record gains. These are variously parsed out into the many XaaS offerings, such as IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service), SaaS (Software as a Service), and DaaS (Desktop as a Service), depending on the customer’s individual needs. This is where the traditional Managed Service Provider steps in. Usually operating as small businesses themselves, with expertise levels of varying degrees and offering support for specific offerings or platforms, the Managed Service Provider…
  • The 4 Cs of Boosting SMB Sales with Social Media Marketing

    Marc Shaw
    4 Sep 2014 | 2:48 pm
    OK. The title’s a mouthful. But hey, sometimes you need to be specific. The key concept in social media marketing is often given short shrift or overlooked entirely by SMBs. This is usually because, unlike the big fish at the enterprise level, the marketing budget may be small and the social marketing lead is probably wearing several other hats. That means time is of the essence, and you want to make sure you’re putting effort in the right place. The foundational piece is this: use social media to drive conversions on your web site or landing page.  There are several steps involved in…
  • Beyond PowerPoint: 5 Tips for More Effective Meetings

    Marc Shaw
    25 Aug 2014 | 12:52 pm
    Meetings. Some welcome the time to connect and get the bigger picture. Some see them as a necessary evil. Much frustration can be avoided by following a few simple steps to save time and communicate effectively. In most businesses, meetings that drag on contribute to employee frustration. Keeping meetings effective is more than just productivity in the moment. It’s part of building a culture of efficiency. It shows team members you respect them and value their time. Dragging meetings along or conducting them inefficiently communicates the opposite. As much as we love the helpful technology…
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  • High Availability Data Storage and Recovery Platform – Veeam Cloud Connect

    Jesse Locke
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:06 am
    We at Server Cloud Canada are very happy to announce our extended partnership with Veeam.  A relationship built on success and synergies with our 100% geographically diverse Canadian cloud based infrastructure. With Veeam’s ‘Cloud Connect’ recovery platform, you will never have to worry about your offsite data repositories again! What is Veeam Cloud Connect? Veeam Cloud Connect, part of the new Veeam Availability Suite v8, gives Veeam partners a fully integrated, secure and efficient means to move VM backups to a cloud repository managed service providers within the Server Cloud Canada…
  • Join SCC and Our Partners In Kanata on November 20th, 2014

    Server Cloud Canada
    7 Nov 2014 | 7:24 am
    Server Cloud Canada is please to announce the launch of our new partner workshop series ‘Taking the Mystery Out of Cloud’ Date: Thursday, November 20th Time: 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM (Networking from 8:00 AM – 8:30 AM) Location: Holiday Inn and Suites Ottawa Kanata Investment: $75 (refreshments will be served) Please bring a cheque for $75 on the day of the event. Cheques are to be made payable to United Way Ottawa.   CLICK HERE TO REGISTER – SPOTS ARE LIMITED    Taking The Mystery Out Of The Cloud What would you do in private? Would you shed all of your…
  • The Future Of I.T Managed Services

    Jesse Locke
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:59 am
    The evolution of an IT service organization over the last 20 years has consistently been one of deep lines drawn in the sand. While some organizations slowly embrace change, others prefer to stick to what they know they can best offer their clients. The last major divide in the industry was the separation of the IT Break/Fix business model and Managed Services Provider (MSP) business model. Now, the new lines in the sand are emerging; and IT services providers are looking to leverage their existing relationships to deploy solutions to satisfy their customers needs; both business and…
  • Calculating the Costs of IT Downtime

    Jesse Locke
    3 Oct 2014 | 7:54 am
    The facts show that the average cost of IT systems downtime is close to $5,600 per minute according to the Uptime Institute Symposium. In the recent study “Calculating the Cost of Data Center Outages” The Ponemon Institute identifies the true bottom-line costs of data center downtime as: The average cost of downtime across industries was approximately $5,600 per minute. The average reported incident length was 90 minutes, resulting in an average cost per incident of approximately $505,500. For a total data center outage, which had an average recovery time of 134 minutes, average costs…
  • Join SCC at 2014 Kingston Connect Business Expo

    Jesse Locke
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:21 am
      Server Cloud Canada is happy to be the gold sponsor of 2014 Kingston Connect Mixer, “The Largest Business To Business Networking Event in Eastern Ontario“!     When: Where: Who: Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014   2PM–7PM The Rogers K-Rock Centre Business owners, managers, decision-makers, buyers, salespeople, professionals, business students, not-for-profits, and entrepreneurs of all backgrounds should attend the event. *The event is open to both members and non-members of the Greater Kingston Chamber of Commerce. *The event is free to attend, there is no admission…
 
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  • Everything You Should Know About a Record Management Solution

    Bhavna Singh
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:24 pm
    Firstly, let’s just understand the term record management system clearly with its benefits: Modern world of business is more about technological innovations. All the businessmen seek for an efficient management system in their office that can help reducing risk as well as cost. Well, this is just the bottom line. For implementing such systems and making office environment better to work with, there is a need of well-disciplined record management strategy that ensures enterprises can comply with internal policies and external regulations at the same time taking care of disposition and…
  • Dedicated Servers Offering Easy-To-Use Interface

    Priyanka Arora
    19 Nov 2014 | 3:10 am
    The utilization of a dedicated server relates to the renting and use of computer extensively. This includes the use of web server, internet connection, software related to the entire process used by the website service providers. In such occurrences, the main work of the server is to monitor and control the traffic amount. This can be achieved by the host who configures and operates in remote locations, but from the client’s company itself. The web companies on the other hand prefer to use the host on-premises as it helps in saving costs of internet, network administration and security…
  • Office Turning Paperless to Make Documents Management Easy and Efficient

    Sayantan Mukherjee
    13 Nov 2014 | 9:39 pm
    Files, papers, documents: These terms generally inculcate fear in the hearts of employees working in any organization. In today’s era, information is the root cause of making and losing money. You lose money not because you don’t have the requisite information but you don’t know where it is or where to look. It might be there on the 4th rack of your store room. But What if it is not? Do you go on a wild goose chase and search the other 100 racks? Surely, your time is more valuable than that? Thankfully, many organizations have understood this and are slowly but surely adopting…
  • Enhance Your Brand’s Value with Quality E-mail Hosting Services

    Soumalya Mukhopadhyay
    12 Nov 2014 | 9:53 pm
    Email is the most widely used mode for communication among corporate other than telephonic communication. Any type of organizational machinery will seize to work without emails. Be it a personalized one or a regular free version, everyone has got an email solution. Though some prefer to host their own email services most of the organizations prefer to outsource it, thereby taking email hosting services. It is beneficial in the way that the headache of managing the settings and security is not the organizations responsibility. It is the onus of the hosting service provider to provide a secure…
  • How Can a Document Management System be Advantageous for Manufacturers?

    Soumalya Mukhopadhyay
    11 Nov 2014 | 10:24 pm
    Document Management System is not a technology but a solution that will revolutionalise the office environment and how everything works. Putting an end to unnecessary expenditure on manpower and streamlining document flows it will change the modern office environment to paperless office. A proper Document Management System will fit into any type of organizational structure increasing its output in the term of productivity and profit. For Manufacturers, it will cut down the paperwork by 60% and speed up the process by 40%. Though it may seem like small but in reality it is much effective in…
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  • 5 reasons why I don’t like Google Keep and how Google could make it better

    Oliver Marshall
    17 Nov 2014 | 3:22 am
    I’m a big Google fan. In an ideal world I wouldn’t use any app or service other than a Google one. If I need to do something, or need some new app to help me, I immediately check to see if Google has something that can help before I turn to other providers. So for years I’ve been really wanting to move away from Evernote and move to Google Keep. It has it’s flaws, and certainly it has its strengths. But for me it’s just about cutting down on the number of logons and services I need to keep up with and having a tool that easily integrates with the rest of my…
  • Phishing attacks work up to 45% of the time

    Oliver Marshall
    12 Nov 2014 | 8:45 am
    Googles phishing infographic should give you (fish) food for thought Google has released a new infographic to visualise some quite remarkable figures about phishing attacks. The information, gained through statistical analysis of their Gmail service, provides an insight in to the efforts that would-be attackers will go to to get access to your accounts, and the value that they attribute to them. Phishing attacks differ from malware based attacks in that they don’t attempt to gain access to your PC or install any software. Instead phishing emails pretend to be from a known source,…
  • Google announce new Google Apps Administrator exam

    Oliver Marshall
    6 Nov 2014 | 7:45 am
    Google have added to their increasing range of exams and certifications for Google Apps. Their new Administrator exam aims to bring would-be administrators up to speed on how to run through the basic of administration of your new Google Apps service. In essence this exam brings together several older exams in to one cohesive product. It runs through the set up and initial configuration of your Google Apps account, adding users, dealing with organisational structure and even a bit of security. Google are constantly making inroads in to the business space and have a solid examination…
  • Open any Google Drive files direct from the browser

    Oliver Marshall
    6 Nov 2014 | 1:41 am
    Google have today released a new extension for Chrome that allows you to open any file in Google Drive directly from your browser. You can now right click on any file in Google Drive and choose Open With and select the app assigned to that extension, as long as the app is registered for that file type. Google have slowly been integrating Chrome and their Google Apps products to give a more streamline feel and to provide you with a more ChromeOS style experience on your desktop PC.
  • Google offering domain name services via Google Domains

    Oliver Marshall
    6 Aug 2014 | 1:13 am
    We’ve started to see reports that people are receiving Google Domain invites. This invite-only beta service appears to be Googles first steps in to Domain name provision and DNS management. Given the widespread use of Googles DNS servers it should be a great platform. The invites appear to be going to personal users rather than commercial companies. If we get an invite and can check it out then we’ll post more. You can view the Google Domains site here.
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  • Cloud services market could exceed $200 billion by 2018

    Jesse Frye
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:54 am
    Another day, another report detailing the ever-expanding cloud computing industry. Infonetics Research recently announced the global cloud services market may surpass $200 billion by 2018, with vendors such as Amazon, Google and IBM leading the charge. The research firm noted Google is the No. 1 cloud vendor in the Cloud-as-a-Service and Platform-as-a-Service sectors. IBM is tops in the Software-as-a-Service field, while Amazon is the leader in the Infrastructure-as-a-Service segment. Cliff Grossner, directing analyst for data center, cloud and SDN at Infonetics Research, said new data center…
  • Majority of organizations say competitive advantage possible with cloud computing

    Jesse Frye
    19 Nov 2014 | 1:19 pm
    Cloud computing has evolved over the years from a technology that promised cost flexibility to a service essential for fostering a competitive advantage. A new Frost & Sullivan survey conducted on behalf of NetSuite discovered 81 percent of U.S. organizations believe cloud environments can position them ahead of their rivals. Cloud computing will likely become even more important to the competitive landscape in coming years. Respondents cited disruptive competitors as a trend influencing their brands. Another 37 percent said digitization was causing a similar effect, while the same…
  • Amazon: The Poster Child Behind Cloud’s Commonality

    Stephen Harrington
    15 Nov 2014 | 6:51 am
    Amazon Web Services are among the leading solutions in the cloud computing market. Fortune recently reported the vendor has done such a great job at bringing the service to the masses that the technology is now considered the “new normal.” Andy Jassy, cloud strategy chief at Amazon, spoke at the re:Invent conference in Las Vegas and asserted more businesses are migrating computing workloads to Amazon environments. He indicated more than 1 million active customers rely on the vendor’s services on a monthly basis. Amazon does not appear to be resting on its laurels, either.
  • Global Health Care Field Will Depend Heavily on Cloud Through 2020

    Stephen Harrington
    14 Nov 2014 | 6:58 am
    The worldwide health care market is expected to use cloud computing to address several needs through 2020. A Persistence Market Research report explained the technology fosters faster medical records accessibility, storage and collaboration between pharmacists and health organizations. Providers will also turn to the service to reduce capital investments. On the patient side, cloud computing is also a valuable service. The report noted cloud-based patient billing is more efficient than standard practices. Medical imaging, telemedicine and electronic medical records processes will receive…
  • VIDEO: Not All Cloud Migrations Are Smooth Sailing

    Stephen Harrington
    13 Nov 2014 | 11:56 am
    The post VIDEO: Not All Cloud Migrations Are Smooth Sailing appeared first on RISC Networks.
 
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  • How to Make Money with Facebook

    Nurdin Budi M.
    13 Nov 2014 | 4:26 am
    Facebook impact on the way people react to each other. The effect has been felt by the people in a higher level of communication, so communication between people not only through text, but also through photos, status, and links to web sites and widened a on other things.Nowadays, everyone knows that social networking can be used as land for the money. Facebook can be used as an online business, whether it be a good or a service. Facebook can also be used as a customer engine on the website and create a link in it.So how do I make money with Facebook is more detailed? The first trick…
  • Social Media for Marketing Web

    Nurdin Budi M.
    10 Nov 2014 | 6:15 am
    Social media is a great way to market and improve a website. We all know that social media is a communication tool that is widely used by the public to interact between friends or even strangers who are not one country with them.For people who want to have a website, especially the rise of web traffic they have to refresh the network with the various layers of the world community to work together to facilitate a good relationship.Share a variety of brands of products or services you are selling to them through social media, as this is the main reason you should do if you want to give them a…
  • Tips to Increase Blog Traffic with Targeted Trending News

    Nurdin Budi M.
    5 Nov 2014 | 9:31 pm
    You must have been well aware that content will help in improving blog traffic and this has also been done by many bloggers to build their blogs in order to be the best.Although sometimes a little insert a topic which is very controversial or strange to get the attention of readers of the blog.In addition to using tricks that have been common in the above, there are several ways to increase traffic to blog with easy, by using the trending topic or news that are much sought after and reported by others, are as follows:1. Creating a celebrity news Celebrity popularity has fairly high in…
  • Building Traffic with Social Media

    Nurdin Budi M.
    3 Nov 2014 | 8:31 am
    So if you currently have a website and you are regularly providing content on a daily basis. Then you also have done various advertising programs and also has an ad on your website. So what else should you do to make the website better?If you are doing things above then this is the time you do one more step that really will make the website go up, build traffic, especially in high volume. This will not happen if you just keep quiet and do nothing and just wait in front of the computer or in a chair alone.Below are several ways to set up a website and increase traffic using social media:The…
  • Algorithms in Search Engines and Determinants Algorithm

    Nurdin Budi M.
    31 Oct 2014 | 4:52 am
    Why Search Engine Algorithms in Search Engines Important? For SEO experts, it may already be familiar and have become a common discussion, then what about those who are beginners and do not know more than them? Yes they sometimes mistranslated on an algorithm of search engines.This article will help you to explain about the algorithm and some of the terms commonly used by many SEO experts increase traffic to their blog or website.Every online business must understand and have the main tool that will be used to make the business accepted and get the best traffic on the internet. So what is an…
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  • Using PernixData to accelerate virtual OS X desktops

    support
    11 Nov 2014 | 3:19 am
    When a customer asked if it would be possible to test out some Apple OS X desktops on our Cloud platform, we figured there was only one way to find out. To start with, we decided to build a small cluster using the Mac Mini. Apple hardware has to be used to run OS XContinue reading> The post Using PernixData to accelerate virtual OS X desktops appeared first on Cloudhelix Limited.
  • Getting Everyone On Board with Hybrid Cloud Hosting

    support
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:43 am
    Once you have made the decision to adopt hybrid cloud hosting technology you are probably going to want to get started straight away so that you can take full advantage of all the benefits that this technology will bring to your business. It is important to have the agreement of all of your stakeholders beforeContinue reading> The post Getting Everyone On Board with Hybrid Cloud Hosting appeared first on Cloudhelix Limited.
  • Using vCloud Connector: Part 5

    admin
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:39 am
    In part four we; Took an existing templated VM from our local Private vSphere Cloud Exported and shipped the templated VM out to a Cloudhelix VDC Added the VM template into a catalogue within a demo VDC at Cloudhelix Deployed a VM from the new template Booted up the new VM Customised the guest OperatingContinue reading> The post Using vCloud Connector: Part 5 appeared first on Cloudhelix Limited.
  • vCloud Private Hosting: Using the vCloud SDK for PHP: Part 1

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    16 Oct 2014 | 3:13 am
    If you are looking to set up your own vCloud Private Hosting and are looking to use the vCloud SDK with a language you are familiar with such as PHP, this post should help shed some light on the process. At Cloudhelix we make use of the vCloud SDK for various automation and reporting tasks.Continue reading> The post vCloud Private Hosting: Using the vCloud SDK for PHP: Part 1 appeared first on Cloudhelix Limited.
  • Using vCloud Connector: Part 4

    admin
    16 Oct 2014 | 1:38 am
    In part three we; Downloaded the vCloud Connector Node Added relevent credentials into the VI Client Created a catalogue to be used as a destination target for the vCloud Connector VMs and vApps Now for the somewhat cool stuff.. In this part we take an existing templated VM from our local Private vSphere Cloud, export,Continue reading> The post Using vCloud Connector: Part 4 appeared first on Cloudhelix Limited.
 
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  • Top 15 CIO Challenges of 2014

    Shirin
    17 Nov 2014 | 1:15 am
      This is our top 15 list of CIO challenges for 2014 delivered in no particular order based on recent discussions with our clients.   1. Constant pressure from finance to reduce costs. CIOs probably answer the question “Couldn’t we save money by doing this in the Cloud” far too often. Each time the question is asked, a small part of a CIOs soul dies I am told. Most CIOs understand the economies of scale that they’ve achieved in-house and many have explored the cloud on more than one occasion. Perhaps only a detailed cost analysis using a spreadsheet full of visual basic…
  • Video Presentation: Why IT Managers Shouldn’t Purchase Cloud Computing Alone

    Shirin
    28 Oct 2014 | 10:19 am
    Today we have a video presentation for our readers. It’s 14 minutes and worth the watch entitled: “Why IT Managers Shouldn’t Purchase Cloud Computing Alone” If you don’t have time to watch the video, here are the notes from the presentation below Introduction Many analysts have attempted to normalize cloud computing pricing to understand average costs for known resources such as storage, processor and memory with some success. It’s still a confusing purchase for an IT manager who only makes an infrastructure purchase decision once every 3 years or more.
  • Disadvantages of Cloud Computing

    Shirin
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:36 am
    While checking out the Cloud Computing group on Linkedin, I found a discussion from March of 2013 where a NetworkWorld article called Cost Battle: Cloud Computing vs. in-House IT was the topic. While the article did a good job of explaining that one size doesn’t fit all, some of the group members went on to say that cloud was really the only solution for enterprises to save money and to modernize their IT delivery. I thought the discussion (not the article!) was a bit too “pro cloud computing” hence this blog article. Network World’s article references research…
  • Attention RSS Reader Subscribers

    Shirin
    8 Sep 2014 | 10:17 am
    I have to apologize to our RSS feed subscribers. Feed burner just isn’t what it used to be so we had to make a switch. We attempted to migrate our existing subscribers but we have a feeling some may have been left behind. Please subscribe to our feed using this new link here: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/coloadvisor Again our apologies!          Related StoriesData Center Tiers – What You Need to KnowColocation Pricing Trends 
  • How ColoAdvisor’s Database Speeds Cloud Computing and Colocation Search

    Shirin
    8 Sep 2014 | 2:35 am
    I’ve been touting the benefits of our homegrown database of datacenters for a long time. Previously each time we engaged with a client it would start with a quick look at our database BUT since we didn’t have complete data we’d always need to fill the beginning of our colocation or cloud computing searches with many phones calls and emails. To scale, we enabled any agent at ColoAdvisor to add new tables or fields  to the database at will. No longer would it be enough to know the available square footage or how many diesel generators a facility had – real information had…
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