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  • Top 6 Cloud Myths And The Correct Perceptions Behind Those

    Ricoh Data Center
    Bhavna Singh
    1 Sep 2015 | 2:51 am
    By now, cloud is popular among SMBs as well as large scale enterprises. The adoption rate of cloud computing among business owners has increased remarkably, over the past decade. Businesses of every type are impacted by the wide range of benefits of cloud computing to a great extent. Well, there are significant reasons behind a trend like this. After all, cloud helps enterprises experience proper scaling and provisioning of IT resources and rapid deployment. This helps the users to integrate the available resources properly and enter the market at a rapid pace. At the same time, this new…
  • Digital Healthcare And Cutting-Edge Technologies
    Jennifer Klostermann
    2 Sep 2015 | 7:14 am
    Content by Digital Healthcare – The Healthcare Revolution Opportunities in digital healthcare abound, and 2015 sees more developments reaching the mainstream. The break-fix model of medicine is now being replaced with the predict-and-prevent model of medicine that combines cutting-edge technology with detective work, and addresses the root of afflictions while staving off future issues by encouraging lifestyle and behavioural changes, and preventative practices. Wearable Tech was one of the first areas in which digitization was used in healthcare. Pedometers and heart…
  • The Ashley Madison Hack – A Timeline (Updated: 9/2/15)

    The State of Security
    David Bisson
    1 Sep 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Ashley Madison, a website for those who are interested in committing adultery, has made headline after headline in recent weeks after a hacking group penetrated its servers and published the information of all 37 million users online. As of this writing, it is believed that this incident dates back to mid-July of 2015. The timeline below […]… Read More The post The Ashley Madison Hack – A Timeline (Updated: 9/2/15) appeared first on The State of Security.
  • 3 Enabling Technologies that Transform your Business Operational

    Cloud Business Review
    Ivan Widjaya
    27 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    Every business has a certain component that it couldn’t operate without. A logistics provider wouldn’t be feasible without a fleet of vehicles, for instance, nor would a tradesperson be able to complete the job without the right tool. One necessity that almost all modern businesses have in common, though, is a solid connection to the cloud, and the right enabling technology.… Click here to read more
  • Tips for Choosing a Network Upgrade Solution

    Out of the Ethernet
    24 Aug 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Make the most of your network investment.
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    The Official Rackspace Blog

  • The Latest Edition of the “OpenStack Cloud Computing Cookbook” Offers Updated Recipes

    Tracy Idell Hamilton
    2 Sep 2015 | 6:00 am
    This post was originally published in OpenStack SuperUser. Authors Kevin Jackson, Cody Bunch and Egle Sigle launch an Easter egg challenge and talk about common misconceptions and the role of the new OpenStack Innovation Center. Now everyone can get in the kitchen with OpenStack. To help operators, administrators and anyone working with OpenStack, a trio of Rackspace experts have come together to write the “OpenStack Cloud Computing Cookbook – Third Edition.” The latest edition weighs in at a whopping 436 pages, offering over 110 recipes to help you build and operate…
  • Rackspace ANZ: a Great Place to Work — Again!

    Angus Dorney
    1 Sep 2015 | 3:14 pm
    We’re excited to announce that for the third year running, Rackspace has been named among the top 50 places to work in Australia by Business Review Weekly magazine, placing 12th in 2015 for companies under 100 employees. Culture, Rackers Make Rackspace Australia One of ‘Best Places to Work 2014’ Benchmarking the best companies by culture, workplace excellence, management and the role of trust within a business, BRW and The Great Places to Work organisation announced the top 50 organisations at an evening cocktail party yesterday at The Ivy in Sydney. We’re humbled that the “Best…
  • Call Congress: This Fall is Our Last, Best Chance for Patent Reform

    Van Lindberg
    1 Sep 2015 | 6:00 am
    Congress returns to work next week. We need you to call your representatives in Congress. Ask them to pass meaningful patent reform, but tell them that we also need to keep the ability to challenge bad patents in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Patent reform is needed to reign in patent trolls — companies that buy up vague patents with the intent of suing other companies for infringement. There is perhaps no bigger threat to American innovation and entrepreneurship than these entities, which suck an estimated $1.5 billion from the U.S. economy — every week. But without more support,…
  • Watching the Watchmen with Agent Health Monitoring

    Shane Duan
    1 Sep 2015 | 5:05 am
    As part of our effort to continually improve our reliability and provide visibility, the Rackspace Monitoring team is excited to announce the release of our Agent Health Monitoring feature. You’ll now be able to monitor the states of all your Rackspace Monitoring Agents on your servers through the check, alarm and notification plan that you’re already familiar with — and it’s available to customers of all service levels at no additional cost. In this way, the right person can get alerted quickly and reliably when there is an issue with any one of the agents. If you have…
  • Office Hours Hangout: Learn More about Rackspace Intelligence

    Alan Bush
    31 Aug 2015 | 8:41 am
    On last week’s Office Hours Hangout, cohost Drew Cox and I discussed several new tools, features, and products Rackspace has released in the last year that we think will be most helpful to customers going into the 2015 Black Friday season. One that we ‘re both very excited about is Rackspace Intelligence, our new “single pane of glass,” which gives customers a real-time and comprehensive overview of the health of their infrastructure at one glance. This week we took a deep dive with Intelligence’s software engineering manager, David Dunlop. I’ve highlighted a few key…
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    TechCrunch » Enterprise

  • Google Classroom Launches Chrome Extension So Teachers Can Instantly Share Links With The Entire Class

    Drew Olanoff
    2 Sep 2015 | 11:00 am
     Google calls Classroom a “mission control for teachers,” allowing them to access all of Google Apps for Education within one central place. Teachers can use the product to chat with students, help students with their work and keep track of the daily goings on in the classroom. Today, the product is introducing something really nifty that will allow a teacher to share a link with… Read More
  • Google Docs Gets Voice Typing, Templates, Smart Sheets And More

    Drew Olanoff
    2 Sep 2015 | 11:00 am
     “Get ’em while they’re young” is a battle cry for every company. The younger your users are, the more you can evolve with them over time and keep them locked in to using your products. When I was in school (old person voice), Apple had a huge presence by doing educational partnerships which was ridiculously smart for branding. The hope was that kids would go home and… Read More
  • Social CRM Provider Capillary Technologies Raises $45M, Acquires MartJack

    Catherine Shu
    2 Sep 2015 | 6:22 am
     Capillary Technologies, the Singapore-based social CRM company, has raised a $45 million Series C to fuel its evolution into an omnichannel retail platform. The round was led by Warburg Pincus with participation from returning investors Sequoia Capital and Norwest Venture Partners and brings Capillary’s total funding so far to $79.1 million. Read More
  • Guru, With $2.7 Million In Funding, Simplifies Internal Knowledge Sharing

    Jordan Crook
    1 Sep 2015 | 6:00 am
     Given the speed at which startups often grow, disseminating important information to the folks that need it (when they need it) can become a huge hurdle. Guru, started by Boomi founder Rick Nucci, aims to solve that problem. Guru is a Chrome web extension that sits on top of pretty much anything you do on your computer, and intelligently surfaces the relevant information about your startup… Read More
  • Apttus Enjoys A $108M Round As Business Grows Leaps And Bounds

    Ron Miller
    1 Sep 2015 | 5:00 am
     Just a couple of years ago Apttus, a quote-to-cash SaaS company built on top of, had a couple of hundred employees. Today it has 900 and projects more than 1,000 by the end of the year. And it’s not hiring all of those bodies for nothing. The company’s year-over-year growth is in the 60 percent range. While not willing to provide an exact figure, it claims to have… Read More
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    All Things Distributed

  • Titan Graph Database Integration with DynamoDB: World-class Performance, Availability, and Scale for New Workloads

    Werner Vogels
    20 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    Today, we are releasing a plugin that allows customers to use the Titan graph engine with Amazon DynamoDB as the backend storage layer. It opens up the possibility to enjoy the value that graph databases bring to relationship-centric use cases, without worrying about managing the underlying storage. The importance of relationships Relationships are a fundamental aspect of both the physical and virtual worlds. Modern applications need to quickly navigate connections in the physical world of people, cities, and public transit stations as well as the virtual world of search terms, social posts,…
  • Under the Hood of Amazon EC2 Container Service

    Werner Vogels
    20 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    In my last post about Amazon EC2 Container Service (Amazon ECS), I discussed the two key components of running modern distributed applications on a cluster: reliable state management and flexible scheduling. Amazon ECS makes building and running containerized applications simple, but how that happens is what makes Amazon ECS interesting. Today, I want to explore the Amazon ECS architecture and what this architecture enables. Below is a diagram of the basic components of Amazon ECS: How we coordinate the cluster Let’s talk about what Amazon ECS is actually doing. The core of Amazon ECS is…
  • Back-to-Basics Weekend Reading - Data Compression

    Werner Vogels
    17 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    Data compression today is still as important as it was in the early days of computing. Although in those days all computer and storage resources were very limited, the objects in use were much smaller than today. We have seen a shift from generic compression to compression for specific file types, especially those in images, audio and video. In this weekend's back to basic reading we go back in time, 1987 to be specific, when Leweler and Hirschberg wrote a survey paper that covers the 40 years of data compression research. It covers all the areas that we like in a back to basics paper, it…
  • Embrace event-driven computing: Amazon expands DynamoDB with streams, cross-region replication, and database triggers

    Werner Vogels
    14 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    In just three short years, Amazon DynamoDB has emerged as the backbone for many powerful Internet applications such as AdRoll, Druva, DeviceScape, and Battlecamp. Many happy developers are using DynamoDB to handle trillions of requests every day. I am excited to share with you that today we are expanding DynamoDB with streams, cross-region replication, and database triggers. In this blog post, I will explain how these three new capabilities empower you to build applications with distributed systems architecture and create responsive, reliable, and high-performance applications using DynamoDB…
  • Amazon announces the Alexa Skills Kit, Enabling Developers to Create New Voice Capabilities

    Werner Vogels
    25 Jun 2015 | 10:00 am
    Today, Amazon announced the Alexa Skills Kit (ASK), a collection of self-service APIs and tools that make it fast and easy for developers to create new voice-driven capabilities for Alexa. With a few lines of code, developers can easily integrate existing web services with Alexa or, in just a few hours, they can build entirely new experiences designed around voice. No experience with speech recognition or natural language understanding is required—Amazon does all the work to hear, understand, and process the customer’s spoken request so you don’t have to. All of the code runs in the…
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    Cloud Musings

  • “Cloud First” Lessons Learned from ViON

    Kevin L. Jackson
    24 Aug 2015 | 8:42 pm
    In 2011, then United States CIO Vivek Kundra released the US Federal Cloud Computing Strategy [1]. In the executive summary he pointed to cloud computing as a key component of the US Federal Government’s information technology modernization efforts:“Cloud computing has the potential to play a major part in addressing these inefficiencies and improving government service delivery. The cloud computing model can significantly help agencies grappling with the need to provide highly reliable, innovative services quickly despite resource constraints.”This “Cloud First” initiative was a…
  • Looking for Security Peak Performance?

    Kevin L. Jackson
    18 Aug 2015 | 6:55 pm
    You can find it at Dell Peak Performance 2015!!!I'll be there at the Aria Resort and Casino in Las Vegas attending as a social media correspondent with a full access pass and an invitation to meet and interview Dell executives and security technology leaders. The event is packaged across three focused tracks:Security Foundation: This track is designed for professionals including business owners, partner executives and sales professionals that are new to the Dell SonicWALL solution or who are striving to establish a security practice. Enhance your knowledge and maximize your investment in the…
  • The Cybersecurity Sprint: Are we safe yet?

    Kevin L. Jackson
    7 Aug 2015 | 10:35 am
    UPDATE: NBC News reports U.S. officials have disclosed a hack of the Pentagon’s Joint Staff unclassified email system, which took place on July 25.Recent unauthorized access to a U.S. government database led to thecompromise of information on at least 21.5 million individuals. This massive background investigation data breach also compromised usernames, passwords, mental health records and financial information. Although a security update applied by the Office of Management and Budget (OPM) and the Homeland Security Department (DHS) in January ended the bulk of the data…
  • Cloud Computing + Things = "Information Excellence", Not IoT

    Kevin L. Jackson
    30 Jul 2015 | 7:14 pm
    The Internet of Things (IoT) has quickly become the next “be all to end all” in information technology. Touted as how cloud computing will connect everyday things together, it is also feared as the real- life instantiation of The Terminator’s Skynet, where sentient robots team with an omnipresent and all-knowing entity that uses technology to control, and ultimately destroy, all of humanity.Not there yetLucky for the humans among us, the technical capabilities of both cloud computing and IoT are way behind these Orwellian fears. Although the technology is promising, research and…
  • Cloud Computing Price-Performance Could Vary By 1000%!

    Kevin L. Jackson
    14 Jul 2015 | 9:18 am
    by Kevin L. Jackson Yes, you read that right. The price/performance of your cloud computing infrastructure could vary as much as 1000 percent depending on time and location. High levels of variability have actually been seen within the same cloud service provider (CSP) processing the exact same job. This also means that the cost to you of processing the exact same job in the cloud could vary by this much as well.This surprising result was discovered by a Rice University group, headed by Dr. T. S. Eugene Ng, that has been focusing on cloud computing. Recently they published…
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  • Is IT Really Anti-Cloud?

    Greg Ness
    5 Aug 2015 | 4:36 pm
    Not Really… if you accept the results of a recent survey. We just finished compiling the results of a disaster recovery best practices survey of more than 300 IT pros (read about the most notable findings).  Besides discovering that most firms are not following disaster recovery best practices, one particular finding stood out like a […]
  • Is Your Disaster Recovery Strategy Obsolete?

    Greg Ness
    17 Jun 2015 | 5:09 pm
    After talking to VMblog and InformationWeek I’ve come to the conclusion that most companies are suffering through obsolete approaches to disaster recovery.  I’ve gone so far as to explain Why the Cloud will Crush Traditional Disaster Recovery in a recent CloudVelox blog. Following are two recent interviews where I discuss cloud DR more specifically (as […]
  • Hybrid Cloud Coming of Age for Disaster Recovery

    Greg Ness
    24 Apr 2015 | 10:36 am
    2015 should prove to be a pivotal year for enterprise cloud adoption, thanks to a series of critical developments, including accelerating interest in the hybrid cloud. HIGH GROWTH FOR HYBRID CLOUD Numerous reports and surveys (previously reported in Archimedius) predict high growth for the hybrid cloud market: Research and Markets just published a report predicting […]
  • Recent Surveys Point to Hybrid Cloud Traction

    Greg Ness
    21 Apr 2015 | 9:18 am
    HIGHLIGHTS Research and Markets just published a report predicting that “the hybrid cloud market is expected to grow from $25.28 billion in 2014 to $84.67 billion by 2019, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 27.3% from 2014 to 2019.” A recent study by Peer 1 Hosting has hybrid cloud adoption tripling by 2018. […]
  • Cloud Costs Dropping, Data Centers Closing

    Greg Ness
    22 Mar 2015 | 1:04 pm
    A couple items grabbed my attention recently, including the recent Synergy report on the growing share of IT infrastructure spending going to the cloud.  It surprised me. I had nothing to say, for once. Then the answer hit me. While cloud costs are declining slightly, the costs for cloud migration and deployment are dropping aggressively.  […]
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  • CloudRouter Project Brings SDN Services to the Cloud - Talkin' Cloud

    2 Sep 2015 | 11:48 am
    Talkin' CloudCloudRouter Project Brings SDN Services to the CloudTalkin' CloudJay Turner, project lead for CloudRouter, said backers of the open source project developed CloudRouter to provide a network mechanism that could connect multiple clouds using standard x86 servers rather than proprietary networking equipment. With the ...and more »
  • Pacific Control Systems acquires stake in cloud computing specialists Inframon - Gulf News Journal

    2 Sep 2015 | 10:04 am
    Gulf News JournalPacific Control Systems acquires stake in cloud computing specialists InframonGulf News JournalPacific Control Systems (PCS), an Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud-based services provider based in the United Arab Emirates, recently acquired a 33.33 percent equity stake in Inframon Limited, a United Kingdom-based IT cloud transformation company.and more »
  • Ascenty cuts price of cloud computing services by 50% - Telecompaper (subscription)

    2 Sep 2015 | 7:08 am
    Ascenty cuts price of cloud computing services by 50%Telecompaper (subscription)Brazil data centre services company Ascenty has cut the prices of its cloud computing services by half until the end of the year for contracts signed from September. In a statement, the company said the initiative aims to ease access to the service for
  • Nationality in the cloud: US clashes with Microsoft over seizing data from abroad - The Guardian

    2 Sep 2015 | 4:00 am
    The GuardianNationality in the cloud: US clashes with Microsoft over seizing data from abroadThe GuardianDoes cloud computing have a nationality? That's the question posed by Microsoft's lawyers and the counsel in a closely watched case whose oral arguments begin in Manhattan on next Wednesday. The case scrutinizes the ability of the US government to ...
  • VMware Debuts Mobile-Cloud End-User Computing Solutions - CIO Today

    2 Sep 2015 | 12:04 am
    CIO TodayVMware Debuts Mobile-Cloud End-User Computing SolutionsCIO TodaySpecifically, VMware End-User Computing solutions work to help customers build bridges from the traditional world of client-server technologies to the new world of mobile-cloud technologies. That's important, considering the latter offers more agility, ...VMware Shows Progress On "One Cloud, Any App, Any Device"ForbesVMware Unveils New End-User Computing Innovations for Universal Application MarketWatchall 26 news articles »
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    Latest News from @CloudExpo

  • [session] Managing Remote Operations Teams By @WebairSagi | @CloudExpo #Cloud

    2 Sep 2015 | 1:37 pm
    Advances in technology and ubiquitous connectivity have made the utilization of a dispersed workforce more common. Whether that remote team is located across the street or country, management styles/ approaches will have to be adjusted to accommodate this new dynamic. In his session at 17th Cloud Expo, Sagi Brody, Chief Technology Officer at Webair Internet Development Inc., will focus on the challenges of managing remote teams, providing real-world examples that demonstrate what works and what doesn’t. It will cover proper training and integration of these teams into the corporate…
  • Speaking Opportunities at @DevOpsSummit | #DevOps #Docker #Containers #Microservices

    2 Sep 2015 | 12:15 pm
    The 5th International DevOps Summit, co-located with 17th International Cloud Expo – being held November 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA – announces that its Call for Papers is open. Born out of proven success in agile development, cloud computing, and process automation, DevOps is a macro trend you cannot afford to miss. From showcase success stories from early adopters and web-scale businesses, DevOps is expanding to organizations of all sizes, including the world's largest enterprises – and delivering real results. Among the proven benefits, DevOps…
  • The 2016 Big Data Prediction | @BigDataExpo #BigData #IoT #RTC #Java #InternetOfThings

    2 Sep 2015 | 9:15 am
    Today, there is countless data collected and analyzed by companies. Just a few years ago, that data was useless, now data is collected and used to provide answers and solve problems. As big data use cases continue to evolve, there will be an increasing number of business missions that will be served by new approaches to data. With the adoption of an enterprise data hub, developers are finding new agility to create services and applications, as well as decision-making that leads to market dominating strategies. According to Cognitio's co-founder and partner Bob Gourley, this adoption will lead…
  • What IT Support Used to Look Like... By @JaqTech | @CloudExpo #Cloud

    2 Sep 2015 | 7:30 am
    If you ever saw the classic SNL sketch in which Jimmy Fallon portrays "Nick Burns, Your Company's Computer Guy" you're probably familiar with the pain and humiliation he causes the end users he is tasked with supporting. Condescending. Impatient. Way smarter than everyone else. Unfortunately, this is how people used to perceive MSPs and IT solutions providers. It used to be guys like Nick were just what small-to-medium-sized business had to endure if they wanted to get their computers to work. Snide remarks and Cheeto breath aside (or maybe not), there was some truth to Fallon's character. IT…
  • Digital Transformation: Crossing the Skills Chasm By @DHDeans | @CloudExpo #Cloud

    2 Sep 2015 | 7:00 am
    Most informed CEOs seem to know intuitively that the most qualified person to lead their forward-looking business technology advancement isn’t likely to have the profile of a typical legacy CIO. In contrast, the role of a Digital Business Transformation innovator has very different requirements to the traditional IT utility infrastructure custodian of the past.That said, some progressive CIOs are already making the transition to lead the digital competitiveness quest, and others will surely follow. Moreover, a few multinational companies currently have a CIO in a highly strategic, visible…
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    CLOUD COMPUTING blogs - Google News

  • The end-user experience: 'Any application, any device' | #VMworld - SiliconANGLE (blog)

    2 Sep 2015 | 12:30 pm
    StorageReview.comThe end-user experience: 'Any application, any device' | #VMworldSiliconANGLE (blog)John Furrier and Dave Vellante of theCUBE, from the SilconANGLE Media team, sat down with Sanjay Poonen, EVP and GM of end-user computing at VMware, Inc., during VMWorld 2015 in San Francisco to ask some critical questions: Why is VMware the new big VMware Unveils New End-User Computing Innovations for Universal Application MarketWatchall 26 news articles »
  • CSC's big cloud contract win is encouraging, but not silencing fed IT critics - Washington Business Journal (blog)

    2 Sep 2015 | 11:02 am
    CSC's big cloud contract win is encouraging, but not silencing fed IT criticsWashington Business Journal (blog)And IDC predicts it will grow by another couple of percentage points in the upcoming fiscal year. Federal agencies estimate they will spend $2 billion on cloud computing in the current fiscal year, according to a report from the Herndon-based and more »
  • NetFortris Ranked Among Top 100 Cloud Services Providers - PR Newswire (press release)

    2 Sep 2015 | 10:44 am
    NetFortris Ranked Among Top 100 Cloud Services ProvidersPR Newswire (press release)SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- NetFortris, Inc., a leader in secure cloud-based voice and data networking solutions, ranks among the world's Top 100 Cloud Service Providers (CSPs), according to Penton's fifth-annual Talkin' Cloud 100 ...and more »
  • Cloud Computing: IDC Predicts the Global Public Cloud will Generate $70 ... - Formtek Blog (blog)

    2 Sep 2015 | 8:02 am
    Cloud Computing: IDC Predicts the Global Public Cloud will Generate $70 Formtek Blog (blog)As a result, it is necessary for both technology vendors and buyers to recognise the industry drivers and barriers of cloud deployment, to understand the business transformation brought by cloud, and to act upon the changes that will shape business and
  • VMware Plays the Hybrid Cloud Card - IT Business Edge (blog)

    2 Sep 2015 | 7:00 am
    FortuneVMware Plays the Hybrid Cloud CardIT Business Edge (blog)When it comes to all things cloud, VMware has a vision that generally aligns with the way most internal IT organizations see the cloud computing world: The cloud is an extension of IT environments that will continue to run on premise for a very long time.VMware vows holy grail for cloudFortuneVMware CEO hits on network virtualization reality, feuding with Cisco & the Network WorldVMware eyes hybrid clouds, live migration & vCAOSComputer Business Reviewall 169 news articles »
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    Datapipe Blog

  • Cloud security can be a challenge, but it doesn’t have to be

    David Lucky
    2 Sep 2015 | 3:12 am
    For quite a while, a company that deployed cloud services to any degree would likely enjoy at least a moderate competitive advantage over its industry rivals that had yet to embrace any cloud products whatsoever. As the cloud rapidly gains acceptance and approaches universal adoption, firms will need to more fully implement cloud solutions in order to retain a technology advantage, or even to remain competitive at all.  Yet as companies' use of cloud services increases, so, too, do worries about cloud security. This isn't surprising, given that such concerns have…
  • More targeted approach to cloud security needed

    David Lucky
    28 Aug 2015 | 9:31 am
    As business leaders are exceedingly aware, security is a top-level issue for any cloud services deployment. There's no way for any company to fully take advantage of the cloud and its capabilities unless that organization can feel confident that the data stored in these environments will remain safe at all times. And while the rise of cloud computing has largely convinced decision-makers to discard many of the myths surrounding cloud security and its exaggerated vulnerabilities, the fact remains that there are data protection issues that must be addressed. To this end, companies…
  • Data center, cloud automation increasingly essential

    David Lucky
    27 Aug 2015 | 6:49 am
    The rapid rise to prominence and proliferation of cloud computing resources have created tremendous opportunities for companies of all sizes and in every industry. By embracing the cloud, firms can improve their efficiency, add new capabilities, increase flexibility and cut costs. Altogether, this makes cloud adoption an essential goal for any organization hoping to remain competitive in the coming years. To truly benefit from the cloud and gain an edge over industry rivals, though, it's critical for firms to embrace the cloud in the right way and with the best possible support. Key…
  • Factors that set successful cloud partners apart from their peers

    David Lucky
    26 Aug 2015 | 1:24 pm
    Businesses around the world are flocking en masse to the world of managed cloud hosting in the hope that they can implement more effective IT systems. Cloud solutions are inherently cheaper for operations and infrastructure than on-premise data centers that require constant updating and maintenance, and enterprises have recognized this.  In fact, an Infoholic Research report found that the global cloud infrastructure market is expanding rapidly. The study offered an estimate for the size of the market in 2015 in the ballpark of $109 billion. Though this figure is…
  • Datapipe Government Solutions expands portfolio with Department of Veterans Affairs

    Richard Dolan
    25 Aug 2015 | 9:23 am
    Today we announced that we have joined with TechAnax, a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business, to plan and execute a data center migration project and provide ongoing hosting support services for the Department of Veterans Affairs as part of a multi-million dollar deal. Lead contractor on the project, TechAnax, a professional services firm providing customized information technology and management consulting solutions to the government, turned to our Government Solutions team to provide all physical support during the data center transition. In addition, they turned to our government…
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    Data Center Knowledge

  • Who Needs Generators? Data Center Taps Directly into Grid for Power

    Karen Riccio
    2 Sep 2015 | 3:19 pm
    Once a mere vision and gleam in the eyes of executives from Phoenix-based companies Salt River Project (SRP) and BaseLayer, a one-of-a-kind SRP DataStation that eliminates the need for a generator or other backup power source, began operations this week at an electric substation in Gilbert, Ariz., according to both parties. Instead of relying on second-party sources of power, the DataStation will provide an unprecedented source of reliable power to a nearby BaseLayer data center connected directly to the electric grid. The facility receives power directly from a “bulk transmission” line…
  • Keystone NAP Taps into Fiber Networks from Sunesys and Comcast Business

    Michael Vizard
    2 Sep 2015 | 1:32 pm
    Putting the finishing touches on a new data center facility located in the Philadelphia area, Keystone NAP this week announced that its hosting facility is now connected to fiber optic networks from Sunesys and Comcast Business. Shawn Carey, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Keystone NAP, said the deals will give IT organizations that make use of the company’s hosting services access to a major concentration of fiber optic networks running up and down the Amtrack rail corridor that are only a few miles from the company’s data center located in Fairless Hills, Penn. Keystone…
  • CSC, AWS and Microsoft Score $108M Federal Government Cloud Contract

    Nicole Henderson
    2 Sep 2015 | 12:45 pm
    This article originally appeared at The WHIR CSC, Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure have won a major cloud computing contract with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), a deal valued at $108,992,884 that could reach up to $1 billion over 10 years. According to an announcement by CSC on Monday, the federal cloud contract includes cloud services, data center consolidation and cloud migration services. Under the agreement, CSC will consolidate FAA’s data centers and migrate its data and systems to a hybrid cloud environment, using the CSC Agility Platform cloud management tool for…
  • Cloud Cruiser Launches App for Hybrid Cloud Usage Management

    Chris Burt
    2 Sep 2015 | 11:57 am
    This article originally appeared at The WHIR Cloud Cruiser launched a new application on Monday to address the need for organizations running hybrid clouds to quickly and easily track and analyze usage, the company announced this week. CloudSmart-Now is packaged offering designed to give businesses of all sizes a single pane view of their total consumption of “Big 5” cloud services. The solution provides out-of-the-box, pre-configured templates with built-in workflow to collect usage and cost data from AWS, Azure, Windows Azure Pack, VMware andOpenStack. It was designed and built from the…
  • Addressing the Top Five DCI Challenges

    Industry Perspectives
    2 Sep 2015 | 8:00 am
    Brian Lavallée is Director of Product and Technology Solutions at Ciena. According to recent survey data from IDC, enterprises continue to expand their use of the cloud. The study revealed that the number of enterprises that will connect their corporate networks to two or more cloud service providers will triple within the next two years from 29 to 86 percent. As these services become increasingly prevalent, the interconnection between provider data centers and customers’ data centers becomes critical, driving demand for seamless capacity, reliability, and flexibility. To achieve…
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    AWS Official Blog

  • Amazon S3 Update – CloudTrail Integration

    Jeff Barr
    2 Sep 2015 | 1:42 pm
    You can now use AWS CloudTrail to track bucket-level operations on your Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) buckets.  The tracked operations include creation and deletion of buckets, modifications to access controls, changes to lifecycle policies, and changes to cross-region replication settings. AWS CloudTrail records API activity in your AWS account and delivers the resulting log files to a designated S3 bucket. You can  look up API activity related to creating, deleting and modifying your S3 resources using the CloudTrail Console, including access to 7 days of historical data. You…
  • Introducing the AWS SDK for C++

    Jeff Barr
    2 Sep 2015 | 1:09 pm
    My colleague Jonathan Henson sent me a guest post to introduce a brand-new AWS SDK! — Jeff; After a long effort, we are proud to announce an open-source C++ SDK for scaling your native applications with Amazon Web Services. The AWS SDK for C++ is a modern C++ interface with lightweight dependencies. We designed it to be fully functioning, with both low-level and high-level interfaces. However, we also wanted it to have as few dependencies as possible and to be platform-independent. At the moment, it includes support for Windows, OS X, Linux, and mobile platforms. This SDK has been…
  • New – Resource-Oriented Bidding for EC2 Spot Instances

    Jeff Barr
    31 Aug 2015 | 4:38 pm
    Earlier this year we introduced the EC2 Spot fleet API. As I noted in my earlier post, this API allows you to launch and manage an entire fleet of Spot instances with one request. You specify the fleet’s target capacity, a bid price per hour, and tell Spot what instance type(s) you would like to launch. Spot fleet will find the lowest price spare EC2 capacity available, and then work to maintain the requested target capacity. Today we are making the Spot fleet API even more powerful with the addition of bidding weights. This new feature allows you to create and place bids that are better…
  • Subscribe to AWS Public IP Address Changes via Amazon SNS

    Jeff Barr
    31 Aug 2015 | 11:06 am
    Last year we announced that the AWS Public IP Address Ranges Were Available in JSON Form. This was a quick, Friday afternoon post that turned out to be incredibly popular! Many AWS users are now polling this file on a regular basis and using it to manage their on-premises firewall rules or to track the growth of the AWS network footprint over time.  If you are using AWS Direct Connect, you can use the file to update your route tables to reflect the prefixes that are advertised for Direct Connect public connections. Today we are making it even easier for you to make use of this file. You…
  • AWS Week in Review – August 24, 2015

    Jeff Barr
    31 Aug 2015 | 4:13 am
    Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, August 24 We announced Enhanced DynamoDB Metrics. We announced Updated AWS CloudFormation Support for Amazon VPC, AWS Lambda, AWS Elastic Beanstalk, Amazon RDS, and Amazon S3. Ylastic announced some AWS Resource Expiration Checks. Cloudonaut showed you how to Monitor Your AWS Account to Detect Suspicious Behavior in Real Time. Codeship talked about Running a Private Docker Registry on EC2. Tuesday, August 25 I talked about Building Price-Aware Applications Using EC2 Spot Instances. We updated the AWS Console Mobile App…
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    Haut Tech

  • App Development & Android Fragmentation

    Mike Dunham
    31 Aug 2015 | 2:43 pm
    The Android Operating System (OS) has a larger share of the smartphone market than any other OS. Recent reports from IDC give Android a world-wide market share of over 80%. If you are developing for...
  • Soft Skills for Software Development Teams

    Mike Dunham
    28 Aug 2015 | 8:56 am
    Background Before we discuss this subject – let’s reach a common understanding of what we mean by “soft skills” in the context of software development. Developing custom software requires a clear understanding of what...
  • The Right Partner for Outsourced Product Development

    Mike Dunham
    25 Aug 2015 | 7:52 am
    If you are thinking we’ve been discussing Outsourced Product Development (OPD) a lot recently, you would be quite correct. Why? The answers are simple: It is an important part of what we do at Scio....
  • Outsourced Product Development – In the Cloud?

    Mike Dunham
    21 Aug 2015 | 9:07 am
    Outsourced Product Development (OPD) is the business practice of using outside providers to develop products and services at one or several stages of product development from ideation all the way through to implementation. In an...
  • Outsourcing: The Nearshore Customer Experience

    Mike Dunham
    19 Aug 2015 | 9:47 am
    In this article, “Nearshore” refers to outsourcing software development to providers that are located in foreign countries in the same or adjacent time zones or that are geographically close to a client’s home country....
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    Cisco Blog » Data Center

  • VMware and Cisco UCS Enhance the Advantages of vRealize

    Ken Spear
    2 Sep 2015 | 1:05 pm
    Cisco and VMware continue to work together to deliver the benefits of automation and the software-defined data center (SDDC). The integration of Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS) management software with VMware vRealize Operations 6.0 is another example of the ongoing investment by both companies. It delivers significant efficiencies, improved performance, and a proactive means of managing operations. As the theme of VMworld 2015 claims, this solution can help your organization be “Ready for Any.” Keeping IT Simple VMware vRealize Operations (formerly called [...]
  • Cisco, SAP and the Big-Data Revolution

    Jim McHugh
    1 Sep 2015 | 11:30 am
    Cisco, SAP and the Big-Data Revolution   SAP just announced the release of SAP HANA Vora . SAP HANA Vora is an in-memory query engine that plugs into the Apache Spark execution framework to provide enriched interactive analytics on Hadoop. Cisco, provider of UCS Integrated Infrastructure for Big Data, is working with SAP to achieve the following: Process Big Data simply and cost-effectively for real-time business applications and analytics Provide enterprise-class drill-down insight into raw data Blend incoming data from customers, partners, and smart devices Combine [...]
  • Agile Application Delivery with UCS-Powered VDI

    Francoise Rees
    31 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    We’re off to another edition of VMworld with some great technology to showcase. Our theme this year is your data center is everywhere, the center of innovation. And talking about innovation we will be demoing some recent work around our desktop virtualization solution with VMware. We will have demo pods showcasing our UCS solutions for Virtual SAN and VDI as well as a demo showing graphic acceleration for VDI with Cisco UCS and NVIDIA GRID on Horizon. By the way, [...]
  • ACI and Infoblox DDI Deliver Highly Automated, Secure, Reliable Core Network Services

    Harry Petty
    28 Aug 2015 | 8:43 am
    Modern demands  in virtualization, cloud, and the Internet of Things are shifting the network landscape and require advanced solutions to manage critical network services across physical, virtual, and cloud environments. Recently, I had the opportunity to speak with InfoBlox’s Chief Technology Officer, Alan Conley, about automating core network services – DNS, DHCP, and IP Address Management (DDI) – with Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI).  In this video interview, Alan spoke about the common challenges InfoBlox and Cisco customers face in security [...]
  • Pssst, IT Operations Analytics Is Actually Cool

    Jim McHugh
    27 Aug 2015 | 1:50 pm
    OK, using data to make decisions to streamline operations is not a new concept, but the resources and types of data that we have at our disposal is unprecedented. Gone are the days when we had to rely on data only available in the data center . There are new exciting ways to sift through terabytes of data to proactively predict problems before they impact service, optimize your IT and application infrastructure and gain an end-end view of operations. Today there are more [...]
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    In(tegrate) the Clouds

  • Addressing the Last Mile – Middleware in Focus

    16 Aug 2015 | 9:42 pm
    Check out this post by Glenn Donovan: The History of Middleware. From the enterprise service bus (ESB) to the integration competency center (ICC), he has a lot to say about the good, bad and ugly of legacy enterprise application integration (EAI) and extract, transform and load (ETL) technologies. The central theme – it’s about the need for simplicity and speed, which has become even more critical for successful cloud integration deployments. Here are a few noteworthy observations in the post: On the bureaucracy of the ICC: “Sure you could build competency centers and…
  • 5 Signs You Need Better Cloud Integration

    16 Jul 2015 | 8:03 pm
    I recently participated in an online web conference called Cloudcon 2015: Integration and Web APIs where I reviewed 5 signs you need better cloud integration: You’re Struggling with the Integrator’s Dilemma You Have Unintegrated Integration: You Thought Cloud = API Utopia You Still Have Swivel Chair Integration You’re Considering Going Back to On-Prem Due to Diminishing SaaS Returns It’s a topic I wrote about in this blog post last year. Here’s the recording of the presentation, which also includes an overview of the SnapLogic Elastic Integration Platform and a Q&A…
  • Hybrid Cloud Integration – Why It’s Different and Why It Matters

    20 Jun 2015 | 11:40 pm
    This week Carl Lehmann from 451 Research reviewed the trends, best practices and reference architecture for integration platform as a service (iPaaS) and hybrid cloud integration. Here’s the presentation, which also includes an overview of SnapLogic’s Elastic Integration Platform.
  • Big Data Integration Best Practices

    8 Mar 2015 | 2:54 pm
    Last week I hosted a SnapLogic webinar that featured a great overview of how to approach the increasing requirements for big data integration by Mark Smith, CEO & Chief Research Officer, Ventana Research. As opposed to simply trying to re-purposing your old ETL tools or hiring developers to write custom code, Mark shared 5 best practices for attaining excellence in big data integration: Evaluate efficiency of processes Examine new approaches Evaluate technology needs Investigate dedicated technology Gain benefits that outweigh costs I’ve embedded the slides below and you can watch…
  • The Death of Traditional Integration

    8 Feb 2015 | 8:51 pm
    Recently I hosted a SnapLogic webinar featuring the company’s co-founder and CEO, Gaurav Dhillon, and industry analyst, author and practitioner David Linthicum called: The Death of Traditional Data Integration. The webinar was very well attended and the discussion was quite lively. I’ve posted sections of the transcript on the SnapLogic blog, you can also listen to the podcast on the company’s iTunes channel, and the slides are now on Slideshare. I’ve embedded the YouTube video below. Enjoy!
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    Cloud Business Review

  • How to Prepare Your Business for Cloud Migration

    Ivan Widjaya
    31 Aug 2015 | 1:53 am
    Given the wide range of benefits that cloud-based solutions now offer businesses, it’s no surprise that the majority of companies have made the switch. Recent reports indicate that around 84% of businesses in the UK have adopted at least one service while a further 78% use two or more.… Click here to read more
  • 3 Enabling Technologies that Transform your Business Operational

    Ivan Widjaya
    27 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    Every business has a certain component that it couldn’t operate without. A logistics provider wouldn’t be feasible without a fleet of vehicles, for instance, nor would a tradesperson be able to complete the job without the right tool. One necessity that almost all modern businesses have in common, though, is a solid connection to the cloud, and the right enabling technology.… Click here to read more
  • What is The Most Secure Way of Backing Up your Data?

    Ivan Widjaya
    27 Aug 2015 | 1:46 am
    Many companies take their data security for granted, despite the fact that it is often one of their most valuable assets. A lot of this information ends up being impossible to replace, and it’s only after a serious data loss that many realize the importance of it.… Click here to read more
  • Businesses Opt for Hybrid IT Solutions: What are the Benefits of Going Hybrid?

    Ivan Widjaya
    11 Aug 2015 | 5:39 am
    Editor’s note: Considering many factors, including flexibility, scalability and security, there is a growing trend for businesses to opt for hybrid cloud solutions. Why is that? What’s the benefit of going hybrid? This article from Business U.S. Cellular can answer those for you.… Click here to read more
  • The Top Cloud Software that will Help your Business

    Ivan Widjaya
    1 Aug 2015 | 12:56 am
    To succeed in business today, it’s not enough to have strong ideas and be willing to work hard. You also need the right software. While investing in software might feel daunting if money is tight, it can make a big difference to your productivity and quickly pay for itself – especially cloud-based software.… Click here to read more
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    Business Cloud News

  • Cloud vendor Apttus raises $108m to fund new services and features

    Business Cloud News
    2 Sep 2015 | 7:32 am
    Cloud software vendor Apttus has raised a further $108 million to fund the growth of its quote and renewals management business. The new investment comes only seven months after it secured $41m in February 2015, as investor confidence in its e-commerce, contract management and renewals management software has surged. Founded in 2006, it received its first series of investment funding in 2013, when it received $37 million. The Series C funding round was led by KIA. Previous investment rounds have been led by Salesforce’s venture capital arm Salesforce Ventures, which also contributed to this…
  • Mounting frustration with cloud technology is stifling adoption – research

    Business Cloud News
    2 Sep 2015 | 6:58 am
    An influential group of senior business executives is being disillusioned by experiences with cloud hosted applications, according to new research. The proportions, though relatively low, are growing as cloud disenchantment threatens to set in. The revelations come from research by cloud service provider Stratogen. Its main finding was that the expense, the lack of both applications and support and the downtime involved are all disappointing the company decision makers who backed cloud computing in their companies. If news of the disenchantment spreads among the business community, the bad…
  • SAP announces improvements to cloud platform and Vora analytics software

    Business Cloud News
    2 Sep 2015 | 4:24 am
    SAP has released new software that it claims will make analytics easier for users of open source Hadoop software. The SAP HANA Vora is a new in-memory query engine that improves the performance of the Apache Spark execution framework. As a result, anyone running data analysis should be able to get better interactions with their data if it’s held on Hadoop and companies will benefit from more useful intelligence. SAP claims this new software will overcome the general ‘lack of business process awareness’ that exists in companies across enterprise apps, analytics, big data and Internet of…
  • Cloud strategy still tentative for many UK corporations – study

    Business Cloud News
    1 Sep 2015 | 8:10 am
    IT managers and CIOs should not feel they’ve missed the boat as the majority of enterprises have only just started their cloud journey, according to a new enterprise study. If a study of 200 senior IT managers in large public and private sector organisations is an accurate reflection of the nation’s IT, only 3 per cent of enterprises have arrived at their final cloud destination. Not far from half (41 per cent) of IT managers surveyed were categorised as ‘still taking their first tentative steps towards cloud’ by the survey conductor Vanson Bourne. The study, run on behalf of UK cloud…
  • Dell tells VMworld how it simplified the cloud

    Business Cloud News
    1 Sep 2015 | 6:44 am
    Dell claims it will demystify the cloud for enterprise buyers with a raft of new products and services, which it unveiled at VMworld in San Francisco. A new release of Dell’s Active System Manager will deepen integration with the product portfolio of virtualisation vendor VMware, it claimed, making it easier to automate the management of public and private cloud computing, and hybrids of the two. “Dell’s portfolio helps customers to design, deploy and manage hybrid clouds from the device to the data centre to meet each customer’s unique journey to a hybrid cloud,” said Jim…
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    Outsource Finance Bookkeeping Accounting Philippines

  • Thinking of Hiring a Filipino Bookkeeper or Accountant?

    Rea R.
    20 Aug 2015 | 6:12 pm
      Outsourcing your company’s branch will definitely give you a lot of doubts. Issues will rise like security, trust or even talents. But the real question here is.. Why a Filipino?    The Finance and Accounting  outsourcing industry in the Philippines is rapidly growing. Below is a simple list of advantages on why hire a someone from the Philippines as your “little helper from the clouds”.  The Philippines has more CPAs than any other in Asia, with approximately 7,000 accounting graduates every year. Meaning, there is an abundance of finance and accounting…
  • 5 Reasons to Outsource Bookkeeping to Philippines Accountants

    Rea R.
    20 Aug 2015 | 6:04 pm
    Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) started in the Philippines in 1999 and it has been one of the fastest growing sectors in the past years. In the global arena, the Philippines consistently ranks among the top five BPO locations. The country continues to be adn attractive location for offshore BPO services due to its supply of English-speaking professionals, low labour costs and availability of a good infrastucture. The Philippines is internationally ranked as #1 for the availability of high-end KPO (Knowledge Process Outsourcing) jobs that include Finance and Accounting. Why? Below are the…
  • 5 Offshore Outsourcing Mistakes to Avoid for Australian Businesses

    Ursula M.
    3 Sep 2012 | 12:01 am
    Australian businesses thinking of using an outsourcing company need to be aware of the risks and benefits of such a strategy. The appeal in outsourcing lies in getting a better job done by someone else at a lower cost. This has become a booming industry for the IT and telecom sector, to the tune of $US251 billion as per the most recent research by Gartner. Unfortunately this idyllic approach does have its own limitations and challenges and can turn into a sour deal when it doesn’t yield the expected benefits. Slyvia Penning recently wrote an article in the Sydney Morning Herald –…
  • ATO & Tax. Online Reporting of Your BAS Statement, GST & PAYG Australia.

    Julian Mahoney
    21 May 2012 | 9:27 pm
    ATO Tax. Online Reporting & lodgement of Your BAS Statement, GST & PAYG lodgement. Online reporting and lodgement of BAS and GST is now easier than ever due to cloud based accounting software. Business owners have the responsibility to ensure that they submit accurate and timely tax documentation. However,  limited time and complicated forms discourage them from doing so. In fact, many people criticize the BAS and GST as a regressive tax. Some have the opinion that it does not benefit lower income business owners. Regardless of how you feel about the taxes, you probably find it an…
  • Review of MYOB Live Accounts vs Quickbooks Accounting Software

    Julian Mahoney
    28 Apr 2012 | 1:19 am
    Review of Cloud Accounting Software: Quickbooks On-line vs MYOB Live Accounts With the help of the Internet you can be anywhere in the world and remain connected. It also allows you to work at any timezone without losing an ounce of productivity. You can even assign a virtual bookkeeper or an online accounting company to do the work for you. You can see this workplace revolution in the cloud based accounting software. Two of the most used accounting software in the market today come from Quickbooks and MYOB. These two programs dominate the market share and they are now branching out to cloud…
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    Bitnami Blog

  • ERPNext joins the Bitnami Library!

    31 Aug 2015 | 6:57 pm
    ERPNext is now part of the Bitnami App Catalog! ERPNext is an open source integrated Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) application.  It gives you all the features you need from an ERP out-of-the-box, while also being easily customizable. It is written in Python and uses MySQL for its database, both of which are included in the Bitnami Stack. ERPNext also offers the the following features: A familiar-looking desktop for any smartphone user that gives quick access to all features. Track iopportunities, prepare quotations, and record orders and shipments.  Communicate…
  • More applications now available in the Bitnami library

    miranda myerholtz
    31 Aug 2015 | 2:44 pm
    As we continue to improve Bitnami, our users have told us that they would like to see the same ease of installation for all server applications, regardless of the licensing model used. Given this feedback, we have decided to no longer limit our library to just open source applications. Today we announced a Software Partner Program that allows us to bring you great applications from commercial software vendors. During the past few months, you may have noticed an additional category called, “Free Trials”. Each application in this category has been selected by us, with the same high quality…
  • Find us at VMWorld 2015 - SF, CA

    Catherine Dominguez
    27 Aug 2015 | 9:32 am
    We’re speaking at VMWorld 2015! Join us for the vCloud Air Hackathon (VMworld’s first hackathon) and lunchtime talk. The hackathon is open to all VMworld attendees. Bitnami will be co-presenting a session on “Dev Ops Awesomeness with Bitnami” with Nitin Saxena, Director of Solutions Marketing from the VMware vCloud Air team. We’ll be demonstrating how easy it is to get started using vCloud Air using the Bitnami Launchpad, as well as how to build scalable container-based applications using the Bitnami Container images for Docker, Kubernetes and vCloud Air.Our talk will be on…
  • MONyog Now Available on Bitnami

    miranda myerholtz
    25 Aug 2015 | 4:21 pm
    We’re pleased to welcome MONyog into the Bitnami Library! If you’re a MySQL database administrator looking for an enterprise-grade data monitoring tool that not only offers support for unlimited servers but also top-of-the-line security, test out our newest Application Server app. MONyog also offers an array of features that ensure you’re getting the most out of your MySQL and MariaDB deployments. From real-time query monitoring analysis to advanced server metrics that alert you to resource shortages, MONyog helps you to tighten security, optimize performance and reduce downtime. Key…
  • 'Take 5' with Code Dx Founder Ken Prole

    Catherine Dominguez
    25 Aug 2015 | 11:23 am
    Ken Prole, CTO at Code Dx, sat down with our team to discuss the passion and inspiration behind his popular software assurance and analytics tool. The goal behind Code Dx was to deliver a product that would solve real problems for real people. Ken and his team identified the problems that many developers confront with application quality and security testing such as difficult installation, expensive tools, and having to use multiple tools which makes it hard to compare results. Learn more about Code Dx and Ken’s journey that led to a successful company in our latest ‘Take 5’ with the…
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    Zoho Blogs

  • Turn your crashes into solutions— Zoho Projects integrates with Crashlytics

    Pearlyn Anugraha
    1 Sep 2015 | 6:49 am
    If you are a business owner, you more than likely have an app or are planning to launch one in the future. You create a project to bring your team together and brainstorm ideas. Your developers don their coding caps and get to work. Your designers create designs to see what works best. Your testers subject the app to several rounds of testing. Your app goes through stages of refinement before finally taking shape and being ready to use. Time to pack and go on a vacation! Until your app crashes.  You can’t let frequent crashes get in the way of the user experience. Compuware, a company…
  • Customer Success Story: Sherpa Climbs to the Top of Video Production with Zoho CRM

    25 Aug 2015 | 8:49 am
    Sherpa, an enterprise video production company located in Northern California, runs their entire sales pipeline with Zoho CRM. Watch how Sherpa uses Zoho CRM to increase visibility of their sales pipeline by 65% and reduce lead to warm prospect time by 60%, all contributing to greater profits. //
  • Announcing the Android app for Zoho Reports

    24 Aug 2015 | 9:36 am
    After 11 months of success with the Zoho Reports iPad app, we are happy to announce that the wait is finally over for Android users! Today, we are glad to announce the availability of an Android tablet app for Zoho Reports. It is a free app and can be downloaded from the Google Play Store. With the Zoho Reports Android app, users can: Visualize data with access to 30 different chart types, pivot tables, summary and tabular views See and interact with dashboards to track their key performance indicators (KPIs) Filter data, and ​drill-down at any point in the report Automatically…
  • It’s Here, The All New Zoho Recruit!

    Shirley R Graceya
    18 Aug 2015 | 6:02 am
    We’re excited to announce the launch of the all new Zoho Recruit. We owe a big one to our faithful customers, who have contributed much to the crafting of this version through their valuable feedback and feature requests. ​The ​four major challenges recruiters usually face are sourcing hurdles, tracking inefficiencies, lack of collaboration and software complexity. To overcome these challenges, we offer you a feature-packed and easy-to-use recruitment solution with the new Zoho Recruit. ​We’ve got everything you need to start your recruitment process from scratch, and keep…
  • 5 Tips from Sherlock Holmes to manage recurring billing

    Varun Singh
    17 Aug 2015 | 11:02 pm
    “The name is Sherlock Holmes and the address is 221b Baker Street.” The world’s ​favourite consulting detective has emerged from the fog. He is edgy, contemporary, stubborn, difficult and dangerous. Yet, he has successfully mesmerised his audience with slow motion fist fights and savant-like ability to see what is invisible to the common man. And, with over 200 movies and a universally acclaimed series starring Oscar-nominated Benedict Cumberbatch, Holmes has been raking in the big bucks for the production houses. Holmes’ daredevilry is an outcome characterized by…
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  • XSEDE & UC Berkeley Offer Online Parallel Computing Course

    2 Sep 2015 | 3:45 pm
    The XSEDE project and the University of California, Berkeley are offering an online course on parallel computing for graduate students and advanced undergraduates. The post XSEDE & UC Berkeley Offer Online Parallel Computing Course appeared first on insideHPC.
  • Five Reasons To Deploy Cicso UCS Infrastructure

    2 Sep 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Cisco UCS solutions allow for a faster and more optimized deployment of a computing infrastructure. This solution brief details how the Cisco UCS infrastructure can help your organization become more productive more quickly and can achieve business results without having to be concerned with fitting together various pieces of disparate hardware and software. The post Five Reasons To Deploy Cicso UCS Infrastructure appeared first on insideHPC.
  • Microsoft Boosts Azure with GS-Series VMs for Compute-intensive Workloads

    Rich Brueckner
    2 Sep 2015 | 10:30 am
    Today Microsoft announced their GS-Series serious of premium VMs for Compute-intensive workloads. "Powered by the Intel Xeon E5 v3 family processors, the GS-series can have up to 64TB of storage, provide 80,000 IOPs (storage I/Os per second) and deliver 2,000 MB/s of storage throughput. The GS-series offers the highest disk throughput, by more than double, of any VM offered by another hyperscale public cloud provider." The post Microsoft Boosts Azure with GS-Series VMs for Compute-intensive Workloads appeared first on insideHPC.
  • Video: DARPA’s SyNAPSE and the Cortical Processor

    Rich Brueckner
    2 Sep 2015 | 9:54 am
    "I will describe a decade-long, multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional effort spanning neuroscience, supercomputing and nanotechnology to build and demonstrate a brain-inspired computer and describe the architecture, programming model and applications. I also will describe future efforts in collaboration with DOE to build, literally, a “brain-in-a-box”. The work was built on simulations conducted on Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's Dawn and Sequoia HPC systems in collaboration with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory." The post Video: DARPA’s SyNAPSE and the Cortical…
  • HPC User Forum Meetings Coming to Paris and Munich in October

    Rich Brueckner
    2 Sep 2015 | 8:28 am
    The HPC User Forum has posted their Agendas for upcoming meetings in Europe next month. The post HPC User Forum Meetings Coming to Paris and Munich in October appeared first on insideHPC.
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    Managed Data Center News

  • There’s a New Compliance Cop in Town: The FTC

    Mike Klein
    26 Aug 2015 | 1:56 pm
    Photo credit: John Taylor / Flickr Every CIO needs to stand up and take notice. There’s a new compliance cop in town – and it’s not just for health care, financial or credit card information – it’s for any company that holds personally identifiable information (PII) on their servers. On Monday, a Federal Appeals Court ruled the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has the power to take action against companies that employ poor IT security practices. Over a year ago, we talked about the US District Court ruling which has been upheld by the Federal Appeals Court. In a statement, the FTC’s…
  • Defining Our Company Purpose

    Yan Ness
    24 Aug 2015 | 11:26 am
    About four years ago, we decided we needed to get down to business defining why we’ve been able to garner some of the best talent in the industry and what it is that draws us together to work towards our common goal. We’re big on Verne Harnish’s Mastering the Rockefeller Habits – and he describes this as the “Purpose” or the “Why”. Other companies call it their mission statement. Mike Klein, my Co-CEO, pointed out Simon Sinek’s TEDx talk “Start with Why.” You can see it here. It’s powerful; I suggest you watch it. Our entire management team watched it and decided…
  • Online Tech Featured on IT in the D Podcast

    Mike Klein
    14 Aug 2015 | 1:59 pm
    Yan and I had a blast this week joining the IT in the D podcast with Bob, David & Nuri. The conversation is lighthearted and fun – and these guys have a lot of experience in IT. You can listen to IT in the D’s Monday’s podcast here: The post Online Tech Featured on IT in the D Podcast appeared first on Managed Data Center News.
  • Why Two Heads are Better than One

    Mike Klein
    10 Aug 2015 | 11:02 am
    Photo credit: GonzosNoze / Wikia Last year, Oracle’s CEO Larry Ellison, tapped not one, but two CEOs to replace him when he steps down as leader. Chipotle, Whole Foods, and Deutsche Bank also use the dual management structure, and since 2012, Online Tech, a Midwest tech company has had two Co-CEOs: myself and Yan Ness. As a company that manages mission critical cloud computing, our business model relies on redundancy across its data centers to ensure uptime and availability. Redundancy at the CEO level is part of its business model. Consider the benefits of a mission-critical business that…
  • How to Avoid “Stranded Backup” and Get Data Back to Production

    Online Tech
    23 Jul 2015 | 1:48 pm
    Photo credit: mendhak / Flickr By Yan Ness, co-CEO Backup and recovery. Has there been less emphasis on the second half of a duo since Simon & Garfunkel split up? Already the ugly stepchild of IT, never getting the same priority as customer issues, and often shipped off to be handled by other organizations, backup and recovery plans frequently overlook one important aspect: Getting backed-up data back to a production environment in the case of disaster. Yes, data is backed up. Yes, the backup is occurring at the right times. But if you can’t easily recover that data – let’s call…
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    Cloud Powered Business Blog

  • Extend the Salesforce Platform with Dell Boomi

    2 Sep 2015 | 7:17 am
    Dreamforce is a mecca for Salesforce users and developers from around the world. That’s especially true for companies whose IT strategy — in whole or in part — includes not only a Salesforce solution, but also those who understand the value in a more extensive use of the cloud. Simply stated, growing, forward-thinking companies send… Read More
  • Learn from Appirio Experts at Dreamforce ‘15

    Nicole Klemp
    31 Aug 2015 | 6:01 am
    With Dreamforce ‘15 fast approaching, it’s a great time to start planning your agenda. This year, Appirio is offering more opportunities than ever to hear from top industry experts and get a front row seat to the latest and greatest in cloud technology. Here are some Appirian-led sessions you won’t want to miss: Explore Data Distributions… Read More
  • Appirio Chooses Indianapolis as Official Corporate Headquarters

    Chris Barbin
    28 Aug 2015 | 9:30 am
    Today we announced that we have chosen Indianapolis to serve as our official corporate headquarters. The city and state will invest nearly $10M in Appirio as part of this designation, and in turn, Appirio will commit to 577 jobs by 2020. We’ll continue to sustain strong growth in our San Francisco, Dublin, London, Jaipur and Tokyo… Read More
  • Meet the New Salesforce: a First Look at Lightning

    Nicole Klemp
    26 Aug 2015 | 10:08 am
    When Salesforce has a big announcement to make, they like to make a splash. On Tuesday, users across the globe streamed “Meet the New Salesforce - LIVE from San Francisco.” The event featured a “lab coat” themed pre-show hosted by Gillian Madill, followed by commentary from Salesforce executives and a demo of Salesforce Lightning, the… Read More
  • Now You Can Manage Complex Cases with Salesforce for HR

    Jiordan Castle
    26 Aug 2015 | 9:45 am
    We recently wrote about Salesforce’s journey into the world of HR. Salesforce’s move into the HR realm may come as a surprise, but in fact, Salesforce is a platform many companies already use to solve everyday business problems. Salesforce for HR is simply their next employee-centric offering — not an HR system of record like… Read More
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    OpenNebula » Blog

  • OpenNebula Newsletter – August 2015

    Tino Vazquez
    1 Sep 2015 | 1:05 am
    Check this Newsletter to find out the what kept us busy this month, including the latest developments and events of the OpenNebula project and the community during this last month of August, and the plans for the upcoming months. We would like to remind you that the third OpenNebulaConf, due in October in Barcelona, is around the corner! You are still in time until the 8th of September for the early bird discount. Technology August warm haven’t had an impact on the dev team! No slugginesh after the release of the first Beta of OpenNebula 4.14 ‘Great A’Tuin’. We want to thank our…
  • OpenNebulaConf Early Bird Registration Deadline Approaching

    Daniel Molina
    31 Aug 2015 | 1:59 am
    After the summer vacation, it’s a great time to start thinking about the next technical events you want to attend. OpenNebulaConf 2015 is a great opportunity to share experiences and meet people with expertise and interest in OpenNebula. The agenda for the OpenNebulaConf 2015 is available, check out the high quality speakers. The agenda includes two keynote speakers: Karsten Nielsen from Unity Technologies will give a keynote about how they apply the KISS approach to their federated infrastructure using OpenNebula. Armin Deliomini from Runtastic (now part of Adidas) will tell us the…
  • Scientific Cloud Computing School in Beijing

    Stefano Bagnasco
    18 Aug 2015 | 1:14 am
    An increasing number of Scientific Computing centres are beginning to provide their resources to users through the IaaS model, since it allows for an efficient management and an easy reallocation of the computational resources. Large experimental collaborations in the High Energy Physics community, which heavily depend on grid-based distributed computing, are also beginning to explore the Cloud paradigm, in order to integrate it in their complex computing and data models. As an example, at the Torino computing centre of the Italian National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN) we are using…
  • OpenNebula Newsletter – July 2015

    Tino Vazquez
    31 Jul 2015 | 1:44 am
    This Newsletter contains the most worthy developments and events of the OpenNebula project and the community during this last month of July, and the plans for the upcoming months. We want to remind our users that OpenNebula Systems, the company behind the OpenNebula Project and vOneCloud, has established a new subsidiary to oversee all business operations and to support the OpenNebula community in the U.S. If you are interested in supporting the OpenNebula community in the US, let us know. Technology The team has released the first Beta of OpenNebula 4.14 ‘Great A’Tuin’. We hope you…
  • StorPool to Sponsor OpenNebulaConf 2015

    Daniel Molina
    30 Jul 2015 | 7:09 am
    OpenNebula Conf 2015 is getting closer and we would like to keep sharing with you the companies/projects that are sponsoring this year’s conference. Now it is time for StorPool Storage, as part of our Platinum Sponsors. You can meet them in the booths area during the coffee and lunch breaks. StorPool is intelligent storage software that runs on standard servers and builds scalable, high-performance storage system out of those servers. It focuses on the block-level storage and excels at it. OpenNebula is the preferred cloud management system for StorPool. It is simple, yet powerful…
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  • Dealing With White-collar Cyberloafers

    2 Sep 2015 | 9:29 am
    Content by White-collar Cyberloafers One particular compliance problem with cyber security is how to deal with employees idling in the office and misusing company Internet resources. This can lead to security issues such as worms, viruses, spyware and loss of the reputation for the company network. On some level this kind of problem can be seen to belong to the past early years of networking when white-collar workers were newly equipped with browsers and all the fun they bring along. But the issue of employees taking advantage of company resources, time or other privileges…
  • Digital Healthcare And Cutting-Edge Technologies

    Jennifer Klostermann
    2 Sep 2015 | 7:14 am
    Content by Digital Healthcare – The Healthcare Revolution Opportunities in digital healthcare abound, and 2015 sees more developments reaching the mainstream. The break-fix model of medicine is now being replaced with the predict-and-prevent model of medicine that combines cutting-edge technology with detective work, and addresses the root of afflictions while staving off future issues by encouraging lifestyle and behavioural changes, and preventative practices. Wearable Tech was one of the first areas in which digitization was used in healthcare. Pedometers and heart…
  • Salesforce Introduces The New Salesforce Health Cloud

    2 Sep 2015 | 5:00 am
    Content by Salesforce Health Cloud SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Salesforce [NYSE: CRM], the Customer Success Platform and world’s #1 CRM company, today introduced Salesforce Health Cloud, empowering healthcare providers to go beyond health records and build stronger relationships with patients. Salesforce Health Cloud is a cloud-based patient relationship management solution that enables providers to gain a complete view of the patient with integrated data from electronic medical records (EMRs), wearables and more; make smarter care decisions;…
  • Opera Software Partnership Reaches 5 Million Readers In Africa via Mobile Phones

    1 Sep 2015 | 11:49 am
    Content by Worldreader and Opera Software Partnership Public Literacy Categories Include Health, Sports, and Love Across 25,000 Book Titles Worldreader, a global nonprofit dedicated to improving literacy in the developing world through digital books, today announces a new partnership with Opera Software that has provided 5 million readers in Africa access to 25,000 free digital book titles, via their mobile phones. The nonprofit aims to reach 10 million readers with its digital library by the end of 2015. Mobile Phones in the Developing World Mobile phones are becoming…
  • Explosive Growth Of Data-Driven Marketing

    1 Sep 2015 | 7:29 am
    Content by Data-Driven Marketing There is an absolute endless amount of data that is being accumulated, dissected, analyzed with the important bits extracted and used for a number of purposes. With the amount of data in the world has already reached into multiple zettabytes annually. A Zettabyte is one million petabytes or one thousand exabytes. With data creation doubling every three years (according to Cisco, among others), we will reach an unthinkable yottabyte by the year 2040.  Read More Areas such as Fintech and Marketing are just a couple of industries that will be…
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  • Painful Breakups: The Beatles, Ben & Jen, Now Symantec & Veritas

    Rob OShaughnessy
    2 Sep 2015 | 12:59 pm
    You probably saw the rumors come across Twitter, Facebook or on the newsstands in a checkout aisle. Perhaps, like me, you never thought it would actually happen, but the day is coming. Grab a tissue, Symantec and Veritas are breaking up. Years ago, Symantec, an anti-virus company, merged with Veritas, a backup company known for such products as Backup and Netbackup forming a super power of sorts. This, however, is changing. Although Symantec and Veritas have been a staple in our lives for many years, starting next month they will be separated. We’ve seen some tough breakups in the past. The…
  • Tech News Recap for the Week of 8/24/2015

    GreenPages Blog
    31 Aug 2015 | 5:24 am
    Were you busy last week? Here’s a quick tech news recap of articles you may have missed from the week of 8/24/2015. Chinese spies target US intellectual property, the FBI is recruiting hackers as cyber special agents, and DDoS attacks have increased 132% in Q2 of 2015. Only 1 in 4 enterprises have a coherent cloud strategy. It was the 25 year anniversary of Windows 95, more colleges are taking a closer look at DaaS, and apparently you may not be smarter than a 5th grader when it comes to designing mobile apps. Tech News Recap Chinese spies target US intellectual property CIO Focus…
  • The Hacked Landscape: Protecting Your Organization from Modern Threats

    GreenPages Blog
    27 Aug 2015 | 5:36 am
    Security is one of, if not the, top concerns among IT professionals. Every week it seems a new, widely publicized breach occurs. Some vendors claim to have a silver bullet solution that is a cure-all for every security need. But is that the case? In this video, I talk about the current “hacked landscape,” how preventative measures to keeping information safe has changed, and the approach organizations should be taking to security.     Interested in speaking more with Dan about security? Reach out!   By Dan Allen, Solutions Architect
  • CIO Focus Interview, Peter Weis, Matson Navigation

    GreenPages Blog
    25 Aug 2015 | 4:50 am
    For this CIO Focus Interview, I got to speak with Peter Weis. Peter has over 15 years of global CIO experience, and is currently VP and CIO of Matson Navigation, a $1.7B, publicly traded, global transportation and logistics company. At Matson, Peter leads a global IT organization that is responsible for strategy, software development, infrastructure, high-availability operations and all levels of IT governance. Peter is an experienced speaker on leadership, technology, and supply chain topics, and has lectured at both the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley and at San Francisco State…
  • Tech News Recap for the Week of 8/17/2015

    GreenPages Blog
    24 Aug 2015 | 5:32 am
    Were you busy last week? Here’s a quick tech news recap of articles you may have missed from the week of 8/17/2015. Hackers posted Ashley Madison data. 3,000 residents in Colorado were impacted by a data breach. A hacking group believed to be operating from China hacked Indian targets. Microsoft showed off containers in a preview of Windows Server. Google now requires fewer of its own apps on Android devices. IBM will invest $3 billion for a new IoT unit.   Tech News Recap Hackers Post Stolen Ashley Madison Data New Windows 10 virtual machine images let anyone test Microsoft’s…
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  • Why You Need to Choose eNlight over Standalone Box

    2 Sep 2015 | 4:19 am
    Choosing between standalone servers and a cloud computing platform such as eNlight is difficult for most people. The difficulty here in choosing  could be attributed to the fact that many businesses do not take the time to clearly define the IT infrastructure needs for their business. The best IT solution for your business ultimately depends on your needs and how you run your business. It is, however, vital to understand the inner workings and benefits of both standalone services and cloud computing platforms prior to making a decision. This way, whatever you decide will be beneficial to…
  • Women CIOs: Foresee Higher IT Budgets with Anticipated Risks

    27 Aug 2015 | 4:18 am
    Summary: According to Tina Nunno, vice president of Gartner, “women CIOs expect higher IT budget with anticipation of IT risks than their male counterparts”. Gartner released data early in the year to show the results of a survey conducted among 2810 CIOs, including 382 women, managing a total IT budget $397 billion in 84 countries. The research company has compared and analyzed their responses. As per the survey, Women CIOS anticipate greater risk and expect an increase in IT budgets higher than their male counterparts. This trend is confirmed for the second consecutive year. IT budgets…
  • Cloud computing impact on growth of ecommerce applications

    Vaishnavi Kulkarni
    24 Aug 2015 | 8:54 pm
    Ecommerce market in India is growing wider than that was predicted by Gartner last year; Gartner estimated it to be worth $6 billion in 2015 70% growth from 2014 revenue of $3.5 billion. But it is seen by latest report of IAMAI international that the Indian ecommerce industry is expected to grow at  the rate of 33% and cross INR 1 lakh crore i.e. US$16.3bn by the end of 2015. Types of ecommerce application Retail and wholesale Marketing Finance Manufacturing Auction Cloud computing is another disseminating sector that has no way back, Cloud is impacting the growth of ecommerce sector…
  • 6 Reasons that Cloud Computing is transforming Banking Sector

    Vaishnavi Kulkarni
    24 Aug 2015 | 3:57 am
    Indian Banking Sector “Today” – Scenario Major transformations are creeping in, when considered the Indian Banking sector. Economic growth and overall growth in banking industry is expected to be boosted by end of 2015. Innovation and implementation of technology has created awareness in this sector and many have already been moving towards upgradation of system for technological advancements. Banks like HDFC, ICICI, and AXIS and many others are soon launching contact-less credit card with Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, it specifies that we could now make easy…
  • Tier standard topology, Are You Sure about the Uptime Differences?

    Vaishnavi Kulkarni
    21 Aug 2015 | 3:59 am
    We are already steering towards change with digital evolution all over. With this change all over and we are cheerfully acclimating with this change, we are easy to get hoodwinked by many, under the claim of services that are actually not offered. Tier level certifications for Datacenters are one such thing, moment! Do we actually know what tier levels in Data center are? Basically Tier defines the levels of availability of data from the DC to the requested location. Availability is defined by the level of tiers, higher is better. Standards defining tiers Telecommunication Industry…
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    Cloud Storage Buzz

  • CrashPlan vs. Carbonite

    1 Sep 2015 | 10:45 am
    Overview An overview of what service wins in each category.FeatureCarboniteCrashPlanTiedBackup SpeedPricingOperating System and Desktop ClientLocal Backup SupportMobile Apps and BackupFile SyncBackup to FriendEase of UseTotals341WinnerCrashPlanSign Up forCarboniteSign Up forCrashPlanThis comparison post was originally published on September 6, 2012. Since then there has been a number of changes to both Carbonite and CrashPlan so I have updated this post and republished it.Comparing Carbonite to CrashPlan seems to cry out for a cheesy Star Wars quote about the learner surpassing the…
  • Back to School – Best Cloud Storage for Students

    Lindsay Doebler
    28 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    It’s that time of year again! Students of all ages are headed back to the classroom. This means more projects and papers but also notes and other files depending on the teacher and the subject. So where is the best place to stare all these files you’re bound to accumulate?DropboxWhen I was in university Dropbox was my cloud storage of choice . It’s free (always a big plus for the broke student!) and there are ways of earning more than the starter 2GB that don’t involve purchases. Another positive is that most people have heard of or use Dropbox. Even if they…
  • Cashback Discount on CrashPlan

    22 Aug 2015 | 3:52 pm
    A lot of people come here to looking for a deal on their favorite cloud storage and backup services. I don’t blame them there is nothing like saving a few dollars on a service to ease the pinch of backing up on a persons wallet. Code42 and CrashPlan used to have some amazing deals in the past, but for the last year or so deals have been pretty hard to come by from them. The last deal or sale I remember seeing or talking about for CrashPlan is the holiday sale last December.I have not even heard of any back to school deals from Code42 and CrashPlan…
  • IF and DO Recipes for Cloud Storage

    Lindsay Doebler
    20 Aug 2015 | 8:30 am
    IFTTT (If This Then That) is a helpful little app system. It uses other apps and actions (called “channels”) to create automated input and output recipes for your mobile devices and computers. Although previously IFTTT was one app, his has now split into a few different services like IF, featuring the traditional input/output recipes, and DO, an output that you must trigger with the app.Since there are over 60 different channels you can use to create recipes, there’s a huge variety of things you can automate and accomplish with this app system. For example, one recipe I use…
  • Wuala Shutting Down and Wuala Alternatives

    18 Aug 2015 | 9:00 am
    I never got around to actually reviewing Wuala and now it looks like there really is no need, since they have announced that they will be shutting down. Effective immediately Wuala will no longer be accepting any renewals or purchase of storage. By the end of September the service will be put into read only mode for users to access their data only and by November 15th any data still on the service will be deleted.Existing users of Wuala will be able to get refunds so if you are a user and just recently signed up for them or renewed your subscription you should be getting at least some of your…
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  • CloudTrail for Amazon S3

    2 Sep 2015 | 5:58 am
    Earlier today, AWS released the ability to track changes made to S3 resources. You can now track/view all API related activity for S3 in Ylastic.View S3 changes in all the overviews and chartsAnalyze S3 related event details
  • AWS Dashboard

    30 Aug 2015 | 5:59 am
    Updates to the Ylastic dashboard page to give you concise overviews for easier management of your cloud environment. The posted images are self-descriptive. The dashboard page was split up into three images, to make it easier to view in this blog. All of the information you see below is actually one single page. Ylastic is a multi-region console, so all the numbers you see are aggregated across ALL regions.
  • AWS Service Health

    27 Aug 2015 | 1:04 pm
    Updates to Ylastic to provide a better and more intuitive way to view and get a handle on the service health for the various AWS services across the nine different regions. View service health status (as reported by AWS status page), as well as measure the ping times from your location to the various endpoints spanning all the AWS supported geographical regions.12 AWS services x 9 geographical regions, on one easy to peruse dashboard page. Manage your cloud, the easy way!
  • Identify your Security Group rules

    26 Aug 2015 | 4:40 am
    Security groups in the AWS cloud are similar to a virtual firewall that controls the traffic to your instances running in either the EC2-Classic or the VPC environment. You can create rules within each security group to grant permissions to various port ranges. These rules can add up real quick, for any EC2 installation of a decent size. After sometime, you will get lost in a long list of rules and port numbers, and port ranges. How do you differentiate between rules? Quickly look at your security group and determine all the permissions being granted to, for instance, a specific user? See the…
  • AWS resource expiration checks

    25 Aug 2015 | 6:33 am
    Ylastic Account Advisor now sports three additional checks to keep an eye on your AWS resources that might be expiring.EC2 instance reservations expiring within 30 days in each region.RDS database instance reservations expiring within 30 days in each region.SSL certificates or IAM server certificates (used by ELB, CloudFront and Opsworks resources) expiring within 30 days.
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  • SaaS provider Apttus raises $108m series C funding, takes aggressive approach

    1 Sep 2015 | 7:20 am
    (c) Software as a service (SaaS) provider Apttus has secured $108 million (£70.4m) in series C funding, just seven months after its previous funding round. Apttus delivers SaaS apps providing an unbroken funnel throughout the sales process, with the company claiming to pioneer the ‘quote to cash’ cycle, which is an end to end process covering an entire sales lifecycle in the cloud. The latest cash injection comes after a $37m round in September 2013 and $41m in February this year, with the investors this time round include Iconiq Capital, K1 Capital,…
  • FAA moves to the cloud through CSC, Microsoft and Amazon in potential $1bn contract

    31 Aug 2015 | 8:34 pm
    (c) CSC has announced a contract win with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) worth $108 million (£70.4m) alongside Microsoft, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and other business partners. The contract, potentially worth $1 billion over 10 years, will see the FAA move to a hybrid cloud environment, with CSC consolidating data centres and migrating data and systems across using the CSC Agility Platform cloud management tool. The news was initially broken by Washington Technology, with the report noting that other companies involved in the team include EMC and Equinix.
  • Are you sure your data centre is really as secure as you think it is?

    27 Aug 2015 | 4:22 pm
    (c) Data centres are only as secure as the connectivity that links them up to a network. They can otherwise be prone to cyber-attacks or information security breaches, which can have catastrophic consequences for any organisations that wish to transmit data and backup data between their own data centres. With network latency being an issue that needs to be addressed, the transmission to and from data centres or to the outside world could increase the risks associated with these threats. According to Clive Longbottom – renowned analyst and Client Services Director at…
  • Demystifying AWS Spot Instances through three use cases

    26 Aug 2015 | 4:23 pm
    (c) Around six years ago, Amazon introduced an EC2 usage option at very low costs: Spot Instances. With EC2 Spot Instances, you can save money, but there’s a catch - they won’t necessarily be available when you need or want to use them. Managing and strategising around such temperamental instances can be challenging, not to mention unsuitable for AWS customers who are looking to provide stable online end user experiences. Amazon created this type of resource in order to optimise their data center utilisation by leveraging their data centre’s spare…
  • We’re on the road to cloud – what do you mean our rivals may be going faster than us?

    26 Aug 2015 | 4:23 pm
    (c) More than half of the 1,000 participants in a study by Oracle admit their IT organisations are unprepared for the competitive threat of moving to the cloud, including competitors’ ability to launch new applications faster. The report, which looked at large enterprises in EMEA, also uncovers inadequacies in terms of how platform as a service (PaaS) offerings are being leveraged for business agility. 59% of those polled said their businesses either do not or cannot know whether they can shift workloads between public, private and hybrid clouds. When it comes to…
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    The State of Security

  • WHSmith Data Breach Sends Customers’ PII Out Via Email

    David Bisson
    2 Sep 2015 | 3:42 am
    British retailer WHSmith has suffered a data breach that has resulted in users’ personally identifiable information (PII) being sent out to hundreds of customers’ inboxes. According to The Guardian, personal information including names, phone numbers, and email addresses that users typed into the retailer’s contact form was not sent to the company but was instead […]… Read More The post WHSmith Data Breach Sends Customers’ PII Out Via Email appeared first on The State of Security.
  • The Ashley Madison Hack – A Timeline (Updated: 9/2/15)

    David Bisson
    1 Sep 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Ashley Madison, a website for those who are interested in committing adultery, has made headline after headline in recent weeks after a hacking group penetrated its servers and published the information of all 37 million users online. As of this writing, it is believed that this incident dates back to mid-July of 2015. The timeline below […]… Read More The post The Ashley Madison Hack – A Timeline (Updated: 9/2/15) appeared first on The State of Security.
  • U.S. Secret Service Agent Admits to Impeding Silk Road Investigation, Stealing Bitcoin

    David Bisson
    1 Sep 2015 | 3:39 am
    A former United States Secret Service Agent has admitted in court that he stole Bitcoin from drug dealers and attempted to hinder an investigation into Silk Road, the underground dark web market. On Monday, Shaun Bridges, 33, appeared in federal court in San Francisco and pleaded guilty to money laundering and the obstruction of justice, […]… Read More The post U.S. Secret Service Agent Admits to Impeding Silk Road Investigation, Stealing Bitcoin appeared first on The State of Security.
  • Attacks Might Be Sophisticated, But So Can Be Your Defense Mechanisms

    Veronique Anxolabehere
    31 Aug 2015 | 8:01 pm
    When working in security, the top priority is to protect your organization’s business-critical data from cyber attacks. You know that your traditional security mechanisms are in place – the database is secure; you have implemented audit trails and encryption on sensitive data, and you instituted pretty tight access control. Anti-virus solutions are in place, patches […]… Read More The post Attacks Might Be Sophisticated, But So Can Be Your Defense Mechanisms appeared first on The State of Security.
  • Why Security Configuration Management Matters

    Brian Jackson
    31 Aug 2015 | 8:00 pm
    In the Godfather Part II, Michael Corleone says, “There are many things my father taught me here in this room. He taught me: keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.” This lesson Vito Corleone taught his son Michael is just as applicable to IT security. Today’s cyber threat landscape is extremely challenging. This is […]… Read More The post Why Security Configuration Management Matters appeared first on The State of Security.
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  • Product Leaders forum 2015 – Conference Highlights

    Vinod Ganjoo
    31 Aug 2015 | 7:05 am
    Q2 or we say midyear is the time for most of the conferences to cast their shadow on trending technologies which are buzzing across the globe. It was a Friday afternoon and I was all set to attend the Product Leaders Forum 2015 happening in Hyatt Conference hall, Pune. The Product Leaders Forum, 2015 turned out to be an incredible experience which I will take ahead in my professional career here at Harbinger Systems. I along with my colleague, Prashant Sachdev, attended this event. The Product Leaders Forum, Pune (PLF 2015), witnessed participation of more than 300 attendees along with 30+…
  • APIs- Molding the Internet of Things

    Eshan Sarpotdar
    27 Aug 2015 | 8:14 am
    The Internet of Things is growing tenfold, not to forget that it is roping every gadget in its shadow which has the potential to simplify our lives. Technology has grown equally, humans can achieve much more tasks right at their fingertips. The concept – Internet of Things (IoT) is fueled widely by startups lately. These new entrants are finding innovative means to command over machinery/electronic gadgets and other human task simplifying tools. IoT comes into the picture when four things are met – software, hardware, connectivity and purpose. In all of these four components,…
  • How Material UI Differs?

    Tushar Phatak
    26 Aug 2015 | 7:44 am
    Google launched the Android Lollypop aka Android L, a mobile operation system for Android phones couple of months back. One of the major updates in this version was “Material UI”. As part of our team’s culture in learning and implementing new emerging technologies/methods, we showcased various visuals of this new design style. It was noted that users found it difficult to figure out and appreciate the differences in the new Material UI design. This observation was validated upon my discussion with many peers and with this blog talk about how the difference Material UI has brought and…
  • Service Layer in Rails Application

    Anand Joshi
    21 Aug 2015 | 7:44 am
    Most of the applications today are based on a multi-tiered architecture to uphold the business needs of a flexible, agile and a scalable system. When you have applications which cater to more than one client and involve multifaceted transactional use cases, maintainability and scalability of such applications are major concerns. Implementing a service layer has proven to aid in easier management, data abstraction and scalability of such applications. For today, we will discuss about implementing service layer in rails application. So what is a service layer? A service layer is something which…
  • Technology Trends in Human Capital Management: A Dynamic Makeover

    Archana Mane
    14 Aug 2015 | 7:14 am
    Continuously changing business needs and advanced technology have worked as a catalyst for a complete metamorphosis of HR industry over time. ‘’HR technology is exploding with growth and innovation’’ says Josh Bersin, Principal and Founder, Bersin by Deloitte. The businesses today are facing a number of challenges with a constantly fluctuating, unpredictable, complex and competitive global market. Human resource will thus require a fresh approach for supporting new business strategies. “Workforce” being the core of any business, modern HR practices need to be implemented in apt…
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    Intelligent Technical Solutions

  • How To Protect Your IT Business

    31 Aug 2015 | 4:51 pm
    It is becoming more common to hear about businesses getting all of their information stolen. This can be a very frustrating problem to deal with. However, there are things that businesses can do in order to protect their data. Below is a list of tips that will help you keep your data secure: Back Your Data Up It will be impossible for you to run your business without the necessary data. There are a number of options that you have for backing up your data. An IT professional can help you choose the one that is right for your business. Click Here For 2 Hrs Free IT Support Today Test Your Back…
  • Why Computer Support In Las Vegas Is So Important

    28 Aug 2015 | 4:52 pm
    The IT infrastructure is constantly changing. There are also new security threats constantly developing. Click Here For Las Vegas IT Support - Free IT Consultation This is why it can be very difficult for a company to handle their IT infrastructure on their own. Professional computer support services in Las Vegas will help ensure that a company's IT infrastructure runs smoothly. Managers will not have to spend time worrying about the stability of their network. It is not a good idea for people to try to handle their IT infrastructure on their own. Hiring a professional will give you peace of…
  • How To Optimize Your Website

    25 Aug 2015 | 4:50 pm
    There are many types of IT services in Las Vegas. However, website optimization is one that people often overlook. In order to ensure that your business grows, you will need to make sure that you constantly update your website. Aesthetic appeal is one of the keys to catching the attention of potential clients. There are many ways that you can make your website more aesthetically appealing. You can give your website a colorful background and add images to it. You will also need to make sure that the ads on your website are strategically placed. You do not want the ads to take away from your…
  • Is Your IT Equipment at the End of Its Life?

    21 Aug 2015 | 5:11 pm
    Did your five-year-old desktop just present you with the blue screen of death? How about the server in your closet? Does it make a funny noise? If so, your IT equipment might be nearing the end of its life. In the IT world, we call the inevitable death of IT equipment EOL, which stands for end of life. Nevertheless, it does not have to paralyze your business: at least not if you have created a plan. Click Here For A Free 2 Hr Consultation Today Does that mean you have to replace each piece of equipment with a newer model? Absolutely not. With Cloud computing, an entire world of options open…
  • Office Recovery and Getting It to Work for Your Business

    18 Aug 2015 | 5:12 pm
    Ever lost your your phone and your entire contact list with it? You probably were not having a good day. Most of us have experienced losing files of personal data in our daily lives, and when it happens, it throws the entire day off kilter. Losing data can be devastating enough for a casual situation, but when it happens in the business world, it can be downright catastrophic. Many businesses do not survive when it happens. With data backup having existed for a long time, the majority of people understand what it is. You can send your important data somewhere and retrieve it if you lose the…
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  • Seattle vs. San Francisco: Who is tops in the cloud?

    Brian S Hall
    26 Aug 2015 | 8:18 am
    In football, city livability rankings — and now in the cloud — San Francisco and Seattle are shaping up as fierce rivals. Who’s winning? Seattle, for now. It’s due mostly to the great work, vision and huge head-start of Amazon and Microsoft, the two top dogs in the fast-growing and increasingly vital cloud infrastructure services market. Cloud infrastructure services, also called IaaS, for Infrastructure as a Service, is that unique segment of the cloud market that enables dreamers, start-ups and established companies to roll-out innovative new applications and…
  • Quarterly numbers lend credence to Whitman’s plan for HP breakup

    <a href="" rel="author">Stowe Boyd</a>
    21 Aug 2015 | 10:55 am
    Originally published on Gigaom Research.  HP has announced its final quarterly results prior to the break up into Hewlett Packard Enterprise — which will be led by current CEO Meg Whitman — and HP Inc. — to be headed up by Dion Weisler. The numbers suggest that Meg Whitman may be getting the bigger half of the wishbone with Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and also lend support to the basic idea of splitting the company in half. Of course the new HPE needs a new look, logo, and narrative: Meg Whitman made an observation about the new logo back in April: Maybe you noticed it, but take a…
  • How Vonage is dialing up big money by pivoting to enterprise

    Brian S Hall
    13 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    Remember Vonage? It was once the future. Cheap “landline” calls from home, only over the Internet. Don’t laugh. That was less than 10 years ago. Now for the surprise. Vonage is still around and it’s stock this year is way up — all thanks to a savvy pivot away from the consumer market and a timely embrace of the enterprise. Vonage made an IPO in 2006, a year before the iPhone debuted. It was the beneficiary of wall-to-wall financial media coverage, with most of that coverage certain that this thing called “VoIP” (voice over IP) was going to…
  • Google-Alphabet may signal an end to the cloud price wars

    Brian S Hall
    11 Aug 2015 | 4:09 pm
    Google boldly goes where no tech giant has gone before. The company’s stunning restructuring from Google to Alphabet signals a profound transformation in how the company will operate. The Alphabet structure should enable Google to continue growing its core ad business (which gushes cash) and provide multiple paths for top talent to run their own businesses. It’ll also allow the very smart, very rich Larry Page and Sergey Brin to finally have the focus they want to uncover new ways of impacting the world using data, movement, biology, and the electrical signals that now seem…
  • Sponsored post: How will Docker integrate with IT infrastructure?

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    9 Mar 2015 | 5:55 am
    The explosion of interest in Docker has made clear that containers will profoundly affect the computing environment of the future. However, they are quite new and how they will integrate into infrastructure and application architectures and operations is, as yet, unclear. Still to be defined are important issues regarding networking, storage access, container orchestration, application lifecycle integration, and elasticity. To address these issues, entrepreneur and investor Alexis Richardson joins Bernard Golden, VP of Strategy at ActiveState, on the next Fireside Chat webcast on Tuesday,…
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  • Enter to Win Corvisa’s ‘Cheers to You!’ Customer Service Contest

    Pam Bednarczyk
    31 Aug 2015 | 10:00 pm
    You can’t put a price on outstanding customer service, but… you can win $500 for it! The Corvisa ‘Cheers to You!’ Contest is looking for true stories of exceptional customer service in action, and will award the winner a $500 cash gift card. Share your story with us between now and Sept. 30, 2015, and you could be our grand prize winner! Entries will be judged using the following criteria: Personalized Service: How did you go above and beyond to deliver service that meets the customer's needs? Creativity: The spark of your story that stands out among the rest. It may be informative,…
  • Customizations Wanted: Matt Lautz Explains How Platform Delivers

    Pam Bednarczyk
    26 Aug 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Platform technologies are more than a passing fad; they're the next logical step in the evolution of contact center service delivery solutions. Corvisa CEO Matt Lautz explains what's behind the popularity of platform and how to find the solution that best meets your needs in a featured article in No Jitter. Click here to take a look. 
  • [WEBINAR] Learn More About the Many Shades of Platform

    Pam Bednarczyk
    24 Aug 2015 | 10:00 pm
    When it comes to understanding all the shades of “platform” offered by various vendors in today’s communications technology market, start first by asking several key questions: What’s the definition of a true Platform as a Service (PaaS) solution? How does the vendor define platform in terms of their product offering? How can you use PaaS to leverage SaaS in the contact center? How will the vendor’s PaaS offering meet security and compliance requirements? Does the platform have a reliable infrastructure that will support growth? Corvisa’s Brandon Knight provides the answers to…
  • Hidden Barriers to Successful Contact Center Software Implementations

    Pam Bednarczyk
    19 Aug 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Getting agents and team leads to embrace new technology solutions and procedures isn’t always easy. Perhaps it’s because they’ve been down this road before, and it hasn’t always been pretty. Or maybe they’re feeling a bit overwhelmed and aren’t ready to take on yet another project that requires time and focus. Or they’re just resistant to change and prefer doing things the way they always have, even if it is inefficient and results in a subpar customer experience. While the reasons why may vary, the outcome is almost always the same – an investment that fails to meet…
  • Corvisa Announces Partnership with Telarus

    Pam Bednarczyk
    17 Aug 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Corvisa today announced a strategic partnership with top telecom master agency Telarus. As one of the fastest growing and most innovative master agencies in the country, Telarus will continue to diversify its cloud portfolio with the addition of Corvisa's SaaS cloud contact center and business phone software, customizable communications platform and connectivity services. Read more about our latest partnership here.
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  • The Dev-Hops Podcast: There’s Only One Original

    Jason English
    28 Aug 2015 | 1:22 pm
    You know an original when you try it. Here in Seattle, and all over the country, we’ve been searching for just the right ingredients to make each draft of Dev-Hops Podcast, since early 2015 or so. That’s years in Internet terms. No canned material will do. Accept no substitutes. No parentheses allowed around our “Dev(h)Ops” – it’s Dev-Hops. Only the freshest ideas, and the most robust opinions on modern development and testing, virtualization, beer, and DevOps get poured in. This is the famous Dev-Hops. From the glass lined offices of Skytap, we tender this…
  • Skytap Data Consumption Reduced by How Much?

    Noel Wurst
    28 Aug 2015 | 12:13 pm
    One of the coolest parts about working at Skytap is that people here are really excited about what our engineering team is building. I love when someone scours the newest release notes, or has been working closely with the engineering team to help deliver an exciting new feature—and then cannot wait to spread the word and show what Skytap can now do. Back in May, Seth Payne, one of our senior product managers, wrote about how Skytap’s VM display quality settings allow users to conserve bandwidth when necessary. For instance, our virtual training customers can now adjust the display…
  • Identical Resource Constraints Plague Drug and Software Development

    Noel Wurst
    27 Aug 2015 | 8:52 am
    Last month, I came across an article from BT Group’s Peter Shaw, titled, “How the cloud is clearing the headaches of drug development” and was truly marveled by something. The similarities between the development of drugs and software are remarkable. This isn’t the first time the software development process has been compared to another industry, but in the two most widely known instances (see Eli Goldratt’s The Goal, and Gene Kim’s The Phoenix Project) it was the manufacturing industry that seemed the most similar. The delivery of code between developers and testers, eventually…
  • Automated vApp and Multi-VM Import = Big Time-to-Value Impact

    Jason English
    17 Aug 2015 | 1:03 pm
    Let’s take this opportunity to highlight two new import features in Skytap EaaS that will likely make a huge impact on the productivity and time-to-value for every Skytap customer. Now you can directly import multiple VMs, or a complete virtual application stack directly into Skytap environments, and have Skytap automatically handle the configuration and setup tasks. Why is this huge? Rather than importing VMs one at a time, or importing them into “templates” that you later configure and convert into environments, our customers can just sit back and let Skytap automate the whole dang…
  • Intervention Coming for “I Hate Agile” Crowd

    Noel Wurst
    11 Aug 2015 | 3:30 pm
    For all of the conferences held in agile’s honor, and the praise it gets from coaches, evangelists, and companies like Skytap, nobody calls it a silver bullet. But there’s one thing we all agree on—agile is very difficult. Whether looking at the culture change required, embracing the continuous integration, delivery and deployment of code, or welcoming late changes to requirements—agile can create tension and new challenges throughout the SDLC that teams struggle to conquer. On August 26th, at 2pm Eastern/11am Pacific, we’re participating in what should be an awesome panel…
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  • Sync Accepts Bitcoin for Subscription Payments

    Denise Sullivan
    2 Sep 2015 | 11:56 am
    Sync is a zero-knowledge encrypted platform that is a 100% private service. The company launched in 2013 as a proof of concept beta. And now, Sync accepts Bitcoin payments for the No Eyes cloud platform they provide. Sync.comimage credit: Sync Now, the company is allowing users to have more flexibility in their payment options. By accepting Bitcoins, users will be able to use the virtual currency in addition to use of credit card or bank account. Sync Allows Bitcoin Payment According to Thomas Savundra, Sync’s CEO: “Sync offers a completely private alternative to consumer grade cloud…
  • Nextbit Robin Has Cloud Storage at its Heart

    Denise Sullivan
    2 Sep 2015 | 11:33 am
    Nextbit, a startup ran by HTC, Apple and Google veterans, is resting it’s a first offering. The Robin smartphone is currently being offered through a Kickstarter campaign. Nextbit Robin in Two Colorsimage credit: Nextbit Robin is taking a unique stance on storage. While the device has an onboard capacity of 32GB, it does not have a spot for an SD card, which is the traditional way these units allow users to increase their capacity. Instead, the company opted to leverage cloud-based storage for this task. Nextbit Robin Has Cloud Storage in Sights There is no need to fret over which…
  • New Dropbox Algorithm May Lessen Required Storage Space

    Denise Sullivan
    1 Sep 2015 | 9:58 pm
    What was once a work of fiction, has now become reality. A team of 10 Dropbox engineers has come close to recreating a data algorithm that was once only found on an HBO sitcom. HBOimage credit: JasonParis The algorithm was created by the HBO Silicon Valley TV show by the programs Pied Piper startup. In the show, the data string reduces the disk size needed for storing videos and image files. Dropbox Algorithm Once Only Fiction The Dropbox crew decided to see if they could recreate this data expression during the company’s annual Hack Week, a time in which employees are allowed to work on…
  • Apple and Cisco Partnership Brings New Usability

    Denise Sullivan
    1 Sep 2015 | 1:27 pm
    Apple and Cisco Systems are teaming up to bring a better work place experience to those using mobile devices. The partnership was announced earlier this week at Cisco’s annual sales meeting in Las Vegas. Apple iPhoneimage credit: Yasunobu Ikeda The collaboration is in an effort to help Apple expand its business customer base. The partnership will help Apple’s mobile devices work better with corporate networks that utilize Cisco equipment. Currently, engineers from both companies have been working on the project for 10 months…so far. Apple and Cisco Partnership Brings Flexibility The…
  • VMware Enhancements Announced, Benchmarks Reveal Performance Curve

    Denise Sullivan
    1 Sep 2015 | 1:11 pm
    VMware has made several enhancements to their vCloud Air platform. The announcement was made at the company’s annual VMworld Conference in San Francisco, earlier this week. VMware Makes Changes to vCloud Airimage credit: Christian Hammond The company is also rolling out their first product to be associated with their re-seller relationship with Google, vCloud Air Object Storage. VMware Enhancements Include Google and Disaster Recovery Powered by Google Cloud Storage, this new service allows VMware customers to have access to object storage. The new product provides HTTP-based API access…
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  • Extend the Salesforce Platform with Dell Boomi

    2 Sep 2015 | 7:17 am
    Dreamforce is a mecca for Salesforce users and developers from around the world. That’s especially true for companies whose IT strategy — in whole or in part — includes not only a Salesforce solution, but also those who understand the value in a more extensive use of the cloud. Simply stated, growing, forward-thinking companies send… Read More
  • Learn from Appirio Experts at Dreamforce ‘15

    Nicole Klemp
    31 Aug 2015 | 6:01 am
    With Dreamforce ‘15 fast approaching, it’s a great time to start planning your agenda. This year, Appirio is offering more opportunities than ever to hear from top industry experts and get a front row seat to the latest and greatest in cloud technology. Here are some Appirian-led sessions you won’t want to miss: Explore Data Distributions… Read More
  • Appirio Chooses Indianapolis as Official Corporate Headquarters

    Chris Barbin
    28 Aug 2015 | 9:30 am
    Today we announced that we have chosen Indianapolis to serve as our official corporate headquarters. The city and state will invest nearly $10M in Appirio as part of this designation, and in turn, Appirio will commit to 577 jobs by 2020. We’ll continue to sustain strong growth in our San Francisco, Dublin, London, Jaipur and Tokyo… Read More
  • Meet the New Salesforce: a First Look at Lightning

    Nicole Klemp
    26 Aug 2015 | 10:08 am
    When Salesforce has a big announcement to make, they like to make a splash. On Tuesday, users across the globe streamed “Meet the New Salesforce - LIVE from San Francisco.” The event featured a “lab coat” themed pre-show hosted by Gillian Madill, followed by commentary from Salesforce executives and a demo of Salesforce Lightning, the… Read More
  • Now You Can Manage Complex Cases with Salesforce for HR

    Jiordan Castle
    26 Aug 2015 | 9:45 am
    We recently wrote about Salesforce’s journey into the world of HR. Salesforce’s move into the HR realm may come as a surprise, but in fact, Salesforce is a platform many companies already use to solve everyday business problems. Salesforce for HR is simply their next employee-centric offering — not an HR system of record like… Read More
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  • Disk Image Backup and Restore – Modern Technology Opens Up New Possibilities

    Alexander Negrash
    2 Sep 2015 | 5:20 am
    Businesses handling large server setups have always looked for ways to back up their machines in order to minimize the amount of time taken to launch or their replacement in the event of a system crash. You have probably heard or read about image based backup a lot. You most likely have even used it. But how fresh is your knowledge? We looked at most recent updates in disk image cloud based backup and found out what benefits besides an excellent capability users can get today. IT managers can now not only automate their backups very reliably without having to worry about free space, they can…
  • PS4 System Update Promises More Cloud Storage and Cloud Capabilities

    CloudWedge Staff
    2 Sep 2015 | 5:05 am
    The PlayStation 4 is one of the most beloved gaming consoles in the world. With the newest update of the PS4 platform, users of the system can gain access to a tremendous amount of cloud based features and functionalities. The new system update for the PS4 is codenamed Kenshin. The new additions to the PS4 platform are designed for gamers to be able to engage online, strategize and share ideas about their favorite gaming titles. One of the biggest enhancements coming to PlayStation 4 users is the new cloud storage upgrade. Formerly, members of PlayStation Plus were only granted 1GB of cloud…
  • StorageCraft Announces Pricing Changes & Cloud Service Enhancements

    Erick Wingfield
    2 Sep 2015 | 4:56 am
    StorageCraft, a leader in backup and disaster recovery tools, has just announced a new pricing structure for its cloud services. With StorageCraft, businesses can sync their critical data into the cloud. If a disaster were to occur, the StorageCraft cloud can be accessed to get copies of this data, so that services can be restored onsite. One of the biggest pricing changes that most customers will enjoy the most are no hidden fees. StorageCraft can help you store incremental copies of your data into the cloud, or businesses can select a plan with more features such as having a fully…
  • IT Asset Visibility: Adding Value to Your Cloud Proposition

    Richard Jenkins
    1 Sep 2015 | 8:17 am
    If recent market predictions are to be trusted, enterprise investment in the hosting, cloud and colocation (HCC) sector should continue for the foreseeable future. In 2010, data center spending was $87.8bn. Gartner has projected worldwide data center spending to reach $143bn in 2015, an increase of 63% over the last five years. Specifically for colocation services, Mordor Intelligence expects corporate investment to rise from $25.07bn to $44.69bn by the end of 2019. This will be welcome news for HCC operators, in particular Infrastructure-as-a-Service and colocation providers; however, as…
  • eRack Announces ½ Petabyte Network Attached Storage for Private Cloud

    CloudWedge Staff
    1 Sep 2015 | 5:27 am
    If your private cloud is in desperate need of a new network attached storage device, eRack may have the solution for you. eRack, a company based in Fremont, CA, has just announced that its newest offering is a 500 Terabyte network attached storage device (NAS) that is designed for cloud data centers. The new NAS device will contain 50 10TB HGST hard drives. Officially dubbed the NAS50, eRack has announced they are currently accepting preorders on the new data center storage device. Although eRack's newest NAS contains 50 hard drives, the storage device was built to only consume 9Us on your…
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  • Press Release | LoadSpring Solutions, Inc.™ Announces New EMEA Business Unit

    2 Sep 2015 | 10:41 am
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LoadSpring Solutions, Inc.™ Announces New EMEA Business Unit Wilmington, MA — August 24, 2015 — LoadSpring Solutions, Inc.™, the market leader in providing Cloud-based Project Management Solutions that are fast and easy to execute announces the opening of its European Business Unit: LoadSpring Solutions, Ltd. This expansion will allow LoadSpring, headquartered in Wilmington, MA and with offices in Carlsbad, CA, to better serve its existing and future EMEA customers. The growing demand to access accurate information in real time by Project Management professionals…
  • Open, Transparent, Secure – Shouldn’t Every Joint Venture Be Like This?

    1 Sep 2015 | 8:55 am
    On paper, joint ventures (JV) have many advantages that should get corporations and their finance directors excited. Whether it’s a matter of multiplying forces or putting complementary skillsets together, the whole should be greater than the sum of the parts. In other words, added value should be created. However, the map (or the business plan) is not the territory. I if the territory that is worth hundreds of billions of dollars in revenue does not generate a sufficient level of profit, the joint venture process needs re-examining until it does. In that case, where should you start…
  • Global Scheduled Services: If You Publish, Will Performance Perish?

    26 Aug 2015 | 2:41 pm
    By Michael Siler, Senior Implementation Consultant at LoadSpring Solutions, Inc. P6 users sometimes wonder how often they should publish their enterprise and project data for reporting from Oracle Primavera P6 EPPM (P6). The requirement can be different for each company based on different reporting needs. Generally, the Application Administrator is responsible for setting up publication services. Having your P6 Administrator set the correct Global Scheduled Services options to run at the correct time of day can profoundly impact application performance and the user experience. Oracle states…
  • Oracle OpenWorld 2015 | San Francisco, CA | Oct 26-28

    26 Aug 2015 | 1:35 pm
    Visit us at Oracle OpenWorld 2015, booth 3509 to learn how you can benefit by using our award-winning SpringBoard Cloud portal. The post Oracle OpenWorld 2015 | San Francisco, CA | Oct 26-28 appeared first on LoadSpring.
  • Achieving Excellence in Joint Venture Design-Build Management

    20 Aug 2015 | 12:08 pm
    By Scott Harrison, Account Executive at LoadSpring Solutions, Inc. The design-build approach to large construction projects is increasingly popular. In particular, the design-build process implemented by the State of New York’s Governor Cuomo facilitates the combination of design and construction services into single contracts. This helps expedite both new and repair work to vital NY infrastructure and save taxpayer money. Leveraging a Solid Track Record and Process Acceleration The building of the new Kosciuszko Bridge, the largest project in the history of the New York State Department of…
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  • Useful tips for whatsapp users

    18 Aug 2015 | 1:44 am
    We all know that WhatsApp is the most trending and fashionable messaging app that is being used almost by each and everyone. To make your messaging experience... [Click on Title to read more]
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    6 Aug 2015 | 4:56 am
    Internet Download Manager full version is now free for you. And after updating it will not showing that you have registered IDM using fake serial key. So... [Click on Title to read more]
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    4 Aug 2015 | 4:44 am
    I already wrote a topic how to open sites blocked by college server by hiding IP address. For that process you needed to install a software which will use a... [Click on Title to read more]
  • CCMT cut off and Admission process

    2 Aug 2015 | 6:06 am
    Some important files and previous year CCMT cut off for M.Tech./M.Arch./ M.Plan admission in various NITs across the country and some Centrally Funded... [Click on Title to read more]
  • The reasons why you should avoid facebook

    2 Aug 2015 | 5:23 am
    Credit: Justin Sullivan / Getty Images Ten years ago Facebook was just cresting as the cool new social media site that helped you keep in touch with the... [Click on Title to read more]
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  • How to install IBM UrbanCode Deploy 6.1.1 on CentOS

    2 Sep 2015 | 8:00 am
    install IBM UrbanCode Deploy 6.1.1 on CentOS – Download a Free trial installables of IBM UrbanCode Deploy from  HERE. Unzip and copy on the Desktop. # cd root/Desktop/ # cd ibm-ucd-install/ # ls bin                     native  install-server.bat       opt compiled                 overlay                   install.with.groovy.xml  README.txt database                  …
  • IBM UrbanCode Deploy-A ResourcePool could not acquire a resource from its primary factory or source

    2 Sep 2015 | 7:47 am
    IBM UrbanCode Deploy-A ResourcePool could not acquire a resource from its primary factory or source Execute ./server run and observe any errors (Marked in Red here). Run ./server run again. # ./server run 2015-08-02 07:11:52,527 INFO  main com.urbancode.ds.persistence.database.DerbyHelper – Starting Derby… 2015-08-02 07:11:53,798 INFO  main com.urbancode.ds.persistence.database.DerbyHelper – Waiting for Derby to start… 2015-08-02 07:11:53,956 INFO  main com.urbancode.ds.persistence.database.DerbyHelper – The Derby instance on localhost:11377 is started…
  • Packtpub: Learning VMware vCloud Air by Yohan Wadia

    27 Aug 2015 | 10:22 pm
    Very Good book for Beginners with lots of Diagrams and Screenshots.  Learning VMware vCloud Air by Yohan Wadia: VMware vCloud Air is a cloud offering by VMware that provides you with the flexibility and agility to create and manage your virtualized workloads with ease on a VMware-backed cloud platform. This book starts off by providing you with a few key features and benefits of cloud computing, along with some interesting real-world use cases. You’ll walk through how to integrate your vCloud Air with either an on-premise VMware-based private cloud or a different public cloud provider.
  • Maintaining your cloud database in perfect health

    21 Aug 2015 | 12:30 pm
    Maintaining your cloud database in perfect health Clouds have been an issue of discussion for a long time now. There are currently all sorts of clouds. Storing content on the cloud is one of the best ways to get data stored while at the same time freeing the hard drives on your computers for more data to come in. There are basically two types of clouds – public and private clouds. Setting up a private cloud is really difficult, but it is also one of the best ways to get space for storing business data. The public clouds are in The post Maintaining your cloud database in perfect health…
  • Jenkins Essentials: Continuous Integration – setting up the stage for a DevOps culture

    11 Aug 2015 | 9:53 pm
    In agile development practices, developers need to integrate their work frequently to fix bugs or to create a new feature or functionality. To integrate all work efficiently and verify it is an error-prone and time-consuming manual task. Jenkins is used specifically for continuous integration, helping to enforce the principles of agile development. This book begins by tackling the installation of the necessary software dependencies and libraries you’ll need to perform continuous integration for a Java application. From there, you’ll integrate code repositories, applications, and…
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  • Announcing WNS Support for Push Notifications

    Ajay Tiwari - App42 Backend as a Service
    31 Aug 2015 | 1:01 am
    App42 Push Notification now supports WNS (WIndows Push Notification Services) for Windows Runtime Apps. This will enable sending toast, tile, badge and row updates from App42 to your Windows Runtime Apps. Before you can send notifications using WNS, your app … Continue reading → The post Announcing WNS Support for Push Notifications appeared first on .
  • 4 Essentials in a Mobile Marketing Platform

    Aidityo Ganguly
    28 Aug 2015 | 3:09 am
    So, your app is already live – what next? Yes, you need to figure out a way to continuously engage and convert your users and the answer is a Mobile Marketing Platform! In times when user behavior changes with every … Continue reading → The post 4 Essentials in a Mobile Marketing Platform appeared first on .
  • Free Webinar: 10 key metrics you should track as an App Marketer

    Naman Kapur
    25 Aug 2015 | 4:42 am
    Ever since the debut of Marketing Automation there has been a sudden thrust of methods through which all the app marketers/promoters have started market their apps according to the behaviour of their users. Though, not many are very clear on … Continue reading → The post Free Webinar: 10 key metrics you should track as an App Marketer appeared first on .
  • Offline Storage Support in App42 Unity SDK

    Ajay Tiwari - App42 Backend as a Service
    25 Aug 2015 | 4:40 am
    App42 Unity SDK is now equipped with offline storage support which allows your app data to be saved in local storage in case of unavailability of network/server. Offline storage syncs it with server later when network is available. This is useful … Continue reading → The post Offline Storage Support in App42 Unity SDK appeared first on .
  • 5 Push Notification Campaigns Your App Must Have

    Ajay Tiwari - App42 Backend as a Service
    12 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    Push Campaign is an ultimate tool for all mobile app marketers to increase engagement. Push Notification brings back users to your app repeatedly and consistently, it provides timely and relevant information to the targeted audience. When we say timely and … Continue reading → The post 5 Push Notification Campaigns Your App Must Have appeared first on .
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  • core i3 vs core i5

    11 Aug 2015 | 6:25 am
    There are myriad choices you need to make when you're buying a new desktop or laptop PC, but one of the most important ones is CPU. In this regard, it's important to know what distinguishes the Intel Core i3 and Intel Core i5 from one another, as these two are what you'll mostly find in the budget/mainstream desktops and laptops available today. Discounting Intel Core i7 (which are mainly found in high-performance systems) and AMD processors (another article entirely), the difference between Intel Core i3 and Core i5 can seem complicated, especially when the prices seem so close together once…
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    10 Aug 2015 | 6:28 am
    best android apps this weekModern Combat 5: Blackout Download free  Despicable Me   Download free   MORTAL KOMBAT X Top Developer Download free 
  • How to reserve your free upgrade to Windows 10

    8 Aug 2015 | 6:50 pm
    Microsoft will release Windows 10 its next generation operating system PC's, Tablets and Mobile devices this July 29th 2015. Windows 10 will be free for the first year to all Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Phone 8.1 users. In this article, we take a look at how Windows 10 will be distributed and how you can reserve your copy today. Windows 10 will be free for the first year to all Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Phone 8.1 users. Wow, thats cool, but does that mean, I will have to pay for Windows 10 after the first year? No. Its a promotion to get as many users to upgrade their existing…
  • Enable desable WiFi in Windows 8

    8 Aug 2015 | 6:29 pm
    ou take your new Windows 8 PC to a coffee shop. You’ve just set up wireless Internet at home. Or you’re one of the lucky ones who has Wi-Fi on a plane. So how do you connect to and manage your laptop’s Wi-Fi connections from Windows 8?In the past, you’d click on the connection icon in the lower-right corner (this group of icons is called the Notification Area). Then, you’d choose a wireless network and connect from there. Luckily, you can still do that in Windows 8. Just press Windows + D to go to the Windows 8 desktop, and you should see the familiar connection icon in the lower…
  • Customizing the Windows 10 Start Menu

    8 Aug 2015 | 6:24 pm
    Customizing the Windows 10 Start MenuStart menu in Windows 10, or you may hate it. But it actually doesn’t matter how you feel about it; you can expand it, shrink it, customize it, or get rid of it altogether.Here’s the complete list of things you can do to the right side of the Start menu — and the left side.Right SideExpand it:Drag the top or right edge, using the mouse or trackpad. It snaps bigger or smaller. (It doesn’t work with a finger on a touchscreen.)Make it fill the entire screen:Right-click anywhere on the desktop. From the shortcut menu, choose Personalize. On the…
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  • Top 6 Cloud Myths And The Correct Perceptions Behind Those

    Bhavna Singh
    1 Sep 2015 | 2:51 am
    By now, cloud is popular among SMBs as well as large scale enterprises. The adoption rate of cloud computing among business owners has increased remarkably, over the past decade. Businesses of every type are impacted by the wide range of benefits of cloud computing to a great extent. Well, there are significant reasons behind a trend like this. After all, cloud helps enterprises experience proper scaling and provisioning of IT resources and rapid deployment. This helps the users to integrate the available resources properly and enter the market at a rapid pace. At the same time, this new…
  • Top Reasons You Should Invest in Remote Infrastructure Management Services

    Bhavna Singh
    30 Aug 2015 | 10:53 pm
    If you are running a business that belongs to the IT industry, you must be careful about providing all your customers with top notch services. Maintaining a competitive edge in your business is what you should always focus on since this is what will help you fulfill all the requirements of your customers in the best possible way. In order to ensure that, you need to have strong and sufficient resources. At the same time, you should also arrange a state of the art infrastructure. In the present scenario, one of the major issues that most businesses have to face is the management and…
  • Cloud Based File Sharing: What Should You Know

    Pritha Basu
    25 Aug 2015 | 9:53 pm
    Over the past few decades, cloud has gained immense popularity – courtesy to the increasing demand of data storage and rapid advancement of technology. Due to the latest developments, cloud is no longer a service that only large and medium enterprises can opt for. Instead, it has become accessible for businesses of all sizes. Now a days, SMBs often rely on cloud based storage for keeping the business critical data safe and secure. It not only helps them save cut the cost of renting or buying physical storage, but also enables them to secure all the data, in the best possible way. Since file…
  • Aspects To Consider Before Selecting A Virtualization Technology

    Bhavna Singh
    23 Aug 2015 | 10:53 pm
    No matter whether you run a small, a medium or a large business unit, using a powerful server is one of the must do’s for your business. In order to meet the constantly increasing IT requirements, the servers of your organization have to be extremely powerful so that these can handle any sort of critical tasks or operations. One of the simplest and most conventional ways to handle the entire server operations is to assign a major service or an application to each of the servers. There are certain advantages of this approach of assigning one application per server. For instance, you can…
  • Factors That You Should Consider Before Investing In Cloud Computing

    Bhavna Singh
    18 Aug 2015 | 2:23 am
    Cloud computing, undoubtedly, is the rescuer for almost every business these days. With the constantly increasing cost of onsite data storage solutions, gradually it’s becoming quite tough for the business owners of small as well as large scale enterprises. In a scenario like this, cloud computing services seems to be the most feasible solution. Companies that wish to revolutionize their IT infrastructure, cloud computing acts like a boon to them. If you are thinking of investing in a cloud environment just because all your competitors are doing the same, wait a minute! While it’s…
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  • Microsoft, RedHat and VMware offer attractive total cost of ownership

    Stephen Harrington
    25 Aug 2015 | 5:22 am
    The competition throughout the cloud industry has resulted in affordable suites for organizations. Certain vendors such as Microsoft, RedHat and VMware have made strides to offer adopters low total cost of ownership for their cloud solutions. 451 Research's latest Cloud Price Index: Private Edition discovered the costs of these companies' private models are $0.10 per hour, higher than the $0.08 for OpenStack counterparts. However, firms using the former can hire 3 percent more engineers because there is an apparent skills gap impacting OpenStack deployments, contributing to a higher…
  • IT service providers must embrace 3rd Platform to remain competitive

    Stephen Harrington
    20 Aug 2015 | 3:06 am
    Vendors in the IT industry must always be prepared to evolve as new technologies rise to prominence. According to the International Data Corporation, service providers should have expertise with the 3rd Platform, which consists of cloud services, social networking, big data and mobile computing, to help clients transition to the digital age.IDC Senior Research Analyst Ali Zaidi explained successful digital implementations require a combination of people and IT tools that support 3rd Platform solutions."Therefore services vendors in the space must possess solid technical expertise…
  • New Zealand firms jumping on cloud computing bandwagon

    Stephen Harrington
    18 Aug 2015 | 9:29 am
    Countries such as New Zealand have come around to cloud computing recently. A new International Data Corporation report suggested the latter off-premise IT market will expand annually between 7 and 9 percent through 2019, with cloud computing achieving a compound annual growth rate of 15 to 27 percent during the same time frame.The research firm noted that New Zealand businesses have increased their IT and communications budgets recently – a trend that is driving the off-premise marketplace."New Zealand organizations are committed to shifting their IT needs off premises and…
  • Cloud-based IaaS market just hitting its stride

    Stephen Harrington
    13 Aug 2015 | 9:29 am
    Infrastructure-as-a-Service is experiencing impressive growth throughout the global cloud sector. A new Gartner report indicated worldwide IaaS spending will total nearly $16.5 billion in 2015, up roughly 33 percent from last year. Between 2014 and 2019, the industry to expand at a compound annual growth rate of more than 29 percent.Cloud IaaS is achieving impressive growth due to its broad functionality. Gartner Vice President and Analyst Lydia Leong explained the service supports a majority of workloads. However, vendor selection is critical for organizations adopting IaaS. Leong noted not…
  • AppZero focused on improving Windows Server to Azure cloud migrations

    Stephen Harrington
    11 Aug 2015 | 9:29 am
    Organizations that have not given much thought to life after Windows Server 2003 may find efficient migration solutions from Software-as-a-Service suites. Vendors such as AppZero are focused on providing the proper SaaS tools to help companies transition to more flexible and secure environments.AppZero recently previewed its Service Provider edition for Microsoft Azure at the Microsoft Ignite conference in Chicago.Greg O'Connor, CEO of AppZero, said enterprises want efficient ways to migrate Windows applications to Azure environments. High costs have traditionally been barriers to…
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  • How to improve your video SEO on YouTube

    25 Aug 2015 | 9:56 am
    Well, the answer might be – a non-existent or a flawed Video SEO (Search Engine Optimization) strategy. For the uninitiated- Video SEO is a technique that can help optimize video content for search engine traffic. To get views on YouTube, your video should be easily searchable. And to make sure that your video is search aligned, you should follow some of the best practices that I share here in this blog. 5 Best practices to improve your Video SEO: 1. Keep the filename meaningfulThe filename of the video should resonate with the content within it. It should be easy on the eyes and not too…
  • Marketing Twitter Become a Power of Your Website

    26 Jun 2015 | 11:05 am
    With the development of technology has now advanced age and the subject of the modern world to improve the well-being that have been found to be perfect. Why is that? Therefore, in today's marketing world has positive influence by providing different platforms and are already available on the internet. So that the businessman can utilize social media as a tool to help in the marketing and sales worldwide. There are several tools to improve online marketing. However, at this point a lot of social media which is found as a first step to promote the most appropriate site and very easy. This,…
  • How to Choose The Most Appropriate Font for Websites

    26 Jun 2015 | 10:54 am
    With the times, a lot of the font list that is growing more. Currently there are hundreds of thousands of different fonts in every day. With the font, then we can use these fonts for your website. However, on the other hand we choose the most appropriate fonts for websites is not easy. However, when we have the desire to try to use, then we can do well. Lots of experts bloggers who always design to create fonts with a more unique style models. So it would be easier to help the beginner bloggers who are still in need and can not make it. The benefits of using fonts on the website can avoid the…
  • Selling Ad Space in Your Blog for Earning Money

    25 Jun 2015 | 9:09 am
    A simple way to earn money from your blog or website is by providing an ad space for those who want to advertise their products. While you have experienced putting AdSense to your blog and earn money, now you can reverse it by providing an ad space for advertising. Surely this is not easy because firstly you need to have a high traffic website or blog first to make the advertiser want to use the space in your website for advertising their products. Without a high traffic website, your ad space will not be used by any advertiser.Read more »
  • Things to Consider When Looking for the Best Web Design Company

    25 Jun 2015 | 9:02 am
    Websites are the calling cards of every online venture that you should be proud of! It should provide relevant information along with pleasant viewing to all its users, achieved through quality web development and designing services. With advancements in the field of internet marketing and web technologies, now the market is over-flooded with avowedly best web design company. Therefore, selection of a good web designing company has become a tricky task. However, there are many determinants based on which a probable decision is reasonable as well as worth the value of your hard earned money.
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  • Micro, Mini, and Midsized – 5 Ways SMBs are winning in the Cloud

    Esther Levine
    13 Aug 2015 | 6:42 am
    Small Businesses may be individually petite, but as a sector they account for about half of the world’s overall Gross Value Added (GVA). About 90% of the world’s firms are Small-to-Midsize Businesses (SMBs), meaning that they are the backbone of the global economy, and they are utilizing cloud services at increasing rates. For small and medium companies, cloud computing, especially the SaaS model, is increasingly attractive as it does not require an up-front investment and SMBs can easily scale up as their business expands. How are SMBs benefitting from cloud computing? 1. Customized…
  • Using Amazon CloudFormation Service to Set Up your Virtual Private Cloud

    Shay Shamay
    5 Aug 2015 | 8:02 am
    Are you looking to automate service provisioning and resource updates in AWS? The CloudFormation Service automates procedures that create and manage collections of AWS resources. CloudFormation can deploy simple and complex setups, handling options to scale and install instances with third party software. This post provides clear instructions about how to incorporate Cloud Formation. In the next posts I’ll discuss how you can use CloudFormation with the FortyCloud service, so you’ll be able to automate all of your Network Security needs in one click. The FortyCloud solution integrates…
  • Mad Max confronts Shadow IT

    Esther Levine
    21 Jul 2015 | 6:26 am
    Immortan Joe has taken advantage of Shadow IT to share work files on his personal tablet! The War Boys have used Lovely Day Inc.’s mobile devices in their Doof Wagon for personal and nefarious purposes! The resources at Lovely Day Inc. are at risk! CISO Furiosa knows just whom to call – Mad Max IT Guy, a man of few words and endless determination, with specific expertise in encryption. Any opportunity for revenge against Immortan Joe should be enough to bring him on board. But first, Max has to be convinced that his assistance will not be in conflict with his guiding ethic –…
  • VERY REAL! FortyCloud Leaves AWS without Shirts

    Esther Levine
    16 Jul 2015 | 7:18 am
    Actually, our team did leave with the shirts on their back, but the giveaway shirts were snatched up before lunch was over. FOR REAL? Sure was! With a few hundred visitors dropping by the booth throughout the day, the team was on their toes explaining how FortyCloud secures cloud environments. More than that, our team was pleased to announce a new partnership at the conference. FortyCloud has joined forces with Datapipe, an AWS Premier Consulting Partner and a global leader in managed hybrid IT solutions for enterprise. The new joint Datapipe-FortyCloud solution combines Datapipe’s…
  • Datapipe and FortyCloud Enhance AWS Security for the Enterprise

    Esther Levine
    9 Jul 2015 | 5:21 am
    AWS – New York – Summit – you know that you’ll be hearing some exciting announcements. This year at FortyCloud we’re thrilled, not only to be welcoming visitors to our booth, but also to present an announcement of our own. We’re introducing a new security collaboration with Datapipe, an AWS Premier Consulting Partner and a global leader in managed hybrid IT solutions for enterprise. Datapipe offers a single provider solution for managing and securing mission-critical IT services, including cloud computing, infrastructure as a service, platform as a service, colocation and data…
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  • Introducing the First Solution to Make the YouTube App Safe for Homes and Schools

    28 Aug 2015 | 9:00 am
    San Jose, CA Since it started off as a website for sharing home videos over 10 years ago, YouTube has become the go-to destination for both parents and educators the world over when it comes to videos that entertain and educate children. At the same time, YouTube has introduced challenges that make it harder to be a parent in the digital age. YouTube is riddled with videos that are unsafe for children who are just stepping out into the world. Kids don’t even need to go looking for this content. The most harmless search terms, related links, comments or advertisements often display…
  • Securly’s Digital Citizenship Tips for Students

    11 Aug 2015 | 2:04 pm
    As the back-to-school season is among us, we wanted to take a moment to share our three tips for being a good digital citizen. Please leave a comment below to share additional tips you may have. Tweet others as you would like to be tweeted Pretty clever, right? We thought so too. Consider this the “new golden rule” in an increasingly digital age. Whether it’s in-person or online, everyone likes to be treated with respect. The problem is that it’s a lot easier to say something mean or hurtful online, behind the security of a screen. Just look at Logan Fairbanks and…
  • Bullying and Self-Harm Detection

    5 Aug 2015 | 12:12 pm
    A big reason school IT Admins are drawn to Securly is our industry-first “Bullying and Self-Harm Detection”. This technology promises to keep students safe on social media by analyzing their posts and alerting school officials of incidents such as cyber-bullying, self-harm, and grief. In theory it sounds quite powerful, but how does our technology work, and more importantly, just how accurate is it? We’ve come a long way since our successfully funded Kickstarter Project, in which we raised over $50,000 to aid in the research and development to perfect our technology.
  • YouTube for Educators

    15 Jul 2015 | 5:36 pm
    With our recent release of YouTube for Educators, schools can continue to enforce safe YouTube for their students but also give teachers the ability to approve individual videos or entire channels for quick, easy access to content needed for instruction. The best thing about Securly’s approach to YouTube filtering can be summed up in one word: “Minimalism” We start off with default block, selective allow (YouTube for EDU / Safe Mode) and then loosen up via controlled approval of channels and videos. There is a clear use case for each action (by admin or by teacher). The…
  • Allowing Teachers to Control Web Filtering in Their Classroom

    3 Jun 2015 | 9:00 am
    “Teachers need choice on when they’re ready to unblock as they teach students to use technology appropriately.” – Tanya Avrith, Google Certified Teacher. We see two “classroom-level” issues come up time and again in post-deployment scenarios: Classroom Management While this was a solved problem in a Windows-only world with applications like LanSchool, the product that we see used most often for a Chrome-heavy classroom is Hapara’s Teacher Dashboard. Web Filtering Policy The advent of Common Core has meant that teachers have a great deal of control over the tools and websites…
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  • ‘Lara Croft GO’ devs on capturing the way fans remember ‘Tomb Raider’

    Eric David
    2 Sep 2015 | 1:29 pm
    The Tomb Raider franchise is one of the most iconic and beloved game series of the past two decades, and millions of gamers remember exploring sunken temples filled with low polygon crocodiles and devious traps. Turning such a memorable franchise into a mobile game is just asking for a mob a rabid fans to harp on about the destruction of their childhood, but the developers of the recently released turn-based mobile game Lara Croft GO say that they set out to keep the childhood memory of Tomb Raider alive while still making a fun modern game. Rather than using the hyper realistic style of…
  • VR needs to be “fashionable” before it really hits, says Oculus creator

    Eric David
    2 Sep 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Let’s face it: As cool as virtual reality technology is getting these days, you still look like a dork with that big electronic visor strapped to your head. Even Oculus Rift creator Palmer Luckey admits that the lack of cool factor might be a bit of a turn off for the general public, and he believes it may be some time before the devices and the world of fashion change enough for your average joe to consider plugging in. “VR headsets will get smaller over time, and that will help,” Luckey said in a recent interview with GamesRadar. “I also think that there are…
  • Revolutionizing the way enterprise connects with the cloud | #VMworld

    Andrew Ruggiero
    2 Sep 2015 | 12:48 pm
    Enterprise IT is stuck and needs a lever, according to Mark Lewis, CEO of Formation Data Systems. In a compelling segment with John Furrier and Dave Vellante of theCUBE, from the SiliconANGLE Media team, during VMworld 2015, Lewis made the case for how his company is best poised to revolutionize the way enterprise connects with the cloud. The trend Lewis sees the megatrend as being the “data as a service” model rather than the network storage and legacy models of the past. However, he acknowledged the tendency for legacy to seemingly last forever. His company was built explicitly with…
  • Bitcoin Weekly 2015 September 2: Bitcoin block size debate, OKCoin restricts US deposits, developers open letter to the community

    Kyt Dotson
    2 Sep 2015 | 12:43 pm
    Today’s Bitcoin Weekly continues the regular discussion of the Bitcoin block size debate–with new links to discussion ongoing that includes both community and Bitcoin Core contributors. There has also been an interesting open letter released by multiple signatories, all of whom are contributors to Bitcoin Core, that addresses the need for Bitcoin governance workshops this year as this debate continues. Some schadenfreude is also on the horizon as the second federal agent, an ex secret service agent, has admitted to stealing over $8,000 in bitcoins from the Silk Road during the…
  • The end-user experience: ‘Any application, any device’ | #VMworld

    Andrew Ruggiero
    2 Sep 2015 | 12:30 pm
    John Furrier and Dave Vellante of theCUBE, from the SilconANGLE Media team, sat down with Sanjay Poonen, EVP and GM of end-user computing at VMware, Inc., during VMWorld 2015 in San Francisco to ask some critical questions: Why is VMware the new big player in mobile, what philosophy has it adopted and how does it view the future of its ecosystem as the world shifts from the desktop to the mobile enterprise workspace? Switzerland – A neutral proposal for partners and competitors VMware operates as a “Switzerland-like company,” according to Poonen. The company maintains a…
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