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  • IDC Study: Software-Defined Networking Fuels the Growth of Cloud and IoT

    Saroj Kar
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:53 am
    Research firm IDC predicts that the global market for Software-Defined Networking (SDN) for the organization and cloud service provider segments will grow annually by 89 percent from 960 million dollars in 2014 to more than $8 billion in 2018. As per the IDC study, SDN Momentum Builds in Datacenter and Enterprise Networks, organizations need flexible networks, and that is the reason that there is more need for SDN. These flexible networks are especially necessary when companies want to implement new solutions such as cloud, mobility, big data and the Internet of Things. According to a survey…
  • Protect Your Gadgets from Your Kids

    Jason Welsh
    25 Aug 2014 | 7:10 pm
      Do you have children in your house and you want to keep them away from your gadgets? Or your nephews are visiting you quite often? It is already known that smartphones, tablets, computers, and any other devices of that kind are simply irresistible for kids, no matter their age. They are not a simple toy; kids can learn a lot by using a computer, so you shouldn’t forbid them access to this kind of devices, just try to keep them safe. Nowadays, kids are growing up surrounded by such gadgets and they become more tech-savvy day by day. They want to touch everything, to test any gadget,…
  • INFOGRAPHIC: 50 Reasons Why Wearable Tech Will Improve Our Lives

    Digital Transformation
    Tarry Singh
    30 Aug 2014 | 3:07 pm
    50 Reasons Why WearableTech Will Transform Our Lives
  • Rackspace Weekly Digest: August 29

    The Official Rackspace Blog
    Andrew Hickey
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    This week, we unveiled a downloadable DevOps e-book, talked more about DevOps adoption and the CALMS framework, gave an update on Cloud Metrics and much more. Take a look in this week’s digest. Building The DevOps Mindset: Agile Collaboration At Work The goals of DevOps may sound beneficial, but how does all this play out in the real world? The Rackspace-sponsored, free downloadable e-book, The DevOps Mindset, answers this question by featuring interviews with tech professionals who are putting DevOps into action. Each discussion focuses on essential components of the approach, the…
  • HP Desperately Wants To Be Innovative Again

    TechCrunch » Enterprise
    Ron Miller
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:30 am
     Let’s face it, HP was once the king of Silicon Valley, but over the last several years, the company has had issues due in part to the revolving door in the CEO office. While the company has finally gained some stability with Meg Whitman, the lack of consistent leadership has resulted in shifting priorities and changing strategies. And the products for which they were once so… Read More
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    The Official Rackspace Blog

  • Rackspace Weekly Digest: August 29

    Andrew Hickey
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    This week, we unveiled a downloadable DevOps e-book, talked more about DevOps adoption and the CALMS framework, gave an update on Cloud Metrics and much more. Take a look in this week’s digest. Building The DevOps Mindset: Agile Collaboration At Work The goals of DevOps may sound beneficial, but how does all this play out in the real world? The Rackspace-sponsored, free downloadable e-book, The DevOps Mindset, answers this question by featuring interviews with tech professionals who are putting DevOps into action. Each discussion focuses on essential components of the approach, the…
  • An Overview Of Disaster Recovery And Mitigation In The Cloud For Emerging Businesses

    Wes Henderson
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    In the emerging business world, concepts like Disaster Recovery are often swept under the rug due to the added cost, but the reality is that downtime is a far worse consequence and the price of a modest Disaster Recovery plan in the cloud is marginal compared to what that downtime could cost your business. Disaster Recovery’s objective is simple: stay afloat in the midst of a crisis or, at minimum, expedite recovery after a crisis hits. To achieve a solid plan it is important to understand some of the major causes of outages and how the cloud can help to mitigate them. Server Compromise…
  • Rackspace Startup Program Global Startup Event Guide: September 2014

    John McKenna
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:59 am
    September brings us the International Day of Peace on the 21st of the month, marking its 30th anniversary with this year’s theme of “Right of the Peoples to Peace,” which is devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and people. Cartoon icon Scooby Doo, King Richard the Lion-Hearted, Olympian Jesse Owens and HG Wells were all born in September. The New York Times was first published in September 1851, and Google was incorporated in 1998. And, in the words of poet Helen Hunt Jackson, “By all these lovely tokens September days are here, with…
  • Cloud Metrics: Working Toward A Public Launch

    Alexander Scammon
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    An important part of Rackspace’s monitoring pipeline is the metrics that we gather in the process. We have a small team called Cloud Metrics that is dedicated to these metrics. We are otherwise known as the Blueflood team since we authored the project, which is the technology at the heart of our Cloud Metrics service. We’ve been hard at work improving this part of our business and some changes are underway that I think are worth sharing. What We’re Up To In short, these are the two primary things we’re working on: We’re upgrading our hardware to have…
  • Five Reasons Why Migrating Virtualized Workloads Can Be Easier Than Expected

    Brent Scotten
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Many organizations are actively pursuing new “zero-infrastructure” models, seeking to migrate workloads from on-premise data centers to managed infrastructure models. While the benefits of getting out of the “data center business” are clear, organizations used to traditional on-premise models sometimes have concerns. In particular questions are often raised about the impact of workload migration on IT governance, management and operations. While it may seem that migration would require significant changes, selecting the right service provider and platforms can dramatically minimize…
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    Digital Transformation

  • INFOGRAPHIC: 50 Reasons Why Wearable Tech Will Improve Our Lives

    Tarry Singh
    30 Aug 2014 | 3:07 pm
    50 Reasons Why WearableTech Will Transform Our Lives
  • Big Data is the future of Digital Marketing

    Tarry Singh
    26 Jul 2014 | 7:20 am
    Couple of days ago I completed an introductory course from Wharton School on Marketing. It was good for me to understand what marketing traditionally did before the era of digital disruption dawned upon us. Traditionally marketing has been into the typical 4Ps, 5Cs and a lot of stuff is about connecting and building one on one marketing. It’s all about customer acquisition,retention and development. But how to do it in the age of Big Data and Internet of Things which connect our consumers in variety of ways? I passed the final exam by almost scoring a perfect 10 but I realised that I…
  • Fog Computing Happens when Big Data Analytics marries Internet Of Things

    Tarry Singh
    5 Jul 2014 | 3:20 am
    Couple of years ago when virtualisation broke into mainstream and customers started deploying those technologies to reduce physical footprint, encapsulate legacy applications and Operating system – we saw this as the first overhaul of the IT industry in a long time since PCs made into the mainstream. Then came Cloud computing in 2010 – more of a paradigm but still as an effective means to continue to effectively tap on the utility computing model using economies of scale. Cost and flexibility of use were the main drivers. Many traditional vendors are still struggling with…
  • Why Data Scientists are key to a successful Big Data Project

    Tarry Singh
    29 Jun 2014 | 7:59 am
    Until a few years ago the work of data scientist was isolated and mattered primarily for research and/or R&D purposes. The industry has been extremely thankful to the contributions of these clever individuals but we need them now in the mainstream! And as I wrote previously here on LinkedIn, it is creating a huge demand in the industry andradically transforming the hunt for big data talent. Fast forward 2014 and today every CEO, CIO, CDO, CMO, Sales VP, Customer Case VP is seeking answers to questions that don’t exist and solutions to problems that are yet to come. Typical questions…
  • Infographic (now in iPhone 5S Gold): Why your mobile-first digital strategy will succeed

    Tarry Singh
    31 May 2014 | 10:29 am
    Here’s an Infographic in your latest iPhone 5S Gold version Digital Transformation with mobile-first strategy
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    TechCrunch » Enterprise

  • HP Desperately Wants To Be Innovative Again

    Ron Miller
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:30 am
     Let’s face it, HP was once the king of Silicon Valley, but over the last several years, the company has had issues due in part to the revolving door in the CEO office. While the company has finally gained some stability with Meg Whitman, the lack of consistent leadership has resulted in shifting priorities and changing strategies. And the products for which they were once so… Read More
  • Amazon Opens Up Its Enterprise Cloud Storage Service Zocalo To All

    Sarah Perez
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:29 am
     Amazon today announced that it’s making Zocalo, its secure document storage and sharing service designed for enterprise use, generally available. The news comes, not coincidentally, on a day when cloud storage competitor Dropbox announced lowered pricing and storage increases for its Pro customers. Read More
  • Cotap, A WhatsApp For The Workplace, Adds Box, Dropbox, Google, OneDrive And Desktop App

    Ingrid Lunden
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:05 am
     Cotap, a startup founded by former Yammer executives Jim Patterson and Zack Parker that launched last year with the premise of becoming a “WhatsApp for the workplace“, is today unveiling a new build of its product, and a wider remit. Cotap is going beyond mobile messaging and moving into file sharing, with integrations with Box, Dropbox, Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive; adding… Read More
  • Nutanix Lands $140M On $2B+ Valuation, IPO Could Be Next

    Ron Miller
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
     Nutanix, a five-year old converged infrastructure provider, announced $140M in Series E funding today, based on a whopping $2B+ valuation. The funding comes from the two biggest Boston public market investors, which chose to remain nameless (but Boston isn’t that big so we’re probably talking Wellington Management and Fidelity). The company most recently scored $101M in January… Read More
  • Salesforce Community Adds Customers And Partners To Growing Cloud

    Ron Miller
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am announced the official release of the Salesforce1 Community Cloud today, essentially making their Communities product released in June, 2013 an official product with a cloud of its own. The idea is to build on the earlier product and give companies a way to build specialized online communities where customers can interact with one another and with company personnel if required. Read More
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    Cloud Musings by Kevin L. Jackson

  • Tech Equity & GovCloud Network Team For Cloud Education

    Kevin L. Jackson
    24 Aug 2014 | 7:31 pm
    GovCloud Network is proud to announce that we have teamed with Tech Equity Ltd to deliver cloud education and training on a global basis. With this partnership, GovCloud Network will also add the Cloud Clinique Online Training and Cloud Computing Best Practices program to it's list of services.CloudClinique is an online cloud certification platform that contains over 7,500 cloud best practice concepts across 18 separate domains. Compiled by certified cloud practitioners and trainers, learning is organized around 10 minute sessions, and delivered using tools designed to reinforce your…
  • National Cybersecurity = Cloud Computing Security

    Kevin L. Jackson
    13 Aug 2014 | 7:33 am
    A recent article article claimed that the percentage of U.S. small businesses using cloud computing is expected to more than double during the next six years, from 37 percent to nearly 80 percent ( This forecast was gleaned from a just released Emergent Research and Intuit study. This statement is also very scary in that it also highlights the growing importance of the cybersecurity threat to the nation’s economic livelihood.Jeremy Grant, an adviser at the Department of Commerce’s National…
  • Vets 360 Sponsoring Service Members To Attend Gartner Catalyst Conference

    Kevin L. Jackson
    5 Aug 2014 | 9:59 am
    Veterans 360 will be attending the Gartner Catalyst Conference. They are also sponsoring the attendance of active duty service members that are currently in the US military and serving in an IT related position. If you are in such a technology role and are interested in attending this “must-attend” technology conference to learn strategies on how to leverage mobile, cloud, and big data. Please visit Vets 360 at to take advantage of this tremendous opportunity.In line with their four pronged approach (engagement, education, employment, and…
  • ERPGovCloud: Your Path to DCAA Compliance

    Kevin L. Jackson
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:57 am
    So you won your first Government Contract… Congratulations! Among the new issues you will need to consider, your accounting systems, both practices and technology, will need to pass muster with Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) auditors. This will require a combination of internal processes and controls. Your accounting system will need to properly delineate direct and indirect costs, must properly pool indirect costs, and must properly handle unallowable costs.It’s likely that you are currently using Quickbooks, the dominant player in small and medium enterprise (SME) accounting.
  • GovCloud Media Network Feature: Army IT Playlist

    Kevin L. Jackson
    16 Jul 2014 | 9:01 pm
    The GovCloud Media Network features agency specific video playlist for registered members. Please enjoy this feature on the Army IT. Please visit the new GovCloud Network Media Library for more video content. For membership information please send request to PlatformVideo Management Video SolutionsVideo Player ↑ Grab this Headline Animator( Thank you. If you enjoyed this article, get free updates by email or RSS - © Copyright Kevin L. Jackson 2012) --> Follow me at
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  • City on a Cloud Win Puts Traditional DR on Notice

    Greg Ness
    5 Aug 2014 | 10:42 am
    The City of Asheville’s City on a Cloud Best Practices win spells trouble for traditional DR.  Deep trouble.  It marks the first time that Cloud DR has been independently and irrefutably acknowledged for both cost reduction and increased agility.  It was more than an acknowledgement that Cloud DR could work.  Asheville won a Grand Prize in […]
  • My Debut SciFi Novel: The Sword of Agrippa

    Greg Ness
    12 Jul 2014 | 4:58 pm
    I’ve been working on The Sword of Agrippa novel and hope to have it completed by the end of the year. The first section (a Prologue and two chapters) is now on the Kindle Marketplace. $2.99. * Buy it and write a review, and be among the first 25 to submit that review – and […]
  • AWS and the Perils of “BoxThink”

    Greg Ness
    26 Jun 2014 | 12:47 pm
    Catching Up from the Airport The next five years ought to be challenging for infrastructure appliance vendors, especially those who see their future “in the box.” We just wrapped up at the AWS Public Sector Summit, held in Washington, DC.  An ecosystem of about 3000 attended the 3 day event. Massively disruptive software companies are […]
  • How the Hybrid Cloud War will be Won

    Greg Ness
    11 Jun 2014 | 9:44 am
    When Amazon AWS announced its hybrid cloud console it set the stage for an all-out hybrid cloud war between a handful of companies, including VMware and Microsoft. The first losers in the hybrid cloud war will be perhaps a third of all service providers; those who are too small, too manual and too locked into […]
  • Cloud Evolution Panel with MSFT, VMW, ACN and BA Execs at Future In Review

    Greg Ness
    20 May 2014 | 8:12 am
    I am looking forward to another great panel on cloud computing this week at Future in Review.  If you are attending FiRe2014 you are invited to our Wednesday afternoon session on Cloud Evolution: “Cloud Evolution: New Operating Models for Business Transformation”: With Dave Campbell, CTO, Cloud and Enterprise, Microsoft; Mathew Lodge, VP Cloud Services, VMware; David […]
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    SmoothSpan Blog

  • Most Marketing Advice Tells Us How to Market to Marketers

    Bob Warfield
    18 Aug 2014 | 9:19 am
    Think about it–the experts out there writing marketing advice as part of their content marketing strategies are all selling something.  They’re either selling software, consulting, or some other product.  And the audience they’re selling to are marketers. Sure, many of them have practices or history that involved marketing to non-marketers, but right now what they’re doing is talking about how to market and the audience for that is other marketers. I noticed a long time ago that what they were saying didn’t work for my own bootstrapped company (CNCCookbook).
  • Best Way to Succeed as a Solopreneur: Go For Fewer Customers

    Bob Warfield
    29 Jul 2014 | 3:00 pm
    I’m reading with interest some posts that are hot on Techmeme at the moment from Jared Sinclair and Marco Arment about succeeding with iOS apps and as a Solopreneur.  Jared’s blog post is a cautionary tale for those who would like to bootstrap a small venture well enough to quit their day jobs. Many weigh in with various comments and based on his latest post, it looks like Jared was inundated with a bunch of notes from people who thought he just didn’t market the app enough. I’ve been a solopreneur with some part-time helpers trying to make the gig into a…
  • Microsoft: World’s Worst Customer Service? (Walmart, Amazon, GE, BestBuy, MacMall, and Paypal Not Far Behind)

    Bob Warfield
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:24 am
    I recently tried and failed for the fifth time to buy a Microsoft Surface Pro 3.  It’s been a real comedy of errors, but the latest attempt has been by far the most spectacular failure. Let me start out by saying I really like the Microsoft Surface Pro 3.  I am a perfect candidate for it as I would like to replace the combination of my Macbook Air and iPad with just one device for travel and for demos of my software away from the office.  The business I’m in is software for the CNC Manufacturing world, and while my own software runs on both Mac and PC, most from that world is…
  • Authentication as a Service: Slow Progress, But Are We There Yet?

    Bob Warfield
    11 Jul 2014 | 2:44 pm
    Authentication as a Service solves a problem every Cloud Developer, mobile or desktop, has to solve.  As one player in the space, AuthRocket, puts it: Do you really want to write code for users, forgotten passwords, permissions, and admin panels again? To that I would add, “Do you really want to have to be a world class expert on that stuff to make sure you don’t leave some gaping security hole out of ignorance?”  I think the answer is a resounding, “NO!” to both questions.  Why do it in this world of Agile Development, Lean Startups, and Minimum Viable…
  • Let’s Try Another Verse of Your SaaS Company Does Not Need a Sales Force

    Bob Warfield
    23 May 2014 | 11:17 am
    It’s time for another installment of what some of the Enterprise Irregulars have called the Jason and Bob show.  Jason and I have disagreed on a fair number of issues over time, though we have also agreed on a lot.  Jason’s had a great run and is now in the rarefied atmosphere of VC’s.  All of his material is thought provoking and well worth a read. Today, we’re going to talk about Outside Sales or indeed the question of whether SaaS companies must have a sales force at all, inside, outside, or otherwise. Jason’s post today is “Inbound or Outbound Sales?
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    Latest News from Cloud Computing Journal

  • Call for Papers for @CloudExpo 2015 New York Now Open

    1 Sep 2014 | 5:45 am
    The 16th International Cloud Expo announces that its Call for Papers is now open. 16th International Cloud Expo, to be held June 9–11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City brings together Cloud Computing, APM, APIs, Security, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps and WebRTC to one location. With cloud computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to plant your flag in this fast-expanding business opportunity. Submit your speaking proposal today!read more
  • Increasing Demands of Hybrid-Cloud Models

    31 Aug 2014 | 7:00 pm
    In a hybrid world where will have some private-cloud solutions and multiple public clouds, the challenge is to have the right level of governance, and to be in a position to move the workloads, and adjust the workloads with the needs. The old model of just being an outsourcer or on-premises service provider is dead for many IT solutions providers. Instead, we’re all now in a hybrid world where will have some private-cloud solutions and multiple public clouds. The challenge is to have the right level of governance, and to be in a position to move the workloads, and adjust the workloads with…
  • Unified, Comprehensive and Easy-to-Use IT Systems Monitoring

    31 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    This one-hour webinar will cover the core benefits and features of up.time, including how up.time proactively monitors, alerts and reports on the performance, availability, and capacity of all physical servers, virtual machines, network devices, applications, and services. We’ll take you through the up.time Dashboards, show you how alerting and action profiles work, and dive into up.time’s deep reporting capabilities, including SLA reports. In the end, you’ll know how up.time works and what up.time can do for your more
  • Marten Mickos Joins DevOps Summit at Cloud Expo Faculty

    30 Aug 2014 | 3:00 pm
    The industry is heated with debates on whether adopting private or public cloud is the smartest, best, cheapest, you name it choice. But this debate is missing the mark. Businesses shouldn't be discussing public vs. private, but rather how can they make the two work together to their greatest advantage. The ideal is to merge on-premise and off-premise into a seamless environment that can be managed as a single entity - a forward-looking stance that will eventually see major adoption. But as of late 2013, hybrid cloud was still "rare," noted Gartner analyst Tom more
  • Marten Mickos on Beer & Cloud Computing

    30 Aug 2014 | 11:30 am
    Eucalyptus CEO Marten Mickos continues to be a profound analyst as well as industry executive, especially when he talks about beer and cloud computing. He'll be speaking at the upcoming @CloudExpo in November in Santa Clara. We asked him a few questions about the state of cloud computing today, and here's what he had to say: Cloud Computing Journal: You've said public and private cloud are “two dimensions of the same world.” Are you in essence saying "all the world's a hybrid?" Marten Mickos: I am not saying that all the world is or will be hybrid. I am saying that most application…
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    GoGrid Blog

  • Big Data is the New Black

    Team GoGrid
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    How big data creates some of our favorite products today.Continue reading «Big Data is the New Black» The post Big Data is the New Black appeared first on GoGrid Blog. Related posts: 5 Ways Big Data Can Improve Your Business in 2014 Developments Show Big Data is Here to Stay The Big Data Storage Opportunity in the Cloud
  • Infographic: Keeping Up (and Standing Out) with Managed Services

    Barbara Jurin
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    Even if you haven’t yet used managed services in your industry, you’re sure to run into one of the newer offerings that promise to do everything but butter your toast. The reality is that demand for managed services is steadily increasing across all industry verticals. Take, for example, the cloud-based managed services (telephony, conferencing, messaging, and contact centers) developed to support the emerging Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) market where telephony providers are already jostling for position. Leading telecom providers like Ericsson are routinely inking managed…
  • Big Data to Assume a Major Role in 2014 Hurricane Season

    Team GoGrid
    20 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    How big data can tell you when there's a storm afoot.Continue reading «Big Data to Assume a Major Role in 2014 Hurricane Season» The post Big Data to Assume a Major Role in 2014 Hurricane Season appeared first on GoGrid Blog. Related posts: How Big Data Changes the Way We Relate Developments Show Big Data is Here to Stay 5 Ways Big Data Can Improve Your Business in 2014
  • Selecting a Provider and Infrastructure for Running an In-Memory Database

    Kole Hicks
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    The need for database speed is always a given. Recently, application response time has been shown to not only provide customers with a better experience, but also directly impact the bottom line. Think about companies running mobile advertising networks that are paid for delivering an advertising impression to users swiping away at their mobile phones to flip to the next screen. If the ad doesn’t load, well, that equals lost revenue. For these customers, response time is mission-critical. A common solution for applications that require fast response times is to run the database in memory,…
  • How Big Data Can Affect the Way We Learn

    Team GoGrid
    13 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    How big data stands to change the way the next generation learns about the world.Continue reading «How Big Data Can Affect the Way We Learn» The post How Big Data Can Affect the Way We Learn appeared first on GoGrid Blog. Related posts: Focus on Big Data at Big Telecom Event in Chicago How Public Organizations Should Treat Big Data Big Data and the Next Generation
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  • อุปกรณ์ TRX ตัวช่วยหุ่นเฟิร์มที่เลิศ

    22 Aug 2014 | 12:09 am
    TRX การออกกำลังแนวใหม่ที่ช่วยสร้างเสริมกล้ามและลดไขมันได้ดีที่สุดแนวทางหนึ่ง มีแหล่งที่มามาจากกองทัพทหารในอเมริกาได้ใช้สายร่มชูชีพมาดัดแปลงแก้ไขเพื่อการออกกำลัง…
  • สัมผัสอากาศดีๆ ฤดูใบไม้ผลิในเกาหลี

    18 Aug 2014 | 1:15 am
    ในตอนฤดูใบไม้ผลิของประเทศเกาหลีนั้นอยู่ในระหว่างเดือนมีนาคม กระทั่ง เดือนพฤษภาคม ซึ่งมีอุณหภูมิอยู่ที่ 6 องศา – 16 องศา ในฤดูนี้จะเป็นระยะเวลาที่มีดอกไม้บานสะพรั่ง ต้นไม้ผลิใบเต็มต้น…
  • เรื่องน่าสนใจที่ไหนๆก็ T25

    10 Aug 2014 | 8:44 am
    มักเรียกได้ว่ากำลังคือกระแสทั้งในโลกออนไลน์และในโลกแห่งความคือจริงอยู่ในขณะนี้ขอรับเพื่อจะเจ้าสิ่งแปลกใหม่ที่ใครๆ ต่างเรียกกันว่า T25 นี้ซึ่งย่อมยอมรับกันอย่างไม่เขินอายฮะว่าครั้งแรกที่เราฟังคำ…
  • วัยรุ่นกับช่องทางสร้างรายได้เสริม

    4 Aug 2014 | 8:55 am
  • กระต่ายกันมีนิสัยใจคออย่างไร

    31 Jul 2014 | 8:32 pm
    อายุของกระต่ายนั้นจะก็จะยืนยายถึง 4 – 10 ปี ดังนั้นก่อนเลี้ยงย่อมควรคิดให้ดี เนื่องจากเค้าจะคงจะมาอยู่กับผมคือสิบปี หากเกิดว่าเค้าถูกทอดทิ้งจากคุณ ต้องขอบอกว่าน่าสงสารมากๆ ที่ย่อมอยู่ในที่แคบๆ…
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  • Data Center Cooling Done Differently

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

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

    James Hamilton
    9 Jun 2014 | 4:07 pm
    The internet and the availability of content broadly and uniformly to all users has driven the largest wave of innovation ever e experienced in our industry. Small startups offering a service of value have the same access to customers as the largest and best funded incumbents. All customers have access to the same array of content regardless of their interests or content preferences. Some customers have access to faster access than others but, whatever the access speed, all customers have access to it all content uniformly. Some countries have done an amazing job of getting high speed access…
  • Air Traffic Control System Failure & Complex System Testing

    James Hamilton
    13 May 2014 | 6:05 pm
    It’s difficult to adequately test complex systems. But what’s really difficult is keeping a system adequately tested. Creating systems that do what they are designed to do is hard but, even with the complexity of these systems, many life critical systems have the engineering and production testing investment behind them to be reasonably safe when deployed. Its keeping them adequately tested over time as conditions and the software system changes where we sometimes fail.   There are exceptions to the general observation that we can build systems that operate safely when inside…
  • Energy Efficiency of Cloud Computing

    James Hamilton
    14 Feb 2014 | 6:37 pm
    Most agree that cloud computing is inherently more efficient that on premise computing in each of several dimensions. Last November, I went after two of the easiest to argue gains: utilization and the ability to sell excess capacity (Datacenter Renewable Power Done Right):   Cloud computing is a fundamentally more efficiently way to operate compute infrastructure. The increases in efficiency driven by the cloud are many but a strong primary driver is increased utilization. All companies have to provision their compute infrastructure for peak usage. But, they only monetize the actual…
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    Data Center Knowledge

  • Top 5 Data Center Stories, Week of August 29th

    Bri Pennington
    30 Aug 2014 | 2:30 pm
    For your weekend reading, we present a recap of five noteworthy stories that appeared on Data Center Knowledge this past week. The Home Data Center: Man Cave for the Internet Age - In the ultimate manifestation of the “server hugger” who wants to be close to their equipment, a number of hobbyists and IT professionals have set up data centers in their home, creating server rooms in garages, basements and home offices. Amazon Planning $1.1bn Data Center Project In Central Ohio – Amazon is planning a major data center in Ohio. Columbus Business First (CBF) has surfaced plans for a…
  • How the Internet May Be Taken Down

    Bill Kleyman
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:00 pm
    We’ve all seen some of the latest apocalyptic movies with some pretty epic reasons for losing Internet, electricity and other modern technologies. What’s interesting is that a lot of these reasons are far-fetched and aren’t always entirely realistic. So here is where you pose a really challenging question: How, in today’s world, can the Internet completely go down? Before we get into “how” – we have to understand “what” the Internet really is. At a very high-level, the Internet is a vast interconnected network of data centers spanning the globe. These data centers have…
  • DCK Webinar: Why 1% Efficiency Matters

    Bri Pennington
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:30 am
    Join us Tuesday, September 9, at 2 p.m. EST for Why 1% Efficiency Matters. During this special one-hour webinar, Brad Thrash, Senior Product Manager at GE Critical Power, will discuss Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and why it’s important during each phase of data center design. The presentation will further highlight why stakeholders involved in UPS data center projects should employ a TCO model throughout the process and ways for bringing together the seemingly divergent goals of purchasing and operational teams. Webinar details Title: Why 1% Efficiency Matters Date: Tuesday,…
  • Friday Funny: Pick the Best Caption for 300 Pound Gorilla

    Bri Pennington
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    Do you hear that? It’s the sound of a three-day vacation! Let’s start this Labor Day weekend right with our Data Center Knowledge Caption Contest. Several great submissions came in for last week’s cartoon – now all we need is a winner! Help us out by scrolling down to vote. Here’s how it works: Diane Alber, the Arizona artist who created Kip and Gary, creates a cartoon and we challenge our readers to submit a humorous and clever caption that fits the comedic situation. Then we ask our readers to vote for the best submission and the winner receives a signed print of the cartoon! Take…
  • Six Critical Steps to Evolving Capacity Management 

    Bill Kleyman
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:30 am
    Your data center is growing. You have more applications, workloads and users accessing critical resources. Business demands continuously place new strains on data center resources, capacity and efficiency. So, is this going to change anytime soon? The reality around the modern data center is that it is the central hub for all major technologies and delivery platforms. Organizations are asking their data centers for greater density and lower-cost operation. As the data center continues to grow, how can an administrator continue to cram more users and resources into an already tight space? This…
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    Amazon Web Services Blog

  • New Resources APIs for the AWS SDK for Java

    Jeff Barr
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:20 pm
    We are launching a preview of a new, resource-style API model for the AWS SDK for Java. I will summarize the preview here, and refer you to the AWS Java Blog for full information! The new resource-oriented APIs are designed to be easier to understand and simpler to use. It obviates much of the request-response verbosity present in the existing model and presents a view of AWS that is decidedly object-oriented. Instead of exposing all of the methods of the service as part of a single class, the resource-style API includes multiple classes, each of which represents a particular type of resource…
  • Amazon Zocalo - Now Generally Available

    Jeff Barr
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:37 am
    Amazon Zocalo has been available in a Limited Preview since early July (see my blog post, Amazon Zocalo - Document Storage and Sharing for the Enterprise to learn more). During the Limited Preview, many AWS users expressed interest in evaluating Zocalo and were admitted in to the Preview on a space-available basis. Today we are making Amazon Zocalo generally available to all AWS customers. You can sign up today and start using Zocalo now. There's a 30-day free trial (200 GB of storage per user for up to 50 users); after that you pay $5 per user per month (see the Zocalo Pricing page for more…
  • Enhanced Throughput for Provisioned IOPS (SSD) and General Purpose (SSD) EBS Volumes

    Jeff Barr
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Back in the old, pre-cloud days, updating your data center to use the latest and greatest hardware was expensive, somewhat risky, and resource intensive. You would have to make the capital investment to acquire new hardware based on your usual 3 or 5 year refresh cycle, field test it, and then migrate your systems and applications. The time between "I saw this cool thing and it could benefit our work" and "we are using this cool thing and it is benefitting our work" was often measured in quarters or years. Delays or inefficiencies in this process have the potential to affect the competitive…
  • AWS Week in Review - August 18, 2014

    Jeff Barr
    25 Aug 2014 | 8:44 am
    Let's take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, August  18 We announced that the Amazon CloudWatch Logs Agent is now Available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and CentOS. A post on the High Scalability blog asked (and answered) the question "What would you build if you could process 1 Million database transactions per second for just $1.68/hr?" The answer included an EC2 instance (c3.8xlarge) and the Aerospike NoSQL database. Tuesday, August 19 We announced an Amazon SNS Update, with Support for Large Topics and MPNS Authenticated Mode. I published a…
  • AWS Pop-up Loft - Returning in the Fall!

    Jeff Barr
    22 Aug 2014 | 7:58 am
    Earlier this year we opened up the AWS Pop-up Loft for a pilot run of almost four weeks in San Francisco. During that time, many AWS developers dropped in to network, listen, learn, work, and socialize. Some developers came and enjoyed the structured, scheduled events. Others came in with their laptops, found a quiet corner, and spent some time working on their code. During my three day stint at The Loft, I met a number of interesting entrepreneurs and spent time learning about their plans to change the world. For example, I spoke with Cosmo Mielke of to learn more about his citizen…
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    CohesiveFT Blog

  • Weekly news roundup for Cloud and Networking: August 25 - 29

    Margaret Walker
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    Cloud and Networking news for the week of Aug 18ZDnet: The case for the hybrid cloudSimon Wardly gets his cloud predictions in early with "Cloud, 2016 and onwards ..." McKinsey Global Survey: IT as revenue generator: McKinsey Global Survey resultsTechCrunch: Amazon Opens Up Its Enterprise Cloud Storage Service Zocalo To All >> " Zocalo, its secure document storage and sharing service designed for enterprise use, generally available. The news comes, not coincidentally, on a day when cloud storage competitor Dropbox announced lowered pricing and storage increases for its…
  • Guest post: Public Key Infrastructure in the Cloud

    Margaret Walker
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Guest blog from Lohit Mehta of the Infosec Institute As the adoption of various forms of cloud models (i.e. public, private, and hybrid) in various industry verticals are increasing, the cloud buzzword is on a new high. However, customers still have doubts about the security areas and raise a common question: “How can I trust the cloud?” The simplest answer to this question will be to “build trust around the cloud,” but how?Well, we have a wonderful concept of Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), which if planned and implemented properly, can be a good fit for the answer to…
  • Cloud & networking weekly news roundup: Aug 18 - 22

    Margaret Walker
    21 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    Cloud and Networking news for the week of Aug 18From ZDnet: Software-defined networking expected to be worth $8B by 2018 >> reserch firm IDC predicting software-defined networking will "grow from a market worth roughly $960 million in 2014 to more than $8 billion by 2018. That translates to a compound annual growth rate of 89.4 percent."From Randy Bias on Cloud Ave: Public Cloud Economies of (Web-)Scale Aren’t About Buying Power"99 problems but the cloud ain't one: What are SaaS, PaaS and IaaS?" on IT Pro PortalVia DataCenter Dynamics: CenturyLink Offers Global Private Cloud…
  • Ask a Cloud Netwoking Expert: What is cloud VPN?

    Margaret Walker
    21 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Virtual private networks (VPNs) use the public internet to connect remote sites, offices, or users together. VPNs use "virtual" connections routed through the Internet but the security settings of a VPN ensure data security because all traffic inside the VPN is encrypted. From a user’s point of view, a VPN connection is the same as a connection within a private network. For example, a remote worker can access a VPN from the road and have the same experience as she would while working in the office. Similarly, large enterprises with data centers, offices, and partner networks spread…
  • Cloud & networking weekly news roundup: Aug 11 - 15

    Margaret Walker
    15 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    Cloud and Networking news for the week of Aug 11From ODCA president Correy Voo: Why cloud spells the end of the IT department…as we know it on iCIO Network World:  Confused by SDN & NFV? These may be complementary options for the network of tomorrow >> "The goal with both SDN and NFV is to control the network logically, with software and minimize hands-on work with those network devices."Wired: The Internet Has Grown Too Big for Its Aging InfrastructureFrom GigaOm Is Docker a threat to the Cloud ecosystem? InfoSec Institute: The Cloud is Both More and Less Secure…
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  • The Role of the Reflective IS Scholar-Practitioner

    1 Sep 2014 | 3:55 pm
    While there will always be a demand for competent Information Systems (IS) professionals, let’s face it: in this economy, competence isn’t good enough. It’s the merely competent who will get the pink slips when the bottom line demands payroll cuts. The real plum jobs, the kind that provide tenure for those supercompetents who practice them well, are those that have more far-reaching implications than a simple ability to maintain the servers and keep the databases in order. One way to achieve this pinnacle of success is to become a reflective IS scholar-practitioner. What…
  • 13 Ways to Boost Broadband Speed

    29 Aug 2014 | 7:28 pm
    When your broadband speed drops, the first entity to blame is your broadband service provider. But it’s not always their fault.  There are other factors like outdated hardware, problems with your wireless modem, or software glitches  which can significantly lower the speed of your connection. There are things you can do to fix the problems on your end. Check to see if any of these problems are causing a drop in speed and correct them to enjoy a boost in broadband speed. 1. Update your browser – Are you still using an old version of Internet Explorer? It’s time to download…
  • Protect Your Gadgets from Your Kids

    Jason Welsh
    25 Aug 2014 | 7:10 pm
      Do you have children in your house and you want to keep them away from your gadgets? Or your nephews are visiting you quite often? It is already known that smartphones, tablets, computers, and any other devices of that kind are simply irresistible for kids, no matter their age. They are not a simple toy; kids can learn a lot by using a computer, so you shouldn’t forbid them access to this kind of devices, just try to keep them safe. Nowadays, kids are growing up surrounded by such gadgets and they become more tech-savvy day by day. They want to touch everything, to test any gadget,…
  • 5 Examples of Insect-Inspired Robotics

    Adam Thompson
    4 Aug 2014 | 10:50 am
    Everyone knows that robots are merely lifeless machines, no matter how amazing their abilities may be. However, you may be surprised at how often scientists replicate the features and capabilities of living creatures to increase robotic performance. In fact, there’s even a whole branch of robotics called “biomimetics” dedicated to that single premise. The term biomimetics means literally to “mimic life.” Insects are one form of life from which biomimetic scientists draw significant inspiration for new types of robotic technology. Functions and behaviors that evolved over…
  • New IBM Video Tells You How To Survive A Robot Apocalypse

    Adam Thompson
    26 Feb 2014 | 6:49 pm
    A couple years ago the CDC released a guide for surviving the zombie apocalypse. Zombie hunters everywhere rejoiced to have an official guide on that critical topic. Now anti-robot warriors can also rejoice because IBM has released a video with instructions for surviving a robot apocalypse (see video at the bottom of this post). IBM’s hope is that their new cloud platform, IBM BlueMix, will be an effective tool for tracking robots and communicating with other anti-robot warriors. (“In the unlikely event of a cybernetic revolt, your smartphone may be used as a weapon.”)…
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    Pacific-Tier Communications LLC

  • ICT Training Development Survey

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

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

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

    29 Aug 2013 | 1:45 am
    International telecommunication carriers all share one thing in common – the need to connect with other carriers and networks.  We want to make calls to China, a video conference in Moldova, send an email message for delivery within 5 seconds to Australia – all possible with our current state of global communications.  Magic?  Of course not.  While an abstract to most, the reality is telecommunications physical infrastructure extends to nearly every corner of the world, and communications carriers bring this global infrastructure together at  a small number of facilities…
  • Why IT Guys Need to Learn TOGAF

    12 Aug 2013 | 6:00 pm
    Just finished another frustrating day of consulting with an organization that is convinced technology is going to solve their problems.  Have an opportunity?  Throw money and computers at the opportunity.  Have a technology answer to your process problems?  Really?. The business world is changing.  With cloud computing potentially eliminating the need for some current IT roles, such as physical server huggers…, information technology professionals, or more appropriately information and communications technology (ICT) professionals, need to rethink their roles within organizations. Is…
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  • IDC Study: Software-Defined Networking Fuels the Growth of Cloud and IoT

    Saroj Kar
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:53 am
    Research firm IDC predicts that the global market for Software-Defined Networking (SDN) for the organization and cloud service provider segments will grow annually by 89 percent from 960 million dollars in 2014 to more than $8 billion in 2018. As per the IDC study, SDN Momentum Builds in Datacenter and Enterprise Networks, organizations need flexible networks, and that is the reason that there is more need for SDN. These flexible networks are especially necessary when companies want to implement new solutions such as cloud, mobility, big data and the Internet of Things. According to a survey…
  • VMware Makes Big Bet on Its Own OpenStack Distribution

    Saroj Kar
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:56 pm
    In terms of infrastructure, VMware will provide its own OpenStack distribution that still integrates deeper into the VMware architecture. At VMworld 2014, VMware announced the new VMware Integrated OpenStack (VIO) offering putting intelligence in the hardware versus software in the level of automation. Based on the OpenStack Icehouse release, VIO integrates OpenStack APIs and tools build into vCloud Suite Infrastructure-as-a-service and vSphere platforms. VMware says that organizations, particularly enterprises, have found deploying OpenStack can be time and resource intensive, and the…
  • OpenStack Marketplace Opens Hosted Private Cloud for Enterprises

    Saroj Kar
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:51 am
    The OpenStack Marketplace has a new feather under its hood. The open source cloud markatplace opens hosted private cloud for users to evaluate different OpenStack deployment options that best meet their requirements. The new Hosted Private Cloud category offers an open and transparent means to evaluate the full spectrum of OpenStack deployment options and includes Training, Consulting Services, Distributions & Appliances, Public Clouds and Drivers, which will help users easily find and compare products that best meet their business requirements. For this, OpenStack has partnered with…
  • Gartner Describes 2014 Hype Cycle Technologies That Will Transform Businesses

    Saroj Kar
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:54 am
    What is a real trend, which changed our lives forever and what is a mere hype that fizzles out quickly? Once a year, technology research firm Gartner releases Hype Cycle report to get the current nurve of the market, the business trend and the future direction. This year also Gartner has released its annual hype cycle graph, which shows where various technologies are in terms of maturity, business benefit and future direction. At this year Hype Cycle report, Gartner examined more than 2,000 technologies on their maturity, their business benefits and their future orientation, and grouped them…
  • Rapid Adoption of Big Data Sets to Make the Market Worth $46.34 Billion by 2018

    Saroj Kar
    18 Aug 2014 | 11:05 am
    The market for big data is growing over the next five years with an estimated compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 25.52% from 2013 to 2018 to $46.34 Billion by 2018, reports research firm MarketsandMarkets. The report “Big Data Market By Types (Hardware; Software; Services; BDaaS – HaaS; Analytics; Visualization as Service); By Software (Hadoop, Big Data Analytics and Databases, System Software (IMDB, IMC): Worldwide Forecasts & Analysis (2013 – 2018)” says steady growth of consumer and machine data, demand of big data applications and growth of unified appliances are…
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    Business Cloud News

  • Royal Caribbean Cruises navigates deal with Microsoft on cloud-powered tablets

    Business Cloud News
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:12 am
    Royal Caribbean is deploying 40,000 Windows tablets powered by a range of Micrososft cloud services in October Royal Caribbean Cruises has sealed a deal with Microsoft that will see the cruise operator deploy 40,000 Windows 8.1 tablets for crew members globally. The move will see Royal Caribbean deploy 8-inch Windows-based tablets built by HEXA, initially for crew members working on the company’s newest cruise ship, Quantum of the Seas. As part of the deal the company plans to rollout Office 365 and OneDrive to its crew members, beginning in October. Richard D. Fain, chairman and chief…
  • Mobility, BYOD top spending priorities for datacentre operators

    Business Cloud News
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:57 am
    Dutch datacentre operators are planning to up investments in system upgrades to support mobility and BYOD initiatives The next two years will see a rise in datacentre projects designed to support bring-your-own-device (BYOD) and mobility initiatives, according to recently published research from Telindus and VCE. The research is yet another sign maturing enterprise mobility strategies are likely to start translating in new spending on datacentres technologies. A survey of 115 Dutch IT decision makers found 57 per cent of respondents plan to increase support of mobility and BYOD over the next…
  • Alibaba to launch fifth cloud datacentre

    Business Cloud News
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:35 am
    Alibaba announced plans to build its fifth cloud computing datacentre in China Alibaba Cloud Computing (AliCloud), the cloud computing business within Alibaba Group, announced today it will open its fifth cloud datacentre in Shenzhen in a bid to expand its reach in China. The Shenzhen datacentre will house approximately 10,000 servers and will provide a number of cloud services including infrastructure as a service, load balancing, relational database service, open storage service and open caching service among others. “As part of our ongoing commitment to enhance our services to better…
  • Capgemini opens SMAC innovation lab in Melbourne

    Business Cloud News
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:44 am
    Victoria Premier Denis Napthine and Capgemini representatives opening the SMAC lab in Melbounre Outsourcing and systems integration firm Capgemini has opened a digital innovation lab in Melbourne, Australia focused on developing innovations in and helping clients implement social, mobile, analytics and cloud (SMAC) technologies. The move comes as IBM and SAP bolster operations in what seems to be emerging as a key tech hub in the region. Capgemini, which already has a strong presence in Australia with over 2,000 employees, said the multi-million dollar SMAC lab will be co-located with its new…
  • Bristol taps Eduserv in £1.5m G-Cloud deal

    Business Cloud News
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:27 am
    Bristol City Council is moving most of its IT estate to the cloud as it consolidates offices Bristol City Council has selected Eduesrv’s managed cloud services as part of a council-wide building consolidation effort. The deal, worth an estimated £1.5m over two years, will help support a massive cost savings programme currently underway at the Council according to Steven Pendleton, service manager commissioning and supplier relationship management at Bristol City Council. The G-Cloud deal will see Eduserv take over the day-to-day management of the council’s IT estate, and see Eduserv…
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    Bitnami Blog

  • Upgraded Ruby 2.0 in the Ubuntu Bitnami Cloud Hosting base images

    BitNami Team
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:30 am
    We recently released a new version of the our Ubuntu base image, rev 31. This version includes Ruby 2.0.0-p481, which will allow you to deploy the most recent version of Ruby applications like Redmine, Discourse and others. The Ubuntu Bitnami Cloud Hosting servers are not only great for deploying Bitnami applications, but are also ideal for deploying your own applications. The fact that you can find recent versions of Apache, MySQL, PHP, Ruby, and many more, plus include tools like subversion or Git, makes it that much easier. Together with Ruby we have upgraded other major components like…
  • First Annual Meet Magento Conference in USA

    BitNami Team
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:24 pm
    This first annual Meet Magento Conference will be taking place in New York City from September 22nd to September 23rd 2014. If you are a part of the Magento Community, you won't want to miss out on this event! Listen to knowledgeable speakers Learn about hot topics: Omni Channel, Responsive, Conversion Rate, Optmization, ... And more! Network with Magento professionals Attend "Speed Dating" to find a Magento agency or vendor Enjoy the Opening Night Party with DJ Red Alert. Purchase your ticketsnow and get a 20% discount entering our DISCOUNT CODE: Btnami20MM
  • Discourse 1.0 now available in Bitnami!

    David Medina
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:53 pm
    As Discourse users ourselves, we're happy to announce that Discourse 1.0 is now available from Bitnami! With this release, Discourse has smoothed out all of the rough edges, and is now ready and safe for production use. We have been using it to run the Bitnami Community discussion site for close to a year now and have been incredibly happy with it, even pre-1.0 release, so we highly recommend that you check out v1.0. If you are not familiar with Discourse, it is a next-generation community forum platform created by Jeff Atwood, of Stack Overflow and Coding Horror fame, and his team. You can…
  • New Nginx stack with PHP and MySQL (LEMP)

    David Medina
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:24 am
    We are happy to announce that the Bitnami Nginx Stack has been released. Also known as LEMP, WEMP and MEMP for Linux, Windows and OSX respectively, it provides a ready to run environment with the Nginx Web Server, PHP and MySQL. The stack includes the following primary components: Nginx Web server (1.6.1) MySQL database server (5.5.38) PHP-FPM (5.4.31) phpMyAdmin web application management tool for the MySQL database ( In addition to these components, it includes: Varnish proxy cache server (optional) ImageMagick tool SQLite database XDebug module Memcache module APC module GD…
  • Waiting for OpenERP 8 (Odoo)? OpenERP 8 Dev already available in Bitnami!

    Carlos Corrales Yerpes
    25 Aug 2014 | 11:50 am
    OpenERP, one of the most important open-source enterprise resource planning (ERP) software suites, is getting closer to its next major release, OpenERP 8 which will be released with a new name, "Odoo". Although OpenERP 8 is still in development, we are happy to offer a ready-to-run package with their 8.0dev nightly build, so you can get an early look at this much-anticipated release. It can be deployed using all-in-one free native installers (for Linux), virtual machines and Cloud Images. Some of the major changes in this new version are: Website Builder & eCommerce New CRM Kanban…
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    Zoho Blogs

  • Zoho on Zoho: How we use Zoho apps to run the show at Zoholics

    Meera Sapra
    25 Aug 2014 | 4:47 am
    Our goal for each Zoholics user event is to make it perfect for attendees – our customers who travel from all over the world to learn and make the most of Zoho apps for their business. Making sure that everything is perfect involves coordinating so many major and minor aspects related to each event. What makes this even more challenging is the fact that most of our teams are geographically distributed and work across various time zones (more about working remotely with cross-cultural teams here.) So, how do we do this for not just one, but four annual Zoholics events? Here is the story…
  • Finding (e)Harmony between Candidates and Companies

    Austin Ries
    22 Aug 2014 | 7:48 am
    For 14 years, eHarmony founder and CEO ​Neil Clark Warren has stood against a white backdrop on our television screens to discuss compatibility. And while his white hair, suit, and glasses make him look a little more like Orville Redenbacher than a matchmaker, the proof is, well…in the wedding cake. Since its inception in August of 2000, eHarmony has yielded 600,000 marriages with a divorce rate of only 3.8 percent – a fraction compared to the national average. So what’s eHarmony’s next move? Matchmaking in the career space. When eHarmony launches Elevated Careers…
  • Easily generate brochures, payslips, contracts and more with Zoho Creator’s Custom Record Summary function

    Aakanksha Jain
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:09 am
    Recently, our facilities team was looking for a simple way to manage purchase orders. They decided to try the Custom Record Summary feature in Zoho Creator and instantly, the tedious task of generating and managing purchase orders was a thing of the past. Needless to say, they were able to retire the old time-consuming purchase order system and process. And, more importantly, now it just takes a few clicks for our facilities team to create beautiful and accurate purchase orders (Print/PDF Version). In case you missed it, the Custom Record Summary was recently released in Zoho Creator. …
  • Work Smart with the Resume Inbox

    Shirley R Graceya
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:30 am
    Recruiters face many challenges, but none as painstaking as processing resumes. Their inbox is always cluttered with a pile of resumes from various sources including candidates, employee referrals, job boards, vendors, etc. Now if you’re a recruiter, you’ll know exactly what I mean! The best news for you would be a parsing tool that can process resumes directly from your mailbox onto the database. That’s exactly why Zoho Recruit is excited to introduce – the Resume Inbox Cluttered mailboxes, hereafter, become a thing of past. The Resume Inbox can be configured in…
  • Secure Cloud Storage and Document Sharing with Zoho Docs

    Chinmayee Mishra
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:20 am
    Gone are the days when file security meant locking the drawer to your file cabinet to protect your sensitive documents. As we all know, today, most of our documents are created and saved online – but are they more secure now than in old file cabinets? Well, with the right precautions, they certainly can be. Cloud storage, online document sharing, and real-time collaboration are just some of the new document management technologies that offer businesses the ability to quickly and accurately generate professional documents that can be shared with colleagues, business partners and…
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    meshIP® Blog

  • Clientless VDI In Healthcare

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

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

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

    5 Jun 2014 | 8:13 am
    This is a post from the meshIP Blog - Improvements in hardware, software, and networking have combined with the secular trend toward outsourcing to usher in the era of cloud computing. The economies of scale offered by remote data centers managed by third parties allow enterprises to offload or outsource some or all of their computing and storage workloads. Cloud adoption is particularly cost-effective […] - We offer Cloud Computing services - Brian Related posts: Are Hybrid Clouds the Path to Cloud-Computing Nirvana? The New York Times has an interesting article about hybrid... The…
  • Key Skills IT Pros Need For Cloud Computing

    22 May 2014 | 12:27 pm
    This is a post from the meshIP Blog - 1. Business and financial skills The intersection of business and technology is always an overarching concern, but it is especially so when it comes to cloud-based computing. 2. Technical skills With the cloud, organizations can streamline their IT resources, offloading much of day-to-day systems and application management. But that doesn’t mean IT abdicates all responsibility. […] - We offer Cloud Computing services - Brian Related posts: 2011 Cloud Computing Predictions Cloud Adopters Embrace Cloud For Both Innovation and Legacy Optimization...
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    KnowledgeTree » Blog

  • How Understanding Buyer Personas Closes the Sales and Marketing Gap

    Peter Mollins
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:44 am
    David Meerman Scott published a thought-provoking post on MarketingProfs this week. He looks into the ever-present sales and marketing gap and how to overcome it. The gap between marketing and sales has long been a major problem. One that can dangerously disrupt go-to-market teams. What I enjoyed is David’s suggestion for reducing the gap. It’s to focus marketing teams not on product-expertise, but on making marketers experts on their buyers. Understanding Buyer Personas Helps Shape Marketing Content Marketers aim to generate awareness and interest among potential buyers, and move these…
  • Sales Enablement with Content — What Our Customers Say

    Peter Mollins
    26 Aug 2014 | 1:33 pm
    We love our customers. And we love what KnowledgeTree does for our customers too. It helps sales teams sell more effectively. How? By getting the right marketing and sales enablement content into sales people’s hands. It’s fast to set-up, delivers value in minutes, gives marketing visibility into content ROI, and has sales teams raving about its value. But don’t take our word for it, here are some great quotes from our customers. “KnowledgeTree makes it simple for both Marketing to distribute content to Sales, and for Sales to find the content they need at the exact…
  • B2B Content Marketers: Are You Wasting Your Time Measuring Content Performance?

    MarketingProfs MarketingProfs
    25 Aug 2014 | 11:18 am
    If you’re like most modern B2B marketers, a big part of your job is metric tracking and analysis — and there’s no shortage of things you could keep tabs on. Whether it’s response and click-through rates, website traffic and visitor activity, or prospect conversions and content engagement, marketers can choose from a seemingly endless list of KPIs to better understand — and optimize — their content marketing efforts. But what if we told you that, in many circumstances, the time marketers spend tracking, studying, analyzing, and acting on those things is a big waste of time? Are you…
  • Sales Enablement and Meeting in the Middle

    Peter Mollins
    12 Aug 2014 | 1:38 pm
    Peter Ostrow and the team at Aberdeen always put together great research around Sales Enablement. A blog post from August 11 looks at an interesting take-away from some of his most recent research. It found that even at high performing companies, sales and marketing leadership only meet 5-6 times a year to coordinate strategies. Sales and Marketing Must Get Together Given how vital it is that these two teams collaborate, it is a surprising result. They should be working in lock-step every day. Marketing should be continually evaluating whether their lead generation activities are translating…
  • The Real Innovation in Sales and Marketing

    Peter Mollins
    18 Jul 2014 | 7:52 am
    It’s a good time to be in sales and marketing.  The pace of innovation among platform and tool vendors is staggering.  Long-held pains like prospect data quality and sales pipeline analytics are now commonly tackled. The speed of development in this space triggered a healthy industry debate about where the sales and marketing divide lies and who’s out-innovating whom, Sales or Marketing.  Sales Benchmark Index wrote a great piece last year that is still very relevant.  It looks at how the Chief Marketing Officer can take a sales focus to help advance sales activities. At the same…
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  • Job of the Week: Storage Engineer at Cray

    Rich Brueckner
    30 Aug 2014 | 8:49 am
    Cray in St. Paul, MN is seeking a Storage Engineer in our Job of the Week.The post Job of the Week: Storage Engineer at Cray appeared first on insideHPC.
  • Inspiring Women for STEM Careers

    Rich Brueckner
    30 Aug 2014 | 8:39 am
    Over at DataCenter Dynamics, Jill King from Adaptive Computing writes that women are severely underrepresented in STEM professions: In fact, only about a quarter of workers in STEM fields were women as recently as 2011. To begin to address this issue, King reached out to three colleagues in the HPC industry to ask about their experiences. The post Inspiring Women for STEM Careers appeared first on insideHPC.
  • Intel Rolls Out First 8-Core Desktop Processor

    Rich Brueckner
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:35 am
    Today Intel unveiled its first eight-core desktop processor, the Intel Core i7-5960X processor Extreme Edition, formerly code-named "Haswell-E," targeted at power users who demand the most from their PCs.The post Intel Rolls Out First 8-Core Desktop Processor appeared first on insideHPC.
  • Announcing the Ceemple Tool for C++ Technical Computing

    Rich Brueckner
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:39 am
    Programmers have a new tool for technical computing in Windows. Ceemple is an innovative solution enabling rapid C++ based scientific computing. The post Announcing the Ceemple Tool for C++ Technical Computing appeared first on insideHPC.
  • Accelerating CFD with PyFr on GPUs

    29 Aug 2014 | 9:19 am
    Over at TechEnablement, Dr. Peter Vincent writes that PyFR is an open-source 5,000 line Python based framework for solving fluid-flow problems that can exploit many-core computing hardware such as GPUs.The post Accelerating CFD with PyFr on GPUs appeared first on insideHPC.
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  • 3 questions your CIO needs to answer to set your offsite backup strategy

    Mike Klein
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:34 am
    There are a number of options for offsite backup, including tape backup shipped offsite, backing up to a simple cloud storage like Amazon, or an enterprise-grade offsite backup and recovery solution. Mike KleinOnline TechCo-CEO Before any detailed conversation takes place around the technical and business considerations impacting your backup strategy — such as compliance, confidentiality of the data, security requirements and recovery targets — there are three questions your CIO needs to answer prior to researching solutions for your offsite backup and recovery plan. Question 1:…
  • Largest HIPAA breach ever: Hackers steal data on 4.5 million Community Health Systems patients

    April Sage
    19 Aug 2014 | 11:32 am
    There’s a new leader on the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ Wall of Shame. A hacking group known as “APT 18” is suspected of stealing names, Social Security numbers, addresses, birthdays and telephone numbers from 4.5 million patients of Community Health Systems, a network of 206 hospitals across 29 states (see map at right). Credit card numbers and medical records were not accessed. It’s the largest attack involving patient information since the HHS started tracking HIPAA breaches in 2009, passing a Montana Department of Public Health breach that affected roughly 1…
  • U.S. internet connection speed lacking overall, Michigan among top 10 fastest states

    April Sage
    14 Aug 2014 | 1:41 pm
    How fast is your internet connection? Chances are, if you’re in the United States, it could be faster. In Akamai Technologies’ recently released State of the Internet Report, the U.S. isn’t among the top 10 of countries or regions in the rankings of the global average connection speeds. Using data collected in the first quarter of 2014, here are the top average connection speeds in megabits per second, according to the study: South Korea (23.6 mbps) Japan (14.6 mbps) Hong Kong (13.3 mbps) Switzerland (12.7 mbps) Netherlands (12.4 mbps) Latvia (12.0 mbps) Sweden (11.6 mbps) Czech…
  • Improving security on the ‘Internet of Things’

    April Sage
    12 Aug 2014 | 11:57 am
    Mark Stanislav’s title is “Security Evangelist.” Online Tech has previously provided him a virtual pulpit from which to preach and his barnstorming tour continued last week in Las Vegas, where he spoke at the recently concluded DEF CON 22 Hacker Conference. Stanislav and Duo Security colleague Zach Lanier presented “The Internet of Fails: Where IoT Has Gone Wrong and How We’re Making it Right,” described as a dive into research, outcomes and recommendations regarding information security for the “Internet of Things,” or IoT. IoT refers to the interconnection of computing…
  • Russian hackers steal more than 1 billion passwords in record-breaking data breach

    Rich Rezler
    6 Aug 2014 | 10:22 am
    Hold Security, a firm credited with uncovering significant data breaches – such as the one at Adobe Systems in October 2013 – has uncovered a record-breaking hack of 1.2 billion username and passwords from multiple websites. From the Hold Security website: After more than seven months of research, Hold Security identified a Russian cyber gang which is currently in possession of the largest cache of stolen data. While the gang did not have a name, we dubbed it “CyberVor” (“vor” meaning “thief” in Russian). The CyberVor gang amassed over 4.5 billion records, mostly consisting of…
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    Cloud Powered Business Blog

  • This Week in Crowdsourcing – 3 Things to Know

    Ben Kerschberg
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:25 pm
    At Appirio we're excited to be on the cutting-edge of the crowdsourcing revolution in enterprise IT. Here are three articles from this week on the subject that we found insightful and interesting: (1) Can we penetrate eBay’s regular use of Hackathons? This is a nice Wall Street Journal interview with Guy Schory, who is responsible for identifying… Read More
  • 4 Steps to Master Predictive Analytics and Business Intelligence

    Ben Kerschberg
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:35 pm
    In the past several years, one of the seminal issues regarding Big Data has been storage, especially with respect to the exponential growth and size of unstructured data that did not fit into databases. Exabytes (1021 bytes) of data exist in science, technology, commerce, national defense, telecommunications, and other fields. Today, however, the competitive landscape… Read More
  • Managing a Professional Service Organization on the Cloud

    28 Aug 2014 | 11:11 am
    By Andres Gluecksmann Managing all the critical data points of a project is TOUGH. Often I think to myself, “Man, this is a high resolution thing we do here!”. By high resolution I mean that to keep on top of the particulars of a project, a good manager needs to understand and maintain hundreds of data… Read More
  • This Week in Crowdsourcing – 3 Things to Know

    Ben Kerschberg
    22 Aug 2014 | 11:47 am
    This week was great in terms of A+ coverage of crowdsourcing and related topics. Here are three articles you shouldn’t miss. (1) Can we predict the outcome of Supreme Court cases? Let’s see what our friends over at Vox have to say about the matter: Three scholars — South Texas College of Law's Josh Blackman,… Read More
  • Can Payroll Actually Be Strategic?

    Ray Rivera
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:21 am
    Not all that long ago I had one of those conversations that prompted me to reexamine something I thought I understood well. I was a new employee introducing myself to group of enterprise software product managers, learning their roles and the products they managed. After speaking with managers of recruiting, talent management, and LMS solutions,… Read More
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    OpenNebula » Blog

  • Aftermath of the latest CentOS Dojos: Cologne and Paris

    Jaime Melis
    26 Aug 2014 | 3:48 am
    The OpenNebula Project has been present is the last two editions of the CentOS Dojo: Cologne on August 4th and Paris on August 25th. As always we’ve had a great time, enjoyed the talks, learned a lot, and had very interesting discussions. You can take a look at the presentations here: Cologne Paris As always, looking forward to the next editions and meeting you there!
  • OpenNebula 4.8: The Cloud View Gets OneFlow Services

    Carlos Martín
    24 Aug 2014 | 10:46 am
    OpenNebula has had the OneFlow component for quite some time. For 4.8, we have made it even easier to use for end users, integrating it with the intuitive Sunstone Cloud View. OneFlow allows users and administrators to define, execute and manage multi-tiered applications, or services composed of interconnected Virtual Machines with deployment dependencies between them. These groups of Virtual Machines are deployed and managed as a single entity. One of the new features in 4.8 is the definition of dynamic networks for OneFlow Services. This allows you to create more generic Service…
  • OpenNebula at CentOS Paris Dojo

    Jaime Melis
    18 Aug 2014 | 1:54 am
    We are happy to announce that OpenNebula will be at the upcoming CentOS Dojo Paris, France, which will take place on August 25th. If you are interested in learning how to get a fully operational private cloud under CentOS you should definitely drop by this event. It’s going to be fun and exciting! Here at OpenNebula we really enjoy CentOS Dojos, it’s a wonderful occastion to meet with the local group of sysadmins, talk about experiences and to learn a lot about how to really get things done. Registrations run through EventBrite. More info at the Dojo page.
  • OpenNebula Newsletter – July 2014

    Tino Vazquez
    13 Aug 2014 | 6:08 am
    We want to let you know about what we are up to with the main news from the last month regarding the OpenNebula project, including what you can expect in the following months. This month’s newsletter is slightly overdue because the team has been 100% dedicated to the release. We have created a new user survey that will take you only 5 minutes to complete. As an open-source community, it is very important for us to have information about your deployment. Doing so you will have influence over the project and software direction, and will help us improve the support for most demanded…
  • OpenNebula 4.8 Lemon Slice is Out!

    Tino Vazquez
    12 Aug 2014 | 6:05 am
    The OpenNebula team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the final version of OpenNebula 4.8, codename Lemon SliceThis release brings significant improvements in different aspects. Sticking with our vision of bringing simplicity to cloud management, there are improvements in the recently added Cloud View portal, designed for end users. One significant advantage of the new portal is the ability to control flows, groups of interconnected Virtual Machines that conform a service. Based on this Cloud View, a Virtual Datacenter administrators view has been included (VDCAdmin…
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  • The Ghost Of Cloud Service Past

    Scott Andersen
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:17 am
    Content by The Ghost Of Cloud Service Past My last three Cloudtweaks posts have all been about food. I talked about Cloud Bouillabaisse, the “are you sure button of cloud pizza delivery and finally I’ll have what they are having (not a “When Harry met Sally” reference)”. Today I would like to slide out of food references and move over to literary references. In particular today, the reference is to the famous “A Christmas Carol” by Mr. Dickens. In the classic story, the hero is visited by three ghosts. In our story, the hero confronts three ghosts as well.
  • Sparks Fly As NASA Pushes The Limits Of 3-D Printing Technology

    29 Aug 2014 | 9:27 am
    Content by Sparks Fly as NASA Pushes the Limits of 3-D Printing Technology WASHINGTON, Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — NASA has successfully tested the most complex rocket engine parts ever designed by the agency and printed with additive manufacturing, or 3-D printing, on a test stand at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. NASA engineers pushed the limits of technology by designing a rocket engine injector –a highly complex part that sends propellant into the engine — with design features that took advantage of 3-D…
  • The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – Cloud Training

    Al Johnson
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:19 am
    Content by The Lighter Side Of The Cloud - Cloud Training By Al Johnson Subscribe to our popular premium newsletter! to enjoy 100% unpublished and exclusive comics. Which can also be reused on your Website, Newsletter or Presentation.  The post The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – Cloud Training appeared first on
  • Cloud Infographic – The 3D Printing Debate

    28 Aug 2014 | 10:20 am
    Content by Cloud Infographic – The 3D Printing Debate 3D Printing is an exciting and growing trend capturing the interest of millions. There has been much discussion on the topic amid growing concerns of the ethics as well as potential IP theft that may arise. Gartner predicts,  “By 2016, 3D printing of tissues and organs (bioprinting) will cause a global debate about regulating the technology or banning it for both human and nonhuman use. Near Term Flag: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration or comparable agency in a developed nation that is charged with…
  • On A Clear Day: Downtime In Cloud Computing

    Lauris Veips
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:29 am
    Content by On A Clear Day: Downtime In Cloud Computing As most know, and as the recent Azure outage kindly reminded those who don’t, cloud storage isn’t infallible. Power outages happen all the time. Software is prone to catching nasty bugs. Human error can never be ruled out. Service providers openly acknowledge the possibility of failure. Some, like Amazon, even offer spreading data across eight regional data centers around the world, for an extra fee, but others offer discounts if the guaranteed uptime is not met. The good news is that power outages don’t happen…
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  • 6 Benefits of Deploying IP Surveillance System

    Basant Narayan Singh
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:57 pm
    IP-based surveillance has a lot of advantages and is gaining popularity all over. Some of the major advantages are listed below: Optional Info. An IP based surveillance requires an IP Camera. Wikipedia defines An Internet protocol camera, or IP camera, is a type of digital video camera commonly employed for surveillance, and which unlike analog closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras can send and receive data via a computer network and the Internet. Although most cameras that do this are webcams, the term "IP camera" or "netcam" is usually applied only to those used for…
  • Can a Call Center Be Taken To The Cloud?

    Basant Narayan Singh
    2 Aug 2014 | 5:40 am
    --Guest Post So many business applications are being taken to the cloud these days. You might even wonder if a large call center can be treated that way, and if so, then what some of the pros and cons of such a thing might be. In at least one way, it is possible to take a large call center to the cloud: You can re-task some of your qualified agents to answer customer questions via SMS text message. This will allow your customers to feel as if they have more control, and can get their answers quickly, rather than being on endless hold, listening to the same looped music. SMS messaging is…
  • 5 Reasons Why your Business should Adopt Google Cloud Services

    Basant Narayan Singh
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:53 am
    [Guest Post] Google has become a part of our everyday lives, without a shadow of a doubt. Not only do most of us use their search engine daily for all manner of things - whether it be to look up goods, services, useless facts and trivia, or just to check the spelling of a word. However, they’re much, much more than just a search engine nowadays, and their products are as numerous as they are ingenious.     Many of us now have Google Mail (Gmail) accounts for all of our emailing needs, use Google Maps to look up directions, and even use Google’s office software as opposed to…
  • Telecom Convergence - The Evolution of VoIP in 2014 and Beyond

    Basant Narayan Singh
    20 Jul 2014 | 5:09 am
    Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) has gained popularity among users and service providers. As the use of smartphone and other Internet-based devices has grown, VoIP has found it permanent place as a communication medium. With new updates coming this year, VoIP has succeeded in making traditional phones outdated. Age of landline and heavy cell phones is now almost over. For the non-starters: VoIP is a methodology and group of technologies for the delivery of voice communications and multimedia sessions over Internet Protocol (IP) networks, such as the Internet. Other terms commonly…
  • Review of KiSSFLOW SaaS: Quick Workflow Builder for Google Apps

    Basant Narayan Singh
    22 Nov 2012 | 1:23 am
    Review Summary KiSSFLOW Workflow Builder for Google Apps. [Website Link] Launch Date June 2012. Service Offered by OrangeScape. Useful for Business process automation. End-users building their day-to-day process applications. Example: Leave approval, Travel claims, etc. User Interface Slick, Intuitive and Interactive. Technology Stack Google App Engine, Google Cloud SQL, Python, OrangeScape Visual PaaS, JQuery, HTML5 and CSS3. Business Model Freemium SaaS. Free for 10 users. Ideal for startups & SMBs. USP Simple yet Powerful. Support Quick and Meaningful. Limitations See Details Section.
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    GreenPages Blog

  • EMC Acquired TwinStrata in July. What’s This Mean For You Moving Forward?

    Randy Weis
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:11 am
    Video with Randy Weis, Practice Manager, Data Center   Back in July, storage giant EMC acquired TwinStrata. Information infrastructure and storage expert Randy Weis breaks down TwinStrata’s capabilities and explains what this means for your organization.   Interested in speaking with Randy about the latest trends in storage? Email us at  …Read More »
  • Tech News Recap for the Week of 8/18/2014

    GreenPages Blog
    25 Aug 2014 | 5:52 am
      Did you have a busy week last week? Here’s a quick recap of tech news and stories you may have missed from the week of 8/18/2014 The Cloud Helps California Manage its IT Resources BYOD is Driving SMB Storage Market Growth, Says IDC Amazon and Google Wrestle Over Corporate Secrets in Cloud Employment Dispute…Read More »
  • VDI: You Don’t Need to Take an All-or-Nothing Approach

    GreenPages Blog
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:13 am
    Video with Francis Czekalski, Practice Manager, End User Computing  
  • Tech News Recap for the Week of 8/11/2014

    GreenPages Blog
    18 Aug 2014 | 5:51 am
    Did you have a busy week last week? Here’s a quick recap of tech news and stories you may have missed from the week of 8/11/2014. Financial Services Employees Ranked 2nd-Riskiest Users of Cloud Services Provider Sprawl Complicates Government Move to Cloud Debunking the Top Myths About DevOps 10 Cloud Trends You Need to Know…Read More »
  • X as a Service (XaaS): What the Future of Cloud Computing Will Bring

    John Dixon
    15 Aug 2014 | 6:39 am
    By John Dixon, Consulting Architect   Last week, Chris Ward and I hosted a breakout session at Cloudscape 2014, GreenPages’ annual customer Summit. We spoke about cloud service models today (IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS), as well as tomorrow’s models — loosely defined as XaaS, or Anything-as-a-Service. In this post, I’ll discuss XaaS: what it is…Read More »
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    ESDS Official Blog

  • The IT industry operates to a key word: Evolution

    Piyush Somani
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:50 am
    Evolution is transformation of the present into the futuristic. Envisioning the next big thing while keeping an eye on the prevailing mores is what helps the industry grow. Globalisation dynamics, rapid digitisation and evolving customer expectations continue to alter the business world in fundamental ways. A careful review of the IT scenario today reveals certain broad-based trends, which indicate the direction the industry must take in the years to come. A number of these trends have the potential to fundamentally change the manner in which businesses interact with their clients, paving the…
  • SAP (Systems, Applications and Products) for Data Processing

    Pravin Ganore
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:28 am
    First, let us see what is the meaning of the acronym SAP (Systems, Applications and Products) in Data Processing. What is sap? In 1972, in Mannheim, Germany, three engineers had an idea. They wanted to produce a software that becomes standard in the market for integrated business solutions and kicked the small business (with a compressed name) called “System Analysis and Development Program”. Since then, that company is called SAP (Systems, Applications and Products in Data Processing). From the start, SAP was devoted to software for business applications. By working with business…
  • Security Features To Consider While Choosing a Data Center

    Pravin Ganore
    21 Aug 2014 | 1:08 am
    A Data Center is an outdoor location that houses devices and data that is used for your business. The data or devices can be accessed from a remote service. Many businesses use the data center services, especially when clients information must be recovered. This is specially typical with customer service center. When you call a call center to make inquiry or to make a compliant, you may connected to a different call center at each time. Still they are capable to access your information at all time. This how they view your information instantly through a data center services. That is why it is…
  • Hybrid Clouds: The Next Frontier

    Pravin Ganore
    7 Aug 2014 | 12:42 am
    As the discussion about cloud computing becomes more intense, one question becomes clear: companies do not want to get locked into a single cloud provider. Seek freedom to move between private and public clouds, and switch vendors according to computing needs, whether they are growing or shrinking. Another great desire of the business owners to move applications and workloads according to business requirements. But users and cloud providers are at different stages in relation to this issue and the integration will likely take to happen, or may never happen. Standards are emerging now and can…
  • Understanding Cyber Security Precautions

    Pravin Ganore
    4 Aug 2014 | 3:06 am
    The security over the Internet is something that has to be treated very carefully. Cyber crimes are increasing every day and this is a trend that has no sign of reduction, since internet users are increasing every day. When you start using internet, you enhance your online security by installing some antivirus. This is just a small step. Besides getting help from the software, you should also be able to recognize the threats that loom large when you access the Internet. The emails coming into your inbox are already filtered at certain extent. This work is done by the service provider’s…
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    Cloud Storage Buzz

  • Dropbox Cuts Pro Pricing Add Features

    28 Aug 2014 | 7:37 pm
    I have to hand it to Dropbox, they regularly respond to increased competition by cutting prices for their paid service and by increasing features. There is no doubt that the cloud storage market has been getting cheaper and cheaper for storage. Google only charges $9.99 for 1TB of storage and even Bitcasa also is $10.00/month or $99.00/year. Dropbox was one of the more expensive options for cloud storage compared to some of the others.While price not matter to some of Dropbox’s customers I am sure new customers were getting harder and harder to come by when they started…
  • Backblaze Releases Android App

    20 Aug 2014 | 2:50 pm
    Well it took awhile but Backblaze finally delivered an Android app to access your backup. The app is very similar to the iOS app and allows users to browse files in their backup, download files and share files right from your Android smartphone or tablet.While I am glad Backblaze has finally released an Android app it is fairly limited as far as functionality goes. Great for getting at your files on the go, but there is no additional features like the ability to automatically backup the photos and video you take on your phone or tablet, or to download a file edit and reupload it to your…
  • CrashPlan Back to School Discount

    12 Aug 2014 | 1:54 pm
    Here where I live it is almost to 3 weeks before kids go back to school but CrashPlan is getting a head start for all the parents and college kids that are heading off here in the fall. Until September 7th, 2014 you can save a sweet 20% on all new CrashPlan home annual plans.Click Here to save 20% on CrashPlan until Sept 7, 2014!CrashPlan is great for students with the ability to backup to another offsite computer besides CrashPlan central. Backups can easily be set up to backup from the students dorm room back to Mom and Dad’s home computer or even to another friend in…
  • Genie 9 Zoolz Home Raises Prices

    12 Aug 2014 | 12:41 pm
    If you have not noticed Genie 9 the owners of Zoolz have all but eliminated unlimited storage and raised prices significantly. They now have four home plans starting at $14.99/year for 100GB, $49.99/year for 500GB, 1TB for $79.99. The Unlimited plan is now $199.99/year but does support up to five users.Previously Zoolz Home was one of the cheapest, if not the cheapest, cloud backup storage service starting at only $36.00/year for unlimited storage.If you currently have an account with Zoolz, I was told your plan is good until it needs to be renewed at which time you will need to choose from…
  • Edward Snowden Endorses SpiderOak, Slams Dropbox

    17 Jul 2014 | 7:06 pm
    Edward Snowden in an interview with The Guardian endorsed SpiderOak and their Zero-Knowledge service. The interview was published today on The Guardian website. The article talking more about SpiderOak and the some of the problems with Dropbox can be read here. You can also watch the whole interview here.Mr. Snowden had this to say about SpiderOak and their zero-knowledge cloud storage system.“Spideroak has structured their system in such a way you can store all of your information on them with the same sort of features that Dropbox does, but they literally had have…
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  • Twitter DM for Cloudwatch Alarms

    18 Aug 2014 | 5:20 pm
  • Twitter Notifications

    18 Aug 2014 | 3:08 pm
    Twitter notifications for those pesky Cloudwatch alarms :)
  • SMS Notifications

    18 Aug 2014 | 2:35 pm
    SMS notifications for those pesky Cloudwatch alerts :)
  • Service Overviews

    12 Aug 2014 | 9:40 am
    One of the things we find very useful is an overview of the resources in each service, along with the health of that service. Earlier versions of Ylastic had this functionality in a dedicated page, but that was quite cumbersome to use. You have to navigate to a specific dashboard page for the service, and that means you have to navigate away from your current page, quickly look at a few numbers, and then return back to where you were. This is a bit tedious, and unnecessarily complicated. We have a simpler and much more intuitive way to do this now in Ylastic. On any AWS resource page (like…
  • AWS Cloudwatch

    8 Aug 2014 | 7:53 pm
    AWS Cloudwatch alarms are fully integrated with Ylastic and you can get notifications for any Cloudwatch alarm in any region to email, twitter or SMS. SMS can be sent to any US or most international numbers. New Alarms : Create a Cloudwatch Alarm in Ylastic, and click a button to choose integration with Ylastic - We take care of setting up all of the plumbing in order to make that integration happen. We create SNS topic and register Ylastic to listen to notifications to that topic. Whenever your alarm change state, a notification will be sent to ALL users in your Ylastic account who elect to…
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  • 100 ideas that changed the Web: Big data

    31 Aug 2014 | 9:10 pm
    © Ryoji Ikeda, data.tron [8k enhanced version], audiovisual installation, 2008-09. Photo by Liz Hingley Every minute, 2 million searches are made, half a billion links are shared and 48 hours of footage are uploaded. That is a lot of data. And yet, in terms of how much is being produced worldwide, it barely scratches the surface. That is Big Data. Big Data is the term used to describe data sets that are so large and complex that it takes a phenomenal amount of processing power to interrogate them. So why do it? Fourteen seconds before the 2011 earthquake in Japan, every bullet train…
  • 4chan user reportedly hacks iCloud with nude celeb pics – as Google strengthens security

    31 Aug 2014 | 9:10 pm
    An anonymous hacker on the 4chan site has published a series of naked photos of more than 100 celebrities, including Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton and Mary Elizabeth Winstead, after reportedly hacking into the users’ iCloud accounts. Even though the photos appeared to originate from iCloud devices – and even though 4chan users mentioned it – it’s not been confirmed that Apple’s cloud storage system provided the leak. Other theories are being banded about as to how the photos were accessed, with one report pointing the finger of blame at Dropbox’s door. The…
  • Bristol City Council moves to the cloud in estimated £1.5m deal

    28 Aug 2014 | 4:51 pm
    Eduserv, the not for profit public sector cloud provider, has won a contract with Bristol City Council worth an estimated £1.5m to migrate its IT infrastructure to the cloud. The contract sees Eduserv take over the day to day running of the council’s IT, with future IT services being procured in a much more flexible manner, ensuring the council doesn’t own much of its ICT. Bristol City Council is planning on cutting about £90m in IT costs, as local governments continue to move their resources to the cloud. “Like every council, we are faced with the challenge of…
  • Raising cloud customers the right way: How parenting skills overlap

    28 Aug 2014 | 2:59 am
    As a cloud vendor, you might find that winning a new customer can evoke the same feelings of warmth and pride that accompany the arrival of a new member of the family. In many respects, the two can be similar; you have the same feelings of responsibility and obligation that you get with the arrival of a new child, and the same desire to attend to their needs. But should the paternalistic (or even maternalistic) tendencies end there? Absolutely not! For too many cloud vendors, the cutting of the proverbial umbilical cord is the signal for a parting of ways, with many customers left to their…
  • Cloudy data encryption and law firms - a match required by law

    27 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    This blog post is for informational and educational purposes only. Any legal information provided in this post should not be relied upon as legal advice. It is not intended to create, and does not create, an attorney-client relationship and readers should not act upon the information presented without first seeking legal counsel. By Kenneth N Rashbaum Esq. and Jason M. Tenenbaum of Barton, LLP. Much of the discussion on law firm security has focused on data encryption. The idea of “encryption” can generally be broken down…
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  • Cloud Foundry Advisory Board Meeting - 2014 August

    29 Aug 2014 | 11:32 am
    Michael Maximilien ("Max") kicked off this month’s Cloud Foundry Community Advisory Board meeting with reflection of the 3 releases of Cloud Foundry that have occurred since last month's meeting - v178, v179 and v180. Trusty Stemcell One of the features of the recent upgrades is a move to the Ubuntu 14.04 "Trusty" stemcell. Max pointed out that there have been some security issues with Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid" stemcells, which this solves. This was a kernel exploit that would be an issue in multi-tenant environments where users are allowed to run untrusted code. Therefore, Max recommends that…
  • The Road To DevOps

    27 Aug 2014 | 2:13 pm
    I have been thinking recently about where DevOps comes from and how it is adopted. Most adoption for DevOps seems to come from Operations engineers. Adoption is hard and is slow - especially when it comes to culture. Maybe this is because the path commonly taken does not reflect how DevOps naturally evolved in other organizations. Two Roads To DevOps There are two roads to DevOps. The first is from the birth of hot new startups like Netflix and Etsy. This is generally a group of developers who have no desire to hire an Operations person. There are enough good open-source tools available and…
  • PaaS Services Roundup (Featuring Stackato and Cloud Foundry)

    26 Aug 2014 | 4:26 pm
    For developers, one of the many cool things about using a PaaS is that you can easily connect your application to any type of service instead of being limited to what your IT department officially provides. That means you can use the best tool for the job, or even that you can finally find an excuse to play with a technology you hadn't previously been able to. With a purely hosted PaaS, such as Heroku, your choices are limited to the services that Heroku offers, whether natively or through the Heroku Add-Ons marketplace. With a private PaaS, such as Stackato (based on Cloud Foundry) or…
  • Microservices and PaaS - Part II

    19 Aug 2014 | 2:34 pm
    This is a continuation of the Microservices and PaaS - Part I blog post I wrote last week, which was an attempt to distil the wealth of information presented at the microservices meetup hosted by Cisco, with Adrian Cockcroft and others presenting. Part I provided a brief background on microservices, with a summary of some lessons learned by microservices pioneers. In this installment I will cover a number of practices related to microservices that were discussed during the meetup. A followup article will dive into the advantages that Platform as a Service brings to microservice development.
  • Microservices and PaaS - Part I

    14 Aug 2014 | 1:58 pm
    Not long ago, the main application behind was delivered as a single war file. Imagine the process, complexity, and cost involved in delivering a simple new feature to this behemoth application. Tickets were submitted, multiple teams were engaged, VP approval was required, hours/days of time elapsed, exhaustive test-suites were run, complex deployment procedures were invoked. It's amazing they were able to get anything out the door. Not so anymore. Last week I had the pleasure of attending a meetup hosted at the San Jose Cisco campus where ex-Netflix architect Adrian Cockroft…
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  • The Community Cloud

    26 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    The 'Community Cloud' sounds, on first impression, like marketing-speak for some untried novelty, but in fact it is already around, and working well for governments and healthcare in particular. Bob Sheldon investigates, and is encouraged to find groups of organisations who have cooperated to create secure and resilient cloud-based services.
  • Office 365 Essentials - Subscriptions and Licenses

    7 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Should you be planning to move from Exchange to Office 365? If so, why? What sort of license should you get, and should you use cloud identities or federated identities for your users? Jaap starts a series of articles with an overview of the advantages, and a simple explanation of the options in subscriptions and licenses for Office 365.
  • The Hybrid Cloud: Having your Cake

    28 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Although the Cloud gives us the freedom of using, and paying for, computing resources only when we need them, the public cloud isn't a universal panacea. Private clouds can harness all that cloud technology whilst avoiding those security and bandwidth issues, but at a cost and commitment. Can one therefore get the best of both worlds with a Hybrid Cloud? Robert Sheldon explains all the ins and outs.
  • Practically Cloudy: SQL Server Disaster Recovery to Microsoft Azure - Backups

    27 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    In the first in a series on the practicalities of using the Microsoft Azure Platform for the SQL Server professional, Buck Woody shows that, whatever your version of SQL Server, there is a way of storing offsite backups in the cloud.
  • Version Control as a Cloud Service

    1 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Source control is a conservative technology. Even so, there has been a general willingness to use internet-based servers for the task for a long time, especially for open-source projects. Will the trend toward cloud-based services for version control continue, or is the question made irrelevant with the growing acceptance of distributed source control? Is Cloud-based version control still too risky for a service that must be secure, and almost risk-free?
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  • Improving Your Network Security with ITS

    23 Aug 2014 | 10:06 pm
    Blog IT-Important Security Guidelines For Your Business The advances that have been made in technology have made it easier for networks to be affected by security threats. Fortunately, there are several things that you can do to protect your business. Below are some security guidelines for businesses: Encrypt Data File systems, stored data and across-the-wire […]
  • Getting the Right Tech for Your Business

    16 Aug 2014 | 9:12 pm
    Las Vegas IT Blog In today’s modern world, many people enjoy working from home or on the road. Your company might even have a satellite office. It is important that your employees at home, on the road and in the satellite office feel like they are part of the team. You want them to share […]
  • Signs of Malware on Your Network

    10 Aug 2014 | 10:03 pm
    Blog ITS-Signs Of Malware And What You Can Do About IT Malicious software, which is also known as malware, is often downloaded and installed on computers. Malware is very dangerous. Some types of malware can even steal your personal information. That is why it is imperative for you to recognize the signs of a malware […]
  • ITS to Replace Your Broadband in ITS

    4 Aug 2014 | 9:07 pm
    Las Vegas IT Blog Net neutrality is definitely a buzz word you have been hearing a lot lately. You might not even be sure what this means. There are proposed set of laws that would allow Internet service providers to speed up select websites and the expense of others. The ones not speed up would […]
  • Bring Your IT Device to Work

    3 Aug 2014 | 7:27 pm
    Embracing Bring Your Own Device to Work As smartphone and tablet manufacturers produce more powerful and user-friendly devices, the trend of individuals bringing personal electronics to work will continue to grow. Many Las Vegas area employees typically own more sophisticated technology than they operate at work because they usually upgrade their devices more frequently than […]
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  • DropBox Pro Premium offers 1 TB of storage for Just $ 9.99/Month

    Pravin Anchan
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:11 pm
    DropBox Pro Premium offers 1 TB of storage for Just $ 9.99/Month and password protection along with remote wipe facilities, priced the same as Google’s cloud storage service for the same real estate and comparable to Microsoft’s $ 3 for 200 GB storage. This would seem like a major response to markets and competition since […]
  • Dropbox rolled out There email application Mailbox

    Pravin Anchan
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:28 pm
    Dropbox has come of age and from cloud storage it is now moving in another direction, possibly an app-focused one. Dropbox rolled out the desktop version of its email application Mailbox, possibly a precursor to more apps. Dropbox is testing the waters with this beta desktop version. Existing iphone and Android user can get what […]
  • HP Launches Helion Virtual Private Cloud for Mid-Sized Enterprises

    Pravin Anchan
    7 Aug 2014 | 10:09 pm
     Hewlett Packard has just introduced a low cost virtual private cloud offering in the shape of HP Helion Virtual Private Cloud Lean. This is an infrastructure as a service (IaaS) aimed at improving workload performance for mid to large sized enterprises with an emphasis on collaborations and application development. The Helion VPCL includes some standard […]
  • Amazon Plans to Pull the Rug Out From Under Box, Zocalo Secure Enterprise Storage Service

    Pravin Anchan
    13 Jul 2014 | 8:41 pm
    Zocalo must be giving the jitters to Box, Dropbox and Huddle. It is Amazon’s new baby on the block, offering Secure Enterprise Storage Service in direct competition with established majors Dropbox and Box. Preview is on for those interested. As always Amazon is aggressive on pricing, offering 200GB storage at only $ 5 per user […]
  • Cloud DataFlow, a Managed Data Processing Service Now Available, Says Google

    Pravin Anchan
    27 Jun 2014 | 6:37 am
    Google’s Cloud offerings are covering the skies with a plethora of services and products. In its ongoing I/O, Google announced the launch of Cloud Dataflow, a managed data processing service. Developers can create data pipelines to analyze data and use Cloud Dataflow to work with live streaming data as well as by uploading data to […]
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  • The race for your files continues, as Amazon Zocalo comes online

    Barb Darrow
    31 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    The week in cloud: Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Dropbox and Amazon all want your business and personal files in their respective clouds so they can then sell you more stuff. Storage price cuts are flying -- but make sure you watch pricing of other services. The race for your files continues, as Amazon Zocalo comes online originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…
  • Where’s my cloud price cut?

    Praveen Asthana, Gravitant
    30 Aug 2014 | 10:30 am
    Cloud service providers like to advertise huge price cuts, but buyer beware: You need to look closer to see what you’ll actually be paying. Where’s my cloud price cut? originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…
  • Five easy ways to keep your business secure that you might not have considered

    Jonathan Vanian
    30 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Even though security hasn’t always been well funded by businesses and was considered more of an afterthought, recent major hacking attacks show that it's important to have a good defense at play. Five easy ways to keep your business secure that you might not have considered originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…
  • Meet the computer scientist trying to digitize, analyze and visualize our past

    Derrick Harris
    30 Aug 2014 | 7:24 am
    Kalev Leetaru has measured the Twitter heartbeat, gathered and analyzed 35 years worth of news data, and this week helped launch the Internet Archive's collection on Flickr of millions of historic book images. He recently shared his fascinating thoughts on computing on the Structure Show. Meet the computer scientist trying to digitize, analyze and visualize our past originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…
  • Hadoop jobs should soon be able to run easily, and securely, inside Docker containers

    Derrick Harris
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Hadoop startup Altiscale is close to completing its mission to make Docker a suitable environment for running Hadoop jobs. One of the big remaining issues has to do with network security and ensuring bad neighbors don't spoil the party for everyone in multi-tenant environments. Hadoop jobs should soon be able to run easily, and securely, inside Docker containers originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…
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  • Your Cloud Team: Take a Queue from Star Trek

    Pam Bednarczyk
    15 Aug 2014 | 9:20 am
    When it comes to technology, your contact center is finally ready to explore new frontiers. You’ve been asked to lead in the exploration of cloud-based solutions and want to make sure you cover all the bases. After all, the success of the entire enterprise rests on your efforts. So, what’s THE MOST IMPORTANT first step to take? Identifying and building your Cloud Team – those key individuals within your organization who will help you articulate current communication needs, navigate through various solutions and, ultimately, assist in successfully implementing cloud technologies in your…
  • 10 Dynamics That Make Cloud Communications a No-Brainer

    Pam Bednarczyk
    31 Jul 2014 | 8:10 am
    Certain business dynamics are custom-made for cloud-based communication solutions. If you want to spend less time managing infrastructure and more time delivering an impeccable customer experience that will propel sales and lower costs, it’s time to consider the cloud. Step back and take a fresh look at the forces affecting your business. Check out the list below to see if any of these common dynamics might be driving you to the cloud: 1. Rapid Growth. Businesses expanding at warp speed need solutions that can be implemented just as fast. The cloud provides quick and easy software upgrades…
  • 3 Tips to Finding the Perfect Contact Center Solution

    Theresa Larkin
    30 Jun 2014 | 8:30 am
    Last year when we attended Call Center Week, everyone was filled with curiosity about the cloud. This year, attendees were confident that the cloud is the way to go and eager to learn more. Throughout our conversations we found that many people were overwhelmed by the amount of call center technologies available on the market. To help simplify things and narrow down the search, here are some tips, tricks and important questions to ask when looking for cloud-based contact center solutions. 1. Start with Your Objectives What are your company’s current processes? Critically…
  • [INFOGRAPHIC] Essentials of TCPA

    Theresa Larkin
    12 May 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Six months have passed since the FCC implemented the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). As time goes by and schedules fill up, it becomes challenging to stay on top of these telemarketing regulations and remember what you can and cannot do. Take this time to jog your memory and revisit some of the important changes that occurred last fall by reviewing our TCPA infographic. The Telephone Consumer Protection Act affects many businesses with an outbound contact center. Those who do not follow the new automated dialing and telemarketing rules will be faced with hefty fines. As mentioned…
  • CorvisaCloud Gets $30 Million in Capital

    Lisa Finholm
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:57 am
    We’re excited to announce that CorvisaCloud has received additional funding from our parent company, Novation Companies, Inc. (OTCQB: NOVC), to take CorvisaCloud to the next level in 2014 and beyond. We’ll be utilizing the funding to expand our sales, marketing and operational development initiatives along with accelerating product development and customer acquisition of our CorvisaOne™ contact center software products and platform. Technology within the contact center industry is changing and as we mentioned in our post, The Year of Customer Success: 6 Contact Center Predictions for…
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  • NFL Player Comparison Tool for fans, fanatics

    Curated by Tech Page One
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:30 am
    You don’t need to know every detail about NFL players to win a fantasy draft. All you need is the NFL Player Comparison Tool, analytical insights, and a little luck. The post NFL Player Comparison Tool for fans, fanatics appeared first on Tech Page One.
  • VMworld 2014: ‘No Limits’ to virtualization (Video)

    Brian T. Horowitz
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm
    VMworld attendees couldn’t miss the theme of the conference, laid out at their feet. Credit: Group SJR This year’s theme for VMworld 2014 is “No Limits,” and panelists at the conference have been discussing “disaggregating data” and allowing virtualization to simplify management of data. “Windows desktops need to be disaggregated and a device-specific personalized experience needs to be created on demand,” wrote Sumit Dhawan, VMware’s senior vice president and general manager for desktop products and end-user computing, in an Aug. 26 blog post. “Only then will…
  • For CFOs, tech transition is inexorable

    27 Aug 2014 | 2:30 pm
    CFO Mark Peet says cloud software has evolved to be lean and agile, allowing companies to break down organizational barriers. Credit: Getty Images According to a recent survey by financial services company UBS AG (UBS), more than half of American and European CIOs plan to gradually shift to cloud services while another third are transitioning as quickly as possible. I recently spoke with Mark Peek, CFO of enterprise cloud provider Workday, about the way technology is changing the role of the CFO and why soft skills still matter. Jeff Thomson: Do all organizations need to be in the cloud, and…
  • Slideshow: Virtualization, cloud simplify data control

    Brian T. Horowitz
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    VMware’s Sanjay Poonen, general manager of end user computing, speaks at the “Dell Cloud Client-Computing Breakfast” on Aug. 26 in San Francisco. Credit: Group SJR Finding an easier way to manage data through virtualization and cloud services was a hot topic around VMworld 2014 on Aug. 26. At a breakfast held by Dell in the morning, Steve Lalla, the company’s vice president of cloud client computing, described a vision for virtual desktop infrastructure as the “great data liberator.” When data resides on multiple end points such as mobile devices and desktops, users need a simple…
  • Slideshow: VMworld 2014 highlights software-defined data center

    Brian T. Horowitz
    26 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Conferees gather at VMworld 2014 in San Francisco. Credit: Group SJR On Aug. 25 at VMworld in San Francisco, VMware introduced new capabilities for vCloud Air, a hybrid cloud platform for building deploying, scaling and operating mobile-cloud applications. The company also announced the launch of Evo:Rail, a Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCIA) that it will offer along with partners such as Dell. The platform is a software-defined infrastructure building block that will enable networking, storage and management for end users, remote offices and small virtual private clouds, said Duncan…
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  • Embarking on Enterprise Cloud Computing

    Lee Sheehan
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:45 am
    When it comes to learning something new, people generally fall into one of two categories – those who read all they can about this new thing they don’t know, and those who would rather just wing it.  If you belong to the first group, here is a quick primer to get you started learning about cloud computing. If you belong to the second, hopefully you can pick up enough to make good decisions. Because when it comes to the cloud, the health and security of your organization can depend on the choices you make. We all know that cloud computing is hot but here is an interesting view in the…
  • Can the Cloud Help Your Mobile Strategy?

    Maribel Lopez
    26 Aug 2014 | 3:45 am
    Today’s mobile enterprise apps, like the consumer-focused apps that preceded them, are micro apps. These micro apps make a small portion of your existing enterprise apps available on tablets and smartphones. While micro apps are an effective way to get started, the goal isn’t to build and distribute dozens of micro apps to an employee’s smartphone. Over time, these micro apps need to offer more functionality to minimize the number of applications an employee needs to have on their device to get their job done. Companies should be building applications that deliver the right…
  • Network-Enabled Cloud Expands Your Options

    15 Aug 2014 | 6:45 am
    Enterprise end users typically access public clouds via the public Internet or IPSec tunnels. These can introduce latency, result in inconsistent network performance, and expose the network to potential distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks and malware. As a more secure alternative, network-enabled cloud opens up the possibility of using external clouds to run a broader range of applications and workloads enterprise-wide with cloud resources provisioned on and distributed through the enterprise network. It extends the embedded security and access authentication functions of…
  • Does Your Cloud Have a Carburetor?

    Dave Johnson
    7 Aug 2014 | 3:45 am
    Wouldn’t it be great if you could add turnkey enterprise cloud-based solutions to your corporate network from a portal or API? And wouldn’t it be even better if you could have those resources immediately available as just another site on the network you already trust — and one that your users (including wireless users) already understand? I had the privilege of speaking at CSC’s TechCom 2014 in Atlanta. Hearing myself talk about the future of the cloud inspired me to summarize it here for anyone who wasn’t in attendance. Other bloggers have covered the topic in a similar…
  • The DNA of Big Data in the Cloud

    Jeff Morgan
    5 Aug 2014 | 6:45 am
    My family began a quest this year to discover our roots. More specifically, we wanted to unearth the true identity of our grandfather. Having passed in 1969, he was never a figure in my life beyond a name. Every holiday we’d spin yarns about his true identity, comparing notes or pouring over scraps of paper in the hopes of discovering some clue. He left precious few, and the ones he did weren’t enough to nurture any family tree. The advent of DNA testing changed that. Thanks to thousands of tiny bits of DNA, we began to piece together a tale of youth, excess, and intrigue with its origins…
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  • Notes from VMWorld 2014: Shifting the Focus to Development and Test
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:03 pm
    ​A consistent theme here at VMworld 2014 has been development and testing. Specifically, how IT operations can deliver the development, test, continuous integration, staging, and ultimately production environments that software development and QA teams rely on. VMware announced tight integration with OpenStack in the hopes of, at least partly, helping their customers better meet the demanding needs of internal development and test teams.Sumit Amar and Sameer Abrol of Electronic Arts told a compelling story of how they are leveraging VMware’s vCloud Automation Center and vCloud Application…
  • I Am a Specialized Automation Tester—Hold on, Where Do I Draw a Balance?
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:29 am
    The article below was originally published by Rajini Padmanaban on the fantastic QAInfoTech blog.​In any discipline, a specialization is most often considered valuable and has a premier status attached to it when compared to a generalized body of knowledge. For example, a cardiologist has a more specified focus than a general physician, an architect has a unique reach than that of a generic engineer etc. The IT industry and the testing discipline specifically, are no exceptions.  Talking about automation testers, there are a lot of areas for them to specialize. One could be…
  • Now Available On-demand: Creating Complete Test Environments in the Cloud
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:16 am
    Parasoft’s Mark Lambert and Skytap’s Jonathan Van Meter gave a great webinar last week that showed how service virtualization helps dev/test teams create “complete test environments in the cloud.”​View now! By utilizing virtualization technology in the SDLC, specifically service virtualization and virtual dev/test labs, companies can increase test coverage in less time and ultimately produce better software faster.  This technology enables dev/test teams to test earlier and test less by using simulated, virtual environments. This solution streamlines provisioning and allows…
  • Skytap CEO: “Let’s Build a Successful Business” as Enterprises Begin Shift to the Cloud
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:33 pm
    ​Rachel Lerman at the Puget Sound Business Journal recently sat down with our CEO, Thor Culverhouse, to discuss the current shift of enterprise software to the cloud, and how this is setting up Skytap for “massive growth”—her words, not ours—but we'll take it! Thor provided Rachel with the areas that our business has grown, but he also gave a great example why the growth has been so “massive” recently, and why Skytap “is on track to continue doubling its revenue for at least the next two years.”  Culverhose remarked, “More than half of the hardware enterprises buy is…
  • TapIn Open Forum: DevOps vs. DevOps - Who Ya Got?
    19 Aug 2014 | 11:08 am
    As a lifelong word junkie, I can honestly say that I’ve never seen more debate, argument, and failure to reach an agreed upon definition of a word than we’re seeing over the word “DevOps.” And while it can be frustrating to find a definition that works for you, and not be swayed by the next essay or cute video that gives a new interpretation—for nerds like me, the ever-changing, wildly different beliefs of DevOps’ meaning, and even its origin are an absolute blast to pour over.   A simple Google search of “What is DevOps?” gives a great cross-section of what we’re…
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  • Could Web Conference Solutions Be The Best Way Forward for Your Business?

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

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

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

    7 Apr 2014 | 2:50 am
    Many businesses today are utilising cloud based environments and are enjoying multiple benefits of having their apps and data stored on remote servers. Due to complexity of the cloud technology, a remote virtual environment can provide a large amount of possibilities and opportunities, making it ideal for any business. Below are some ways your company can benefit from cloud solutions. Shared access Many companies have employees who work on a single document. This is often difficult for businesses as it is hard to keep track of any changes to the file. Cloud computing allows multiple users to…
  • Merging SaaS Tools with Your Manufacturing Strategies

    31 Mar 2014 | 3:51 am
    It’s a daily challenge to capture significant market share in the manufacturing industry. Companies constantly need to come up with revolutionary strategies to reach into the hearts of consumers. It certainly wouldn’t hurt to employ cloud computing tools, so decision makers and thought leaders can focus on claiming a fortress in the manufacturing segment. Changing the game and seizing consumers’ “sweet spot” Every consumer has a sweet spot. This is the only way to get your products and brand remembered until customers finally decide to purchase your offering. You can employ several…
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  • Lawyer Gives Recommendations for HIPAA Compliance

    Brett Haines
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:47 pm
    Like anything related to federal regulations, HIPAA compliance is not exactly a lighthearted and relaxing topic. However, the Security Rule and Privacy Rule of Title II do establish strong standards to protect PHI (protected health information). Regardless our perspectives toward the law, understanding it is critical for healthcare organizations so that they can avoid fines.Mike Miliard, the managing editor of Healthcare IT News, stated in March that the federal government would be cracking down on noncompliant healthcare organizations this year. Specifically, he reported that Susan McAndrew…
  • What Makes Cloud VPS Better Than Traditional VPS?

    Kent Roberts
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:17 am
    In the early days of the Internet, the only option if you wanted to have a website was to use your own dedicated server to host it. Quickly, a more affordable and widely accessible option emerged: shared hosting, which simply allowed the sharing of a single server by a number of different companies. Dedicated and shared hosting met the needs of many organizations, but a middle option was desirable so that costs could be reduced (similar to shared) while customization and control could be maintained (similar to dedicated). The concept of virtualization, via a virtual private server (VPS),…
  • Why Install cPanel, When One-Click cPanel VPS Servers are Available at a Low Hourly Rate?

    15 Aug 2014 | 6:51 am
    CPanel is a privately held company that was founded in 1997. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, the company originally designed what is considered by far the most popular Linux control panel for hosting websites and managing servers. CPanel & WHM, the two integrated halves of the software, make server automation simple and intuitive so that website owners and hosting companies can spend less and reduce their manual workload. This system is widely considered to be the first server control panel available on the market. Both the laser focus by cPanel on its one (bipartite) continually…
  • How Many Linux Distributions are Available as Atlantic.Net VPS Plans?

    Brett Haines
    11 Aug 2014 | 12:21 pm
    There are a variety of reasons why many VPS users choose a Linux operating system. They like the fact that the plans are inexpensive, since it is open source: there aren’t licensing fees as there are with Microsoft. They also appreciate the freedom to create an environment that perfectly fits their needs, both through customization of the code and by selecting a distribution (distro/flavor) of Linux: as opposed to Microsoft’s one unified system, a plethora of operating systems have been developed using the Linux kernel.Recognizing the desire for Linux diversity, offers four…
  • Why Buy a Windows 2012 License When You Can Lease It?

    31 Jul 2014 | 6:27 am
    As we all know, what a particular business achieves day-to-day, on behalf of its customers and for internal purposes, is not all conducted by the company itself. Using third-party vendors and suppliers is reasonable for tasks with the following characteristics:require niche expertise;use a sophisticated infrastructure;and/or don’t fulfill the needs of a cost-benefit analysis (in other words, that are unnecessarily costly to be performed by the business itself).One aspect of business that is often entrusted to external companies is web hosting and affiliated technology-related needs.
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  • Microsoft Announces OneDrive Update for Android

    Victoria Kazz
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:45 am
    Microsoft has just released a OneDrive update for Android subscribers. The update includes support for OneDrive for Business alongside the consumer version; a first on Android devices. image credit: Wonderlane OneDrive Updates Last quarter, Microsoft combined its consumer and business service into a single unit. Although both service existed under the OneDrive name, they had little in common. Traditionally, subscribers stored personal documents and photos in the consumer version of OneDrive, while OneDrive for Business was a feature of Office 365 and SharePoint. image credit: Tsahi…
  • Livedrive Could Face Legal Trouble in the UK

    Denise Sullivan
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Livedrive (Editor Rating: 40) is facing legal troubles with their UK customers. The online backup service has disconnected and deleted hundreds of UK accounts in the past year, and now people are getting angry. Livedrive Breach of Contractimage credit: Ripoff Report 400 users have been affected over the year. With each of these customer receiving an email notification stating breach of contract related to actions that occurred during the tenure of their account, rather than a specific event or action. The notification went on to state service will not continue and data would be deleted within…
  • What Legal Recourse Against Cloud Services Do You Have?

    Denise Sullivan
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:30 pm
    Protecting personal data is why most consumers utilize online backup accounts. Each provider has its own set of terms and conditions of use; detailing what customer and company rights are. These regulations cover everything from protection of information, fair use policy to account termination. However, many users still don’t understand what legal recourse against cloud services they may have in the event of data loss. Legal Systemimage credit: Brian Turner Understanding Legal Recourse Against Cloud Services Do Users Have the Right to Sue? It might seem that people are quick to litigate…
  • Dropbox Pro now 1 TB for $10 – Can Dropbox Challenge Google?

    Vladimir Covic
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:30 pm
    Even though they are one of the most successful cloud storage companies in the industry, Dropbox is still finding it difficult to compete against giants such as Google and Microsoft, and the duo’s seemingly endless supply of money and resources.  And yet, just because the cards may not be stacked in Dropbox’s favor, doesn’t stop it from showing fangs every now and then. The latest news coming from San Francisco is that Dropbox is offering an overhauled version of Dropbox Pro – 1 terabyte for $10. Dropbox HTCimage credit: babyben Only One Dropbox Pro Option Left Until…
  • Understanding Cloud Terminology: What Does IaaS, Paas, and SaaS Mean?

    Denise Sullivan
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Cloud storage is an easy way to backup important files and photos. However, it is also a tool that is not quite so simple to understand because of the complex way different levels work together. When faced with the terms Iaas, Paas and Saas, the average consumer has no idea what these terms mean. To help with understanding cloud terminology, here is a brief explanation of some common terms. Cloud Computing Layersimage credit: Wikipedia Understanding Cloud Terminology IaaS IaaS is Infrastructure-as-a-Service. These are the physical devices owned by the cloud provider that platform…
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  • This Week in Crowdsourcing – 3 Things to Know

    Ben Kerschberg
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:25 pm
    At Appirio we're excited to be on the cutting-edge of the crowdsourcing revolution in enterprise IT. Here are three articles from this week on the subject that we found insightful and interesting: (1) Can we penetrate eBay’s regular use of Hackathons? This is a nice Wall Street Journal interview with Guy Schory, who is responsible for identifying… Read More
  • 4 Steps to Master Predictive Analytics and Business Intelligence

    Ben Kerschberg
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:35 pm
    In the past several years, one of the seminal issues regarding Big Data has been storage, especially with respect to the exponential growth and size of unstructured data that did not fit into databases. Exabytes (1021 bytes) of data exist in science, technology, commerce, national defense, telecommunications, and other fields. Today, however, the competitive landscape… Read More
  • Managing a Professional Service Organization on the Cloud

    28 Aug 2014 | 11:11 am
    By Andres Gluecksmann Managing all the critical data points of a project is TOUGH. Often I think to myself, “Man, this is a high resolution thing we do here!”. By high resolution I mean that to keep on top of the particulars of a project, a good manager needs to understand and maintain hundreds of data… Read More
  • This Week in Crowdsourcing – 3 Things to Know

    Ben Kerschberg
    22 Aug 2014 | 11:47 am
    This week was great in terms of A+ coverage of crowdsourcing and related topics. Here are three articles you shouldn’t miss. (1) Can we predict the outcome of Supreme Court cases? Let’s see what our friends over at Vox have to say about the matter: Three scholars — South Texas College of Law's Josh Blackman,… Read More
  • Can Payroll Actually Be Strategic?

    Ray Rivera
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:21 am
    Not all that long ago I had one of those conversations that prompted me to reexamine something I thought I understood well. I was a new employee introducing myself to group of enterprise software product managers, learning their roles and the products they managed. After speaking with managers of recruiting, talent management, and LMS solutions,… Read More
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  • Wave of Cloud Security Concerns After Another Celebrity Leak

    CloudWedge Staff
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:53 am
    The publishing of nude pictures of celebrities over the internet is by no means a new phenomenon, more often than not these are fake and easily dismissed. On the ... The post Wave of Cloud Security Concerns After Another Celebrity Leak appeared first on CloudWedge.
  • From Failed Bitcoin Exchange to Forever Web Hosting

    CloudWedge Staff
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:57 am
    Mark Karpelès, former CEO of the collapsed Bitcoin exchange Mt Gox, has shifted his attention to the web hosting industry. Mt Gox, was based in Tokyo, Japan, and was ... The post From Failed Bitcoin Exchange to Forever Web Hosting appeared first on CloudWedge.
  • What do Nexbit and Cyanogen Have in Store?

    CloudWedge Staff
    31 Aug 2014 | 7:11 am
    The rumor mill is churning up many possibilities for the result of Nexbit’s new partnership with Cyanogen. Reportedly, together they are working on “something really cool,” but everyone seems ... The post What do Nexbit and Cyanogen Have in Store? appeared first on CloudWedge.
  • Dropbox’s New Package: Does it Deserve the Hype?

    Natalie Lerner
    31 Aug 2014 | 6:16 am
    There was a time, not too long ago, when what is referred to as the ‘cloud storage wars’ was everywhere. Three of the largest cloud storage providers; Amazon, Google ... The post Dropbox’s New Package: Does it Deserve the Hype? appeared first on CloudWedge.
  • Nuance PowerShare Securely Hosts Medical Images using Cloud

    CloudWedge Staff
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:17 am
    Nuance PowerShare is a cloud-based imaging platform for physicians and hospitals. This platform allows medical organizations to securely send and share medical images. This vastly improves the speed of ... The post Nuance PowerShare Securely Hosts Medical Images using Cloud appeared first on CloudWedge.
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  • Smarter Project Contract Management and More with WebCenter (UCM)

    26 Aug 2014 | 11:47 am
    Contracts are part of project management life. They can be very varied, from their terms and conditions to their duration or renewal dates. The challenge for enterprises in general and project managers in particular is do better than just the default level of contract management which only swings into action when a contract has expired. The use of multiple content systems within an enterprise is a further complication. It becomes difficult or impossible to track or leverage contract content. The first advantage of Oracle WebCenter is to provide a repository capable of centralizing and…
  • Bringing Business Process Management to the World of Projects

    4 Aug 2014 | 12:03 pm
    The potential advantages of applying BPM (business process management) to project management are wide-ranging. Essentially, it’s all about process optimization – making organizations more efficient, effective and adaptive. The levels of savings that can be made and reductions in response time for both internal and external customers mean that improving business processes often tops the list of priorities for organizations and their CIOs. The challenge is to manage the real-world processes that often span several functional departments and their applications. Good BPM provides a solution…
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    What should you do – accept, mitigate, reduce or eliminate them? No, we’re not talking about those extra pounds that arrive uninvited at too many of our waistlines. We’re talking about risk in projects and the best way to plan for events that may or may not happen. Primavera Risk Analysis brings users the capability to model risks and understand the budget impacts (cost and time) of different options for handling them. But what is risk and how can we realistically deal with the inevitable complexity? Some quick information on some of the fundamentals involved may help. Risk or…
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  • Colocation Pricing Trends

    20 Aug 2014 | 3:57 am
    Colocation Pricing Trends Colocation used to be thought of as an expensive proposition, but through increased awareness (and rising in-house technological infrastructure costs) many companies have come to see colocation as an affordable alternative to internal solutions. More recently still, however, there have been murmurs that colocation costs are still falling due to increased competition in the industry, and perhaps, more widespread usage. As you might imagine, at ColoAdvisor, we pay very close attention to pricing trends in the data center industry. We thought we’d take the…
  • Data Center Tiers – What You Need to Know

    23 Jul 2014 | 3:01 pm
    What Customers Need To Know About Data Center Tiers Most clients in the market for a data center have an understanding of the different uptime tiers of service that a data center may provide. Tier I has no redundancies, and a minimum target uptime of 99.671, or a little over one day of downtime per year. Tier 4 systems boast independent, dual-powered HVAC with multiple redundancies in a fault-tolerant facility, with a minimum target uptime of 99.995%, or about 26 minutes of downtime per year. But Uptime Tier designations are not the whole story. In fact, relying merely on the title may net…
  • Relocating Your Data – 5 Things to Consider

    21 Jul 2014 | 4:01 am
    Relocating Your Data As the cost of IT infrastructure rises, more and more businesses are considering relocating their data into a 3rd party facility. After all, the information is core to your business mission, but the maintenance of the equipment and their special requirements probably isn’t. So as you begin looking into colocation, there will be various themes trumpeted at you: you’ll save money, you’ll improve reliability and security, and you’ll find it easier to scale up and down. Most of the information you’ll receive will be geared around your concerns about…
  • 3 Recent IT Disasters You May Have Forgotten

    7 Jul 2014 | 4:28 am
    “The only system which is truly secure is one which is switched off and unplugged locked in a titanium lined safe, buried in a concrete bunker, and is surrounded by nerve gas and very highly paid armed guards. Even then, I wouldn’t stake my life on it.” – Gene Spafford, Director, Computer Operations, Audit, and Security Technology (COAST) Project, Purdue University We’ve come to realize that no company is immune to IT disasters, even the big guys. Today we outline 3 incidents that involved  sabotage, hacking or backup failures. The goal of this post is to…
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    Data Center RFP Writing Services A RFP, or “Request For Proposal” document is commonly the first step when researching data centers. However, time and again, we have seen vague or poorly written RFPs go out to vendors, resulting in only vague or useless responses — if they respond at all. Then the proposal needs to either be rewritten, or the company will need to spend time and manpower following up with the vendors. Ideally, a RFP will be clear, concise, and outline the business’s needs with the appropriate level of detail. However, this can sometimes be difficult to…
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  • List of data breaches and cyber attacks in August

    Lewis Morgan
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:59 am
    August’s list is the longest since I started posting a monthly round-up of recent hacks. It doesn’t surprise me that it’s getting worse each month, though: after all, cyber threats are always increasing. Be sure to share this list with your friends and colleagues. Cyber threat...
  • Post-Data Breach Reputation Building

    Robert Siciliano
    30 Aug 2014 | 10:35 pm
    You WILL be hacked. Remember that mantra if you’re a business. Business leaders need to realize the effect that a data breach would have on customers and clients—an aftermath of distrust which can take a lot of time and money to rebuild. Interactions is a customer e...
  • Majority of Executives believe Attackers will overcome Corporate Defenses

    Robert Siciliano
    30 Aug 2014 | 4:48 pm
    Many technology executives don’t have a favorable outlook on their ability to sideswipe cybercriminals, according to research conducted by McKinsey and World Economic Forum.The research also shows that both big and small businesses lack the ability to make sturdy decisions, and st...
  • Family Identity Theft is Ugly

    Robert Siciliano
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:16 pm
    Identity theft isn’t just the stuff of exciting movie and TV dramas; this happens in real life—and often. In fact, that Target breach that made headlines, Neiman Marcus, those 1. 2 Billion records the Russian cyber gang hacked: all identity theft.In 2012, according to one re...
  • Information Overload in US Bank Hack

    Gwen Harkness
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    Most Notable Info One of the most notable topics of conversation today is the data breach of US Banks supposedly by Russian hackers.There is a lot of information being passed around but the facts seem to consistent: JP Morgan & Chase definitely suffered a hack,FBI is ...
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  • WinSCP connection to Ubuntu-Access Denied

    Mitesh Soni
    23 Aug 2014 | 1:52 am
    Port 22 is for SSH service Install openssh-server in ubuntu machine Command: apt-get install openssh-server Try connecting again. It should work.    The post WinSCP connection to Ubuntu-Access Denied appeared first on Basics of Java and Cloud Computing-MaxCDN Enabled.
  • Bare-Metal Cloud Beats Virtualization For Web And eCommerce Hosting

    Mitesh Soni
    11 Aug 2014 | 8:19 pm
    Here’s a question that many who enthusiastically embrace the cloud don’t seem to consider: who does cloud virtualization benefit? The cloud industry would have you believe that the checks are all in the client’s column, but for the vast majority of use-cases, and particularly those that involve web and eCommerce hosting, virtualization’s main benefits accrue to the vendor. If you recall, the first cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service platforms were developed by Internet giants like Amazon who had excess capacity that frequently sat idle. Virtualization allowed them to sell that excess…
  • Old vs. New Battle: Cloud-Based System vs. Traditional Business Phones

    Mitesh Soni
    18 Jul 2014 | 6:09 pm
    Maybe you’ve just moved your business into a new office and are considering what phone system will be best for your business. Or, maybe you’re already set up with office phones, and though you keep hearing about these new VoIP or “cloud-based” systems, you’re not quite sure what they are or if they’re right for you. One thing’s for sure: your business can’t thrive without phones! Technology is ever-changing and it’s frustrating – that’s understandable. But it changes because new and often improved solutions come along, so it’s important to keep an open mind. You made…
  • Google I/O 2014 is in Town: What Does it Have in Store for Developers

    Mitesh Soni
    9 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Google I/O – Mobile apps are the order of the day, and while the users across the globe are keenly lapping them up, there is no dearth of individuals and novice developers striving to create their first, perfect app. The trends dictate that the last 5 years have seen a slew of mobile app developers bursting onto the scene, and the number is only going to swell further. The GoogleI/O has been instrumental in guiding them learn the process with a sense of structure. And with the latest Google I/O 2014, things have got a velvet touch to them. ReadThe post Google I/O 2014 is in Town: What…
  • Book Review: VMware ESXi Cookbook

    Mitesh Soni
    27 Jun 2014 | 1:49 pm
    Book Review: VMware ESXi Cookbook-Over 130 task-oriented recipes to install, configure, and manage various vSphere 5.1 components just speaks volume about the cookbook. This book provides all the recipes which we normally need in end to end VMware vSphere development to usage activities. Interesting approach of installation with the auto deploy is icing on the cake. Every installation is explained step by step in huge details are covered to bring the depth in the discussion. Configuration and management of Networking and Storage are my favorite parts of book. Normally security is not covered…
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  • NaviSite launches two additional UK Cloud nodes

    1 Sep 2014 | 3:10 am
    NaviSite Europe Limited has launched two new NaviCloud Director nodes located in Woking and Redhill UK.
  • IDS and log management for vCloud Air

    1 Sep 2014 | 3:10 am
    Alert Logic says that its Alert Logic Threat Manager and Alert Logic Log Manager have achieved VMware Readyandreg; andndash; vCloudandreg; AirTM status. This designation indicates that the products have undergone technical validation within the vCloud Air environment and are supported on VMware vCloud Air.
  • CentriLogic acquires Adveniat Corporation

    1 Sep 2014 | 3:10 am
    Adveniat expands CentriLogicandrsquo;s global cloud managed hosting and co-location footprint and enables e-commerce and digital media customers to achieve substantial income tax benefits.
  • Capgemini opens SMAC digital innovation lab in Melbourne

    1 Sep 2014 | 3:10 am
    New Capgemini centre applies innovation of Social Mobile Analytics and Cloud technologies.
  • Cirba support for Amazon Web Services and Softlayer

    29 Aug 2014 | 3:10 am
    Cirba Inc. has announced support for Amazon Web Services (AWS) and IBMandrsquo;s Softlayer. These new capabilities will enable organisations to determine the best execution venue for applications whether on internal or external infrastructure while also providing management control and visibility across all enterprise workloads. Cirba is extending its support for internal VMware vCenter Microsoft Hyper-V IBM PowerVM on AIX and Red Hat Enterprise Virtualisation-based environments to external clouds so that customers can seamlessly manage hybrid cloud environments.
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  • ShepHertz Partners with Embarcadero to Help App Developers Reduce Time to Market

    28 Aug 2014 | 5:14 am
    Recently, ShepHertz has partnered with Embarcadero to help app developers build Apps on multiple platforms and also reduce the time to market. This will provide an opportunity to C++ developers as they will be able to create & publish iOS, … Continue reading → The post ShepHertz Partners with Embarcadero to Help App Developers Reduce Time to Market appeared first on .
  • How we used Grunt for our Appwarp JS SDK to Automate the Process

    Suyash Mohan
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:30 am
    The article put forth is to know how Grunt helped us to develop our Javascript SDK for AppWarp. The AppWarp JS SDK is originally written in Typescript, which is then trans compiled into Javascript. Typescript is a strict superset of … Continue reading → The post How we used Grunt for our Appwarp JS SDK to Automate the Process appeared first on .
  • Webinar: AppMethod – Integration with App42 Service

    23 Aug 2014 | 2:40 am
    In a cloud based scenario of today, developers need tools and services that will lead their Apps to have a successful engagement & retention rate. Realizing the importance of Backend services, ShepHertz & Embarcadero together bring to you a webinar “5 … Continue reading → The post Webinar: AppMethod – Integration with App42 Service appeared first on .
  • Make Rich Profile of App Users on the Cloud

    himanshu sharma
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:11 am
    Most of the time developers have a question, “how can we make user profile more interactive so that user can save his additional information along with user creation” ? App42 Cloud API provides a feature which helps the user to save additional … Continue reading → The post Make Rich Profile of App Users on the Cloud appeared first on .
  • Add File Storage Backend to Mobile App using Corona API

    Samita Mahajan
    8 Aug 2014 | 5:33 am
    App42 has recently added a simple but a very useful feature i.e, File upload using Corona SDK. Now you can easily upload your file on the cloud using this feature. File type supported are AUDIO, VIDEO , IMAGE , BINARY … Continue reading → The post Add File Storage Backend to Mobile App using Corona API appeared first on .
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     LG G3 review: The perfect flagship phone for early adopters   The Good  The LG G3 has a great camera, a brilliantly sharp display, a snappy quad-core processor, and a flat UI that makes Android 4.4 look good. LG's flagship has also improved on the previous model -- the new G3 comes with a removable battery and microSD card slot, both things the G2 lacked.The Bad  The new QHD display with its 2,560x1,440-pixel resolution is quite a power-hog, so the phone will barely last you a day without a charge.The Bottom Line  Possessing the right blend of features…
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    Install command line developer tools in OS XIf you need access to programming tools on your Mac, there are several ways to go about installing them. Part of OS X is its powerful command-line interface, where a competent or even novice programmer can make use of a number of tools for configuring and customizing the system, and make programs and scripts While OS X ships with a number of common commands, by default Apple does not include those that are used for checking out, compiling, and otherwise managing code for developing applications. If you need these tools for some reason, then there…
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  • Beyond PowerPoint: 5 Tips for More Effective Meetings

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

    Marc Shaw
    7 Aug 2014 | 11:58 am
    Like any profession, especially one tied so closely to technological development, IT has undergone several significant changes in recent years. One of these changes is the relationship of IT to the businesses and organizations they service. Operating within traditional paradigms, many businesses are lagging behind the field when it comes to maximizing their IT. Traditionally, IT has been seen as a means of support alone. The department’s role has been to provide functioning technology and services like email and documentation storage, along with updates and maintenance, and if something…
  • IT Mythbusting Part 5: Onsite Access Control Is Easier

    Marc Shaw
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:03 pm
    Part 5 of a five-part series examining common IT myths. Traditionally, technology adoption is said to progress in five stages: 1. Innovators, 2. Early Adopters, 3. Early Majority, 4. Late Majority, 5. Laggards. Currently, we are somewhere between stages three and four when it comes to the adoption of cloud computing. In this blog series, we’re taking a look at some common myths still preventing some businesses from making the change. The fifth and final myth we’re examining in today’s entry is one surrounding data security. According to market analysts, this concern is the primary one…
  • IT Mythbusting Part 4: Custody Means Security

    Marc Shaw
    21 Jul 2014 | 4:05 pm
    Part 4 of a five-part series examining common IT myths Cloud computing is rapidly moving from the wave of the future to the present reality with analysts reporting, for example, that Amazon’s Cloud has become the fastest growing software in history. However, many business owners, especially small businesses, are still holding out. We’re taking a look at some common myths that keep them from making the leap. One of the myths about cloud computing surrounds physical security. In fact, security is one of the most common concerns voiced among CEOs as an obstacle to move to the cloud, per…
  • IT Mythbusting Part 3: No One Knows Where My Data Is

    Marc Shaw
    11 Jul 2014 | 10:39 am
    Part 3 of a five-part series examining common IT myths Even though cloud computing has quickly gone mainstream, many business owners remain hesitant. One reason is because of the many myths still surrounding cloud computing. We’re examining several of these myths in our ongoing blog series. One issue with cloud computing is its very name. It sounds vague, ethereal; I guess my data is “somewhere up there.” The image of the cloud serves primarily to communicate dislocation, but seems to carry vague mystical overtones: people often think moving to the cloud means their data is somewhere in…
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  • Why Helion could be the game-changer the cloud has been waiting for

    Server Cloud Canada
    25 Aug 2014 | 8:15 am
    In today’s business world, everyone expects more of everything. Customers demand tighter security, faster transactions, and enhanced customer service. Business owners want superior visibility, higher availability, and the agility to scale for massive growth at a moment’s notice. At Server Cloud Canada, we’re seeing the move to the cloud as an enabler of game-changing benefits for everyone. When we started out five years ago, we thought we’d be a kind of standard resource for CPU, RAM, and storage—similar to the Amazons and Googles of the world. But what we turned out to be is…
  • Orchestrating your cloud with SCC and vCloud Director 5.5

    Jesse Locke
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:22 am
      What is vCloud Director? VMware vCloud Director is a software solution for service providers that enables secure cloud environments by pooling infrastructure resources into virtual data centers and exposing them to users through web-based portals and programmatic interfaces as fully automated, catalog-based services. A Dedicated Machine vs. A Dedicated Resource Pool ‘VMware vCloud Director’ gives administrators the ability to control all aspects of their cloud environment from one single pane of glass. The act of accessing and configuring dedicated (not shared) resources…
  • Do you have the skills to be secure in the cloud?

    Jesse Locke
    17 Jul 2014 | 7:34 am
    Cloud security isn’t hard or new. It’s really just traditional concepts and concerns applied to an ‘unseen’ and multi-tenant environment. For example: IT pros familiar with applying patches to a windows server in a back closet, are now, in the cloud model, applying those same patches via RDP. To correctly define, there are really five main architectural ‘methods’ for implementing and consuming cloud services and of course, the security concerns for each will vary. These models include familiar terms like SaaS and IaaS, private cloud and hybrid cloud etc. The (mostly)…
  • Announcing New Veeam Cloud Partnership | Server Cloud Canada

    Jesse Locke
    27 Jun 2014 | 8:29 am
    New Needs Are Prompting New Technology Investments We at Server Cloud Canada are very happy to announce our extended partnership with Veeam.  A relationship built on success and synergies with our 100% geographically diverse cloud based infrastructure. With Veeam’s ‘Backup and Replication’ recovery platform, you will never have to update another agent or recover another virtual machine from scratch again! Veeam Backup & Replication provides fundamental and far-reaching benefits over legacy backup tools to: Reduce backup and recovery time by 95% Reduce admin time by 90%…
  • Into the Cloud, go it alone or partner for success?

    Jesse Locke
    12 Jun 2014 | 7:20 am
    “If you build it they will come”.The old adage that was successful for Kevin Costner in ‘Field of Dreams’, may not necessarily be the best advice for IT organizations looking to break into cloud computing. Careful consideration must be given to leveraging pre-existing cloud infrastructure and creating a solid partnership with an existing infrastructure provider.   What makes a partnership successful? Great partnerships are not based solely on technology, but just as importantly, the people on both sides Trust is the most valuable asset – needs must be…
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  • Why is .NET Application Development a Preferred Choice of Skilled Developers?

    Kashif Anwar
    31 Aug 2014 | 10:28 pm
    Integrated with truly exceptional capabilities to deal with multiple programming paradigms, .NET still manages to be the one of the significant software frameworks offering best value to its end-users. Apart from this, the operational components, fine-tuned system characteristics, and functional environment provide developers much more facilitating, assertive, and comprehensive ways for developing the robust software applications. This amazing framework from Microsoft has gained popularity due to its cutting-edge technology that avails consistent yet dynamic approach in the easiest and quick…
  • Crucial Factors to Be Considered In Mobile Application Development

    Kashif Anwar
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:53 am
    Smartphones have become a huge success story of the last two decades and the devices are getting more powerful each year. Many of the businesses have achieved significant benefits with the utilization of mobile technology including the one developed for the industrial as well as commercial markets. The market for the iPad, iPhone, Windows and Blackberry mobile applications is heating up, more and more companies tend to divert their focus and investments towards the “Idea of next big mobile app”. The five most significant points involved in the mobile application development are: Business…
  • Take Your Business Profits a Level Higher With Expert Online Marketing Solutions

    Bhavna Singh
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:56 am
    Are you among online service providers?  Are you also looking for the ways that will help you to get best out of your business? Then, you must look for the online marketing solutions. Regardless of your current location, you can easily serve the needs of your clients through an effective online marketing program. It is considered as an excellent way to challenge the market competition. Most of the established web businesses might have requirement for the sophisticated tools like a gamut of eCommerce solutions. For newly designed websites, traffic building strategies play a very significant…
  • Myths Related To Endpoint Security Solutions

    Prateek Sinha
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:12 pm
    The technology’s sorry state related to the security is something repeatedly witnessed and commonly accepted. As the virtual machines have become a furniture-like part of both small and large businesses, safeguarding the data with these machines has start turning out to be a growing concern for most of the business owners. There are certain factors due to which virtual machine can be relied upon such as the efficiency they have for managing large amounts of customer data, applications and various transactions that are made  in a business. In other words, according to the latest news of…
  • Characteristics of a Good Application Development Service

    Kashif Anwar
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:55 pm
    There is a need of professional software development and business application programming services for the optimization of the internal and external progressing requirements of any business. These service providers will proficiently adept in helping clients to reach the goals they have set in terms of business. Not only this, also to improve a firm’s technical arrangements so that they can stay ahead of their respective competitors. Well-developed applications for business can serve as a strong foundation that will help your business to strive the business competently. The application…
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  • The technical and cultural changes of moving to the cloud

    27 Aug 2014 | 3:34 pm
    Moving to a cloud storage system often makes financial sense, but organisations typically overlook the shifts in thinking that it entails. At one level, cloud operations are a matter of technical strategy: there are infrastructure changes that have to take effect and that have to be adequately planned and carefully executed. What may not be appreciated are the cultural factors that such a move involves – and that these include both challenges and opportunities. Eradicating physical location The traditional CMDB (configuration management database) approach is closely linked to physical…
  • What is cloud sprawl, and are providers prepared for it?

    20 Aug 2014 | 5:23 am
    The current business landscape is changing. Employees with more than 26 weeks continuous service can now take advantage of new flexible working legislation, and more businesses than ever before are using the cloud in their day to day activities. However, this demand in access anywhere computing will inevitably lead to pressures placed on cloud providers, and data centres having to support these businesses. This growing increase in cloud solutions in a business is known as ‘cloud sprawl’. But is cloud sprawl good or bad? Whilst, for cloud providers, it might be great for business,…
  • Building an efficient data centre

    5 Aug 2014 | 1:03 pm
    If you’re looking for a data centre partner, you’ll probably have considered a number of factors in your decision. Price will inevitably be one. Physical location may be another. Uptime, responsiveness and proactivity of staff may be a third, which may be loosely combined under the heading of reliability. Increasingly, the carbon footprint of the facility and its efficiency are likely to feature on the list, too. But quite what this means in practice is hard to grasp. Efficiency: an elusive concept The holy grail is, of course, to maximise a data centre’s performance for its…
  • Four key factors in a data centre migration

    22 Jul 2014 | 5:26 am
    Migrating your IT infrastructure to a new location is no small undertaking. Get it right and you can expect a few years of relative peace as the systems you put in place take care of themselves. Get it wrong and you’ll never be able to stop fixing problems that could have been addressed before you even went live. Here are four key checks to make sure you get right. 1) Clean inventory First, this is the perfect opportunity for a fresh start. In fact, it’s likely to be the only one you have until you move again – so make the most of it. Nothing should leave the old place…
  • What can we expect from the data centre of the future?

    14 Jul 2014 | 4:20 am
    There’s always talk of the next big thing in cloud computing and data centres, but what do you think will happen in the data centre of the future? A study conducted by 451 Research, surveying 800 data centre professionals across the globe, found out some pretty interesting foresights into the industry, and how data centres will look by 2025. We’ve picked out the most interesting stats from the research and highlighted them below, so - what can we expect? Data centres will start to generate their own energy Not content with shifting to greener energy, data centres will become more…
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  • Google offering domain name services via Google Domains

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

    Oliver Marshall
    5 Aug 2014 | 3:35 am
    There’s a growing list of amazing apps for ChromeOS which is increasingly making it easier to use a Chromebook as your day to day device. Today sees the release of MiniLock, a new file encryption app. MiniLock, created by Nadim Kobeissi, encrypts single files ready to be sent to other users. The only requirement is that, as a Chrome App, both ends need to be running Chrome or ChromeOS. Hardly a deal breaker now-a-days. Here’s a quick guide to how to encrypt a file with MiniLock. When you start MiniLock you will be prompted for your email address and secure passphrase. The…
  • Googles Material design guidelines

    Oliver Marshall
    4 Aug 2014 | 3:48 am
    Googles upcoming Material interface design has started to show itself throughout their product range. The next version of Android, currently named L, will feature the Material design as standard and the it’s started to appear within Google Apps. Google have published a preview document for the Material design guidelines. While it’s not the most interesting of reads, the design features within it certainly give you a good understanding of what’s coming up for Googles range of apps, OSs and devices. Here’s are some videos from the Material Design guide showing some of…
  • Using Google+ Communities in the workplace

    Oliver Marshall
    1 Aug 2014 | 8:03 am
    Google+ communities have to be one of the stand out features of Google+. There’s such a range of communities and they provide such a great social and visual experience, wouldn’t it be great if you could use these in the workplace? In my day job over at G2 Support we’ve looked at how best to use Google+ communities for several clients. There seems to be a real desire to use something other than email for day to day communication between departments, teams and remote workers. So this leads to the question, can you drive staff engagement using Google+? Here’s three…
  • Update for Chrome OS coming through

    Oliver Marshall
    31 Jul 2014 | 7:09 am
    Google have released a new update for ChromeOS. This is classed as a “stable” update which means it will go on the machines of end users rather than developers or other brave soles signed up for the beta or dev updates. ChromeOS has been updated to 36.0.1985.138 for all Chrome OS devices. This build contains a number of bug fixes, and security updates. Your systems will be receiving updates over the next several days. The complete list of fixes and updates can be found here. I dare you to read it all
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  • Majority of companies using the cloud – are you?

    Jesse Frye
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:40 am
    Another day, another survey showing a majority of businesses are using cloud computing. A Verizon-commissioned study of 527 firms conducted by The Harvard Business Review discovered 70 percent of respondents are leveraging the technology. Overall, 74 percent cited the service as improving their competitive advantage and 71 percent of participants anticipate the cloud will reduce operational complexities.Siki Giunta, senior vice president of cloud, data center and connected solutions at Verizon, said it is easy to look at the survey's findings and believe it's just "vendor…
  • Higher education market moving all in with cloud computing

    Jesse Frye
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:19 am
    Businesses and government agencies aren't the only ones adopting cloud computing. In many respects, the technology has reached a level of acceptance that few tools have achieved in the past. Today, even colleges and universities are implementing cloud services to take full advantage of the solution's affordability and flexibility.A MarketsandMarkets report predicted the cloud-based higher education industry will total $12.4 billion by 2019, as the sector embraces the technology to reduce spending, maximize their real estate and help students and staff save time on certain tasks.
  • What’s the IT forecast look like? Cloudy with a chance of more clouds

    Jesse Frye
    25 Aug 2014 | 10:51 am
    There's a strong chance that most companies have at least heard of cloud computing by now. There's also a strong possibility that many businesses worldwide have already adopted the technology or are planning to do so in the near future, as a way to replace antiquated IT systems, promote employee collaboration and reduce operating costs, all while outsourcing management of these environments to a third-party vendor. Now, firms can focus on their brands instead of tech-related maintenance.Organizations that have kept cloud solutions at arm's length are doing themselves a…
  • Cloud computing is the future, not on-site equipment

    Jesse Frye
    25 Aug 2014 | 1:50 am
    Is your company still using on-site hardware and software to get the job done? This may have been how businesses used to operate for years, but times are changing, and it's all thanks to one technology. Cloud computing is no longer just a solution that may deliver results in the future like some previously suggested. Today, it is one of the most effective ways to replace aging equipment that is costly to maintain and implement more agile environments.InfoWorld's J. Peter Bruzzese asserted on-premise IT solutions do not have a future, encouraging organizations to transition to cloud…
  • Want to generate more revenue? Consider using the cloud

    Jesse Frye
    21 Aug 2014 | 1:58 am
    Small and medium-sized businesses may not have the deep pockets of large enterprises, but that does not mean they still can't generate revenue with innovative technologies. Take cloud computing, for example. The solution is influencing corporate operations, improving data access and promoting employee collaboration on an organizational-wide level. But the cloud's ability to fuel revenue is perhaps its greatest strength.For example, SMBs that replace legacy equipment, which is costly to maintain, with the cloud can free up internal resources and devote more time, energy and, of…
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