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  • Cloud Migration Getting Automated

    ARCHIMEDIUS
    Greg Ness
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:09 pm
    Consistent with multiple predictions about cloud migration getting easier I present a case study for a financial services company in Florida.  The case study was done last year, but it demonstrates the power of automation over manual processes and early tools: case study. “In 2013 we evaluated a variety of cloud migration tools,” commented Flamingo […]
  • The (not so) secret strategy these 10 customer service legends share

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    Austin Talbert
    1 Mar 2015 | 1:54 pm
    If you plan to thrive in the era of the customer, now is the time to improve your customer service. Regardless of how your customers view you today, to position your brand for the future you first need to examine your company culture and ensure customers are properly considered, i.e. squarely in the center. Instead of waxing philosophical about the value of a customer-centered culture and its power to revolutionize your customer service, let’s look to and learn from real-world examples. Let me introduce you to 10 of the best customer service organizations in the world. These beloved brands,…
  • Apple-IBM Partnership Sprouts Latest Set Of Apps At Mobile World Congress

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    Ron Miller
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
     When Apple and IBM announced a partnership last year, more than a few jaws dropped, but the two have been working together to create a new wave of enterprise-friendly apps — and announced the latest round to come out of the affiliation today at Mobile World Congress. At first glance, the meeting of these two companies may seem a case of technology making strange bedfellows, but they… Read More
  • [infographic] From Mainframes to Managed Cloud: How IT Workloads Have Evolved

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    Lizetta Staplefoote
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    We recently teamed up with Intel to develop an infographic charting the evolution of IT workloads. If you’ve been dying to know when the first email was sent, when BASIC was introduced, and which company first developed flash memory—you’ve come to the right place. More than half a century of IT innovation has resulted in lightning fast processor speeds, web scale computing, and an almost ubiquitous public cloud. Not to mention, technology has never been cheaper. Our 1966 IT ancestors were paying $1000 per MB of storage. Today, a terabyte of storage isn’t that much more than a few…
  • The Death of Traditional Integration

    In(tegrate) the Clouds
    dcunni
    8 Feb 2015 | 8:51 pm
    Recently I hosted a SnapLogic webinar featuring the company’s co-founder and CEO, Gaurav Dhillon, and industry analyst, author and practitioner David Linthicum called: The Death of Traditional Data Integration. The webinar was very well attended and the discussion was quite lively. I’ve posted sections of the transcript on the SnapLogic blog, you can also listen to the podcast on the company’s iTunes channel, and the slides are now on Slideshare. I’ve embedded the YouTube video below. Enjoy!
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  • Evolving the Next Generation of Production with DigitalFilm Tree and Rackspace

    Guillaume Aubuchon
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:10 am
    With Rackspace::Solve rapidly approaching, it’s my pleasure to share an update from all of us at DigitalFilm Tree, and what we like to call the Camera to Cloud Initiative — where we are looking to save Hollywood by eliminating physical transportation of media in the entertainment industry. Come see Guillaume speak at Rackspace Solve in San Francisco on March 4. Registration is free! While production today remains a highly physical process, we’re seeing buy-in from important players to overcome these technological hurdles — Disney being our major advocate. Our objective, with Rackspace…
  • Exploit Kits and CryptoWall 3.0

    Rob Discher
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:10 am
    Brad Duncan is a Security Analyst at Rackspace, where he investigates suspicious network activity.  Reviewing alerts on web traffic from Rackspace offices world-wide, we occasionally discover domains hosting exploit kits or other malicious files.  Our researchers investigate these leads to gather malware samples, identify threat actors, and determine other indicators of malicious activity.  This blog entry discusses one such recent investigation. … A new version of CryptoWall was reported in January 2015. CryptoWall is now at version 3.0. This new version appeared after…
  • The Growing Market for Managed Cloud

    John Engates
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    With the cloud landscape continuing to mature, we see the cloud market bifurcating into two segments. The first segment is unmanaged infrastructure that we know today as IaaS. The other segment is cloud that includes managed services, also known as managed cloud.As Rackspace pushes to extend its leadership position as the #1 managed cloud company, we are focused on the massive market opportunity that lies ahead with companies that will require managed cloud to be successful. Today, 451 Research released a report detailing the findings of a recent study on the Total Addressable Market for the…
  • [infographic] From Mainframes to Managed Cloud: How IT Workloads Have Evolved

    Lizetta Staplefoote
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    We recently teamed up with Intel to develop an infographic charting the evolution of IT workloads. If you’ve been dying to know when the first email was sent, when BASIC was introduced, and which company first developed flash memory—you’ve come to the right place. More than half a century of IT innovation has resulted in lightning fast processor speeds, web scale computing, and an almost ubiquitous public cloud. Not to mention, technology has never been cheaper. Our 1966 IT ancestors were paying $1000 per MB of storage. Today, a terabyte of storage isn’t that much more than a few…
  • First Class Service With In-Place Upgrades: Rackspace Private Cloud Version 10

    Darrin Hanson
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    In addition to stability and scalability, enterprises need a private cloud that is highly available and can be upgraded without experiencing downtime or impacting critical business operations. In fact, several industry analysts have cited the pain of upgrading from one release to the next as an inhibitor to OpenStack adoption in the enterprise. Today, with our Rackspace Private Cloud Version 10 release, we eliminate the upgrade barrier and build on the foundation we delivered with Rackspace Private Cloud Version 9, which includes our industry-leading 99.99% OpenStack API uptime guarantee.
 
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  • Be Careful About Being a Meddling Startup CEO

    Mark Suster
    19 Feb 2015 | 7:01 am
    I recently wrote a post talking about how some VCs meddle in operating company decisions or some executive teams are too reliant on VCs to jump in and make hard calls for them. Fred Wilson also wrote on a similar topic in his usual more succinct manner, with a great quote being: “One thing I know for sure is that those who advise and invest in startups cannot and should not meddle in the day to day decision making. It’s harmful and hurtful to the startup and those that lead it. So operating at a higher level, helping to set the framework for decision making and then sitting down and…
  • Vancouver OpenStack Summit – EMC Federation Presentations

    Randy Bias
    19 Feb 2015 | 6:50 am
    Voting for presentations at the Vancouver OpenStack Summit is now open.  Please help us by voting on the sessions submitted by EMC Federation speakers along with any other sessions that cover topics that might interest you.  Please vote at your earliest convenience since each vote helps! OpenStack community members are voting on presentations to be presented at the OpenStack Summit, May 18-22, in Vancouver, Canada. Hundreds of high-quality submissions were received, and your votes can help determine which ones to include in the schedule. PDF containing all of the submissions by the EMC…
  • The Future of OpenStack’s EC2 APIs

    Randy Bias
    12 Feb 2015 | 1:29 pm
    Recently, some more talk was had around the future of the EC2 APIs, beginning with some comments on the openstack-operators mailing list, followed by threads on the dev and foundation mailing list.  This ultimately resulted in a suggested commit to officially “deprecate” the EC2 APIs from Nova.  This commit was rejected, but make sure you read through the commentary if you have time.  Some really great perspective.  If you don’t here’s my basic summation: Many people still very much care about the EC2 and AWS APIs and are quite concerned about their state and the lack of attention…
  • Why Most Online Video Companies Will Fail

    Mark Suster
    8 Feb 2015 | 9:10 pm
    I live in LA and fund startups. So you can imagine that I see a lot of video startups. Most will fail. I repeat the same mantra to every one I see. “You can’t build a large online video company. You have to build a large online tech company that distributes video.” I try to explain this to every team I see and I’m not being flippant. What most people never understood about Maker Studios is that much of their growth came through technology innovation and advantages on our back-end the most people didn’t even know about. There’s a reason that Maker pulled away while most online…
  • Here’s What The @NYTimes Should Teach Its Writers About Social Media

    Mark Suster
    5 Feb 2015 | 6:33 am
    Not everybody likes the NY Times. I happen to be a long-time fan and paid subscriber. I mostly read the op eds and have for years. I count amongst my favorite people to read from the left & the right as David Brooks, Thomas Friedman & Paul Krugman (and was a big fan of the late William Saffire). I also read almost every Maureen Dowd post even though I don’t always agree with her politics or viewpoints I find it interesting to get other perspectives than my own. So it’s a disappointment to me that these esteemed journalists haven’t adapted to the modern media – to social…
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  • Apple-IBM Partnership Sprouts Latest Set Of Apps At Mobile World Congress

    Ron Miller
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
     When Apple and IBM announced a partnership last year, more than a few jaws dropped, but the two have been working together to create a new wave of enterprise-friendly apps — and announced the latest round to come out of the affiliation today at Mobile World Congress. At first glance, the meeting of these two companies may seem a case of technology making strange bedfellows, but they… Read More
  • Silent Circle Outs Blackphone 2, Blackphone+ Tablet As It Zeroes In On Enterprise Security

    Natasha Lomas
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
     A sequel to last year’s pro-privacy Android smartphone Blackphone has just been announced, here at the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, along with a tablet device, called Blackphone+. Read More
  • Two Semiconductor Companies You Haven’t Heard Of Are Merging In A $40B Deal

    Alex Wilhelm
    1 Mar 2015 | 7:19 pm
     What is worth $40 billion, and isn’t Uber? The union of NXP Semiconductors, and Freescale Semiconductor. The two companies announced a “definitive agreement” today that will see Freescale shareholders pick up 0.3521 NXP shares and $6.26 in cash for each of their current shares. Freescale is known for its work in embedded chips, its website noting a focus on the Internet of… Read More
  • Who Wins The Battle of The Disrupted Tech Giants: HP Or IBM?

    Ron Miller,Alex Wilhelm
    26 Feb 2015 | 2:37 pm
     It’s been a rough several years for the once-mighty technology behemoths, HP and IBM, and while each has the cash and resources to chug along for years to come, both companies have struggled to find a foothold in a fast-changing market. HP once represented the archetypal Silicon Valley company, a pillar of the computer world, a place where a teenage Steve Jobs worked one summer and cut… Read More
  • With $50M Boost, Silent Circle Aims Blackphone At Enterprise Security

    Natasha Lomas
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:55 am
     Encrypted comms company Silent Circle, one half of the SGP Technologies joint venture behind the pro-privacy Android smartphone Blackphone, has just announced it’s reached an agreement to buy out its hardware partner, Spanish smartphone maker Geeksphone. Read More
 
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    All Things Distributed

  • Back-to-Basics Weekend Reading - Distributed Snapshots: Determining Global States of a Distributed System

    Werner Vogels
    27 Feb 2015 | 3:30 pm
    Several problems in Distributed Systems can be seen as the challenge to determine a global state. In the classical "Time, Clocks and the Ordering of Events in a Distributed System" Lamport had laid out the principles and mechanisms to solve such problems, and the Distributed Snapshots algorithm, popularly know as the Chandy-Lamport algorithm, is an application of that work. The fundamental techniques in the Distributed Snapshot paper are the secret sauce in many distributed algorithms for deadlock detection, termination detection, consistent checkpointing for fault tolerance, global predicate…
  • Back-to-Basics Weekend Reading - RAID: High-Performance, Reliable Secondary Storage

    Werner Vogels
    20 Feb 2015 | 3:30 pm
    Disk arrays, which organize multiple, independent disks into a large, high-performance logical disk, were a natural solution to dealing with constraints on performance and reliability of single disk drives. The term "RAID" was invented by David Patterson, Garth A. Gibson, and Randy Katz at the University of California, Berkeley in 1987. In their June 1988 paper "A Case for Redundant Arrays of Inexpensive Disks (RAID)" they argued that the top performing mainframe disk drives of the time could be beaten on performance by an array of the inexpensive drives that had been developed for the…
  • AWS Certification for DevOps Engineers

    Werner Vogels
    18 Feb 2015 | 9:30 am
    One of our guiding principles at AWS is to listen closely to our customers and the feedback that I am getting about our training and certification program is very positive. Many architects and engineers know the Cloud is the future of development and IT and the are gearing up to be as succesful as possible in this new normal. This is why I’m excited to announce the availability of a new Professional level certification from AWS that has been high on the list of our customers. With the growing adoption of cloud computing, we see more of our customers establishing DevOps practices within…
  • Back-to-Basics Weekend Reading - Exploring Complex Networks

    Werner Vogels
    13 Feb 2015 | 9:30 am
    After a year of absence I am bringing back the Back to Basic Weekend Reading Series. We'll continue to look at the fundamental works of Computer Science and Engineering, and other interesting technical works. We will start this year with a topic that spans many sciences: that of complex networks. It is relevant to everything from biology, life sciences, social sciences to computer engineering. There is no one better suitable to teach us about the fundamentals of complex networks than Steven Strogatz, the well known author and applied mathematics professor from Cornell University. You can find…
  • The Easiest Way to Compute in the Cloud – AWS Lambda

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

  • The Emerging Science of Digital Forensics

    Kevin L. Jackson
    24 Feb 2015 | 1:22 pm
    By Melvin GreerManaging Director, Greer Institute for Leadership and Innovation Without question, the rise in cyberleaks, nation-state cyber terrorism and the beach of consumer data across multiple industry domains has led to a heightened awareness of the enterprise and personal responsibilities associated with cybersecurity. The consumerization of IT and the adoption of cloud, mobile and social media by enterprise organizations is opening a new threat landscape and new threat vectors. Everyone is affected and everyone is talking about it, from senior executives to teenagers.In its…
  • African-Americans and STEM careers: Getting a foot in the door

    Kevin L. Jackson
    16 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    By Sandra K. JohnsonTechnology leadership is driven by the innovation and creativity of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) professionals. STEM careers offer some of the highest-paying jobs and the potential for a high quality of life. However, the realization of such promises has not benefited all segments of the U.S. population, including African-Americans. As we celebrate Black History Month, I share a few facts on this issue, suggest sources for solutions and profile African-American technology trailblazers. Silicon Valley’s most innovative technology companies…
  • U.S. Department of Defense sets its cloud security guidelines

    Kevin L. Jackson
    12 Feb 2015 | 8:03 am
    By Jodi Kohut Those watching federal cloud security in the defense space were pleased to learn the Defense DOD Cloud Computing Security Requirements Guide (v1) (SRG) last month. This 152-page document outlines the security requirements that Department of Defense (DOD) mission owners must adhere to when procuring cloud-based services. While the document is very thorough and is required reading if you currently, or intend to provide, cloud-based services to the DOD, I wanted to cover some of the things that stood out to me.Information Systems Agency (DISA) released the CSPs are not…
  • Circles are good for the economy

    Kevin L. Jackson
    9 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    Contrary to what your mother may have told you, going in circles is sometimes a good thing. When it comes to our economy, it is actually a great thing.Throughout history, society has built itself up by transforming raw materials into finished, usable products. This manufacturing process has always been linear in that:Materials (sand, iron, gold, etc.) are evaluated for purpose and taken from nature.Modified and refined as necessary, these materials are combined and recombined into the services and products we use every day, until…Their usefulness to society wanes and the everyday products…
  • 2015 National Chief Information Security Officer Survey

    Kevin L. Jackson
    4 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    Cybersecurity breaches are seemingly making headline news every day. Recent cases have highlighted identity theft, the loss of personal financial data, and the disclosure of sensitive national security information.  The executive in the hot seat for preventing these failures is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO).In order to better understand the challenges and concerns of this critical professional community, the 2015 National CISO Survey is now being conducted.  Commissioned by the National Cybersecurity Institute at Excelsior College, this data will be used to develop…
 
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  • Cloud Migration Getting Automated

    Greg Ness
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:09 pm
    Consistent with multiple predictions about cloud migration getting easier I present a case study for a financial services company in Florida.  The case study was done last year, but it demonstrates the power of automation over manual processes and early tools: case study. “In 2013 we evaluated a variety of cloud migration tools,” commented Flamingo […]
  • Cloud DR- Asheville CIO Feldman Lands Another Cloud Best Practices Award

    Greg Ness
    16 Feb 2015 | 10:04 pm
    As you might remember the City of Asheville won the City on a Cloud best practices Grand Prize in 2014 from AWS.  Last week CIO Feldman received a CIO Impact award for excellence in cloud computing from Frost and Sullivan.  Asheville used AWS as a secondary data center (cloud DR) to reduce costs and increase trust […]
  • Impinj Increases Trust in Hybrid Cloud with CloudVelox

    Greg Ness
    12 Feb 2015 | 10:26 am
    On the continued theme of increasing trust in the cloud this week I’m adding a great quote published today by Impinj’s IT leader Morgan Van Wely.  Also a special call out to CloudVelox partner Options IO who partnered with CloudVelox and Impinj. ====== CloudVelox Closes $15 million in Series C Funding Adds Cisco Investments as […]
  • Hybrid Cloud DR Payoffs: Cost Savings plus Enhanced Trust

    Greg Ness
    6 Feb 2015 | 11:27 am
    Cloud DR is as much about trust as it is about cost savings. A few weeks ago I had an email exchange with an exec at a semiconductor company that had just deployed Cloud DR on AWS, replacing a dedicated facility in another state.  As I asked him about the project I expected to hear […]
  • Asheville CIO Nails the Cloud DR Value Prop, Takes Efficiency and Trust to New Level

    Greg Ness
    29 Jan 2015 | 10:23 am
    Just saw Why Asheville’s CIO Trusts the Cloud with His City this morning.  CIO Feldman has always been a trailblazer.  Yet I think he nailed the value proposition of the cloud for city governments operating under the strains of limited IT budgets and growing service demands: A disaster recovery center is by definition redundant. Redundancy […]
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  • Is cloud computing secure enough for spies? CIA bets on Amazon - ZDNet

    2 Mar 2015 | 8:54 am
    ZDNetIs cloud computing secure enough for spies? CIA bets on AmazonZDNetWhen you think spy agencies and the cloud, you probably think about the National Security Agency (NSA) snooping on the cloud. Well, guess what? Intelligence agencies use the cloud for their own IT as well. Or, at least the Central Intelligence Agency The myth about how Amazon's Web service started just won't dieNetwork WorldIBM overtakes AWS in cloud race to close in on MicrosoftComputer Business ReviewThe Untaggables: Allocating All Cloud CostsCloudTweaks Newsall 5 news articles »
  • Progress Extends Rollbase Cloud App Tools to HP Helion OpenStack - The VAR Guy

    2 Mar 2015 | 5:37 am
    Progress Extends Rollbase Cloud App Tools to HP Helion OpenStackThe VAR Guy... of thousands of potential new business users with the recent certification of Progress Software's Rollbase platform, designed for the development and deployment of cloud-based apps, for HP's distribution of the open source cloud-computing platform.
  • Intel's Cloud Computing VP: 5 Years From Now We'll Be Wondering What ... - Benzinga

    2 Mar 2015 | 4:48 am
    Intel's Cloud Computing VP: 5 Years From Now We'll Be Wondering What BenzingaAlthough Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC) was quite late in the mobile computing chip space, letting companies like QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOM) to be the market leader in that space, it is bridging the gap fast with innovation in both the computing ...and more »
  • Cloud Computing & Big Data - SparkIndata, led by Atos, selected as a world ... - Nasdaq

    2 Mar 2015 | 1:15 am
    Cloud Computing & Big Data - SparkIndata, led by Atos, selected as a world NasdaqCloud Computing and Big Data transform our environment profoundly and have an impact on all industrial activities and services. Mastering them is a key element of our competitiveness", comments Louis Schweitzer, High Commissioner of "Investments for ...
  • Cloud Computing & Virtualization Will Help the BFSI IT Market in India Gain ... - Rock Hill Herald (press release)

    1 Mar 2015 | 6:15 pm
    Cloud Computing & Virtualization Will Help the BFSI IT Market in India Gain Rock Hill Herald (press release)According to the latest report, there is an increase in adoption of cloud computing and virtualization in the banking, financial services and insurance (BFSI) industry. Financial organizations have started cutting their capital investment and costs and more »
 
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  • Agile Application Migration & Modernization By @AppZero_Inc | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

    2 Mar 2015 | 10:19 am
    The market transition from education and evaluation to remediation is marching along as the End of Support (EOS) nears for Windows Server 2003. The market has moved from being unaware of the challenge that EOS would pose for most IT organizations at the beginning of 2014 to POCs, trials, and evaluating how to get help with these projects by the end of 2014. You can get a sense of how the market has moved by reading the 2014 Windows Server 2003 End of Support Survey Results.read more
  • Announcing @OpenDataCenters to Exhibit at @CloudExpo New York [#Cloud]

    2 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    SYS-CON Events announced today that Open Data Centers (ODC), a carrier-neutral colocation provider, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Open Data Centers is a carrier-neutral data center operator in New Jersey and New York City offering alternative connectivity options for carriers, service providers and enterprise customers. read more
  • 10 Key Release Management Metrics By @Plutora | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

    2 Mar 2015 | 8:30 am
    These are some the Key Release Management Metrics our clients use to continually tune their release management process. 1. Number of Changes pending future system releases (Backlog) 2. Number of Successful Changes within a Release 3. Number of Failed Changes in a Release (Percentage of Failed Changes) 4. Number of Outages Caused by a Release 5. Number of Incidents Caused by a Releaseread more
  • The Secure Path to Value in the Cloud By @Windstream | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

    2 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    Even as cloud and managed services grow increasingly central to business strategy and performance, challenges remain. The biggest sticking point for companies seeking to capitalize on the cloud is data security. Keeping data safe is an issue in any computing environment, and it has been a focus since the earliest days of the cloud revolution. Understandably so: a lot can go wrong when you allow valuable information to live outside the firewall. Recent revelations about government snooping, along with a steady stream of well-publicized data breaches, only add to the uncertaintyread more
  • The Emerging Science of Digital Forensics | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

    2 Mar 2015 | 6:45 am
    Without question, the rise in cyberleaks, nation-state cyber terrorism and the beach of consumer data across multiple industry domains has led to a heightened awareness of the enterprise and personal responsibilities associated with cybersecurity. The consumerization of IT and the adoption of cloud, mobile and social media by enterprise organizations is opening a new threat landscape and new threat vectors. Everyone is affected and everyone is talking about it, from senior executives to teenagers.read more
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  • The myth about how Amazon's Web service started just won't die - Network World

    2 Mar 2015 | 9:54 am
    The myth about how Amazon's Web service started just won't dieNetwork WorldThere's a rumor that goes around cloud circles about how Amazon.com created what is now the multi-billion dollar infrastructure as a service (IaaS) cloud computing industry in the early 2000s. Some people wrongly assume that Amazon had spare, excess ...and more »
  • Observations on the Canadian government cloud RFI - IT World Canada (blog)

    2 Mar 2015 | 7:57 am
    Observations on the Canadian government cloud RFIIT World Canada (blog)... strategies for adopting cloud solutions. The final closing date for submissions was January 30, 2015 so the responses are now being reviewed. This RFI is part of a consultative process that is being used to formulate a cloud computing strategy for
  • HP to Buy Aruba for $2.7 Billion - Barron's (blog)

    2 Mar 2015 | 7:51 am
    HP to Buy Aruba for $2.7 BillionBarron's (blog)We believe the split then M&A strategy to bulk up its product wings is a path its tech stalwart brethren EMC should look hard at (e.g. VMware) as the “status quo” in this age of cloud computing and next generation datacenter paradigm shift is a flawed and more »
  • IBM overtakes AWS in cloud race to close in on Microsoft - Computer Business Review

    2 Mar 2015 | 6:40 am
    IBM overtakes AWS in cloud race to close in on MicrosoftComputer Business ReviewComing in behind Microsoft who retained the number one spot, IBM's leap from 6th to 2nd was put down to the planned $4 billion investment to grow revenue in areas like cloud computing to $40 billion by 2018. ... Focused on how influential each firm or
  • Walmart doubles down on OpenStack - InfoWorld

    2 Mar 2015 | 3:13 am
    InfoWorldWalmart doubles down on OpenStackInfoWorld[ Learn all about the private cloud -- a key trend in IT -- with InfoWorld's Private Cloud Digital Spotlight. Download it today! | Stay up on the cloud with InfoWorld's Cloud Computing blog. ] Juneja himself jumped on the OpenStack bandwagon early when and more »
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  • แอดิเลด (Adelaide)

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    23 Feb 2015 | 3:46 am
    ดังนั้นหากคุณกำลังจะไปทัวร์ออสเตรเลีย เมืองที่คุณไม่ควรพลาดเลยก็คือ เมืองแอดิเลด (Adelaide) ซึ่งเป็นเมืองเอกของรัฐเซาท์ออสเตรเลีย ซึ่งอยู่ในอันดับที่ 9 จาก 10 ของการจัดอันดับสถานที่น่าท่องเที่ยวที่สุดในโลกปี 2557…
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    28 Jan 2015 | 2:11 am
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  • Goodbye GoDaddy

    James Hamilton
    22 Feb 2015 | 11:48 pm
    Back in 2005, I maintained a blog accessible only inside of Microsoft where I worked at the time. Having the blog internal to the company allowed confidential topics to be discussed openly, but over time, I found much of what I was writing about might be useful externally. And I knew, if I wanted to have a broader dialog on some topics it would simply have to be external. So, in 2007 I moved the Perspectives blog  external. I already had a boating web site at mvdirona.com hosted with GoDaddy since 2002, so I put the perspectives.mvdirona.com blog there. perspectives.mvdirona.com Nov 26,…
  • Why Renewable Energy (Alone) Won’t Fully Solve the Problem

    James Hamilton
    29 Nov 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Back in 2007, the audacious RE<C project was started. The goal of RE<C was simple: make renewable energy less costly than coal and let economics do the hard work of converting the worlds energy producers to go renewable.I blogged the project in Solving World Problems With Economic Incentives summarizing the project with “the core idea is that, if renewable energy sources were cheaper the coal, economic forces would quickly make the right thing happen and we would actually stop burning coal. I love the approach but it is fiendishly difficult.” Unfortunately, RE<C really was…
  • AWS re:Invent Conference

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

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

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

  • Red Hat Forms OpenShift Commons to Drive Open Source PaaS Innovation

    Jason Verge
    2 Mar 2015 | 11:04 am
    Red Hat has unveiled OpenShift Commons, a new community initiative around its open source Platform-as-a-Service OpenShift and the technologies it is based upon. Red Hat’s OpenShift combines best-of-breed open source technologies, including OpenShift Origin, Docker, Google Kubernetes, Project Atomic. Commons is a community of communities. The project can be seen as a bridge between them, designed to facilitate sharing of knowledge. The Commons will work towards best practices and enable collaboration on dependencies to advance open source PaaS. OpenShift is already a very open project, with…
  • Report: NTT In Talks To Acquire German Data Center Provider E-Shelter

    Jason Verge
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:12 am
    Japan’s NTT Communications is reportedly in talks to acquire German data center service provider e-shelter, Nikkei business daily reported. The price tag is around $830 million, according to a Reuters report that cited an anonymous source. It would give NTT a robust data center footprint in the German market, the second largest data center market in Europe. E-shelter has an almost singular focus in the market, with 8 data centers in Germany. In the Frankfurt region alone, the company operates 650,000 square feet across three data centers. NTT operates data centers globally and has one data…
  • The Business Case for Mainframe Modernization or Migration

    Industry Perspectives
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:30 am
    Adam Redd is vice president of development for GT Software. New expectations from customers, internal operations leaders, employees and competitors are forcing companies in a variety of industries to innovate and do so quickly. So how can an IT department best align technology with business objectives to meet this escalating pressure for innovation? And more importantly, how do they do it and keep within ever-tightening budget constraints? What’s Keeping Business and IT Leaders Up at Night? With these complex business demands taking center stage, CIOs and IT professionals—along with their…
  • Is it Time to Put a ‘For Sale’ Sign on Your Data Center?

    Yevgeniy Sverdlik
    2 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    If you are a corporation that has a data center that’s reasonably up to date, this may be a good time to sell it. You’ll get out of the business of data center management, recoup millions of dollars of capital, and prevent losing any more money to depreciation. If you sell it, you can stay in the facility as a tenant and use the money you made from the deal to upgrade the infrastructure. That, essentially, is the case Sean Brady, senior director at the commercial real estate firm Cushman & Wakefield, is making in an appeal to operators to consider a data center sale-leaseback…
  • Top 5 Data Center Stories, Week of February 27th

    Yevgeniy Sverdlik
    28 Feb 2015 | 2:30 pm
    For your weekend reading, we present a recap of five noteworthy stories that appeared on Data Center Knowledge this past week. Apple to Spend $2B on Two Massive European Data Centers – Apple will undertake its biggest European data center project to date, investing around $1.9 billion on two massive data centers in Ireland and Denmark. The new data centers will be powered entirely by renewable energy. Both data centers are expected to begin operations in 2017 and will employ hundreds. OpenStack vs CloudStack: the Platforms and the Cloud APIs – Cloud services are fighting for…
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    Nati Shalom's Blog

  • Achieving 100% Uptime and 139% Increase in Holiday Online Sales: Lessons Learned

    Nati Shalom
    4 Feb 2015 | 10:35 am
    Background You don’t need to be an expert to realize that a failure of an eCommerce site during Black Friday or Cyber Monday is a disastrous event, leading to huge loss in revenue and reputation for the retailer. As the share of eCommerce accounts increases to more than 8% of total US retail sales this year, the impact of failure becomes more significant - not just to the site itself, but on the the overall economy. A study on the subject, compiled by Joyent and New Relic, showed that 86% of companies experienced one or more episodes of downtime last holiday season. At the same time, 58% of…
  • Making Hybrid Cloud Simple and Real with vCloud Air, TOSCA and Cloudify

    Nati Shalom
    3 Feb 2015 | 8:23 am
    While hybrid cloud has been a mainstay discussion in the cloud world for quite some time now (note this post of mine on hybrid cloud from 2011, when CloudStack was still Cloud.com), the reality is that setting up hybrid cloud has proven a fairly complex process. Therefore we've seen only a few real implementations of true hybrid cloud in the wild. In this post, I  wanted to describe the joint work that we've invested together with the VMware cloud team to change this reality and finally make the hybrid cloud story simple and possible. vCloud Air makes hybrid cloud truly simple and real While…
  • PaaS vs Docker - why is it such a heated debate?

    Nati Shalom
    16 Dec 2014 | 7:11 am
    Docker started as just a software container on top of a Linux operating system which seemed like a simple optimization for a fat hypervisor. Its disruptive force however comes from the fact that it does force us to rethink many of the layers of the cloud stack. Starting from the way we handle configuration management, through the way we handle networking and build systems, and even microservices. Not all of this is directly related to Docker per se, but that’s the difference between thinking of Docker as a container, and Docker as a change agent or a movement.  Aside from Docker’s…
  • Do I Need PaaS if I Use Docker?

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

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

  • AWS Week in Review – February 23, 2015

    Jeff Barr
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, February 23 We launched a Cost Explorer Update, with More Filtering and Grouping Dimensions. We announced support for Data Pipeline Roles and Tags, along with some Security Improvements. We announced that the EC2 Container Service is now Available in the US West (Oregon) Region. A post on the AWS Application Management Blog discussed Scheduling Automatic Deletion of Application Environments. The AWS Partner Network Blog announced a New Line-of-Business AWS Test Drive – Available from APN Advanced Technology Partner…
  • New Elastic Load Balancer Checks for AWS Trusted Advisor

    Jeff Barr
    26 Feb 2015 | 2:59 pm
    We’re adding four new checks to AWS Trusted Advisor. As you may know, AWS Trusted Advisor inspects your AWS environment and looks for ways to save money, increase performance & reliability, and to help close security gaps. Today’s checks are for Elastic Load Balancing, with a focus on security and fault tolerance. Security Checks The following new checks are designed to help you to improve the security profile of your Elastic Load Balancers: ELB Listener Security – This check looks for load balancers that do not use recommended security configurations or protocols. It checks to see…
  • Custom ODBC/JDBC Drivers and Query Visualization for Amazon Redshift

    Jeff Barr
    26 Feb 2015 | 1:28 pm
    A few months ago, I discussed 20 new features from Amazon Redshift, our petabyte-scale, fully managed data warehouse service that lets you get started for free and costs as little as $1,000 per TB per year. The Amazon Redshift team has released over 100 new features since the launch, with a focus on price, performance, and ease of use. Customers are continuing to unlock powerful analytics using the service, as you can see from recent posts by IMS Health, Phillips, and GREE. My colleague Tina Adams sent me a guest post to share some more Amazon Redshift updates. I’ll let her take over from…
  • AWS Podcast #100 – Week in Review + Stefano Bellasio of Cloud Academy

    Jeff Barr
    24 Feb 2015 | 10:45 am
    After some fits and starts, I am now recording and producing the AWS Podcast on a regular basis. I am committed to releasing at least one new episode every week, with a stretch goal of two! Last week I spent some a couple of days at the AWS Pop-up Loft in San Francisco! With my trusty Zoom H5 recorder nearby, I sat down in the (relatively) quiet basement of the Loft and interviewed a total of six startups and AWS partners. I’ll be editing and publishing them as quickly as possible. My first guest was Stefano Bellasio of Cloud Academy: We talked about what Cloud Academy does, and how it…
  • New in the AWS Marketplace – Oracle Linux

    Jeff Barr
    24 Feb 2015 | 9:27 am
    Version 6.6 of Oracle Linux is now available in AWS Marketplace, with both hourly and annual pricing: The 64-bit Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel was designed to provide scalability, reliability, and performance improvements for demanding enterprise applications, including Enterprise Oracle workloads. This is a fully supported way to run Oracle Linux on AWS. Patches and updates are available from Oracle; 24×7 premium support is available through Orbitera. The AMI (HVM) makes use of EBS volumes for storage and is recommended for use on the c3.large instance type (it can also be run on many…
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    Cohesive Blog

  • Guest Post from Patty’s Pioneers - Peter Horne Exposes Lenovo Security Risk

    Margaret Walker
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Patty’s Pioneer, Peter Horne, Exposes Lenovo Security RiskOriginally posted on Customers.com on  Friday, February 27, 2015 by Patricia SeyboldThings have been buzzing on our private email listserv over the past two months. Peter Horne, one of the most active members of Patty’s Pioneers*, began discussing a troubling problem he had found on a Lenovo computer he purchased in Sydney, Australia in early January, 2015.Peter Horn, image via Customers.comPete quickly discovered malware on his new computer. He realized that this malware—Superfish Adware—had been pre-installed at the…
  • Security, Cloud and Networking Weekly News Roundup: February 23 - 27

    Margaret Walker
    27 Feb 2015 | 11:00 am
    This week's news in cloud, networking, and security - the week of February 23rd: Cyberattackers have free rein in a victim's systems for median of 205 days before detection, and some breaches "can go undetected for years," says a new report from FireEye. Also, 69% of organizations breached in 2014 learned of the attack from a third party Fewer Enterprises Able To Detect Hacks on Their OwnWorldwide enterprise software spending is on track to hit $335 billion. This is a 5.5% increase from 2014. Data center systems worldwide are also projected to pass $143 billion in 2015.  IT spending…
  • Guard Against Cyberattacks - Application Segmentation and Security

    Margaret Walker
    24 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    Originally published on the Illinois Technology Association blog on 2/9/20152014 saw more than 697 separate data breaches in the U.S., according to an October report from the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC). The organization estimates the 2014 attacks exposed over 81,443,910 personal records of customers, patients, partners and employees. Organizations are now facing potential exploitation by hackers, criminal gangs, foreign governments, and even disgruntled employees.Just last week, a large health insurance company was attacked, exposing over 80 Million patient and employee…
  • Security, Cloud and Networking Weekly News Roundup: February 16 - 20

    Margaret Walker
    20 Feb 2015 | 11:06 am
    This week's news in cloud, networking, and security - the week of February 16th: Lenovo laptops have a dangerous superbug called Superfish, which tampers with Windows' cryptographic security and allows man-in-the-middle attacks. Superfish allows external groups to inject advertising into secure HTTPS pages. Robert Graham has extracted the key and posted it on his blog.  Check to see if your laptop is vulnerable by visiting this website ow.ly/Jl0ZF via FiloSottile. Lenovo Is Breaking HTTPS Security on its Recent Laptops via the EFF"Lenovo: For Those Who Do Have Adware Installed…
  • A message from your friends in a foreign government

    Margaret Walker
    17 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    photo credit: the AtlanticHi,It's your friends in foreign government here.Look, we don't normally do this, but because we’re really really nice people we thought it might be nice to give you some advice on security. Now listen carefully….Application security is a myth. You don't need it!  It’s been made up by a bunch of startups trying to get attention for being “disruptive.” Don’t worry about them. We have your best interests at heart. That thing that happened at Sony was not their fault.  It was probably one person (in North Korea?) who attacked them because their PS4…
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    Cisco Blog » Data Center and Cloud

  • No Latency Load Balancer in Data Centers

    Avni Baveja
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:33 am
    Cisco Intelligent Traffic Director (ITD) is a zero latency multi-terabit layer 4 load-balancer available on 5k/6k/7k/9k. It has support for traffic steering and clustering solution on the Nexus  series of switches. ITD allows customers to deploy servers and appliances from any vendor with no network or topology changes. With a few simple configuration steps on a Cisco Nexus  switches, customers can create an appliance or server cluster and deploy multiple devices to scale service capacity with ease. The servers or appliances do not have to [...]
  • Seven Software Business Models – Part 2

    Timothy Chou
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:30 am
    Many years ago I found myself talking to venture capitalists about the differences between SaaS, outsourcing, ASPs, MSPs, online applications; etc. Also I noticed that my Stanford students had little understanding of the economics of software, so I developed the idea of seven business models to cover everything in the software business, and remove the buzzwords and replace them with economic models. In my previous blog post we discussed the first four models, this post will cover Models Five through Seven. We ended [...]
  • Oh, The Things You Learn After Hours!

    Jim McHugh
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    It’s been a busy couple of weeks for us in big data land. One thing that struck me is how much we learned about the big data and analytics space after hours at Strata Hadoop, and sometimes that can be just as exciting as what we learn during the sessions. I have a couple of videos I like to share with you to prove my point. In this video, I learned some things from Jim Scott, MapR . First, MapR is providing –and [...]
  • Our Ecosystem Begins Here @Ciscocloud

    Kenneth Owens
    25 Feb 2015 | 2:45 pm
    As Cisco prepares for Cisco Live Melbourne #clmel, I wanted to take this opportunity to highlight our @Ciscocloud Intercloud partnership with Telstra The following Q&A session between executives of our partnered companies identifies the unique challenges of our current business environment and the rapidly changing needs of our customers. Interviewed by Stuart Robbins, the participants in our inaugural blog are Ken Owens, Cloud Services CTO from Cisco, and Tim Otten, GM Cloud Strategy and Platforms from Telstra. Q: Cisco’s strategy [...]
  • SQL Server 2005 End of Support on April 12, 2016 | Cisco UCS is here to help.

    Renee Yao
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:30 am
    SQL Server 2005 end of support is on April 12, 2016. Many of our customers agree that it’s time to think about migrating/upgrading to something better and faster soon. If you are still using SQL Server 2005, here are some points to consider. SQL Server 2014 New Features This is a major upgrade packed with new features of SQL Server 2014 include In-Memory online transaction processing (OLTP), updateable Columnstore indexes, and AlwaysOn availability groups. Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) So why should you consider Cisco UCS to [...]
 
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    Cloud Computing, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) strategies » SaaS

  • Should Customer Success Manager carry Quota ?

    Subraya Mallya
    5 Feb 2015 | 2:56 pm
    As companies continue to figure out the true role of a Customer Success Manager(CSM), various aspects of the job keeping coming up for debate. As such the Customer Success Manager job is an overarching role that touches various functions such as sales, on-boarding, implementation, training, support, product while continuing to be the single point of contact with the customer.One such responsibility that gets debated repeatedly in the many discussions I have had with SaaS company leaders is – should CSMs carry a quota? Should they be responsible for up-selling, renewals ?To set some…
  • Have you mapped your Customer Success Journey yet?

    Subraya Mallya
    7 Oct 2014 | 6:58 am
    We have all heard and know about Buyer’s Journey. The process they go through from the time a technology need arises, all the way through the decision process, involving inputs from all the stakeholders, till they make  a purchase. While that journey has been analyzed and optimized and then some,  I don’t think SaaS companies have paid a lot of attention to the journey a customer goes through post-purchase till they realize the value from the product. Consequently, the widespread lack of customer satisfaction in large majority of enterprise software customers.P.S. In this…
  • Evaluating a SaaS Subscription Billing Service

    Subraya Mallya
    26 Feb 2014 | 3:48 pm
    With increasing number of software solutions moving to SaaS, the way to charge, collect the fee for the service is also changing. License (lump-sum) fee is being replaced by (monthly/annual) subscription fee. If the architecture, data management, service uptime (SLAs) are not challenging enough, SaaS companies now also have to deal with subscription pricing, billing and tiered offerings which is not the core competency of most SaaS businesses. To meet this this challenge, a new category of software offering called Subscription Management (aptly also SaaS) which specialize in providing robust…
  • Customer Success in SaaS

    Subraya Mallya
    3 Oct 2013 | 8:29 am
    Customer Success has become the mantra for software companies in the SaaS space to create a profitable company. I recently did a presentation to group of leaders from the technology space around how Customer Success is changing the very fabric of a software company.Customer Success is not a new term used for the erstwhile function of customer support or for that matter, account management or client services. Those functions are driven by goals that are self-serving for the company. Customer Success on the other hand should be a passionate focus on customer and the value delivered to…
  • Can I have a trial please…

    Subraya Mallya
    22 Aug 2013 | 11:05 am
    This question was originally posted on Quora and I had responded. I am expanding on that answer in this post.As companies push firmly into a SaaS delivery model, providing ability to do a trial/evaluation has become table stakes. In the new world order of technology procurement, buyers are more educated and prefer to touch-and-feel the technology before they even engage with the vendor. Gone are the days when salespeople used their relationship, pushed products to companies. Buyers usually would do all the upfront analysis and prefer talking to sales guys only to close the deal. This applies…
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    In(tegrate) the Clouds

  • The Death of Traditional Integration

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

    dcunni
    21 Jan 2015 | 9:10 pm
    Here’s an an infographic from SnapLogic that reviews some the drivers and requirements for cloud-based integration, also known as Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS), as well as reasons why legacy technologies won’t be able to keep up with the need for speed. [Infographic] Cloud Integration Drivers and Requirements in 2015 from SnapLogic, Inc.
  • 2015 Technology Predictions

    dcunni
    15 Dec 2014 | 9:38 am
    I enjoy reviewing the predictions from technology pundits this time of year. I particularly appreciate it when industry analysts take the time to review their predictions from the previous year. Here are a few: Forrester: Top IT Predictions for 2015 Gartner: Top 10 Strategic Technology Predictions for 2015 and Beyond IDC: 10 Predictions For Emerging Technologies In 2015 Ovum predicts digitalization, mobility, cloud and Internet of Things to dominate integration and middleware agenda in 2015 6 C’s for More Efficient IT In 2015 [Infographic] ThinkStrategies – 2015: The IoT, Big Data…
  • Avoiding Same Old Same Old (SO SO) Integration

    dcunni
    24 Nov 2014 | 10:04 am
    I recently presented to the San Francisco data management association (DAMA) on The Impact of SMACT on the Data Management Stack. The presentation reviewed what we call the Integrator’s Dilemma, which is faced when legacy integration tools are no longer effective in the new world of Social, Mobile, Analytics, Cloud Computing and the Internet of Things (SMACT) and summarized some of the drivers for changes to the modern data management stack. Check out the SnapLogic blog post for a review of the top 5 changes. When it comes to avoiding Same Old, Same Old (SO SO) integration, the 5…
  • 10 Reasons Why Old ETL and EAI Will Struggle in the #Cloud and #BigData Era

    dcunni
    6 Nov 2014 | 5:26 pm
    I recently wrote a post on the SnapLogic blog about the challenges legacy vendors are facing when it comes to managing the new data management challenges – whether it’s social, mobile, analytics and big data, cloud computing or the Internet of Things (SMACT). The last point is probably the most important – Focus and DNA. When you’re on the inside, I compare it to the frog in boiling water story, but I think Aaron Levie, the visionary CEO of Box.com, put it best when he recently tweeted: When trying to change an industry from the inside, it’s easy to see why it…
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    Pacific-Tier Communications LLC

  • The Changing Face of Technology and Innovation

    Administrator
    24 Feb 2015 | 7:19 pm
    A friend of mine’s son recently returned from an extended absence which basically removed him from nearly all aspects of technology, including the Internet, for a bit longer than 5 years. Upon return, observing him restore his awareness of technologies and absorb all things new developed over the past 5 years was both exciting and moving. To be fair, the guy grew up in an Internet world, with access to online resources including Facebook, Twitter, and other social applications. The interesting part of his re-introduction to the “wired” world was watching the comprehension flashes he…
  • Can IT Standards Facilitate Innovation?

    Administrator
    9 Feb 2015 | 11:38 am
    IT professionals continue to debate the benefits of standardization versus the benefits of innovation, and the potential of standards inhibiting engineer and software developer ability to develop creative solutions to business opportunities and challenges.  At the Open Group Conference in San Diego last week (3~5 February) the topic of  standards and innovation popped up not only in presentations, but also in sidebar conversations surrounding the conference venue. In his presentation “SOA4BT (Service-Oriented Architecture for Business Technology) – From Business Services to…
  • SDNs in the Carrier Hotel

    Administrator
    28 Jan 2015 | 4:41 pm
    Carrier hotels are an integral part of global communications infrastructure.  The carrier hotel serves a vital function, specifically the role of a common point of interconnection between facility-based (physical cable in either terrestrial, submarine, or satellite networks) carriers, networks, content delivery networks (CDNs), Internet Service Providers (ISPs), and even private or government networks and hosting companies. In some locations, such as the One Wilshire Building in Los Angeles, or 60 Hudson in New York, several hundred carriers and service providers may interconnect physically…
  • Risk Management Strategies for IT Systems

    Administrator
    26 Jan 2015 | 3:28 pm
    Risk management has been around for a long time.  Financial managers run risk assessments for nearly all business models, and the idea of risk carries nearly as many definitions as the Internet.  However, for IT managers and IT professionals, risk management still frequently takes a far lower priority that other operations  and support activities. For IT managers a good, simple definition for RISK may be from the Open FAIR model which states: “Risk is defined as the probable frequency and magnitude of future loss”   Risk management should follow a structured process acknowledging…
  • PTC 2015 Wraps Up with Strong Messages on SDNs and Automation

    Administrator
    22 Jan 2015 | 12:28 pm
    Software Defined Networking and Network Function Virtualization (NVF) themes dominated workshops and side conversations throughout the PTC 2015 venue in Honolulu, Hawai’i this week. SDNs, or more specifically provisioning automation platforms service provider interconnections, and have crept into nearly all marketing materials and elevator pitches in discussions with submarine cable operators, networks, Internet Exchange Points, and carrier hotels. While some of the material may have included a bit of “SDN Washing,” for the most part each operators and service provider engaging in the…
 
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    Cloud Business Review

  • 5 Steps to Take to Ensure your Cloud-Based Network Doesn’t Go Down

    Ivan Widjaya
    25 Feb 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Cloud-based systems are a fantastic option for businesses as they offer quick, cost-effective and efficient networking capabilities. What’s more they can also host your data, programs and applications in a secure online place which you can conveniently access at a time to suit you.… Click here to read more
  • Top 5 Cloud Conference to Attend in 2015

    Ivan Widjaya
    25 Feb 2015 | 6:25 pm
    Are you a cloud professionals or simply a cloud enthusiast like me? You need to stay updated with the latest trends in cloud computing. One of the best way to track the trend is by attending cloud expos and conferences. If you are planning to attend one, here are 5 cloud conference you should consider attending in 2015: 1.… Click here to read more
  • How to Prepare Your Network for the Cloud

    Ivan Widjaya
    23 Jan 2015 | 7:39 am
    Through Cloud computing, your business can perform tasks or use applications that harness massive third party computing and processing power via the Internet Cloud. This allows you to quickly scale services and applications to meet ever-changing demands. But before jumping onto the Cloud you need to make sure your network is properly prepared.… Click here to read more
  • Cloud Working: Fixing the Kinks of Mobile Workforce Communication

    Ivan Widjaya
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:23 am
    Using the Internet and social media to stay connected to those whom your business depends on is a standard practice of any self-respecting enterprise. Enormous attention is paid to maintaining relationships with clients and customers through web portals, yet it’s increasingly crucial for companies to utilize this connectivity to not only find talent but further workforce efficiency.… Click here to read more
  • What Are the Three Major Benefits of Cloud-Based Management Software?

    Ivan Widjaya
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:28 am
    These days, it seems like everything is part of the cloud. Whether it’s your own personal collection of your favourite music, or all of your business’s most important documents, saving things in the cloud is extremely useful indeed. Now, it even extends to the software that your business uses to manage things like orders, stock levels and customer accounts.… Click here to read more
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    CloudTimes

  • Microsoft Azure Inching Closer to Amazon Cloud Dominance

    Saroj Kar
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:44 pm
    It is not a surprise: Amazon Web Services (AWS) remain by far the most used public cloud worldwide. According to the latest RightScale 2015 State of the Cloud Report, the penetration rate still rose by three points in twelve months, from 54% in 2014 to 57% in 2015. But, again according to figures from the clouds management specialist, Microsoft, with its Azure cloud, pull out of the game in 2014. In the past year, the penetration rate of the group of Satya Nadella on the segment of infrastructure services (IaaS) has doubled from 6% to 12%. And on the front of the service platform (PaaS),…
  • Gartner Classifies Big Data Trends to Transform Business Processes

    Saroj Kar
    20 Feb 2015 | 4:22 am
    Digitization has redefined many industries. And as the digital revolution progresses there will be an even greater need to create new, address information, to exploit the digital opportunity offered by Big Data. Gartner says that IT managers (CIO) and data managers must take the initiative to anticipate and capitalize on this digital redesign. As per Gartner, the analysis of the information collected will lead to the transformation of the data and eliminate 80 percent of business processes or products by 2020. It will be responsible for the huge amount of data generated by the Internet of…
  • Microsoft Azure First to Adopt ISO 27018 for Data Privacy in the Cloud

    Saroj Kar
    17 Feb 2015 | 9:08 pm
    If there is one area in which the cloud operators all agree, this is the one related to the protection of personal data. A highly strategic niche that aims to help reassure their ability to preserve the privacy of their clients. Microsoft seeks to distinguish itself from other cloud service providers to businesses by leveraging the security and transparency of personal data processing. The legal director of the Microsoft Brad Smith has shown an initiative to just try to provide a significant boost to its credibility in terms of data protection, with the adoption of the international standard…
  • Hortonworks Obtains Infrastructure Certification in the Google Cloud Platform

    Saroj Kar
    6 Feb 2015 | 9:08 pm
    Recently the Hortonworks announced that its solution for Big Data the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) is certified in Google Cloud Platform. From now on, the Hortonworks Data Platform can be used with the cloud infrastructure of Google, using the resources of Google Compute Engine and Google Cloud Platform to store, search and analyze massive data sets. Users can now quickly perform data analysis, among other integration thanks to the Spark in-memory processing framework and Apache Kafka technology. Hadoop on Google Cloud Platform is a set of setup scripts and software libraries optimized for…
  • Samsung Eyes Enterprise Mobile Business in Partnership with Oracle

    Saroj Kar
    5 Feb 2015 | 4:20 am
    Oracle and Samsung Electronics are about to enter into a partnership to provide companies with a set of mobile services in the cloud. Such an agreement would allow Oracle to push its software solutions in the cloud and Samsung to have more opportunities in the enterprise market. The Korean manufacturer has also partnered with Microsoft and SAP earlier. Both companies has stayed out on comments, but learned that the relationship between Oracle and Samsung may have similar strategic lines to other partnerships recently made by other companies within the IT industry, such as the agreement…
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    Business Cloud News

  • US Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights doesn’t not go too far enough, critics and supporters say

    Business Cloud News
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:23 am
    The US White House introduced another draft of its Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights, which drew sharp criticism from across the political spectrum Three years after it first proposed such a move the White House has introduced a draft Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights (CPBR) that would give consumers clearer and more guarantees on how personal data is protected by organisations – regardless of the sector those organisations operate in. The draft bill seems to be taking heat from all sides, and if adopted it would bring US policy on privacy protection in the age of big data more in line with the…
  • Dropbox, Vodafone buddy up on cloud storage

    Business Cloud News
    2 Mar 2015 | 3:59 am
    Dropbox and Vodafone are partnering to push cloud services for consumers Vodafone is partnering with Dropbox in a deal that will see the telco offer iPhone and Android phone customers free cloud-based storage for a year. Starting this month, new Dropbox users will get 25 GB of Dropbox space for a year on Vodafone’s iPhone and Android phones, and the Dropbox app will come preloaded on the majority of Vodafone’s Android phones. “What does this mean for Vodafone users? You get extra space to do even more on mobile, but it can also make the process of switching over to a new phone much…
  • Oracle updates SDN offerings in software-defined datacentre play

    Business Cloud News
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:43 am
    Oracle wants to bring SPARC into the software defined datacentre era Oracle has announced a series of networking updates including SDN-ready Ethernet fabric switches and new virtualised network services, all aimed at bolstering the database incumbent’s presence in the software defined datacentre. Oracle launched two low-cost 10Gb/40Gb Ethernet switches the company said offer low-latency connectivity for all-Oracle stacks or between commodity x86 platforms; they are available independently and also come included with the recently-announced Netra Modular System, a telco-focused converged…
  • TNT enlists Verizon in cloud comms overhaul

    Business Cloud News
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:16 am
    TNT is upgrading its IT infrastructure International logistics firm TNT has selected Verizon Enterprise Solutions to help the company implement a managed cloud-based unified communications platform. The move is part of the logistics firm’s broader IT overhaul. The move, part of TNT’s broader IT simplification and transformation strategy initiated last year, will see Verizon deploy and help manage a high-capacity network for the logistics firm’s 3,000-plus hubs and depots worldwide as well as a range of cloud-based communications services including video, audio and net conferencing.
  • Apple opens up cloud productivity suite to challenge Google, Microsoft

    Business Cloud News
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:34 am
    Apple is opening up iCloud apps to those that don’t own Apple devices Following a brief open beta period Apple has decided to open up its cloud-based productivity apps to users regardless of whether or not they own an iOS device. The move could bolster the firm’s appeal in the enterprise, where its productivity software loses out to cloud-based services delivered by the likes of Microsoft and Google. The move means anyone can sign up to use Apple’s cloud-based iWork apps – Pages, Numbers and Keynote, which are effectively the company’s answer to Microsoft Word, Excel and…
 
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    Bitnami Blog

  • Squash added to the Bitnami Library!

    Marcos Bjoerkelund
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:03 am
    We're happy to introduce Squash as a part of the Bitnami Library! Squash is a collection of tools that helps engineers find and kill bugs in their code by automatically collecting, collating and analyzing run time exceptions. It consists of the following components: Client libraries for different systems (Ruby, Ruby on Rails, Cocoa with Objective-C, etc.) that catch errors when they occur and send them to the API endpoint.  The website, which displays information about caught bugs and help engineers find the root cause of it, so it can be fixed. It also lets engineers manage, assign and…
  • Introducing Bitnami’s newest cloud partner, AURO!

    miranda myerholtz
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:57 am
    Bitnami is known for providing quick access to popular server applications and development environments that can be installed and managed with ease. Our expanding library of popular applications and cloud partners help to make this possible. That’s why today we’re thrilled to announce that AURO, Canada’s first public cloud for enterprise, is partnering with Bitnami to give AURO customers immediate access to leading open source applications and stacks in a single click. The AURO cloud platform is powered by OpenStack, which gives them the ability to incorporate Canada’s unique…
  • Refinery CMS joins the Bitnami Library!

    Alejandro
    23 Feb 2015 | 5:51 pm
    We're happy to introduce Refinery CMS as part of the Bitnami Library Refinery CMS is an open-sourced Rails-based CMS designed to be flexible and easy to use. The Refinery UI is beautiful and updated frequently to deliver the most intuitive experience possible for your users. This application is also supported by an engaged online community.  Refinery CMS is now ready to install in a few clicks using the Bitnami Refinery CMS installers (available for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X), Virtual Machine images (VMs), cloud images for the Amazon…
  • Bitnami offers a free trial of CrushFTP!

    Jota Martos
    18 Feb 2015 | 4:39 pm
    We are happy to announce that CrushFTP is now available on the Bitnami library! CrushFTP is a powerful file server supporting standard secure file transfer protocols. It's easy to configure and provides powerful monitoring tools that can be customized the way you need it. The Bitnami CrushFTP Stack includes a free trial for up to 5 users, so you can try any of the features that they have to offer! CrushFTP is now ready to install in a few clicks with the Bitnami CrushFTP installers (available for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X), Virtual Machine images (VMs), and…
  • topLog joins the growing library of analytics software on Bitnami!

    Michelle Looney
    17 Feb 2015 | 11:42 am
    Meet your new log management fortune teller. With topLog the future will no longer be a mystery because you will be alerted about everything that comes your way in terms of application and system level logs. With Bitnami topLog, you get: One free user system Log aggregation via unlimited streams Search Real time alerts (via email, Hipchat and Slack) topLog is now ready to install in a few clicks with the Bitnami topLog Installers for Linux, Virtual Machine images (VMs), and cloud images for Amazon EC2. If you want to quickly check out topLog, you can launch a free cloud demo server. By…
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    Zoho Blogs

  • The (not so) secret strategy these 10 customer service legends share

    Austin Talbert
    1 Mar 2015 | 1:54 pm
    If you plan to thrive in the era of the customer, now is the time to improve your customer service. Regardless of how your customers view you today, to position your brand for the future you first need to examine your company culture and ensure customers are properly considered, i.e. squarely in the center. Instead of waxing philosophical about the value of a customer-centered culture and its power to revolutionize your customer service, let’s look to and learn from real-world examples. Let me introduce you to 10 of the best customer service organizations in the world. These beloved brands,…
  • Fight Churn and Save Recurring Revenue: Dunning Management to the Rescue!

    Krupa Subramanian
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:11 am
    Your customers love your service. They use it every day. You have been charging their credit card each month for the services they consume. Let’s assume that one of your customers’ payment failed. Now, what do you do in this situation? It is unfair to cancel their subscription just because their card didn’t go through. You also cannot afford to forget the charges. You might be thinking, why can’t I just follow up with that customer? Sure, that sounds like a good option when you only have one payment failure to deal with. But, what happens when your customer base grows…
  • 3 Ways “User Roles” can save you a lot of trouble

    Venkata Subramanian
    25 Feb 2015 | 5:44 am
    When Roger had his living room remodeled, he handed the key to his house to the crew after locking all other rooms because he didn’t want them snooping around. Now, think why you should grant all your staff access to your accounting software in its entirety, when you only want them to handle a part of it It’s not possible for a single person to perform all the functions concerned with business like setting budgets, accounting, well, at least not efficiently. It’s key that these functions are delegated to bookkeepers, accountants, sales staff, and contract workers and…
  • Grow your subscriber base with sign-up forms in Zoho ​Campaigns

    Sharanya R
    19 Feb 2015 | 7:18 am
    Ask any email marketing expert and they’ll tell you this: the success of your email marketing campaign depends on the health of your mailing list. The reasons are simple. It’s your subscribers who have chosen to receive your content. It’s also your subscribers who later become your customers and generate revenue for you. That’s why it’s important that you keep growing your subscriber base. There’s another reason as well. It’s said that mailing lists degrade about 22% every year. Some people change their email addresses, others move companies and a few others opt-out of your…
  • Ride on Cupid’s popularity to give your business a boost

    Venkata Subramanian
    13 Feb 2015 | 6:30 am
    When it comes to the annual gift ​splurge, Valentine’s Day is just shy of Christmas. And technically it’s not even a ​holiday! According to the National Retail Federation​this Valentine’s Day will bring in an estimated revenue of $19 billion for businesses. With wallets wide open this season, it’s time to saddle up and make the most of this romantic season​ ​Give these tips a shot and let the V-Day buzz do the rest to up your game this festive season. Discounts are dandy but you can’t bank on them If you are are going to compete with Walmart and Target,…
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    meshIP® Blog

  • Cloud Lives Up To The Hype

    Brian
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:40 am
    This is a post from the meshIP Blog - A recent survey by communications and enterprise IT service provider Tata Communications found that enterprise organizations with more than 500 employees saw tangible benefits to their cloud computing efforts. The survey results included 85 percent of the respondents saying that the cloud had lived up to the industry hype, while 23 percent said it had […] - We offer Cloud Computing services - Brian Related posts: Hype Cycle For Cloud Computing, 2012 Enterprises are beginning to change their buying behaviors based on... “Rogue Clouds”…
  • Cloud Predictions For 2015

    Brian
    28 Jan 2015 | 6:49 am
    This is a post from the meshIP Blog - Cloud computing predictions for 2015 via SingleHop includes ours on desktop virtualization: Like it? Share it! - We offer Cloud Computing services - Brian Related posts: 2011 Cloud Computing Predictions Cloud Adopters Embrace Cloud For Both Innovation and Legacy Optimization... Cloud Computing: 2011 Predictions CIO Magiazine has four predictions for cloud computing in 2011... Infographic: Desktop Virtualization Is desktop virtualization ready for prime time? The data illustrated...
  • Risks Of Shadow IT

    Brian
    7 Jan 2015 | 6:32 am
    This is a post from the meshIP Blog - As bank executives continue to debate, hesitate and worry over the security issues related to using applications that connect to the cloud, their employees are using cloud-based apps by the hundreds — often without banks’ knowledge. The average bank had 844 cloud services in use throughout its network in the third quarter of this year, […] - We offer Cloud Computing services - Brian Related posts: Cloud Computing, Shadow IT, And Financial Risk In my last post, I talked about the IT side... Three Major Risks of Cloud Computing IT…
  • Five Steps To Implement Cloud Computing

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

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

  • The Ins and Outs of Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery (DR)

    Ofir Nachmani
    19 Feb 2015 | 2:22 am
    Outages are inevitable. As we’ve seen over the past few years, every major cloud vendor’s experienced at least one, and we can expect that they will again at some point in the future. As cloud consumers, we need to be able to use the cloud’s building blocks and unlimited resources (at least, in theory), and create service robustness and high availability. Yet, important issues, like SLAs, remain unclear when it comes to consuming resources and services from IaaS vendors.Today, more than ever, online software service vendors, have a lot to lose when their services suffer from…
  • The Cloud Enables IoT – a Perfect Match and the Microsoft (Azure) Hackathon

    Ofir Nachmani
    16 Feb 2015 | 3:43 am
    IoT has been the hottest topic and buzz word within the technological community in recent years. While some of us think of IoT and the cloud as interdependent, the dependency is actually one directional. IoT cannot function without the infrastructure and countless possibilities that the cloud facilitates. Being a cloud blogger, and the founder of IamOnDemand, I often get invited to key events related to cloud technologies. A few weeks ago, I was invited by Microsoft and ironSource to cover their joint IoT Hackathon, which hosted more than 50 developers from companies such as Mellanox,…
  • Why DevOps Is a Role (and Not just a Concept)

    Ofir Nachmani
    13 Feb 2015 | 1:30 am
    Over the past five years, DevOps has evolved into an integral movement in the fields of software development and delivery. The agile manifesto has become increasingly popular in the tech world due to the business need for fast response times. This pushes IT to streamline development, integration and delivery into one smooth process. While this outlook on DevOps describes the concept, after much debating, I am here to explain why DevOps is in fact not just an important concept but a significant role in the tech world. DevOps and the HR Hunter Many HR hunters advertize their searches for…
  • Ghostwriting, Content Farms and Google’s 2014 Update

    Ofir Nachmani
    12 Feb 2015 | 7:27 am
    Ghostwriting can offer many advantages. Since not all experts and professionals have the ability, skills, or availability to write high-quality content, ghostwriters are used to bridge the gap between experts’ knowledge and their target audiences. However, the reality of today’s online content world has drifted far from these practices. The Creation of Online “Fluff” In an attempt to draw audiences to their websites and boost their online presence and pagerank, many companies and organizations turn to ghostwriters, SEO experts and content farms, to create articles.
  • 5 Writing Tips for Cloud Evangelists (from Someone Who’s Created 400+ Posts)

    Beverlyn Baer
    9 Feb 2015 | 3:26 pm
    Nearly every IT company these days has a blog. Whether it is meant to explain products/services, announce new releases, or update readers about relevant happenings in a specific business niche, the ultimate goal is to engage your target audience. You may want to build trust over time, or convince them in a single post that your cloud product or service is what they need. While the goal seems obvious, actual implementation can be much more challenging. Over the past year, I’ve created approximately 400 posts in the realm of cloud computing at IamOnDemand (IOD). We interview developers,…
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    KnowledgeTree » Blog

  • Sales Enablement: Growth Market or Hype Bubble?

    Shelley Cernel
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:23 am
    There is no doubt that interest in sales enablement has increased over the past couple years, but is it a passing trend or an enduring business strategy? If you had Googled the term ‘sales enablement’ in 2000, you would have found about a dozen results. Search today, and you will receive over a million results, demonstrating the increased interest in this business phenomenon. Indeed, a SiriusDecisions report reveals that since 2012 alone, there has been a 19% increase in the sales enablement function. Michael Krauss, president of Market Strategy Group, asserts, “To advance in our…
  • Push Winning Content from SharePoint to Sales Teams

    Peter Mollins
    25 Feb 2015 | 6:41 am
    Marketing and sales enablement content is a critical part of any sales engagement. So it’s vital that your sales team can quickly access it. That’s why you’ve invested in a portal or content library like SharePoint. To get the most out of your investment in SharePoint you want user adoption to be high. After all, you’re storing great materials like case studies, white papers, and infographics that can influence prospects. And you might also have libraries of competitive information, product details, and training guides that help sales teams to be more effective. All of that…
  • Sales Prospecting: Tips to Sending Relevant Messages to Your Contacts

    Zoominfo
    23 Feb 2015 | 8:11 am
    Sales prospecting does not have to be a painful process. In fact, with the right tools in place, you can increase conversion rates and reach decision makers faster. With that in mind, ZoomInfo and KnowledgeTree teamed up for a webinar, “Supercharge Your Sales Prospecting: How to Send Targeted Messages to Leads.” Here are the key takeaways. 1. Understand Your Buyer Personas Buyer personas are profiles of your best buyers. Research shows that buyers are more likely to take action when they receive highly targeted messages. In fact, personalized emails improve click-through rates by 14%…
  • Forrester’s Sales Enablement Summit: What We Can Learn from the Agenda

    Peter Mollins
    18 Feb 2015 | 1:50 pm
    Industry analyst Forrester has been at the forefront of the Sales Enablement space. Across the board their analyst team delivers excellent, and frank, views on sales enablement methodologies and tools. And some of their data about the business case for driving sales enablement is particularly compelling.   Each year they host a major summit on sales enablement and best practices in Scottsdale. And this year it looks like it’ll be another great event. You can read the agenda and register here. Looking through the agenda there were some common threads that I wanted to pull out. If…
  • Sales Enablement Technology: Build vs Buy

    Shelley Cernel
    18 Feb 2015 | 11:11 am
    As the B2B sales cycle grows more sophisticated, sales enablement tools are quickly becoming an invaluable asset for business organizations. However, the timeless question of ‘build versus buy’ gets more complex as new options emerge and more factors come into play.   Up to 95% of successful sales are influenced by sales collateral The sales process is changing, and many mid- and large-size companies are recognizing the need for an increase in productivity and efficiency amongst their sales force.  Prospects expect to have sales engagements with relevant perspectives and…
 
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  • Predictions for HPC in 2015 from Intersect360 Research

    Rich Brueckner
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:27 am
    Intersect360 Research has published their Top Six Predictions for HPC in 2015.
  • ARM Joins OpenMP ARB

    Rich Brueckner
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:13 am
    ARM has joined the OpenMP Architecture Review Board (ARB), a group of leading hardware and software vendors and research organizations creating the standard for the most popular shared-memory parallel programming model in use today.
  • Slidecast: John Gustafson Explains Energy Efficient Unum Computing

    Rich Brueckner
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:45 am
    "Written by one of the foremost experts in high-performance computing and the inventor of Gustafson’s Law, The End of Error: Unum Computing explains a new approach to computer arithmetic: the universal number (unum). The unum encompasses all IEEE floating-point formats as well as fixed-point and exact integer arithmetic. This new number type obtains more accurate answers than floating-point arithmetic yet uses fewer bits in many cases, saving memory, bandwidth, energy, and power."
  • Big Energy Breaks New Ground in Supercomputing

    Rich Brueckner
    2 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    "Today, energy companies mark the world leaders in commercial supercomputing. Companies like Total are utilizing high performance computing (HPC) to deliver an optimal combination of performance, price and efficiency. Supercomputers like Pangea deliver 10 times the computing capacity of the system it replaced, helping Total identify and exploit new reserves more effectively."
  • The Past, Present, and Future of OpenACC

    Rich Brueckner
    1 Mar 2015 | 11:41 am
    In this video from the University of Houston CACDS HPC Workshop, Jeff Larkin from Nvidia presents: The Past, Present, and Future of OpenACC. "OpenACC is an open specification for programming accelerators with compiler directives. It aims to provide a simple path for accelerating existing applications for a wide range of devices in a performance portable way. This talk with discuss the history and goals of OpenACC, how it is being used today, and what challenges it will address in the future."
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    Cloud Powered Business Blog

  • Why You Need to be Thinking about Employee Engagement

    John Gorup
    25 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    Workers now expect a consumer-grade experience in all the apps they use. Forrester explains in their recent report, Mapping The Value Of Social Business And Collaboration: “As Facebook, Twitter, Skype, and other social and collaborative technologies take increasingly dominant positions in workers' personal lives, demand for the same type of communication efficiencies in the workplace… Read More
  • Skimping These Things Can Make Your Cloud Implementation Costly

    John Gorup
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:22 am
    Businesses can face sticker shock when implementing software or building enterprise applications. Even highly configurable and server-free applications like Salesforce can cost more to rollout than is commonly believed. The driver of costs has little to do with the number of users, but with complexity. For example, a project for 1,000 users doing one business… Read More
  • Why Your Company Should be Building Mobile Sales Apps

    John Gorup
    18 Jan 2015 | 6:17 am
    If you were in elementary school in the United States from the mid-1980s to late 1990s, you might be familiar with the game Oregon Trail. The game takes place in 1848, and the player’s goal is to get a family safely from Missouri to Oregon. Of course, it’s not an easy journey, as players face… Read More
  • Four Reasons to Build Enterprise Apps

    Ben Kerschberg
    14 Jan 2015 | 8:21 am
    Enterprise apps are changing the face of business. They increase worker productivity, leverage big data, and help optimize business process efficiency. Solely for the purpose of this post, I define the term “enterprise app” to include only those mobile solutions that face inward within the enterprise, including field workers, as opposed to externally facing such… Read More
  • Enhance Your Customer’s Experience with a Heroku App

    John Gorup
    13 Jan 2015 | 6:55 am
    When Salesforce acquired Heroku in 2010, it seemed like an odd addition. I like to think of Heroku as that hippie cousin who starts a goat farm in Vermont. He’s cool and innovative, but not quite comfortable in the corporate world. But like a Ben & Jerry’s or Burt’s Bees, some hippie businesses evolve their… Read More
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    OpenNebula » Blog

  • OpenNebula 4.12 Beta released!

    Daniel Molina
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:56 am
    The OpenNebula project is proud to announce the availability of OpenNebula 4.12 Beta (Cottom Candy). This release ships with several improvements in different subsystems and components. For the first time, OpenNebula will be able to generate cost reports that can be integrated with chargeback and billing platforms, and also presented to both the administrators and the end users. Each VM Template defined by the Cloud administrator can define a cost per cpu and per memory per hour. Starting with Cotton Candy, Virtual Datacenters are a new kind of OpenNebula resource with its own ID, name, etc.
  • OpenNebula Systems Announces Support Plans in EST Business Hours

    Tino Vazquez
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:24 am
    OpenNebula Systems has just announced the availability of Standard 9×5 Support Subscriptions in EST Business hours. Previously, the 9×5 support subscription was only available in CET business hours. OpenNebula Systems support plans provide corporations, research centers and governments with the expert support and assistance needed to operate a cloud environment for production applications. Commercial Production Support is currently provided at three levels: Basic Level: Expert support with basic SLAs within regular business hours. Basic support is available for smaller non-production…
  • 4.12 Features: Show Me The Money!

    Carlos Martín
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:11 am
    In 4.12 we have introduced showback features. This toolset generates cost reports that can be integrated with chargeback and billing platforms. Now each VM Template can optionally define a cost, in undefined units. The cost is defined as cost per cpu per hour, and cost per memory MB per hour. There is also a default cost that can be applied to all VM Templates. OpenNebula will then calculate monthly reports that are nicely presented to both the administrators and the end users. And, of course, the raw data can also be retrieved in xml, json or csv from the command line. For more…
  • Programme Open Cloud & Developer Park – Cloud Expo Europe 2015

    Tino Vazquez
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:23 am
    We want to remind our community that OpenNebula will have strong presence in the upcoming Cloud Expo Europe 2015, which is only two weeks away on the 11th and 12th of March 2015 in ExCeL London. This is the biggest and best attended cloud event in the world , with over 300 top experts – including number 1 rated CIOs, Acclaimed Global Cloud Leaders, Cloud Gurus with HUGE twitter followings – all speaking in a compelling conference and seminar programme, which covers all the major technology and business issues. The online programme for the Open Cloud & Developer Park,…
  • OpenNebula Tech Day, Prague, Czech Republic, 25 March

    Daniel Molina
    20 Feb 2015 | 2:10 am
    The first OpenNebula Tech Day of 2015 will be held in Prague, Czech Republic and it will be hosted by CESNET, the operator of Czech National Research Network, and the Czech National Grid Initiative. It its a long-term participant in European infrastructure projects, currently, among others, also operating an OpenNebula-based site within the European Grid Infrastructure’s Federated Cloud Platform. The event will start on the 25th at 9:00 with a hands-on cloud installation and operation workshop, and will continue with presentations from OpenNebula community members and users. If you want…
 
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    CloudTweaks.com

  • BlackBerry Heading To The Cloud

    CloudBuzz
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:02 am
    Content by CloudTweaks.com BlackBerry takes to the cloud in bid to attract small businesses The Canadian smartphone maker said its core mobile device management service, known as BES12, will now be available for users who don’t want to run it off computers in their offices. The new offering targets small and medium-sized businesses as well as departments of larger companies that might manage their own smartphones, Chief Operating Officer Marty Beard said by phone. “It’ll have a significant impact on our ability to attract a lot more buyers that are interested only in the cloud model,”…
  • The Untaggables: Allocating All Cloud Costs

    CloudTweaks
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:04 am
    Content by CloudTweaks.com The Untaggables: Allocating All Cloud Costs Enterprises often use tags to organize and optimize cost allocation. Although AWS services like EC2, EBS, RDS, and S3 can be tagged, there are many that can’t, making it quite difficult to allocate their cost. We previously touched on the basics of cloud resource tagging in an early post. Now we’d like to further examine a few comprehensive cost allocation scenarios that involve enterprise-grade clouds and thousands of AWS Amazon EC2 instances. Proportional and Static Business Rules For Cost Allocation (Image…
  • City Network Brings OpenStack IaaS To Europe

    Top Stories
    2 Mar 2015 | 3:51 am
    Content by CloudTweaks.com OpenStack IaaS To Europe Sweden’s City Network have today announced they will become the first European provider to offer OpenStack in multiple data centres around Europe. The firm is already one of Europe’s fastest growing infrastructure as a service (IaaS) providers and has 25,000 customers worldwide, but this will be the first time their clients will be given the ability to benefit from OpenStack’s transparency, security, and scalability. The service will be called City Cloud. Johan Christenson, CEO of City Network, said in a recent press release that they…
  • IT Leaders To See Bigger Budgets

    CloudBuzz
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:39 am
    Content by CloudTweaks.com IT Leaders To See Bigger Budgets IT leaders will see bigger technology budgets in the coming year, according to CIO’s most recent Tech Poll, which is conducted regularly to gauge IT spending and stages of implementation in key technology categories. Not only are tech budgets bigger, this year IT spending is rising more than it has in the past six years, according to our survey of 211 IT executives. Fifty-seven percent of respondents will see an overall budget increase in the coming year, up from 53 percent and 51 percent the previous two years, respectively.  IT…
  • Video Conferencing For Effective Customer Engagement

    CloudTweaks
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:40 am
    Content by CloudTweaks.com Video Conferencing for Effective Customer Engagement It’s no small feat to consistently engage with customers; if you want to connect with prospective clients from around the world, this task gets even more daunting. Thankfully, cloud based video conference technology from companies like Blue Jeans makes it possible not only to contact and communicate with people from all over the world, but to do so face to face—from anywhere you have an Internet connection. According to Frost & Sullivan research, the market for cloud based video conferencing systems and…
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    GreenPages Blog

  • Tech News Recap for the Week of 2/23/2015

    GreenPages Blog
    1 Mar 2015 | 5:05 pm
    Were you busy last week? Here’s a quick tech news recap of articles you may have missed from the week of 2/23/2015! Northern Arizona University embraces software defined storage, California Firefighters are using cloud computing to analyze data to help battle blazes, and cloud computing for marketing and collaboration is having an impact on SMBs. Apple is building two data centers in Europe. Google is testing mobile app ads in the Google Play Store and is making it easier to search for flights online. In the past 6 months, the White House has replaced its top IT leaders. Below, there is…
  • Tech News Recap for the Week of 2/16/2015

    Green Pages
    23 Feb 2015 | 9:05 am
    Were you busy last week? Here’s a quick tech news recap of articles you may have missed from the week of 2/16/2015! VMware veterans unveil Software Defined Storage startup, Apple explores creating a self-driving car, and FAA proposes tight restrictions for drone delivery. In other news, a great phone you will probably never be able to buy in the U.S, and student data could possibly be at risk as privacy laws are out-of-date. Tech News Recap VMware Vets Unveil Software Defined Storage Startup, Raise $34M Fluency in the Cloud Is a Requirement for All CXOs Apple Studies Self-Driving Car FAA…
  • Emerging Technologies Across the Storage Landscape

    Chris Chesley
    20 Feb 2015 | 4:58 am
    There has been an influx of emerging technologies across the storage landscape. Many vendors are using the exact same hardware but are figuring out ways to do a lot of smarter things with the software. In this post, I’ll cover a handful of vendors who are doing a great job innovating at the software layer to improve storage technology and performance. Nimble Nimble was founded by the same people who did Data Domain and does data compression. Their success led to EMC buying them in June 2009. The company is known for its massively popular backup targets. They’re the one of the first ones…
  • Tech News Recap for the Week of 2/9/2015

    GreenPages Blog
    16 Feb 2015 | 5:37 am
    Were you busy last week? Here’s a quick tech news recap of articles you may have missed from the week of 2/9/2015! There was some good information around announcements made by VMware at its Partner Exchange event around vSphere 6, vSAN 6, and the partnership between VMware and Google. Tony Scott was named Federal CIO. President Obama, Apple CEO Tim Cook and others debated the topic of sharing cyber security data. Apple is working on an electric car design and Google is shutting down its expert video chat service, Google Hangouts. Tech News Recap vSphere 6, vSAN 6 & Other Key…
  • VMware’s Partnership with Google: vCloud Air & the Google Cloud Platform

    GreenPages Blog
    13 Feb 2015 | 5:29 am
      Following on from Chris Ward’s excellent blog coming out of VMware PEX 2015, I wanted to add some details to the recent VMware announcement (January 29, 2015) to partner with Google to “deliver greater enterprise access to public cloud services” via a combination of VMware vCloud Air and the Google Cloud Platform. For those who are unfamiliar, vCloud Air (formally VMware vCloud Hybrid Service or vCHS) is a public Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud platform built on the same traditional VMware vSphere we are all used to but managed 24/7 by VMware and their public cloud…
 
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  • Mobile devices corresponds to 50.3% of all traffic in Online Store

    Pravin Ganore
    1 Mar 2015 | 10:01 pm
    According to research based on an analysis of more than 100,000 e-commerce stores, 50.3% of the traffic in virtual shops are from mobile devices (being 40.3% from mobile phones and 10% from tablets) and only 49.7% from computers. It may sound crazy, but the fact is that mobile commerce is already a reality. Also according to research, the Google search traffic comprised 18% of traffic from computers and only 12% for mobile phones. These data seem to show that computers are being used for research products, while mobile devices for spontaneous purchases, which are instigated from Social Media,…
  • Big Data and The Big Problems That They Bring

    Pravin Ganore
    27 Feb 2015 | 2:35 am
    Big Data As you know, first of all – the facts. And then they can already turn as you like. Famous saying about “There are Lies, damned lies, and statistics.” is no longer a joke, but it is the daily norm. The thing is that, in itself it is an array of data, no matter how long it was not – it’s just an array of data. In order to extract information from it, it is necessary to perform operations on it. And then the most important step – the analysis of the data obtained. Something that only people can do. And their judgment is subject to inaccuracies and…
  • How To Break The Fear To Invest And Move The Data Center

    Pravin Ganore
    25 Feb 2015 | 2:29 am
    It has always been common sense in the IT market that managers of large companies have conservative characteristics, and no wonder, after all for a good part of companies to the area of technology impacts directly on your bill. Despite not knowing how to quantify, I have observed in recent years that one of the greatest fears of CIOs today is to be the head of managing a data center. I believe that many sleep praying for that day shall not come. And they’re right. Is there anything more risky for the IT manager than having to put in place a project of this responsibility? The core…
  • The Excess of the “Admins” and the Data Center Automation

    Pravin Ganore
    20 Feb 2015 | 12:02 am
    The same process that leads to business scanning depth also helps to speed up the automation of IT management processes. Thus, in the digital environment, employees, customers and suppliers interact in increasingly standardized way through developed business applications exactly to ensure this uniformity of processes which is the basis and the springboard for automation. But if on the one hand, scan means “automate something”, on the other, mass computerization promotes the multiplication of users and applications in information networks, which leads to a large decentralization of…
  • Five Predictions: Big Data in 2015

    Pravin Ganore
    13 Feb 2015 | 11:57 pm
    According to experts, in just a few years, Big Data technologies have gone from loud promises to one of the main driving forces behind the new digital era. In 2014, we increasingly saw how companies implemented projects more in big data from the test phase and moved their manufacturing operation. This year, the organization will move from batch processing of big data to use them in real time. The current industry leaders and people who claim to be leaders in the near future, have made significant progress in the integration of new big data platforms in analytical systems that can process the…
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    Cloud Storage Buzz

  • Backup Rule of Three or the Backup 3-2-1 Rule

    Lee
    23 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    I find it surprising that Cloud Storage Buzz, has been online in some form since January 2009, and somehow we have never talked about the computer backup rule of three. I don’t know why we never talked about it, perhaps because we always just assumed that people know these things, but we all know about what happens when we assume something. It is time to put this oversight to rest and talk about the computer backup rule of three also called the Backup 3-2-1 rule.I don’t know who originally came up with this term but Scott Hanselman has a great summary of what the rule is.3 copies…
  • Syncthing, Open Source Alternative to BitTorrent Sync

    Lee
    16 Feb 2015 | 6:30 am
    I like BitTorrent Sync, it is a pretty amazing piece of software, but I can understand why people would have problems with their model. It is closed source software and there have been criticisms that it is not secure. BitTorrent Sync is also planning a paid version that will cost $39.99/year, and to be honest I am not sure if there will continue to be a free version. I am not certain I would want to pay per year for BitTorrent Sync, while it seems to work well I don’t know if a yearly fee is something I would consider for their software.That being said I have started to look for a…
  • RapidShare Closing Down March 31st, 2015

    Lee
    11 Feb 2015 | 5:11 pm
      RapidShare, a file-sharing service based in Switzerland has decided to close effective March 31, 2015. Started in 2002 RapidShare has long been a destination for hosting files on the Internet but not always to the pleasure of the copyright industry. The company has been trying to rebrand itself as a cloud storage site but it has not been very successful with the change. In 2013 RapidShare cut its workforce by 75 percent.While RapidShare has certainly been losing users since their change to a more traditional cloud storage service it really comes as no surprise that they have now…
  • 75% Off IDrive – Limited Time Promo

    Lee
    10 Feb 2015 | 3:33 pm
    IDrive has become one of our more popular cloud backup services over the last year. With them offering more and more features like disk imaging, universal backup of all your devices and computer, QNAP and Synology NAS support and more there is a good reason why IDrive has become a leader in the cloud backup industry. Their full feature list includes:Universal Online BackupIDrive ExpressIDrive Wi-FiPrivate Encryption KeyOnline File SyncIncremental and Compressed BackupsReal Time BackupShare AnythingMobile BackupRemote ManageFacebook BackupInstagram BackupRetrieve DataTrue…
  • 9 More Cloud Storage Managers

    Lee
    9 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    When the original post 10 Cloud Storage Managers was written back in 2013 there were only those 10 cloud storage managers around. Since then the market has grown considerably and now not only have desktop cloud storage managers but you also have dedicated cloud storage managers just for your Andoid or iOS device. Here is the short list of the cloud storage managers that were on the first 10 cloud storage managers post and what their status is as of the writing of this new post.  CloudKafé – Closed.Jolicloud – Still available.Primadesk – Still available.cloudHQ…
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  • Predictions for HPC in 2015 from Intersect360 Research

    Rich Brueckner
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:27 am
    Intersect360 Research has published their Top Six Predictions for HPC in 2015.
  • ARM Joins OpenMP ARB

    Rich Brueckner
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:13 am
    ARM has joined the OpenMP Architecture Review Board (ARB), a group of leading hardware and software vendors and research organizations creating the standard for the most popular shared-memory parallel programming model in use today.
  • Slidecast: John Gustafson Explains Energy Efficient Unum Computing

    Rich Brueckner
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:45 am
    "Written by one of the foremost experts in high-performance computing and the inventor of Gustafson’s Law, The End of Error: Unum Computing explains a new approach to computer arithmetic: the universal number (unum). The unum encompasses all IEEE floating-point formats as well as fixed-point and exact integer arithmetic. This new number type obtains more accurate answers than floating-point arithmetic yet uses fewer bits in many cases, saving memory, bandwidth, energy, and power."
  • Big Energy Breaks New Ground in Supercomputing

    Rich Brueckner
    2 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    "Today, energy companies mark the world leaders in commercial supercomputing. Companies like Total are utilizing high performance computing (HPC) to deliver an optimal combination of performance, price and efficiency. Supercomputers like Pangea deliver 10 times the computing capacity of the system it replaced, helping Total identify and exploit new reserves more effectively."
  • The Past, Present, and Future of OpenACC

    Rich Brueckner
    1 Mar 2015 | 11:41 am
    In this video from the University of Houston CACDS HPC Workshop, Jeff Larkin from Nvidia presents: The Past, Present, and Future of OpenACC. "OpenACC is an open specification for programming accelerators with compiler directives. It aims to provide a simple path for accelerating existing applications for a wide range of devices in a performance portable way. This talk with discuss the history and goals of OpenACC, how it is being used today, and what challenges it will address in the future."
 
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    cloudcomputing-news.net: Latest from the homepage

  • CIA claims its Amazon Web Services cloud is at ‘final operational capability’

    James
    26 Feb 2015 | 4:49 pm
    (c)iStock.com/EdStock It was one of the most fascinating battles of 2013: who would win the lucrative CIA cloud computing contract? Two horses were in the race, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and IBM; and it was the former who eventually came out on top despite appeals from the latter. Now, according to CIA chief information officer Doug Wolfe, the AWS cloud has attained “final operational capability”. As reported by Enterprise Tech, Wolfe told delegates at an industry event this week the CIA cloud would be “offset” on a private security network, and AWS had “made a…
  • Faster still: Analysing big data analytics and the agile enterprise

    IEEECloudComputing
    26 Feb 2015 | 4:49 pm
    (c)iStock.com/sndr By Mark Davis, Distinguised Big Data Engineer, Dell Software Group, Santa Clara, California  Big data technologies are increasingly considered an alternative to the data warehouse. Surveys of large corporations and organisations bear out the strong desire to incorporate big data management approaches as part of their competitive strategy. But what is the value that these companies see? Faster decision making, more complete information, and greater agility in the face of competitive challenges. Traditional data warehousing involved complex steps to curate and schematise…
  • Salesforce delivers another billion dollar quarter, $5bn in annual revenue, shares skyrocket

    James
    25 Feb 2015 | 4:50 pm
    Picture credit: Salesforce Cloudy software provider Salesforce has announced its latest financial results, with $5.37bn (£3.46bn) in total annual revenue and another billion dollar quarter. The results were in line with Wall Street’s expectations, with earnings per share at $0.14 and a year on year growth of 26.1%. It certainly seems a long way since 2009, when Salesforce’s first billion dollar annual figures arrived, and late 2013, when the first billion dollar quarter arrived. CEO Marc Benioff saw the latter, understandably, as a major achievement initially –…
  • The hype around cloud computing has been justified, say enterprises

    James
    25 Feb 2015 | 4:50 pm
    (c)iStock.com/ferlistockphoto 85% of respondents in a Tata Communications survey say that cloud computing had lived up to industry hype in their experience, with 23% saying cloud had exceeded their expectations. Increased productivity was the most popular benefit according to 69% of those polled, with better access to data (65%) and reductions in costs (63%) also highly cited. 83% of respondents admitted they experienced benefits they weren’t expecting to see. The report added to the plethora of research confirming cloud computing was being widely used in the enterprise. 97% of…
  • Shining a light on shadow IT - and how to ensure you get it right

    trustmarque
    24 Feb 2015 | 4:57 pm
    (c)iStock.com/jrwasserman The nature of work is evolving; employees are mobile and cloud-enabled, free to work anywhere from almost any device. In response to this shift, the BYOD trend has emerged stronger than ever. Coupled with this is the growth of employees desiring more accessible applications. However, these factors have undoubtedly contributed to the emergence of shadow IT, which is creating a problem for many IT departments. Applications such as Dropbox are increasingly being used by employees for business critical functions. Yet many of these apps are not enterprise ready,…
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    ActiveBlog: Insights on Open Source and Dynamic Languages

  • Forget About PaaS. It's About Enabling Applications

    bartc
    25 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Over the last couple of years I have talked to numerous enterprise customers, analysts, industry pundits, and others interested in cloud technologies, and one thing is abundantly clear…Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) seems to mean different things to different people. But the term PaaS is irrelevant--it's just noise. What is relevant, and what is important, is what PaaS does: enable applications! That's what enterprises care about.read more
  • Fireside Chat Recap: Sam Ramji Shares Insight on Cloud Foundry Foundation and PaaS

    mikek
    23 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Last week Bernard Golden had the opportunity to interview Sam Ramji, the newly appointed CEO of the Cloud Foundry Foundation, as part of his Cloud Luminary Fireside Chat series. They discussed Sam's initial focus, his goals and the vision for Cloud Foundry as well as the impact Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) has for businesses. Below is a recording of the entire Fireside Chat and notable quotes from the new CEO.read more
  • DevOps: DIY vs. Commercial

    bernardg
    22 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    I've had the opportunity to attend a number of DevOps Days events. These are informal, community-based conferences devoted to a critical topic: how to get applications into production more quickly.read more
  • OpenStack Summit - Vote For ActiveState

    philw
    20 Feb 2015 | 4:58 pm
    Choose what you want to see at OpenStack Summit Vancouver Voting is now open to choose which presentations you want to see at OpenStack Summit Vancouver, May 18-22! We are very excited about this event and have submitted proposals covering some very cutting edge topics, including a couple with some of our awesome partners. Check them out here:read more
  • Locking Down the Cloud: 18 Security Issues Faced by Enterprise IT

    johnw
    18 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    CIOs are increasingly concerned about cloud security. And they should be: with the recent outbreak of visible breaches at high-profile organizations like Target, Anthem, and others, and the subsequent damage they cause, corporations are scrambling to make sure their cloud applicaread more
 
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    Simple Talk RSS Feed

  • Application Containers For Cloud Computing

    10 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Containers promise to make applications more portable and efficient. The technology, originally based on Linux's cgroups, provides a way of running several applications as modular, platform-agnostic packages in isolation on the same server. Docker's open-source approach to containers has dominated the market, and Microsoft is producing its own equivalent Windows system. What next? Will Containers replace VMS? Robert Sheldon investigates.
  • Cloud Storage Replication Is Not Backup

    2 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    The options that you need to select when setting up an Azure Storage service account allow you to specify the durability and high-availability of your data, but they don't provide for data recovery to a point-in-time. In fact, it means that some of the bad things that can happen to data are more efficiently replicated to all copies. Backup is quite a separate issue.
  • Amazon's Aurora: A Distributed SQL Database Alternative For MySQL Applications

    14 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    SQL-based distributed Cloud Relational databases aren't new, but Amazon's Aurora offers an alternative to SQL Azure, and, being MySQL-compatible, provides the obvious route to the cloud for hosted LAMP web applications. Is this of interest to the rest of us? Rob Sheldon investigates.
  • Salesforce: A Very Straightforward Cloud Development Platform

    16 Dec 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Force.com is an enigma; a Platform-as-a-Service that is designed to appeal to a broad church of developers, to make it quick and easy to write simple cloud-based applications. Robert Sheldon explains, as simply as possible, why this unusual data-centric, and metadata-driven platform is attracting so much interest in the industry.
  • Cloud Identities versus Federated Identities in Office 365

    30 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Identities, the 'accounts' by which Cloud and Web users identify themselves, are tricky to manage, and tiresome for the users. Cloud services such as Office 365 have their main use in large organisations and so there have to be easy ways for system administrators to maintain them. Microsoft provide three alternative strategies; Cloud identities, Synced identities and federated identities. What is the differences between them, and which should you choose?
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    The State of Security

  • Study: Minority of Retail IT Security Pros Concerned that Cybercriminals Are Targeting PoS Systems

    David Bisson
    2 Mar 2015 | 4:59 am
    According to a recent study, only 18 percent of retail IT security professionals are concerned that cybercriminals are targeting point of sale (PoS) devices installed on their networks, and only 20 percent are “confident” that those same devices are securely configured. Between July and September 2014, Tripwire conducted a study in which it compared the […]… Read More The post Study: Minority of Retail IT Security Pros Concerned that Cybercriminals Are Targeting PoS Systems appeared first on The State of Security.
  • 10 Notorious Cyber Criminals Brought to Justice – #1

    David Bisson
    1 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    In the fall of 2014, Tripwire published a series on the 10 Most Wanted Hackers by the FBI. Each of those articles revealed the extent to which cyber crime has become more sophisticated and threatens online users’ information now more than ever. Given this growing threat, it is understandable that some might feel disheartened by […]… Read More The post 10 Notorious Cyber Criminals Brought to Justice – #1 appeared first on The State of Security.
  • Security Slice: Taxation With Misrepresentation

    Eva Hanscom
    1 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Good news! Federal tax return fraud is going down. The bad news?  State filing fraud has risen 3700%. TurboTax briefly halted e-filings in in over a dozen states in response to the massive uptick of online fraud. How can consumers protect themselves this tax season? Listen to our latest security slice podcast and hear Craig Young and Lane […]… Read More The post Security Slice: Taxation With Misrepresentation appeared first on The State of Security.
  • Is It Time to Trust The Cloud?

    Tripwire Guest Authors
    1 Mar 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Outsourcing critical aspects of our lives is nothing new. We trust banks to safeguard our money, even though many of us do not trust bankers. We trust taxi cab drivers with our lives, even if we do not know their first name. We do this not out of ignorance but because we trust the overall […]… Read More The post Is It Time to Trust The Cloud? appeared first on The State of Security.
  • Database Breach at Uber Affects 50K Drivers

    Ken Westin
    27 Feb 2015 | 2:35 pm
      Uber has disclosed that a database containing information on its drivers may have been compromised. The database containing names and driver’s license numbers was apparently accessed by an “unauthorized” third-party on May 13, 2014. The incident is still under investigation and Uber has filed a “John Doe” lawsuit in San Francisco Federal Court, a […]… Read More The post Database Breach at Uber Affects 50K Drivers appeared first on The State of Security.
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    Sennovate

  • Identity Intelligence an overview

    admin
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:49 am
    Identity Intelligence The need for Identity Intelligence tools and models comes with the awareness, developed in recent years, that an Identity Management system used for the sole purpose of automating the user account management, exploits its possibilities only in part. In recent years the 'Identity Management solutions are increasingly seen as tools addressed to security governance, tools used increase security, tools used to meet the compliance requirements that organizations must meet in order to satisfy regulatory constraints, to obtain certifications and to satisfy internal and external…
  • An overview of windows active directory

    admin
    6 Jan 2015 | 3:24 am
    An overview of Windows Active Directory Active Directory (AD) is a directory service that Microsoft developed for Windows domain networks and is included in most Windows Server operating systems as a set of processes and services. An AD domain controller authenticates and authorizes all users and computers in a Windows domain type network—assigning and enforcing security policies for all computers and installing or updating software. For example, when a user logs into a computer that is part of a Windows domain, Active Directory checks the submitted password and determines whether the user…
  • The merits and demerits of Privileged Identity Management

    admin
    11 Dec 2014 | 10:45 pm
    Privileged Identity Management (PIM) is a domain within Identity Management focused on the special requirements of powerful accounts within the IT infrastructure of an enterprise. It is frequently used as an Information Security and governance tool to help companies in meeting compliance regulations and to prevent internal data breaches through the use of privileged accounts. The management of privileged identities can be automated to follow pre-determined or customized policies and requirements for an organization or industry. Please also see Privileged password management -- since the usual…
  • Signs of falling victim to identity theft

    admin
    27 Oct 2014 | 5:18 am
    Identity is a crucial element in most computer security mechanisms. Access controls depend on identifying the users or devices that are allowed to view or use resources and keeping others out. We’re asked to “prove” our identities every time we board a plane, check into a hotel, make a purchase via check or credit card, or log onto a computer or secure web site. But the standard of proof is often very low, and in the IT world, we seem to have a misconception about what identity really is – and isn’t. Identity theft in which someone pretends to be someone else by assuming that…
  • 2014: The Year of the Hybrid Cloud

    admin
    27 Oct 2014 | 5:12 am
    About a decade ago, prevailing IT traditions dictated that businesses use on-premises infrastructure for their enterprise applications. However, a paradigm shift has occurred with the emergence of IaaS and on-demand cloud providers such as AWS, etc. It has given birth to a new virtualization strategy that most businesses have been quick to adopt – use servers provided by third-party cloud vendors, eliminate infrastructure limitations, develop and deploy applications on a single hardware. The fact that businesses can do all this and more without spending millions of dollars on IT systems is…
 
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    Intelligent Technical Solutions

  • Las Vegas Data Backup Services

    jharwe
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:58 pm
    When running a business, how you handle the data that circulates is just as critical as the rest of the processes. Business is not just making money, but it is also exercising due diligence and care to the information that clients give and receive. If you lost all the data associated and integrated within your business, your business […]
  • Las Vegas IT Consulting Services

    jharwe
    24 Feb 2015 | 8:56 pm
    If you run a business, fixing to launch a startup, or you have a large established business, it requires more than sophisticated networking and IT methods. If you are not sure what you need, what to upgrade, or how any of it can benefit you, you would benefit from IT consultation. Definition of IT Consulting […]
  • Time to Upgrade Your Legacy Phone System?

    jharwe
    20 Feb 2015 | 8:54 pm
    Are you using legacy phone systems for your business? Maybe your phone system is the traditional landline, and it is really just an extra cost that you don’t need. With the emerging technologies, there are better and newer advantages of VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol). Having a business phone system gives you a plethora of […]
  • Las Vegas Cloud Computing Services

    jharwe
    17 Feb 2015 | 9:02 pm
    Cloud computing saves time and money. If this is something that interests you, read on. With the more efficient AGILE methods incorporating itself in the IT sector, therein arises opportunity for innovation. The cloud has a low initial investment price tag, and implementation is a breeze. Agencies or organizations do not have to implement on a full-scale integration, […]
  • Computer Virtualization in Las Vegas

    jharwe
    16 Feb 2015 | 8:52 pm
    In case you don’t know what virtualization is, it is technical jargon for technology and software applications. It refers to the virtualization of servers, in comparison to hosting the physical servers in your business infrastructure or renting dedicated servers. In virtualization, one server is partitioned into many different servers to pool resources. While the servers […]
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    Cloud

  • Getting the real dope on your cloud deployment

    Barb Darrow
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:37 am
    Lots of companies can perform cost analysis of cloud-based instances; Krystallize Technologies says it does much more. The Austin, Texas–based startup delves deeper into what’s going on with cloud workloads and compares how a given job will do across Amazon, IBM SoftLayer, vCloud Air, Microsoft Azure, CenturyLink, etc. […] Getting the real dope on your cloud deployment originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…
  • Intel, Alcatel-Lucent unveil their cloud mobile network

    Kevin Fitchard
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:42 am
    A year after forming their wireless partnership, Intel and Franco-American network builder Alcatel-Lucent say they’re ready to start moving the mobile network from the cell tower into the data center. At Mobile World Congress on Monday, the two took the wraps off a new networking architecture […] Intel, Alcatel-Lucent unveil their cloud mobile network originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…
  • Yup: HP’s buying Aruba for about $3B

    Barb Darrow
    2 Mar 2015 | 5:55 am
    It’s true: Hewlett-Packard is buying Aruba Networks and its campus Wi-Fi expertise for about $2.7 billion, exclusive of cash, both companies said early Monday. The per-share price is $24.67 in cash. From the press release: Together, and will deliver next-generation converged campus solutions, leveraging the strong Aruba brand.  […] Yup: HP’s buying Aruba for about $3B originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…
  • Add IBM cloud to the list of reboots to come

    Barb Darrow
    1 Mar 2015 | 3:55 pm
    The latest Xen hypervisor vulnerabilities are forcing IBM to reboot some customers’ cloud instances between now and March 10. The vendor sent out an alert to affected IBM SoftLayer customers on Friday, the same day Linode alerted its customers. As reported, Web Services and already posted news about the updates […] Add IBM cloud to the list of reboots to come originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…
  • For retailers the buy-or-build cloud decision looms large

    Barb Darrow
    1 Mar 2015 | 9:18 am
    If you need proof that cloud deployment stories can touch off religious disputes, my recent report about @Walmartlabs deploying 100K cores of OpenStack to run the retail giant’s e-commerce operations is Exhibit A. This is, by any measure, a massive private cloud, and some readers were incredulous that would go […] For retailers the buy-or-build cloud decision looms large originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…
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    Corvisa Blog

  • 12 Questions to Ask Your IT Manager About Phone Costs

    25 Feb 2015 | 10:00 pm
    When’s the last time you and your IT manager talked about your business phone system? Chances are, no matter if it’s IT or some other department responsible for operations, the only time you communicate about communications is when there’s a communications problem.
  • 5 Smart Strategies to Improve Contact Center Service

    23 Feb 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Are you looking to revamp your contact center and deliver better customer experiences? An end-to-end cloud-based contact center suite offers you the opportunity to do just that.
  • Corvisa Launches Channel Partner Program

    18 Feb 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Corvisa has launched a new channel partner program designed to extend the reach of Corvisa’s cloud communications solutions and Summit Platform by making them available to partners and their customers on a national and global level.
  • Security Breaches: To Err Is Human... & Costly

    16 Feb 2015 | 10:00 pm
    SplashData, a California-based provider of password management applications, recently published its “Worst Passwords” list. The results will make you laugh…and cry.
  • 5 Things Game Show Hosts Teach About Lousy Customer Service

    11 Feb 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Just like customer service representatives, game show hosts hold all the cards (literally) when it comes it to making or breaking the experience of their contestants and audience members. But don’t look to them as role models for quality customer care.
 
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  • New Whitepaper Pretty Much Says It All

    Jason English
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:34 am
    We’ve been covering every aspect of the software development lifecycle here, but this new Skytap paper, “Transform your SDLC with Parallel Dev & Test in Cloud Environments” pretty much covers everything you’d need to know about how constraints in software delivery are resolved in public and hybrid cloud environments. Skytap White Paper: Transform your SDLC with Parallel Dev & Test in Cloud Environments. Not actual size, thankfully. Download a free copy of this new, awesome 12-page report by clicking on the link above, or the picture of it to the right. Or click…
  • Careers@Skytap Videos: When Hiring, Never Overlook the Passion

    Jason English
    23 Feb 2015 | 11:29 am
    As you might know by looking at news of our recent funding round, and Skytap bringing in Jill Domanico as VP of Talent, hiring the right people is absolutely essential to our growth plans. Since we’re surrounded by cutting-edge cloud companies here in Seattle looking to grow as well, good talent is in high demand. Hiring is not just a task we can leave up to HR, Recruiting, or outsource to some placement firms. All groups here need to grow. It’s everyone’s job to bring on the best people we can possibly attract to our team. I took on a fun internal project here in the…
  • Peeling Back the Layers of the Cloud Security Onion

    Noel Wurst
    21 Feb 2015 | 5:57 am
    ​I had the chance to sit down with Lee Slaughter, Skytap’s Manager of Information Security, to discuss security in the cloud, the efforts that make up a thorough due diligence when choosing a cloud provider, and how to keep up with external and internal threats to your business. Noel: Last year, Charles Babcock wrote a piece for InformationWeek on the list of the top 9 worst cloud security threats that was put out by the Cloud Security Alliance. As I read through them, I noticed that the threats were predominantly related to malicious insiders and outsiders, data breaches, denial of…
  • No Crystal Ball Needed: Jez Humble Shares Trick to Predicting High IT Performance

    Noel Wurst
    20 Feb 2015 | 9:08 pm
    It didn’t hit me until after a second viewing of Jez Humble’s recent webinar with Perforce that his ways to predict high IT performance aren’t just a neat party trick; they’re absolutely essential. The days of bugs making it into production, distrust between departments, and delayed fixes and releases are becoming a thing of the past, at least among “high performers” of the world. And as the complexity of software grows year after year, being able to accurately predict success may be the only way to actually achieve it. Jez lists the following must-haves for anyone looking to…
  • A love letter from Cloud Dev/Test Labs to Service Virtualization

    Jason English
    11 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, here’s a little love letter from “the Cloud” that originally appeared in our partner Parasoft’s perspective guide to Service Virtualization. But we think it’s especially appropriate now. Enjoy!​ – N.W., Ed. Dear SV, Hey, I know it’s been a while since we started being “a thing.” When we met, everyone said you were just mocking, and that I wasn’t real enough to make a living, with my head in the clouds. Yet, here we are, a few years later.  Service Virtualization, you complete me. As a young Dev/Test Cloud,…
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  • Tips on quick data recovery and backup solutions for your workplace

    Neebo
    12 Feb 2015 | 4:28 am
    Backup and security are deeply connected to each other. It’s great to have a secure network, but that’s not enough to have a locked business. A safe network means that your business is protected against viruses, hackers, unauthorized users, and numerous other threats. Though, it your information is lost, there’s nothing you can do to get it back. Companies may end up losing employees files, customer records, important contracts, and other vital information. Solid backup strategies are excellent, but they don’t provide complete solutions. If your information is protected but your…
  • IT Outsourcing: Benefits and Possible Effects on your Firm’s Reputation

    Neebo
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:26 am
    As your company grows and evolves, your computing needs tend to grow as well. New products and initiatives, new technologies, and efficiency improvements, all add to the demands on your IT department. As your needs become more complex, it is time to consider whether continuing to rely on your in-house IT staff for everything is wise, or whether it may be time to consider outsourcing some or all of your IT needs.  Here are some of the benefits of outsourcing your IT work. Faster access to new technology Newer hardware and software can make your existing systems run faster. Implementing new…
  • Data Storage Options for Future Business Needs

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

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

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

    Ofir Nachmani
    19 Feb 2015 | 2:22 am
    Outages are inevitable. As we’ve seen over the past few years, every major cloud vendor’s experienced at least one, and we can expect that they will again at some point in the future. As cloud consumers, we need to be able to use the cloud’s building blocks and unlimited resources (at least, in theory), and create service robustness and high availability. Yet, important issues, like SLAs, remain unclear when it comes to consuming resources and services from IaaS vendors.Today, more than ever, online software service vendors, have a lot to lose when their services suffer from…
  • The Cloud Enables IoT – a Perfect Match and the Microsoft (Azure) Hackathon

    Ofir Nachmani
    16 Feb 2015 | 3:43 am
    IoT has been the hottest topic and buzz word within the technological community in recent years. While some of us think of IoT and the cloud as interdependent, the dependency is actually one directional. IoT cannot function without the infrastructure and countless possibilities that the cloud facilitates. Being a cloud blogger, and the founder of IamOnDemand, I often get invited to key events related to cloud technologies. A few weeks ago, I was invited by Microsoft and ironSource to cover their joint IoT Hackathon, which hosted more than 50 developers from companies such as Mellanox,…
  • Why DevOps Is a Role (and Not just a Concept)

    Ofir Nachmani
    13 Feb 2015 | 1:30 am
    Over the past five years, DevOps has evolved into an integral movement in the fields of software development and delivery. The agile manifesto has become increasingly popular in the tech world due to the business need for fast response times. This pushes IT to streamline development, integration and delivery into one smooth process. While this outlook on DevOps describes the concept, after much debating, I am here to explain why DevOps is in fact not just an important concept but a significant role in the tech world. DevOps and the HR Hunter Many HR hunters advertize their searches for…
  • Ghostwriting, Content Farms and Google’s 2014 Update

    Ofir Nachmani
    12 Feb 2015 | 7:27 am
    Ghostwriting can offer many advantages. Since not all experts and professionals have the ability, skills, or availability to write high-quality content, ghostwriters are used to bridge the gap between experts’ knowledge and their target audiences. However, the reality of today’s online content world has drifted far from these practices. The Creation of Online “Fluff” In an attempt to draw audiences to their websites and boost their online presence and pagerank, many companies and organizations turn to ghostwriters, SEO experts and content farms, to create articles.
  • 5 Writing Tips for Cloud Evangelists (from Someone Who’s Created 400+ Posts)

    Beverlyn Baer
    9 Feb 2015 | 3:26 pm
    Nearly every IT company these days has a blog. Whether it is meant to explain products/services, announce new releases, or update readers about relevant happenings in a specific business niche, the ultimate goal is to engage your target audience. You may want to build trust over time, or convince them in a single post that your cloud product or service is what they need. While the goal seems obvious, actual implementation can be much more challenging. Over the past year, I’ve created approximately 400 posts in the realm of cloud computing at IamOnDemand (IOD). We interview developers,…
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  • Partnership between Dropbox and Vodafone Announced

    Denise Sullivan
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:03 am
    A partnership between Dropbox and Vodafone is now in effect. The new agreement will help expand the cloud storage provider’s customer base while giving millions of new mobile users access to online storage. Dropbox and Vodafone Parnterimage credit: dmacsully Dropbox and Vodafone Partnership Not Pay to Play Beginning this month, Vodafone customers will have their default cloud storage and backup changed to Dropbox. New users will have to create an account and receive 25GB of free storage. While there are no details surrounding the deal, Marc Liebowitz, head of partnership at Dropbox says…
  • PayPal Ditches Mega, Dotcom Considers Bitcoin

    Victoria Kazz
    27 Feb 2015 | 2:31 pm
    PayPal has stopped processing payments for Kim Dotcom’s file sharing service, Mega. As an alternative, the company is looking into using bitcoin. image credit: Chris Potter Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom founded MegaUpload, which quickly gained the attention of the US government as a file-sharing website that hosted copyrighted content. When American officials seized the site, Dotcom created Mega, a cloud storage company launched in 2013. In the past two years, the site has attained more than 15 million subscribers. It also is responsible for storing upwards of 4 million digital files.
  • FCC Votes for Open Internet (3-2 In Favor of Net Neutrality)

    Vladimir Covic
    27 Feb 2015 | 11:01 am
    It is a fine day in the history of open internet. After a debate that stretched for about a year and has finally landed in front of the FCC, the commissioners voted in favor of net neutrality this Thursday. Celebrationimage credit: KaddiSudhi The vote (YouTube link) was far from unanimous for the open internet, but in the end, three “yay” votes for net neutrality prevailed over the two “nay” votes against it. FCC votes on net neutrality: Chairman of the commission Tom Wheeler – yes Jessica Rosenworcel – yes Mignon Clyburn – yes Ajit Pai – no…
  • Analysts Predict 50% of US Households will Use Amazon Prime by 2020

    Vladimir Covic
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:01 am
    Analysts at Macquarie Research have predicted that about half of the households in the United States will be subscribed to Amazon Prime by 2020. Amazon Prime Airimage credit: oooOOC This rather bold statement is based on the fact that Amazon Prime membership has increased by 53% in the last year from a 20 million base. According to estimates by Macquarie, 20 to 25% US households are subscribed to the service and the service could see a 12%  year-to-year annual growth rate. Macquarie Research Explanation for Prime 2020 Prediction Here is how Macquarie Research explains their prediction:…
  • Google Play Music Increases Storage Limit to 50,000 Songs

    Victoria Kazz
    27 Feb 2015 | 2:43 am
    Google Play Music has traditionally limited users storage to 20,000 songs. Now, the company has more than doubled its storage limit so subscribers can store up to 50,000 songs in the cloud. image credit: Camilo Rueda López Why The Change? While services like Spotify and Pandora provide free live streaming of music, there is still a majority of listeners that prefer to have their own collection of songs. Over the years, they’ve built up a library which they can transfer and listen to whenever. Locally storing all this music takes up a significant amount of space, which is where Google…
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  • Why You Need to be Thinking about Employee Engagement

    John Gorup
    25 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    Workers now expect a consumer-grade experience in all the apps they use. Forrester explains in their recent report, Mapping The Value Of Social Business And Collaboration: “As Facebook, Twitter, Skype, and other social and collaborative technologies take increasingly dominant positions in workers' personal lives, demand for the same type of communication efficiencies in the workplace… Read More
  • Skimping These Things Can Make Your Cloud Implementation Costly

    John Gorup
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:22 am
    Businesses can face sticker shock when implementing software or building enterprise applications. Even highly configurable and server-free applications like Salesforce can cost more to rollout than is commonly believed. The driver of costs has little to do with the number of users, but with complexity. For example, a project for 1,000 users doing one business… Read More
  • Why Your Company Should be Building Mobile Sales Apps

    John Gorup
    18 Jan 2015 | 6:17 am
    If you were in elementary school in the United States from the mid-1980s to late 1990s, you might be familiar with the game Oregon Trail. The game takes place in 1848, and the player’s goal is to get a family safely from Missouri to Oregon. Of course, it’s not an easy journey, as players face… Read More
  • Four Reasons to Build Enterprise Apps

    Ben Kerschberg
    14 Jan 2015 | 8:21 am
    Enterprise apps are changing the face of business. They increase worker productivity, leverage big data, and help optimize business process efficiency. Solely for the purpose of this post, I define the term “enterprise app” to include only those mobile solutions that face inward within the enterprise, including field workers, as opposed to externally facing such… Read More
  • Enhance Your Customer’s Experience with a Heroku App

    John Gorup
    13 Jan 2015 | 6:55 am
    When Salesforce acquired Heroku in 2010, it seemed like an odd addition. I like to think of Heroku as that hippie cousin who starts a goat farm in Vermont. He’s cool and innovative, but not quite comfortable in the corporate world. But like a Ben & Jerry’s or Burt’s Bees, some hippie businesses evolve their… Read More
 
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  • Cloud Ethics: Where’s The Line?

    Rehan Jalil
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Cloud computing is no longer a mere buzzword; as noted by ITProPortal, 93 percent of organizations now run at least one app in the cloud or are experimenting with Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). Public clouds remain the most popular choice with 88 percent of enterprises opting for a shared resource model over private server stacks. And while this growing market bodes well for innovation, business agility and continuity, a new concern has emerged: Cloud ethics. How do companies protect themselves, their data and their customers in the cloud? New Standards With many companies still figuring…
  • AT&T and Microsoft Debut Mobile Office Suite for SMEs

    CloudWedge Staff
    2 Mar 2015 | 5:48 am
    Microsoft and AT&T have inked an exclusive deal that bundles collaboration apps for enterprises. The duo of tech titans are calling their new solution AT&T Mobile Office Suite. The collection of apps gives enterprise users the ability to use their AT&T mobile devices for voice, video and cloud related services. Since business end users are constantly looking for methods to collaborate on the go, AT&T and Microsoft's new partnership provides popular productivity apps at a low, predictable monthly rate. Using the cloud, AT&T can help businesses connect their users with each…
  • BlackBerry Puts BES12 in the Cloud for SMBs

    Erick Wingfield
    2 Mar 2015 | 4:51 am
    The Mobile World Congress 2015 is underway and smartphone manufacturer BlackBerry is receiving press over its decision to deploy BES12 into the cloud. BES12 is better known as the BlackBerry Enterprise Server version 12. You could consider this interface to be the back-end control panel for all of the mobile devices that are utilized within your organization. Up until this announcement, BES12 was only available as a on-premises solution. Bloomberg reports that the new BlackBerry BES12 cloud can be purchased for your organization starting at just $23 per month. Since BES12 is now being…
  • Canonical & Juniper Networks Release Contrail Cloud Platform for SDN and NFV

    Erick Wingfield
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:38 am
    Canonical and Juniper have teamed up to provide an Ubuntu based distribution for datacenter ecosystems called Contrail Cloud Platform. The CCP will give carriers the ability to provide Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) throughout their datacenters. In the deal, Juniper Networks has agreed to distribute Contrail Cloud Platform while Canonical has agreed to provide support to Juniper's customers. The announcement seems to be the beginning of Juniper Networks and Canonical's budding relationship. The two companies have agreed to work on future projects…
  • CloudBerry Lab Doubles Customer Base & Quadruples Reseller Revenues

    CloudWedge Staff
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:28 am
    CloudBerry Lab creates cloud storage tools that assist in backing up public cloud data. CloudBerry Lab is now reporting that it's customer base has doubled over the past year. CloudBerry Lab also notes that it's resellers have experienced quadruple levels of revenue growth when compared to the previous year's numbers.  In a press release, the enterprise cloud storage specialist detailed all of its impressive growth signals. Here are the key takeaways: 320% Reseller Revenue Growth in 2014 Total Number of Resellers Grew by 282% End User Revenue Numbers Spiked 184% Total Number of End Users…
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  • LoadSpring Q1 | 2015 eNews

    admin
    23 Feb 2015 | 4:33 pm
    Who Says CIOs Can’t Be Trendy? The Latest Trends in Cloud Computing Among IT Geniuses Whether you call them Chief Information Officers (CIOs), Directors of Informatics (DOIs) or Chief Information Technology Officers (CITOs), these guys are obsessed with the Cloud. Sound like anyone you know? Survey Says… According to a just-released CSC Global CIO Survey, these tech maharishis have some very definite views on Cloud Computing. The trends uncovered in the survey tell you a lot about the direction the industry is going. Hint: It’s not down. The Trends Not to be a spoiler, but the…
  • LoadSpring Exhibiting at Collaborate 2015

    admin
    18 Feb 2015 | 8:36 am
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  • Primavera Analytics for Psychic Business Power! Part 1 of 3

    admin
    18 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    Congratulations! Your Primavera software already gives you the real-time skinny on your project. Knowing where you are now is good. But wouldn’t you also like to know where you’re likely to be going in the future? That’s what Primavera Analytics has been built for. It’s a separate analytical software that works with the Primavera P6 project management application to give you additional crystal ball capabilities. What Data Can You Work With? Primavera Analytics also uses the Oracle analytics platform called OBIEE or Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition. Some of the P6…
  • User Conference 2015 – B2W | Santa Barbara, CA

    admin
    16 Feb 2015 | 7:30 pm
    Join us at B2W User Conference 2015 Come talk Michael Dawson, Strategic Accounts, Director, our expert in Cloud project management solutions and learn how he helps others maximize ROI. March 1-3, 2015 Bacara Resort & Spa Santa Barbara, CA   Together at booth #C4032 Contact us to schedule a session. p: +1 978.685.9715 Michael Dawson mdawson@loadspring.com The post User Conference 2015 – B2W | Santa Barbara, CA appeared first on LoadSpring.
  • World of Concrete 2015 | Las Vegas, NV

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    16 Feb 2015 | 2:20 pm
    Join us at World of Concrete 2015 Project Management’s most complete solution is here for you. Take your project estimating to the next level with B2W’s ONE platform and LoadSpring’s versatile application, the SpringBoardTM Cloud Project Management Platform. February 3-6, 2015 Las Vegas Convention Center   Together at booth #C4032 Contact us to schedule a demo. p: +1 978.685.9715 information@loadspring.com The post World of Concrete 2015 | Las Vegas, NV appeared first on LoadSpring.
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  • Blackphone 2 and Blackphone Tablet Coming Soon

    Gwen Harkness
    2 Mar 2015 | 11:42 am
    Techfrag reported today that Blackphone is releasing a new phone: "Silent Circle, an encrypted communications firm, today announced a second-generation of its snoop-resistant Blackphone along with a Blackphone+ tablet. Designed to protect users from hackers and eavesdropping gover...
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    Matt Lichtfuss
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:51 am
    Law enforcement is investigating a potential breach at the National Archives after a hacking group known for U.S. website hacks released a video showing an attack on the agency's site. The video was shown on YouTube in February, and it shows compelling evidence that it was in...
  • "Green Group" Allegedly Compromised By Pro-Russian Hacktivists

    Matt Lichtfuss
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:45 am
    A U.S. based defense group called "Green Group" has been compromised according to CyberBerkut, a pro-Russian hacktivist group. The hacktivist group has claimed to have gained access Green Group through a mobile device of a Green Group official who recently visited Kiev. For more:&...
  • Doctor's Car Broken Into, Leads to Breach Affecting 400 at Medical College of Wisconsin

    Jeff Peters
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:05 am
    The Medical College of Wisconsin is notifying patients that their personal information may have been compromised after someone broke into a doctor's car and stole a document containing private information on approximately 400 patients and a laptop with information on one patien...
  • Lenovo: We Will Eliminate All "Bloatware" Going Forward

    Jeff Peters
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:56 am
    Following the Superfish controversy, which damaged the Lenovo brand at least in the short term, Lenovo has decided to cut ties with "bloatware" from third parties: "We are starting immediately, and by the time we launch our Windows 10 products, our standard image will only incl...
 
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  • Top Reasons For A Database Backup

    Mark Martin
    10 Feb 2015 | 6:35 pm
    Posted February 10th 2015 by: Mark Martin You need to protect your business in every possible way. A database backup is a great thing to have and there are many reasons why it should be something within your business. Learning the reasons allows you to make the investment confidently. Protection Against Data Loss Data loss is occurring in more companies, small and large. Approximately half of all enterprises who lost data were able to restore their information as a result of having a backup. Many companies who lose data and are unable to get it back will close within six months of the…
  • Top Ten Reasons Why Companies Use Data Backup and Data Archiving Services to Enhance the Value of Their Businesses

    Mark Martin
    19 Jan 2015 | 5:37 pm
    Posted January 19th 2015 by: Mark Martin] 1. Backing up data will require packaging.  One way is via backup of the data, the other via archiving. 2. Database backup and data archiving solve two separate problems facing companies who wish to safeguard their data. 3. The first solution presented in a backup service is designed to create copies in the event that the original data and content becomes lost or corrupted. Backing up data is done by saving versions. Backing up data stores information in a manner in which all of its contents can be changed. 4. Companies use data archiving as…
  • Top Six Ways To Ensure Data Compliance In Your Organization

    Mark Martin
    13 Jan 2015 | 5:45 pm
    Posted January 13th 2015 by: Mark Martin Data criminals are plaguing business databases, stealing information and wreaking havoc on businesses and their customers. So, you need to conduct regular checks of your system to see where possible breaches might occur. Also, perform regular audits to make sure controls work as they should, and fix outdated controls or defects in your system immediately. These steps protect your data and ensure data compliance. 1. Add Reasonable Security Measures Add reasonable safeguards that are appropriate for your organization. This means that you must take…
  • Three features Crucial to Your Server Backup Software Process

    Mark Martin
    7 Jan 2015 | 6:35 pm
    Posted January 7th 2015 by: Mark Martin You need to back up your system so that if anything happens, you can retrieve your data. Server backup software often comes with plethora features. It’s important to include many of these features in your backup process. Make sure the software offers these features. Incremental vs. Differential Backups Backup types include full, incremental and differential backup.  When you run a full backup, the server backup software grabs all the files on your server, whether you accessed the files within the last few minutes or several years ago.
  • The Importance of Database Backup

    Mark Martin
    1 Jan 2015 | 6:10 pm
    Posted January 1st 2015 by: Mark Martin People will often jump the gun and make major tech decisions before they have truly reviewed all of the information. This is not a wise step especially when you are talking about database backup. In most cases this is sensitive information that you are wanting to preserve and you should give some serious time and thought before you choose a software to accomplish this task. Here are a few questions to ask yourself. 1. When Should I Back Up? When you are shopping for server backup software, this should be one of your first questions. It may not be the…
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  • Review: Learning Neo4j by Rik Van Bruggen Packtpub

    mitesh51
    15 Feb 2015 | 7:54 am
    Review: Learning Neo4j-Learning Neo4j available at https://www.packtpub.com/big-data-and-business-intelligence/learning-neo4j-graph-databases is one of the interesting books I have come across in recent times. To my surprise, it has all ingredients for the beginners as well as for practitioner. History of graphs and usage of graph theory are perfect for any beginner. Complete graphical representation deserves thumbs up. Sequence of explanation is very important. It includes navigational databases, relational databases and finally nosql databases in detail and then describes overall importance…
  • Backup and Recovering Services in USA

    mitesh51
    15 Feb 2015 | 6:21 am
    Backup and Recovering Services in USA-Although storing data on hard drive is safe, but there is no guarantee of loss of data due to failing of Hard sometimes. This may lead to loss of important data such as some important files with it your emotionally attached like photos and financial documents. This may cause severe problems. So, one should make backups of the important files stored on computer. A secondary hard disk is the good option to do backups. But in case of natural disasters, no matter how many backups people have they may also get lost. So, online storage The post Backup and…
  • Seagate Personal Cloud – private storage cloud for your business

    mitesh51
    13 Feb 2015 | 9:31 am
    Seagate Personal Cloud-The smaller business traditionally has less available capital for the purchase and maintenance of high capacity storage servers. Consequently, they often struggle to store all the data they need in an organized or secure method. This is where the cloud comes in. The system is simply an online (internet based) storage server that makes sure your information is maintained safe up in the cloud, on a private server.                 Types of cloud storage systems There are two main types of cloud storage systems – private and public.
  • Biz Talk Server – Enabling Maximum Interoperability for a Business

    mitesh51
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:37 am
    Understanding Biz Talk Server Biz Talk Server is an ESB (enterprise service bus) developed by Microsoft to provide various business functionalities. It is a Microsoft registered trademark that acts as the central platform for business process management (BPM) and enterprise application integration. Additionally, Biz Talk Server embodies the automation and integration of Web services and XML technologies. Generally, Biz Talk Server provides the following functionalities to business enterprises; Business-to-business communication ability Enterprise application integration Business activity…
  • Major Features in Cloud Storage

    mitesh51
    21 Jan 2015 | 10:06 pm
    Major Features in Cloud Storage helps to Hold Your Information at Your Fingertips Utilizing cloud storage holds many advantages. Since the creation of this Internet based technology, the way individuals and organizations store data has been completely revolutionized. Now, instead of placing files and other data on local servers, hard drives, and many other problematic options, the same data can be stored on a cloud. There, the information becomes stored on a network of online servers which function as a whole, providing users constant and reliable access from any place and at any time. Cloud…
 
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  • WatchKit : An Overview

    Rajeev Ranjan
    26 Feb 2015 | 2:14 am
    Apple Watch: the most convenient way to have an eye on your iPhone Apps without picking it out of your pocket every time. Which next move can become a revolution, you never know. As always Apple is trying to start … Continue reading → The post WatchKit : An Overview appeared first on .
  • Measuring Growth Parameters for your App with App42

    Ajay Tiwari - App42 Backend as a Service
    17 Feb 2015 | 6:37 am
    Measuring Growth of your App encompasses monitoring different metrics like Number of Users, Number of Installations, DAUs (Daily Active Users),WAUs (Weekly Active Users), MAUs (Monthly Active Users), ARPU (Average Revenue per User) and many more. Measuring these metrics should be … Continue reading → The post Measuring Growth Parameters for your App with App42 appeared first on .
  • In-App Notification in Marketing Automation

    Ajay Tiwari - App42 Backend as a Service
    6 Feb 2015 | 3:38 am
    App42 Marketing Automation now supports In-App Notifications, a feature that will help you increase user engagement in your App. In-App notifications basically means showing messages to your users who are inside your app doing certain activities. For example, you can … Continue reading → The post In-App Notification in Marketing Automation appeared first on .
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    Suyash Mohan
    22 Jan 2015 | 1:48 am
    Deploying a game to app stores is only the beginning. The real challenge starts after that. You need to analyze your games performance to take better decisions. Analyzing your game statistics is a very important part of your game/app lifecycle. … Continue reading → The post Analyze your Multiplayer Game performance in Real Time appeared first on .
  • Why and How ? Re-engaging your app users

    Maya Gupta
    19 Jan 2015 | 2:54 am
    The app ecosystem is changing and the industry is now beginning to understand that while many apps are downloaded only a percentage of them are actually used. One can’t simply worry about the number of app downloads. Mobile Marketers are … Continue reading → The post Why and How ? Re-engaging your app users appeared first on .
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    Jesse Locke
    24 Feb 2015 | 6:29 am
    You’ve read all about the benefits and advantages of cloud computing for small business. But now, how do you actually realize the results? Well some business’ have gone cloud wholeheartedly, completely removing server hardware from the office and working 100% ‘in-the-cloud’, not every organization is in a position to follow suit. Maybe you’ve just recently invested a large amount of capital into new server hardware; perhaps you do not have sufficient internet bandwidth available yet. Regardless of your current situation, there are still a magnitude of solutions…
  • From Our Cloud to Yours; Building Geo-redundancy Into Your Existing Cloud Infrastructure or Application.

    Jesse Locke
    3 Feb 2015 | 1:26 pm
    Site-local redundancy isn’t enough for mission critical infrastructure or applications. It seems that maybe even more today, the threat of regional power outages, fiber network disruption, or natural disasters grows greater. Savvy enterprise and ‘cloud-builders’ therefore attempt to ensure minimal downtime by spreading their applications data across multiple ‘geo-diverse’ locations. There are a many architectural choices that can be used to achieve this geo-diversity. These solutions will often be selected in terms of costs, RTO, RPO, and available bandwidth…
  • Driving Partner Revenue – Enabling Cloud Based Services on a “Grow as You Go” Basis

    Jesse Locke
    12 Jan 2015 | 8:18 am
    As our existing partnerships continue to prosper and flourish; in 2015 we look towards expanding our partner network into new markets. As always, we at Server Cloud Canada will continue to focus our efforts on assisting our valued VAR, MSP, Telco, and ISP partners to build, manage, and maintain true Canadian cloud solutions for their end-users. Why partner with SCC? Server Cloud Canada has deployed one of the largest distributed HP blade matrix systems in (and throughout) Canada. By leveraging our platform, our partners are able to architect, build, and manage cloud-based solutions for their…
  • Happy Holidays from Server Cloud Canada

    Jesse Locke
    16 Dec 2014 | 6:51 am
    We would like to wish you all the best of the holiday season and a successful progression into the New Year. It has truly been an exciting year for us here at Server Cloud Canada, growing and working hard to ensure that we continually exceed the experience of our valued customers and valued partners. Looking forward to another year of growth and continued commitment to all of you. Looking forward to our collective growth in 2015! Growth and momentum has been quite exciting for our partner community this year. Traits that are showing no signs of slowing down for 2015, in fact, we are…
  • High Availability Data Storage and Recovery Platform – Veeam Cloud Connect

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

    Andrej Koelewijn
    24 Feb 2015 | 2:15 pm
    The following is a quick example how you can use an oData resource in R: # # Test odata # library('httr') library('XML') library('dplyr') # # basic authentication credentials # secret <- RCurl::base64(paste('username', 'password', sep = ":")); # # function to retrieve resource and return data.frame containing data # Assumes simple 1 dimensional resource, no nested resources # getOdataResource <- function(url,auth){ response <- GET(url,config(httpheader = c("Authorization" = paste("Basic",auth)))) responseContent…
  • Impact of inline views on query plan

    Andrej Koelewijn
    5 Feb 2015 | 8:06 am
    After last blog post, researching the effect of duplicate where clauses on performance, i thought of another case to try. How do inline views impact the ability of postgres to use indexes defined on tables?The following query is similar to the last few queries of my last post. explain analyze select * from ( select * from t1 ) as st1 , ( select * from t2 ) as st2 , ( select * from t3 where t3.n1 = 10 ) as st3 where st1.n1 = st2.n1 and st1.n2 = st2.n2 and st2.n1 = st3.n1 and st2.n2 = st3.n2 and st1.n1 = 10 and st1.n2 = 100; The query plan for this query is as follows: QUERY PLAN…
  • SQL is about what data you want not how to get it

    Andrej Koelewijn
    1 Feb 2015 | 2:06 am
    Does it matter that you duplicate some where conditions in your queries? It shouldn't as SQL queries should state what data you want to see, not how the database should optimally retrieve that data. This means that it shouldn't matter if you specify that you want all records for customer 'X' once, or that you state it 100 times.Let examine if it really works that way. The following examples have been tested with postgresql 9.1. To know how the database queries your data, you can look at the plan table. We'll look at the impact of the sql statement on the plan determined by PostgreSQL.First…
  • Howto - Search engine friendly Mendix App

    Andrej Koelewijn
    29 Apr 2014 | 11:26 pm
    Howto - Create crawlable Mendix appsWork in progress!This post provides a short outline how you can use Mendix to create application that can be found using search engines like Google.The solution described here is based on a few assumptions: Only pages that can be viewed by anonymous users need to indexed by search engines, For all these pages a deeplink can be provided, Google only needs to know the content of the pages, no functionality needs to be provided Implementation steps: Use deeplink module to configure deep links for all your pages Create a sitemap.xml page listing all deeplinks…
  • Creating a Mendix MDA file using MxBuild

    Andrej Koelewijn
    28 Apr 2014 | 4:23 am
    As mentioned in a previous post about continuous deployment with mendix, Mendix 5 includes a command line tool to generate a .mda file from your source code. You no longer need the Windows Modeler to pack a mendix application in to a deployable archive file. This enables you to completely automate deploying your application from your source code repository.
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  • Network Security: A Critical Measure for Your Data’s Safety

    Priyanka Arora
    1 Mar 2015 | 11:59 pm
    Majority of the business networks today has ample of remote access connections from employees as well as outsourcing firms. Quite often, the inherent risks of security arising from all such connections externally are overlooked. There has been continuous modifications carried for enhancing the security in present day infrastructure of network; keeping a focus on the users who access network at external end and monitoring the access of end-points is critical for every business in regards to protection of their digital assets. The fact that organizations spend a big amount of their business…
  • Benefits of ERP Hosting on cloud

    Prateek Sarkar
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:49 pm
    If your business is considering a move to the cloud, here are four benefits of ERP cloud hosting: 1. Lower Upfront Investment Costs As opposed to traditional on premise ERP solutions, cloud based ERP solutions do not come that expensive. On site solution requires a high investment on hardware, software licensing etc which is not the case with hosted model. 2. Faster ROI on IT Spend Cloud based ERP solutions are much easier to integrate and implement as there are no hassles pertaining to procurement of compatible hardware viz. server, storage, firewall etc which are existent in the on premise…
  • Application Hosting is in Trend

    Abhishek Mishra
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:48 pm
    Application hosting is one of the hottest technology now a day’s, It fall’s under software as a service model and is beneficial especially for small medium businesses. With this, a company can actually have applications over the internet and they don’t have to buy the whole software, it works on rental basis, which ultimately lower the cost of ownership. Not only from the cost perspective but application hosting is also beneficial from the technology side, With this model we can have faster deployments of application and also we can get the automatic updates. Application virtualization…
  • How to select best hosting provider for Tally?

    Soumalya Mukhopadhyay
    24 Feb 2015 | 8:53 pm
    In the age of cloud and web hosting, corporates don’t take the risk of investing in Implementing of ERP solutions. They would rather pick a readymade solution from one of the hosting providers. The advantages available with this is that no capex is incurred in terms of Hardware and manpower resource. And implementation time is much less compared to on premise implementations. Apart from this, hosting providers give lucrative offers to stay in the competition making it all the more economic. In the last few year a lot of Data Center Service providers have come into the business providing…
  • How to Select A SAP Managed Hosting Provider

    Soumalya Mukhopadhyay
    24 Feb 2015 | 2:33 am
    Whenever you want to go for a hosting service provider, it is beneficial to ensure that they provide Managed Hosting Services. While hosting mission critical applications and ERP solutions, managed hosting gives the edge over time and money. Investing in hardware and manpower incurs a lot of expenses and takes a considerable amount of time. Hence, while selecting a service provider for Managed SAP Hosting, you should ensure that the service provider has enough skilled resource to manage the SAP ERP. Checking for a valid certification for a Data Center is a must since SAP needs a robust…
 
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  • Adventures in WooCommerce

    Oliver Marshall
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:40 am
    Everyone loves a board game, and I’ve been spending a few weeks setting up an online board game store to feed my love of games. You can find it over at Marshall Games, take a look. To set this up I’ve been using my faithful choice for websites, WordPress, and I paired it with WooCommerce, which is the leading eCommerce plugin for WordPress. Certainly WooCommerce has proved that it’s more than capable of running an online store and being controlled by a relative eCommerce-newbie such as myself. On thing I have come to realise however is that the amount of effort you need…
  • New security tools for Google Apps admins

    Oliver Marshall
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:22 am
    Google have just released a new set of security tools which are available from within Google Apps to help hard pushed admins better determine which devices are accessing an account. The  Devices and Activity dashboard shows a list of devices and locations from which users have been accessing Google services. This should help administrators identify malicious activity and allow them to easily block an account pending a bit more investigation. The Devices and Activity dashboard shows a breakdown of devices and locations Google have also released the Security Wizard which will walk a…
  • 5 reasons why I don’t like Google Keep and how Google could make it better

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

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

    Oliver Marshall
    6 Nov 2014 | 7:45 am
    Google have added to their increasing range of exams and certifications for Google Apps. Their new Administrator exam aims to bring would-be administrators up to speed on how to run through the basic of administration of your new Google Apps service. In essence this exam brings together several older exams in to one cohesive product. It runs through the set up and initial configuration of your Google Apps account, adding users, dealing with organisational structure and even a bit of security. Google are constantly making inroads in to the business space and have a solid examination…
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  • Unified communications will evolve in 2015 thanks to key IT trends

    Jesse Frye
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:30 am
    The unified communications market will experience significant changes in 2015 at the hands of some of the IT industry's most powerful trends. A new Frost & Sullivan report suggested cloud computing, big data analytics, social media and the Internet of Things will all play a role in the evolving UC landscape.The research firm indicated that despite the inherent value offered by unified communications, businesses avoided making large investments in these suites. Cloud computing may change this fact. UC-as-a-Service suites make up a large segment of the total Software-as-a-Service…
  • Managed services provider market will ‘grow significantly’ through 2019

    Jesse Frye
    24 Feb 2015 | 6:36 am
    Not every company is a tech-savvy commodity that understands the ins and outs of its IT departments. As a result, businesses look to managed services providers to maintain critical assets, including networks, data centers, communications, security, information and mobile computing. MarketsandMarkets expects the global MSP industry to "grow significantly" through 2019, due in large part to enterprises looking for cost-effective solutions to control their infrastructures.Large enterprises are not the only ones expected to partner with MSPs moving forward. The research firm indicated…
  • Grandma’s Dependency Mapping for Cloud Projects, Not the Best Option

    Jesse Frye
    24 Feb 2015 | 6:09 am
    When helping clients plan for cloud and data center moves, application dependencies are an important piece of the cloud puzzle. As a systems integrator or cloud provider, helping your clients understand how different components speak to each other and knowing what processes within and between applications rely on one another is critical to planning and maintaining an integrated, high-performance system. Historically, dependency mapping has been beneficial for IT teams to map and track their infrastructure, the ability to discover critical resources within their environment, and get a clear…
  • RISC Networks honored with prestigious Canadian Reseller Choice Award

    Jesse Frye
    19 Feb 2015 | 10:30 am
    RISC Networks has been honored with the prestigious Canadian Reseller Choice Award for the best IT assessment tool by the Canadian community of IT resellers. With over 14,000 votes casted and over 500 vendors nominated, the Canadian Reseller Awards are the largest such channel survey in Canada. RISC Networks took the top prize ahead of RapidFire Tools and FuseExpertise. This award is a significant honor for RISC Networks as the company continues to deliver world class analytics and assessment tools for systems integrators and resellers in a variety of disciplines, such as cloud IaaS, data…
  • VMware relies on partners to drive cloud platform

    Jesse Frye
    19 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    Some of the IT industry's most recognizable brands are not relying on their cloud services alone to succeed in this expanding market. They are also turning to extensive partnerships to push their suites to more organizations. VMware recently announced new programs and initiatives for its Partner Network, designed to help collaborators learn about VMware's hybrid cloud environments, software-defined data centers and end-user computing offerings.Dave O'Callaghan, senior vice president at VMware, explained businesses are facing new challenges that require dynamics services…
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  • How to Choose Software to Meet Your Needs

    Nurdin Budi M.
    1 Mar 2015 | 8:42 pm
    How to select the software to meet your needs - this time with the increasing demand and the amount of competition all are required to have a powerful tool and can be used as something that helps you in many ways.You can certainly find a variety of software available in the market. However, with the increasing number of software available in fact it may make you confused to select it.What should you do to find out the best and match you? Below are some tips for choosing the software to fit your needs at a price that is saving:1.FeaturesIn the market, there are several software available at…
  • Optimizing AdSense with The Large Size Picture

    Nurdin Budi M.
    28 Feb 2015 | 11:18 pm
    There are many ways to optimize revenue from Adsense. Some may use the quick way, but it certainly had a greater risk. If you do that, you should consider the impact that you will get it later.To get a good idea you need the user group, or link wheel. In addition, other matrix is also needed to support it. For example, how many times your page appear in some time and also how much of which is derived from the many visitors every time, it is to figure out whether you are using an effective manner or not.Once you have set up the user in a group, then make sure to convey this information…
  • Advertise on Facebook? What Should?

    Nurdin Budi M.
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:33 pm
    During this time you may see and plenty to read articles that say that advertising on Facebook is a great way to market your products online. It was true, but there is one thing you should know about the ad through Facebook.Facts about advertising on Facebook, we can first free ad on Facebook but the range is not too large, and secondly we can ad on Facebook with to pay amount of money to them, and it is guaranteed to expand your advertising reach. But that part of the problem is we have to pay some money in a certain time as long as we still want to remain in promoting advertisements by…
  • Tips for Choosing and Using Registry Cleaner

    Nurdin Budi M.
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:49 am
    Are you having problems with your PC? If you have to use a PC long enough, sooner or later you will run into problems. One of the most common PC problems to do with the registry.The registry is an integral part of your operating system. This is where your computer keeps a record of installed programs, open certain files, and other details. To put it simply, your registry is your computer's private secretary. Without your secretary, you will be confused as to which key locker that is or how to find the address of a particular customer.When your PC is having problems registry, your computer can…
  • Secrets to Get $ 100,000 from Google AdSense

    Nurdin Budi M.
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:02 am
    When we began to have health problems that make our work a real job, then the book should find a way to make money with ease. Although there are some many programs that can be done, then we can choose AdSense. Google has established a large company for many years, and we know whether there are people who would be a legitimate company to be able to pay us.Therefore, of course, we must find ways to build a website and make money on the internet. Perhaps we can imagine, is not easy to create a website for people who have never experienced. However, if we keep on trying to find a way, we can…
 
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  • New PernixData PernixPro Announcement

    support
    16 Feb 2015 | 3:38 am
    Today, a new group of PernixPros has been announced. And we’re proud to announce that our very own CTO, James Leavers, has been included on this list. More details of the PernixPro program are found here – it’s nice to be recognised, and it’s for a very simple reason – we genuinely, enthusiastically, believe in the product. This is, after all, why we use it on our own Cloud platform. Separating performance from capacity is a no-brainer in a Service Provider environment, as well as in an Enterprise private deployment – it’s definitely one of those…
  • Think Cloud For Government 2015

    support
    13 Feb 2015 | 8:26 am
    A 5am wakeup call on the 10th of February could only mean one thing – we were off to the Think Cloud For Government Event! This was a great way to get an update on all things related to government procurement and the G-Cloud Framework. In conjunction with one of our partners, PernixData, we set up a stand where we were able to talk about PernixData FVP (available on G-Cloud as the Lot 4 Cloudhelix Storage Acceleration Service) along with our other G-Cloud offerings. We also had the all-important box of free stuff to give away! Thanks to everyone that came over to say hello. It was…
  • Press Release – G-Cloud 6 Services

    admin
    2 Feb 2015 | 4:51 am
    Cloudhelix is proud to announce success in the recent G-Cloud 6 framework, we are now able to supply services within Lot 1 – Infrastructure As A Service (IaaS) and Lot 4 – Specialist Cloud Services. Angus Malcolm, Technical Director, commented “We are thrilled to be part of G-Cloud 6, enabling government departments, agencies and public bodies with a cost effective and expedient way to access, shortlist and purchase government-approved IT Cloud services. A wide range of Cloudhelix’s hybrid hosting, disaster recovery and storage acceleration services will be available to the…
  • Snappy Ubuntu Core on the Cloudhelix platform

    support
    22 Jan 2015 | 12:50 am
    Snappy Ubuntu Core is a minimal, transactionally-updated server image – it’s now available as an OVA file, so we thought we’d give it a test. Snappy is extended with frameworks (such as docker) – these are then used to run your applications. Transactional updates mean updates can be easily applied, and easily rolled back. For more information: https://developer.ubuntu.com/en/snappy/ We wrote a blog post about CoreOS a while back (found here) – it’s great to see more innovation and choice in the fashionable area of container management! The OVA is available…
  • Using the vCloud SDK for PHP: Part 2

    support
    21 Jan 2015 | 12:30 am
    In Part 1 of this series we went through the initial setup and ran a demo script to retrieve the contents of our VDC’s inventory. Now it’s time to deploy a vApp. To be fair, this does involve a few lines of code. However, once you have the ability to create servers programatically, you gain the ability to scale your servers up and down based on demand, on metrics you choose. This is especially important if you are creating a hybrid solution using multiple Cloud providers – if you are using Elastic Load Balancing with AWS, chances are you need something similar for the vCloud…
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  • How can we ensure Cloud Security in the post-Anthem era?

    Esther Levine
    19 Feb 2015 | 8:12 am
    It didn’t take long – just over a week and the lawyers are already in on the action, assisting victims of the Anthem (Anthem.com) health care breach earlier this month. Healthcare is recognized as a prime target, as 44% of all registered data breaches in 2013 targeted medical care companies. Healthcare data is high risk, since medical records contain a number of personal identifiers that can be used to obtain pharmaceuticals, and even medical care for those who would be otherwise ineligible. Cyber criminals are after patients’ identities, payment information, and even data from…
  • Taking the AWS Directory Service One Step Further

    Shay Shamay
    13 Jan 2015 | 6:10 am
    Active Directory (AD) is a powerful identity and asset management infrastructure that is widely used as a central identity database for Authentication and Authorization of users and devices in the Enterprise network. One of the most significant challenges faced by organizations during cloud migration is maintaining the migrated resources under the same level of control as the on-premise network. AD is, therefore, one of the key IT systems to consider during a cloud migration process. Amazon Web Services (AWS) has recently introduced the AWS Directory Service.  AWS Directory Service is a…
  • FortyCloud Wins Cloud Award for Best Cloud Security Solution

    FortyCloud
    21 Dec 2014 | 6:09 am
    We are extremely proud to announce today that FortyCloud was selected as the winner for Best Cloud Security Solution at the 2014 UP-START Cloud Awards. FortyCloud  was recognized for its innovative approach to IaaS security. By harnessing FortyCloud’s solution, organizations are now able to build and control their own secure, flexible, and scalable virtual private cloud network over any, or over multiple, cloud infrastructure platforms as well as data-centers. “We are pleased to have won this important award”, said Amit Cohen, CEO of FortyCloud, “Our team has invested a lot of…
  • Impressions from AWS re:Invent 2014

    Alon Maimoni
    9 Dec 2014 | 6:49 pm
    This year was FortyCloud’s first time as a sponsor at re:Invent. We took part in a few AWS Summits in the past, but nothing prepared us for the magnitude of AWS re:Invent 2014. We knew that the show was sold out earlier than expected, but we only had a chance to grasp the size of it as the crowd began flowing to the expo floor and stop at our booth to talk cloud security. We were a team of five at the booth, and combined I think we spoke to over 1,200 people throughout the show. It was clear from the number of companies and the level of knowledge and familiarity with the AWS cloud offering,…
  • FortyCloud Named a 2014 UP-START Cloud Awards Finalist

    FortyCloud
    1 Dec 2014 | 8:32 am
    We are pleased to announce that FortyCloud was named as one of three finalists for the 2014 UP-START Cloud Award for “Best Cloud Security Solution.” The company was recognized for its innovative solution that provides a comprehensive approach to cloud-based security, blending software defined networking and software defined security technologies.  This unique approach serves to isolate and interconnect cloud deployments using a distinct “overlay network.” By harnessing FortyCloud’s overlay network, an organization can build and control its own secure, flexible, and scalable…
 
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  • Securly Announces Partnership with CTL, a Leading Manufacturer of Chromebooks for K-12 Schools

    securlyinc
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:14 pm
    This press release was originally made by CTL. To read the full release, please visit http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/02/prweb12533722.htm CTL®, manufacturer of the rugged drop and water resistant CTL Education Chromebook, announced their partnership with Securly, the world’s leading cloud-based provider of Internet Security for K-12 schools from the OETC IntegratED and OETC AcceleratED conferences today. The CTL® Education Chromebook with Securly will help school IT Administrators meet the requirements of the Child Internet Protection Act (CIPA compliance) by offering a…
  • A jumbo Chrome extension update focused on evasions

    securlyinc
    24 Feb 2015 | 2:29 pm
    This past week saw the release of significant changes to our Chrome extension that make it resistant to evasion attempts. Please find our release notes from v2.54 below: 1) Killing the extension via Task Manager One evasion that was reported by several of our customers involved students being able to shut the Chrome extension down via the Chrome Task Manager. Recent changes by Google meant that extensions that are pushed out via the GAfE control panel pop right back up. However, the student did have a few seconds during which they could open up an inappropriate site that is then not filtered…
  • The Power of Positive Web Filtering [Guest Blog Post]

    securlyinc
    13 Feb 2015 | 2:36 pm
    By Andrew Schwab Since June we have been using the Securly web filtering solution. It is a truly cloud based solution with no on-premise equipment and very tight integration with Google Apps for Education. I’m told LDAP integration is coming soon but for us, that hasn’t been a deal breaker since most of our users are on Mac or ChromeOS. With IP based policies being rolled into the UI and a basically infinite ability to scale to meet our future bandwidth needs, Securly is a solution that continues to evolve right along with us. In comparing Securly to the major web filtering players in…
  • Securly Announces Active Directory Single Sign-On

    securlyinc
    11 Feb 2015 | 12:03 pm
    Santa Clara, CA Securly, Inc. – the world’s leading cloud-based provider of Internet Security for K-12 schools – today announced the release of Active Directory Single Sign-On (AD SSO). This offering will provide a seamless login experience for schools using a mixed environment of Active Directory and Google Apps for Education (GAfE). When Securly started out over two years ago, its early customers were all GAfE schools with a strong presence of Chromebooks. As the company continued to scale and work with larger districts, it recognized that while most schools in the US are still…
  • Securly Releases Sentiment Analysis Offering

    securlyinc
    28 Jan 2015 | 2:02 pm
    Santa Clara, CA Securly, Inc. – the world’s leading cloud-based provider of Internet Security for K-12 schools – today announced the launch of “Sentiment Analysis”, an offering that will bolster its already strong efforts to keep kids safe online. After the completion of a successful Kickstarter project during National Bullying Prevention Month in October, Securly will make this technology available for schools and parents to protect the hundreds of thousands of students it serves around the globe. This initiative gained the support of groups like the Tyler Clementi Foundation,…
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