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  • Cloud Computing Advantages and Disadvantages

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

    Latest News from Cloud Computing Journal
    25 Nov 2014 | 3:15 pm
    "Cloud consumption is something we envision at Solgenia. That is trying to let the cloud spread to the user as a consumption, as utility computing. We want to allow the people to just pay for what they use, not a subscription model," explained Ermanno Bonifazi, CEO & Founder of Solgenia, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at Cloud Expo, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.read more
  • Don’t Let Black Friday And Cyber Monday Take You Down

    The Official Rackspace Blog
    Eric Boisjoli
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    By Eric Boisjoli, Co-Founder, Bold Innovation Group Ltd. Black Friday and Cyber Monday are fast approaching. These two days are historically the busiest online shopping days of the year. We learned our lesson on Black Friday 2013 when we and almost 200 other apps on the Shopify platform suffered outages and service disruptions due to our servers not being able to handle the traffic explosion. Bold Apps is an ecommerce app developer. We develop and offer innovative Shopify Apps to help ecommerce sellers make more money in their online stores. Our suite of 14 Shopify Apps includes Product…
  • Cloud computing and grid computing are not the same

    CloudTweaks.com
    CloudBuzz
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:48 am
    Content by CloudTweaks.com While cloud computing and grid computing are both concepts that involve large-scale computer networks, they are certainly not the same thing. Cloud computing refers to an architecture in which large groups of remote servers are networked to allow centralized data storage and online access to computer services or resources. Of course, there are several cloud technology delivery models (IaaS, PaaS, DaaS and XaaS) and they all have different ways to be delivered. Read the source article at Enterprise CIO Forum The post Cloud computing and grid computing are not the…
  • AWS Data Pipeline Update - Parameterized Templates

    Amazon Web Services Blog
    Jeff Barr
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:15 am
    AWS Data Pipeline helps you to reliably process and move data between compute and storage services running either on AWS on on-premises. The pipelines that you create with Data Pipeline's graphical editor are scalable and fault tolerant, and can be scheduled to run at specific intervals. To learn more, read my launch post, The New AWS Data Pipeline. New Parameterized Templates Today we are making Data Pipeline easier to use by introducing support for parameterized templates, along with a library of templates for common use cases. You can now select a template from a drop-down menu, provide…
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  • The State Of OpenStack [Video]

    Andrew Hickey
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    A lot of the talk at OpenStack Summit Paris this month centered on the current state of OpenStack and its future. As the four-year-old project continues to grow and mature, what will OpenStack look like in five, 10 or 15 years? In the video above, we hear from Rackers Jim Curry and Van Lindberg about their thoughts on the growth of OpenStack and its future. Check out more coverage from OpenStack Summit Paris.
  • Considering ITO Longevity Or MSP Agility?

    Arrian Mehis
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    During my 12 years at Dell there was a progressive partnership with Perot, effectively version 2.0 of EDS and an IT services provider that Dell ultimately acquired. Over time, Dell transformed from a master of commoditizing the supply chain and just-in-time inventory to a full IT outsourcing (ITO) behemoth. But there emerged a gradual evolution on the buying side: Customers did not necessarily want the gigantic monolithic multi-year and multi-million dollar contracts that often come with these large ITOs. I use Dell / Perot as the example because I experienced it first-hand. There are…
  • RackConnect v3: The Hybrid Cloud Gets More Sophisticated (Monocle Not Included)

    Joseph Palumbo
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” – Leonardo da Vinci A vital component of Fanatical Support is the ability to simplify the sometimes-complex technical concepts that inhabit our industry. While our Managed Cloud support model allows us to do the majority of IT consulting and heavy lifting, our customers must ultimately make the decisions that are going to be right for their business and their application. That is why we see our responsibility to empower our customers through education as a fundamental prerequisite to delivering truly fanatical sales, service and support…
  • Rethinking People Costs In Enterprise IT

    Brent Scotten
    24 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    “Employees are a company’s greatest asset—they’re your competitive advantage” is an often-repeated phrase attributed to former chairperson and CEO of Xerox, Anne M. Mulcahy. Yet how well does your organization understand the true costs of this significant asset, particularly those working for your business in IT? In our newly available Rethinking People Costs in Enterprise IT white paper, we offer a financial perspective to help businesses consider how to evolve IT from a traditional cost center into a source of innovation. The paper compares the total annual payroll cost…
  • Don’t Let Black Friday And Cyber Monday Take You Down

    Eric Boisjoli
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    By Eric Boisjoli, Co-Founder, Bold Innovation Group Ltd. Black Friday and Cyber Monday are fast approaching. These two days are historically the busiest online shopping days of the year. We learned our lesson on Black Friday 2013 when we and almost 200 other apps on the Shopify platform suffered outages and service disruptions due to our servers not being able to handle the traffic explosion. Bold Apps is an ecommerce app developer. We develop and offer innovative Shopify Apps to help ecommerce sellers make more money in their online stores. Our suite of 14 Shopify Apps includes Product…
 
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  • Digital Transformation in Retail with Mobile Beacons

    Tarry Singh
    23 Nov 2014 | 9:44 am
    Digital Transformation in Retail Beacon technology is practically revolutionising the customer retail experience by bringing a whole new dimension of digital interaction between you and your customers. #Retail industry is going through a massive churn and CIOs and CMOs must pay attention in order to provide superior customer service by providing relevant shopping experience. (Read my previous article : Top 10 priorities for Retail CIOs for 2014 – 2015) What is iBeacon and why is it better than NFC? iBeacon is, for those who may not know, a version of BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) software…
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    Tarry Singh
    30 Aug 2014 | 3:07 pm
    50 Reasons Why WearableTech Will Transform Our Lives
  • Big Data is the future of Digital Marketing

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

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

    Tarry Singh
    29 Jun 2014 | 7:59 am
    Until a few years ago the work of data scientist was isolated and mattered primarily for research and/or R&D purposes. The industry has been extremely thankful to the contributions of these clever individuals but we need them now in the mainstream! And as I wrote previously here on LinkedIn, it is creating a huge demand in the industry andradically transforming the hunt for big data talent. Fast forward 2014 and today every CEO, CIO, CDO, CMO, Sales VP, Customer Case VP is seeking answers to questions that don’t exist and solutions to problems that are yet to come. Typical questions…
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  • Host Analytics Raises $25M And Says Next Step Is IPO

    Ron Miller
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
     Host Analytics, a company that provides cloud-based financial analytics tools, announced $25M in Series E funding today, and suggested the next logical step for the company is going public. Today’s funding brings their total to date to $77M. The round was led by Centerview Capital Technology. Also participating were previous investors Advanced Technology Ventures, Next World Capital… Read More
  • Salesforce Wants Desk.com App Hub To Be One-Stop Shop For SMBs

    Ron Miller
    24 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
     Salesforce.com announced an update today to Desk.com, their customer service product aimed at small businesses. They have created a Desk.com app store called the App Hub that includes a bunch of partner apps chosen specifically for SMBs to give them a one-stop shop for the cloud applications they need –and they have created a way to integrate those apps directly into Desk.com. Among… Read More
  • Debunking The 7 Myths of Marketing In The Enterprise

    Mamoon Hamid
    22 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
     Over the last few months enterprise giants Oracle and Salesforce have put on shows featuring the likes of Hillary Clinton and Bruno Mars reminding all of us in the enterprise world that marketing matters. While most enterprise startups will never reach these levels of budget and glamour, this time of the year does serve as a reminder that enterprise marketing matters. Read More
  • Microsoft Promises Managed, Web-Based App Stores For The Enterprise With Windows 10

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

    Jon Russell
    20 Nov 2014 | 1:29 am
     Deep Identity, a Singapore-based startup that helps companies manage access to their internal networks and services, has raised US$470,000 (SG$589,000) to expand its services into the cloud and open a presence in Europe. Read More
 
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  • The Easiest Way to Compute in the Cloud – AWS Lambda

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

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

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

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

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

  • Great Leaders Are Ambidextrous, Are You?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    27 Nov 2014 | 12:33 am
    Cloud computing brings agility to corporate learning environmentBizcommunity.comCloud computing and mobile business solutions are clearing the way for companies to be more agile and efficient in the way that they use technology to support their training efforts. The cloud allows companies to rapidly implement Learning Management ...
  • What cloud computing means to your job - SFGate

    26 Nov 2014 | 6:08 pm
    What cloud computing means to your jobSFGateTechnology has been accused of making many a job disappear, on the production line or in the accounting office. And it is not done yet. A company often resembles its communication and technology system. In the era of cloud computing that the tech and more »
  • Computerworld's 2015 Forecast Predicts Security, Cloud Computing And ... - Forbes

    26 Nov 2014 | 4:48 pm
    ForbesComputerworld's 2015 Forecast Predicts Security, Cloud Computing And ForbesCloud computing initiatives are the most important project for the majority of IT departments today (16%) and are expected to cause the most disruption in the future. IDG predicts the majority of cloud computing's disruption will be focused on
  • Global Cloud Computing Boosts the Mega Data Center - Midsize Insider

    26 Nov 2014 | 9:26 am
    Midsize InsiderGlobal Cloud Computing Boosts the Mega Data CenterMidsize InsiderAccording to the report, the growing global cloud computing market will provide the integration of both software and IT infrastructure. The data center landscape will be changed because firms can expand network capacity at a faster pace by moving their ...Do IT Managers Really Understand the Cloud?MSPmentorall 4 news articles »
  • Cloud computing and privacy series: the data protection legal framework (part ... - Lexology (registration)

    26 Nov 2014 | 7:40 am
    Cloud computing and privacy series: the data protection legal framework (part Lexology (registration)In this second article of our cloud computing and privacy series (see our first article here), we consider the general data protection legal framework that applies to cloud computing in certain key Member States(1). It clearly results from our cross
 
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  • ‘UP Your OPs Game’ By @DTzar | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps @MS_ITPro]

    26 Nov 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Want to enable self-service provisioning of application environments in minutes that mirror production? Can you automatically provide rich data with code-level detail back to the developers when issues occur in production? In his session at DevOps Summit, David Tesar, Microsoft Technical Evangelist on Microsoft Azure and DevOps, will discuss how to accomplish this and more utilizing technologies such as Microsoft Azure, Visual Studio online, and Application Insights in this demo-heavy session.read more
  • Software Licensing in the Cloud By @FlexeraSoftware | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

    25 Nov 2014 | 7:00 pm
    The cloud has made many things simpler by allowing us to achieve economies of scale, eliminating the software installation process and enabling access of information from virtually anywhere. The list of benefits goes on, but contrary to popular belief, moving to the cloud will not make software licensing – and the challenges that go along with it – disappear. Instead, the cloud introduces a new set of software delivery models and licensing models that can make license management a challenge for the unprepared. Cloud technologies need to be carefully considered by organizations considering…
  • Securing Data in the Cloud with @VerizonAnne | @CloudExpo [#Cloud @VZCloud]

    25 Nov 2014 | 6:00 pm
    "Verizon offers public cloud, virtual private cloud as well as private cloud on-premises - many different alternatives. Verizon's deep knowledge in applications and the fact that we are responsible for applications that make call outs to other systems. Those systems and those resources may not be in Verizon Cloud, we understand at the end of the day it's going to be federated," explained Anne Plese, Senior Consultant, Cloud Product Marketing at Verizon Enterprise, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 15th Cloud Expo, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara,…
  • ‘Cloud Consumption’ with @Solgenia_Corp | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

    25 Nov 2014 | 3:15 pm
    "Cloud consumption is something we envision at Solgenia. That is trying to let the cloud spread to the user as a consumption, as utility computing. We want to allow the people to just pay for what they use, not a subscription model," explained Ermanno Bonifazi, CEO & Founder of Solgenia, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at Cloud Expo, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.read more
  • Building Clouds on @VMware vSphere | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

    25 Nov 2014 | 2:45 pm
    This case study assumes you want to build a private cloud on top of an existing virtualized datacenter composed of multiple hosts running vSphere and managed by one or several instances of vCenter. It is understood that you do not want to abandon your investment in VMware by retooling the entire stack. You want to continue managing your infrastructure with already familiar and powerful VMware tools, such as vSphere and vCenter Operations Manager. Your goal is to create a self-service cloud environment on top of your vSphere infrastructure to provide your users with a simple cloud interface…
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  • Economic Transformations Are Taking Place: Looking At The New Paradigm - Seeking Alpha

    26 Nov 2014 | 9:25 pm
    Economic Transformations Are Taking Place: Looking At The New ParadigmSeeking AlphaThe other article that caught my attention was a New York Times blog post, and it was titled "What Cloud Computing Means to Your Job." Cloud computing, we are told, will require that "People will be more analytical, experimental, faster, more data and more »
  • Stacking up Open Clouds - ZDNet

    26 Nov 2014 | 6:19 pm
    Stacking up Open CloudsZDNetAs Gartner analyst Lydia Leong summarized in a blog post reflecting on the May 2014 OpenStack Summit, there is much work to be done for OpenStack to become enterprise-ready. Matt Asay recently opined that a vendor like Red Hat has the opportunity to
  • Computerworld's 2015 Forecast Predicts Security, Cloud Computing And ... - Forbes

    26 Nov 2014 | 4:48 pm
    ForbesComputerworld's 2015 Forecast Predicts Security, Cloud Computing And ForbesCloud computing initiatives are the most important project for the majority of IT departments today (16%) and are expected to cause the most disruption in the future. IDG predicts the majority of cloud computing's disruption will be focused on
  • What Cloud Computing Means to Your Job - New York Times (blog)

    24 Nov 2014 | 9:48 am
    New York Times (blog)What Cloud Computing Means to Your JobNew York Times (blog)Technology has been accused of making many a job disappear, like the production line or the accounting office. And it is not done yet. A company often resembles its communication and technology system. In the era of cloud computing that the tech and more »
  • Cloud Computing Adoption Continues Accelerating In The Enterprise - Forbes

    22 Nov 2014 | 12:38 pm
    ForbesCloud Computing Adoption Continues Accelerating In The EnterpriseForbes69% of enterprises have at least one application or a portion of their computing infrastructure in the cloud, up from 57% of enterprises in 2012. 18% plan to use cloud-based applications and/or computing infrastructure via the cloud in the next 12
 
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    admin
    22 Nov 2014 | 1:27 am
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    admin
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    เรื่องของเรื่องในคดีนี้มีอยู่ว่านาย ก. ได้มีโอกาสมองหาบ้านมือสองและตกลงใจที่จะซื้อบ้านของนาย ข. ด้วยสาเหตุที่นาย ข. นั้นประกาศขายบ้านในราคาถูกและใช้คำประกาศชวนเชื่อว่า “300,000 บาทเข้าอยู่ได้เลย”…
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    admin
    28 Oct 2014 | 8:27 am
    คุณคงเคยได้เห็นตามเว็บต่างๆประกาศเชิญชวนทำงานออนไลน์มากมายหลายสำนัก แต่ละที่ อ้างว่าจ่ายจริง มีคนได้มาแล้ว เบื่องานประจำ ทำแล้วรวย รายได้มหาศาลอะไรประเภทนี้ จนเราอดคิดไม่ได้ว่า…
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    Perspectives

  • AWS re:Invent Conference

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

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

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

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

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

  • Docker Solves Critical Vulnerabilities in Latest Release

    David Hamilton
    26 Nov 2014 | 1:30 pm
    This article originally appeared at The WHIR The latest release of Docker patches two critical security vulnerabilities that could allow an attacker to escalate their privileges and execute remote code on an affected system. Docker is a popular open-source applications packaging technology that allows applications to run in different environments. The Department of Homeland Security’s computer security division US-CERT and other security authorities have been strongly urging systems administrators to update their Docker installations. According to a security update from Eric Windisch, one…
  • Unlimited Cloud Storage Nearly Drove Bitcasa to Bankruptcy

    Nicole Henderson
    26 Nov 2014 | 1:00 pm
    This article originally appeared at The WHIR Bitcasa has unveiled more details about why it had to discontinue its unlimited cloud storage plan in an interview with Gigaom on Tuesday. According to Bitcasa CEO Brian Taptich, the company could simply not afford to keep unlimited-storage users as customers. Taptich told Gigaom that one customer who stored 82 terabytes of data with the unlimited storage plan was costing the company between $3000 and $4000 per month. Bitcasa announced the change at the end of October, and said that a growing number of “suspected abusers” meant its Infinite…
  • NTT Opens Shanghai Data Center

    Jason Verge
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:37 pm
    Japan’s NTT Communications has opened a data center in the Pudong Development Zone of Shanghai. The facility has 28,000 square feet of data center floor space, room for about 1,000 racks. China data center market is growing, up around 20 percent from last year. In order to capitalize on the market, data center providers providers need local footprint. In addition to normal latency considerations, cross-border network traffic is slowed down further by what is popularly referred to as the Great Firewall of China. CenturyLink recently launched a data center in Shanghai, citing the…
  • Report: More Firms Use SaaS for Mission Critical Apps

    Jason Verge
    26 Nov 2014 | 11:57 am
    Software-as-a-Service applications are increasingly being used for mission critical purposes, according to a recent report by Gartner. Cost considerations continue to be a driving factor, but many senior business leaders view agility as a primary reason for moving to SaaS. Enterprise SaaS pilot projects are turning into production deployments, with private cloud deployments outpacing public due to security concerns. Gartner expects traditional on-premise software deployments to shrink from 34 percent today to 18 percent by 2017, moving to public and private cloud app deployments. The…
  • Netflix Accuses Yahoo CIO, its Former VP of IT Ops, of Fraud

    Yevgeniy Sverdlik
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:56 am
    Netflix has filed a civil lawsuit against Yahoo CIO Michael Kail and his company Unix Mercenary, accusing him of taking kickbacks from two IT contractors during the three years he worked as vice president of IT operations for the online video streaming and DVD rental company. Relying on copies of emails between Kail and the contractors Netflix has obtained, the company is alleging Kail had collected between 12 percent and 15 percent kickbacks on the invoices Netflix paid to the contractors. The “commissions” were paid to Unix Mercenary. Kail was appointed as Yahoo CIO in August of this…
 
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    Nati Shalom's Blog

  • Do I Need PaaS if I Use Docker?

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

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

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

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

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

  • AWS Data Pipeline Update - Parameterized Templates

    Jeff Barr
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:15 am
    AWS Data Pipeline helps you to reliably process and move data between compute and storage services running either on AWS on on-premises. The pipelines that you create with Data Pipeline's graphical editor are scalable and fault tolerant, and can be scheduled to run at specific intervals. To learn more, read my launch post, The New AWS Data Pipeline. New Parameterized Templates Today we are making Data Pipeline easier to use by introducing support for parameterized templates, along with a library of templates for common use cases. You can now select a template from a drop-down menu, provide…
  • Now Online - Audio, Video, and Presentations from re:Invent 2014

    Jeff Barr
    24 Nov 2014 | 10:49 am
    Whew! I had an incredible time at AWS re:Invent and I know that many readers of this blog did as well. In between my Sunday night arrival and my Friday afternoon departure I managed to publish seventeen blog posts, record a bunch of cameo videos for the re:Invent Facebook Page (including this to-be classic), sit for interviews with 8 or 9 international jouirnalists, watch some hungry competitors gnaw their way through hundreds of chicken wings at the re:Invent Tatonka Challenge, sit in a Lamborghini, meet and talk to hundreds of blog readers and Twitter followers, attend plenty of social…
  • AWS Week in Review - November 17, 2014

    Jeff Barr
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:04 am
    Let's take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, November 17 The AWS Windows and .NET Developer Blog announced AWS Toolkit support for Visual Studio Community 2013. The Trend Micro Blog published a sweet AWS re:Invent Wrap Up. Network Work published a re:Cap of AWS re:Invent: 10 Cool new Amazon Cloud Features. EnterpriseTech wrote about A Rare Peek Into the Massive Scale of AWS. This is a detailed review of the content contained in the AWS Innovation at Scale talk given by James Hamilton at re:Invent. Tuesday, November 18 We announced that Amazon Redshift is…
  • AWS Public IP Address Ranges Now Available in JSON Form

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

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

  • Guest Post - Cloud Computing in 2015

    Margaret Walker
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    Patricia B. Seybold originally wrote this exclusive prediction for the CohesiveFT ebook “Cloud Memoirs: Views from Below, Inside, and Above"  She is the CEO & Sr. Consultant at the Patricia Seybold Group and the author of Customers.com, Customer Revolution, and Outside Innovation.Customers want to be able to access and manage their own information and activities from anywhere, and they want that information to be securely backed up and redundant. The most cost-effective way to satisfy customers' requirements will be to take advantage of low-cost cloud computing services.
  • Weekly news roundup for Cloud and Networking: November 17 - 21

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

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

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

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

  • Now that We Have Adopted IaaS…

    Administrator
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:46 pm
    Providing guidance or consulting to organizations on cloud computing topics can be really easy, or really tough.  In the past most of the initial engagement was dedicated to training and building awareness with your customer.  The next step was finding a high value, low risk application or service that could be moved to Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) to solve an immediate problem, normally associated with disaster recovery or data backups. As the years have continued, dynamics changed.  On one hand, IT professionals and CIOs began to establish better knowledge of what…
  • Now that We Have Adopted IaaS…

    Administrator
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:45 pm
    Providing guidance or consulting to organizations on cloud computing topics can be really easy, or really tough.  In the past most of the initial engagement was dedicated to training and building awareness with your customer.  The next step was finding a high value, low risk application or service that could be moved to Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) to solve an immediate problem, normally associated with disaster recovery or data backups. As the years have continued, dynamics changed.  On one hand, IT professionals and CIOs began to establish better knowledge of what…
  • Now that We Have Adopted IaaS…

    Administrator
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:45 pm
    Providing guidance or consulting to organizations on cloud computing topics can be really easy, or really tough.  In the past most of the initial engagement was dedicated to training and building awareness with your customer.  The next step was finding a high value, low risk application or service that could be moved to Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) to solve an immediate problem, normally associated with disaster recovery or data backups. As the years have continued, dynamics changed.  On one hand, IT professionals and CIOs began to establish better knowledge of what…
  • Wiring the Sierras

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

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

  • 4 Reasons Why Web Analytics is Crucial in Social Media Marketing

    Ivan Widjaya
    26 Nov 2014 | 2:33 am
    Social media marketing is key to a successful business approach in today’s internet-driven reality and cloud-dwelling world. Without strong social media tactics, you’ll easily fall behind in marketing. Cloud-based web analytics is a crucial part of this strategy. Here are four reasons why.… Click here to read more
  • Cloud Computing and Virtual Offices: A Match Made in Heaven?

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

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

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

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

  • IDC Identifies Cloud & Big Data Analytics will Prevent Cyber Threats Against Health Organizations

    Saroj Kar
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:12 pm
    IDC Health Insights released a new report, which shows the increasing cyber threats and the impact of successful attacks in healthcare business operations and how these health organizations are investing in its strategy to protect your valuable electronic assets. Healthcare organizations today have higher risk of suffering a cyber attack than ever, in part because electronic health information is more widely available after the approval of Law Portability and Health Insurance Responsibility. Cybercriminals visualize healthcare organizations as an easy target in relation to financial services…
  • Amazon Redefining Cloud Services With AWS Lambda

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

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

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

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

  • Ted Baker enlists HP to help overhaul ERP

    Business Cloud News
    27 Nov 2014 | 2:39 am
    Ted Baker runs its IT shop for its global businesses from the UK Ted Baker has tapped HP in a bid to help the UK clothing retailer overhaul its ERP. The company’s chief information officer Dustan Steer told BCN that Ted Baker needed to find a centrally managed solution that could help support the company’s multi-region growth going forward. With over 2,000 employees globally, Ted Baker, which was founded in the UK in 1987, has grown significantly outside of the UK and now has stores across Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the US. But Steer said the company needed to move away from its…
  • CIOs are struggling with infrastructure performance management, research finds

    Business Cloud News
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:32 am
    Enterprises are applying old techniques to solve new challenges Recently published research suggests European CIOs and IT managers don’t have the technical capabilities to deploy infrastructure performance management across their datacentres. A survey administered by Virtual Instruments, an application and infrastructure monitoring solution provider, found that as infrastructure is becoming more heterogeneous – with cloud and bare-metal increasingly intermingling in multi-vendor datacentre infrastructure environments – CIOs and senior IT decision makers are struggling to monitor the…
  • Boots rolls out cloud-based appointment booking system

    Business Cloud News
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:17 am
    Boots has been using the cloud-based appointments booking platform for a month UK pharmaceuticals retailer Boots has rolled out an online system that lets customers book in-store appointments with pharmacists and health specialists. The previous booking system for in-store appointments with pharmacists and health specialists, for services like flu or travel vaccinations, was offered through a centralised call centre. But the company said the cloud-based system has made the booking process more convenient; Boots claims about 30 per cent of its bookings are now made through the system, just one…
  • BYOD needs to shift to account for wearables

    Business Cloud News
    26 Nov 2014 | 5:53 am
    Enterprises need to start including wearables in their BYOD and data security plans The popularity of wearables in the workplace is due to accelerate rapidly over the next twelve months, recently published research suggests. Raimund Genes, chief technology officer of Trend Micro, the firm that commissioned the research, said IT departments need to begin incorporating wearable computing devices into their data protection and device management policies in order to mitigate data security challenges associated with such a rapid proliferation of devices. TrendMicro surveyed 100 senior IT decision…
  • T-Systems, Informatica buddy up on big data in the cloud

    Business Cloud News
    26 Nov 2014 | 2:07 am
    Informatica is partnering with T-Systems to provide data integration and management as a service T-Systems and data integration specialist Informatica have teamed up to offer cloud-based data integration and management services to enterprises. The service, which will enable customers to integrate and manage data hosted in private and public cloud platforms, will be hosted by Deutsche Telekom in Germany and offered to customers on an “as a service” basis. The companies said the combination of DT’s infrastructure, growing cloud ecosystem and Informatica’s software will enable stronger…
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    Bitnami Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Rahul Kumar
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:59 am
    Our much awaited Zoholics (Nov 20-21) India event just got over, and the response has been amazing. Thank you for showing such an overwhelming support to our efforts, to give the aspiring entrepreneurs from India, an introduction to cloud. As Sridhar Vembu (our CEO) said “It’s our way of giving a helping hand to small enterprises and saying ‘thank you’ to India whose innovation has fueled our global business. It’s not just an event, it’s our mission to enable Indian entrepreneurs with resources they will need to bring their business online. ‘Company…
  • 4 Easy Steps to Seal the Deal Using Zoho Writer

    Chinmayee Mishra
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:17 am
    Nowadays a growing number of business deals are taking place digitally. The two major factors – Time and Money – are driving businesses to create, share, collaborate and seal the deals online, without having to resort to the traditional methods. Scaling up to this trend, a number of software offering these online services are also mushrooming. While some offer a gallery of templates for easy content creation, others facilitate secure file sharing and digital signatures to make the process easier. In real, what every business needs is a tool which encompasses all these features…
  • Boost your holiday sales with these 5 email marketing tips

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

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

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

  • Five Steps To Implement Cloud Computing

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

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

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

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

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

  • My Expectations for re:Invent 2014: Lots of People and 3 Announcements

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

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

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

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

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

  • Your 2015 Sales Enablement Plan

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

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

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

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

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

  • Interview with Maciej Besta & Torsten Hoefler – Authors of Best Student Paper at SC14

    Rich Brueckner
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:11 am
    In this video, Maciej Besta and Torsten Hoefler describe their work on Slim Fly: A Cost Effective Low-Diameter Network Topology, which was honored as the Best Student Paper at SC14.The post Interview with Maciej Besta & Torsten Hoefler – Authors of Best Student Paper at SC14 appeared first on insideHPC.
  • Rex Computing Startup to Open Source Parallel CPU

    staff
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:51 am
    Over at EE Times, Rick Merritt writes that a startup founded by two teenagers is designing a parallel processor that it hopes delivers a 10x leap in performance per watt for high-end systems.The post Rex Computing Startup to Open Source Parallel CPU appeared first on insideHPC.
  • New STAC Benchmark: Nvidia Tesla K80 GPU

    Rich Brueckner
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:35 am
    Today STAC released audited STAC-A2 Benchmark results for a server using the just-announced Nvidia Tesla K80 dual-GPU Accelerator board. The post New STAC Benchmark: Nvidia Tesla K80 GPU appeared first on insideHPC.
  • Lenovo and Iceotope Announce new HPC Technology

    Rich Brueckner
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:26 am
    Last week at SC14, The US supercomputing conference in New Orleans, Lenovo and Iceotope announced new products aimed at HPC workloads.The post Lenovo and Iceotope Announce new HPC Technology appeared first on insideHPC.
  • PSC Receives NSF Award for Bridges Supercomputer

    Rich Brueckner
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    This week the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center announced that it has received a National Science Foundation award to create a uniquely capable supercomputer designed to empower new research communities, bring desktop convenience to supercomputing, expand campus access and help researchers needing to tackle vast data to work more intuitively. Called Bridges, the new supercomputer will consist of three tiered, memory-intensive resources to serve a wide variety of scientists, including those new to supercomputing and without specialized programming skills.The post PSC Receives NSF Award for…
 
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    Managed Data Center News

  • Please consider joining Online Tech in supporting Feeding America this holiday season

    April Sage
    26 Nov 2014 | 2:01 pm
    On the eve of Thanksgiving, Online Tech employees invite you to join us in giving back to those less fortunate. This holiday season, Online Tech is raising funds for two affiliates of Feeding America, a nationwide network of member food banks that feed America’s hungry and engage the country in the fight to end hunger. Employees at our Ann Arbor headquarters and two Ann Arbor data centers are making donations to the local Food Gatherers organization. In the Flint area, employees at our Mid-Michigan Data Center are working with the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan. We tell you this not to pat…
  • Michigan Council of Women in Technology Event

    Stephanie Vogel
    24 Nov 2014 | 10:43 am
    Online Tech will be sponsoring the Michigan Council of Women in Technology’s Mid Michigan ConnectNet Social on December 3rd, and we’d love to have you join us! It will be taking place at the Spartan Hall of Fame Cafe in Lansing from 5pm to 7:30pm. This will be a wonderful networking event to see some of your colleagues and fellow IT professionals before the holidays, so stop by! The Michigan Council of Women in Technology started in 2000 as a group for women who were focused on their tech careers. Now it has grown to include youth summer camps, college and graduate school scholarships,…
  • Giving unlikely thanks? How about your auditor?

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

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

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

  • 5 Rookie Mistakes in Marketing Automation

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

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

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

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

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

  • vOneCloud 1.0 RC Released

    Tino Vazquez
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:01 am
    The OpenNebula Team is proud to announce a release candidate for the first stable release of vOneCloud 1.0, a CentOS Linux virtual appliance for vSphere that contains all required OpenNebula services optimized to work on existing VMware vCenter deployments. vOneCloud deploys an enterprise-ready OpenNebula cloud in just a few minutes. vOneCloud extends vCenter with cloud features such as provisioning, elasticity and multi-tenancy; designed for companies that want to create a self-service cloud environment on top of their VMware infrastructure without having to abandon their investment in…
  • OpenNebula Fox Fur 4.10.1

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

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

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

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

  • Cloud computing and grid computing are not the same

    CloudBuzz
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:48 am
    Content by CloudTweaks.com While cloud computing and grid computing are both concepts that involve large-scale computer networks, they are certainly not the same thing. Cloud computing refers to an architecture in which large groups of remote servers are networked to allow centralized data storage and online access to computer services or resources. Of course, there are several cloud technology delivery models (IaaS, PaaS, DaaS and XaaS) and they all have different ways to be delivered. Read the source article at Enterprise CIO Forum The post Cloud computing and grid computing are not the…
  • Building a Better Cloud: The MSP Advantage

    CloudBuzz
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:47 am
    Content by CloudTweaks.com Gone are the days of private clouds as the “only way” for companies to keep data secure and retain control of their assets. As noted by ChannelPro , research firm Gartner pegs the public cloud for 245 percent growth through 2015, resulting in a total market value of $17 billion. Hybrid clouds are also becoming a viable alternative for midsize companies looking for ways to balance the power of … Read the source article at Midsize Insider The post Building a Better Cloud: The MSP Advantage appeared first on CloudTweaks.com.
  • Takin’ It To The Tweet: TwitterOffers

    Steve Prentice
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:36 am
    Content by CloudTweaks.com TwitterOffers One new twist on this year’s Black Friday madness will involve purchases that include Twitter-enabled discounts. Twitter has recently announced a new feature called TwitterOffers, which seeks to bring customers and retailers together more easily, through the use of “discount tweets” that can be applied to real purchases in-store or online. TwitterOffers is not direct ecommerce. It operates more like a loyalty card or coupon book than a debit terminal. On its blog, Twitter describes the process as having three steps: Once a viewer sees a…
  • Monetization of the Internet of Things – (Part 2)

    Daniel Price
    26 Nov 2014 | 5:49 am
    Content by CloudTweaks.com Q&A With Brendan O’Brien, Co-Founder of Aria Systems Monetization of the internet of things (IoT) is one of the most exciting and challenging issues facing the industry today, so we spoke with Brendan O’Brien to learn more. This is the 2nd part of the interview. Part 1 was published on Monday. 6) What are the positives/negatives of monetization? If monetization is thought out correctly, and if businesses wisely adopt systems and processes that aim to future-proof themselves against monetization models that are fundamentally different than what they may go…
  • Black Friday By The Numbers [Infographic]

    CloudBuzz
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:34 am
    Content by CloudTweaks.com These days, Americans have little time to digest all the turkey, sweet potato and cranberry sauce from their Thanksgiving feasts. After the food comes the shopping, and the country’s most lucrative trading day  – Black Friday. Last year, 141 million Americans shopped over the Thanksgiving weekend, up from 139 million in 2012. A quarter […] Read the source article at forbes.com The post Black Friday By The Numbers [Infographic] appeared first on CloudTweaks.com.
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    GreenPages Blog

  • 25% vSOM Discount Ends December 31st!

    Rob OShaughnessy
    23 Nov 2014 | 6:20 pm
    Did you know VMware’s offering a 25% vSOM discount? That’s right, VMware has been providing a 25% discount to upgrade to vSOM from naked vSphere since Labor Day weekend. The standard upgrade price is $825 MSRP, but the promo price drops it down to $620 MSRP. That’s over a $200 savings per CPU. There are some serious savings to be had here so I wanted to quickly bring you up to speed so you could assess the solution and see if it makes sense for your organization. 25% vSOM discount ENDS ON DECEMBER 31!   So what is vSOM? It’s a bundle of vSphere and vRealize…
  • Balancing Control and Agility in Today’s IT Operational Reality

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

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

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

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

    cloudbulls
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:40 pm
    What You Need to Know Before You Choose a Blood Glucose Meter While exercise, food, medications, stress and many additional factors can contribute to your overall health, only the blood glucose meter will be the tool that will help you to make all the other decisions. Choosing the right meter is therefore essential to help you to monitor your health. Understand How to Use It Choosing to get a Freestyle Freedom Lite Meter or not will depend on a variety of factors including how easy they will be for you. There is a wide variety of meters to choose from; some will offer a number of extra…
  • Diabetes Freedom Band

    cloudbulls
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:39 pm
    What You Need to Know Before You Choose a Blood Glucose Meter While exercise, food, medications, stress and many additional factors can contribute to your overall health, only the blood glucose meter will be the tool that will help you to make all the other decisions. Choosing the right meter is therefore essential to help you to monitor your health. Understand How to Use It Choosing to get a Freestyle Freedom Lite Meter or not will depend on a variety of factors including how easy they will be for you. There is a wide variety of meters to choose from; some will offer a number of extra…
  • Target Blood Sugar

    cloudbulls
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:38 pm
    What You Need to Know Before You Choose a Blood Glucose Meter While exercise, food, medications, stress and many additional factors can contribute to your overall health, only the blood glucose meter will be the tool that will help you to make all the other decisions. Choosing the right meter is therefore essential to help you to monitor your health. Understand How to Use It Choosing to get a Freestyle Freedom Lite Meter or not will depend on a variety of factors including how easy they will be for you. There is a wide variety of meters to choose from; some will offer a number of extra…
  • Diabetes Factors

    cloudbulls
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:37 pm
    What You Need to Know Before You Choose a Blood Glucose Meter While exercise, food, medications, stress and many additional factors can contribute to your overall health, only the blood glucose meter will be the tool that will help you to make all the other decisions. Choosing the right meter is therefore essential to help you to monitor your health. Understand How to Use It Choosing to get a Freestyle Freedom Lite Meter or not will depend on a variety of factors including how easy they will be for you. There is a wide variety of meters to choose from; some will offer a number of extra…
  • Diabetes Meters

    cloudbulls
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:31 pm
    What You Need to Know Before You Choose a Blood Glucose Meter While exercise, food, medications, stress and many additional factors can contribute to your overall health, only the blood glucose meter will be the tool that will help you to make all the other decisions. Choosing the right meter is therefore essential to help you to monitor your health. Understand How to Use It Choosing to get a Freestyle Freedom Lite Meter or not will depend on a variety of factors including how easy they will be for you. There is a wide variety of meters to choose from; some will offer a number of extra…
 
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    Official Blog - ESDS Software Solution

  • Corporate Email in the Cloud

    Pravin Ganore
    27 Nov 2014 | 12:33 am
    Moving email in the cloud is one of the most crucial tasks businesses need to think about. Since, cloud computing services are new to most of the businesses, its necessary for them to understand the term “cloud computing”, services and its benefits to compete with their rivals using cloud services. Often people describe the term “cloud computing” in many different ways. In simple words, cloud is a computing model which offers applications, software’s, storage and resources over a network (typically the Internet). Comparing virtualization and cloud, you will find that cloud expects…
  • BYOD For Businesses: Risks and Advantages

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

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

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

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

    Lee
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:01 pm
    It is here, the Cloud Storage Buzz Backblaze Black Friday Offer! This is your chance to save 40% on a year of Backblaze unlimited online backup.Here are some of the details you need to know.These prepaid codes are unique and can only be used once.They can only be used for NEW Backblaze accounts.They can NOT be used for Backblaze for Business sales.Here is the biggest detail you need to know.I only have 50 prepaid codes available. If you order and I have run out of codes I will refund your order.All orders will be processed manually and can pay with either PayPal or Bitcoin.
  • Backblaze 2014 Black Friday Deal Coming Soon!

    Lee
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:11 pm
    I emailed Backblaze last week to see if they had any specials or offers they were planning on running for Black Friday to Cyber Monday this year. In the past Backblaze has had some great offers for Black Friday / Cyber Monday but they told me they had nothing planned for this coming holiday weekend. That was a little disappointing to hear but they did offer me something special to offer even though they will not be running a Black Friday offer.Starting on Thursday, November 27th, 2014 CloudStorageBuzz.com will be offering 1 year Backblaze prepaid codes for 40% off! Here are some of the…
  • CrashPlan 2014 Black Friday Coupon

    Lee
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:58 pm
    There is nothing better than saving a few dollars on something you need and CrashPlan is one of those services you need if you have a computer. This year CrashPlan is offering a generous 30% off all Home plans for new subscribers. To take advantage of this great deal from CrashPlan just click the link below and be sure to apply the discount on the store page.Click Here to save 30% on CrashPlan until December 2, 2014!This special offer is good for both individual plans and family plans so if you have more than one computer to backup you can get a family plan and make sure they…
  • Bitcasa Insolvent – Lawsuit Update

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

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

  • Interview with Maciej Besta & Torsten Hoefler – Authors of Best Student Paper at SC14

    Rich Brueckner
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:11 am
    In this video, Maciej Besta and Torsten Hoefler describe their work on Slim Fly: A Cost Effective Low-Diameter Network Topology, which was honored as the Best Student Paper at SC14.The post Interview with Maciej Besta & Torsten Hoefler – Authors of Best Student Paper at SC14 appeared first on insideHPC.
  • Rex Computing Startup to Open Source Parallel CPU

    staff
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:51 am
    Over at EE Times, Rick Merritt writes that a startup founded by two teenagers is designing a parallel processor that it hopes delivers a 10x leap in performance per watt for high-end systems.The post Rex Computing Startup to Open Source Parallel CPU appeared first on insideHPC.
  • New STAC Benchmark: Nvidia Tesla K80 GPU

    Rich Brueckner
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:35 am
    Today STAC released audited STAC-A2 Benchmark results for a server using the just-announced Nvidia Tesla K80 dual-GPU Accelerator board. The post New STAC Benchmark: Nvidia Tesla K80 GPU appeared first on insideHPC.
  • Lenovo and Iceotope Announce new HPC Technology

    Rich Brueckner
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:26 am
    Last week at SC14, The US supercomputing conference in New Orleans, Lenovo and Iceotope announced new products aimed at HPC workloads.The post Lenovo and Iceotope Announce new HPC Technology appeared first on insideHPC.
  • PSC Receives NSF Award for Bridges Supercomputer

    Rich Brueckner
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    This week the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center announced that it has received a National Science Foundation award to create a uniquely capable supercomputer designed to empower new research communities, bring desktop convenience to supercomputing, expand campus access and help researchers needing to tackle vast data to work more intuitively. Called Bridges, the new supercomputer will consist of three tiered, memory-intensive resources to serve a wide variety of scientists, including those new to supercomputing and without specialized programming skills.The post PSC Receives NSF Award for…
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    cloudcomputing-news.net: Latest from the homepage

  • How DevOps can improve reliability when deploying with AWS

    jgardner
    26 Nov 2014 | 2:55 am
    Picture credit: iStockPhoto Reliability, in the cloud technology era, can be defined as the likelihood that a system will provide uninterrupted fault-free services, as it is expected to, within the constraints of the environment in which it operates. According to the Information Technology Laboratories (ITL) bulletin published by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) on cloud computing, reliability in cloud environments is composed of the following: The hardware and software services offered by the cloud service provider The provider’s and consumers’ personnel…
  • Moving to the cloud is “so easy your mother could do it”, exec claims

    James
    25 Nov 2014 | 4:56 pm
    Picture credit: iStockPhoto Danvers Baillieu, chief operating officer at VPN provider hidemyass, says he can’t understand companies who are reluctant to move to the cloud because it’s so easy to set up “your mother could do it.” Baillieu spoke to CloudTech after research from Reconnix earlier this month found the majority of UK businesses weren’t ready to move to the cloud, citing a lack of in-house skills as the problem. “I assume nobody is saying they can’t move over to Gmail apps because it’s so easy to set up that your mother could do…
  • Why more organisations than you think have failed or stalled their cloud migrations

    James
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:50 pm
    Picture credit: iStockPhoto Nearly half of organisations polled in a recent survey admitted they had failed or stalled their cloud hosting implementations, with a further half claiming they had to alter their budget and a whopping 70% force to make changes to their design. These are the latest figures from a study of 358 respondents conducted by INetU and THINKStrategies entitled “The Adventures of Moving to the Cloud”, which aims to show CIOs and business managers it’s not a “walk in the park” to migrate over. Only 27% of respondents said they were…
  • Four key ways to overcome security concerns in the cloud

    eduservblog
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:50 pm
    Picture credit: iStockPhoto Ten days ago I hosted a seminar on cloud security at the Public Sector Enterprise ICT conference in London. In a show of hands at the start of the discussion, the forty or so attendees were unanimous in their agreement that the issue of security is one of the most important considerations in the journey to the cloud. Joining me on the panel was Tony Richards, the head of security at G-Cloud and Ian Gale from Bristol City Council. The panel had some great advice about how to overcome common security concerns. Here is a summary of what they think organisations can…
  • Anything Microsoft can do, Google can too: 1TB of storage for new Chromebook customers

    James
    23 Nov 2014 | 4:53 pm
    Picture credit: iStockPhoto Google has announced one terabyte of free Drive storage to every customer who buys a Chromebook, rated at around $240 (£153). The move is the latest in a long, long series of price cuts, bluffs and double bluffs from the main cloud infrastructure players to make users part with their cash. Describing it as “a bonus for the holiday season” Alex Vogenthaler, Google Drive group product manager, wrote in a blog post: “That’s enough space to keep more than 100,000 awkward holiday sweater pics safe and shareable in Drive. “With that…
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    ActiveBlog: Insights on Open Source and Dynamic Languages

  • Cloud Luminaries: Tom Lounibos on the Consequences of Developing Too Fast

    dspark
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    "How do you use speed as an advantage, but don't suffer the consequences of quality of delivering it," asked Tom Lounibos (@lounibos), Founder and CEO of Soasta in his presentation “High Tempo, High Consequences” during the 2014 Cloud Expo in Santa Clara, California.read more
  • What Still Confuses You About PaaS?

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

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

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

    dspark
    16 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    “Everyone thinks they can define or change culture. That they can formulate the culture they want in their organization after years of this thing growing organically,” said JP Morgenthal (@jpmorgenthal), Director, Cloud Computing Practice for Perficient.read more
 
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  • Data as a Service: The Next “As a Service” Wave?

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

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

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

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

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

  • Problems With Some Cloud Sharing Systems

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

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

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

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

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

  • 10 Myths About Cloud Communications Solutions

    Pam Bednarczyk
    24 Nov 2014 | 12:26 pm
    It’s time to set the record straight regarding cloud communications solutions. Below, we debunk the myths with a combination of straight talk and facts: 1. The cloud isn’t secure. A cloud provider with the expertise to host an enterprise-class network should have several best practices in place to ensure maximum data and accessibility security. The provider should also employ industry standard encryption, firewall configurations and intrusion protection systems to prevent outside network intrusion and ensure security for client data. But a cloud provider’s investment in security goes…
  • Contact Center Collaboration Tools: Getting Everyone on the Same Page

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

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

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

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

  • Employers Want You to Have These Cloud Skills

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

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

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

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

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

  • 4 Ways the Cloud Has Influenced App Troubleshooting

    Craig Ferril
    17 Nov 2014 | 12:33 pm
    Intro The rise of cloud computing has ushered in an era of unprecedented productivity for developers over the past several years. For those who have embraced this new world order, gone are the days of long lead times for hardware procurement and installation, architecture defined by slow-moving hardware upgrades, hardware-constrained scalability and flexibility, and a... The post 4 Ways the Cloud Has Influenced App Troubleshooting appeared first on Stackify.
  • Smarter Errors & Logs: putting the data to work.

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

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

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

    Irit Gillath
    5 Oct 2014 | 11:10 pm
    We are happy to announce the release of the new Error and Log Management (SmartELM) solution - unifying two product categories and expediting time to resolution. Stackify’s SmartELM solution provides the first of its kind integrated error tracking and logging management solution that allows application developers and DevOps teams to easily discover application issues and fix them... The post Stackify Unveils a Revolutionary Smart Error and Log Management Solution appeared first on Stackify.
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  • Guest Post: Survey Reveals Benefits in Using Virtual and Cloud-Based Dev/Test Environments

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

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

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

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

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

  • My Expectations for re:Invent 2014: Lots of People and 3 Announcements

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Larry Walters
    11 Dec 2013 | 3:47 am
    MarketsandMarkets recently conducted a study on the “Transportation Systems and Analytics Market [ by Transportation Management, Transportation Control Systems, by Analytics (Traffic, Video, GIS, Predictive, Fleet), Ticketing Management, Remote Sensing, Electronic Access, Display] - Worldwide Market Forecasts and Analysis (2013 - 2018),” which analyzed and studied the major market drivers, restraints, and opportunities in North America (NA), Europe (EU), Middle East and Africa (MEA), Asia Pacific including Japan (APAC), and Latin America (LA).Browse more than 123 market data tables…
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  • Why Reinstall Windows 2008/2012? Get OS-Ready Cloud VPS Instead.

    Kent Roberts
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:27 pm
    This report argues for the use of an OS-ready cloud VPS (virtual private server) to replace a crashed standard PC system, through exploration of the following topics:>>> CIO: Cloud & rise of the third platform >>> Wall Street Journal: How cloud changes our lives >>> Atlantic.Net: Windows cloud VPS hostingCIO: Cloud & rise of the third platformYou may be familiar with a concept called the third platform. IDC released a list of 2014 predictions that focused heavily on the emergence of the platform, with the research firm claiming it will be highly disruptive…
  • Cloud VPS for Travelers On the Go

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

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

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

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

  • CrashPlan Black Friday Deal

    Denise Sullivan
    26 Nov 2014 | 11:06 am
    CrashPlan has a very special offer for Black Friday. New users can get 30% off their normal subscription rate. The offer is for a limited time only. CrashPlan Black Friday Dealimage credit: CrashPlan CrashPlan Black Friday Deal for New Users Black Friday is known as one of the busiest shopping days of the year. In celebration of the upcoming holiday season, and to tap into that shopping experience, new users (only) can start taking advantage of the discount. Users must sign up for at least a one-year agreement in order to take advantage of the savings. Month-to-month agreements are not…
  • iCloud Problems Not Just Infrastructure

    Denise Sullivan
    26 Nov 2014 | 5:47 am
    Internal problems could be the reason iCloud isn’t the force it could be. According to a report in the Information, there is more going on than just a poorly maintained infrastructure. iCloud on Macbookimage credit: Lester Nidoy iCloud Problems not Necessarily Software Related When Steve Jobs announced that he was planning iCloud, what he didn’t figure into the process was getting everyone to work together. The problem that seems to plague the project is inter-departmental cooperation; which is not something they are used to at Apple. By not working as one, iCloud doesn’t reach its full…
  • Bitcasa Update: Restraining Order Ruling Pulled

    Victoria Kazz
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:13 am
    Bitcasa spent yesterday in court facing a restraining order that was initially served November 13, 2014. Bitcasa’s Day In Court Plaintiff Shawn Romack filed a class-action lawsuit against the company as a reaction to its impending shutdown on November 15, 2014. Romack hoped that in court he could extend the restraining order until at least November 20. A losing judgment would prevent the company from shutting down its service, Infinite cloud storage, as well as getting rid of any customer data that had not been moved to a larger plan or removed completely. Bitcasa commented that: “In…
  • HP&Symantec Create Disaster-Recovery-As-A-Service

    Victoria Kazz
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:05 pm
    Hewlett-Packard and Symantec have teamed up to provide disaster-recovery-as-a-service (DRaaS) to current and new customers in 2015. image credit: Beau Considine What Makes This Service Different? This service has been created as a better option than existing cloud backup solutions that are currently on the market. The beta program is based on both HP Helion OpenStack and Symantec Continuity, but has two distinct differences. First of all, the beta program used a replication engine to instantaneously upload digital content to the cloud. Normal backup solutions upload and secure data…
  • Google Offers 1TB Cloud Storage with new Chromebook

    Denise Sullivan
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:55 pm
    Google is offering new Chromebook owners 1TB of Google Drive Cloud storage for two years– free. The savings add up to around $240. This deal is in effort to get more people interested in the simplified laptop of Chrome. Samsung Chromebookimage credit: Dustin Westaby Chromebook Special Gives Extra Storage Chromebooks are powered by the search engine giant’s own software, although the physical devices may be built and maintained by big names such as Toshiba or Samsung. In an effort to keep costs down, these systems come with limited hard drive space of around 16GB. The idea is that…
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    Appirio » Cloud Powered Business Blog

  • 5 Rookie Mistakes in Marketing Automation

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

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

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

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

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

  • Move Over, Mid-Market Guys: Small Biz Wakes Up to Cloud File Benefits

    Hadley Jones
    27 Nov 2014 | 1:20 am
    Cloud file storage and cloud computing in general have so far attracted a large proportion of mid-market organizations. These enterprises were well-positioned to take advantage of the scalable, smart resources of the cloud to enhance their competitiveness with larger corporations. By comparison, Fortune 500 companies already had their own sizable in-house IT resources, while small businesses lacked the confidence or technical resources to use the cloud to the same advantage. But now recent statistics suggest that SMBs are embracing the concept of powerful cloud solutions being truly…
  • Three Critical Factors in Managing Hybrid IT

    Penny Collen
    27 Nov 2014 | 1:10 am
    If you’re reading this, we can assume you are determining whether migrating some workloads to the cloud—with the corresponding benefits of cost savings, agility, scalability and increased collaboration — is right for your business. You’ve also known that some of your computing infrastructure should remain in a traditional IT environment, while other parts are well suited for this transition.   Moving to a cloud environment is complex and is rarely a wholesale abandonment of your existing operational base, but rather a series of smaller, carefully planned migrations that result in a…
  • Overcoming the Cloud Chaos

    Russ Loignon
    27 Nov 2014 | 1:08 am
    Cloud computing has rapidly emerged as an essential technology for achieving economies of scale, reducing spending, globalizing work forces, improving accessibility, and streamlining processes. When implemented and managed correctly, cloud technology has the power to make organizations more competitive in their industries. In recent years, enterprises across verticals have realized the benefits of the cloud, but the challenge today lies in monitoring and controlling the associated expenses. Cloud Confusion The exponential increase in cloud computing in the global market has some enterprises…
  • IBM Announces Mobile Analytics & Desktop as a Service

    CloudWedge Staff
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:55 am
    In efforts to drive workforce productivity, IBM has announced that they will be offering a new mobile analytics service hosted in their IBM cloud. IBM describes this new analytics tool as a way for business to get to most out of their mobile users and their device usage. With the announcement of IBM's new mobile analytics service, IBM has also announced that they have launched a Desktop-as-a-Service offering as well. IBM GM of Mobility Services Rich Esposito mentions, "The trifecta of mobile, cloud and analytics services are turning the mobile device into a powerful business tool that lets…
  • DoD Could Soon Implement Restructured Cloud Game Plan

    CloudWedge Staff
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:29 am
    The United States Department of Defense (DoD) is overhauling its current cloud strategy in order to make cloud services more available for different departments within the vast bureau. Most cloud services are currently procured using the Defense Information Systems Agency. According to a document obtained by NextGov, the Department of Defense seems to be moving away from using DISA as the exclusive department within the DoD that can obtain and implement cloud. The document suggests that individual departments will be taking a more proactive approach in order to determine the types of cloud…
 
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    LoadSpring

  • Primavera Contract Management and the Holy Grail of ‘On Time, On Budget’

    admin
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:41 pm
    The bigger a project gets, the more things can go wrong. Healthcare.gov for Americans to buy health coverage online was a high-profile (over $400 million) project that derailed. Under political and contractual pressure to achieve the Holy Grail of ‘on time and on budget’, the website was launched on October 1, 2013.  However, technical difficulties left many would-be customers in the lurch. On July 30, 2014, the Government Accountability Office cited a lack of effective planning and oversight practices. These problems were also compounded by the sheer number of different contractors…
  • B2W’s Operational Networked Elements (ONE) – Streamlining Construction Projects

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

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

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

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

    24 Nov 2014 | 8:51 pm
    You want to say that I can talk to my friend from mobile phone or land phone with free of cost? Are you crazy? Are you not joking with me? These questions are revolving in your mind. Yes, you can... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Install Windows XP over Windows 7 easily

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    Do you want to install windows xp over windows 7? First confirm that your computer support Windows xp. If it doesn't support then you can never install windows xp operating system in your... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Have your pen drive memory space been lost? Don't worry. You could recover pen drive memory space easily. Most of the time it happens when you are going to make a bootable pen drive or doing other... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Bootable Pen driveHello friends, today I shall tell you how to make a bootable USB flash drive. It is very essential to know to make a bootable USB flash drive (Pen drive, External hard disk etc.).... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    A list of all the major shortcut keys in Microsoft Excel is given below. It will help you to speed up typing speed. You may also like:List of Shortcuts to use in Windows 8.Remove shortcut arrow from... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Top 15 CIO Challenges of 2014

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

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

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

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

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

  • Infographic: The Mall of American Data Breaches

    Jeff Peters
    26 Nov 2014 | 1:53 pm
    In our supply chain webinar last month, someone asked about a recent poll that indicated many cardholders are reluctant to shop at retail stores that have experienced a data breach.Wayne Wheeles, the founder and CEO of Release 2 Innovations, laughed and responded, "...
  • Protect Yourself on Cyber Monday

    Gwen Harkness
    26 Nov 2014 | 1:53 pm
    Most Notable Info Well, the holiday season is officially upon us. For those celebrating Thanksgiving tomorrow will be filled with food and family leading up to one of the biggest shopping days of the year: Black Friday. With cybercrime organizations compromising major retailers l...
  • What We're Thankful for at HackSurfer

    Matt Lichtfuss
    26 Nov 2014 | 1:25 pm
    Ah, Thanksgiving is here, that time of year where we all gather together to stuff our faces with turkey, suck down some eggnog and watch football with the family. It signifies the beginning of the holiday season and the homestretch to the end of another year filled with cybercrime...
  • Study: Actions Don't Back Up Words When It Comes to Cybersecurity

    Jeff Peters
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:44 am
    Researchers at BYU studied 62 people by having them report how concerned they were about cybersecurity; perform the Iowa Gambling Task, a risk aversion exercise; and then tested them using their laptops to see how they responded to malware warnings. Even those who professed tak...
  • The USPS Breach: An Interview with Mark Seward

    Matt Lichtfuss
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:40 am
    Earlier this month, the United States Postal Service (USPS) was breached, and 800,000 employees had their data compromised.  Did they have the right tools in place to thwart a cyber-attack? “They did all the prudent things that most organizations that have been hacked have d...
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  • Get Ahead on Data Archiving with ServerBackup.com

    Mark Martin
    24 Nov 2014 | 6:18 pm
    [Posted November 24th 2014 by: Mark Martin Data archiving is vital for clients, since it identifies and moves inactive data into specialized archival storage systems. This allows it to be stored out of the main computer system, where it is safe and sound. Data archiving should be completed by a company or person who has experience in doing so. There are a few things to consider, such as the type of technology used to store your files and how easy it is to access your old files. For instance, Zip disks and drives have become relatively obsolete, but many companies used them in the 1990s,…
  • 4 Reasons To Invest In Server Backup Software

    Mark Martin
    23 Nov 2014 | 5:48 am
    [Posted November 23rd 2014 by: Mark Martin Server backup software is being purchased with more frequency than ever before. This is to ensure that a full backup is being completed of the data that is on your server. Whether the server holds the data for one computer or an entire company, it is imperative that the data is not lost. If you have thought about making the investment, there are four reasons to consider it more aggressively. 1.         Protection The last thing you want to hear your IT manager tell you is that there has been some level of data loss. Regardless of industry,…
  • 5 Reasons Why Database Backup Is Important

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

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

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

    Mitesh Soni
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:07 am
    Mobile Cloud-There are no two ways about the fact that mobile platforms enjoy the frontstage as most preferred internet surfing devices. US statistics reveal that almost 60% digital time of US citizens is spent on mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. While business owners have been able to work smartly and more efficiently by mobile optimizing their services, the developments in mobile cloud computing are bringing revolutionary changes in the way mobile computing and communication services are being presented to the users. Here are some reasons why mobile cloud should be on your…
  • The Progeny of Cloud and Mobility holds the Financial Service Growth

    Mitesh Soni
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:05 am
    Cloud and Mobility-The ability to access servers holding important files, the sharing of databases and other useful application can all be achieved today at LAN speeds no matter the location of the users. When it comes to business, all this can be put to good use by colleagues working in the same physical office or those who are on a completely different continent. At the same time, only the activity which is attributed to user terminals passes through the communication links, which means mouse clicks, keystrokes and updates that are seen on-screen. That is why cloud technology is gradually…
  • Solved: Cannot retrieve metalink for repository: epel. Please verify its path and try again

    Mitesh Soni
    22 Nov 2014 | 8:54 am
    Cannot retrieve metalink for repository: epel. Please verify its path and try again Solution: Go to /etc/yum.repos.d Open epel.repo Replace https with http and Save it. name=Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux 6 – $basearch #baseurl=http://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/6/$basearch mirrorlist=http://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/metalink?repo=epel-6&arch=$basearch failovermethod=priority enabled=1 gpgcheck=1 gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-EPEL-6 name=Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux 6 – $basearch – Debug…
  • Install pip on CentOS

    Mitesh Soni
    22 Nov 2014 | 8:33 am
    To Install pip on CentOS For RHEL 6.x and CentOS 6.x (x86_64) rpm -ivh http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/6/x86_64/epel-release-6-8.noarch.rpm Now Install pip with yum command # yum install -y python-pip Note: If you get Error: Cannot retrieve metalink for repository: epel. Please verify its path and try again Click Here Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, refresh-packagekit, security Setting up Install Process Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile * base: centosmirror.go4hosting.in * epel: mirrors.ispros.com.bd * extras: centosmirror.go4hosting.in * updates: centosmirror.go4hosting.in…
  • Install Git client on CentOS 6.3

    Mitesh Soni
    22 Nov 2014 | 2:05 am
    To install Git client on CentOS 6.3, Create a Virtual machine with the use of Virtual Box or VMware workstation Install CentOS 6.3 or latest version of it. Open Terminal Run following command: yum install git   The post Install Git client on CentOS 6.3 appeared first on Basics of Java and Cloud Computing.
 
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  • Real Drift Car Racing (Ranked amongst Top 10 Android Racing Games in 49 countries) uses App42 Leaderboard to engage users

    ishan jain
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:45 pm
    With more than 6 million players worldwide, Real Drift Car Racing is the one of the most realistic 3D drift racing simulation on mobile devices, and yet easy to control and fun to play; thanks to an innovative drift helper. … Continue reading → The post Real Drift Car Racing (Ranked amongst Top 10 Android Racing Games in 49 countries) uses App42 Leaderboard to engage users appeared first on .
  • Running and Testing Custom Code from AppHQ console

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

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

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

    himanshu sharma
    6 Nov 2014 | 1:44 am
    Few months back we had announced a feature for posting on App user’s wall. Now, we bring you feature of scheduling the wall post. The idea behind scheduling the posts is that you can save a lot of time. You can … Continue reading → The post How to Schedule Wall Posts on Facebook? appeared first on .
 
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  • What is Hub?

    26 Nov 2014 | 2:15 pm
    A hub is a center of activities. In network terminology, it is a device where all connecting mediums come together. It is a medium used to collect signals from the input line(s) and redistribute them in various available wirings around a topology (topologies such as: Arcnet, 10base-T, 10base-F etc). It basically acts as signal splitter, it accepts signal through its input port and passes it to the output ports. Some hubs help in regenerating the weak signals prior to sending them to the intended output lines, whereas some help in synchronizing the data communication (in simple words, the hub…
  • List of FTP Commands

    26 Nov 2014 | 2:10 pm
    File Transfer Protocol is a wonderful tool. It is essentially a networking protocol, that allows one to easily obtain the files he or she desires, such as media (for example, audio or video files), data (for example, .pdf files that span hundreds of megabytes), or even software. It has a lot of practical uses, which include the fact that it breaks the limitations of email (and all the other file-sharing applications one might use), which does not allow users to send or receive a file bigger than a certain size, at one time, and also, it allows only authorized persons to access your stored…
  • Install PS4 updates via a USB flash drive

    25 Nov 2014 | 3:49 pm
     two methods for installing the update: directly onto an Internet-connected PlayStation 4 or with a USB flash drive. The latter can be utilized for those who don't have an Internet connection readily available. Here's how to do it:Step one:  Insert a USB drive with at least 1GB of free space into your computer. Step two:Create a folder on the drive titled "PS4" -- no spaces.Step three: Inside of the PS4 folder, create a folder named "UPDATE" in all caps. Step four:  Download the update from Sony's website and save it in the UPDATE folder on your USB drive. The latest…
  • How to Detect and Remove Spyware from Your iPhone

    24 Nov 2014 | 4:26 pm
    This article is for all those people whose iPhone is being accessed by their jealous or possessive significant other, or by a friend, boss, or relative who has always been nosy into their private affairs. There is a great possibility of your iPhones being jailbroken, in order to use it to spy on you.Installing spyware on an iPhone can provide access to the victim's text messages, call logs, e-mails, banking passwords, and even the current location can be traced with a spyware.Technology has improved and upgraded to such an extent that these days, people don't even know by whom are they being…
  • Difference between SAS and SATA hard drives

    24 Nov 2014 | 4:20 pm
    Difference between SAS and SATA hard drivesBoth SATA and SAS use only 7 wires for data, compared to the older generation Parallel-ATA, which uses 40. This greatly reduces the amount of crosstalk generated due to electromagnetic interference between the conducting wires, simplifying the circuit design.In today's world, it is all about 'big data'. The new-age trend is to take all the hard (real world) entities and make it into soft (digital world) entities. With more and more information being dumped in the digital world these days, its storage has become an issue. And, it's not just at the…
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  • To Hire or Not to Hire: 5 HR tips for IT SMBs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Soumalya Mukhopadhyay
    23 Nov 2014 | 11:01 pm
    This is the era of groundbreaking inventions and world class technologies. Humans have come a long way in mastering technologies to save time and increase efficiency. Agile IT solutions are one of those findings that has single handedly reshaped the face of software development. Every business is dependent on innovative marketing schemes and customer retaining policy. Smartphone has played an important role in it by bringing products and information to the fingertip of the customer. Almost every customer oriented business has a Smartphone application that is designed for android and these…
  • Which ERP Suits a University Management System Best?

    Prateek Sarkar
    23 Nov 2014 | 9:48 pm
    Universities and colleges, both private and government, have almost the same way of functioning. With the advent of advanced technology in the education sector, educational institutions are gradually starting to move towards automating their major procedures and recording through an ERP solution. A University Management System can be of immense help as it can bring together all major departments and functions on a single platform, thereby making the accounting and management procedures very easy. But choosing an ERP for your institution may often be a daunting task as it involves a…
  • Everything You Should Know About a Record Management Solution

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

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

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

    Oliver Marshall
    6 Nov 2014 | 1:41 am
    Google have today released a new extension for Chrome that allows you to open any file in Google Drive directly from your browser. You can now right click on any file in Google Drive and choose Open With and select the app assigned to that extension, as long as the app is registered for that file type. Google have slowly been integrating Chrome and their Google Apps products to give a more streamline feel and to provide you with a more ChromeOS style experience on your desktop PC.
 
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  • Cloud services market could exceed $200 billion by 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Amir Naftali
    5 Nov 2014 | 12:08 pm
    The Virtual Private Gateway (VPG) is an important and useful solution of the AWS service suite. Using the VPG, however, is somewhat tricky and may require some specific expertise. This short post is aimed at providing a quick overview of the AWS Virtual Private Gateway (VPG) solution. We will review the VPG concept, capabilities and limitations. In addition, you can download a step by step VPG configuration walkthrough with some verification on IPSec configuration. ×Download A Step-by-Step VPG Configuration Walk-through processing... Your Name* Company Name or Website*   We hope…
  • Network Access Control with AWS VPC Peering

    Amir Naftali
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:54 am
    Scope The main goal of this post is to suggest a design approach for the establishment of a controlled environment in the public cloud. The design is based on AWS VPC, VPC Peering and FortyCloud Security Gateways, but it can be ported to similar environments with small modifications only. It is not my intent to state that there is only a single approach, but rather to suggest a design that is available, tested and can be implemented easily. Nevertheless, I welcome any thoughts, suggestions or comments regarding this post. Background Moving the operational workload to public clouds is becoming…
  • The Future of the Security Perimeter

    FortyCloud
    13 Aug 2014 | 9:29 am
    Moving from fortification to skirmish –  Skirmishers – troops deployed in loose formation in advance of and/or on the flanks of the main body. These troops drew enemy fire, developed their position, and warned comrades of an imminent clash. The civil war dictionary This is a guest post by Mr. Moshe Ferber. Mr. Ferber is Co-Chairman for the Israeli Chapter of the CSA, and a Cloud Security entrepreneur and lecturer, with over 20 years’ experience in information security. Serving in various capacities in information security field, and was involved in major projects in leading…
  • The 4 Stages of Cloud Security – Multi-Region/Multi-Cloud & Compliance

    Amit Cohen
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:43 am
    In our first part of  “The 4 Stages of Cloud Security”, we’ve covered the following stages: Security best practice in the cloud Scale & automation security Today we will further our discovery into organizations with multi-region, multi-cloud deployments and organization with compliance regulations. In addition, we will provide guidelines for choosing the right IaaS security solution. Stage 3 – Multi-Region, Multi-Cloud Deployments Stage three features companies that are fully immersed in the cloud. These organizations often deploy in multiple data centers (a.k.a.
  • Forrester’s Security Trends for 2014 – The IaaS Angle – Part II

    Amit Cohen
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:50 am
    This post continues the analysis on the ‘Top 15 Trends S&R Pros Should Watch: Q2 2014’ by Forrester. Our first post covered regional data-centers and localization issues along with automation of security configuration, the following post will cover the Authentication and Access Control trends. Trend 14: Being “Authentic” and Authentication (Being Human is Key) The use of personal mobile devices in the workplace has compelled enterprises to implement Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies.  Nevertheless, the owners of these devices expect immediate access and response time.  If…
 
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