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  • Big Data is the future of Digital Marketing

    Digital Transformation
    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…
  • Disadvantages of Cloud Computing

    ColoAdvisor - Cloud & Colocation News
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:36 am
    Disadvantages of Cloud Computing 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…
  • Rackspace::Solve NY: Solving For Powering The Cloud

    The Official Rackspace Blog
    Melissa Gray
    19 Sep 2014 | 1:29 pm
    Two key themes that were woven into the fabric of Rackspace::Solve New York on Thursday were velocity and agility – and that the underpinnings of our infrastructure must deliver the performance that empowers your business to achieve those goals. At Rackspace we’ve designed our data centers to power our infrastructure, and your business, in an efficient and responsible manner. And how we do that has evolved greatly over the past five years. Back in 2009, we saw energy as a commodity – we needed enough, but didn’t really zero in on its complexities. At the time, Rackers physically…
  • INFOGRAPHIC: 50 Reasons Why Wearable Tech Will Improve Our Lives

    Digital Transformation
    Tarry Singh
    30 Aug 2014 | 3:07 pm
    50 Reasons Why WearableTech Will Transform Our Lives
  • TechCrunch Giveaway: LogMeIn Rescue + 1 Year Mobile License

    TechCrunch » Enterprise
    Anna Escher
    19 Sep 2014 | 1:08 pm
     For all you technicians out there, the team at LogMeIn wants to give one of our readers a license to its Rescue software tech support service. Rescue is a cloud-based application that empowers customer service agents to offer premium levels of remote support to people and the devices they use, no matter where you are. Read More
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    The Official Rackspace Blog

  • Rackspace::Solve NY: Solving For Powering The Cloud

    Melissa Gray
    19 Sep 2014 | 1:29 pm
    Two key themes that were woven into the fabric of Rackspace::Solve New York on Thursday were velocity and agility – and that the underpinnings of our infrastructure must deliver the performance that empowers your business to achieve those goals. At Rackspace we’ve designed our data centers to power our infrastructure, and your business, in an efficient and responsible manner. And how we do that has evolved greatly over the past five years. Back in 2009, we saw energy as a commodity – we needed enough, but didn’t really zero in on its complexities. At the time, Rackers physically…
  • Rackspace Weekly Digest: September 19

    Andrew Hickey
    19 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    This week, we hosted Rackspace::Solve New York, heard from new Rackspace CEO Taylor Rhodes, took home our fifth Steve Award in two years and much more. Check out all of that and more in the weekly digest. Rackspace::Solve New York Rackspace::Solve New York was a great success, with more than 300 attendees on-hand to hear how innovative companies like Appboy, Docker, SumAll, Under Armour and more solve their toughest technology challenges. Here’s a roundup of coverage from Rackspace::Solve. And Rackspace::Solve Chicago is Monday, October 20. Register now. A Defining Moment For Rackspace…
  • Rackspace::Solve New York: Collaboration Is Key To Overcome Business Challenges

    Leezia Dhalla
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:47 am
    Among the presentations this week at Rackspace::Solve New York, one clear theme emerged: the power of collaboration. More than 300 attendees, including business leaders and developers from dozens of companies, spent a day in lower Manhattan sharing strategies for solving some of the toughest challenges in IT and technology. “It’s about community,” said Melissa Gray, senior director of corporate social responsibility at Rackspace. “Talking about innovation…allows us to get additional momentum.” For businesses, “collaboration is a key message. That’s how most simple problems are…
  • Rackspace::Solve NY: Growing Your Business With Private Cloud

    Leezia Dhalla
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:31 pm
    The IT hero over the last decade has been the CIO who has been able to reduce costs, rather than innovate and drive the top line for businesses. The cloud is starting to change this trajectory, Michelle Bailey, senior vice president of digital infrastructure and data initiatives at 451 Research, said Thursday at Rackspace::Solve New York. According to a survey conducted by 451 Research in 10 countries, consumers use the cloud because they want to grow their business, not because they want to cut costs, Bailey said. Time to market has also become important again for customers, because “they…
  • Rackspace::Solve NY: The ‘Second Stage Cloud’

    Andrew Hickey
    18 Sep 2014 | 10:46 am
    Businesses have moved beyond the exploration phase of the cloud and are now at the rationalization phase, the second of three technology adoption cycles, James Staten, vice president and principal analyst at Forrester Research told the crowd Thursday at Rackspace::Solve New York. Rationalization of cloud puts cloud services in hypergrowth mode and creates a shift in who brings technology into an organization. It’s also in this phase that cloud providers have the opportunity to offer more managed services as the cloud moves away from being a 100 percent self-service and do-it-yourself…
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    Digital Transformation

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • TechCrunch Giveaway: LogMeIn Rescue + 1 Year Mobile License

    Anna Escher
    19 Sep 2014 | 1:08 pm
     For all you technicians out there, the team at LogMeIn wants to give one of our readers a license to its Rescue software tech support service. Rescue is a cloud-based application that empowers customer service agents to offer premium levels of remote support to people and the devices they use, no matter where you are. Read More
  • SAP To Acquire Expense Software-Maker Concur For $129 Per Share

    Anthony Ha
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:40 pm
     Enterprise software company SAP just announced that has agreed to acquire Concur Technologies, maker of expense and travel management tools that are used by 23,000 businesses (including TechCrunch and its parent company AOL). The deal is for $129 per share, which is 20 percent higher than Concur’s closing price on Sept. 17 (yesterday). That gives Concur an enterprise value of $8.3 billion. Read More
  • Oracle Stock Drops 2.5% On News That Larry Ellison Has Relinquished His CEO Title

    Alex Wilhelm
    18 Sep 2014 | 1:27 pm
     Today after the bell, Oracle announced that its long-time premier Larry Ellison is no longer its CEO. Former HP CEO Mark Hurd will take over the job in partnership with Safra Catz. Catz will manage finance and manufacturing, while Hurd will handle sales. Ellison will take on the titles of Executive Chairman of the Board and CTO. Hurd left HP under negative circumstances, including allegations… Read More
  • Microsoft Lays Off 2,100 More Employees

    Alex Wilhelm
    18 Sep 2014 | 10:37 am
     As expected, Microsoft hit go on a number of layoffs today, letting 2,100 people go, including 747 people in the Seattle-Redmond area, where the company is headquartered. The firings come as a second wave of the layoffs that were previously announced. Out of 18,000 expected cuts, 13,000 were pulled off nearly immediately. Today’s 2,100 brings the total number to just over 15,000,… Read More
  • Convo Brings Chat To Its iOS And Android Apps

    Kyle Russell
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:17 am
     Enterprise social network Convo has finally brought chat from its desktop and web apps to mobile. Today, the company is rolling out a new version of its app for iOS and Android that significantly changes its look while bringing real-time chat to its users when they aren’t sitting at their desks. Read More
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    Cloud Musings by Kevin L. Jackson

  • Cloud Services Brokerage: Adding Trust and Oversight to Complex Cloud Deals

    Kevin L. Jackson
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    According to theGartner IT Glossary, "Cloud services brokerage (CSB) is an IT role and business model in which a company or other entity adds value to one or more (public or private) cloud services on behalf of one or more consumers of that service via three primary roles including aggregation, integration and customization brokerage". The value of these brokerage services are fueling a major debate in industry and this month in BriefingsDirect, Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions, is contributing to the discussion with a timely podcast in which he moderates a discussion…
  • Learn Hadoop and Big Data in 7 Minute Flat!

    Kevin L. Jackson
    13 Sep 2014 | 11:40 am
    How do I install Hadoop, and on what platforms?What are the differences between versions of Hadoop?How do I Extract, Transform and Load in Hadoop?The answers to these questions are available at... In the video below, Dr. Bill Appelbe (High Performance Computing consultant, Georgia Tech and University of California faculty member and Learning Tree instructor) gives you a taste of the expertise available when you take a Learning Tree course. His clients include Compute Canada, ORION Compute Ontario, and numerous organizations in the past including IBM, HP, Sun Microsystems, LANL, and Intelsat.
  • Tech Equity & GovCloud Network Team For Cloud Education

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

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

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

    Greg Ness
    7 Sep 2014 | 7:59 pm
    It was great catching up with Brian at VMworld, even if it was in the Tea Garden.  We go back a ways.  This 6 minute video clip discusses who will win the cloud wars and how CloudVelox differentiates from a dozen or so early cloud migration and DR tools.  
  • Cloud DR on AWS – Pocket Guide Now Available by Download

    Greg Ness
    4 Sep 2014 | 2:59 pm
    Guide Now Available – Cloud DR on AWS: Best Practices We just finished our first pocket guide on Cloud DR, entitled Cloud DR on AWS: Best Practices.  If you are tracking Cloud DR and the various drivers, key terms, etc. you might want to check it out.  You can get it here without having to […]
  • City on a Cloud Win Puts Traditional DR on Notice

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

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

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

  • @CloudExpo | OpenStack Deployment Practicality [#Cloud]

    20 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Goodness there is a lot of talk about cloud computing. This ‘talk and chatter’ is part of the problem, i.e., we look at it, we prod it and we might even test it out – but do we get down to practical implementation, deployment and (if you happen to be a fan of the term) actual cloud ‘rollout’ today? Cloud offers the promise of a new era they say – and a new style of IT at that. But this again is the problem and we know that cloud can only deliver on the promises it makes if it is part of a well-coordinated effort that brings together both existing IT infrastructure and these new…
  • @CloudExpo | @Cisco to Acquire Metacloud [#Cloud]

    18 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Cisco on Wedesday announced its intent to acquire privately held Metacloud. Based in Pasadena, Calif., Metacloud deploys and operates private clouds for global organizations with a unique OpenStack-as-a-Service model that delivers and remotely operates production-ready private clouds in a customer's data center. Metacloud's OpenStack-based cloud platform will accelerate Cisco's strategy to build the world's largest global Intercloud, a network of clouds, together with key partners to address customer requirements for a globally distributed, highly secure cloud platform capable of meeting the…
  • @CloudExpo | What Is Important for #Cloud Services?

    18 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Amazon is indisputably the biggest name in cloud service providers. They have built up a strong market presence primarily on the argument that access to cheap compute and storage resources is attractive to companies looking to shed IT costs as they move from on-premises solutions to the cloud. But after the initial push for cheap resources, how will this market develop? Amazon has cut prices to their cloud offering more than 40 times since introducing the service in 2006. The way this gets translated in press circles is that cloud services pricing is approaching some floor. But is that…
  • @CloudExpo | @Gridstore's Accelerate Partner Program Gains New Momentum

    17 Sep 2014 | 8:15 am
    Gridstore has announced that NAC, Inc. and Sky Tech have joined its innovative Accelerate Partner Program. Both new members cite Gridstore's expertise in enabling the Hybrid Cloud and their solution purpose-built for Hyper-V as the key criteria for their decision to join the program. Integrating seamlessly with business clients, these new partners provide industry-proven storage solutions that promote satisfied customers, profitable businesses, and communities that more
  • @ThingsExpo | Intimate Symbiosis – the Apple Watch (#IoT)

    16 Sep 2014 | 8:45 pm
    A recent Time magazine essay on the Apple Watch said, “The Apple Watch represents a redrawing of the map that locates technology in one place and our bodies in another…  The Apple Watch signals the advent of of an “always-on Internet”, … Continue reading →read more
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    GoGrid Blog

  • Is Cloud to blame for the rash of recent security breaches?

    Andy Nester
    8 Sep 2014 | 3:51 pm
    In a hyper connected world, both consumers and businesses are under constant security threats. All the more reason to manage data more effectively. Let’s not kid ourselves. We shouldn’t be treating all data the same and not everyone or business needs high level security. When a business does need it, though, there are a multitude of options available that are much more secure than home-grown solutions that often result in single points of failure. Listen to GoGrid CEO, John Keagy, and Cloud Technology Partner author, David Linthicum, chat on how “cloud” isn’t…
  • Big Data is the New Black

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Top 5 Data Center Stories, Week of September 20th

    Yevgeniy Sverdlik
    20 Sep 2014 | 2:30 pm
    For your weekend reading, we present a recap of five noteworthy stories that appeared on Data Center Knowledge this past week. Facebook Turned Off Entire Data Center to Test Resiliency - A few months ago, Facebook added a whole new dimension to the idea of an infrastructure stress test. The company shut down one of its data centers in its entirety to see how the safeguards it had put in place for such incidents performed in action. Provider of Managed Cloud Rackspace Acquisition Off Table for Now - Rackspace leadership announced they will not be selling the company. After reviewing a…
  • UK Government Western Europe’s Biggest Public Sector IT Spender

    Yevgeniy Sverdlik
    19 Sep 2014 | 2:43 pm
    Along with being the five biggest Western European economies, UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain are also responsible for the bulk of government IT spending in the region. Of them, UK’s public sector spends the most. While UK spends the most, its spend doesn’t increase very quickly. IDC expects growth of German public sector’s IT spend to be the fastest, while IT spend by Spanish and Italian government agencies to decrease in the near future. According to the latest IDC figures, combined, these countries account for 75 percent of the $53 billion Western Europe’s public sector spends…
  • LEDs, Air Flow, Claustrophobia: an Artist’s Take on Data Centers

    Yevgeniy Sverdlik
    19 Sep 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Matt Parker, the artist whose audio project using samples recorded inside a Birmingham City University in England we wrote about in May, is back with a much more ambitious data center art project. Parker has produced a three-part site-specific audiovisual installation on display at the Birmingham Conservatoire. All three pieces are below, but they’re in stereo. The live installation at the conservatoire is designed for 6.1-channel playback. Parker used material recorded at the same university data center he used for the first piece and at another one, he told Vice’s Motherboard. He did…
  • Front Porch Digital Acquisition Boosts Oracle’s Digital Media Storage Capabilities

    John Rath
    19 Sep 2014 | 10:37 am
    Boosting its storage portfolio Oracle has acquired Front Porch Digital, a provider of cloud-based and on-premise content storage management solutions, for an undisclosed sum. Recognizing the explosion of media across many diverse industries, Oracle cited a Cloughlin Associates research estimate that the world’s digital storage capacity needs would grow from 35 exabytes in 2013 to 100 exabytes by 2018. Colorado-based Front Porch Digital lists over 550 major media, sports and government organizations as customers and will combine with Oracle’s application-engineered storage…
  • IBM’s Aspera Accelerates Movement of Massive Data Volumes Between On-Prem Data Centers and Cloud

    John Rath
    19 Sep 2014 | 10:20 am
    Software provider Aspera, an IBM company, announced expanded capabilities for its on-demand data transfer platform for Big Data workloads. The company, which IBM acquired late last year, made the announcement at the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) in Amsterdam earlier this month. Data mobility is a difficult problem to solve when dealing with massive amounts of data. Companies in the Big Data analytics ecosystem have taken different approaches to the problem, some working on accelerating movement of data and some finding ways to analyze data in place. Aspera describes its…
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    Amazon Web Services Blog

  • Amazon SNS - Now With Enhanced Support for iOS 8

    Jeff Barr
    18 Sep 2014 | 10:24 am
    Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS) is a fast, flexible, managed push service that makes it simple and cost-effective to push notifications to Apple, Google, Fire OS, and Windows devices, as well as Android devices in China with Baidu Cloud Push. With yesterday's launch of iOS 8, Apple has introduced new features that enable some rich new use cases for mobile push notifications — interactive push notifications, third party widgets, and larger (2 KB) payloads. With these new features, you can message and engage your customers even when your app is not currently active. Today, we are…
  • The AWS Loft Will Return on October 1st

    Jeff Barr
    18 Sep 2014 | 5:40 am
    As I promised earlier this year, the AWS Pop-up Loft is reopening on Wednesday, October 1st in San Francisco with a full calendar of events designed to help developers, architects, and entrepreneurs learn about and make use of AWS. Come to the AWS Loft and meet 1:1 with an AWS technical expert, learn about AWS in detailed product sessions, and gain hands-on experience through our instructor-led Technical Bootcamps and our self-paced hands-on labs. Take a look at the Schedule of Events to learn more about what we have planned. Hours and Location The AWS Loft will be open Monday through Friday,…
  • Consistent View for Elastic MapReduce's File System

    Jeff Barr
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:03 pm
    Many AWS developers are using Amazon Elastic MapReduce (a managed Hadoop service) to quickly and cost-effectively build applications that process vast amounts of data. The EMR File System (EMRFS) allows AWS customers to use Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) as a durable and cost-effective data store that is independent of the memory and compute resources of any particular cluster. It also allows multiple EMR clusters to process the same data set. This file system is accessed via the s3:// scheme. Because S3 is designed for eventual consistency, if one application creates an S3 object it may…
  • Amazon AppStream Now Supports Chrome Browser and Chromebooks

    Jeff Barr
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    As you might know from reading my earlier posts (Amazon AppStream - Deliver Streaming Applications from the Cloud and Amazon AppStream - Now Available to All Developers), Amazon AppStream gives you the power to build complex applications that run from simple devices, unconstrained by the compute power, storage, or graphical rendering capabilities of the device. As an example of what AppStream can do, read about the Eve Online Character Creator (pictured at right). Today we are extending AppStream with support for desktop Chrome browsers (Windows and Mac OS X) and Chromebooks. Developers of…
  • AWS Week in Review - September 6, 2014

    Jeff Barr
    15 Sep 2014 | 7:17 am
    Let's take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, September 8 We announced that you can now Use AWS OpsWorks & Ruby to Build and Scale Simple Workflow Applications. The new Hello OpsWorks Tutorial will help you to get started. Tuesday, September 9 We announced that you can now Kick-Start Your Cloud Storage Project With the Riverbed SteelStore Gateway. Wednesday, September 10 The AWS Startup Collection published Part 2 of an article on User-State Data Synchronization for Mobile Apps With Amazon Cognito. Thursday, September 11 We announced that…
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    CohesiveFT Blog

  • Weekly news roundup for Cloud and Networking: September 15 - 19

    Margaret Walker
    19 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Cloud and Networking news for the week of Sept 15thInfoWorld: 4 ways Docker fundamentally changes application developmentFrom Tim Fernholz on Quartz: How two “holy grails” of cryptography can make the cloud safe everywhereThe Programmable Web: The Naked Truth about Internet Security >> recent attacks were just another successful hack in a long line of them. The news is proof of "(1) the lengths to which hackers with nefarious intent will go to achieve their objectives, (2) the fundamental problems with the way the Internet is secured, and (3) how APIs are increasing the…
  • To NAT or not to NAT: that is the question...or is there a better way?

    Margaret Walker
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    By Senior Cloud Solutions Architect Sam MitchellIn our journey though public cloud vendors and in our mission to give public cloud users back attest-able control and security of public cloud networks we have more or less worked with them all - from the very big to the more “boutique”.  When it comes to publicly addressable hosts we have noticed 2 main approaches, with variants on both approaches depending on the cloud vendor.Image credit: Yellowstone, US Department of the InteriorThe first is to directly assign a public IP address to an interface of a VM.  The second is to use…
  • Weekly news roundup for Cloud and Networking: September 8 - 12

    Margaret Walker
    12 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    Cloud and Networking news for the week of Aug 18Gigaom: HP buys Eucalyptus as cloud consolidation commences for real >> a good immediate response to the news from @cloud_opinion on Medium OH: “All this talk about Eucalyptus and HP is great and all, but what does it have to do with Docker?”— Matt Ray (@mattray) September 11, 2014VentureBeat: CloudBees ditches its cloud, will help devs send code elsewherebeatnews: Gartner's Joe Skroupa 4 new "disruptive technologies that can spark changes to the business model [in data center markets are] software-defined networking (SDN) and…
  • Secure container provisioning and the VNS3 API - part 2

    Nicholas Clements
    10 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    This is the first of the Java-specific posts combining how to use the VNS3 API with secure container provisioning. It will make use of the setup discussed in the previous post. (For purists please excuse the quality of the code — it’s been a few years since I’ve worked with Java so I’m a little rusty. The goal is for the code to be clear enough to follow even with shortcuts taken for brevity and simplicity.)Image credit: Clickatell blog Get on with itTo start with we’re going to make a connection to the API server and pull back the status of a VNS3 Manager.We’ll start with a…
  • More from the Cat in the Hat: Weave

    Patrick Kerpan
    9 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    Congratulations to Alexis Richardson (CohesiveFT Alumn) and Matthias Radestock (Former LShift CTO and CohesiveFT partner) on the launch of Weave.Weave, an open source project distributed under the Apache 2 license, is a network overlay solution for Docker containers.  I expect Weave to receive a lot of attention; the red hot Docker space continues to expand in level of adoption and complexity of container use-cases. The prospective success of this venture is certainly high as Alexis and Matthias have experience creating fast, clean and valuable open source projects like RabbitMQ (a…
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  • Why Care About Online Privacy (If You’ve Got Nothing To Hide)

    Jason Welsh
    6 Sep 2014 | 5:55 pm
    It seems as though the more we prosper the more privacy we sacrifice. Nowadays, your social networks know everything about you and the world doesn’t seem to care much about this intrusion. If your privacy is something you’re lenient with or if you belong to the group who think that the breach of privacy is something serious, or among the people who think protecting their privacy is a big deal, this article will help you understand just why you need to guard your confidentiality and also help you dispel a few myths about the thing that have probably been nagging your mind. Alarm:…
  • The Role of the Reflective IS Scholar-Practitioner

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

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

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

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

  • What’s new in the world of Big Data and Cloud

    Carl Sawatzky, Learning Tree
    15 Sep 2014 | 11:09 am
    Three things you need to know from the week of September 7 – 13, 2014 Apache Cassandra – Cassandra continues to gather momentum as a preferred noSQL database, both in terms of commercial backing and performance. Apache Cassandra v2.1, was announced at September 11 at the Cassandra Summit. The most important change is a significant improvement in performance (up to x2). Fortunately the API is remaining stable.  The noSQL environment continues to be a battleground between different products optimized for, and targeted at, different applications ranging from document stores to tables…
  • What is Big Data and Hadoop?

    Carl Sawatzky, Learning Tree
    10 Sep 2014 | 2:22 pm
    And what can they do for my organization? The availability of large data sets presents new opportunities and challenges to organizations of all sizes. So what is Big Data? How can Hadoop help me solve problems in processing large, complex data sets? In this new video you will learn what is Hadoop, actual examples of how it works and how it compares to traditional databases such as Oracle & SQL Server. And finally, what is included in the Hadoop ecosystem. View our full curriculum of hands-on Big Data and Hadoop courses to learn how to make sense of your organization’s complex data…
  • Learning Tree’s Expert Cloud Instructor Kevin Jackson Announces Multiple Speaking Engagements

    12 Jun 2014 | 1:55 pm
    Kevin Jackson, a certified Learning Tree cloud computing instructor and Learning Tree Cloud Computing Curriculum Initiative Manager, is set to speak at two exciting cloud computing conferences in June. On June 16, 2014, Mr. Jackson will be speaking at the inaugural “Cloud for Vets Training Class at Veterans 360 in San Diego, CA, and on June 21, 2014 will be speaking at the Congress of Cloud Computing 2014 at the Dalian World Expo Center in China. Veterans 360 Services, a San Diego non-profit organization, is launching a new program aimed at helping veterans transition from the military and…
  • EC2 Security Revisited

    11 Nov 2013 | 8:50 am
    A couple of weeks ago I was teaching Learning Tree’s Amazon Web Services course at our lovely Chicago area Education Center in Schaumburg, IL. In that class we provision a lot of AWS resources including several machine instances on EC2 for each attendee. Usually everything goes pretty smoothly. That week, however, we received an email from Amazon. They had received a complaint. It seemed that one of the instances we launched was making Denial of Service (DoS) attacks to other remote hosts on the Internet. This is specifically forbidden in the user agreement. I was doubtful that any of…
  • Big, Simple or Elastic?

    19 Oct 2013 | 12:26 pm
    I recently audited Learning Tree’s Hadoop Development course. That course is listed under the “Big Data” curriculum. It was a pretty good course. During the course, though, I got to thinking “What is ‘Big Data’ anyway?” As far as I have been able to deduce, many things that come from Google have the prefix “Big” (e.g. BigTable). Since the original MapReduce came out of some work Google was doing internally back in 2004 we get the term “Big Data”. I guess maybe if MapReduce came out of Amazon we would now be talking about…
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    Pacific-Tier Communications LLC

  • It is Time to Get Serious about Architecting ICT

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

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

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

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

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

    Guest Author
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:08 am
    By Kyle Hailey Most enterprise business customers today face a plethora of challenges in order to migrate their massive applications to the cloud environment. For instance, many enterprise applications are so large that one of the easiest ways to migrate a customer environment to the cloud is to physically ship the customer storage disks to the cloud provider. Second, some enterprise applications have sensitive data that requires compliance to security regulations, such as Sarbanes-Oxley for financial data and HIPAA for healthcare data. This data requires masking when moving the data away…
  • Google’s New Cloud Mantra – Join Us and Get Credit of Worth $100,000

    Saroj Kar
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:27 pm
    Google does not skimp on how to attract start-ups on its cloud platform. Recently, the search gaint announced the “Google Cloud Platform for Startups” that offers young people grows by offering $100,000 credit for one year to host all types of tools and services on the cloud development platform from Google. The new program, according to Google, help more young people to take advantage of the cloud and get resources to rapidly develop and launch their own idea receiving $100,000 in credit to use on Cloud Platform, 24/7 support and the ability to contact Google’s  technical team. The…
  • Accenture Report Reveals Big Data is Helping Digital Transformation of Businesses

    Saroj Kar
    15 Sep 2014 | 4:38 am
    The big data is changing the conduct of business for companies and executives to get the most from their big data projects and help ease big data challenges. According to a new report from Accenture, enterprises are satisfied with business outcomes from big data and recognized it as very important tool to their digital transformation. The report, “Big Success with Big Data,” found that 92 percent of companies respondents are satisfied with the results obtained with big data projects and 94 percent felt that the implementation of a big data application has met their expectations. Almost 88…
  • Dell Mobile Workspace Refreshes BYOD Safety Standard

    Saroj Kar
    12 Sep 2014 | 11:58 am
    For years, companies and employees have struggled with the problem of bringing personal phones on the job. Now, the team of Dell has created an app called Virtual Smartphone which offers secure calls, messages and applications for Android and iOS alike. The solution called Dell Mobile Workspace, part of Dell Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) is a complete, cloud-based solution that ensures simplified, secure access to enterprise phone, email and storage services from an employee’s personal Android or iOS smartphone or tablet. Neither Google nor Apple has really addressed the fundamental…
  • Amazon’s Online Storage Service Zocalo is a Dropbox Killer for Enterprises

    Saroj Kar
    8 Sep 2014 | 11:39 am
    After a month of testing, Amazon has announced that Zocalo, the service to store and share online documents, is now available worldwide for all customers of Amazon Web Services (AWS). Amazon announced the Zocalo service in July, the service is designed especially for corporate customers that want to save the data and share. After a 30-day test phase of the Zocalo, the service costs $5 a month. Zocalo is a service comparable to that offered by Dropbox cloud where data is accessible from any connected device and the system also offers the option of automatic synchronization of data. Zocalo…
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    Business Cloud News

  • Hess takes its SAP HANA platform to the cloud

    Business Cloud News
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:40 am
    Hess is looking to take more of its SAP estate into the cloud Energy provider Hess Corporation said this week that the company has migrated its SAP HANA test, development and QA environments to Virtustream’s cloud platform. Hess runs its production SAP environment in its on premise datacentre but enlisted Virtustream to help move its non-production workloads to the cloud, in a bid to switch to a more OPEX-focused billing model. According to consulting and SAP partner Virtustream, Hess may also look to deploy production workloads in the cloud as well. Hess is already using Virtustream to…
  • SAP buys travel expenses management firm Concur for $8.3bn

    Business Cloud News
    19 Sep 2014 | 4:55 am
    SAP has acquired Concur, the latest firm to help the company bolster its B2B network German software giant SAP announced plans to acquire travel expenses software firm Concur Technologies in a deal worth $8.3bn. SAP said it wants to unlock what it sees as a huge opportunity tied up in the $1.2tn corporate spend on travel worldwide. The move follows similar acquisitions – Ariba and Fieldglass – which have bolstered SAP’s reach in B2B networks. The acquisition of Concur, which offers a cloud-based travel expense management platform, will give SAP 23,000 customers and 25…
  • Larry Ellison becomes chairman, CTO in executive re-shuffle at Oracle

    Business Cloud News
    19 Sep 2014 | 3:22 am
    Oracle’s Larry Ellison is going to be much more heavily involved in developing Oracle products and services, and setting the company’s technology roadmap Oracle announced Larry Ellison will step down from his current role as chief executive officer to take on executive chairmanship of the company as well as the role of chief technology officer. The move will also see co-presidents Mark Hurd and Safra Catz jointly take the helm as CEO. “Larry has made it very clear that he wants to keep working full time and focus his energy on product engineering, technology development and…
  • Citrix buys mobile virtualisation firm Virtual

    Business Cloud News
    19 Sep 2014 | 2:19 am
    Citrix has acquired Virtual, a mobile virtualisation platform provider Virtualisation incumbent Citrix has acquired Virtual, a mobile app virtualisation startup targeting iOS and Android, for an undisclosed sum. The move will bolster Citrix’s mobile virtualisation efforts, which have stepped up significantly as the popularity of mobile enterprises and BYOD rises. Citrix said Virtual’s IP around mobile virtualisation and mobile security will be integrated into its existing mobile workspace delivery platform. The company said the move will improve the development and delivery of cloud…
  • Cisco acquires OpenStack vendor Metacloud

    Business Cloud News
    18 Sep 2014 | 5:49 am
    Cisco is to acquire Metacloud to bolster its Intercloud strategy Networking giant Cisco announced plans to acquire Metacloud, a provider of OpenStack as a service, in a bid to bolster the company’s ‘Intercloud’ strategy. The move will also give Cisco some strong IP in software defined networking. Cisco said the move would bolster its bourgeoning cloud strategy, which at its core is about enabling federation between Cisco-based cloud platforms. Metacloud also has IP in the networking technology it has integrated into its OpenStack distribution, which will give Cisco’s OpenStack play a…
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    Bitnami Blog

  • Bitnami Support for Docker - Sign up for our Private Beta

    BitRock Team
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:03 am
    If you are a developer or system administrator, you probably have heard about Docker (unless you have been living under a rock this past year). Docker is a tool that simplifies the creation and management of Linux containers and that complements (and sometimes replaces) traditional virtualization. We are big fans of Docker at Bitnami and use it internally. We have been working on adding Docker support to the Bitnami library of applications. It is the ideal delivery method for Bitnami stacks, allowing us to encapsulate applications and all of their dependencies as well as making it easier to…
  • New RubyStack version in Bitnami Library

    Cristian Gauxachs Marin
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:33 pm
    We are happy to announce that we have updated our Bitnami RubyStacks (2.0.0-20 and 2.1.2-3) to the latest versions of Passenger, Node.js, PHP and Nginx, among others. If you are not familiar with it, Bitnami RubyStack provides a fully-configured and ready to run Ruby on Rails development environment. You can download or deploy it to the cloud free of charge with our ready-to-run installers, virtual machine images (VMs), Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) or Azure Images In addition to the base Ruby runtime and libraries, the stack includes the most popular gems for building…
  • Bitnami Favorites is Live - Follow Your Favorite Apps to Stay on Top of New Releases

    miranda myerholtz
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:51 pm
    We have just added a new feature to Bitnami to make it easier to keep track of your favorite Bitnami apps. Just click the "favorite" button on any app page as shown below to favorite an app. Once you add an app to your favorites, you will be subscribed to receive email updates whenever a new release is available. Of course, you can unsubscribe from these notifications if you would prefer not to receive them. Just click on the "favorited" button and select "turn off updates" as shown below. You can also view a list of all of your favorite applications in the "My favorites" section, which you…
  • Wordpress 4.0 available on Bitnami

    Cristian Gauxachs Marin
    8 Sep 2014 | 12:25 pm
    WordPress, the overwhelmingly popular open source CMS project, has just released version 4.0. This version is known as "Benny" in honor of jazz clarinetist and bandleader Benny Goodman, and for good reason.  This new update brings the user an all-around smoother writing and management experience like the jazz music Benny created. This new version also includes many bug-fixes, which you can view here. We are happy to announce that WordPress 4.0 is now available on Bitnami! Check out our Bitnami WordPress Installers, Amazon EC2 AMIs, Azure Cloud Images and virtual…
  • New Development PHP Platform Stacks released with PHP 5.6.0

    Cristian Gauxachs Marin
    5 Sep 2014 | 5:35 pm
    During the past few weeks, we have provided new PHP development stacks which ship PHP 5.6 alpha, beta and release candidates. As of last week PHP 5.6.0 has officially been released, and now the new PHP development stacks are available in our Library. The main features of PHP 5.6.0 include: Constant scalar expression Variadic functions and argument unpacking using the ... operator Exponentiation using the ** operator  Function and constant importing with the use keyword phpdbg as an interactive integrated debugger SAPI php://input is now reusable, and $HTTP_RAW_POST_DATA is…
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    Zoho Blogs

  • Customer service centered around customers, not software. Now that’s zen.

    Austin Talbert
    19 Sep 2014 | 11:05 am
    We all know thatguy. When he first burst on your social circle’s scene, he was a refreshing change of pace. He was cool. He shared great stories. He whisked you to awesome, hidden spots for the best tacos. It felt like he unlocked an unmatched freedom to do, to be, to explore. But it didn’t stop there. He kept pushing, insisting on himself, inserting himself into the center…of everything. He inflated his own ego to a point where he artificially increased his own gravity. Then he starts hijacking every conversation, ensuring everyone within earshot knows he has actually been to…
  • Introducing Template Support for Formatted Resumes

    19 Sep 2014 | 6:04 am
    Innovation doesn’t end with a product roll out. At Zoho, we believe it to be a continual strive to keep our customers happy by pushing boundaries to improve ourselves. Formatted/Branded resume was one of our success stories in the recent past. It enabled staffing agencies to brand resumes and remove candidate contact information before forwarding it to clients. Now, after evaluating the feedback from our customers, we have decided to add a new feature to Formatted/Branded resume - Formatted/Branded resume template. While in the previous version, customers had the option to…
  • Customer Spotlight: A Little Piece Of Marketing goes a long way!

    19 Sep 2014 | 4:09 am
    Most small businesses today do not have the huge budget for promoting their businesses. They cannot afford a dedicated team for marketing or branding when they have to be focused on supporting their current business. That’s when a firm like Alpom Designs comes to the rescue. Marjorie Yarrow is the CEO and founder of Alpom Designs, a marketing and graphics designs firm dedicated to helping small businesses get noticed. Alpom Designs helps small businesses with their branding, marketing, graphics design and web development. Throughout her professional career, Marjorie has always preferred…
  • 5 New Features in Zoho Sites You Can’t Miss

    Rahul Kumar
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:05 am
    Well, these are in continuation with the new features that we have been adding in Zoho Sites for past few months. We’ve made those little touches, reworked on the existing and added new features to make your website building experience a breeze. The pursuit continues with these major features that we have introduced in Zoho Sites this time. Online Store with Commerce Online retail has grown massive in recent times. People have started buying online more than ever. Your website must have this capability if you are in the business of selling. With Commerce, Zoho Sites helps you create…
  • Your on-the-go Zoho apps are now FREE!

    Radhika Bhangolai
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:06 am
    No matter what kind of business you run, most of the work is done from your mobile devices. Accessing customer information, creating follow-up tasks, accessing custom apps and submitting reports, all while on the go, has become critical to stay connected with your business. No, we’re not exaggerating. Recently, we hit 1,000,000 downloads for our Zoho apps (iOS and Android), and we’re glad to see that the number is rapidly increasing. With so many people embracing mobile apps for their businesses, we’ve decided to make the Zoho CRM and Zoho Creator mobile apps free for all…
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    meshIP® Blog

  • When Cloud Computing Goes Wrong

    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

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

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

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

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

  • 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…
  • Become a Cloud Celebrity at AWS NYC Summit

    Ofir Nachmani
    7 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    IamOnDemand Cloud Celebrity Whether you are a cloud consumer or vendor, launching your first startup or developing cutting edge technology to improve cloud computing experiences…you can be famous! Over the years, I have become very familiar with the AWS cloud, as well as the startups that were utilizing the cloud from the get-go. Through this experience, I was able to witness how the market matured, and eventually see those very same startups flourish into the strong companies they are today. I am proud to announce that IOD has since expanded into a great team of professionals who leverage…
  • My Interview with Adrian Cockcroft – Netflix Cloud Pioneer

    Ofir Nachmani
    30 Jun 2014 | 6:10 am
    On Wednesday July 2nd, Adrian Cockcroft from Battery Venture is going to lecture on an IGTCloud and IamOnDemand meetup. Prior to joining Battery, Adrian  lead Netflix’s migration to a large scale, highly available public-cloud architecture and the open sourcing of the cloud-native NetflixOSS platform – the Netflix cloud management platform. The Netflix Cloud Netflix, the popular American provider of internet video streaming, dominates the market with over 50 million subscribers and a third of all internet traffic during peak hours. Netflix currently operates in over 40 countries and has…
  • Cloud Marketer, You Don’t Have a Clue!

    Ofir Nachmani
    4 Jun 2014 | 5:34 am
    What is the point of hiring a marketer? By definition, a marketer is supposed to possess the ability to market the goods or services provided by a company to the appropriate target markets. In reality, however, this definition is often times expanded to entail a larger quantity of tasks, which unfortunately is not proportionate to quality. Knowing how to analyze a particular environment does not mean one possesses the same level of expertise in a field as those actually working the field. In other words, while a marketer may be able to assess which audience will best respond to content…
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    KnowledgeTree » Blog

  • Recommend Sales Enablement Content that Performs

    Peter Mollins
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:04 am
    If you’re like most sales enablement and marketing organizations you produce a lot of content. And you’ve likely seen the – sobering – statistic that 70% of content never gets used. In previous posts I looked into the 70% from the perspective of ensuring that sales people can discover relevant content. But a feature from KnowledgeTree lets us take a look at sales enablement content from a different perspective. If 70% of your content is never used, then think about what sales people are using. If they have to search for content, it’s never sure what they’ll find. Let’s say a…
  • 5 Keys to a Successful Product Launch Most Marketers Forget

    Peter Mollins
    11 Sep 2014 | 12:45 pm
    You’ve prepared your product launch for weeks. Careful market analysis led to a great business plan. The business plan was put into effect with a ready-to-ship product. Your marketing plan took shape, and you’re ready to unleash your marketing and tell the world! Press release? Check. Social strategy? Tweet. Marketing content update? Check. But if you run marketing for a B2B company, there’s a key element for any product launch. That’s sales enablement. Your sales team is not only a primary revenue driver, they are also often the number one channel for marketing communications.
  • Can You Identify Your Company’s Content Marketing Gaps?

    MarketingProfs MarketingProfs
    10 Sep 2014 | 2:53 pm
    When MarketingProfs and the Content Marketing Institute released its “B2B Content Marketing: 2014 Budgets, Benchmarks, and Trends” report, the survey revealed an incredible – if not totally unsurprising – statistic: Currently, more than 93 percent of B2B companies are using content marketing. A recent eMarketer report published similar data, but also found that nearly two-thirds of those marketers publish at least one piece of content per week. The problem? According to the MarketingProfs and CMI report, 46 percent of marketers are creating that content without any real strategy. In…
  • Lip Service or Core Strategy: Is Your Business Really Committed to Sales Enablement?

    MarketingProfs MarketingProfs
    5 Sep 2014 | 5:49 am
    Despite many B2B companies beginning to buy into the modern belief that every team in an organization plays a role in revenue generation, many non-sales functions continue to scoff at the idea. To them, sales enablement is a buzzword – a trendy initiative being forced down their throats by management that, in time, will ultimately prove to be a passing fad. Unfortunately, those folks are in for a rude awakening. Sales enablement isn’t going away. In fact, if you pay attention to how some of the best B2B businesses are leveraging sales enablement to deliver more relevant and powerful…
  • Feature: Deliver the Right Marketing Content to the Right Team

    Peter Mollins
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:30 am
    Marketing and sales enablement pros are experts at segmenting content to speak to different audiences in their target markets. But what’s often overlooked is that the segmentation of audiences should also apply to internal teams. Let me give you a real-world sales enablement example. Sales Enablement Requires Internal Segmentation Your product marketing team has just produced a technical white paper that explores very detailed implementation steps for one of your products. Who should you be recommending that marketing content to in your sales organization? Sales development reps and even…
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  • Video: AWS Cloud for HPC and Big Data

    Rich Brueckner
    20 Sep 2014 | 6:15 am
    "High Performance Computing allows scientists and engineers to solve complex science, engineering, and business problems using applications that require high bandwidth, low latency networking, and very high compute capabilities. AWS allows you to increase the speed of research by running HPC in the cloud and to reduce costs by providing Cluster Compute or Cluster GPU servers on-demand without large capital investments. You have access to a full-bisection, high bandwidth network for tightly-coupled, IO-intensive workloads, which enables you to scale out across thousands of cores for…
  • Job of the Week: HPC User Services Analyst at LSU

    Rich Brueckner
    20 Sep 2014 | 5:58 am
    Louisiana State University is seeking an HPC User Services Analyst in our Job of the Week.The post Job of the Week: HPC User Services Analyst at LSU appeared first on insideHPC.
  • Huawei to Resell Bright Computing Manager

    Rich Brueckner
    20 Sep 2014 | 5:49 am
    This week Bright Computing announced a global reseller agreement with Huawei. The agreement adds Bright Cluster Manager as a powerful new addition to Huawei's HPC platforms.The post Huawei to Resell Bright Computing Manager appeared first on insideHPC.
  • This Week in HPC: Startup Unveils Storage-Centric Architecture and PayPal Meets Moonshot

    Rich Brueckner
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:07 am
    In this episode of This Week in HPC, Michael Feldman and Addison Snell from Intersect360 Research discuss the new Fortissimo Foundation from A3Cube, a clustered, pervasive, global direct-remote I/O access system. For more details, check out our A3Cube Slidecast over at insideBIGDATA. After that, they look at Paypal's use of TI Keystone DSP processors for systems intelligence. By analyzing their chaotic real-time server data, Paypal is getting real-time, organized, intelligent results with extreme energy efficiency using HP’s Moonshot servers.The post This Week in HPC: Startup Unveils…
  • Nvidia Rolls Out Second-Generation Maxwell GPUs

    Rich Brueckner
    19 Sep 2014 | 8:50 am
    Nvidia has introduced the new GM204 GPU based on the second-generation of the Maxwell architecture. And while the device is designed for advanced gaming graphics, it also makes for a great CUDA development platform for HPC.The post Nvidia Rolls Out Second-Generation Maxwell GPUs appeared first on insideHPC.
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  • A data loss prevention strategy guide

    April Sage
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:51 am
    Note: The following article is part of a shared content agreement between Online Tech and InfoSec Institute. (View original post.) For more information on IT disaster recovery, download disaster recovery white paper or check out our case studies. In this article, we’ll learn about the concept of data loss prevention: why it is needed, what are the different types of DLP and its modes of operations, what is the planning and design strategy for DLP, what are the possible deployment scenarios, and what are workflow and best practices for DLP operations. OVERVIEW Every organization fears losing…
  • Michigan HIMSS 2014 Fall Conference

    Rich Rezler
    12 Sep 2014 | 1:39 pm
    Online Tech rarely misses an opportunity to attend a HIMSS event, which are always packed with healthcare information management hot button topics and innovative ideas. So we’re particularly eager for next week’s Michigan HIMSS Chapter 2014 Fall Conference in Plymouth Township, just minutes from our Ann Arbor headquarters and three of our four Michigan data centers. The theme for the Sept. 16-17 event is “Health Information Technology: The Vision and the Value” and it will be held at The Inn at St. John’s. Some of the subject areas include: Health Reform in Michigan and the Role of…
  • 7 business drivers for your backup and recovery strategy

    Mike Klein
    5 Sep 2014 | 5:58 am
    In a previous post, I laid out the first three questions your CIO should answer before you start your backup and recovery research. The CIO should provide direction around the value of the data, the Recovery Point Objective (RPO) and the Recovery Time Objective (RTO). Mike KleinOnline TechCo-CEO Once these executive-level business requirements are understood, the context can be used to ask the next set of high-level business and technical questions that drive your backup and recovery strategy. 1) How confidential or compliant does your data need to be? Do you need your backups encrypted…
  • Keeping cybercrime secrets despite increasing data breach reports

    April Sage
    3 Sep 2014 | 1:38 pm
    We attempt to stay on top of cyber security and data breach topics here on the Online Tech blog, providing some industry perspective to news of large data breaches like those at Community Health Systems, P.F. Changs, eBay, Target and other unnamed victims. Of course, we don’t cover them all. We’d be writing nothing else. You’d be reading nothing else. Consider that along with reports today about Home Depot investigating a potential breach of customer credit card numbers, over the past two weeks alone there have been news reports on cyber attacks and data breaches at the following…
  • 3 questions your CIO needs to answer to set your offsite backup strategy

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

  • This Week in Crowdsourcing – 3 Things to Know

    Ben Kerschberg
    19 Sep 2014 | 10:41 am
    Enjoy these three articles from the world of crowdsourcing and related technologies.  Greg Otto at fedscoop wrote this interesting piece about IBM’s Watson-as-a-Service. He writes: "IBM announced last week it has moved its cognitive computing system into the cloud to form the Watson Discovery Advisor, allowing researchers, academics and anyone else trying to leverage big… Read More
  • Getting Started with Worker Experience

    John Gorup
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:10 pm
    There is a secret truth, universal to all corporations and organizations. That secret is: their intranet is crap, and their employees hate using it. For most companies, the intranet is a forgotten bit of software that employees use as they need it. But a bad intranet is just a symptom of a bigger problem in… Read More
  • The Zen of Recruiting: An Industry Master Discusses the Mysteries of Locating Talent

    Ray Rivera
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:53 am
    First of a two-part interview Few areas of HR are as visible yet as mysterious as recruiting. There is hardly a person in the workforce or a position in an organization where a recruiter has not had an influence. What really goes on in a recruiting shop? More to the point, and probably far more… Read More
  • Introducing Dreamforce 2014

    John Gorup
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:42 pm
    Calling Dreamforce a technology conference is like calling Disney World an amusement park. Walt Disney bought farmland in Florida, and turned it into a culture-changing global brand. When Marc Benioff founded Salesforce, it represented a new way to deliver software to enable sales teams. In the fifteen years since, Salesforce has evolved into a business-changing… Read More
  • The Best Way to Find Talent Gold? Look for a Vein of Social Capital

    Ray Rivera
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:41 pm
    Like gold, talented human capital is both precious and scarce. It is precious because it can generate greater than market returns on investment. And it is scarce because there is never enough to satisfy organizational needs. As the demand for highly specialized technical, managerial, and professional skills increases, human capital will likely become even more… Read More
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    OpenNebula » Blog

  • AppMarket 2.0.2 Released!

    Daniel Molina
    19 Sep 2014 | 3:15 am
    We are pleased pleased to announce a new maintenance release of AppMarket. Release 2.0.2 solves issues reported by the community and has been verified to work with OpenNebula 4.8. 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…
  • OpenNebula TechDay / CentOS Dojo in Timisoara on 26-27 September 2014

    Tino Vazquez
    12 Sep 2014 | 1:37 am
    The next OpenNebula TechDay will be a joint event with CentOS Dojo to be held in Timisoara (Romania) on the 26th and 27th of September. The event will start on the 26th at 15:00 with a OpenNebula on CentOS Hands-on tutorial and will continue on the 27th with a CentOS Dojo that will include presentations by OpenNebula users and experts. Notice that you have two different registrations, one for the OpenNebula Hands-on Tutorial on the 26th and other for the CentOS Dojo on the 27h. The event will be hosted by cloudbase  and UnifiedPost, a big thanks to making the OpenNebula Tech Day…
  • 2014 OpenNebula Cloud Architecture Survey Results

    Ignacio M. Llorente
    8 Sep 2014 | 7:01 am
    Executive Summary The results of this survey were collected during July and August of 2014 from the OpenNebula open source cloud management platform community with regards to the type of cloud deployment and its main architectural components. The aim of the survey is to acquire information in order to improve the support for the most demanded infrastructure platforms and deployments. Since the foundation of the open-source project in November 2007, OpenNebula has been downloaded more than 200,000 times from the project site (120,000 times since our last survey in September 2012), not…
  • Sponsorship Opportunities for OpenNebulaConf 2014

    Tino Vazquez
    5 Sep 2014 | 1:50 am
    Last year, we launched the very first OpenNebula Conf in Berlin Germany. At our debut, we could welcome an international audience of people from 12 different countries, had experts from companies like BBC, the European Space Agency (ESA) or Centos and could offer three fully packed days of tutorials, workshops and talks about OpenNebula to our guests. This year, the OpenNebula Conf will take place again at the cosmopolitan city of Berlin and we would like you to be part of it! Alongside with our partner LINUX Magazine, covering the events international media marketing, we want you to be part…
  • OpenNebula Newsletter – August 2014

    Tino Vazquez
    3 Sep 2014 | 6:50 am
    We want to let you know about what we are up to with the main news from the last month regarding the OpenNebula project, including what you can expect in the following months. We have created a new user survey that will take you only 5 minutes to complete. As an open-source community, it is very important for us to have information about your deployment. Doing so you will have influence over the project and software direction, and will help us improve the support for most demanded infrastructure platforms and configurations. Technology This summer month of August has been the host for the…
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  • Choosing Cloud For Crime Mapping

    Lilit Melkonyan
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:24 am
    Content by “He, who does not prevent a crime when he can, encourages it.” – Seneca Computer-based crime mapping has been around for thirty or forty years. Computerized crime mapping was struggling to prove its legitimate use until 1980’s. The use of maps for crime analysis dates back to 1800’s. Naturally enough, crime mapping was first applied by researchers, and then it was put into practice by the professionals in the field. For instance, the New York City Police department got down to using mapping techniques for crime tracking in the early 1900s. Increasingly,…
  • The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – iPhone 6 Fanatics

    Al Johnson
    19 Sep 2014 | 3:54 am
    Content by The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – iPhone 6 Fanatics By Al Johnson Interested in using our comics in your upcoming digital marketing campaign? Sign up for our monthly newsletter and find out how to enjoy our comics royalty free. The post The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – iPhone 6 Fanatics appeared first on
  • Cloud Security Alliance Releases New Big Data Taxonomy Report

    18 Sep 2014 | 8:09 am
    Content by Cloud Security Alliance Releases New Big Data Taxonomy Report SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — CSA Congress 2014 – The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Big Data Working Group today released the Big Data Taxonomy Report, a new guidance report that aims to help decision makers understand and navigate the myriad choices within the big data designation, including data domains, compute and storage infrastructures, data analytics, visualization, security and privacy. Every day, 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are created – 90% of the…
  • How The Cloud Has Brought About A Significant Improvement

    Glenn Blake
    18 Sep 2014 | 5:28 am
    Content by How The Cloud Has Brought About A Significant Improvement You know, the cloud has assumed control when even the most hesitant of businesses – lawful, monetary – talk about far reaching private mists, particularly for their industry. It appeared for quite a while that the conventional explanations behind moving to the cloud, i.e. decreased expense, expanded adaptability, were the key drivers behind the movement towards cloud-conveyed programming. Yet, only a few callings are seeing profits that are more extensive. Let’s take a look at the illustration…
  • Cloud Infographic – NASA Furthering Technology Innovation

    17 Sep 2014 | 11:03 am
    Content by Cloud Infographic – NASA Furthering Technology Innovation NASA has been the focus of a number of articles on CloudTweaks over the years, from the Nebula-Openstack Project to the rocketing into the outer limits with Space exploration.  One thing for certain is that the adoption of new technologies, innovation and collaboration will allow NASA to reach outer spaces at an exponentially quicker rate. Included is an infographic provided by which takes us down a different path involving the several NASA spinoffs since 1962. The post…
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  • Is Cloud Telephony the Future?

    Basant Narayan Singh
    3 Sep 2014 | 11:38 am
    [Guest Post] Businesses that are on the rapid path of expansion often want to upgrade their systems to meet the contemporary communication needs. Companies that switch over to latest communication system always try to look for solutions that will not only meet their present but also their future needs. This often leads to over-specification where the companies want to play safe by buying a technology cover for the coming years. Now, all this eventually leads to heavy capital expenditure, which might deter many companies from trying out latest technologies. Cloud telephony is a one stop…
  • 6 Benefits of Deploying IP Surveillance System

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

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

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

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

  • Tech News Recap for the Week of 9/15/2014

    GreenPages Blog
    21 Sep 2014 | 4:47 am
    Were you busy last week? Here’s a quick tech news recap of articles you may have missed from the week of 9/15/2014. Tech News Recap A big story this week was Larry Ellison stepping down as CEO at Oracle. Citrix acquired the virtualization start up Virtual. There was also several announcements around iPhones and Androids. China denied US hacking allegations and called them “totally groundless.” More security breaches at major retailers (surprise surprise). Legislation was introduced in the US Senate aiming to place limits on access by U.S. law enforcement agencies to…
  • What’s Your Wireless Strategy?

    GreenPages Blog
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:31 am
    Video with Dan Allen, Solutions Architect   There are many different factors that go into wireless deployments. Before you start you need a well thought out wireless strategy. For example, IT departments need to look into whether they have specific power restrictions. Will it be cheaper to run new cabling? Do you have the right switching infrastructure to support your initiative? Is it PoE or UPoE? How will you address security concerns?   What’s Your Wireless Strategy?     Are you interested in speaking more about…
  • Tech News Recap for the Week of 9/8/2014

    GreenPages Blog
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:44 am
      Were you busy last week? Here’s a quick tech news recap of articles you may have missed from the week of 9/8/2014. Tech News Recap After the scandalous iCloud security breach Apple adds 2 factor authentication, Home Depot confirms a security breach, and researchers cracked a piece of TorrentLocker ransomeware using an encryption vulnerability. There were also some interesting articles around the Defense Department’s outlook on cybersecurity, cloudwashing, the iPhone 6, as well as an interview with VMware’s CTO of the Americas Chris Wolf. Apple adding 2 factor…
  • Forbes Cloudwashing Article: A Few Key Points

    John Dixon
    12 Sep 2014 | 5:58 am
    By John Dixon, Consulting Architect   I came across an article from a couple of months ago by Jason Bloomberg in Forbes entitled, “Why Implement Cloud When Cloudwashing Will Suffice?” The article briefly describes adoption of cloud computing and the term “cloudwashing” – what vendors and customers are tending to do in order to get started with cloud computing. The article makes a lot of good points. Below, I highlighted a few of the points that stood out the most to me and added in some of my own thoughts. “Cloudwashing typically refers to vendors’ and service providers’…
  • Comparing Cloud Platforms: When it Makes Sense to Use Each

    GreenPages Blog
    10 Sep 2014 | 7:46 am
    Video with DJ Ferrara, Vice President & Enterprise Architect   In this video, DJ discusses the pros and cons different cloud providers have to offer. When does it make sense to use vCloud Air (note: this was filmed right before VMware announced name change from vCHS)? What about Azure? How about Amazon? If you’re interested in learning more, read this ebook about the evolution of the corporate IT department.          
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    ESDS Official Blog

  • Gartner: Data Stored Today, will be more Organized by 2020

    Pravin Ganore
    17 Sep 2014 | 11:44 pm
    Gartner believes that by 2020 organizations will share the hosting data in accordance with a combination of factors. Among them is the cool factor, the political factor and the logical factor. In its disclosure to Gartner used the term date residency (residency of data), to refer to the physical location of information. For the vice president of research at Gartner, discussion of residence and sovereignty of data has grown in recent years, but this movement has stalled technological innovation in various organizations. The conflict would have emerged from the revelations of espionage made by…
  • Moving Your Database To The Cloud Environment

    Pravin Ganore
    12 Sep 2014 | 11:14 pm
    It seems that all organizations are analyzing what can be moved – or should be moved – to the cloud. However, the cloud is clearly not the answer for all; As with any technology, there are advantages and disadvantages. Thus, it is important that all professionals understand how and when the cloud is advantageous for their applications. In the assessment and planning of migrating applications to the cloud process, the databases are usually the most difficult element to understand. Of course the data is the heart of every application, so it is essential to know how databases can…
  • Reasons For Your Company To Invest In Disaster Recovery

    Pravin Ganore
    6 Sep 2014 | 4:33 am
    Interruptions happen… Either for technical failures, human, fraud or natural disasters. What will determine the severity of the problem is how much your company is prepared for this type of occurrence. It is worth mentioning that a good disaster recovery plan involves much more than off-site storage or backup processing. It is essential to put on paper in detail everything that is related to this contingency plan, considering all critical functions and business functions. This document must also include the step by step tested and approved procedures that, when followed, should ensure…
  • Cloud Computing: The Importance of Clouds

    Pravin Ganore
    5 Sep 2014 | 12:36 am
    The expression “Being in the Clouds” brings us comfort and a sense of superiority. Cloud computing – cloud hosting – is moving increasingly to a destination with no return: the consolidation as an essential tool for the future existence of the internet world. According to a report recently published: “The cloud will be more important than the internet”. The perceptions we had about the internet in the 90s were minimal compared to what is available to us today. We believe that same will happen with cloud computing. Cloud computing is already a reality In a…
  • The IT industry operates to a key word: Evolution

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

  • Dropbox Cuts Pro Pricing Add Features

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

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

    12 Aug 2014 | 1:54 pm
    Here where I live it is almost to 3 weeks before kids go back to school but CrashPlan is getting a head start for all the parents and college kids that are heading off here in the fall. Until September 30th, 2014 you can save a sweet 20% on all new CrashPlan home annual plans.Update: This sale is extended to the end of September and is not limited to students. Sign up today!.Click Here to save 20% on CrashPlan until Sept 30, 2014!CrashPlan is great for students with the ability to backup to another offsite computer besides CrashPlan central. Backups can easily be set up to…
  • Genie 9 Zoolz Home Raises Prices

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

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

    13 Sep 2014 | 6:43 pm
    Virtualization has been proven to be a viable architectural approach that addresses the many challenges of today’s datacenters. Now HPC is adopting virtualization in new and exciting ways that don’t compromise on performance. By creating a virtualized infrastructure, the IT organization ensures that: Departments, principal investigators and other key stakeholders receive the HPC resources they need when they need them Clusters and cluster nodes can be sized to meet specific application requirements Different operating systems and software stacks can be hosted simultaneously on…
  • Interview on the Cloud and HPC

    6 Sep 2014 | 9:12 am
    Michael Resch, HLRS Over at International Science Grid This Week, Michael Resch from HLRS in Germany discusses his upcoming ISC Cloud’14 keynote and why he has changed his mind about the Cloud and HPC. I was rather skeptical about ‘the cloud’ when it first came up. To me, it looked very much like yet another buzzword. However, over recent years I have seen industry and academia alike put some flesh on the bones and there are a variety of activities going on that deserve our support. Pressure from the commercial side, particularly from cloud providers like Amazon that can compete…
  • Newvem Startup Analytics Help You Know Your Cloud

    2 Sep 2014 | 1:13 pm
    In this slidecast, Zev Laderman from Newvem presents: Newvem – Know Your Cloud. Newvem is the leader in enhancing cloud usage effectiveness through data analytics. Newvem’s suite of tools utilize both cloud data analysis and crowd sourcing to enable DevOps, IT Managers and other Cloud Stakeholders to get to the bottom of their cloud faster by operating more efficient, secure, and cost effective clouds.” Read the Full Story * Download the MP3 * Subscribe on iTunes The post Newvem Startup Analytics Help You Know Your Cloud appeared first on inside-Cloud.
  • Mellanox Powers Highly Efficient Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

    25 Aug 2014 | 9:32 am
    Today Mellanox announced a collaborative solution using VMware Virtual SAN, a hyper-converged storage product, Mellanox’s 10GbE interconnect and Micron’s solid-state drives (SSDs) that enables a highly efficient Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) deployment. The solution consists of 3 servers running VMware vSphere and VMware Virtual SAN, each with one Mellanox ConnectX-3 10GbE NIC, two Micron 1.4TB P420m PCIe solid-state drives and six hard disk drives (HDDs). Combined, the three servers support 360 Virtual Desktops with less than 5 minutes boot time, significantly reducing the total…
  • AMAX to Showcase CloudMax OpenStack Solution at VMworld

    25 Aug 2014 | 9:17 am
    Today AMAX announced that the company will showcase its award-winning CloudMax Converged Cloud Infrastructure Solution at VMworld 2014, to be held August 24-27th at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. CloudMax, recent winner of Intel’s Server Innovation Award for Best Data Center Product, is a total turnkey private cloud solution featuring OpenStack integrated with either traditional server or Facebook-inspired Open Compute (OCP) platforms, Open Networking/SDN support capabilities, and multi-hypervisor integration including VMware’s vSphere ESXi, Citrix’s Xen, Windows…
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  • Oracle chief Larry Ellison steps aside to become CTO, results miss target

    18 Sep 2014 | 4:56 pm
    Oracle founder and CEO Larry Ellison has stepped down from the chief exec role, with co-CEOs Safra Catz and Mark Hurd appointed to steer the ship. Ellison isn’t leaving Oracle full stop however, assuming the role of CTO and executive chairman at the software giant. In an earnings call, Ellison admitted that not much would change under the bonnet. “I’m going to continue doing what I have been doing over the last several years, [Catz and Hurd are] going to continue what they’ve been doing over the last several years,” he said, according to Seeking Alpha. It would…
  • How to overcome the cloud-savvy IT talent shortage

    18 Sep 2014 | 3:18 am
    Senior executives at large multinational enterprises are already demanding that their CIO has a plan in place to ensure that they can effectively procure public and private cloud services for their organization. In smaller companies, some IT managers are now expected to acquire the knowledge and skills to perform a similar role.Are they prepared? To find out, let's review a current IT resource assessment.According to the findings from a recent market study by International Data Corporation (IDC), European IT departments still need to make significant improvements before they have fully…
  • Box unveils its iOS 8 bet, users able to access docs from iOS apps

    17 Sep 2014 | 4:48 pm
    Cloud storage provider Box has announced compatibility with iOS 8 on day one, including support for iOS App Extensions, which allows apps to “lend” functionality with each other. This means users can access Box content from any other app on their iDevice, provided it supports the Extensions framework. Users can select a document on Box and open it in an editor, or work on Box content from a mobile project management tool, for instance. “This gives you unprecedented freedom and control when it comes to your information, while maintaining the security you expect with Box and…
  • Rackspace abandons takeover plans, appoints Taylor Rhodes as CEO

    17 Sep 2014 | 4:34 am
    Open source cloud provider Rackspace has dismissed all merger and acquisition discussion to continue with its current independent trajectory – and has named Taylor Rhodes as new chief executive. Rhodes joined Rackspace in 2007 and was appointed president of the company back in January. He takes over from Graham Weston, CEO from 1999 to 2006, who had temporarily held the fort since the shock retirement of Lanham Napier in February. “Our board conducted a thorough search of highly qualified internal and external candidates, and we are confident that Taylor is the right person to…
  • IBM’s Watson Analytics: How it makes sales and marketing’s job easier

    16 Sep 2014 | 4:48 pm
    Yesterday IBM unveiled Watson Analytics, a freemium data science tool for businesses of all sizes utilising the power of Watson’s supercomputer technology. As we reported, for a company which isn’t averse to bigging itself up, Watson Analytics appears to be a release of which Big Blue is particularly proud, with IBM exec Oliver Oursin calling it a ‘breakthrough’. The main talking point is that Watson uses natural language to spit out its analysis, meaning everyone in the business can get results. Whether you’re in sales, marketing, or the CEO, and whether your…
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    ActiveBlog: Insights on Open Source and Dynamic Languages

  • Microservices and PaaS - Part III

    17 Sep 2014 | 10:01 am
    The other day I paid a king's ransom for a small upcoming ebook called “Building Microservices” by Sam Newman. Overall it's an interesting read, chock-full of information on microservices, how to adopt and use them, architecture details, and how they're more
  • Our New Cloud Luminary Fireside Chat Webcast Series

    10 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    I am really excited about the cloud luminary webcast series we've announced, and I thought I’d share a bit about why we decided to host this monthly series of conversations. read more
  • Beyond Virtualization: The Rationale for PaaS in an IaaS World

    9 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    I sometimes struggle to explain Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) to people who usually equate deploying an application to deploying a virtual machine. This coupling is not an unsophisticated more
  • Cloud Foundry: Diego Explained By Onsi Fakhouri

    3 Sep 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Recently I met with Onsi Fakhouri who is the Product Manager, and previously a developer on Diego, the Cloud Foundry sub-project being jointly developed by Pivotal, IBM, SAP and Cloud more
  • Docker and the Application Supply Chain Challenge

    2 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    If you work in IT, you’d have to have been sleeping under a rock not to be aware of the Docker craze. Below the radar twelve months ago, today Docker is being hailed as the solution for all things IT -- particularly the intractable and perennial problem of how to achieve application portability across heterogeneous IT more
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  • ElasticHosts Opens In New Sydney Data Centre
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:42 am
    We are pleased to announce an upgrade to our Australian cloud server location in Sydney. We have successfully moved data centres to Equinix SY3 and upgraded our virtualization hardware. This brings you several exciting new developments: 1) We’ve slashed bandwidth prices 60% reduction in Sydney bandwidth price: Previous cost: $0.65 USD per GB New cost: moreThe post ElasticHosts Opens In New Sydney Data Centre appeared first on .
  • ElasticHosts launch Elastic Containers – Revolutionary new cloud servers
    14 Apr 2014 | 3:39 am
    We’ve made a lot of changes recently, but for this blog post we’re going to focus on the one that will probably interest you most – our new, low-cost, high-performance, Elastic Containers: New Product – Elastic Containers Problem-free, one-size-fits-all infrastructure We have just launched an entirely new product, a new type of cloud servers that moreThe post ElasticHosts launch Elastic Containers – Revolutionary new cloud servers appeared first on .
  • Newsletter Spring 2014
    8 Apr 2014 | 9:42 pm
    We haven’t sent a newsletter in a while but we have been working hard behind the scenes here at ElasticHosts and we now have a lot of exciting news to let you know about: Pricing updates New Cloud Servers product based on containerisation New Cloud File Storage product New look control panel New look website Infrastructure upgrades Pricing updates We have moreThe post Newsletter Spring 2014 appeared first on .
  • New Feature – Drag and drop
    20 Feb 2014 | 9:08 am
    We’re proud of our control panel. Many cloud providers say their interface is easy to use, but we’ve just gone one better. Now you can click elements like drives and drag them to connect to servers, then drag those servers into VLANs directly. Not only is this intuitive, it’s dangerously fun – watch out! When moreThe post New Feature – Drag and drop appeared first on .
  • Guest article: Cloud Computing Can Help Your Company Go Green
    27 Jan 2014 | 1:44 am
    Cloud Computing Can Help Your Company Go Green As climate change has garnered global attention and consumers have placed significant value in companies with sustainable business practices, it’s never been more important for a company to seek ways to go green. Though some efforts may require significant investments, an easy upgrade—that could actually save your moreThe post Guest article: Cloud Computing Can Help Your Company Go Green appeared first on .
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  • 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.
  • Office 365 Essentials - Subscriptions and Licenses

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

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

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

  • Home Depot Deals With Data Security Breach

    20 Sep 2014 | 12:40 pm
    If you remember last year, Target had a huge data security breach, 40 million cards.  It appears Home Depot has surpassed that mark and there were 56 million cards compromised.  Maybe it is time to double check your bank and credit card statements to ensure you were not one of the people who had the […]
  • No Hassle Managed IT Services

    16 Sep 2014 | 12:18 pm
    The term break/fix encompasses a fee-for-service model where we will come to your office and repair your information technology equipment. This includes software as well as hardware such as computers and peripherals. You will have access to specialized support that ensures every aspect of your infrastructure is covered. While this may be the best technical […]
  • Why Managed IT Services?

    13 Sep 2014 | 12:17 pm
    Benefits of Managed IT Services Businesses rely on IT infrastructure to support their daily operations. Managed solutions provide cost-effective access to a full spectrum of experienced support that reduces the day-to-day burden of IT management. It can also assist you with planning future strategic IT projects that increase operational efficiencies by taking advantage of new […]
  • Virtualization for Las Vegas

    10 Sep 2014 | 8:01 am
    Understanding How Virtualization Can Help Your Las Vegas Business Succeed Virtualization is a field that more and more businesses are coming to rely upon. They’re using it to create more energy-efficient and hardware-efficient IT infrastructures while saving a significant amount of funds. The one thing that’s preventing many businesses from taking advantage of it revolves […]
  • Las Vegas Cloud Computing

    6 Sep 2014 | 3:32 pm
    How Cloud Computing Can Reinforce Your Las Vegas Business Cloud computing is a relatively new innovation, yet it’s already been widely deployed by countless businesses. It can improve and reinforce a business’s IT infrastructure, provide redundant systems, handle heavier loads, and provide a seemingly unlimited amount of data backup storage. All this can be done […]
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    Cloud Computing Path

  • iCloud New Prices Announced by Apple

    Pravin Anchan
    10 Sep 2014 | 10:48 pm
    On 2nd September Apple put in place new pricing policies for its higher level iCloud services. This follows in the wake of revised prices for lower tier storage announced at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference. Prices for new high level tier cloud storage are $ 0.99 per month for 20 GB or $ 11.88 per […]
  • DropBox Pro Premium offers 1 TB of storage for Just $ 9.99/Month

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

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

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

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

  • 4 Reasons to Start Looking at Alternatives to Your Current Phone System NOW

    Pam Bednarczyk
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:08 am
      If the contract on your current legacy on-premise phone system is coming up for renewal, you may already be considering new options. But even if you’re in the beginning or middle of your contract, you too should start examining cloud alternatives NOW. Here’s why: Obsolete Technology - Given the rapidly changing demands of your business and, depending on the state of your equipment, chances are that a portion of your on-premise phone system is obsolete, especially if you’ve had it for a while. Even with a newer system, you may have found that it’s not effectively addressing…
  • Forrester Research Highlights Value of Custom Application Development

    Pam Bednarczyk
    3 Sep 2014 | 6:08 am
    In a report last year examining myths and realities in the software industry,1 author Stefan Ried, Ph.D., of Forrester Research pointed to the value of custom application development, noting that there’s no need to purchase a major suite of package software “if you need only a small part of it.” Ried wrote, “Custom development can be better as long as the business logic isn’t subject to legal or tax regulations, such as financial accounting software.” Dr. Ried, we could not agree more. The Summit Platform for CorvisaOne allows you to create your ideal communications…
  • Your Cloud Team: Take a Queue from Star Trek

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

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

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

  • 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…
  • Analytics-Driven Cities: Hype, or the Future?

    Nick Kolakowski
    29 May 2014 | 7:05 am
    Can you make a city smarter? Despite the hype attached to so-called “Big Data,” many cities haven’t yet rushed to embrace the idea of analyzing massive data sets to holistically improve city services. But change on that front could be underway, with Minneapolis, Minn., and Montpellier, France, working with IBM on analytics platforms capable of boosting efficiencies in transportation, water management and emergency services. Click here to find analytics jobs. Minneapolis is using cloud-based pattern discovery to better track metrics such as traffic and water usage. It’s a…
  • Cloud Services Providers: Plan for Outages

    Nick Kolakowski
    16 May 2014 | 8:45 am
    A login issue prevented customers from accessing Adobe Systems’ Creative Cloud services for nearly 24 hours. “We’re currently experiencing an outage affecting user’s ability to sign in to our services. We are working on a fix—stay tuned,” Adobe tweeted May 14. Until the company fixed the issue, customers couldn’t purchase or upgrade software, or sign out of their account without locking themselves out of the system. Click here to find cloud development jobs. In mid-2013, Adobe chose to focus the bulk of its software-development efforts on Creative Cloud. That movement…
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    Tech Page One » Cloud Computing

  • Vendor outreach key to unlocking federal cloud market

    17 Sep 2014 | 10:30 am
    The implementation of the cloud in government depends largely on relations with the vendor community. Credit: Amanda Walker WASHINGTON – CIOs across the federal government have been working actively to incorporate cloud technologies, but the success and pace of those initiatives hinge on collaboration with the vendor community, federal IT leaders said at a recent cloud computing conference. Too often, agency IT leaders err on the side of caution, in large part because they’re in the dark about new technologies under development at cloud services providers, says Jeremy Wiltz, deputy…
  • Federal CIOs must reframe security around data, access

    16 Sep 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Officials are urging federal CIOs and security workers to begin focusing on continuous monitoring and defending the most valuable targets on the network. Credit: Thinkstock WASHINGTON – In an era of cloud computing, increasing mobility and federal agencies outsourcing more functions to IT contractors, the traditional lines delineating a network perimeter have blurred beyond recognition, experts warn. “I think best practices have to completely shift,” Gus Hunt, operating partner at the private equity firm LLR Partners and the former CTO at the CIA, said this week at a government…
  • Top 8 reasons why enterprises are passing on PaaS

    16 Sep 2014 | 10:30 am
    CIOs are reluctant to take an immature PaaS solution and deploy it on an immature private cloud infrastructure. Credit: Getty Images The number one benefit of cloud computing is agility. The value of bringing new features or products to market far outweigh the other benefits such as cost reduction. Platform as a service (PaaS) takes agility to another level by abstracting away the underlying infrastructure and application stack so that developers can focus more on business requirements and less on technical requirements. If agility is king and PaaS is the king of agility, then why are…
  • Is cloud security concern justified or overblown?

    Drew Robb
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    We’ve had the cloud around for several years and it has become pervasive in the consumer sector. So now is a good time to inquire if storing data in the cloud is less secure than keeping data on premises. “A cloud is more secure than a physical data center at a customer location,” said Vasu Subbiah, vice president of products for CloudVelox. “On an average, a cloud service provider has more resources deployed to ensure the security of data and infrastructure and tends to apply best practices with more rigor.” Pamela Dingle, senior technical architect at Ping…
  • IDF shows Intel’s mission to power the cloud

    15 Sep 2014 | 9:30 am
    Intel Zeon E5 v3 die. Credit: Intel Noisy neighbors are a major problem in any shared environment, whether it’s a cubicle farm, apartment building or cloud service. However unlike the party animal upstairs who regularly keeps you up until the wee hours, in multi-tenant cloud, IaaS environments, you typically don’t know precisely who the noisy tenant is. The only thing for certain is that at least one workload on the same physical server is hogging resources, slowing down everyone else. But wait, isn’t virtualization supposed to solve this? Doesn’t each workload have its own virtual…
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  • The solution is in the cloud

    Rene Dufrene
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:45 am
    Even good changes bring challenges.Imagine you’re the CTO for one of the top 100 banks in the country when it acquires 84 branches from a competitor, but not the associated IT support. Your job is to maintain your business’s high marks for their exceptional customer service and employee satisfaction while migrating the acquired bank’s IT infrastructure. The bank had a lot to lose if it didn’t get this right. This is the scenario represented in the illustriative use case here. In similar acquistion agreements, an acquiring bank’s IT department will have six months to migrate branch,…
  • The Business Value of Open Networks in the Age of the Cloud

    Tom Siracusa
    15 Sep 2014 | 3:45 am
    AT&T and its partners are building an open ecosystem based on software components: Virtual network functions (VNFs) and application programming interfaces (APIs) will forever transform how network services are built, deployed, and consumed. Under a new AT&T User Defined Network Cloud architecture, VNF components will be able to request and reserve bandwidth as needed using software-defined networking (SDN) controllers. Those VNF software components will be made available and accessed through APIs and other event types presented through catalogs and repositories. Third-party vendors…
  • Market State of Managed Hosting and Private Cloud

    Eric Schmidt
    10 Sep 2014 | 3:45 am
    With the myriad of cloud options available, finding the best solution for your business can be very a daunting and confusing journey.  Ask any two people what cloud means, and the answers will likely vary greatly. Therein lies the challenge; customers want to migrate their workloads to cloud environments, but can be overwhelmed by the choices and flavors in the market. Cloud adopters must consider many factors to determine the cloud model that is best for their business. To help educate customers, AT&T commissioned Forrester Consulting to provide a market state of the Managed Hosting and…
  • The future of the enterprise cloud: public, private, or network-enabled?

    5 Sep 2014 | 3:45 am
    Cloud computing has revolutionized IT. With the right approach and solution, organizations can free themselves from performance and security concerns to spend more time focusing on their business, not their technology challenges. But there’s still a lot of confusion around the cloud options available without expert help, identifying the right cloud model for your organization isn’t always easy. Register below to join us for a live virtual event on September 10th at 1:00 p.m. EST.  You’ll hear from IDC’s Melanie Posey and AT&T NetBond vice president René Dufrene as they…
  • Secure Mobile Cloud Collaboration Rings in Tomorrow’s Work Environment Today

    Abhi Ingle
    4 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    The rapid pace of business has created a growing need for people to conduct their work on the go and at any time. The mobile experience is only getting better with new technology. The ability to pull and push content via the cloud enables fluid collaboration across an entire company. Remote access to information virtually anytime and anywhere can dramatically enhance a company’s productivity and competitiveness. The best way for enterprises to gain on-the-go access to corporate data is through the mobile cloud. Businesses are starting to recognize the importance of building cloud-based…
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    The Cloud Evangelist

  • None of the podcasts work ? – Read here

    Richard Morrell
    10 Sep 2014 | 8:47 am
    Why don’t the podcast links work ??? For those bright eyed amongst you the podcasts stopped broadcasting new content on June 12th 2014. I’m not going to go into the long and rather bizarre story now as to why the … Continue reading →
  • Why is there no new content here ?

    Richard Morrell
    9 Apr 2014 | 10:34 pm
    If you’re looking for content on the Portal please point your browsers at This portal was deprecated at the start of 2012. All new content is available online at the new Cloud Evangelist portal along with the latest video … Continue reading →
  • Podcast round up of 2013 part 1 of 2

    Richard Morrell
    1 Jan 2014 | 5:42 am
    Todays podcast is part one of a two part special talking to Brian Stevens EVP/CTO of Red Hat, Arun Oberoi who heads up our Global Business Development, Ian Lawson explaining why he’d happily round up anyone who doesn’t get big … Continue reading →
  • The blog is dead long live the blog

    Richard Morrell
    29 Dec 2013 | 5:11 am
    I am moving away from after difficulties trying to get plugin’s agreed that I need to use and have migrated instead to my own servers. The blog will continue to live there and I will continue to own, … Continue reading →
  • Podcast: Tim Marston talks DevOps Goodness

    Richard Morrell
    10 Dec 2013 | 1:31 am
    Tim Marston was on episode two of the podcasts I’d just started about 18 months ago and he was overdue to be on another show so we’ve recorded this talking DevOps funkiness, migrating JRE workloads to cloud. Tim’s one of … Continue reading →
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    All Channels

  • Book Review: The Phoenix Project - Chasing the DevOps Whale
    18 Sep 2014 | 6:58 am
    ​This technical, but easy-reading story will likely become required reading for everyone here at Skytap. The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps and Helping Your Business Win (Gene Kim, Kevin Behr & George Spafford, IT Revolution Press, 2013) ties one man’s journey toward DevOps to the significant innovations made in factory optimization and lean planning achieved some 30 years ago.While instructional, the book uses a fictional exposition of a harrowing, never-ending quest for DevOps resembling Melville’s Moby Dick, except the Pequod is struggling company Parts Unlimited, Ishmael…
  • Why Aren’t We Letting Software Testers Test?
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:51 pm
    ​What do software testers want to do most while at work?What do software testers enjoy most about their job? What do many testers struggle to find the time to do each and every day? What’s absolutely critical to the success of your enterprise? There’s one simple answer to these questions, and it might surprise many non-testers out there. The answer is, “testing software.” It’s what testers signed up to do, it’s their passion, but unfortunately, testers find less and less time each and every day to do the thing they love most—and what you most need from them. Why? What are…
  • Mobile Dev and Environments-as-a-Service Featured in Upcoming Webinars
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:09 pm
    ​We have two webinars coming up in the next few weeks that we wanted to invite everyone to. If you can’t attend live, make sure to still register, as we will be sending out the recording and slides afterwards to all registrants.See you online! Automate Your Environment Provisioning for Mobile App Development Wednesday, September 17, 11am PT / 2pm ET Enterprises are currently facing new challenges in developing and delivering quality mobile apps quickly, efficiently and securely. Additionally, according to Forrester, there will be 700% more mobile development projects than web development…
  • Using the Mesosphere Technology Stack in Skytap Cloud
    12 Sep 2014 | 11:43 am
    Skytap recently announced the availability of the Mesosphere Technology Stack template in the Skytap Public Template Library.The Mesosphere Technology Stack is a framework for developers and system admins to build out self-healing, fault-tolerant and scalable solutions on top of Apache Mesos.  You can find out more about Mesosphere at This template allows you to easily experiment with the Mesosphere Technology Stack within Skytap. To illustrate this, we’ll do the following:Create a new Skytap environment that is based on this Mesosphere Technology Stack template.
  • New Research Reveals the True Impact of Lifecycle Virtualization
    10 Sep 2014 | 4:59 pm
    ​Independent analyst firm, voke, inc., recently conducted extensive research around the concept of “lifecycle virtualization” and the results of their efforts are incredibly revealing on two levels. On one hand you have the impressive benefits and improvements across the entire SDLC, detailed by those who have implemented lifecycle virtualization, and on the other—the completely devastating feedback from those who have not adopted this increasingly popular technology.If you’re asking, “what is lifecycle virtualization?” voke, inc. defines it as:  Bringing virtualization to…
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    Encrypted File Storage

  • Could Web Conference Solutions Be The Best Way Forward for Your Business?

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

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

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

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

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

  • 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…
  • Become a Cloud Celebrity at AWS NYC Summit

    Ofir Nachmani
    7 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    IamOnDemand Cloud Celebrity Whether you are a cloud consumer or vendor, launching your first startup or developing cutting edge technology to improve cloud computing experiences…you can be famous! Over the years, I have become very familiar with the AWS cloud, as well as the startups that were utilizing the cloud from the get-go. Through this experience, I was able to witness how the market matured, and eventually see those very same startups flourish into the strong companies they are today. I am proud to announce that IOD has since expanded into a great team of professionals who leverage…
  • My Interview with Adrian Cockcroft – Netflix Cloud Pioneer

    Ofir Nachmani
    30 Jun 2014 | 6:10 am
    On Wednesday July 2nd, Adrian Cockcroft from Battery Venture is going to lecture on an IGTCloud and IamOnDemand meetup. Prior to joining Battery, Adrian  lead Netflix’s migration to a large scale, highly available public-cloud architecture and the open sourcing of the cloud-native NetflixOSS platform – the Netflix cloud management platform. The Netflix Cloud Netflix, the popular American provider of internet video streaming, dominates the market with over 50 million subscribers and a third of all internet traffic during peak hours. Netflix currently operates in over 40 countries and has…
  • Cloud Marketer, You Don’t Have a Clue!

    Ofir Nachmani
    4 Jun 2014 | 5:34 am
    What is the point of hiring a marketer? By definition, a marketer is supposed to possess the ability to market the goods or services provided by a company to the appropriate target markets. In reality, however, this definition is often times expanded to entail a larger quantity of tasks, which unfortunately is not proportionate to quality. Knowing how to analyze a particular environment does not mean one possesses the same level of expertise in a field as those actually working the field. In other words, while a marketer may be able to assess which audience will best respond to content…
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    ProcessMate - Business Process Management and Workflow software

  • Next Release is Out! ProcessMate 5 introduces fine-grained security and other features.

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

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

    24 Mar 2014 | 3:46 pm
    We released the major upgrade of ProcessMate. Check out new features, bug fixes and UI optimizations we have implemented for you. In this release, we focused on improving customer experience, as well as to roll out a few key features. Here are just some of them: Process Problem Management Streamline your processes with the new capability – Problem Management. ProcessMate now enables your team to document and track problems occurred in processes, see reminders of those problems not tackled, generate problem reports for management   User Interface Improvements Additional reports,…
  • Year results – 2013, what an amazing year!

    26 Jan 2014 | 8:23 am
    Here we would like to share with you the amazing results we have achieved in 2013 in ProcessMate. We started this year with what I can mostly describe as Refined Idea (and a few blueprints) and finishing it with a fully functional product. First off, it was a great year for us as we launched in 2013! We created a web-site, but more importantly we delivered a number of releases. Our initial goal was create a “Minimal Viable Product”, e.g. software that can function and provide value, but we have gone further and created a fully functional product that can sell. The major components…
  • Changes in Pricing

    28 Dec 2013 | 12:25 pm
    This post is not anymore relevant, since we updated our pricing with even simpler pricing model. In ProcessMate we are changing the pricing model as we believe the new model benefits both our customers and us in a variety of ways. We are switching to the account-based pricing, whereby the “account” is regarded as an entity that has a one or more users. Such account is usually created for a company or department and is billed against all users and all resources they use in a given billing period. An example is an Acme company that has 3 users. The Acme company has an account called…
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  • A Brief History of Linux Distributions

    Kent Roberts
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:57 am
    Like Windows or iOS, Linux is an operating system. As such, it serves as an interface between a computer’s hardware and the applications operating on it. Unlike the aforementioned competitors (proprietary software created by Microsoft and Apple), Linux is free and open source. It was created using a kernel developed by Linus Torvalds while he was attending the University of Helsinki in Finland.Linux historyAccording to, Linus Torvalds was originally developing applications at the University of Helsinki with a version of UNIX called Minix. However, he became dissatisfied with that…
  • 5 Tips to Optimize Cloud VPS Security for Developers

    12 Sep 2014 | 6:17 am
    If it’s a popularity contest, cloud is winning.February 2014’s State of the Cloud Survey gathered information and perspectives on cloud computing from 1068 IT executives throughout a broad spectrum of economic sectors. 24% of those who completed the survey were from enterprises employing 1000+ people. This year’s results show that cloud has exceptionally high acceptance, with 94% of companies either using cloud applications or Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS; also called Hardware as a Service, or HaaS). 87% of companies are at least partially integrated with a public cloud, while 74%…
  • Cloud VPS Hosting for 100 Websites – a Real World Scenario

    Kent Roberts
    5 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    I’m going to let you in on a little business secret: customers care about customer service. Hard to believe, isn’t it? Customer support software company Zendesk sponsored a research study in 2013, conducted by independent research outfit Dimensional Research. The findings were based on surveys of 1046 people, in response to the customer support they received at midsized businesses.Here are the key findings of the customer support study that are related to revenue:Survey respondents listed customer support as the factor most influencing their trust of a company.Three out of every five…
  • Lawyer Gives Recommendations for HIPAA Compliance

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

    Kent Roberts
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:17 am
    In the early days of the Internet, the only option if you wanted to have a website was to use your own dedicated server to host it. Quickly, a more affordable and widely accessible option emerged: shared hosting, which simply allowed the sharing of a single server by a number of different companies. Dedicated and shared hosting met the needs of many organizations, but a middle option was desirable so that costs could be reduced (similar to shared) while customization and control could be maintained (similar to dedicated). The concept of virtualization, via a virtual private server (VPS),…
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  • Beta is Over, Bitcasa CloudFS Officially Launched

    Denise Sullivan
    20 Sep 2014 | 7:09 pm
    Bitcasa CloudFS is now out of beta and available for everyone. The new file system is the first of its kind to be developed for cloud-based use. Bitcasa CloudFSimage credit: Bitcasa Bitcasa CloudFS Offers More than Storage Instead of being solely for storage and collaboration, Bitcasa CloudFS allows developers to have control over branding experience. By using the scalable, high-performance infrastructure, apps are designed, built, and deployed more rapidly than through traditional means. Bitcasa announced CloudFS in May 2014, opening it for beta testing. More than 7,000 developers took part…
  • Box Excited for iOS8 Document Picker Extension

    Denise Sullivan
    18 Sep 2014 | 5:15 pm
    iPhone and iPad owners who use Box (Editor Rating: 35) are getting an new feature. With the launch of iOS8, comes a document picker extension that enables customers to access files, edit or annotate, and return them to a user’s account without actually opening the storage app iOS8image credit: austin Frost iOS8 Document Picker Extension Allows Third-Party File Access The iOS8 document picker extension works by allowing users to access files from their Box account through other iOS apps. Once the clients are finished editing the data, it can then be saved without opening the application.
  • Dropbox Suspends Auto-Backup Due to iOS8 Upgrade Conflict

    Denise Sullivan
    17 Sep 2014 | 10:30 pm
    iPhone and iPad users need to be cautious. The new iOS 8 upgrade has compatibility problems with Dropbox’s (Editor Rating: 40) automatic upload feature. The issue is so bad; the cloud giant is temporarily suspending auto-transfers until a fix can be found. Dropbox Mobile Uploadimage credit: Magnus Jonasson iOS8 Upgrade Incompatible with Auto-backup Dropbox issued a statement on their blog saying: “We’ve discovered that Apple’s new iOS 8 introduces a compatibility issue that may prevent Dropbox and Carousel from properly uploading your photos and videos. This means that only…
  • Box Has New HeadQuarters in Redwood City – Again.

    Victoria Kazz
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:30 am
     Cloud software provider Box is expanding. With more employees and clients the company is excited to move their headquarters to a better, bigger location. image credit: Ken Lund Box’s Big Move A 334,000 square foot complex will be Box’s new home in Redwood City, California. The two-building compound, located in downtown Redwood, can handle up to 1,7000 employees. The area is an emerging location for businesses looking to develop and flourish. Senior VP at Box, Pete McGoff shared: “This new headquarters will provide us with a strong foundation on which to continue our aggressive…
  • On Cloudwards This Week Issue 24 (9th-15th, September 2014)

    Mohseen Lala
    16 Sep 2014 | 5:53 pm
    Hello and welcome for the 24th time to our weekly news round-up; On Cloudwards This Week. We’ve got better security, new iCloud prices, updates from OneDrive and Google, plus a very interesting look into Dropbox’s transparency report for 2014 to cover. If you wish to catch up with last week’s issue of On Cloudwards This Week, do so right here. With that out of the way, let’s proceed!   1. SoftLayer and Intel Bring Better Security to Enterprise Storage image credit: Kansir Intel kicked off the week by teaming up with Softlayer to bring a stronger and more focused…
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    Appirio » Cloud Powered Business Blog

  • This Week in Crowdsourcing – 3 Things to Know

    Ben Kerschberg
    19 Sep 2014 | 10:41 am
    Enjoy these three articles from the world of crowdsourcing and related technologies.  Greg Otto at fedscoop wrote this interesting piece about IBM’s Watson-as-a-Service. He writes: "IBM announced last week it has moved its cognitive computing system into the cloud to form the Watson Discovery Advisor, allowing researchers, academics and anyone else trying to leverage big… Read More
  • Getting Started with Worker Experience

    John Gorup
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:10 pm
    There is a secret truth, universal to all corporations and organizations. That secret is: their intranet is crap, and their employees hate using it. For most companies, the intranet is a forgotten bit of software that employees use as they need it. But a bad intranet is just a symptom of a bigger problem in… Read More
  • The Zen of Recruiting: An Industry Master Discusses the Mysteries of Locating Talent

    Ray Rivera
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:53 am
    First of a two-part interview Few areas of HR are as visible yet as mysterious as recruiting. There is hardly a person in the workforce or a position in an organization where a recruiter has not had an influence. What really goes on in a recruiting shop? More to the point, and probably far more… Read More
  • Introducing Dreamforce 2014

    John Gorup
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:42 pm
    Calling Dreamforce a technology conference is like calling Disney World an amusement park. Walt Disney bought farmland in Florida, and turned it into a culture-changing global brand. When Marc Benioff founded Salesforce, it represented a new way to deliver software to enable sales teams. In the fifteen years since, Salesforce has evolved into a business-changing… Read More
  • The Best Way to Find Talent Gold? Look for a Vein of Social Capital

    Ray Rivera
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:41 pm
    Like gold, talented human capital is both precious and scarce. It is precious because it can generate greater than market returns on investment. And it is scarce because there is never enough to satisfy organizational needs. As the demand for highly specialized technical, managerial, and professional skills increases, human capital will likely become even more… Read More
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  • Geek of the Week: Ben Golub

    CloudWedge Staff
    21 Sep 2014 | 12:55 am
    [caption id="attachment_8310" align="alignright" width="237"] dockercon[/caption] Revolutionary is a big word that is often thrown around all too freely within the tech industry. However, once in a while that word becomes appropriate. When a company is not only effective in what they do and how they do it, but are also changing the face of the industry, it becomes something to celebrate. There has been enormous buzz surrounding the growing success of open-source engine startup Docker. The latest buzz surrounds the $40 million in venture capital funding they have received, that won’t even be…
  • Square Enix Debuts Shinra Technologies for Cloud Gaming

    CloudWedge Staff
    20 Sep 2014 | 9:37 am
    The cloud gaming market is getting competitive and Square Enix, the creators of the Final Fantasy video game franchise have decided to jump into the mix. Shinra Technologies is aiming to create a revolutionary gaming experience using the cloud. The project once known as Project Flare has blossomed into Shinra Technologies. This spin off will allow Square Enix to establish market share within the increasingly popular cloud gaming segment. With the announcement of Shinra Technologies, Square Enix also mentioned that Shinra Technologies will work alongside Avalanche Studios. Shinra's…
  • SAP Buys Concur for $7.4B for Travel & Expense SaaS

    CloudWedge Staff
    20 Sep 2014 | 9:33 am
    German software giant SAP has been looking for ways to bolster its cloud revenues. Recent reports say that SAP's vision of cloud software sales outpacing its traditional software sales by 2020. Since that news has broke, SAP has decided to bust out the checkbook and buy Concur for $7.4 billion. Concur is one of the leaders in corporate travel and expense technology. Inside of the Concur app, employees can instantly upload receipts into the cloud which will allow their expenses to be paid or reimbursed by the company. Concur also allows organizations to get specific deals through partner…
  • Cisco Acquires Metacloud for OpenStack as a Service

    Sean Shado
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:57 am
    Cisco Systems has announced that they have inked a deal to acquire Metacloud. The Metacloud service notoriously delivers Openstack as a Service within a client’s private data center. Cisco believes that the Metacloud offering can help Cisco’s Intercloud network which can then be leveraged to power the “Internet of Everything.” The deal between Cisco and Metacloud makes sense because Cisco is heavily vested into OpenStack as being its cloud platform of choice. An unnamed Cisco representative commented, “For enterprise clients, Cisco and our partners will offer Metacloud's OpenStack…
  • Michael Dell Outlines Cloud Strategy

    CloudWedge Staff
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:37 am
    Michael Dell, the CEO and founder of Dell, recently made comments about the future of Dell at a press event located in Brussels. Dell candidly commented that the move to take the company out of shareholder control has contributed to the success of Dell. Dell decried that cloud is at the center of the strategy for Dell. Going forward, the company has begun to focus more on enterprise business while shifting away from the direct to consumer model. Dell mentioned, “Everything is going to the cloud. Virtualization is running across the datacenter. We see layers 3 through 7 becoming applications…
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  • Oracle P6 Analytics Brings Insights to Everybody

    18 Sep 2014 | 2:56 pm
    The more your project has an impact on your enterprise as a whole, the wider the range of people avidly expecting information about what you’re up to and how you’re doing. You could spend precious project management time collating data and statuses specifically for each interested party. Or you could let everybody get the information they want to see individually with an interface that makes it easy to create reports, scorecards and KPIs to suit individual requirements. That’s the promise of Oracle P6 Analytics when linked to P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management (P6 EPPM). Play…
  • LoadSpring Q3 | 2014 eNews

    26 Aug 2014 | 4:31 pm
    The post LoadSpring Q3 | 2014 eNews appeared first on LoadSpring.
  • Smarter Project Contract Management and More with WebCenter (UCM)

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

    4 Aug 2014 | 12:03 pm
    The potential advantages of applying BPM (business process management) to project management are wide-ranging. Essentially, it’s all about process optimization – making organizations more efficient, effective and adaptive. The levels of savings that can be made and reductions in response time for both internal and external customers mean that improving business processes often tops the list of priorities for organizations and their CIOs. The challenge is to manage the real-world processes that often span several functional departments and their applications. Good BPM provides a solution…
  • LoadSpring Exhibiting at Oracle OpenWorld 2014

    1 Aug 2014 | 2:55 pm
    We look forward to seeing you at Oracle OpenWorld 2014! Contact us for more details about our premium giveaways and our exclusive gift. p: +1 978.685.9715 #oow14  The post LoadSpring Exhibiting at Oracle OpenWorld 2014 appeared first on LoadSpring.
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    ColoAdvisor - Cloud & Colocation News

  • Disadvantages of Cloud Computing

    15 Sep 2014 | 6:36 am
    Disadvantages of Cloud Computing 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…
  • Attention RSS Reader Subscribers

    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: Again our apologies!          Related StoriesData Center Tiers – What You Need to KnowColocation Pricing Trends 
  • How ColoAdvisor’s Database Speeds Cloud Computing and Colocation Search

    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…
  • Ashburn Data Centers – Plenty of Choices

    2 Sep 2014 | 11:04 pm
    Map Courtesy of Google Maps Ashburn Data Centers The Dulles Technology Corridor is a massive hub of technology companies and the infrastructure that supports them. And within this hub is “the bullseye of America’s Internet,” Ashburn, Virginia. Also known as “Data Center Alley,” Ashburn data centers total over at the moment, with more being added all the time. Among those most recently announced are Equinix’s 1.16 million square foot “crown jewel,” unveiled last year; Cyrus One’s 420,000 square foot facility; and Dupont Fabros’…
  • Colocation Pricing Trends

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

    Robert Siciliano
    21 Sep 2014 | 5:18 pm
    Many of us are familiar with the Jetson’s TV cartoon that showed the life of a family in 2026 and how technology is a part of their everyday life. If you’re like me, some of the gadgets that George and his family had are probably things you thought were cool or would be convenient...
  • 10 most dangerous Facebook Scams

    Robert Siciliano
    20 Sep 2014 | 6:47 am
    Twenty percent of the world’s population is “on” Facebook—that’s well over a billion people Top 10 Most Popular Facebook Scams Profile visitor stats. It’s all about vanity. It doesn’t take long for any new Facebook user to see an ad ...
  • ATM Fraud, U.K. Leading Example

    Matt Lichtfuss
    19 Sep 2014 | 12:10 pm
    ATMs have been a convenient way for customers to access quick cash out of their accounts, but with all the ATM-related cybercrime stories, just how safe are they? ATM scams have been around for a long time. The latest evolution in ATM scams involve hackers using mal...
  • Contractors must report all suspected breaches, says TRANSCOM

    19 Sep 2014 | 11:55 am
    After the release of a US Senate report describing 20 successful intrusions of contractors doing business with TRANSCOM, the command will now require contractors to report all suspected breaches. The report describes how Chinese government agents compromised contractors in the air...
  • Vodafone Australia left customer voicemail accounts vulnerable

    19 Sep 2014 | 11:51 am
    A recently discovered flaw in Australia's Vodafone network allowed anyone to bruteforce a target's voicemail PIN because the number of possible attempts was unlimited. Access would not only violate privacy, but could also have been used to reach two-factor authentic...
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    Server Backup

  • Electronic Record Keeping Requires Companies to Consider Database Backup Services

    Mark Martin
    7 Sep 2014 | 6:25 pm
    [Posted September 7th 2014 by: Mark Martin] Even if you never thought you’d have to think about database backup services in your line of work, you may suddenly be asking technological questions if you’re in the medical field. The Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, has led to some serious changes for consumers and medical providers alike. If you’re in healthcare, your office has been forced to make the switch to electronic records. This federal mandate originally stated that medical providers would have to switch to a “meaningful use” of electronic…
  • Cloud backup reduces downtime and associated costs

    Stephen Perkins
    12 May 2014 | 2:29 am
    There is a certain level of flexibility that is associated with the cloud. People store things in these kinds of environments because it allows them unlimited access to files and programs. This can be enabled from anywhere in the world on whatever device the user happens to be carrying with them. In essence, the cloud enables instant gratification. This is why so many companies are now turning to the cloud as a business continuity tool. Cloud backup is a vital asset in an age where even just hours of downtime can cost some organizations millions of dollars. According to the Forrester…
  • Threat landscape important to consider

    Stephen Perkins
    8 May 2014 | 3:42 am
    There is no clear-cut path to success in business. Oftentimes, the road taken is plagued with obstacles. The worst part is that the most threatening disasters cannot often be foreseen with enough time to build a specific plan on the spot.  This is probably one of the hardest aspects of running enterprise operations in the modern day – not being able to predict what might happen next. Huge storms that tear through towns and cities can never be properly planned for. Fires can wipe out entire companies without even trying. There are countless situations that may appear to need…
  • Business continuity requires offsite flexibility

    Stephen Perkins
    6 May 2014 | 3:26 am
    There is an increasing concern these days regarding unplanned downtime. Whether brought on by a natural disaster or human error, the risk of a business encountering a serious obstacle grows with every day that goes by – especially if one has never occurred before. Be it through fire or flooding, companies can lose their critical systems in seconds if they are not prepared. While there may be strategies in place for how to get the organization back to where it needs to be, there may be a lack of plans for what to do in the interim. Business continuity and disaster recovery are not…
  • When it comes to disaster recovery, don’t ignore overseas business

    Stephen Perkins
    30 Apr 2014 | 10:30 am
    A new report suggested that companies do not devote the same attention regarding data recovery to overseas operations that they do to mainland activity. This lack of focus on international operations can prove extremely detrimental to business. Chubb Risk Survey points to lack of international focus among business data recovery plans Carried out annually, this year's Chub Multinational Risk Survey suggested that despite the many threats posed to businesses that choose to expand operations overseas, companies are not taking the necessary efforts to plan for data recovery,…
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    Basics of Java and Cloud Computing-MaxCDN Enabled

  • SEO Webhosting Tips

    Mitesh Soni
    4 Sep 2014 | 4:44 am
    If you want to have a website, you have to buy a webhosting package to host it. When you do that, you have to make sure that the orientation of your website establishment is toward creating a SEO-friendly website. There are some tips that you can use when you want to host a SEO-friendly website. Four Webhosting Factors that Affect Your Website’s SEO Rank When you want to host your website, there are four important factors that you have to mind. They may not directly affect your website’s SEO rating, but in the long term, you will mostly be awareThe post SEO Webhosting Tips appeared first…
  • Cloud Based Mobile Device Management

    Mitesh Soni
    3 Sep 2014 | 10:03 am
    Does Cloud Based Mobile Device Management Affect Mobile App Development and Usage? MDM or Mobile Device Management has added new dimensions to the way large and small companies do business. Today’s technology driven world finds MDM even more relevant because consumers and customers are at a greater risk of being targeted by hackers. MDM is also relevant due to the fact that today’s generation relies heavily on mobile devices to make purchases, share information and manage finances. Cloud computing has not left any aspect of technology untouched. Cloud based mobile device management has…
  • WinSCP connection to Ubuntu-Access Denied

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

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

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

  • The Cloud Market of the Future

    Stephanie Atkinson
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:50 am
    Insights on the growth of managed and cloud services by Compass Intelligence Analyst Stephanie Atkinson.
  • What Comfort Zone?

    Rogier Ducloo
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:41 am
    A look at five key technology trends that are forcing enterprises out of their comfort zone to reevaluate their network infrastructures.
  • Some Things Never Change

    Taylor Goldsmith
    11 Sep 2014 | 2:12 pm
    Apple announces its foray into the wearables market as we look back at past product launches
  • The Evolving Role of the CISO

    9 Sep 2014 | 1:36 pm
    As security threats increase, the CISO is a vital position in the C-Suite.
  • Are you unhackable?

    Taylor Goldsmith
    5 Sep 2014 | 1:53 pm
    90% of all passwords are vulnerable. Find out what you can do to become safer online.
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  • Mirantis releases Mirantis OpenStack Express 2.0

    19 Sep 2014 | 3:10 am
    An on-demand private cloud with OpenStack Icehouse and Murano baked in.
  • Rackspace ends formal evaluation of Mandamp;A transactions

    19 Sep 2014 | 3:10 am
    Rackspace has ended its evaluation of alternatives that would result in Rackspace being acquired. The company declared its commitment to remain independent and also announced Taylor Rhodes as CEO to lead and drive its managed cloud strategy.
  • Datacentred sponsors Open Stack Foundation

    19 Sep 2014 | 3:10 am
    Relationship will enable DataCentred to further develop its core competency in OpenStack.
  • Cisco brings Internet of Everything (IoE) Innovation Centre to Berlin

    19 Sep 2014 | 3:10 am
    openBerlin a Cisco IoE Innovation Center will serve as a hub for open innovation.
  • Rackspace names Taylor Rhodes as CEO

    18 Sep 2014 | 3:10 am
    Rackspace has named Taylor Rhodes to be the companyandrsquo;s chief executive officer as well as a member of the board effective immediately. Rhodes is a Rackspace veteran who has served in a variety of leadership positions within the company since 2007 including several roles directly responsible for delivering Rackspaceandrsquo;s renowned Fanatical Supportandreg; to customers globally. He retains his previous role as president and remains responsible for the companyandrsquo;s operations worldwide. Rackspace co-founder Graham Weston who has served as CEO and chairman since February now is…
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  • Android Wear Push Notification using App42 API

    Vishnu Garg
    16 Sep 2014 | 4:59 am
    As the wearable market expands and turns out to be the next major focus of App developers, I thought to walk you through a sample project that will elucidate how can you use App42 Push Notification API in different ways … Continue reading → The post Android Wear Push Notification using App42 API appeared first on .
  • Tracking App Installation & Daily Active User

    himanshu sharma
    9 Sep 2014 | 6:40 am
    If we look at the historical data, user acquisition cost varies between 1$ to 2$ per user. This cost is pretty high for app developers, which leads them to thinking about optimizing campaign costs and this requires monitoring of installation … Continue reading → The post Tracking App Installation & Daily Active User appeared first on .
  • ShepHertz Partners with Embarcadero to Help App Developers Reduce Time to Market

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

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

    23 Aug 2014 | 2:40 am
    In a cloud based scenario of today, developers need tools and services that will lead their Apps to have a successful engagement & retention rate. Realizing the importance of Backend services, ShepHertz & Embarcadero together bring to you a webinar “5 … Continue reading → The post Webinar: AppMethod – Integration with App42 Service appeared first on .
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  • Windows 9 release

    20 Sep 2014 | 5:36 am
    Windows 9 Threshold: All you need to know about the next WindowsWhen is the Windows 9 release date and how will Windows 9 differ from Windows 8? Read on as we explore potential Windows 9 release dates, leaked Windows 9 screenshots and how the Windows 9 Start Menu looks set to change, hopefully for the better. (Last Update: 16 Sep)Windows 9 is the most important software release in Microsoft's history. Among the many things Microsoft needs to sort out is the Windows 9 Start Menu, but there's more to it than that. There are also debates about how Microsoft will sell Windows 9, with some kind of…
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    12 Jul 2014 | 1:33 pm
     LG G3 review: The perfect flagship phone for early adopters   The Good  The LG G3 has a great camera, a brilliantly sharp display, a snappy quad-core processor, and a flat UI that makes Android 4.4 look good. LG's flagship has also improved on the previous model -- the new G3 comes with a removable battery and microSD card slot, both things the G2 lacked.The Bad  The new QHD display with its 2,560x1,440-pixel resolution is quite a power-hog, so the phone will barely last you a day without a charge.The Bottom Line  Possessing the right blend of features…
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  • 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…
  • The Changing Role of IT: From Mechanic to Driver

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

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

    Server Cloud Canada
    8 Sep 2014 | 8:51 am
    The recent cloud controversy is yet another hard example of the importance and reality of security and privacy issues associated with cloud computing. The larger public commodity clouds have been built around the models of over-subscription and resource sharing – all in the name of immediate introduction and uptake. Usually one gets what they pay for, what have we really given up for the low cost (at times free) services? In the business world, where data security and privacy literally translate into loss of jobsand loss of profits, companies are now looking to mandate and…
  • Why Helion could be the game-changer the cloud has been waiting for

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

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

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

    Nadia Finer
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:50 am
    Whether you’re a life coach, a business coach, or any other kind of coach or mentor, it can often feel like you spend more time doing admin than you spend with your clients. Not any more! We’ve tracked down a list of affordable coaching tools for coaches to help you: Manage admin Keep track of clients’ progress Launch online courses Run webinars These tools have been designed specifically for coaches – and are guaranteed to help you work smarter. We’re talking residual income, less admin and a more streamlined business. Awesome! In the spirit of social…
  • Your favourite social media management tools

    Nadia Finer
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:09 am
    Which social media management tools do you use? In the spirit of social interactivity, here’s our social list of the best social media management tools around. Vote for your favourites, share your recommendations and have your say! Here’s how it works: Click on a box in the list to find out more about each tool Click “Add to list” (in red, top left) if your favourite is not already on the list Add a comment and have your say (this is a social list after all!) Follow the list to hear about any new social media management tools added to the list (click on the heart icon…
  • You Don’t Need a CRM!

    Nadia Finer
    19 Jun 2014 | 6:08 am
    If your business is focussed on growth and acquiring new customers, then "You Don't Need a CRM" could be the business tool for you.  You Don't Need a CRM is an easy to use cloud app designed to help sales teams work smarter and win more business. It's helps you monitor and close deals quickly, keep track of your leads and move people through your sales funnel. WHY IS IT CALLED THAT? The point of a CRM is to manage customer relationships. But the creators of "You Don’t Need a CRM" believe that what we actually need is a sales tool – something that will help us turn the leads into…
  • GoAnimate: Now everyone can make awesome animated videos

    Nadia Finer
    16 Jun 2014 | 2:28 am
    Want to create an animated video for your website? Perhaps you're after one of those cool explainer videos to show people what you're all about. Or maybe, you'd like to go crazy and create viral videos to send your traffic sky-rocketing? Now, thanks to the totally awesome GoAnimate, the sky is the limit. And you don't need a huge budget, team of animators, or a camera crew. Look what we made in just a couple of hours, using GoAnimate.To make this video we simply had an idea, uploaded images for each point we wanted to make, added captions and headings - a bit like making a…
  • 4 kick ass social media tools for small businesses

    Nadia Finer
    13 Jun 2014 | 8:18 am
    Do you give social media a wide berth because it sucks up your time? Do you have more important things to be getting on with? Or maybe you just find it all too complicated. As social media has evolved, and the number of platforms has increased, keeping track of all our fans, followers and connections has is a nightmare. Finding the time to post and tweet at the same time as actually doing our work is near impossible. But, don't give up on it yet! Used smartly, social media has some really great benefits to offer your business. It can help you: Boost brand awarenessHelp your customers by…
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  • Office Automation – Turning-Up the Speed of Your Everyday Tasks

    Bhavna Singh
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:36 pm
    Automation is the word that relates to the technological advancements- be it software or hardware- that is integrated to make your everyday tasks a lot easier. This term makes more sense for office environments. In-fact, office automation was a buzz word back in the early 80s, most probably due to the advent of the personal computers into the office environment. From that time onwards, office automation essentially refers to the creation, storage, collection, manipulation and sharing of digital data. To attain this, a typical office should comprise of user workstations, servers, Local Area…
  • HTML5 Come Up With New Features

    Sonia Gupta
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:29 am
    HTML5 come up with new tags and attributes that make our development more easy and efficient.   In order to deal with today’s Internet need, HTML5 has included some of the new elements for drawing graphics, better page structure and form handling, new APIs like drag and drop, get geographical position of user, storing the local data and much more.     Some of the new HTML5 Features are as follows: Web Workers: A web worker is a javascript which would run in the background without effecting the performance of page. When executing long running functions like a big loop then the…
  • How to Fix ‘Microsoft Word has encountered a problem’ Error?

    Sandeep Sharma
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:34 pm
    Problem: When you try to start Word, you may receive the following error message: “Microsoft Word has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.” Cause: The default template is corrupted or damaged. Solution: 1) Remove the Compatibility Mode Setting for Word The default location is program files. Locate and then open the following folder. %programfiles%\Microsoft Office\Office Or navigate to the location where the Word program files are installed. Right-click Winword.exe, and then click Properties. Click the Compatibility tab, click to…
  • How to Transfer All of the IncrediMail Files and Settings to Another Computer ?

    Kanhaiya Patel
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:48 am
    Note: IncrediMail is unable to create a Data Transfer file larger than two gigabytes (Gb). If your IncrediMail data (email messages and contacts) contains more than two gigabytes, please delete unnecessary email or email containing large attachments. Saving your IncrediMail files and settings: 1) In the IncrediMail main window, click the ‘File’ menu (marked in red), scroll down to ‘Data and Settings Transfer’ (marked in blue) and select ‘Transfer to New Computer’ (marked in green). Note: IncrediMail content, such as Letters, Animations, Notifiers…
  • Why Should A Company Opt For E-mail Hosting Services?

    Priyanka Arora
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:58 am
    Whether you are merely a newly established firm or you are handling the recognition as industry’s top business firm, you will definitely acknowledge the fact that smooth communication is of great significance for focusing on the successful future of your company. If there are loopholes, one should realize the need to fix all those issues by his/her own. Even if there is some new trend that has rising clamor, a business professional should find out the ways to get a hold on it. Sustainable expertise is something that deserves to be awarded. There are some of the values that help one…
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  • Getting started with the Cloud

    4 Sep 2014 | 7:18 am
    ‘Cloud storage’ is one of those phrases that gets passed around a lot. It’s the new trend, the answer to your problems – in fact, it’s the only way to go nowadays. Alternatively, it’s a fair solution for some organisations but a disaster for others: expensive, varying in quality and ultimately outside of your control. One of the problems is that ‘the cloud’ sounds like an ethereal form of storage somewhere in the sky. For this and other reasons, many people simply don’t understand what it’s all about. So, what do you need to know to…
  • The technical and cultural changes of moving to the cloud

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

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

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

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

    Jesse Frye
    19 Sep 2014 | 12:53 am
    Organizations are generating massive amounts of data that must be stored. Traditional infrastructure is not flexible enough to handle these expanding volumes, which is why cloud computing and flash storage should be on companies' radar. Forbes contributor Paul Feresten recently emphasized the advantages of these two technologies and how important they are to fostering a competitive advantage in this new big data marketplace.Businesses likely have a general understanding of how the cloud functions. The service is scalable, available through subscription pricing models and accessible…
  • Even small, local shops are embracing the cloud

    Jesse Frye
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:35 am
    The fact that small businesses and startups can use cloud computing is a reason behind the technology's overall success. Local stores without robust IT departments can still take advantage of similar functionality found within large enterprises without wasting resources on on-site equipment that may never be used to full capacity.A new brand that can enter a market fast is essential for establishing a presence right out of the gate. Since management tasks are outsourced to the cloud vendor, customers can go about their business and focus on the finer details of hopefully…
  • Cloud computing taking off in health care market

    Jesse Frye
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:03 am
    The health care field does not always adopt the latest technologies as quickly as the enterprise space, given the sensitive nature of patient data. Organizations in this field must be sure this information is safeguarded at all times to avoid experiencing breaches that may lead to severe compliance fines from stiff industry regulations.Cloud computing has very much followed this slow adoption model, but it appears health providers are warming up to the idea of implementing cloud environments. Healthcare Global's Stephanie Ocano recently detailed the benefits of the technology when…
  • Private cloud computing services poised for lift-off

    Jesse Frye
    11 Sep 2014 | 1:04 pm
    The cloud computing industry is dominated by different services including public, private and hybrid models. Although all three are enjoying increasing success and adoption rates, private solutions in particular appear to be striking a chord with businesses worldwide, as the demand for these suites is expected to increase at a consistent rate in the coming years.A recent TechNavio report projected the global private cloud industry to expand at a compound annual growth rate of 22 percent between 2013 and 2018. The research firm explained private tools are "secure and distinct,"…
  • Identifying Solution Mapper opportunities

    Crystal Knighten
    10 Sep 2014 | 12:28 pm
    We can’t provide customers for you, but we can help you identify potential candidates for Solution Mapper. Below is a list with three categories. Notice the UC RISC Project and Data Center Infrastructure. Not only will this help identify potential candidates, it will also help you choose the report track once you have decided to use Solution Mapper! Solution Mapper in General Customers who have grown through acquisition Customers who have end users that are complaining their network is slow Customers that have had turnover in the IT department Customers that are rolling out a new…
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  • 7 Factors of Make Your AdSense Account Banned

    Nurdin Budi M.
    21 Sep 2014 | 4:22 am
    Image credits: theinquirer.netAnd many people complain about their account banned Google. Despite the possibility of a good to a certain extent that their accounts banned because of something they did, perhaps because of the reason that they do not realize they are doing something wrong. Or have been arrested in an attempt to cheat the system.The following are 7 (seven) of the things that make your AdSense account banned:1. Click on your own ads If you do, or are considering doing so as a way to increase your income, cut it out. For starters, if you use the same computer that you will…
  • Fewer Ads, In Just a Few Clicks?

    Nurdin Budi M.
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:57 pm
    Image credits: www.mediabistro.comYou've probably noticed that Google-started automatically change the number of ads advertising units. If they see that the people most pressing only one advertisement, they are going to remove the others, and leave you with only one reference to earn the highest.Now that sounds like a good idea, and I'm all in favor of what he earns more. It is the second part of the process that bothers me: When I was out the other ads, one ad in Google expands to fill the remaining space that remains.Because it breaks the golden rules of successful Adsense statement…
  • How to Boost Your AdSense Earnings Calculators Adsense?

    Nurdin Budi M.
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:33 am
    How to boost your AdSense earnings calculators Adsense? How can we help to increase? Potential of your AdSense site?To simplify calculations such as the image besides, you can use some web that provides the functionality of the calculator, such as MiniWebTools.AdSense calculators are often very simple things. You perform a number of different values in a number of specific areas and the calculator does the potential benefits of your website. How you can help this process is very simple to keep your AdSense site on the right track.It does this by focusing on the three key fundamental elements…
  • You Can Create Your Own AdSense Ads?

    Nurdin Budi M.
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:34 am
    This is great news, to a certain extent. As far as what you want users to click on ads that look interesting, you cannot be trusted to pick which ads a robot - and you can choose to have ads on your page to pay for each the highest possible amount click to have.But you do not get this choice. You can find a lot of things to improve, from choosing the design of your ad unit to choose the color and font, your AdSense earnings, but the only thing you cannot do is sneak into the database and choose the Google ads. If you can do that no one can ever choose low-paying ads.This does not mean you can…
  • Pay Per Click Affiliate Programs

    Nurdin Budi M.
    12 Sep 2014 | 12:49 am
    Pay per click affiliate program is a program that allows you to sell advertising space on your website, and get paid when people click on the ads on your website to other sites.Google AdSense is a contextual pay most popular affiliate programs with a click, but does not mean only pay option click cent.Some affiliate programs pay per click might want to try is the Yahoo Publisher Network, AdBrite and, BidVertiser or Clicksor. This is an alternative, there are thousands of websites that offer Pay per click affiliate program, but these are some that are experienced in their…
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  • Using Zerto with PernixData FVP

    3 Sep 2014 | 3:35 am
    In a previous post we mentioned the steps required to carry out Veeam Backups along with PernixData FVP. Since we’ve also blogged a bit about Zerto, we thought it best to clear up another common question! At a glance you might fear a storage clash or incompatibility, since the FVP host extension installs directly intoContinue reading> The post Using Zerto with PernixData FVP appeared first on Cloudhelix Limited.
  • Cloud Management As a Service (CMaaS)

    28 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    Where Cloud-based Infrastructure is concerned, we certainly live in a time of plenty. We once had difficult decisions to make about where to procure Datacentre space, how many chips of what speed and type we needed in our servers were available in either glowing green or blue or dell. The proliferation of Cloud service providersContinue reading> The post Cloud Management As a Service (CMaaS) appeared first on Cloudhelix Limited.
  • Mixing PernixData, Veeam, and Amazon S3 with the Cloudhelix vCloud Platform

    21 Aug 2014 | 10:40 am
    We have recently received a couple of customer requests asking for more detail on our Veeam Backup offering when used with our Cloud hosting platform – so this blog post will briefly document the setup. Summary of components PernixData-powered vCloud platform AWS Storage Gateway AWS Direct Connect Veeam Server and Proxies Detail PernixData We useContinue reading> The post Mixing PernixData, Veeam, and Amazon S3 with the Cloudhelix vCloud Platform appeared first on Cloudhelix Limited.
  • Balancing Your Business’s Technological Investment

    7 Aug 2014 | 1:55 am
    Deciding how to invest in technology for your business is not always an easy decision to make. You need to be mindful that the current technology that you have in place will need investment of its own, but, on the other hand, you may want to look at investing in new technology that can helpContinue reading> The post Balancing Your Business’s Technological Investment appeared first on Cloudhelix Limited.
  • Using Zerto DRaaS with the Cloudhelix vCloud Platform: Part 3

    4 Aug 2014 | 8:25 am
    In Part 2 of this blog series we carried out a Zerto DRaaS failover test – now it’s time to do it for real, with a live failover! As before, the process is started from the ZVM web interface – this time, click the slider to Live and click the scary red failover button. JustContinue reading> The post Using Zerto DRaaS with the Cloudhelix vCloud Platform: Part 3 appeared first on Cloudhelix Limited.
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