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Flickr Wants Its Throne Back

On December 18, 2012 By

Instagram is one of the few social-media oriented services that managed to really click these past few years. While other photo sharing sites are constantly being gobbled by larger companies and being dissolved, instagram remains strong and shows no sign of stopping, which is why it’s not surprising that everyone is now trying to [...]

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Last November 20, 2012, the Amazon AWS re:Invent conference served as the launching pad for Alegion’s ground-breaking crowdsourcing platform, aiming to give large businesses the ability to integrate crowd-sourced manpower into their complex businesss processes, and promising to help large organizations reinvent how they accomplish their work.

Defining Crowdsourcing

The concept of crowdsourcing is [...]

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Dell Announces Initiative to Boost the Growth of SMEs

Dell announced a renewed commitment to accelerate the growth of small and medium enterprises with scalable technology solutions, resources for entrepreneurs, and a new partnership with the Clinton Global Initiative designed for the next generation of entrepreneurs at Dell World 2012.

The rapidly [...]

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Dell announced a renewed commitment to accelerate the growth of small and medium enterprises with scalable technology solutions, resources for entrepreneurs, and a new partnership with the Clinton Global Initiative designed for the next generation of entrepreneurs at Dell World 2012.

The rapidly growing entrepreneurial companies are an important catalyst for global economic [...]

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Historically, enterprise-wide integration and its countless business benefits have only been available to large companies due to the high costs of purchasing and implementing integration solutions, which until recently amounted to hundreds of thousands of dollars. Those who could afford to purchase and implement enterprise integration solutions realized cost efficiencies from automated business processes [...]

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According to a study by the London School of Economics and Political Science, the development of cloud computing will result in economic growth, increased productivity, and promote change in the types of jobs and skills required by businesses.

The study focuses on two industries – smartphone and aerospace service – and dives [...]

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According to an analyst group Ovum, the Australian government isn’t taking full advantage of cloud computing. As such, it fails to connect with cloud-ready nations like Singapore, Hong Kong, Korea, and Japan. In the blog of Steve Hodgkinson, an Ovum analyst, he said The Asia Cloud Computing Associated downgraded Australia in its cloud readiness [...]

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By Floyd Strimling

Google challenges Amazon AWS for public cloud supremacy

With far too much attention being placed on an OpenStack competitor to Amazon, Google Compute Engine will emerge as the clear alternative. Google’s secret sauce includes a complex mix of datacenters, virtualization, breakthrough software, a comprehensive fiber backbone, and the use of new technologies [...]

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Prior to the hybrid cloud, IT determined how an enterprise infrastructure grew. With the introduction of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), lines of business, such as marketing, sales and logistics, can expand the enterprise infrastructure without involving IT by directly purchasing SaaS. Read this whitepaper to become aware of the dangers of the accidental SOA cloud architecture.

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A lot of executives look down on technology evangelists and consider them as mere “drive-by shooters” or basically people who cruise by their offices while firing one-shot “silver bullet” solutions. There is a possibility that cloud evangelists are lumped in the same category, if they are promoting cloud computing as a tech enhancement instead [...]

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At the annual HP Discover 2012 conference in Frankfurt, Germany, HP presented a number of innovations in its Converged Storage and big data portfolio. The new solutions are designed for virtualized environments, cloud and storage of big data and include new HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage, HP Storage StoreAll and HP StoreOnce Backup offers.

In 2011, HP [...]

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Forrester – Cloud Predictions for 2013

Now that we’re nearing the end of the year, there is one key takeaway from the cloud computing industry: enterprise use has finally arrived. The use of Cloud Computing is no longer hidden from plain sight and IT departments are now very upfront about their company use, [...]

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Road to Smarter Computing

On December 7, 2012 By

Smarter computing as a concept refers to intelligent investments in information technology that result in lowered costs to technology buyers and better services as perceived by end users. Today, when budgets are under tight scrutiny and pressure, smarter computing investments allow us to reduce the cost of maintaining and operating our infrastructure, which frees [...]

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In a press release by the Gartner Data Center 2012 Co-chairs Milind Govekar and Andrew Butler, they noted that mobile, big data, social, and cloud computing technology trends are keeping infrastructure and operations professionals up on their toes. Along with pressures to optimize costs, increase revenues, and deliver savings, data center professionals must be [...]

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The adoption of Software as a Service, or SaaS, has grown dramatically among users of business software solutions, although it varies depending on the market, says Gartner after making a survey that shows 71% of organizations are using SaaS for less than three years.

Spending in the area of SaaS is doing well and [...]

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Cloud computing has emerged as one of the prevailing IT trends today. By providing greater levels of provisioning and automation, cloud computing can help organizations become more nimble, reduce operating costs, improve application performance, and better allocate their compute resources. It enables organizations to more flexibly scale their IT infrastructure while reducing the administrative [...]

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Hottest IT Skills in 2013 – Cloud, Mobile and BI
In 2012, more than 1.7 million jobs in the field of cloud computing remained unoccupied, according to analysts firm IDC. READ MORE
How Cloud Computing Influences Digital Marketing
Cloud marketing has the ability to drastically change the ways in which they reach and engage their audience, particularly with regard to distributing and storing mission-critical data. READ MORE
Gartner: BYOD to Take Center Stage For Mobile App Use by 2017
More and more companies encourage their employees to work on their devices, thus reducing the cost of computer equipment, but also increase the cost to maintain licenses and safety. READ MORE
Maturity in the Cloud: Start Thinking Like a Grown-Up
Despite the inclination to wait until all of the cloud’s kinks have been worked out, holding off on cloud initiatives until the industry matures won’t guarantee success. READ MORE
PwC: Cloud, SaaS and Mobile Are Changing Software Industry
The software industry is undergoing major changes by trends such as cloud, SaaS, mobile technology and the “consumerization of IT”. READ MORE
10 Cloud Computing Game Changers
Here are the ten most influential cloud computing companies, and the reason why. READ MORE