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By Sue Poremba

Use of cloud services at home, in the workplace and in large enterprises has steadily and significantly increased. Now we are seeing a similar trend with mobile devices and cloud technology. Mobile devices are already accessing a number of cloud services, such as Dropbox, and more third-party applications utilize cloud computing [...]

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In a recent customer conference of Amazon Web Services in Las Vegas, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings announced that 95% of his firm’s storage and computation requirements are already being provided by AWS. According to him, by the end of 2013 Netflix will be 100% on Amazon Web Services and will be the largest company [...]

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Whether public, private, or hybrid, cloud computing is becoming an increasingly integral part of many companies’ business and technology strategy.

Many companies want to be able to have pools of computing resources based on a self-service model where the company owns and operates those resources. With a private cloud model, these resources are standardized [...]

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Oracle announced an agreement to acquire DataRaker, an analysis platform in the cloud that allows service providers of electricity, gas and water utilities to realize huge amounts of data to optimize operational efficiency and improve the client experience.

DataRaker develops solutions for analyzing energy consumption, electricity and gas, and water. These analyzes [...]

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Organizations have embraced mobility-first approaches, starting with their users and working back from devices to wireless strategies, network infrastructures and data centers. Successful initiatives require a framework and strategy to ensure that all the pieces work together to deliver the efficiencies and flexibilities that mobility promises. Awareness of the typical mobility implementation cycle can [...]

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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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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
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