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The Cloud: What’s in it For You?

Nowadays, more and more businesses are moving their operations to the cloud as the industry starts to realize the benefits that the cloud brings, whether it’s cost-efficiency, improved flexibility and agility, or any of the myriad advantages that comes from cloud computing. However, before you start [...]

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Nowadays, more and more businesses are moving their operations to the cloud as the industry starts to realize the benefits that the cloud brings, whether it’s cost-efficiency, improved flexibility and agility, or any of the myriad advantages that comes from cloud computing. However, before you start migrating all of your data to the cloud, [...]

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Here are some of the best cloud-related services and software that small businesses should check out:

OpenOffice

While Microsoft’s Office Suite is decent enough to justify its hefty $279 price tag, Apache does one even better by offering a powerful alternative for free called OpenOffice.org. It’s not as powerful as its commercial [...]

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Big Data is pushing the analysis of the data into the hands of managers, who can then use non-transactional data to draw strategic, long-term business decisions.

According to a study by Gartner, technology investment in big data infrastructure and management is projected to drive $28 billion of worldwide IT spending in 2012. The [...]

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Since its Initial Public Offering in August 2008, Rackspace Hosting’s share value has grown almost 6 times its original value. This is primarily because of the company’s growth in terms of earnings per share, revenue, and subscriber base. The cloud service provider is currently trading with an impressive profit-to-earnings ratio and analysts are warning [...]

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DataWeek 2012 Conference, the largest six-day conference held in San Francisco, California was focused on big data with good blends of panels, speakers, labs, and great new tools on the management of data. The event was an opportunity to learn, and also to compare experiences and exchange ideas with the various stakeholders.

All [...]

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One of the more common criticisms being levied at the cloud industry is the security risks inherent in the model. And the reason why it’s still fending off these criticisms up to this day is that it has some ground. In fact, even Google – which is one of the large companies and authorities [...]

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If Oracle recently showed improvements in their catalog of integrated systems (specifically in database machine), IBM is now announcing three new systems for the management and analysis of large volumes of information that will be available from late October.

IBM Introduces PureData, a system that allows companies to quickly analyze large quantities [...]

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More companies now use cloud technologies to reap the benefits, such as lower cost, higher efficiency and more flexibility. Often, however, lacks the understanding of security and privacy policies of their own systems and industry-specific regulations or legal framework.

To allow companies to test their cloud security knowledge, Microsoft allows companies to check whether [...]

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The Cloud Business Case: Are Expected Cost Savings Realistic?

According to Claranet Product Director Martin Saunders, cloud computing is not a cheaper alternative to on-premise server. However, cloud computing services do make up for that disadvantage. According to Saunders, cloud computing isn’t [...]

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In a T-Systems-commissioned IDC survey, results showed that 44% of U.S. business executives are willing to take advantage of more cloud computing solutions in the future. 26% of the total respondents believe that cloud computing can provide IT cost savings and that 21% of executives believe that cloud computing will be able [...]

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Project-based funding is being blamed for the problems arising in the jumbled mixture of operating systems, tools, and equipment in the conventional datacenter. According to Steve Kaplan’s post in By The Bell, the budgeting error is understandable when there are physical servers involved. However, with virtualization, it can cause a lot of [...]

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On September 19, 2012, the “Cloud Computing Act of 2012” was filed by Senator Army Klobuchar which provides for better enforcement of civil and criminal laws on cloud computing. However, Eric Goldman of Forbes doesn’t believe that the [...]

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By John Bantleman, CEO, RainStor

With the price of commodity hardware continuing to motion downward, it continues to surprise me when I talk to organizations that still offload their historical data to tape offline and inaccessible. I can only guess that it is driven by a mix of factors that include no enforced compliance [...]

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Report: Big Data Needs Broad Strategies for Public Sector Adoption

Division of Big Data Commission organization TechAmerica Foundation released a report “Demystifying Big Data: A Practical Guide To Transforming The Business of Government,” which provides an analysis of the major trends in the segment processing systems of large data sets.

The [...]

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Division of Big Data Commission organization TechAmerica Foundation released a report “Demystifying Big Data: A Practical Guide To Transforming The Business of Government,” which provides an analysis of the major trends in the segment processing systems of large data sets.

The report provides a definition of big data, and their implications for [...]

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Hottest IT Skills in 2013 – Cloud, Mobile and BI
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