Some large banks like ING are excited about Cloud technology due to a number of its advantages, such as zero up-front capital requirement, shared service delivery via the Internet, its pay-for-use environment, and its agility. There are also banks who are wary of the risks and are closely watching from the sidelines, [...]

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According to a lot of experts and IT managers, while big data holds a lot of promise and potential, the main concern with the collection of massive volumes of data from various sources is how to use it for new business purposes.

IT vendors and industry experts frequently talk about the Continue Reading

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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, resulting in legitimate cloud budgeting [...]

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An updated forecast has been recently released for enterprise software and cloud computing. This is due to the increasing influence of security, mobility, integration of legacy systems, and analytics which are now being taken into consideration by IT corporate heads in their buying decisions. In an Continue Reading

By Scott Hebner, Vice President, IBM Cloud & Business Infrastructure Management

Social, mobile and cloud are more than just three of the most hyped buzz words in technology, they are three facets of the same movement and an everyday reality for consumers and businesses alike.

Whether you’re a college student streaming music [...]

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In a report provided by The Society of Human Resource Managers and ADP, it revealed some 53% of job applicants lie in their resumes and that 70% of college graduates affirmed that they will lie in their resume just to get the job that they want. In another report provided [...]

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SafeNet has spent the past several years working with software publishers that are planning for, or are in the process of, a migration of their on-premise applications to the cloud. This paper highlights the emerging trends and the key areas of migration in which to focus. It goes further to explain the [...]

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Hosted at its Sydney datacenter, IBM has recently introduced its newest local enterprise cloud computing service for businesses that want to set up hybrid clouds. Dubbed as SmartCloud Enterprise+, the new service is the only one of its kind in Asia Pacific. A monthly subscription service, SmartCloud is built from [...]

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With more and more business enterprises shifting to cloud computing, these enterprises must consider the tax challenges they’ll be facing ahead. According to the recent global information security survey by Ernst & Young, 45% of business entities are assessing cloud computing [...]

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In a survey conducted by Tecala and released by ZDNet regarding the IT priorities of 136 IT managers and CIOs in Australia, the results revealed that almost 2/3 of businesses plan to increase their cloud computing spending for [...]

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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 [...]

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Under the Radar is returning for their 20th Conference in San Francisco and friends of CloudTimes can save $100 or more on the event’s registration fee. Just use the code ‘cloudtimes’ and register here: http://undertheradarcommerce2012.eventbrite.com/?access=cloudtimes

With the increased use of mobile devices and social networks, consumers can discover, share and purchase [...]

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