News Digest October 14, 2012

  • 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 report provides a definition of big data, and their implications for […]

  • How Cloud Computing is Affecting Everyone

    With the current popularity cloud computing is experiencing, it is not surprising to expect that it will have a great impact on the global economy. In fact, according to the International Data Corporation, it is expected for cloud computing to generate at least 14 million jobs worldwide. In a recent Forbes article by Joe […]

  • European Union To Develop Own Cloud Computing Standards And Certifications

    Neelie Kroes, Commissioner for Digital Affairs of the European Union, recently announced plans to create European certifications and standards in order to hasten the move for businesses to join other nations in the clouds. According to Kroes, the European Union hopes to create at least 2.5 million jobs all around the continent. It is […]

  • How To Protect Personal Data in the Cloud

    A term most internet enthusiasts are aware of, the cloud provides huge storage capacity hosted remotely in data centers found anywhere in the world and can be accessed through a stable internet connection using different devices such as a […]

  • Oracle Announces New Cloud Computing Services

    Larry Ellison, Chief Executive Officer ofOracle, recently announced the company’s new offering, a highly sophisticated server with a lot of memory. Oracle also announced an updated database application to compete with its rival SAP, as well as cloud services like database, software, applications, software, and computing power which […]

  • Intel Introduces Atom Processor-Based Storage Platform for SMBs

    Based on the Atom processor, Intel has introduced a new NAS based reference design for storage servers, which are aimed primarily at small and medium enterprises.

    The NAS devices are up to six SATA hard drives in the RAID array, support automatic backup, scalable I/O connectivity, different operating systems, LAN and up to 6 […]

  • Join Us at Under the Radar Conference: Mobile + Social Commerce

    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:

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

  • Entering the Post-PC Era? Not Yet!

    These past few years, there are a lot of people who are worried that we may be seeing the end of the PC market, even going so far as to coin the term “post-PC”, since PC sales are seeing a slow but steady decline, while portable devices such as tablets, smartphones, and ultraportables are […]

  • Online Photo Storage Compared

    The advantages of storing your photos in the Cloud are simple and clear: they offer security since your photos will be safe, sound, and accessible even if you lose your device or PC, and there’s also the added bonus that they come with various organizational and social tools that allow you to share your […]

  • Featured Startup: PreCog

    Leading developer of infrastructure for data warehousing and analysis Precog has recently announced the open beta launch of their Precog platform. Aimed primarily towards data scientists and developers, the new platform takes advantage of big data platforms’ inherent scalability and the sheer number-crunching capabilities of statistical tools, resulting in big data application […]

  • The State of Cloud Computing Around the World: South Africa

    Africa, despite being home to billions of people who don’t even own a computer, much less an internet connection, may ironically be one of the places that will benefit dramatically from cloud computing.

    While Africa is no stranger to IT, the concept of cloud computing may be challenging to implement in the continent, as […]

  • News Digest October 7, 2012
    Top 10 Cloud Concerns – StudyThe findings of a survey conducted jointly by Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) and ISACA show that government regulations, exit strategies and international data privacy dominate the top 10 areas where trust in the cloud is the lowest.

    Studying Cloud Market Maturity conducted jointly between <a […]

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