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Salesforce puts Lightning in a tightly sealed bottle

Salesforce puts Lightning in a tightly sealed bottle | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
The LockerService architecture isolates components in their own containers and stops them from calling undocumented or private APIs
Peter Azzopardi's insight:
"Looking to take cloud app security to a new level, Salesforce is rolling out its LockerService architecture for its Lightning apps platform."
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How IBM Watson apps are changing 7 industries

How IBM Watson apps are changing 7 industries | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
These seven IBM Watson-powered apps are transforming the way work is done in industries ranging from healthcare and travel to entertainment and oil & gas.
Peter Azzopardi's insight:

Since IBM opened IBM Watson to the world last year, it has been building a developer and entrepreneur community around the development platform.

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Web Vs Cloud Apps

Web Vs Cloud Apps | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
The eternal battle, web or cloud apps
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With Cloud apps (SaaS) providers own the software while the customers “rent the apps” in a pay per use model.

 

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Build Mobile App Services with Google Cloud Tools for Android Studio v1.0

Build Mobile App Services with Google Cloud Tools for Android Studio v1.0 | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

Cloud Tools for Android Studio allows you to simultaneously build the service- and client-side of your mobile app. Earlier this month, they announced the release of Android Studio 1.0 that showed just how much raw functionality there is available for Android app developers.

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To get started with Cloud Tools for Android Studio see link.

 

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10 open source tools to make Docker even more powerful

10 open source tools to make Docker even more powerful | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Better management, Web front ends, improved visibility into container apps -- the Docker ecosystem is evolving quickly, thanks to its vibrant open source community
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Here are 10 of the most notable under development today

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How to Develop Applications for the Internet of Things

How to Develop Applications for the Internet of Things | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
What's the best way to build an application that could do anything from control home appliances remotely to gather meteorological data from sensors to produce a weather forecast? Startups offering data ingestion platforms take much of the hard work out of developing for the Internet of Things.
Peter Azzopardi's insight:

The Internet of Things is exploding, and it's not hard to explain why it's happening now. The sensors, networking chips and other technology required to connect to the Internet devices ranging from light bulbs to smartwatches to industrial equipment have all become inexpensive.

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The Switch from On-Premise Applications to the Cloud: Boeing’s Success Story

The Switch from On-Premise Applications to the Cloud: Boeing’s Success Story | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
The Boeing Company has embarked on a “cloud-first” journey to transform the way IT Services are delivered to the customer.  Hear how they have been working on successful deployments in both the public and private cloud space and have recently launched several applications leveraging the hybrid cloud deployment model into two of the more recognized public cloud service providers.
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With hundreds of data center professionals in attendance on September 4, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue, there will be over 18 sessions discussing the latest on IT + Networks, App to Cloud, Power + Cooling, and Strategy + Design.
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INFOGRAPHIC: What is the Cloud?

INFOGRAPHIC: What is the Cloud? | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Security should be a top priority for any business. Especially these days, with news of another hack or data breach being reported in the news every week.
Peter Azzopardi's insight:

Excellent Infographic from Stratosphere Networks on the meaning behind the word.

 

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Momentis Systems's curator insight, July 21, 2014 8:51 AM

Great infographic that truly captures the importance of #Cloud and it's central importance in our technology driven business world.

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Gaming Fervor Accelerates Development and Challenges Software Testing

Gaming Fervor Accelerates Development and Challenges Software Testing | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
How will the gaming fervor impact software testing for mobile apps?
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With mobile growth expected to drive the gaming market on a global scale, forecasters are predicting $86.1 billion market by 2016, fortifying job security for app developers and testers with mountains of work ahead.

 

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10 Chrome apps that make Google Drive more powerful | PCWorld

10 Chrome apps that make Google Drive more powerful | PCWorld | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
These Chrome Web Store gems leverage Google Drive for better collaboration, brainstorming, project management and more.

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Jaana Nyström's curator insight, May 1, 2014 11:27 AM

Chrome + Drive = Tool

Farid Mheir's curator insight, May 2, 2014 1:47 PM

Useful list to check if you are using Google apps or Google drive often

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INFOGRAPHIC: Most Used Cloud Apps

INFOGRAPHIC: Most Used Cloud Apps | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Cloud app and analytics company, Netskope released its quarterly Cloud Report.
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The new report reveals that enterprise employees are using an average of 397 different cloud apps (most of which are unsanctioned), when IT estimated they have 40-50 — that’s a tenfold underestimation.

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Senad Dizdar's curator insight, January 28, 2014 11:20 PM

There is more things done in the cloud than what you notice.

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2014 Will Be A Big Year For Desktop-as-a-Service

2014 Will Be A Big Year For Desktop-as-a-Service | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

Scott Davis, CTO for VMware’s End User Computing B.U. shares his vision for technology in 2014.

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2014 will be a big year for Desktop-as-a-service (DaaS) aka Windows-as-a-Service.

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Importance Of Cloud Computing Interoperability

Importance Of Cloud Computing Interoperability | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Cloud Computing and Provider Lock-In: Provider lock-in is well known obstacle of cloud computing business model..
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Cloud computing interoperability problems are far from being solved, but there are some feasible solutions before cloud standards become mature and adopted by major cloud players.

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8 free apps that pump up Google Drive

8 free apps that pump up Google Drive | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Google Drive can do much more than you realize. Ready to unlock its productivity potential?
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Note that Google's sharable links for Drive apps all appear as add-ons for Chrome -- but once an app is installed, it'll connect directly to your Drive account and work in the cloud from any browser.

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Here's how Outlook 2016 looks on Windows 10

Here's how Outlook 2016 looks on Windows 10 | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Swiping is very much in
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The apps, which will debut inside Windows 10 in July, give a brand new mail and calendar experience that promises to be richer and offer a higher level of integration across Office 365, according to the latest episode of Office Mechanics, Microsoft's inhouse video channel.

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Peter Azzopardi's curator insight, April 24, 2015 5:48 AM

The apps, which will debut inside Windows 10 in July, give a brand new mail and calendar experience that promises to be richer and offer a higher level of integration across Office 365, according to the latest episode of Office Mechanics, Microsoft's inhouse video channel.

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MBaaS shoot-out: 5 clouds for building mobile apps

MBaaS shoot-out: 5 clouds for building mobile apps | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
AnyPresence, Appcelerator, FeedHenry, Kinvey, and Parse share plenty of common ground, but two stand apart
Peter Azzopardi's insight:

MBaaS systems typically provide push notifications, file storage and sharing, integration with social networks such as Facebook and Twitter, location services, messaging and chat functions, user management, the ability to run business logic, and usage analysis tools.

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Mobile Cloud Computing: The Security Impact

Mobile Cloud Computing: The Security Impact | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

Mobile cloud computing is reaching more people than ever. New research shows that more people are using mobile devices and that this growth is directly affecting the mobile app market as well as the need for top cloud computing solutions.

Peter Azzopardi's insight:

IT professionals at midsize organizations have an idea of the challenges ahead, considering the array of platforms, devices and apps that are all part of the job. At the same time, data needs to be as secure as possible ...

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wimi-teamwork.com's curator insight, December 17, 2014 8:09 AM

Read this to get a better insight of the security impacts of cloud computing

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Office for Android gets a handy update, but not the one we're waiting for

Office for Android gets a handy update, but not the one we're waiting for | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
A small update to Office's Android app adds Dropbox integration and share links for documents
Peter Azzopardi's insight:

The latest version adds the same Dropbox integration that arrived on iOS a couple weeks ago, allowing users to save, load, and share documents stored in Dropbox directly through the Office app.

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Cloud and analytics galore: IBM finally reveals its master plan

Cloud and analytics galore: IBM finally reveals its master plan | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
At its big data event, IBM lays out an end-to-end cloud and analytics strategy, with a vision for the future that makes sense for developers and big enterprise customers
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Data is the what, cloud is the how, and insight is the why,” intoned Picciano. ...............

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User beware: That mobile app is spying on you

User beware: That mobile app is spying on you | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
A recent study of the 400 most popular iOS and Android apps reveals that nearly all free apps collect users' personal data
Peter Azzopardi's insight:

.... paid iOS apps surprisingly collect more data and share that information with more third parties than Android paid apps, making iOS slightly more risky than Android. On the whole, free apps remain the most risky category ....

 

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Roger Smith's curator insight, August 6, 2014 7:12 PM

Of course you may have the 1% that are not spying on you but I would not count on it

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Intelligent Cloud Services: Too Smart for Their Own Good?

Intelligent Cloud Services: Too Smart for Their Own Good? | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
In 1957, prolific science fiction writer Issac Asimov penned "The Feeling of Power." In it, Asimov describes a futuristic world in which humans no longer have the knowledge to perform even basic mathematical functions, leaving the task to computers instead. ...
Peter Azzopardi's insight:

Software and applications are disappearing. ..... legacy deployments are now being replaced with cloud alternatives.

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Jim Doyle's curator insight, June 26, 2014 11:59 PM

Intelligent Cloud Services: Too Smart for Their Own Good?

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Quality, not quantity, is the real mobile app problem

Quality, not quantity, is the real mobile app problem | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Developers fret at their apps getting lost in crowded app stores, but ironically, most make their plight worse
Peter Azzopardi's insight:

Bad apps, unnceessary apps, and me-too apps fill the app stores.

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Jim Doyle's curator insight, June 23, 2014 7:34 AM

Quality, not quantity, is the real mobile app problem

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Cloud computing enters its second stage - hypergrowth

Cloud computing enters its second stage - hypergrowth | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
The public cloud services market exited 2013 with $58 billion in revenues according to Forrester estimates. Strong growth and maturity over the past three years since our last forecast has put fuel in its tank which will push this market...
Peter Azzopardi's insight:

Cloud services and SaaS bring high degrees of automation, standardisation, and autonomy that empower the business to work faster, more flexibly, and adopt new capabilities more readily.

 

 

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Cloud Gazing: 3 Security Trends To Watch

Cloud Gazing: 3 Security Trends To Watch | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
The ultimate success of cloud computing depends on the security solutions we wrap around it.
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As with any technology, when use becomes more widespread, the target gets bigger.

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Google’s Cloud Development Tools for iPhone Apps – An Impeccable Windfall

Google’s Cloud Development Tools for iPhone Apps – An Impeccable Windfall | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
The web tycoonGoogle has instigated a novel concept known as cloud-baseddevelopment tools for iOS developers, thus facilitating them to linkup to cloud services efficiently, simply, effortlessly, andinexpensively.
Peter Azzopardi's insight:

These tools are exceptionally interesting since the users will get ample time and resources to concentrate on the App development and user interface concerns while Google will be handling the back end services for the developers that too at free of cost.


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