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Competitor Price Monitoring | Tracking Competitor Prices

Competitor Price Monitoring | Tracking Competitor Prices | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
ITSYS Solutions offers Monitor Competitor Prices, Track Competitor Prices, Competitor Price Monitoring, Competitor Price Tracking, Competitor Tracking, Track Competitors, Product Catalog Monitoring service.
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All scrapes run on our high speed cloud servers with anonymous IPs.

 

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Amazon slashes cloud computing prices

Amazon slashes cloud computing prices | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

Amazon will drop prices on most of its cloud computing services starting April 1, the company announced today, just one day after rival Google similarly outlined major price cuts.

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First Google, now Amazon! The price cuts range from 10 percent to 65 percent.

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Software Tool Reduces Cost of Cloud Computing

Software Tool Reduces Cost of Cloud Computing | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

Stanford engineers Christina Delimitrou and Christos Kozyrakis have created a software tool that can triple the efficiency of computer server clusters. Courtesy of Norbert von der Groeben

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But as cloud computing grows, so will the cost of keeping such large cushions of capacity. That's why two Stanford University engineers have created a cluster management tool that can triple server efficiency while delivering reliable service at all times, allowing data center operators to serve more customers for each dollar they invest.

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Cloud costs - getting the measure of your outgoings

Cloud costs - getting the measure of your outgoings | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Cloud computing is about getting more for your money. So why is it so hard to understand your costs?
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You cannot enjoy the benefits of an optimised free market without perfect information – but information is the one entity that is in woefully short supply

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A Guide to Switching to Cloud Accounting Software

A Guide to Switching to Cloud Accounting Software | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

If you are a small business owner, you undoubtedly understand the importance of keeping your finances in order. However, you likely realize how difficult such a task can be.

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Online accounting offers a number of advantages over the desktop alternative. The most significant is that the cloud lets you access your financial data from any computer with an internet connection or on your mobile device while on the move. This means that your accountant, financial advisor and other stakeholders can also access your books remotely, allowing everyone to collaborate around the finances.

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Cloud computing vital for enterprises: bodHOST - CIOL

Cloud computing vital for enterprises: bodHOST - CIOL | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Cloud Computing is undoubtedly a great boon for companies everywhere, and, therefore, a boost for the world economy, says Probal DasGupta
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Vikram Jape, director of International Sales for bodHOST, pointed out that one of the indispensable characteristics of Cloud computing is metered usage.

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3 Features of a Good Cloud Service Provider

3 Features of a Good Cloud Service Provider | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Today’s smart businesses are utilizing the functions of cloud storage to back up their important company files.
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The top rated cloud service providers should have a client specialist available to help assess your company’s needs and determine the level of data and security that is right for your business. Going by price alone can place your businesses data storage needs at a disadvantage.

 

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BANKING: Banks bet on cloud as IT budgets ease, report claims

BANKING: Banks bet on cloud as IT budgets ease, report claims | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Spending on IT services in the UK financial sector has grown to £9.8 billion according to analysts TechMarketView, as banks increase budgets and rethink strategies on cloud computing.
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Despite the increase in IT investment, the report said that CIOs will face new demands to keep costs down.

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Cloud computing gets intelligent

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Has the plethora of new cloud computing product releases allowed the finance function’s aims to be easily translated across the business? asks Rachael Singh
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Interesting article. Towards the end we have a piece on Gartner's findings in regards to cost, arguing that in the long run the savings will not be all that much better. But best to read it there.

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How cloud computing is changing the world ... without you knowing

How cloud computing is changing the world ... without you knowing | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
From improving healthcare standards to reducing carbon footprints, the cloud is driving a quiet revolution, says Joe Baguley
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We're moving into what is becoming known as the mobile/cloud era. Our thinking is being shaped by several key areas: the need for flexible IT infrastructure, the emergence of big data analytics and increased mobile usage.

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79% of CIOs Are Concerned About Hidden Costs of Cloud Computing | CloudTimes

79% of CIOs Are Concerned About Hidden Costs of Cloud Computing | CloudTimes | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Cloud computing has gained leverage over the last decade as businesses are compelled to migrate to this new platform. Virtualization has capitalized on cost efficiency as its main strength for any industry.
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These are valid concerns, but I believe that they will be ironed out over time as the industry gains trust.

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How Businesses Can Save Money and Generate More Profit with Cloud Computing and Big Data

How Businesses Can Save Money and Generate More Profit with Cloud Computing and Big Data | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Information is increasing like never before. Growing worldwide, it’s estimated that 90% of the world's current data was generated in the last two years−a data explosion scattering substantial advan...
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Good article! The end game has to be lowering costs to increase profits, otherwise the exercise would not attract the core business element.

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How Cloud Computing Will Save Hollywood

How Cloud Computing Will Save Hollywood | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Cloud computing could help speed production of Hollywood blockbuster movies. (How Cloud Computing Will Save Hollywood: Guest author Robert Jenkins is CEO of CloudSigma.
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Great story on how the cloud is becoming synonymous with lower costs.

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Is cloud computing about to get cheaper because of Linux?

Is cloud computing about to get cheaper because of Linux? | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Elastichosts claims its by-the-hour billing system is 50% cheaper than Amazon.
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Elastichosts' IaaS solution, Elastic Containers, charges by real-time usage, measured every 15 minutes, meaning customers would pay less when the servers are less busy, such as overnight.

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Six questions to ask before jumping into cloud computing

Six questions to ask before jumping into cloud computing | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

Partners are being bombarded from all angles these days about cloud computing, and are under pressure to get onboard before the train leaves the station.

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Before you jump into the cloud, make sure you consider these six key questions.

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The benefits of cloud computing for small businesses

The benefits of cloud computing for small businesses | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
If you are running a small to medium sized business, you will have probably heard of cloud computing.
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Because working in the cloud means accessing applications via a web browser, it’s easy and fast to set up. There’s also generally no need for detailed training for your employees.

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The Benefits of Cloud Computing for Small Businesses

The Benefits of Cloud Computing for Small Businesses | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

What is cloud computing? Cloud computing is an Internet-based facility that allows users to access shared computer applications, storage and other resources through a network of remote servers, rather than each individual user installing hardware and software onto their on-site server and personal computer.

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Accessibility and flexibility, security, affordability, back-up, and so on are aspects one might need to know when choosing the cloud.

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Cloud Infographic: The SMB 2014 Wish List

Cloud Infographic: The SMB 2014 Wish List | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
For many small businesses, resources are already stretched thin and owners cannot afford to spend money that is not directly related to business development and results
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Accelerating human invention with all the computers you'll ever need

Accelerating human invention with all the computers you'll ever need | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Cycle Computing CEO Jason Stowe dives deep into the economic and innovative benefits of running massive scientific workloads in the cloud.
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Thanks to Stowe and Cycle Computing, the cloud computing startup of which he’s CEO, that task took about 18 hours. It would have taken about 264 years running on a single Intel Sandy Bridge processor, but Cycle Computing had a few more cores at its disposal — 16,788 of them in total — all running in the Amazon Web Services cloud.

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SaaS And Real Estate In The Cloud

SaaS And Real Estate In The Cloud | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
If you are a real estate agent that is into technology and the cloud, you are probably familiar with Software as a Service (SaaS) in the cloud. Many real estate agents already use SaaS in the cloud ,...

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Many  real estate agents that use SaaS are wary (and rightfully so) about a number of issues and challenges including security, cost, data backup and recovery and other possible disasters that could happen in the cloud.

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Why real estate agents are switching to SaaS applications in the cloud 

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What CFOs Need To Know About Cloud Computing

What CFOs Need To Know About Cloud Computing | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Lots of hype out there on cloud for CFOs. Here are the most important basics to know. © Stuart Miles - Fotolia.com Today’s business environment requires CFOs to improve efficiencies and reduce costs.
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Your specific business priorities dictate what you need in a cloud, along with such considerations as data sensitivity, security levels, and compliance requirements.

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Why the U.S. Government is Moving to Cloud Computing | Innovation Insights | Wired.com

Why the U.S. Government is Moving to Cloud Computing | Innovation Insights | Wired.com | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

It's no secret that cloud computing is transforming businesses across industries and creating a paradigm shift by deliverin

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The cloud is perfect for most Government services. Although there is still an issue on security for certain agencies, this should not hamper  the services sector from migrating.

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5 Benefits Of BYOD With Cloud Computing

5 Benefits Of BYOD With Cloud Computing | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
BYOD - Bring Your Own Device, commonly known as BYOD, and cloud computing are changing the way we use technology in the workplace
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The reduced costs outway the security concerns.

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5 Benefits Of Cloud Computing You Aren't Likely To See In A Sales Brochure

5 Benefits Of Cloud Computing You Aren't Likely To See In A Sales Brochure | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Cost savings... elasticity....  scalability....  load "bursting"....  storage on demand...  These are the advertised benefits of cloud computing, and they certainly help make for a solid business case for using either third-party services or a...
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Mr McKendrick is spot on, if we could be allowed to forget that privacy and security are issues right now. And who is to say that what happened in the US cannot happen elsewheere. Time will heal of course but it would help better if encryption keys are passed over from service providers to the users.

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Will Cloud Computing Kill The Server Market?

Will Cloud Computing Kill The Server Market? | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
The cloud computing era is upon us, and if you make servers, life could really begin to stink.
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The figures quoted are mind boggling. 98.6% drop in email servers. 97% reduction on servers for productivity applications. And an amazing saving on energy of 87%.

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