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Where Mobile #Cloud Is Driving the Greatest Value

Where Mobile #Cloud Is Driving the Greatest Value | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

How agile is your IT organization? Have you kept pace with the rapid evolution of cloud computing services? Have you applied that cloud investment to connect with your key stakeholders in the marketplace?

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Why Mobile Cloud Has Gained Momentum

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Will Lenssen, Prin's curator insight, January 3, 1:09 PM

Take what you need; use what is appropriate and what fits your business best.

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Benefits of Cloud Computing as a Service

Benefits of Cloud Computing as a Service | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Cloud computing enables businesses, institutions and individuals to manage their business data and access it easily from remote locations.
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Software as a Service is the cloud technology model capable of hosting specially designed cloud software tools and applications in the computing environment.

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George Florentine's curator insight, December 2, 2014 6:15 AM

Cloud is the future! Cloud is now!

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Cloud Computing: It's not all about money, dummy!

Cloud Computing: It's not all about money, dummy! | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

Cost savings are a big deal, but they are not the be-all and end-all of cloud computing. There’s more than what meets the eye, and an astute CIO’s eye never misses the same.

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Cloud is a phenomenal force, helping many businesses immediately chop redundancies, and shred monolithic IT baggages into wonderful cost savings, thanks to cloud-quintessential shades of multi-tenancy and scalability.

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What is the real cost of cloud computing?

What is the real cost of cloud computing? | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
451 Research has launched a Cloud Price Index in order to examine how much cloud computing costs over time.
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The 451 Cloud Price Index (CPI) is based off industry pricing data from from the period October 1st to November 1st 2014. 451 Research looked at quotes and estimates of a typical multi-service cloud applications from a range of cloud providers.

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Failure to Launch: From Big Data to Big Decisions

Failure to Launch: From Big Data to Big Decisions | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Not long ago big data was all the rage, the trendiest concept in the world of business intelligence. Now, however, the hype appears to be fading fast, with few companies having realized the bottom-...
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The key to making big data initiatives a success lies within making the produced data  more digestible and usable in decision making, .......

 

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Hidden costs and locations: Solving the mystery of cloud solutions for businesses

Hidden costs and locations: Solving the mystery of cloud solutions for businesses | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
The cost and functional benefits of migrating services to the cloud have been well documented, but as more solutions are introduced to the market, choosing the right one is presenting many businesses with a real challenge.
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Many businesses have discovered that there can potentially be a number of hidden costs to cloud computing that may lead to an overall increase in expenditure.

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Cloud computing is coming for your DNA, and it will lead to better drugs and health care

Cloud computing is coming for your DNA, and it will lead to better drugs and health care | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
DNAnexus is adding Regeneron Genetics Center to its group of partners. DNAnexus will convert 1,000 exomes a week into usable data in the cloud.
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While the time and cost to sequence an entire genome has dropped to a day — or hours — and $1,000, from the 13 years and nearly $3 billion it took to complete the internationally-run Human Genome Project, more obstacles remain.

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States Turn to Cloud Computing for Cost Savings

States Turn to Cloud Computing for Cost Savings | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Seven years ago, the state of Delaware started moving computer servers out of closets
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Nearly three-quarters of the states, 73 percent, say they already have some applications in the public cloud and are considering others.

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Google shakes up cloud services market with another price cut

Google shakes up cloud services market with another price cut | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Google fires back at Microsoft, which last week cut prices of some Azure services
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Citing enhanced efficiency in its data centers as well as falling hardware costs, Google on Wednesday said it was cutting prices of its Google Compute Engine by about 10 percent for all instance types in every region................

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Healthcare: So You’re Considering Cloud Computing

Healthcare: So You’re Considering Cloud Computing | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Report Helps IT Execs Navigate Through the Cloud. By Christine Kern, contributing writer
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Findings ... “indicate that the most important concerns that healthcare organizations have about the cloud are related to security and control of data, regulatory compliance, availability, bandwidth, and cost,” write the authors.

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How to Avoid a Cloud Strategy that Fails

How to Avoid a Cloud Strategy that Fails | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

As cloud computing becomes widely adopted, organizations still maintain vastly different schools of thought on what the term “cloud” really means. That’s partly due to the term “cloud computing” being used for a broad collection of services, delivered at many different layers (infrastructure, application platform, software, ...

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Bottom line: Cloud computing can save money, but only for the right services.

 

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Introducing the Hybrid Cloud – A New Way to Think About Cloud Computing

Introducing the Hybrid Cloud – A New Way to Think About Cloud Computing | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
The last few years have seen a definite explosion of interest in cloud computing solutions for businesses of all sizes, to the point of cloud storage wars bringing down the price and ever increasing …
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A hybrid cloud solution offers some distinct benefits for small to medium sized businesses looking to expand their computing power. These can be broken down into a few basic areas: .....
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Blueprint for the Cloud

Blueprint for the Cloud | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

You have heard the term; now create a plan for the cloud in your business.

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In the survey, a majority of IT decision makers believe the cloud is a very important investment for running business more effectively, while non-IT executives are less likely to view operational importance.

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2015: Where Wholesale Cloud and Multi-Cloud Collide

2015: Where Wholesale Cloud and Multi-Cloud Collide | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
In 2015, two issues on the cutting edge of the cloud are going to converge: the wide scale adoption of wholesale cloud services, and the need for multi-cloud environments. Read More
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As demand for cloud services increases and education around cloud computing grows, enterprise IT is becoming more savvy about matching different workloads to the cloud environments in which they run most efficiently.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Six Online Retailer Trends To Expect

INFOGRAPHIC: Six Online Retailer Trends To Expect | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Online Retailer Trends - Online shopping has continued to grow over the years as more and more people are connected via a huge array of innovative devices
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Provided is an excellent infographic by econsultancy.com which highlights the continued growth of online shopping versus in-store purchases.

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7 Trends That Can Define the Future of Cloud Computing

7 Trends That Can Define the Future of Cloud Computing | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
One reason for everyone's huge confidence in cloud computing is that it is one of the most disruptive technologies to have emerged on the scene in the last decade. Let’s see if the seven trends given here can justify industry optimism about the cloud.
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Let’s see if the 7 trends given below can justify industry optimism with the Cloud

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Ann Windham's curator insight, November 14, 2014 10:50 AM

Here is a good overview if you are wondering what cloud computing is all about. #TSTS #eventprofs #meetingprofs

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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.
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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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Gartner Debunks Top 10 Cloud Myths

Gartner Debunks Top 10 Cloud Myths | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
As cloud computing grows, so do the misconceptions. And Gartner believes it can debunk the top 10 ten cloud myths for businesses and channel partners. Here's what they found.
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Here's Gartner's list of top 10 cloud computing myths.

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Small Businesses, Get Acquainted with Cloud Computing

Small Businesses, Get Acquainted with Cloud Computing | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Cloud computing presents a number of advantages particularly helpful for small businesses.
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One benefit the little guys have over Goliaths is their ability to adapt.

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Cloud computing myths debunked

Cloud computing myths debunked | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
If you’re a small business owner and concepts like ‘the cloud’ fly over your head or send you into a flat panic, Darlene Menzies, CEO of SMEasy, says stop, breathe and embrace it because the cloud is a beneficial tool for SMEs
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Contrary to popular belief, Menzies says that cloud-based products could actually save small business owners money as the products are “typically” charged on a monthly basis and are not upfront-lump-sum based.

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Will Lenssen, Prin's curator insight, October 24, 2014 11:50 AM

This still requires a set time to learn how to effectively use it. 

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Once Upon A Time: Storytelling When You’re Selling Cloud

Once Upon A Time: Storytelling When You’re Selling Cloud | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Perfecting the art of storytelling can bring CSPs closer to potential customers. Use a real life case study to show why customers need to leverage your solution. Here's how to tell your story in the cloud.
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... what I really want to do is paint them a picture of how this investment could pay off for them.

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Don't miss the cloud opportunity

Don't miss the cloud opportunity | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Businesses have much to gain by exploring new technologies.
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Bentleys’ survey, .... found 54 per cent of small businesses were unfamiliar with the term cloud computing, ................

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Using The Knapsack Problem To Cut The Carbon Cost Of The Cloud

Using The Knapsack Problem To Cut The Carbon Cost Of The Cloud | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

... the cloud is completely understandable, and it's one of few areas in climate where the emissions costs are also. And because it is quantifiable it can benefit from combinatorial optimization. the famous rucksack problem where a traveller has to try and fit everything in without leaving anything behind.

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.... environmental critics are part of the 'nobody understands the cloud' masses .....

 

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How Cloud Computing Can Help Small & Medium Businesses

How Cloud Computing Can Help Small & Medium Businesses | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Cloud Computing has become a hot topic over the last several years. With every type of business aspect being performed ‘in the cloud’ lots of different size companies are utilizing cloud-based…
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.... the benefits of cloud computing and how these systems can be implemented at a budget friendly cost.

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BSN's curator insight, September 11, 2014 6:45 AM

How Cloud Computing Can Help Small & Medium Businesses.

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VIDEO: What do businesses gain with cloud computing?

VIDEO: What do businesses gain with cloud computing? | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Industry experts weigh in on how enterprises can maximize the capabilities of cloud computing at the Cloud World Forum.
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Besides automation opportunities, cloud computing not only provides transparency but helps businesses develop a cohesive strategy that gets “all your different companies talking to each other and using the same platform,” said Sylvia Entwistle, assistant editor of Enterprise Management 360.

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