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What could a principles-based cloud computing framework for regulators look like? | FutureGov - Transforming Government | Education | Healthcare

What could a principles-based cloud computing framework for regulators look like? | FutureGov - Transforming Government | Education | Healthcare | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

Mike Mudd, Chief Representative for Asia Pacific, Open Computing Alliance (OCA), writes about how government regulators can support cloud adoption while minimising risks, and satisfying their due diligence and auditing processes.

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From these discussions and working with industry associations and OCA members, a ten point framework based these principles has been drafted that may satisfy all stakeholders’ needs and concerns.

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Two thirds of UK firms ignoring cloud computing but mobile services on the up

Two thirds of UK firms ignoring cloud computing but mobile services on the up | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Cloud faces uphill struggle, while mobile development shines
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Businesses in the financial sector that hold large amounts of very sensitive client data will be the last to move into the cloud. It is totally understandable! Security and privacy are their livelihood and go through great lengths to building their own Fort Knox. The NSA's PRISM incident certainly didn't do the industry any favours. Until the cloud is well and truly tested, the UK will lag.

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The Four Hundred--Cloud Services Revenue To Reach $43.2 Billion In 2016

The Four Hundred--Cloud Services Revenue To Reach $43.2 Billion In 2016 | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

It will come as no shock to IT Jungle readers that cloud computing is no longer a distant trend on the horizon. We have been forecasting the push toward cloud computing for years, and more recently we have been reporting on the growing number of IBM i solution providers that are introducing cloud services.

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BANKING: Cloud computing changes all rules in banking

BANKING: Cloud computing changes all rules in banking | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

How will cloud computing shake up the banking industry? The pre-crisis, high-leverage banking approach is no longer fit for purpose in the post-crisis world. For example, to successfully manage current market challenges (e.g., with liquidity, volatility and regulation), retail banks can no longer rely extensively on expensive branch-focused distribution to achieve sustainable growth.

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Accountancy: How To Choose An Accounting Software For Your Small Business | CloudTweaks

Accountancy: How To Choose An Accounting Software For Your Small Business | CloudTweaks | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

Every small business owner will surely want to see his/her business prosper. He/she will work hard in order to have his/her business in tip-top shape. Income and expenses will surely be tracked in order to find out if the business is still profitable. Gone are the days when business owners keep track of them in spreadsheet or even on pare. At this day and age, there are a lot of accounting applications for small businesses which can cater to various needs of an entrepreneur.

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How Intuit Uses Cloud Computing - Forbes

How Intuit Uses Cloud Computing - Forbes | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Welcome to an on-going series of interviews with the people behind the technologies in Cloud Computing.  The interviews  provide insightful points of view from a customer, industry, and vendor perspective.  A full list of interviewees can be found...
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Financial services move to the cloud

Financial services move to the cloud | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Senior IT executives in the financial services industry understand that cloud computing infrastructure can boost the value of their services and offer
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Another inhibitor of cloud computing among financial services organisations is the question of data residency.

 

 

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INFOGRAPHIC: Are Smartphones Replacing Our Wallets? · Lemon Blog

INFOGRAPHIC: Are Smartphones Replacing Our Wallets? · Lemon Blog | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
A debate has grown in recent years about whether or not smartphones are replacing our wallets. With the rise of mobile payment services and banking apps, it's becoming less and less necessary to use cash or even credit cards to manage our money.
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Cloud computing: Why it’s good for your bottom line | Insights | Thirty Second Mentor | Entrepreneur | Financial Post

Cloud computing: Why it’s good for your bottom line | Insights | Thirty Second Mentor | Entrepreneur | Financial Post | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Cloud computing offers distinct benefits for the entrepreneurial community, freeing both capital and staff time which can be focused on growing the business...
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Finance: StockTouch (on iPad) Review

The app market is filled with just about anything you can think of, but few are ready to go with updates prior to the release of a new Apple product. StockTouch was one of the few and first to have an iPad Retina display ready app.
StockTouch brings you solid, easy to read information about the stocks you care about in a beautiful and simple to use application. Watch the video to see all the features of this fantastic way to track your stocks.
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Pay with PayPal at The Home Depot

PayPal provides a new way to pay in store, without the need of a wallet or phone. This video demonstrates two options for paying with PayPal at The Home Depot.
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Best Personal Finance Mobile Apps

Best Personal Finance Mobile Apps | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Carry a personal finance advisor with you at all times with one of these free smartphone apps.
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