The mobile transformation is at the intersection of every large IT trend including cloud, big data and application modernization. Think about the major changes ITwill face over the next five to ten years.
As more people become comfortable with technology, new strains will be placed on the IT group, which will have to adapt to meet evolving business demands. Tablets and smart phones will continue to be white-hot technologies that spans between the consumer and business worlds.
CIOs needs to tackle issues such as BYOD and the consumerization of IT so they can build a stronger partnership with the workforce in order to tackle future transformational projects.
With the explosive growth in this as a service, that as a service, and clouding everything in sight, it comes as no surprise that cloud backup services are starting to crop up everywhere. And we’re not just talking about some of the excellent services targeted at consumers like Dropbox, box.net, and iCloud, we’re talking about enterprise grade services.
Cloud computing today is no longer a buzzword associated with universities or advanced technology organisations at the bleeding edge of innovation. It is now a mainstream sourcing model that most organisations are looking to as part of their broader IT strategy
Unfortunately, there are still holdouts. If you’re still waiting in the wings and are worried about the expense, safety and security of the cloud, read the following to learn more. Let me know what you think!
As Cloud computing continues to take the business world by storm, new research has found that the public’s understanding of ‘the Cloud’ is still poor, some five years after the term became widely used in the IT industry.
2012 has been a takeoff year for cloud computing, there have been no real major breakthroughs yet no setbacks as well, but that is not to say that the field has been asleep overall, we have seen a continued growth in terms of support and adoption including the emergence of new types of services on offer. There have been a lot of improvements in the technology and also a lot of new directions taken that we have yet to see if they will lead to success or not. Let us take a look back a whole year at the state of cloud computing so far.
cloudHQ is a service which synchronizes and replicates data between multiple different cloud services and cloud accounts in real-time.
For example, with cloudHQ you can sync Google Drive and Dropbox: so all your files from Google Drive to be in Dropbox and all your files from Dropbox will be in Google Drive. And any change from Google Drive will be instantaneously replicated to Dropbox and any change in Google Drive will be instantaneously replicated to Dropbox.
Sharing files with one or more colleagues can still be a hassle.
Remember the first time you tried to send a 4GB video file as an email attachment? Anybody who has tried to share a large file with a friend or colleague understands all too well to the problems that are involved. Email attachments can get rejected, especially if you don't know what the upper limit on a file size is for sender or recipient. Uploads and downloads can be arbitrarily slow. And the clunkiness of the whole process makes it hard to get real work done.
In the bad old days, if you wanted to distribute files that were too hefty for your email to handle, you had few choices. You could buy some Web-hosting space and use that to distribute files on the fly to your coworkers and collaborators, you could burn a disc or copy the file to a USB drive and drop that in an envelope, or you could use that fabled legacy transport protocol, Sneakernet. Nowadays, however, there's a bevy of free services that offer tons of storage and bandwidth.
Google's cloud service is serious about taking on the competition. This infographic compares Google Drive to its top three competitors: Dropbox, Microsoft's Skydrive, and Apple's iCloud. Besides comparing size, pricing, and platform support, we also take a look at a brief history of these cloud services.
In 2012 we've seen amazing growth in the Consumer Cloud, meaning cloud computing for everyday users. There are three main categories in the Consumer Cloud: storage, sync, and notes. Dropbox, Apple's iCloud and Evernote (respectively) have been the most impressive performers in each category so far this year.
Does Drive stand a chance against sync and backup veterans?
Google's very own "Loch Ness monster," also known as Google Drive, has finally launched. It's the new face of Google Documents, and it's also Google's oft-rumored Dropbox-killer. It enters a scene crowded with competitors besides Dropbox that let you sync multiple folders, collaborate with friends, and stream data to your mobile device — so how does Drive fare?