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Big data in the cloud? Be careful what you pay for | ZDNet

Big data in the cloud? Be careful what you pay for | ZDNet | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Cloud computing is a powerful technology for renting servers and storage, but if you work with big data, the costs of going outside your own datacentre could be prohibitive.
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How the demand for 3D printing skills is accelerating globally

How the demand for 3D printing skills is accelerating globally | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
35% of all ads posted for engineering jobs in the last 30 days prioritize 3D printing and additive manufacturing as the most sought-after skill.
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The number of job ads requiring workers with 3D printing skills increased 1,834% in 4 years and 103% when comparing August 2014 to August 2013.

 

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9 Rules for the Developer-ization of IT

9 Rules for the Developer-ization of IT | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
CIOs who want to drive innovation and change in their organizations should focus on making the lives of developers easier so they can innovate, produce great apps and deliver valuable IP.
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............ CIOs now need to embrace the "developer-ization of IT," which is about allowing developers to focus on innovating, producing great apps and delivering valuable IP.
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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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Unlike IoT, cloud computing is actually living up to its billing

Unlike IoT, cloud computing is actually living up to its billing | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
According to fresh research from Sage, an overwhelming 87 per cent of mid-market businesses (comprising between 100 and 499 members of staff) are now...
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Link to: Gartner red-faced after ridiculous Internet of Things adoption claim

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Sibos Topic 3: The benefits of Cloud Computing

Sibos Topic 3: The benefits of Cloud Computing | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

No longer is cloud just an option for start-ups such as Instagram, Pinterest, Spotify and Shazam but now larger corporations such as Samsung and even governments are using cloud technology to innovate and better serve their customers.

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Cloud has transformed the way that organisations do business, allowing them to react to changing requirements at a far quicker pace and take advantage of new business opportunities in a way that would otherwise be difficult.

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ERP Automation: Basics Explained

ERP Automation: Basics Explained | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
The manufacturing industry has different business needs and processes as compared to other domains. ERP involves planning to fulfill these various business requirements. Manufacturing business
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The article itemises some of the benefits that effective ERP manufacturing software consulting offers to businesses.

 

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CloudFlare aims to prevent future Heartbleeds with Keyless SSL

CloudFlare aims to prevent future Heartbleeds with Keyless SSL | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
CDN mavens CloudFlare have a new system for implementing SSL in the cloud while keeping the private keys elsewhere
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Called Keyless SSL, the system allows an organization to move its public-facing Web infrastructure to the cloud, while at the same time keeping its private SSL keys on its own internal servers.

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Docker Nabs $40 Million To Drive Distributed Apps Platform

Docker Nabs $40 Million To Drive Distributed Apps Platform | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

The San Francisco-based startup raised the series C funding with the help of Sequoia Capital, just nine months after it closed $15 million in funding led by Greylock Partners.

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Partners include Amazon, Google, IBM

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HP Buys Cloud Computing Startup Eucalyptus - Cloud Computing on CIO Today

HP Buys Cloud Computing Startup Eucalyptus - Cloud Computing on CIO Today | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

Hwlett-Packard announced an acquisition Thursday, a rare occurrence under CEO Meg Whitman, who took over the Palo Alto tech giant not long after the disastrous $11 billion deal for Autonomy.

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Eucalyptus is an open-source software company that helps clients connect to public cloud offerings such as Amazon Web Services.

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How Cloud Computing is Changing the Healthcare IT Industry

How Cloud Computing is Changing the Healthcare IT Industry | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
The accelerating migration to cloud computing represents a change for the way the healthcare industry sources its health information technology.
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Medical imaging is one of the most prolific uses of cloud in healthcare. By using a cloud solution for storing and sharing large data files involved in medical imaging saves hospitals, physicians and other organizations in health care costs while boosting speed and efficiency.

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The accelerating migration to cloud computing is changing the way the healthcare industry sources its health information technology

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Cloudy with a chance of business - Macworld

Cloudy with a chance of business - Macworld | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

Cloud computing promises the ability to work from anywhere without the need to be tethered to an office network. As long as you have an internet connection, you’re in business.

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Costs for cloud services vary widely. They can be as little as $1 per week or thousands of dollars per month. ....

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EmpowerID Launches Office 365 Manager for Security, Control

EmpowerID Launches Office 365 Manager for Security, Control | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
EmpowerID has announced Office 365 Manager, a module that allows enterprises to extend their existing on-premise security and audit control model to the Microsoft Office 365 and Azure Active Directory cloud.
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Office 365 Manager, is designed to help enterprises streamline platform management, boost user productivity and lower their IT operating costs.

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BrandPost: BrandPost: Five Ways Cloud Security Has Changed in 2014

BrandPost: BrandPost: Five Ways Cloud Security Has Changed in 2014 | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
The landscape of cloud security is shifting. At Alert Logic, we publish an annual Cloud Security Report, and this year's trends are particularly relevant to IT professionals working to secure applications in the cloud.
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The big question on everyone's mind was, "Is the cloud as secure as dedicated, on-premise infrastructure?"

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GAMING: Harnessing the cloud

GAMING: Harnessing the cloud | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Guides to game development tools and technology
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Leading experts tell Develop there’s a lot more potential in the technology than current titles might suggest

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Cloud Based Phone System Leads in IAAS Model

Cloud Based Phone System Leads in IAAS Model | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Learn benefits of Cloud Based Phone System. Get in touch with Fonebell, a leading business communication solution provider, for consultation and deployment. Contact @ sales@fonebell.in.
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...... cloud based phone system has evolved as an advanced, economical, convenient methods of internal business communication.

 

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Newly minted MacArthur 'genius' could make cloud computing more secure

Newly minted MacArthur 'genius' could make cloud computing more secure | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Because Gentry intends to keep pursuing his encryption work, and because computing power will keep going up, his technique could become a standard in cloud computing, where the promise of security ...
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Gentry has worked with cryptographers inside and outside the company to speed up the process of the approach he has advanced, known as fully homomorphic encryption (FHE), to make it more computationally efficient.

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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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Amazon refreshes Fire tablets, introduces Fire HD Kids Edition and Kindle Voyage e-reader

Amazon refreshes Fire tablets, introduces Fire HD Kids Edition and Kindle Voyage e-reader | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Amazon.com also introduced Fire OS 4 "Sangria," the next generation of software and services tuned for Fire devices
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Amazon has extended its tablet offerings as it tries to offer a range of devices through which customers can buy more products and services from its online store.

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V3 Security Summit: iCloud hack shows need to cherry-pick data stored in the cloud

V3 Security Summit: iCloud hack shows need to cherry-pick data stored in the cloud | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Kaspersky advises careful consideration of what data to upload
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One of the main barriers to the adoption of cloud computing has been concern over how secure such a service can be, particularly as data – sensitive

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Kick-start Your Cloud Computing Strategy

Kick-start Your Cloud Computing Strategy | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Do you understand cloud computing but struggle to know where to start? Learn more about these cloud application categories to help guide your decisions.
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It seems today that you can’t escape a technology based discussion without cloud computing being mentioned – ten times.

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INFOGRAPHIC: The Evolving Global Workplace

INFOGRAPHIC: The Evolving Global Workplace | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

Global Workplace - Over time, offices have to adapt to changes in the way we work. According to Jason Fried’s 2010 TED talk, “Why Work Doesn’t Happen at Work,” the offices of the 21st century will need to be much more open and digital than in the past.

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Massive improvements in office connectivity, it seems, should ultimately lead to a gradual phasing-out of centralized offices in many industries.

 

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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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VIDEO: The Best Cloud Business Intelligence Solutions for Marketing Analytics

VIDEO: The Best Cloud Business Intelligence Solutions for Marketing Analytics | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Cloud based business intelligence is a game changer in the digital business. All types of businesses, from small to large enterprises are equally adapting to the emergence of cloud based tools to enh…
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Among these benefits include the speed of deployment and implementation of various business apps, scaling up of web applications and the integration of business intelligence apps to enhance business productivity and cost effectiveness.
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No, Citrix did not kill CloudStack

No, Citrix did not kill CloudStack | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
CloudStack's lifeblood is its user community, so the Citrix shakeup is much ado about nothing
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In fact, it's doubtful that Citrix has ever controlled CloudStack.....

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For iPhone 6 Plus, big phone equals big wait

For iPhone 6 Plus, big phone equals big wait | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Apple and the major carriers are all showing wait times of several weeks to months for the larger version of the new iPhone.
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After Apple's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus smartphones went on sale for preorder Friday, the arrival times for the iPhone 6 Plus were quickly pushed back several weeks later than those of its smaller sibling,

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