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Social media, cloud computing hold promise for Indian IT in 2013

Social media, cloud computing hold promise for Indian IT in 2013 | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Flat IT budgets and uncertain macro environment may continue to challenge the Indian IT-BPO industry, but as technology becomes more central to everyday lives of consumers and corporate alike, 2013 promises to be a good year for the $100 billion...
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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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iOS 8's hidden revolution goes way beyond the iPad and iPhone

iOS 8's hidden revolution goes way beyond the iPad and iPhone | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Handoff, Touch ID, extensions, HealthKit, CloudKit, and HomeKit are all part of a larger plan that moves liquid computing forward
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Apple announced its CloudKit, HealthKit, and HomeKit APIs at its Worldwide Developers Conference in June. All three are critical to growing areas of technology interoperation: cloud services, medical data and sensors, and home automation ....

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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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How Cloud Computing Can Help Small & Medium Businesses.

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How Cloud Computing has changed the face of IT

How Cloud Computing has changed the face of IT | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Cloud computing provides easy access via online applications which therefore means there is no involvement of expensive IT hardware.
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IT skills and requirements are changing; those who work in IT need to be able to work with and operate online networks therefore new skills are required. Universities .....

 

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Can cloud computing stay green?

Can cloud computing stay green? | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
We spoke to the founder and CEO of server specialist Iceotope to find out if sustainability and the environment really can go hand-in-hand with cloud computing.
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With the .... trend involving such huge consumption of power and data, is this fundamentally incompatible with 'greenness'?

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What the Future of Cloud Computing Will Bring

What the Future of Cloud Computing Will Bring | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Cloud computing has evolved at a staggering rate. The ability for businesses and individual users to,Cloud Computing
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These products integrate the best features of cloud-based data, infrastructure, software, and platforms to provide what some refer to as XaaS (Anything as a Service).

 

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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.

 

Infographic provided by Visualistan

 

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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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Piston Cloud Computing Boosts OpenStack Security

Piston Cloud Computing Boosts OpenStack Security | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
A key feature Piston is pushing forward in version 3.5 of its OpenStack cloud distribution is support for Intel's Trusted Execution Technology.
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In Piston OpenStack 3.5, the secure server enrollment process has been integrated in a consistent manner with how the platform already enables system scale-out and upgrades.

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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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5 Million Gmail Passwords Leak, Google Says No Compromise

5 Million Gmail Passwords Leak, Google Says No Compromise | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Approximately 4.93 million Gmail usernames and passwords were published to a Russian Bitcoin forum on Tuesday, as first reported by Russian website CNews. That’s the bad news. The good news... Keep reading →
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If you want to check whether your account is included in the leak, you can head to isleaked.com

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INFOGRAPHIC: Not Everything Is Locked Up Within A Secured Network

INFOGRAPHIC: Not Everything Is Locked Up Within A Secured Network | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Secured Network - Cloud Infographic: Devices That Are Surprisingly Easy To Hack
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Here is an infographic provided by the group at: http://www.whoishostingthis.com that lists 14 systems that were accessed by hackers through the Internet. Surprisingly enough, in a large number of cases, the hacked passwords and logins were something like “admin”, “password” or “123”:

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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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