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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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INFOGRAPHIC: Stormy In The Cloud

INFOGRAPHIC: Stormy In The Cloud | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

Security - Provided is an infographic with some concerning statistics by Safenet regarding IT security.

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Data security is what will make or break the cloud in the end.

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How effective companies are protecting sensitive data in cloud

How effective companies are protecting sensitive data in cloud | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
70% find more difficult to handle privacy and data protection regulations in cloud.
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"To create a more secure cloud environment, organisations can begin with simple steps such as including IT security in establishing security policies...........

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How software defined networking and cloud computing pave the way towards a digital society

How software defined networking and cloud computing pave the way towards a digital society | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Ultra-broadband network proliferation, advances in information technology and the evolution of endpoint devices have created the conditions for re-inventing telecommunications networks and services architectures.
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Software defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV) are just two facets of the so-called “IT-zation or softwarization” of telecom infrastructures.

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12 LinkedIn Secrets You Need to Start Using

12 LinkedIn Secrets You Need to Start Using | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Are you a lurker on LinkedIn? 80% of us are. We watch and read but we're not proactive and and we don't use LinkedIn's newest and best features to our advantage. If you're in the business of creat
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Very informative article on how to better market oneself on LinkedIn.

 

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Verizon: CIOs control over half of enterprise cloud spending

Verizon: CIOs control over half of enterprise cloud spending | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
A new report into the cloud spending of enterprises has found that IT departments are now making most of the decisions on new technologies with a...
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This has translated to over 80 per cent of the cloud spend being controlled by IT departments and 62 per cent of the decisions over cloud technologies handled directly by the CIO.

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The National Institute of Standards and Technology lays out roadmap for cloud computing

The National Institute of Standards and Technology lays out roadmap for cloud computing | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released its Cloud Computing Technology Roadmap, a set objectives for the accelerated adoption of cloud computing in government.

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The urgency is driven by rapid deployment of cloud computing in response to financial incentives.

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The big one: The makings of a global cyber attack

The big one: The makings of a global cyber attack | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Surprise -- the underlying technology matters less to an attack's success than basic human determination
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Since then, far bigger and faster-spreading worms appeared, most notably Michelangelo, Code Red, Melissa, SQL Slammer, ILoveYou, and Blaster.

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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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The internet of things is becoming the next cloud battleground

The internet of things is becoming the next cloud battleground | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
As the competition among cloud computing providers steps up, so is interest in the internet of things. More connected devices — perhaps especially by governments rolling thousands at a time — should increase the competitive environment as providers fight to be the best possible IoT platforms.
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As part of its broader home-automation plans, for example, Google is already buying up large AWS users such as Nest and Dropcam. Dropcam Co-founder and CEO Greg Duffy told me last year that his company runs “the largest inbound streaming service on the entire internet”

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As regular objects become more interconnected, the world is becoming closer-nit. An interesting take.

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Amazon Web Services to Open German Center

Amazon Web Services to Open German Center | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Amazon says it is opening the center to answer customer demand, but part of that demand is compliance with German laws around privacy. It’s evidence that even tech companies have to learn to live with the rules.
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Revelations by Edward Snowden about the National Security Agency spying on online systems have made it harder for United States companies to say they won’t violate privacy.

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Snowflake's Data Warehouse Runs on Relational Database in the Cloud

Snowflake's Data Warehouse Runs on Relational Database in the Cloud | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Snowflake's Elastic Data Warehouse service is built on a relational database it developed specifically for that purpose—a game-changer for the cloud services game.
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Snowflake Computing announced it has picked up an additional $26 million in funding, part of which will be used to create a customer and partner ecosystem around the new cloud service.

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ERP for Head of Class Businesses

ERP for Head of Class Businesses | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
We help you guys find the right enterprise resource planning system (ERP), but we don’t always follow up to see how it’s going. The fact is, many people pay for an ERP that’s essentially useless. If you don’t put the time in upfront and implement it the right way for your team, an ERP can be a total waste of time and money. That’s why it’s essential that you take advantage of free demos and free trials to test out if an ERP is right for your business and, especially, to test if an ERP software company has the right customer service for your business.
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This is the theme the folks at FianancialForce illustrate in their newest infographic “How to Successfully Implement an ERP and Grow.”

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Coming of Age in Cloud Computing

Coming of Age in Cloud Computing | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Cloud computing, particularly in the big rental businesses of Microsoft and Amazon, has been criticized as undependable and tough to manage. A number of recent announcements suggest that some companies are trying to address the issue.
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Microsoft also announced a partnership with Dell to sell a kind of “cloud in a box,” or hardware and software that created a mini-version of Microsoft’s cloud, called Azure, inside a company.

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Demystifying cloud computing jargon: A guide to understanding the future of IT infrastructure

Demystifying cloud computing jargon: A guide to understanding the future of IT infrastructure | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
How is it 2014 and I still don't understand all the cloud jargon out there? Thankfully at a SAGE hosted roundtable ITProPortal got to decipher the...
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This is what the cloud is

Are you ready for a single sentence to surmise the cloud?

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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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Cloud and analytics galore: IBM finally reveals its master plan

Cloud and analytics galore: IBM finally reveals its master plan | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
At its big data event, IBM lays out an end-to-end cloud and analytics strategy, with a vision for the future that makes sense for developers and big enterprise customers
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Data is the what, cloud is the how, and insight is the why,” intoned Picciano. ...............

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How To Manage Your Data In The Cloud (But Not Lose Your Mind)

How To Manage Your Data In The Cloud (But Not Lose Your Mind) | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Smart CIOs are evolving their existing in-house IT—to include “the cloud.” But beware of hidden pitfalls in moving to cloud computing. So here are a few top, actionable tips
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The Challenges We All Face


Whatever your industry, CIOs are continually being asked to do more with less—and faster.

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Taking back privacy in the post-Snowden cloud

Taking back privacy in the post-Snowden cloud | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Governments aren’t going to fix cloud’s privacy problem. It’s up to the industry—and us.
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In 1999, former Sun Microsystems CEO Scott McNealy spoke in front of the US government and infamously said, “You have zero privacy anyway. Get over it."

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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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Unlimited Microsoft’s OneDrive Cloud Storage with Office 365 Subscription

Unlimited Microsoft’s OneDrive Cloud Storage with Office 365 Subscription | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Microsoft is now offering an unlimited OneDrive storage for Microsoft Office 365 subscriber. Get on the waitlist now and be the first one.
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If you are Office 365 subscriber, your OneDrive cloud storage will increase from 1TB to unlimited.

 

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Microsoft Outlines Vision for Azure With New Services

Microsoft Outlines Vision for Azure With New Services | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Microsoft puts the pressure on cloud competitors Amazon and Google with a slate of new Azure offerings, including a 'cloud-in-a-box' hardware appliance geared for on-premises hybrid deployments.
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"Microsoft loves Linux," Nadella says. "Twenty percent of Azure is already Linux. We will always have first-class support for Linux distributions."

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IBM, Microsoft Announce Cross-Cloud Enterprise Software Partnership

IBM, Microsoft Announce Cross-Cloud Enterprise Software Partnership | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
IBM (IBM) and Microsoft (MSFT) are working together to provide their respective enterprise software on Microsoft Azure and IBM Cloud. How will the partnership between these two hybrid cloud heavyweights work? Here are the full details.
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The companies said that the partnership announced this week is designed to help customers, developers and partners drive innovation in hybrid cloud.

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How to prevent #cyber #bullying?

How to prevent #cyber #bullying? | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
With the increase in the usage of technology, a monster by the name of cyber-bully has also emerged. Stopbullying.gov states cyber bullying to be the kind which is conducted through the use of computers and mobile phones.
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You should be aware of the passwords and screen names your child has for all devices used

 

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Security jobs are hot, thanks to the Internet of things

Security jobs are hot, thanks to the Internet of things | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Security certifications are soaring in value as thousands of new jobs are there for the taking
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Nonetheless, security is probably the hottest topic in IT right now, and the public is being barraged by stories of data breaches, ransomware, security holes, and the NSA’s widespread data collection.

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Cloud computing: an essential guide to what could go wrong

Cloud computing: an essential guide to what could go wrong | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Turbulent web connections, logistical nightmares and the possibility of your provider going bust are all pitfalls of cloud services, according to Benjamin Robbins
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Before you go all in with the cloud there are some real-world challenges you should consider.

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