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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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Cloud computing enables businesses to discover their entrepreneurial spirit

Cloud computing enables businesses to discover their entrepreneurial spirit | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

While cloud services have levelled the playing field for SMEs, larger enterprises adopting the technology can also benefit.

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...... larger enterprises retained their dominance by relying on infrastructure, scale, access to multiple markets and superior technology. The arrival of cloud computing has eroded these advantages, ...................

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Made in IBM Labs: Enabling Dynamic Prioritization of Data in the Cloud

Made in IBM Labs: Enabling Dynamic Prioritization of Data in the Cloud | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

As more and more companies take advantage of applications, processes and services delivered via the cloud, vendors are struggling with increased complexity and challenges associated with ensuring uninterrupted data availability. IBM's patented technique creates a cloud environment in which Quality of Service priorities can be modified according to real-time or expected conditions, to reduce data bottlenecks in the cloud, thereby ensuring that clients receive the level and quality of service they expect..

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Report: NSA secretly exploited devastating Heartbleed bug for years (Update: NSA denies)

Report: NSA secretly exploited devastating Heartbleed bug for years (Update: NSA denies) | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
News of the Heartbleed bug has brought the Web to its knees, and Bloomberg says the NSA has been exploiting it for at least two years.
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A September Snowden-supplied revelation revealed that the NSA can easily defeat many of today’s encryption technologies, and in an aside that now seems precognizant, the SSL protocol was then rumored to be a particular favored target for the Agency.

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Is cloud computing about to get cheaper because of Linux?

Is cloud computing about to get cheaper because of Linux? | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Elastichosts claims its by-the-hour billing system is 50% cheaper than Amazon.
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Elastichosts' IaaS solution, Elastic Containers, charges by real-time usage, measured every 15 minutes, meaning customers would pay less when the servers are less busy, such as overnight.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Data Security Risk And Prevention

INFOGRAPHIC: Data Security Risk And Prevention | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Security Risk - Cloud Infographic: Data Security Risk And Prevention
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Excellent Infographic from Continuity Central

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Is Data Scraping Useful For You?

Is Data Scraping Useful For You? | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
As a business, it is important to always have relevant and useful information on hand for when you might need it. It can however be difficult to acquire all this information and especially to sort ...
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There are many reasons you should go for web scraping services. Here are a few.

 

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Identifying Roadblocks in Embracing Hybrid Clouds

Identifying Roadblocks in Embracing Hybrid Clouds | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

Before you embrace a hybrid cloud, it is essential to comprehend the business benefits of hybrid cloud computing, the security factors, and how one can mitigate the risks involved with the use of public clouds along with a private cloud.

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.. hybrid clouds offer the cost and scale benefits of public clouds while also offering the security and control of private clouds.

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VIDEO: What is Jumpstarter? A next-generation hosting platform

VIDEO: What is Jumpstarter? A next-generation hosting platform | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Jumpstarter - a next-generation hosting platform. In this video we give you a basic idea of what Jumpstarter is all about.
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Hosting websites has never been this easy. Keep your websites up and running. Zero server hassle.

 

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VIDEO: Xbox One Cloud Computing Demo Shows How CPU Assist Can Beat The PS4

VIDEO: Xbox One Cloud Computing Demo Shows How CPU Assist Can Beat The PS4 | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

The Xbox One cloud computing demo recently show off by Microsoft shows at least one way the Xbone can beat the PS4 performance gap.

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..... in physics and AI heavy situations, cloud computing is claimed to make a huge difference .........

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Reinventing cloud computing in manufacturing

Reinventing cloud computing in manufacturing | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
This article was first published in the Spring 2014 issue of Prime, a Microsoft technology magazine for the manufacturing industry
Until now, the main barriers that have stopped businesses realising the full benefits of cloud computing have been security and bandwidth. Companies like to know where the data is held and how they can access it if necessary. They must also have an adequate internet connection, both in terms of speed and uptime. However, more people are taking advantage of the ...
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Build: Microsoft Azure embraces outside technologies

Build: Microsoft Azure embraces outside technologies | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Microsoft has open-sourced its new C# compiler and Azure now incorporates the open source Chef and Puppet configuration managers
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Microsoft’s Azure strategy is to “enable developers to use the best of Windows ecosystem and the best of the Linux ecosystem together ...

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Net neutrality law adopted by European Parliament

Net neutrality law adopted by European Parliament | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

It would also prohibit mobile networks and broadband providers from blocking services - such as WhatApp messages or Google Drive storage - that compete with their own offerings.

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In addition, the European Parliament voted to scrap roaming fees (calls and data) charged for using a mobile phone while abroad within the EU.

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Dark Clouds Forming For Cloud Computing Companies

Dark Clouds Forming For Cloud Computing Companies | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Salesforce.com (CRM) is one of a pile of Cloud computing companies sharing space in a market deeply into "bubble" territory where dark Clouds are forming and we are heading for a storm.The silliness is evident in Cl
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With major cloud companies beginning to slash prices to grab business, those companies with far from healthy balance sheets are going to start getting squeezed. 

 

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Soon, cloud capacity will be available in a spot market

Soon, cloud capacity will be available in a spot market | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Infrastructure as a Service marketplace will enable organizations to acquire IaaS cycles, as well as potentially sell excess capacity.
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In a few months, it may be possible to buy cloud infrastructure capacity on an open market, just as energy or physical commodities are now traded.

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Back to the Future: Why the Cloud Won't Replace the Mainframe

Back to the Future: Why the Cloud Won't Replace the Mainframe | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
A mainframe computer system, on display at the Computer History Museum, in Mountain View, California. Image: Pargon/Flickr This week marks the 50th birthda
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Today more than 10,000 mainframes still run hundreds of thousands of enterprise apps for business, finance and administrative systems and that’s unlikely to change any time soon.

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The Law Society warns UK law firms about cloud computing risks

The Law Society warns UK law firms about cloud computing risks | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Guidance about cloud computing from The Law Society is responding to the increasing use of cloud storage and the security risks involved in law firms.
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The Law Society warns that today’s law firms planning to move their IT into the cloud should be aware of the risk of lawful interception by intelligence agencies.

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The Heartbleed OpenSSL flaw is worse than you think

The Heartbleed OpenSSL flaw is worse than you think | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
On a scale of 1 to 10, this vulnerability is an 11. Here are the steps to take to thoroughly protect yourself from this OpenSSL bug
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If you think you've patched the few computers you have that use OpenSSL and have called it a day, you probably don't understand how pervasive OpenSSL is. It is probably the way you connect to your security appliances. It's probably the way you connect to your routers, gateways, and switches. It's probably the way you connect to many of your (non-Microsoft) cloud services.

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Public or Private Cloud? The Decision Comes Down to Risk, DISA CIO Says

Public or Private Cloud? The Decision Comes Down to Risk, DISA CIO Says | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
‘You have to understand risk and the data you’re dealing with,’ David Bennett says.
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Myriad factors play into these decisions – projected cost savings, information sensitivity and availability, to name a few – but according to U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency Chief Information Officer David Bennett, the single most important element continues to be risk.

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How Cloud Computing Has Changed Education

How Cloud Computing Has Changed Education | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Education - Here’s an overview of the positive impact of cloud computing on the educational landscape across the country – and the world.
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Backing up and storing your files and other content to the cloud, where they can be accessed anywhere at any time, has been a huge catalyst in the technology market as of late.

 

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Fill out and sign documents without ever leaving Gmail. Never print, sign, and scan again. It's free!

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How cloud computing is evolving to help the mid-market

How cloud computing is evolving to help the mid-market | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Smaller businesses can focus on what they want to do.

At Phoenix we are taking a different approach to cloud services. We have many years of experience in delivering services remotely to our custo
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The demand for these services has driven a global race to provide high availability, low-cost commoditised services which have now become commonplace in large enterprise business.

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Virtual Reality: The Future Of Cloud Gaming Is Almost Upon Us

Virtual Reality: The Future Of Cloud Gaming Is Almost Upon Us | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Virtual Reality - So which technology do we look to, which will allow us this needed increase in reactive response? Two words: virtual reality.
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Given that true virtual reality hardware is pretty much non-existent at this point, current games are extremely limited.

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How can we adapt "cloud gamiing" to business? Can we use the cloud to store WHO and WHERE information to "match the hatch" of where you are and what you are doing and then make a game out of all of it? 

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How Boeing is using the cloud

How Boeing is using the cloud | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
There's a lot of talk about the cloud, but how are businesses really using it?
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In order to protect proprietary Boeing data the company uses a process called "shred and scatter." Using software supported by a New Zealand firm, Greenbot, Boeing takes the data it plans to put in the cloud and breaks it up into the equivalent of what Nelson called puzzle pieces.

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Does Cloud Computing Require A New Type of ROI Measure?

Does Cloud Computing Require A New Type of ROI Measure? | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Companies are less concerned about measuring return on investment (ROI) for cloud computing engagements. Is that a good thing? A new survey of 350 senior IT executives finds 16 percent see measuring ROI as a hurdle to their cloud computing implementations, down from 34 percent in a similar survey from a [...]
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Overall, 26 percent of budgets are currently dedicated to funding cloud efforts, up from 20 percent just a year ago.

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Big data and cloud computing drive up software sales, propel Salesforce into big league

Big data and cloud computing drive up software sales, propel Salesforce into big league | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
On-demand pioneer enters Gartner's top 10 software vendors list for first time, Microsoft still on top
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Salesforce also did well from the cloud momentum, entering the top 10 list for the first time with revenues of $3.8bn.

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patrick Anguet's curator insight, April 3, 12:49 AM

Microsoft toujours au devant des attentes du marché. Salesforce est en 10ième position.