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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: The Power Of Cloud Disaster Recovery

INFOGRAPHIC: The Power Of Cloud Disaster Recovery | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Cloud Disaster Recovery - Preventing a Cloud Disaster is one thing. Recovering from a disaster is a whole other area of concern.
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Today’s infographic provided by CloudVelox outlines some best practices and safeguards in order to help your business make more informed decisions.

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Frost & Sullivan: Healthcare Companies Use Cloud Technology the Most

Frost & Sullivan: Healthcare Companies Use Cloud Technology the Most | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
A new Frost & Sullivan survey revealed almost half of the IT decision-makers in healthcare companies across the U.S. and Europe have moved the majority of their enterprise communications to the cloud.
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The research firm said earlier this year it expects the demand for healthcare cloud services to expand at a 29.8 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) through 2018.

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Microsoft Azure Outages Felt Around the Globe

Microsoft Azure Outages Felt Around the Globe | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Disruptions to cloud services, websites, and virtual machines on the cloud application platform are being fixed, Redmond says.
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..... connectivity issues to some Azure services which may include Cloud Services, Virtual Machines, Websites, Automation, Service Bus, Backup, Site Recovery, HDInsight, Mobile Services, StorSimple, and possible other Azure Services in multiple regions.

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Mesosphere Comes To The Google Cloud Platform, Integrates Google’s Open Source Kubernetes Project

Mesosphere Comes To The Google Cloud Platform, Integrates Google’s Open Source Kubernetes Project | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

Google and Mesosphere today announced a partnership that brings support for Mesos clusters to Google's Compute Engine platform.

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With this collaboration between Google and Mesosphere, Cloud Platform users will now be able to set up a Mesosphere cluster on Google’s servers in less than 10 minutes.

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Embracing Web Apps

Embracing Web Apps | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

Like many of you, I find myself using web pages—or, more appropriately, web apps—throughout the day.

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........... finally, developers can (ostensibly) target a single platform—in this case HTML 5, which is really a combination of modern versions of HTML, CSS, JavaScript and other technologies .....

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Cloud Security Alliance Sets Research Agenda for Upcoming CSA Congress 2014

Cloud Security Alliance Sets Research Agenda for Upcoming CSA Congress 2014 | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

The Cloud Security Alliance is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to promote the use of best practices for providing security assurance within Cloud Computing, and to provide education on the uses of Cloud Computing to help secure all other forms of computing.

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The group's first research report, Botnet Essential Practices for Cloud Providers, aims to develop and maintain a research portfolio providing capabilities to assist the cloud provider industry in taking a lifecycle approach to botnet prevention.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Using the Cloud to Build for Success, Savings and Growth

INFOGRAPHIC: Using the Cloud to Build for Success, Savings and Growth | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
By offloading IT infrastructure and administrative tasks to the cloud, companies are able to scale at a rapid pace.
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Is Your Company Ready For The Cloud: A 12-point Checklist

Is Your Company Ready For The Cloud: A 12-point Checklist | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
As cloud computing crosses the chasm from “pi in the sky” to mass adoption, companies are beginning to approach technology purchases with a “cloud first” or “why not cloud” strategy. But …
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The cloud can offer tremendous opportunities for strategic efficiencies, cost savings and enhanced decision-making capabilities for companies who are poised to take advantage of it. If you’re not ready now, use these 12 points as a framework for getting there.
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Computing in the Cloud

Computing in the Cloud | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

Logo Marketing & Design's web expert, Sarah Doney, explains how the advent of cloud computing means a silver lining for businesses and individuals alike.

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With vast storage space, the cloud can make highly sophisticated software available to users who would otherwise not have the processing power to run it. Pixlr, for example, offers most of the photo-editing features people require for free, without the complexity of the costly Photoshop used by our design studio.
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Cloud computing to form key part of China's 2016-2020 plans

Cloud computing to form key part of China's 2016-2020 plans | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

The cloud computing market in China is expected to be worth US$137 billion by the end of 2015. (File photo/Commerical Times)

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Chen Wei, head of the software department at the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, said ... "The emphasis will be to raise up leading companies to develop a complete industry chain. .."

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Cloud Archives - Techstagram

Cloud Archives - Techstagram | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Techstagram covers interesting Stories and Information on Cloud Computing, Information Security, BYOD, Startups, Business, Social Media, Technology,
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An interesting site that covers areas such as Cloud, Security, BOYD and Technology.

 

Guest Post via @Darshik Jariwala

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PaaS shoot-out: Cloud Foundry vs. OpenShift

PaaS shoot-out: Cloud Foundry vs. OpenShift | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Cloud Foundry shines with broad application support and stellar ease of use, but OpenShift has the edge in management and automation
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PaaS includes infrastructure, storage, database, information, and process as a service.

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Dell targets the storage market with new software bundle

Dell targets the storage market with new software bundle | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
The package of acquired technologies is Dell's first play at becoming a full-fledged storage software vendor
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The new Backup and Disaster Recovery Suite contains popular Dell backup programs, AppAssure, NetVault Backup and vRanger.

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X as a service (XaaS): What the future of cloud computing will bring

X as a service (XaaS): What the future of cloud computing will bring | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

What is XaaS? Is this just more marketing fluff? Why do we need to define yet another model to fully describe cloud services? I contest that XaaS is a legitimate term, and that it is useful to describe a new type of cloud services — those that make use of IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS all neatly delivered in one package. Such packages are intended to fully displace the delivery of a commodity IT service.

 

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The organization providing DaaS would design, assemble, and manage the product out of best-of-breed offerings in this case.

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12 Twitter Marketing Tips From the Pros

12 Twitter Marketing Tips From the Pros | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

Are you using the latest Twitter marketing tactics?

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We asked top Twitter pros to share the tips and tricks they’re using to make a difference in their own Twitter marketing.

 

In this article you’ll discover 12 Twitter marketing tips to help you get the most out of Twitter today.

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Chromebook Sales Will Rise As Businesses Adopt Cloud Tech

Chromebook Sales Will Rise As Businesses Adopt Cloud Tech | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Chromebook sales are rising. And their use in the business community is expected to contribute to their continued popularity. This research explains why.
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The research company Gartner found that last year, there were 2.9 million Chromebooks purchased. About 85 percent of those were purchased by education companies or schools, though.

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STME says hybrid IT calls for integration strategy in Middle East

STME says hybrid IT calls for integration strategy in Middle East | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Companies looking to adopt cloud computing, but are also keen to keep their existing IT infrastructure and on-premises applications will benefit from the flexibility that hybrid integration has to offer, says an executive from STME, Middle East’s leading solutions provider and systems integrator. However, in order to maximise the potential of hybrid IT, the right …
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Across the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region, cloud computing adoption is gradually taking off as per a recent industry survey. Between 2012 and 2017, the region is expected to have the highest cloud traffic growth rate in the world at 57% CAGR, ....

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SUSE Launches Cloud4, Latest Version of Cloud Computing Platform Based on OpenStack Icehouse Release

SUSE Launches Cloud4, Latest Version of Cloud Computing Platform Based on OpenStack Icehouse Release | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
The Cloud4 platform will support multi-hypervisor cloud computing ecosystems with automated high availability (HA) capabilities.
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The statement of the company further maintained that, “SUSE Cloud now includes advanced VMware capabilities for image management and support for VMware Virtual SAN .........

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@CloudExpo | #Cloud Security Myths: Busted

@CloudExpo | #Cloud Security Myths: Busted | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

In a Feb 2014 survey, 94 percent of organizations surveyed reported running applications or experimenting with infrastructure-as-a-service.

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The Alert Logic State of Cloud Security Report concludes "It's not that the cloud is inherently secure or insecure. It's really about the quality of management applied to any IT environment."

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Brahim Ghribi's curator insight, August 19, 8:16 AM

Interesting  article.  Cloud computing requires though (in addition  to overcoming the security barriers/perceptions and fears)  good Quality of Service - users want an experience as if resources are local- and also, good management capabilities on both ends (users and providers). One has to ask the question: what are the risks of NOT moving to the cloud...

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20 EMM Solutions for companies ready to embrace BYOD

20 EMM Solutions for companies ready to embrace BYOD | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Organizations can use EMM solutions to create a more controlled and secure environment. Here's a list of 20 EMM Suite's to deploy BYOD in your company
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EMM stands for Enterprise Mobility Management.

 

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The Switch from On-Premise Applications to the Cloud: Boeing’s Success Story

The Switch from On-Premise Applications to the Cloud: Boeing’s Success Story | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
The Boeing Company has embarked on a “cloud-first” journey to transform the way IT Services are delivered to the customer.  Hear how they have been working on successful deployments in both the public and private cloud space and have recently launched several applications leveraging the hybrid cloud deployment model into two of the more recognized public cloud service providers.
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With hundreds of data center professionals in attendance on September 4, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue, there will be over 18 sessions discussing the latest on IT + Networks, App to Cloud, Power + Cooling, and Strategy + Design.
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Opinion: The inverted pyramid of IT infrastructure

Opinion: The inverted pyramid of IT infrastructure | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
I see the IT infrastructure as an inverted pyramid. At the bottom is the cheapest element, the data centre service.
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A well designed and built Tier 3 infrastructure, properly maintained with ISO approved processes and highly trained staff will ensure that outages are vanishingly rare.

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‘Cloud Computing Is The Fifth Wave’

‘Cloud Computing Is The Fifth Wave’ | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
The VMware CEO sees India playing a key role in the firm’s success in terms of talent supply and increasingly as a market
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..... Let me tell you that 92 per cent of cloud is on-premise (private cloud), while the public cloud market is growing faster. Gartner forecasts that by 2020 on-premise will be 77 per cent. You can move workloads to Amazon, but can you move it back to your data centre? While the public cloud market may attract attention, all the action is in the private and hybrid cloud. Amazon hasn’t been able to crack the code for enterprise.

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INFOGRAPHIC: The Internet Of Things In 2020

INFOGRAPHIC: The Internet Of Things In 2020 | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
The Internet Of Things - The growing interest in the Internet of Things is amongst us and there is much discussion
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What can we expect in 2020?

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Jakarta Web Developer's curator insight, August 13, 11:06 PM

INFOGRAPHIC: The Internet Of Things In 2020

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Assessing how cloud computing has transformed the workspace

Assessing how cloud computing has transformed the workspace | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Today’s workplace is an entirely different animal to just five years ago – and it’s growing and changing at a rapid rate.
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With 93% of US small and medium businesses backing up some portion of their data to the cloud, it’s evident where the trend is going.

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