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Why Healthcare Must Embrace Cloud Computing

Why Healthcare Must Embrace Cloud Computing | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Regulatory compliance for the healthcare industry is a hot-button issue. The overriding compliance requirements that this industry faces are dictated by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), enacted by Congress in 1996.
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Undoubtedly the cloud will benefit the Healthcare industry not just from mobility and costs, but it will test the industry's desire to change.

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INFOGRAPHIC: The Rise of the Silver Surfers | Apia

INFOGRAPHIC: The Rise of the Silver Surfers | Apia | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
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Very interesting data. Shows that the over-50s Internet usage is a vibrant sector worth pursuing.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Efficient Email System Management

INFOGRAPHIC: Efficient Email System Management | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Efficient Email - Here is an infographic which illustrates some of the key benefits to securing your email in the Cloud.
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Organising email has become a big chore but in the long run it is definitely worth it. This infographic deals with some tips for better email management.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Email Security & Usage Around the World

INFOGRAPHIC: Email Security & Usage Around the World | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

Some of the other interesting facts about email say that in every 6 months around 17% of the Americans create a new mail address. Email address is changed by 30% of subscribers annually. Around 43% of the users check their mails for 4 or even more times in a day.

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Pretty interesting infographic.

 

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Jim Doyle's curator insight, May 4, 2013 9:17 AM

Lots of Spam here

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Develop rich and interactive 3D games with Unity3D

Develop rich and interactive 3D games with Unity3D | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

Unity3D is a popular cross-platform game engine for building sophisticated 3D games. Using AppWarp, developers can now add realtime communication in their Unity3D games to build beautiful, rich and engaging multiplayer games. The great thing is that developers can do this without any server side code or socket level programming as all the communication is managed by AppWarp SDK and cloud.

 

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Thanks to ShepHertz's Mandeep Bajar for the info.

 

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How Marketers Are Using Paid Social Media, New Research | Social Media Examiner

How Marketers Are Using Paid Social Media, New Research | Social Media Examiner | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
This research shows marketers are increasing budgets and using social media in conjunction with other forms of advertising to stay in front of consumers.
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I enjoyed this article, certainly worth a read.

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Cloud Computing: Rethinking Control of IT

Cloud Computing: Rethinking Control of IT | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

Executives are still dead set on building Private Clouds. The true reason for this stubbornness is the battle over control.

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It is not all that surprising, in a way IT have wielded power that cloud might take from them.

 

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Cloud Interoperability and The Battle For The Open Cloud

Cloud Interoperability and The Battle For The Open Cloud | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Cloud interoperability and portability seems to be a hot topic these days. This topic is one that I have a bit of experience with.
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Great article on the Open Source entities working on cloud

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INFOGRAPHIC: Shephertz Product

INFOGRAPHIC: Shephertz Product | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

ShepHertz's endeavor is to make App developers successful on the Cloud, irrespective of the technology or platform. Complete backend for app development will be managed by our App42. Minimal server side code needs to be written by the developer once he starts working on App42. Now developers need not worry about OS installations, patches, security, firewalls, scalability, high availability and any server side code, be it technical or business logic. They can focus on their UI and client-side logic, and leave the cloud and data management to App42 Cloud Platform. Our unified approach to cloud management eases the process of moving or porting from one access channel i.e. Mobile, Web, Social, TV etc. to another. Shephertz access channel and technology agnostic approach covers the complete App development landscape through their native SDKs.

Developers will potentially save considerably because they can avoid buying dedicated cloud resources and their development is greatly reduced because of the out of the box 300+ App42 Cloud APIs.

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Brilliant infographic showing off ShepHerz's App42 Platform. Many thanks to Mandeep Bajar for the scoop.

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Ubuntu 13.04 delivers cloud computing enhancements

Ubuntu 13.04 delivers cloud computing enhancements | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Canonical's Linux now comes with compute, storage and networking updates for OpenStack cloud deployments
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Linux in the form of Ubuntu is an important player to have in this industry.

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Cloud computing: balancing individual, business and law-enforcement interests

Cloud computing: balancing individual, business and law-enforcement interests | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Jim Reavis explains why we must think virtually about regulating the cloud to overcome legal complexities
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Yes to regulation but not at the expense of stifling innovation. Further, granting easy access to Governments is not going to instill much confidence in the cloud. Kim Dotcom's mega.co.nz seems to have the right idea. Files are encrypted when they are uploaded so not even Mega would know what they are storing.

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How to Use Pinterest to Promote Your Products | Social Media Examiner

How to Use Pinterest to Promote Your Products | Social Media Examiner | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Pinterest Marketing: Learn how to use your Pinterest business pages to promote your business.
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With so many social network sites vying for business, the Pinterest concept remains one of the best, especially to showcase a product line. The article does a pretty good job on how to set-up a board for this purpose.

 

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Microsoft pledges to match Amazon prices on cloud computing

Microsoft pledges to match Amazon prices on cloud computing | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Microsoft is rolling out Windows Azure Infrastructure Services after more than 9 months of testing
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It is not surprising to see the wise guys at Redmond manoeuvring to get into the game early. A repeat of their smartphone failure in this industry would place the company in an extremely difficult position.

 

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INFOGRAPHIC: How Facebook Graph Search Affects Your Privacy

INFOGRAPHIC: How Facebook Graph Search Affects Your Privacy | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
A visual representation of how Facebook Graph Search will affect you and how to customize your privacy settings to better control who sees the content you post.
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It is important that users are aware that privacy settings within Facebook allow control on what personal content you want to share.

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21 tips for supercharging your cloud storage

21 tips for supercharging your cloud storage | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Enjoy offline access to essential files, get more gigabytes for free, and squeeze more productivity out of your cloud storage.
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Although quite a few smartphone users have not yet realized, everyone is already using Cloud storage in some way or other.

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How to make the move from Google Apps to Office 365

How to make the move from Google Apps to Office 365 | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
There's a new cloud on the block, so how do you migrate to it from the old cloud?
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Assuming that one would want to migrate, the process is easy and not rocket science, by any means. In fact since the free version for Google Apps is readily available with every Gmail account, why would one want to migrate completly. Using both cloud services, according to one's needs, would be the best deal.

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How cloud computing can lower your costs and increase your security

How cloud computing can lower your costs and increase your security | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
How cloud computing can lower your costs and increase your security - Pervez Delawalla, president, CEO, Net2EZ
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Some useful info.

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Amélie Baekelandt's curator insight, May 10, 2013 3:27 AM

A major advantage of cloud computing is time and it offers more versatility and capacity. Cloud computing can also improve your ability to be agile and nimble because the monthly fee for service includes taking care of your hardware and resources.

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7 tips for magnificent Google+ circle management

Knowing content in our home streams comes from 3 locations, Changing community notifications and settings on individual circles Creating some kind of 'flow' ...
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I have been on Google+ almost from the start, and to be quite honest I have not kept abreast on the advancements that have been done on Circles. The article is a great way to get a quick insight on Circle Management.

 

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How The Internet Of Things Will Transform Everything - According To IT Experts

How The Internet Of Things Will Transform Everything - According To IT Experts | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
The Internet of Things is about to transform businesses, cities and our homes - and probably make us all much smarter.
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These are amzingly mind boggling numbers!!

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INFOGRAPHIC: Who Will Be The Next Cloud Based Billionaire?

INFOGRAPHIC: Who Will Be The Next Cloud Based Billionaire? | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

Here is an attractive infographic provided by the group at Staff. One thing for certain is that it appears to take new modern day media influencers less time to reach the Billion dollar mark, than its older more traditional predecessors. We must take into account inflation and other factors. Nevertheless, three years for Facebook to hit the Billion dollar mark is impressive.

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Interesting Trivia!

 

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LinkedIn Contacts App: This Week in Social Media

LinkedIn Contacts App: This Week in Social Media | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Social media news and new developments making social media marketing easier. (LinkedIn Contact, Facebook mobile app update, Twitter app update, Foursquare update)
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LinkedIn is a pretty powerful social network if used correctly and not many people know how to do that.

 

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New Cloud Computing Insurance Attempts to Solve Cloud Liability Concerns For Service Providers - Forbes

New Cloud Computing Insurance Attempts to Solve Cloud Liability Concerns For Service Providers - Forbes | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Like it or not outages are part of life in today’s technology landscape. It seems hardly a day goes by without some kind of attack, outage or interruption.
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Insurance is another step towards putting users' concerns to rest.

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Cloud Computing in FOREX Trading

Cloud Computing in FOREX Trading | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Cloud computing is all the rage today. It is not as new as the marketing people would like us to believe, of course. Application service providers (ASPs) w
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Personally, as a currency trader, I do not like EAs. They always have an expiry date. The problem is nobody can figure when that is until it is too late. So puting them in the cloud would make me feel even more uncomfortable.

 

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INFOGRAPHIC: IT Cloud Skills Gap

INFOGRAPHIC: IT Cloud Skills Gap | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Cloud Skills - A study conducted by CompTIA under the caption of IT industry outlook 2013 suggests that demand of cross-dimensional...
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Interesting statistics! The 2015 shortfall should encourage IT candidates to shift their attention to this segment.

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Cloud still far from the norm

Cloud still far from the norm | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

A recent survey by analyst company Ovum found 74 per cent of IT activities within organisations are still performed by an in-house IT facility. Indeed, only 4 per cent of IT activities currently make use of cloud resources.

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To be quite honest, the results are hardly surprising. Although the media keep on harping that all is well in the cloud, it is simply not true. Besides the bad press that is generated every time a major service suffers downtime, security remains a major concern. Until these concerns are addressed adoption will be gradual.

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