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App Data Management over the Cloud – DOs and DON’Ts

App Data Management over the Cloud – DOs and DON’Ts | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
App data management is not a simple task if your App is having a high volume of users' activity. There are different ways of managing App data based on the types of data your App is generating in the cloud.
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More info on APP42 BaaS.

 

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GeoSpatial Features for Mobile Applications

GeoSpatial Features for Mobile Applications | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

The statistical analysis of data which has a geographic or geospatial information is called as Geospatial analysis. There are plenty of tools available in the market that enable users to access and manipulate data to provide valuable information.

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Some very interesting mobile Apps from ShepHertz.

 

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Two thirds of UK firms ignoring cloud computing but mobile services on the up

Two thirds of UK firms ignoring cloud computing but mobile services on the up | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Cloud faces uphill struggle, while mobile development shines
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Businesses in the financial sector that hold large amounts of very sensitive client data will be the last to move into the cloud. It is totally understandable! Security and privacy are their livelihood and go through great lengths to building their own Fort Knox. The NSA's PRISM incident certainly didn't do the industry any favours. Until the cloud is well and truly tested, the UK will lag.

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Half of Internet users want a social media vacation

Half of Internet users want a social media vacation | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
More than 50 per cent of Internet users, suffering from social media overload, have either taken or have considered taking a 'vacation' from social networking, a new US study has found.
Peter Azzopardi's insight:

Hard not to imagine, future holidays advertising internet free hotels :)

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Betty Hancock's curator insight, November 3, 2014 8:49 PM

When I took a break from Facebook last spring, it was FANTASTIC! Facebook was making me so depressed, and it was so liberating... not to mention it gave me so much of my free-time back.

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How IT can learn to stop worrying and love the cloud

How IT can learn to stop worrying and love the cloud | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
PaaS speeds dev times and lowers risk for new apps -- so why does so much IT bureaucracy stand in the way?
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This story of Core IT is so true!

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Insurers lagging on cloud cover

Insurers lagging on cloud cover | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Cloud computing presents businesses with a new set of risks the insurance sector is finding hard to comprehend.
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"‘In the past the cloud has been seen as something just ‘out there’ – beyond jurisdiction. That is completely wrong. Rather than escaping from jurisdiction in the cloud, you are actually subject to many jurisdictions. And those jurisdictions might not be what you expect.’’

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MIT's Gmail Visualization Tool: How It Works

MIT's Gmail Visualization Tool: How It Works | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
A new tool created by MIT's Media Lab takes a record of your Gmail past and turns it into art.
Peter Azzopardi's insight:

I have made Gmail my primary email since 2005, so I am looking forward to the Immersion experience once it is made available to me.

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Poste Italiane aims at cloud computing with Office 365 tie up | ZDNet

Poste Italiane aims at cloud computing with Office 365 tie up | ZDNet | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Tie up with Microsoft Italy will integrate digital document services
Peter Azzopardi's insight:

Congratualtions to MS! This is a good account

 

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PRISM spy storm could see UK and US cloud computing customers flee overseas

PRISM spy storm could see UK and US cloud computing customers flee overseas | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Countries with more stringent privacy laws could see secure cloud solutions boom
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The PRISM story is a sad day for the cloud. Hopefully we can survive this bad press and move forward

 

 

 

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Ovum Shares A Pragmatic View Of The iPaaS Landscape

Ovum Shares A Pragmatic View Of The iPaaS Landscape | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Marketing gimmicks by vendors, especially “cloud washing”, and impractical ideas from some industry pundits are confusing organisations considering integration platform-as-a-service (iPaaS) as a means to ease the complexity of hybrid integration,...
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iPaaS, that's a new one for me too. Good read though.

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Calif. attorney general: Time to crack down on companies that don't encrypt

Calif. attorney general: Time to crack down on companies that don't encrypt | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
State's first data breach report finds that more than 1.4 million residents' data would have been safe had companies used encryption
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This is the sort of move that will instill peace of mind for those who still feel that cloud storage is insecure. I nice touch would be to hand the encryption keys to the the users.

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CIOs On Cloud Computing Adoption: Conquer Complexity And Help Us Grow

CIOs On Cloud Computing Adoption: Conquer Complexity And Help Us Grow | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
NTT Europe recently completed a study that found 56% of CIOs and Senior IT leaders see complexity of their own Information and Communications Technology (ICT) systems as the biggest barrier to their organization’s enterprise-wide adoption of the cloud. ...
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No operation is the same like any other but the flexibility of the cloud allows for tailor made solutions.

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HP Secures Data Migration To The Cloud

HP Secures Data Migration To The Cloud | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
With the explosion of data in the enterprise and the ability to use as-a-service storage models, important security-level practices are undermined and organisations lose sight of potential threats.
Peter Azzopardi's insight:

"HP Cloud Security Risk and Controls Advisory Service provides a full-day HP workshop and online tools that measure the maturity of existing security controls, enabling clients to assess viability of workloads in a cloud environment."

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Box, Dropbox vie for developers' loyalties

Box, Dropbox vie for developers' loyalties | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Moving beyond online storage, Box and Dropbox offer tools and APIs to lure developers seeking an app ecosystem
Peter Azzopardi's insight:

Cloud storage already has, possibly, too many players. With all of the big players (Google, Microsoft, Amazon etc) positioning themselves to grab a piece of this pie, these more traditional cloud storage companies must become more specialised if they are to survive.

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Cloud Computing Set to Take the European Healthcare Industry by Storm

Cloud Computing Set to Take the European Healthcare Industry by Storm | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
/PRNewswire/ -- Like many other verticals, the intensely competitive and dynamic healthcare industry is looking to cloud computing as a means to improve quality of services while reducing costs.
Peter Azzopardi's insight:

The storage of patient data, accessible form anywhere, will benefit the Healthcare tremendoulsy.

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INFOGRAPHIC: The Adoption Of Cloud Services

INFOGRAPHIC: The Adoption Of Cloud Services | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Cloud Services - Nice infographic provided courtesy of Aerohive Networks Surveying 200 IT professionals, notable stats include:
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Cloud Computing Market May Become An Oligopoly of High-Volume Vendors

Cloud Computing Market May Become An Oligopoly of High-Volume Vendors | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Oligopoly: A market in which there are a limited number of providers providing the same service. Its political counterpart, oligarchy, means rule by a few.
Peter Azzopardi's insight:

Not sure what to say, but there is more than a bit of truth in this article.

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Standard Bank embraces cloud computing

Standard Bank embraces cloud computing | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
South African lender plans to move its human resources application into the cloud as a low-risk first step before moving other services
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This is a good showcase. "He said regulators’ main fear was that confidential data would be exposed, but security issues had already been addressed."

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Dropbox aims to replace the hard drive altogether

Dropbox aims to replace the hard drive altogether | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
With Dropbox Platform, announced at its first developer conference Tuesday, the company continues the build-out of its own cloud ecosystem. Read this article by Rachel King on CNET News.
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Dropbox are first, but the competition will be hot on their heals.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Unlocking Mobile Cloud

INFOGRAPHIC: Unlocking Mobile Cloud | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Mobile - The plethora of mobile devices with smartphones and tablets leading the wave of a new era of computing, CIOs and IT managers
Peter Azzopardi's insight:

This should not come as much of a surprise. The cloud's importance today is a result of the requirement of services on the move by smartphone and tablet users.

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As providers move to the cloud, advisers awaken to its potential

As providers move to the cloud, advisers awaken to its potential | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Outsourcing suddenly in with advisers and their firms
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Those businesses that refuse to accept Cloud as the future are going to miss the boat

 

 

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You Aren't Using These 10 Simple Security Settings

You Aren't Using These 10 Simple Security Settings | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Online security isn't just a good idea anymore -- it's an essential safety measure for anyone using the web. Take these 10 simple precautions right now.
Peter Azzopardi's insight:

Forget about PRISM! Forget about all the stories you hear about accounts being hacked. If a user really wants security it must begin from him/her. That said and done, these are great tips

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Deutsche Borse to open Cloud Exchange, treat computing as a commodity

Deutsche Borse to open Cloud Exchange, treat computing as a commodity | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Bitcoin fans are familiar with using cloud computing to generate a commodity -- but what would happen if cloud computing was the commodity? The Deutsche
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A rather novel idea.

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5 Google+ Engagement Strategies

5 Google+ Engagement Strategies | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Google Plus: How to engage, make your page findable and build long-lasting relationships with your core audiences.
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Another very useful article from Social Media Examiner.

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CERN, Rackspace Collaborate on Hybrid Cloud - Network Computing

CERN, Rackspace Collaborate on Hybrid Cloud - Network Computing | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
CERN, home of the Large Hadron Collider, and Rackspace have announced a joint project to develop a hybrid cloud based on OpenStack.
Peter Azzopardi's insight:

An amazing project with a huge team of specialists.

 

"A typical use case would be where the demand from the physicists exceeds the resources that are available in the CERN clouds," said Bell. "This often occurs coming up to scientific conferences in order to process the latest data from the LHC and its experiments in order to improve scientific precision of their analysis."

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