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European Commission : CORDIS : News : FP7 News : A boost towards secure and streamlined cloud computing

European Commission : CORDIS : News : FP7 News : A boost towards secure and streamlined cloud computing | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
CORDIS News is a daily online news service provided by the European Union's official research and innovation information service, CORDIS.
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EU based project towards a secure storage solution.

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Cloudbizz's curator insight, September 9, 2013 3:30 AM

"Surveys show that 80% of businesses already using the cloud have reported a 10% to 20% reduction in IT costs."

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Revealed: how US and UK spy agencies defeat internet privacy and security

Revealed: how US and UK spy agencies defeat internet privacy and security | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
• NSA and GCHQ unlock encryption used to protect emails, banking and medical records • $250m-a-year US program works covertly with tech companies to insert weaknesses into products • Security experts say programs 'undermine the fabric of the internet'...
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All the models on cloud adoption, all those projected revenues, count for nothing with such damning news. Companies with sensitive data will be reluctant to store their data outside their premises if they cannot feel secure.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Information Security Workforce

INFOGRAPHIC: Information Security Workforce | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Cloud Infographic: Information Security Workforce
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Great Infographic! "While cloud means many things to different people, so does the term security. In discussions with business and industry experts, security concerns really boil down to the classic CIA—now CIAA—triad: confidentiality, integrity, availability and the more recently appended “audit”."

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Predicting Enterprise Cloud Computing Growth

Predicting Enterprise Cloud Computing Growth | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
69% of enterprises who have separate budgets for cloud computing are predicting spending increases this year and into 2014.
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Internal Private Cloud (35%), Cloud Provider Assessments/Strategy Planning (33%), Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) (31%) and Software-as-a-Service (30%) are the top four cloud computing-related projects enterprises are working on right now.  Cloud Provider Assessments/Strategy Planning have seen the largest increase, attributable to more enterprises looking to better support strategic plans with more agile, efficient IT organizations.

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What Value Can I Expect from Cloud Computing Training?

What Value Can I Expect from Cloud Computing Training? | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

Normally, when we think of technical-related training, images of rooms loaded with switches, routers, and servers might come to mind.    Cloud computing is different.  In reality, cloud computing is not a technology, but rather a framework employing a variety of technologies – most notably virtualization, to solve business problems or enable opportunities..

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Some sort of trainign is required for Private and Hybrid clouds but little for Public and as a Service variants.

 

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Where Cloud Computing Jobs Are Today

Where Cloud Computing Jobs Are Today | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Gaining insights into cloud computing hiring trends is invaluable to understanding the competitive landscape and direction of new application and platform development.
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The lanscape is going to change! There will be jobs and employees need to learn how best to fit it. An article worth reading.

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Five free Dropbox tools you're not using (but should be)

Five free Dropbox tools you're not using (but should be) | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Easier sharing. Simpler sending. Secure encryption. Make Dropbox even better with any of these handy utilities.
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These are brilliant aids!!

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Margarita Parra's curator insight, August 31, 2013 9:45 AM

Muy útiles, y gratuitas.

Rob Schneider's curator insight, September 1, 2013 11:14 PM

I couldn't get by without Dropbox. These suggestions make it even better.

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Europe pushes own digital ‘cloud’ in wake of US spying scandal

Europe pushes own digital ‘cloud’ in wake of US spying scandal | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
The European Commission will redouble efforts to promote EU-based cloud services this autumn - including the urgent drafting of a new charter - amid mounting evidence that the US Prism spying scandal may damage the global market share of...
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The EU will be trying to limit the damage to their cloud aspirations by distancing themselves from the Prism spying scanfal. Not sure how easy that will be.

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5 Benefits Of BYOD With Cloud Computing

5 Benefits Of BYOD With Cloud Computing | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
BYOD - Bring Your Own Device, commonly known as BYOD, and cloud computing are changing the way we use technology in the workplace
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The reduced costs outway the security concerns.

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INFOGRAPHICS - 3 Must-Haves For Cloud Service Providers

INFOGRAPHICS - 3 Must-Haves For Cloud Service Providers | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

You may want to review this infographic provided by HOB titled "3 Must-Haves For Cloud Service Providers"

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VMware Killed the Past. Can It Claim the Future?

VMware Killed the Past. Can It Claim the Future? | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
The company that helped bring in cloud computing will — within the next few years — become a tired relic or lead big business customers to a whole new kind of computing.
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VMware have done so well, where the cloud is concerned they are up there with the big boys.

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BSP allows banks to use ‘cloud’ computing technology

BSP allows banks to use ‘cloud’ computing technology | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Philippine banks will be among the first in Southeast Asia that will be able to use “cloud” computing solutions in their operations, improving the industry’s competitiveness in the region.
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“Cloud computing can increase the competitiveness of our smaller banks,” says suorces

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INFOGRAPHIC: Cloud Computing 2.0

INFOGRAPHIC: Cloud Computing 2.0 | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Cloud Computing 2.0 - A nice infographic courtesy of ProfitBricks that helps separate the differences between Cloud computing 1.0 & 2.0.
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Infographic focusing on Infrastructure as a Service or IaaS.

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Cloudbizz's curator insight, August 22, 2013 4:57 AM

Your Windows Desktop in the Cloud, hosted in Europe? www.Cloudbizz.com

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Every tweet ever published, now at your fingertips

Every tweet ever published, now at your fingertips | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

Topsy.com, Topsy Pro, and Topsy APIs now offer the entire history of public tweets on Twitter, dating back to the first-ever tweet by Jack Dorsey in March 2006. (Want to check it out for yourself? Visit Topsy.com to try it free, or set up a free 14-day trial of Topsy Pro to try out our most advanced tools for discovery, metrics, and insights.)

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Although I will not be using this any time soon, it is good to know that this resource exists.

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How cloud computing changes (almost) everything about the skills you need

How cloud computing changes (almost) everything about the skills you need | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
The old skills that have kept enterprise IT humming along are increasingly irrelevant in the new world of the cloud, say tech chiefs on the ZDNet/TechRepublic CIO Jury.
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According to James, traditional roles are merging and being replaced with generalists and service delivery managers. "There is less emphasis on the words 'IT services', more on 'business services' — and particularly what value they deliver back to the business in terms of time and money. IT generalists are now doing what once could only be done by specialist IT consultants,"

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INFOGRAPHIC: Worldwide Big Data Ecosystem

INFOGRAPHIC: Worldwide Big Data Ecosystem | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
The infographic is provided by SAP which delves into the worldwide ecosystem of Analytics & Big Data.
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"Data has been described as the new oil, so important it is to modern business." So true! Great inforgraphic from SAP.

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Cloud computing vs virtualisation - do you know the difference?

Cloud computing vs virtualisation - do you know the difference? | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Virtualisation is a consolidation technology, and cloud is a business model that may leverage virtualisation, but is not a technology, says Richard Vester, director of Cloud Services at EOH.
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There is a difference between the two. This article does a good job of explaining.

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Nokia Connects Cars To Cloud With Here Auto -- InformationWeek

Nokia Connects Cars To Cloud With Here Auto -- InformationWeek | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Nokia banks on the future of constantly updated, Internet-connected maps with its cloud-based Here Auto in-dash navigation system.
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Nokia's Here team is working with auto makers to provide the Here Auto software and its APIs. The system will be more fully revealed at the Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA) on Sept. 10. More details about which car models should become available then. Nokia didn't say when the smartphone app will become available.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Cloud Computing Growth

INFOGRAPHIC: Cloud Computing Growth | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
The following cloud computing infographic illustrates the growth of cloud services and the potential for your organization to offer cloud services.
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Some pretty impressive estimates!

 

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Enterprise Gets Serious About Cloud Computing

Enterprise Gets Serious About Cloud Computing | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
The age of exploration in the cloud is passing. Now it's time to get down to business.
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A 35% jump in VMs versus much higher rates of cloud memory and storage use would suggest that IT managers are finally starting to get their cloud management act together and aren't just deploying into the cloud on whim and are actively managing away from cloud sprawl.

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HPCwire: EGI Cloud: SLAs and Summer School

HPCwire: EGI Cloud: SLAs and Summer School | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
The EGI Federated Cloud is a new kind of research e-infrastructure designed to serve the scientific community. In support of this mission, the EGI has contributed to a report on service level agreements and also provided hands-on training.
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"The rapid evolution of the cloud market is leading to the emergence of new services, new ways for service provisioning and new interaction and collaboration models both amongst cloud providers and service ecosystems exploiting cloud resources".

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3 things you need to know to save your IT job: #1 Cloud computing

3 things you need to know to save your IT job: #1 Cloud computing | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Do you have an IT job involving enterprise data? More importantly, do you want to keep it?
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Some solid advice for IT personelle. That there is life after cloud.

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Top 12 Sites For Free Cloud Computing & Enterprise Software Research

Top 12 Sites For Free Cloud Computing & Enterprise Software Research | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
One of the most common questions I get from students is where they can find free cloud computing and enterprise software research.
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There is a lot of free and or low cost cloud services available right now, as most service providers grapple with each other for turf. Definitely a great time to try them out.

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10 Things You Didn't Know Dropbox Could Do

10 Things You Didn't Know Dropbox Could Do | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Between hosting webpages and emailing files straight to your folders, there's a lot you can do with Dropbox that you never knew before.
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Dropbox is probably still the best of the smaller players

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IDG Cloud Computing Survey: Security, Integration Challenge Growth

IDG Cloud Computing Survey: Security, Integration Challenge Growth | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
IDG Enterprise recently published Cloud Computing: Key Trends and Future Effects Report, showing how enterprises continue to struggle with security, integration and governance while finding immediate value in collaboration and customer relationship...
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Interesting how well Amazon have marketed themselves, they are perceived to be the thought leaders (32%) and ahead of both Microsoft (23%) and Google (20%). Impressive!

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