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Why Cloud Computing Needs To - And Will - Go Open Source - Forbes

Why Cloud Computing Needs To - And Will - Go Open Source - Forbes | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Guest post by Pete Chadwick Pete Chadwick is senior cloud solutions manager with SUSE, a unit of the Attachmate Group. Pete Chadwick Agility, flexibility and customization.
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HP's cloud guy: Why we're the enterprise cloud

HP's cloud guy: Why we're the enterprise cloud | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
In an exclusive interview, Biri Singh explains HP's cloud strategy and its focus on the needs of enterprise developers and operations...
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Vertical Is The New Horizontal: How The Cloud Makes Domain Expertise More Valuable In The Enterprise | TechCrunch

Vertical Is The New Horizontal: How The Cloud Makes Domain Expertise More Valuable In The Enterprise | TechCrunch | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

In the days before the cloud, on-premise software providers that focused on selling into a vertical market were considered second-class citizens to the “big guns” selling into the broader horizontal marketplace. The real “win”—in market share, wallet share and ultimately, profits—was the broadest approach. The notion of specializing in solutions that serve a market niche or specific industry was considered limited unless it was just the start of something more horizontal.

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Cloud Computing: Businesses Favor Private Clouds « Formtek Blog

Cloud Computing: Businesses Favor Private Clouds « Formtek Blog | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

Increasingly businesses are shifting their infrastructures to include some component of cloud computing. Many businesses are risk adverse in their approach and wary of adopting services hosted in the public cloud. In fact, more than half of businesses working with Cloud Service Providers (CSP) are opting for private clouds while about a third are choosing public cloud services. That’s based on a report by CA Technologies called “Service Providers Put Their Heads in the Cloud”.

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Who Ultimately Pays for Cloud Computing? It Depends - Forbes

Who Ultimately Pays for Cloud Computing? It Depends - Forbes | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
When the department or user group of a company decides it wants to use a cloud-borne service, who ponies up with the money for the service?
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Migrating to the cloud means more work than you think

Migrating to the cloud means more work than you think | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Moving applications to the cloud requires designing for the cloud, not following familiar paths to greater inefficiencies.

 

Follow me along two cloud migration parables, the first of which takes us back to the early days of the personal computer (he geezed) and the second of which puts us in a woodland where everything we thought was simple about migrating to the cloud is, in fact, surrounded by cow pies.

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Is cloud computing secure?

Is cloud computing secure? | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Experts don't often agree, especially in IT, but when it comes to cloud security it appears some finally do.

 

Is cloud computing secure? It depends, is the answer.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Big Data Storage

INFOGRAPHIC: Big Data Storage | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Big Data Storage: A new reality is on the foreground in regards to data management as data types and content are getting more complicated and increasing in volume.
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Everyone loves the cloud | Intel Business IT Hub | ComputerworldUK

Everyone loves the cloud | Intel Business IT Hub | ComputerworldUK | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Cloud computing is a term that describes a significant change in the way organisations procure, manage and use IT.

 

It represents a shift away from the concept of building and owning IT as an asset and moving towards a model where applications are hosted by a third party and paid for only when needed.

 

For a number of years after the term was coined, it remained conceptual, only appearing in the real world as small-pilots. The model has been proven to work now and many organisations are starting to consider it seriously as a method for delivering core business-critical applications into the workplace.

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Luxembourg company shows the way in Europe

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The Luxembourg Company Aperam recently decided to switch to Google Apps for Business, viewing it as a strategic move to improve its infrastructure as well...
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INFOGRAPHIC: Google Drive vs the Competition

INFOGRAPHIC: Google Drive vs the Competition | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

Google's cloud service is serious about taking on the competition. This infographic compares Google Drive to its top three competitors: Dropbox, Microsoft's Skydrive, and Apple's iCloud. Besides comparing size, pricing, and platform support, we also take a look at a brief history of these cloud services.

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INTERACTIVE: The Evolution of the Web

INTERACTIVE: The Evolution of the Web | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
The web today is a growing universe of interlinked web pages and web apps, teeming with videos, photos, and interactive content. What the average user doesn't see is the interplay of web technologies and browsers that makes all this possible.

 

Over time web technologies have evolved to give web developers the ability to create new generations of useful and immersive web experiences. Today's web is a result of the ongoing efforts of an open web community that helps define these web technologies, like HTML5, CSS3 and WebGL and ensure that they're supported in all web browsers.

 

The color bands in this visualization represent the interaction between web technologies and browsers, which brings to life the many powerful web apps that we use daily.

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5 Twitter Tools to Enhance Your Marketing | Social Media Examiner

5 Twitter Tools to Enhance Your Marketing | Social Media Examiner | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Are you looking for new and creative ways to use Twitter?Here are 5 lesser-known Twitter tools that your business should be using.
Each of these tools has unique capabilities that may help your business get an edge over your competitors. Oh, and all of these tools are free.
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Cloud computing increases IT innovation says IBM study

Cloud computing increases IT innovation says IBM study | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Latest findings suggests an opportunity for IT departments to lead on innovation through Cloud computing.
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Nokia gets exclusive update for The Weather Channel app

Nokia gets exclusive update for The Weather Channel app | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
An update for The Weather Channel app, to version 2.0, is now available exclusively for Nokia's Lumia devices.
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Why data should be our guiding light on public policy

Why data should be our guiding light on public policy | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
There's so much data available and such powerful tools for analyzing it that the world might be a lot better off if politicians listened to the data first, rather than their parties or constituents.
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How Cloud Computing Is Changing the Way We Use Internet Technology

How Cloud Computing Is Changing the Way We Use Internet Technology | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Local companies RightScale and Eucalyptus outline the benefits, including the ability to avert 'success disasters' for businesses.

 

“Exactly at the moment you are succeeding and throngs of people are using your service, it becomes slow and inoperable. That’s the irony, and that’s the terrible side of it,” he said. “So what needs to happen is you need to have the software architecture and hardware to expand resources really quickly so you can keep serving customers.”

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Google Talk, Twitter, Azure Outages: Bad Cloud Day -- InformationWeek

Google Talk, Twitter, Azure Outages: Bad Cloud Day -- InformationWeek | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Google's video chat service had plenty of company on the disabled list on tough day for cloud computing.
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7 Easy Google Search Tricks | Digitizd

7 Easy Google Search Tricks | Digitizd | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

Not finding what you want by just typing a keyword into Google? Try one of these search tips to help you find exactly what you’re looking for.

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US groups: Foreign cloud providers marketing against privacy concerns

US groups: Foreign cloud providers marketing against privacy concerns | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Cloud computing services from outside the U.S. are trying to exploit perceived weaknesses in privacy laws to drive business away from U.S. providers, according to some representatives of the tech industry.
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Email in security hot seat with rise of cloud, BYOD

Email in security hot seat with rise of cloud, BYOD | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Today's tech landscape makes for 'complex melting pot' of security challenges with once trusty, old email.

 

For most enterprises it is not enough to make sure their own email platform is secure. If their suppliers are not equally secure, they can be as vulnerable to criminal hackers and data leaks from human error as the weakest link in their supply chain.

 

The combination of a chain of usually small- to medium-size suppliers, the expansion of cloud-based email services and the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend among workers has created what Richard Parris, writing for BCW, calls a "complex melting pot of security challenges surrounding the secure transfer of sensitive data via email."

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5 Cloud Performance Monitoring Tools | CloudTweaks.com - Cloud Computing Community

5 Cloud Performance Monitoring Tools | CloudTweaks.com - Cloud Computing Community | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
5 Cloud Performance Monitoring Tools Cloud Monitoring Because of the prevalence of cloud computing applications and the move from networked application...
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Official Box cloud storage app now available for Windows Phone

Official Box cloud storage app now available for Windows Phone | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Box, the cloud storage and content management service, has released an official Windows Phone app, which allows you to access and view content in your Box cloud storage.
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10 disaster preparation questions you should ask your cloud provider

10 disaster preparation questions you should ask your cloud provider | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
A typical cloud contract contains uptime clauses and credits for missed service levels, but it often fails to adequately protect the enterprise customer.
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How Do You Break the Olympics Website? Throw a Cloud at It

How Do You Break the Olympics Website? Throw a Cloud at It | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

How do you make sure the official Olympics website can handle the millions of people who will suddenly bombard its servers when the Games kick off this coming weekend?

 

You get help from the proverbial cloud.

 

In effort to ensure that its site — www.london2012.com — can juggle traffic from an estimated 1 billion people over the three short weeks of the games, the London Olympics Organizing Committee turned to SOASTA, a Mountain View, California, outfit that uses cloud services such as Amazon EC2 and Microsoft Azure to simulate traffic to websites and other online applications inside the world’s businesses.

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