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Sunnier Days Ahead for Retailers that Use Cloud Computing | Innovation Insights | Wired.com

Sunnier Days Ahead for Retailers that Use Cloud Computing | Innovation Insights | Wired.com | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Image: Patrick Hoesly/Flickr Brick-and-mortar retailers have long favored highly visible investments, such as advertising or store design over spending
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Not all that surprising! "The result is that retailers use only about 10% to 15% of the computer capacity in their data centers. Some 85% is sitting idle at any time. Huge economies of scale could be gained by using the same infrastructure across multiple applications in a cloud-computing architecture."

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Increase in cloud implementation across organisations in Ireland – Microsoft/Amárach Cloud Index

Increase in cloud implementation across organisations in Ireland – Microsoft/Amárach Cloud Index | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton TD today joined Microsoft as part of National Cloud Week to launch the findings of the second annual Microsoft/Amárach Cloud Index.
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Small businesses everywhere will be the first to move and for very obvious reasons, but it will always depends on the sensitivity of the data that is going to be ported into the cloud. The security issue will be the last hurdle to fall and it will not be easy to convince certain firms.

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How Cloud Computing Has Empowered The End User

How Cloud Computing Has Empowered The End User | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
With the new trends around cloud, BYOD and virtualization – a new focus began to emerge. Learn how cloud computing has created the year of the end-user.
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The cloud has brought a sense of control to end users like never before. IT's role has been thinned down and the need to work from office is even less a requirement.

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Chromebook Pixel: Work and School Computing In The Cloud

Chromebook Pixel: Work and School Computing In The Cloud | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
I've been using Chrome OS since the Chromium project was in beta, when I tested out the CR-48 for the Chromebook pilot testing program.
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Final score was a very good, 8 on 10. One of the cited drawbacks was that the price was too high.

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The taxman cometh for cloud services

The taxman cometh for cloud services | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Cash-strapped states are enacting new taxes on computing and cloud-based services, opening a possible Pandora's box of confusion and lost cost savings
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Not the least surprising and it is only the beginning. I am sure that we in Europe will also soon face this "music". Governments continue to mismanage their economies and as it has been for decades now, the taxpayer will once again be forced to pay for their incompetence.

 

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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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How Netflix is revolutionizing cloud computing just so you can watch 'Teen Mom' on your phone

How Netflix is revolutionizing cloud computing just so you can watch 'Teen Mom' on your phone | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
You should know what it's like to be the Big Red Movie Firm. Since you don't have time to read 3,700 words right now, I will provide some highlights.
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Cloud would never be complete without streaming.

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Cloud computing uptake held back by provider terms of service and US Patriot Act concerns

Cloud computing uptake held back by provider terms of service and US Patriot Act concerns | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Aegis Media tells V3 why it's bringing services back in-house to mitigate against growing concerns
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The problem is there and it is not going to go away all that easily. And mind you the US is not alone in this, the EU and the UK have their own security agendas. In the end, users will need to take into consideration the registered territory of the cloud service provider.

 

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INFOGRAPHIC: Put Your I.T On Cloud Nine

INFOGRAPHIC: Put Your I.T On Cloud Nine | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Cloud Nine - Cloud Infographic: Put Your I.T On Cloud Nine
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Good infographic on Cloud Hosting.

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Le futur selon Fujitsu | The Future according to Fujitsu (French)

Le futur selon Fujitsu | The Future according to Fujitsu (French) | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Fujitsu IT Future. Intéressante journée explorant les usages de demain avec des experts et des aventuriers passionnés : parfaits leaders pour des réunions 2.0 !
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Companies spending less on office space thanks to cloud

Companies spending less on office space thanks to cloud | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
The overlap between cloud computing and enterprise mobility is becoming ever more pronounced.
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Some of the unthought of benefits of moving into the cloud. Office Space!

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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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MT202C's curator insight, March 17, 2015 6:37 AM

Hoe tast Facebook je privacy aan? Past bij het thema privacy onder druk. 

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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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