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SLIDESHOW: Mobile App Standoff: Web App vs. Native App | PCWorld Business Center

SLIDESHOW: Mobile App Standoff: Web App vs. Native App | PCWorld Business Center | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
For resources-strapped companies that want to get in the mobile app game, a Web app tuned for smartphones and tablets is a wise choice.
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Vice-President Viviane Reding: 'A New European Consumer Agenda' | HOSTINGTECNEWS

Vice-President Viviane Reding: 'A New European Consumer Agenda' | HOSTINGTECNEWS | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Consumer expenditure, amounting to 56% of EU GDP, reflects the enormous power of the consumer to drive forward the European economy. Only empowered and confident consumers can fully exploit the potential of the Digital Single Market.
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Box Aims For Bigger Deployments With New Features Like Enterprise-Wide Search | TechCrunch

Box Aims For Bigger Deployments With New Features Like Enterprise-Wide Search | TechCrunch | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Box is releasing a number of new features today, with the broad theme of addressing "the needs of our largest enterprise customers in deploying this kind of technology," according to CEO Aaron Levie.

 

Those features include the ability to search files across an entire company, a new dashboard offering more granular controls for company administrators, mobile security options like passcode locks, support for multiple email domains, activity notification archiving, and a new enterprise licensing agreement.

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Eucalyptus is Open for (Cloud) Business | Cloud Computing Journal

Eucalyptus is Open for (Cloud) Business | Cloud Computing Journal | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Eucalyptus is the world's most widely deployed private cloud software platform. Our software enables companies to turn their own hardware into so called private clouds. With Eucalyptus installed on your servers and your storage system, you have a cloud of your own with the benefits that you are used to from the public cloud such as Amazon Web Services.
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The Evolutionary vs Revolutionary approach to cloud computing

The Evolutionary vs Revolutionary approach to cloud computing | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Kevin Jones, vice president of Dell services, discusses different routes businesses can take into cloud computing.

 

There's no question that the adoption of cloud computing will continue to grow as companies look to increase efficiency and reduce costs. A recent study conducted by Dell and Intel found that an overwhelming majority (78% in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and 60% in North America) of IT and business staff plan to "significantly or moderately increase use of cloud" in the next 12 months.

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Five Models of Enterprise Cloud Deployment -- Part 1 | CloudSleuth

Five Models of Enterprise Cloud Deployment -- Part 1 | CloudSleuth | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

As enterprises increasingly adopt and implement cloud computing as their main approach to running their IT operations, several patterns of deployment are emerging. Each one of these patterns has its merits and faults, and different companies seem to align themselves with different approaches.

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Risk versus Threat | Cloud Computing Journal

Risk versus Threat | Cloud Computing Journal | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

I was chatting with an IT professional about the benefits of cloud-based security and he kept referring to a recent risk assessment he performed. (And if you haven’t done this lately, you should) But what got the gears in my head turning is how interchangeably he used the terms “risk” and “threat.”

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Startup claims hard drive prices for its all-flash arrays

Startup claims hard drive prices for its all-flash arrays | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Pure Storage's next-generation flash array offers a high-availability option.

 

Flash array startup Pure Storage, whose marketing pitch is selling flash at the price of enterprise disk, has announced the second generation of its all-flash array that now includes a highly-availability (HA) configuration.

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VIDEO: A Marketer's Guide to Pinterest

All eyes are on Pinterest, the social network that lets users collect and share images found on the Web by "pinning" them on virtual pinboards. The images span a variety of categories, from fashion, crafts, cooking, décor, fitness, and more. Users can follow the pinboards of friends and brands for inspiration and "repin" the images onto their own pinboards. Today, Pinterest is quickly becoming the fastest-growing social media site based on its huge popularity with women, as well as its unlimited potential as a marketing tool for businesses. "Pins" help companies promote their products, develop their brand personalities, drive tremendous referral traffic to their websites, and gain exposure among the Pinterest community. Now, MDG Advertising has produced an engaging video highlighting the facts, figures, and findings from its popular "Pin It To Win It" infographic.

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Cloud Computing: You can't outsource your compliance obligations

Cloud Computing: You can't outsource your compliance obligations | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Even if your cloud provider is at fault should your company fall out of compliance, the law will come after you.
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INFOGRAPHIC: Facebook vs. Google

INFOGRAPHIC: Facebook vs. Google | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
An infographic comparing the ad power of Google and Facebook.
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Is the Cloud safe? | BusinessCloud9

Is the Cloud safe? | BusinessCloud9 | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Is the Cloud safe? In a way, the answer's simple. In the case of Cloud Computing there are some additional questions to be asked, but there's nothing really outside the remit of normal IT operations.
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Google Drive vs. Dropbox, SkyDrive, SugarSync, and others: a cloud sync storage face-off

Google Drive vs. Dropbox, SkyDrive, SugarSync, and others: a cloud sync storage face-off | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Does Drive stand a chance against sync and backup veterans?

 

Google's very own "Loch Ness monster," also known as Google Drive, has finally launched. It's the new face of Google Documents, and it's also Google's oft-rumored Dropbox-killer. It enters a scene crowded with competitors besides Dropbox that let you sync multiple folders, collaborate with friends, and stream data to your mobile device — so how does Drive fare?

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Cloud Security and Availability: Better or Worse? | CIO's Guide to Cloud Computing and On-Demand | Appirio

Cloud Security and Availability: Better or Worse? | CIO's Guide to Cloud Computing and On-Demand | Appirio | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

.... Cisco released the results of a survey with 1,300 IT decision-makers and influencers from across the world. In summary, Cisco found that cloud adoption is being driven from executive levels but IT decision-makers continue to be held back by concerns around visibility, security, availability and performance.

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A Glimpse Inside Google's Data Centers » Data Center Knowledge

A Glimpse Inside Google's Data Centers » Data Center Knowledge | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Google has released several new photos showing servers in its facilities. What can these images tell us about Google's data center operations and production environment?
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Pinterest: The Salesman of Social Media?

Pinterest: The Salesman of Social Media? | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Just a few months ago Pinterest was the new kid on the block, but now it is firmly the number three social network in the world.
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Is Facebook Wearing Its Opera Glasses? - AllFacebook

Is Facebook Wearing Its Opera Glasses? - AllFacebook | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Here’s one way for Facebook to address its mobile issues: In what it coining a...
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Cloud Storage Encryption and Healthcare Information Security | SYS-CON MEDIA

Cloud Storage Encryption and Healthcare Information Security | SYS-CON MEDIA | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Healthcare data security has been around for a long time, but as cloud computing gains more and more traction, healthcare providers as well as healthcare software vendors, would like to use the cloud advantages and migrate healthcare data, or run healthcare software from a cloud infrastructure. In this blog I’ll focus on specific cloud computing healthcare security concerns and how cloud encryption can help meeting regulatory requirements.
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Newly Leaked SAP Email Sheds Light on Cloud Computing Strategy - Forbes

Newly Leaked SAP Email Sheds Light on Cloud Computing Strategy - Forbes | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
SAP AG An interesting leaked email from a senior SAP executive has been making the rounds today.

 

The email is made all the more relevant with today’s news that SAP will buy Ariba for $4.3B and does a great job of shedding some light on the state of cloud affairs at the software firm. Aside from the fact that SAP has been making some big money acquistions the email also provides some insight into its integration processes.

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How An E-Invoicing Company Could Disrupt The Banking Industry | FastCompany

How An E-Invoicing Company Could Disrupt The Banking Industry | FastCompany | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Tradeshift is using real-time data to change the way rates get set for small business loans.

 

The money still comes with an interest rate, but the size of that rate gets determined based on the buyer's credit rating, not the supplier's. Which is good news for small- and medium-sized suppliers, which often get hit with higher rates because they are perceived to be riskier bets.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Everything-as-a-Service (XaaS) Trends | The Cloud Infographic

INFOGRAPHIC: Everything-as-a-Service (XaaS) Trends | The Cloud Infographic | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

So, how big is your, er, *aas? With new promising cloud services will be introduced in the near future, it’s likely that you will use more than one cloud services to benefit from the cloud. I wish I’ve hand one, ultimate solution for all to cut the chase of looking for the right solutions for my business… but that’s not going to happen. So far, cloud computing is everybody’s game – and I think it’s better to stay that way.

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London's thriving cloud start-up scene | ZDNet

London's thriving cloud start-up scene | ZDNet | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
There’s a sudden flourishing of cloud start-up talent in the UK. What’s brought it about?
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5 Reasons Business Intelligence Guys Shouldn’t Do Analytics for IT Operations

5 Reasons Business Intelligence Guys Shouldn’t Do Analytics for IT Operations | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

Imagine a world where your OI system could actually help you to proactively avoid outages by correlating performance & health with usage trends? If the end-game for your IT Operations Analytics initiative is just about justification (eg. You want to produce pretty graphs for management meetings), any old analytics package might do.

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A new dawn for cloud computing

A new dawn for cloud computing | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
With HP and Microsoft poised to sell cloud computing by the pound, competition to lock in both public and private cloud customers begins in earnest...
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Cloud-based phones bring angelic benefits

Cloud-based phones bring angelic benefits | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Vlad Shmunis, founder and CEO of the cloud communications company RingCentral, says new cloud-based phone technology lets customers take calls, listen to voice mail and send and receive faxes from anywhere.
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