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It's Not Always Sunny in Cloud Computing - A Look At The Risks » Data Center Knowledge

It's Not Always Sunny in Cloud Computing - A Look At The Risks » Data Center Knowledge | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
While cloud deployments continue apace, there are still some inherent drawbacks to a cloud model’s security or design. Best practices need to be used and expectations should be managed. Bottom line, it’s not always sunny in the cloud computing world.
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INFOGRAPHIC: The Growing Impact of Social Media

INFOGRAPHIC: The Growing Impact of Social Media | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
This infographic that delves into Americans’ increasing obsession with social media, along with their increasingly fractured attention spans.
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Legal concerns curb corporate cloud adoption

Legal concerns curb corporate cloud adoption | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Inside the enterprise, the biggest obstacle to cloud computing is often the company's own corporate counsel. Here's how IT is getting to yes with legal.
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How IT will be blown to bits

How IT will be blown to bits | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
As spending for tech gradually slips from IT hands, expect an explosion of industry-specific cloud platforms, says new IDC report.

The season of predictions is upon us, with market intelligence firm IDC last week releasing its report "IDC Predictions 2013: Competing on the 3rd Platform." What exactly is the "3rd platform"? It's an IDC amalgam of mobile computing, cloud services, social networking, and big data analytics technologies -- which tend to be procured outside the usual enterprise IT channels. According to the report, these technologies will together drive approximately 90 percent of the growth in IT spending from 2013 through 2020.
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The 'Cloud' offers businesses advantages and risks

The 'Cloud' offers businesses advantages and risks | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Businesses are using the cloud, networks of outside computers, to do everything from bookkeeping to conference calls to managing complex projects with faraway colleagues.
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Businesspeople Take Charge of Cloud Computing, But Still Depend on IT: Survey - Forbes

Businesspeople Take Charge of Cloud Computing, But Still Depend on IT: Survey - Forbes | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Cloud computing may represent the beginning of a shift of control of business technology away from information technology departments and into the hands of managers and professionals from other parts of the business.
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Who Will Win The Google-Amazon-Microsoft Cloud Computing Price War?

Who Will Win The Google-Amazon-Microsoft Cloud Computing Price War? | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Prices for Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud-computing platforms are falling as vendors vie to attract developers and other customers.
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2013: The Year of the Cloud Architect

2013: The Year of the Cloud Architect | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
There is a new demand around data center architects - cloud computing. With that, comes new traits and skills which a data center architect should know.
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Software defined what?

Software defined what? | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
It's the latest buzzword in the crowded IT dictionary: "software defined network", or SDN for short. But is it something Australian technology and business leaders need to worry about for 2013?
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OpenStack: Folsom. An Overview - Network Computing

OpenStack: Folsom. An Overview - Network Computing | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
The latest release of OpenStack, which goes by the code name Folsom, adds two additional modules into the mix: Quantum and Cinder.
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Cloud keys an era of new IT responsiveness and efficiency

Cloud keys an era of new IT responsiveness and efficiency | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
James Staten and I wrote this vision of the future of cloud computing. The full report is available to Forrester clients at this link. The research is part of Forrester’s playbook to advise CIOs on productive use of cloud computing...
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INFOGRAPHIC: How to Dominate Big Data & Beat the Competition with Technology

INFOGRAPHIC: How to Dominate Big Data & Beat the Competition with Technology | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Learn how to manage Big Data with new technologies designed to help you unlock insight and compete more effectively.
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Google reportedly gearing up to launch its own, 12.85-inch Chrome OS touch notebook in Q1 2013

Google reportedly gearing up to launch its own, 12.85-inch Chrome OS touch notebook in Q1 2013 | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
According to news outlets in Asia, Google is set to follow its rivals and launch an own-brand Chrome OS-powered 12.85-inch touch notebook in the first quarter of 2013.

Chinese Commercial Times reports (translated) that Taiwanese manufacturers Compal Electronics and Wintek have been tapped to handle OEM and touch panel production respectively, with initial supply shipments expected to have commenced in November ahead of a launch at the start of next year.
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Will Cloud Computing Be To Labor What The Internet Was To Capital? | CloudTweaks

Will Cloud Computing Be To Labor What The Internet Was To Capital? | CloudTweaks | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
In 1992, the CME Group launched the first electronic trading platform, which heralded a completely new age for anyone with capital to spare. Electronic trading and money transfers meant a whole new world of opportunity for potential investors.
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Who has the best ecosystem?

Who has the best ecosystem? | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
About a year ago, I asked all of you whether or not you’re invested in one particular ecosystem over another.
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Cloud computing showdown: Amazon vs. Rackspace (OpenStack) vs. Microsoft vs. Google

Cloud computing showdown: Amazon vs. Rackspace (OpenStack) vs. Microsoft vs. Google | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
In the cloud, it's a question of who has the ability to scale to meet enterprise needs.

In its latest Magic Quadrant report, research firm Gartner lists 14 infrastructure as a service (IaaS) companies, but Network World looked at four of the biggest names to compare and contrast: Amazon Web Services, Rackspace (and OpenStack), Microsoft and Google.
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Cloud atlas: A weather forecast on the Chinese cloud industry

Cloud atlas: A weather forecast on the Chinese cloud industry | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
We’ve already talked at length about the division between the Chinese Internet and the rest of the world. It’s a schism that has broad-reaching effects on censorship and culture, ...
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Cloud computing: Data protection issues

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According to a recent article by Shoosmiths, the cloud software market generated $22 billion in revenue in 2011, and expects growth to $67.3 billion by 2016...
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Private cloud does not bring full benefits of cloud computing, says AWS

Private cloud does not bring full benefits of cloud computing, says AWS | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Amazon Web Services (AWS) senior vice-president Andy Jassy slams private cloud suppliers for failing to deliver the benefits of cloud computing...
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INFOGRAPHIC: The BYOD Revolution | CloudTweaks

INFOGRAPHIC: The BYOD Revolution | CloudTweaks | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

As new innovations continue to fill the technology marketplace, a shift in how business and the IT consumer alike utilize technology is shaping the face of a more connected. We are becoming more streamlined in our day to day processes, thanks largely in part to the power of mobile computing. Computing technology available off the shelf is pound-for-pound, far more powerful and as such more sustainable, than ever before. Take into consideration the power of virtual computing and it would seem that the journey is just beginning. Read: Managing Mobile Devices Connecting to the Cloud

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What if Big Data is Too Big? A Radical Solution May Be in DNA - Forbes

What if Big Data is Too Big? A Radical Solution May Be in DNA - Forbes | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Where would you store 70 million books? One answer—albeit very old school—is a really big library. After all, the U.S. Library of Congress has 35 million books; San Francisco’s main library has fewer than 3 million.
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Dell cloud tools connect users to remote data

Dell cloud tools connect users to remote data | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
The Dell Wyse PocketCloud app portfolio is getting some enhancements to help small businesses access their data while on the go.
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10 Cloud Computing Pioneers

10 Cloud Computing Pioneers | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Cloud computing has rewritten decades of technology rules. Take a closer look at 10 innovators who helped make it possible.
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VM Backup to Dropbox Cloud Storage by NAKIVO Backup & Replication | Cloud Computing Journal

VM Backup to Dropbox Cloud Storage by NAKIVO Backup & Replication | Cloud Computing Journal | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
NAKIVO enables small business reach one of the most affordable public clouds for secure offsite storage of their VM backups
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Cloud computing delivers tickets to UK rail passengers | Cloud Pro

Cloud computing delivers tickets to UK rail passengers | Cloud Pro | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
New ticket sales architecture will allow for greater seasonal flexibility and scale to growing future demand.

The UK’s rail ticketing system is moving to the cloud, it has been revealed, in the first step of the Rail Settlement Plan’s (RSP) Modernisation Programme.

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