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THE CLOUD COMPUTING REPORT: How Different Cloud Services Are Competing For Users And Pushing Up Usage - Business insider

THE CLOUD COMPUTING REPORT: How Different Cloud Services Are Competing For Users And Pushing Up Usage - Business insider | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

......Consumers are already using the cloud widely, even if a lot of them don't know it. Approximately 90% of global internet users are already on the cloud in

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In a new report, BI Intelligence provides an exclusive comparison of how the different cloud storage companies are stacking up in terms of pricing and offerings.

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My One Big Fat Cloud Computing Prediction for 2014

My One Big Fat Cloud Computing Prediction for 2014 | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
It's that time of year that everyone issues their predictions for the year ahead, and there certainly have been some good forecasts about impending or continuing developments in the cloud market.
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Mainstream in 2014? I think that is rather optimistic, but getting there for sure.

 

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INFOGRAPHIC: Raise Your Cloud IQ

INFOGRAPHIC: Raise Your Cloud IQ | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
IQ - What is your cloud IQ? Attached is an insightful and very creative infographic produced by SAP.
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Great infographic with hardly surprising results.

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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: Web Hosting in a Nutshell

INFOGRAPHIC: Web Hosting in a Nutshell | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Web Hosting Simplified
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Very informative Infographic on Web Hosting

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Sentrum Colo's comment, February 21, 1:55 PM
This infographic does a great job in explaining how huge the cloud is and the pros and cons of it.
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INFOGRAPHIC: Safeguarding the Internet | Between the Dots | Verisign

INFOGRAPHIC: Safeguarding the Internet | Between the Dots | Verisign | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Verisign Security covers the landscape of network security. Columnists give helpful tips and best practices for securing and protecting your network.
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INFOGRAPHIC: How the Internet Has Rocked the Music Industry | The Bankruptcy Blog

INFOGRAPHIC: How the Internet Has Rocked the Music Industry | The Bankruptcy Blog | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Physical record sales are declining. Record stores may soon cease to exist thanks to digital music and unlimited live-streaming 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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The FCC has already started destroying the Internet

The FCC has already started destroying the Internet | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
The mere mention of the awful new rules proposed by the FCC already is causing fallout
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According to the MIT Technology Review, venture capitalists already have started reining in investment in a large swath of startup companies and innovations -- particularly those focused on video and those requiring low latency.


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Will Cloud Computing in China Be a Boon or Peril for Business?

Will Cloud Computing in China Be a Boon or Peril for Business? | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
China’s cloud-computing industry will hit $122 billion in 2015, but a new report advises U.S. companies to proceed with caution
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In the long run it seems inevitable, China will become the largest economic power in the World. Therefore, who can blame those businesses that aspire to be the proverbial early bird.

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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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Cloud Expo New York: Evolving Cloud Computing Models | SYS-CON MEDIA

Cloud Expo New York: Evolving Cloud Computing Models | SYS-CON MEDIA | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
SYS-CON Media, NJ, The world's leading i-technology media company on breaking technology news.
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Security will get worse before it gets better

Security will get worse before it gets better | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
The damage caused by threats and the number of Net-dependent critical systems are on the rise. Yet we still haven't created a safer Internet
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Although there is room for improvement the internet will never be anything even remotely close to 100% secure. So long as there is money to be made via  fraudulent ways it will always attract the wrong crowd. Best we can do is be vigilant.

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Cam Ward's curator insight, March 21, 2013 5:18 AM

This blog post makes the interesting point that as more and more essential infrastructure is migrated online the potential fallout from a malicious attack is increasing to the stage where even essential services like electricity, water, and transportation are all exposed to potential attacks.

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INFOGRAPHIC: The great tech divide: Is the internet just for men? | PC Site

INFOGRAPHIC: The great tech divide: Is the internet just for men? | PC Site | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Who uses computers more men or women? Here's our infographic showing each genders general technology usage.
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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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