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Forrester - Cloud Predictions for 2013 | CloudTimes

Forrester - Cloud Predictions for 2013 | CloudTimes | Future of Cloud Computing and IoT | Scoop.it
Now that we’re nearing the end of the year, there is one key takeaway from the cloud computing industry: enterprise use has finally arrived.

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Gartner on Medical 3D Printing - 3D Printing Industry

Gartner on Medical 3D Printing - 3D Printing Industry | Future of Cloud Computing and IoT | Scoop.it
Market research firm Gartner has laid out its thoughts on the future of 3D printed medical devices and bioprinting with the 2015 Hype Cycle on 3D Printing.
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What You Need To Know About The Internet Of Things

What You Need To Know About The Internet Of Things | Future of Cloud Computing and IoT | Scoop.it
Information technology  has dramatically changed the way we work and play in a mere two or three decades. That said, the IT revolution is really just beginning, and the next phase of connectivity is a

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Innovative business models:  The Internet of Things will also lead to innovation, especially in terms of new business models that may shift competitive dynamics within industries. For example, using IoT data and connectivity has revolutionized the sales of industrial machinery and other goods into a service model. Among the pioneers of this new service model trend were jet-engine manufacturers that shifted their business model to selling thrust and related services rather than actual engines. Service-based models are are now found in a variety of industries. Of note, transportation as a service, Uber. Lyft and others, powered by apps and geolocation devices, is threatening vehicle sales and traditional distribution models. By the same token, manufacturers of laser printers and copiers with IoT capabilities are also becoming service businesses.   These new service-based business models depend on the Internet of Things. The IoT provides the ability to track how physical assets are actually used, and makes it possible for businesses to accurately price and charge for use. Furthermore, the data from all these connected assets permit a provider/manufacturer to operate equipment more efficiently than its customers, since customers only have a limited "in-house" view of their own equipment. In addition, analysis of IoT data allows for condition-based predictive maintenance, which can dramatically reduce unplanned downtime.
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Salesforce paid over $33 million to buy two tiny startups

Salesforce paid over $33 million to buy two tiny startups | Future of Cloud Computing and IoT | Scoop.it
Salesforce paid pretty well for Toopher and TempoAI

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The company made three small acquisitions this year and in a form filed with the SEC on Monday, it revealed the deal size of one: In July 31, 2015, it acquired Paris company Kerensen Consulting for $24.2 million. Salesforce recently expanded big time into Paris and bought Kerensen to give it a local foothold in the market.   Salesforce also said it acquired two other companies in 2015 and spent a total of $33.1 million.  Those companies were both tiny startups: Toopher, bought in April and Tempo AI bought in May.  Tempo AI was an iOS calendar app and an acqu-hire. It raised $12.5 million in venture capital and had about a dozen employees, according to a LinkedIn search. Salesforce shut down the app shortly after buying the company and the team was integrated into RelateIQ, another company Salesforce bought. Salesforce paid $390 million for RelateIQ in 2014, considered a premium price.


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Intel Invests $60 Million In Chinese Drone Maker Yuneec

Intel Invests $60 Million In Chinese Drone Maker Yuneec | Future of Cloud Computing and IoT | Scoop.it
Investors are opening their checkbooks to China-based drone makers, after Chinese drone manufacturer DJI became the country’s first company to pioneer a major new consumer product category.   Yuneec International, a Shanghai-based drone and aerospace company founded in 1999 that makes drones and electric-powered airplanes, has secured a more than $60 million [...]

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Yuneec International, a Shanghai-based drone and aerospace company founded in 1999 that makes drones and electric-powered airplanes, has secured a more than $60 million investment from Intel’s venture capital arm. Intel has also invested in drone companies Airware and PrecisionHawk as it seeks to sidestep the declining PC market by betting on the possible commercial use of drones.

Intel and Yuneec will jointly develop products, Intel Chief Executive Brian Krzanich said in a video announcement. The two companies have got “drones on our road map that are going to truly change the world and revolutionize the drone industry,” he said.   Earlier this week, Yuneec’s younger peer Ehang raised $42 million in its series B round led by GP Capital, an investment fund managed by Shanghai International Group. GGV Capital, Zhenfund and a number of investors also participated in the fundraising.  

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IBM Expands Storage Software to Help Companies Meet Hybrid Cloud Requirements

IBM Expands Storage Software to Help Companies Meet Hybrid Cloud Requirements | Future of Cloud Computing and IoT | Scoop.it
IBM today announced that it is adding new cloud features to two IBM Spectrum Storage offerings as part of the company’s investment in software defined storage.
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51% of Marketers See Internet of Things as Biggest Impact Trend

51% of Marketers See Internet of Things as Biggest Impact Trend | Future of Cloud Computing and IoT | Scoop.it

Just over half of marketers expect the Internet of Things, with ubiquitous, embedded devices constantly conveying real-time data, to revolutionize marketing by 2020. Along with this they see the power of real-time personalized mobile communication as one of the biggest trends.


Here are the trends that marketing executives see as having the biggest impact on marketers within five years:

  • 51% -- Internet of Things
  • 50% -- Real-time mobile personalized transactions
  • 29% -- Wearable technology
  • 26% -- Virtual/augmented reality
  • 13% -- Privacy backlash...

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What do marketers see as having the biggest impact on them over the next few years? The Internet of Things is at the top of the list.

Jeff Domansky's curator insight, August 27, 1:01 AM

What do marketers see as having the biggest impact on them over the next few years? The Internet of Things is at the top of the list.

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Here are the trends that marketing executives see as having the biggest impact on marketers within five years:

  • 51% -- Internet of Things
  • 50% -- Real-time mobile personalized transactions
  • 29% -- Wearable technology
  • 26% -- Virtual/augmented reality
  • 13% -- Privacy backlash

This study echoes another recent study that examined the impact of the IoT on customer engagement.

That study found that marketers at leading companies are looking to leverage new connections with customers, who expect highly personalized engagements, as I wrote about here recently (89% See IoT Impacting Customer Engagement  ‘Very Significantly’).

The customer experience is increasingly seen as a key to competitive advantage, with marketing taking the lead, according to the Economist study. A majority (75%) of marketers say they will be responsible for end-to-end experience over the customer’s lifetime within the next three to five years.   Marketing will increasingly be seen as less a cost and more as a source of revenue with about  80% of companies classifying the marketing function as a revenue driver, according to the report.  The top areas in which marketers say they need to develop skills are digital engagement and marketing operations/technology.  And that’s where the Internet of Things resides.

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Beyond IT: Expert Quotes on the Business Impact of Cloud Computing

Cloud computing is gaining rapid traction, but its impact extends beyond the IT department. Learn about big data's role in big data, the Internet of Things and…
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Chinese drone maker takes to the skies with $42M series B

Chinese drone maker takes to the skies with $42M series B | Future of Cloud Computing and IoT | Scoop.it
Look, up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! Nope, it’s Chinese drone startup valuations. Yet another drone maker saw its value shoot skyward on Monday when Ehang announced that it has raised a US $42 million series B round.

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Jake D'Imperio gis's curator insight, August 28, 8:48 PM

This is another example of a drone company hitting it big, this is not massive news in itself but the prevalence of civilian drones is going to change the world, while many will use this technology for recreation some will use them to commit harmful acts, be it identity theft or weaponized assault. I believe while this prospect is scary, laws are being put into place to help make sure drones are used for bettre things.   

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How Did IBM's Global Technology Services Perform in Fiscal 2Q15? - Market Realist

How Did IBM's Global Technology Services Perform in Fiscal 2Q15? - Market Realist | Future of Cloud Computing and IoT | Scoop.it
IBM’s Global Technology Services division accounted for ~39% of revenues toward its total revenues in fiscal 2Q15. In fiscal 2Q15, this segment declined by 10.6% to $8.27 billion.
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The Future of 5G: The Internet for Everyone and Everything

The Future of 5G: The Internet for Everyone and Everything | Future of Cloud Computing and IoT | Scoop.it
Today’s 4G networks continue to offer faster data access, but there’s a great amount of uncertainty about the road beyond 4G, especially as the rapid consumption of wireless data continues to out…
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Oracle paid well for Maxymiser, says person close to the company

Oracle paid well for Maxymiser, says person close to the company | Future of Cloud Computing and IoT | Scoop.it
Details are sketchy but one source told us that this wasn't a low-ball deal.
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Inside Google: Search giant reveals how its massive network works

Inside Google: Search giant reveals how its massive network works | Future of Cloud Computing and IoT | Scoop.it
The firm has revealed how the intricate maze of computers that process Internet search requests, show YouTube video clips and distribute email for millions of people works.
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Finding your rainbows in the Clouds

Finding your rainbows in the Clouds | Future of Cloud Computing and IoT | Scoop.it
Cloud Computing..... It’s the future of IT..........creating clouds, consuming clouds, reselling clouds.  The whole IT industry is weathering a big fluffy white storm right now of cloud infrastructure creations to enable their customer’s future IT needs. From Iaas to Paas to UCaaS to DaaS there is a cloud for every IT meteorologists dream! But doesn't the world..... then become very cloudy for you as a partner? Where do you start? Are the products that you’re selling today, the products you will

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David Ednie's curator insight, August 28, 3:35 PM

Hybrid Hybrid is absolutely key. As a partner you need to remain flexible to your customer’s ever changing needs and be able to adapt your technology and solutions to meet them.

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IBM takes aim at Internet of Things with multi-billion dollar investment

IBM takes aim at Internet of Things with multi-billion dollar investment | Future of Cloud Computing and IoT | Scoop.it
“IBM is using its considerable resources to accelerate IoT deployments across a wide variety of verticals."
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Intel Unveils Analytics Technologies for Big Data, IoT

Intel Unveils Analytics Technologies for Big Data, IoT | Future of Cloud Computing and IoT | Scoop.it
Among the offerings is Discovery Peak, analytics software that is underpinning a cloud platform created to facilitate collaborative cancer research.

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Intel last year introduced its Internet of things (IoT) Platform, a reference architecture that uses technologies from the chip maker to create an open environment that developers can leverage to build new products and solutions to address challenges presented by the proliferation of connected devices and data.  The IoT and big data analytics are increasingly being joined at the hip. The challenge is developing the necessary means to gather and analyze that data in ways that will result in useful information that businesses, researchers, hospitals and others can act on.  -  Demand for this capability is creating a transition away from the digital economy and toward an "algorithm economy," Diane Bryant, senior vice president and general manager of Intel's Data Center Group   Bryant and Doug Davis, senior vice president and general manager of the chip maker's Internet of Things Group, outlined several steps Intel is taking to help organizations and developers find ways to more easily and quickly analyze the mountains of data being generated. That includes pushing forward with a project first announced in 2013 being done in conjunction with the  Knight Cancer Institute at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) to build an open, cloud-based platform to accelerate cancer research.   Bryant noted that health care was a particular industry that can benefit from the greater efficiencies and cost reductions that come with IoT and big data analytics, pointing out that the United States spends $2.5 trillion on health care every year, significantly more than other countries but without any better results. In addition, Eric Dishman, an Intel Fellow and general manager of the Health and Life Sciences unit within the DCG, pointed out that hospitals spend $10 billion a year treating infections that patients contract while in the hospital and that 60 percent of health care can be better done at home.   -  In the areas of personalized health care and such efforts as cancer research, a challenge is enabling hospitals and other health care institutions to collaborate over the Internet, according to Brian Druker, a researcher at OHSU. Security concerns are a key reason why doctors are hesitant to share health care information via the Web, Druker said during the presentation. Another is being unable to efficiently move the vast amounts of medical information involved.

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On-demand hybrid cloud software startup Velostrata raises $14m Series A

On-demand hybrid cloud software startup Velostrata raises $14m Series A | Future of Cloud Computing and IoT | Scoop.it
On-demand hybrid cloud software startup Velostrata, Inc. has raised $14 million Series A in a round led by Norwest Venture Partners and Greylock IL Partners (83North).

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The History of Cloud-based File Sharing

The History of Cloud-based File Sharing | Future of Cloud Computing and IoT | Scoop.it
Here's a look at the past, present and future of cloud computing to help MSPs understand where we’ve been and prepare for the changes the industry will undergo in the future.
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Shalyn Jooste's curator insight, August 27, 7:01 AM

There is no such thing as an original idea... Who would have guessed you could trace this back so far?

This most certainly made for an interesting read.

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Google Hopes Open Source Will Give Its Cloud A Path To The Enterprise

Google Hopes Open Source Will Give Its Cloud A Path To The Enterprise | Future of Cloud Computing and IoT | Scoop.it
"Google is not an enterprise company and we are trying to become cognizant of what the enterprise needs," Craig McLuckie, Google's product manager in charge..
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It’s no secret that Google has been trying to get more enterprises onto its cloud platform. It’s not been easy, however. The company lacks the traditional sales machinery of its competitors (and the legacy relationships that companies like Microsoft have built for decades).   Instead, Google expects that becoming more open — and releasing more open-source software — will create a path for the company to make inroads into the enterprise. “Google has recognized that open is a better way of building,” McLuckie also noted. “We’ve come to admire the ability of the open-source community to drive innovation.”  He argued that building out in the open not only allows it to build a better product for its customers, but also to enable faster integration cycles. In addition, having an open-source project that involves other companies also allows it to absorb the DNA of these companies into the product.   Kubernetes is probably the prime example for this. After being incubated by Google, the container management and scheduling tool is now quickly becoming a standard component of many container architectures. Google recently donated the code to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, too, so it’s now being developed by a group of companies that includes the likes of Red Hat, Docker, IBM, VMWare, Huawei, Docker and Twitter.

Google wants businesses to be able to move their workloads between clouds (though mostly to its own cloud, of course) and containers and Kubernetes are a key piece of the technology that it believes will enable this once enough of its partners adopt it.

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Review: Microsoft Windows 10 is (almost) a perfect 10

Review: Microsoft Windows 10 is (almost) a perfect 10 | Future of Cloud Computing and IoT | Scoop.it
My full review of the new OS. In short, it's a winner.
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ClearSky Data Exits Stealth With Novel Approach To Cloud Storage

ClearSky Data Exits Stealth With Novel Approach To Cloud Storage | Future of Cloud Computing and IoT | Scoop.it
ClearSky Data emerged from stealth today, offering an unusual approach to storage and data lifecycle management. It wants to combine the speed of on-premises..
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ClearSky Data emerged from stealth today, offering an unusual approach to storage and data lifecycle management. It wants to combine the speed of on-premises storage with the cost and elasticity of a cloud service.    While it’s a fully managed service, it involves several layers of storage with an on-premises piece, a local cloud data facility, and longer term public cloud storage. The location of the data in this hierarchy depends on how quickly you are likely to need it.   Businesses have been looking for a way to take advantage of the economies of scale the cloud offers, but have often been stymied by latency issues getting the data where it’s needed most when using cloud services, Ellen Rubin, CEO at ClearSky Data told TechCrunch.   “When we talk to customers, they are telling us that they don’t want to be in the infrastructure business, and are trying to consolidate data centers. We are trying to match storage to the way it is consumed today,”  To achieve this, it’s offering a 3-tiered approach. First it installs a fully managed appliance on-premises, where it stores a cache of the most important data in the organization. This is the information that people need to access the most.   Next, it has a co-location facility with Digital Realty within a 120-mile radius of any customer’s location to deal with warm data — that is, data that’s important, but not used quite as often as the on-premises data. Finally it uses inexpensive Amazon S3 storage for archived data that a company doesn’t need very often.

The solution uses software algorithms to determine where the data should reside, and it also deals with standard kinds of storage services like de-duplication to reduce data size along with backup and disaster recovery. Rubin claims her company’s approach is approximately one third the cost of a traditional storage solution.

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Behind The Numbers: Growth in the Internet of Things

Behind The Numbers: Growth in the Internet of Things | Future of Cloud Computing and IoT | Scoop.it
Behind The Numbers: Growth in the Internet of Things
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Suvrodeb Biswas's curator insight, August 24, 5:11 AM

very good article

Richard Platt's curator insight, August 27, 11:38 PM

The Internet isn’t merely developing, it’s exploding, and the numbers prove it. Take a look at our graphic below — it shows the advancing surge of connected devices using the Internet.  Today, there are more connected devices than there are human beings on the planet. This expansion isn’t just from cell phones, tablets and computers – it’s thanks to toothbrushes, stovetops and millions of other devices that now have IP addresses. Estimates show that there will be over 50 billion connected devices by 2020.  Fast, ubiquitous Wi-Fi and increasing home broadband speeds will drive the Internet of Things and the ever-expanding web.

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Intelligence community loves its new Amazon cloud

Intelligence community loves its new Amazon cloud | Future of Cloud Computing and IoT | Scoop.it
The new Amazon Web Services-built CIA cloud is more secure and capable than legacy systems, according to intelligence IT officials speaking at an AWS event.
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Amazon, Microsoft strengthen tools to store app and enterprise data in their clouds

Amazon, Microsoft strengthen tools to store app and enterprise data in their clouds | Future of Cloud Computing and IoT | Scoop.it
Amazon and Microsoft are going after developers and IT departments with upgraded tools and cloud storage offerings.
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Brent Soffey's curator insight, August 24, 5:43 PM

Great read! We're watching cloud providers cater to the needs of modern-day businesses more and more as IaaS becomes more prevalent.

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Google Loses Data After Lightning Strikes

Google Loses Data After Lightning Strikes | Future of Cloud Computing and IoT | Scoop.it
Four lightning strikes on a European power grid resulted in a few headaches for Google's Cloud Platform overseas.
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Richard Platt's curator insight, August 27, 11:47 PM

It must have been some lightning bolt right?