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VMware to launch public cloud to fight Amazon & Nicira-based software-defined data centers

VMware to launch public cloud to fight Amazon & Nicira-based software-defined data centers | Future of Cloud Computing and IoT | Scoop.it
VMware drops a boat load of cloud news on an already busy day, including that it will launch its own public cloud contender to challenge Amazon and Rackspace.
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An Interactive History of Cloud Computing

An Interactive History of Cloud Computing | Future of Cloud Computing and IoT | Scoop.it
The term “cloud computing” may be commonly uttered in businesses all over the world, but its complex history is less well known. This interactive timeline from Matillion charts the history of t…
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Samsung has shown it’s serious about Tizen, but is it yet ‘The OS of Everything’?

Samsung has shown it’s serious about Tizen, but is it yet ‘The OS of Everything’? | Future of Cloud Computing and IoT | Scoop.it
Samsung hasn't had an easy start with its Android-replacement operating system Tizen, though by now many more tech consumers should have at least heard of its name -- and perhaps even used it without realising.
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The top trends shaping the face of cloud services by 2020 | ZDNet

The top trends shaping the face of cloud services by 2020 | ZDNet | Future of Cloud Computing and IoT | Scoop.it

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Digital business incompetence will cause a quarter of organizations to lose their market position by 2017

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Firms will lose their market positions through digital incompetence in the next few years - but understanding the future of technology will swing this around.

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The smartphone with crazy cloud storage just hit its Kickstarter goal - CNET

The smartphone with crazy cloud storage just hit its Kickstarter goal - CNET | Future of Cloud Computing and IoT | Scoop.it
Startup Nextbit, run by former Google and HTC executives, hit its goal of selling $500,000 worth of smartphones in a single day.
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Amazon and Microsoft just scored a huge $100 million cloud deal that can't be making IBM too happy

Amazon and Microsoft just scored a huge $100 million cloud deal that can't be making IBM too happy | Future of Cloud Computing and IoT | Scoop.it
With the help of CSC, the FAA's will move its data centers to Amazon's and Microsoft's clouds.
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Apple on track to dominate Wearables Market

Apple on track to dominate Wearables Market | Future of Cloud Computing and IoT | Scoop.it
Apple Watch has already captured two thirds of the smart wearables segment

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7 Facts About Amazon Web Services [Infographic]

7 Facts About Amazon Web Services [Infographic] | Future of Cloud Computing and IoT | Scoop.it
Little known facts about the Amazon Web Services
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IoT for food and water: Here’s what the future looks like

IoT for food and water: Here’s what the future looks like | Future of Cloud Computing and IoT | Scoop.it
In the near future, IoT will drive tremendous innovation in the way our food is grown, processed, distributed, stored, and consumed. Plants and animals will literally have a “voice.” Not a human voice, per se, but a voice based on data that can tell people, computers, and machines when, for example, they are thirsty, need more sun, require medicine, or need individual attention.
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Richard Platt's curator insight, August 31, 2:13 PM

Take vertical farms, for example. These operations bring farming indoors where all of the elements required for rapid and healthy growth can be monitored and controlled. These facilities are built vertically, so growing areas can be stacked. This greatly decreases the amount of acreage needed for farming, which allows vertical farms to be located in or near cities, shortening the time needed to transport and distribute food.   From an IoT perspective, vertical farms are connected both internally and externally. Internally, small sensors in the soil or connected to individual plants tell a control system exactly how much light, water, and, nutrients are required to grow the healthiest, most productive crops. Sensors will also tell vertical farmers when crops are nearing their peak for harvesting at just the right time to ensure it’s still fresh when it reaches its final destination.   Externally, vertical farms will be connected to other networks and information systems, including databases that track local demand. For example, local restaurants could input when they need to replenish their fresh food supplies. And vertical farmers could access that information so they know which crops to grow in what quantities. Vertical farms can also connect to the power grid, using their windows as solar panels to supply the system, creating a tight feedback loop between the food supply, the power grid, and consumers. This type of IoT system would have been unimaginable a generation ago.

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The best cloud storage services: Dropbox vs Google Drive, OneDrive, iCloud & more

The best cloud storage services: Dropbox vs Google Drive, OneDrive, iCloud & more | Future of Cloud Computing and IoT | Scoop.it
With so many online file storage providers around it's hard to know which to use. We've rounded up the 13 best cloud storage services including Google Drive, Dropbox, Mega, Tresorit, and OneDrive to help you decide which is right for you.
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Key Findings from the 2015 Harvard Business Review Cloud Report

Key Findings from the 2015 Harvard Business Review Cloud Report | Future of Cloud Computing and IoT | Scoop.it
Check out the following Slideshare to see key highlights from the 2015 Harvard Business Review Cloud Report and learn how cloud technology can improve your enterprise organization.
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How to Jump From Cloud to Cloud

How to Jump From Cloud to Cloud | Future of Cloud Computing and IoT | Scoop.it
Today there’s no easy way to escape your cloud provider. Some big Web names are trying to fix that
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Richard Platt's curator insight, August 29, 1:27 PM

In 2010, when Netflix was still early into its shift from DVD rentals to online movies and shows, it started using Amazon.com’s data centers. Video streaming’s popularity was growing fast, and Amazon Web Services, the retailer’s cloud computing division, had the capacity to handle the load. Now that Netflix streams 100 million-plus hours of video every day, it’s sticking with Amazon partly because of Amazon’s scale and features, and partly because switching vendors “would be a significant multiyear effort,” says Yury Izrailevsky, Netflix’s vice president for cloud and platform engineering.   -   All the major cloud providers—including Amazon, Salesforce.com, Microsoft, and Google—use technology different enough so that switching from one to another would require customers to rewrite much of their software. (Jeremy King, chief technology officer of Wal-Mart Stores’ e-commerce division, compares picking a cloud provider to staying at the Hotel California—“You can check out anytime you like, but you can never leave.”)Still, in the next five years about one-third of companies using the cloud may either switch providers to get a lower price or more features, or add another provider to get servers closer to customers or have a backup should one company suffer a meltdown, says David Linthicum, a consultant who creates cloud applications for companies.  Containers break up apps into smaller packages of code, each bundled with all the basic system software the apps need to operate independently of whichever server plays host. This means programmers won’t have to rewrite the code for each new operating system and platform as an app evolves from a project on a laptop to a global hit with millions of users reached via enormous servers, says Jim Zemlin, executive director of the Linux Foundation, a nonprofit that oversees the open source Linux OS. “A developer will be able to write that software and deploy it without having to spend six months” rewriting it for broader and bigger systems, he says. Moving containers from one cloud provider to another is as simple as downloading them onto the new servers.

While market share data are tough to pin down, Docker set the early standard in container software, and the leading options among its dozen or so rivals include Warden, LXD, and CoreOS, according to researcher IDC. Many of the container makers, plus Google, are also refining competing versions of container orchestration software, the layer of programming that helps containers knit themselves together in the proper order to make an app run. Kubernetes, an open source program led by Google, is the early front-runner, says Larry Carvalho, an analyst at IDC.

Robert McKenzie's curator insight, August 29, 2:18 PM

This is a topic that is often misunderstood. At present moving workloads between environments is difficult and has a cost measured in hundreds and thousands of dollars per instance. Containers hold a promise that this will be easier . The challenge is that the containers are themselves proprietary . 

Marc ENGEL's curator insight, August 31, 5:37 AM

I like this comparison between leaving a cloud patform and lyrics of Hotel California: "“You can check out anytime you like, but you can never leave.”! Standards are again the key!

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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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Richard Platt's curator insight, August 29, 1:30 PM

Gartner is widely regarded for its ability to analyze technological trends, relying heavily on their now famous Hype Cycle.  And the market research firm doesn’t just get into the technology, but the society surrounding it, even predicting that there would be widespread social upheaval in one report.  More recently, the firm created a specialized model for outlining specific trends in 3D printing, with the 2015 Hype Cycle for 3D Printing outlining various applications within the industry and their point of maturity versus popular expectations.  And, with this tool, they have determined that medical 3D printing has just hit the Peak of Inflated Expectations, meaning that, soon, we’ll no longer be wowed by 3D printing in the medical space, as the tech is legitimately incorporated regularly in specialist medical applications.    Bioprinting for transplantable organs is listed as a separate category, that is also listed as 5-10 years from maturity, but is further from pure hype inflation.  Michael Shanler, research director at Gartner, says of this specific application, “Some of these R&D systems are already capable of printing cells, proteins, DNA and drugs, however there are significant barriers to mainstream adoption.” He adds, “The sheer complexity of the items to be printed and the high maintenance requirements of these systems mean that initial deployments will be mostly limited to specialist service providers. We see mainstream adoption increasing as the systems become more diverse in their functions.”  3D Bioprinting Solutions may believe they can 3D print an organ in 1-2 years, but, even if they do, there won’t be a top 10 list of organ printers for another 5-10.   Outside of medicine, however, Gartner believes that there are a number of spaces in which the technology is only two to five years from becoming mature that will, in turn, see 3D printing move from specialty uses to broader usage. These include 3D scanning, service bureaus, and 3D printing software, says Basiliere.  With CAD software being made simpler for consumer use, coupled with repositories of 3D printables, consumers have greater access to 3D models.  3D scanners, too, give consumers a wider range of printable options, as they drop dramatically in price.  And, because they can use service bureaus to have this objects printed, rather than on a home machine, they can experiment with the technology more and more.  Basiliere explains, “Advancements outside of the actual printers themselves may prove to be the catalyst that brings about widespread adoption. Technologies such as 3D scanning, 3D print creation software and 3D printing service bureaus are all maturing quickly, and all — in their own way — have the potential to make high quality 3DP more accessible and affordable.”

Jake D'Imperio gis's curator insight, August 30, 2:28 AM

This article explains the predicted prevalence of 3-D printing in the medical field. This will make surgery with bones easier and less expensive and will save and improve the lives of many.  This is exciting news as the normal cost of hip replacement is thousands of dollars and the cost will be significantly reduced.

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Apple said to be unveiling iPad Pro during next week's event - CNET

Apple said to be unveiling iPad Pro during next week's event - CNET | Future of Cloud Computing and IoT | Scoop.it
The tech titan will reportedly debut both a 12.9-inch iPad Pro and an iPad Mini 4 during its big product launch on Wednesday, rather than wait until later this year.
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Acer acquires GPS firm Xplova

Acer acquires GPS firm Xplova | Future of Cloud Computing and IoT | Scoop.it
Taipei, Sept. 2 (CNA) Taiwanese computer maker Acer Inc. (宏碁) said Wednesday it has acquired Xplova (愛普瑞), a Taipei-based GPS cycling computer brand, to extend its reach in the sports industry.

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Taiwanese computer maker Acer  said Wednesday it has acquired Xplova, a Taipei-based GPS cycling computer brand, to extend its reach in the sports industry.  The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. "The acquisition will allow Xplova to benefit from Acer's technology, global brand name, and marketing and channel reach," the PC maker said in a statement.   Acer said, it will integrate Xplova's hardware, cloud computing platform, community service capabilities and industry expertise to expand further into the sports sector. By acquiring Xplova, Acer said, it can tap into China's huge cycling industry with cloud-enabled sports services, helping cyclists to search for the best routes in terms of distance and physical territory, find biking activities, and share cycling fun and knowledge.  Xplova's core competencies include the design and manufacture of smart cycling computers. It also provides cycling community services like route planning, live tracking of group members in cycling events, and analyses and summaries of personal cycling activities for cyclists worldwide. 

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Intel introduces 'best ever' processor

Intel introduces 'best ever' processor | Future of Cloud Computing and IoT | Scoop.it
Thinner laptops with longer battery life predicted with new Intel 'Skylake' processor unveiled Tuesday.

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Richard Platt's curator insight, September 2, 1:23 AM

By enabling longer battery life, better graphics and low power consumption, the chips are expected to bring new thinness to laptops and notebook-tablet hybrids without sacrificing computing ability.  "The industry has been talking for a long time about having PCs that have the characteristics of tablets," said analyst Patrick Moorhead of Moor Insights and Strategy. "I feel like for the first time we are there."  He said the new chips mean that manufacturers will be able to make laptops that are very thin and light -- with all-day battery life and touch screens -- that are priced between $499 and $699. "Before, you would have had to pay $1,000 to $1,500 to get this level of capability," Moorhead said.  The degree of Skylake's success should show where the PC business is headed, he and other analysts agreed.  Intel is hoping that the combination of the new chips -- officially called 6th Gen Intel Core -- and Windows 10, which was released this summer, will reignite the slumping PC market.    The Santa Clara chip giant noted that there are an estimated 1 billion PCs that are 3 years old, and 500 million 4 to 5 years old, or even older, that need replacing. That's assuming their owners want something newer.

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Amazon, Microsoft ink $108M cloud computing deal with FAA - GeekWire

Amazon, Microsoft ink $108M cloud computing deal with FAA - GeekWire | Future of Cloud Computing and IoT | Scoop.it
Amazon and Microsoft are reeling in some serious dough to help the Federal Aviation Administration with its cloud computing needs. IT consultant and system
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Les ambitions d'Intel dans le cloud privé

Les ambitions d'Intel dans le cloud privé | Future of Cloud Computing and IoT | Scoop.it
Tout le monde sait que le métier d'Intel est de fabriquer des puces, mais qu'en est-il de sa stratégie cloud ? Certes, le fabricant (...)

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Les trois défis que le Cloud personnel impose aux entreprises - Silicon

Les trois défis que le Cloud personnel impose aux entreprises - Silicon | Future of Cloud Computing and IoT | Scoop.it
L'IT va devoir composer avec l'usage individuel des services en ligne tout en assurant l'intégrité de la sécurité de l'entreprise.

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Nvidia launches Grid 2.0 virtual desktop technology with support for 128 users per server

Nvidia launches Grid 2.0 virtual desktop technology with support for 128 users per server | Future of Cloud Computing and IoT | Scoop.it
Chipmaker Nvidia today announced the launch of Grid 2.0, the latest version of its desktop virtualization technology that companies can use to deploy graphics-heavy applications remotely to employees who are offsite.

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Nvidia today announced the launch of Grid 2.0, the latest version of its desktop virtualization technology that companies can use to deploy graphics-heavy applications remotely to employees who are offsite.

Companies can buy servers packing Nvidia Grid boards and then use virtualization software — such as VMware vSphere 6 and Horizon 6 and Citrix’s XenApp, XenDesktop, and XenServer — to share the power of GPUs (graphic processing units) with Grid 2.0.  The new release can handle as many as 128 users per server, twice as many as before, according to a statement. And Grid now supports the Linux operating system, not just Windows. Plus the technology can now run on blade servers, not just rack servers.

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Get Ready for a 'Second Wave' of Cloud Adopters

Get Ready for a 'Second Wave' of Cloud Adopters | Future of Cloud Computing and IoT | Scoop.it
The cloud is taking hold as businesses look to cut costs and monetize on their investments.
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IoT’s about us: Emerging forms of innovation in the Internet of Things

IoT’s about us: Emerging forms of innovation in the Internet of Things | Future of Cloud Computing and IoT | Scoop.it
The observation that the Internet of Things encompasses people holds a number of transformative business and societal implications. This form of IoT innovation can be aggregated and analyzed to create fundamentally new types of products and services.
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The Inside Story on How SurveyMonkey Cracked the International Market

The Inside Story on How SurveyMonkey Cracked the International Market | Future of Cloud Computing and IoT | Scoop.it

ySurveyMonkey CTO Selina Tobaccowalla provides a deep dive into how the company internationalized to build a world-class business.


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.case study :  Going global with your business and website..

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Top 5 Best Cloud Storage Services

Top 5 Best Cloud Storage Services | Future of Cloud Computing and IoT | Scoop.it
Cloud storage (putting away your information online in the cloud) is an appealing choice. One can ge...
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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.