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Kicking application latency off your network

Kicking application latency off your network | Simplifying Cloud | Scoop.it
Application latency and bandwidth problems are better solved with brains, not brawn. Try these options before you throw higher bandwidth at the problem.
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Building Digital Infrastructure Is First Step To Technology Growth – ICT Minister

Building Digital Infrastructure Is First Step To Technology Growth – ICT Minister | Simplifying Cloud | Scoop.it
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IT investment is now the top priority of UK CEOs according to Gartner, and it is no wonder given the competitive advantages and cost savings gained

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Nigerian Retailers Building Their Own Amazon in Africa

Nigerian Retailers Building Their Own Amazon in Africa | Simplifying Cloud | Scoop.it
When Gbemiga Omotoso bought a Samsung tablet computer last year, he handed over his cash to a man in a van. There was nothing shady, though, about the transaction. It’s part of online retailer Jumia’s attempt to adapt to the unique challenges of selling in Nigeria.
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Oracle v. Google ruling shows why cloud players may have steered clear of Amazon APIs

Oracle v. Google ruling shows why cloud players may have steered clear of Amazon APIs | Simplifying Cloud | Scoop.it
Fear of litigation may have prevented cloud providers from adopting AWS APIs to begin with and today’s Oracle ruling may have proved them prescient.
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The DevOps Story - Why it is really about Platform as a Service - Bruno Terkaly - Developer Evangelist - bterkaly@microsoft.com - Site Home - MSDN Blogs

The DevOps Story - Why it is really about Platform as a Service - Bruno Terkaly - Developer Evangelist - bterkaly@microsoft.com - Site Home - MSDN Blogs | Simplifying Cloud | Scoop.it
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What Edward Snowden Has Done to the Cloud

What Edward Snowden Has Done to the Cloud | Simplifying Cloud | Scoop.it
Cloud computing is booming, but the industry that now runs most of our lives might be bumping up against a moment of truth - thanks to a guy by the name of Edward Snowden.
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Amazon and Google are in an epic battle to dominate the cloud—and Amazon may already have won

Amazon and Google are in an epic battle to dominate the cloud—and Amazon may already have won | Simplifying Cloud | Scoop.it
In technology, it's sometimes good to let a pioneer figure out the pitfalls of a new market. Apple's iPod transformed music listening after countless lesser MP3 players failed to make a real dent. Google is now trying to do something similar in cloud computing. The company last month announced price cuts that made its cloud services cheaper than Amazon’s, the leader in cloud services...
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20 Cloud Computing Indicators for CIOs | Visual.ly

20 Cloud Computing Indicators for CIOs | Visual.ly | Simplifying Cloud | Scoop.it
In this infographic, we have compiled 20 interesting cloud computing indicators that every CIO must be aware of to substantiate their cloud investment
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CloudClinique: Gaining cloud certification without leaving the workplace

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CloudClinique: Are all Clouds Equal?

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Exploring cloud deployment and service options.

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Google Fiber Comes to Africa | MIT Technology Review

Google Fiber Comes to Africa | MIT Technology Review | Simplifying Cloud | Scoop.it
Pushing cheap broadband—and more use of Google—the search giant installs a fiber backbone for ISPs in Kampala, Uganda.
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To Have a Sales Partner: Yes/No? – Impulsive Versus Deliberate Decisions

To Have a Sales Partner: Yes/No? – Impulsive Versus Deliberate Decisions | Simplifying Cloud | Scoop.it
Best Business Practice Frustration: Ever see a company with a sales partner in a far off market with only one customer opportunity?In growing up in the social scene in Ireland dances, discos and
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Ventures Africa | Cameroon Signs Deal To Build First Tramway

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Microsoft Corporation Becomes the Second-Largest Cloud Services Provider (MSFT)

Microsoft Corporation Becomes the Second-Largest Cloud Services Provider (MSFT) | Simplifying Cloud | Scoop.it
Microsoft has now officially become the second largest cloud service provider after Amazon. Microsoft's cloud grew at a blistering pace in the first-quarter of 2014, and helped the company beat the chasing pack of IBM, Google and Salesforce for the second slot. At these growth rates, Microsoft can potentially become as big as AWS in 6-7 years. Meanwhile, IBM's strong cloud growth will help it offset declines in its overall business in as little as three years. - Joseph Gacinga - Tech and Telecom
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Cloud computing enables businesses to discover their entrepreneurial spirit

Cloud computing enables businesses to discover their entrepreneurial spirit | Simplifying Cloud | Scoop.it
While cloud services have levelled the playing field for SMEs, larger enterprises adopting the technology can also benefit, says Ian Stone
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Alex Hobbs's curator insight, May 21, 2014 4:56 AM

IT investment is now the top priority of UK CEOs according to Gartner, and it is no wonder given the competitive advantages and cost savings gained. Cloud computing enables more of this IT spend to benefit a business through innovation and value add, while traditional IT results in c80% of spend simply goign on keeping the lights on and fire fighting rather than adding value

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The Real Story Behind the Cloud Price War - Powered by Battery

The Real Story Behind the Cloud Price War - Powered by Battery | Simplifying Cloud | Scoop.it
New ideas, insights and introductions from global VC firm Battery Ventures to help entrepreneurs grow their businesses.
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What Edward Snowden Has Done to the Cloud

What Edward Snowden Has Done to the Cloud | Simplifying Cloud | Scoop.it
Cloud computing is booming, but the industry that now runs most of our lives might be bumping up against a moment of truth - thanks to a guy by the name of Edward Snowden.
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CloudClinique: Cloud Certification Concepts

CloudClinique: Cloud Certification Concepts | Simplifying Cloud | Scoop.it
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Got 5 mins to spare? Learn a new cloud concept.

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CloudClinique: What does the Commission mean by secure Cloud computing services in Europe?

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CloudClinique: Addressing cloud security concerns while selecting a cloud service provider

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CloudClinique: Simplifying and Driving Cloud Adoption

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Reflections on a journey to drive cloud adoption...

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