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Bayers: Time to retire term 'cloud computing'

Bayers: Time to retire term 'cloud computing' | The Cloud - Computing & Hosting | Scoop.it
When we want to convey uncertainty or confusion, we often lean on words and phrases that make us sound like TV weathercasters — our outlook is hazy, it is obscured by mist, it is lost in the fog.
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Werner Vogels: four cloud computing trends for 2014

Werner Vogels: four cloud computing trends for 2014 | The Cloud - Computing & Hosting | Scoop.it
From enabling everyone to become a media company to data processing in real-time, the CTO of Amazon.com shares his predictions for the cloud
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The cloud vs on-premises software: What you need to consider for your business

The cloud vs on-premises software: What you need to consider for your business | The Cloud - Computing & Hosting | Scoop.it

It seems like the whole world is moving to the cloud for all IT applications. Whilst this is not true, there is a danger of the herd mentality. This article considers the different aspects that should be taken into account before launching into the clouds.

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A Sneak Peek at the Next Wave in Cloud Computing | Wired Enterprise | Wired.com

A Sneak Peek at the Next Wave in Cloud Computing | Wired Enterprise | Wired.com | The Cloud - Computing & Hosting | Scoop.it
The world of cloud computing is a complicated place. But Lucas Carlson boils it down to simple analogy: Amazon is the Apple of cloud computing.
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What is Cloud Computing?

What is Cloud Computing? | The Cloud - Computing & Hosting | Scoop.it
Cloud computing is a topic that many find confusing. However, most of those who claim not to understand the subject are part of the majority that use it daily.
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Accountancy firms set to embrace cloud

Accountancy firms set to embrace cloud | The Cloud - Computing & Hosting | Scoop.it

Recent research points to surge of interest in cloud services from accountancy practices. UK accountancy firms look set to embrace cloud computing in the future, although at present few do.

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Four scenarios where hybrid cloud makes sense

Four scenarios where hybrid cloud makes sense | The Cloud - Computing & Hosting | Scoop.it
The route to hybrid cloud is not certain, but it's a journey that all businesses will have to undertake if they want to make the most efficient use of their tech resources.
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New research paper forecasts 2014 to be “year of ERP cloud”

New research paper forecasts 2014 to be “year of ERP cloud” | The Cloud - Computing & Hosting | Scoop.it
With executives satisfied that they can get a return on investment for low-level apps in the cloud, 2014 is going to be the year when enterprise mission-critical apps will take charge, according to cloudy infrastructure platform provider Virtustream.
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Education Institutions Make the Most of Cloud Technology

Education Institutions Make the Most of Cloud Technology | The Cloud - Computing & Hosting | Scoop.it

Educational institutions are jumping on the cloud bandwagon to offer a better experience to their students. Unlike the past, when companies had to invest in expensive servers and make sure they have an IT expert on hand at all times, they can now do business in the cloud.

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Microsoft planning a number of future cloud-based games on Xbox One

Microsoft planning a number of future cloud-based games on Xbox One | The Cloud - Computing & Hosting | Scoop.it
A tweet from Phil Spencer, Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Game Studios, has revealed that Microsoft has a number of cloud-focused video game projects incubating for the Xbox One. Spencer cit...
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IBM Under Attack From Cloud Computing, Analyst Says

IBM Under Attack From Cloud Computing, Analyst Says | The Cloud - Computing & Hosting | Scoop.it
Barclays downgrades shares of IBM due to concerns over cash flow and the growing threat of cloud computing
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5 ways cloud accounting increases financial efficiency and accuracy for the enterprise - TechRepublic

5 ways cloud accounting increases financial efficiency and accuracy for the enterprise - TechRepublic | The Cloud - Computing & Hosting | Scoop.it
Cloud-hosted SaaS solutions open the doors to sophisticated tools that many, if not most, businesses could not have accessed in the past.
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How cloud computing changes (almost) everything about the skills you need | ZDNet

How cloud computing changes (almost) everything about the skills you need | ZDNet | The Cloud - Computing & Hosting | Scoop.it
The old skills that have kept enterprise IT humming along are increasingly irrelevant in the new world of the cloud, say tech chiefs on the ZDNet/TechRepublic CIO Jury.
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Virtualised cloud email: Living life in the flash lane | ITProPortal.com

Virtualised cloud email: Living life in the flash lane | ITProPortal.com | The Cloud - Computing & Hosting | Scoop.it
Rob Callaghan of LSI has recently been dragged kicking and screaming into the virtualised cloud. But with a little help from flash memory, the...
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Welcome to the Cloud: All you need to know about what cloud computing can do for students

Welcome to the Cloud: All you need to know about what cloud computing can do for students | The Cloud - Computing & Hosting | Scoop.it
Long queues, library treks and out of date software are all set to become a thing of the past, thanks to new cloud computing platforms.
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Stuff Gadget Awards 2013: These are the 8 best cloud apps of the year

Stuff Gadget Awards 2013: These are the 8 best cloud apps of the year | The Cloud - Computing & Hosting | Scoop.it

Cloud apps are the things you use everyday and rave about to your friends. Who don't understand the magic till they use it themselves. Read on to find out why these are the best cloud apps of the year. 

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Private cloud matures but vendors still lag on hybrid cloud | Business Cloud News

Private cloud matures but vendors still lag on hybrid cloud | Business Cloud News | The Cloud - Computing & Hosting | Scoop.it
Enterprises are showing record levels of interest in private cloud solutions, with 55 per cent of IT decision makers planning on building out private cloud infrastructure in 2014 according to new research by Forrester.
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Over half of UK IT pros aren’t convinced cloud requires new training | Business Cloud News

Over half of UK IT pros aren’t convinced cloud requires new training | Business Cloud News | The Cloud - Computing & Hosting | Scoop.it
With enterprise adoption of cloud services steadily gaining momentum in the UK, many including the British government have called on the IT sector and educational institutions to retrain and prepare the next generation of IT personnel for the...
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What are midmarket companies seeking when they look to cloud services? | ZDNet

What are midmarket companies seeking when they look to cloud services? | ZDNet | The Cloud - Computing & Hosting | Scoop.it
Midmarket companies often have neither the resource nor the staff to construct their own complete solutions and are increasingly seeking cloud computing solutions.
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Cloud computing enters phase II, multi-use - WhaTech

Cloud computing enters phase II, multi-use - WhaTech | The Cloud - Computing & Hosting | Scoop.it
Global IT industry body, CompTIA, says that cloud computing has moved to a new level of adoption with many organisations employing multiple cloud models in different combinations to optimise benefits and efficiencies.
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Cloud computing: Not pie in the sky, but big business

Cloud computing: Not pie in the sky, but big business | The Cloud - Computing & Hosting | Scoop.it
An M&A story I saw on The Drum earlier this week (Wednesday) really got me thinking about something – something someone said back in the...
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Five Tips for Cloud Marketing Success | Talkin Cloud Blog

Five Tips for Cloud Marketing Success | Talkin Cloud Blog | The Cloud - Computing & Hosting | Scoop.it
Ingram Micro offers five tips to help service providers enhance their brand, generate sales leads and secure loyal customers.
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5 Hybrid Cloud Myths Busted -- InformationWeek

5 Hybrid Cloud Myths Busted -- InformationWeek | The Cloud - Computing & Hosting | Scoop.it
Going into a hybrid project with eyes wide open will help you avoid common mistakes and reap the most benefits, says Interop speaker Bernard Golden.
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Europe wants to regulate the cloud for a post-Snowden world

Europe wants to regulate the cloud for a post-Snowden world | The Cloud - Computing & Hosting | Scoop.it
It’s not always clear where data travels on the Internet, but with American cloud providers like Amazon Web Services and others powering a sizable chunk of the modern web, there’s a fair chance the...
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How Virtual Machines Run the Cloud

How Virtual Machines Run the Cloud | The Cloud - Computing & Hosting | Scoop.it
The Cloud might seem like a modern-day marvel, but in fact it relies on software old and new. That's why now, more than ever, Virtual Machines are used to run legacy software and power the Cloud that we don't think twice about.
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