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Posts from the ‘Cloud Computing’ Category

5
Jun

The Cloud: An Engine for Growth

It’s well documented that organizations are looking to the cloud for everything from infrastructure to security to social business software. Many companies are finding such success that they are migrating their infrastructure completely. Worldwide cloud computing will be worth $90.7 billion by 2018, according to Juniper Research, with software-as-a-service offerings topping the $53 billion mark in that same year. SaaS sales were $23.2 billion last year, according to the research firm.

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14
May

The Cloud Helps Make Social Business Mobile

According to an April 2014 SNS Research report mobile networks are generating more than 86 exabytes of traffic annually. At the same time, sales of tablets overtook sales of desktop and laptop PCs during the fourth quarter of 2013, according to IDC. This expansion of mobile technologies – in addition to the Bring-Your-Own-Device trend — is contributing to the evolution of social business. Always-on, always available computing makes it easier for employees, partners and customers to connect with a business – and with each other.

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24
Apr

Collaboration is Crucial – and Can Be Confusing

Nearly all business leaders think collaboration is either crucial or very important, but more than half – 54% — say that the rapid convergence of collaboration and social tolls is also very confusing, according to a new study by non-profit research and education group AIIM, which serves the information management community.

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12
Mar

Cloud Training, Certification Strives to Catch up

Demand for qualified IT talent by enterprises adopting cloud architectures, and a clear path that’s leaving desktops and wires behind, finds more cloud training and certification programs evolving. But, can they keep pace?

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7
Mar

Cloud Revealed as More than Cost Saver

As the theoretical promise of cloud computing gives way to lessons learned, more enterprises find the headaches and challenges are leading to long-term business goals other than cost savings.

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5
Feb

Cloud, Collaboration Stir Up Talent Cluster

Collaboration in the cloud is simplifying communications everywhere and that is sparking more creative, and perhaps even more effective, ways of working together.

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29
Jan

Common Sense Rules in Cloud Contracts

Forbes contributor Joe McKendrick penned an interesting article this month about cloud contract negotiations, based on research findings published in the Stanford Technology Law Review. He poses the question: What’s negotiable and what’s not in a cloud computing arrangement? With cloud computing itself still evolving, negotiations among providers and enterprises are still evolving.

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24
Jan

Cloud-based Security Not-So Lofty Idea

Security and the cloud can sometimes seem like a contradiction in terms, but all signs point to the inevitable — cloud will eventually dominate in the IT landscape, even becoming a source of all security and related services. But how soon until on-premise hardware is swept up into the sky? It may be as soon as 2015.

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15
Jan

Find light of opportunity in gloom of IT forecasts

If the somewhat tepid predictions for technology investments has you feeling a bit gloomy about expansion in the coming year, it’s important to look at the numbers within the numbers to find the real bright spots in IT. To hear analysts tell it, even in these lackluster times, there’s few better opportunities out there right now than those afforded by the growing areas of analytics, Big Data, mobility, collaboration and cloud.

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8
Jan

McKinsey: Business-Focused Risk Management Balances Cloud Value

Pre-cloud computing information security typically focused on control via policies limiting access by IT managers and end users to reduce the likelihood of data loss, privacy breaches or noncompliance with regulations.

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