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Cloud Computing

Pertaining to applications provided as services through the Web.

How Cloud Is Creating Employment for the Blind and Disabled

March 4, 2015 by Natalie Lehrer

It’s no secret that adults who live with a disability frequently struggle to find their place in the workforce - not because of their impairment, but frequently because of the lack of jobs that can accommodate their challenges. Over the past several years a significant amount of money, time and resources has been dedicated to developing technologies that improve the quality of life for disabled individuals, from the ibot stair climbing wheel chair to Apple’s VoiceOver.[read more]

Cloud Ethics: Where’s the Line?

March 3, 2015 by Natalie Lehrer

Cloud ethics.

Ultimately, cloud ethics are fluid principles, which change along with emerging technologies. A paper from the University of Delft, The Ethics of Cloud Computing, suggests making use of the “precautionary principle”, which focuses on anticipating consequences without limiting investment.[read more]

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How Big Businesses Can Benefit from Investing in the Cloud

March 2, 2015 by Rick Delgado

The cloud.

Energy savings, improved globalization efforts, and experimental flexibility--these are just a few of the valuable benefits that cloud computing could provide your enterprise.[read more]

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How to Really Make Cloud Computing Work

February 27, 2015 by Rick Delgado

Cloud computing.

Cloud computing is only a tool, albeit a tool with man different functions. Figuring out the best ways to make the tool work for you requires practice and patience. Though it may take a while, starting small and eventually growing into it will help you better take advantage of all that the cloud has to offer. By working diligently with the cloud, you’ll be able to understand more and increase everything you’re capable of as well.[read more]

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The Economic Impact of Cloud Goes Beyond Business Cost Savings

February 26, 2015 by Anand Srinivasan

Cloud computing.

RingCentral published a report last year in conjunction with Forrester that looked into the economic impact of adopting cloud. According to the study, enterprises, with an average size of 600 employees, tend to save as much as $512,000 over PBX systems, another $95,200 over CRM system integration and could potentially increase revenue by as much as $5.3 million.[read more]

The TCO of Analytics in the Cloud and the Mid-Market Advantage

February 21, 2015 by Lyndsay Wise

Within analytics specifically, SMBs have been hard pressed to take advantage of solutions that required new hardware and large up front investments. Although many solutions now provide offerings targeted specifically to this market, the reality for many is that without a data centre or dedicated analytics and data warehousing expertise in-house, the ability to build complex applications becomes a challenge.[read more]

The Architecture After Cloud

January 26, 2015 by MIKE20 Governance Association

After cloud?

I think that Zach Nelson (Netsuite’s CEO) was wrong when he said that “cloud is the last computing architecture” but I also believe that his quote is a healthy challenge to take computing and business architectures to a new level.[read more]

Aligning Big Data

January 18, 2015 by Martyn Jones

Aligning big data.

This is an overview of the realignment and placement of Big Data into a more generalized architectural framework, an architecture that integrates data warehousing (DW 2.0), business intelligence and statistical analysis.[read more]

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Cyber Security: Locking Out the Grinch from Your Application Network

December 18, 2014 by Bob Dvorak

Security.

How do you leave your chimney open for Santa while keeping the Grinch safely locked out? The right application management strategy can help outline where vulnerabilities lie and how to fix security weaknesses, minimizing your organization’s overall attack surface.[read more]

Signs the Cloud Isn’t Right for Your Business

December 17, 2014 by Kyle Cebull

What's different about you?

When you work on files in the cloud that are very large, it can be difficult to work on them through a browser or remote connection. Companies that do graphic design or deal with big data can sometimes have this difficulty and may want to reconsider the cloud for their organization.[read more]

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Changing Your Mind About Big Data Isn’t Dumb

December 8, 2014 by Paul Barsch

Risky Business column.

While big data technologies have enjoyed plenty of hype, there’s a new reality setting in regarding getting more value from big data investments. With this in mind, it's OK to step back for a moment, pause your programs for a time if necessary, and—yes, even change your mind about big data.[read more]

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3 Cloud Misunderstandings That Can Hamper Migration

December 8, 2014 by Suraj Kumar

Cloud.

Like any other technology, the cloud has strengths and weaknesses and it’s important not to forget this. Problems can occur when your sole focus of attention is on the benefits the cloud can bring to your business, and you choose to ignore the weakness of the cloud model you have chosen.[read more]

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Leveraging the Cloud to Optimize Software Testing

December 4, 2014 by Anand Srinivasan

Software testing.

Like every other aspect of technology servicing, software testing too has been seeing a gradual migration to the cloud over the past decade. A 2010 study by Fujitsu revealed that testing and development tools were the second most widely used cloud applications (website services being the first).[read more]

Intacct Improves Cloud of Collaboration, Payments and Reporting

November 27, 2014 by Robert Kugel

Top-ranked tech innovation priorities

Financial management software provider Intacct recently held its fourth annual user conference. The company used the occasion to announce Intacct Collaborate, a capability built into its software that enables finance and accounting organizations to work together to answer questions or resolve issues while performing a process.[read more]

Healthcare Cloud to Grow Exponentially in US by 2020

November 25, 2014 by Natalie Lehrer

Cloud has matured from a fringe technology into being the preferred delivery model for those who want to deliver IT resources but stay within the bounds of laws such as HIPAA. At the end of 2013, Frost & Sullivan estimated that the cloud services market for healthcare IT stood at $903.1 million.[read more]