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Cloud Computing

Pertaining to applications provided as services through the Web.

5 Top Tools for Government Tech [INFOGRAPHIC]

April 16, 2014 by Zach Taiji

Tools for government tech.

Cloud computing and SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) tools can be great solutions for local and state-level governments with limited resources, since most solutions are affordable, scale to specific needs and allow employees to access secure data from anywhere. As governments get larger in size (federal), there are even custom-built and propietary solutions.[read more]


A Complete Guide to Overcoming Executives’ Concerns about Hadoop

April 13, 2014 by Michele Nemschoff

Overcoming executives’ concerns about Hadoop.

CEOs are often critical of adopting new technology, and for good reason. New technology is expensive and all too often fails to come through and offer any real value to the company. This could present a challenge for IT managers who want to implement Apache Hadoop, the increasingly popular and cost-effective framework for large-scale, data-intensive deployments, into the company’s technology infrastructure.[read more]


Cloud Computing Trends and Latest Stats

April 3, 2014 by Mike Solomonov

Cloud computing.

Cloud hosting provides organizations with virtual IT services from around the world, with no hardware, installation, or maintenance costs. The services are remotely managed and provided by a cloud hosting provider or dedicated 3rd party that is committed to keeping them available when necessary.[read more]

Cloud Security Concerns Persist in Healthcare Field: Data Is More Secure With Cloud Hosting Provider

April 3, 2014 by Thu Pham

Safe cloud.

When the Ponemon Institute’s fourth annual Benchmark Study on Patient Privacy & Data Security was released earlier this month, it stated that use of cloud services is the second-highest security risk concern for healthcare organizations. Employee negligence was the runaway winner in that category, mentioned by 75 percent of leaders interviewed for the study.[read more]

What You Need to Know About Cloud Analytics

April 3, 2014 by Timo Elliott

Cloud analytics.

What will tip people towards using more cloud analytics? Let’s start with the elephant in the room. Where do you keep your own worldly wealth? Do you keep your money at home under the mattress? No — because you know that banks are more secure, cheaper, and more convenient.[read more]

Why Is Citrix Becoming So Popular?

April 1, 2014 by Mike Solomonov

Citrix becoming popular.

With the popularity of Cloud Computing increasing daily, the newest Citrix software products, XenDesktop and XenApp, are increasingly used by companies to allow employees to run a broad range of programs on their mobile devices seamlessly, raising effectiveness and productivity.[read more]

The Future of Cloud Computing: Emerging Trends

March 28, 2014 by Roman Vladimirov

Cloud computing.

Cloud technology gives businesses the ability to store, share and analyze data more efficiently and put it to use to improve operations, drive sales and otherwise help companies grow. Cloud computing trends indicate that this technology is still transforming and adapting to be even more beneficial for those who use it for data visualization and advanced analytics.[read more]


How Your Hadoop Distribution Could Lose Your Data Forever

March 27, 2014 by Michele Nemschoff

Hadoop distribution could lose your data forever.

Relational database users have long depended on foundational protection techniques, such as data replication and snapshots. Today, both are also implemented in standard Hadoop architectures. Their method of application and effectiveness, however, is not the same across distributions.[read more]

Cloud Computing: A Gathering Storm for Data Governance?

March 27, 2014 by Gayle Nixon

Cloud computing may be a gathering storm.

How is Cloud impacting Data Governance? What are the major issues to be addressed? How can these be tackled? How does Data Governance as a discipline need to evolve to meet these challenges? Is Cloud a gathering storm for Data Governance and its practitioners or a sunlit window of opportunity?[read more]

ERP’s Future Is Hybrid Cloud

March 25, 2014 by Robert Kugel

ERP in the cloud.

Many companies have been reluctant to embrace the cloud for ERP. This will change as security issues diminish and companies decide to take advantage of the cloud’s benefits. On-premises ERP software vendors can diminish their vulnerability to cloud-based software vendors by creating offerings that improve the economics and affordability of single-tenant ownership and facilitate using their software in a hybrid cloud environment.[read more]

Oracle Has Sunny Forecast for Cloud Computing

March 21, 2014 by Mark Smith

Sunny forecast for cloud computing.

The skies look clear and not cloudy for Oracle, which will be delivering more cloud computing on a very aggressive schedule throughout 2014 and 2015. If you are transitioning to or evaluating cloud computing in any manner, from infrastructure and platform to tools and business applications, Oracle is a provider you can’t ignore.[read more]


It's Time to Ditch Scarcity Thinking

March 19, 2014 by Paul Barsch

Risky Business column.

The information age has brought persons, businesses and societies elasticity, scalability, and the removal of many earlier capacity constraints. While some worldly things are physically scarce, when living in the information age, we need to retrain our minds to ditch scarcity thinking and instead embrace “sky’s the limit” abundance.[read more]


Emerging Cloud Technologies

March 19, 2014 by Eric Silver

New cloud technologies.

The cloud is an ever-changing infrastructure that is continuously being applied to different facets of life in order to provide benefits to human kind. There is a lot we can learn from hard data and many of the traditional limits of computing such as power, space and cost have been eliminated due to the elastic nature of cloud computing.[read more]

Is Cloud Computing Secure for Financial Services Industry?

March 18, 2014 by Alok Misra

Cloud computing security.

Security arguments notwithstanding, Gartner asserts more than 60 percent of banks worldwide will process the majority of their transactions in the cloud by 2016. Ovum claims capital markets will accelerate their adoption of cloud this year. And Oracle’s CEO declares that its main rivals are no longer IBM and SAP, but instead they’re Amazon and Salesforce.[read more]


Collaboration in the Cloud: The Continuity Advantage

March 13, 2014 by Jessica Oaks

Collaboration in the cloud.

Real-time communication doesn’t always seem quite fast enough, not in an economy where the most successful businesses have to not only meet current demand but anticipate future customer needs. Accessibility to the right collaboration tools and applications, no matter where the users are physically located is a critical part of the equation to harness company intelligence to predict future demand.[read more]