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Winning Strategies for Enterprise Mobile App Development

March 24, 2015 by Glenn Johnson

Mobile apps.

Enterprise mobile apps are being commissioned at a hectic pace across all industries, geographies and business processes. Employees see mobile apps as an essential means of resolving issues raised in phone calls, emails and other messages delivered by smartphones and tablets usually while the employee is ‘off site’ and ‘off duty.’[read more]

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XaaS: Today and Tomorrow

March 22, 2015 by Beata Green

Everything as a service.

You may have heard the terms SaaS (software as a service), infrastructure as a service (IaaS) or PaaS (platform as a service). However, what about XaaS? This acronym stands for “anything as a service.” Simply put, XaaS stands for software, infrastructure and platform as a service when they are all delivered in a single package. When put together, these three services replace those that traditionally were provided by one or more IT departments or companies.[read more]

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5 Non-Standard Ways to Use Cloud Storage

March 21, 2015 by Terry Smith

Cloud storage.

We all get used that cloud storages like Dropbox and Google Drive serve one definite purpose: to keep our data online. Thus, we can easily add, remove, share access, open, or edit files and rest assured that the storage would backup and synchronize all our changes. This is a standard way to utilize a service like this. However, more advanced users are constantly finding new ways to benefit from certain cloud storage options. Have a look at five most non-standard tricks you can do with your Dropbox or Google Drive.[read more]

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Are You Prepared for Multi-Cloud Challenges?

March 20, 2015 by Jared Jaureguy

Cloud computing.

There’s little question that cloud computing can provide you with innovative and helpful new applications designed to increase your company’s capabilities and productivity. Many businesses end up using multiple services to reach the potential that the cloud promises.[read more]

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What Is Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) And Should You Care?

March 9, 2015 by Anand Srinivasan

With significant developments in the area of network functions virtualization (NFV), software defined networking (SDN) and OpenFlow, it is important to see these various products as part of the greater need to design and deploy network services with agility and scale – something that NaaS offers.[read more]

Protecting Your Data Wherever It Goes [INFOGRAPHIC]

March 5, 2015 by Zach Taiji

Your data.

In today’s world, the top four places your data is at risk is the cloud, email, third parties and mobile devices according to a new study by information security company Seclore.[read more]

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]

3 Reasons the Internet of Things Will Impact ITSM

March 1, 2015 by Jaime Spector

Internet of Things.

Discover the biggest immediate and future impact IoT will have on IT Service Management.[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]

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Understanding Virtual Technology and the Benefits of Virtual Networks

February 23, 2015 by Anand Srinivasan

Virtualization.

A virtual network transforms the network operating model. Businesses that use it benefit from better, faster, and more efficient operations. In addition, service quality across a wide spectrum of IT functions improves dramatically[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]

Follow the Money or Follow the Data? A Roadmap for the Funding & Adoption of Enterprise IoT

February 13, 2015 by Steve Sarracino

Internet of Things.

Unlike the Internet, which first saw success in the enterprise before creeping into our homes, the IoT is seeing early adoption with consumers. Just a few weeks ago, CES saw new smart devices at every turn, but the enterprise adoption of smart devices remains behind.[read more]