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Business Issues, Cloud, IT Performance, Security

Cloud uptime: do you know yours?

Does cloud up time get overlooked?

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I just read where Microsoft's Azure cloud was reported to be suffering a series of disruptions and and outages. Many Amazon Web Services customers have suffered through outages as well, although no major ones recently.

CIO Leadership, Cloud

X as a Service (XaaS): What the Future of Cloud Computing Will Bring

We spoke about cloud service models today (IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS), as well as tomorrow’s models — loosely defined as XaaS, or Anything-as-a-Service.

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By John Dixon, Consulting Architect, GreenPages-LogicsOne.


Last week, Chris Ward and I hosted a breakout session at Cloudscape 2014, GreenPages’ annual customer Summit. We spoke about cloud service models today (IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS), as well as tomorrow’s models — loosely defined as XaaS, or Anything-as-a-Service. In this post, I’ll discuss XaaS: what it is and why you might want to consider using it.

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Technology, Applications

What Is Augmented Reality and 3D Sand Modelling?

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In this digital world the trend of augmented reality is really picking up. But most of the people certainly don’t understand- what augmented reality is? Hence, we will be exploring this topic in detail here.

Technology, Security

Mobile App Assessment Shines Spotlight on Exposure Risks

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It’s hard for most of us to imagine modern life without smartphones and tablets. The thought of being tied to a desk or laptop in order to work and play online seems a quaint notion from the distant past. Yet most of the big changes have happened in the last 5-10 years. Rapid advancements in mobile computing and mobile apps continue apace; Vision Mobile puts the worth of the global app economy at $68 billion in 2013, with a projected 2016 value of $143 billion.

Business Issues, Technology, Cloud, Converged Infrastructure, Mobility

Chat zeroes in converged infrastructure tipping point

CIOs offer sound advice on IT infrastructure.

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Our #CIOchat yesterday asked what the tipping point is for investing in converged infrastructure (CI). The consensus was that there are multiple triggers to consolidate and streamline data centers using CI machinery.

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Technology, Cloud

ERP Adoption Gets Cloudy

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Kevin Beasley

The adoption of cloud-based software is growing in all industries, and for the most part, the benefits are clear—cost savings and improved infrastructure management. But over the past few years, we’re seeing a significant shift to the cloud in one technology industry sector—ERP.


According to recent industry data, more and more organizations plan to move their core ERP systems to the cloud within the next few years. This increased adoption clearly indicates that the cloud has moved into the mainstream.


Business Issues, CIO Leadership, Technology, Big Data, Converged Infrastructure, Services

The Expansion of E-Commerce

Joining the Dark Side of Technology

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In the last two decades, we have seen more and more industries gain an online presence. Today, you can order just about anything you can think of online, and companies like are moving more products than anybody. It is a sad truth that companies that cannot adapt will be left in the dust - it may be time to join the dark side.

Business Issues, Security

Data breaches more varied in 2013

"The year of retail data breach." Espionage on the rise, money crimes declining?

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When it comes to the sheer volume of stats and information, Verizon's 2014 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) is hard to beat. It's chock full of them -- a must read for anyone in computer security.

A few things jumped out at me. Among them:

CIO Leadership, IT Performance

Innovation as strategy

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It’s easier to speak about innovation as a strategy than implement it. The following slide is from an IT strategy presentation we did for all associates. While doing this presentation I actually used Google glass to translate this slide into English, and then I mentioned all the potential business benefits that wearable technologies can help us to achieve.Friedkin companies IT Innovation

Which Cisco 3560X switch worth to have?

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