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Technology, Cloud

How the cloud can improve productivity

Blog-post by Rick Blaisdell, Thu, 04/18/2013 - 11:29
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Productivity is at a premium in every business, the top priority for most every businesses we might say. :) Cloud development in the last few years has directly influenced the productivity in every workplace. Cloud computing applications and solutions had a positive impact upon technology integration and made life easier and improved productivity in the workplace.

There are several ways businesses can increase their productivity using the cloud. Here is a snapshot of them;

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Business Issues, Cloud

Cloud Based Recovery – Benefits for businesses worldwide

As cloud-based data storage and data recovery (DR) evolves, it is time for organizations to rethink disaster recovery and improve cost savings, collaboration and efficiencies.

Blog-post by Rick Blaisdell, Thu, 04/11/2013 - 12:12

Every business needs to protect its data, and the cloud is a viable option to support this requirement. In addition to keeping information safe, cloud computing is also affordable, thanks to its pay-as-you-go service model. With cloud computing, businesses can back up data in multiple locations throughout different regions, keeping information accessible regardless of geography.

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Technology, Cloud

Are AWS customers configuring their resources to cover security, cost and availability?

Blog-post by Rick Blaisdell, Tue, 04/09/2013 - 09:48
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When AWS made Trusted Advisor free for the month of March, CloudCheckr took the announcement as an opportunity to conduct an internal survey of their customers usage. CloudCheckr considered the news an implicit acknowledgement of what many have long known: AWS is extremely complex and it is challenging for users to provision and control their AWS infrastructure properly.

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CIO Leadership, Cloud

Private v. public clouds: which are best in the enterprise?

Data is permanent: clouds are transient.

Blog-post by Christian Verstraete,
HP Blogger
, Thu, 04/04/2013 - 16:59
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In the last couple weeks I’ve seen a number of contradictory blog entries on the future or lack of future of private clouds. Joe McKendrick enumerates 12 reasons why public clouds are better than private clouds, and Jonathan Gershater responds with 12 reasons why private clouds are better than public.

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Business Issues, IT Infrastructure

Own our own data center? Why would anyone do that, CIOs ask

CIOs in the UK vote 11-1 against IT running data centers.

Quick Post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Wed, 04/03/2013 - 14:51
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Is this the Bizarro World of DC comic books and Jerry Seinfeld where everything is in opposite? No, according to 12 CIOs who were asked if it was better to "own" the data center. 

The answer in the U.K. where the survey was conducted is no, according tio ZDNet blogger Steve Ranger. At least, that's the politic answer.


Technology, Cloud

Implementing IBM cloud BI solutions

Blog-post by Rick Blaisdell, Tue, 04/02/2013 - 12:14
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I started the discussion around cloud-based Business Intelligence solutions a while ago, and I already presented you the best technologies available on the market and explained you their benefits. Today, I would like to take a closer look at IBM’s solutions.

 

IBM Cognos

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Business Issues, Cloud

How SaaS services should work

The volatility of business processes and "Service-as-a-Service"

Blog-post by Christian Verstraete,
HP Blogger
, Thu, 03/28/2013 - 12:23
Christian

In my last blog entry I promised you I was going to come back to service orientation. So, let me keep my promise. Let me actually start with a story.

More than 10 years ago some colleagues and I worked with two financial institutions on projects to combine workflow management and object orientation. How did we get there? In discussions with the customer we came to the conclusion that a typical financial services process consists of multiple steps. The actual steps do not change typically, but which steps are used do.

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Technology, Cloud

Top 5 Business Intelligence Solutions in the Cloud

Blog-post by Rick Blaisdell, Wed, 03/27/2013 - 13:34

Despite the buzz around cloud computing, the adoption rate of cloud Business Intelligence solutions is relatively low, according to recent reports – Wisdom of Crowds Cloud Business Intelligence Market Study.

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Technology, Cloud

Who do you trust with your data?

According to Gartner, organizations are more likely to have a policy against sharing sensitive data with their business partners than with their cloud provider.

Blog-post by Rick Blaisdell, Tue, 03/26/2013 - 13:24

According to Gartner, organizations are more likely to have a policy against sharing sensitive data with their business partners than with their cloud provider. But when it comes to sharing sensitive data, particularly with your cloud provider, one word comes to mind – Accountability. Your organization needs to be accountable for what data gets moved to the cloud and the state it’s in when it gets there (firewalls, encryption, policies, etc.).


Technology, Cloud

Cloud Based VoiP – Unlimited Opportunities for Businesses of All Sizes

For companies with different office locations and on-the-go workforce, a cloud VOIP may be a wise option. Before deciding to choose between an on-premise or cloud solution you should analyze your business, its intention and direction of development and its long-term communication needs.

Blog-post by Rick Blaisdell, Thu, 03/21/2013 - 15:12

Companies around the globe are continuously seeking new ways to be competitive in rough economic times. A recent report estimated the VoIP market will reach $377 billion by 2016, emphasizing that many businesses around the globe are taking advantage of the enhanced communication and lower cost-of-ownership that comes with VoIP.


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