Enterprise cloud computing is a massive game changer, and the next few years will bring significant changes in the way users access applications through mobile devices and interact with each other through socially enabled, cloud based services. In particular, there are four important areas of influences and pressures on applications architectures: mobile devices, social networking, cloud services and Big Data.
Both cloud computing and sustainability are emerging as trends in business and society. Most consumers, whether they are aware of it or not, are already heavy users of cloud-enabled services like email, social media, online gaming, and many mobile applications.
The amount of data in our world increases massively day-by-day. Big data is about capturing, storing and analyzing large pools of data from customers/consumers, suppliers, partners, operations, employees etc.
There are some unique benefits of Big Data that companies just can’t ignore like transparent information, better management decisions, better customer segmentation, faster development of innovative products or services.
Today, the use of Big Data brings many competitive advantages. Meanwhile, as you know, cloud computing has also become a mainstream solution for storing, processing and sharing data, but these companies are not taking advantage of big data in the cloud.
Today’s photography environment is more complex than ever. It involves digital cameras, smartphones, tablets, and computers. As the number of devices people use to take photos is rising so is the number of solutions and applications through which they take, view, or share photos.
A few days ago, Microsoft received notice that Windows Azure has been granted Provisional Authorities to Operate (P-ATO) from the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) Joint Authorization Board (JAB). Windows Azure is the first public cloud platform, with infrastructure services and platform services, to receive a JAB P-ATO. This opens the door foragencies to quickly meet U.S. government Cloud First Computing initiatives and realize the benefits of the cloud using Windows Azure.
For too many years, IT has seen the cost of operations - routine maintainance and other "keeping the lights on" activities - drawing a majority (typically quoted at 70-80%) of budgets instead of innovative and revenue generation initiatives. CIOs and IT business leaders know that a change is needed and we know that there is not a technology silver bullet. At Wikibon, we created the a new Infographic -The Changing Role of the CIO - to give a glimpse into the life of a modern CIO.
In the IT infrastructure space, there is always a limited amount of money that CIOs can spend on infrastructure and therefore a struggle between competing parts of the stack for budget. What was simpler in the mainframe days became less expensive, but more complex. Applications are supported by an infrastructure stack of servers, networking and storage; each with its own functionality. Through the 2000's, while companies like HP and IBM sold and bundled all of the pieces of the stack, each silo had unique hardware, software and full list of features.