Cloud computing is one of the most talked about solutions in the education industry. School IT managers and educators know first hand that technology changes have been constant, and the potential they create for young learners is tremendous. Yet there are still many teachers and educators that are unclear on what computing in the “cloud” really means.
Cloud computing is not just a cool technology for early adopters. It is now the digital backbone for individuals and businesses that demand highly secure, scalable, accessible and centrally managed data centers maintained by highly trained IT professionals.
Cloud-based services are becoming more widely adopted by healthcare organizations. The past year has seen a surge of interest regarding the potential of cloud computing with many organizations set to start moving healthcare-related applications across to cloud platforms.
The Internet of Things (IoT) has been highly discussed recently, especially as the capabilities of smart technologies continue to evolve. Essentially, IoT is about connecting anything to the internet using sensors. It is part of our business smartphones, as well as devices, and this is only the start.
Mobile Backend as a Service(MBaaS), also known as “backend as a service” (BaaS), is a model for providing web and mobile app developers with a way to link their applications to backend cloud storage and APIs exposed by back end applications while also providing features such as user management, push notifications, and integration with social networking services.
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.