Advantages And Disadvantages Of Open Source Open source is a fairly new concept that has gained huge popularity in the field of IT in recent years. This is mainly because open-source software is free to use – its greatest advantage. As it is developed by a non-profit community, it has some disadvantages as well. Advantages Open-source software is free to use, distribute, and modify. It has lower costs, and in most cases this is only a fraction of the cost of their proprietary counterparts. Open-source software is more secured as the code is accessible to everyone. Anyone can fix bugs
What Does The Wizard Of Woz Have Against Cloud Computing? – Part 1 When Steve Jobs died last year, the world mourned. And rightfully so. Very few in the history of personal computing and consumer electronics have had as profound an influence as Jobs, and his journey to make Apple the most valuable company in the world, even after being forced to leave the company he co-founded followed by his triumphant return, is a lesson that will be taught to business leaders for generations. Even before the anointment of Jobs as the “Father of the Digital Revolution” after his death, he was edified as
The Top 20 Most Secure Cloud Hosting Companies: Part 1 (List is in no particular order of preference) 1 – SalesForce SalesForce is a very strong market leader, having developed 105,000 cloud computing applications that run in real time. The aim of the company is to develop applications that allow running the social media communication in real time. Why? The Ruby platform developed by SalesForce is deemed impenetrable by most of the corporate giants. Apart from that, the company has successfully integrated enterprise CRM solutions over the cloud platform. 2 – Verizon Terremark Verizon is of the most famous cloud computing platforms and is
Microsoft Works To Challenge Google As more research comes out, it appears Microsoft is working as hard as ever to challenge Google in the cloud. Microsoft’s hybrid cloud solution, Office 365, has been pitted against Google’s cloud service, Google Apps, for the past year since Office 365’s inception. And ever since, Google has proved time and again that it is the authority in the cloud. Most recently, Gartner Inc., a research firm, was the one to confirm Google’s lead in the cloud competition. This May, the firm released new data showing that between one-third and one-half of businesses moving to
On Rob Kaufmann’s Thesis: NAS vs. Cloud Part 1 A few weeks back KPI Analytics employee Rob Kaufmann suggested that network attached storage (NAS) solutions for data serving could in numerous cases provide a greater advantage than Cloud services. Specifically, he cited that it would be preferable for those serving massive files or very sensitive data. This was debated at a press conference on July 17th. I’m here to suggest that although Kaufman is making some interesting points, his NAS route isn’t as promising as Cloud – even given the nascent form of the latter. On many counts that Kaufman
Collaboration Clouds: The Logical Next Step To Cloud Computing “Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.” – Michael Jordan, arguably the greatest basketball player ever. For those who follow basketball, Michael Jordan needs no introduction. For the rest, here are the basic facts. Jordan holds the NBA (National Basketball Association) records for highest career regular season scoring average (30.12 points per game) and highest career playoff scoring average (33.45 points per game). In 1999, he was named the greatest North American athlete of the 20th century by ESPN. His biography on the National NBA website states, “By acclamation,
17 million cyber-attacks blocked between April and June by secure cloud hosting provider London, UK – July 24, 2012 – Secure cloud hosting company, FireHost, has today revealed the latest statistical analysis of attacks successfully blocked by its servers located at data centers in the US and Europe. During the period of April to June 2012, the web applications, databases and websites of FireHost’s customers – spread across 33 countries worldwide – were protected from a total of 17 million cyber attacks, of which more than two million were categorized as the most serious kind of attack, and among FireHost’s ‘Superfecta’.