Spreading Prosperity Through Cloud Computing In the wake of the recession, bankers have got a lot of flak by betting on dodgy investments while still managing to make million-dollar bonuses. However, there’s no denying that banking, especially of the retail variety, is a necessary ingredient of society. In poorer areas of the world where retail banking services are absent, cooperative banks have sprung up to meet this need. And cloud computing is having an impact there. Wikipedia defines cooperative banks as follows – “Like credit unions, cooperative banks are owned by their customers and follow the cooperative principle of one
How To Get Your Cloud Business Started New cloud computing opportunities and limitless cloud benefits for all industries lead to a continuously increasing and changing cloud market. In order for new businesses to succeed, they have to come up with business ideas that put them in the user’s top of mind. So, there are some steps to follow in order to get your cloud business started and to make it successful. Establish your business niche Even though there are cloud solutions for almost any industry you can think of, more cloud advantages are yet to be discovered. If you are
The LG Cloud Service: LG’s Take On Cloud Storage Come Streaming South Korean giant LG electronics has just spilled the beans over its native Cloud-based streaming service bearing the simplistic (and rather unimaginative) name LG Cloud. The service, still in its beta mode of operation, is set to empower users with the provision to share and stream content effortlessly across a multitude of (supposedly LG) devices. The service design philosophy is centered around what LG describes as the “three screens approach”. The terminology is a vivid indicator of the fact that the service has been tailored to encompass the three
Open Data Center Alliance Creates Data Services Workgroup To Accelerate Big Data New members join Open Data Center Alliance to help enterprise IT use cutting edge database solutions PORTLAND, Ore., April 30, 2012 – Recognizing the challenge faced by IT in managing a forecasted 6.7 times growth of data within the enterprise over the next 5 years, the Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA) today announced the formation of a Data Services Workgroup chartered to document the most urgent requirements facing IT in their management of data towards competitive opportunity. The Data Services Workgroup will focus initially on big data by documenting usage
Adobe and Sears Aim for Cloud Prominence When it rains, it pours. On the coattails of Google’s Drive cloud announcement rides word that two other companies, one predictable and the other mildly surprisingly, have made up their minds to clear their own cloud computing pathways. Is this sudden urge to jump on cloud’s bandwagon indicative of its newly cemented position as “relevant and here to stay,” or merely a maneuver by financially rather flaccid groups to make a quick payday? Your answer to this is as good as mine. Vanguard software company Adobe is finally, finally making a move on
Cloud Search: Amazon’s New Role for the A9 Search Engine Search is perhaps the most popular application on the Internet, and in this Google reigns supreme. So influential is Google in this field that the word “googling” has entered the popular lexicon as a synonym for online search, in the same way that brand names like Xerox and Kleenex are synonymous with photocopying and sanitary wipes. Yes, Yahoo and Bing do get a substantial share of the traffic, but I’ve never heard people say, “Bing it” or “Yahoo it.” On the other hand, “Google it” is something I hear often.