Wake up! The Speed of Business is in Milliseconds! Back in the mid 1980’s a ground-breaking television series called Max Headroom heralded the high-speed, media-saturated age in which we now live. In addition to the acerbic title character, the show’s protagonists were journalists, working for a television network whose commercials, called “blipverts,” were merely seconds long. The executives who ran the network sat perpetually around a boardroom table, watching real-time graphics of audience viewership-by-the-second, and they fine-tuned the intensity and volume of the commercials immediately in response to those numbers. As business moves toward a full or partial embrace of
The Importance of Monitoring Your IT Ecosystem “If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it.” - Lord Kelvin (1824-1907), British physicist and engineer. Lord Kelvin, father of the absolute temperature scale now named after him, got it right more than a hundred years ago. Measurement is critical to improvement, whether it be a product or process. Even the management doctrine of “What cannot be measured cannot be managed” has its origins in Kelvin’s pronouncement. Monitoring is a step up from mere measurement. In simple words, monitoring may be described as measurement of parameters and then comparing them against pre-established
US Cloud Computing Industry might lose up to $35bn over NSA revelations US tech giants fear that they can lose up to $35bn in cloud computing contracts over the next few years after the news came out that US companies share stored data with the government’s surveillance organization NSA. After recent revelations that popped up online indicating the possible sharing of data with NSA, many companies outside the US have already showed concerns over handing out their data to US firms running the cloud computing business and the effect has already started to make an impact as some US companies
Modern Hosting Trends You Should Be Aware Of Web hosting business has greatly evolved through the last few years. More than ever it is about meeting customer needs and expectations which appeared under the influence of modern world trends and tendencies. Some ideas became much more important than they were even five years ago, and you have to know them all to understand in full the future of the web hosting business. Below are a few trends that directly influence the modern web hosting market and emerged during last years: Deeper globalization. The geography of storing shared data has widely
The Cloud Is Making Business Phones Smarter Than Smart Phones Smart phones are saturated in the cloud. The app stores are filled with cloud apps for storage, VoIP, and office solutions, all of which could benefit a business. Most talk of smart phones in the business place refers to Bring Your Own Device policies (BYOD), not a physical deskphone located in the office. Are business phone systems left in the stratus cloud trails of the smart phone revolution? The short answer is no. Hosted (cloud-based) VoIP business phone companies do more than try to keep their head above the tidal
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What You Need To Know About Data Centers Before Choosing A Cloud Computing Provider When choosing a cloud-computing provider, the data center is one of the most important factors when making a decision. The data center in the place where your information will be stored, and the point from which it will be accessed in the future. It is imperative to research the data center used by your service provider. Below we have listed the most important things you should know about data centers. Location Is the data center close to your service provider? Are they able to freely access