The Office 365 vs Google Apps Battle: Who Will Dominate Enterprise Software? Long ago in the days of yore, computing looked very different. Everyone had a PC that they were tethered to at their desk, and that PC almost always had Microsoft Office installed. Eventually, people were hard-pressed to do their job without it; it became an omnipresence, a giant. It’s no surprise that this occurred; Office was designed for the era of PCs, and it worked very well with them. But one day something happened: the cloud came along. And eventually, it started raining hard on the Microsoft Office
Idaho Now Circumspect On Whether Cloud Computing Is Taxable The State of Idaho is the latest accessory to the fact on one of the most rave debates, concerning the legality of cloud computing as a physical entity that attracts levy, subject to a 1993 bill that proved that it is. The Idaho House of Revenue & Taxation Committee has now seconded a motion that a legislator from the state introduced and went on to pass through the House, by agreeing to make it into law, which will see tech firms that are just renting space over the web eschew the
Cloud Technology Has Better Network Availability Than Enterprise Data Center It is hard to compare between on-site enterprise data centers and cloud technology but, if we closely observe the trends, we would be able to understand that the facts and figures are in the favor of cloud technology. Cloud hosting is getting more and more popular in the domain of IT industry as compared to the enterprise data centers. Although each of these technologies has its own pros and cons, the fundamental difference between the two is the availability factor. People are so anxious about the speed and they want
Startups In The Cloud Era – Things Have Changed There are numerous startups of all varieties of purpose and goals. We have seen great successes and great failures. We have seen a lot of money being made on fabulous exits, but also seen a lot of money lost as well. Things are changing for startups, and in turn, they are changing for investors as well. What affects how startups must work affects how investors must forecast chances of success, and which ponies they want to back. Of course, with progress, change is inevitable and ubiquitous, but the past couple of
Netflix: Plumbers of the Cloud Although much was made in the blogosphere of the Amazon cloud service outage on Christmas Eve — the one that brought Netflix’s video streaming grinding to a halt — cloud media proponents should actually take heart in the news. An interruption of cloud service being so widely referred to as an “outage” means, if nothing else, that the notion of video-on-demand (and with it, cloud computing in general) has achieved an important step toward banality; no one even thinks about a home’s plumbing until the water stops pouring from the tap, and everyone’s got a tap. And just as, in
Aussie, Eurozone Cloud Computing Industries Grow Gloomy On The US Patriot Act The European Union has resuscitated the more than a decade-old contention about data independence after giving an exposé of the US Patriot Act of 2001, which bequeaths the Federal administration, on the other side of the Atlantic, the power to seize data in any continent for surveillance reasons. The same rigmarole surrounding a legislation that is now a dozen years old has also visited upon the Australian scene, where CIOs are circumspect on whether to go ahead and store data offshore, where the United States’ forensic agencies have
Gravity of Real-Time Security Issue in Today’s Cloud Environment The security has always been the core issue of the information technology since the advent of the concept of e-commerce and electronic transactions. There are the hundreds of thousands of security related threats that our networks encounter daily. If we analyzed the so-called big data, we would be astonished that billions of security events take place in our network elements daily. In fact, there are more than one billion events recorded just in a single Firewall network element. Is existing network security capable of dealing with the information in real time?
Key Differences Between Server and Desktop Online Storage Many people are saying that 2013 will be the “break-out” year for cloud storage. A number of factors are pushing online data storage offerings – including file sharing, backup, archiving and more – beyond the consumer and small business market and into big business datacenters. Below, I’d like to highlight some of the key differences which set server and desktop/laptop online backup and storage services apart, in hopes that this might give you some insight into how the space has developed and evolved over the years. Desktop Online Backup In the past, most work