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
The Top 20 Most Secure Cloud Hosting Companies: Part 2 Continuation from Part 1 6 – Firehost Firehost is a rapidly growing cloud computing platform with dedicated servers, virtually unlimited data storage, unlimited bandwidth and close to real time processing for online applications. They have gained popularity over the past couple of years and by gaining several large corporate clients, have been able to transform themselves into a billion dollar company. Why? Firehost has implemented several security protocols with advanced algorithms and secure firewalls which makes their security impenetrable. They also provide root access to their corporate clients in order
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
Fiscal Confessions: CFOs Sight Is Definitely Cloud Worth Prompted by the infamous Mat Honan hack attack, cloud computing has been exposed to severe criticism over the last couple of weeks, pouring in from even those like Steve Wozniak and company. The (needlessly excessive) denigration has, however, served little to diminish the cloud demand prevalent at the end of ventures and individuals alike. Following the footsteps of Chief Information Officers (CIOs) and top IT leaders, Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) have started exhibiting complete faith in cloud computing, a recent Google-backed study reveals. The main research objective was to dig deep into
Making Music In The Cloud There was a time – and not all that long ago – when the only options for musicians to create together involved enclosed spaces, physical isolation from the world and, above all else, physical proximity to each other. This physical proximity is the subject of many a dramatic “Behind the Music” meltdown anecdote, and has led to innumerable arguments, physical confrontations, and band break-ups over the past sixty years. I can attest to the strain that such intense and constant contact between creative individuals places on an artist’s ability to create calmly and productively. Making
I am competing as well: Amazon Well, how many of us could have imagined that one of the pioneers of cloud computing – Amazon, would have started feeling the heat of competition so early in the domain. However the fact is that Amazon has recently re-worked its marketing and pricing strategies and has started pushing aggressively on consumer sensitive price points. With the advent of numerous cloud computing providers like Google etc., it is important for the organization to stay competitive in the fast and dynamic environment of cloud computing. Services from giants like Microsoft Azure, or Rackspace cloud computing platforms, have forced Amazon to get
Dropbox Leads the Way in Cloud Storage Most cloud service startups rely on newer and more appealing technology than the bigger guys. When a big IT corporation like Google releases its own cloud storage similar to that of a startup cloud service, those smaller cloud service providers tend to disappear in the dust. The industry, however, has definitely changed. Dropbox, a startup cloud service provider, has been leading the way in cloud storage and has kept up with the big guys, including Google’s newest cloud service. Enter Google Drive In April 2012, Google released the long-awaited Drive cloud storage service.
Cloud Infographic: The Cloud Games Most cloud service startups rely on newer and more appealing technology than the bigger guys. The industry, however, has definitely changed. Dropbox, a startup cloud service provider, has been leading the way in cloud filesharing and has kept up with the big guys, including Google’s newest cloud service. This infographic however shows a battle with another large competitor of Dropbox, and that being Box.com. Who wins? Infographic Source: Spice Works