Cloud-only vs. cloud-based: What’s the best file sharing for business? The cloud file-sharing market has exploded over recent years with users embracing this latest technology to simplify both their personal and professional lives. While cloud has helped remove a lot of the headaches around storage and file access, it has also presented its own challenges. With an increasing number of people using consumer-grade products in the workplace, many are leaving company systems open to threats and exposing potentially sensitive data to unwanted access. So what can be done to address this? Well, it all starts with a simple definition…. On
Maximize Your IT and VMWorld: a hybrid approach to a new chapter in IT One of the most fascinating elements of the new chapter in IT history that virtualization represents is the degree to which companies who are essentially competitors, or who have long-held alliances with others, actually work together in an open forum somewhat reminiscent of the open-source code communities that gave birth to products like Linux. There is no naiveté in that statement; obviously, every company is in it to make money for its shareholders, investors and employees, however the degree of collaboration demonstrated by many of the
VMWorld: How Openness Becomes The New Normal Seated high above the sleek yet carnival-like atmosphere of the VMWorld Exhibition Hall, Hubert Yoshida, Chief Technology Officer of Hitachi, watches over his suppliers, his customers and his competitors, all occupying neighboring parts of expansive show floor. Hitachi is one of those names everyone knows. It has been around since 1910 and is widely diversified. Its name conjures up images of very physical objects, excavators, televisions and computer components, and its physicality remains front and center even as it moves into a virtual future. Much of the conversation at VMWorld has been about
Going Virtual? Keep one eye on the hardware and the other on habits Central to the huge trade and education event called VMWorld is the notion that everything is going virtual in a big way. Terms such as virtualization and software defined networking are now becoming mainstream, or more more precisely, must now become mainstream, and the 22,000+ conference attendees are listening and talking intently. VMWorld CEO Pat Gelsinger, as well as VMWorld Hybrid Cloud SVP Bill Fathers, and others demonstrated during the Monday morning opener that not only is virtualization crucial to the commercial success of organizations moving forward, but many key
Making Virtualization Tangible: The CDW Bus The VMWorld Convention, currently underway in San Francisco has brought 22,000 IT professionals face to face with the future. From the opening presentation, which included mini-keynotes from industry heavyweights to the dizzying selection of breakouts and events, through to an exhibit floor larger (seemingly) than many actual countries, this extremely well-run multi-day extravaganza is helping drive home the awareness that we live in a new age, where virtualization of information technology rules. As Iddo Kadim, Director of Datacenter Technologies for Intel points out, this is not a reinvention of the wheel. The current infrastructure
Cloud Infographic – 3 Must-Haves For Cloud Service Providers The steadily increasing rate of adoption is having a somewhat negative effect on the market as a lot of startups are looking at selling Cloud services and becoming the next giant. But this only serves to saturate the market and confuse people, not to mention that startups that fail will only lower the credibility of the market. The reason why smaller companies are hard pressed at delivering a superb cloud service is because a very large capital is required for the expert manpower and infrastructure which small companies do not have, and there
Demand for Cloud Skills Increases Thinking about adding more cloud skills to your repertoire? Stop thinking. The time to do it is now. For IT professionals, cloud computing skills are becoming an essential resume item. Companies are actively – and increasingly – looking for employees with the knowledge and hands-on experience to build and maintain cloud –based applications. And despite some fearful chatter, the rise of the cloud does not signal the death of the traditional data center, or the data center staff. The IT staff will not go away; organizations will just be able to get much more productivity
Cloud Startup: BellaDati Agile and Beautiful Big Data Analytics on the BellaDati Dashboard If cloud startups were to offer big data with meaningful, spot on cipher, then they would probably match the description of BellaDati, an originally Czech company, with now branches across Asia and America. The European startup provides general and specific big data solutions. The latter, especially, may be appropriate for banking institutions that not only want to visualize but to create tracking reports and similar analytical dashboards for gauging on their performance. Functional Beauty of Dashboards From a mathematical perspective, dashboards should be relevant, crystal-clear and simple.