Heroes of the Cloud – Part 9 A study of Cloud Computing should include not only the companies and entrepreneurs who have raised the Cloud from a concept to “the next big thing” in Information Technology. The study should also include those who have come to depend on the power of the Cloud. Earlier in our look at the pioneers of Cloud Computing… (1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8) we partially defined “The Cloud” as a metaphor for the Internet. Another very workable definition would be that the Cloud is a tool for handling Big Data. Big Data is loosely defined as data sets that include
Want More Efficient Employees? Let Them Play With Their Own Toys Our friends at VMware have been looking at the way work gets done in the post-PC work environment. For some time we have been looking at how Cloud Computing is effecting the business world (and vice versa), Vmware’s “New Way Of Life 2013” study raises some intriguing conclusions. Tech Has Come A Long Way When I was a kid, the big thing at school was when the cool kids would bring their electronic football games to class. These devices were so pre-GameBoy that they seem quaint now, but there
Cloud Security Issues and the Role of Managed Cloud Services The changing demands of business operations have made Cloud Computing rise in popularity in the last few years. Cloud Computing has become one of the fastest growing segment of IT by providing promising business concepts and economic viability. The prevailing recession has also led organizations to seriously ponder over the attributes of Cloud environment that offer best-of-breed business applications and infrastructure resources, all at a comparatively negligible cost. However, as more vital proprietary information is being pooled into the Cloud, masses are overwhelmed with concerns regarding their integrity, and if
Enabling Optimization of Cloud Usage – CloudCheckr With the growing popularity of cloud computing, and enterprises opting for migrating significant chunks of their IT infrastructures and services on public clouds like AWS, the need for performance optimization is being realized as one of the major issues. According to a report published by Ernst & Young, cloud computing has brought fundamental shift in IT altering the technology industry power structure, improved business agility for all industries and increased everyone’s access to computing, storage and communications power. However, the report also terms a multitude of factors that cloud service providers (CSPs) and
Cloud Infographic: How A Data Breach Happens While we are all very happy about the entire cloud data storage concept and feel that it’s a breath of relief from the constant battle against malware, key loggers, PC monitoring software, and whatnot, we tend to forget that there are steps which we need to take to ensure security even after we have shifted all our digital luggage to the cloud. 10 tips on how to protect yourself? Here is an informative infographic reviewing data breaches as well as another one (below) created by the group at: cloudhance.com Infographic Source: cloudhance.com
Heroes Of The Cloud – Part 8 As we study the innovators who have helped make cloud computing a reality, it becomes apparent that significant and lasting success in the Cloud field depends as much on entrepreneurial vision as it does technical savvy. Harnessing the technology to get a group of servers, or even server farms to cooperate in a fashion that is capable of handling truly Big Data is a marvel. In the long run, it is probably not half as important as finding a way for the technology to not only generate a profit, but to generate profit
Actionable Analytics Emerging as a Corporate Cloud Computing Trend The major premise of cloud actionable analytics is having a budget-worthy processor and dedicated staff. The agility of businesses lies in the way they analyze their operations in and out. They have to strategize on ways to improve their productivity while cutting costs. In the past, it took data outsourcing to get a candid view of where the company stood and how it was likely to perform in coming years. This was costly: besides, the equipment was not as minimalist or set for big data projects like they are now. More
The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – The Vatican By David Fletcher Our comic collection has simply taken the light side of cloud computing to a whole new level. So after a long day’s work in the cloud, you can stop by our comic library for that much deserved moment of fun before you call it a day. Review the full library For the reuse of our CloudTweaks comic images for print, web or related, please contact us regarding.