Cloud Computing In Financial Service Organizations While technology seems to be the cost and time efficiency driver in many industries, cloud computing is the emerging solution for the financial service industry, especially capital markets. In order for their assets to be used optimally by multiple consumers, financial organizations require ad-hoc access to significant computing resources, virtual desktops, shared data information, cost transparency, and “What-If” capabilities. I will list some of the most important cloud changing perspectives that can benefit large corporations and SMB’s: Resource Management – enables organizations to build agile, responsive data center infrastructures; Pay per Use – organizations
Cloud Computing Canada: HP ‘Master The Cloud’ Event (Toronto) – Part 3 Continued from: Part 1 , Part 2 The HP “Mastering The Cloud” Event drew to a close around 4:30, after one last blast of hot dogs, pretzels and other salty refreshments. As someone who has attended, bought space in , and spoken at trade shows, and as an independent blogger, I would rate this one to be quite successful in terms of affirming HP’s role as an authority and credible partner in cloud management and cloud security. A key ingredient in this assessment is what I call the 4:00 “bedraggle factor,” in which most people who have spent
HP ‘Master The Cloud’ Event (Montreal) – Part 1 It’s a cold, bright day in Montreal, Quebec, where HP has chosen to present their day long Master the Cloud event this 26th of January, 2012. Le Palais de Congrés, or Convention Centre, is packed with Canadian HP customers, vendors, press, bloggers, and staff. Promptly at 9, Dave Frederickson, VP and General Manager of Enterprise Servers and Storage Networking take the stage. Dave knows that HP can help businesses small and large to harness the capabilities of the cloud. Some may then reply, “But does HP have the credibility to do so?” Well, they have been doing
Monetize it in the Cloud for 2012 As many experts predict, cloud computing’s popularity will continue to explode in 2012. As the New Year has now arrived, it’s time to get your organization up to speed on the possibilities of the cloud, including advanced billing of your offerings. Managing subscriptions, metered transactions, payments and accounts, a once daunting task for many organizations, is now made easier and more effective in the cloud. The benefits of cloud monetization and billing tools, from achieving desirable economies of scale to reducing sales cycles, are abundant. However, before your organization makes the shift, it’s
More Big Data related Startups For 2012 The number of startups related to Big Data continues to grow exponentially with a number of interesting startups to watch for in 2012. These startups include: Zillabyte, Cloudability and Kaggle. Zillabyte Taking a bite out of the Big Data processing business, Zillabyte.com is set to put Big Data analysis into the hands of business users through data sets and algorithms. Rather than get some Subject Matter Expert with a relevant PHD to do it for you, the company will seek to create a Big Data analysis through automation. The Zillabyte founders have had experience
Infographic: What’s Driving Investment in Cloud Computing? Reducing the cost of infrastructure and flexibility were the top two reasons for investing in cloud (67% and 54% of respondents respectively). Both drivers reflect the current economic climate and the fact that most IT departments are currently focused on meeting short-term goals. So there’s scope to convince organisations of the long-term benefits that cloud can bring to a company. Almost 40% of small and medium-size companies rated business continuity and disaster recovery (BC&DR) as a top-three driver, compared with just 15% of large companies — reflecting the fact that it’s harder for
Graphene and the Cloud The current buzz word in the tech world asides from Big Data and the Cloud is… Graphene. Dubbed a wonder material that will revolutionize practically every field in the world, it has been tied somewhat to the parallel explosion of the Cloud. What is it? Graphene is actually a naturally occurring substance that is actually a subset material from graphite, which is in turn the stuff that pencil lead is made from. The facts regarding graphene are as follows: it is one atom thick it is stronger than steel it is shaped like a honeycomb
Cloud Apps of the Week The New York Times has proclaimed Google Music as one of the best cloud applications released for Android phone devices last year. That the music service is offered free of charge helps explain its selection, and also locates Google Music right at home among the other applications in the Google family, all available gratis (GMail, Google Docs, et cetera). But like those other apps, comprehensive features also distinguish Google Music: users can transfer 20,000 of their tracks to the cloud via the app, which also immediately and wirelessly synchronizes what they upload to their Android.