Securing AWS GovCloud with Cloudchekr “He who is firmly seated in authority soon learns to think security, and not progress, the highest lesson in statecraft.” - James Russell Lowell (1819-1891), American poet, essayist, critic and diplomat. Let’s talk about some obvious truths: America is the world leader in technology and innovation Cloud computing is here to stay and grow Ergo, America needs to secure its cloud computing infrastructure The million-dollar (or is it billions?) question is, “How to do that?” Cloud computing has been the focus of the current administration ever since Vivek Kundra, the country’s first Federal Chief Information
The Cloud Brings New Meaning To Office Hours, Teacher-Student Collaboration Any of us who spent four years of our life navigating the challenges and intricacies of undergraduate life know that office hours, those precious few minutes of your professor’s undivided attention and assistance, are a particularly rare and in-demand resource. Standing on a long line of worried students, hoping to get your questions answered or your paper reviewed, and watching the clock tick down to the end of your scheduled time is a sensation that should be very familiar to many former (and current) college students. At the high school
State Of The Cloud Market Because the Cloud Computing market is inherently business-oriented, it has not gained as much traction or even just publicity compared to the consumer electronics market. The term “Cloud Computing” has not yet become a household name and a great majority of people, may have heard, but still have no idea what it is much else where to get it. Even though a lot of people are now using Cloud backup storage services like Dropbox, Google Drive, and the Box in their computers and mobile devices, they really have no clue as to how it works
Some Ideas on Optimizing Performance of a Cloud Deployment Cloud is fast becoming one of the primary factors ushering a paradigm shift in technology and the way business is done. With Cloud penetration increasing and big enterprises making the move to the Cloud, there’s a growing discussion around optimizing performance of the infrastructure that powers a Cloud. New ways are being pioneered on optimizing performance of a Cloud infrastructure. With the befitting benefits like flexibility, program development interfaces (APIs), self-service provisioning and automated de-provisioning, the Cloud does bring some undesired realities like latency, query lags, security vulnerabilities and aggregated failures.
Threatening Skies: Cloud Computing And The Managed Service Provider Business is not easy. Just when you think you have the market figured out, and your business is growing nicely, another new threat comes onto the horizon. Many VARs and MSPs who built successful businesses implementing or hosting computing infrastructure are dealing with that threat today: the rapid growth of cloud computing. A recent Gartner analysis estimated that global spending on public cloud services will almost double in size from 2012 to 2016, reaching $210B in 2016 – with Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) projected to grow the fastest at over
Google Glass, Augmented Reality, and Cloud Computing Google Glass has been generating a lot of hype because of its capabilities which is an indication that technology is finally heading towards the direction of science fiction; a move that a lot of people growing up in the 70’s and 80’s have been anticipating for a long time. Google Glass is a wearable computer which opens up a lot of multimedia possibilities, not just for sharing and recording, but for consumption as well. The biggest possibility would be augmented reality. This brings a totally new piece to the board which will change
How To Pick A Cloud Solution That Fits Your Business Cloud services are expected to grow more than 17% by 2016. When your company is ready to move more of their processes to the cloud, it is important to pick a solution that properly fits your business. The right cloud services will help you focus on your core business. After all, isn’t that where your attention should be? Which Cloud Services Do You Need? In the beginning, you should create a high-level list of all of your business processes. You can start with items like email, payroll, sharing files with
The Onset Of The Mainstream Cloud School Already In The Offing During the TedGlobal meeting that took place in Scotland in mid-June, it came out that the cloud system of education may be here to stay. This is after a professor who founded the initial unilateral cloud educational institutions in the world outlined his plans for a new financial award he has received from a Los Angeles tech group that has recognized his efforts. For Sugata Mitra, who lectures in the coal-rich region of the United Kingdom, learning, as a rule, has not altered for the past half a millennium