Inside The Shadows Of SHADOW IT Recent NASA audit report brings an interesting perspective on IT & Cloud Governance. A recent report from the office of the inspector general of NASA regarding the adoption of cloud computing technologies across the organization provide an interesting look at the phases NASA is going in cloud computing adoption. NASA was a cloud pioneer with the development of OpenStack cloud platform and project Nebula for providing private cloud services. Currently 10% of NASA 1.5 Billion $ IT budget is spent on cloud computing, but the prediction is that in the next 5 years all
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
Cisco to Introduce New Certification for Cloud Management Transverse, Leostream also push cloud technology aggressively A number of major cloud industry leaders including Transverse, Leostream and market giant Cisco announced aggressive cloud-based campaigns which is likely to beef up the race for cloud supremacy. One of the world’s leading cloud billing specialist Transverse joined the Rackspace Hosting-led Cloud Tools Marketplace today, revealed a report on Yahoo Finance. As a result of the partnership, subscribers of Rackspace public cloud product portfolio would get to enjoy cutting-edge products like TRACT from Tranverse, the gold-standard cloud billing platform dedicated to subscription management and
Gaming Industry Heads in the Cloud Streaming movies has become the bread and butter of online entertainment and it seems that many others companies are meaning to jump on this trend of instant access. Now Netflix has created their own television series that are strictly online, music can be streamed like a radio giving you the option to pick the songs you want to with Spotify, and now Microsoft and Sony are trying to do the same with video games. With the new Xbox One and the PlayStation 4 releasing at the end of the year Microsoft and Sony have
Amazon, Amaz-off, Amaz-on-again On the afternoon of Monday August 19, two strange and unsettling events occurred. First, the perpetually-available ecommerce behemoth Amazon.com vanished, taking its Canadian cousin, Amazon.ca along with it. Shoppers were greeted with a 404 Not Found/Fail Whale page and were encouraged to come back later. The outage lasted somewhere between 20 and 40 minutes. The second strange and unsettling event happened on a freeway north of Los Angeles, where actor Dick Van Dyke narrowly cheated death after his Jaguar burst into flames. He was pulled to safety and suffered no injuries. Ironically, the car was reduced to
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.
iGate to sponsor world’s biggest cloud exposition VMworld 2013 authorities made a major announcement on Tuesday as they declared iGate as the Gold Sponsor of the world’s biggest showcase of cloud technology. iGate, the first company in the world to provide integrated operations and technology based on “Business Outcome” solutions, would unveil a number of cutting-edge innovations in cloud technology during the 5-day event scheduled to be held from August 25 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, revealed a press release on the Wall Street Journal. This marks the ninth consecutive year of partnership between iGate and VMware, the