While Not Completely Cloud – Can You Stretch Innovation Too Far? First let me begin by backpedalling. I am a huge Kickstarter and Indiegogo supporter. I believe in the push away from traditional innovation to this newer innovation model. My initial premise is that in fact you have to be careful about the concept of spreading innovation to thin. There was a time, not that long ago when innovation came from large companies. The market moved slowly but, as many great business books explain if you didn’t watch the trends you would eventually fall out of market leadership and in
Cloud Infographic – Evolution Of The Cell Phone Here is an in-depth infographic provided by http://www.computersciencedegreehub.com which showcases some of the more popular models over the years such as the $3,995 1983 Motorola DynaTAC 8000X to the more recent Cloud ready 2013 Samsung Galaxy S4 Smartphone.
Making Business Resiliency Part of Business As Usual Business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) have become non-negotiable requirements for virtually every IT department. Business resiliency is an umbrella concept that must address everything from basic business continuity to high-level risk management, security, crisis management, and more. With today’s IT architectures supporting servers, networks, and applications, BCDR has evolved from simple backups and restores to a broad range of business resiliency services. This shift demands a strategic, proactive and multidisciplinary approach to sustaining critical IT services in the face of a range of disruptions. Increasing business complexity – more markets, more
Cloud Accounting – The Back Office Promise The promise of platform as a service is very simple: Bring your code, and cloud vendor will handle everything else for you. Users build their applications with the vendor’s tools, APIs and supported programming languages. Platform as a service model of cloud computing increases programmers’ productivity, reduces development costs, and enables quick release of software. One of the leading platform as a service offers is the Salesforce Platform where development is performed using salesforce.com’s web interface and a proprietary development language called Apex. The biggest benefit of the Salesforce Platform is time savings
DreamHost Debuts Havana Version of Its DreamCompute OpenStack Cloud Continuous Integration Approach Delivers Powerful New Features in Real Time LOS ANGELES, California—November 4, 2013—DreamHost®, a global leader in Web hosting and cloud services, today announced an upgraded Havana version of its DreamCompute™ public cloud computing service, and significant new levels of OpenStack™ code and community contribution. DreamCompute is entirely software-defined; powered by OpenStack, Ceph™, and NSX to deliver unprecedented control, configurability, and security of virtual machine, storage and network resources for expert and aspiring developers worldwide. Havana Upgrade Commencing with the OpenStack Havana release in October 2013, DreamHost utilizes continuous
10 Steps To Success With The Cloud The cloud, the trend that appears to be steaming on ahead as the likes of Salesforce, Amazon’s Web Services and Workday continue to gain market value. Utilising cloud services for business has allowed for companies to scale, drive IT costs down and become a more agile, streamlined business. There are a few steps that should be taken by any company before they decide to make the switch across the cloud, and these are even steps that companies utilising the cloud should make sure they’re aware of to keep cloud usage both in check
Cloud Infographic: Machine Big Data Did you know that Chevron manages as much data as Google? Here is a colorful infographic provided by TIBCO Software called “Taming The Monster Of Machine Big Data” which provides some interesting facts on how Big Data is being accumulated. Infographic Source: http://spotfire.tibco.com
What The Gartner Big Data 2013 Report Means For The Industry Gartner’s 2013 Big Data survey was recently released and has highlighted some of the long held beliefs in Big Data with survey evidence to prove it. The survey itself was primarily focused on companies currently working with Gartner. Despite this, due to the numbers and varieties, this is still a broad and impressive number who can realistically give accurate results. One of the most striking results to come out of the survey was that 64% of companies were planning or have already implemented Big Data systems. This is a significant