Will The Cloud Save The Music Industry? The music industry has taken a bit of a pounding in recent years. Illegal downloading brought a once vibrant industry to its knees. Yet, despite being the first victim of the digital revolution, somehow the music industry is still standing, finding new revenue streams and branching out. What the music industry had to find was how to make a generation who have never paid for music to start doing so. For a decade the music industry has been declining. So how do you manage to get people to pay for music? Convenience. Cloud
Does PaaS Get Rid Of Ops? In the past, Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) was the real king of the hill. Clouds were created with cost reduction and rapid deployment in mind. For instance, companies that needed servers no longer needed to worry about red tape or even system administration. All it took was signing up for a new account, and within a few clicks a hardware profile with the OS image needed would be available and ready to use. This kind of setup was perfect, provided that your needs were generic and could match the OS images that the cloud provider gave.
Amazon Silk – Amazon’s Theories Sound Good Web browsers, as any other thing on our planet, need modernization, whether it be architectural modernization or radical dominance by a new product which completely wipes out any and all existing Web browsers. To take things easier and look at the modern scenario, there seems to be a need to stop and take a step back; to take a fundamentally new look at Web browsers and consider how they would be demarcated in terms of the cloud. Taking a close look at the Web browsers of our time, almost all of them are
Is the Cloud Nickel-and-Diming You? Cloud’s popularity of late is currently riding on a wave that undulates with the thrill of the financial benefits users stand to gain. Many applications grounded in cloud computing are offered a la carte and ready at a single mouse click from a user. These values of customization and accessibility have rendered cloud such a valuable hit for businesses and personal users alike. Nevertheless, the use of cloud computing technology doesn’t necessarily translate into an IT platform that slashes a business’ financial burden with a bang. Nor does using the cloud mean that users will
Cloud Fringe Benefits: Tackling The Olympic Rush With Cloud Computing The London Olympics 2012, an event definitely expected to result in festivity throughout the United Kingdom, might not prove to be that much of an auspicious experience for businesses located within (and even outside) the city. The reasons are quite understandable – higher magnitudes of traffic density and crowds pouring in like rain are bound to serve as overt impediments to the normal operational dynamics of business ventures. Matt Gordon-Smith, director of security at Attenda, considers cloud technology to be a clear-cut savior in this particular situation. Matt believes that business
Telecommuting: Everyone Wins Work From Home Cloud Computing Options Cloud computing is all the rage If you have the chance to work from home would you? Many people would say yes, and with good reason. You can make your own hours, dress how you want, be your own boss and pretty much you have life in the palm of your hand. Now let’s come crashing back down to reality. Cloud computing has opened a true work from home opportunity. Many small to midrange businesses have adopted cloud computing as part of their IT department and company structure. What does
Google I/O Vs. Microsoft Vs. Amazon There’s a lot of buzz about Google I/O, Google’s cloud service platform. The only problem is that it hasn’t been launched yet, and the buzz is all about whether or not Google will announce its launch or, at the very least, introduce the concept during the Annual Developer Conference. There’s been a lot of talk, supposedly from people who work for Google; however, Google itself has not yet released a statement. Back in May, several reports came out about Google’s efforts to develop a cloud computing service that would compete with the biggest cloud