Cloud Computing In Education: The New Start-up Frontier? Ever since the dot-com bubble of the late 1990s, the dream (or perhaps more accurately, fantasy) of creating a successful start-up and striking gold on the Internet has continuously drawn in new entrepreneurs seeking both fame and fortune. Constantly looking for a new market to conquer (or create), entrepreneurs tend to be drawn to sectors that are either innovating quicker than anywhere else, or that are lagging sorely behind the times. As cloud computing is incrementally being introduced as a useful technology in classrooms across America, entrepreneurs have begun to flock to
5 Ways CIOs Can Tackle Cloud Fears CIOs are tired of hearing about cloud computing concerns. They’ve spent years reading about how cloud resources are subject to risks, and wonder – what can they do to help people trust the cloud? The truth is that despite being a hot issue for years, the topic of cloud security is more important than ever before as growing corporate dependency on web and mobile services coincide with national privacy concerns – most recently with the NSA scandal. The good news is that the hybrid cloud environment, which integrates on-premise and cloud-based solutions, allows
Cloud Infographic: The Growth Of The Data Center Ideal location and growing business opportunity spawn the Caribbean’s first and only tier-IV data center. Hidden beaches, colorful architecture, pristine reefs, and picturesque plantations; located in the southwestern corner of the Caribbean, Curaçao has it all. But it’s about to get more. Much more. The island continues to gain prominence as a hub of international finance and commerce. And Curaçao Technology Exchange (CTEX) is preparing to be a key enabler of the region’s business boom. “We are building the first tier-IV data center complex in the region,” says Anthony deLima, CTEX Chairman
Dealing with Big Data in a Virtualized World (And 6 Assets to Help You) “Data really powers everything that we do.” - Jeff Weiner, CEO of LinkedIn. Data has been described as the new oil, so important it is to modern business. The generation, storage and processing of more and more data has given rise to a whole new field of study, the simply, yet effectively named Big Data. “Server consolidation is the most obvious, long-standing use case, but virtualization is like a Swiss army knife. You can use it in a number of different situations.” - Raghu Raghuram, GM at
Cloud Infographic: The Adoption Of Cloud Services Nice infographic provided courtesy of Aerohive Networks Surveying 200 IT professionals, notable stats include: 90 percent of IT professionals are investigating, implementing, or maintaining a cloud service today 53 percent of IT professionals would prefer to manage and configure their network through the cloud instead of using an on-premise device or server Infographic Source: Aerohive Networks
UPDATE: Xbox One To Bury Deep In The Cloud As Microsoft Emphasizes More on ‘Digital’ (Updated from initial July 4th, 2013 posting) In what seems like a complete departure from Xbox 360, the next generation Xbox One that is coming November 2013 will live most of its lifespan in the gaming realm of the cloud. According to Microsoft, the switch to more digital content is likely to change user agreements and accessibility options, but then, the transition increases the association of developers between products, all in the cloud. The company has it that the new release will be like having
Cloud Computing Benefits and Importance on Redesign your IT Infrastructure Cloud computing can simply be described as computing based on the internet. In the past, people depended on physical computer storage or servers to run their programs. However, with the introduction of cloud computing, people as well as business enterprises can now access their programs through the internet. This kind of computing is rapidly growing in popularity and especially with small business enterprises. To understand why so many businesses are making the transition to cloud computing, let’s have a look at some of its benefits. Cost savings of the cloud
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