Misconceptions Traits of Cloud Computing Services There will always be naysayer. Every time a new technology emerges, it’s soon followed be a long line of anti-supporters. Cloud computing is no different. It’s new. It’s trendy. It threatens the business model of some companies so drastically, that many misconceptions have been perpetrated to try and debunk cloud computing and force clients back to traditional methods of computing. Cloud Computing is Unreliable A truly cloud computing system, one that has been properly designed and correctly executed, has many layers of redundancy built in. The network is constantly backed up. Most are self-replicating,
How NGO’s Can Benefit From The Cloud Without a doubt, cloud computing is changing the way we work and the way we communicate through technology networks. Nowadays, almost every business is using cloud computing services, so it is no wonder the fact that many schools, charities, nonprofit and non-governmental organizations are using it as well. Instead of buying networking equipment and skilled ICT personnel to install, support and maintain the networks, Cisco Networking Academy offers an alternative in terms of cloud-based applications and services, for free, to NGOs, nonprofits or education institutions. As expected, this initiative has spread around the
Businesses With Their Heads “In The Cloud” Have An Advantage Cloud-based services are rapidly revolutionizing the business world. Although the concept behind the technology isn’t new (web-based e-mail, which has been around for more than a decade, is an everyday example of cloud technology ) the impact is only beginning to trickle down to businesses. A recent Robert Half International survey asked 1,400 CFOs about perks they are already providing or considering to strengthen employee retention and motivation. At 24 percent, the second most important consideration was flexible work hours and telecommuting. Recent IDC research indicates the world’s mobile worker
Mobile Cloud Computing: What Does The Future Hold? When industry pundits forecast in 2006 that the usage need of data would surpass that of the voice market, not many could not conceptualize such a market outlook. Five years later and the ratio would pitch data market at nearly 70% of the mobile market and growing. The mobile technology has witnessed tremendous advances in recent years such that experts have reckoned that mobile cloud will colligate cloud computing in the next few years. Mobile cloud computing is set to impact and transform the mobile communication landscape and the whole computing infrastructure.
Why Liaison’s Acquisition Of Hubspan Is Good For Cloud Integration Last week, you may have read about Liaison Technologies’ acquisition of Hubspan and wondered why? After all, the companies share many similarities in cloud integration and cloud services brokerage (CSB) offerings, so is Liaison simply trying to knock out a strong competitor? The answer is an unequivocal “no.” In truth, we’ve been dancing around the idea of combining our two companies for a few years now. A mutual respect grew as we discovered how close we are in our approach to the market and to serving our customers, but the time simply wasn’t right
IT Outsourcing Services Meeting The Cloud One of the most substantial trends in IT support services is that small and medium-sized companies prefer to shift their data to the cloud and let a third party handle the facility management, in Consolidated Data Centers. Cloud computing blurs the lines among what had been conventional outsourcing and internal operations, and it will test IT’s management and control policies. After all, it’s all about expertise. IT outsourcing service professionals can deal with many tasks (such as data storage) more efficiently than in-house employees are able to. By taking advantage of cloud support services, both
Is Ultraviolet What The Film Industry Needs? It could be argued that the film industry is built on hope. Movies are a fantasy and millions of actors head to LA in the hope of movie stardom. Now the film industry itself has a hope: the hope of getting it’s consumers to buy films again, and this time in a more cost-effective way. Not producing DVDs and DVD cases: the film industry is going online and selling via cloud based services. It is all about the end users. The film industry is arguing that cloud-based streaming will beat downloading, which takes
Cloud Resource Orchestration I. Introduction The cloud computing paradigm is steadily shifting the course of computing away from physical hardware with locally managed software platforms toward virtualized, cloud-based services. This new paradigm, brought about by cloud computing, provides users with instant access to virtually unlimited computing resources and, at the same time, allows providers to deploy complex IT infrastructure as a service (IAAS). There is a huge benefit from economies of scale and tremendous gains in multiplexing offered by the sharing of the underlying physical infrastructure using virtualization. But all these benefits come at great cost. The sheer scale and highly