The One Lesson The Cloud Needs To Learn From Facebook People, websites, talk shows, and even doctors discuss more about a Facebook epidemic than they are talking about an obesity epidemic. In fact, the massive amount of time that young people spend checking their status updates is not only the latest Hollywood fad, but also a reflection of the new level of online social interaction that Mark Zuckerberg has managed to create. You don’t need to be a psychology or sociology major to know how he managed to bring together so many people. What he did was to use the
Cloud Computing Myths Explained: Part 1 Cloud computing services and related developments are definitely changing the way we network, collaborate, consume information and deploy applications. Businesses are now demanding more from service providers and cloud computing is more prominent across various industries. So being on cutting edge is rewarding but at the same time it has some side-effects too. Cloud is popular, it is one of the hottest topics discussed today and hence there are some myths associated with it too. Blame it to over marketing, unawareness of users or something else, recent surveys and customer feedbacks are sufficient enough
A Hitchhikers Guide To The Cloud – Database Challenges To Consider The cloud has turned traditional data management on its head. People still think they will be able to command endless resources while being able to deploy, run and consume a distributed data solution anywhere, anytime. But there are key database challenges when putting your applications in the cloud that are unique and can’t be ignored. 1. High Availability In the cloud, high availability isn’t just about hardware resiliency anymore. Because customers are removed from the actual hardware, you can no longer plug in an extra power supply, network card
Cloud Security: Fears And Challenges Recent studies have shown that more than 60% of IT managers admit to security as the main stumbling block to their integration of cloud computing, with data protection and a perceived lack of regulation being their chief concerns. In another global study by IBM that involved more than 500 IT managers, it showed that 77% of businesses fear that cloud computing will necessitate privacy trade-offs, and 50% feared data breaches. Another 23% fear that cloud computing threatens corporate security. But really, the challenges facing cloud computing can be categorized into three; data protection, user authentication
The Real Value Of Cloud Storage Many businesses are learning about the many advantages of the cloud, but most of them do not understand the true value of cloud computing and cloud storage. Although many providers like to talk about certain aspects of the cloud that sound good at first, they tend to ignore the kinds of perks in the cloud that can really bring a good amount of value to any business. The main perk that you get from using cloud storage is that you can make changes to your projects and data very quickly. When all of your
Top Threats For Cloud Computing Cloud computing reached the point where computing functions as a utility. Here are the top cloud computing threats to help organizations better understand them and make the best choices for their businesses. Threat no 1: Security threats With cloud computing managing critical enterprise data, are enterprises and individuals possible victims of hacking and data loss? Although it is not a very common issue, this may occur. For this reason, adoption of cloud computing within industries such as healthcare and finance is not recommended by some. Some providers encrypt data at rest and have backups for
US to Europe: “Eat My Cloud Dust” Europe may trump the United States in such matters as academic prosperity in mathematics and sciences, as we know it celebrates its monarchs with far more compelling pomp and circumstance that we could possibly muster for our heads of state. But clout in cloud remains one discipline in which America continues to exert overwhelming dominance over the continent across the pond. This isn’t to say that nations like France, Germany, and even economically beleaguered Greece aren’t curious about cloud and the shot in the arm it could offer to their collective IT acumen.