What Accountants Must Know Before Choosing The Right Cloud Application Vendor With the recent worldwide popularity of cloud computing, it is expected to gain more momentum with more and more industries making use of such technology. The accounting profession can experience the most benefits because the accounting field processes a lot of data which can be housed online through cloud computing. However, not every accountant knows cloud computing and it is but expected that they have doubts as to the integrity of the technology. As such, this article hopes to explain the advantages and disadvantages of cloud computing with regards
Cloud Video: Dispelling the Hype Around Private Storage Cloud Environments Featured Analyst Firm: Gartner Speakers: Stanley Zaffos, Dan Galvan Type: Video (26 minutes) Discover how Cloud Storage can help you manage your business more efficiently. Companies are constantly battling two equally important yet seemingly contradictory objectives: data growth and constrained budgets. In addition, businesses are looking for ways to become more flexible in order to respond to competitive pressure and customer demands more rapidly.The traditional approach to data storage management alone is no longer adequate, but employing a Cloud model is a way to help mitigate these issues. This
Cloud Computing – Myth and Reality It is no secret that I am a big supporter of the cloud. For those familiar with my blog, I have discussed the advantages the cloud brings to businesses in articles like: 5 Ways a Small Business can use the Cloud, how to manage the disadvantages, in posts like: 5 Challenges in the Journey to the Cloud, and generally offered tips on how to actually migrate to the cloud. From my own writing but also from other articles on the Internet, there seem to be some things we all assume about the cloud, forming a kind
More Big Data related Startups For 2012 The number of startups related to Big Data continues to grow exponentially with a number of interesting startups to watch for in 2012. These startups include: Zillabyte, Cloudability and Kaggle. Zillabyte Taking a bite out of the Big Data processing business, Zillabyte.com is set to put Big Data analysis into the hands of business users through data sets and algorithms. Rather than get some Subject Matter Expert with a relevant PHD to do it for you, the company will seek to create a Big Data analysis through automation. The Zillabyte founders have had experience
Why All Those New Google / Amazon Data Centers Won’t Really Go To Waste – Cloud Computing’s First Supercomputer As the market leaders of Cloud Computing’s rapidly growing industry, both Google and Amazon are looking to steadily increase the size of their data centers. However, many opponents to this idea are asking questions such as what will happen if or when the need for these data centers falls? Unlike the rest of us who are using Google and Amazon Cloud services in an elastic and dynamic manner as needs require it, as the actual hardware-backed Cloud providers they won’t be
Big Data and Promising Startups for 2012 A lot of people are saying Big Data is going to be even bigger in 2012. While it has always been an important factor in the Cloud revolution the main reasons this is so are that it is forecasted that enterprise Hadoop solutions are going to rise very quickly for 2012 while in-memory analytic platforms will grow exponentially. Both will make it easier for providers to deploy Big Data across multiple servers which is also why there are a number of promising startups looking to delve into Big Data for 2012. These include
Cloudability Closes $1.1 Million Investment Round Led by Trinity Ventures and Walden VC, Seed Financing Will Enable Cloudability to Meet a Growing Demand for the Management of Cloud Costs and Services PORTLAND, OR – December 22, 2011 – Cloudability, the easy way to manage and monitor all of your cloud costs in one place, today announced that it has closed a Seed investment round of $1.1 million, led by Trinity Ventures and Walden VC. The round also includes $255K in funding from a local consortium of Portland –based angel investors, or over half of the angel money in the round.