Cloudless Europe: Most Europeans Have Yet To Hear Of Cloud Computing Europe has been at the forefront of global development, having led the colonization of a huge portion of the world. Economic and social empowerment has been on an upward scale, making it a developed country. Surprisingly, a huge proportion of the population is yet to venture into cloud computing. Considering that, there is only one Europe, and most of us would not expect such slow uptake of a game-changing innovation, let me state that again. A study by BSA, 34% of Europeans were aware of cloud computing service and had actually consumed such.
Cloud Storage Has Turned Into A Throw Down Between Providers The cloud storage battleground has started to really pick up over the past few years. With more providers entering the marketplace and offering a variety of features (most of which are free), it is no wonder that cloud storage providers are conducting a throw down of their own against the competition. Now with Google’s Drive making its way into the marketplace as well as Microsoft’s SkyDrive, the competition is only going to heat up further. Though there are the bigger cloud storage providers, they are not the only ones out there offering the cloud
John Fox Interview: How Industry Professionals Use The Cloud Here at Cloud Tweaks it is my job to tell you all about Cloud Computing and the entertainment industry, and how better to do that than to get industry professionals to tell you all about their experience? First up is John Fox. Enjoy! Tell us about you…. I am a Production Consultant for film and broadcast and I work as a Retail Sales Consultant for specialised electronics, IT, communication and A/V solutions. I often consult with various mobile business professionals including accountants and system engineers. I have a Masters of Screen Production. What
Do You Need Cloud Computing? Cloud computing, often referred to as cloud storage, is a service that allows users to access and store information on a server that is hosted over the internet. All of the storage is considered self-service and the user is responsible for updating, downloading and managing their own storage. Rather than installing these storage solutions on a device, users can access their cloud storage online through their web browser using the provider’s site. Versatility Cloud computing allows a user to perform a multitude of tasks online from any device and all items are updated in real
Microsoft Works To Challenge Google As more research comes out, it appears Microsoft is working as hard as ever to challenge Google in the cloud. Microsoft’s hybrid cloud solution, Office 365, has been pitted against Google’s cloud service, Google Apps, for the past year since Office 365’s inception. And ever since, Google has proved time and again that it is the authority in the cloud. Most recently, Gartner Inc., a research firm, was the one to confirm Google’s lead in the cloud competition. This May, the firm released new data showing that between one-third and one-half of businesses moving to
HP Joins The Cloud, OpenStack Gains Strength Everyone is jumping on the cloud computing wagon now, and smartly so. Lucky us. Choice is always a great things for consumers. So who else is in the market who we should probably take notice of? Hewlett-Packard Hewlett-Packard has always been a big fish in it’s industry. Chief Executive Officer Meg Whitman has taken over from former CEO Mark Hurd and is moving Hewlett-Packard closer to the cloud. Hewlett-Packard has not been having a good time of it lately. Whitman has let 27,000 people go and their shares are down by 25 per
Google’s Partner Program To Push Cloud Services I have written about cloud computing companies and their partnership programs before (See: Cloud Biggies and their Partnership Programs); now, Google, one of the earliest movers to the cloud but a late starter as far as cloud partnership programs are concerned, has decided to address that gap in its portfolio. While Google did have a program in place that allowed resellers to offer the SaaS product Google Apps, the new Google Cloud Partner Program will enable them to expand to PaaS and IaaS with the Google App Engine and Google Compute Engine respectively. Thus, with this new program