Information Collection: Business Builds Big Data In the beginning there was the electronic computer. It was a tool for defending freedom, useful to use in breaking enemy communications codes and crunching equations for the Manhattan Project. Eventually it became the plaything of hobbyists and garage experimenters. In their garages, they eventually cobbled together machines that were useful and practical for real people. These earliest personal computers were essentially toys until the first “killer apps” were created. These included the earliest forms of computer spreadsheet. A spreadsheet seems a simple thing, and it is for just about any computer. With this
Industry Experts Lead The Way At The 5th Annual Cloud World Forum Hundreds of technology experts will give their views on the state of the cloud computing industry in London, next June, at the 5th Annual Cloud World Forum – www.cloudwf.com Keynote speakers including Dr. Jeff Jaffe, CEO of World Wide Web Consortium; Francisco Garcia Moran, Directorate General of Informatics of European Comission; and Tony McAlister, CTO of Betfair will be joined by more than 5,000 delegates to share the latest trends and products from the world of cloud computing. Following on the huge success of last year’s conference, the
Cybersecurity Act of 2012 and the Cloud Speaking of Laws and Regulations Governing the Cloud Computing Environment, we cannot ignore the latest cybersecurity bills proposed this year. There have been many cyber bills proposed, but none was as important as the Cybersecurity Act of 2012, supported by the Obama Administration. Cybersecurity is a top administration priority for Obama’s second term. His approach to IT security will influence the U.S cloud computing environment over the next four years. When it comes to cloud computing, security is top-of-mind for each institution, public and private. In a recent study, defense contractor Lockheed Martin and its Cyber Security
Land Of Opportunities: Irish Cloud Centre Secures €5m In Funding From The Government The government of Ireland has seeded about €5m to fuel the state-of-the-art cloud technology initiative – the Irish Center for Cloud Computing and Commerce. A whooping 8,500 new jobs are expected to spring from the Irish government’s decision. The centre is set to be primarily established at the Dublin City University, with supplementary research support dispersed to sister institutions: University College Cork and Athlone Institute of Technology. At the very core of the initiative lies an utterly strong industrial linkage with giants likes of Microsoft, IBM, Intel and Fujitsu constituting the technology
Cloud Computing Crunches Mind-boggling Data in Advanced Treatment One of the major breakthroughs of cloud computing is the trend of leveraging investment costs during advanced treatment. For example, it might require a set of interlinked computers, in their thousands, to configure the human genome in a normal bureaucratic situation. This would require the health institution to purchase thousands of equipment to conduct the experiment. Still, it might take years to systemize the little gains made in mapping the DNA strand while investment and operational costs are still multiplying. The trend now is the reverse situation. The multiple computers will be
Factors That Hurt Cloud Computing Confidence Cloud computing has been called a saint and other great names by friends and foe. It promises great benefits, cost cuts and efficiencies at individual and enterprise level. However, even as momentum grows, uptake figures have not been at all impressive. In fact, experts indicate that the confidence in the cloud and what it can do is waning. This trend is negative. In this article, we look at some of the factors that hurt cloud computing confidence, especially among would be users. Insecurity in the cloud Security is one of the hottest cloud computing
Pavlov and Cloud Computing: How We Will Overcome our Anxiety It’s interesting to consider why we struggle to accept the cloud-computing model of data management. It seems safer to have our critical data and applications within walking distance from our desk where we can check its pulse anytime we want. Like Pavlov’s dogs we are conditioned to a react to whatever is a perceived as the non-threatening option. In this case one where we believe we must own the applications. After all we own our home, our vehicles, and our money. And yet even that is not the truth in its entirety.