Cloud Computing

Is Cloud-Based Technology the Key to Treating Chronic Disease?

Article Written by Avery Phillips

Despite being one of the most technologically advanced countries in the world, the United States still harbors one of the most unhealthy populations. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, seven of the top 10 causes of death are chronic illnesses, and nearly half of American adults are afflicted with at least one chronic health issue. Despite having limitless knowledge at our fingertips, we still can't seem to get our health in check. 

However, we do have one technology that shows promise in tackling this widespread dilemma: the cloud. Not only does the cloud further research and help with the management of chronic diseases, it can help prevent them too. Hybrid cloud computing, health apps, and internet of things (IoT) can all take part in the improvement of people's health and healthcare in general. Need a little more information? Here's what you need to know.

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Cloud Standards Customer Council Announces Version 3.0 of Practical Guide to Cloud Computing

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The Cloud Standards Customer Council (CSCC), an end user advocacy group dedicated to accelerating cloud's successful adoption, today published version 3.0 of its seminal deliverable, the Practical Guide to Cloud Computing. The Practical Guide to Cloud Computing was the first deliverable published by the CSCC in 2011. It is aimed at helping technology and business leaders adopt cloud computing to solve business challenges. Version 3.0 of the guide is available for download at http://www.cloud-council.org/deliverables/practical-guide-to-cloud-computing.htm.

More than two dozen CSCC members contributed their expertise, best practices, and lessons learned to write this guide and successive version updates. "There's been so many exciting new offerings and capabilities in the cloud computing industry in the past several years and the team has been hard at work to incorporate their insights and expertise in the latest update of this foundational guide," said William Van Order, Lockheed Martin fellow and lead on the CSCC Steering Committee.

Healthcare Information Systems and the Cloud in 2018

Article Written by Avery Phillips

Technology always presents a future that is evolving radically. Even in healthcare, an industry that has oftentimes trailed in terms of tech, it's becoming clear that the cloud is the way of the future. 

This has direct implications for patient care and data, and most significantly for the evolution of security connected to the cloud and information systems. The research company Forrester recently released a report where the title itself says enough: "Cloud Computing Accelerates Enterprise Transformation Everywhere." 

Thus, it's fair to assert that the future of healthcare can only move in one direction, and that's to fuller cloud-based integration.

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Difficulty in handling Project Management Software? Here’s Cloud to the rescue!

The latest known introduction of Cloud Computing that the millennials are aware of is from 2006 when Amazon introduces its Elastic Compute Cloud. Cloud computing today has changed the entire process of hosting and accessing applications in the businesses worldwide.

The introduction of cloud computing played a gigantic role in changing the business computing landscape. Being a Project Manager, one should be well aware of this evolution and be capable of recognizing the scope of Cloud Computing in the near future.

What does a Project Management Software do?

A Project management software is basically a software used by Managers in general for planning and scheduling of the Project and also for resource allocation. One additional feature which the software give is change management.

Cloud computing: How to make the move without losing control

Grazed from ZDNet. Author: Mark Samuels

The shift to cloud computing, though real, is still at an early stage for many companies. Clive Longbottom, service director at analyst Quocirca, says any claim that the move to on-demand IT has reached a tipping point should be accompanied by a large pinch of salt. "Everyone is busy saying the cloud is already here, but our research suggests just 12 percent of businesses are cloud-first organisations," he says.

His firm recently polled 400 IT directors and strategists on behalf of enterprise cloud company Nutanix. While a third of businesses run workloads in the cloud, about a quarter of firms go as far as to suggest they will never move on-demand.
 

LayerStack Launches CloudNet for a Higher Elasticity of Resources Management

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LayerStack, a Hong Kong based IaaS provider, released CloudNet as the new product category. CloudNet is an IT resource pooling cloud infrastructure that enables customized resources allocation in terms of SSD storage, vCPU, RAM, IP address and image storage. It serves as a pool of compute resources for multiple VMs across multiple datacenters in Hong Kong and Singapore. It also addresses different virtual machine requirements under the same control panel for centralized management. Users can enjoy high controllability in developing a fully customized cloud infrastructure in terms of specifications.

"This resource pooling architecture supports multi-tenancy model with dedicated processing resources to facilitate different specification needs," said Matthew Wu, Product Engineering Manager of LayerStack. CloudNet starts at a reasonable price from US$75 per month with 8 vCPU, 16GB RAM, 400GB SSD storage, 4 IP addresses and 50GB image storage. On top of the default resources package, clients can also purchase additional resources separately according to specific needs.

Could Cloud Computing Lag Make Driverless Cars Unsafe?

Article Written by Avery Phillips

Any gamer that has given cloud gaming a shot knows that aliens, zombies, and orcs aren't the biggest enemy they will face - lag is. It can be frustrating to attempt to block an enemy attack only to get decimated by delayed response times. 

But what if this same lag could affect you in real life? What if your car was subject to these same delays? 

In terms of changing the nature of how we interact with the internet, driverless cars are the biggest innovation since the smartphone. And they will be available sooner than you might think. According to major manufacturers like Toyota, Volvo, and Tesla, we should expect them to hit the market before 2020. Is cloud computing, in its current form, able to handle the additional load of thousands upon thousands of new "devices"? Considering the distance that data has to travel to and from driverless cars, this is a real concern. 

7 Advantages of Cloud Computing for Your Business

Grazed from InfoTech. Author: Robert Best.

Cloud computing has had an historically positive effect on business technology. Since it exploded onto the scene the business world has been captivated by the Cloud. 63% of UK businesses are planning to move their entire IT estate to the cloud soon per the Cloud Industry Forum. Still a third of businesses are still not taking advantage of the cloud.

“If someone asks me what cloud computing is, I try not to get bogged down with definitions. I tell them that, simply put, cloud computing is a better way to run your business.” Marc Benioff, Founder, CEO and Chairman of Salesforce, from Nerido. The Cloud is cost effective because it offers better tech at lower prices. That tech makes your business more agile and more secure...

Whatchu doin' Upthere? Western Digital moves on cloud storage space

Grazed from TheRegister. Author: Editorial Staff.

Western Digital Corporation has bought Upthere, a consumer data storage startup with its own public cloud. Upthere was founded in 2011 by director Bertrand Sarlet, VP for business development Alex Kushnir, and Roger Bodamer. CEO Chris Bourdon joined Upthere as VP products in August 2012 after being Apple's senior product line manager in the Mac OS X area.

He was promoted to CEO in December 2015 when Bodamer left. Sarlet worked at Apple from 1997 to 2011, and was previously at Steve Job's NeXT. The company, based in Redwood City, CA, stores users' data – photos, videos, documents and music – in its own data centre and says this about its core technology:..

Read more from the source @ https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/08/29/wdc_buys_public_cloud_storage_startup/

Cloud Computing: Exploring blockchain best fit apps across industries

Grazed from CloudTech. Author: David H Deans.

Much of the initial interest in cryptocurrencies centered around their potential as alternatives to fiat currencies. Now attention has shifted to the upside potential of open distributed ledger technologies known as blockchain. A clear indication of blockchain's increasing maturity is how the emerging fintech sector, which was once dominated by tech start-ups, is becoming crowded with leading IT platform providers -- many of whom are developing their own offerings.

The market leaders have been involved in collaborative ventures and consortia. As an example, IBM unveiled Blockchain as a Service (BaaS) for developers back in February 2016 that's based upon the Hyperledger Fabric. Meanwhile, market demand is growing rapidly across vertical industries...