Month: November 2013

November 30, 2013 Off

Awesome Cloud Services Publishes “How to Sell Cloud Computing”

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Grazed from PRNewsWire.  Author: PR Annoucement.

Awesome Cloud Services, the company that delivers white label cloud services, recently announced they published a step-by-step guide designed to help IT providers close new business.

The sales guide provides insightful information and tips for technology providers that include Explaining the Fundamentals of Cloud Computing, Relating Cloud Computing with Analogies, Overcoming Objections, and Recommending Deployment Models. It offers insights and guidance to help cloud resellers and channel partners close new business…

November 30, 2013 Off

What Went Wrong with Cloud Computing

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Grazed from Tech&Science.  Author: Editorial Staff.

Unbeknownst to many, the seemingly new and exciting idea of cloud computing technology is actually almost as old as computers themselves. Cloud computing simply refers to a variety of technologies that use numerous computers connected through a real-time communication network like the internet to share information. Having advanced greatly since its conception decades ago, cloud computing is a very useful tool for companies and individuals that do not wish to invest in their own network computing hardware but still need to store and transfer significant amounts of data.

It has become a technological buzzword recently thanks to whistleblower Edward Snowden, who revealed documents proving that the American government had been spying on foreign nationals and officials in addition to stealing huge amounts of information from cloud servers of online giants like Google and Yahoo, prompting the question – can cloud computing be secure? What should you know about cloud computing before deciding to take advantage of its services?…

November 30, 2013 Off

Cloud adoption driven by wrong motivators

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Grazed from CloudPro.  Author: Jamie Hinks.

Cost shouldn’t be the sole driver of cloud technology with supplier and analysts claiming that its transformational qualities outstrip the savings it can provide companies with.  Cloud Pro reports that a number of suppliers and analysts have told them that the fact cloud isn’t causing a sea of change in individual companies could be potentially damaging in the long term.

“There has been no root and branch change in businesses IT operations. People have just become focused on moving the same process they ever had to a lower-cost platform like cloud,” said Neil Kinson, VP EMEA at Redwood Software…

November 30, 2013 Off

How telcos and little guys can win in the cloud: 5 tips from CenturyLink’s cloud CTO

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Grazed from GigaOM.  Author: Derrick Harris.

When CenturyLink bought cloud startup Tier3 for $200 million earlier this month, it acquired a technology platform and a group of people that should let the telecommunications giant take full advantage of its dozens of data centers and expansive fiber network. The man heading up that effort is Jared Wray, the founder and CTO of Tier3 who’s now the CTO for cloud computing at CenturyLink, and he came on the Structure Show podcast this week to share his thoughts on evolving from being a small cloud provider into, potentially, a very large one.

Here are some highlights of our interview with Wray, centered around his thoughts on what it will take for other cloud providers to finally emerge from the shadows of Amazon Web Services, Microsoft and Google. If you want to hear about CenturyLink’s plan for building a single cloud platform out of its Tier3, AppFog and Savvis acquisitions, or about the intricacies of selling cloud computing to enterprises, you’ll want to listen to the whole show…

November 30, 2013 Off

Big Data drives business model transformation in utilities

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Grazed from CIOL.  Author: Editorial Staff.

The emergence of a new set of business needs, driven by changes in the energy landscape, has led utilities to deploy intelligent energy networks. Implementation of sensing and metering devices will enable access to new data and trigger a data explosion that necessitates the use of data management solutions, in turn boosting the prospects of ICT providers in the energy industry.

New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, Data-driven Utilities, finds that big data analytics and forecasting software will become the cornerstone of business in utilities and will bring significant growth opportunities for ICT vendors…

November 30, 2013 Off

New Cloud Computing Disturbance Buildup

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Grazed from CloudTimes.org.  Author: Irmee Layo.

There is a new disturbance building up in the cloud as a new wave of computing trends rise to popularity. One of them is the rising audience and user market for Docker. Here is a peek of what to expect in the complicated arena of cloud computing in 2014.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) will continue to dominate and retain its title as the Apple of cloud computing. With its vast collection of web services in the forefront of the marketplace, Amazon, with its S3 and EC2 is compared with Apple that gained territory in the mobile apps and gaming industry. There is yet to be an Android of cloud computing that will challenge the position of Amazon in the cloud platform…

November 30, 2013 Off

You Are Still Underestimating Cloud

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Grazed from TheStreet.  Author: Dana Blankenhorn.

There are two primary drivers for our current economic recovery.One is oil, specifically fracked oil and gas. I think we have overestimated its importance, because fracked wells don’t last. Their costs and depletion rates are high. They’re a bridge and not the highway.  Second is cloud, the computing revolution that began in the last decade. I think cloud is the highway, and here’s why.

Back when I started as a tech reporter in the 1980s, one theory held that computers could do just one thing at a time and could run just one operating system. When the Web was first spun, sites could go down if there was a rush of traffic to them…

November 29, 2013 Off

What Do People Expect Out Of Cloud Telephony?

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Grazed from CloudTweaks. Author: Michelle Patterson.

Due to the wide variety of advances in communications and information technology, people now have high expectations regarding this different methods of communication that are coming out. A lot of people are also interested in having a look at cloud telephony and seeing how it can help their business. Using cloud telephony often means browsing through the different options and seeing what sort of package will work best in your company. Cloud computing as a whole is becoming more popular and is often seen as a much easier and safer method, though others may fear that it is easier to intercept and steal information from. There are benefits to using your own servers and to using someone else’s, so before you make the decision it is a good idea to take a look at how cloud telephony can help you.

Keeping Down the Costs

There are a lot of cloud telephone systems that actually do not bother with long-term contracts. This means that you can use the system as you need it. A lot of the systems are also scalable so the more information or data that you need from the system, the more you can purchase. This can end up saving you a considerable amount of money…

November 29, 2013 Off

The Cloud-Based Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Market 2013-2023

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Grazed from PRNewsWire. Author: PR Announcement.

Companies are often held back by an inflexible and complex IT infrastructure that cannot keep up with the changing needs of business. These restraints result in slow deployment of critical applications and services, limited resources, poor operation management, and unpredictable system integration.

Virtualised servers and desktops hold the key to more efficient IT management. Although virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) has historically been deemed too expensive, the recent surge of cloud computing offers a cost-effective, managed platform for VDI that stands to revolutionise the structure of enterprise IT. Operated in a cloud environment, it facilitates the flow of information between corporate offices and increases the productivity of employees who work remotely or from mobile enterprise devices such as smartphones, laptops, or tablet computers…

November 29, 2013 Off

How to Prepare for Amazon Cloud Computing Certification

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Grazed from CloudComputingPath. Author: Pravin Anchan.

Cloud Computing is one of the hottest fields offering plethora of job opportunities. Until recently, employers had no yard stick to measure the knowledge of the qualified professionals in cloud technology. As a result , many times they happen to recruit professionals who needed extra coaching to perform thier designated tasks. This involves extra cost and time to the organization. So they prefer to recruit candidates who are certified in Cloud Technology.

Sensing this need, Amazon has come up with AWS Certifications – Amazon Web Services Certification. Possessing a AWS Certification is proof of possessing adequate skill and technical knowledge for designing, deploying and managing applications on the AWS Platform…