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The 4 Advantages of Choosing a Cloud BI Provider

February 3, 2016 by Annie Bustos

Along with the rise of Big Data and the desire for companies to better understand their customer base comes the pressing need for business intelligence (BI) solutions. In the past few years these were traditionally on-premises solutions but they are now shifting to the cloud making them more affordable and more scalable. In fact, the cloud based BI market is projected to grow to $2.94B by 2018.[read more]

Interop Las Vegas 2016 will Highlight Emerging Cloud Innovations

February 1, 2016 by Natalie Lehrer

Cloud Connect at Interop Las Vegas 2016 will dive deep into the disruptive technologies that will impact businesses in the coming years. Interop is celebrating its 30th anniversary as being the top independent Networking and IT conference. Interop 2016 will be held in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Resort on May 2nd through the 6th. The 2016 event will heavily focus on cloud, with several workshops, breakaway segments and conferences that are designed to give your organization both motivation and inspiration.[read more]

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Why You Should Be Securing Big Data In The Cloud

January 30, 2016 by Ryan Kidman
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Combining big data and the cloud is the perfect solution for a company's computing needs. A company's data often requires a computing environment which can quickly and effectively grow and flex, automatically accommodating large amounts of data. The cloud computing environment does just that. There is one question which continually arises when discussing cloud computing.[read more]

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Is Your POS Plugged To The Cloud?

January 29, 2016 by Anand Srinivasan

While big retailers with annual turnover in the billions stand to gain from this technology, the need of the hour for small retailers is to adopt technological tools that will help them scale. There are two ways of doing this.[read more]

5 Reasons the Cloud and Mobile Are Inevitable

April 17, 2015 by Kyle Cebull

Inevitable.

A lot of people think that, like the internet, the cloud is just a fad. Sorry to burst your bubble, but this so-called fad is gaining some serious momentum. According to a recent Siliconangle.com article, throughout the next five years, a 44% annual growth in workloads for the public cloud is expected. With Millennials demanding that small businesses revolutionize their processes and workflows, more and more companies are jumping into the cloud to help streamline workflows and bring mobility to their workforce.[read more]

3 Things You Really Should Know About Other People’s Cloud VMs

March 30, 2015 by Natalie Lehrer

Cloud VMs.

The joys of using a virtual machine in the cloud are similar to those of living in an apartment. A condo (virtual machine) costs less than a house (your own server), and somebody else takes care of the apartment block (cloud server) as a whole and mowing the lawn. On the other hand apartment block drawbacks can include noisy neighbors, careless tenants, and burglars sneaking into the building to break into apartments from the inside. It turns out that multi-tenancies in cloud computing and physical accommodation have a lot in common.[read more]

China’s Censorship Threaten the Availability of American Public Clouds in the Region

March 18, 2015 by Natalie Lehrer

Censorship.

China's internet content filtering network, sometimes called "The Great Firewall" prohibits free speech activists from visiting foreign websites or voicing their opinions online. With the introduction of American based cloud services such as Azure, AWS and others, some Chinese citizens have learned that they can utilize the services to get around the filtering network by setting up a Windows Server virtual machine in an American region.[read more]

Cloud Software and Business Modernization: Part One

March 16, 2015 by Michael Fauscette

Cloud software.

The term digital transformation is really popular in tech circles these days. I’ve used it myself over the past year or so, and I definitely think that the concept is sound. I have noticed though, that when I talk to businesses about it, they seem less than excited with the term. Not that most businesses don’t recognize that things are changing and that technology is at the core of much that is creating disruption for them.[read more]

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Using Cloud and Big Data to Augment Your Sales Numbers

February 18, 2015 by Anand Srinivasan

Sales.

The benefits of cloud and cloud computing for sales teams is not immediately apparent. The use of cloud and big data in this aspect are still in the nascent stage and have the ability to revolutionize industries in future.[read more]

Box IPO: Will Others Follow Suit?

January 30, 2015 by Natalie Lehrer

IPO.

Last Friday was a relatively big day for the cloud storage market. After several hiccups, Box Inc. finally went public on the New York Stock Exchange. While Box was slated to open during market hours in the low teens, it surged to over $20 per share by 9:30AM EST (market open time) and closed the day at $23.23 – up roughly 66%.[read more]

An Overview of ServiceNow Reporting Approaches

January 7, 2015 by Gadi Yedwab

ServiceNow.

ServiceNow, as a platform, provides an incredible opportunity for visibility and transparency. With ServiceNow as a single system of record, IT organizations are collecting more data than ever before on the quality and delivery of their services, and the effectiveness of their organization, into a consolidated data source.[read more]

Is the Cloud Secure Enough for the Financial Industry?

September 29, 2014 by Kyle Cebull

The cloud.

What you have to remember when you’re considering a switch to cloud services is that the companies that you’re hosting with invest millions (sometimes billions of dollars) to ensure the security of data. If you’re taking the appropriate measures to be sure that your employees are following compliance standards and set up data security precautions, the cloud can absolutely be a viable option for any financial industry organization.[read more]

Oracle Financials Is in the Cloud

September 23, 2014 by Robert Kugel

Longer ERP replacement cycles.

The biggest challenge – and greatest opportunity – in the ERP software market lies in developing a multitenant cloud ERP offering that provides ample functionality and configurability to address the requirements of a majority of the market.[read more]

Contrary to Popular Belief, Cloud Computing a Boon for Professional IT Jobs

February 20, 2014 by April Sage

Cloud computing a boon for professional IT.

In the course of compiling press releases and client profiles, numerous organizations have told Online Tech that moving to our encrypted, enterprise-class cloud has freed up their own IT staff to spend more time on projects with a greater direct impact on the success of the business.[read more]

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Rent vs. Buy? The Cloud Conundrum

August 28, 2013 by Paul Barsch

Over the long-run, is cloud computing a waste of money? Some start-ups and other “asset lite” businesses seem to think so. However, cloud computing for specific use cases, makes a lot of sense—even over the long haul.[read more]