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Cloud Computing

Pertaining to applications provided as services through the Web.

What New Privacy Protections Could Mean for Cloud Businesses

April 25, 2017 by Rick Delgado

Imagine if you or your company were storing controversial information on a cloud or other SaaS (storage as a service) platform and suddenly the FBI or the police served you a subpoena, seizing possession of the files without your consent. Now, overnight, you or your business are involved in a legal investigation over files that have been...[read more]

What Led to the Recent Huge Buzz Around Analytics?

April 19, 2017 by Noah Data

Analytics have been used by businesses for decades, so why are they experiencing a meteoric rise now? To answer this question, we need to get the Big Picture. This article shares key factors that led to the huge buzz around analytics today.[read more]

Report: Cloudera looks to go public as demand for Big Data solutions grow

March 15, 2017 by CIO Dive

Demand for Big Data solutions is high and has continued to increase in recent years. By 2020, revenue from Big Data and analytics is projected to reach more than $203 billion.[read more]

Google is serious about the cloud, touting big customers and challenging industry giants

March 9, 2017 by CIO Dive

Google is making headway in the enterprise cloud market, touting big-name customers like Disney Interactive, Verizon, SAP, Colgate, Home Depot, HSBC and eBay in speeches this week during Google Cloud Next ’17.[read more]


How to Integrate Finance and Operations by Leveraging Cloud Storage

March 7, 2017 by Sean Mallon

Finance executives almost never get to see the full picture of the performance of the company as they are only presented with certain types of data that relate to their work. Since their tasks mainly involve things like setting budgets, preparing financial reports and planning, they only get financial data as this is what they use for...[read more]

Where the Fog Meets the Edge

March 1, 2017 by Scott Allen

2017 will see the emergence of true fog computing and programmable/intelligent edge devices with the strongest security measures to date.[read more]

Public cloud to see strong growth in 2017, though projections differ on how much

February 24, 2017 by CIO Dive

Both Gartner and International Data Corporation (IDC) project huge increases in the public cloud market, according to new studies released by both firms this week.[read more]

It Just Got Cloud In Here...

February 23, 2017 by Annie Bustos

 Embracing the Multi-Cloud ApproachThe volume of cloud spending is enormous, with a 2016 Gartner survey projecting by 2020 the “Cloud Shift” will directly affect more than $1 trillion in IT spending. A significant portion of this broader spend will be towards multi-cloud architecture, where companies will seamlessly connect clouds...[read more]


Microsoft’s future is in the cloud

February 17, 2017 by Daniel Matthews

Apple and Microsoft used to be the primary competitors in tech, but that's changed. With Apple charging ahead in terms of innovation and revenue, Microsoft's biggest hope is the cloud.[read more]

Google offers businesses fast access to multiple cloud databases

February 16, 2017 by CIO Dive

Google launched Cloud Spanner, a fully managed database that the company says "combines the transactional consistency of a traditional database with the scalability and performance of a NoSQL database.”[read more]


DevOps First

February 16, 2017 by Pete Johnson

It has been nearly six years since then-U.S. CIO Vivek Kundra issued his Federal Cloud Computing Strategy. Typically referred to in Federal circles as “Cloud First” because of its edict to move workloads to public cloud providers instead of building more government data centers, the February 2011 strategy document was focused on cost...[read more]

AWS CEO predicts several winners will emerge from the cloud wars

February 14, 2017 by CIO Dive

Demand for cloud services is so large that there will be "multiple successful players," though it's not clear yet who they will be, according to Amazon Web Services CEO Andy Jassy,[read more]

How do you undergo a massive cloud migration? Ask Evernote

February 9, 2017 by CIO Dive

Evernote recently completed its full migration to the Google Cloud Platform in only 70 days, an effort that can easily take as long as 9 to 12 months.[read more]

As big cloud providers grow, small providers pay the price

February 7, 2017 by CIO Dive

"Other" cloud providers — a group that includes the 10 providers with dramatically lower revenue than cloud leaders Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft, Google and IBM — are falling further behind as the leaders continue to grow their market share.[read more]

Finding A Ray of Sun Among the Clouds – Selecting a Cloud Provider

January 31, 2017 by Annie Bustos

The cloud provider market has matured, but there are still many providers out there, each with their own offerings and value propositions. Many of these providers are focusing on just one aspect of their service such as their technology stack or reliability claims, making it harder to focus on the ideal partner. Picking the right...[read more]