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Cloud Computing

Pertaining to applications provided as services through the Web.

Migrate from Proprietary Software to Linux to Create Cost Savings

August 28, 2015 by Simon Mitchell

Amongst the top IT trends of the moment is the development of Linux Containers. Financial and technical investors, Linuxsoftware programmers and customers believe that Linux Containers will transform the way organisations manage their Linux environments from deployment to maintenance.[read more]

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Spotlight on Sync

August 24, 2015 by Shawn Gordon

The founders of Sync, are also the founders of a company Netfirms in Canada, a premier hosting service there. Something that was an issue with them over time was the lack of full security with file sharing services like Dropbox, so after they sold Netfirms, they set out to make an easy to use, multi platform and fully secure, encrypted and unreadable by the hosting service file sharing system, they have realized that with Sync.[read more]

The Era of Cloud Computing: An Interactive Timeline

August 12, 2015 by Richard Thelwell

The term “cloud computing” may be commonly uttered in businesses all over the world, but its complex history is less well known. Our interactive timeline explores the history of Cloud Computing and its future.[read more]

Six IT Essentials for Life Science Systems Integration

August 11, 2015 by Glenn Johnson

Companies of all sizes, from early-phase start-ups to Big Pharma must continuously collaborate to ensure quality, comply with regulations, and mitigate risks in each stage of the product development life cycle. Here are six key requirements for a future-proof integration platform that can help meet the demands of life science organizations.[read more]

Amazon's Cloud Computing Giant is Getting Closer to Full Takeover

August 7, 2015 by Xander Schofield

Not many know that Amazon Web Services, Amazon’s cloud computing franchise, is just less than a decade in age and already taking a commanding lead among its peers. Amazon has indicated that in the first quarter of 2015, it made $1.57 billion with a profit of $265 million from 2014’s $1.05 billion sales within the first quarter and a profit of $245 million. Nonetheless, Amazon Web Services’ margins had dipped to 16.9 percent from those reported in 2014’s first quarter that stood at 23.3 percent.[read more]

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As the Internet of Things Mobilizes, Safeguarding the Cloud Is Our Prerogative

August 6, 2015 by Daniel Matthews

Where we drive with big data now will determine our destination on the Internet of Things superhighway. Securing data on the cloud is imperative--here is a rundown on doing just that.[read more]

Strategic Methodologies That Will Improve Your IT Department’s Infrastructure

July 23, 2015 by Simon Mitchell

Effectively future proofing your Linux system is the end result of implementing two important strategies throughout your company. These strategies both revolve around your in-house IT team and their skillset. First, you should identify whether or not your IT department has the modern skillset needed to keep up to date with developments in Open Source, Linux and the risk of cyber threats. There are three important roles you should have within your organisation.[read more]

Best Practice Linux Guide: Your Cloud Strategy

July 3, 2015 by Simon Mitchell

The Cloud is becoming an all-encompassing presence on the Internet. Whether it’s public, private or hosted, your organisation will undoubtedly be under pressure to not only adopt some form of Cloud strategy to keep up with competitors but will also increasingly experience internal pressures to adopt new tools and techniques such as continual integration tools and concepts such as containers.[read more]

Taking the Cloud Apart: What Works for Your Business?

June 25, 2015 by Simon Mitchell

Just like real clouds ‘The Cloud’ is made up of many clouds, some overlapping and some merging into others with no obvious boundaries. Mouse-Over each for an explanation. A Standard Operating Environment (SOE) and a Management Platform (MP) are at the centre of modern IT. With an SOE you can provision new servers in seconds and remove them when you no longer need them. An MP is essential for controlling an infrastructure that may run into thousands of virtual machines.[read more]

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Redefining Loyalty Programs with Big Data and Hadoop

June 11, 2015 by Dave Mendle

A loyalty program should not be about points, rewards, or status. While these perks may attract consumers, they don’t foster loyalty. The focus of these programs should be to collect useful data that can be used to build relationships that benefit both the consumer and the brand.[read more]

Innovation from the Cloud

June 3, 2015 by Annie Bustos

Cloud computing.

We’ve already explored the benefits the cloud can have on business processes and the bottom line, but there’s another element to consider which is its ability to encourage innovation. A Forbes Insights study shows 93% of leaders agree that cloud-based collaboration tools do spur innovation. So clearly upper management is on board with the cloud as a way to fundamentally transform an organization.[read more]

What Is Your Life Like in the Cloud? [INFOGRAPHIC]

May 20, 2015 by Sam Bowling

 Life in the cloud.

In today’s digital world there are so many things you can do with the cloud. Cloud computing is quickly becoming the norm for businesses and personal users alike. As a cloud hosting provider, SingleHop is trying to educate users about how the cloud works and how it can be useful for everything from streaming your favorite music and videos, to working remotely from the beach.[read more]

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5 Questions to Ask as You Prepare for a Compliance Audit

May 12, 2015 by Brad Thies

For most cloud service providers, a compliance audit is, at best, a necessary evil — the root canal of the business world. Like a root canal, it can be a painful process that you regret about halfway through, even if you know it’s good for you. But just as you can avoid root canals with proper dental hygiene and regular checkups, the pain of compliance audits can be avoided with proper preparation.[read more]

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Benefits of Linux Dedicated Servers

May 5, 2015 by Greg Rockwood

Linux dedicated servers.

Selecting a web hosting plan faces two important things: Performance and Budget. Higher performing hosting services will cost you a few more bucks. And if you decide to go with a cheap rated server, you have to compromise with performance. There is a need of a perfect web hosting package that is reasonable enough along with best performance.[read more]

Cloud Based Communications Are Now a Must for All Businesses

April 30, 2015 by Peter Davidson

Cloud based communications.

The advantages offered by cloud based communication systems are simply perfect for all modern businesses and before long it is expected that it would be the preferred communication system for all businesses. Now is the perfect time for anyone to embrace the technological advances of the cloud, enhancing their communication abilities tenfold. There are no major installations, maintenance costs, or monthly plans to worry about – everything is straightforward, user-friendly, and incredibly productive for companies of all sizes.[read more]