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Cloud Computing

Pertaining to applications provided as services through the Web.

Cloud Computing: Cost Saver or Additional Expense?

April 27, 2016 by Sean Shado Shado

If you are an IT professional managing large blocks of data on-premises, you have probably heard from your industry peers that you should be operating in the cloud. The overwhelming majority of these colleagues cite efficiency and cost benefit as the two major reasons of why choosing the cloud is a “no brainer.”  While cloud...[read more]

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Uniting Big Data with the Cloud

April 26, 2016 by Sean Mallon

Combining big data with the cloud seems like the perfect technology unity. Despite the many advantages that the cloud offers, many corporations have been slow to make this transition. In fact, according to a Gartner survey from 2014, less than half of all major corporations with big data programs confirm that they’re using the cloud...[read more]

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5 Ways Local Governments Can Benefit By Embracing The Cloud

April 8, 2016 by Elianna Hyde
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Many people look at the way their local government operates and think that they are still working like it is the stone age. They see governments working with massive amounts of paperwork. They look at the amount of time that it takes to get information or to get anything done that involves the local government. It leaves people to wonder if there is anything that can be done to improve the way the local government operates.[read more]

Disaster Recovery Solutions in Cloud Infrastructure

April 5, 2016 by Kelvin Smith

What strikes your mind first when you hear about disaster recovery? One can say recovery or continuation of systems and proper functioning of systems after occurrence of any disaster. If we talk about disaster recovery in the world of cloud computing, the term Disaster Recovery is quite new. But are you aware of top cloud disaster recovery concerns?[read more]

The Internet of Things and Applied Digital Strategy

April 4, 2016 by James MacLennan

When I speak publicly (and internally) about the Internet of Things (IOT), I prefer the term Smart, Connected Products. Yes, I know – sounds like a buzzphrase. But the words are used with intent, to shift thinking away from the tactical aspects of IOT, and focus on a strategic view of this important digital component.[read more]

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Can Google Cloud Trigger A Cloud Influx?

March 28, 2016 by Anand Srinivasan

Google Cloud is engaged in a bitter battle with Microsoft in the enterprise apps segment and with focus now shifting to the enterprise cloud, the competition is likely to heat up here as well.[read more]

Cloud Security: A Key to Cloud Computing’s Growth

March 28, 2016 by Sean Shado Shado

Gone are the days where IT professionals are asking: “what exactly is cloud computing?” It’s 2016 – everyone has some form of understanding of the cloud. This can be seen in the data itself - nine out of ten organizations use the cloud in one way or another, with data centers, servers, and disaster recovery being the most used cloud...[read more]

Business Continuity RPO and RTO: Why Should I Care?

March 22, 2016 by Kyle Cebull

Disaster recovery is pretty important, right? You need to be able to work at some point if your network goes down because of a major disaster, whether it’s a natural disaster or a result of some sort of network invasion or massive failure. While there are a lot of acronyms in the technology management industry, when it comes to disaster...[read more]

Is this data alive through deep learning and intelligence?

March 21, 2016 by Bruce Robbins

I read a description of deep learning as, 'a powerful set of techniques for learning in neural networks', it also described neural networks as 'a beautiful biologically-inspired programming paradigm which enables a computer to learn from observational data'. Both are tools that can be applied to data to do all kinds of useful things such...[read more]

Interactive Intelligence Doubles Down on Cloud Computing

March 16, 2016 by Richard Snow

Six months ago I wrote that Interactive Intelligence bases its product strategy on continued support of its three core products: CIC, CaaS and PureCloud. During a recent briefing CMO Jeff Platón made it clear that although the company continues to support all three, its main focus will be PureCloud Engage that is also certified...[read more]

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Keeping Legacy Systems Alive Through The Cloud

February 17, 2016 by Anand Srinivasan

A slew of start-ups and projects have helped 'cloudify' the legacy technologies in a way that makes these systems usable.[read more]

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Cloud Data Security can’t be overlooked in 2016

February 11, 2016 by Sean Mallon

The number of cloud users – both corporate and personal – increases dramatically each year. And as these numbers grow, so do the security threats. Cybercriminals realize that many of these cloud providers aren’t as safe as believed and will target this vulnerable data. As a business owner or IT professional, you need to take a long look at security before trusting your data to the cloud.[read more]

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 Sean Shado Shado

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 Kh

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]