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Cloud Computing

Pertaining to applications provided as services through the Web.

Next Generation of Product Information Management Empowers Digital Business

May 24, 2016 by Mark Smith

Organizations in all industries face various difficulties in managing product information. The most serious is providing complete, engaging information to consumers and customers on the internet. Newly developed products, mergers and acquisitions, changes to pricing and promotions in online commerce spur business growth, but these...[read more]

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The Strategic Importance of Moving Your Enterprise into the Cloud

May 23, 2016 by Rehan Sheikh

In 10 years, enterprises are forecast to have 58 percent of their compute and data storage in the cloud, compared to 28 percent currently, according to a report in eweek.com.The adoption of the cloud has exceeded expectations and comes with a host of  benefits to businesses of any size.These benefits include:...[read more]

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5 Benefits of Cloud Based Video Conferencing Brands Can’t Ignore

May 12, 2016 by Sean Kidman

The videoconferencing industry is growing at an unprecedented rate. Experts from IDC reportspredict it will be worth $6.2 billion within the next four years.Why is videoconferencing becoming so popular? A number of global factors are driving the trend. It is one of the many ways that cloud technology is improving scalability for many...[read more]

New Generation of Enterprise Messaging Supports Digital Transformation

May 10, 2016 by Mark Smith

Enterprise messaging is the technology backbone of communications for applications and systems within and between organizations. Both its importance and its complexity are growing as organizations increasingly have to provide real-time responses to business customers and consumers as well as their own business professionals who support...[read more]

The Growing Scale of Cloud-Based Phone Systems

May 6, 2016 by Sean Shado Shado

For the decade or so that cloud-based or hosted phone systems have been available, they’ve been mostly known as a small business solution. From inception of the hosted PBX, the networks that cloud-based phone systems were built on could not deliver the bandwidth or reliability needed to support companies with large call volume and strict...[read more]

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 Kidman
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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]