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CenturyLink launches new private cloud, aims for public cloud capability – CloudTech

Posted on Aug 20, 2014 in Cloud News

Updated 1756 BST: Everyone knows that if something looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it’s probably a duck – or at least we have to consider the possibility that we have a small aquatic bird of the family Anatidae. Thus according to the duck test if it looks and feels like a private cloud, it should be a private cloud. Yet CenturyLink aims to turn that on its head with its latest private cloud launch, which aims to offer the agility of a public cloud but with the security of a private cloud.

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21 benefits of cloud computing – Dubbo Photo News | Dubbo Weekender

Posted on Aug 20, 2014 in Cloud News

THE accounting landscape is constantly evolving and with the emergence of cloud accounting in more recent years, even more opportunities are available for accountants and their clients. In order to understand the increased possibilities that cloud accounting brings, we must first understand what the core benefits are of cloud computing

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Selling Cloud: 3 Cold Calling Tips – Talkin’ Cloud

Posted on Aug 19, 2014 in Cloud News

Keep things simple when cold calling customers, meaning stick to the basics.

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Microsoft’s cloud-computing service has five-hour outage – Salt Lake Tribune

Posted on Aug 19, 2014 in Cloud News

Technology » Business-oriented Azure service is critical part of new CEO’s revival plan. San Francisco • Microsoft’s Azure cloud-computing service, a critical part of Chief Executive Satya Nadella’s plan to remake the software company, experienced a major global outage Monday that lasted for around five hours

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Wyoming, a cloud leader? Take notes, America – InfoWorld

Posted on Aug 19, 2014 in Cloud News

The state of Wyoming plans to discontinue most of its data center operations and move its servers to colocation facilities. Outsourcing its two data centers is an interim step to eventually moving these IT systems to public cloud services. Where Wyoming goes, the rest of the states should follow

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Harnessing the power of Google’s cloud: Google BigQuery Analytics book extract – CloudTech

Posted on Aug 15, 2014 in Cloud News

This is an edited extract from Google BigQuery Analytics, by Jordan Tigani and Siddartha Naidu, published August 2014 by Wiley, £30.99. When you run your queries via BigQuery, you put a giant cluster of machines to work for you

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Cloud Computing Market in Canada 2014-2018 – MarketWatch

Posted on Aug 13, 2014 in Cloud News

LONDON, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Cloud Computing Market in Canada 2014-2018https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/2234310/Cloud-Computing-Market-in-Canada-2014-2018.htmlAbout Cloud ComputingCloud computing is the use of computing resources that are delivered to customers with the help of internet technologies. When a company moves to a cloud-based service model it means that the company moves away from a traditional capital expenditure model to an operating expenditure model.

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Assessing how cloud computing has transformed the workspace – CloudTech

Posted on Aug 12, 2014 in Cloud News

Today’s workplace is an entirely different animal to just five years ago – and it’s growing and changing at a rapid rate. The huge amount of enterprise mobility solutions on the market are enabling employees to do various tasks on their smartphones and tablets; as Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff said on the unveiling of the Salesforce1 app, he could run his entire business from his phone.

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Caution: Cloud brokers may not deliver what you expect – InfoWorld

Posted on Aug 12, 2014 in Cloud News

I hear about these types of solutions each and every day. Cloud brokers or cloud exchanges, typically from existing colocation or MSPs (managed services providers), make a few promises: They'll provide access to several public clouds, typically Amazon Web Services, Microsoft, and a few others. (I don't see Google much in cloud brokering, but I figure the brokers will fit Google in as well.) They'll allow you to provision the public cloud services using their user interface or APIs, so you can provision services across public cloud providers as needed

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Enterprises Adopt Cloud Computing to Boost Business Efficiency in Asia – Asia Briefing

Posted on Aug 11, 2014 in Cloud News

Enterprises Adopt Cloud Computing to Boost Business Efficiency in Asia Asia Briefing Cloud computing is the future of business in Asia, and companies around the region are beginning to jump on board the train, although infrastructural and regulatory challenges remain, according to the Economist Corporate Network's recent report. Given ...

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Aggressive cloud adopters get competitive advantage, roars latest research – CloudTech

Posted on Aug 8, 2014 in Cloud News

The latest cloudy research paper this time arrives courtesy of US telco Verizon, and shows that companies who have shown faith with the cloud early are getting a competitive advantage through increased business agility. The research, of Harvard Business Review readers, categorised users into four different groups; enthusiasts, moderates, cautious and non-existant on cloud adoption, and showed a higher predilection for enthusiasts (35%) than any other group

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How Cloud Computing Will Transform Small Business by 2020 – Inc.com

Posted on Aug 8, 2014 in Cloud News

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MTN Rwanda Launches Cloud Computing Services – AllAfrica.com

Posted on Aug 7, 2014 in Cloud News

Through its Business General Manager Norman Munyampundu, the telecommunications giant announced that it would be offering cloud services to businesses in Rwanda and providing access to ICT services while helping them minimize their infrastructure costs. He went on to add that this move would help the businesses share a common pool of resources and operate more efficiently

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For IT giants, cloud computing delivers what it promises – Forbes India

Posted on Aug 7, 2014 in Cloud News

As more corporate houses shift operations online, IT giants are facilitating the move and advising clients on business solutions Image: Getty Images W hen Infosys president, now chief operating officer, UB Pravin Rao, announced in April that an Australian financial services firm had given the company the mandate to move a stack of software applications on to the cloud network, the statement went unnoticed. Rao’s characteristic matter-of-fact delivery didn’t help either

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#cloud100: 100 cloud computing facts, quotes and uses – Inquirer

Posted on Aug 6, 2014 in Cloud News

TO MARK THE SHIFT to cloud computing, The INQUIRER is counting down its #cloud100 list, a series of daily updates from August until December, covering the best cloud computing customer uses, quotes, stats, videos and articles.So bookmark this article to get our daily update on all things cloud or follow the #cloud100 hashtag. µ 

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