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Cloud computing reversal: From ‘go away’ to ‘I can’t miss out’

Isaac Asimov once said, “I do not fear computers. I fear the lack of them.” That quote has stuck with me to this day. There’s no doubt that computers and computing have changed our lives. Without them, we would be … Continue reading

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Edge computing: What you need to know before you deploy

I explained edge computing back in May, and how it’s related to cloud computing. But I continue to get questions on the use of edge computing, especially on whether should enterprises begin to use edge computing anytime soon.  To make … Continue reading

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No-latency edge computing will snowball

Edge computing, where processing takes place closer to the end user in order to reduce latency, among other things, is set to balloon, according to a researcher. Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) will grow with a high compound annual growth rate … Continue reading

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IDG Contributor Network: Serverless computing. What?

There’s a new buzzword in town: serverless computing. To the untrained reader, this can sound like an oxymoron. How can you do computing without a server? I am one of many who think they could have devised a better name. … Continue reading

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What cloud computing really means

The “cloud” in cloud computing originated from the habit of drawing the internet as a fluffy cloud in network diagrams. No wonder the most popular meaning of cloud computing refers to running workloads over the internet remotely in a commercial … Continue reading

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Microsoft rumor: Company to reorganize cloud computing division

Multiple news outlets in Seattle and the tech press report that Microsoft plans to announce a significant reorganization in an effort to refocus its cloud computing division. In the process, a lot of people are going to lose their jobs. … Continue reading

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IBM makes leap in quantum computing power

IBM has some new options for businesses wanting to experiment with quantum computing. Quantum computers, when they become commercially available, are expected to vastly outperform conventional computers in a number of domains, including machine learning, cryptography and the optimization of … Continue reading

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Serverless computing: Don’t make the wrong choices

Serverless computing is all the rage right now—and for several good reasons: It removes you from having to provision a server yourself; you simply write functions, and the resources you need are automatically allocated to that function. You pay only … Continue reading

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Serverless computing: the basics

The cloud, goes the old joke, is just someone else’s computer. That’s true; except that it’s a computer that’s probably better run and more frequently patched and better secured than yours, that you didn’t have to pay for, that you … Continue reading

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Cloud computing has another killer quarter

To most people, Jeff Bezos’ Amazon is known as the company reshaping the way people buy everything from books to shoes to groceries. But the part of Amazon that is driving Bezos within shouting distance of becoming the world’s richest … Continue reading

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Oracle plans ‘startup organization’ focused on cloud computing, AI, and VR

Oracle is hiring people for a “new startup organization” inside its North America operation that will focus on key technology trends, including cloud computing, internet of things, artificial Intelligence, and augmented and virtual reality. The Solution Engineering organization the company … Continue reading

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Serverless computing in practice

Alpha Vertex is a year-old New York City startup with an ambitious agenda: It wants to create a graph database of global financial knowledge. CTO Michael Bishop says the goal is to use predictive modeling to help companies judge risk … Continue reading

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Google’s secret weapon in cloud computing: people

SAN FRANCISCO – Google had several big tech and service announcements at this week’s second annual Google Cloud Next conference here. But the company is also leveraging a surprising resource to win enterprise customers – people. It’s surprising because Google’s … Continue reading

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Serverless Computing Isn’t Simple to Explain

Serverless computing is a concept that’s difficult to encapsulate in a few short words, as illustrated in our expert discussion. InformationWeek: Cloud

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Trump’s TPP trade move a setback for cloud computing

On the heels of the news that President Trump has removed the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a massive trade deal that he blasted as a candidate, experts warned of the fallout for cloud-computing companies that have been … Continue reading

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2016’s top trends in enterprise computing: Containers, bots, A.I. and more

It’s been a year of change in the enterprise software market. SaaS providers are fighting to compete with one another, machine learning is becoming a reality for businesses at a larger scale, and containers are growing in popularity. Here are … Continue reading

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6 trends that will shape cloud computing in 2017

Cloud computing has helped many enterprises transform themselves over the last five years, but experts agree that the market is entering something of a second wave, both for public cloud and private cloud services built and hosted in corporate datacenters. … Continue reading

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Nadella points to machine learning as battleground in cloud computing

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has identified machine learning as the firm’s key focus as cloud computing usage becomes more widespread. It is an area that is fast becoming the battleground for the big cloud providers. Google and Amazon Web Services … Continue reading

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7 Ways Cloud Computing Propels IT Security

A spate of high-profile public and private cloud security breaches is helping to push advancements in security such as encryption. Here’s a look at 7 ways the cloud may be the largest driver of IT security today. InformationWeek: Cloud

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Microsoft to cut some Azure computing prices

Good news for businesses using Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform: their infrastructure bills may be shrinking come February. Microsoft announced that it will be permanently reducing the prices for its Dv2 compute instances by up to 17 percent next month, depending … Continue reading

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Cloud computing, data center consolidations save feds $3.6B

A five-year-old effort by the U.S. government to cut IT costs through data center consolidations, cloud computing and other technology changes may be paying off, according to a report Tuesday by a government watchdog agency. In 2010, the federal government … Continue reading

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How can we protect our information in the era of cloud computing?

How can we protect our information in the era of cloud computing? Private information would be much more secure if individuals moved away from cloud-based storage towards peer-to-peer systems, where data is stored in a variety of ways and across … Continue reading

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Latest Cloud Computing News

Cloud Computing Co. Brass Ducks Pair Of NY Investor Suits Law360, New York (February 04, 2015, 7:28 PM ET) — A New York judge on Wednesday threw out a pair of shareholder derivative lawsuits that claim the leadership of IntraLinks … Continue reading

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Cloud computing: A critical component of precision medicine

Cloud computing: A critical component of precision medicine Phenotyping needs to catch up with genotyping: That's one key move that must be made for us to bring this precision medicine thing to widespread fruition. And to connect these dots most … Continue reading

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Jelastic and FAST.hit Form Down-to-Earth Computing Cloud

Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) January 14, 2015 Jelastic, Inc., the first company that combined Unlimited PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) and Container-Based IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service) into one solution, has announced their partnership with FAST.hit, a leading hosting provider based in Perth, Western Australia. … Continue reading

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Cloud computing in 2015

Cloud computing in 2015 So, consumers get the on-the-move visibility and control they enjoy at the moment, while addressing concerns over data protection. From where I'm sitting, 2015 looks sets to be an exciting year for cloud computing and I … Continue reading

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5 Cloud Computing Stories That MSPs Need to Know About, Week of Jan. 16

5 Cloud Computing Stories That MSPs Need to Know About, Week of Jan. 16 MSPmentor has compiled a weekly list of the top cloud computing stories that managed service providers (MSPs) need to know about. This week's column features cloud … Continue reading

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5 Cloud Computing Funding Stories You Might Have Missed, Jan. 2

5 Cloud Computing Funding Stories You Might Have Missed, Jan. 2 Each week Talkin' Cloud compiles a list of cloud computing financing stories for readers who might have missed the news earlier in the week. This week's column features funding … Continue reading

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Linux Continues to Grow in Cloud Computing and Implementation of Enterprise

Linux Continues to Grow in Cloud Computing and Implementation of Enterprise … Linux Foundation 300×148 Linux Continues to Grow in Cloud Computing and Implementation of Enterprise Applications The operating system of most famous open source is gaining ground in business … Continue reading

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Latest Cloud Computing News

Top Cloud Computing Services Trends of 2014 The cloud has become a significant part of the IT environment at many organizations, as they adopt public, private and hybrid cloud strategies. Here are some of the interesting developments in the area … Continue reading

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