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The existence of the cloud and its potential importance in the future is beginning to seep into the public consciousness. The cloud is now becoming an important part of people’s lives and everyday business. Yet many people are still not au fait with this technology, and many baseless myths continue to circulate regarding a technology transformative potential. Here are five of the most significant.
The retail firm, Amazon, have already established themselves as the world’s biggest player in the cloud market. Already the world’s biggest retailer, the company has significantly diversified from its humble beginnings as a bookseller. Initially its Kindle reader and tablet computer reached a large market, and now the company has become the dominant player in the embryonic cloud space. But how have the managed this?
It is pretty common knowledge now, certainly to people interested in the cloud, that Amazon has been the early pacesetter in this emerging technology. But given that the cloud will be, and indeed already is, a hugely significant platform in the future, many other big players are already trying to play catch-up. And they don’t get much bigger than Google, who are already exhibiting the signs of an aggressive strategy towards the cloud. So who will come out on top in the cloud storage war – Amazon or Google?
Silk, provider of a cloud-based data publishing platform that lets non-technical users manage their structured and unstructured content as easy-to-search collections of web pages and visualizations, today announced Silk for Teams, the company’s first paid offering. Silk also announced a $1.6 million extended seed round investment from New Enterprise Associates (NEA).
CloudMunch, the DevOps management platform provider, announced today that it is releasing the world’s first Open DevOps platform for OpenStack. The CloudMunch Open DevOps solution makes it possible for software developers to deploy applications rapidly onto OpenStack cloud infrastructure.
Cedexis, a leading global SaaS platform for Big Data optimization of website and mobile application availability and performance, today announced an extension of its Radar community services with the addition many new Clouds to the Radar independent benchmark and the availability of Radar reports as an app for Windows 8.
Entertaining as they are, tablet computers and smartphones are not all fun and games. With 75 percent of all workers involved in jobs that require mobility, handheld devices are playing an increasing role in business.
Goals for the New Year typically involve getting in shape, saving money, becoming better organized or finally taking that tropical vacation. Whether you’re interested in jet-setting around the globe or simply getting more organized, you should not ignore the role the virtual world plays in your everyday life.
The sky is the limit for cloud computing as it continues to drive job growth – garnering interest from Main Street, Wall Street, corporations and governments. A 2012 Microsoft-commissioned report by the International Data Corporation (IDC) indicated that spending on cloud services will generate nearly 14 million jobs worldwide by 2015.
Owning your own business can often seem like the dream occupation, being your own boss, doing as much or little work as you desire, being in charge of your own company and personnel. While most of us are very aware that setting up our own business can be expensive, we should also remind ourselves of some of the expenses that most people tend to overlook when starting their business.