• 08.19 2014
    Articles

    Private cloud’s emerging role: gateways to public cloud services

    David Linthicum, the highly regarded voice of clarity in the enterprise cloud space, recently made an interesting observation: that private clouds are increasingly serving as gateways to public clouds. As things have evolved, private clouds have been seen as more secure alternatives to public cloud services. That they may be, but Dave also observes that private clouds are also being adopted to serve as "points of control" to interface with public cloud services... Read More ➚
  • 08.19 2014
    Articles

    The Wireless Network: How Data Helps Carriers Enhance Coverage

    Social media networks and mobile growth go together like voice and data. Mobile social networks give consumers the opportunity to connect with friends and family at a moment’s notice, and the ability to upload and download videos, photos, and more. And while it’s true that wireless carriers have had to endure challenges to enhance their networks to handle these activities, social media data can also be a great asset. Used in concert with other forms of analysis, social media data can help carriers enhance their networks (through HetNet solutions, for example) and gain customers. The key is to understand the strengths and weaknesses of different data sets, and how they’re stronger when used together... Read More ➚
  • 08.18 2014
    Articles

    How To Boost Productivity With Cloud Services

    Boosting productivity has the ability to save your company thousands of dollars. Whether you pay your employees hourly or with a salary, you want them to do as much work within an hour as possible. Cloud services can help your employees to do this by providing them with access to more of the information that they need. The cloud is a way of storing data on the internet. You control the access so that everyone can have access to everything or certain employees are able to gain access to some of the more important files within your business. The data can be accessible anywhere there is an internet connection. This can be beneficial in comparison to storing data on a local server where someone has to be within the office building to access the data... Read More ➚
  • 08.15 2014
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    Data Security: Encryption in the Cloud

    The third annual Cisco Global Cloud Index (2012–2017) states that 2014 is the first year the majority of workloads will be in the cloud, with 51 percent processed in the cloud versus 49 percent in traditional IT space. Cisco anticipates that “global data center traffic will grow threefold and reach a total of 7.7 zettabytes annually by 2017.” Cloud services have taken the business world by storm, and all the data handled by the cloud must be secured. Encryption plays an important role in creating trust in the cloud... Read More ➚
  • 08.13 2014
    Articles

    Payments Technology Spurs Financial Inclusion

    All of us who work in the technology sector can play a part in helping to figure out how to deliver economic services to nearly half of the world’s population, many of whom live without access to basic financial services such as a savings account. Mobile technology, payments and e-commerce now make it possible to bring financial inclusion where services were not readily available or affordable before. From our point of view, financial inclusion is critical, because it does service in three different ways... Read More ➚
  • 08.12 2014
    Articles

    Financial Institutions Are Moving To The Cloud

    Cloud vendors have a new growth sector: financial institutions. More investment banks, hedge funds, asset managers and exchanges are expected to begin adopting cloud services after dismissing such a move in the past, mostly because of security concerns, says a report released last month. Financial firms have many reasons to adopt cloud services, but the biggest is the bottom line, says Virginie O'Shea, an analyst for Aite Group, the research and consulting firm that issued the report... Read More ➚
  • 08.12 2014
    Articles

    5 Ways Cloud Computing is Changing How We Do Business

    As the world of information and data continues to expand, the cloud is expanding right along with it. And, nowhere is the cloud's presence more appreciated than in the information-heavy, always growing corporate arena. With storage solutions in mind, here are just a few examples of the role the cloud is playing in corporate America and beyond: -- Updates Made Easy -- Upgrading software is a daunting task, especially when those updates take place on a massive corporate level. But, because cloud service providers handle all of the maintenance aspects of cloud computing, the corporate world doesn't have to worry about keeping track of system updates. Cloud service providers take care of all the necessary system updates and upgrades, including all security updates. This allows corporations to concentrate on the job at hand without having to put the working day on hold while updates take place... Read More ➚

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