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Hedge Funds Deploy in the Cloud
Hedge Funds Deploy in the Cloud
by Whitney Mountain
For many, hedge fund investing evokes images of ultra-sophisticated investors using cutting edge technology to execute sophisticated strategies in pursuit of superior returns. But for the world’s wealthiest people and institutions, the process of investing in those hedge funds is still handled in a very antiquated way. This story discusses how Hedge Fund Management is making it to the cloud.
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Delivering Highly Available Shadow Sites in the Cloud
Delivering Highly Available Shadow Sites in the Cloud
by Whitney Mountain
When it comes to cloud computing, security issues can scare many companies so much that they become afraid of their own shadows. But a company called Foresight is taking the shadows of their clients’ websites and making friends out of foes ...
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Unlocking the Commercial Potential in your Cloud Software
Unlocking the Commercial Potential in your Cloud Software
by Aidan Gallagher
For established software vendors, the cloud presents perhaps the greatest challenge they have yet faced. How do they reinvent their business for the new age? Afterall, they have existing technology, in the market, with paying customers, ongoing projects, legal obligations, and support & maintenance contracts. On the face of it, a shift to the cloud will cannibalize their business, erode their market share, and destroy their pipeline. And if the customer isn’t asking for it, why would you upset the applecart? This story discusses why ...
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Velocity Marketing
Velocity Marketing
by Ken Rutsky
Hidden behind the content marketing strategies, social media mysteries, and marketing automation dashboards and metrics lays a fundamental problem. In today’s hyper competitive, global, instantaneous market, where buyers and consumers have nearly unlimited access to information and each other, the fight for attention and share has become a treadmill of constantly increasing speed. With the proliferation of competitive solutions in even the most specialized market segment and today’s extremely well-educated and self-directed buyers, we need a new “Velocity Marketing” formula: one that delivers Breakthrough by combining Impact, engagement, and experience.
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Newvem Cloud Analytics Engine
Newvem Cloud Analytics Engine
by Whitney Mountain
How Newvem, through it's analytics engine for Amazon Web Services users, and coupled with its KnowYourCloud forum, is helping users make the most of the new IT world we live in.
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How to Do Cloud Marketing in a Recession
How to Do Cloud Marketing in a Recession
by Tanmay Deshpande
In today’s situation where the world is already suffering from a big economic crisis, most companies want do reduce their expenses; they are doing so on IT and IT-related tasks. But at the same time, it is required to get those tasks done. This story takes a look at how to convince clients to opt for cloud computing in the face of difficult economic times.
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In-Person Event Planning in the Cloud
In-Person Event Planning in the Cloud
by Whitney Mountain
This story discusses how Event Day's technology is trying to make the in-person experience at an event more enjoyable by leveraging Azure's cloud.
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Is There Auditible Security in the Cloud?
Is There Auditible Security in the Cloud?
by Preston Williams III
An extensive discussion about various platforms, architectures, and application layers as well as corporate protocols and policies provides a lot of food for thought as we consider how, when, and if we should deploy a public or private cloud in our enterprise.
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Cloud Computing and Mobility
Cloud Computing and Mobility
by Christopher Clark
One of the most important CIO agenda items for 2012 is addressing and managing employee-owned mobile devices. This is where productivity, cost and security intersect on a scale larger than any other IT initiative for executive management. Often times IT is a secondary priority amid the corporate agenda. But getting the IT operations aligned with the strategy is pivotal to the long term growth and viability of a company.
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Big Data Explosion--Deriving Insights
Big Data Explosion--Deriving Insights
by Amit Manghani
The explosive growth in the amount of data created in the world continues to accelerate and surprise us in terms of sheer volume. The data deluge is happening everywhere and is not only restricted to niche sources. It encompasses sensor and machine data, transactional data, metadata, and social network data as evidenced by the examples highlighted below.
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Cloud Computing and the Patriot Act
Cloud Computing and the Patriot Act
by Jonathan Gershater
A careful reading of the Patriot Act does not give the Federal government, unfettered carte-blanche access to data stored in organizations’ databases. Users can protect their information stored by cloud computing providers, using encryption. Encryption modifies the storage of data so that it can only be read by users with software and encryption keys to decrypt the data.
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Cloud Wars, Part I: Framing the Standardization in Cloud Computing
Cloud Wars, Part I: Framing the Standardization in Cloud Computing
by Tuomas MT Nurmela & Alex Krikos
This article frames the international cloud SDO environment and process, categorizes cloud standards, and provides an example of the use of categorization.
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The Eucalyptus Open-Source Private Cloud
The Eucalyptus Open-Source Private Cloud
by Yohan Wadia
A Eucalyptus private cloud is deployed across an enterprise’s “on premise” data center infrastructure and is accessed by users over enterprise intranet. Thus, sensitive data remains entirely secure from external intrusion behind the enterprise firewall.
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Cloud Computing Technology with BPOS and Windows Azure
Cloud Computing Technology with BPOS and Windows Azure
by Nidhi Bansal
We see cloud computing offerings today that are suitable to host enterprise architectures. But while these offerings provide clear benefits to corporations by providing capabilities complementary to what they have, the fact that they can help to elastically scale enterprise architectures should not be understood to also mean that simply scaling in this way will meet twenty-first-century computing requirements.
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Cloud Computing and Chargeback Models
Cloud Computing and Chargeback Models
by Mitesh Soni
Chargeback and metering refers to the ability of an IT organization to track and measure the IT expenses per business unit and charge them back accordingly. According to Role, chargeback includes different dimensions.
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Building a Private Cloud
Building a Private Cloud
by Jay Muelhoefer
This article provides a view on how to build a secure, private cloud.
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Scaling Your SaaS Business
Scaling Your SaaS Business
by Larry Aiken
Leading SaaS companies continue to drive a disproportionate 30 to 45 percent annual top-line growth as compared to on-premise software companies. How do they do it? And why does the venture community continue to fund and investors continue to reward these SaaS companies with 5-10x valuations?
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IN the Cloud or ON the Cloud That is the Question
IN the Cloud or ON the Cloud That is the Question
by Michael Sheehan
People talk about running IN and ON the cloud. Which is it?
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Seeding the Cloud
Seeding the Cloud
by Alex Krikos
First-mover advantage in cloud computing is a coveted treasure. But being first into the market makes sense only if one can make money at it or gain competitive advantage ...
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Consumer Cloud Computing
Consumer Cloud Computing
by Sudhanshu Hate
With its iCloud announcements, Apple set the consumer cloud market on fire. Clearly it is the runaway leader in the area of “contextual unified integrated services.” But will the first-mover advantage last, and for how long? Amazon, Google and Microsoft are all active in the consumer space and have big plans to expand. Their “contextual unified integrated service” is not as explicit as Apple’s iCloud. But those companies have advantages of their own, especially in openness.
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