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How to Measure the Fundamentals of Cloud Maturity

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Cloud technology is no longer the future for business—it’s the here and now, and, as you no doubt know, it’s already weaving its way deep into business culture, playing a vital role for many organizations, both large and small. Whether by way of vendor managed Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) or, as we are increasingly seeing with the addition of hardware, processing, data …

Keeping Data Safe in the Cloud is Every IT Team’s Goal

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Here’s something that I hear all the time and I’m sure you do as well: “The future of business is cloud technology.” A decade ago, the pundits and prognosticators who uttered these words may have had been considered visionaries, but today, cloud is not only the future, it’s very much the present. As those of us in the tech space …

The Future of Cloud: Everything as a Service

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Contrary to hype around cloud being the future of the enterprise, cloud computing is here and happening right now. The question businesses must focus on is not when but how to most effectively integrate cloud into their business operations. At the Washington, DC-based Collaborate conference held in early January of this year, Google X co-founder Tom Chi’s keynote address focused …

What’s driving the rise of cloud marketplaces?

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Every major tech company, distributor, and large SaaS provider is getting into the cloud marketplace game. And it’s only getting bigger. Analysts are positive that cloud computing will continue to grow in all areas, including software, hardware, IT outsourcing, and supporting the latest innovations.Forrester predicts the public cloud marketplace will reach $191 billion by 2020. This makes sense as cloud …

Always On World Means Tech Companies Need to Organize the Cloud

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What does an “always-on” world need? To make our hyper-connected world go round, it needs more mobility, data, access, tools, and collaboration. We live in an era of tools and apps. Accounting, email marketing, customer service, project management—literally every area of your business has access to apps to streamline business operation. As business becomes more demanding and complex, organizations fight …

Is mobile driving cloud or is cloud driving mobile?

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At this year’s Mobile World Congress  (MWC), a mega event once dedicated solely to mobile and mobile tech, I found myself amazed at the many technological elements beyond mobile displayed there. Making an impact were the Internet of Things (IoT), augmented reality, big data, and, of course, the cloud’s fingerprints were everywhere. If you ask me, opening up the MWC to …

Should your Company Leverage the Cloud? 

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Cloud-based services are becoming ubiquitous. Many people are turning to the cloud for some reason or another—whether it is to store their pictures, or their music collection, or archive documents. There has been a huge upswing in the number of people who are increasingly dependent on cloud services such as Dropbox or Google Drive for storing files. But when it …

Cloud and the Revolutionization of Business

In Cloud by Shelly Kramer1 Comment

I spend a fair amount of time thinking about, writing about technology and how it’s changing the world of business. I’m guessing that you do, too, whether you’re in marketing, sales or IT – am I right? I spent the early part of this week in Las Vegas attending IBM’s PartnerWorld Leadership Conference and the focus of the event was …

How Cloud Enables a Reasonable Expectation of Privacy on the Web

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There has been a lot of talk from the pundits to the hunted (remember Edward Snowden?) about how there really is no longer any privacy on the Internet. However, as much as there is some truth in every lie, this particular thought isn’t entirely true. Perhaps a better way to explain it is: there is no privacy when you are …

Cloud collaboration and the future of ad hoc real-time communication

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With new technologies and solutions arriving at our doorstep more frequently, there has been a seismic shift in the way we communicate as individuals, businesses, governments, and societies. Today, much of our business communication is built upon the foundation of scheduled meetings and calls. However, we are always connected via text, social, and mobile. When it comes to business, improving …