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Guide: How to Migrate Your App from Parse to AWS?

February 10, 2016 No Comments

Facebook’s latest move on shutting down Parse.com came across as a shock to many! It’s important to take a look at the other alternatives and pick the right cloud computing service. Here’s a quick guide on how to migrate your application from Parse to AWS!

How the Cloud Has Improved Psychiatric Treatment

February 9, 2016 No Comments

Cloud technology has revolutionized the way that people do business and the way that they maintain their professional and personal files even from their home computers and personal devices. But now the cloud has also moved into the medical industry and has been making waves there by improving the ways that healthcare is delivered to patients. In particular, the cloud has helped to improve the delivery of psychiatric treatment. Want to know how? Continue reading to learn more.

6 Ways Businesses Can Leverage Cloud Capabilities in 2016

February 9, 2016 No Comments

Cloud computing has been around for a while, and all this time it has evolved and matured in such ways that anyone can find a good use for it. Today, cloud is commonly associated with security, efficiency, and cost savings, among other things. But what does it really mean, in the end of the day, for businesses or individuals, and what value can it bring?

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Hottest Trends for Government IT Leaders in 2016

February 4, 2016 No Comments

with Chadd Kenney, Pure StorageIn this interview, Chad Kenney discusses how critical laying strategic foundational IT infrastructure is for success in the short-term and over the long haul. Read More >>>

Six Reasons Why You Need Cloud For Your Business Management System

February 3, 2016 No Comments

The digital transformation continues to disrupt business as usual, providing companies with technological capabilities they could only dream of in the past. Many businesses (nearly 87%) see the digital transformation as a chance to leapfrog the competition, which means it is a shift that cannot be ignored. Executives and leaders who are looking for ways to guide their businesses through this change should consider the many benefits of cloud computing. Alongside the opportunity to better compete, it provides businesses with the benefits to be agile and flexible in an increasingly complex and digital environment.

Embracing the Hybrid Cloud Challenge

January 29, 2016 No Comments

The concept of hybrid cloud has been around since organizations first began to embrace cloud computing, but most IT teams are still struggling with putting the concept into action. The definition of hybrid cloud is something of a moving target. So is the technology currently used to build and manage them. In this article, we’ll briefly address these issues and provide some guidelines for beginning your hybrid cloud journey.

451 Research: Public cloud storage spending will double by 2017

January 21, 2016 No Comments

According to the results of 451 Research’s new Voice of the Enterprise survey, organizations will continue to transform their storage environments in 2016, with most expecting to increase their storage spending over the next year. Notably, the research reveals that the proportion of spending on public cloud storage services will at least double over the next two years, largely at the expense of traditional, on-premises storage.

Tech Training: Tips For Successful Software Implementation

January 14, 2016 No Comments

“Software is eating the world.” The now-classic quote from Marc Andreessen needs some updating, since it’s now more accurate to say software as a service (SaaS) is consuming the world, but the core statement is spot on: Companies can’t survive (and thrive) without the regular influx of new software. The problem? Many employees struggle to keep pace with changing environments and workflows — here are four tips for executives looking to streamline the software training process.

Private Cloud Market Stays Robust Across the Globe

January 13, 2016 No Comments

Cloud computing platform implemented under IT department’s control within corporate firewall is termed as private cloud. Private cloud is also known as corporate cloud or internal cloud. Best for trades with dynamic computing requirements that need direct management of their environments, private cloud delivers benefits such as scalability. Although private cloud delivers similar benefits to public, such as self – self, but via proprietary architecture. On the other hand, unlike public cloud known to provide solutions to multiple enterprises, private cloud serves a single enterprise.

New Research Finds a Growing Cloud Applications Performance Gap

January 8, 2016 No Comments

Cloud applications relieve the IT department of the headaches that come with maintaining all systems and applications in data center, but now a new headache is coming on and growing increasingly worse. A new report finds that a majority of users experience frustrating performance slowdowns that hurt their productivity on an all-too-frequent basis. This creates a significant performance gap between the needs and expectations of the business and IT’s ability to deliver.

Five Things to Look Forward to in 2016

January 7, 2016 No Comments

by Alex Atzberger , AribaIt’s time for annual predictions. Rather than trying to consult a crystal ball, I will instead offer up five things I see today that I believe will shape our tomorrow.Read More >>>

Cloud IAM is Set to Break the Sound Barrier

January 5, 2016 No Comments

Join guest speaker Andras Cser, VP, Principal Analyst serving security and risk professionals from Forrester Research, and Chris Webber, Security Strategist from Centrify, as they walk through key trends and guidance for the Cloud IAM market.

OMG, my root password is in the cloud – and that’s where it should be!

January 4, 2016 No Comments

How can an organization securely manage and monitor the use of privileged accounts for their distributed workforce without slowing down the business?

Spiceworks Report: IT trends 2016

December 28, 2015 No Comments

Glorium Technologies knows that plenty of people are interested in what to wait for in the IT world in 2016. That’s why, we decided to prepare infographic based upon Spicework report. Enjoy!

How the Cloud Can Work for Your Business and Bottom Line in 2016

December 18, 2015 No Comments

Companies big and small are embracing the cloud to streamline business processes. However, as cloud use becomes more and more ubiquitous, enterprises will have to keep a close eye on strategies for transferring data into and out of the cloud as well as optimal approaches to cloud storage. If not, enterprises can fall victim to network bottlenecks, inflexibility, and ultimately dollars going down the drain because of systems that are not fit for purpose.

2016 Cloud Predictions

December 18, 2015 No Comments

The move to the cloud is still prevalent and largly accepted as the new normal for IT. As legacy systems fall to the wayside, the transfer of mission critical applications and operations into a cloud infrasturcture is ubiquitous. IDC sees the same pattern and has predicted that cloud software will grow to surpass $112 billion by 2019. That said, what does that mean for the cloud computing landscape?

Does the Cloud Help or Hinder Application Integration?

December 15, 2015 No Comments

By Joe McKendrick, Author and Independent ResearcherThese days, it’s almost impossible to mention the term “application integration” without also adding “Platform as a Service” (or, interchangeably, “cloud”). Read More >>>

Make Big Data small with IBM dashDB Enterprise MPP

December 9, 2015 No Comments

Fully managed cloud data warehousing with high speed and massive scalability IBM dashDB Enterprise MPP is a high performance, massively scalable cloud data warehouse service, fully managed by IBM.

Top 6 Questions When Moving to NoSQL

December 9, 2015 No Comments

Learn what you need to consider when moving from the world of relational databases to a NoSQL document store. You’ll hear about the key differences between relational databases and JSON document stores like Cloudant, as well as how to dodge the pitfalls of migrating from a relational database to NoSQL.

BigInsights on Cloud: Hadoop-as-a-service

December 9, 2015 No Comments

IBM® BigInsights® on Cloud is an always-on, managed cloud service built on Apache Hadoop and value-added analytics APIs.

Unified Communications: 5 Reasons Multi-tenant Beats Multi-instance

December 3, 2015 No Comments

It’s not just about whether Unified Communications service works or not—it’s also about how it works. One instance serves all customers—simultaneously.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview with Learning@Cisco: New Training Needed to Manage the Internet of Everything

December 2, 2015 No Comments

with Tejas Vashi, Learning@CiscoThe Internet of Everything (IoE) is bringing together people, process, data and things to make networked connections more relevant and valuable than ever before. Understandably, this is accelerating the pace of digital transformation. Read More >>>

On-Premises vs. in the Cloud: Making the Switch

November 30, 2015 No Comments

The cloud. IT professionals hold differing opinions on it. Regardless of how they feel about it, the cloud is undeniably changing the way organizations operate and the trend is only gaining momentum. There is an appropriate amount of uncertainty as companies make the switch away from on-premises operations, especially by larger organizations that maintain the on-premises tradition in the supposed interest of keeping everything under their direct control. These same organizations often believe the many myths that surround the benefits of keeping everything on-premises. In this article, we’ll debunk some of those myths, including control, security, and cost-effectiveness.

Sharing a Business Presentation via the Cloud

November 25, 2015 No Comments

Presentations are an excellent way to pitch an idea, sell a concept or showcase a service. Most businesses use presentations at one time or another. You can use a presentation to present a variety of information in an engaging way. From dry facts and figures to visuals, presentations let you interact with the audience face-to-face. But what happens if your audience can’t make it to the venue – what are your options?

A Cloud Provider Decision Guide: How to Choose the Right Provider to Reduce Your Risk of a Data Breach

November 23, 2015 No Comments

Choosing the optimal cloud solution for your organization—and the right cloud provider to help you secure your sensitive and mission-critical data and applications—is no easy task. Public cloud offerings can’t provide the levels of security and regulatory compliance needed to protect sensitive or mission-critical information. While private clouds managed on an individual company basis can provide the necessary security and compliance, they require significant expense, staffing with specialized skill sets, certifications and attestations that few organizations can afford. For most businesses, the most secure and cost-effective approach is a private hosted cloud.

The Importance of Considering Your Technical Style as you Select Cloud Providers

November 23, 2015 No Comments

Public discourse on “the cloud” may give the impression that it is some kind of ethereal vapor penetrating the far reaches and cyberspace. Reality is much less exotic, as former Royal Philips VP Alan Nance explained: “The first thing we need to understand about cloud is: there is no cloud. You’re really just using other people’s computers.” This more grounded definition reframes many cloud-related IT decisions. Nance continued, “The question you have to ask yourself is, how can I make the best use of other people’s computers?”

Gartner-Security Operations in the Cloud

November 23, 2015 No Comments

This research paper from Gartner will outline some best practices in securing workloads in Amazon Web Services, the most widely adopted cloud infrastructure-as-a-service provider.

Latest 451 Research Cloud Price Index Reveals a 74% Saving by Using Multiple Cloud Providers

November 19, 2015 No Comments

December 19, 2015 – In the latest quarterly update to the Cloud Price Index™, released today, analyst firm 451 Research details the savings that cloud buyers can make by shopping around for the cheapest services for each part of their Web application. Instead of using a single cloud provider to deliver an application, buyers who mix services such as compute and storage from multiple providers can make substantial savings.

A Peek at What’s Hot in the Cloud – SDN for Cloud in the Enterprise

November 16, 2015 No Comments

By David A. Kelly, Upside ResearchAs we gear up for what promises to be a busy year around cloud computing, I thought it would be helpful to take a look at a cloud-related technology that is still emerging, but shows tremendous potential for making its mark on the enterprise. The technology is known as SDN – software-defined networking. SDN is an approach for building networks that separates and abstracts elements to allow for greater flexibility and agility. Read More >>>

Incorporate, Don’t Alienate Shadow IT

November 12, 2015 No Comments

Learn how to provide users a “carrot” without the “stick” through an approved marketplace for purchasing public cloud. At the same time, you give IT the visibility and traceability to manage security and costs.

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