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As the Network Changes, Engineers Are Embracing the DevOps Model

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The 5 Most Common Application Bottlenecks

The 5 Most Common Application Bottlenecks

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How Machine Learning Helps Improve the Security Industry

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Transformation on a Global Scale

Transformation on a Global Scale

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IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: As Container Adoption Swells, So Do Security Concerns

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: As Container Adoption Swells, So Do Security Concerns

Fei Huang, NeuVector
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Cloud, App Economy Converge to Create Extremely Lightweight Businesses

March 19, 2012 No Comments

With the rise of cloud computing, we’re seeing more of a new breed of extremely lightweight company, unencumbered by capital investments, acting as a broker of services assembled from offerings drawn from or supported by third-party providers. Imagine the possibilities when this is combined with the emerging mobile “App Economy,” in which budding enterprises can be supported by micro-revenues streaming in from online app sales.

One such story is Visible Market, creators of StockTouch, an app that tracks financial data via an onscreen heatmap of leading stocks. Visible Market, launched about a year ago, represents a new breed of business startup, built on the cloud and catering to a highly mobile user base.

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