In my travels speaking with organizations looking to move to the Cloud, I’m often confronted by folks who have an innate distrust of all things Cloud. These folks are easy to deals with; I respect their opinion (despite entirely disagreeing with it) and am happy enough to leave them alone to (eventually) come to rational conclusions themselves.
Mark Interrante, VP of Product and Troy Toman, Director of Engineering for Cloud Compute, talk about the new developments of OpenStack (the collaborative software project among several big players in the cloud computing space, designed to create freely available code, badly-needed standards, and common ground for the benefit of both cloud providers and cloud customers).
In a recent CloudU report, we talked at length about how an organization should approach a move to the Cloud and which applications they should pick as initial prospects for migrating. In the report we advised organizations to look at applications that;
As I travel around talking to organizations and the decision makers within them about Cloud Computing, I find myself enumerating a list of benefits that many of us believe come with Cloud Computing. The list includes scalability, economic benefits, the ability to focus on core business, etc.
One bright spot that has persisted amidst our current troubled global economy is growth of Internet services. And fortunately, it seems as though there are still great growth opportunities online; as global Internet penetration rate is still just barely above 30%, we clearly have a long way to go in this trend. What’s going to be the key technology that drives us there?
The advent of the Internet (actually the advent of software used by the general populace) has create an entire new bunch of folks with ulcers caused by the worries around password management. Passwords it seem are both the bane of our existence and, apparently, the most important thing in our lives.
The mobile computing landscape is drastically changing. More functionality and adoption means more hackers are targeting mobile devices. This year marks the first year smartphones will out sell all other computers combined, including mainframe computers, desktops, laptops, and tablet PCs. Take a look at this infographic to learn more about the latest mobile security trends and ways you can protect yourself.