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Only 30% of Small Businesses Utilize Cloud

A recent survey sponsored by Microsoft queried 500 small businesses about their involvement with the cloud. Surprisingly enough, 70% of respondents mentioned that they did not use cloud based solutions in their environments. Conversely, 86% of those ...

Can Cloud Entrepreneurs Learn from HBO’s Silicon Valley?

HBO’s Silicon Valley is quickly becoming a cult classic among technology enthusiasts. Since the cloud will dictate the way we utilize technology going forward, it is important to watch this show not only for its comedic value but for its expert ...

A Closer Look at the Elastic Cloud

We have previously talked about the different types of cloud computing. Here we want to take a closer look at what people actually mean when they talk about the 'elastic cloud.' To put it quite simply, the elastic cloud refers to resource ...

Is There an Impending Cloud Services Bubble?

The sudden explosion of start-up ventures looking to capitalize on the cloud may give some investors jitters. If those investors learned anything from the dot com bubble, it should be easy to differentiate the contenders from the pretenders. Jeff ...

Using Music for the Cloud-Volution

Last month we wrote a piece called ‘DJCloud: Mashing up Cloud with Top Hits.’ There we identified 15 top hits that could be used as part of the ‘cloud-volution.’ We feel that cloud is very much the future of the tech world and to celebrate this we ...

US Navy to Phase Out 83% of Datacenters

The US Navy is making preparations to migrate much of their non-classified data into the public cloud. In addition to the data migration, many of the software suites used by the Navy will be eliminated or consolidated into a cloud offering. The ...

Edge Technology to Boost Performance of Cloud Storage

Avere Systems has an idea of how to boost performance for those storing data in the cloud.  It’s called the Edge Filer. The basic idea is to use the principles of cache to reduce latency for the end user.  Their Edge Filer appliance stores active ...

10 Signs You’re a Dropbox Hoarder

With many of the top cloud storage providers increasing capacity to around 500GB, many users are being asked the question: do you really need it? With all this extra space it is easy to be as messy with your Dropbox as a teenage boy is with his ...

How to be a Tidier Cloud Housekeeper

Several cloud storage providers offer limited storage space in the hopes people will run out of room and upgrade to a costlier plan. Many users do not realize how much valuable cloud storage space they waste with carless habits.  Just like your ...

The Future of Windows Azure

Over four years ago, Windows Azure launched and the cloud platform provider has certainly evolved over the course of time. As this evolution continues, cloud enthusiasts continue to ask themselves, “What is the future of Windows Azure?” Who to ...

Upcoming Cloud Computing Events – March 2014

Collaborating with experts is the best way to boost your cloud computing skillset. Technical professionals can certainly benefit from attending a cloud event. There are many different subsets of cloud events available. Subsets range from cloud ...

Introducing iPaaS: Integration Platform as a Service

Technology research firm Gartner is coining a new term in the cloud services industry. A certain niche of tech players has caused the research firm to start using the term iPaaS. While cloud veterans may be familiar with Platform as a Service, iPaaS ...

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