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Will Everything Become a Cloud Service, Including Backhoes and Fertilizer?

Cloud services for data storage and data processing can make sense in many ways: cost, flexibility and scalability are just a few. With the improvements in IT networks and web connections in speed and ubiquity, you can store and process information ...

So What Do You Really Know About the Cloud, Anyway?

Depending on the person you ask what is the cloud, you may get startlingly different answers. Although cloud computing has now pervaded many professional organizations and enterprises, as recently as 2013 a survey of Americans found the following: ...

Introducing the 3D (4D, 5D…) Cloud

What’s your understanding of 3D? Real life, perhaps, where height, width and depth are the spatially-oriented way we mostly think about things. It’s a perception that software vendors attempt to emulate in certain graphics or design applications. ...

Here Today, Hybrid Cloud Tomorrow? Prepare for Data Storage and Transfer Challenges

Resilient, flexible, scalable and pay as you go are the attributes of the public cloud. That makes it an immediate candidate for offloading data from conventional IT or private cloud installations, and for storing backup data. But does that also ...

Cloud Digital Asset Management or ‘DAM, I wish I’d Thought of That’

Sometimes the cloud is attractive because it costs less. In other cases, it’s because it offers computing power and storage resources virtually without limit. These advantages can apply to an individual, as to a group of individuals. When more ...

Machine Learning in the Cloud and the Real Life ‘Minority Report’

In the movie called ‘Minority Report’, which starred Tom Cruise and was directed by Steven Spielberg, three prescient human beings foretold the immediate future. These three ‘Precogs’ helped the ‘Precrime’ law enforcement agency to stop violent ...

5 Important Differences between Online Data Storage and Online Backup

Think your files are all safely tucked away online because you’re using online data storage? Think again. Or perhaps you’re laboring under the misimpression that your online backup solution will let you undo mistakes and recover previous file ...

No Fun and Games with Backfiring Online Encryption

Modern encryption to standards like AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) is unbreakable. Or more exactly, when the encryption is done correctly, any successful attack would, with current levels of technology, take billions of years. So what’s the ...

3 Things You Really Should Know about Other People’s Cloud VMs

The joys of using a virtual machine in the cloud are similar to those of living in an apartment. A condo (virtual machine) costs less than a house (your own server), and somebody else takes care of the apartment block (cloud server) as a whole and ...

Monkey See, Monkey Do, Monkey Break to Test Your Cloud Infrastructure

It may be time you met the monkeys in the cloud. If your business like many others is making strategic use of cloud services, proper management and monitoring are essential. When you did all your computing on site, you could control it directly. ...