Today, it seems the cloud is the answer to every question. Where are my photographs? How does this app work? How will our management strategies change with the cloud? It wasn't always thus. So how did the cloud come to develop us all in its fluffy ubiquity? check IBM's inforgraphic.
On March 9, the Data Quality Campaign (DQC) and the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) released an online framework of common standards for education data privacy. Over 30 nonprofits and associations in the US have endorsed the framework, including the School Superintendents Association and the National PTA.
For software companies, cloud computing offers a modern world of business opportunity, allowing them to provide their application not only as a product but as a service. Thus, they will enjoy, among other advantages, of agility and efficiency.
Migrating software to cloud infrastructure may be sufficient much of the time. But residing in the cloud is not enough to make an application fully scalable, elastic and ‘cloudy’. The software code itself must be modernized if maximum performance and efficiency are required.
Addressing key concerns impeding the mainstream adoption of the cloud: privacy, security, trust
Cyber attacks are increasing in velocity and intensity, potentially undermining or at least slowing down the development of cloud applications. 90% of companies worldwide recognize they are insufficiently prepared to protect themselves against them. The level of sophistication of cyber attacks is increasing too, showing at least three different ways of using the cyber weapon:
The importance of the mobile market is one of fastest growing trends in the marketing and advertising worlds. Not only do customers expect to be able to access information about your company via their smart phones or other mobile devices, they want their mobile experience to be simple, easy, and optimized for their convenience.
A modern smartphone is likely to hold 32 or 64GB of data – that’s around 12,800 times the capacity of early hard disk drives, with the cost of the storage component coming in at under $50. As data has gotten bigger, we have obviously needed bigger places to store it – and increasingly weirder words to allow us to describe these sorts of capacities in human language.
The cloud is the great equalizer for today’s startups. It is one of the few areas where a startup can access the same resources as large corporations. When you are thinking about starting a new business, there are a lot of factors and decisions at play that can seem overwhelming. But there are some basic guidelines that will help you maximize the value of the cloud, approaching it strategically to tap into its full power.
It seems we’re entering a period many are calling a digital health revolution, and for the most part, Reggie Bradford, vice president of product development at Oracle agrees. With smart cloud computing and hundreds of new connected consumer devices, we’re witnessing a leap forward in digital health application adoption.
Healthcare and data have the makings of an epic love affair, but like most relationships, it’s not all roses. Data is playing a powerful role in finding a cure for cancer, informing cost reduction, targeting preventative treatmentsand engaging healthcare consumers in their own care. The downside? Data is needy. It requires investments in connectedness, cleanliness and safety to maximize its potential.
European Commission officials are considering whether to regulate to enforce energy efficiency standards on enterprise servers, technology vital for cloud computing.
But that decision will have to be balanced against the demands of the Commission’s own strategy to boost and speed up the use of cloud computing, as part of a wider digital investment push to help get Europe’s economy moving again.