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ARTIST - Advanced software-based seRvice provisioning and migraTIon of legacy Software

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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.

Cyber Insurance - The last line of defence

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:

Big data: what is a brontobyte?

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.

Startups Can Grow Faster When Their Roots Are in the Cloud

Wednesday, 18 February, 2015 - 12:45

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.

Healthcare’s Love Hate Relationship with Data

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.

EU could legislate to make cloud and office servers greener

Monday, 19 January, 2015 - 11:30

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.

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