Cloud Computing Expected to Influence the IT Market in 2012

Cloud computing comes to NERSC (Photo credit: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) Researchers at Gartner have outlined an extensive overview of what trends are predicted to influence the IT market throughout 2012. The conclusions reached should interest anyone involved in the industry, as well as those within the business sector who are responsible for preparing their firms for fluctuations and changes. The short breakdown of the predictions for the year is that early...

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How Data is Secured in the Cloud

Cloud computing has long since established itself an integral part of day-to-day digital life; from checking your emails to purchasing online, the security of web-based data in the cloud is old hat for industry techies. However, the recent rollout of the Chromebook and iCloud has introduced the concept of brand cloud computing to the mainstream, and with it, interest in cloud security has risen. The importance of cloud security (particularly for use in businesses) is of...

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8 Reasons You Should Consider Cloud Computing for Data Backup

Business in today’s competitive world is not just about being good – it’s about being better. Plenty of things that were viable once are now left to the dust of history, including shorthand, floppy disks, and using leeches as a medical practice. For that reason, it’s important to keep up with the times, and nothing is more appropriate for modern day business than cloud computing. You’ve probably heard of the cloud, but it’s more than just rumors: it’s an...

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Online Storage vs External Hard Drives

Thousands of years ago the method of transferring and storing data took place in the form of stories and songs passed down from one generation to the next. Eventually we found a way to record our data in written form by hand, store the information on paper, and whose language could be taught from one person to another and the text itself could be copied by hand for others to use. In the 1400’s a man by the name of Johannes Gutenberg invented the first movable type printing...

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Why Online Backups Should Be Part Of Your Data Backup Strategy

Modern businesses depend heavily on the integrity of their data. For many types of businesses, the data IS the business. If that data becomes corrupted or lost it can have a huge impact on your business, and that impact can be felt in a variety of different areas within the business. Because of this, creating offline and online backups of your business’s precious data is of paramount importance. Here are a few reasons why online backups in particular are something you...

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5 Reasons Why You Should Be Using Cloud Computing

Examples in business include SaaS, file storage, online backup storage, file syncing, and customer relationship management. In fact, it is now possible for companies to create their own private cloud, which is used to provide specialized services unique to a specific group of employees. 1. Convenience Cloud computing allows people to access data and documents from any computer, tablet or smart phone, as long as they have a working internet connection. This is especially...

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Is UltraViolet the Answer to a Digital Copy of a Movie?

UltraViolet to the rescue. Last Tuesday marked history for the movie studios and no one noticed, or did they?  Ok perhaps it’s not history but with the release of The Green Lantern and Horrible Bosses on Blu-Ray we were introduced to a new movie service called “UltraViolet” which is the movie studios answer to offering their movies in a digital format when you purchase a physical DVD or Blu-Ray disc.  By offering a downloadable copy of a movie, the...

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