Everywhere you look, smart IT companies all over the world are touting Cloud
Computing as the future of the IT industry. But here is the thing, for all
the hotness of the term, what does Cloud even mean?
The term is somewhat amorphous. It has multiple meanings to different people.
For one person, the Cloud might mean the process of virtualizing all of the
services needed to run an office. For someone else, the Cloud means syncing
their iPad with their Macbook Pro and iPod via iCloud. For someone else, the
Cloud might mean saving and sharing their files via Dropbox. For a fourth
person, the Cloud means a private infrastructure held securely within an IT
Integrators datacenter full with dedicated firewalls and add-on’s such as
dotDefender. The truth of the matter is the Cloud is all these things and
Recently, we have been seeing ads like this. It’s a pretty ad bu... (more)
On December 16, 2013, our friends over at Compare the Cloud wrote a blog
called “The Day Computing Changed Forever – and We All Missed it.” The
blog centered on what the future of the Cloud could hold for society.
Ironically enough, the post was published on the same day that Google
(pictured below) announced it’s new line of products – four legged
military machines. SkyNet anyone?
Anyway, in the post our friends over at Compare the Cloud set the stage for
what the future of the Cloud and IT in general could look like. From
operating in the world via customized avatars, to fitt... (more)
Did you hear about Google buying Nest for an incredible amount of money a few
weeks back? Be honest: do you have any idea who Nest is or what they do? More
specifically – be honest again – do you have any idea what Nest is trying
to do or what platform they are built upon? If the answer to all those
questions is no, don’t worry, you’re not alone.
Like the Cloud in 2012, the Internet of Things is about to come on strong. If
you look into the tech corners of the Internet, every blogger is talking or
has posted about the Internet of Things. Like Cloud Computing in 2012, the
By now you know what Dropbox. By now you know what Box.net is. By now you
know what Box.net is. By now you know popular Cloud storage providers and how
online storage solutions can help you in your day-to-day personal life. Maybe
you utilize Google Cloud storage to work on projects with friends or maybe
you use Skydrive (Microsoft Cloud Storage) to store songs you love. Whatever
you use online storage for, your personal life has benefited from the overall
market adoption of Dropbox, SugarSync, Google Drive etc.
Free Cloud storage solutions for your personal life is one thing. Free... (more)
If you happened to be in attendance at CES (Consumers Electronic Show) 2014
in Las Vegas, you might have picked up some information about the Internet of
Things. It seems, to our ears, the Internet of Things has gone from a small
and interesting topic of conversation at Cloud trade shows, to an industry
with the potential the change the way the world functions. Point in case, as
overheard at CES2014:
We have to say, that is a pretty bold prediction. “The Internet of
Everything will be five to ten times more impactful in the next decade than
the entire Internet has been to date.... (more)