Cloud and mobile – a dynamic duo?

Sebastian explores new trends like mobile backend as a service and mobile enterprise application platforms.

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Overview: Data encryption in SaaS applications

Most SaaS providers claim to provide encryption, but typically only the transmission is encrypted using SSL. Although this standard technology provides a good protection of transmission data, the usage data that is stored in the cloud platform does not get so much attention.

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FAQs: Introduction to WebSphere Cast Iron

If you have several on-premises applications that need to be integrated, an on-premises integration platform might suit your needs; but if your focus (today and in future) is on cloud applications, a logical conclusion is to do your integration in the cloud too.

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5 things to consider before using cloud services

Cloud application providers promise ease of use, cost savings and innovative solutions. Typically you are only a few mouse clicks away from getting a free trial account and with several more clicks you will be able to sign up for a license. But wait! There are a number of aspects to consider. Let’s discuss the most important ones (I am sure there are much more and depending on the scenario others might be more important – so please feel free to add your thoughts as a comment).

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SOA governance in the cloud

Service-oriented architecture (SOA) has been a major concept in the evolution of information technology. There have been a lot of discussions and hype around it over the past decade. The hype has shifted to cloud computing, but the principles of SOA are still vitally important. The service orientation is fundamental for most paradigms of cloud computing.

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Maximize the value of Salesforce.com

Customers have the choice to build their own applications on the Force.com platform and many other applications based on that platform are offered by Salesforce. Thirteen years of experience in the cloud business are nearly unmatched in the industry. Cast Iron Systems, which was acquired by IBM in March 2010, was founded in 2001 and is designed to integrate SaaS applications with on-premises applications. The most common use case of Cast Iron is to integrate Salesforce.com into enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems.

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Service management for hybrid clouds

I believe that hybrid clouds will be the future of cloud computing. There are a couple of workloads that are perfectly suited for the deployment in pure private or public environments.

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Driving as a service

Are you wondering about the title? Well, this is no new product announcement of IBM, rather than some thoughts about the idea of cloud computing that arose when I saw a video of the vision of car driving in 2028 according to Volkswagen.

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