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Guy Kawasaki: The Art of Innovation

Few people have stared tech innovation in the face quite like Guy Kawasaki. He was there in Apple’s early days, he’s penned 13 books on topics ranging from his days as a Macintosh evangelist to entrepreneurship, social media and more. He’s spoken to thousands of conference crowds and he’s advised and invested more startups than […]

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Sramana Mitra: Cloud has driven “fantastic” productivity growth

Sramana Mitra is a Silicon Valley strategy consultant who has written and been interviewed widely on the topic of cloud computing. She is the founder of One Million by One Million, a virtual global incubator that aims to help one million businesses reach one million in revenues. Her most recent book, Carnival in the Cloud, […]

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Apple’s medical checkup: ResearchKit adds momentum around securely storing medical data in the cloud

Could an Apple a day actually keep the doctor away?  Apple’s ResearchKit, announced in March, is designed to help medical researchers develop applications that gather and analyze medical data, by feeding personal health data from (potentially) more than 700 million iPhones to vast data warehouses. And, at least with the initial round of apps, the […]

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How the cloud is revolutionizing roles in the IT department

Many people see cloud as an evolution of outsourcing. By moving their traditional information technology (IT) resources into a public cloud, clients can focus on their core business differentiators.

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Five ways cloud is enhancing higher education

I was inspired to write this post after listening to Bill Thirsk, vice president of information technology and chief information officer (CIO) of Marist College, speak at IBM Pulse 2014. His enthusiasm for using information technology to improve education is contagious.

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Do we still need system administrators in the cloud?

In almost 20 years in IT, I don’t recall ever seeing a time when virtually all major IT vendors have aligned. But cloud computing seems to be different, as every major IT vendor is promoting cloud computing, and the future looks certain to be in the cloud.  As more and more infrastructure, applications and services […]

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Why small and midsize businesses (SMB) should consider the cloud

It’s becoming increasingly clear that cloud solutions provide significant benefits to companies of all sizes, but a recent study shows that less than 10 percent of organizations believe their existing IT infrastructure is fully prepared to address the proliferation of mobile devices, social media, data analytics and cloud computing. This was formerly considered the IT department’s responsibility, but business […]

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Five ways the healthcare industry benefits from cloud computing

While many industries benefit from the cloud, it has been especially the case for the healthcare industry, resulting in improved outcomes. Let’s take a look at some of the areas that are bringing significant benefits to the industry. Data analytics: The exploitation of data by applying analytical methods such as statistics, predictive and quantitative models […]

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Cloud powers the future of composable business

Cloud computing’s proliferation and its accompanying technologies is old news. We’re reading more and more stories about the latest cloud advancements and adopters every day, creating a veritable hype cycle. How these technologies mature and become rapidly applied across eco-systems, business and IT will affect everyone in profound ways, regardless of their business or where […]

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Do you have a cloud computing career plan?

Each time that something new comes up we can clearly identify a great opportunity to be ahead of our peers by preparing ourselves in the way the market is requiring. IT Service Providers are running fast to be prepared to deliver the best of breed in terms of technology on cloud computing and to achieve […]

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Top 10 ways to secure your SaaS application

Did you know that the latest IBM 2013 Cyber Security Intelligence Index study indicates that an average organization sustains about 1,400 security events like SQL injection, spear phishing and URL tampering, per week?

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Which businesses are adopting cloud computing first?

Note: Through the end of the year, we’ll be posting one blog per day from our top 10 “greatest hits” from Thoughts on Cloud since we launched in September. This post is #5 and was originally published on Nov. 1. In its 2011 CIO study, IBM found that 60 percent of 3,000 CIOs interviewed from […]

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