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Top Cloud Based Apps for Businesses in 2018

More people are turning to the cloud for their business needs today. This is because the cloud has a lot of software and collaboration tools they need. In fact, a recent report published by cloud security company, Okta, says that most companies are using an average of 16 cloud apps at work now. If you’re […]

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Advantages And Risks Of Cloud Computing Regarding Security

Customers of cloud computing need to be assured that providers apply appropriate security practices to mitigate the risks they both face. They need this guarantee to be able to make good business decisions and to maintain or obtain safety certificates. An initial symptom of this need for assurance is that numerous cloud providers are bombarded […]

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Microsoft unveils IoT Central to simplify Internet of Things development

Microsoft announced on Thursday a new “software-as-a-service” (SaaS) offering, called IoT Central, aimed at reducing the complexity of building Internet of Things solutions. IoT Central allows developers to create software and hardware without cloud expertise, a necessity for large-scale IoT solutions in the past. Microsoft does not say exactly how the service reduces the need […]

Welcome to yet another IoT platform

You’re probably thinking “Really?!? Don’t we already have enough?” And you’d be right. The last count I heard was there are over 125 IoT platforms in the industry. Doesn’t IoT have enough problems reaching maturity without more platforms muddying the waters? That’s not the worst of it, though. If you’re anything like me you are […]

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China Telecom’s future focuses on big data, IoT, and the cloud

China Telecom, the state owned fixed-line operator, has released its latest five-year plan detailing the company’s move into emerging markets. The change comes as China Mobile, the state owned mobile operator, starts to encroach on China Telecom’s business. More Chinese customers, especially the younger generation, are skipping fixed-line telephones and broadband for cheaper mobile contracts. […]

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Cisco plans layoffs on pivot towards IoT and cloud

Cisco has revealed plans to slash 5,500 jobs in its fourth quarter earnings report, in a move to restructure the company and focus on emerging and growing markets. Internet of Things, data security, data centers, cloud, and collaboration tools will be the focus on the company post-restructure. See Also: China IIoT efforts will dominate global […]

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Are big data analytics more important than the cloud?

Integration of big data and analytics is quickly becoming a top priority for businesses, according to IDC Australia, while cloud integration or migration is seeing less enthusiasm. The report focused on Australian businesses, who are still investing heavily into cloud computing. But according to Sally Parker, IDC Australia research director, “cloud is at the foundation […]

Intel pivot to IoT produces lackluster growth

Intel’s restructuring towards a focus on Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud-based businesses delivered disappointing growth this quarter. As reported by Computer Weekly, the U.S. microchip behemoth posted profits that were down 51% this quarter compared to the same period last year. The poor results were blamed on $1.4 billion in restructuring costs as Intel […]

USA Cycling drafts off IBM cloud in Rio gold hunt

In the ramp up to the Rio Olympics, USA Cycling Women’s Team Pursuit is boosting riders’ performance through connected devices and wearables that generate real-time insights via IBM’s Apache Spark cloud-based data analytics. Performance insights gained from data analytics are increasingly used as a training tool in the hyper-competitive field of top-tier sport, especially in […]