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Amazon: How Big is the Web’s Biggest E-Retailer?

How big is Amazon? The e-retailer is not just, well, a retailer. From cloud services to the grocery delivery business, the Seattle-based company touches our daily lives in ways beyond Kindles and kitty litter. Bloomberg Businessweek takes a look.

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Secret Cloud Pact: Amazon Said To Contract With CIA

Amazon signs a cloud computing contract valued at as much as $600m with the CIA, Federal Computer Week (FCW) reports citing people familiar. Betty Liu reports on today’s “Movers & Shakers” on Bloomberg Television’s “In The Loop.” (Source: Bloomberg)

Cyber Attacks Are Global And Growing In Numbers – Infographic

An explosion of business and personal information on mobile devices and in the cloud leads to exciting opportunities – and unprecedented risk. Cyber attacks are global, sophisticated and growing in number. Even a small amount of leaked information can trigger a security breach with catastrophic results. Security breaches can cost you millions of dollars in lost revenue and customer goodwill. Continue reading

The State Of Cloud Storage In 2013 – Infographic

In the last year, Cloud Storage Providers (CSPs) delivered over an exabyte of data under contract. This astonishing growth heralds a new era for how storage is delivered and consumed. After months of testing, hundreds of engineer man-hours, and countless discussions with the cloud storage providers, the team at Nasuni is ready to declare one cloud storage provider better than all the others. Continue reading

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Compare the Total Cost of Operation of an on-site authentication solution vs. a cloud-based authentication service, and further understand the business and technology benefits of cloud-based authentication when evaluating your authentication infrastructure.

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Everyone is talking about “The Cloud”. While there is a lot of good, there are also some issues. In this infographic Symantec explores avoiding the hidden costs of the cloud.

Facts About Cloud Computing – Infographic

What exactly is cloud computing? Here are some facts you need to know – and the fiction that many believe. Learn more now.

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Cloud Proof Your Career – Impact on Your IT Job – Infographic

What does this industry shift mean for your career long-term, and in the immediate future?

There can be fear and trepidation when an evolution or big change blows through an industry, and the fear is palpable for some IT pros who are worried right now about what kind of impact cloud will have on their job. With 65% of recruiters and hiring managers reporting they plan on increasing IT staff in 2012, IT jobs aren’t going anywhere, but their focus and purpose is shifting.

As the cloud becomes an integral aspect of all business units, decision-making is shifting from just tactical and IT-oriented processes to a strategic and business-oriented process. No matter where you are in your career path, you already have skills and strengths you can capitalize on to propel you into the next chapter of IT, with cloud being a boon for success rather than a concern. Read on to find out what you can do to stay on top of the curve.

Source: bluelock

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What’s Holding You Back From Taking Full Advantage Of The Cloud? – Infographic

Few words in tech have had more buzz over the past couple years than the omnipresent “cloud.” Cloud computing has ushered in a new era of technology, changed the way many companies do business and facilitated the age of mobile devices and social networking.

But not every organization has been so quick to flock to the cloud. A major outage to cloud computing servers used by Instagram this summer showed the potential pitfalls for businesses and brands.

The following infographic from CA Technologies’ CloudViews is based on a recent survey of IT leaders; it shows just how and why some companies have been slow to adapt.

Among its more interesting findings: While 80% of respondents say cloud computing drives innovation, more than 50% say they had no immediate plans to implement it. Why the disconnect? Job anxiety could be one reason. A shade under half of respondents say they believe companies will have to create entirely new IT jobs to accommodate a transition to the cloud, while 56% say cloud computing will require current employees to learn new skills.

For more, check out the full infographic below. Then, tell us in the comments: Do you think cloud computing is critical for all organizations today, or can some afford to sit out?

Source: Mashable.com, CA Technologies

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Mobile Apps And The Cloud – Infographic

Mobile apps and the cloud are going all the way to the altar together. They’ve been in a relationship for several years and are now inseparable.

True love can be hard to explain, but in this case the relationship is based on pragmatism. More and more people are buying, using and relying on smartphones in their everyday lives. Much of that use and reliance revolves around mobile apps. The more mobile apps people use, the more data their phones consume and the more space they need to store all that information. Enter the cloud.

Just how ubiquitous are smartphones becoming? More than a billion such devices will be sold in the year 2014, according to a Credit Suisse estimate. By the same year, the market for cloud-based mobile apps will have increased by 90% compared to 2009. By 2016, analysts predict there will be 10 billion connected mobile devices in use globally, and smartphone traffic will be 50 times what it is today…Read More

Source: Mashable.com, Engine Yard