Cloud Computing

How the Cloud is Benefitting the Auto Industry

Cloud computing has made a massive difference to almost every industry, and it's a staple technology that many of us rely on each and every day.  While there are many far-reaching benefits to the cloud when used for personal or business use, you may also be surprised to find out that it has actually had a positive impact on the auto industry.  Below are some of the ways it has done just that.

Risk Reduction and Security

Car and truck owners may like to pimp up their vehicles with dual cat stacks and tinted windows, but those who want to improve the gadgetry in their autos, need to consider security.  According to web security company McAfee, cybersecurity is as important for cars as it is for cell phones and computers.  Cloud-based security can help to keep the car's technology safe from hackers, keeping it safe from problems.  Users can create a personal encryption key and be notified of any threats before they cause damage to the vehicle in question.

5 Ways Cloud Computing Is Serving Small Businesses

The cloud is redefining the way many companies do business, no matter their size or sector. Migrating online comes with many obvious benefits, including cost savings, mobile working, and accessibility. However, many small business owners are reluctant to take the plunge due to concerns about security or a reluctance to join the digital workforce. 

According to recent statistics, 37 percent of U.S. small businesses have fully adapted to cloud computing, and this percentage is set to double to 80 percent by 2020. Suffice to say, the cloud has transformed the way that modern entrepreneurs do business, but there are still many misconceptions about cloud computing that are causing some businesses to steer clear. To help you realize the benefits, here are five ways that cloud computing is serving small businesses around the world. 

The Cloud Negates Storage Costs
 

Content in the Cloud: How Cloud Computing Is Changing the Way We Do Content Marketing

Content marketing has always been a big part of digital marketing in general, and it will continue to play an essential role as we enter 2018. By producing quality content that the viewers find valuable, websites and businesses can attract more traffic and reach new potential customers like never before.

As more businesses move their operations to the cloud, the way they do content marketing is shifting as well. Here are some of the changes cloud computing brings to the world of content marketing.

Collaboration in the Cloud

New content creation tools enable content creators from all around the world to work together in producing better, more relevant content. Businesses are starting to take advantage of these tools in order to push their content marketing efforts forwards.

Is Cloud-Based Technology the Key to Treating Chronic Disease?

Article Written by Avery Phillips

Despite being one of the most technologically advanced countries in the world, the United States still harbors one of the most unhealthy populations. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, seven of the top 10 causes of death are chronic illnesses, and nearly half of American adults are afflicted with at least one chronic health issue. Despite having limitless knowledge at our fingertips, we still can't seem to get our health in check. 

However, we do have one technology that shows promise in tackling this widespread dilemma: the cloud. Not only does the cloud further research and help with the management of chronic diseases, it can help prevent them too. Hybrid cloud computing, health apps, and internet of things (IoT) can all take part in the improvement of people's health and healthcare in general. Need a little more information? Here's what you need to know.

Improving Disease Research

Cloud Standards Customer Council Announces Version 3.0 of Practical Guide to Cloud Computing

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The Cloud Standards Customer Council (CSCC), an end user advocacy group dedicated to accelerating cloud's successful adoption, today published version 3.0 of its seminal deliverable, the Practical Guide to Cloud Computing. The Practical Guide to Cloud Computing was the first deliverable published by the CSCC in 2011. It is aimed at helping technology and business leaders adopt cloud computing to solve business challenges. Version 3.0 of the guide is available for download at http://www.cloud-council.org/deliverables/practical-guide-to-cloud-computing.htm.

More than two dozen CSCC members contributed their expertise, best practices, and lessons learned to write this guide and successive version updates. "There's been so many exciting new offerings and capabilities in the cloud computing industry in the past several years and the team has been hard at work to incorporate their insights and expertise in the latest update of this foundational guide," said William Van Order, Lockheed Martin fellow and lead on the CSCC Steering Committee.

Healthcare Information Systems and the Cloud in 2018

Article Written by Avery Phillips

Technology always presents a future that is evolving radically. Even in healthcare, an industry that has oftentimes trailed in terms of tech, it's becoming clear that the cloud is the way of the future. 

This has direct implications for patient care and data, and most significantly for the evolution of security connected to the cloud and information systems. The research company Forrester recently released a report where the title itself says enough: "Cloud Computing Accelerates Enterprise Transformation Everywhere." 

Thus, it's fair to assert that the future of healthcare can only move in one direction, and that's to fuller cloud-based integration.

How Tech is Changing Healthcare

Difficulty in handling Project Management Software? Here’s Cloud to the rescue!

The latest known introduction of Cloud Computing that the millennials are aware of is from 2006 when Amazon introduces its Elastic Compute Cloud. Cloud computing today has changed the entire process of hosting and accessing applications in the businesses worldwide.

The introduction of cloud computing played a gigantic role in changing the business computing landscape. Being a Project Manager, one should be well aware of this evolution and be capable of recognizing the scope of Cloud Computing in the near future.

What does a Project Management Software do?

A Project management software is basically a software used by Managers in general for planning and scheduling of the Project and also for resource allocation. One additional feature which the software give is change management.

Cloud computing: How to make the move without losing control

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The shift to cloud computing, though real, is still at an early stage for many companies. Clive Longbottom, service director at analyst Quocirca, says any claim that the move to on-demand IT has reached a tipping point should be accompanied by a large pinch of salt. "Everyone is busy saying the cloud is already here, but our research suggests just 12 percent of businesses are cloud-first organisations," he says.

His firm recently polled 400 IT directors and strategists on behalf of enterprise cloud company Nutanix. While a third of businesses run workloads in the cloud, about a quarter of firms go as far as to suggest they will never move on-demand.
 

LayerStack Launches CloudNet for a Higher Elasticity of Resources Management

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LayerStack, a Hong Kong based IaaS provider, released CloudNet as the new product category. CloudNet is an IT resource pooling cloud infrastructure that enables customized resources allocation in terms of SSD storage, vCPU, RAM, IP address and image storage. It serves as a pool of compute resources for multiple VMs across multiple datacenters in Hong Kong and Singapore. It also addresses different virtual machine requirements under the same control panel for centralized management. Users can enjoy high controllability in developing a fully customized cloud infrastructure in terms of specifications.

"This resource pooling architecture supports multi-tenancy model with dedicated processing resources to facilitate different specification needs," said Matthew Wu, Product Engineering Manager of LayerStack. CloudNet starts at a reasonable price from US$75 per month with 8 vCPU, 16GB RAM, 400GB SSD storage, 4 IP addresses and 50GB image storage. On top of the default resources package, clients can also purchase additional resources separately according to specific needs.

Could Cloud Computing Lag Make Driverless Cars Unsafe?

Article Written by Avery Phillips

Any gamer that has given cloud gaming a shot knows that aliens, zombies, and orcs aren't the biggest enemy they will face - lag is. It can be frustrating to attempt to block an enemy attack only to get decimated by delayed response times. 

But what if this same lag could affect you in real life? What if your car was subject to these same delays? 

In terms of changing the nature of how we interact with the internet, driverless cars are the biggest innovation since the smartphone. And they will be available sooner than you might think. According to major manufacturers like Toyota, Volvo, and Tesla, we should expect them to hit the market before 2020. Is cloud computing, in its current form, able to handle the additional load of thousands upon thousands of new "devices"? Considering the distance that data has to travel to and from driverless cars, this is a real concern.