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Amazon, Google on collision course in 2013

January 11, 2013

When Amazon.com chief executive Jeff Bezos got word of a project at Google to scan and digitise product catalogs a decade ago, the seeds of a burgeoning rivalry were planted. The news was a wake-up call to Bezos, an early investor in Google. He saw it as a warning that the web search engine could […]

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2013: The Shape of Cloud Computing to Come

January 11, 2013

Among my predictions for how the cloud landscape will shift in 2013: Cost management will take center-stage in the cloud. Many businesses are discovering the hard way that cloud services acquired on demand can quickly become surprisingly expensive. A new set of cloud cost management tools will help businesses estimate potential costs and monitor real […]

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Beware of Fake Cloud Computing

January 11, 2013

You’d think that by now, since we started talking about the term cloud computing back in 2008, we’d all know what its characteristics are and how it’s consumed and delivered. This, however, does not seem to be the case, even though there are some great recaps out there.

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Cloud computing predictions for 2013

January 11, 2013

This is the year when big data makes its way into enterprise conversations. Gartner predicts that big data will drive US$232m in IT spending through 2016. Companies will begin looking for ways to leverage big data solutions to create business value and a competitive advantage.

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How Cloud Computing will Take Shape 2013

January 11, 2013

There is no question about it; cloud computing is going to grow even larger than it already it is in 2013. Traditionalist accounting firms will find it increasingly difficult to ignore organization’s prevailing use of cloud storage internally and with their clients.

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2013 Outlook For Cloud Computing

January 11, 2013

Cloud continues to capture the industry’s imagination and investment due to its transformative impact on the delivery and consumption of technology. Momentum is expected to continue in 2013 as more businesses — large and small — buy into the as-a-service model. This will ease channel sales next year.

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Biggest Issues Facing Small Business In 2013 –Cloud Computing

January 11, 2013

All week we’ve made you aware of issues facing small business in 2013. We’ve discussed Obamacare, small business lending, eCommerce solutions and CyberSecurity. Today we talk Cloud Computing.

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2013 Prediction: Cloud Computing Will Disrupt Healthcare

January 11, 2013

As we come to a close on 2012, everyone’s making their predictions for next year. This year I have had the opportunity to write about Cloud computing and its impact on so many areas. But where do I think it will have the biggest impact in 2013? Only in an industry that is expected to […]

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2013: The Year Cloud Just Was

January 11, 2013

As we begin 2013, its interesting to take a look back at 2012, the year in which, in so many ways, cloud computing broke. In 2012, we saw the expansion of cloud-based technologies for both businesses and consumers, the expansion of Amazon Web Services as the dominant public cloud provider, the entrance of other giants […]

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2013 IT Spending Trends: Cloud Computing, Mobile and Big Data Projects

January 11, 2013

As 2012 comes to a close, we look with optimism to 2013 as Gartner predicts that worldwide IT spending will surpass $3.7 trillion dollars next year. According to Peter Sondergaard, senior VP at Gartner, we will see a new trend of spending outside of IT departments.

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