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29 Mar 2017 Cloud Computing Security [61934]
Datamation, March 29th 2017

"Cloud computing security is a critical topic because most businesses use the cloud in some shape, form, or fashion. There are lots of different ways that they use the cloud: cloud computing with SaaS, IaaS, or PaaS; cloud storage with content repositories and archival; DR spin-up; file sharing and gateways for the far-flung enterprise.

Yet with all this activity, there is still a 500-pound gorilla in the room: cloud computing security. Backers proclaim that security is one of the cloud's strongest features, while detractors say it's riddled with vulnerabilities.

Which is the truth of these claims about cloud security? In time-honored fashion of IT issues, it depends..."
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29 Mar 2017 Leading Cloud Computing Companies [61965]
Datamation, March 29th 2017

These leading cloud computing companies are pioneers in IaaS, SaaS, Paas, cloud-based data and other key emerging enterprise technologies

"Cloud computing companies are sprouting up faster than flowers in springtime. The surest sign of a new industry is a plethora of startups, and that is certainly the case in the cloud computing industry.

But after cloud computing's first decade, there are two distinctly different truths.

First, the inevitable consolidation has not taken place. Sure, big firms have snapped up small players, but many cloud startups are still in growth mode and not looking to be bought.

Second, the presence of old school tech giants in cloud computing. Established firms are often the last to embrace a technology, or at least very late to it. They are so enamored to their current business model that there is no room for embracing a new one - or they fear the new model because it could disrupt their current business..."
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27 Mar 2017 What Is Cloud Computing? [61983]
Datamation, March 27th 2017

Most technology experts list cloud computing as one of the most influential IT trends of the twenty-first century. Over the past two decades, cloud computing has revolutionized enterprise IT to the point where most organizations now take a "cloud-first" approach to their technology needs.

According to the MIT Technology Review, the phrase "cloud computing" was probably first used in the mid-1990s at a now-defunct company called NetCentric. Then in 1999, introduced the idea of accessing enterprise applications through a Web browser, a concept that grew into the software as a service (SaaS) model. In 2002, Amazon launched Amazon Web Services, and four years later it debuted its Elastic Cloud Compute (EC2) service, the first widely used infrastructure as a service (IaaS) offering.
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27 Mar 2017 Top Ten Articles for last few Issues [61651]
Vol 229 Issues 1, 2 and 3; Vol 228 Issues 1, 2, 3 and 4; Vol 227 Issue 4

We track how frequently each article is viewed on the web site to determine which the readers consider the most important. For last week, the top 10 articles were:

  • Darpa's Latest Idea Could Put Today's Turing-Era Computers At Risk
  • Has The Holy Grail Of Batteries Finally Arrived?
  • Everything You Wanted To Know About Google Data Centers
  • IoT Edge Computing Presents Next Big Challenge For Cloud
  • Towards A Lip-Reading Computer
  • Desktop Linux The Best It'S Ever Been-And Keeps Getting Better
  • 5 Habits Of Highly Successful CTOs
  • Augmented And Virtual Reality To See Aggressive Growth By 2021
  • Execs: Companies Too Slow To Adopt Emerging Tech
  • Raspberry Pi Becomes Third Best-Selling General Purpose Computer Of All Time

The longer version of this article has list of top ten articles for the last 8 weeks.
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26 Mar 2017 vBeers @ Palm Beach (North) [61845]
Wednesday, April 5th, 2017: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Twisted Trunk Brewing - Palm Beach Gardens

Come out and connect with other professionals in your industry! vBeers is a great event for networking socializing. It is meant to promote growth of the IT industry here in South Florida.

We meet in Palm Beach Gardens on the 1st Wednesday of each month.

Please register at The South Florida Technology Alliance (SFTA) events page.

vBeers - we're about:

IT - Operating Systems - Technology Startups - Open Source - New Technology - IT Professionals - Cloud Computing - Information Technology - Virtualization - Technology Professionals - Information Technology in Business - SaaS (Software as a Service) - vBeers - Linux - Unix - Web Technology - Security - Machine Learning - Containers - Networking - Referrals - Beer

SFTA, John McLaughlin
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