When the statistic for tech employment has been constant for the last 15 years, and suddenly the numbers change, it’s impossible not to take notice. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in the month of July 2013, 3,600 jobs were created in data processing, hosting and related services, and that’s the single best month of job growth in this category since June 1998.
Cloud computing is currently an established industrial standard, growing extremely fast, and it utilizes large-scale virtualized data centers to provide rapid and cost-effective computing services. To efficiently manage such large volume of resources, cloud computing heavily utilizes automation and dynamic resource management.
The Internet of Things (IoT) has been a buzz in the IT industry for some time, and the largest technology players are moving quickly to stake out the territory. In just the past month, Apple announced a new “smart home” platform, and Google made a similar announcement for Android and purchased Nest for $3.2 billion.
Currently, companies are failing at early breach detection, with more than 92 percent of breaches undetected by the breached organization. However, the situation can be improved through a better understanding of the threat, adding patterns of behavior and better analysis.
“What a small world!” – How many times did you hear or said this phrase? Well, I for sure say it often. The truth is the world isn’t small, but the way we communicate and do business at a global scale sure makes it look that way.
During the lazy summer months, it’s much easier for students to play video games, browse the internet, and play baseball than it is to stay engaged with academics. When returning to school, students often experience difficulty due to a loss of knowledge stemming from their vacation and absence of schooling. To combat this, keeping your brain active over the summer months is important and recommended for students of all ages.
While cloud technology can offer several benefits to businesses, it is not without its downsides and risks. One of the major issue is the cost involved in migrating workloads to the cloud. Of course, the cost factor is usually discussed in detail with prospective vendors before finally making a decision. But, there are several hidden costs and unexpected expenses which can appear during migration and operation in the cloud.
Service providers today offer a variety of cloud services, from Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) to Hosted VoIP (or UCaaS). However, the area that has been getting a lot of interest in the past few years is Desktop as a Service (DaaS). And I personally believe over time this will change. What is Desktop as a Service?
Last week was a great party for the entire Google developer family, including Google Cloud Platform. And within the Cloud Platform, Big Data processing services. Which is where my focus has been in the almost two years I’ve been at Google.
More and more businesses are considering adopting cloud computing, drawn by the huge savings and benefits the cloud can provide. However, a perceived lack of confidence in cloud-based technologies is seen as one of the biggest barriers to adoption.
This is why there are a number of key issues suppliers need to address for the cloud to become the commercial success we claim it to be, like: transparency, reliability, accountability and security of operations.