10 reasons to take a Chromebook on the road

If you’re trying to decide which device to buy for your next trip because your current laptop is too old, too slow, too heavy and just plain too embarrassing; or, conversely, too new and...

Big Data jumps to the cloud

Big Data jumps to the cloud

Big Data-as-a-Service offers quick, inexpensive, targeted analytics Kevin Walker’s sales team was buried under information. Internal records, news reports, third-party data sources. Take a simple question like “Which customer should I call first?” The...

Cloudy Outlook

Cloudy Does the cloud help or hinder credit card payment security and compliance? Depending on whom you ask, processing credit card payments in the cloud is either a great leap forward for security and compliance, or a big step...

Cloud Computing Buyers Lack Key Skills

Cloud Computing Buyers Lack Key Skills

Organizations lack critical cloud computing skills such as assessing the risks associated with cloud computing and managing cloud initiatives, according to a new KPMG report. Organizations lack critical cloud computing skills such as assessing...

Open Cloud Initiative President Outlines Mission

Open Cloud Initiative President Outlines Mission

Group will advocate for openness in cloud computing but isn’t looking to set standards The Open Cloud Initiative, a non-profit organization established to advocate for open standards in cloud computing, officially launched last week...

Google’s Two-Factor Authentication More Widely Available

Google’s Two-Factor Authentication More Widely Available

Google’s two-factor authentication system is now available in 150 countries and 40 languages, the company recently said. The service — which was previously available only in English — allows individual users to opt for...

How to Survive a Cloud Outage

How to Survive a Cloud Outage

Amazon’s infamous cloud outage in April brought down a number of popular Web sites, including foursquare and Reddit – but many of Amazon’s enterprise cloud customers were able to weather the storm without experiencing...

Fail-Safe for Clouds

Companies with backup systems in place kept their businesses running when a major outage at Amazon shut down websites.

Cloud Services Sustain Virtual Companies

Cloud Services Sustain Virtual Companies

More and more companies are going virtual, which allows employees to telecommute, work from the road, and be based anywhere on the planet. This approach saves money in office costs, improves productivity and morale, and allows the company to benefit from accessing talent in low-cost countries.