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4 simple steps to avoid shadow IT problems

Cloud computing isn’t exactly rocket science, and, as NASA recently found out, that’s exactly the problem. According to an audit report that came out in the end of July, several computer systems within the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) were operating in the public cloud without the agency’s CIO knowing about or authorizing it.…

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Oracle 12c Positioned for Big Business

Earlier this summer, Oracle announced the general availability of its Database 12c edition, dubbing it “ the first database designed for the cloud.” The fact that it’s delivered as a service and features multi-tenant architecture and geographic distribution is attractive to SaaS providers. On the other hand, the Oracle 12c Enterprise Edition is priced at…

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Top 5 Benefits of Cloud-Based BI vs. Regular BI

Traditional business intelligence (BI) converts raw data gleaned from data warehousing, online analytical processing (OLAP), and other sources into information that furthers an organization’s strategic goals. Cloud-based business intelligence offers up the same type of valuable information as regular business intelligence (BI), but makes it accessible from any online device via a URL and login…

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The difference between Google Apps Vault and cloud backup…

…and why understanding the difference is crucial to your business   A January 2013 report by the Aberdeen Group showed that, of the companies using SaaS services, 32% have reported losing data. So, it’s no wonder that companies are concerned about data safety—especially when it comes to cloud computing. Recently, there has been confusion over the role…

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Public, Private, or Hybrid Cloud? Weighing the Pros and Cons

Earlier this year, Amazon Web Services (AWS) caused a stir when they landed a $600 million contract to construct a private cloud for the CIA. Amazon’s contract coup caused many to wonder what this said about the public/private/hybrid dynamic, when a company that’s known for being the largest public cloud provider – not to mention…

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