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The Industrial Internet of Things

The Industrial Internet of Things has been touted as a means of improving operational efficiency. These days, companies can also benefit by leveraging it as a tool for discovering unexpected avenues for growth. This article takes a closer look at what this actually means. What is the Industrial Internet of Things? The Industrial Internet of […]


New ISO Cloud Standards

A new International Organization for Standardization/International Electrotechnical Commission (ISO/IEC) standard released in mid-October defines emerging cloud computing concepts, including the public and private cloud. In the new release, cloud computing was described as “an evolving paradigm.” It also identified and described key characteristics of cloud computing. A separate standard has also been developed for cloud […]


Why is Europe lagging behind the US in cloud adoption?

As we introduced in an earlier article, trends indicate that European businesses are lagging behind US companies in terms of cloud service adoption. This is somewhat counterintuitive, given that Europe – in particular, Western Europe, represents a high cost and high price market, where the adoption of new technologies presents a competitive advantage. Moving to […]


European Enterprises Unprepared for the Cloud

According to a recent survey by the International Data Corporation (IDC), less than half of European enterprises are actually cloud-ready. The survey found that many IT departments in Europe still need to make significant improvements before they can fully embrace cloud architectures and transform themselves into effective cloud service providers. A closer look… The IDC’s […]


Google Gives Startups A Little Help

In mid-September, Google announced that it would provide startups a bit of extra help through its program called Cloud Platform for Startups. The tech giant said it would be giving away $100,000 in cloud computing credits to “early stage” startups, that is, new companies less than five years old, and that generate less than $500,000 […]