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SYS-CON Events announced today that Dasher Technologies will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Dasher Technologies, Inc. ® is a premier IT solution provider that ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Calligo, an innovative cloud service provider offering mid-sized companies the highest levels of data privacy and security, has been named "Bronze Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo ®, which will take place on Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2017, a...
One reason a lot of entrepreneurs flock to cloud-based services for their business is the cost. Native applications require licenses that are either too expensive or require elaborate set-up across all devices. In a recent article on the Entrepreneur, Bask Iyer, the CIO and Senior Vic...
It is critical to let the usage of cloud collaboration grow over time instead of migration in a swoop. This will give your employees sufficient time to evolve while ensuring your company is on the right path forward. A recent study published by Markets and Markets predicts the collabo...
Trends indicate that enterprise solutions, particularly enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer relationship management (CRM) software are still largely hosted on-premises. A 2014 study by Gartner found that only 2% of respondents ran their core ERP systems on the cloud. More e...
Employees are using mobile devices both for personal and for business purposes. In order to keep the two domains separate and protect business data, companies are using containerization or sandboxing to control devices. As more companies adopt BYOD (bring your own device) policies, con...
Hosting a website shouldn't be a tedious task. With so many web hosting vendors to choose from, it can be hard to know where to start. Before you begin shopping, it is imperative that you create a list of traits that each web host must possess before making your short-list. As many wit...
With the advent of cloud computing, Microsoft SharePoint had graduated to the cloud, but take-up was slow - according to research firm IDC, only around 4% of offices at the time were using virtual applications to manage productivity. So should your business tick with managing its Sh...
Hybrid cloud has taken over from public and private cloud to become the fastest growing cloud solution among enterprises. This was one of the critical findings in a new survey report released by Wakefield Research that conducted the study on behalf of Avanade Inc. The study, released d...
November is here. The leaves are falling, the sun is setting at a ridiculously early hour and this week a time honored American tradition will take place. And no, silly, I'm not talking about Thanksgiving. I'm talking about Black Friday. Black Friday is the Friday after Thanksgiving...
With the advent of services like QuickBooks and Wave, more and more accountants find it easier to log into such services over traditional accounting platforms. According to a report on Statista, the cloud accounting industry has grown to a 1.7 billion dollar industry in 2014. By 2016, ...
The focus of a BI professional in an organization is to help get the right information to the right decision makers at the right time. In modern times, Big Data analytics has been one of the primary sources of business intelligence acquisition. Tools like Hadoop have revolutionized the...
One would think that small businesses have things easy because fewer employees means a smaller and easier team to manage. In fact, there are a lot of challenges that are unique to small businesses, and one of the big ones if "growing pains." It's difficult for a business owner to lo...
With the cloud in its sights as a fast-track strategy for growth, SHI International Corp. has partnered with Zetta.net to round out its expanding portfolio with an enterprise-grade cloud backup and disaster recovery (DR) solution. SHI, which has transformed over the years from a $1 mi...
Oracle has sounded extremely optimistic about their future; one that is going to be dominated by the cloud. The company has reported cloud revenue growth of anywhere between 35% and 50% over the past few quarterly financial reports. Safra Catz, the Chief Financial Officer at Oracle is ...
Reserved Instances offer AWS users an opportunity to reduce their bills by over 50%. So, here is a 6 step process to help purchase Reserved Instances. Step #1: Size your instances. Check your utilization metrics so that you are correctly provisioned. Remember, AWS is elastic - so do n...
Cloud computing is all the rage in the IT industry now and one of the major reasons for this is its cost advantage. However, security is a real concern with the cloud and so before you begin evaluating your alternatives on the basis of cost or other parameters, you should benchmark the...
Most users moved to the cloud to save money -- and they are saving relative to building and operating a data center. However, the story does not end there. Detailed user analysis shows that public cloud users are still leaving a lot of savings on the table - on average 40%. Here is 'wh...
A key advantage of AWS and the cloud is that it is dynamic and can be scaled according to need. That advantage, however, can cause security nightmares. With that in mind, here are five easy tips to ensure that you keep up your end of the bargain. Use ‘least privileging' when permissi...
Many cloud users moved to the public cloud for cost reasons, but stay for the availability benefits. AWS (and other public clouds) offers users tremendous advantages in terms of elasticity - need another 100 servers? We can spin those up instantly. Unexpected CDN demand? No problem. ...
As the Formula 1 Grand Prix season opened this weekend in Australia, Vodafone announced that it would be ending its sponsorship of the McLaren racing team at the end of the year, leaving McLaren with an annual $75 million hole in its budget for 2014 and onwards. But not for long, it se...
Some estimates suggest that by 2015 the digital universe will grow to 8 zettabytes of data (1 Zettabyte = 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 bytes). Much has been written in recent years about “Big Data” and the implications for Information management and data analytics.
In the competitive world of cloud-based computing infrastructure, Amazon remains top dog. It’s highly visible, its footprint is almost global, it incrementally adds features or cuts prices to keep competitors on their toes, and it generally manages to meet most people’s nee...
As the organizations involved in traditional sales of shrink-wrapped software enter the Cloud business, they face a challenge dealing with the new paradigm. While the best practices of selling do not change much, they need to get comfortable pitching, positioning and selling the new ‘a...
Local File Server for team collaboration is a very familiar use case. Typically a local IT administrator set up a file server in a Local Area Network(LAN) environment, such as in a branch office. The whole office then use network shares to share files. For example, below is a picture ...
As a continued discussion from previous blog – Migrate your file server to the cloud, this article discuss how to migrate active directory users to the cloud as well. When you have an existing file server that you are migrating to cloud storage, in a hybrid access mode, you would like...
When it comes to team collaboration, most people will say SharePoint. However SharePoint was based on local area network. Some will say Box, but it doesn’t have open backend to plugin your own storage account. So if you have a SoftLayer Object Storage account and you need a team collab...
Gladinet Cloud was designed from scratch for team account, with many team users. As such, more and more team-oriented features are moving into the Gladinet Cloud as teams grow bigger and bigger within Gladinet Cloud. In the past, there are two types of users, the administrator and the...
Access cloud storage from a local file server is different from accessing it from a desktop machine. First the software on the file server needs to run as a background Windows server, while the software on the desktop can be a desktop application running inside user’s logon session. ...
This is the second part of the SoftLayer series of articles, documenting features from Gladinet products and services that allow you, as an end user to more easily use SoftLayer Object Storage, without the need to do any programming. Before we get into the more advanced Team Edition t...
SoftLayer Object Storage was introduced earlier this year. Since it is based on OpenStack Swift Object Storage, Gladinet has a suite of solutions ready to use, ranging from a desktop client to web browser based file explorer to mobile clients. From a functionality perspective, there ar...
The BASIC layer, on one hand, refers to the basic end user needs when it comes to cloud storage. The BASIC layer, on the other hand, refers to the sum of Backup, Access, Sync/Share, Identity and Controlled Collaboration. End user won’t use OpenStack Swift storage directly because the...
When it comes to cloud storage use case, everyone agrees that it needs to have web browser based access and mobile access, plus Desktop clients so the data can flow from desktop to web browser and to mobile devices. Google Drive seems to have everything, it has a web browser based acc...
If you have an HP Cloud account, you may be familiar with the following screen, which is the HP web based storage browser for HP Cloud Object Storage. You can upload, download and browse the files and folders in your HP Cloud Object Storage. Besides the HP Cloud Storage Web Browser acc...
Gladinet has been working on the Mac client project since the iPhone/iPad client release. It is a natural development extension to the iPhone/iPad project since they both require a Mac to develop and share a lot of the same Apple design patterns. It also shares a lot with the Gladinet...
Gladinet has been supporting OpenStack since there was OpenStack. You can connect to an OpenStack swift (Object Storage) instance from Gladinet Cloud Desktop, Gladinet Cloud Server and also Gladinet Cloud Team Edition. OpenStack KeyStone is an identity service (or user login service...
With HP Cloud Storage, you can access it from web browser or from Application Programming Interface (API). With Gladinet, it is much easier to access HP Cloud Storage from all major web browser with Windows Explorer like interface. It is also easy to share and collaborate with colleagu...
Google offers several storage services. There is Google Drive, which is replacing the Google Docs. There is also Google Cloud Storage, which provide raw REST based cloud storage service. Some customer use cases may be best served by Google Drive and there are others that may be more...
Today HP moved its cloud services to public beta. Gladinet has been working closely with HP Cloud Service since private beta to provide product integration support. Gladinet is also announcing today the support of HP Cloud Storage service with the full Gladinet Suite of products. In t...
This is a YouTube HD video about plugin your own EMC Atmos 2.0 account to Gladinet Cloud Team Edition.