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In 2010, the suggestion that a company could move all of its employees to the cloud was often met with skepticism. People relied on desktop computers and Exchange servers because that was what they’d used in the workplace for the past two decades. And, the few companies that did embrace the cloud tended to see it as a more cost-effective way to do things they’d always done. But over time, they started to recognize the transformational benefits of working in the cloud.
Though already a trend we can currently observe, the pharmaceutical sector will see rewards in decisions being made more accurately and more effectively thanks to improvements in scalable cloud based information processing, applications and data storage. This new compute model is providing novel analytical capabilities, which utilize and harvest information presented as structured as well as unstructured data. Industry refers to such previously generally unavailable data as “Dark Data.”
The cloud may not have quite reached maturity yet, but it’s getting there. Plenty of businesses rely on the cloud for mission-critical applications, and cloud adoption is steady enough in the U.S. that offshore public cloud providers fear they’ll never catch up to Amazon, Google, Rackspace and other cloud providers in the U.S
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Massive disruption is occurring in information technology as businesses are building upon and around recent advances in analytics, cloud computing and storage, and an omni-channel experience across all connected devices. However, traditional paradigms in software development are not supporting the accelerating rate of change in mobile, web, and social experiences. This is where open source is fueling the most disruptive period in information technology since the move from the mainframe to client-server: Generation Open Source.
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Furrier opens the discussion by asking Treadway if the growing number of cloud acquisitions is a sign that the market is consolidating.
Treadway concludes the interview by pointing out that EMC‘s cloud expertise gives it an edge over traditional consultancies that are less familiar with modern architectures.
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It was Atwal‘s long-held belief that football needs better performance statistics that led him and a friend to set up Squawka in June 2012. It gives fans access to stats collected about every game in Europe’s top national leagues. The site collects every pass made by every player and whether it was successful or not, the number of tackles, corners, shots, goals and so on…
Squawka is just one of a new generation of companies that are exploiting advances in the way data is collected, stored and handled. It cannot afford the computing infrastructure to host and serve up its data on a global scale. Instead, it buys cheap storage, processing power and virtually unlimited bandwidth in the cloud. This lets it cope with traffic spikes on busy match days.
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