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Mintigo Just Put Artificial Intelligence in the Cloud

By | Mar 27, 2017 at 5:50 pm

With giant strides in cloud computing and artificial intelligence, it’s natural that the two technologies could combine to complement each other.  Is it possible to receive predictive insights and purchasing intent intelligence in real time from the cloud? The latest partnerships announced between predictive…

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3 Tactics for a Successful Cloud Transition

By | Dec 23, 2016 at 2:30 pm

Businesses of every size have cloud computing at the forefront of their minds. If you’re like a lot of small business owners, however, you might not know whether it’s right for you — you’re intrigued by the cloud but perhaps a little suspicious of…

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Do Private Clouds Need Automation?

By | Oct 15, 2016 at 2:30 pm

Businesses of all sizes frequently implement a private cloud in order to achieve greater business agility, increase efficiency, and gain a competitive advantage. In a traditional IT environment, the software and supporting hardware are generally researched, funded, and implemented over the course of a…

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Stop Floating in a Public Cloud: Build a Private One

By | Jun 21, 2016 at 6:06 pm

Dropbox’s decision to migrate most of its customer data storage from Amazon Web Services to a homegrown, in-house solution has shined some high-profile light on the benefits of “privatizing” your cloud storage. Code-named “Magic Pocket,” Dropbox’s initiative moved 90 percent of its users’ data…

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8 Tips for Picking the Right Cloud Storage Provider

By | May 25, 2016 at 10:08 pm

More and more businesses are trying to save space by using cloud storage space instead of the old-fashioned bulky and big file cabinets that they previously used. There are many reasons why they prefer to access files from the cloud including the security of…

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Implications of Netflix’s Completed Cloud Migration

By | May 25, 2016 at 6:00 pm

This past January, the media content delivery service Netflix announced that they had completed migrating their entire video streaming service to Amazon Web Services’s cloud. Completion of Netflix’s seven-year-long, massive data migration had been previously scheduled for completion in the summer of 2015, but…

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What to Look for When Selecting a Cloud Storage Service

By | May 16, 2016 at 11:45 am

Cloud storage is very useful for businesses, especially when looking at small- to medium-sized companies. When this technology first appeared, we only had virtual storage folders that were used to create backups. Now, however, the spectrum is much different. Currently, it’s not strange for…

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Backblaze Announces Upgrade to Its B2 Service

By | Apr 7, 2016 at 11:04 am

After recently announcing that the process of data recovery could be made easier, through disk loans to customers, cloud and storage company Backblaze has announced an important upgrade to their B2 Cloud Storage service, launched last September. The B2 cloud storage is an IaaS…

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Low-Cost Cloud Storage from Backblaze Comes Out of Beta

By | Jan 11, 2016 at 3:00 pm

Backblaze, a company known for its small to medium business-and enterprise-level backup solutions, recently announced they would be getting into the cloud storage market. After a short, closed-beta period, Backblaze is now releasing the project to the public. The service, called B2, is trying…

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7 Reasons Why Startups Should Migrate to the Cloud

By | Nov 30, 2015 at 12:30 pm

Cloud computing provides many competitive advantages to today’s’ startups. It provides the distributive IT software and hardware, which saves the costs of the business’s IT infrastructure. This feature is particularly beneficial for startups as they adopt emerging software easily without making numerous purchases. Business…

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What Amazon Can Teach Us About Using Cloud Computing Effectively

By | Nov 5, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Amazon currently reigns as the undisputed cloud computing champion. With Amazon Web Services (AWS), the tech giant has a large share of the cloud market, one that dwarfs their closest competitors combined. AWS has turned into a juggernaut with more than a million active…

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The Ethics of Big Data

By | Oct 3, 2015 at 12:00 pm

Big data generally refers to information that is either unstructured or multi-structured. Unstructured is information that is not easily interpreted or organized and it has to be micro-analyzed in order to turn that data into value for businesses and government. It can refer to…

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Backblaze Launches New Product to Fight Amazon S3

By | Sep 30, 2015 at 8:00 am

Backblaze is a very popular company, especially in the online backup niche. That is (or was, until now) the company’s main field of operation, providing a great service designed for end-users, with unlimited storage space and supporting unlimited file sizes. However, recently the company…

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Do the Math: Can Your Business Benefit From a Cloud Database?

By | Aug 29, 2015 at 10:00 am

Five years ago, I spoke often about the drawbacks and challenges of cloud databases. Back then, the price-to-performance ratio was poor relative to the physical hardware in most companies’ server closets, and the weaknesses of the cloud made application architectures inefficient. Yet, because of…