Category: Management

T-Systems sets an example and sends lawyers and notaries into the cloud [update]

June 12, 2013 |

Along with the Information Technology Working Group of the German Bar Association (davit) T-Systems offers all lawyers and notaries in Germany a secure document management in the cloud. The corresponding cooperation agreement was signed by the Deutsche Telekom subsidiary and the davit on the 64th German Lawyers Day in Dusseldorf. With the cloud solution the […]

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Breaking news: TeamDrive is “Cool Vendor in Privacy” 2013

[ 0 ] May 23, 2013 |

Good news from Germany. The cloud storage solution for enterprises TeamDrive has been named as a “Cool Vendor in Privacy” 2013 by Gartner. In particular, the growing use of tablets and smartphones lead to an increased demand for hybrid cloud services that are equally easy to use and have to provide the highest level of […]

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Google makes first serious steps into the enterprise

[ 0 ] February 22, 2013 |

In a post on the Google Enterprise Blog, Google has announced support plans for its cloud platform solutions App Engine, Compute Engine, Cloud Storage, Cloud SQL and BigQuery. Google says, they understand that Google Groups or StackOverflow does not always provide the right answers, and sometimes the support by phone is required. That’s right, Google! […]

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AWS OpsWorks: More PaaS functionality in Amazon’s cloud portfolio

[ 0 ] February 19, 2013 |

Correctly, we name the Amazon Web Services (AWS) as an infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS). AWS Elastic Beanstalk splits the stock, whether the service should be counted as a platform-as-a-service (PaaS). Anyway, AWS provides various PaaS functionality in its cloud portfolio for some time and extends it now with AWS OpsWorks (still in beta). What is AWS OpsWorks? […]

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Data lines: the backbone of the cloud

[ 0 ] February 11, 2013 |

During cloud talks there are always a lot of discussions about the providers, their availability, reliability and service level agreements (SLA). What is often not discussed is the main dependence number one: The backbone of the Internet carriers. The Submarine Cable Map 2013 nicely illustrates where which cables run worldwide, which are responsible for the […]

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Netflix releases more “Monkeys” as open source – Eucalyptus Cloud will be pleased

[ 0 ] February 7, 2013 |

As GigaOM reported, Netflix will publish more services similar to its Chaos Monkey and the Simian Army under the open source license on Github in the near future. The Chaos Monkey The Chaos Monkey is a service running on the Amazon Web Services which is looking for Auto Scaling Groups (ASG) and terminates instances (virtual […]

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Cloud Computing ROI: Costs not always say a lot

[ 0 ] January 22, 2013 |

How the return on investment (ROI) of cloud computing can be determined, I have described earlier in this article. In practice, however, it is usually not so easy to implement, and other values ​​should stay in the foreground. Return on Investment The purpose of the “return on investment” metric is to measure, per period, rates […]

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Amazon Web Services suffered a 20-hour outage over Christmas

[ 0 ] December 27, 2012 |

After a rather bumpy 2012 with some heavy outages the cloud infrastructure of the Amazon Web Services again experienced some problems over Christmas. During a 20 hour outage several big customers were affected, including Netflix and Heroku. This time the main problem was Amazons Elastic Load Balancer (ELB). We’re currently investigating issues relating to ELB […]

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Amazon improves EC2 with automatic failover and details their billing reports

[ 0 ] December 15, 2012 |

Amazon improves one of their biggest “weak points” and with that comes towards their customers. It’s about the failover for individual EC2 instances. Typically, a customer must take care themselves to ensure that a new EC2 instance boots up, when a running fails. Amazon has now optimized its infrastructure and introduces automatic failover for EC2 […]

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“Liquid Work”

[ 0 ] October 29, 2012 |

Luca Hammer, Gründer von diskutiert in diesem Vortrag das Thema “Liquid Work”. Genauer geht es darum, was sich hinter diesem Begriff verbirgt, wie man es einsetzen kann, welchen Einfluss es hat und wie sich Unternehmen in diesem neuen Bereich orientieren sollten.

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“Work 2.0: Give and Take”

[ 0 ] October 16, 2012 |

arago CEO Chris Boos talks about his view of Work 2.0 and how he is implemented this new kind of worklife in his own company.

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“The Shape of Disruption”

[ 0 ] October 11, 2012 |

During his key note at the CloudOps Summit 2012 in Frankfurt, Microsoft’s Tim O’Brien showed that disruptive technologies are often assumed to drive outright replacement of existing technologies, but disruptions don’t always take the same shape. The end state of the cloud disruption is on a path to become hybrid cloud. Tim discussed the dynamics […]

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APIs impact for Cloud Computing

[ 0 ] February 3, 2012 |

Guillaume Balas is Chief Marketing Officer at 3scale. In this interview he talks about APIs and their impact for Cloud Computing. CloudUser: What’s the special of a cloud api comparing a “normal” api? Guillaume Balas: APIs come in a variety of flavors: from language APIs which allow programmers to use high level functions and modules […]

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Please Stop CloudWashing!

[ 0 ] January 31, 2012 |

I am often asked how it’s possible to identify true cloud computing. In general the tenor is: “Hey, we’ve outsourced our data processing to a service provider in his data center. So we do cloud, right?” Hm, be careful! In the recent past cloud computing was abused by the marketing departments of some providers. This […]

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Cloud Computing and the Shadow IT

[ 0 ] January 8, 2012 |

Does cloud computing promote the shadow it? Yes, definitely! But, what exactly is this term “shadow it” we are talking about? In simple: The use of IT resources such as hardware and software by employees without the knowledge of IT departments. This is not a new problem, on the contrary. Most computer in companies are […]

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Integrating Social Media, SaaS and mobility solutions need an internal shift

[ 0 ] November 20, 2011 |

Integrating Social Media means to open the company and the philosophy of the company at first. The company must allow its employees to use Social Media. Next is to close the security hole when the staff is using Social Media. For example employees can communicate important business information over the web. It’s the same with […]

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The impact of Social Media for the customer service

[ 0 ] November 14, 2011 |

Companies are faced with new technologies like Twitter or Facebook where customers are able to ask something or to give an advice or just want a feedback in realtime and in public. Companies which have a Twitter and/or Facebook account must use it actively and do not just count followers or likes. If a customer […]

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