Tag: cloud

Microsoft (Loves|Likes) Open Source
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Microsoft (Loves|Likes) Open Source

Microsoft over the years have been using Open Source tools and technology in driving their business and for that, I wish to highlight the shift in their business model and how they are adopting as a company - primarily due to the disruption of Open Source software. As the popular saying goes: if you can't beat them; join them. Dominant players in the IT space are experiencing major disruption to their business model. Microsoft is no exception, as they have seen their customers gravitates to more reliable, portable and efficient open source alternative. Before we highlight their pivotal moments, let me say that I was right. I hereby claim victory over those never-ending college debates we often had at UTECH SCIT gazebo. A group of us were engaged in a multi-year debate on which pl...
Fujitsu and Oracle partner for Cloud Services for local Apps and B2B software
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Fujitsu and Oracle partner for Cloud Services for local Apps and B2B software

“Under the agreement, Fujitsu will deliver Oracle Cloud @ Customer to public and private sector companies from it's data centre in Trinidad, enabling enterprises to accelerate cloud transformation and leverage multi-cloud solutions” Fujitsu Caribbean Limited commenting last week on their partnership with Oracle Fujitsu Caribbean Limited last week announced an expansion of its cloud offerings under a strengthened collaboration with Oracle Corporation. Fujitsu, in a news release reporting on the launch in event in Trinidad, stated that the joint effort will enable the rapid build out of multiple cloud environments and high-quality multi-cloud operations. It will also allow Fujitsu to directly provide Oracle Cloud Services to customers in a quote, “strategic alliance provides rob...
Caribbean’s Logic to Radically Transform Marketing and Customer Support Efficiency and Effectiveness with Calix Cloud
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Caribbean’s Logic to Radically Transform Marketing and Customer Support Efficiency and Effectiveness with Calix Cloud

Subscriber experience focused service provider turns to Calix Marketing Cloud and Calix Support Cloud to delight its subscribers and streamline internal operations PUNTA CANA, DR – July 17, 2017 – Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX), the world leader in Subscriber Driven Intelligent Access, today announced that Logic, one of the Caribbean’s premier service providers, has selected Calix Marketing Cloud (CMC) and Calix Support Cloud (CSC) to enhance existing GigaCenter deployments and deliver an unmatched subscriber experience in the Cayman Islands. Logic is using behavioral analytics and business intelligence insights provided by these two Calix Cloud services to optimize every subscriber interaction. CMC allows Logic to target the right subscribers with the right service to match their needs, whil...
Wiredrive Cloud Video Management System for the start-up Business
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Wiredrive Cloud Video Management System for the start-up Business

  Need a cloud-based video management that is right for you? Wiredrive’s media management tool for Businesses and Start-ups hosts your video and other content on a private cloud in a Tier 3 Data Management Center. This ensures that your videos remain safe allowing your team to focus on collaboration, improving workflow. So what exactly is Wiredrive’s media management too? Wiredrive's Cloud Benefits – Easier Collaboration and more focus on being Creative A media company that works with video will eventually end up being pre-occupied with IT priorities. Media companies often collaborate on many different types of projects. From graphic design to video production, it’s important that they have options to store all of their media assets in the same cloud. Trying to o...
Columbus Communications expects BYOD  boost for Cloud Computing
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Columbus Communications expects BYOD boost for Cloud Computing

“I expect that this will be normal for Jamaican businesses and other sectors such as education in the next five years” Director of Government and Strategic Accounts Jenson Sylveste at Columbus Communications Jamaica Limited speaking on the trend toward Cloud Computing Yes, folks, the byline on this article is spot on. Columbus Communications, the parent company of FLOW Jamaica, is expecting an 18% boost in Cloud Computing in Latin America and the Caribbean thanks to the trend towards BYOD (Bring Your Own Device). FLOW has an impressive bank of Servers on a 30,000 Sq ft Server Farm in Curacao to provide Cloud Computing and IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) based Cloud Computing Products as noted in Digicel’s Cloud Backup Services – A deep Analysis. So they really are in a position...
Google Drive, the Dropbox clone, now ups the ante to 15GB of Free Storage during Google I/O
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Google Drive, the Dropbox clone, now ups the ante to 15GB of Free Storage during Google I/O

Remember Google Drive? If you have a Gmail account (I do!) you’d notice every time you login there’s an option at the top of your page to select Google Drive. Now they’ve decided during Google I/O that started on Wednesday May 15th 2013, their pow-wow of all that’s great about Google to upps the ante on Dropbox and increased the Free Storage from 5GB to 15GB. Google Drive is Google’s clone of Dropbox that launched on Tuesday April 24th 2012 as reported by Kelroy in Google Drive launches – Another major player joins the Cloud Storage Wars.  Now why they are doing this (you can take your jaw and tongue off the ground please, it’s not becoming of you dear reader!) remains a bit of a mystery. Maybe they have extra storage space after they’d killed off a bunch of old services and decided to g...
Google Keep – New Cloud based Note-taking App
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Google Keep – New Cloud based Note-taking App

Cloud based services have been a hit in recent years. Leaders such as Dropbox and Evernote have pioneered the ability to save, edit, store, collaborate and share information over a wide variety of platforms and devices. As a University student and techy such services are vital to my day to day tasks as I am able to start a project on my desktop, add to the same project while on the go via my cellphone and then share that same project on my laptop with my classmates or lecturer without ever worrying about saving, transferring or corruption of data. In steps Google and their new service called Google Keep a new cloud based note-taking app in the same vein as Evernote: Every day we all see, hear or think of things we need to remember. Usually we grab a pad of sticky-notes, scribble a ...
Google releases revamped Chromebooks and ChromeBox empowering Mobile Computing in the Clouds
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Google releases revamped Chromebooks and ChromeBox empowering Mobile Computing in the Clouds

Google has released revamped versions of its Chromebooks that were first reported on Geezam by Kelroy in Chrome OS and Chromebook – Simplicity, Security and Speed. The more recent updates announced now include better hardware for the 17.1” Chromebook priced at US$449.00. There is also (new-ness alert!!) an alternative PC version, called the ChromeBox, rolling in at US$329.00, somewhat reminiscent of the Apple Mac Mini that is BYOMKD (Bring you Own Mouse, Keyboard and Display). Multi-window support (Linux Distros had that a long time ago!) Scaling of screen sizes for easy connection to external Screens e.g. a 27" Apple iMac An app launcher Option to pin favorite/most used apps to the launch bar. Customizable Backgrounds Ability to view Microsoft Office documents both onl...