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The Pitfalls of Cloud-Washed VDI and How It Affects Your Bottom Line What is "Cloud-washing" anyway? Amitabh Sinha, CEO of Workspot: Today, everywhere you turn IT solutions are moving to the cloud. Or at least, that's what IT vendors would like you to believe. In many cases, what's really happening is that IT products are being rebranded and marketed as cloud solutions. In other words, they're being "cloud-washed." As TechTarget describes - "Cloud washing (also spelled cloudwashing) is the purposeful and sometimes deceptive attempt by a vendor to rebrand an old product or service by associating the buzzword "cloud" with it." While many of these solutions do have some cloud integration, their designs don't have the backend infrastructure or dedicated management teams to support a truly cloud-native solution. Instead, vendors are adapting their solutions and modifying... (more)

Facebook vs. Data Portability | @CloudExpo #Cloud #BigData #Storage

Facebook vs. Data Portability: Who Owns an Individual's Data? Supreme Court Asked to Decide From 2006 to 2011, Power Ventures operated a groundbreaking online communications, personal data management, and social networking aggregator hosted at the website www.power.com. Power offered registered users the capacity to access multiple online social networks (e.g., LinkedIn, Twitter), messaging services (e.g., Microsoft messenger-MSN), and email accounts (e.g., Google mail) through a single, integrated online interface consisting of a digital dashboard and browser. This online inte... (more)

How do you explain 30 years of success? – Lessons from Geese

Since its inception in 1978, SYSPRO has delivered world-class ERP solutions to over 14,000 companies in more than 60 countries worldwide. Another remarkable statistic: SYSPRO enjoys a 98% client retention rate. We asked Joey Benadretti, President and Joint Managing Director, SYSPRO USA, “What accounts for this remarkable success?” He said that a good part of this success can be attributed to the culture of teamwork and cooperation adopted by the company’s founders. He pointed us to the “Lessons from Geese,” circulated in an old SYSPRO sales manual, that lays down the fundamenta... (more)

PhoCusWright Conference Celebrates the Next Big Thing in Travel

Some of the hottest travel startups are being showcased at the 18th annual PhoCusWright Conference, in Hollywood, Florida, where C-level executives from around the world converge to discover the Next Big Thing in the Startup, Mobile, Social Media, Emerging, Established and International categories. The conference includes the Travel Innovation Summit with businesses competing for thousands of dollars in awards, the Young Leaders Summit spotlighting 35 rising stars under the age of 35, C-level keynotes and panelists from industry giants, and much more. PhoCusWright is the travel ... (more)

Complex Websites Are at Increased Risk for Security Breaches By @Xeniar | @CloudExpo #Cloud

Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions. Please tell us, what SiteLock is all about and what do you do? Neill Feather: Complete website security is essential for businesses, but can be an intimidating investment. SiteLock was started in 2008 to help businesses protect their online presence with reliable, high-quality and reasonably-priced security solutions. SiteLock's website security tools find, fix and prevent potential threats, helping companies protect their data and reputations, and ensure a consistent user experience. SiteLock also offers access to 24/7 support ... (more)