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5 Myths about Cloud Hosting

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As virtualized dedicated servers or “virtualization” gathers popularity in the U.S., Europe and Asia five re-occurring myths appear to dominate customer minds prospecting for a potential cloud hosting provider: #1: Cloud hosting is not secure Securing mission critical data and applications is no joke. It’s one thing to have your own I.T. team manage this…

The rise of the mobile cloud

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In many ways, the headline used above is misleading. Imagine if I replaced the words “mobile cloud” with “laptop cloud” or “Ipad cloud”? The implication is that the term cloud computing is somehow tied into the user device accessing cloud services whether it be Software-as-a-Service (Saas) or Platform-as-a-Service (Paas). However, nothing could be further from…

OpenEntry.com falls in love with the cloud

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In 2008, Daniel Salcedo was ready to throw in the towel on his online Catalog Generator nicknamed “CatGen”, considered one of the original poster child apps of the online e-commerce revolution along with more famous names such as eBay in the late 1990s. Eleven years earlier he sat down and wrote the functional specs for…

Dell extends cloud services with “Boomi” acquisition

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In the last 24 hours both Mashable and TechCrunch have reported that Dell has acquired Software-as-a-Service company Boomi whose flagship product, AtomSphere, is geared towards simplifying and smoothing out the transfer of data between cloud-based and on-premise applications. This comes hot-on-the-heels of Dell’s recent announcement that it had partnered with Microsoft to roll out the…

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