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Transforming your Infrastructure for Digital


Mehdi BADAWI-EL-NAJJAR

This infographic summarizes 6 key issues that European organisations are concerned about while facing the digital transformation: motivations, challenges and barriers.

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Category: Cloud Computing

Two Thoughts on Choosing Between On-Premise and the Cloud


Hind Bouzidi (Outscale)

Companies who intend to procure and deploy IT infrastructure have to decide whether they want to outsource their deployment to the cloud or handle it in-house with on-premise hardware. A decade ago, that decision wasn’t available and...

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Three Cloud Computing Myths That Need to Be Busted


Hind Bouzidi

The cloud has come a long way, both in terms of technology and acceptance in the business world. It’s widely understood that the cloud offers game-changing advantages, and the majority of large companies have jumped on board with both...

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Category: Cloud Computing

The Cloud Isn't Always Cheaper, But It's Almost Always Better


Hind Bouzidi

Public cloud platforms have often been marketed as the cheaper option. In many cases the cloud is cheaper than the alternatives, but I think it was a mistake for the cloud industry to focus on price as the leading benefit. In an...

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Why are so Many Nonprofits and NGOs Using The Cloud?


Hind Bouzidi

Back in 2012, a survey showed that upwards of 90% of nonprofits were using the cloud in some capacity. The vast majority of those were using hosted SaaS applications and many had only the vaguest conception of what the cloud was.

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Hybrid Clouds Aren’t Always More Secure Than Public Clouds


Hind Bouzidi

A hybrid cloud combines two of the fundamental cloud modalities: private clouds and public clouds. Hybrid clouds are becoming increasingly popular among medium and large companies because of an intuitive understanding that hybrid...

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Does the Cloud Really Contribute to Business Agility?


Hind Bouzidi

If you read the articles on this blog, you’ll see “business agility” mentioned many times. That the cloud increases business agility is a claim underlying much of what is written on the web about the cloud. But what exactly is business...

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The Cloud as an Enabler of Multi-Device Continuity


Hind Bouzidi

A substantial proportion of the developed world lives a multi-device life. At a minimum, they make daily use of a desktop or laptop computer and a phone. Many also use tablets, and as wearables become more popular, we’ll see a rise in...

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Category: Cloud Computing / Iaas

Can Your Cloud Provider Answer These Security Questions?


Hind Bouzidi

The cloud is no more or less secure than any other infrastructure deployment method. An IaaS platform can be secure or it can be insecure; the devil is in the implementation details. But the cloud does differ from traditional in-house...

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