What do You Need to Know Before You Store Data in the Cloud? Does the Humanist Era Begins?

9 Things You Need to Know Before You Store Data in the Cloud

The amount of electronic information (e.g., documents, images, emails, videos) organizations produce is staggering. Storing all your digital data in your data center can be expensive. That’s why cloud storage — which often comes at a fraction of the cost of storing the information on-premises — has become increasingly popular. But before you think of storing in the cloud, you need to be sure to clearly identify your needs, says Chris Poelker, vice president, Enterprise Solutions, FalconStor Software, a provider of data protection, virtualization, backup, disaster recovery, and deduplication services. “Is high performance [and availability] important, or are you just looking to archive data?” Read more…

As IT’s Industrial Age Ends, the Humanist Era Begins

Just as the industrial age transformed manufacturing, IT has brought a level of efficiency and productivity to today’s businesses. But, even the industrial age had to yield to new ages and new business needs, IT must do the same. Listen to the technology market today. You’ll hear a whole new body of concepts being batted about. Systems of Record are giving way to Systems of Engagement. Read more…

Google Listens After You Say ‘OK Google’ to Your Desktop Chrom

If you don’t mind recordings of what you say to your PC being sent to Google, you can now let your desktop Chrome browser always listen for the command “OK Google”, which triggers a hands-free voice search. Google announced the arrival of the voice trigger in Chrome on Wednesday, bringing its standard voice-command for initiating a search on Android, Google Now, or actions on Glass to the desktop too. Previously, to activate a voice search in Chrome on the desktop, users would have to click on the microphone icon in the search box. Read more…

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