September 2015

Guest blog: Mark Cooper, Chief Commercial Officer, AMS-IX Responsible for the management and development of AMS-IX (Amsterdam Internet Exchange) marketing, sales, business development and customer service teams. Twitter: @mccoopernl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mcamsix As a stock trading firm you operate in a very volatile market. You have to immediately respond to what you see and make the right choice at the right time. You completely rely on accurate and real-time data. And...

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Guest blog: R. Brooks Borcherding, President of Cloud Advisory Services, NaviSite With over 25 years of experience in enterprise sales, marketing, product management and executive management focused on enterprise communications solutions, Mr. Borcherding’s distinguished career includes leadership positions at Avaya, Lucent and AT&T. He started his career as a senior consultant at Andersen Consulting. LinkedIn Profile Pinned to the wall of my office is a printout of the Technology...

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Dr Watson is a new addition to the north American medical profession. But unlike other graduates who have undergone years of training, Dr Watson did things differently. Because Dr Watson is a computer. Watson, IBM’s supercomputer, is a cognitive computing system. That means instead of being programmed to complete a function, Watson learns from experience – data – in order to improve its decision-making processes. Watson...

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Four clouds floating

What does the cloud mean to you? With so many definitions and interpretations, sometimes it’s difficult to know what's best. Here we examine the four main types of cloud, their advantages and disadvantages, and give our predictions for the future. 1) Private cloud The cloud is owned and controlled by your business. Infrastructure, resources, monitoring tools and automated services are allocated solely for your requirements. This level of...

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