For all the noise about cloud computing, many companies that sell cloud-based products and services still struggle to answer fundamental questions about how they will make money. To gain a foothold, providers have launched offers that appeal to the earliest adopters. Profitable growth has taken a backseat to being first to market.
High cost, ineffective backups and lengthy restore processes are the three most cited primary concerns surrounding the deployment of data protection solutions in virtual server environments, according to Commvault's annual end user virtualisation survey.
Data centre energy consumption is an operational expense that can eventually surpass the original cost of the equipment itself. The increasingly higher cost of energy is being accompanied by the sustained growth in applications and the need for data. Accommodating such growth in ICT and data, while reducing an overall power profile, is fast becoming a primary concern for enterprises globally. Here, seven solutions are offered to help limit data centre energy consumption.
More than half the respondents of a new survey indicated they access mobile sites and applications daily, with the frequency being higher amongst males - of whom 50% have downloaded at least 10 applications.
The mobile app market is expected to exceed $66bn in four years, more than double the $31bn total of 2011, according to a report by Juniper Research. As mobile applications begin to permeate Middle East daily life, in terms of both social and business use, experts say it will be consumer demand that drives the market.
Businesses in the Middle East are making gains in digital strategy and brand interaction based on enthusiasm, healthy investment and a sluggish European economy, according to experts, though the region has its own challenges in terms of client education.
Following the launch of Apple's new iPad this month, technology enthusiasts have already turned their attention to the new iPhone, and there are plenty of rumours about the new device already being circulated.
The increased use of personal devices and social networking at work have provided more avenues for cyber attacks and data theft, but even the best new web security technologies require comprehensive, tailored user policies, according to Blue Coat Product Marketing Director Dave Ewart.
Apple has confirmed that it will be holding an event at 10pm UAE time on March 7 where it is widely expected to launch the third-generation iPad. The iPad 3 is expected to be faster and sharper than previous models, and consumers are expected to gobble up the device in record numbers.