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How cloud computing helps reduce the costs for media producers

Cloud computing and media producers


15 October 2013 – I have been in Israel for almost two weeks due to a fortuitous concatenation: an IBM Research event on Watson, the DLD Tel Aviv conference, and BrainTech Israel 2013.  As the Israeli press was reporting, Tel Aviv was a “city on steroids”.  I will write more on each of these events next week but a major highlight was to hear … and later meet … Yossi Matias, the managing director of Google’s R&D Center in Israel and Senior Director of Google’s Search organization. Clearly one of the smartest guys around.  Maybe on the entire planet.

Most of my work these days is centered in the TMT space … technology, media and telecom. Through the work of my TMT companies, Project Counsel Media (operating out of Frascati, Italy and Barcelona, Spain) and EAM Capital (based in Paris, France) we have been able to hit the TMT space from multiple angles as it undergoes a rapid and continuous development and evolution driven by changes in technology, liberalization of markets and adjustments in the way consumers connect.… Read more

Mobilité et Cloud : Atos et Samsung s’entendent sur la consumérisation de l’IT


Samsung et Atos


Samsung affiche un peu plus ses ambitions à l’égard des entreprises et mise sur la consumérisation de l’IT et un partenariat stratégique avec Atos pour s’ouvrir les portes du marché entreprise avec des applications autour de la mobilité, du Cloud et du Big Data.


10 Juin 2013 – La SSII Atos et le constructeur coréen Samsung forment désormais un partenariat stratégique. Officialisé par le PDG d’Atos, Thierry Breton, ce rapprochement se traduira par le développement d’offres s’appuyant sur les technologies de Samsung.

Ces développements porteront en particulier sur « les domaines de la signalétique numérique dans les espaces de vente, des véhicules connectés, de la gestion des postes de travail et des solutions en Cloud computing pour l’utilisateur final en mobilité » précise le prestataire français dans un communiqué, finalement assez vague.

Les technos “grand public” pénètrent l’entreprise

Samsung et Atos semblent ainsi partager une même vision sur la question de la consumérisation de l’IT et s’accorder sur l’influence des technologies grand-public sur les applications et systèmes d’information des entreprises.

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Cloud computing makes 16GB smartphones the ideal size

Cloud computing and smartphone size


6 March 2013 –  According to analysts, your average low-end smartphone now has more than enough storage for most user.  A study from IHS found that on average, customers who purchased a smartphone in 2012 only needed about 12.8GB of storage to meet their needs. The report suggests that users are now making such heavy use of cloud-based services that local storage has become something of an afterthought.

Analysts believe that as cloud storage and backup services are becoming more popular, users are seeing less of a need to keep large data archives on their devices. So while the average amount of handset storage increased three-fold between 2011 and 2012, between 2012 and 2013 the average sharnk from 13.2GB per device to 12.8GB.

Handsets are not the only mobile devices to have hit reign in storage. Researchers found that tablet manufacturers experienced an even bigger dip in storage demand. Over the course of the year, IHS teardown reports found that on average tablet vendors used 25 percent less storage as average capacity fell from 32.1GB to 24GB.

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The Future of Higher Education and Cloud Computing

2 February 2013 – Although colleges and universities have been using “cloud-based” applications for years (e.g. email), the cloud computing trend is quickly evolving into a premium model for data storage and exchange. According to technology research company Gartner, more than 50 percent of Global 1000 companies are predicted to store confidential data in the public cloud by the end of 2016. The cloud is proving itself as being a techtrend that’s here to stay.

Higher educational institutions recognize that adopting the latest technologies and solutions is essential to staying competitive and retaining students. Cloud computing can actually help institutions reduce high expenditures on hardware, software and IT maintenance. Cloud computing provides businesses with a centralized, virtual data center that is accessible to faculty and admissions personnel, for example, at any time and any location.

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The Effects of Cloud Computing on the Health Care Industry

21 January 2013 – Cloud computing is now not just about uploading your files in Yahoo! Groups or Google Communities for sharing with a common group. Cloud computing today speaks of large data and resources used by enterprises. There are many businesses and industries affected by this trend in technology. One of which is the health care sector.

Yes, the world is fast changing. At the heart of this change are cloud technologies that are also being accepted by the health care industry.

But, there are issues:

1. Record and Protect Patients’ Information Safely
2. Store Data with Less Cost
3. Share Records to Authorized People
4. Less Risk for Data Loss
5. Mobile Component

For an excellent overview from Vanessa Parks click here.

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Verizon, Duke to Develop New Health Care Products in the Cloud

6 October 2011 – Verizon and Duke University have announced a partnership that the two parties say will build on cloud computing and mobile technology to change how health care is delivered.  Verizon’s Connected Health Solutions group will contribute computing infrastructure, staffing and resources for developing new technology, while the Durham, N.C., university will bring researchers, students and project management to the partnership. Under the multi-year agreement announced Oct. 5, the two organizations will test health care technologies for commercial viability. Duke will establish an internship at the university for students to contribute to the research. The initiatives will bring better care, expand access and lower cost of treatment, according to Verizon and Duke.

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Orange Business Services Launches Innovative, Cloud-Based Secure Remote Access Service for Any Device

3 October 2011 – Orange Business Services today announced it will continue to enhance its cloud computing portfolio with a new secure remote access service called Flexible SSL, using a Security-as-a-Service model that is based on Junos Pulse.

Flexible SSL provides business customers secure remote access to corporate resources and sensitive data from desktops, laptops, smartphones and tablets. Flexible SSL increases security for corporate customers as their global workforces become increasingly mobile and the number and types of connected devices — both corporate and personal — continues to grow rapidly. Flexible SSL complements Orange Business Services Business VPN, an award-winning, fully managed IP-based VPN service that facilitates secure and efficient connectivity in 177 countries.

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Cloud transforming financial services industry business models

28 September 2011 –  The financial services industry (FSI) is at a tipping point where the old ways of doing business are no longer applicable and need to be transformed, with cloud computing identified as a key enabler of such change.

According to Stanley Young, CEO of NYSE Technologies, the commercial technology arm of NYSE Euronext, an industry transformation is at hand and this is necessary for what it means to be a stock exchange in the 21st century. He noted that the business environment had shifted with heavier regulations imposed on the industry and the “old ways” of doing business are no longer working, which in turn has led to shrinking commission pools.

As such, the company now includes cloud computing services in its portfolio of IT products, which target FSI customers such as dealers, brokers and asset managers, the CEO pointed out during the Hewlett-Packard (HP) Financial Services Industry roundtable organized here Wednesday.

The company’s Capital Markets Community Platform aims to foster virtual trading spaces, “liquidity hubs”, for broker-dealers to access exchange markets such as those in Tokyo, … Read more

Pushing cloud computing to the telcom gear market

19 September 2011 —  Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) unveiled on Tuesday its new Liquid technology which promises to ease telecom network congestion and possibly change the market for such equipment for good.

The technology from the world’s No. 2 mobile gear maker after Ericsson shares network resources across mobile and broadband networks, similar to cloud computing.

“For operators it offers a better use of capital. You invest in total network load, not in peak levels,” Phil Twist, head of marketing at NSN’s Network Systems unit, said in an interview.

Telecom operators around the world are struggling with a shortage of network capacity as the use of video on smartphones and tablets proliferates. The shortages usually occur during rush hours at specific locations.

Networks at city centers are crowded, base stations in suburbs which are scarcely used during the daytime. With traditional technology, operators have to buy new base stations for the centers to cope with the growth.

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Cloud Computing is the Future of Telecom

13 September 2011 —  As the traditional land-line phone business migrates into the new mobile wireless smartphone world, it is causing some telecom companies to lose their way and stumble while other telecom companies are seeing the opportunity to create whole new futures for themselves. One such company that is creating a whole new future for itself is KT. It was formerly known as Korea Telecom but is now moving far beyond telecommunications, thus its name is now just KT. 

CIO spoke about doing business in the cloud in Seoul last week at the Smart & Cloud Show and met and met some influential people who are guiding development of cloud computing in Korea.  The discussion has implications for the telecom industry across the globe.
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