Video: Common Mistakes Startups Make Transitioning to the Cloud

In this video, a Cloud Computing panel discusses common mistakes companies make when transitioning to the Cloud and some current limitations to making a full transition.

Key areas of consideration include:

  • You have to design for failure and have multiple backup plans ready in case of an outage.
  • The costs go beyond the monthly subscription fee. You need to provision for Internet connection, bandwidth requirements and network needs.
  • Not all applications are ready for the Cloud. For instance, at Software Advice we have difficultly running our telephony in the Cloud due to high call volumes and network limitations.

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Slidecast: Jaspersoft – How to Best Align Your Big Data Strategy: Start at the End

In this slidecast, Mike Boyarski from Jaspersoft presents: How to Best Align Your Big Data Strategy: Start at the End.

Jaspersoft provides the most cost effective and widely deployed business intelligence software in the world, enabling better decision making through highly interactive, web-based reports, dashboards and analysis.

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Slidecast: Junar – Powering the Data Economy

In this slidecast, Diego May, co-founder and CEO of Junar presents: Powering the Data Economy. The new Startup is focused on delivering the easiest-to-use, cloud-based Open Data platform and providing best practices for its clients.

Open Data is fast becoming the next defining theme for business and government because information drives innovation and collaboration,” said Diego May, CEO and co-founder of Junar. “And Junar is already the engine for hundreds of organizations who are opening data and for millions of end users who use that information today. As we rapidly move to a society dominated by information and services, Junar is busy powering that transformation and the Data Economy.”

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Slidecast: Newvem Startup Analytics Help You Know Your Cloud

In this slidecast, Zev Laderman from Newvem presents: Newvem – Know Your Cloud.

Newvem is the leader in enhancing cloud usage effectiveness through data analytics. Newvem’s suite of tools utilize both cloud data analysis and crowd sourcing to enable DevOps, IT Managers and other Cloud Stakeholders to get to the bottom of their cloud faster by operating more efficient, secure, and cost effective clouds.”

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