Cloud computing refers to the use of Internet ("cloud") based computer technology for a variety of services. It is a style of computing in which dynamically scalable and often virtualisedresources are provided as a service over the Internet. Users need not have knowledge of, expertise in, or control over the technology infrastructure "in the cloud" that supports them.
This infographic succinctly explains the value of our Mobile Platform for key stakeholders -- developers, IT managers, app owners and users, and CISOs. It also charts our four capabilities and the modular services aligned to them.
Learn how virtualization simplifies desktop management and sparks innovation and see how you can improve desktop security, performance and scalability while lowering desktop administration costs with centralized management.
Learn how to increase application performance with a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and speed provisioning while also reducing data center footprint to increase performance, availability and scalability.
In this Google for Work collection, we harness the collective experience of Google’s SVP for Technical Infrastructure, Urs Hölzle, and Google’s CIO, Ben Fried, along with other CIOs and industry leaders. Together, they discuss topics on the mind of every technologist concerned with workplace innovation.
Cette collection Google for Work relate l'expérience d'Urs Hölzle, premier vice-président de l'infrastructure technique chez Google, de Ben Fried, DSI de Google, et d'autres dirigeants et DSI du secteur. Ils nous ont confié leurs préoccupations de spécialistes en technologies
favorisant l'innovation au travail.
The Internet of Things will drive the demand for more scalable and cost-effective storage, but the current solutions are insufficient to meet future demands. As IoT data becomes more of a corporate asset, I&O leaders need to reassess storage requirements based on specific use cases. Download this brief from Gartner to learn why.
Selecting an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider can be a complex exercise that involves an array of considerations including business needs, budget, and application requirements. Buyers frequently respond to this complexity by filtering vendors based on variables that are more easily comparable, usually product features, location, and price. By contrast, performance, which is a critical factor to ensuring fit with business needs and ultimately satisfaction with the service, is often ignored. Virtual machine (VM) performance can be challenging to assess because it can vary drastically across vendors, instance sizes and prices, as well as in terms of a particular application’s unique requirements.
Is your accounting software holding you back?
Maybe it's time to trade in your aging infrastructure and embrace a new generation of cloud-based financial systems that streamline your processes, improve productivity, and generate greater insights and visibility.
As you embark on a challenging evaluation cycle, download our free and concise eBook: "Best Practices for Choosing the Right Accounting Software: Achieving Best-in-Class Financial Management."
With the current state of the economy, IT executives are being asked to stretch their budgets in order to keep their businesses profitable. In 2008, Median IT spending per user fell to $6,667 from the previous year's $7,397, according to Computer Economics. This represents a 6.2% reduction, consistent with the fact that IT managers were supporting an increasing number of users without corresponding increases in IT spending. IT spend continued to decline in 2009 and uncertainty and caution is still prevalent in 2010.
A growing number of enterprises are adopting both private and public cloud computing models. While virtualization, cloud, mobility, data analytics, and the Internet of Things (IoT) are providing tremendous opportunities for businesses, they are also creating new challenges for IT departments.