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Everyone you know has a smartphone and mobile data network usage is growing hugely, but what do those developments mean for IT pros when it comes to managing and deploying apps and equipment? Here are some key trends to watch out for (including average download speeds for Aussies and how many of us really use 4G) and what they’ll mean for your future projects.
Using a cloud provider means that the primary responsibility for security rests in the provider’s hands, but that doesn’t mean you can afford to ignore the security regime that has been put in place. Because they host multiple organisations and have access to financial data, cloud ecommerce providers are obvious targets for criminals seeking to commit fraud online, and the rate of attacks is growing rapidly.
Oracle today officially launched its second Australian data centre, tapping into familiar concerns about data sovereignty and performance. But why are its two data centres running entirely different platforms, and can Oracle overcome its familiar history of messy integration when it comes to applications?
It seems obvious that virtualisation should offer the potential to save on licensing costs, but how does that actually work out in practice? The example of ING Bank provides some answers, and also demonstrates how private cloud deployments, virtualisation and improved disaster recovery often operate hand in hand.
The benefits of cloud computing are obvious — high availability, improved flexibility, reduced costs — but that doesn’t mean that shifting from a conventional server architecture to a cloud environment is easy. What roadblocks stand in the way of companies shifting to the cloud, and what can be done about them?