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Business opportunities of the expanding digital universe

Like the physical universe, the digital universe is large – by 2020 containing nearly as many digital bits as there are stars in the universe. It is doubling in size every two years, and by 2020 the digital universe – the data we create and copy annually – will reach 44 zettabytes (44 trillion gigabytes). In this video Vernon Turner explains how all of this data can help make your organization more competitive! ...

Tired of wasting valuable time on IT?

These 4 issues unnecessarily use up valuable time of your employees that could be used more productively. Gain insight into how outsourcing your IT department at Gist could prevent these sinkholes in the future.      Manual Chores Installations, updates, patches... Are you implementing technology, or fiddling with it? In a survey of workers at more than 3,700 companies, resp ...

The business advantages of cloud computing.

There is more to cloud computing than just getting your compute resources, storage capacity or application as a service within minutes. The true power of cloud is what the technology – implementing rapidly deployed services in the cloud – can mean for your business. According to South African research firm World Wide Worx, there was a 10% jump in SMEs in South Africa using cloud technology between 2014 and 2015 – bringing the tally to 39%. &nb ...

Cloud Computing: The Hidden Environmental Benefits

The IT ecosystem represents around 10% of the world’s electricity consumption. Cloud computing has enormous potential to positively impact the world of IT—not only businesses’ performance but also their carbon emissions. If 80% of world enterprise adopted cloud computing and powered down local servers we would see around a 4.5 megaton reduction in greenhouse gas emissions (a 2% decrease). Seems little, but this equates to 1.7 million ...

Cloud/client architecture

In a recent Gartner report, Gartner notes that as the power and capability of many mobile devices increases, the increased demand on networks, the cost of networks, and the need to manage bandwidth use “creates incentives, in some cases, to minimize the cloud application computing and storage footprint, and to exploit the intelligence and storage of the client device.” Gartner also notes that as mobile users continue to demand more complex uses of their mobile technologies, it wil ...