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Opinion Pieces for Cloud Computing

Will 2014 be the year of the Hosted Desktop?
by Joseph Blass, CEO,
Last month Amazon Web Services announced it was entering the Hosted Desktop market to compete with other multi-national players including Citrix, VMWare and soon Microsoft, who is working on its own DaaS solution.

Don’t Panic!
by Nick Patience, Director of Product Strategy at Recommind
Nick Patience, explains the issues surrounding the disposal of information and the consequences businesses will face if they do not have a comprehensive information governance policy in place

The Potential of the Cloud to invent and reinvent business
by Dr. Anurag Srivastava, Chief Technology Officer & Senior Vice President for Wipro's Global IT Business
The Cloud is not just the new way to manage data and costs and promote greater internal and external collaboration but is also the opportunity to reinvent brands and business models, with huge potential benefits – upstream and downstream.

C’mon Baby Hear The Noise –How to Assemble the Essential Components of Certificate Management
by Calum MacLeod, Venafi’s EMEA Director
In part 2 of How to Assemble the Essential Components of Certificate Management, Venafi’s EMEA Director Calum MacLeod continues to examines how users can ensure CA preparation and better defend against security risks.

C’mon Baby Hear The Noise
by Calum MacLeod, Venafi’s EMEA Director
In part 1 of How to Assemble the Essential Components of Certificate Management, Venafi’s EMEA Director Calum MacLeod examines why the Certification Authorities are still playing fast and loose with our safety and outlines the key steps to safeguard your business from disaster.

Proactive or Reactive – Should That Be The Question?
by Paul Kenyon, COO of Avecto
Avecto examines the difference between proactive and reactive digital forensics and explains their contribution in the fight against malware and malicious activity.

The need for Special Source
by Daniel Ball, Director, Wax Digital
According to the Deloitte CFO Survey of January 2012, 70% of the UK’s CFOs expect to see corporate profit margins decline sharply after a period of strength. Inevitably, the ability to reduce operating costs is cited in the report as the major priority for large corporations.

How SMEs are turning to the web for their outsourcing needs
by By Kjetil J. Olsen, VP of Europe, Elance
Outsourcing has long been an option for large companies to subcontract work. But the creation of web-based platforms like Elance has brought outsourcing to smaller companies.

Looking for the silver lining:  what does the cloud hold for resellers?
by By David Organ, Director, AppLayer
There has been much gloom in the channel about the cloud. Whether we are talking about IT service providers or value added resellers (VARs), many players in this sector have admitted to feeling under threat as small and medium sized customers begin to adopt cloud services.

Tapping into digital
by Andy Black, head of digital at Whiteoaks
Whiteoaks’ head of digital, Andy Black, explores the advantages of an outsourced social media strategy and the potential commercial benefits for B2B firms