20% of businesses never use cloud computing Chi Thinh HCMC – Up to 20% of businesses have never used cloud computing as many enterprises are still worried about security risks when using cloud services, said Vu Anh Tuan, general secretary of the HCMC Computer Association (HCA), at the announcement of Cloud 8 Exhibition in the city last week. Meanwhile, 38% of businesses show great care to the security and availability of cloud computing and network infrastructure, Tuan told the event, citing a survey conducted by HCA. Data centralization through cloud computing will help enterprises reduce infrastructure costs. However, some local businesses worry that after using this service, all data might be lost if the system is hacked or breaks down. Some users do not feel safe when uploading their private data onto the cloud and consider storing data on private computer, laptop or smartphone a safer way. Giap Hung Cuong, general director of VinaCIS and representative of Cloud 8 … [Read more...] about 20% of businesses never use cloud computing
Google is stepping up its efforts to move into the Internet "cloud," taking on rivals like Amazon and Microsoft in competition for business customers. The California tech giant said Tuesday that its cloud platform's key compute engine was now "generally available" after a test period, and that it has lowered prices by 10 percent and dropped storage prices by at least 60 percent. "We're looking forward to this next step for Google Cloud Platform as we continue to help developers and businesses everywhere benefit from Google's technical and operational expertise," said Google's Ari Balogh in a blog post. Cloud computing is one of the fastest-growing services in the tech sector, enabling companies to store data and provide services from a cloud provider without having to install their own servers and maintain them. Google cloud customers include Snapchat, the fast-growing social network which handles hundreds of millions of messages each day, and Rovio, creator of the "Angry Birds" … [Read more...] about Google steps up its battle for Internet ‘cloud’
HA NOI - Businesses and consumers are increasingly relying on cloud computing services, and information technology research and advisory firm Gartner predicts that, by next year, 80 per cent of Fortune 1000 enterprises will be using some cloud computing services, with 20 per cent of all businesses not owning any IT assets. Microsoft Asia-Pacific chief marketing officer Andrew Pickup estimated that Viet Nam would post the highest growth in the region this year for cloud computing services. "Overall the Asia-Pacific market is growing 33 per cent per year, but in Viet Nam, it's 50 per cent," he said. "Viet Nam has a small base and is expected to grow faster" Cloud computing was already a fixture of consumer-oriented services such as email, social media and entertainment-delivery sites, Gartner said, adding that the shift from traditional software models to the internet offered opportunities to enterprises of all sizes, enabling them to deliver scalable and resillient services to … [Read more...] about Businesses turn to cloud computing
Derek Milroy Now despite Farrell being able to fight off the demons to become one of Hollywood’s hottest actors with appearances in Minority Report, his Grammy Award-winning In Bruges performance and huge hit Miami Vice, is he really going to topple Arnold Schwarzenegger in this Total Recall remake? The Governator was at the height of his career when the original movie was a massive smash at the box office and the movie also catapulted Sharon Stone into the limelight. Stepping into Arnie’s shoes is a tough ask and although the critics have been harsh, I always say make up your own mind about things folks. Farrell is Douglas Quaid a factory worker who decides to sign up with Rekall a company that can turn your dreams into real memories despite the fact that he has a stunning wife (Kate Beckinsdale) whom he loves. But the mind trip is too much temptation for Quaid who wants a break from his frustrating life and job to become a spy in a fictional world. Lo and … [Read more...] about Can Farrell live up to Big Arnie in Total Recall remake?
By Kieu Giang in HCMC Ho May (Cloud Lake) Cultural and Ecological Park in Nui Lon (Big Mountain) in Vung Tau City has launched a two-day-one-night package starting from VND484,000 from June 1. With a 40% discount promotion, tourists can enjoy a return journey by Phuong Trang bus from HCMC to Vung Tau, free cable car ride and a one night stay at Binh Minh Resort and free breakfast. They will also have access to over 20 games and entertainment activities in the park, including an alpine coaster, formula 1 race, hiking trail, horseback riding and ostrich, peacock and wild pig farms. Tourists who stay in either double rooms or family rooms pay only VND660,000 per guest (inclusive of transport) and VND484,000 (no transport). The package applies to a minimum of two guests and is valid on weekdays from Sunday to Thursday (except Wednesday for cable car maintenance). Guests are advised to book their tour three days prior to departure. The 400,000 square-meter Cloud Lake Ecological & … [Read more...] about Fantastic deals at Cloud Lake