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The Dragon Signals Certainty of a Global Cloud War Alibaba, the world's largest ecommerce provider, has pumped over a $1 billion into its subsidiary, Aliya, a cloud services provider. This is perhaps one of the biggest moments in the global Cloud Wars that signals the entry of China into the main arena. Here is why this matters. The cloud industry worldwide is being propelled into fast growth by tremendous demand for cloud computing services. Cloud, which is highly scalable and offers low investment and high computational capabilities to end users by eliminating the need to buy costly infrastructure and instead rent it from cloud providers, is now projected to be a $200 billion industry worldwide by 2020. This estimate may even get inflated as we get closer to 2020, given the fast growth rate of cloud. For cloud providers, the ability to provide services to customers... (more)

What the Shopify IPO Means for the Cloud By @IanKhanLive | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

What the Shopify IPO Means for Canadian Tech and the Cloud? The launch of the Shopify IPO on the NYSE is a leap forward and a testimony tothe high quality of the Canadian technology sector. In its first trading day, Shopify was oversubscribed by 51% As a solution-focused company, for us it's a day of pride and tribulations to see a fellow technology company launching a successful IPO on one of the world's greatest trading desks, Shopify, that started with humble beginnings, is one of the latest IPO's to hit the market that is both tech, and Canadian. As a Canadian company Shopify... (more)

The Transforming Fax Server Industry By @IanKhanLive | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

For those of us who know how fax technology evolved and reached a stage where it completely transformed communications, we know fax played a key role in the growth we have seen in the last 50 years. No fax, no cross border trade, no communications, no way to make things faster, better speedier and so on. Over the years though, the fax industry has definitely changed. In some areas it has seen a decline from being the de-facto communication platform with the outside world while being overridden by email and in other areas by the proliferation of changing business needs where inter... (more)

Can Cloud Computing Save the Planet? By @IanKhanLive | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

Creating global change that is actually good for the entire world is a mammoth task. A population of almost 7 billion as of 2015 is taking its toll on the planet, as it  survives the brunt of keeping the works going. What role can cloud computing play in making it easier for all of us? Did you know that: There is more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere today than at any point in the last 800,000 years. In total, the U.S. emits approximately 6 billion tons of carbon dioxide every year. Forty-percent of that comes from power plant emissions alone. Every day 70 million tons of carbon ... (more)

Technology Growing at an Unprecedented Rate By @IanKhanLive [#Cloud]

Technology Growing at an Unprecedented Rate Overall the global technology arena is set for tremendous growth. We're not specifically talking about consumer or enterprise growth but overall. Today, innovation is taking place in every small city and in the large metropolis. Companies like whatsapp, dropbox and many others that started in dorm rooms and garages are becoming mainstream applications purely because of the massive disruptions they create. Do expect a number of smaller companies to grow rapidly and provide very focused and niche applications. Being narrow and catering t... (more)