For a good business to thrive, resources are very important. It is in this technological face that a huge number of tasks can get accomplished in just a simple one-two process. Businesses are moving towards cloud-computing especially since it not only comes with easy networking and sharing capabilities, but it also saves the business a good amount of cash.
Cloud computing may seem as an emerging field in the world of computer science but it has actually been in existence for a few years. Its name hails from the fact that the data and applications are hosted on a “cloud” of web-servers.
Why Cloud Computing?
With cloud computing, an organisation is able to install computers for the employees and instead of installing programs or software on the individual computers, a single application is able to be loaded on multiple computers. This not only decreases the software and hardware demands of the user’s machine but also spreads the heavy lifting of software into all the other computers in the network thus making the user’s machine even more efficient. This workload shift has seen most businesses resorting into cloud computing, which if you ask me, is an important step they are taking.
This may seem new on first mention but you might have probably experienced cloud computing before. If you have an email account with web-based emails services like Yahoo-Mail, Gmail or Hotmail, then you have experienced cloud-computing, even if not much but some of it. Counting the number of emails and media you share via web-based email services, you can be sure that had you been running an email program in your computer, you could probably have reduced your machine’s efficiency by a great chunk.
It is for this that cloud computing allows you as a user to remotely access your web email account just by logging-in. Your account’s storage and software is none-existent on your computer, but rather on the computer cloud service. You probably could be wondering what makes up a cloud computing system. In professional terms, the architecture of cloud computing can be divided into two parts: the front-end which involves the user’s computer and the back-end which is the cloud-section of the system.
As a business, hiring a professional to get the system installed for you is the best option. Exploring further on the architecture of the system lets you see the technicality that may be involved if computers are not your thing. In Cloud Computing in Canada for example, businesses can get access to these services easily by connecting with the Canadian cloud computing companies around.
Canadian Cloud Computing Companies
BLACKIRON Data Inc. – Being a pioneer in providing these cloud services, they sure understand why it is important to maintain powerful and reliable cloud-infrastructure. They deliver private, public and hybrid cloud with outstanding performance and control. They also offer good security and from server-to-backup services. They recently scored an LEED Silver certification award so if you are in doubts of other cloud-computing service providers, you can trust Blackiron.
COMWAVE – This is regarded as the largest of all the communication companies in Canada. Not only are they the largest but they also lead the industry by offering Hosted-PBX solutions for various enterprises. They also offer: mobile apps, VoIP Home-Phone service, and wholesale SIP trucking and long distance savings.
ESRI CANADA – Esri will allow you to share data within your organisation or publicly for others to use. This is made possible by turning the data into a collection of interactive maps and applications.
FUJITSU – The scan-to-cloud feature is an exciting area that has emerged as an interest for most businesses. Scanning to cloud provides real advantages such as document mobility, back up and collaboration. Fujitsu’s ScanSnap family allows you to scan directly to Evernote, Dropbox, Google Docs, Salesforce Chatter and SugarSync. This allows for better productivity.
This does not exhaustively cover all the Canadian cloud computing companies. This however highlights some of the prominent companies that as a business I’d advise you to consider. You can now start on the cloud computing journey. You can find some more great resources here for cloud computing.
Although Samsung has not announced a release date yet on their Samsung Galaxy S6, a lot of rumors are going around regarding Samsung’s upcoming flagship product the Galaxy S6. Samsung’s Galaxy S5 has proven to be a big competitor in the market of flagship products among other brands and people expect the S6 to be even more innovative. Unfortunately we only know so much at this time about the phone may or may not have. Any Galaxy S6 Guide will probably be covering similar information, but we promise ours is probably one of the most up to date! Anyway’s lets get started with the rumors we have for you.
Among the rumored improvements that the Galaxy S6 would be carrying is Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 processor with 64-bit support. It will carry 8 cores that are based on 4 Cortex A57 cores which could give speeds of up to 2 GHz and 4 Cortex A53 cores. It would also carry a Qualcomm Adreno 430 GPU which could improve the efficiency by 25%-30% and could support 4k displays, OpenGL ES 3.1 and geometry shaders. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 can handle video recording at 1080 at 120 frames per second. The S6 would be the first phone in the Galaxy series that will be packed with an Octa-Core Exynos 8000 chip and would have 4GB of ram available for a smooth and ultrafast multitasking experience.
In terms of display, the S6 will have a 5.2inch screen packing a Quad HD with 1440 x 2560 resolution display. It is also rumored that Samsung will try to use flexible displays. In terms of the phone’s dimensions, it would be slightly larger compared to Samsung’s previous flagship the S5. Also, it is rumored that the material that would be used to build this phone would be graphene. It is believed that it would be patterned with the metal-like design as that of the Galaxy Alpha because of the critics negative reviews on the Galaxy S5’s plastic build quality.
On board storages of up to 128 are expected to be available for the S6. Whether or not there will be an available external SD card slot is still unclear because Google has modified the default permissions for reading and writing in the external SD Card on its most recent update the Android Kitkat 4.4 however, external SD card slots would still be useful for storing music, photos, and other files. By the time of the release of the Galaxy S6, people anticipate that it would already be running an Android 5.0 Operating System.
It is expected to have a 21 megapixel back camera with Ultra Pixel Sensor and achieve video recording at 8k resolution. Samsung Dual Shot will surely be available along with HDR functionality. Its front camera would probably around 5MP to allow front camera taken pictures and video chatting to be crisp, smooth and vivid.
Connectivity features include HSPA, NFC, IR, Wi-Fi 802.11, Wi-Fi hotspot, DLNA, microUSB 3.0, Bluetooth 4.1. The new chipset will include a modem 4G LTE that would be able to support Advanced Cat 6 and increase data transfer speeds up to 300 megabytes per second.
Rumors are going around regarding the fingerprint scanner that might be available in the S6 to be able to compete with Apple’s TouchID. However, Samsung may introduce the first ever iris scanner in their S6 since the public demands for it.
The Galaxy S6’s features will surely take the definition of smartphone to a whole new level. It is sure to pack a punch among its competitors in the smartphone industry and is sure to be one of the top contenders among that line. If you are looking for some additional infromation check out PCAdvisor for Samsung news.