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New Cost Explorer Enables Companies to Better Track and Analyze Cloud Spending

According to InfoWorld, Amazon has just released a new service known as the Cost Explorer, with the goal of enabling organizations to more easily view and analyze their spending using Amazon's hosted cloud services. Amazon Web Services have, in the past, been criticized for the difficulty involved with tracking and projecting cloud costs. It seems that the industry giant was listening, because the new tool is likely to be a big hit with current users.To assist users, the Cost Explorer, which is free, will come with several preconfigured reports that can help make clear the totals of daily spending, the monthly spending for each service, and more. Cost Explorer allows users to create customized filters for cost analysis based on services, tags, time period and accounts. Cost Explorer is capable of analyzing data for the current month as well as the previous four months of available data.According to a recent study by RightScale, about 94% of companies now use cloud technology in some capacity. However, there is a wide variety of adoption levels when it comes to deployment. Keeping the cost of cloud services under control can be difficult for companies that use it for a large range of capabilities.Amazon seems to...
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How to Become a CompTIA Certified Healthcare IT Technician

The advent of technological advancement has totally changed the landscape of the healthcare industry. More healthcare related services are integrated into a computer system, such that the demand for IT professionals with CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician Certification continues to grow. CompTIA Certified healthcare IT technicians are mostly the custodians of the medical records, which is one of the most important tools in a modern healthcare facility. Doctors and other health service providers can fully access range of information with ease because the certified IT technicians worked hard to ensure an accurate, up-to-date and complete records of patients’ medical history, are kept. This information is crucial in the planning and delivery of high-quality health care services. Essential Qualities If you want to earn a CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician Certification, one must be an expert both in medical and computer terminologies and disease process to be able to integrate these data into a universal coding system that tracks patient data that can be used in the improvement of the over-all healthcare service industry. While the certified healthcare IT professionals seldom work directly with patients, great verbal and interpersonal skills is an advantage as they often interact with service providers and other industry...
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Have Sites Like Facebook Made People More Comfortable With Cloud Solutions?

The rise of social networking sites such as Facebook has led to a number of developments and changes within the technology world occurring alongside alterations to our own lives. Many of us would now struggle to conduct our daily forms of communication and correspondence without the use of such sites, but what exactly does this mean for cloud computing? Have sites such as Facebook made people more receptive to and comfortable with the computing solutions that they offer? Cloud computing has been labelled as the “next big thing” of the technological world, despite initial concerns over the safety of data and the security of the services that are provided. The increasing acceptance and positive expectations for cloud computing could therefore be attributed to the changes which social media sites, such as Facebook, have instigated. Opening a world in which our personal information and data is entered on a web-hosted site has meant that many of us are beginning to find ourselves more comfortable with the notion of entering data into an online environment. Familiarity All new technologies and systems become commercially popular once they are considered familiar, with the step between familiarity and normality being particularly small. Social network sites and...
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