Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Lady Gaga may burst Amazon's Cloud

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At the extra low rate offered via Amazon's Gold Box Daily Deal, the album was selling at approximately a $6 loss to Amazon, but the real payoff was the assured chart position and increased profile for Amazon's cloud service. Amazon's Cloud Drive allows ...
The CEO of Canada's largest SEO and Social Media agency, NVI, will speak this week at the 2011Cloud Services Summit in Phoenix, Arizona. Sponsored by Ingram Micro, the 2011 Cloud Services Summit boasts an extraordinary lineup of thought leaders and ...
With the rise in enterprise network security breaches and increasing concerns related to social media sites and data stored in the cloud, security experts, suppliers and service providers alike see the need to improve network security. ...
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Best Cloud Music services

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Cloud Music Services Let You Enjoy Tunes Everywhere
Of the major services, Pandora is the best choice for users who want free music on their phones or streamed to their TVs via Roku or other cloud-enabled devices. Another option, Grooveshark, provides more customization by letting you search for and ...
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Cloud Office Suites and Finance Services Offer a Wealth of Features
This fact largely explains why cloud-based office software got off to a slow and shaky start. Although Google was by no means the first company to offer a cloud-based office service, it quickly emerged as the primary cloud-based competitor to ...
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Global cloud-computing centre opens in Auckland
IBM is planning to capitalise on the global interest in cloud computing through a state-of-the-art data centre in Auckland. IBM's Greg Farmer told TVNZ the $80 million investment is the largest the tech giant has made in New Zealand in the past 20 ...
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Can the iPad and iPhone Rescue the Cloud?
By Galen Gruman, Infoworld The hype on the cloud is just as loud as the hype on mobile computing. Both appear to be gold rush destinations for vendors seeking to capitalize on all the stuff that buyers allegedly can't get enough of. ...
HP, Sir Paul 'All Together Now' on Cloud Archive
Hewlett-Packard reveals that Sir Paul McCartney's new cloud storage/access system has launched and is open for business. Eight months after it began an ambitious project to digitize a lifetime worth of music, artwork, photos and various other property ...
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E3 To Introduce Xbox Live Cloud?
Forums - Microsoft Discussion - E3 To Introduce Xbox Live Cloud? Microsoft might be introducing us to Xbox Live Cloud in E3. A job listing, BI DEVELOPER, “MS HARDWARE-IEB-MSCIS-Hardware (756886) Job,” tells us this. It gives us a few clues about Xbox ...
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How to invest in the cloud revolution as it destroys centuries-old business models
MarketWatch (blog)
Why invest in the cloud? Why not industrials and retail? Why bet against energy and financials? I am often asked why I am investing in the areas I'm focusing on and why I am ignoring other sectors of the economy. the single biggest key to successful ...
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Google, Microsoft do battle in, for the cloud
The Tennessean
It's an emerging form of digital office outsourcing — often referred to as cloud computing — one that Microsoft's outspoken CEO, Steve Ballmer, has vowed to own. “At Microsoft, for the cloud, we're all in,” Ballmer told an auditorium full of ...
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How to Ensure Business Continuity in the Cloud Cloud Computing News
By Michael Crandell
After years of hype, the IT industry finally had a rude awakening this spring that reminded us thatcloud computing infrastructures are vulnerable to the same genetic IT flaw that plagues traditional data center operations: Everything ...
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Privacy and security in the cloud – is there any? | Naked Security
By Naked Security - Sophos
Is there any privacy or security in the cloud? And if so, is that because we'll all be spending so much time watching new YouTube videos, just to keep up, that we won't have time to give away personal information any more?
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Despite challenges, Apple's slow horse is poised to win the cloud ...
By Matthew Panzarino
The latest hot product is cloud music and once again, Apple has been beaten to the market by many competitors large and small.
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Open Source Meets the Cloud : Beyond Search
By Stephen E. Arnold
Now to fully understand the importance of the open source cloud partnership one must take a look at some of the projects that utilize both technologies and their overall importance to the software world. “The cloud takes the open source ...
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SB Authority Survey Reveals Lack of Small Business Owners' Cloud Computing ...
Small Business Trends
Based on a poll of approximately 1800 respondents, one of the key findings from May's survey was small business owners' apparent lack of Cloud Computing knowledge. Do you know or have you ever heard of Cloud Computing? If you know of or ever heard of ...
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The cloud at the gates of the enterprise
ZDNet (blog)
You can't isolate your business from the cloud, you have to co-exist with it Since 1998, Phil Wainewright has been a thought leader in cloud computing as a blogger, analyst and consultant. He founded pioneering website ASPnews.com, and later Loosely ...
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Sunday, May 29, 2011

Google, Amazon, Apple -- music in the Cloud

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Google and Amazon cloud music nears judgment day
Within the last two months, the two companies launched the Google Music beta and the AmazonCloud Drive. Apple, already huge in online music thanks to iTunes, is also expected to launch a locker at its Worldwide Developers Conference (WDC) next month ...
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Citrix launches OpenStack-based cloud platform
ZDNet (blog)
Citrix this week launched its major cloud infrastructure initiative, one based on OpenStack. At its annual conference known as Synergy, Citrix announced Project Olympus, which consists of a Citrix-certified version of OpenStack and a cloud-optimized ...
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Health Care IT Industry Shies Away from Cloud Adoption: CDW
Privacy concerns may be keeping health care IT from adopting a comprehensive cloud computing roadmap, according to a new CDW report. Although health care organizations have taken small steps toward using cloud-based applications, the industry has been ...
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Cloud CIO: The Two Biggest Lies About Cloud Security
Network World
By Bernard Golden, CIO Survey after survey note that security is the biggest concern potential users have with respect to public cloud computing. Here, for example, is a survey from April 2010, indicating that 45 percent of respondents felt the risks ...
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Using The Cloud To Manage The Cloud
Managing cloud-based VMs isn't easy. Tools from IaaS vendors are rudimentary and proprietary, while integration with enterprise management consoles is complex. SaaS management software is closing the gap with new services able to manage systems in ...
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Skype is one more example of why to trust the cloud but wear a parachute
By Kevin Fogarty Add a new comment May 27, 2011, 10:40 AM — One more in a list of cloud-based services that are a wicked bargain for people using them until they disappear unexpectedly, leaving all those hopeful users stuck. ...
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'Beta' Defines Google Cloud Music Service
Wired News (blog)
If you want your cloud to mimic your iTunes music setup, click the iTunes button for upload. Remember, Music Beta comes with space for about 20000 songs, about 100 gigs. If you have more than 20000 songs in your iTunes account, Google says it will ...
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Harris Corporation Unveils First Cyber Integration Center for Trusted Cloud ...
PR Newswire (press release)
New center's Trusted Enterprise Service portfolio brings advanced security, trust, and performance tocloud computing. Next-generation data center has already received national recognition and industry awards for innovation, design, availability, ...
Report: Apple's Cloud Music Service Will Mirror and Augment Your ...
By Darrell Etherington
Apple's hard work winning over record labels may well be rewarded. A new report says that Apple's upcoming cloud music service will offer the ability to scan your hard drive, and then mirror your music collection on its own servers with ...
Mobilize · Mobile Technology... - http://gigaom.com/
Apple Will Send Your Tracks to the Cloud For Streaming, Come June?
By Kat Hannaford
The rumor regarding a cloud-based streaming service from Apple just refuses to die, with BusinessWeek claiming that Apple could be previewing the service in June at WWDC, after they've signed deals with three of the four big music ...
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Story of the week: Cloud music | FT Tech Hub | FTtechhub ...
By Maryam Nabi
While investors were giddy this week about the latest tech-company IPOs, the technologists themselves were more interested in the advent of services bringing music to people from the cloud–or clouds. On Monday, news spread that Apple ...
FT Tech Hub - http://blogs.ft.com/fttechhub/
Report offers details on Apple's cloud music service | iLounge News
By Charles Starrett
iLounge news discussing the Report offers details on Apple's cloud music service . Find more Apple news from leading independent iPod, iPhone, and iPad site.
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New details revealed on Apple's upcoming cloud music service ...
By Sean Ludwig
Sean Ludwig is a freelance journalist and technology consultant. He runs Ludwig Social Solutions and has written for PCMag, LAPTOP ...
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Friday, May 27, 2011

Cloud Maturity

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Fujitsu and Citrix make it a good week for cloud maturity
ZDNet (blog)
By Dana Gardner | May 26, 2011, 12:46pm PDT Why did Citrix at its Citrix Synergy event move the needle forward on cloud maturity? They showed how an end-to-end, hybrid cloud model can readily work, one that addresses the network, user, enterprise, ...
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Apple's Deals May Transform Digital Music
E-books zip directly to reading devices like the Kindle and Nook and are backed up "in the cloud"—on the servers of Amazon.com (AMZN) and Barnes & Noble (BKS). A digital song, on the other hand, is typically downloaded to a PC and must then be ...
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The Good News About Cloud Architecture: Everything Fails
Forbes (blog)
Two recent events reminded us this spring that cloud computing infrastructures are vulnerable to the same genetic IT flaw that plagues traditional data center operations: everything fails, sooner or later. The failure modes of cloud vs. traditional ...
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Jet! Paul McCartney archive uploaded to cloud
by Tim Hornyak While some brick-and-mortar libraries are converting to robot-style storage systems, Hewlett-Packard has put Paul McCartney's archive of music, video clips, and photos into a digital cloud library. HP launched the private collection with ...
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Government CIOs Doubt Cloud Savings
More than 45% of US government IT officials don't think cloud computing will save their agencies enough money to make it worthwhile, an Ovum report finds. By Elizabeth Montalbano InformationWeek Despite insistence from US CIO Vivek Kundra that the ...
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Getting a college degree... from the cloud?
Northwest Cable News
by OWEN LEI / KING 5 News SEATTLE -- It's higher education with no walls, no lecture halls, and professors you may never actually meet. But some students will tell you the online-only Western Governors University is every bit as challenging as your ...
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AT&T's $1 Billion Cloud Bet Shows Carriers Clamoring For Cloud
By Andrew R Hickey, CRN AT&T recently said it is focusing its plans to deploy global network-basedcloud, mobility and networking sourcing solutions to companies of various sizes across multiple industries. The Dallas-based mega-carrier said the nearly ...
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SMBs Aren't Sold On Cloud Storage
By Kevin Casey InformationWeek You might logically think the disturbances in the cloud of late would shake confidence in online storage. But small and midsize businesses were already anxious, according to two new surveys that show a heavy reluctance ...
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MSpot Hopes to Thwart Cloud Music Titans with Unique Radio/Locker Service
The Business Insider
As some of the biggest tech companies in the world, Amazon, Apple and Google, attempt to solve the cloud music riddle, mSpot -- which has offered a cloud music locker since last year -- has a new answer. On Thursday, the company unveiled a ...
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K-12 Budgets Begin Shift Toward Cloud
T.H.E. Journal
By David Nagel K-12 schools in the United States are beginning to shift their IT budgets towardcloud technologies. According to new research released today, institutions will spend more than a quarter of their IT resources on the cloud within five ...
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mSpot becomes first cloud music service with streaming radio - TNW ...
By Matthew Panzarino
Radio Spotter is a streaming radio service that uses your mSpot music collection to generate radio station recommendations for you automatically.
The Next Web - http://thenextweb.com/industry/
mSpot Finds its Cloud Music Niche: Locker & Radio in One
By Sarah Perez
In the battle of cloud music services, you have a variety of options including radio service like Pandora and Last.fm, online lockers like Google Music and Amazon Cloud Drive, Internet radio stations and premium, "program-your-own" ...
ReadWriteWeb - http://www.readwriteweb.com/
Updated mSpot Combines Cloud and Storage Locker with Radio Spotter ...
By Scott Webster
An updated version of mSpot has arrived in the Android Market today which blends storage locker services, radio, and cloud music. More specifically, mSpot.
AndroidGuys - http://www.androidguys.com/
Poll: Is cloud computing or mobile having a bigger impact in 2011 ...
By Jason Hiner
The two hottest topics in technology in 2011 are mobile and the cloud. We'd like to get a real world perspective on which one is the bigger inno.
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mSpot Launches Combined Cloud Music Locker, Streaming Radio - hypebot
By Bruce Houghton
With Google, Amazon and likely Apple getting into the cloud music business, mobile music provider mSpot might have a hard time competing. So today the upstart launched Radio Spotter Beta – the first service to combine a cloud music and.
hypebot - http://www.hypebot.com/

Google, Microsoft do battle in, for the cloud - USATODAY.com
Google has locked horns with Microsoft in a high-stakes showdown to dominate cloud computing.
Citrix Systems » Citrix Cloud Bridge
Today at Citrix Synergy™, where virtual computing takes center stage, Citrix announced NetScaler®Cloud Bridge, a solution that transparently connects ...

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Thursday, May 26, 2011

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Comcast Taking Video Delivery Into the Cloud
By Ryan Lawler May. 25, 2011, 6:22pm PT No Comments Comcast could soon make its video services over Internet Protocol (IP), essentially using the same technology that powers online video offerings from Netflix and Hulu. In a blog post Wednesday, ...
Citrix gives GoToMeeting a telepresence twist, eyes your 'personal cloud'
ZDNet (blog)
In a nutshell, Citrix is looking to take GoToMeeting and its popular Receiver app to aggregate your “personal cloud,” which revolves around your desktop and collaboration software delivered on any device. If this personal cloud plan works out for ...
Apache Focuses on Cloud Standard
By Joab Jackson, IDG News Recognizing the growing need for vendor-neutral standards in the cloudcomputing field, the Apache Software Foundation has prioritized development of its Libcloud unifiedcloud interface as a top-level project, ...
Microsoft preps users for the move to Office 365 cloud platform
ZDNet (blog)
By Mary Jo Foley | May 25, 2011, 8:50am PDT Microsoft execs are doing a number of things to ready themselves internally and externally for the soon-to-be-launched Office 365, Microsoft's suite of hosted SharePoint, Exchange and Lync communications ...
Structure LaunchPad Finalists Highlight Cloud's Maturity
25, 2011, 1:00pm PT No Comments One of the underlying theme's of this year's Structure conference is how cloud computing — as both a delivery model and a set of technologies — has matured to the point that we're beyond arguing over whether it's a ...
Time Warner CFO: Flixster Is Key to Cloud-Based Content Plans
Hollywood Reporter
NEW YORK - Time Warner will in the coming months outline in more detail its strategy for cloud-based content storage, and recently acquired Flixster will play a key role as the consumer interface, CFO John Martin said here Wednesday. ...
Cloud News: Salesforce.com, Intel, SOASTA, Wyse
Data Center Knowledge
Salesforce.com invests in Japan to grow Cloud 2. Salesforce.com (CRM) announced its latest strategic investments in Japan. The goal of these investments is to drive the continued growth of Japan's Cloud 2 industry and accelerate the availability of ...
Java/.NET Interop Provider Offering New Bridges in the Cloud
ADT Magazine
NET interoperability solutions provider JNBridge is jumping deep into the cloud with a major update of its flagship toolset. The Boulder, Colo.-based maker of tools that connect Java and .NET Framework-based components and apps announced today that ...
Cloud and the reshaping of business
ZDNet (blog)
The most important innovations on cloud platforms are going to happen at a business level - reshaping business to fight new competitive threats and grab new opportunities. Since 1998, Phil Wainewright has been a thought leader in cloud computing as a ...
Ash in the Cloud. – AllThingsD
By Nitrozac and Snaggy
Here is the latest comic from our Joy of Tech friends at Geek Culture, Nitrozac and Snaggy. Joy of Tech appears three times a week in the Voices section of this site. (Click on the image to see a bigger version.)
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The Small Business and the Cloud [Infographic]
By Alex Williams
The small business owner is in that phase right now in which they are asking the young store clerk about all this cloud stuff. It may be surprising ...
ReadWriteWeb - http://www.readwriteweb.com/
Brightpearl Scores Further $5M For Its Cloud-based Solution For SMEs
By Steve O'Hear
Brightpearl, which provides a cloud-based integrated suite of applications for SMEs, has secured $5 million in Series A funding from Notion Capital and Eden Ventures. Both VC firms have previously backed the Bristol, UK-based startup to ...
TechCrunch - http://techcrunch.com/
50 cloud innovators to watch | TechRepublic
By Rick Vanover
GigaOM's list of the top 50 cloud innovators shows there is no shortage of innovation in the cloudcomputing space. Blogger Rick Vanover shares.
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Carmack: Cloud-based gaming is “inevitable” | VG247
By Brenna Hillier
John Carmack, one of id Software's founding fathers, has predicted cloud gaming will have the biggest impact on the games industry in the immediate future. “I think cloud gaming will eventually be a significant part of the landscape,” ...
VG247 - http://www.vg247.com/
Europe on alert for Icelandic volcano ash cloud | Reuters
REYKJAVIK (Reuters) - Airlines began cancelling flights to Britain late on Monday because of an ashcloud from an Icelandic volcano reaching its airspace, ...
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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Your Music and the Cloud in the Next Five Years

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Your Music and the Cloud in the Next Five Years
By Eric Mack, PCWorld May 24, 2011 10:26 AM Google joined Amazon last week in the cloudmusic storage party, and Apple is rumored to be coming to the dance soon. But with the biggest names in Silicon Valley trying to shove all our music into the cloud...
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Cloud storage no threat to SMB NAS systems, survey shows
By Lucas Mearian Computerworld - Cloud storage services don't represent the death knell for small and medium-sized business (SMB) network-attached storage (NAS), which is expected to grow to more than $2 billion in 2015. According to a survey by market ...
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Amazon Launches Cloud Service for Oracle DB Management Service
If you've got a complicated enterprise relational database—specifically Oracle DB—helping run your business, you now can subscribe to a new cloud service that can help make your life a whole lot easier. Amazon Web Services on May 24 launched its own ...
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The three layers of cloud computing
Computerworld (blog)
Cloud computing is made up of a variety of layered elements, starting at the most basic physical layer of storage and server infrastructure and working up through the application and network layers. The cloud can be further divided into different ...
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Brightcove turns on app cloud for clients
Brightcove is rolling out Brightcove App Cloud as part of a wider "cloud content" strategy. The company, which has set its sights on an initial public offering this year, has renamed its existing video publishing service Brightcove Video Cloud and will ...
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