Friday, May 20, 2011

Apple closer to streaming music from the cloud

Apple Is Said to Secure Music Accords With Labels for ITunes Cloud Service
Apple, the largest US music retailer, follows Google Inc. (GOOG) and Inc. (AMZN) in letting consumers stream music from the so-called cloud instead of downloading it to a hard drive. Unlike competing products, Apple's cloud music service ...
Wake-Up Call For Cloud Vendors And Customers
Amazon and Sony's recent problems highlight the vulnerability of doing business in the cloud but may end up helping improve cloud services. By Rajan Chandras InformationWeek The Amazon Web Services disruption has led some analysts to question whether ...
Calculating Virtualization, Cloud Costs: 4 Approaches
"Desktop virtualization, especially, but cloud and streaming apps and other models all tend to suffer by comparison." Higher-than-expected costs, or lower returns, are major reasons for VM-stall - the slowing or stoppage in large virtual-server ...
SAP's evolving cloud play
ZDNet (blog)
They confirmed my earlier assertion that SAP needs to bring new business models to their understanding of the cloud. During the Wednesday morning keynote, Dr Sikka affirmed what some of us thought might be announced only in a slightly different fashion ...
Microsoft Cloud Helps City and County of San Francisco Boost Efficiency
By Rajani Baburajan The City and County of San Francisco announced that it has upgraded its multiple citywide e-mail systems using Microsoft (News - Alert) cloud solution. The upgrade is as part of its on-going efforts to improve the quality and ...
The five keys to building a successful cloud services business
To make the most of the cloud opportunity, service providers need to combine the winning mix of smart business decisions, partnerships, and technology. Commentary - The market for cloudcomputing is growing, and the competition is fierce. ...

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