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Demystifying cloud computing for consumers

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Demystifying cloud computing for consumers
USA Today
By Scott Martin, USA TODAY Apple and Google are each rolling the dice on competing visions of cloud-based media, placing high-stakes bets on digital delivery of entertainment at a time when confusion runs high for such services. ...

Google Unveils a Laptop With Its Brain in the Cloud
Wall Street Journal
And they are meant to challenge the two dominant computer platforms, Microsoft's Windows and Apple's Mac OS X. These laptops are "cloud" computers—essentially full-screen Web browsers designed to do everything via the Internet. ...
Virtualization Pioneers Crosby, Pratt Tackle Cloud Security
Simon Crosby and Ian Pratt resigned from Citrix to found Bromium, a startup that will attack the problem of guaranteeing the security of executing code to protect "the cloud in your pocket." By Charles Babcock InformationWeek Simon Crosby, ...
Google Apps Vs. Office 365: Prepare For Battle
With the impending launch of Microsoft's cloud-based version of Office, Google is celebrating customer wins as it girds for war. By Thomas Claburn InformationWeek Software giant Microsoft is playing coy. The company on Monday announced that its Office ...
Call Center In The Cloud: Cheaper And Simpler
Car warranty business' move to a cloud-based contact center platform eased IT maintenance demands and slashed computing hardware capital expenses. By Robert Mullins InformationWeek Chris Scholl runs the call center for a company called CarSafe, ...
Microsoft's Cloud BPOS Suite Suffers Outage Again
By Juan Carlos Perez, IDG News Microsoft's BPOS cloud-hosted communication and collaboration suite suffered an outage on Wednesday, the latest in a string of technical problems in recent months. The problem apparently lasted for more than three hours ...
VMware CEO Maritz Says Cloud Foundry Is A Calculated Risk
This is one of the main motivations behind VMware's Cloud Foundry platform-as-a-service, which the Palo Alto, Calif.-based firm launched in April. According to Maritz, many enterprises are sitting on older application code that's impeding their ability ...
SITA Partners With Orange to Offer Worldwide Cloud Service
By Peter Sayer, IDG News Air transport industry IT specialist SITA will partner with network operator Orange Business Services to host cloud applications in six data centers around the world, the companies announced Wednesday. The companies expect the ...
A field guide to the cloud
CNET (blog)
by Dave Rosenberg A gargantuan new GigaOm Pro report titled "A field guide to thecloud: current trends and future opportunities" (subscription only) was released today as part of the Structure 2011 conference in San Francisco. ...

Google Docs (Summer 2011)
PC Magazine
The best-balanced and most widely-used cloud-based productivity suite. Simple editing, collaboration, and tight integration with other Google functions. The obvious choice for collaborating and editing in the cloud, though you may prefer Microsoft ...
Cloud Engines updates Pogoplug's software-only version with ...
By Joe Pollicino
The smoke from Cloud Engines' Pogoplug Video recall (Pogo-un-plugged?) may still be settling, but on a better note, today the company has announc.
The future of the cloud, as seen by Cisco — Cloud Computing News
By Katie Fehrenbacher
The future of the cloud is a programmable network with applications that are smarter about using resources, said Lew Tucker, VP and CTO of Cloud Computing for Cisco at Structure 2011 in San Francisco on Wednesday.
GigaOM — Tech News, Analysis...
What Is Best Buy Music Cloud?
By Ellis Hamburger
A big-box retailer's version of cloud music storage and streaming.
Business Insider
Cloud News: Hostway, Citrix, Fujitsu, Nimsoft « Data Center Knowledge
By John Rath
Hostway expands Tampa facility with FlexCloud, Citrix invests in Core Mobile Networks, Fujitsu announces Engineering Cloud, Nimsoft selected by Denovo.
Data Center Knowledge
Pogoplug Launches Personal Cloud Service - No USB Drive Required
By Sarah Perez
Pogoplug, from a company called Cloud Engines, is the name of the external USB drive that makes all your files available on the Internet. But now, Cloud Engines is moving into the software space with a new personal cloud product that ...
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