Monday, July 25, 2011

Challenges for Telcos in cloud services

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Significant operational hurdles for telco cloud services
Despite being well-placed to take advantage of the burgeoning cloud computing market, telcos face considerable challenges when it comes to supporting and selling cloud services, according to Ovum. In a new report, the independent telecoms analyst ...
Amcom scores $9m cloud services contract from University of WA
By Stuart Corner Amcom Telecommunications (ASX: AMM) has been awarded a $9m three year contract to provide hosted cloud services to The University of Western Australia (UWA). Amcom says it will povide UWA with "hundreds of computer servers and over 400 ...
New DiData Aus CEO as Nola does cloud
ZDNet Australia
Dimension Data Australia has announced that CEO Steve Nola will leave his current post for a job heading up the company's newly restructured cloud computing business. In a global announcement made on Friday, group CEO of DiData Brett Dawson praised ...
Cloud on call: Should you go with a telco for Cloud? (Part 2)
Computerworld Australia
If telcos can jump the cultural hurdle and truly get to grips with Cloud computing, Macquarie Telecom's Aidan Tudehope, Tudehope says the advantage lies in already having an understanding of the processes and procedures and scaling methodologies that ...
Personal cloud solutions--own your data
ZDNet (blog)
By Scott Raymond | July 23, 2011, 10:17pm PDT The public cloud offerings may not be secure, but there are inexpensive alternatives to create your own–and keep prying eyes out of your personal data. Jason Perlow, Sr. Technology Editor at ZDNet is a ...
What is 'cloud computing' and how will it change the lives of ordinary consumers?
Asbury Park Press
BLOOMBERG The number of people in the US who use services on the cloud is forecast to skyrocket. In making plans for an upcoming trip to Walt Disney World in Florida, Stafford resident Joshua Smith is communicating with his parents over the cloud...
INTERVIEW: Acer looks to future success in cloud computing
Taipei Times
On Thursday, Acer Inc chairman JT Wang unveiled the company's plan to acquire US-based cloud-computing firm iGware Inc for US$320 million. He shared his views with a group of reporters, including Lisa Wang of the 'Taipei Times,' about the company's ...
HP landing page may have Amazon Cloud Player app in future
Good E-Reader (blog)
By Sovan Mandal The Amazon Cloud Player app might soon be seen in action on the HP TouchPad. Or so believes webOSroundup contributor George Salcedo who made an interesting discovery, though rather inadvertently. While trying to download a song from his ...
Free Seminar on Cloud Computing at Governors State University
eNews Park Forest
This workshop will provide an opportunity for representatives of small to medium businesses in the Chicago Southland to learn what cloud computing is and how it can benefit their businesses. eNews Park Forest is an independently owned and operated ...
Switch to cloud-based email runs into hurdles
By Joe Gould - Staff writer The Army has slowed its transition to cloud-based enterprise email as it resolves a series of glitches that have frustrated users, the information technology community and Army leaders. Mike Krieger, the Army's deputy chief ...
Powerful Information Management Software Now Available in the Cloud
As Cloud computing is on everybody's mind, the developers of the DocuClass ECM suite have had their heads in the clouds as well, designing an optimal solution for a hosted version of their award winning software. They created the hosted version, ...
Intel acquisition points to cloud networking trends
Electronics News
The products from Fulcrum will complement Intel's processors and Ethernet controllers, resulting in new levels of performance and energy efficiency, boosting the economy of cloud services. The move by Intel fits into the trend which is seeing very fast ...
Applications Suites or Best of Breed in the Cloud?
ebizQ (blog)
The answer looks more complicated now by the growing Cloud adoption trend. A Suite adoption decision, while apparently difficult, has been made more often than not. Difficult because one has to adopt all functions in a suite at the same time. ...
Can we consider a firm without IT?
Forbes (blog)
By FRED CAVAZZA I assume you have been reading about cloud computing for many years. To make a long story short, cloud computing is (almost) the future of IT. Large IT players all bet their future revenue on cloud computing (Google,IBM, Microsoft, ...
Austin nonprofit trying to help the world get back its online identity
Austin American-Statesman
Gary Thompson is used to explaining what Austin's nonprofit CLOUD Inc. is doing more than once. Sometimes, especially for confused reporters, he's patient enough to explain it three or four times. CLOUD (which stands for Consortium for Local Ownership...

Cloud Computing gets boost in Africa
Bikya Masr
With Nigeria already having implemented cloud computing, a model for enabling a convenient on-demand to a network access to a shared pool of infrastructure, Ghana is looking to follow their West African counterpart with its own implementation strategy. ...

Amazon's cloud computing eyed as next best deal
Oman Tribune
SAN FRANCISCO Amazon's cloud computing unit may be its next billion-dollar business and analysts will be watching for clues on how fast this secretive unit is growing when the Internet retailer reports results next week. Amazon Web Services started ...
Datacentres Middle East 2011 announces Simmons and Simmons as silver sponsor
AME Info
Highlights of the 2-day meeting include a data centre Middle East CEO Roundtable, investment and growth strategies, carbon trading for DataCentres, Cloud services evolution, Green efficiency focus session, virtualization, best practice debate and an ...
Office Suites for iPad: The Roundup
As I did in my roundup of Android productivity apps, I tested each of these leading suites for three important qualities: interface and usability, compatibility with Microsoft Office, and support for cloud services. I also took into account additional ...
UltraViolet shines light on locker in the cloud
Unlike previous attempts at copy protection, which have been constrained by physical devices, UltraViolet takes account of the concept of cloud delivery, which separates the means by which digital media is delivered from the right to access it. ...
Monitis Adds a Monitoring Node in Canada (press release)
Monitis, the award-winning provider of the world's first all-in-one cloud-based service that combines web site (uptime), server and application monitoring, today announced the deployment of a new monitoring node in Canada. San Jose, CA, July 24, ...
Thailand lags neighbours in data recovery survey
Bangkok Post
SINGAPORE : Thailand ranked the worst in disaster recovery readiness among eight countries in Asia-Pacific, defying the trend toward increasing use of cloud-based backup and disaster recovery programmes in the region, according to a survey. ...
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