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How to Choose A Cloud Storage Provider: Security
InformationWeek
As we discuss in "What is Cloud Storage," cloud storage providers (CSP) come in two forms typically. There are providers that provide a complete turnkey system, where they provide an application that moves data to the cloud and they manage and provide ...
Monster.com SeeMore service unites semantic search with the cloud
InfoWorld
By Ted Samson To aid in the struggle of extracting wheat from all that chaff, Monster.com today unveiled a service called SeeMore that leverages Monster's 6Sense semantic search and the cloudto help recruiters intelligently scour through an array of ...
Intel's Cloud Dollars Cast Lucrative Shadows
TheStreet.com
By James Rogers 07/21/11 - 01:01 PM EDT The chip maker, best known for selling its wares into PCs, is enjoying robust growth in server processors, driven by the rapid uptake of cloud services. During Intel's second-quarter conference call on Wednesday,...

UK Officials Put Classified Information in the Cloud
Wall Street Journal (blog)
By Ben Rooney UK government policy makers will be able to work securely on classified documents across departments for the first time thanks to a deal with cloud computing and content management service provider Huddle. Previously the only way for ...
Cloud computing could lead to billions in energy savings
GigaOm
21, 2011, 8:48am PT 2 Comments Another study out this week has found that if companies adopt cloud computing, they can reduce the energy consumption of their IT and save money on energy bills. The report, created by research firm Verdantix and ...
Texas College System Builds Private Cloud
Campus Technology
By Dian Schaffhauser A college system in Houston, TX has begun seeing big returns on its three-year long construction of a private cloud infrastructure to expedite delivery of IT services to its 62000 students and 4800 employees. ...
Vermont takes contract signing to the cloud
GCN.com
By Rutrell Yasin Vermont's Department of Information and Innovation is transforming the way it processes vendor contracts with cloud services and electronic signature technology. DII has integrated Silanis Technology's e-SignLive, a subscription-based, ...
Microsoft's Quarter Defined by Office 365, Skype, Cloud Plans
eWeek
No matter what those ultimate numbers, however, the most interesting parts of this previous quarter were the things unlikely to generate revenue for some time: Office 365, Microsoft's latest major foray into the cloud, and the reveal of Windows 8, ...
LifeSize Connections Brings HD Video Conferencing to the Cloud
MarketWatch (press release)
Now, our cloud-based platform is introducing a new way of working by enabling employees to improve productivity and collaborate in ways they never thought possible." Users can have any contact join them in Connections as a guest, for free, ...
Microsoft Research Releases New Tool Kit Daytona for Cloud Computing
TMC Net
By Ashok Bindra, TMCnet Contributor This week at the 12th annual Microsoft (News - Alert) Research Faculty Summit in Redmond, Wash., Microsoft Corp. released details on a new cloudcomputing platform for scientists. Code named “Daytona”, this tool kit ...
Apple Sitting on $76 Billion Cushion, Looks to Bolster Patents, Cloud
Mobiledia
By Joe Arico | Thu Jul 21, 2011 3:31 pm Apple has more cash and investments than any other tech company, leaving it plenty of money to bolster its patents and invest in start-up acquisitions. The Cupertino, Calif.-based company's second quarter report ...
Rackspace's cloud going all OpenStack
Network World
By Jon Brodkin, Network World A year after Rackspace and NASA unveiled OpenStack, Rackspace is planning to deploy the open source software across its entire cloud infrastructure. Rackspace's cloud storage service, known as Cloud Files, ...
Dimension Data Taps New Cloud Chief
CRN
By Andrew R Hickey, CRN Fresh off of its acquisition of cloud contender OpSource, Dimension Data Thursday named a chief executive for its newly-formed Cloud Solutions business unit. Steve Nola, who has been CEO of Dimension Data in Australia for the ...
Nasuni SLA Guarantees 100 Percent Cloud Storage Uptime
eWeek
Cloud storage gateway provider Nasuni this week launched a new service, rather plainly called Data Protection, that guarantees 100 percent, 24/7 availability for any data its customers store inside its partners' clouds. That sentence isn't a typo. ...
Zuberance Named an AlwaysOn Global 250 Company
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
Now in its ninth year, the AlwaysOn Global 250 represents the top emerging companies in the Global Silicon Valley that are demonstrating significant market traction and pursuing game-changing technologies in digital media, mobile, social media, cloud...
WealthDocx® and ElderDocx® Drafting Systems Move to Cloud-Based Delivery
PR Newswire (press release)
"Cloud computing capabilities help attorneys increase drafting efficiency, minimize staff involvement and reduce operating costs," McClintock added. In addition to remote on-demand access, Internet-based document drafting provides attorneys with ...
VMTurbo Brings Agility To The Cloud
NetworkComputing.com
Most data center managers are facing the increasing complexity of virtualized and cloud-based environments. Successfully managing cloud operations and virtualized environments takes intelligence--not so much the type of intelligence as defined by IQs, ...
Gaikai Cloud Gaming Service Raises Money
ZippyCart
By the ZippyCart Content Team Cloud-based services are the big thing right now. Amazon led the race to the market by launching a music storage system without major label support. Their system allows anyone to sign up for five gigs of music storage for ...
IBM Federal Community Cloud to Speed Agency Adoption of Social Collaboration ...
PR Newswire (press release)
WASHINGTON, July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced new cloud-based collaboration services to help US Federal government organizations reap the benefits of social computing. The new set of social collaboration services, ...
Abiquo Triples Cloud Management Business in First Half of 2011
Benzinga
Abiquo, the leading Enterprise Cloud Management software company, today announced significant market momentum in the first half of 2011 with multiple six-figure customer wins, tripling its business quarter over quarter, surpassing business plan targets ...
New cloud-infrastructure package
The Nation
By Jirapan Boonnoon United States-based software company VMware has launched a new cloud-infrastructure suite, covering public, private and hybrid cloud computing. VMware Thailand's country manager Chawapol Jariyawiroj said the cloud-infrastructure ...
Why you shouldn't trust Google (or any cloud service) with your data
ZDNet (blog)
By Adrian Kingsley-Hughes | July 21, 2011, 8:56am PDT Getting ready to enthusiastically shovel all your data into the cloud? Here's a cautionary tale of what can happen when your connection to that data is pulled because of accusations that you ...
Amid Layoffs, Cisco Continues Cloud And Managed Services Push
MSPmentor
Cisco launched the Cloud Partner Program in early 2011, assisting cloud resellers, cloud builders and cloud service providers with their business strategies. The Cloud Partner Program was modeled after Cisco's existing managed services efforts. ...
SUBWAY Heads Down the Cloud Computing Highway
Datamation
As the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and public cloud services industries mature they are being deployed to play more pivotal roles in the day-to-day operations of bigger and bigger organizations. The latest example is Coupa Software's recent contract ...
AIS Network First to Offer License Mobility for SharePoint 2010 From On ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
As more businesses adopt cloud services, they can now turn to AIS Network (www.aisn.net) for the flexibility they need to move in-house SharePoint server and application workloads to the cloud. The hosting pioneer today announced that it is the first ...
Optical Drive Becomes Latest Casualty in Quest for the Cloud
Gotta Be Mobile
The 'cloud' is becoming a big feature of our digital lives today–anywhere from the most recently launched Spotify for cloud-based streaming music to cloud-streamed videos like those on Netflix and Hulu. All of this is driven by the increasing access ...
Cloud Storage Company CX Raises $5M From Eric Schmidt And Others ...
By Leena Rao
CX, a cloud storage and SaaS data file management system, has raised $5 million in new funding from Eric Schmidt's Tomorrow Ventures and Hanna Capital. This brings the company's total funding to $10 million. CX, which has flown under ...
TechCrunch
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Microsoft Drops Into Social Gaming From the Cloud - Tricia Duryee ...
By Tricia Duryee
Microsoft has figured out a way to get into the social games business without having to make a single game.
AllThingsD
SUSE Linux Gears Up for Cloud Strategy | TalkinCloud
By Joe Panettieri
SUSE Linux President Nick Brauckmann said a SUSE cloud strategy will emerge in 60 to 90 days. Are SUSE Linux Cloud surprises in store for Novell Brainshare?
TalkinCloud
Thin Clients, the Cloud, and Security | Cloud Computing Journal
By their very nature, cloud platforms are a security challenge. They rely on virtualization, which carries the same risk as any other physical computing environment but adds in guest-host and guest-guest risks. ...
Latest News from Cloud Computing Journal
Acer looking to launch their own cloud system | Ubergizmo
By Tyler Lee
With cloud services that are starting to pop up everywhere, it's really no surprise to see that Taiwanese hardware vendor, [...]
Ubergizmo
Free Cloud Sync Coming to Things for iPhone and iPad
By Alex
The team at Cultured Code, makers of the popular task manager for iOS called Things, has announced that cloud sync is finally coming to the Things for.
iDownloadBlog - iPhone iPad iOS
Ed Brill - New IBM US Federal cloud collaboration offering
By Ed Brill
Thursday, IBM will be announcing a new set of cloud offerings for the US Federal government, on our existing IBM Federal Community Cloud environment. A key to the new offerings is their operation in a US FISMA-compliant data center. ...
Ed Brill
Wired Correspondent Suffers Through the Downside of Cloud ...
By Pete Mortensen
With the launch of Lion, Wired correspondent Erin Biba (most recently contributing to this month's cover story) discovered that the downsides of a cloud-delivered operating system are just the same as those for cloud-delivered music. ...
Cult of Mac
The Cloud vs. The Bandwidth Cap | Digital | SPLICETODAY.com
You almost had me, “Cloud.” I was nearly convinced that physical forms of data were becoming completely outmoded. You'd promised to keep all of my information safe in a bubble-wrapped, triple-locked, ultra-secure realm of magical air in ...
Splice Today
CloudFS.org » Moving to the Cloud
By Jeff Darcy
If you read the NYT article carefully, you'll see that the relationship between a government move toward cloud computing and these 800 closures is tenuous at best, and it never even mentions moving anything to a public cloud...
CloudFS.org
The coming Cloud wars: Google+ vs Microsoft (plus Facebook) (Wired UK)
The next year in tech will be all about building connections between PC and post-PC devices, whether phones, tablets, game consoles, e-readers or next-gen SmartRoombas.
Wired.co.uk
The Cloud Refuge | Design Milk
By Jaime
The Cloud is a collaboration between Bruit du Frigo, the collective Z├ębra3 / Buy-sellf, a playful architecture made of wood and plexiglass. Sleeping up.
Design Milk
Acer Developing Acer Cloud After iGware Acquisition » Geeky Gadgets
By Julian Horsey
After the acquisition of iGware by Acer this week, the Taiwanese hardware vendor is now looking to develop its own Acer Cloud that would be used as a web based service designed to pull their PC's, laptops and tablets devices together.
Geeky-Gadgets
Chemical cloud sparks concern
Logansport officials say the situation is stable after a hazardous vapor cloud that leaked out of a train tanker Thursday morning.
News | WISH TV
Content in the Cloud - Social Business Community Blog
By James Watson
Why all the interest all of a sudden about putting content “in the cloud”? Well, certainly it is a result of some serious marketing dollars from suppliers, and the general wave of successful SaaS offerings in many other application ...
Community Blogs
Windows Azure Developer Services | Cloud Platform | Azure Web ...
Windows Azure offers developer services on a cloud computing platform that can be used to create a wide array of consumer web applications or business ...
www.microsoft.com/windowsazure/learn/getstarted/
VMware Cloud Computing: Business Continuity & High Availability of ...
Deliver better performance on even the most resource-intensive applications with VMware vSphere. Virtualization gives you high availability and business ...
www.vmware.com/cloud-infrastructure/
Cloud Computing Heterogeneity will require Cloud Integration ...
Cloud Computing is the future – if you believe market forecasts from companies such as Gartner. I think so, too. But...
java.dzone.com/articles/cloud-computing-heterogeneity
Acer to acquire cloud-service provider iGware
CNET
With iGware's technology, Acer says that it will deliver a new service, called Acer Cloud, "to serve and benefit Acer customers, and enhance brand value." iGware has largely been under the radar in the cloud space, but the company has achieved some ...
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