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Are We Ready For A True Cloud Phone?
Washington Post
But the larger question remains if the world is ready for a cloud-based smartphone? And there's a side question: what if this cloud phone is a data-only device? To the first question, with Apple rolling out iCloud this fall, the timing could be right. ...
Cloud computing will define the future
Financial Times
By Eduardo Alvarez and Mike Cooke Not since the dotcom boom has an IT advance been as vigorously marketed as cloud computing. But hype breeds confusion, delusion, jaundiced perceptions and even outright dismissal. So when it comes to the cloud...
Cloud CIO: What 'Consumerization of IT' Really Means to CIOs
As with cloud computing, the term is somewhat ambiguous and is applied to a number of things that are recognizably related, but which differ in details. Consumerization of IT is usually contrasted with "enterprise IT, " which carries connotations of ...
BT to help cloud gaming hit UK shores with OnLive
Total Telecom
By Lewis Dowling, Total Telecom UK incumbent to support cloud gaming service when it comes to market next month; Belgacom will also launch this year. OnLive announced this week that it is working with BT to release its cloud gaming service to the UK by ...
Municipality of Meaford Expands Into Renewable Energy With Grid Cloud Solutions
MarketWatch (press release)
Grid Cloud's Chairman Dr. Luc C Duchesne, "The municipality of Meaford, with a population of 11000, is an excellent test case for our community based service delivery system. There are thousands of communities of this size looking to engage ...
Research: Half of Cloud Clients to Change Privacy Policy by Q4 2012
By Scott M. Fulton, III / August 12, 2011 12:06 PM / 0 Comments This post is part of our ReadWriteCloud channel, which is dedicated to covering virtualization and cloud computing. The channel is sponsored by Intel and VMware. Read the white paper about ...
Kindle Cloud Reader brings Amazon eBooks to netbooks and tablets
Netbook Expert
Here's a good write up on the recently released Amazon Kindle Cloud Reader web application. You can follow the story as it unfolds via Kindle Cloud Reader tag on In a nutshell: full versions of Amazon eBooks can now be read in a browser ...
Ubuntu Linux makes musical friends with the Apple iPhone
ZDNet (blog)
By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols | August 12, 2011, 1:22pm PDT Summary: Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu Linux, has introduced an app. to let people stream music from the Ubuntu One cloud to their iPhones and iPods Linux and Apple's iPhones, iPods, ...
Review: Iomega StorCenter PX -- Cloud Storage For SMB CRN
In addition to Apple's Time Machine, backup options include integration with Amazon S3 and Mozy Backup cloud services, and a copy job scripting interface with automated scheduling that also can be kicked off by pressing the "QuikTransfer" button on the ...
Chromebooks can auto-delete user data after 90 days
They're also tightly integrated with Google's numerous cloud services like Gmail and Google Docs — and that cloud focus is one reason Chromebooks include solid state drives with comparatively small capacities. That shouldn't be a problem, of course, ...
Intermedia Challenges Google Apps, Microsoft Office 365 To Cloud Channel Duel
By Andrew R Hickey, CRN New York-based Intermedia laid down the gauntlet in a comparison chart on its Web site, which examines the ins and outs of its Private Label cloud partner program vs. Google Apps' and Microsoft Office 365's channel offerings. ...
Private Cloud Risk Outweighs Benefits, For Now
It doesn't pay to keep private cloud experts on staff, and I have a hard time believing there are service providers with deep core competencies here. By Jonathan Feldman InformationWeek I attended a local cloud computing conference this week, ...
451 Group Impact Report Recognizes Asigra Cloud Backup v11 for Enterprise Data ... (press release)
Toronto, Canada, August 13, 2011 --( Asigra Inc., a leading cloud backup and recovery software provider since 1986, today announced that the company's latest generation software has been featured in an Impact Report by The 451 Group titled ...
Axeda, Walsh Vision Deliver Cloud Telematics Solutions
By Rajani Baburajan Axeda (News - Alert) Corporation, a cloud platform provider for machine-to-machine (M2M) application development, has formed a partnership with Walsh Vision, a systems integrator specializing in the delivery of innovative cellular ...
Call for Speakers Now Open for Cloud Security Alliance Innovation Conference 2011
Marketwire (press release)
PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 12, 2011) - The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Silicon Valley chapter today published the call for speakers for the inaugural Cloud Security Alliance Innovation Conference 2011, being held October 6 th in Silicon Valley. ...
Cloud Storage Simplifies the Complexities of Data Storage
By Erin Harrison A major part of today's cloud computing strategy for enterprises centers on storage. The benefits of cloud storage to enterprises are far-reaching: a hybrid solution can simplify the management of primary storage, archival, ...
The 4 biggest threats facing the cloud
By JP Mangalindan, Writer-Reporter August 12, 2011: 1:02 PM ET Cloud computing is clearly here to stay. But these factors could make the transition a bumpy one. FORTUNE -- Earlier this week, portions of Amazon's cloud computing service crashed, ...
Proof in the Cloud and the Enterprise: GuardTime Sets the Bar for Data ...
The Open Press (press release)
The complete GuardTime Keyless Signature ( ) system allows for any data item in transit, stored on disk or in the cloud, or electronically shared or running in the cloud, to be mathematically identified by the GuardTime Data ..
Amazon Cloud Player Adds Social, Google Goes Social Gaming as Ecosystem Wars ...
This week we have seen a ratcheting up of ecosystem enhancements which started with the KindleCloud Reader announcement, got on a roll with Google adding social games to Google+ and ending with a flourish in a Tweet that Facebook and Twitter ...
Storing in the cloud? Data security starts with you
Storing in the cloud? Data security starts with you Andrew Binstock, editor-in-chief of Dr. Dobb's, earlier this week exhorted businesses not to rely on cloud providers for their data security. In an article titled "Encrypt Early, Encrypt Often! ...
10 Reasons For Choosing Google Apps Over Microsoft Office 365
Business Insider
Microsoft Office 365 is a valiant attempt by the Redmond-based software giant to transition its office productivity suite to the cloud. Of course, Microsoft has been the dominant desktop software vendor for many years, but the cloud is uncharted ...
Linux Labs' NimbusOS Upgraded for Use as OS for Cloud Computing Service
By Shamila Janakiraman Searchlight Solutions Ltd. announced that its subsidiary Linux Labs International Inc. has upgraded its proprietary NimbusOS for use as the Operating System for its High Performance Cloud Computing (“HPC2”) service. ...
Are We Ready For A True Cloud Phone? | TechCrunch
By MG Siegler
Apple hasn't turned on things like music streaming from the cloud yet, but they easily could. They recently did this with an Apple TV update for television shows. If you have an always-connected device, this concept could work. ...
Welcome to the Cloud - "Your Apple ID has been disabled." - Scott ...
By Scott Hanselman
The most valuable companies have your valuable data in the cloud. We may think the cloud is decentralized, but it's not. It's totally centralized. All the valuable data is now in one place with one password that's connected to your one ...
Scott Hanselman
Cloud vs Local Ecommerce Solutions by
By Tavis J. Hampton
Deciding to invest in ecommerce software for your online business is only the first step in the process. Next, you must choose the type of ecommerce software.
Amazon Cloud Player Gets Social To Compete With Rdio, Spotify
By Ellis Hamburger
Amazon gives its online music player Facebook and Twitter integration.
Web Host Intermedia Launches Mobile App for Cloud Services | WHIR ...
Web Host Intermedia Launches Mobile App for Cloud Services | The Web Host Industry Review - Web Hosting News. - Daily Web Hosting News
New iOS App Gives 'Private Cloud' to iPhone Enterprises | Cult of Mac
By Ed Sutherland
Like a post-PC Paul Revere, the tech world has been screaming 'The Cloud is Coming! The Cloud is Coming!' While Apple's iCloud is seen as the ultimate convenience for consumers, enterprises concerned about security have been tethered to ...
Cult of Mac
Kindle Cloud Reader iPad Review: Simple to Use, Awesome to Behold ...
By Michael Anderson
Carly highlighted the new Amazon Cloud Reader a couple of days ago, which provided a web-based solution for reading – and purchasing – Kindle books from on pretty much any device regardless of native app support (except for ...
Gear Diary
Dell Cloud Strategy Update: Coming Soon | TalkinCloud
By Joe Panettieri
At Dell World, expect President of Dell Services Stephen Schuckenbrock & CEO Michael Dell to offer an update on Dell's Cloud Computing & Cloud Services efforts.
How Cloud Computing Is Reshaping The Role Of The CIO - Forbes
Written by Scott Bils Four disruptive forces are causing executive teams to reconsider how the CIO function will add strategic value in a world where cloud ...
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