Thursday, October 20, 2011

Top Tech Trends 2012: Tablets, Cloud, Big Data (Gartner)

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Tablets, Cloud, Big Data Are Top Tech Trends for 2012: Gartner
eWeek
These technologies include tablet computers like Apple's iPad, cloud computing, "big data," and mobile-centric applications and interfaces. Factors that denote significant impact include a high potential for disruption to IT or the business, ...
IBM Intros New Servers, Storage for Analytics, Cloud, Virtualization
eWeek
Oracle over the past two years has introduced its Exadata Database Machine, a preconfigured data warehousing system the combines Oracle's software with Sun server and storage technology, and the Exalogic Elastic Compute Cloud, a cloud-in-a-box solution ...
Red Hat Expands Cloud Ecosystem through Partnership with Virtustream
MarketWatch (press release)
With this, Virtustream has added support for Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization to its xStream cloudplatform and now offers Red Hat Enterprise Linux on-demand to customers. Virtustream can now offer its customers a more scalable and flexible cloud ...
IBM Clouding the Midmarket
PCWorld
By Joab Jackson, IDG News Small and midsized organizations will deploy cloud services more readily than their larger counterparts, predicted the IBM general manager for midmarket sales at a company event Tuesday. As a result, IBM is aggressively ...
Zend Unveils PHP Cloud
ADT Magazine
Zend CEO and co-founder Andi Gutmans, one of the creators of the core PHP scripting engine, laid out his company's case for getting into the cloud business during his keynote presentation at the annual ZendCon PHP user conference, underway this week in ...
Rackspace and TechStars Team Up to Strengthen Cloud Startup Community in San ...
MarketWatch (press release)
SAN ANTONIO, Oct 19, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Rackspace(R), the service leader in cloudcomputing and a TechStars sponsor, welcomes TechStars Cloud, the first thematic accelerator to focus on cloud technologies to San Antonio. The call for applications ...
NetSuite and CA Technologies Partner to Elevate Cloud Security
MarketWatch (press release)
It democratizes the advanced security infrastructure that's used by some of the world's largest organizations by using the cloud. The solution, available immediately, delivers enterprise-grade security as a service across ERP, CRM, Ecommerce and PSA. ...
ASG Software Solutions and Zimory Launch Elastic Cloud IaaS Platform
MarketWatch (press release)
The integration of Zimory's proven Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) Management software with ASG CloudFactory suite enables ASG to seamlessly deliver IaaS automation in addition to its Software as a Service (SaaS), ...
No rain in the cloud
ZDNet
Enter the cloud. Commentary - It's no secret that governments all over the world have quickly become reliant on technology to provide their residents with better services. Everything from dog licenses to paying taxes are just a few key strokes away. ...
Six Reasons to Use Cloud Services for Small Business
PCWorld (blog)
[Quick Poll: How does your company use the cloud? Tell us here for a chance of winning $25 to spend at Amazon.com.] Yet, there are substantial benefits to gain through lower costs of infrastructure, utilities, and administration--as well as better ...
Infosys and Microsoft tie up to provide cloud-based services to clients
Economic Times
BANGALORE: The country's second largest software services firm, Infosys , has tied up with Microsoft to provide cloud-based offerings to clients. The MoU will see the two companies collaborate on solution area development, technical proof of concepts, ...
GSA Loses $2.5 Billion Cloud Contract Fight
InformationWeek
By J. Nicholas Hoover InformationWeek The General Services Administration lost a dispute Monday over a $2.5 billion cloud email contract and, as a result, may have to go back to the drawing board for part of its proposal. However, in the process, ...
Coraid adds cloud orchestration vendor Yunteq to its technology stable
SearchSMBStorage.com
Today Coraid Inc. acquired cloud orchestration company Yunteq Inc. and plans to use the technology from the startup to accelerate its plans to build Ethernet storage-area networks (SANs) for public cloud storage providers. John Gilmartin, Coraid's vice ...
Cloud Computing: Under-the-Radar Cloud Usage Leading to 'Cloud Sprawl'
Formtek Blog (blog)
By Dick Weisinger, on October 19th, 2011 Increasingly, groups within enterprises are using cloud-based services without the involvement of IT. This is possible because cloud solutions are typically available via a low-cost subscription or with a ...
Hybrid cloud solutions address cloud data storage's three key challenges
SearchStorage.co.uk
Cloud data storage offers hitherto unparalleled flexibility and capacity-on-demand benefits. But,cloud storage also poses some difficult challenges that have limited its uptake so far. These include issues around latency as well as the security and ...
Private cloud blockers and barriers
SearchCloudComputing.com
Cloud computing has changed the way IT resources are designed and managed. Siloed IT departments have to adjust their business-as-usual approach. As companies seek faster, better and cheaper IT resources, hybrid clouds seem like a natural fit. ...
Gartner: Private clouds are a last resort
Network World
Enterprises should consider public cloud services first and turn to private clouds only if the public cloud fails to meet their needs. That was the advice delivered by analyst Daryl Plummer during Gartner's IT Symposium Tuesday. ...
25 Percent of US and UKLegal Firms Use Cloud Computing
TMC Net
By Gary Kim, Contributing Editor More than a quarter of all US and UK respondents to a recent survey by international law firm Fulbright & Jaworski say their companies are using cloud computing, with 48 percent of the tech sector organizations using ...
European Customers Enter the Post-PC Era With Wyse Cloud Client Computing and ...
MarketWatch (press release)
COPENHAGEN, DENMARK, Oct 19, 2011 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Today at VMworld(R) 2011 Europe, Wyse Technology, the global leader in cloud client computing, reported organizations moving into a post-PC era built on VMware-based virtual desktop ...
Cloud Computing: Dropbox Gets Cloud-Size $250 Million B Round
SYS-CON Media (press release)
By way of reassurance, Dropbox said that 45 million users in 175 countries are saving a billion files on its cloud every three days and it's on track to triple its user base this year. It's going to use its haul to make acquisitions, pursue strategic ...
Ballmer claims Microsoft beats down Google in battle for the cloud --- is he ...
Computerworld (blog)
When it comes to cloud computing, Microsoft is leaving Google in the dust, especially when it comes to apps, Microsoft CEO boasted at the Web 2.0 summit. But take a close look at Google's and Microsoft's enterprise cloud-based offerings, ...
Nuxeo Takes Enterprise Content Management Platform into the Cloud
TMC Net
By Mandira Srivastava To enable architects and developers to easily build and run business applications, Nuxeo, the provider of an open source content management platform for business applications, has offered Nuxeo Cloud, a content management platform ...
Racemi Cloud Path: Enabling One-Click Cloud Server Migration
TalkinCloud (blog)
by Matthew Weinberger on Cloud migration specialist Racemi is taking its offering to the next level with Racemi Cloud Path, a SaaS solution that aims to make it point-and-click easy to move applications into the cloud without the need for professional ...
Ingram Micro Adds Kaseya, Symantec, Trend Micro To Cloud Arsenal
CRN
By Scott Campbell, CRN Ingram Micro's Services Division bolstered its portfolio by adding Kaseya's IT systems management tools for MSPs and cloud-based solutions from security stalwarts Symantec and Trend Micro. Solutions from the three vendors are ...
Top 10 pitfalls of P2P integration to avoid in the cloud
ZDNet (blog)
By Dana Gardner | October 19, 2011, 1:10pm PDT Summary: While integration isn't necessarily a new problem, the unique challenges of integrating in the cloud require a new approach. Many enterprises, however, are still using point-to-point (P2P) ...
Five takeaways from Symposium/ITxpo
Computerworld (blog)
It may not have been one of the top four buzz words here but cloud dominated many of the sessions. Per usual, people are still trying to define what it is - and isn't. Definitions of cloud still vary, and vendors add to the confusion by selling ...
How to Avoid Cloud Code Breakage, Part 2
Network World
By David Taber, CIO Last week, we covered how to evaluate code that is developed to extend cloudapplications. Now we're going to take a look at coding and system modification strategies that can make the system more fragile over time. ...
Nexsan Celebrates 10000th Customer Success Driven by Flexible Storage Platform ...
MarketWatch (press release)
The customer is ATS Cloud, a cloud based computing company in Dallas. ATS Cloud selected the Assureon(R) Secure Online Archive and high density E60 storage system to serve as the storage platform behind its cloud services offering, which includes ...
Ballmer: We're beating Google in the cloud — Cloud Computing News
By Ryan Lawler
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said his company was winning the battle for productivity applications in the cloud, and when it's winning, it's taking customers away from Google. And in doing so, he invoked a little bit of Charlie Sheen in showing ...
GigaOM
Conducting a Cloud Planning Analysis » Data Center Knowledge
By Industry Perspectives
Before moving to cloud infrastructure, first evaluate the viability of a cloud deployment and conduct a thoughtful cloud planning analysis.
Data Center Knowledge
SAP on the Cloud » What's Your Strategy for Cloud Computing ...
By gregchase
With all the buzz surrounding cloud computing, I'm surprised nobody has come out with a more comprehensive philosophy for IT in the cloud-computing era with regard to end to end business processes in companies. A lot of focus is on how ...
SAP on the Cloud
Adobe finally gets on board the Cloud Train | GMO Cloud America
By GMO Cloud America
Adobe Creative Cloud is a major initiative that radically redefines the content creation process supporting new creative Adobe Touch Mobile Apps.
GMO Cloud America
Transfer pricing considerations for cloud computing - Ernst & Young ...
By tax
The potential of cloud computing has captured the imagination of the business community. This article seeks to address the transfer pricing considerations arising from the adoption of a cloudcomputing environment from the perspective of a ...
Ernst & Young T Magazine
Technology Blog » Cloud Computing: Trendy or Transformational
By admin
Cloud Computing is a model for enabling convenient, on-demand network-based access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications, and services) that can be rapidly provisioned and ...
Technology Blog
Businesses need greater efficiency in storage, cloud and analytics ...
By Peter McCaffrey
IBM has just introduced new capabilities that help businesses accelerate the journey to smarter computing, including new efficient storage systems, cloud solutions, the next wave of optimized systems and solutions that help clients better ...
Smarter Computing Blog
Service Assurance Via the Cloud, Part 3: Addressing the Physical
By Robyn Weisman
As Kent Erickson said in his recent post, What You Going Do when the Cloud Gets Slow on You, moving to the cloud doesn't give you freedom to tune out the physical infrastructure behind the magic. If you've kept up with this blog, you know ...
The Cloud Management Blog
Move Your Oracle Databases to Amazon EC2 Cloud | SOA World ...
Amazon Web Services EC2 Cloud is full scale public data center offering services that are in many aspects far ahead of ancient practices present in regular IT environments. Fast provisioning and virtually unlimited scale make old fashioned ...
Latest News from SOA World Magazine
How Amazon uses big data to prevent warehouse theft — Cloud ...
By Ryan Lawler
Amazon has become the cloud king, with its AWS offerings providing cloud-based storage and processing that takes a lot of the cost out of deploying new products and applications. Netflix, DropBox and Yelp are all AWS clients, but the most ...
Cloud
 
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