Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Here Come the Cloud Cartels

Here Come the Cloud Cartels
New York Times (blog)
The short version is that cloud computing will come on quicker than you think, it will be controlled by a very few companies that will fight for the right to own your data, and businesses need to think about what software they can write that will ...

New York Times (blog)

Cloud-Based Legal Management Platform Clio Raises $6 Million in Series B Funding
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
Clio, the leader in cloud-based management tools for the legal industry, announced today at LegalTech New York that it has raised $6 million in its Series B round of financing. The funding was led by Acton Capital Partners, a Munich-based growth equity ...

CA, VCE Private Cloud Package to Go Toe-to-Toe Against Exalogic, CloudBurst
ReadWriteWeb
By Scott M. Fulton, III / January 30, 2012 2:09 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 case study about ...

Ubuntu Creator Warns Businesses to Be Wary of Cloud Lock-in
PCWorld
By Sophie Curtis, techworld.com Cloud infrastructure was always meant to be based on open standards, and organisations that choose to buy capacity from public clouds that only support one standard are creating problems for themselves in the future, ...

BlackBerry cloud services go live on Office 365
Register
After three months of beta testing, RIM has confirmed that its BlackBerry Business Cloud Services have gone live on Microsoft's Office 365. The free download allows wireless synching of RIM devices with Exchange Online, and includes BlackBerry Balance, ...

Microsoft Offers $60K in Azure Cloud Services to Startups, Launches BizSpark Plus
eWeek
Microsoft announces BizSpark Plus, an extension of its BizSpark program, and teams with startup accelerator TechStars to offer $60000 in cloud computing services to startups. Microsoft announced both its new BizSpark Plus, an extension to its BizSpark ...

Need More Storage? Reach for the Cloud
PCWorld
Another solution is to embrace the cloud and store your data online where the only limitation to your storage capacity is how much money you want to spend. There are many benefits that make cloudstorage an appealing option.

PGi CEO Takes 2011 Crunchies Awards Ceremony into the Cloud
MarketWatch (press release)
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 30, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Boland T. Jones, founder, chairman and CEO of PGi /quotes/zigman/364620/quotes/nls/pgi PGI -2.61% , a global leader in virtual meetings for 20 years, will present the Best Cloud Service Award tomorrow ...

Before jumping into cloud, learn from the SOA experience
ZDNet (blog)
By Joe McKendrick | January 30, 2012, 3:00am PST Summary: Companies need to look at service-oriented approaches — and what has been learned over the past decade — before taking on a potentially entangling and silo-creating cloud engagements.

Year of the cloud? Not until it can shield world's Mitnicks
Register
So you wouldn't really expect any of the much-vaunted, but still relatively fledgling, cloud service providers to be getting in on any Mitnick action, considering the difficulties of protecting him from the legions of itchy-fingered hackers just ...

LawLoop.com Expands the Cloud to Offer a Complete Solution for Lawyers
MarketWatch (press release)
LawLoop.com ), the complete cloud computing solution for lawyers, today announced its official company launch at LegalTech 2012 in New York. LawLoop.com provides a cloud-based solution that reinvents the way law firms of all sizes can securely and ...

MegaUpload Debacle: Worse-Case Scenario For Cloud Storage Users
Hot Hardware
One of the risks when you store your data in the cloud is that you're trusting a third party with your precious (or in some cases, pirated) files. Of course, you're gambling with your data no matter where it's stored; even if you have your own ...

More Business Intelligence Moving to the Cloud: Survey
Forbes
Time for the cloud, a new survey out of Gartner finds. More than one out four of the 1364 organizations surveyed (27%), in fact, already use or plan to use cloud or software-as-a-service (SaaS) offerings to augment their core business intelligence (BI)...

Forbes

IconCMO Cloud-Based Church Software Wins Customer Approval
MarketWatch (press release)
The results told us that, other than customer service, being cloud-based was the number one factor in churches being satisfied with their software." Customer service that is fast, accurate, and detailed with phone and email support.

Microsoft Win Server to get pushed off OpenStack Linux cloud?
Register
By Gavin Clarke • Get more from this author Windows servers could face problems running cloudsbuilt on OpenStack if the Linux-for-the-cloud project follows the suggestion of one lead developer. Code for Microsoft's Hyper-V should be removed from the ...

Cloud procurement gets €10m investment from EC
The Guardian
The European Commission is to establish the European Cloud Partnership, which aims to bring together public sector organisations and the IT industry to work on commons requirements for cloudprocurement, said Neelie Kroes, the vice-president of the EC ...

Select Testers Get First Office 15 Preview, New Cloud Services Emphasized
ReadWriteWeb
In a carefully crafted blog post this morning, the company's Corporate Vice President for Office, PJ Hough, listed four categories of distribution vehicles for Office-branded services, with #1 on that list being "cloud services.

New SOS Collaborate Private Cloud Delivers Secure, Enterprise-Wide Document ...
MarketWatch (press release)
EL SEGUNDO, CA, Jan 30, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- SOS Online Backup, the award-winning provider of cloud-based backup solutions, today announced the launch of SOS Collaborate Private Cloud. SOS Collaborate has been developed to provide secure, ...

Leading Cloud Thinkers to Government: Cloud Is Imperative for Better ...
MarketWatch (press release)
TechAmerica Foundation's State & Local Government Cloud Commission Offers Best Practices for Adopting Cloud Computing by States and Localities -- Will Announce Findings at Silicon Valley; Event on February 16, 2012 -- Featuring California Lt. Governor ...

Megaupload Equals Mega Fail for Cloud Computing
PC Magazine
By John C. Dvorak The shut down of Megaupload by the US government is not being perceived for what it is: a mega failure for cloud computing. The operation, which had 50 million users, was a lot more than a pirate operation.

Wave Launches Cloud-Based Encryption Service
Dark Reading
Notably, WES is the only Cloud-based service for managing Opal self-encrypting drives (SEDs), which offer security and performance benefits over other forms of encryption. The service has earned favorable marks from one of its first customers.

Vision Computer Solutions to Moderate Cloud Services Roundtable at Automation ...
MarketWatch (press release)
NORTHVILLE, MI, Jan 30, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Peter Marsack of Vision Computer Solutions, a leading Michigan technology consulting company, will moderate a roundtable panel discussion on cloud hosting, cloud integration and technology support ...

Yorktel Announces Comprehensive Cloud Video Services Enabling 'Any to Any ...
MarketWatch (press release)
EATONTOWN, NJ, Jan 30, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Yorktel, the leading video managed services provider, today introduced the new Video Cloud Connect(TM) Suite, including Video CloudConnect(TM) and Video Cloud Connect+(TM) cloud-based video ...

Amazon Beefs Up AWS Premium Cloud Support
CRN
By Andrew R Hickey, CRN Amazon has added two new options to its Amazon Web Services (AWS) Premium Support play for cloud customers, offering third-party software support and a trusted advisor option. The additions are an update on AWS Premium Support, ...

Oracle Adds RightNow to Cloud Wars Arsenal
E-Commerce Times
Oracle (Nasdaq: ORCL) has closed on its US$1.5 billion acquisition of RightNow, developer of acloud-based customer self-service application. Oracle announced the deal in October 2011. For Oracle, the deal makes eminent sense: It fills in a missing gap ...

Box's Aaron "Dotnet" Levie On Kim Dotcom, Megaupload, And The New "Cloud ...
Fast Company
Sure, the two run cloud-storage companies: Levie, enterprise service Box.net, and Dotcom, Megaupload, the file-sharing site Federal prosecutors shut down earlier this month on charges related to accusations of piracy. And sure, the pair own German ...

Fast Company

Lawloop.com takes law firm management to cloud — Cloud ...
By Barb Darrow
The co-founders of L.A. law firm Zuber & Tailleau got fed up with pricey, bulky, inefficient practice management software: So they built their own cloud-based offering. They say Lawloop.com brings document management, time-and-billing, ...
GigaOM

HP Cloud Services Goes Into Beta - ReadWriteCloud
By David Strom
HP began its OpenStack-based Cloud Services this month, and there is a lot of promise but not much in the way of actual implementation yet. HP intends its ...
ReadWriteCloud

By Adam Young
Cloud Narrative. Identity Management (IdM) needs change as an organization grows in size. For an example, I'll describe a fictional company, and take it from the smallest to largest stages. While, to some degree, the industry of this firm really ...
Adam Young's Web Log

Chilly Storms Brewing in the Cloud Over Megaupload Takedown ...
By Kit Dotson
However, the dark lining in the cloud right now is that Megaupload both claims and appears to have followed all the rules that should have given them an umbrella under the safe harbor provisions. In fact, according to legal analysis solicited of ...
SiliconANGLE

Creating software for the cloud, Wellington company gets all ...
By sticknz
Tucked away on Wellington's waterfront is an unassuming kiwi company bringing in the next generation of design and creation of cloud computing software. Many may never have heard of Core Technology and their software Aviarc™ – but ...
sticK - science, technology,...

Tilera launches two new speedy cloud processors, names new CEO ...
By Dean Takahashi
Tilera is announcing today it has launched new cloud computing processors with either 16 or 36 computing brains, or cores. The company is also announcing that its founding chief executive, Devesh Garg, has rejoined the company as CEO.
VentureBeat

Wow…my cloud went up in smoke! Now what? | Thoughts on Cloud
By Joydipto Banerjee
The problem is compounded if multiple cloud service providers are involved – a scenario where onecloud provider acts as a customer front end, and in-turn “outsources” the cloud services to other service providers. In such a chained service ...
Thoughts on Cloud

PEER1 uses Standing Cloud for cloud infrastructure service ...
By Phil Shih
Summary: PEER1's new cloud division Zunicore partnered with Standing Cloud to help make it easier to adopt cloud infrastructure and deploy commonly used.
Structure Research

Perfectly secure cloud computing possible thanks to quantum physics
Researchers have carried out they say is the first demonstration of blind quantum computing, in which a quantum computation was carried out with...
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine

Norbulk Shipping move to Google Apps with Cloud Technology ...
By Rosie Kaye
Norbulk Shipping is a successful independent ship management company with six offices spread across the globe. Over three decades Norbulk Shipping Group have.
Cloud Technology Solutions

Pixar's Cloud Computing Reignites the Debate: Art Versus ...
By Jeff Norman
Pixar's Cloud Computing Reignites the Debate: Art Versus Commerce Pioneer Pixar continues to push the envelope. The legendary animation studio recently.
CloudTweaks.com - Cloud Computing...

TechStars, Microsoft offering startups $60K in Windows Azure cloud ...
By Allan Maurer
TechStars, Microsoft offering startups $60K in Windows Azure cloud services.
TechJournal South

Google names Cloud Sherpas “Google Enterprise 2011 Partner of ...
By Jordan Kahn
“The Partner of the Year award from Google is important because it validates the role of the channel in helping businesses succeed in the cloud. We hear repeatedly from clients that they need the services of Google experts to fully leverage ...
9to5Google

Mac App Store - PDFpen Cloud Access
Read reviews, get customer ratings, see screenshots, and learn more about PDFpen Cloud Access on the Mac App Store. Download PDFpen Cloud Access for [ ...
itunes.apple.com/us/app/pdfpen-cloud.../id494133864?mt=12

Microsoft cloud service lets citizen developers crunch big data
Microsoft focuses on data analytics and big data projects for cloud computing developers and citizen developers, mainstream end users building Web apps.
searchcloudcomputing.techtarget.com/.../Microsoft-cloud-serv...



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