Monday, January 30, 2012

A third of companies taking BI capabilities into the cloud

A third of companies taking BI capabilities into the cloud
By Mark Cox Nearly one third of organizations either already use or plan to use cloud or software-as-a-service offerings to augment their core business intelligence (BI) functions, according to Gartner. According to a survey of 1364 IT managers and ...

Cloud vs virtualisation
Hindu Business Line
Many companies, which are turning to cloud computing, will find the need to manage their cloud space becoming more important. Most of these companies rely on both public and private clouds. The impact in India could be higher than in developed ...

Hindu Business Line

VMware unveils online virtualization and cloud solutions marketplace
By Mark Cox VMware has announced its VMware Solution Exchange, an online virtualization andcloud solutions marketplace where customers, partners and developers can converge to help simplify the process of evaluating and selecting business solutions ...

You can't stop the Cloud revolution: Aegis
Cloud computing is no longer on a roll but becoming a bullet train, according to Aegis Services Australia President, Chris Luxford. It's a lofty claim but one that is backed up by data from analyst firm, IDC, which has found that more than 20 per cent ...

Even with risks, the cloud offers advantages for small businesses
Washington Post
Just about every small business owner, and anyone else for that matter, has been hearing a lot about “the cloud” lately. Internet behemoths like Google, Apple and Amazon are fighting it out for cloudsuperiority, as are other giant tech companies like ...

Facebook scammers redirect victims through Amazon cloud
By Lucian Constantin | IDG News Service | Published 20:01, 29 January 12 Facebook scammers have started redirecting victims through Amazon's cloud in order to bypass malicious URL filters, according to security researchers from antivirus vendor ...

'Cloud Burst' Trend Benefits Public Clouds First
Seeking Alpha
A "cloud burst" in this case is a quick in-and-out use of cloud resources to do some job that can't be done as effectively any other way. An example is Renderman on Demand, a system for quickly rendering complex screen images using Pixar's Renderman, ...

Neelie Kroes – Cloud Computing In Europe Needs To Be Embraced Sooner
Mobile Inquirer
Neelie Kroes says that she will be bringing the idea of cloud computing to a business and government near you soon, are you looking forward to this? Cloud computing seems to be the answer to many problems that we face, secure data, easy access, ...

Mobile Inquirer

Cloud Middleware On Google Apps Marketplace
Dr. Dobb's
With an emphasis on service-oriented architecture and composite application development, the product runs on the company's own cloud middleware platform and is intended to give developers the option to provision from more than a dozen middleware ...

5 Ways Cloud 'Supercharges' Enterprise Initiatives
Smart Data Collective
Captain Query and Commander Spid are trapped in a multi-dimensional PowerPoint presentation on the planet of the Evil Cloud Salesmen... Evil Cloud Salesman: Our product offers a multi-tier, highly extendable, hot pluggable service layer, ...

Upgradeable Xbox 720 vs. Cloud
In Entertainment
There are a number of ways Sony and Microsoft could market their next-gen consoles when it comes to cloud vs. high spec hardware – We could see an Xbox 720 and PS4 push specs to the limits in an effort to be powerful enough for many years to come, ...

In Entertainment

How Can VMware Grow in a Saturated Market?
According to Raghu Raghuram, senior VP of cloud infrastructure at VMware (NYS: VMW) , about 50% of server workloads ran on virtual machines by the end of 2011. You can't do much more than doubling a market penetration like that, right?

Trimble Unveils Cloud-Based Data Management for Gas Monitoring Solution
Waste Management World
Trimble recently introduced cloud-based data management, the Trimble Connected Community Environmental, for its SiteFID Gas Monitoring solution. According to a release, the Connected Community - Environmental provides real-time management and ...

Three trends that change business: Mobile, Social and Cloud
The world is changing, and there are three market shifts that are driving this change – mobile social and cloud. These trends change what we connect, how we connect and how we transact. Obviously mobile is changing what is connected.

Here come the 'micro' cloud users
By Ian GRAYSON I recently sat through a presentation by the owner of a small software firm who was busy pitching a new cloud-based computing offering to sporting clubs. The sales patter highlighted some key benefits: smoother administration, ...

Australia, NZ lead Zendesk customer satisfaction index
Cloud-based help desk software provider, Zendesk, has released its new customer satisfaction index just as the company claims the sign-up of its 15000th customer following a tripling of its revenues in 2010 and a 'stellar' year last year.

Need More Storage? Expand with External Drives
You could replace the drive entirely with a larger one, or you could turn to cloud-based data storage. Then, there is a third option—use external hard drives to grow beyond the limited capacity of your internal drive. Of course, there are pros and ...

New Buzz For Fuzz-o-Matic TaaS
Dr. Dobb's
By Adrian Bridgwater, January 28, 2012 Scandinavian software testing company Codenomicon has this month released its Fuzz-o-Matic cloud-based Testing-as-a-Service (TaaS) platform for applications running on Windows, Linux, Mac, and mobile operating ...

TreeHouse Interactive Announces Partner Relationship Management (PRM) on ... (press release)
Built on,'s enterprise cloud computing platform for building employee-facing social apps, Reseller View PRM is immediately available for test drive and deployment on AppExchange at

Citrix XenApp 6.5 in the Cloud
Now that XenApp 6.5 is released, some folks might want to build XA 6.5 in the cloud. We have already built a “ready to use” XenApp server in Amazon EC2. You can Just search for the AMI ID ami-6b994802 and launch it. The following are the instructions ...

Roundtable: Transitioning to telecommunications
DP: Monetisation is something that we're even seeing in Cloud today. One year ago, organisations were springing up thinking that they could go into business and just make margin in selling a publicCloud solution from a vendor and that is something ...

Red Hat on Open Source and the Cloud – Intel Conversations in the ...
By Connected Social Media Syndication
Red Hat on Open Source and the Cloud – Intel Conversations in the Cloud - Episode 37.
Connected Social Media

Current & Emerging Cloud Trends: 2012 Proformative Cloud ...
Proformative is a free online community for corporate finance, accounting, treasury and related professionals focused on getting work done without the noise.

TechNet Video: Live! IT Time: Private Cloud Chat (Episode 3) - The ...
By Bob Hunt2
The third in the TechNet IT Time Series of Private Cloud chats took place on January 11th, 2012 and covered a variety of topics on the Private Cloud. This session included myself and my peers from the East Region discussing the various ...
TechNet Blogs

Why Do You Need aVirtual Private Cloud | Technologies Review
By Michelle Lee
Having an integrated and fully operational network within your organization is one of the key and crucial aspects to being able to perform business functions.
Technologies Review

Netkiller Takes Fire Safety Onto the Cloud - World ...
By admin
You are here: Home // Technology // Netkiller Takes Fire Safety Onto the Cloud ... Netkiller has almost a 10 year history of innovation in IT and Cloud Computing. Press & Media Contact: Harry Jung Netkiller 2033 Gateway Place, Suite 500 ... World Community News

Introducing OpenMenu Cloud | OpenMenu
By OpenMenu
OpenMenu Cloud takes any OpenMenu and creates a word cloud from all the menu items. The more popular an item, the larger the font. A fun way to analyze a restaurant's OpenMenu. To access a restaurant's OpenMenu Cloud use our ...

Cloud Avengers Knock Out System Crashes
Tired of system emergencies interfering with your sleep, disturbing your weekend , or interfering wit.

VMware: The Console Blog: Preserving Multi-Cloud Choice and ...
It has been nine months since we launched Cloud Foundry - the industry's first open platform as a service (aka PaaS). Cloud Foundry debuted with both the ...

NIST Issues Cloud Computing Guidelines for Managing Security ...
NIST Issues Cloud Computing Guidelines for Managing Security and Privacy.

Will the cloud 'hit the wall' without good integration?
The success of this first generation of SaaS and cloud vendors has sparked a “CloudRush,” drawing even more players — ranging from fledgling startups to the biggest vendors in the hardware, software and services industry — to enter the market.

EnterpriseDB Announces Availability of Postgres Plus Cloud Database
Postgres Plus Cloud Database dramatically simplifies the setup and configuration of PostgreSQL in the cloud. In addition to support for Amazon EC2, ...

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