Friday, February 24, 2012

6 Shining Examples of Cloud Computing in Action

6 Shining Examples of Cloud Computing in Action
Cloud computing means more than simply saving on IT implementation costs. Cloud offers enormous opportunity for new innovation, and even disruption of entire industries. Voices from the cloud: Apple's Siri uses cloud to do its thing.


Six principles for effective cloud computing
Help Net Security
The growing shift to cloud computing can deliver significant value—but most enterprises have little knowledge of the perils of transferring IT decision making away from technology specialists to business unit leaders.

Help Net Security

DiData launches OpSource cloud services
23, 2012, 6:00am PT No Comments Dimension Data, the big systems integrator, bought OpSource for its cloud services in June, and is now unveiling the updatedclouds offering under its brand. The services include a public compute-as-a-service cloud, ...


Dimension Data Announces Global Cloud Services
MarketWatch (press release)
The global provider's cloud offerings simplify planning, design, deployment and management of private, public and hybrid clouds. Dimension Data also introduced its Managed CloudPlatform(TM), a global delivery platform for all its cloud services, ...

Amazon Brings Price-Cutter Mentality To AWS
Now Amazon may be bringing its low-cost attitude to cloud computing, as seen in its Feb. 6 decision to lower prices on S3 cloud storage. A top Amazon cloud official, Adam Selipsky, VP of Amazon Web Services marketing, sales, and product management, ...

Connectria's Cloud Computing Ranks 2nd in North America & 4th Worldwide in ...
Virtual-Strategy Magazine
Connectria Hosting, a global managed hosting provider, today announced that as of February 23, Connectria ranked an impressive 2 nd in the North American market and 4 th on a global basis in Cloud Computing Performance (over a 30 day period view) as ...

Is Cloud Computing A Global Market Yet? Nyet
By Charles Babcock InformationWeek Some European and fast-growing developing countries such as Brazil and China fear the US will run away with the emerging cloud computing market. As a result, they have erected barriers to data moving across their ...

Keeping Your Cloud Computing Options Open
IT Business Edge (blog)
By date: Just about everybody would agree that cloud computing is an IT journey, it's just no one is quite sure where that journey will take them. The lack of visibility has a lot of IT organizations opting to take a few baby steps towards cloud ...

Microsoft Expands Dublin Cloud Computing Hub
Data Center Knowledge
Racks of servers housed inside the Microsoft data center in Dublin, Ireland, which is undergoing a major expansion. (Photo: Microsoft). Microsoft will add 13.2 megawatts of capacity to its data center in Dublin, Ireland, which powers its online...

Data Center Knowledge

Japan leads world in cloud computing readiness: trade industry
Mainichi Daily News
SINGAPORE (Kyodo) -- Japan leads the world in preparedness to support the growth of cloud computing and capitalize on its technological and economic benefits, a global software industry advocacy group said in a report issued Wednesday.

Germany leads EU countries on cloud computing
By Benjamin Fox BRUSSELS - Five EU countries rank among the world's top ten for policies that promote cloud computing, according to a study published on Wednesday (22 February) by the Business Software Alliance (BSA), an ICT body representing Microsoft ...

Conflicting regulations threaten global cloud computing market
Fresh Business Thinking
It warns that to capture the full economic potential of the cloud, governments must better harmonise their policies to smooth the flow of data across borders. The UK ranks seventh out of 24 countries in the new BSA Global Cloud Scorecard, behind Japan, ...

Top reasons not to buy cloud storage
A number of cloud-based services are starting to look more attractive to more businesses, but a good deal of skepticism persists when it comes to cloud storage. Among the skeptics is InfoWorld's Paul Venezia, who makes the argument that full-fledged ...

Clare Computer Solutions to Hold Seminar Series on Cloud Computing for Business
Sacramento Bee
22, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Clare Computer Solutions, a San Francisco Bay Area IT service provider, headquartered in San Ramon, California is announcing a series of seminars for businesses on the subject of Cloud Computing. The 90-minute seminars are ...

Onit Joins Legal Cloud Computing Association (LCCA)
MarketWatch (press release)
HOUSTON, TX, Feb 22, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Onit, a leading provider of business productivity and process management apps, today announced it has joined the Legal Cloud Computing Association (LCCA), a consortium of leading cloud computing ...

Global Patchwork of Conflicting Laws and Regulations Threatens Cloud Computing ...
ag-IP-news Agency
WASHINGTON, DC - A patchwork of conflicting laws and regulations threatens to undercut the full promise of the global cloud computing market, the Business Software Alliance (BSA) reported in a study of 24 countries that together account for 80 percent ...

Cloud Computing Is the Future of IT: How to Convince Your Boss
18, eWEEK published a slide show entitled "Cloud Computing: Don't Build Your Own Private Cloud in 2012: 10 Reasons Why." Talk about a lightning rod for comment: Passionate opinions pro and con came fast and furious via email.


Rules 'Threaten Cloud Computing Growth'
Agence France-Presse A global patchwork of conflicting laws and regulations could hobble the growth of the cloud computing market, according to study from the Business Software Alliance (BSA) released on Feb. 22. The study urged governments to move to ...

Microsoft is building a new datacenter in Dublin
By Mikael Ricknäs | IDG News Service Microsoft is spending about $130 million to build a new datacenter in Dublin, as it needs more room to run cloud services there, the company said on Thursday. The expansion is a direct result of increased demand for ...

Now Clouds Get IntoThe Act
Internet Search Engine Database
Cloud Services are slowly becoming the 'work engine' of the internet. The interest in Cloud computing suddenly seems to have perked, surprisingly after the brief disruption of Elastic Band Services [EBS] services of market leader Amazon Web Services.

Internet Search Engine Database

Software alliance connects intellectual property to cloud computing growth
Although Canadian cloud providers point to data privacy and security as the top reason that many businesses haven't adopted cloud services yet, a new Business Software Alliance study makes the case that stronger intellectual property laws are needed.

Does Corporate Cloud Storage Measure Up?
Wired News
Is using cloud services for storage more stormy that most think? Have your say, below. With companies clamoring to get on the cloud bandwagon, they may be getting ahead of themselves, and rushing to the cloud for storage is one that puzzles InfoWorld's ...

Can Cloud Computing Open Up New Opportunities?
SYS-CON Media (press release)
"There is a common view among media and analysts that the cloud computingmarket will see rapid growth in the foreseeable future," observed Alex Mei, Executive VP and CMO of OCZ Technology Group, in this exclusive Q&A with CloudExpo Conference Chair ...

SYS-CON Media (press release)

Interoute Selected as G-Cloud Provider
MarketWatch (press release)
LONDON, Feb 23, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Interoute, owner operator of Europe's largestcloud services platform, has been selected to supply IaaS (Infrastructure as a service) to the UK government via its G-Cloud programme.

Public Cloud vs. Private Cloud: How About a Hybrid?
A study conducted at Gartner's 2011 Data Center Conference in December showed that 78% of 2500 attendees surveyed said they plan to build private cloud services by 2014. "We believe that the vast majority of private clouds will migrate or evolve into a ...

Cloud Computing: Top 5 Security Concerns «
According to a survey conducted by Access Smart, by 2013, 80% of companies will spend between 7% and 30% of their IT budget on cloud services. Using cloud computing services not only lets organizations access their information from ...

Dimension Data takes our Cloud Services to market
By Catherine Lee
Since the establishment of our Cloud Solutions business unit in June 2011, we have gained significant momentum with the development of our Cloud capabilities. It is with great excitement that today, Dimension Data took the next big step by ...

Cloud computing vs cloud storage - Web Hosting Talk
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Cloud Computing 2.0 | Technically speaking …
By Michael Ritter
Cloud computing was one of the main themes at both events, with speakers presenting new solutions and discussing their experience in the field. Everybody agreed that the rise of cloud services has started and that the consumption of ...
Technically speaking ...

Oxymoron Department: Cloud Storage Appliance : Beyond Search
By Stephen E. Arnold
Terri McClure, an analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group, said in a statement, 'Organizations are increasingly looking for cloud storage that delivers the flexibility and cost savings of the cloudwithout having to overhaul their entire application and ...
Beyond Search

Cloud Computing Applications | Cloud Based Applications | Official ...
By macwilson
What factors have made cloud based applications so attractive for small businesses? Whether it is a small business or an individual planning to improve its.
Official Web Hosting Blog by...

Experience Cloud Computing In 7 Pictures | Business 2 Community
By Nikko Marasigan
Everyone's talking about the cloud these days and for good reason the cloud has revolutionized how the way business is managed. While the term “cloud.
Business 2 Community

PalmAddicts: Why I'm an advocate of cloud computing
By Sammual James McLoughlin
I may have mentioned iCloud a day to go and just to give you an example of why I'm an advocate of the cloud, today I was organising my schedule for the next three weeks and I wanted to ensure...

US cloud computing report slams Brazil, India, China ...
By iGlobal Market Service
WASHINGTON: A US program attention news on Wednesday chided Brazil, China and India for policies it pronounced threatened a destiny of cloud computing, though also took aim during grown countries such as Germany that did good on a ...

Cloud Computing is Entering the Business Sector : The Wise Directory
By Roger Seely
There are many technological advancements that can easily cross from the private sector to the world of business, with great profit benefits. One hot trend in that group is cloud computing. What is cloud computing? Simply put, cloud computing ...
The Wise Directory

Second edition of Cloud Computing Forum MENA
Dubai Internet City has announced it is the official ICT partner for the second edition of Cloud Computing Forum MENA, a two-day executive level conference and exhibition. ... cent of the organisations gauging the benefits of cloud computing and services, according to research firm IDC. Meanwhile, the global cloud services industry is expected to generate US$177 billion in revenue by 2015, up from US$89.4 billion in 2011, as per studies conducted by research analysts at Gartner.
Dubai Chronicle

Great Debate: Cloud storage and backup: Is it safe? | ZDNet
SMBs should carefully consider the viability of cloud storage and backup services -- or they could lose important ... Is it safe for SMBs to use cloud services?

Ways to Explore Cloud Computing - YouTube
Andrew McAfee, principal research scientist, MIT Center for Digital Business, offers three suggestions for experimentation.

Cloud Computing Is Nothing New – Are You Sure ? « Perspectives ...
Perspectives on Cloud Computing from Learning Tree International ... the way applications are architected can be/should be very different using cloud services.

Automating Cloud Services with Open Source Tools - Linux ...
Putting that aside, the genuine benefits of DevOps are typically a bit more mundane, yet no less useful: You have this thing called cloud computing, and to really ...

cloud computing « CRMOutsiders
Filed under cloud computing … TCO White Paper: CRM Vendor Pricing: Fees, Subscriptions & Hidden Costs. The way companies use and pay for customer ...

Hybrid Cloud | Hybrid Hosting Solutions | Hybrid Cloud Computing ...
Leading Hybrid Cloud Server Hosting Solutions Provider specializing in Hybrid Cloud Servers, Hybrid Cloud Computing, Hybrid Cloud Hosting, Hybrid Cloud ...

NEC and Indra bring cloud computing to companies by launching a ...
NEC and Indra bring cloud computing to companies by launching a virtual office solution with multi-device access. February 15, 2012 11:14 pm ...

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