Saturday, February 4, 2012

Google: Digital Music Case Has Cloud Law Implications

Google: Digital Music Case Has Cloud Law Implications
In a cloud computing legal battle, Google sides with ReDigi instead of Capitol Records, but court rebuffs its attempt to file a 'friend-of-the-court' brief. By Thomas Claburn InformationWeek In an effort to defend the legal basis of cloud computing, ...

Google Cloud Print: It's Actually Awesome, and Here's How to Set It Up
Google Cloud Print is an under-appreciated service that can send print jobs from virtually anywhere to a connected printer in any other location. Normally that involves tedious configuration on your network, but Cloud Print can do it in just a few ...

Systems Management, Cloud Services Likely in Dell's Software Acquisition Plans
By Chris Kanaracus, IDG News Dell's formation of a new software group, which was announced Thursday, could be the forerunner to a string of acquisitions by the vendor, with some observers predicting a focus on systems management and cloud services ...

Free, Cloud-Based Word Processor Zoho Writer Shows Promise
By Ian Harac PC World - Zoho Writer is an online (with offline and syncing functionality) word processing application that offers a nice amount of functionality, especially given the limitations of the Web as a platform for productivity tools.

Dropbox offers 5GB of free cloud storage
CBS News
(CBS/CNET) - Popular cloud storage utility Dropbox is offering 5GB of free space for users who test the company's latest beta software. "During this beta period, we are also offering additional free space to test automatic uploading of photos and ...

ShoreTel Cloud Acquisition 'Long Overdue' Say VARs
"ShoreTel missed the boat for about three years now in not creating their own cloud or giving partners deeper discounts on core infrastructure so we can do that for them. It was time." Under the terms of the deal, which ShoreTel announced Wednesday, ...

G-Cloud's successful suppliers get Cabinet Office nod
The Guardian
More than 600 suppliers have expressed an interest in joining the G-Cloud framework, the Cabinet Office has revealed. The number, up significantly on previous government figures, was confirmed on the same day as the Cabinet Office announced its intent ...

'The cloud will be driven by the 1.5-billion middle class'
Hindu Business Line
As the PC era gives way to the cloud, Citrix Systems has gained relevance because of its ability to enable access from various devices, something that is crucial in today's always-connected mobile enterprise. Edited excerpts from an interview: Your ...

Strategy: Cloud Security Monitoring
Corporate decision makers are clamoring for the cloud because the benefits can be compelling: Economies of scale made possible by virtualization allow hosting providers to offer attractive savings over traditional data centers; on-demand services let ...

Symantec Backup Exec 2012 Is All About The Cloud
By Edward J. Correia, CRN Symantec's forecast calls for clouds. The company today introduced Backup Exec 2012 with a complete interface overhaul, along with new editions of its venerable disaster recovery solution for servers that are designed for ...

Cloud Wars – US Army Using Agile Platform For Cloud Migration
According to CGN (Government Computer News) the US Army's Architecture Services Division within the Software Engineering Center (SEC) has deployed a platform for the quick development and migration of applications to the private cloud.

GFACE unveils its new cloud based social gaming network
Perhaps the most impressive aspect of the GFACE service is that all the games will be delivered via cloud-based streaming technology, much like OnLive or Gaikai. This means that hardware limitations won't stop users from accessing any of the GFACE ...

The cloud goes Hollywood
Although the name is not yet familiar, UltraViolet represents Hollywood's first step into the cloud -- the much-hyped idea that media will be stored on remote servers and accessed by various devices. The idea behind UltraViolet is simple: The format ...


BlackBerry Cloud Service for Office 365 goes live
After a few months of closed beta testing, BlackBerry's Business Cloud Services for Office 365 is finally available to the public. As its name suggests, the service is hosted by RIM (NASDAQ: RIMM) and works together with Microsoft's (NASDAQ: MSFT) ...

Green House Data Tops Chart for Fastest Cloud in Denver Area (press release)
Green House Data is measured as the fastest cloud hosting provider to the Denver area by Compuware's cloud performance tool, Denver, CO, February 03, 2012 --( hosting and colocation provider, Green House Data, ...

Cisco launches enhanced network switches to support rapid move to cloud computing
ZDNet (blog)
Huitema's comments also included a suggestion that more than 50 percent of computing workloads in data centers will be cloud-based by 2014, and global cloud traffic will grow more than 12 times by 2015, to 1.6 zettabytes per year —the equivalent of ...

Motorola gets ruling against Apple's cloud email services in Germany
The Verge
By Matt Macari on February 3, 2012 03:05 pm 1Comments The Mannheim Regional Court in Germany issued an injunction this morning against Apple, ruling that certain Apple email services infringed Motorola patent no. EP0847654.

The Colonel: Cloud technology: Livestream takes over
Primarily a music streaming service, Google Music uses cloud computing technology (a method of storing music virtually, using no internal memory space on a device, allowing files to be opened anywhere available) to allow users to store up to 20000 ...

NetSuite Shows SaaS Is The Point Of Cloud
Seeking Alpha
Where a few years ago the SaaS acronym itself was the thing, today that's called cloud. But it's important that, before you go investing in this space, you understand cloud frameworks and where NetSuite fits in. Because NetSuite is not cloud.

Mixmoov Launches Video Editor for Brightcove Video Cloud Customers at Business ...
EON: Enhanced Online News (press release)
MIAMI--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Business Video Expo, Booth 129 - Mixmoov SAS, a company specializing in Online Video Editing, today announced Video Editor for Brightcove, a new online video editing service designed for Brightcove Video Cloud online ...

Cloud computing heralds "new dawn" of business expectations
An increase in the number of businesses using cloud computing reflects a change in how employers expect their staff to work. Stuart Hibbert, chief executive believes there has been a "new dawn" in how employees are able to carry out ...


Five Cloud Computing Services Experts to Watch, Feb. 3
TalkinCloud (blog)
The Talkin' Cloud 200 is now among our most read content destinations. Perhaps that's because we update the list every Friday with five new names to watch. The list identifies cloud computing experts within cloud services providers, cloud aggregators,...

TalkinCloud (blog)

Megaupload: Lessons Learned in Cloud Computing Risks
Healthcare IT News (blog)
The healthcare industry has long questioned the reliability and security of cloud computing. It's interesting to see such a consumer-focused microscope placed on a buzzword that has been bandied about with increasing frequency in the healthcare field.

Service Virtualization – Completing the Cloud Story
Virtual-Strategy Magazine
The cloud can partially address the delays in environment setups by quickly creating images of various environments which comprise of the machine configuration, an operating system, data bases and test data setups in underutilized environments.

Public cloud comes to SA - ITWeb Press Office
Werner Lindermann, IBM SA, notes that SA is only fourth in the world to get both a Cloud Lab and aCloud Data Centre. Photo: Suzanne Gell If a South African business wants to get going with publiccloud services, its best bet is to go outside the ...

Savings with Cloud Security — A Look at the Numbers | Simply ...
By Cloud Security Blog
When people talk about cloud security it can mean either 1) security for the cloud—security that protects your cloud initiatives, like protection for virtual.
Simply Security

Piston Cloud Teams up with Three DevOps Titans | SiliconANGLE
By Maria Deutscher
Piston Cloud is one of the biggest supports of OpenStack out there. This is mainly because the company, which was founded by some of the people who've contributed the most to the project, based its flagship offering on the cloud OS. Piston ...

Successful cloud service provider: Requirements (Part 2 of 2 ...
By Maks Strajher
The provider of the cloud environment should be multi-tenant-enabled, providing secure logical separation between clients, and allowing them to have access only to their compute resources. Isolation should address access control, virtual ...
Thoughts on Cloud

The Two Battles in the Cloud, Brands and Profits - Green (Low ...
By Dave Ohara
The substance of the report, however, is plain: cloud and mobile computing combined will rapidly improve, dislodging many incumbents in enterprise computing, and vastly empowering a few others, becoming what Forrester calls “computing ...
Green (Low Carbon) Data Center Blog

5 Keys to Successfully Building Enterprise Cloud Apps | OpenLogic ...
By Eric Weidner
Deploying enterprise cloud apps to public or remote cloud infrastructure provides a lot of useful benefits, but can be problematic for many organizations due to concerns over security and control. Once you are ready for the move from your ...
OpenLogic: The Enterprise Open...

Xerox Unveils IaaS, Backup SMB Cloud Services | Channelnomics
By Larry Walsh
Move over copiers. Standby printers. Xerox is getting into the SMB cloud in a big way by offering infrastructure and data backup services through channel partners. The new offering is a significant step in the company's effort to diversify from its ...

Zenny's Weekly Cloud Links #44 by @tbalinas via @Zenoss
By Travis Balinas
Every Friday we like to highlight some of our favorite posts on Cloud Computing, service orientated infrastructure, DevOps, Big Data, and anything else that grabbed our attention over the week. Here are some great articles from the week of ...
The Cloud Management Blog

“In” with Cloud Management for 2012 | Windward IT Solutions
By mamr
I have read several articles on the subject, and appearing near the top of many of the lists is the “hybrid cloud.” I'm sure that there will be many enterprise shifts to hybrid clouds, but what we continue to hear from companies is that they still ...
Windward IT Solutions

SecureCloud - Virtual Cloud Security - Trend Micro USA
SecureCloud provides cloud data protection for firtualized enviornments that enable better control over your security over your sensitive data and who can ...

HP Cloud Services Goes Into Beta - ReadWriteCloud
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 ...

Cloud Computing Powering Collaboration Will Drive Business ...
Cloud computing is the hottest topic in IT. Gartner ranks cloud in the #1 spot of its list of top 10 strategic technology topics. It is the overriding theme at most ...

Cloud - QtProject
This page focus should be in using Cloud computing resources as the backend of existing Qt application or creating new Qt based services and applications that ...

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