Thursday, February 9, 2012

Hosting to Storage: Why the Cloud is a Big Deal for Small Businesses

Hosting to Storage: Why the Cloud is a Big Deal for Small Businesses
Cloud computing helps businesses get off the ground with little upfront investment and operate on a.

Adobe Splashes Out With Creative Cloud
Wired News
Adobe is making a big splash into the cloud with its Creative Cloud service, launching an enhanced online version of its highly sought-after Adobe Creative Suite for $50 a month on a one-year contract. The company announced on Tuesday that Adobe ...

GSA Details Federal Cloud Security Program
The General Services Administration on Tuesday released extensive new details on FedRAMP, a program the Obama administration hopes will accelerate the adoption of cloud computing and cut security costs. By J. Nicholas Hoover InformationWeek The General ...

After Office 365 Cloud Deal, How Cozy Are RIM, Microsoft?
Wired News
It should come as no surprise that business-friendly BlackBerrys can now get Microsoft's Office 365 via the cloud. But some say the move may be a sign of a bigger deal going on between the two companies. The integration of services has been in the ...

Interior Department Tries Again With Cloud Email
By Elizabeth Montalbano InformationWeek The Department of the Interior has gone back to the drawing board with its plan to find a company to help it move 88000 employees to cloud-based email and collaboration. The department has put out a new request ...

Will your cloud be HIPAA compliant?
ZDNet (blog)
By David Chernicoff | February 8, 2012, 10:40am PST Summary: Regulatory compliance will have a major influence on the spread of cloud services to medical providers. The medical business, due to its geographically disperse nature, seems like a clear ...

Cloud in the Public Sector Summit a Highlight of Cloud Standards Customer ...
MarketWatch (press release)
NEEDHAM, Mass., Feb 08, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The Cloud Standards Customer Council (CSCC) will be holding a Cloud in the Public Sector Summit on day one of its quarterly face-to-face meeting on March 19-20, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency Reston, ...

FBI Puts Cloud Providers On Notice Over Security Rules
Wired News
The FBI is taking a tough line on cloud vendors looking to do business with US law enforcement agencies, saying Tuesday that there would be no compromise in its new rule that all such services comply with the agency's Criminal Justice Information ...

In the Cloud We Trust: Cloud Computing Is Tech Shift
CIO Today
The success of cloud computing systems comes down to trust and security. Cloudservice providers all claim enhanced security because data is replicated across multiple machines. While trust in the cloud seems present and growing, some of the qualities ...

CIO Today

Cloud Based ChMS Helps Churches Save Thousands
Sacramento Bee
A computing revolution has taken the software industry by storm over the last few years called "cloud computing." Cloud based software, also known as Software as a Service (SaaS), takes advantage of large web hosting companies' economies of scale.

Cloud News: VMware, Hostway, HP
Data Center Knowledge
VMware (VMW) introduced VMware vCloud Integration Manager, a new solution designed to help service providers automate the delivery and operations of VMware vCloud Director-based clouds. The new software enables service providers to easily create and ...

6 universities to teach cloud computing, mobile tech
Times of India
GUWAHATI: Six universities in the northeast will adopt cloud and mobile phone technology in their curriculum in graduate, post graduate and diploma levels, becoming the only educational institutions in the country to offer such courses.

How to Avoid Cloud Customer Support Worst Practices
For example, a user might be having troubles with your cloud application, and you need to know things like browser type and version, mobile platform (Android vs Apple vs WindowsMobile), and other parametric information.

Rackspace: A Cloud Up High In The Sky
Seeking Alpha
Hosting and cloud computing is best described as IT services delivered on demand over the Internet. Our hosting solutions provide our customers with an infrastructure in which to house their data and customer support for their hosting solutions.

Compuware to Speak on Cloud Performance SLAs at Cloud Connect 2012 Conference
MarketWatch (press release)
Current cloud SLAs cover availability but ignore key ingredients: response and throughput performance. A true performance SLA would need to relate to the application's performance, something that no cloud provider has control over.

Cloud Adoption Now Common, but Not Always Smart
Cloud computing has grown from buzzword to a range of real-world applications over the last four years, and many midsized businesses are now using at least one cloud service in their day-to-day IT admin. But while surveys show that clouds are on the ...

ASC Partners Selects Acumatica as its Choice of Cloud ERP Software
MarketWatch (press release)
ASC Partners joins Acumatica to offer customers web-based software with flexible on-premise or SaaS deployments. BETHESDA, Md., Feb 08, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Acumatica, a provider ofCloud ERP software, today announced that Accounting Solutions ...

Centrify Wins TMC Cloud Computing Excellence Award for Active Directory-Based ...
MarketWatch (press release)
Centrify CloudTools earned this industry award for its proven ability to allow organizations to dynamically apply Active Directory-based authentication and access control to a broad set of Linux systems running within cloud hosting providers, ...

Funambol Aims to Simplify Cloud Storage
Wireless Week
By Andrew Berg Wednesday, February 8, 2012 It seems like everyone has their heads, and data, in the clouds these days. The plural form of cloud(s) used here is no mistake. End users increasingly have their content scattered across the web.

Amazon's Cloud Comes To Windows Phone
The announcement of the beta in the Interoperability blog gives the reason for the toolkit as being that developers want to have choice and be able to reuse their assets and skills when creating cloud-connected mobile applications.

Pogoplug now powers 1M personal clouds, announces retail expansion and mobile ...
Who needs Amazon's cloud storage when you can just turn your own hard into a cloud-enabled device? That's the question Pogoplug has been asking consumers with its family of personal cloud devices, which can make any hard drive accessible from the web, ...


Akamai Appoints James Benson as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial ...
MarketWatch (press release)
8, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Akamai Technologies, Inc. /quotes/zigman/67451/quotes/nls/akam AKAM +2.35% , the leading cloud platform for helping enterprises provide secure, high-performing user experiences on any device, anywhere, announced today ...

Cloud Technology Lets Doctors View Internal Organs on an iPad [VIDEO]
Doctors can now save lives and office space with the latest cloud-based technology that will let them view live medical endoscope scans (medical images of internal organs) on their Apple iPads. Current endoscopic images are generally viewed on bulky ...

HP Offers Consumption-Based Cloud App Testing
Dr. Dobb's
By Adrian Bridgwater, February 08, 2012 HP's latest cloud application performance testing solution aims to tune both web and mobile apps for performance validation before deployment. The LoadRunner-in-the-Cloud OEM partner offering enables "accredited ...

Cloud computing, apps power jobs growth in Silicon Valley
Times of India
Key industries adding jobs included cloud computing, mobile devices, mobile apps, Internet companies and social media. "Silicon Valley does seem to be mounting a fairly impressive recovery," said Russell Hancock, president and chief executive of Joint ...

The rise of cloud computing: adapt or fail
ABC Online
The latest force for revolution, the rise of cloud computing, has so far been seemingly embraced by all, even those who might have been expected to be in histories cross hairs. Phone companies, IT equipment builders and software developers from the ...

ABC Online

Light Reading's Test of Cisco's Cloud Services Network Infrastructure
Sacramento Bee
7, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Light Reading (, the leading online publication for the global telecom industry, has published the second part of the world's first publicly available test of an end-to-end cloud services infrastructure, ...

Before Marrying That Cloud Provider, Be Sure It Isn'ta Bridezilla
IT Business Edge
Click through for six questions you should ask before signing up with a cloud service provider, provided by Logicalis. When it comes to the cloud, selecting the right cloud provider can be challenging at best and nightmarish at worst.

February #cloudchat: Cloud computing in education | Smarter ...
By Katie Keating
With so many industries being permeated by cloud computing, we wanted to dig a little deeper into the practical ways that cloud is changing the way we live and work. For our February chat, we decided to focus on education, an industry that's ...
Smarter Computing Blog

Cloud Fundamentals Video Series: Evaluating Different Cloud ...
By trusted-cloud
The Trustworthy Computing blog shares Microsoft perspectives about cloud computing. From security in the cloud to the evolution of IT, we show how Microsoft works to build a trustworthy cloud.
Cloud Computing | Microsoft Trustwort...

VMware adds Cloud Integration Manager for service wholesalers ...
By (Tim Greene)
VMware has introduced a new software platform that makes it easier for service providers to wholesale their cloud-services infrastructure to other providers.
Computerworld UK's News

Interior rebids cloud email contract - Nextgov
By By Joseph Marks
The Interior Department issued a new solicitation for cloud email services... News Articles

AIRKinect 2 Point Cloud Features | as3NUI
By wouter
One new feature will be the option to specify a density for the point cloud. This way you can lower the dataset – for example, only get each 4th point instead of all points – and get faster running results (although it runs fast in release builds).

Cloud Architecture Series – CQRS (Command Query Responsibility ...
By BrunoTerkaly
cloud azure live mesh .net services sql services. ... The purpose of the talk was to reveal our discoveries in the field with respect to what real customers are doing when building cloudarchitectures. Ricardo's blog can be found here: ...
MSDN Blogs

Agile Development Accelerates Journey to the Cloud | Blogs ...
Selling Agile to the CFO: A Guide for Development Teams Seven tips to get your CFO on board for agile development. One issue that IT organizations consistently.
Mike Vizard

VMware promises to cut steps to populate clouds | Cloud | ZDNet UK
By (Editors)
vCloud Integration Manager orchestrates a service provider's VMware software to cut the steps needed to build a cloud for a new customer, and provides.
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Cloud Foundry Now Supports the Rails Console | Blog
By Jennifer Hickey
Ruby and Rails developers can now remotely access the popular rails console using the CloudFoundry command line tool (VMC). This new feature enables inspection of the Cloud Foundry Runtime App environment, troubleshooting ...

The Cloud is a Mysterious Place | SecurityWeek.Com
By Adam Rice
Senior managers and decision makers have to be educated on the risks that they are exposing their companies and organizations to when they jump on the band wagon and move to the cloud.
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Cloud in the Public Sector Summit a Highlight of Cloud Standards ...
The Cloud Standards Customer Council (CSCC) will be holding a Cloud in the Public Sector Summit on day one of its quarterly face-to-face meeting on March 19-20, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency Reston, in Reston, VA. For more information and ...
Enterprise Communications and...

Hostway Introduces FlexLink to Enable Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure ...
By editor
Web Hosting Services - Chicago, Illinois — Hostway Corporation, a leading provider of custom infrastructure services and managed hosting, today announced the.
FindMyHost Directory

"A Cloud of Hundreds of Trillions of Asteroids and Comets ...
A new study suggests mysterious X-ray flares seen during periodic observations over several years and happen about once every day caught by the Chandra Space Telescope may be asteroids falling into the Milky Way's giant black hole.
The Daily Galaxy --Great Discoveries...

SAP Cloud Integration: IT, Process and Roadmap Challenges ...
By Thomas Wailgum
In 2011, SAP plunged headfirst into the cloud. Now it's time for customers to figure out what will work for them—and what won't.

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