Saturday, February 18, 2012

OS X Mountain Lion Pounces on the Cloud

OS X Mountain Lion Pounces on the Cloud
Wired News
Apple's upcoming Mountain Lion release of OS X is sure to be a hit with the Mac faithful, but for cloud watchers it has an even bigger wow-factor: iCloud integration. Sure, iOS features large in Mountain Lion, but the bigger underlying shift of note ...

Cloud Services Provider Intermedia Powers Over 1/3 of Top 100 MSPs
MarketWatch (press release)
NEW YORK, NY, Feb 17, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Intermedia, a global leader in cloudservices and the world's largest Microsoft Exchange hosting provider, is the business cloud powering elite VARs and MSPs through the company's partner program.

Brightcove Advances as Cloud-Based Video Hoster Raises $55 Million in IPO
Brightcove Inc. (BCOV), a provider of cloud-based video hosting and publishing services, advanced 30 percent in its trading debut after raising $55 million in its initial public offering. The stock rose to $14.30 at the close in New York, after listing ...

Time For State And Local Govs To Head To The Cloud
Sensing a convergence of business, social and technology trends, the TechAmerica Foundation recently formed a group of experts to develop guidance for helping state and local governments evaluate, adopt and implement cloud computing-centric business ...

TechAmerica Foundation: Governments Need to Get Into the Cloud
By Paul Krill Cloud computing presents opportunities for governments to modernize and improve cost efficiency, public officials stressed Thursday at the introduction of a report advising state and local governments on cloud adoption.

The Cloud, Day 24: Backing Up Your Cloud
Backupify is a cloud-based backup service that automates the process of backing up my online identities. It offers a variety of social media backup plans that can store all of your data from Gmail, Facebook, Twitter, Zoho, Picasa, LinkedIn, and more.

Cloud Computing Hides Big Issues In Corporate Data Sharing
To many enterprise organizations cloud computing looks – appropriately enough – heaven sent. When a company has a business opportunity that demands more processing capacity, or new applications, or adding hundreds of new users, they can dial it up ... 'Cloud Computing Debate Is Over' in Washington
By Kenneth Corbin CIO - WASHINGTON -- In the federal government, which carries a roughly $80 billion annual IT budget, the question of cloud computing is no longer a question of "if," but rather "how," and "how soon." "The cloud computing debate is ...

CenturyLink Targets Cloud Services With M&As
Investor's Business Daily
By REINHARDT KRAUSE, INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY Posted 05:10 PM ET It isn't AT&T nor Verizon Communications that pulled off the biggest cloud acquisition yet by a telecom company. That distinction belongs to Louisiana-based CenturyLink, which purchased ...

Rackspace Adds Private Edition Cloud, Acquires SharePoint911
Data Center Knowledge
Rackspace Hosting (RAX) announced a partnership for building private edition clouds and an acquisition of solutions provider SharePoint911. Rackspace and solution provider Redapt announced that the two companies have joined together to deliver ...

Citrix, VMware duel over cloud visions
ZDNet (blog)
By Larry Dignan | February 17, 2012, 4:56am PST Summary: Sameer Dholakia, group vice president and general manager of cloud platforms at Citrix, said VMware is gunning to be a cloudinfrastructure monopoly. A Citrix executive this week took direct aim ...

Sign documents digitally in the cloud
ZDNet (blog)
By Heather Clancy | February 17, 2012, 7:15am PST Summary: Cloud storage service provider SurDoc is giving out a digital pen to help user execute contracts in the cloud without having to print them out and rescan them. How do you compete with hugely ...

iCloud integration with Mountain Lion OS spotlights how Apple is still failing ...
Washington Post
As much as I commend Apple for prioritizing the cloud by integrating iCloud into Mountain Lion, Apple has instead only spotlighted how it is still way behind the competition when it comes to cloudservices. Competitors such as Dropbox, Box, ...

Brightcove stock surges in first day of trading
The company, which provides cloud-based video publishing services, raised $55 million in an initial public offering. It priced 5 million shares at $11 each, within its expected range of $10 to $12 for each share. Brightcove plans to use the proceeds to ...

Brightcove Stock Jumps 37% In Cloud IPO
Investor's Business Daily
By BRIAN DEAGON, INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY Posted 01:50 PM ET Brightcove provides services that customers use to publish videos online, using a cloud-based platform. The Cambridge, Mass.-based company raised $55 million by selling 5 million shares at ...

Consistent Federal IT Rules May Ease State and Local Cloud Adoption
Government Technology
It may not be long before the federal government becomes a power user of cloudcomputing, potentially diffusing its reputation as a slow adopter of cutting-edge technologies. The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) is just a ...

Government Technology

Cloud Privacy: An Unreasonable Expectation?
Channel Partners (blog)
This is a threat to individuals and also to the commercial interests of cloud computing. A survey found that 70 percent of businesses expect their data to be kept private and secure when usingcloud-computing services. This is important for hosted ...

How the cloud reboots your business
Vancouver Sun
There's been plenty of talk about "the cloud" when it comes to technology and information technology in the past few years. It's a revolution as big as the advent of the microprocessor and just as relevant as the desktop computer.

Rackspace Acquires SharePoint911 to Provide Industry Leading SharePoint Expertise
EON: Enhanced Online News (press release)
SAN ANTONIO--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Rackspace ® Hosting, the service leader in cloudcomputing, today announced its acquisition of SharePoint911, an industry leader in SharePoint consulting, training, and "JumpStart" services within SharePoint.

Cloud Security: No Guarantees!
The decision about whether to shift storage and compute resources to the cloud is about more than the bottom line, and it's almost never a slam dunk, but it can pay big dividends, according to a new IW report, Fundamentals: Cloud vs.

Government Cloud Adoption: TechAmerica Releases Best-Practices Report
CIO Insight
Government agencies at the federal and state levels talk a good game about wanting to refresh legacy data center systems by moving as many of them to cloud services as possible. Instantly realized cost-savings, ease of use and increased data safety and ...

Friday Cloud News Roundup | GMO Cloud America
By miccilopez
Cloud Computing News Highlights: MLB 12 The Show, VMWare Solution Exchange, Digital Menu Me, Persistent Systems and Indiana University Students, Army Private Cloud.
GMO Cloud America

Cloud's Growing Influence in Backup & Recovery | SiliconANGLE
By Maria Deutscher
The cloud is one of the major trends doing a rather successful job at disrupting today's IT environments from end-to-end, and backup and recovery is no exception. The latest testimony of that is SunGuard's latest announcement: the launch of a ...

Barriers to cloud adoption for healthcare practitioners | TechRepublic
By Aditi Roy Ghatak
Aditi Roy Ghatak discusses the primary issues that complicate cloud technology use in the healthcare industry and the compelling reasons to overcome t.
on TechRepublic

New Cloud Cost Management Tool uptimeCloud Predicts AWS ...
By Nicole Henderson
(WEB HOST INDUSTRY REVIEW) — Management software provider Uptime Software announced on Monday that it has released uptimeCloud, its real-time cloud cost monitoring software as a service tool for Amazon Web Serivces users. - Daily Web Hosting News

GreenPages Leads CA's Cloud Partner Pack | Channelnomics
By Marie Lingblom
CA's newest cloud “accelerator” solution holds infrastructure-as-a-service opportunities for solution providers. GreenPages Technology Solutions is CA's first U.S. partner out of the gate with it.

Atos, EMC, VMware Start Cloud Company | Cloud Computing Journal
EMC and VMware are going into the cloud business with Atos, the big, publicly owned, Paris-based global IT services firm, intending to take an equity position in Canopy, an end-to-end cloud company Atos is setting up using EMC and ...
Latest News from Cloud Computing Journal

Runa Capital and Parallels plan to accelerate cloud startups
By Natasha Starkell
The trend in the startup acceleration industry is specialization. There are accelerators focused on health (Rock Health, Healthbox, Blueprint Health and SXSW Health) ...
TechCrunch Europe

Zenny's Weekly Cloud Links #46 by @tbalinas via @Zenoss
By Travis Balinas
Cloud computing has gone from being a promising technology to a reality that brings a unique set of challenges along with benefits. To fully leverage the disruptive potential of cloud without getting trapped in a web of integration complexity, ...
The Cloud Management Blog

International workshop on Cloud Computing: Services and ...
By cfptech
Cloud computing helps enterprises transform business and technology. Companies have begun to look for solutions that would help reduce their infrastructures costs and improve profitability. Cloudcomputing is becoming a foundation for ...

Cloud Commission Advises State and Local Governments to ...
TechAmerica announces new recommendations for state and local government cloud computing deployments strategies at a Mountain View, Calif., press conference. State and local government IT officials share their successes and ...
Government Technology News

J2 Global Excelling At Cloud-Based Services
J2 Global has impressively maintained an edge over many larger, deep-pocketed rivals. Headlines

Enterprise Search Giants Keep Focus on Cloud and Social ...
By emily
In addition, IBM showcased their much anticipated cloud-based document collaboration and editing software called IBM Docs. But critics have been quick to point out that any system can become a document graveyard without the right people ...
Beyond Search

Cloud Luminary: Sage advice from Vivek Kundra - The CA Cloud ...
By Katherine Demacopoulos
Truth be told, I was a little star-struck when I had the opportunity at CA World in November to interview Vivek Kundra, former CIO of the US government (who is now at, for the Cloud Luminaries thought leadership series.
CA Community

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