Monday, February 13, 2012

What Dropbox can teach us about cloud computing

O'Brien: What Dropbox can teach us about cloud computing
San Jose Mercury News
Dropbox also epitomizes a revolutionary shift that is transforming our relationship to technology and turning the technology industry upside down: Cloud computing. The "cloud" has been one of Silicon Valley's biggest buzz phrases for a couple of years ...

Microsoft's Strategy To Help ERP Users Make Transition To Cloud
A new report reveals how Microsoft is increasing its efforts to host the company's ERP products on the Azure cloud platform without pushing users to embrace the new model. It was only last year that the company confirmed that they were making all four...


Government to unveil G-Cloud security accreditation details
PC Advisor
By Anh Nguyen | Computerworld UK | 11 February 12 The government is running a live webinar next week to explain the security accreditation process to cloud providers and customers interested in taking part in the G-Cloud programme.

Google might launch Drive for cloud storage soon
( -- Google's next big move, according to the Wall Street Journal, is acloud storage service called Drive. Hardly first to the plate, Google is simply catching up to introducing its cloud repository idea for mobile users.

Acer cloud-enabled smartphone takes home iF award
Taipei Times
4 PC brand, yesterday announced that its first cloud computing-enabled smartphone had received the prestigious International Forum (iF) design award in Munich, Germany. According to an Acer statement, the CloudMobile handset will be unveiled at the ...

Taiwan has cloud computing potential, analyst says
Taipei Times
Taiwan's cloud computing industry could be driven by the nation's competitive advantages resulting from its geographic location, undersea cable construction and hardware manufacturing capability, an industry analyst said yesterday.

Enterprises see value in public cloud services
Enterprise adoption of public cloud services is mainly about realistic trade-offs, according to Ovum. A recently published Ovum report* seeks to restore some balance to the cloud discussion by sharing the positive public cloud adoption experiences and ...

Moves to the Cloud Can Spark Turf Wars
By Ed Zwirn The decision to migrate company information-technology functions to the cloud or elsewhere is usually broken down as a set of specific cost-benefit calculations. However complicated the weighing of the startup savings and the longer-term ...

3-way tie-up puts entrance exam guidance content on 'cloud'
Hindu Business Line
The digitised contents have been uploaded on to a 'private cloud' and students would be given a login-password facility for Rs 1500 valid until April 31 this year to undergo a 'crash course.' A three-day venture between a Technopark-based company, ...

Hindu Business Line

2011' China Tech in Five Words – Cloud
Business Insider
What's beyond everyone's perception about Amazon, is that under the hood, the Seattle-based company is pretty cool with all its cloud-computing offerings and could be deemed as the cradle for many Valley Startups. Surprised? Not really.

The Week in Tech: Google goes Cloud, ACTA stumbles and the iPad 3's on the way
Cloud computing is the 'big idea' that's been floating around the tech world for the last few years, but its uses have mainly been applied to the business world. But, with rumours doing the rounds that Google is experimenting in the area, ...

The cloud's silver lining
Nerdvana (blog)
In the tech world, one of the most popular and fastest developing trends is cloudcomputing, and Intel is set on creating the industry standard. Essentially, cloudcomputing eliminates much of the stress and fatigue that our networks and infrastructure ...

Nerdvana (blog)

Oracle buying software maker Taleo Corp. for $1.9 billion
Business Mirror
SAN FRANCISCO—Oracle Corp. said it's going to buy Taleo Corp. for $1.9 billion, highlighting the software behemoth's aggressive bid to build up its cloud computing capabilities. Oracle said it is acquiring Taleo for $46 a share, an 18 percent premium ...

IBM contacts Intelecom for grown up contact centres
Cloud-based contact centres are becoming one of this year's hot areas for service provision, not least because they demonstrate the way that integration in the cloud creates an environment where service providers and end users can pull together the ...

Will Cisco's Ridiculous Gambit Finally Pay Off?
Motley Fool
By Anders Bylund (TMF Zahrim) | More Articles Sure enough, those cozy ties started to snap before you could say "integrated cloud servers." IBM turned to a handful of smaller networking vendors. HP went to the next level by buying 3Com and removing all ...

IBM Heading into Smarter Commerce Business
NY Convergence
The company is now working with more than 2000 businesses worldwide, to provide a cloud/software combination that lets retailers analyze their customer's spending behaviors and demands. IBM began the initiative after witnessing the struggles of ...

SuccessFactors to hold social learning, workforce strategy, and planning ...
WebWire (press release)
The global Business Execution (BizX) cloud software company, SuccessFactors, will be holding a series of business seminars in Australia to discuss workforce planning, strategies, introducing powerful social learning tools, and recruitment marketing.

Areion Asset Management Implements Imagine Software for Risk Management
Insurance News Net (press release)
HONG KONG --(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Imagine Software today announced the implementation of its award-winning, cloud-based ASP service at Hong Kong -based Areion Asset Management Company . A hedge fund focused on Japanese and Asian equity markets, ...

Cloud Expo New York Speaker Profile: Sinclair Schuller – Apprenda ...
With Cloud Expo 2012 New York (10th Cloud Expo) just four months away, what better time to start introducing you in greater detail to the distinguished individuals in our incredible Speaker Faculty for the technical and strategy sessions at the ...
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Google Said To Introduce Cloud-Based Storage Service In The ...
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Long rumored for years now, The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Google is finally getting ready to introduce their own Dropbox-like service, allowing users to store all their pictures, videos, music and more in the cloud, for easy access ...
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Telx brings Appcore cloud enablement into ecosystem | Structure ...
By Phil Shih
Summary: Telx has set up a partnership with AppCore. AppCore: AppCore has built a reference architecture for cloud infrastructure enablement. It has built.
Structure Research

What Has Cloud Hosting Got To Do With Christmas
By Sol
What Has Cloud Hosting Got To Do With Christmas.
Elem Nation

Which Cloud Instance Is For You? « High Tech in the Hub
By Joe Kinsella
Introduction With several vendors offering cloud compute, it is becoming increasingly complex to identify which cloud instance type is right for your needs. To help find the right cloud for your workloads, we have compiled a comparison of 34 ...
High Tech in the Hub

FBI Stands Solid on Cloud Security Standard | CTTA
By Larry Walsh
The FBI is putting its foot down on the security requirements for cloud security. Any law enforcement agency that subscribes to the Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) must comply with the federal agency's security requirements, period ...

Healthcare IT investment made easy with cloud computing ...
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One reason for the slow adoption of advanced IT solutions in healthcare is the high cost of equipment and maintenance to keep them up and running. Cloud computing presents an opportunity for healthcare providers to implement IT projects ...
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This Week on inside-Cloud: Xeround Free Database as Service ...
By RichB
In cast you missed it, our studios kept plugging along this week while we were on travel with this featured slidecast on inside-Cloud: Slidecast: Xeround Launches Free Database as a Service for MySQL Applications. There's a new Startup in ...

New UCC/IMI Diploma will support development of €9bn Cloud ...
By Frank Condon
“Cloud computing has the potential to create new business models, reduce costs and transform how work is carried out within any organisation. The Diploma in Cloud Strategy will equip managers with the expertise to develop cloud strategies ...
Irish Management Institute News & Events

February #cloudchat: Cloud computing in education | Thoughts on ...
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 ...

HPC in the Cloud: Cloud Computing Bolsters Economy
International study shows that cloud computing has a clear role in stimulating the economy and creating jobs.

ShoreTel Acquires M5 for Cloud Communications
ShoreTel Acquires M5 for Cloud Communications ShoreTel just announced they are purchasing M5 Networks - both companies have been past cloud, itexpo, ...

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