Friday, March 16, 2012

Better Economic Forecasts, From the Cloud

Better Economic Forecasts, From the Cloud
New York Times (blog)
Blame it on, or credit it to, cloud computing. I recently visited the Oakland, Calif., headquarters of GT Nexus, a company that monitors supply chain information — things like ordering, payment, manufacture and logistics — for 100 major companies.
 
New York Times (blog)

Cloud Computing Specialists in High Demand: Report
eWeek
Cloud computing skills are most frequently advertised for jobs located in the San Jose metropolitan area. More than 5000 cloud computing job ads were posted online in the United States in February, according to Wanted Analytics, a specialist in ...

CloudStrategies Makes Cloud Computing a Reality for Businesses
Seattle Post Intelligencer
While the concept of cloud computing has been garnering headlines for some time, businesses are now starting to see the benefits of moving their information technology infrastructure to the cloud. As these new solutions go from theory to reality, ...

Can banks find a rainbow in the cloud?
Computerworld (blog)
By Dan Morris Tributes for cloud computing continue to gush. Magazines feature it. Self-important IT giants evangelize it. CIOs champion it when they articulate strategies. Based on the hype, we could be lulled into thinking every major organization ...

Demandware debut shines on cloud appeal
Reuters
Cloud computing allows companies to access information on the Internet from remote servers rather than from their own computers. The global cloud-computing market is expected to reach $148.8 billion by 2014, according to information technology research ...

Demand High for Cloud Computing Specialists
Baseline
By Baselinemag More than 5000 cloud computing job ads were posted online in the United States in Februrary, according to Wanted Analytics, a specialist in real-time business intelligence for the talent marketplace. Hiring demand for cloud skills has ...

The Bottom Line: Cloud Computing Reigns
Signal Magazine
By Maryann Lawlor, SIGNAL Connections Many people speak of cloud computing as if it's been around for decades. In a way, it has. But today's use of the phrase is more specific than simply a great big network in the sky. Understanding the cloud will ...

Cloud Enthusiasts Worry About Data Security
NetworkComputing.com
IT professionals at companies around the world shows are all in for cloud computing, but they still worry about the risks the technology may present to their organizations, according to a new survey. The study shows that top challenges to adoption of ...

The 100 Coolest Cloud Computing Vendors Of 2012
CRN
As a result, sifting through the rapidly growing number of cloud vendors out there can be dizzying for solution providers and their customers. The aim of CRN's annual 100 Coolest Cloud Computing Vendors list is to sift through the who's who in the ...

Amid doubts about cloud file-sharing services, enterprises operate their own
InfoWorld
By Ellen Messmer | Network World Cloud-based file-sharing services like Dropbox have become popular, but organizations with sensitive data say they're reluctant to turn it over to cloud services. Instead, they're buying file-sharing products they ...

Mobile devices, cloud computing keeps Hub busy
Boston Herald
By John Zaremba Prudential Center businesses big and small that went dark in the Back Bay blackout are singing the praises of the mobile age and thanking the heavens for cloud computing, saying that staying on top of technology helped them salvage a ...

Cloud Computing: Cisco Buys NDS for $5 Billion
SYS-CON Media (press release)
Believing that the Internet is going to turn into one big cloud-ified television set, Cisco said Thursday that it's going to buy England's NDS Group for roughly $5 billion. It's Cisco biggest acquisition since it bought Tandberg, the video conferencing ...

SYS-CON Media (press release)

Mobile developers embrace cloud computing platforms
TheServerSide.com
But still, it's difficult to shake the feeling that pitching a cloud based solution to code hounds who are working on mobile or embedded devices is a just a tad easier than pitching it to those who are chained to a mainframe all day long.

Appirio founder on cloud-services firm's latest funding round -- and Chicago ...
Crain's Chicago Business (blog)
Mr. Barbin, 41, who early in his career worked for Lake Forest-based WW Grainger Inc., says the latest round of funding is the largest of its kind in a cloud services provider and will allow Appirio not only to continue developing its crowdsourcing ...

A Call for More Cloud Storage Standards Support
IT Business Edge (blog)
By date: While there has been a lot of progress in the development of cloud storage standards, most notably in the form of a reference architecture for the Cloud Data Management Interface (CDMI) standard created by the Storage Networking Industry ...

Do-It-Yourself Cloud Computing Management – Is It Worth It?
SYS-CON Media (press release)
You have smart engineers, easy access to storage and computing power, and a mandate this year to start moving some of (or more of) your applications to the cloud. Why not do it yourself? I'm not saying that you shouldn't try DIY cloud computing ...

Rise in jobs related to cloud computing
Channel News Asia
SINGAPORE : While IT spending is expected to grow by just 16 per cent over the next four years, Singapore could see a 30.6 per cent rise in jobs related to cloud computing. According to a report by research firm IDC, cloud computing is expected to ...

Cloud Computing: Appirio Gets a Whopping $60 Million Investment
SYS-CON Media (press release)
Cloud house Appirio, which has already seen $16.7 million in VC money come rippling in, a bit of it from Salesforce.com at the beginning, is getting a delicious $60 million D round from its existing investors. Most of it is coming from the private...
SYS-CON Media (press release)

Cloud computing 'prompting move away from the PC'
Experian QAS
The development of the cloud has fuelled the emergence of new methods of personal computing, experts have stated. According to Gartner, it is incorrect to say that the world has now moved into the post-PC era. However, the organization believes the ...

Where is your team on the road to the private cloud?
Computerworld (blog)
In my last installment on the benefits of cloud computing, Considerations for catalogs, controls, compliance in private clouds, I raised points about what needs to change to get to the privatecloud, and I focused on three main areas: people, ...

Experts from Cisco and AOL join Ping Identity at Cloud Identity Summit 2012
MarketWatch (press release)
The 2012 Cloud Identity Summit explores the role of identity as the new perimeter and wayscloud computing, mobile device access and social networking are transforming business and IT. Ansari and Fletcher will facilitate general conference sessions ...

Be Prepared For When the Cloud Really Fails
PCWorld
By George V. Hulme, CSO Consider the Microsoft so-called "Leap year" bug that crippled that company's Azure cloud services last month. Bill Laing, vice president for Microsoft's server andcloud division, described the system failure in a blog post and ...

Cloud Startup Appirio Gets $60 Million In Funding
Investor's Business Daily
By BRIAN DEAGON, INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY Posted 08:02 AM ET Appirio, which is taking an innovative approach to cloud computing services, on Thursday announced it had completed a $60 million round of funding. The lead investor is private equity ...

HP Redesigns Enterprise Customer Support for the Cloud Era.
X-bit Labs
Going forward into the cloud computing era, datacenters will become even more complex and costs to maintain them will be astronomic. In a bid to prepare for thecloud computing era, Hewlett-Packard has redesigned its enterprise support in a bid to ...

X-bit Labs

Amazon is No. 1. Who's next in cloud computing?
GigaOm
14, 2012, 4:04pm PT 18 Comments Amazon Web Services is, by all accounts, the largest cloud service provider by far, although good luck finding third-party numbers to verify that. Amazon, like most of the big cloud providers, doesn't disclose much about ...

GigaOm

Appirio Raises $60M to Take on Accenture
Forbes
Appirio, a cloud services provider, announced a Series D round of funding for $60 million today. The investors include General Atlantic, Sequoia Capital and GGV Capital. As seen with today's Demandware IPO — which is up over 50% — the cloud space is ...

SAP-commissioned study says Cloud computing to create hundreds of thousands of ...
eChannelLine
Cloud computing is a powerful catalyst for job creation and has greater potential for employment growth than the Internet did in its early years, according to a new study by the Sand Hill Group, sponsored by SAP America, Inc., a subsidiary of SAP AG.

Hiring Demand for Cloud Computing Reinvigorates Job Growth
Techzone360
By Erin Harrison , Executive Editor, Cloud Computing Cloud computing is not only revolutionizing the IT industry, it is reinvigorating job growth in the United States. More than 5000 cloud computing job ads were posted online in the US last month, ...

Study Predicts Cloud Computing Could Replace PCs by 2014
NBC San Diego (blog)
By Travis Andrews Cloud computing could replace PCs within the next two years, according to a new study. Soon, we may all be living and working in the cloud. Analysts from Gartner, a major research firm, predict that by 2014 the cloud will replace the ...

IIHT, Microsoft launch course in cloud computing
Hindu Business Line
IIHT Ltd, a technology-training organisation, along with Microsoft, has announced the launch of a certified cloud expert programme at Kochi Infopark. Mr Keshava Raju, CEO, IIHT, told reporters here that the programme would help IT professionals and ...

Cloud Computing Leads to “Hybrid IT”
By Amy Freeland
The Gartner Special Report, “Hybrid IT: How Internal and External Cloud Services are Transforming IT,” details the pressures put on enterprise IT professionals by cloud computingand explains how the IT function is no longer housed ...
nttcom.tv

The Power of Cloud Computing | kmutnbalumni.org
By admin
If you are the owner of a thriving business unit in New Jersey and wish to move your entire business to the newly introduced cloud platform then contact any of the new jersey cloud computing vendors. Cloud computing is a concept that has ...
kmutnbalumni.org

Cloud Computing: Appirio Gets a Whopping $60 Million Investment ...
More and more enterprises are deploying cloud computing and IT departments are requiring new capabilities with cloud storage infrastructure. Hadoop and Map Reduce have been the popular applications for handling distributed unstructured ...
Latest News from Cloud Computing Journal

Why You Should Entrust Your Software Applications And Data To ...
By Florence
More often than not, an entity trusts its software and data to run in the clouds because cloud computing offers accessibility 24/7. A customer can access his data and application anytime and anywhere provided there is strong internet ...
CloudTweaks.com - Cloud Computing...

Cloud Blurs IT's View into End-User Experience | Service Assurance ...
By Denise Dubie
For cloud computing, security tops the list of challenges, according to the Network Instruments 5th Annual Global State of the Network Study, which polled some 163 network professionals about today's technologies, adoption rates and follow-on challenges. When it came to ... As positive results were seen in this year's study in terms of service availability and end-user experience, the same could not be said about monitoring the cloud services and troubleshooting problems. For 22% of ...
Service Assurance Daily

Lockheed Extending Cloud Computing Services to UK
By Katelyn Noland
Lockheed Martin's U.K. division will provide its cloud computing services across that country's government enterprise, the company announced Wednesday.
ExecutiveBiz

Gartner on Cloud Computing | Document Management Blog
By Healy Jones
Gartner is predicting that everyone has a “personal cloud” by 2014. That's pretty soon, but the idea is very interesting. At OfficeDrop, we see a huge drive toward small businesses using thecloud more and more, and agree with a few of the key ...
Document Management Blog

Guest Post: Jim Reavis on the RSA Conference - Cloud Computing ...
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 trustworthycloud.
Cloud Computing | Microsoft Trustwort...

Taiwan Cloud Valley established
The Cloud Computing Association in Taiwan on March 14 inaugurated an exhibition center under the Taiwan Cloud Valley project, according to the association.
DIGITIMES: IT news from Asia

Windows Azure and Cloud Computing Posts for 3/14/2012+
By Roger Jennings (--rj)
A compendium of Windows Azure, Service Bus, EAI & EDI Access Control, Connect, SQL Azure Database, and other cloud-computing articles. image222 ..... Liam Cavanagh (@liamca) continued his series with What I Learned Building a Startup on Microsoft Cloud Services: Part 9 – Sending Email Notifications from Windows Azure on 3/14/2012: image I am the founder of a startup called Cotega and also a Microsoft employee within the SQL Azure group where I work as a Program ...
OakLeaf Systems

Cloud Quiz: How Many Searches a Month Are There for “Cloud”
By J. Conor Sullivan
Cloud computing and storage have not only become an integral part of the Web experience, but they've also become hot-button search items, and as the its technological advances become more and more prevalent, the term is finding itself ...
In The Personal Cloud

Upcoming Webinar: Cloud Computing for EHR/RCM Systems
Mark your calendars for next Tuesday at 2 P.M. ET if you're interested in healthcare IT, healthcare software, EHR/RCM systems and/or HIPAA compliance and ...
it.toolbox.com/.../upcoming-webinar-cloud-computing-for-eh...

Cloud Computing
The promise of cloud computing is capturing the imagination of CIOs and business leaders everywhere. In the cloud era, mobile workstyles and cloud services ...
www.citrixsynergy.com/sanfrancisco/.../cloud-computing.html

Using Cloud Computing for Hacking | DecisionStats
Instead this is about using the cloud to hack Some articles last year wrote on how ... -s-cloud-service-lures-hackers-at-pennies-an-hour.html Cloud services are ...
www.decisionstats.com/using-cloud-computing-for-hacking/

Microland Strengthens the Cloud Services Offering by Partnership ...
Microland to leverage DynamicOps platform for its Cloud Services offering ... and cost-effectively deploy and benefit from cloud computing,” said Randy Streu, ...
www.prlog.org/11823650-microland-strengthens-the-cloud-se...



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