Thursday, March 29, 2012

Cloud services face taxing dilemma

Cloud services face taxing dilemma
Computerworld
By Brandon Butler Network World - States are having a hard time keeping up with the cloud, especially when it comes to taxing it. There have been a bevy of rulings by various states in the past few years related to how cloud services are taxed, ...

Cloud storage vendor wants to ease mobile collaboration
Computerworld
By Brandon Butler Network World - When files are stored in the cloud, many companies need access to them on mobile devices. And once they're on those devices, users want to be able to edit the files and place them back into the cloud.

Google Drive cloud storage 'might' be here in April: sources
msnbc.com
Rumors of a possible (and basically inevitable) cloud-storage service from Google continue to pop up, with a new report pinpointing April as the month we might see the debut of Google Drive, or GDrive, as it has been unofficially dubbed.

msnbc.com

Box trying to unify cloud storage for business apps
CNET
New OneCloud service allows files created in one mobile or cloud app to be opened in another. by Rafe Needleman March 28, 2012 6:00 AM PDT Follow @rafe Box's OneCloud app for iOS well let users access the same file from different apps.

Box's New Cloud Storage Shuns Microsoft
New York Times (blog)
On a deeper level, Box is probably also trying to increase the credibility of Microsoft alternatives that are coming into cloud computing. Applications like Quickoffice, Adobe EchoSign, Nuance PaperPort Notes and PDF Expert all get a mention as outfits ...

Cloud computing subsidiary of Sacramento's Raging Wire names new president
Sacramento Bee
By Mark Glover StrataScale Inc., the “cloud computing” subsidiary of Sacramento data center operator RagingWire Enterprise Solutions Inc., has named industry veteran James A. Fanella its new president. Prior to joining StrataScale, Fanella served in ...

Rumor: Google Drive cloud storage to launch in April
TechSpot
By Lee Kaelin Google's cloud-based storage service, dubbed Google Drive or GDrive, could arrive as early as next month, according to "well placed sources familiar with company's plans" talking to GigaOM. These rumors have been a long time coming, ...

Study: Cloud Usage Surging, Leveling Playing Field for Small and Midsize ...
MarketWatch (press release)
SMBs worldwide are embracing cloud services to reap those benefits and stay ahead of competitors -- 50 percent of SMBs say cloud computing is going to become more important for their operations, and 58 percent believe working in the cloud can make ...

Baidu Unveils New Cloud Storage Service WangPan
Forbes
Baidu launched a new cloud storage service called Baidu WangPan, which will compete with products such as Microsoft's SkyDrive, Dropbox and the rumored Google Drive. [1] Baidu WangPan will offer 15 GB of free space and may generate revenue by charging ...

RingCentral Survey Reveals: 57% of Business Owners Rely on Cloud Services to ...
MarketWatch (press release)
SAN MATEO, CA, Mar 28, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Small and medium-sized business owners across all industries now rely on cloud services to power more than half of their business, according to an annual survey released today by RingCentral, ...

Box rounds up a bunch of apps for cloud storage push
GigaOM
28, 2012, 6:00am PT 2 Comments The cloud storage wars continue with Box calling in the cavalry. The company has gathered up a gaggle of applications that users can access from mobile devices and use with Box's flagship cloud storageservice.

GigaOM

CIOs Plan to Increase Cloud Spending
PCWorld
By Lauren Brousell , CIO Six out of 10 US companies already have at least one application in thecloud, and 71 percent expect to increase spending on cloud services in the next 12 months, according to a recent IDG Enterprise survey of 554 IT ...

Microsoft, Google begin war of words over cloud services in India
Economic Times
MUMBAI: Google and Microsoft, two of the world's largest technology firms, are raining blows on each other as they hard sell their so-called cloud services and vie for dominance in a market estimated to grow to $15-18 billion by 2020.

Dimension Data, Internet Solutions Expand Cloud Services To SA
HostReview.com (press release)
Continued global roll-out of Managed Cloud Platform extends private and public cloud servicesacross region. Dimension Data and Internet Solutions have introduced a comprehensive portfolio of cloud computing services across the South African region, ...

Box Launches OneCloud for Enterprise Application Sharing
eWeek
based company on March 28 launched Box OneCloud, which moves to a new level the company's strategy to become a go-to provider of cloud services for enterprises. The plan is for Box OneCloud to be available for Android devices by early May, Chris Yeh, ...

Dealer.com helps to shine a light on cloud computing tax
BurlingtonFreePress.com
Dealer.com used its position Wednesday as one of the leading tech companies in the state to focus attention on a stealth 6 percent tax on cloud computing that few businesses in the state were aware of, but that has emerged recently in the form of ...

Liaison Technologies Builds on Enterprise Application Integration Success with ...
SunHerald.com
As a CSB, Liaison establishes and manages connections for customers, and also handles the resulting complex data integration and data management issues that come with using multiplecloud services, private clouds and on-premise applications to perform ...

Survey: SMBs Are Ready For Cloud, And Ready To Go Local
CRN
By Rick Whiting, CRN Small and midsize businesses will be among the most eager adopters ofcloud computing services over the next three years, and many of them will rely on local service providers to get those cloud services.

ClearDATA Secures Funding from Norwest Venture Partners for Healthcare Cloud ...
Virtual-Strategy Magazine
ClearDATA Networks, Inc., the leading healthcare cloud computing platform and service provider, today announced it has secured funding from Norwest Venture Partners (NVP) and several industry angel investors. The funding will be used to grow the ...

A Cloud Operating System Takes Shape
Technology Review
Cloud storage company Box says it can offer a universal data store to unite data spread across different mobile apps. By Tom Simonite As the rise of mobile computing has made the dominance of Microsoft's Windows look shaky, some people wonder which ...

Technology Review

Autodesk Emphasizes Cloud Offerings
Wall Street Journal
By IAN SHERR SAN FRANCISCO—Design software maker Autodesk Inc. announced several new products Tuesday with increasing emphasis on Internet-based projects and its cloud-computing platform. Autodesk said its new design software would be easier to use, ...

Tech Mate - cloud computing
ABC Online
By Joel Rheinberger Cloud computing is a fancy way of saying that you're using a computer at the other end of the internet to do some of your work for you. The idea has been around for decades, but it's only becoming really useful now, ...

Box OneCloud Brings 30-Plus Enterprise Applications To New Mobile, Cloud-Based ...
TechCrunch
Cloud storage platform Box has long offered a web-based app directory that includes apps for services like Salesforce, and others that enhance the storage platform's capabilities. And last year the company launched a platform for developers building ...

Cloud Computing: HP & Oracle Each Wants Court to Say It's Right
SYS-CON Media (press release)
By Maureen O'Gara Ahead of a May 31 trial, HP and Oracle Monday separately asked the court for a summary judgment in its favor to resolve their bruising fight over whether Oracle can legally stop supporting servers based on Intel's Itanium chip.
SYS-CON Media (press release)

Box launches OneCloud, 'the first mobile cloud for the enterprise'
TabTimes
by Doug Drinkwater March 28 2012, 11:53 am Comment Cloud storage platform Box is hoping to catch the attention of large businesses and enterprises with OneCloud; a new mobile cloud that provides over 30 productivity applications straight out of the box ...

TabTimes

Box brings the mobile cloud to the enterprise
BetaNews
By Nick Peers Today, cloud-storage provider Box updated its iPad and iPhone app to include support for the newly-launched Box OneCloud. The service is Box.com's pitch to the enterprise and business market for the “post-PC era”, providing users with a ...

BetaNews

New Accounting Rules May Limit Usage of Hosting and Public Cloud Services
Channel Insider
In addition, organizations will also be asked to account for the percentage of IT infrastructure they are using in software-as-a-service (SaaS) deployment or public cloud computing environment. According to John Clark, IBM category manager for ...

Google Drive cloud storage tipped for April - Pocket-lint
By Rik Henderson
Google is finally preparing to launch its long-touted cloud storage service next month. Believed to be called GDrive, say it will be unveiled in the first.
Pocket-lint : Latest News

Cloud Storage Competition Heats Up With RiakCS
By Joe Brockmeier
Today, the company announced RiakCS, a "multi-tenant, distributed, S3-compatible cloud storage platform" that ... ... This post is part of our ReadWriteCloud channel, which is dedicated to covering virtualization and cloud computing.
ReadWriteWeb

Netflix: We don't need no stinkin' data centers! — Cloud Computing ...
By Barb Darrow
For anyone interested in cloud computing, Adrian Cockroft's recent presentation on how Netflix uses a combo of Amazon Web Services and its own home-grown PaaS is a must read. Cockroft is director of cloud architecture systems for Netflix, ...
GigaOM

Learning Cloud Computing Vocabulary | Unlimited Priorities
By Al Stevens
If you are following developments in cloud computing, even a little, you know that there are new terms and concepts added every day. It's easy to get lost as familiar terms get co-opted and new ones get added. Unfortunately, it's also hard to ...
Unlimited Priorities

11 Tips for Successful Cloud Computing Adoption | Andi Mann ...
By Andi
Today I was published in one of the top cloud computing journals. In fact, it is the Cloud Computing Journal, part of the SYS-CON stable and the same organization that runs the excellent Cloud Expo events. The article is called “Eleven Tips for ...
Andi Mann - √úbergeek

Meet the Author: David Chappell on Cloud Computing: Seeing the ...
By Paul Ballard
In today's installment of the Meet the Author podcast series, Fritz Onion sits down with David Chappell to discuss his new course Cloud Computing: Seeing the Big Picture. In this interview, David explains how he shunned the usual SaaS, ...
the pluralsight blog

Report: US cloud computing adoption continues to rise | FieldAware
By administrator
Cloud computing is gaining traction among businesses around the world as the technology becomes better understood.
FieldAware

The Canadian Market for Cloud Brokerage – Cloud Computing Best ...
By Andrea Bilobrk
As the Canadian market starts to transition to a cloud model (either hybrid or public), there will be an abrupt gap in internal resources available to aid with the transition. Right now the mere idea of adopting cloud services is in the early stages ...
Cloud Computing Best Practices

Google Drive cloud storage platform coming in April? - AfterDawn
After years of rumor, it appears that Google's cloud storage platform Drive is finally ready to be launched. According to Om, the platform will launch in the first week ...
AfterDawn.com

Box releases iOS cloud services
By Mehzabin Sultana
Provider of cloud-hosted enterprise collaboration and content management software, Box is all set to announce a new service to consolidate in a single repository companies' mobile applications and the data they generate- OneCloud on ...
Latest Digitals

Private Cloud Computing Overview | Colocation & Data Center Blog ...
By Alan Muther
I recently had the opportunity to record VISI Solutions Architect Johnny Hatch run through a few key points on Private Cloud Computing. In the short 3 minute video below, Johnny gives a quick overview on Private Cloud, including the concept ...
Colocation & Data Center Blog...

Dedicated and Cloud Computing Blog » Blog Archive » Cloud ...
By Admin1
Emerging markets today in Latin America and Asia pacific have shown a lot of usage in cloud computing applications than other markets in Europe and US counterpart. The usage has been over 39% of the total cloud computing application in Latin America and 28% in Asia Pacific ... of security and other risks lead to adopting and benefiting from cloud applications which is a global demand. Cloud web servers, cloud storage and cloud applications are leading the emerging markets.
Dedicated and Cloud Computing Blog

Metalogix Releases Latest Cloud Storage Solution with Powerful ...
Cloud Storage Channel Feature ... management solutions, announced the latest release of ...
it.tmcnet.com/.../278210-metalogix-releases-latest-cloud-stora...

(+) A Simple Explanation of Cloud Computing - Eastman's Online ...
I stated that this census would be the first to use cloud computing in order to handle the expected, sudden increase in workload of the servers during the first few ...
blog.eogn.com/.../-a-simple-explanation-of-cloud-computing...

HPC in the Cloud: Miami Cloud Computing Conference to Focus on ...
Cloud computing end-users and technology thought-leaders will be gathering at the ...TwinStrata Increases Cloud Storage Gateway Market Reach to Australia ...
www.hpcinthecloud.com/.../miami_cloud_computing_confere...

Google improves security of cloud services
Google has improved security by enabling cloud-hosted services like Cloud Storage ... IBM Blue Fusion event at Hursley House · Eight of the best cloud computing ... for example, that a request from a web application to Google Cloud Storage ...
www.computerweekly.com/.../Google-improves-security-of-cl...

Private cloud computing projects: The next frontier
Private clouds differ, but all enterprises must choose the right hypervisor, hardware and WAN technologies. These guidelines can help launch an agile cloud.
searchcloudcomputing.techtarget.com/.../Private-cloud-compu...

Cloud Computing: 14 Million Reasons to Move to the Cloud…NOW ...
Cloud Computing: 14 Million Reasons to Move to the Cloud…NOW. by marcy hoffman on March 16, 2012. “According to breathtaking new research from ...
smallbusinessblog.infostreet.com/.../cloud-computing-14-milli...



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