Tuesday, March 13, 2012

ISACA sets six key principles for cloud rollouts

ISACA sets six key principles for cloud rollouts
ITworld.com
March 11, 2012, 6:14 AM — Global information security managers' association ISACA has announced the six key considerations it feels are necessary when rolling out enterprise cloud computing strategies. ISACA says the growing shift to cloud computing ... 

Cloud Computing Interoperability Forum Looks for New Life
PCWorld
By Nancy Gohring, IDG News The founder of the Cloud Computing Interoperability Forum is working to revive the organization, which fizzled in 2010. Even though the group has been defunct for a couple of years, it still counts 1300 people on its mailing ...

Cloud storage prices drop, but experts and users say hidden fees exist
Search Storage
If it seems like cloud storage prices are getting cheaper every day, it's because they are. Amazon, Google and Microsoft have all dropped the pricing of their cloud storage within the last week, bringing their base storage costs down by an average of 1 ...

Defining cloud computing services: benefits and caveats
FierceTelecom
Before developing the business case, however, it is necessary to define cloud services because the term cloud has been overused. One simple definition is that cloud computing provides computation, software, data access, and storage resources without ...

HP cloud computing service to compete with Amazon
Bizjournals.com
The company (NYSE: HPQ) plans to offer its service within two months, with more business-oriented features than Amazon, said the article citing Zorawar “Biri” Singh, senior vice president and general manager of HP's cloud services.

Cloud Computing 'Made in Germany' Claim Stirs Debate at CeBIT
IndustryWeek
Some firms are now also extending it to "cloud computing," the buzzword at this year's CeBIT tech fair. It may seem paradoxical to impose borders on this multi-billion dollar industry, which allows users to store data remotely rather than on individual ...

Online Tech Hosts Webinar on Cloud Computing in EHR/RCM Systems
MarketWatch (press release)
ANN ARBOR, Mich., Mar 12, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Online Tech is hosting an educational webinar on cloud computing vs. traditional server-based EHR (electronic health records) and RCM (revenue cycle management) systems on March 13, Tuesday 2 PM ET.

IIJ and China Telecom Announce Strategic Partnership to Jointly Provide Cloud ...
MarketWatch (press release)
As part of the partnership, the two companies plan to develop Cloud computing services such as IaaS, PaaS and SaaS, and aim to provide them to the Chinese market from summer 2012. IIJ has long experience in providing resource on-demand services, ...

£170m cloud computing deal for Northern Ireland schools
The Guardian
Classroom 2000, Northern Ireland's IT procurement body for education, has awarded a £170m contract to Northgate Managed Services for the provision of cloud services. The five-year deal, which begins on 1 April, will see the services delivered to 1200 ...

Five Cloud IPOs to Look Out For
Fox Business
A few years ago, cloud computing was considered an experimental technology. No one knew whether big companies eventually would use Internet-based technologies to access and store their corporate data. But clearly, customers have been voting in the ...

Executives From Deloitte, Google, Splunk, and Zynga to Present Views at Cloud ...
MarketWatch (press release)
WELLESLEY, MA, Mar 12, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- THINKstrategies today announced that executives from Deloitte, Google, Splunk, and Zynga have agreed to present at the CloudAnalytics Summit hosted by THINKstrategies, the Cloud Computing ...

Microsoft cloud strategy coming into focus
MarketWatch
Cloud services moves applications and data storage to remote computer servers that can be accessed via the Internet. Cloud computing is disrupting business for companies such as Oracle, SAP and Microsoft because software delivered as a service can be ...

Microsoft drops price on cloud computing system Azure, gives credit for leap ...
Puget Sound Business Journal
Microsoft has cut the price of its cloud computing system, Windows Azure, and will provide a credit to all current Azure customers in response to a system outage last month due to a leap day bug. The two-tiered Windows Azure pricing structure has been ...

National Geographic Moves to the Nirvanix Cloud for Digital Archival
MarketWatch (press release)
SAN DIEGO, March 12, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Nirvanix today announced that the National Geographic Society has moved its backup and archival of large unstructured multi-media files to the Nirvanix Cloud Storage Network(TM) to gain the economic ...

DynamicOps Expands Global Footprint for Award-Winning Cloud Management ...
MarketWatch (press release)
The program, launched in November 2011, focuses on partners intent on capitalizing on the growing interest in private cloud computing and the award-winning DynamicOps Cloud Suite. DynamicOps also revealed that IDC named it a "company to watch" in cloud ...

Keeping a Close Eye on Cloud Computing Standards
IT Business Edge (blog)
By date: Ten questions that IT organizations should be asking cloud computing providers before signing on the dotted line. By now, most IT organizations have figured out that portability is a little problematic when it comes to cloud computing.

Cloud Computing Creates Jobs. Really?
SYS-CON Media (press release)
Cloud vendors and the analysts and writers who cover them need to stress how cloud computing can bring new levels of productivity to organizations. And executives need to return to a quainter age, one in developing good, full-time jobs was not ...
SYS-CON Media (press release)

Personal Clouds To Be Center of Your Digital Life, Usurping PCs, as iPad ...
Forbes
“Emerging cloud services will become the glue that connects the web of devices that users choose to access during the different aspects of their daily life,” Gartner analyst Steve Kleynhans, said in a statement today. While cloud services are not new ...

External Cloud Computing Processes Research Data
Infoboom
Cloud computing allows companies to add capabilities and capacity without investing in new equipment, adding employees or licensing new software. Organizations might start by storing non-critical data in the cloud and then adding some communications ...

Generating New Revenue Opportunities with Cloud Computing
SYS-CON Media (press release)
Cloud Computing Journal: Agree or disagree? - "While the IT savings aspect is compelling, the strongest benefit of cloud computing is how it enhances business agility." Andy Land: I agree. I think most businesses get excited about how to generate new ...

SYS-CON Media (press release)

Cloud computing brings all points to rescue
The Australian
"We were determined to go to the cloud and we were determined to basically move away from all infrastructure in our offices," Moorhouse says. After an exhaustive selection process involving five suppliers including its incumbent, Dynamiq deployed ...

Cloud computing titans drop prices to attract more businesses
ComputerworldUK
By Nancy Gohring | IDG News Service | Published 14:10, 12 March 12 Cloud computing price cuts by Google, Amazon and now Microsoft may indicate that businesses are discovering that moving to the cloud doesn't always save costs.

Cloud computing market tipped to grow
Experian QAS
The number of businesses storing data and applications in the cloud looks likely to keep increasing, a new forecast suggests. According to futurist Dr Graeme Codrington, the usage of cloud computing for data sharing has gone up significantly in recent ...

Cloud Growth Spurs Demand for Data Centers
Data Center Knowledge
The growth of cloud computing is prompting increased demand for data center space in North America, according to a survey commissioned by Digital Realty. The growing interest in cloudadoption, along with the resumption of planned expansions that were ...

HP cloud computing service competes with Amazon
TechFlash
Hewlett-Packard is moving forward with a cloud computing service similar to Amazon Web Services, according to the New York Times. The Palo Alto-based company plans to offer its service within two months, with more business-oriented features than Amazon ...

6 Principles for Effective Cloud Computing
GovInfoSecurity.com
The cloud, in the long run, should make enterprise computing more efficient and, yes, more secure. In the meantime, those charged with executing their organization's cloud services face a series of tough decisions. Among the latest experts to offer ...

Mohawk Fine Papers builds integration in the cloud
Computerworld
Instead, cloud-services provider Liaison Technologies performed the integration work and then set up -- and currently manages -- the connections through its cloud-based service. Two years ago, a project like this would have been handled as just another ...

Intermedia Offers Microsoft Office 365 Suite
eWeek
The offering includes Intermedia's complimentary migration to the cloud, user-friendly control panels and the company's suite of proprietary cloud services. Intermedia, the largest Microsoft Exchange hosting provider, announced it is now offering a ...

Important Features of Cloud Computing
CloudTweaks News
In order to obtain the highest quality cloud computing, business owners have turned to its characteristics and features in order to acquire this service. Cloud computinghas become attractive to end users and customers because of these salient ...

CloudTweaks News

SafeNet Deepens Cloud Capabilities with Acquisition of Cryptocard
MarketWatch (press release)
The acquisition will also expand SafeNet's addressable market opportunity, solidifying the company's leadership position in user authentication and strongly positioning the company to capitalize on the fast-growing Auth-as-a-Service and cloud services ...

Microsoft Offers Credit for Azure Cloud Outage
Data Center Knowledge
Microsoft has offered a service credit for customers of its Windows Azure cloud computing service in the wake of an extended outage on Feb. 29 due to a Leap Year date issue. Microsoft also apologized for problems with its status dashboard for Azure,...

Data Center Knowledge
The importance of network effects for cloud computing | TechRepublic
By Thoran Rodrigues
Will cloud computing break some of these traditional networks? Network effects are some of the strongest forces in the ... If everyone uses Amazon's cloud storage, then that is the only place where someone needs to break into if they want to steal information. The burden on the provider to maintain security and ... After working for a database company for 8 years, Thoran Rodrigues took the opportunity to open a cloud services company. For two years his company has been providing ...
The Enterprise Cloud Blog | TechRepublic

Bloggers about cloud computing | City Cloud
By michal
We are following you on Twitter and blog and we noticed that you like to use cloud services. How important it is for you to work in this environment? I may say that since couple of months cloud computing is as important to me as my own ...
City Cloud

The High Cost of Cloud Computing Due Diligence — Slaw
By Jack Newton
An ever-increasing body of ethics opinions and reports on the suitability of cloud computing for lawyers aim to provide guidance that may appear deceptively straightforward. Take the following. ... A lawyer should compare the cloud services with existing and alternative services to best determine whether the services are appropriate. A lawyer considering cloud computing doesn't just have to review the provider's legal policies, but also needs to establish access to the provider's source ...
Slaw

ElasticVapor :: Life in the Cloud: Reviving The Cloud Computing ...
By @ruv
It's been two years since for a variety factors we decided to stop posting to the Cloud ComputingInteroperability Forum. ... A single stack, hardware specification or alliance has yet to result in any global interoperability among cloud services.
ElasticVapor :: Life in the Cloud

Video: The Value of Cloud Computing in Business | Inside-Cloud.com
Like what you're reading? Come back every day for Inside-Cloud news, or subscribe to email or RSS updates. Trackback URL: http://inside-cloud.com/2012/03/video-the-value-of-cloud-computing-in-business/trackback/ ...
Inside-Cloud

cloud computing « TUTORIAL
By mironenko_sp
Term cloud computing was introduced by Eric Schmidt, current executive chairman of Google. When he worked as a chief technology officer at Sun Microsystems,
TUTORIAL

Half of global cloud computing jobs to be in India and China | Asian ...
By ABD Editor
Cloud computing has changed how IT delivers economic value to cities, countries, businesses and industries. According to IDC estimates, cloud services helped businesses around the world to create over 1.5 million jobs and generate over ...
Asian Business Daily

FUJIFILM's roll out cloud storage archive « Storage Bytes Now
By admin
FUJIFILM Medical Systems and FUJIFILM Recording Media last week launched the Permivault cloud storage archive service for medical images. The service is intended for the storage of medical images from FUJIFILM Medical Systems' ...
Storage Bytes Now

Java and Cloud in 10 minutes? Jelastic! « Jelastic — Rock-Solid ...
By Judah Johns
Jelastic — Rock-Solid Java in the Cloud, Java Server Hosting, Java Cloud Computing. java, cloud ...When looking back, you just configured your own scalable cloud application that's available on the web in only a few minutes… Now you're ...
Jelastic — Rock-Solid Java...

Advanced cloud storage released by Bitdefender
By Mehzabin Sultana
Bitdefender has unleashed an advanced storage solution that allows PC and Android users to sync, store and share files with a single click- Safebox. Safebox enables swift synchronizing across PCs and Android phones, can be used from ...
Latest Digitals

TopSchool's SaaS in Higher Ed Blog » Cloud Computing Gains ...
By Justin McMorrow
Just a couple of months ago, Campus Technology named Cloud Computing one of the Top Five Trends in 2012. Simply put, the cloud makes sense for higher education because it is: Scalable – the technology can grow and shrink based on ...
TopSchool's SaaS in Higher Ed Blog

Study Online – Lectures & Remote Labs — Cloud Computing ...
By Tim Horgan
The aim of the the Cloud Computing programmes at Cork Institute of Technology is to provide graduates with advanced conceptual understanding, detailed factual knowledge, and specialist technical skills required to successfully deliver cloud ...
Cloud Computing Degree CIT Cork Ireland

HP Cloud Services Brings Nothing Special | Benjamin Kerensa dot ...
So there is a bit of buzz surrounding HP's most recent endeavor that being it entering into the CloudBusiness and attempting to compete with Amazon Web ...
benjaminkerensa.com/.../hp-cloud-services-brings-nothing-spe...



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