Friday, March 30, 2012

U.S. Lags Much of World in Cloud Computing Adoption

US Lags Much of World in Cloud Computing Adoption: Study
Forbes
From Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) comes a new study with an eye-opening finding: that the United States and Europe lag behind the rest of the world in cloud computing adoption. This is surprising because many of the companies that have been driving ...

Forbes

High costs of cloud adoption still major barrier, report says
ZDNet (blog)
Proponents of cloud computing often argue that one of the major benefits of cloud adoption is reduced costs for the IT and other business departments over time. However, the severity of the upfront costs are sometimes ignored. A recent survey of nearly ... 

Equinix Offers Private Cloud With A Twist
InformationWeek
By Charles Babcock InformationWeek Equinix, which supplies data center facilities around the world, has started offering enterprises the option of establishing private cloud operations in two of its facilities. The large Equinix facilities in Secaucus, ...

SolveDirect Joins the Cloud Computing Consortium IT and Business Management ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
"Cloud services offer huge advantage for organizations, but often come with unexpected maintenance and operational challenges." said Jim McDonnell, President, Americas & Chief Product Officer at SolveDirect. "The Cloud Computing Consortium's focus is ...

Dell PartnerDirect Introduces Cloud Services & Solutions Certification
MarketWatch (press release)
“Organizations, of all sizes, are looking to implement cloud computing solutions to align efficiency and deliver business results. We have created a certification practice area with choice and flexibility that will solidify partners' value to the end ...

WePay Chooses PCI-Compliant Cloud Services from Layered Tech
MarketWatch (press release)
... Inc. (Layered Tech), a leading global provider of compliant hosting, managed dedicated hosting and cloud computing services, today announced that WePay has chosen Layered Tech's PCI-compliant cloud services to support its online payment platform.

Cloud Services Face Taxing Dilemma
PCWorld
States are increasingly looking to tax the cloud for a simple reason: The rise in e-commerce andcloud computing services have eroded their traditional forms of tax collections they have relied on in the past, says Joel Waterfield, a senior manager at ...

Design Suites and Cloud Services for Manufacturers
Product Design & Development
By Autodesk Autodesk (NASDAQ: ADSK) has unveiled its new 3D design and engineering software portfolio for manufacturers, offering a complete set of integrated and interoperable suites and cloud services to simplify design, visualization, and simulation ...

Cloud Expo New York: Redefining Cloud Computing… Again
SYS-CON Media (press release)
By Pat Romanski The concept of cloud computing is about the ability for organizations to stop solving all IT problems by themselves. It's certainly about sharing resources, such as storage and compute services, but it really should be more about ...

SYS-CON Media (press release)

Monitoring Cloud Computing's Effect on Digital Agencies
SYS-CON Media (press release)
Heavyweight players like Google, Microsoft and Amazon are already utilizing cloud services, but uptake of the tech is beginning to trickle down to small or medium-sized businesses (SMEs) as well. Indeed, flexibility and scalability is just the nature...

SYS-CON Media (press release)

Innovative Community Site Highlights Private Cloud
MarketWatch (press release)
NEW YORK, March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- UBM TechWeb and UBM DeusM announced the launch of TheITPro.com, an online community for C-level executives, IT professionals, and all stakeholders in the private cloud computing category.

Caringo Enables Three Different Cloud Storage Services
MarketWatch (press release)
PeakeSecure™ is a medical cloud storage service built on CAStor and has the capacity to become the central, secure storage repository of digital records for 330 million people across the United States. CAStor was chosen for superior data protection ...

Analysts: Hats off to Red Hat on cloud gains
MarketWatch
By Benjamin Pimentel, MarketWatch SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Red Hat's strong forecast won the company some upbeat reviews from analysts who see the software maker gaining in the industry-wide push toward cloud computing. Red Hat (NYSE:RHT) shares ...

Cloud providers step up consulting services
GigaOM
29, 2012, 10:00am PT 1 Comment At this stage of the game, most companies know at least some of the benefits of cloud computing — the ease of capex vs. opex budgeting, simpler rollout of standard applications and processes, etc.

GigaOM

Dell PartnerDirect announces new Cloud services and solutions certification
eChannelLine
By Mark Cox Dell has announced a new Cloud Services and Solutions Certification for PartnerDirect channel partners that will enable them to provide cloud services and solutions to customers based on both Dell technology and their own technology ...

CipherCloud Joins Cloud Security Alliance
MarketWatch (press release)
The CSA is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to promote the use of best practices for providing security assurance within cloud computing, and to provide education on the use ofcloud computing to help secure all other forms of computing.

How to Use Cloud Computing for Business Improvements
Blogcritics.org (blog)
As technology develops there is a need for companies and businesses to figure out how to use cloud computing for business improvements. This means boosting output while keeping costs down. For the smart business, cloud computingprovides a unique ...

Blogcritics.org (blog)

The Appeal of OpenStack's Do-It-Yourself Cloud
BusinessWeek
By Ashlee Vance on March 29, 2012 Over the past few years, the company has watched Amazon.com, Microsoft, Google, and VMware build out vast portfolios of cloud services and software. Now and again, HP has rolled out a competitive service—for example, ...

Di-Data, Internet Solutions introduce comprehensive cloud services
Bizcommunity.com
Dimension Data's and Internet Solutions' cloud services allow companies in the region to easily and securely access on-demand computer processing power, memory and storage through acloud computing model. The service accommodates companies looking to ...

Cloud Computing: Are We Ready?
Voice & Data Online
It's called cloud computing, and it could change the entire computer industry. Cloud computing provides computation, software applications, data access, data management, and storage resources without requiring cloud users to know the location and other ...

Voice & Data Online

Cloud storage vendor Box launches tools to ease mobile collaboration
ComputerworldUK
By Brandon Butler | Network World US | Published 16:19, 29 March 12 Cloud and file sharing services provider Box has announced four business process applications as part of its BoxOneCloud service that have document editing and manipulation features ...

How to architect your virtual infrastructure for private cloud success
Computerworld (blog)
In our last installment on the benefits of private cloud computing, we asked "Where is your team on the road to the private cloud?" and discussed the importance of understanding your privatecloud initiatives today and determining how you got there.

Rackspace Cloud Reality Check: in-House IT Still Chained to Server Management
MarketWatch (press release)
LONDON, Mar 29, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- A new survey released today by Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE:RAX) , the service leader in cloud computing, reveals that IT teams from mid-sized UK and US businesses polled still spend over half (56 per cent) of their ...

Basho debuts Riak CS, multi-tenant cloud storage software for public and ...
CTR
Basho Technologies, provider of distributed database technologies, unveiled Riak CS, enterprise software providing simple, available, distributed cloud storage at any scale. The release of Riak CS positions Basho to strategically participate in the ...

Survey Reveals Cloud Use Up for Data Storage & Backup but High Costs, Data ...
MarketWatch (press release)
SEATTLE, WA, Mar 29, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- New research tracking trends in data growth and protection reveals more companies are turning to the cloud for data storage and backup. According to the survey, nearly 40% of respondents currently ...

Know the Risks Before You Head to the Cloud: A Primer on Cloud Computing Legal ...
JD Supra (press release)
by Venable LLP on 3/29/2012 A "cloud" solution is generally typified by remote access to computing resources and software functionality and frequently involves the storage and maintenance of related data. Today, cloud computing facilitates applications ...

The Evolution of the Channel in an Era of Cloud Ecosystems
Channel Insider
Cloud computing is changing the relationship between vendors and the channel is many ways. But none is more profound then when a vendor decides to not only build their own cloud, but also try to build its own channel ecosystem around that cloud.

Dell Offers Partners 'Cloud Services & Solutions Certification'
CRN
By Jack McCarthy, CRN Aiming to help its partners move more easily into cloud deployments, Dell on Thursday announced a Cloud Services & Solutions Certification. The certification will become part of Dell's PartnerDirect channel program so that ...

Cloud computing gives SMBs business boost - research
Siliconrepublic.com
There will be a significant increase in paid cloud services over the next five years among small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), research by Edge Strategies suggests. The research includes survey responses from IT decision-makers or influencers at ...

Siliconrepublic.com

Nonprofit Organizations Gaining Increased Financial Visibility with Intacct
MarketWatch (press release)
As a leader in cloud financial management and accounting applications, Intacct helps nonprofit organizations gain better control over their finances, improve operations, increase transparency and minimize costs. Cloud computing-based financial ...

Dell PartnerDirect Introduces Cloud Services & Solutions ...
Dell announced today a Cloud Services & Solutions Certification for PartnerDirect channel partners that will enable them to provide cloud services & solutions to customers based on both Dell technology and their own technology services. “Dell is also making it easy for partners to demonstrate their ... power and cooling resources, and are not easy to manage. “Organizations, of all sizes, are looking to implement cloud computing solutions to align efficiency and deliver business results.
Enterprise Communications and...

Tax law changes for cloud storage proposed | Reseller News New ...
Tax law changes for cloud storage proposed. IRD working on guidelines for those who use offshore cloud services. By Lee Davis, Auckland | Friday, 30 March 2012. Share · Tweet. A major obstacle to overseas cloud computing could be ...
Reseller News

21st Century Taxation: Cloud computing and tax issues
By Professor Nellen
Cloud computing and tax issues. A recent article (3/28/12) in CIO - "Cloud services face taxing dilemma" by Brandon Butler, points out the continuing challenges in determining if sales tax is owed on any variety of transactions that occur in the ...
21st Century Taxation

Cloud Computing Could Give You Shelter From Storms | Real User ...
By Ron Miller
You need to have a disaster plan in place before a devastating event like a tornado. The cloud could help by separating your data from your business. “Come in,” she said, “I'll give you shelter from the storm” ~Bob Dylan, Shelter from the Storm ...
Real User Monitoring

HP Blogs - 3 ways you can eliminate cloud computing networkin ...
By TerryFitzgerald
Additionally, SMBs are accessing these multiple cloud services and applications from multiplecloud computing service providers. While SMBs can benefit greatly from cloud computing, accessing multiple cloud computing services from ...
HP Networking articles

Dimension Data and Internet Solutions expands cloud services ...
By admin
Dimension Data's and Internet Solutions' cloud services allow companies in the region to easily and securely access on-demand computer processing power, memory and storage through acloud computing model. The service accommodates ...
Convergence Partners

HP Blogs - What's the Difference Between Cloud Computing-enab ...
By michele.degani
Jake Ludington talks with HP Fellow, Charlie Bess, at the Pathways to Cloud Road Show in Dallas, TX, about cloud washing and how you can tell if companies are actually delivering a product that takes advantage of cloud computing.
Enterprise Services Blog articles

Cloud Computing Threats And How To Protect Mobile Data ...
By Phil Evans
And it isn't just private-sector monoliths like Amazon that have discovered the benefits cloud-storage brings in terms of user empowerment. The NHS is now trialling a cloud-based service, enabling ... With the potential cost-saving benefits of cloud-computing rendered ever more prescient by the eurozone crisis and economic downturn, there is a dire need in the channel for security solutions to restore confidence in cloud services. A joint study by Echelon One and Venafi revealed that ...
Business Computing World

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By lonewolflibrarian
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Hands-On with Kindle Fire Update: Sharing, Book Extras, Cloud ...
Amazon Cloud Storage. Users can now store their personal documents in Amazon's very own patch of the cloud, with the option to re-download files via the Documents tab on the Kindle Fire. Reading View in Amazon Silk. With this update, the ...
LAPTOP Mag Main Feed

OS33 Unified Consumption Report Gives View of Cloud Costs ...
By Jessica Davis
Hosted IT automation platform provider OS33 is enhancing its offering with a new tool called the Unified Consumption Report, designed to give MSPs and their customers a more detailed view of the cloud services they are consuming and ...
MSPmentor

Office Efficiency in the Cloud: Real Estate Agents & Brokers with a ...
By TheNicheReport magazine
They focus on cloud services offered by Google or other cloud storage options provided by companies such as Amazon or iCloud: What will you do when a new employee accidentally deletes a file folder in one of your cloud applications?
The Niche Report

Global Services - How Cloud Will Impact IT Services Market
The question of cloud has moved from What? to How and When. But one of the key questions many traditional IT service providers are asking themselves is: How will cloud computing affect my IT business, existing service providers and the ...
Global Services - Latest Stories

The Cloud: To Embrace Or Not to Embrace | IT Hire Wire
By bwilson
If you are leading an IT organization that is not currently leveraging cloud services, you should assume that your competitors are already ahead of you in. ... The flexibility, scalability and affordability of cloud computing combines Software as a Service (SaaS), virtualization and utility computing in a way that makes it practical for companies of all sizes to utilize. Organizations can edit, share and store as little as an individual document, to billions of transactions in clouddatabases. As the ...
IT Hire Wire

Oxygen Cloud | Create Private Storage Clouds With Synchronized ...
Oxygen enables companies to upgrade any storage into secure storage clouds that provide anywhere, any device access to all corporate files.
https://oxygencloud.com/



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