Monday, April 16, 2012

Cloud Computing, Cloud Services, Cloud Solutions

LogMeIn takes on Dropbox with 'Cubby' cloud storage
IDG News Service
Cloud storage leader Dropbox might have serious competition at last. LogMeIn has announced the beta of its rival 'Cubby' service, featuring higher data limits, a P2P data sync feature and the promise of user-managed encryption keys.

The Rising Value of Cloud Computing
CloudTimes (blog)
It revealed that majority of these companies have spent more than a third of their IT budget toCloud Computing. Further, almost two thirds of the respondents said they will continue to increase their spending in Cloud Computing in the next couple of ...

Ask Engadget: best heavy-duty cloud-storage solution?
This week's Ask Engadget inquiry is from is from is from Joe, who needs to backup half a terabyte of data to the cloud, as you do. If you're looking to send in an inquiry of your own, drop us a line at ask [at] engadget [dawt] com.

LogMeIn Starts Beta Cloud Storage Service, Cubby [Updates]
By Bakari Chavanu LogMeIn, the remote control, file sharing, and systems management and data backup site and service, started offering invitations to their new beta cloud service, Cubby. This website and mobile file sharing app service is very similar ...

The Cloud Will Kill The Resume, And That's a Good Thing
The reality is that the cloud is killing the resume and, for the most part, it's going unnoticed. As more and more of us place our trust in cloud-based services to manage our lives or interact via social media, that information will ultimately be ...


Cross Agency Kapow
SYS-CON Media (press release) (blog)
The first goal laid out in the plan is to “facilitate and enhance information sharing across DoDIIS” through increased cloud computing as well as shared application and data. The plan also highlights the importance of collaboration, efficiency, ...

HP delivers agility without compromise with HP Converged Cloud
Malta Independent Online
Engineered for the enterprise, HP Converged Cloud extends the power of the cloud across infrastructure, applications and information to provide choice, confidence and consistency. “The convergence of cloud computing and mobile connectivity is changing ...

Being in the cloud can save your business money
Yuma Sun
The Cloud is a network of computing systems that are able to execute all the programs a normal computer would run. The only thing that your computer needs to run is the interface or middleware software that can be as simple as a web browser and the ...

Canonical's AWSOME API bridges OpenStack and Amazon clouds, Ubuntu has its ...
No, that's not us getting over excited about it, that stands for Any Web Service Over Me, and it includes APIs that smooth the transition to OpenStack from Amazon cloud services. Although not open source, Amazon's Web Service has such a large market ...

Keynote Systems: Cloud Business is Anything But Dreary
Cloud services are evolving over these categories one step at time, developing into the largest trend amongst companies of all sizes at this time. Perhaps the largest trending Cloud amenity across the Internet today is customer relation management.

SanDisk Corporation and the Apple Inc. Opportunity?
Now, the industry and investors have found a new revolutionary theme: cloud computing. The “marquee” cloud name is and it trades on something like 600x earnings. “Cloud Computing” is defined as “The practice of using a network of remote ...

LogMeIn Launches Cubby Cloud File Storage Service Beta
Interesting; what I would like to see is logmein offer online backup for its logmein Free and Logmein Pro product giving easy backup functionality to the cloud. Take a look at our MSPmentor FAQ to find answers to your managed services questions.

F&N extends Google Apps to Singapore employees
Fraser & Neave (F&N) became the latest large enterprise to hop onto the cloud computing wave when it announced plans to move 3000 employees in Singapore to Google Apps. The move follows an earlier effort by the producer of Tiger Beer and energy drink ...

Brocade and EMC Accelerate the Journey to Cloud Computing With EMC VSPEX ...
Zawya (registration) (press release)
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, 15 April, 2012: Brocade (NASDAQ: BRCD) today announced its participation in a new EMC initiative to deliver Proven Infrastructure solutions for customers looking to make the transition to virtualization and cloud.

Zawya (registration) (press release)

Will Google's GDrive be business ready?
By Ian GRAYSON Google's highly anticipated Gdrive cloud storage service is tipped to launch within weeks, but will it be ready for business use? Gdrive has been talked, blogged and tweated about for years. Despite any confirmation from the mother ship, ...

Citrix acquires workflow app
Podio will be part of the GoTo cloud services portfolio, which includes GoToMeeting. Podio enables small and medium-sized businesses and teams within larger organisations to manage all types of business processes and associated workflows using ...

AMD Fusion Developer Summit Starts This June
Tom's Hardware Guide
AMD's three-day summit, which will be held in June, will be focused to further cloud technology using parallel computing and more efficient programming. As seen earlier this month, AMD is focusing on server and cloud computing technology using its APU ...

Hard-wired for speed, reliability
The Hindu
With cloud computing, specifically the private cloud, increasingly being seen as inevitable if enterprises are to meet their data management efficiently, the very design of such data centres becomes a key factor in how good they are and how they ...

The Hindu

Yammer acquires Scotland's OneDrum
San Francisco Chronicle
Yammer already integrates with a raft of cloud storage companies, including Dropbox, Box and Google Docs. But the feature is important enough to collaboration that Yammer wanted to have its own offering, Yammer CEO David Sacks said.

IT training for students
Malaysia Star
With this collaboration, TAR College students will be able to gain exposure to software technology such as DB2, Lotus, Rational, Websphere and IBM Cloud Computing capabilities. They can also take part in activities such as IBM's SmartCloud Camp, ...

Malaysia Star

Private equity groups going after foreclosures as rentals market
The Seattle Times
Wiel and Brien are using cloud computing, proprietary algorithms and iPads to create a virtual assembly line for buying, renovating and renting houses on a large scale. They're also betting that many former homeowners who have jobs but couldn't afford ...

Developer Tools for Creating Windows Azure Cloud Computing ...
By zxue
You can create, test and deploy Windows Azure applications with the following tools and Windows Azure subscription. 1. Visual Studio 2010 or Visual Web Developer 2010 Express (Free). 2. Windows Azure SDK (Free) The SDK comes with ...
MSDN Blogs

Verizon to help the US Army move to cloud computing | Enterprise ...
By a38c77c84a68365538a62009357af1e9
Verizon has been awarded two contracts to develop and implement fixed and mobile cloud computing capacity for the Army under the Area Processing Centers Army Private Cloud 2 initiative, known as APC2.
Enterprise Innovation RSS feed

CloudStack and OpenStack Compete for the Cloud : Beyond Search
By Stephen E. Arnold
OpenStack is a global collaboration of developers and cloud computing technologists producing an open source cloud computing platform for public and private clouds.The project aims to deliver solutions for all types of clouds by being simple ...
Beyond Search

How to negotiate a contract with a cloud or SaaS provider ...
By (Mary Shacklett)
Cloud and SaaS services are rapidly gaining traction with enterprises and SMBs - yet IT, which is usually responsible for negotiating contracts with these service providers, may fall short in critical areas of contract negotiation and legal skills. The stakes are high. In a worst case scenario, you can simply realise that ... RSS Feed Cloud Computing .... to help telcos becomecloud suppliers. IBM is offering a package of products and services to help telcos offer cloud services to enterprises ...
Computerworld UK's How To Articles

HOB, Inc. Takes Aim at Cloud Computing with Secure Remote ...
By AllVoIPNews
HOB, Inc. today announced it has addressed the debate of public versus private cloud computing. Enterprises are progressively recognizing the advantages of central data storage. This trend is being driven by the promise of cloud computing.
All VoIP News

Live@Edu for 7.5 Million Users–Microsoft's Biggest Cloud ...
By Abhishek Baxi
Live@edu is the first step in cloud computing for AICTE, as it further plans to deploy Microsoft Office 365 for education when it becomes available later this year. AICTE believes that the clouddeployment will expand students' access to ...
Techie Buzz

How Businesses Are Using Cloud Storage - meshIP Blog
Cloud storage is one of the many ways that organizations are leveraging cloud services today. With public and private cloud storage available from a number of ...

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Microsoft wins its biggest cloud computing client - Yahoo! News
For users, cloud computing is inexpensive and simple, because it removes the need ... The government can shut down and wipe out all data in these cloud storage units ... Technically the article is wrong, Apple uses Microsoft cloud services for ...

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