Saturday, April 7, 2012

Why Cloud Computing is Even Better for Small Businesses

8 Reasons Why Cloud Computing is Even Better for Small Businesses
Sure, cloud computing offers benefits to companies of all sizes. But the clouds' advantages apply even more dramatically the smaller and newer your company. At the same time, the standard objections to cloud computing matter less to small companies ... 

YouDazzle combines social collaboration, cloud storage
By Brandon Butler Network World - There are plenty of collaboration software tools on the market, and a growing number of cloud storage options for businesses as well. YouDazzle, a Silicon Valley startup, says it has created a tool that combines the ...

iSoftStone Teams With IBM and Local Governments to Co-build IBM Cloud ...
MarketWatch (press release)
The CCoE will provide smart city and cross-industry cloud computing services to clients in the Jilin province and in Northeast China and Inner Mongolia. iSoftStone will participate in building the smart city cloud computing platform and the Liaoyuan ...

Cloud computing done the Netflix way
Its title was "Cloud Computing the Netflix Way," and we had two Netflix guest speakers: Adrian Cockcroft, director of architecture for cloud systems (his presentation is here), and Jason Chan, Netflix's security architect (his presentation is here).

New OpenStack 'Essex` Release Provides Pluggable Cloud OS
OpenStack announced the release of “Essex,” the fifth version of the open source cloudoperating system that offers users a pluggable platform. OpenStack, the open source cloudoperating system, has announced its new “Essex”, the fifth version of its ...

Group aims to vet worth of ID standards for mobile, software, other cloud services
ZDNet (blog)
By John Fontana | April 6, 2012, 11:30am PDT Summary: The Identity in the Cloud technical committee at OASIS is calling on the public to help it vet identity standards for a myriad of clouduse cases from mobile to digital signatures.

Cloud Computing Course
Times of India
DELHI: According to a Microsoft commissioned study conducted by IDC, cloud computing will generate over 2 million jobs in India by 2015. To assist the IT Industry with its problems, Indian Institute of Job Training (IIJT), launched a new course on ...

Cloud Computing Can Drive Business Value, Report Says
Midsize Insider
Not long ago, cloud adoption was relegated to a few technology-savvy organizations comfortable with being on the cutting edge, but this has changed rapidly. Cloud computing's ability to lower technical adoption complexity and costs and decrease time ...

HP Snares $249-Million Private Cloud Contract With U.S. Army
By Jack McCarthy, CRN Hewlett-Packard has won a $249-million contract from the US Army to provide private cloud services that take advantage of HP's mobile, containerized data centers. The cloud services will be used by the US Department of Defense and ...

Job Security and Cloud Computing
Midsize Insider
According to a recent Computerworld article, embracing cloud computing can be both a positive and negative force when it comes to looking at job security in IT today. Generally for enterprises, it's about cost savings because deploying the cloud means ...

OpenStack versus CloudStack: A contest between services and software
InfoWorld (blog)
By David Linthicum | InfoWorld It looks like OpenStack won't be the only open source cloud computing player. Earlier this week, Citrix Systems released its CloudStack software to the Apache Software Foundation as an alternative to OpenStack.

Cloud Storage Companies Face Piracy Investigations
Midsize Insider
After successfully pressuring the FBI to shut down cloud storage company MegaUpload, the movie industry wants more criminal indictments. Where the music industry used civil suits to put free music file sharing services like Napster out of business, ...

Companies Spending More on Cloud Computing, Survey Says
Midsize Insider
According to a recent article published by CIO regarding the IDG Enterprise Survey, 6 out of 10 US companies already have at least one application in the cloud, and 71 percent expect to increase spending on cloud services in the next year.

WSO2 Technology Executive to Speak on the Future of Cloud Computing for ...
WSO2 today announced that WSO2 Vice President of Technology Evangelism Chris Haddad will speak as a panelist in the "Years Ahead for Cloud Computing" session at the 2012 NAB Show for the digital media and entertainment industry.

Amazon S3 Showing Signs of Slowing as It Approaches 1 Trillion Objects
... virtualization and cloud computing. The channel is sponsored by Intel and VMware. Read the case study about how Intel Xeon processors and VMware helped virtualize 12 business critical database applications. If you've any doubt that cloud storage is ...

Automating data encryption for new cloud architectures
Network World
Cloud computing is the ideal environment for processing big data. For databases that scale horizontally, sometimes with a million or more fields and reaching multiple petabytes in size, it's possible to chunk up the data and spread it across hundreds ...

Intel and Nissan to Develop Atom-Based In-Vehicle Infotainment System with ...
X-bit Labs
The joint research focused on several areas of exploration, including mobile device-to-vehicle fusion, cloud-based services for vehicles, and vehicle video surveillance via smartphones, as well as vehicle access and control via smartphones.

Picture This: Hosted Lifebits in the Personal Cloud
Wired News
You email a copy of the photo to friends and family, retaining a copy in your cloud-based email service. You upload the photo to a social network. These first-generation cloud services are convenient and wonderful. But in the long run we'll want them ...

Lawmakers contemplate 'cloud computing' tax
Rutland Herald
By Thatcher Moats MONTPELIER – In an effort to address an uprising in Vermont's business sector against a tax on “cloud computing,” the House Ways and Means Committee approved a bill Thursday that would take the extraordinary step of refunding $1.9 ...

CTERA Intros Mobile Cloud Storage Apps For Secure File Access
By Joseph F. Kovar, CRN Cloud storage provider CTERA Networks this week unveiled mobile Apple iOS and Android apps targeting business users looking for secure access to files and data backups. The new apps, available to CTERA users free of charge, ...


NOC Wins Cloud Computing Contract - Analyst Blog
Northrop Grumman Corporation ( NOC ) has received a fixed facility task order from the US Army as part of an Army Private Cloud Computing ("APC2") program. The total deal was valued at $249.8 million, including the customary one-year base period and ...

Army Enlists HP, Northrop Grumman for Private Cloud Build-out
The Defense Department wants mobile and secure cloud infrastructures. HP has just the PODs for that. HP has found another way to maintain its grip on the cloud computing crown. The IT behemoth is going to help the United States Army build out its ...

IIJT launches new cloud computing course - IT Infrastructure Management ...
India Education Diary
Hyderabad: The future of IT is in cloud and cloud computing will generate over 2 million jobs in India by 2015, according to Microsoft commissioned study conducted by IDC. To assist the IT Industry which is facing skilled talent crunch, ...

Cloud and healthcare IT
Healthcare IT News (blog)
As such, it should be no surprise that the potential impact of cloud computing is being felt, with mixed feelings, most acutely in this industry. Cloud, as a platform, has been sometimes dismissed as nothing more than a new name for old technology.

OpenStack development finds big growing pains
By Brandon Butler The open-source project for building cloud deployments began two years ago as a partnership between Rackspace and NASA and has blossomed to include more than 150 companies and more than 2000 contributing developers.

Google Cloud Hosting Strengthens Security
Midsize Insider
Google's cloud services for hosted development are getting reinforced security protections. The new security layer employs certificate-based Service Accounts. These systems rely less on human factors than conventional measures such as passwords or ...

IDrive Online Backup Announces Launch of App Gallery
MarketWatch (press release)
LOS ANGELES, April 6, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Cloud storage provider IDrive has released public APIs for its EVS platform. EVS, which stands for Encrypted Versioned file System, is the foundation of IDrive's family of products.

Transformative Development: How to Begin Application Development in the Cloud
CM Crossroads (blog)
There is a lot of buzz in the IT industry around cloud computing and its impact on driving greater efficiency across an IT organization, but when considering adoption of cloud computing infrastructure, where should an organization begin?

CM Crossroads (blog)

HP Blogs - How one cloud services provider increased network ...
By carol.shottes
“We needed to upgrade our existing network to keep pace with the growing market for cloud computing throughout Japan,” said Ichiro Nakayama, Director, IDC Frontier. “HP Networking switches provide a solid foundation for us to expand our ...
HP Networking articles

Zyrion adds analytics for cloud monitoring — Cloud Computing News
By GigaOM
Just a few years ago, the IT industry thought their data center problems were solved with the arrival of virtualization and cloud computing. Today as they grapple with a never-ending sprawl of virtual servers, virtual switches and storage along ...

Cloud computing ushers in a new wave of jobs | Experience™
By Jay Singh
While there are plenty of hot new technologies establishing their niche in the market, cloud computing is perhaps one of the most revolutionary.
Experience™ | Entry Level Jobs...

NOC Wins Cloud Computing Contract -
By Zacks Equity Research
NOC Wins Cloud Computing Contract-Northrop Grumman Corporation receives a $249.8 million fixed facility task order from the U.S. Army as part of an Army Private Cloud Computing program.
Zacks Investment Research - All...

NJVC And Gravitant Form Strategic Partnership To Provide Cloud ...
By Kelly Petty
The partnership will leverage the resources of NJVC's vast IT solutions with Gravitant's cloudbrokerage and management solutions to allow federal agencies to access cloud servicesacross multiple cloud providers through the self-service portal . “NJVC government customers will now have one centralized place for all their cloud needs, and can rest ... NJVC's Kevin L. Jackson Co-Authors INSA White Paper On Cloud Computing For The Intelligence Community · Kevin Jackson, NJVC ...
News & Insight for the DC Area Executive

Cloud Brokers Emerge to Help Buy Cloud Services - But Why? - by ...
By Ron Miller
The latest rage in cloud services: A broker to help you choose cloud services. Then you'll need a consultant to choose your cloud broker and what was supposed to be a simplified buying process, suddenly got complicated in a hurry....
by Ron Miller

iSoftStone Teams With IBM and Local Governments to Co-build IBM ...
By WDM Group PR Network
The CCoE will provide smart city and cross-industry cloud computing services to clients in the Jilin province and in Northeast China and Inner Mongolia. iSoftStone will participate in building the smart city cloud computing platform and the ...
Press Releases

SAP on the Cloud
By Greg Chase
About this Blog. The sky is no longer the limit. Thanks to cloud computing, the power to streamline business processes, collaborate on actionable insights, and make informed decisions can be yours right now. Not in one year, not in six months.
SAP on the Cloud

A BOLD Idea: Identity-smart Currency – Cloud Computing Best ...
By Neil McEvoy
By Jon Pyke, author, Enterprise Cloud Computing The automation of processes is a key enabler of the Cloud phenomena – without process the Cloud remains a passive environment that undoubtedly saves you money and removes some of the operational headaches, but does little else. The Cloud without process cannot deliver on the promise of Business [...] ... Bennet Bayer on Telco Cloud Services. williamsprakel on Gluu : Cloud Federation a… Neil McEvoy on Expert Bloggers ...
Cloud Computing Best Practices

DataCenter Fabric for Cloud Computing at Cloud Expo New York ...
The growth and success of Cloud Computing will be on display at the upcoming Cloud Expo conference and exhibition in New York City, June 11-14, 2012, and in Santa Clara, CA, November 5-8, 2012. The recent Cloud Expo at the Santa ...
Latest News from SOA World Magazine

Cloud Computing Pros and Cons
By LauraBackes
Cloud computing is a buzz word in tech communities, but what is it? What does it mean for you? What does it mean for your company? First off, cloud computing is taking computing from a product to a service.

Is Considering a Move to the Cloud Worth Your Time? | ERP ...
By Myappsanywhere
There are literally hundreds of white papers detailing the business benefits of cloud computing, and between the 10 reasons you should already be in the cloud and the 7 ways cloud will transform your business, finding the answer that matches your questions is no easy task, either. There are clear benefits of ... The numbers out there are true—cloud services can save your business a pile of money by eliminating your expenditures for hardware and software. Our customers regularly ...
ERP Software Blog

ENISA: Guidelines for Monitoring Cloud Computing Contracts
Procurement of cloud computing services is an increasingly important task for ... how to monitor the security of cloud services throughout the project life-cycle.

Cloud Computing and Information Management | Inside Higher Ed
It goes both ways. You can't do one properly without the other. The challenge is how CIOs manage this reality when the "I" in their title is often a misnomer?

Gluu: Cloud Federation Appliance | Cloud Computing Journal
If you want to have your staff, who are on your LAN and logged in via AD, access remote Cloud services then you might want to 'federate' this directory with the ...

Nirvanix Offers Direct Connections to Cloud Storage within Equinix ...
"By offering direct connections to our Cloud Storage Network, Equinix customers running a cloud computing environment or a SAN storage infrastructure can ...

IT pros forgo simplicity, use multiple cloud services
Cloud services customers rely on multiple cloud providers to minimize the ... Data security in thecloud, Cloud computing standards and compliance, SaaS and ...

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