Thursday, May 31, 2012

Decade of the Cloud

Decade of the Cloud? Tech Leaders Say It's Working Out That Way
Forbes
Imagine sitting in a room of technology leaders in the year 2020, reflecting on the decade that just passed. What would they be saying about the progression of businesstechnology in the 2010s? That's the scenario the Software & Information Industry ...

Forbes

Symform Announces Sponsorship of Leading Cloud Computing and IT Conferences
MarketWatch (press release)
SEATTLE, WA, May 30, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Symform, a revolutionary cloud storage and backup service, today announced that it will be speaking, sponsoring and exhibiting at upcoming cloud and high-tech industry events in the coming months, ...

iTrinegy Exhibits at Cloud Computing World Forum 2012
MarketWatch (press release)
CAMBRIDGE, England and RENO, Nevada, May 30, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- iTrinegy, on Stand 2190, will again be exhibiting at the Cloud Computing World Forum UK, this year, showing its proven "Cloud Transformation Solution" Taking place on the ...

Systech Acquires Apostrophe Systems: Strengthens Position in Cloud Services Market
MarketWatch (press release)
The acquisition enables Systech to significantly strengthen its position in the Cloud Servicesserialization market. For more than six years, customers have run Systech and Apostrophe systems together, making the two companies a natural fit.

Cloud Computing: Windstream Brings Communications Services to Las Vegas
SYS-CON Media (press release)
Windstream also offers managed services, cloud computing, disaster recovery, and networking services designed to help businesses increase productivity and improve operational costs. "Customers like to have choices when it comes to customized network ...
SYS-CON Media (press release)

Cloud computing set to expand as storage demand surges
Hostway
John Gantz, senior vice president at IDC, noted that cloud services provide a number of advantages to businesses which can significantly improve their revenues. "Enterprises that embrace cloud computing reduce the amount of IT time and budget devoted ...

Hostway

Study: Mobile, Cloud Computing Factoring Into Disaster Recovery
NetworkComputing.com
This year, advancements in mobile technology are enabling businesses to include technologies such as cloud computing and mobile security services, according to a recent disaster planning study from AT&T. Among the most telling findings of the telecom ...

Define a cloud storage policy that balances risks and cost
TechTarget
When you register, my team of editors will also send you alerts about public, private and hybridcloud computing as well as other related technologies. By submitting your registration information to SearchCloudComputing.com you agree to receive email ...

CTEX prepares launch of advanced regional Cloud Services
Seattle Post Intelligencer
Curaçao Technology Exchange NV (CTEX), formally announced today its plans to launch a full suite of Cloud-based services this fall. The suite of products called HyperCloud_Express and HyperOffice_Express are the first of several products the company ...

Cloud Computing Bootcamp at Cloud Expo New York
SYS-CON Media (press release)
The new, "super-sized" four-day Cloud Computing Bootcamp is a brief introduction to cloud computing carefully created and devised to help you keep up with evolving trends like Big Data, PaaS, APIs, Mobile, Social and Data Analytics.

GoGrid's Private Cloud Computing Solution Powers Business Services
SYS-CON Media (press release)
"GoGrid's Private Cloud was an ideal solution for their requirements because it provides true cloud-computing capabilities that can scale as needed and offer the requisite control and flexibility." After an extensive decision-making process, ...

SYS-CON Media (press release)

Next-Gen Cloud Needs Data Center Without Walls
Wired News
The private cloud — where enterprise data center resource virtualization enables true IT-as-a-Service — can support all enterprise IT applications, irrespective of design, computing or I/O intensity, or mission-criticality. Public cloud services ...

Wired News

How cloud can give back to open source
ITworld.com
By Brian Proffitt Add a new comment May 30, 2012, 10:13 AM — There's been a lot of talk about open source and the cloud, which makes sense given the proliferation of open source technologies that actually comprise cloud computing.

Cloud Computing: Julian Assange Loses Extradition Appeal
SYS-CON Media (press release)
By Maureen O'Gara Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks mastermind, lost his appeal to Britain's Supreme Court against extradition to Sweden to answer questions related to allegations of rape and sexual harassment made by two WiliLeaks volunteers in 2010.
SYS-CON Media (press release)

Who Owns Your Data and What Can They Do With It? Understanding Data Privacy ...
Houston Chronicle
“Cloud” Technology Offers Flexibility, Reduced Costs, Ease of Access to Information, But Presents Security, Privacy and Regulatory Concerns, says OlenderFeldman LLP. With the recent introduction of Google Drive, cloud computing services are garnering ...

6 tips to mitigate cloud-computing risks
Healthcare IT News
A recent Healthcare IT News survey found 48 percent of respondents planning to incorporate cloud computing into their health IT endeavors; 33 percent had already taken the plunge. But 19 percent answered with a "no," and according to Rick Kam, ...

Like cloud computing? Learn to like conventional power generation
The American (blog)
By Kenneth P. Green Over at the Wall Street Journal, indefatigable energy analyst Robert Bryce offers up some sobering data regarding how much power we're consuming with our new “cloud” technologies, such as social networking, cloud storage, ...

The American (blog)

New Channel Venyu Opens in the Cloud
Channel Insider
Solution providers of all sizes are trying to trying to navigate their way through cloud computingoptions that to one degree or another are all disruptive. The question that many of them are wrestling with is whether they should build their own cloud ...

'Rules needed to address security concerns of cloud computing'
Zee News
New Delhi: Amid growing popularity of cloud computing, new regulations are needed to address data safety concerns, especially in cases where servers that host personal information are located in foreign lands, Communications and IT Minister Kapil Sibal ...

Zee News

NIST guide aims to explain cloud in plain language
FCW.com
By Camille Tuutti In an attempt to clear up some of the confusion around cloud computing, the National Institute of Standards and Technology has unveiled a guide that explains cloud technologies in “plain terms” to federal agencies and provides ...

CT Business Expo Adds Cloud Solutions Showcase
NewsReleaseWire.com (press release)
Hosted by Cumulus Global (www.cumulusglobal.com), the showcase will feature two additional educational sessions designed for smal and mid-sized businesses considering if, when, or how to take advantage of cloud computing. "As cloud computing becomes ...

A Cloud Computing Strategy for Europe
New Europe
Cloud Computing is one of the welcome developments sprouting from an ever-growing Internet. However, it also raises some issues for citizens and businesses. To take full advantage of the cloud's potential, while protecting our citizens' interests, ...

New Europe

Protect Yourself When Using Cloud Services & Personal Tech In The Office
Cult of Mac
One of the challenges that the BYOD and consumerization trends are creating for IT departments is employee use of public and/or personal cloud services. We've covered some of the big challenges this presents in terms of data security and ownership as ...

Honest VARs and MSPs face problems with cloud storage services
TechTarget
The exaggerations and omissions -- stemming from either ignorance, lack of risk aversion or outright dishonesty -- being used to sell cloud computing and cloud storage services are just nauseating. As an officer of a company competing in this ...

New semYOU Cloud Office Offers 15 Enterprise Apps for Business Productivity ...
Sacramento Bee
By semYOU LLC LOS ANGELES, May 29, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Cloud computing is the IT trend du jour, and the term has spawned a variety of definitions and promises from different "experts." With its new version of the semYOU Cloud Office ...

Cooper Gay Swett & Crawford Moves to the Cloud With NaviSite
MarketWatch (press release)
ANDOVER, MA, May 30, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- NaviSite, Inc., a premier provider of enterprise-class hosting, managed application, managed messaging and managed cloud services, today announced that Cooper Gay Swett & Crawford (CGSC), ...

Research and Markets: Cloud & Big Data - 2012 Edition Gives A Detailed Profile ...
SYS-CON Media (press release)
By Business Wire This report explores the various technical and economic issues bound up withcloud computing and Big Data - giving readers a deeper understanding of these concepts that are the subject of so much talk today.

ISC Cloud'12 Registration is Now Open
HPCwire
MANNHEIM, Germany, May 30 -- On September 24 – 25, cloud computing experts from around the world will gather in Mannheim, Germany, bringing a range of experience and perspectives on how to reduce the complexity of high-performance computing and the ...

Cloud computing investment 'to hit $1b'
China Daily
By Tuo Yannan (China Daily) China spent $286 million on cloud-computinginfrastructure last year, and the amount will increase to more than $1 billion in 2016, the research company IDC said on Tuesday. China, where cloud computing is one the ...

China Daily

Samsung Music Hub includes 100GB cloud storage, powered by ...
By Lee Mathews
May. 29, 2012 - When you're playing catch-up with the likes of Apple, building your own music store from scratch just isn't a viable option any more. Jumping into.
Geek.com

Subscribe to the Economics of Cloud Computing
By NTT Communications
Tweet Sharebar Tweet There is much discussion around the economics of the cloud. But really, as stated in a recent article in the Harvard Business Review, the proposition of comparing capital expenditures versus subscription services [...]
nttcom.tv

One Secret for Success in Cloud Computing – Fewer Choices ...
By paulbarsch
Retailers have long followed the mantra of “stack it high and watch it fly”. In fact, stores often pile goods to the ceiling, make shoppers navigate in-aisle displays, and price everything with bright and obnoxious signage. However, some ...
Boundaryless Marketing by Paul Barsch

What is Cloud Computing? | Sound Support & Solutions LLC
By Tim Hannon
Broadly, cloud computing refers to computing resources that are offered as a service rather then a product. More specifically, these cloud computing services also need to meet certain characteristics including wide access, measured service, ...
Sound Support & Solutions LLC

Cloud computing in Malaysia
Microsoft recently released the results of a study into cloud computing in APAC countries, of which Malaysia was one of the territories studied. ... "There's a perception that security is a barrier to cloudadoption," said Adrienne Hall, General Manager, Microsoft Trustworthy Computing, "Yet when companies embrace and invest in cloud services, they find the benefits far outweigh previous concerns." Graphic courtesy of Microsoft Malaysia. "Malaysian SMEs must take that bold step to ...
Mobile88.com - Mobile Phone and...

Evanston Prepares for Cloud Computing | SiliconPrairieSocial ...
By admin
By using federal tax credits, Evanston hopes to build a major data center for cloud computingservices in a vacant building downtown. In the project's proposal created by Evanston Technology Partners LLC., the city expects to create 200 new ...
SiliconPrairieSocial - Chicago...

Xbox Website, Marketplace, Cloud Storage are Down | TechnoBuffalo
By Joey Davidson
As of this morning (as I strapped in to download the new Harley Quinn DLC for Batman: Arkham City), the Xbox LIVE Marketplace, Xbox.com and Xbox Cloud Storage services are all down. Xbox LIVE itself appears to be up and running, ...
TechnoBuffalo

Cloud Computing: Web-Based Dynamic IT Services
By BigData
Cloud computing is a buzz-word in today's information technology (IT) that nobody can escape. But what is really behind it? There are many interpretations of this term, but no standardized or even uniform definition. Instead, as a result of the ...
Big Data Buzz

The OpenFlow standard: an opportunity for telcos to differentiate cloud
By Mike Sapien
The OpenFlow standard promises to enable providers to more closely integrate the network into cloud services. In the mid-term, this could lead to the development of compelling new features of cloud computing (and network-as-a-service) ...
Ovum

Newswire / BIME China Partners with China Mobile at 4th China Cloud
Creative BI Platform on China Mobile's Cloud Computing Platform Targets Millions of Chinese SMBs and Large Organizations. ... Thanks to its superb resources, management and capabilities, it will provide high-quality public cloud services to a huge number of Chinese SMBs and institutions. Whilecloud standards in China are not unified and the adoption of SaaS is not consistent, we believe that our win-win partnership with China Mobile will lead the way for the introduction of ...
Structure LaunchPad: We're turning it up to 11! — Cloud Computing ...
By Stacey Higginbotham
The concept of cloud computing has permeated the startup worlds and is steadily encroaching on the enterprise, and the 11 startups we selected as the finalists for Structure LaunchPad competition this year show how far the cloud's reach has come. ... It bills itself as a transparent marketplace for consumers and providers of cloud services that enables the search, purchase and utilization of compute resources. Garantia Data: Our data isn't getting any smaller, so this startup aims to ...
GigaOM

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The WOW Cloud: Cloud computing bringing 14 million jobs?
Analyst firm IDC has released a new report which indicates that public and private spending in cloud computing will increase exponentially over the next few ...
www.thewowcloud.com/.../cloud-computing-bringing-14-mill...

Pharmaceutical Companies and the Cloud: Cloud Computing ...
Cloud computing is helping pharmaceutical companies strengthen innovation and manage big data. Read more.
www.aisn.net/.../cloud-computing-fosters-innovation-in-the-p...

Dell Acquires Wyse Technology | Cloud Computing Journal
Elizabeth works on the SYS-CON Events team behind Cloud Computing Conference & Expo, Virtualization Conference & Expo, GovIT Expo, and the UlitzerLive!
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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Is Cloud Computing Right For You?

Cloud Computing: Is it right for you?
ZDNet (blog)
By Gery Menegaz | May 29, 2012, 3:00am PDT Summary: How do you know if cloud computing makes sense for your organization? And if it makes sense for your organization what sort of services should you buy into? Here are the questions to ask.

ZDNet (blog)

4 Causes Of Cloud Bill Shock
InformationWeek
Some companies shoot for reduced costs only to find unexpected expenses drive up the cloud computing bills. Do any of these problems lurk in your company? By Beth Stackpole InformationWeek While the promise of the cloud is more cost-effective IT, ...

The Next Leapfrog for Development: Leveraging Cloud Computing
Huffington Post
In order to maximize their impact in Emergency Response, Humanitarian Development and Conservation, international NGOs would be better served by banding together to off-load IT operations tasks to solution providers who see hosting and cloud services ...

Google Apps Clears Key Security Hurdle
InformationWeek
By Thomas Claburn InformationWeek Google said Monday it had received ISO 27001 certification for Google Apps for Business, a recognition of its information security practices that will make its cloud services more palatable for use in government and ...

Vectorworks Cloud Services Launches in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and ...
Virtual-Strategy Magazine
This initial Cloud Services offering allows users of Vectorworks software to access and share files and make design decisions from anywhere. Changes to users' Vectorworks files are automatically synchronized to their private cloud storage, ...

Cloud computing firm Iomart riding high
BBC News
Hosting and cloud computing company Iomart has increased full-year profits after being boosted by a number of acquisitions. The Glasgow-based firm made pre-tax profits of £5.7m in the year to 31 March, compared with £2.8ma year ago.

BBC News

Flexiant Cloud Orchestration Underpins Self-Provisioning Cloud Services for ITEX
Tophosts
Livingston, Scotland - 29th May 2012 - Flexiant, a leading European provider of cloud orchestration software for on-demand, fully automated provisioning of cloud services, today announced that ITEX, the technology solutions specialists for offshore ...

Doing their very best to stall cloud storage
InformationWeek
Not surprisingly, the Cloud was a big theme. EMC announced they were going to make improvements to Atmos to make it more acceptable as a cloud storage platform. Every product needs development to stay competitive and Atmos is a fine example of a ...

Venyu opens up cloud services offering to channel partners
eChannelLine
By Mark Cox Venyu is announcing that its recently-launched VenyuCloud virtualization platform, a new cloud service that has so far been available only to its direct sales force, is now available to partners. Venyu has been in operation since 2009, ...

PaaS Market Will Be Next Cloud Battleground: Study
eWeek
Frost & Sullivan, an IT analysis and consulting firm, predicts that the platform as a service market will be the next area of keen competition for cloud innovators, as the infrastructure- and software-as-a-service spaces have been commoditized.

Cloud Computing: GoGrid Private Cloud Now Available in Amsterdam
SYS-CON Media (press release)
Although the benefits of Public Cloud computing-increased agility, maximized operational efficiency, and increased IT control-have been widely embraced by businesses, analysts say many organizations remain unclear about the reasons for choosing a ...
SYS-CON Media (press release)

PROMISE Technology's SmartStor Cloud Wins Best Choice Award at Computex 2012
MarketWatch (press release)
"PROMISE has been developing cloud storage solutions for several years now, and provides a rich portfolio of storage cloud solutions from public cloud for data centers, private cloud and hybridcloud solutions for enterprise, and much more to meet the ...

PCI DSS Compliance in the Cloud: Challenges and Tactics
Wired News
Perhaps the largest point of confusion with regards to the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) and cloud computing is the question of upon whose shoulders does compliance fall? In 2011, several cloud providers began asserting that...

Wired News

Exclusive Cloud Computing Conference Set for November 8-9, 2012
Accountingweb.com
Cloud Summit 2012 is the exclusive conference for business owners, accounting professionals,Cloud users, and alike, to demo the latest technological advances in virtual solutions. This year's event is the 3rd annual Cloud Summit hosted by Cloud9 Real ...

IBM bans Dropbox, Siri and rival cloud tech at work
InformationWeek
IBM has banned employees from using Dropbox and Apple's iCloud at work as it claws back permission to use third-party cloud services. The rethink has also resulted in a edict against the iPhone 4S's Siri voice recognition technology at Big Blue.

Profitable Cloud Growth Helps iomart Group plc Post Strong Annual Results
MarketWatch (press release)
iomart Group plc (aim:IOM), the UK cloud computing and managed hosting services provider, has today (29 May 2012) announced strong annual results for the year ended 31 March 2012, with profits up by 68% to £11.2m (2011:£6.6m).

British Telecom Pours Resources Into US Cloud Services Channel
CRN
By Chad Berndtson, CRN British Telecom is in the midst of a major US channel blitz, staked to the idea that it can more than double its SMB conferencing channel revenue here over the next two to three years on the back of cloud services offerings such ...

CompanionLink Relieves Cloud Anxiety for Business Professionals
SYS-CON Media (press release)
“Data is not shared with cloud services that may later sell or profit from your customer database and calendar. We believe people should not be forced to host their business and personal relations online for the benefit and profit of sync vendors.

Hey! Put down that Cat6 and plug the cloud app gap instead
Register
Cloud computing isn't the future; services are the future – and vendors are increasingly talking about “managed services” opportunities in the cloud. Such talk may perk up the ears of managed service providers (MSPs) that have spent years honing their ...

eFileCabinet(R) Document Management Website Provides Cloud and Desktop Flexibility
SYS-CON Media (press release)
The eFileCabinet® Website features a document management suite that lets users store, manage, access and share files in the cloud from anywhere and is offered as a desktop version which operates as a local client/server with a cloud backup option.

AT&T Study Shows Step-Up in Disaster Planning
Sci-Tech Today
By Barry Levine AT&T's annual study found that mobile security services and cloud computing have become major parts of disaster recovery plans, according to the study. Sixty percent of respondents are investing in mobile security services, ...

Sci-Tech Today

Cloud Computing: Too Risky for Mission Critical?
Formtek Blog (blog)
By Dick Weisinger, on May 29th, 2012 Most analysts are convinced that companies have moved or are moving to the cloud in a big way. Forrester says that sometime this year we will have reached the point where 50 percent of companies are using some form ...

Sumo Logic to Showcase Leading Log Management and Analytics Service at Cloud ...
SYS-CON Media (press release)
Cloud Slam'12, produced by Cloudcor, is one of the world's largest independent cloud computing conferences. Cloud Slam'12, now in its fourth year, encompasses a tried and tested hybrid format event, which last year attracted a global audience in excess ...

Greenplum entices developers with fully loaded Hadoop sandbox
InfoWorld
By Ted Samson | InfoWorld In a move to garner valuable support from the developer community while honing its own big data chops, EMC-offshoot Greenplum has unveiled a cloud computing cluster called Analytics Workbench, built on Hadoop, ...

Fedora 17 brings cloud computing and virtualisation enhancements
V3.co.uk
by Daniel Robinson The Fedora Project has officially released version 17 of its leading-edge Linux distribution, adding the latest update to the OpenStack cloud computing platform, JBoss Application Server 7 and oVirt, a virtualisation management tool.

CloudPassage Looks to Lock Down Cloud Servers
Server Watch
By Kenneth Corbin (Send Email) For IT pros, the benefits of the cloud are by now familiar. But as enticing as the agility, streamlined management and on-demand provisioning benefits that cloud computing offers, security remains an area of deep concern.

Server Watch

Clavister's New Security Products Meet the Cloud Challenge
SYS-CON Media (press release)
Security remains the main challenge hindering adoption of Cloud services a view supported by an IDC IT Cloud Services User Survey, which found 74 per cent of IT executives and CIOs cited security as the top challenge preventing take up of the Cloud ...

Quanta Computer lands orders for cloud computing servers from ...
Quanta Computer has obtained orders for 100000 servers for cloud computing from Japan-based telecom carrier NTT, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News report.
DIGITIMES: IT news from Asia

See what cloud can do! Dell unveils ARM servers — Cloud - GigaOM
By Stacey Higginbotham
The move is a significant one for the chip world as well as for Dell, as it proves how the needs ofcloud and webscale customers have turned the chip and vendor community on its head, and provides Dell with the potential to make a high-dollar system for clients and stave off commoditization happening in the world of x86 gear. .... I can't say if GigaOm has an hidden agenda or not but more competition isn't just good for Google it's good for consumers of cloud services as well. It's bad ...
GigaOM

Microsoft and Private Clouds « Perspectives on Cloud Computing ...
By cczarneckiltre
There is a large interest in this area of cloud computing and there is always much to report on, whether new products from dedicated private cloud organisations such as Eucalyptus, or the computing giants such as Oracle. Today, my focus is ...
Perspectives on Cloud Computing...

Finno | Regions4Cloud – The opportunity of Cloud Computing, short ...
By Magda Paolillo AGINNOVAZIONE
Opinions from “European Regions for Growth – The opportunity ofCloud Computing“, round table held in Brussels and commissioned by Microsoft in order to promote the exchange of best practices on digital innovation and Cloud Computing ...
Finno

Top 5 Upcoming Cloud Events 2012 - DMG Federal
By dmgeditor
Cloud computing is growing in popularity every day. The cloud allows us to think and do things in ways never previously possible. Despite its popularity, there seems to be a lot of confusion for many people with regard to what exactly cloud ...
DMGFederal.com

Revealed: The jobs that will be wiped out by cloud computing ...
By Nick Heath
As businesses switch to cloud computing demand for some traditional IT roles will plummet - but new, different jobs will be created instead. ... Revealed: The jobs that will be wiped out by cloud computing. By Nick Heath. May 29, 2012, 5:08 AM PDT ... Howard Elias, COO for information infrastructure and cloud services at storage giant EMC, said: ”There are not going to be fewer people involved in IT, but they will be involved in IT in different ways. “If you are a server, storage or network...
CIO Insights Blog | TechRepublic

New £40m cloud computing development investment fund - modisblog
By Modis Blog
The government has created a new £40m Enterprise Capital Fund, designed to provide loans specifically for British businesses developing products and services in the cloud computing and software-as-a-service arenas. Announcing the new ...
modisblog

Cloud Computing With Early Start-ups | Blogging Idol | Blogosphere
By Chris Lau
Cloud Computing adoption in the enterprise was last introduced as possible, so long as strategies are considered first. Venture capital funding is an extension of corporate strategy. The difference is that venture capital funds accelerate the ...
Blogging Idol | Blogosphere

Thought Leaders in Cloud Computing: Alex Ositov, CTO of OS33 ...
By candicearnold
We take all those things that you're running, so, all your old legacy infrastructure and your cloud services, and we can automate them and run them as a single unified platform. We kind of sit in the middle; we become the glue that brings ...
Sramana Mitra

Benefits Of Managed Cloud Services - Internet Business Consulting ...
By Mari Orr
Managed cloud services are models that enable network, applications, storage and sharing of information to be accessed from different parts of the world at a faster speed. This has lead to reduction in costs and increased efficiency in the ...
Rovin Net

BIME CHINA Partners with China Mobile at 4th China Cloud ...
By vendorpageid_72
BIME CHINA Partners with China Mobile at 4th China Cloud Computing Conferenc... May 29, 2012 - 08:18AM. BIME CHINA, a pioneer in powerful cloud business intelligence, today announced a partnership with China Mobile, the leading ...
Spiceworks Community

Cummins Power Generation drives power for connected cloud ...
By Mark Vanderkolk
Data centers are fast becoming big business as increasing numbers of companies turn to these external experts for specialized data storage services, making cloud computing one of the biggest growth industries. As the business grow, so too ...
Cummins Power Blog

Cloud Compliance Audit: Learn More On The United Certification ...
By Balaji
Customer support is essential for cloud computing customers. Thus, the audit verifies that the vendor has an established ticketing system and a help desk, and that it staffs their Network Operations Center (NOC) with trained personnel. 5.
CloudTweaks.com - Cloud Computing...

Panzura Integrates Panzura Global Cloud Storage System with EMC ...
EMC Atmos provides essential building blocks to implement a private, public or hybrid cloud storage environment. Deployed with the Panzura Global Cloud ...
www.panzura.com/.../panzura-integrates-panzura-global-cloud...

The Cloud Storage Services Battle: What Every Mobile Provider ...
If operators and device makers follow the same short-term mentality of allowing cloud servicescompanies to dictate their cloud storage strategy, this story will ...
www.wirelessweek.com/Articles/.../Cloud-Storage-Service-Batt...

E-discovery: The relationship between cloud computing, e-discovery ...
May 22, 2012 • Reprints. Regular Internet users have likely heard the terms “ cloud storage,” “cloud computing,” and/or “the cloud.” The “cloud” refers to electronic ...
www.insidecounsel.com/.../e-discovery-the-relationship-betwe...



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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

How to Unlock Cloud's Transformative Power

How to Unlock Cloud's Transformative Power
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Optimizers focus primarily on IT flexibility and scalability–the best recognized cloud benefits and the main reasons why most companies consider cloud computing to begin with. This enables them to significantly improve their current products and ...

Has cloud computing come of age?
Livemint
Cloud computing essentially allows a user with just a screen, keyboard and Internet connection to work from anywhere without needing to worry about software upgrades and the like. We've heard all this before, of course. Given that the application ...

Cloud Computing Company Rackspace (NYSE:RAX) Ranks Great Place To Work
The Real Estate Media
Cloud Computing company Rackspace has made the UK's Great Place to work list ranking in at 12 on the “Large Company” list. It marks as the eight appearance on the award list. The Great Place to Work list is run by the Great Place To Work Institute.

CompTIA Small Business Spotlight: Cloud Computing Evens Playing Field For SMBs ...
HostReview.com (press release)
Cloud computing platforms are an enabling technology that can foster the growth of new startup companies and improve public services. Currently, the United States is the undisputed leader incloud services. Three common sense actions can help the ...

The top SA cloud adopters
Moneyweb.co.za
JOHANNESBURG - Tablets are a major driving force behind the 'bring your own device' (BYOD) phenomenon and the resultant need for cloud services. By the end of last year, only 9% of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in SA were making use of cloud ...

Rackspace ranked 12th in the UK's Great Place to Work list
MarketWatch (press release)
LONDON, May 28, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Rackspace Hosting (NYSE:RAX) , the service leader in cloud computing, today announced it has been ranked 12th at this year's Great Place to Work awards during a ceremony in the Painted Hall of the Old Royal Naval ...

Canadian Web Hosting Deploys Juniper MX Series Routers to Complete Expansion ...
Seattle Post Intelligencer
Canadian Web Hosting (http://www.canadianwebhosting.com), a leading online web hosting provider in Canada announced today that it has acquired and deployed Juniper MX 3D routers with their Junos operating system to solidify their CA Cloud services and ...

Cloud computing: 14 million jobs by 2015?
SmartPlanet.com (blog)
By Charlie Osborne | May 28, 2012, 4:40 AM PDT Analyst firm IDC has released a new report which indicates that public and private spending in cloud computing will increase exponentially over the next few years, resulting in an available jobs boost of ...

Tax Issues In Cloud Computing
CloudTweaks News
The continuous evolution of cloud computing has provided many benefits to business, but it has also affected some of the present tax rules. Through cloud computing, accountants can access information and software anywhere, but location is an important ...

CloudTweaks News

Buying into the cloud for business
The Australian
BIG German enterprise software firm SAP has struggled with cloud computing but lately appears to have found some serious lift skyward with its acquisition of SuccessFactors and Aribe. SAP spent years trying to get its cloud-based Business ByDesign ...

Cloud Computing will Create Nearly 14 Million New Jobs by 2015, Says ...
DABCC.com
Research from analyst firm IDC indicates that spending on public and private cloud will create nearly 14 million jobs worldwide, over 200000 of which within the UK. This research illustrates a global extension of a similar report that the Centre for ...

Cloud lifts the ceiling on high-end computing
ComputerworldUK
Pharmaceutical modelling company Schrödinger underscored the massive potential of cloud computing in April by commissioning a 50000-core utility supercomputer in the Amazon Web Services cloud. Although few business applications could take advantage of ...

Telco Watch: Court ruling destructive for Cloud computing?
ARNnet
The ramifications of the Optus TV Now court case could affect the mammoth Cloud computing industry in Australia. When Optus TV Now was launched in July 2011, the telco probably didn't expect to withdraw the service less than a year later.

How the cloud will change IT and finance from foes into friends
TechRepublic (blog)
But cloud computing is about to bridge that gulf according to David Goulden, CFO at storage andcloud infrastructure provider EMC, by providing them with a common language to discuss business issues. As organisations shift to accessing the majority of ...

Research and Markets: Cloud Computing for IT Professionals - 2012 Contains ...
Virtual-Strategy Magazine
Many business executives are excited over cloud computing's potential to increase efficiencies while lowering costs. But as an IT pro, you can't afford to have your head in the clouds. It's up to you to understand the cloud's risks as well as its ...

'HelpingDoc' portal using CRM on cloud computing, scouts for VCs to fund expansion
pharmabiz.com
HelpingDoc, an online portal which kicked off its operations via CRM (customer relationship management) system using cloud computing, has been able to garner a positive response from over 1000 doctors in the region of Delhi.

Go Away – You're Not Serious about the Cloud
CloudTweaks News
Your business has no chance of cloud prosperity. You've chosen to ignore several key tenets of successful integration into the cloud computing sphere, and you now find your business in an IT rut. Should you still continue to be reading this, ...

CloudTweaks News

Straddling the Cloud with in-depth understanding
CIOL
BANGALORE, INDIA: Cloud computing offers a host of advantages to business enterprises, a few being - improved agility, reduced capital and operating expenditure and faster time to market. No wonder that a lot of organizations are looking at going the ...

A Prenuptial Guide to Successfully Marrying Big Data and the Cloud
CTR
At the same time, cloud computing is muscling its way into the hearts of many more devotees these days, and it's beginning to show. Today, the amount of information that currently resides only in the cloud may be small, but a recent study by IDC ...

Open source boosts cloud computing
ITWeb
By Alex Kayle, Senior portals journalist Open source software is driving innovation in cloud computing, mobile apps and big data, CloudPro reports. This is according to the Future of Open Source Survey, which found that 40% of significant technology ...

Making the most of your personal cloud
Fudzilla
Cloud services are the new black. Millions of geeks and ordinary Joes are finally starting to appreciate the benefits of accessing their stuff anytime, anywhere and on any platform. Cloud is quickly becoming the USB drive of the internets, ...

Brocade and EMC form cloud-based network management partnership
Cloud Pro
Brocade Network Advisor SAN management software, sold through EMC as Connectrix Manager Converged Network Edition (CMCNE), now integrates with EMC's new ProSphere 1.6 cloud storagemanagement software. The companies said that storage administrators ...

IBM`s New Cloud Offering Bolsters Smarter Commerce Strategy
TechWeekEurope UK
IBM has announced new software designed to improve data sharing and automate marketing and supply chain processes in the cloud, part of an ongoing effort to build on its cloud computingstrategy. At its Smarter Commerce Global Summit in Madrid, ...

The Cloud And The Final Frontier: Any Device, Any Data, Any Time
The Network
As NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) soars further into the 21st century, technological advancements in cloud computing, telepresence, and IT infrastructure trends are helping the robotic exploration center develop an "any device, any data, ...

Thought Leaders in Cloud Computing: Alex Ositov, CTO of OS33 ...
By candicearnold
No longer the wave of the future, cloud computing has become an integral part of the way we live and work. Companies ... Now, OS33 basically runs the infrastructure, and we developed software that integrates different cloud services. SM: OK.
Sramana Mitra

Small world (III) - Towards a European cloud computing strategy
By Chantal Mak
The assembly will, among other topics, address cloud computing, in preparation of an EU-wide strategy for the supply and development of cloud services. An important aspect of the strategy is the legal framework for cloud computing: ...
Recent developments in European...

The Cloud Preview: NVIDIA Flaunts Upcoming Cloud-Based Game ...
By Humayun
The Cloud Preview: NVIDIA Flaunts Upcoming Cloud-Based Game Demo It's been a few weeks since NVIDIA announced their powerful line-up of cloud-hosted GPUs in. ... Cloud Computing Companies and Information Database ...
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Netcetera Launches Cloud Desktops | Netcetera Hosting
By David
We are delighted to announce that Netcetera has launched our latest product, Cloud Desktops. It provides fully functional, personalizable, and ... My organization already uses cloud computing; I want to learn more about cloud computing ...
Netcetera Hosting

Enterprise Drives New Features in Cloud Collaboration ...
By Josette Rigsby
The number of cloud storage providers has increased dramatically over the last couple of years. Many attract new users by offering free storage in hopes that users of the free services will convert to paying customers. While selling services to ...
SiliconANGLE

Social Cloud: Cloud Computing in Social Networks
With the increasingly ubiquitous nature of Social networks and Cloud computing, users are starting to explore new ways to interact with, and exploit these ...
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Putting a Channel Face on the Cloud - Cloud Computing news from ...
Cloud Computing - Channel Insider ... More Cloud Computing Coverage ... cloud service providers looking to recruit channel partners to resell cloud services that offer ... 1: Variations on aCloud Storage Theme in the Channel (2012-05-22) ...
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Cloud Computing Statistics and Predictions for 2012 - SSD Cloud ...
In December 2011 Gartner and IDC released their latest cloud computing (and Big ... is vehement about a rise in people utilizing cloud services, and says he is ...
www.cloudproviderusa.com/cloud-computing-statistics-and-pr...

BMC Cloud Computing Management - BMC Software
Cloud computing management for the evolving cloud environment. ... Across the cloud lifecycle, you'll deliver cloud services with more agility, savings, flexibility, ...
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Tips for Contracting Cloud Services - CareersInfoSecurity
Cloud services contracts often provide little to no wiggle room for organizations. In planning to usecloud computing services, what steps do organizations need ...
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Government and Cloud Computing - The Network: Cisco's ...
A study by the MeriTalk Cloud Computing Exchange estimates that the government could save $12 billion a year through greater use of cloud services, which ...
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Monday, May 28, 2012

Microsoft Office Embracing the Cloud

Office 15: The Mile-High View
Windows IT Pro
Finally, with this version, Office is embracing the cloud and offering access to SharePoint- and SkyDrive-based document repositories in a far more seamless fashion than did previous versions. For many, the notion of locally stored documents, ...

Windows IT Pro

Cloud computing center comes to Wallingford
Hartford Business
Q&A talks cloud computing with CEO Jonathan Reeves, CEO of NextCloud. The California-based company is using an investment from Connecticut Innovations to open operations in Wallingford. Q: First of all, welcome to Connecticut.

Cloud computing a technology to expand business with minimum investment and ...
Business Recorder (blog)
KARACHI: Cloud computing is an emerging and cutting-edge technology that has been efficiently adopted by local and multinational companies for expansion of their respective businesses with minimum investment and time space, said Engr. Farrukh Nizami, ...

Cloud Growth: Where It's Headed and What Midsize Businesses Needs to Do About It
Midsize Insider
The National Cloud Computing Industry Development Plan was recently approved by the State Council; the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has announced several cloud pilot projects; and the country is pushing through their National ...

Is it Safe to Store My Information in the Cloud?
Caribbean Media Vision
Chances are you've heard people talking about cloud storage. Many businesses, such as Amazon and Microsoft, use cloud storage so that their customers can access information from anywhere. But, is your information safe in the cloud?

The tablet revolution is both benefiting from and inspiring technological ...
TabTimes
The first is that the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trend is accelerating cloud computing--specifically virtualization--for many corporations. IT departments are finding this to be quite convenient for them since they only have to manage the server side ...

TabTimes

Appelsiini wins cloud services contract from OpusCapita
Telecompaper (subscription)
Finnish operator Elisa's subsidiary Appelsiini has been selected to provide cloud services to Scandinavian provider of automated financial management products OpusCapita. Under the terms of the contract, OpusCapita was delivered cloud services, ...

Some states asking the tax man to get tougher
CBS News
This year, lawmakers responded by canceling or placing a moratorium on the state's efforts to tax the toothbrushes given out by dentists, meals served at senior housing facilities, and software provided over the Internet in so-called cloud computing ...

IMImobile wins 'Multimedia Content Management Solution of the Year' at Cloud ...
India PRwire (press release)
IMImobile, a global mobile data technology infrastructure and solutions provider to telecom operators, media companies and enterprises, today announced that it has won 'Multimedia Content Management Solution of the Year' at the Cloud Africa Awards, ...

Intel set to rise on move into mobile-Barrons
IBNLive.com
The growth in cloud computing -- the storage and transmission of remote data -- should also give Intel shares a boost as several major storage providers use Intel processors in their servers, the report in the May 28 edition of the weekly newspaper ...

LeadMaster Australia Selected Finalist For Two Business Awards By CeBIT.AU 2012
Albany Times Union
LeadMaster offers a multi-function cloud-computing software solution for sales and marketing professionals. Everything you need in one easy-to-use online web-based application. You can choose to implement an end-to-end Sales Lead Management CRM ...

Smartphones put privacy on the tsunami hazard map
BetaNews
But also for hardware vendors, carriers, app developers -- even cloud services. If your goods or services have the ability to collect or store our data, then you should consider your sales and profits to be on the tsunami hazard map. So prepare.

Experts outline vision for ICT future
Oman Daily Observer
There is also a more extensive use of social media and emphasis on cloud computing. Consumer devices are also changing, with devices becoming more indispensable and all-in-one devices: phone, media player, camera, wallet, and so on.

Oman Daily Observer

An apple for the adviser: Making your iPad perform
InvestmentNews
Yes, it is password-protected on your iPad, but I am not particularly comfortable with that, so I use it offline; I use Amazon storage for all my offline cloud storage. But on the front end, I use a program called Jungle Disk.

US court to rule on start-up Aereo
Financial Times
It uses remote “cloud” storage rather than a set-top box. Broadcasters including ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, PBS and Univision are suing to close down Aereo, alleging that it violates copyrights by rebroadcasting their signals without consent and without ...

Nest Thermostat: Get Your Hands On It At Lowe's
EarthTechling
According to the developer, Nest's intuition comes from a combination of sensors, algorithms, machine learning, and cloud computing. Within a week, it's able to learn your personal schedule, automatically turning down heating or cooling when you're ...

Samsung Galaxy S III Review
SlashGear
Another deal sees the app for cloud storage provider Box preloaded on the phone, complete with an extra 48GB for two years on top of the basic 2GB included with every free account. That's twice as much as HTC offers with the One Series, and thanks to ...

SlashGear

Huawei launches pocket Wi-Fi, smartphone, tablet in Cebu
Sun.Star
Huawei said they are the first mobile phone manufacturer globally to launch a cloud-computingbased smartphone. Huawei Honor is sold at a suggested retail price of P13,990. In the same event, Huawei also launched its MediaPad, touted as the world's ...

Dell Focuses on the Broader Picture
msnbc.com
What's even more encouraging is its continued focus on products and services that are used incloud computing, as businesses increasingly adapt to such systems. Moreover, like rival HP, Dell is also shifting focus to selling niche products such as ...

Microsoft's upgrade avalanche a challenge
ITWorld Canada
CIOs should establish strategies for things like the evolution of their virtualized infrastructure, if and how to adopt cloud computing and the way to deal with mobile devices, including the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) to work issue, he said.

Some states asking the tax man to get tougher
Houston Chronicle
Peter Shumlin, Vermont has added about 10 new tax compliance auditors and has stepped up efforts to scour records in rural areas, and add greater scrutiny to businesses ranging from auctioneers to Internet-based cloud-computing services.

Chamber Connections
The News-Press
Jason Pawloski, president and CEO of Dream It Web Design Inc. and the star of NBC2 showcase program Tech2Day, will discuss the top three cloud services that businesses can use to secure their company's data. • Mark Schwartz, owner of Storm Force, ...

Joining the Dark Side: Why I left engineering to become a VC
VentureBeat
I'm very excited about big data, cloud computing, gaming, and information security, so I plan to drill deep on all of these topics and work with entrepreneurs changing the game in these fields. It doesn't really matter whether your business card lists ...

VentureBeat

Lessons From Facebook's IPO
Morningstar.com
Thanks to new cloud services from Amazon and others, and the rise of smartphones, this new breed of tech firm could get off the ground without needing much capital, which was in very short supply during the crisis. Given that these were basically the ...

When Is A Tablet Not A Tablet? Viewsonic Teases 22-Inch Android Prototype
Gizmodo Australia
There's mention of projectors, cloud computing and even a Windows 8 touchscreen, but as far as interest goes, these items can't hold a candle to the idea of a 22-inch tablet with Ice Cream Sandwich under the bonnet. The event is scheduled for June 5, ...

ITU Teams Up with Kaspersky Lab for ITU Telecom World 2012
Manila Bulletin
... 14-18 October 2012) on an agenda that will explore the impact of “game changers” - fundamental trends in technology shaping the way we live our lives. Other topics on the agenda include the impact of big data, cloud computing, smart cities, ...

USC business school launching minority forum
The Tand D.com
... how to scale a business and approaches for infrastructure decisions. Additionally, they will explore human resource topics, information technology, including “cloud computing,” and organizational and structural considerations for small businesses.

[Quick Look] SanDisk 64GB microSDXC Ultra High Speed Card: A Fitting Name
Android Police
Ultimately, I still find local storage to be far superior to cloud storage. If you're in need of a large amount of microSD storage, take a long, hard look at both of SanDisk's 64GB microSDXC cards. The class 6 will be fast enough for the vast majority ...

Why Facebook still doesn't look cheap
LubbockOnline.com
The Kindle, video downloads and cloud-computing hadn't been dreamed up. Of course, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg could dream things up, too. And Facebook has a real business, real profit and real revenue today. But social media is still unproven in ...

Study: Phl software services outsourcing up 37% in 2011
Philippine Star
“Capability development and product and services innovation are important factors to sustain this growth trend amid the globally competitive environment, the advent of cloud computing, and the convergence of BPO and IT services, among others,” Terrado ...

Where To Invest In Rapid Prototyping?
Seeking Alpha
While not cheap, it isn't expensive and actually provides a solid earnings profile unlike most of the recent IPOs in the hot sectors of social media and cloud computing. The company recently introduced the Cube which provides the ability to bring 3D ...

Cloud Computing for Dummies: review « Monographer's Blog
By Anthony Haynes
The authors propose a structural solution – that all readers should read the opening handful of chapters, introducing cloud computing in general, and then select the parts best aligned to their interests. The detailed contents page and the policy ...
Monographer's Blog

OpenStack Makes Orbit | Piston Cloud Computing
By Gretchen Curtis
“Looks like we've got us a dragon by the tail.” Those words marked the historic delivery mission of Dragon, bankrolled by SpaceX, the first privately-held company to launch a commercial spacecraft into orbit. You may ask why this is interesting ...
Piston Cloud Computing

Windows Azure and Cloud Computing Posts for 5/25/2012
By Roger Jennings (--rj)
Healthcare data security has been around for a long time, but as cloud computing gains more and more traction, healthcare providers as well as healthcare software vendors, would like to use thecloud advantages and migrate healthcare data, or run healthcare software from a cloud infrastructure. In this blog I'll focus on specific ... The first step to securing healthcare data is to identify the type of healthcare information and the appropriate cloud storage for it. Visual healthcare data is ...
OakLeaf Systems

Are Conference Calls the New Coffeehouses of Idea Enlightenment?
By Gregor Petri
Big Data is rapid gaining ground on cloud computing when it comes to search popularity ongartner.com. And SDN (Software Defined Networking) may be flavor of the month in cloud blogs, but although there is a succinct impact on cloud ...
Gregor Petri

The Cloud is seen as Dangerous: Why? | Blogging Idol | Blogosphere
By Bruce Stewart
Cloud computing is one of those love/hate things. IT people love the cloud in their personal lives. For many, though, it's seen as dangerous in their work lives. I can't count the number of times I've been told “the cloud's not secure”, for instance.
Blogging Idol | Blogosphere

Cloud Computing and Cyber Defense
By admin
This paper, prepared for the White House, provided an overview of elements of Cloud-Computing-and-Cyber-Defense. It underscored a key point: cloud computing can be very bad for security. But if engineered well, it could be incredibly good ...
CTOlabs.com

Strassmann's Blog: Cheap Desktop Computing for the Army
By Paul Strassmann
If you have close to a million desktops the temptation will be to cut costs by taking one major application at a time and then proceeding with incremental consolidations into cloud services. That is what the Army is doing. They are migrating ...
Strassmann's Blog

This Week in Cloud: EMC World, M&A and APIs | SiliconANGLE
By Maria Deutscher
Chief exec Joe Tucci made a point of emphasized how popular public cloud services are among enterprise. In turn, SAP made an acquisition of its own this week. The BI software maker announced that it's buying Ariba for the humble price of ...
SiliconANGLE

Customer Demand Growing For Cloud Services | Blue Shift
Customer Demand Growing For Cloud Services ... I'm very excited to be working with our team on trying to bring the promise and agility of cloud computing as a ...
www.blueshiftblog.com/?p=2511



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