Thursday, May 31, 2012

Decade of the Cloud

Decade of the Cloud? Tech Leaders Say It's Working Out That Way
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 ...


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
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 ...


Study: Mobile, Cloud Computing Factoring Into Disaster Recovery
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
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 you agree to receive email ...

CTEX prepares launch of advanced regional Cloud Services
Seattle Post Intelligencer
CuraƧao 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
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
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 (press release)
Hosted by Cumulus Global (, 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
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
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.

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 [...]

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 ... - 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, and Xbox Cloud Storage services are all down. Xbox LIVE itself appears to be up and running, ...

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) ...

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 ...

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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 ...

Pharmaceutical Companies and the Cloud: Cloud Computing ...
Cloud computing is helping pharmaceutical companies strengthen innovation and manage big data. Read more.

Dell Acquires Wyse Technology | Cloud Computing Journal
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