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 ...
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 ...


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
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
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
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
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
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 ...


Huawei launches pocket Wi-Fi, smartphone, tablet in Cebu
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
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
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 ...


Lessons From Facebook's IPO
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
... 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
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 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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