Monday, June 4, 2012

Gartner says Europe behind US on Cloud

Europe behind the US on cloud – Gartner
By Graeme Burton Privacy rules, different business processes across more than 40 countries, the deepening debt crisis and a lingering recession will all contribute to a delay in adoption of cloud computing in Europe, according to analysts Gartner.


Oracle v. Google API Ruling Clears the Air for Clouds
Members of the developer community, particularly coders that are working on new cloud services, are breathing a huge sigh of relief after a federal judge delivered a ruling in the Oracle v. Google court case. "Innovation for the win," wrote Electronic ...

Is the cloud really ready for prime time?
"IT organisations increasingly understand the risks, opportunities, roles and potential benefits of public and private cloud computing. And they're largely putting their chips on the private cloudcard." Public cloud vendors, he argues, aren't catering ...

Cloud Computing: HP and Oracle Go to Court
SYS-CON Media (press release)
By Maureen O'Gara HP's attempt to get a court to order Oracle to continue to develop software for HP's mission-critical Itanium-based Integrity boxes began Thursday with jury selection, a selection that could be harder, the Recorder says, ...

Wii U Getting Achievements And Cloud Saves [Rumor]

Speaking to anonymous developers working on multiple Wii U projects, Wii U Daily learned that the Wii U will be getting achievements, cloud storage and deep social networking integration. The developers suggest that Nintendo will be showing off these ...

What System Center can do for Server 2012
But servers and server management could become less central to IT plans because of BYOD and the shift to cloud services, especially to infrastructure-as-a-service options and even to platform-as-a-service clouds such as Microsoft's own Azure.


Microsoft exec: Windows 8 to seed cloud
Boston Herald
By Jessica Van Sack Consumers and businessses should expect Microsoft to increasingly promote its brand and push more users toward the digital cloud, said regional General Manager Craig Hodges. In a wide-ranging interview with the Herald, Hodges spoke ...

IT cloud market to touch $241 billion
Hindu Business Line
Mr B. Suresh Babu, Additional Commissioner at Commissionerate of Industries, has said the cloud computing market is expected to grow to $241 billion in 2020, against $40.7 in 2010. Addressing a seminar on 'SMB Xpress Cloud Solution – Make IT work for ...

Amazon Cloud Drive for MacOS Review: Handy Access To Abundant Multimedia Storage
Notebook Review
By Jen Edwards, NotebookReview Staff | Amazon's recently released Amazon Cloud Drive application is a new piece of free, downloadable software aimed at providing an easy way to upload files to your own personal storage space on Amazon's Web site.

How the Growth of Mobile is Driving Cloud Computing [Infographic]
Engine Yard has created an infograph depicting how the growth of mobile is driving cloud computingand and vice versa. Did you know that there are 3 billion more smartphones on earth than there are humans? Maybe that doesn't come as much of a surprise ...

New MetaTrader Templates Added to Cloud VPS
Virtual-Strategy Magazine
Host1Plus – the fast growing international web hosting provider has announced the newly added MetaTrader templates to their Cloud VPS service. London, United Kingdom, June 03, 2012 --( Host1Plus London based international hosting services ...

Citibank UAE for all
Business Intelligence Middle East (press release)
Primary research conducted by Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) reveals that performance concerns (stability, response time, end-to-end availability) are the biggest inhibitors to adoption of cloud services by enterprises.

Parallels appoints David Dzienciol as regional vice-president, Asia Pacific
The Australian
CLOUD services provider and desktop virtualization software maker Parallels has named David Dzienciol as regional vice-president and general manager, sales in Asia-Pacific. Dzienciol will lead sales for the desktop virtualization and service provider ...

Neal: Tolle works tirelessly to encourage Asheville entrepreneurs
Asheville Citizen-Times
You can find him on Twitter, talking about the benefits of cloud computing, which he parlayed into a winning business in online training platforms with his company Digital Chalk. Tolle is working a voluntary overtime as chairman of the ...

Telcos go green with mobile recycle pledge
Cloud services provider, Ninefold, has appointed entrepreneur and former Groupon marketing head, Elisa Chan, as partner engagement manager to drive growth in vertical markets. As was widely expected the UK Supreme Court dismissed Julian Assange's ...

ODCA Forecast Conference Update – Exclusive Interview with Allyson Klein ...
CloudTimes (blog)
The Open Data Center Alliance is working actively to shape the future of cloud computing—a future based on open, interoperable standards. CloudTimes is an official media sponsor of both Forecast and Cloud Expo. We had the chance to interview Allyson ...

CloudTimes (blog)

Microsoft updates SkyDrive for iPad with Retina Display support, file-sharing ...
Now, before you ask why the hell pixel density would be of concern for a cloud storage app, remember that SkyDrive also allows users to view photos and documents from within the application -- only now at a properly rendered 264ppi.

Silicon Valley, the Long View
Wall Street Journal
That's been recast now as cloud computing—but it's not some incredibly new thing. It has been a continuous evolution. MS. SWISHER: How do you look at innovation given how long you've worked in it, where do you see the cycle right now? MR.

Taiwan computer show set to open
Super-thin portable PCs, a new Windows version for mobile devices and customisable internetclouds will lead a major computer show in Taiwan opening Tuesday as the global tech industry charts its way through a difficult year. Top-brand exhibitors at ...

break the language barrier
The feature is split into three steps: first, the carrier's servers recognize what you're saying, parses it into another language through its own cloud services and then converts the final translation into an audio message.

As Patients' Records Go Ditigal, Theft And Hacking Problems Grow
Kaiser Health News
Cloud storage, password protection and encryption are all measures health care providers could be taking to make portable electronic health records more secure, McGraw said. Another thing that might make health care providers tighten their security is ...

HP Education Centre opens at MCAST
Malta Independent Online
The unique IT education courses will focus on blade technology, networking, virtualisation and cloud, helping students to acquire practical knowledge and skills for employment where these technologies are used. Such technologies power the ...

Windows 8 to dominate Taiwan computer show
Analysts predicted that ultrabook sales will pick up during the Christmas season, aided by the release of Windows 8 and the advent of "cloud computing", which requires smaller hard drives as users store more of their data online.

Police seek tips in overnight homicide
... of cash at gunpoint near the intersection of 10th AvenueMore >> (NBC) - Whether it's to tap into your files and photos from anywhere, create a backup for that content, or simply to free up space on your mobile device Cloud storage is growing.

Anyplace can be a workplace
Khaleej Times
With mobile collaboration systems, a company's employees are able to work with colleagues or suppliers through secured 'shared workspaces' that can either be hosted on the company network or delivered as a managed service from the cloud.

Army asks for industry's help to provide COTS components for terrain imaging ...
Military & Aerospace Electronics
Companies interested in identifying their talents to the Army Corps of Engineers should describe their systems and geospatial capabilities; how potential solutions would work on thin or Web client, on a virtual machine or in cloud computing; ...

Military & Aerospace Electronics

Vedas continue to live here
Times of India
Seemingly estranged from the outside world of iPhones and cloud-computing, students between the ages of 8 and 20 sit on the floor in ordered rows. There are no desks or benches. They listen pensively and debate judiciously in separate groups.

Global Information Security Conference to be held in Malta
Malta Independent Online
This year's First conference will mainly focus on the practical aspects of security and incident response in light of the growing adoption of cloud computing and other distributed architecture. The main aim is to generate discussion amongst leading ...

Trintech's Cyril McGuire to splash the cash
Irish Independent
"I'm not ruling anything in or out, but particular areas of interest are cloud applications, social commerce, leveraging the social business side, and then the whole mobile channel -- that's where growth is." He is mainly looking beyond early stage ...

App of the Week: SkyDrive for iOS
... sharing of these files via e-mail or web link. The SkyDrive app also lets the user open files uploaded to SkyDrive using other iOS apps. So, if you fancy additional-basedcloud storage, head to the iTunes store for the latest version.


When Enterprise Content Goes Mobile
CIO Australia
With the advent of cloud computing, organisations face the challenge of ensuring the integrity of their IT infrastructure while striking the right balance between the security and flexibility of enterprise operations. Successful firms are going to ...

Dave Coplin: “Connected TV Will Change the Way We Consume Media”
Business 2 Community
As an established thought leader in the UK and having spent a considerable amount of time in the Public Sector providing leadership and guidance around key technology policy issues like Cloud Computing, Open Government, Open Data and the ...

E3 2012: What To Expect From The Big Three
Speaking of possible rumors, a rumor that came out today saying that the Wii U would have achievements and cloud storage has the most potential to be true. There have been murmurs over the past year that points to this being true.

Video: Cloud Computing in Higher Education |
In this video, Rob Bristow, Programme Manager at JISC Innovation Group, presents at the Cloud Computing and Virtualization 2012 conference on May 15, 2012. Posted in Cloud, Clouds in Research and Academia, Events, Video by Rich ...

Links to this post - Gladinet blog
By Jerry Huang
Access cloud storage from a local file server is different from accessing it from a desktop machine. First the software on the file server needs to run as a background Windows server, while the software on the desktop can be a desktop ...
Gladinet Cloud Storage Blog

BCE Buys Cloud Company | Blogging Idol | Blogosphere
By Chris Lau
With big telecoms growing cloud computing services, look for more consolidation. Rogers and Telus had considered acquiring Q9 earlier this year. BCE's move will put pressure on these firms to respond by growing their cloud services through ...
Blogging Idol | Blogosphere

Mobile Apps and Cloud Computing…06.03.12 « The Proverbial ...
By lonewolflibrarian
A solo librarian's blog about his experiences setting up a special library & digital libraries from scratch...and more.
The Proverbial Lone Wolf Librarian's...

Press Release: Vineyard Relies on Wireless Sensors and the Cloud to
By BigData
Using a distributed network of low-power wireless nodes from Williston, VT based MicroStrain, Inc. ( and a new cloud-based data service called SensorCloud™, they remotely monitored temperatures in real-time to ... the autonomous monitoring and big data capabilities of our latest wireless technology,” said MicroStrain President and CEO, Steven Arms. “We're proud to support Shelburne Vineyard with our wireless sensing and cloud computing services.
Big Data Buzz

Jorge Werthein: 6 Emerging Technologies From the 2012 K-12 ...
By Jorge Werthein
For the past two years, cloud computing has topped the list. But this year, it's been adopted widely enough that it's not highlighted in the report. Email, collaboration in Google Apps and data storage has caused cloud computing to move to the ...
Jorge Werthein

IBM Serves a Private Cloud for the 2012 French Open ...
PARIS, May 31, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced it is delivering a global private cloud computing system and services for the 2012 Roland-Garros (French Open) tennis tournament as part of its technology ...
WebSpherePower Magazine

French Open website deploys IBM's private cloud - Computer ...
IBM has delivered a private cloud computing system and services for the 2012 Roland-Garros (French Open) tennis tournament as part of its technology partnership with event, which will allow the official website of the tournament to handle ...
CBR - News

iCloud, Cyberattacks, and Leather Address Books | Bonnie's On It
By Bonnie Sashin
If not as sophisticated about tech matters as I might like, I have a rudimentary understanding of the concept of cloud computing -- and love that Gmail doesn't live on my hard drive or even my external hard drive. Since it's not a question of if, but ...
Bonnie's On It

Google's Project Glass: An Augmented Reality Head-mounted Display
Dell & VMware Deliver the Enterprise Hybrid Cloud. PLATINUM PLUS SPONSORS: Abiquo. Are Financial Services Organizations Risking Security by Avoiding Cloud Computing? Oracle. From Consolidation to Enterprise Private PaaS ...
Latest News from Web 2.0 Journal

IBM`s New Cloud Offering Bolsters Smarter Commerce Strategy ...
Cloud Computing - eWeek ... 0. There are user comments on this Cloud Computing story. ... IBM B2B Cloud Services is currently available across a community of ...

Is Your Cloud Storage Stuck In A Proprietary Platform? - Rackspace
Most interesting modern applications need fast and scalable cloud storage. Cloud storage is used in a variety of scenarios, from rich and video-intensive ...

Intel Keynoting at Cloud Slam 2012 Cloud Computing Conference and
Jason Waxman, General Manager, Cloud Infrastructure Group at Intel Corporation, to Deliver Headline Keynote Address at 4th annual CloudSlam'12 Cloud C.

Cloud computing to lift off in China - Cloud Tech News
It has been reported that cloud computing is quickly emerging as one of China's fastest growing industries.

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