Saturday, July 7, 2012

Shape of the Battle for Hardware, Software and Cloud

The Shape of the Battle for Hardware, Software and Cloud
New York Times (blog)
The three big companies all seem to have a big cloud computing capability, a decent-looking mobile device, and relationships with software developers. Those may be the minimum elements for competition in the new world. The two great challenges are ...

Cloud Computing: the 4th IT Industrial Revolution!
ZDNet (blog)
Summary: In a recent article in Communications World Weekly, a leading Chinese technology news outlet, they noted that Cloud Computing was the fourth IT Industrial Revolution, after Mainframes, PCs, and the Internet. In a related article, KPMG, noted ...

Cloud computing spending: Miniscule, but fast growing
Summary: Enterprise spending on cloud is still a tiny fraction of overall tech spending. But it will grow fast over the next few years, according to a new report.


Netflix: 'We're bullish on the cloud' despite outage
Last week's AWS outage outage might have outsmarted Netflix's Chaos Monkeys, but the content-distribution giant isn't about to turn its back on cloud computing. It was a relatively small blip in what has been better availability since the company made ...


Seven tips for selecting a cloud services provider
Summary: Here are seven ideas to help you choose a professional services company for your cloud implementation.


4 keys to succeeding in cloud services
EE Times
While consumers and enterprises hail “the cloud” for its ability to provide flexible, low cost and easily accessible computing power, traditional hardware and software providers tend to see the innovation somewhat differently. For them, the cloud is a ...

How Europe is Embracing Cloud Computing
CloudTimes (blog)
The European Commission's panel on privacy is planning to promote the concept ofcloud computing and aims to endorse it as legal. ... Google Taking on AWS, Launching Further Cloud Services at Developer Conference · redhat-logo-cloud Red Hat ...

CloudTimes (blog)

Book Review: Photography Applications For Cloud Computing by Matthew ... (blog)
Traditionally photography has been at the forefront of the technology movement, and with the advent of digital photography this has become even more so. Now, with all of these images that take up our hard drive storage space, people are looking for ...

Cloud Computing: FedRAMP gears up for First Round of Vendor Testing
Formtek Blog (blog)
The application to the FedRAMP states that “This 'approve once, and use many' approach will benefitcloud service providers by speeding the adoption of cloud services by agencies and reducing the cost and time required to conduct redundant, individual ...

Cloud computing can mitigate Olympic disruptions
Nearly half of London firms are concerned about how the iconic event will affect the workplace, a survey shows.


ArrowSphere Market Place: Cloud Services Aggregator?
TalkinCloud (blog)
Arrow's ArrowSphere is a cloud services aggregator and cloud marketplace for VARs and MSPs that competes with Ingram Micro Cloud, Tech Data TDCloud & more. ... Cloud Computing News and Information for CSPs, MSPs and VARs ... GoToWebinar; Colt cloud ...

Microsoft Azure: A Pivotal Cloud Moment in Time
IT Business Edge (blog)
In fact, because Microsoft has traditionally relied on third-party partners to sell its wares on premise, selling cloud services directly to organizations that it doesn't have much of a relationship with has been a challenge. ... And because of fierce ...

Global healthcare cloud computing market to reach $5.41bn by 2017
Computer Business Review
Cloud computing is estimated to serve as a boon to the healthcare industry.

Cincinnati Bell: Leading the Telco to Cloud Transformation?
TalkinCloud (blog)
From AT&T to Verizon, big telcos and telecommunications companies gradually are becoming cloud services providers (CSPs). But keep an eye on Cincinnati Bell, which is piecing together a cloud services strategy that includes hosted Exchange, hosted ...

Global trends in healthcare cloud computing (clinical, EMR, SaaS, private ...
Healthcare IT News
Cloud computing offers significant benefits to the healthcare sector; Doctor's clinics, hospitals, and health clinics require quick access to computing and large storage facilities which are not provided in the traditional settings, moreover healthcare ...

Government's mulling policy framework on cloud computing; What does it mean ...
VC Circle
The Indian government is looking to script a new policy framework for Cloud computing to address apprehensions over security and to drive adoption of the platform in the country. The move will expand market opportunity for Cloud services start-ups ...

The Morning Download: Cisco's Cloud Controversy
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Cloud services firm shows the right way to IPO. ServiceNow CEO Frank Slootman credited part of his firm's strong IPO showing last Friday to”transparent” business models for enterprise software companies. “With companies like Facebook, you're hoping and ...
Wall Street Journal (blog)

Cloud computing could be the solution to Olympic logistic woes
ihotdesk - IT News
VoIP offers a flexible and low cost telecommunications solution while cloud computing enables staff members to access databases and work from pretty much anywhere in the world. Mr Gordon Smith: “Typically, some organisations might only make this ...

Microsoft claims EU compliance supremacy, but it's not that simple
"In the context of cloud computing, potential customers should look to see whether cloud servicesproviders can provide a copy of this third party audit certificate or indeed a copy of the audit report verifying the certification," the working group said.

Sonata Software strengthens focus on cloud computing services
Economic Times
Sonata Software has announced expansion of its cloud-based services through alliances with and Amazon Web Services.

Cloud Computing Champions Wimbledon Tennis Tournament
CloudTweaks News
Cloud Computing Champions Wimbledon Tennis Tournament The All England Lawn Tennis Club serves as host to the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, considered by many.

CloudTweaks News

Cisco Feeling the Effects Of Forcing The Cloud On A Market That Does Not Want It
cloud-computing-bad ... The networking giant attempted to force people that own their Linksys consumer line of wireless routers to use their cloud services to control simple management and administrative items in these devices. According to most ...


Avoid Failure When Marketing Cloud Computing
SYS-CON Media (press release)
Making the transition from marketing on-premise to marketing cloud solutions isn't easy. Market cloud solutions successfully by providing content that your customers are searching for. As a software reseller you know that the number of enterprise ...

SYS-CON Media (press release)

Startup Connection Cloud aims to free your SaaS data
Many companies jumped on the software as a service (SaaS) bandwagon because that cloud-delivery model gets their applications up and running fast and uniformly across geographies and business units. On the flip side, SaaS vendors have recreated the ...

Firms must protect cloud data, EU watchdog says
Companies using cloud computing services must “guarantee” compliance with EU data rules, according to the EU's leading data protection watchdog. ... In a 27-page legal opinion released this week (3rd July) on the safeguards businesses would be required ...

AOL building refrigerator-sized data centers
The units will also be part of AOL's automated cloud computing infrastructure, which means they're managed as part of a greater pool of resources without the need for dedicated staff. But these mini data centers aren't just about a cool operations ...


Acer India to offer 2GB free cloud storage to laptop and PC buyers
Acer India recently announced its partnership with Vaulten, a cloud service provider, to offer free cloud storage of up to 2GB to its customers, on the purchase of certain Acer commercial and consumer desktop or notebooks. ... We are confident that ...


Online Dating Site Wants Out of Amazon's Cloud
Storms in the U.S. mid-Atlantic region late last week led to a long outage of Amazon Web Services, which includes the company's cloud storage initiatives. The service interruption, which lasted from late Friday into Saturday before being fixed, was the ...

Cisco Advises Partners on Differentiation in Cloud Market
The VAR Guy
Selecting the right cloud services supplier to represent is a significant partner differentiation point because it reflects the reseller's “due diligence on the cloud offer itself, the provider of the offer and the supplier of the infrastructure,” said ...

Moving to the cloud: Tips for mature virtual data centers
In moving to the cloud, many organizations are opting for private cloud computing environments. This model makes a lot of sense as a method to consolidate IT expenditures and resources, ...Some of your private cloud services may be built this same way ...

From Office 365 to Windows Azure: 5 Questions for Microsoft
TalkinCloud (blog)
From Office 365 to Windows Azure, here are five cloud computing and cloud services questions for Microsoft Channel Chief Jon Roskill.

Report Predicts Growth in Market for Health Care Cloud Computing
A report from MarketsandMarkets predicts that the global market for cloud computing in health care will experience a 20.5% compound annual growth rate over the next several years, growing from $1.7 billion last year to $5.4 billion by 2017. Healthcare ...

Cloud services to boom with LTE —Smart
Manila Standard Today
According to Smart Broadband Internet and Data Services Head Lloyd Manaloto, cloud services are quickly gaining mainstream acceptance around the world as major mobile operating systems such as Android, iOS, and Windows offer cloud-based services ...

Sonata Software expands Cloud offerings
Sonata Software has announced that it has expanded its Cloud based services offerings through alliances with and Amazon Web Services. Sonata's Cloud Computing Center of Excellence (CoE) will creatively bring together Sonata's product ...

Mobile Hard Drive vs Cloud Storage :: ZipCloud Blog
By admin
One of the reasons mobile (or external) hard drives first appeared on the shelves was because of increased storage needs by home users. Because the amount of data which was being downloaded through the internet was drastically ...
ZipCloud Blog

Seven tips for selecting a cloud services provider : Enterprise ...
By Michael Krigsman
Here are seven ideas to help you choose a professional services company for your cloudimplementation. ... Recently, I have had several conversations with buyers struggling to select service providers for the cloud implementations. Cloud ...
Enterprise Irregulars

HP Blogs - Architect your enterprise to transform to Cloud Co... - The ...
By Nadhan
Michael connects 2 of my favorite subject areas that I have been blogging about -- enterprise architecture and cloud computing -- in the context of applications modernization – another key area of interest for me. Michael first lays the foundation ...
Enterprise Services Blog articles

Healthcare Cloud to Reach $5.41bn by 2017
By Guest Blogger
According to a new report by MarketsandMarkets, which looked at SaaS, public, private and hybridcloud adoption rates, cloud computing is becoming an integral.
Virtual Internet Blog

Enterprises to See Value in Public Cloud -
By Pankaj Mishra
The public cloud computing market in India that stood at $160-192 million in 2011 is slated to grow at $685 million by 2014, said a recent Zinnov study. The study noted that public cloud computing has evolved in the last two years with traction ...
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HP Blogs - Journey to the cloud for SAP landscapes - The HP Blog ...
By TS_Guest
Cal Hullihen is a portfolio manager for HP's Enterprise Private Cloud Services business within Hewlett-Packard's Technology Consulting Organization. Cal has more than 25 years of experience in the computer industry, with a strong focus on discovering and managing real-time infrastructures. Prior to joining HP, Cal was the lead field technologist for the Unisys Systems and Technology group, where he played a significant role in executing the Unisys cloud computing initiative.
Transforming IT Blog articles

Cloud Computing Forecast: Cloudy With A Chance of Fail - Forbes
Making things worse was the fact that other cloud services hosted in the area ... a well respected technology expert with focus on cloud computing notes “In the ...

Cloud Computing Expo
A View of Cloud Storage from Cloud Computing Expo. Thursday, June 28th, 2012. Attendees indicate cloud storage as the most widespread cloud initiative ...

What are cloud services? Microsoft cloud ... - Cloud Computing
What are cloud services? The services given by the service provider to the customers or users through cloud computing technology are said cloud services.

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