Monday, October 1, 2012

Why Amazon and Salesforce are pulling away

Why Amazon and Salesforce are pulling away from the cloud pack
To understand why are they beginning to lap the field, it is important to understand what has been successful in cloud computing to date, and what hasn't been successful (or at least not yet). Market dynamics create the opportunity. Despite several ...


CloudCon Expo coming up this Monday-Wednesday
As more and more companies evaluate Cloud Platforms for their operations, there is now greater need for an event that provides deeper knowledge of this subject. Gartner recently named Cloud Computing as the second most important technology focus area ...


Nonprofits Investigate Cloud Computing at Rackspace
Silicon Hills News
The “pay as you go” software as a service model and cloud computing services and hosting that can ramp up to meet the demands of a growing nonprofit organization has made life easier for nonprofit agencies, Weston said. “All of the things that the IT ...

Silicon Hills News

Oracle OpenWorld seizes on move to cloud
San Francisco Chronicle
When taken to the extreme, cloud computing involves using fewer servers in off-premise data centers scattered all over the world. The computing power is dispensed like a utility - not unlike electricity - over communication cables and wirelessly ...

San Francisco Chronicle

Equinix, Rackspace Riding Cloud Computing Wave
Investor's Business Daily
Market research firm IDC estimates that spending on cloud computing will top $40 billion worldwide this year and reach $99 billion in 2016. Rival researcher Gartner sees public cloud servicesgenerating
$58 billion this year and $117 billion in 2016.

Meg Whitman's Toughest Campaign: Retooling HP
New York Times
She believes that mobile devices, cloud computing and Big Data will re-energize H.P., a company that for a decade has grabbed more headlines for boardroom soap operas than for bold innovation. “I believe in creative destruction,” Ms. Whitman says in a ...

New York Time

Intel's Next Wave: Transparent Computing
Patently Apple
Moving onto the second aspect of Transparent Computing, James briefly touched on future cloud services. James stated that "Cloud-based services right now are kind of wimpy. They do the basics, you know, like share a file. They're not as live as they ...

Cloud computing: Solving the problems of security and storage
Police News
I kind of wish we still called it that, because at its most fundamental essence, that's precisely whatcloud computing is: software applications delivered as a service via a network (that network almost universally being the Internet these days). To a ...

Which of the 3 cups has a cloud under it?
Twitter has been awash (again) with banter about the myth or reality of private clouds. The conversations revolve around the technology, rehashing the “what makes a cloud acloud” argument. Yet, all of us are right, and many of us are wrong.


Hey IT — embrace, don't stifle, developers' flight to cloud
These “shadow IT” or “dark ops” which happen when developers go outside the firewall — spinning up and provisioning their work on beyond-the-firewall cloud resources to support time-sensitive project delivery. These efforts typically happen without ...


KSA arranges international forum on government cloud computing
AME Info
Prospects of creating and delivering cloud computing services to government agencies will be discussed. The forum targets e-government committee members, IT infrastructure managers and application developing managers in government agencies.

AME Info

Maximize Recurring Revenue with Cloud Disaster Recovery
The VAR Guy
How to address customer questions on cloud storage, backup and disaster recovery. How to position your company vs. public cloud providers. How you can provide your customers with peace of mind with a four-hour SLA on cloud disaster recovery.

MeriTalk Projects $16.6 Billion Cloud Saving for Federal Agencies
The top benefit in moving mission-critical apps to the cloud as per the report is cost savings. Federal IT managers say they can save more than $16 billion annually by moving their infrastructure to cloud computing. The figure is more than what was ...

Huawei showcases latest cloud computing solutions in Jakarta
JAKARTA, Sept. 26 (Xinhua) — Huawei, China's leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider showcased its latest Cloud Computing and Business Support System ( BSS) solutions here Wednesday, in a bid to further ...

Staying competitive means moving to the cloud
Financial Express
In December 2011, market researcher IDC noted that spending on the IT industry's next dominant platform, built on mobile computing, cloud services, social networking, and big data analytics technologies, is growing at about 18% per year and is expected ...

Cloud Disaster Recovery Webcast on October 4
How to spot recurring cloud revenue opportunities that you currently overlook. How to address customers' questions about cloud storage, backup and disaster recovery. The benefits of EVault's All-in-One Appliance with Cloud-based Replication and Hosted ...

Data Strategy announces its Sixth Annual Technology Exchange in Grand ...
Data Strategy LLC, a leader in Business Continuity, End User Computing and Cloud Computing, announced the sixth annual TechEx to be held in Grand Rapids, MI at DeVos Hall on October 24, 2012. This year, Data Strategy hopes to attract a record number ...

Google's energy-efficient datacenter facility in Dublin, now active
Officially unlocked by Ireland's Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton, the new datacenter facility is intended to host computers offering Google's imperative cloud-based services also known as cloud-computing services, including ...

Bahrain Air flies into Google cloud
AME Info
... said "Over 5 million businesses use Google Apps with thousands more joining every day. We are delighted to have Bahrain Air move to the cloud with Google Apps and we see many Middle Eastern businesses waking up to the benefits of cloud computing."...

AME Info

Photobucket or Cloud Storage >>> what the Difference?
The Sudbury Star
Photobucket or Cloud Storage ?. Well, Photobucket more focused on photo sharing, and while Cloud Storage as Hard Drive online to backup your photo files from computer virus attacks. And the growth of Cloud Storage Online has many options and ...

The Sudbury Star

BT ONE: cloud services to SIMPLIFY GLOBAL collaboration (press release)
BT ONE: cloud services to SIMPLIFY GLOBAL collaboration. UK - Sep 30, 2012 (PRN): BT today announced a major update to BT One, its unified communications portfolio, including new cloud-based services designed to improve management effectiveness ...

FatFractal ups the ante in backend-as-a-service
In the past year, a handful of startups have formed a new category of cloud services known as backend-as-a-service (BaaS) to ease the task of setting up the nuts and bolts for running mobile apps. The new players such as Kinvey, Parse, CloudMine and ...

Telstra talks up 4G, Asia data hosting
The Australian Financial Review
Telstra chief executive David Thodey has talked up the carrier's ability to generate organic growth through investments to expand its cloud computing presence in Asia and in superfast 4G mobile services. Mr Thodey again played down the chances of ...

An Economical Private Cloud with IGEL and 2X (press release)
IGEL Technology is now cooperating with the international provider of cloud computing software 2X. This partnership has produced a solution that employs IGEL thin clients and 2X ApplicationServer XG software to create a particularly economical, secure ...

Persona Single-Password Authentication System Enters Beta
In what will undoubtedly be good news for anyone who struggles to remember the many usernames and passwords required to log into webmail, cloud storage, or social networking accounts, Mozilla has launched the first official beta version of their ...


Read Nintendo Power's Good-bye Letter
Game Rant
With the jump to cloud computing and gaming all but wrapped up in a bow for future iterations of familiar systems, the golden era of gaming is almost certainly behind us. As many forms of digital media slowly cut their ties from the physical world, so ...

Game Rant

Cloud Computing For Startups
SymbianOne (press release)
Many of the discussions revolve around the enterprise world, but few are talking about what this means for startups and small business. This eBook will cover the following topics: a simple definition of cloud computing, the five types of cloud ...

Thais trail in mobile workforce survey
Bangkok Post
Citrix, a company which specialises in virtualisation, networking and cloud-computing technologies, surveyed 1,900 senior IT business professionals in the report. A mobile work style is defined by workers being enabled to access corporate resources ...

Booming German IT Industry Attracting International Talent
Sacramento Bee
On the other hand, the established German Mittelstand is currently performing very well and able to invest in new technologies, especially cloud computing. These trends are creating chances for international companies to come to Germany," stated Achim ...

Yorkshire, September 27th, 2012 – Despite theft and damage to computer equipment caused by burglars targeting brain tumour charity BTRS, they were able to ensure business continuity via Cloud Computing. When Carol Robertson, Charity Development ...

For Indian firms, big data is an opportunity
The Hindu
IEEE Cloud Computing, an initiative of the world's largest technical professional association, has announced its first-ever cloud conference in India. The two-day IEEE Cloud Computing for Emerging Markets Conference will be held in Bangalore on October ...

Press Release: KSA arranges international forum on government cloud computing
MEED (subscription) (press release)
... GMT | Updated: 30 September 2012, 7:04 GMT. Saudi Arabia will host an international forum on G-Cloud that will be arranged by the e-Government Programme 'Yesser' on October 01, 2012. An elite group of cloud computing experts will attend the forum.

Technology's Largest Event, Oracle OpenWorld, Will Bring Seven Days of ... (press release)
The conference features seven days of education and insight into Oracle's strategy and roadmap on today's leading technology initiatives, including engineered systems, cloud computing, business analytics and big data, and customer experience. With more ...

80 New APIs: Amazon Auto Scaling, Google Civic Information and Progressive ...
ProgrammableWeb (blog)
This week we had 80 new APIs added to our API directory including a cloud platform resource scaling service, civic information service, car insurance rate comparison service, text to speech service and digital content promotion services. We also looked ...

Iterations: We Know About B2B And B2C, But Don't Overlook B2D
Nebula is dedicated to enabling all businesses to easily, securely and inexpensively deploy large private cloud computing infrastructures. The proliferation of data in today's world is fueling an “information revolution” across all industries. Nebula's ...


A platform for next-gen business
Business Standard
The next-generation business platform is a combined offering of cloud computing, software as a service and business process outsourcing. It is differentiated by the fact that it picks up the ball from where the conventional platform drops it, to ...

Seekers of their first big job need to strategize
Denver Post
I happen to believe those forces are all spinning off the information ubiquity we're hurtling toward, as the Internet, mobile technology, search, and cloud computing remake nearly every facet of our society. You don't have to agree with that assessment ...

Sophos releases free security apps for Android OS
According to the recent Worldwide Smartphone 2012-2016 Forecast Update by IDC, Android-powered phones constitute a 69% share of the smartphone market. Many of these devices are owned by business users who access cloud storage solutions such as ...

On Computers: Get answers before hitting the tablet market
Canton Repository
If all else fails, upload your stuff to a cloud storage service such as Google Play Music and then download it to your phone. Why am I getting a stack overflow error on my tablet? This is a common tablet error message. It indicates you're running out ...

Cloud Computing: Where the Jobs Are - IEEE - The Institute
Microsoft teams up with IEEE to fill nearly 1500 positions.

Emerging Standards Drive Next Generation of Cloud Computing
While there are still some major players missing from The OpenStack Foundation , there is some critical mass starting to build.

2012 Cloud Computing Market Maturity Study Results
IT Governance Domains Practices and Competencies: Measuring and Demonstrating the Value of IT · IT Governance Domains Practices and Competencies: ...

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