Saturday, March 31, 2012

Google Drive Leak Shows 5GB of Free Cloud Storage

Google Drive Leak Tips 5GB of Free Cloud Storage
PC Magazine
By Chloe Albanesius Google's rumored cloud service is reportedly on track for a mid-April release, with 5GB of free storage for every user, according to leaked screen shots obtained by TalkAndroid.com. The blog posted a shot of the landing page for ...

New Google Drive screenshot shows 5GB free cloud storage per user
VentureBeat
Google's upcoming Drive cloud storage service will reportedly offer each of its users 5GB of cloud storage for free, according to a screenshot from TalkAndroid. In early February, we heard that Google would soon launch a cloud storage service similar ...
 
VentureBeat

6 Reasons To Use Multiple Cloud Providers
InformationWeek
Music Mastermind, Coupa Software share why they turned to more than one cloud servicessupplier. Yes, you can mix and match Amazon and Rackspace. By Charles Babcock InformationWeek Some people are debating whether to use a cloud service; ...

Microsoft Report Links Cloud Computing with Small Business Growth
IndustryWeek
(IW 500/16) released a report this week demonstrating how small businesses are turning to thecloud to help them become major players in the global market. With paid cloud servicesexpected to double in the next five years and triple in the next three ...

Cloud computing: a business model game changer
The Guardian (blog)
Cloud services, whether private, hybrid or public, can achieve significant efficiencies in making IT operations much more responsive to business needs. As budgets remain tight, chief information officers are looking to the cloud to reduce their overall ...

The Guardian (blog)

Google's GDrive Cloud Storage to Launch with 5 GB Free Storage
Gotta Be Mobile
Google's speculated launch of its cloud storage system dubbed GDrive may launch with 5 GB of free storage in an effort to compete against Microsoft's SkyDrive, Apple's iCloud, and other third-party services like Box and Dropbox.

Google Drive cloud storage service to have 5GB free: sources
Examiner.com
It's been rumored and awaited nearly as long as the now released "Duke Nuke'm Forever." It's the Google Drive (formerly called the GDrive), and rumor has it that it will finally make its debut in April. The latest information hit earlier this week, ...

Cloud-computing leader VMware shifts focus 'private clouds' for companies
Peninsula Press
By Liu (Laura) He | 30 Mar 2012 The picture shows VMware's global cloud vision, in which customers could use cloud services from multiple providers across the globe as if they were a single virtual cloud. (Image: courtesy of VMware) Palo Alto-based ...

Reality Check: Busting Through Cloud Computing Myths
CTR
by Andy Jones As IT consultants, MCPc hears and assesses “cloud myths” like these every day. We bust through them by leveraging the latest virtualization andcloud computing technologies to enable secure, mobile anyplace workspace environments for our ...

CTR

Cloud News: Caringo, Nimsoft, Layered Tech
Data Center Knowledge
Caringo enables three different cloud storage services. Caringo announced that three organizations have recently adopted the Caringo Object Storage Platform powered by CAStor to provide cloud storage services targeted towards the archiving, ...

Microsoft data suggests SMB cloud adoption poised to double
ZDNet (blog)
Usage of paid cloud services could double among small and midsize businesses within the next five years, according to new research released this week by software giant Microsoft. Its latest examination of adoption trends, which covers 3000 SMB ...

ZDNet (blog)

Cloud Computing: Washington to Put $200 Million into Big Data R&D
SYS-CON Media (press release)
As a start, NSF will be funding a $10 million Expeditions in Computing project based at Berkeley to integrate machine learning, cloud computing and crowd sourcing. It will also provide the first round of grants to support EarthCube, a system that lets ...
SYS-CON Media (press release)

Cloud Computing: Apple Gets in Dutch with Ozzie Regulator
SYS-CON Media (press release)
By Maureen O'Gara Australia's Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) filed a legal complaint against Apple Wednesday charging it with misleading consumers in promoting its new iPad. It said Apple suggests the iPad with Wifi+4G can connect to an ...
SYS-CON Media (press release)

Autodesk Uses Cloud Computing to "Fix" PLM
ReadWriteWeb
By Fredric Paul / March 29, 2012 3:30 PM / 0 Comments This post is part of our ReadWriteCloud channel, which is dedicated to covering virtualization and cloud computing. The channel is sponsored by Intel and VMware. Read the case study about how Intel ...

ReadWriteWeb

Cyberport and OGCIO host cloud computing symposium
7thSpace Interactive (press release)
"Without doubt, cloud computing is going to be the prevailing trend in the market in the years to come, and will be one of the key drivers for the economic development of the region, with great potential not only in the local market, but also the huge ...

Telco Giants Bet Big on Carrier Cloud, Heavy Reading Reports
MarketWatch (press release)
Big Vendors Race to Establish Carrier Cloud Leadership examines the evolving infrastructure for carrier cloud and how five key network equipment vendors are positioned to address it. It describes emerging cloud concepts, including unified cloud ...

M2 Technologies Now Offering Autodesk's 2013 Manufacturing Software Portfolio ...
MarketWatch (press release)
NASHUA, NH, March 30, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- M2 Technologies today announced it will offer Autodesk's latest 2D and 3D design and engineering software for manufacturers. The new 2013 product lineup for manufacturers includes the complete ...

Cloud Computing: Dell and Morphlabs Partner on SSD Cloud
SYS-CON Media (press release)
By Maureen O'Gara Morphlabs has launched what it reckons is the first all solid-state drive (SSD) cloud platform. Yes, Amazon's DynamoDB database uses SSDs, and CloudSigma added SSDs to its public cloud last November but not end-to-end.
SYS-CON Media (press release)

Google Cloud Drive could offer 5GB of free storage
TG Daily
Cloud-based storage is all the rage today with multiple providers - including Dropbox and Apple - competing in the lucrative space. As such, it comes as little surprise to learn that Google is reportedly planning to offer a cloud storage platform at ...

Autodesk's New Design Suites, Cloud Services for Manufacturers
Today's Medical Developments
Autodesk Inc. unveils its new 3D design and engineering software portfolio for manufacturers, offering a complete set of integrated and interoperable suites and cloud services to simplify design, visualization, and simulation workflows from product ...

Google Drive to arrive with free 5 GB cloud storage
IBNLive.com
Mumbai: Google's cloud storage service - Drive, will offer 5 GB of free storage, according to a report. TalkDroid, which managed to grab the images of the cloud storage service, also said that the service will initially launch in Beta version.

IBNLive.com

Private cloud-public cloud schism is a meaningless distraction
InfoWorld (blog)
By David Linthicum | InfoWorld I've heard it all about private clouds over the last few years. "Private clouds are not true clouds," say the public cloud computing purists. "Private clouds are the best way to move toward cloud computing," say those who ...

Dell Launches Cloud Services and Solutions Certification
The VAR Guy
Dell is gearing its partners for the cloud services world with a new certification uniquely designed for the cloud. But it doesn't mean VARs have to go all-Dell when they go to the cloud. Dell is encouraging partners to mix and match where they see fit ...

The Not-So-Hidden Risk of a Cloud Meltdown, and Why I'm Not So Worried
Wired News
Is the risk of a cloud meltdown enough to keep you off the map? Photo: The Fayj/Flickr In “The hidden risk of a meltdown in the cloud,” a Technology Review blogger reacts to a paper by Bryan Ford on “the unrecognised risks of cloud computing.

Wired News

Cloud Computing: GridGain Claims It's Big Data 2.0
SYS-CON Media (press release)
GridGain CloudBoot to deploy and provision GridGain in public cloud deployments, easing deployments for OpenStack, Amazon EC2 and Microsoft Azure. Enterprise-grade security with a comprehensive security model for node discovery and grid clients.
SYS-CON Media (press release)

Cloud Computing: Leading From The Front – Part 1
CloudTweaks News
Cloud computing is not just a trend. It is changing the way IT organizations drive business value. In a short span of time, cloud computing has changed the way in which businesses and individuals consume computing resources.

UXFlip wins cloud computing Best in Show
Philadelphia Business Journal
UXFlip won the Best in Show award for its presentation at the Phorum 2012 National Cloud Computing Conference on Wednesday. The West Chester, Pa., company was one of 14 companies to present at the conference, which was put on by the Greater ...

Pricey, Buggy Services Stymie Cloud Backup Market
Infostor magazine
It's an encouraging statistic that bodes well for the cloud storage market. However, the news isn't as good on the customer service front. The data shows that as cloud backup and disaster recovery adoption grows, a majority of customers are ...

SMEStorage Adds Support for HostingSolutions.it S3 Compatible Cloud to Its ...
SYS-CON Media (press release) (blog)
By PR.com Newswire London, United Kingdom, March 30, 2012 --(PR.com)-- SMEStorage today announced that it has worked with HostingSolutions.it, the premier Italian Cloud Storage Service, to add it as a supported service to the SMEStorage Cloud ...
SYS-CON Media (press release) (blog)

Cloud computing - Delivering the right services to the right users ...
By HowieT
... perspectives on the role of technology in Government. The focus of the content will be on the following topics: business intelligence; environmental sustainability; cloud computing; operational efficiency; smarter government; open government.
MSDN Blogs

5 things to consider before using cloud services | Thoughts on Cloud ...
By Sebastian Rzepka
Of course, security is always an aspect to consider when talking about cloud computing. Service providers promise that ... Data from other applications can enrich cloud services and provide comprehensive insight. In general, most services ...
Thoughts on Cloud Blog

SMBs using cloud computing to remain competitive, study says ...
By administrator
Since implementing innovative technologies is one of the best ways for small and medium-sized businesses to remain competitive with larger firms, more decision-makers are deploying cloud computing to level the playing field.
FieldAware

A Brief Guide To Cloud Computing - Shared Hosting Check – Hints ...
By admin
There is a new buzz word in terms of hosting which word is cloud hosing. Cloud Web hosting, in the most basic evaluate, is number of several servers which have been all connected together this also forms the 'cloud' in cloud computing.
Shared Hosting Check - Hints,...

Utah's Labor Market and Economy: Cloud Services Face Taxing ...
By MeLauni Jensen
"This could really be a harbinger for cloud computing taxation," says Miller. "Many states may look to Utah's ruling as a template of how to tax cloud services into the future." The Utah ruling is different from how other states have approached ...
Utah's Labor Market and Economy

Cyberport and OGCIO host cloud computing symposium
"Without doubt, cloud computing is going to be the prevailing trend in the market in the years to come, and will be one of the key drivers for the economic development of the region, with great potential not only in the local market, but also the ...
HKSAR Government Press Releases

HP Blogs - Talking HP Cloud Services at Pathways to Cloud Roa ...
By michele.degani
Jake Ludington talks with HP Fellow Charlie Bess at the Pathways to Cloud Road Show in Dallas, TX, about HP's public cloud computing offerings and how they fit with other HP offerings. Check out the HP Pathways to Cloud Road Show 2012 ...
Enterprise Services Blog articles

Google's New Cloud Storage Service (Drive) Spotted In The Wild ...
By androidpit.com
Back in February we reported on a new Google Cloud service dubbed Drive“ or GDrive that could be seeing a release in the coming months, and that.
Android Headlines

Aepona Telecom Cloud Services Summit 23-25th April, 2012, Berlin
By admin
Aepona is presenting and exhibiting at the 3rd Annual Telecom Cloud Services Summit. The event will feature practical operator case studies, expert presentations, training master classes and informal brainstorming sessions. There will also ...
Aepona

Is cloud computing is more beneficial to business than traditional ...
By amrinder
Interestingly 64% of senior finance executives said cloud computing is more beneficial than traditional IT outsourcing. The cloud combines cost cutting with things like being able to take up the latest and greatest technology without having to ...
The Outsource Blog

Zenny's Weekly Cloud Links #50 by @tbalinas via @Zenoss
By Travis Balinas
Post image for Zenny's Cloud Links #50 – DevOps, NoOps, Cloud Bursting,. Every Friday we like to highlight some of our favorite posts on IT Operations, Cloud Computing, DevOps, Big Data and anything else that grabbed our attention over the week. Here are some great ... Cloud computing brings many advantages including elasticity, flexibility, and pay-per-use. But when looking at cloud security, and specifically encrypted cloud storage the picture is much more complex. In cloud ...
Transforming IT Operations

OakLeaf Systems: Windows Azure and Cloud Computing Posts for 3 ...
By Roger Jennings (--rj)
You can verify your files have made it into blob storage using an explorer tool such as Cloud Storage Studio or Azure Storage Explorer. This is the initial drop of Blob Drop. As Blob Drop is new and has not yet been heavily tested, please treat ...
OakLeaf Systems

Developing an Effective Cloud Computing Adoption Strategy (Part 2)
Developing an effective cloud computing adoption strategy is anchored in your philosophy ...
blog.thehigheredcio.com/.../developing-an-effective-cloud-co...

Google's Cloud Storage Service Arriving Early April
Google's Drive service is likely to sneak out of the garage in the next few weeks according to insiders at the company, bringing it into conflict with Apple, Amazon, ...
www.cmswire.com/.../googles-cloud-storage-service-arriving-...

Google Drive Cloud Storage Might be Launched Soon | Dice Blog ...
Google will be launching a new cloud-based storage service called Google Drive , ... a social network (Google+), Google has yet to deliver an official cloud storage service. ... Software Engineer - Java, Cloud Computing - Well Funded Start Up ... Cloud Services Architect Tech Mahindra (Americas) Inc. - Atlanta, GA · Cloud ...
news.dice.com/.../google-drive-cloud-storage-might-be-launch...



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Friday, March 30, 2012

U.S. Lags Much of World in Cloud Computing Adoption

US Lags Much of World in Cloud Computing Adoption: Study
Forbes
From Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) comes a new study with an eye-opening finding: that the United States and Europe lag behind the rest of the world in cloud computing adoption. This is surprising because many of the companies that have been driving ...

Forbes

High costs of cloud adoption still major barrier, report says
ZDNet (blog)
Proponents of cloud computing often argue that one of the major benefits of cloud adoption is reduced costs for the IT and other business departments over time. However, the severity of the upfront costs are sometimes ignored. A recent survey of nearly ... 

Equinix Offers Private Cloud With A Twist
InformationWeek
By Charles Babcock InformationWeek Equinix, which supplies data center facilities around the world, has started offering enterprises the option of establishing private cloud operations in two of its facilities. The large Equinix facilities in Secaucus, ...

SolveDirect Joins the Cloud Computing Consortium IT and Business Management ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
"Cloud services offer huge advantage for organizations, but often come with unexpected maintenance and operational challenges." said Jim McDonnell, President, Americas & Chief Product Officer at SolveDirect. "The Cloud Computing Consortium's focus is ...

Dell PartnerDirect Introduces Cloud Services & Solutions Certification
MarketWatch (press release)
“Organizations, of all sizes, are looking to implement cloud computing solutions to align efficiency and deliver business results. We have created a certification practice area with choice and flexibility that will solidify partners' value to the end ...

WePay Chooses PCI-Compliant Cloud Services from Layered Tech
MarketWatch (press release)
... Inc. (Layered Tech), a leading global provider of compliant hosting, managed dedicated hosting and cloud computing services, today announced that WePay has chosen Layered Tech's PCI-compliant cloud services to support its online payment platform.

Cloud Services Face Taxing Dilemma
PCWorld
States are increasingly looking to tax the cloud for a simple reason: The rise in e-commerce andcloud computing services have eroded their traditional forms of tax collections they have relied on in the past, says Joel Waterfield, a senior manager at ...

Design Suites and Cloud Services for Manufacturers
Product Design & Development
By Autodesk Autodesk (NASDAQ: ADSK) has unveiled its new 3D design and engineering software portfolio for manufacturers, offering a complete set of integrated and interoperable suites and cloud services to simplify design, visualization, and simulation ...

Cloud Expo New York: Redefining Cloud Computing… Again
SYS-CON Media (press release)
By Pat Romanski The concept of cloud computing is about the ability for organizations to stop solving all IT problems by themselves. It's certainly about sharing resources, such as storage and compute services, but it really should be more about ...

SYS-CON Media (press release)

Monitoring Cloud Computing's Effect on Digital Agencies
SYS-CON Media (press release)
Heavyweight players like Google, Microsoft and Amazon are already utilizing cloud services, but uptake of the tech is beginning to trickle down to small or medium-sized businesses (SMEs) as well. Indeed, flexibility and scalability is just the nature...

SYS-CON Media (press release)

Innovative Community Site Highlights Private Cloud
MarketWatch (press release)
NEW YORK, March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- UBM TechWeb and UBM DeusM announced the launch of TheITPro.com, an online community for C-level executives, IT professionals, and all stakeholders in the private cloud computing category.

Caringo Enables Three Different Cloud Storage Services
MarketWatch (press release)
PeakeSecure™ is a medical cloud storage service built on CAStor and has the capacity to become the central, secure storage repository of digital records for 330 million people across the United States. CAStor was chosen for superior data protection ...

Analysts: Hats off to Red Hat on cloud gains
MarketWatch
By Benjamin Pimentel, MarketWatch SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Red Hat's strong forecast won the company some upbeat reviews from analysts who see the software maker gaining in the industry-wide push toward cloud computing. Red Hat (NYSE:RHT) shares ...

Cloud providers step up consulting services
GigaOM
29, 2012, 10:00am PT 1 Comment At this stage of the game, most companies know at least some of the benefits of cloud computing — the ease of capex vs. opex budgeting, simpler rollout of standard applications and processes, etc.

GigaOM

Dell PartnerDirect announces new Cloud services and solutions certification
eChannelLine
By Mark Cox Dell has announced a new Cloud Services and Solutions Certification for PartnerDirect channel partners that will enable them to provide cloud services and solutions to customers based on both Dell technology and their own technology ...

CipherCloud Joins Cloud Security Alliance
MarketWatch (press release)
The CSA is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to promote the use of best practices for providing security assurance within cloud computing, and to provide education on the use ofcloud computing to help secure all other forms of computing.

How to Use Cloud Computing for Business Improvements
Blogcritics.org (blog)
As technology develops there is a need for companies and businesses to figure out how to use cloud computing for business improvements. This means boosting output while keeping costs down. For the smart business, cloud computingprovides a unique ...

Blogcritics.org (blog)

The Appeal of OpenStack's Do-It-Yourself Cloud
BusinessWeek
By Ashlee Vance on March 29, 2012 Over the past few years, the company has watched Amazon.com, Microsoft, Google, and VMware build out vast portfolios of cloud services and software. Now and again, HP has rolled out a competitive service—for example, ...

Di-Data, Internet Solutions introduce comprehensive cloud services
Bizcommunity.com
Dimension Data's and Internet Solutions' cloud services allow companies in the region to easily and securely access on-demand computer processing power, memory and storage through acloud computing model. The service accommodates companies looking to ...

Cloud Computing: Are We Ready?
Voice & Data Online
It's called cloud computing, and it could change the entire computer industry. Cloud computing provides computation, software applications, data access, data management, and storage resources without requiring cloud users to know the location and other ...

Voice & Data Online

Cloud storage vendor Box launches tools to ease mobile collaboration
ComputerworldUK
By Brandon Butler | Network World US | Published 16:19, 29 March 12 Cloud and file sharing services provider Box has announced four business process applications as part of its BoxOneCloud service that have document editing and manipulation features ...

How to architect your virtual infrastructure for private cloud success
Computerworld (blog)
In our last installment on the benefits of private cloud computing, we asked "Where is your team on the road to the private cloud?" and discussed the importance of understanding your privatecloud initiatives today and determining how you got there.

Rackspace Cloud Reality Check: in-House IT Still Chained to Server Management
MarketWatch (press release)
LONDON, Mar 29, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- A new survey released today by Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE:RAX) , the service leader in cloud computing, reveals that IT teams from mid-sized UK and US businesses polled still spend over half (56 per cent) of their ...

Basho debuts Riak CS, multi-tenant cloud storage software for public and ...
CTR
Basho Technologies, provider of distributed database technologies, unveiled Riak CS, enterprise software providing simple, available, distributed cloud storage at any scale. The release of Riak CS positions Basho to strategically participate in the ...

Survey Reveals Cloud Use Up for Data Storage & Backup but High Costs, Data ...
MarketWatch (press release)
SEATTLE, WA, Mar 29, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- New research tracking trends in data growth and protection reveals more companies are turning to the cloud for data storage and backup. According to the survey, nearly 40% of respondents currently ...

Know the Risks Before You Head to the Cloud: A Primer on Cloud Computing Legal ...
JD Supra (press release)
by Venable LLP on 3/29/2012 A "cloud" solution is generally typified by remote access to computing resources and software functionality and frequently involves the storage and maintenance of related data. Today, cloud computing facilitates applications ...

The Evolution of the Channel in an Era of Cloud Ecosystems
Channel Insider
Cloud computing is changing the relationship between vendors and the channel is many ways. But none is more profound then when a vendor decides to not only build their own cloud, but also try to build its own channel ecosystem around that cloud.

Dell Offers Partners 'Cloud Services & Solutions Certification'
CRN
By Jack McCarthy, CRN Aiming to help its partners move more easily into cloud deployments, Dell on Thursday announced a Cloud Services & Solutions Certification. The certification will become part of Dell's PartnerDirect channel program so that ...

Cloud computing gives SMBs business boost - research
Siliconrepublic.com
There will be a significant increase in paid cloud services over the next five years among small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), research by Edge Strategies suggests. The research includes survey responses from IT decision-makers or influencers at ...

Siliconrepublic.com

Nonprofit Organizations Gaining Increased Financial Visibility with Intacct
MarketWatch (press release)
As a leader in cloud financial management and accounting applications, Intacct helps nonprofit organizations gain better control over their finances, improve operations, increase transparency and minimize costs. Cloud computing-based financial ...

Dell PartnerDirect Introduces Cloud Services & Solutions ...
Dell announced today a Cloud Services & Solutions Certification for PartnerDirect channel partners that will enable them to provide cloud services & solutions to customers based on both Dell technology and their own technology services. “Dell is also making it easy for partners to demonstrate their ... power and cooling resources, and are not easy to manage. “Organizations, of all sizes, are looking to implement cloud computing solutions to align efficiency and deliver business results.
Enterprise Communications and...

Tax law changes for cloud storage proposed | Reseller News New ...
Tax law changes for cloud storage proposed. IRD working on guidelines for those who use offshore cloud services. By Lee Davis, Auckland | Friday, 30 March 2012. Share · Tweet. A major obstacle to overseas cloud computing could be ...
Reseller News

21st Century Taxation: Cloud computing and tax issues
By Professor Nellen
Cloud computing and tax issues. A recent article (3/28/12) in CIO - "Cloud services face taxing dilemma" by Brandon Butler, points out the continuing challenges in determining if sales tax is owed on any variety of transactions that occur in the ...
21st Century Taxation

Cloud Computing Could Give You Shelter From Storms | Real User ...
By Ron Miller
You need to have a disaster plan in place before a devastating event like a tornado. The cloud could help by separating your data from your business. “Come in,” she said, “I'll give you shelter from the storm” ~Bob Dylan, Shelter from the Storm ...
Real User Monitoring

HP Blogs - 3 ways you can eliminate cloud computing networkin ...
By TerryFitzgerald
Additionally, SMBs are accessing these multiple cloud services and applications from multiplecloud computing service providers. While SMBs can benefit greatly from cloud computing, accessing multiple cloud computing services from ...
HP Networking articles

Dimension Data and Internet Solutions expands cloud services ...
By admin
Dimension Data's and Internet Solutions' cloud services allow companies in the region to easily and securely access on-demand computer processing power, memory and storage through acloud computing model. The service accommodates ...
Convergence Partners

HP Blogs - What's the Difference Between Cloud Computing-enab ...
By michele.degani
Jake Ludington talks with HP Fellow, Charlie Bess, at the Pathways to Cloud Road Show in Dallas, TX, about cloud washing and how you can tell if companies are actually delivering a product that takes advantage of cloud computing.
Enterprise Services Blog articles

Cloud Computing Threats And How To Protect Mobile Data ...
By Phil Evans
And it isn't just private-sector monoliths like Amazon that have discovered the benefits cloud-storage brings in terms of user empowerment. The NHS is now trialling a cloud-based service, enabling ... With the potential cost-saving benefits of cloud-computing rendered ever more prescient by the eurozone crisis and economic downturn, there is a dire need in the channel for security solutions to restore confidence in cloud services. A joint study by Echelon One and Venafi revealed that ...
Business Computing World

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Hands-On with Kindle Fire Update: Sharing, Book Extras, Cloud ...
Amazon Cloud Storage. Users can now store their personal documents in Amazon's very own patch of the cloud, with the option to re-download files via the Documents tab on the Kindle Fire. Reading View in Amazon Silk. With this update, the ...
LAPTOP Mag Main Feed

OS33 Unified Consumption Report Gives View of Cloud Costs ...
By Jessica Davis
Hosted IT automation platform provider OS33 is enhancing its offering with a new tool called the Unified Consumption Report, designed to give MSPs and their customers a more detailed view of the cloud services they are consuming and ...
MSPmentor

Office Efficiency in the Cloud: Real Estate Agents & Brokers with a ...
By TheNicheReport magazine
They focus on cloud services offered by Google or other cloud storage options provided by companies such as Amazon or iCloud: What will you do when a new employee accidentally deletes a file folder in one of your cloud applications?
The Niche Report

Global Services - How Cloud Will Impact IT Services Market
The question of cloud has moved from What? to How and When. But one of the key questions many traditional IT service providers are asking themselves is: How will cloud computing affect my IT business, existing service providers and the ...
Global Services - Latest Stories

The Cloud: To Embrace Or Not to Embrace | IT Hire Wire
By bwilson
If you are leading an IT organization that is not currently leveraging cloud services, you should assume that your competitors are already ahead of you in. ... The flexibility, scalability and affordability of cloud computing combines Software as a Service (SaaS), virtualization and utility computing in a way that makes it practical for companies of all sizes to utilize. Organizations can edit, share and store as little as an individual document, to billions of transactions in clouddatabases. As the ...
IT Hire Wire

Oxygen Cloud | Create Private Storage Clouds With Synchronized ...
Oxygen enables companies to upgrade any storage into secure storage clouds that provide anywhere, any device access to all corporate files.
https://oxygencloud.com/



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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Cloud services face taxing dilemma

Cloud services face taxing dilemma
Computerworld
By Brandon Butler Network World - States are having a hard time keeping up with the cloud, especially when it comes to taxing it. There have been a bevy of rulings by various states in the past few years related to how cloud services are taxed, ...

Cloud storage vendor wants to ease mobile collaboration
Computerworld
By Brandon Butler Network World - When files are stored in the cloud, many companies need access to them on mobile devices. And once they're on those devices, users want to be able to edit the files and place them back into the cloud.

Google Drive cloud storage 'might' be here in April: sources
msnbc.com
Rumors of a possible (and basically inevitable) cloud-storage service from Google continue to pop up, with a new report pinpointing April as the month we might see the debut of Google Drive, or GDrive, as it has been unofficially dubbed.

msnbc.com

Box trying to unify cloud storage for business apps
CNET
New OneCloud service allows files created in one mobile or cloud app to be opened in another. by Rafe Needleman March 28, 2012 6:00 AM PDT Follow @rafe Box's OneCloud app for iOS well let users access the same file from different apps.

Box's New Cloud Storage Shuns Microsoft
New York Times (blog)
On a deeper level, Box is probably also trying to increase the credibility of Microsoft alternatives that are coming into cloud computing. Applications like Quickoffice, Adobe EchoSign, Nuance PaperPort Notes and PDF Expert all get a mention as outfits ...

Cloud computing subsidiary of Sacramento's Raging Wire names new president
Sacramento Bee
By Mark Glover StrataScale Inc., the “cloud computing” subsidiary of Sacramento data center operator RagingWire Enterprise Solutions Inc., has named industry veteran James A. Fanella its new president. Prior to joining StrataScale, Fanella served in ...

Rumor: Google Drive cloud storage to launch in April
TechSpot
By Lee Kaelin Google's cloud-based storage service, dubbed Google Drive or GDrive, could arrive as early as next month, according to "well placed sources familiar with company's plans" talking to GigaOM. These rumors have been a long time coming, ...

Study: Cloud Usage Surging, Leveling Playing Field for Small and Midsize ...
MarketWatch (press release)
SMBs worldwide are embracing cloud services to reap those benefits and stay ahead of competitors -- 50 percent of SMBs say cloud computing is going to become more important for their operations, and 58 percent believe working in the cloud can make ...

Baidu Unveils New Cloud Storage Service WangPan
Forbes
Baidu launched a new cloud storage service called Baidu WangPan, which will compete with products such as Microsoft's SkyDrive, Dropbox and the rumored Google Drive. [1] Baidu WangPan will offer 15 GB of free space and may generate revenue by charging ...

RingCentral Survey Reveals: 57% of Business Owners Rely on Cloud Services to ...
MarketWatch (press release)
SAN MATEO, CA, Mar 28, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Small and medium-sized business owners across all industries now rely on cloud services to power more than half of their business, according to an annual survey released today by RingCentral, ...

Box rounds up a bunch of apps for cloud storage push
GigaOM
28, 2012, 6:00am PT 2 Comments The cloud storage wars continue with Box calling in the cavalry. The company has gathered up a gaggle of applications that users can access from mobile devices and use with Box's flagship cloud storageservice.

GigaOM

CIOs Plan to Increase Cloud Spending
PCWorld
By Lauren Brousell , CIO Six out of 10 US companies already have at least one application in thecloud, and 71 percent expect to increase spending on cloud services in the next 12 months, according to a recent IDG Enterprise survey of 554 IT ...

Microsoft, Google begin war of words over cloud services in India
Economic Times
MUMBAI: Google and Microsoft, two of the world's largest technology firms, are raining blows on each other as they hard sell their so-called cloud services and vie for dominance in a market estimated to grow to $15-18 billion by 2020.

Dimension Data, Internet Solutions Expand Cloud Services To SA
HostReview.com (press release)
Continued global roll-out of Managed Cloud Platform extends private and public cloud servicesacross region. Dimension Data and Internet Solutions have introduced a comprehensive portfolio of cloud computing services across the South African region, ...

Box Launches OneCloud for Enterprise Application Sharing
eWeek
based company on March 28 launched Box OneCloud, which moves to a new level the company's strategy to become a go-to provider of cloud services for enterprises. The plan is for Box OneCloud to be available for Android devices by early May, Chris Yeh, ...

Dealer.com helps to shine a light on cloud computing tax
BurlingtonFreePress.com
Dealer.com used its position Wednesday as one of the leading tech companies in the state to focus attention on a stealth 6 percent tax on cloud computing that few businesses in the state were aware of, but that has emerged recently in the form of ...

Liaison Technologies Builds on Enterprise Application Integration Success with ...
SunHerald.com
As a CSB, Liaison establishes and manages connections for customers, and also handles the resulting complex data integration and data management issues that come with using multiplecloud services, private clouds and on-premise applications to perform ...

Survey: SMBs Are Ready For Cloud, And Ready To Go Local
CRN
By Rick Whiting, CRN Small and midsize businesses will be among the most eager adopters ofcloud computing services over the next three years, and many of them will rely on local service providers to get those cloud services.

ClearDATA Secures Funding from Norwest Venture Partners for Healthcare Cloud ...
Virtual-Strategy Magazine
ClearDATA Networks, Inc., the leading healthcare cloud computing platform and service provider, today announced it has secured funding from Norwest Venture Partners (NVP) and several industry angel investors. The funding will be used to grow the ...

A Cloud Operating System Takes Shape
Technology Review
Cloud storage company Box says it can offer a universal data store to unite data spread across different mobile apps. By Tom Simonite As the rise of mobile computing has made the dominance of Microsoft's Windows look shaky, some people wonder which ...

Technology Review

Autodesk Emphasizes Cloud Offerings
Wall Street Journal
By IAN SHERR SAN FRANCISCO—Design software maker Autodesk Inc. announced several new products Tuesday with increasing emphasis on Internet-based projects and its cloud-computing platform. Autodesk said its new design software would be easier to use, ...

Tech Mate - cloud computing
ABC Online
By Joel Rheinberger Cloud computing is a fancy way of saying that you're using a computer at the other end of the internet to do some of your work for you. The idea has been around for decades, but it's only becoming really useful now, ...

Box OneCloud Brings 30-Plus Enterprise Applications To New Mobile, Cloud-Based ...
TechCrunch
Cloud storage platform Box has long offered a web-based app directory that includes apps for services like Salesforce, and others that enhance the storage platform's capabilities. And last year the company launched a platform for developers building ...

Cloud Computing: HP & Oracle Each Wants Court to Say It's Right
SYS-CON Media (press release)
By Maureen O'Gara Ahead of a May 31 trial, HP and Oracle Monday separately asked the court for a summary judgment in its favor to resolve their bruising fight over whether Oracle can legally stop supporting servers based on Intel's Itanium chip.
SYS-CON Media (press release)

Box launches OneCloud, 'the first mobile cloud for the enterprise'
TabTimes
by Doug Drinkwater March 28 2012, 11:53 am Comment Cloud storage platform Box is hoping to catch the attention of large businesses and enterprises with OneCloud; a new mobile cloud that provides over 30 productivity applications straight out of the box ...

TabTimes

Box brings the mobile cloud to the enterprise
BetaNews
By Nick Peers Today, cloud-storage provider Box updated its iPad and iPhone app to include support for the newly-launched Box OneCloud. The service is Box.com's pitch to the enterprise and business market for the “post-PC era”, providing users with a ...

BetaNews

New Accounting Rules May Limit Usage of Hosting and Public Cloud Services
Channel Insider
In addition, organizations will also be asked to account for the percentage of IT infrastructure they are using in software-as-a-service (SaaS) deployment or public cloud computing environment. According to John Clark, IBM category manager for ...

Google Drive cloud storage tipped for April - Pocket-lint
By Rik Henderson
Google is finally preparing to launch its long-touted cloud storage service next month. Believed to be called GDrive, say it will be unveiled in the first.
Pocket-lint : Latest News

Cloud Storage Competition Heats Up With RiakCS
By Joe Brockmeier
Today, the company announced RiakCS, a "multi-tenant, distributed, S3-compatible cloud storage platform" that ... ... This post is part of our ReadWriteCloud channel, which is dedicated to covering virtualization and cloud computing.
ReadWriteWeb

Netflix: We don't need no stinkin' data centers! — Cloud Computing ...
By Barb Darrow
For anyone interested in cloud computing, Adrian Cockroft's recent presentation on how Netflix uses a combo of Amazon Web Services and its own home-grown PaaS is a must read. Cockroft is director of cloud architecture systems for Netflix, ...
GigaOM

Learning Cloud Computing Vocabulary | Unlimited Priorities
By Al Stevens
If you are following developments in cloud computing, even a little, you know that there are new terms and concepts added every day. It's easy to get lost as familiar terms get co-opted and new ones get added. Unfortunately, it's also hard to ...
Unlimited Priorities

11 Tips for Successful Cloud Computing Adoption | Andi Mann ...
By Andi
Today I was published in one of the top cloud computing journals. In fact, it is the Cloud Computing Journal, part of the SYS-CON stable and the same organization that runs the excellent Cloud Expo events. The article is called “Eleven Tips for ...
Andi Mann - √úbergeek

Meet the Author: David Chappell on Cloud Computing: Seeing the ...
By Paul Ballard
In today's installment of the Meet the Author podcast series, Fritz Onion sits down with David Chappell to discuss his new course Cloud Computing: Seeing the Big Picture. In this interview, David explains how he shunned the usual SaaS, ...
the pluralsight blog

Report: US cloud computing adoption continues to rise | FieldAware
By administrator
Cloud computing is gaining traction among businesses around the world as the technology becomes better understood.
FieldAware

The Canadian Market for Cloud Brokerage – Cloud Computing Best ...
By Andrea Bilobrk
As the Canadian market starts to transition to a cloud model (either hybrid or public), there will be an abrupt gap in internal resources available to aid with the transition. Right now the mere idea of adopting cloud services is in the early stages ...
Cloud Computing Best Practices

Google Drive cloud storage platform coming in April? - AfterDawn
After years of rumor, it appears that Google's cloud storage platform Drive is finally ready to be launched. According to Om, the platform will launch in the first week ...
AfterDawn.com

Box releases iOS cloud services
By Mehzabin Sultana
Provider of cloud-hosted enterprise collaboration and content management software, Box is all set to announce a new service to consolidate in a single repository companies' mobile applications and the data they generate- OneCloud on ...
Latest Digitals

Private Cloud Computing Overview | Colocation & Data Center Blog ...
By Alan Muther
I recently had the opportunity to record VISI Solutions Architect Johnny Hatch run through a few key points on Private Cloud Computing. In the short 3 minute video below, Johnny gives a quick overview on Private Cloud, including the concept ...
Colocation & Data Center Blog...

Dedicated and Cloud Computing Blog » Blog Archive » Cloud ...
By Admin1
Emerging markets today in Latin America and Asia pacific have shown a lot of usage in cloud computing applications than other markets in Europe and US counterpart. The usage has been over 39% of the total cloud computing application in Latin America and 28% in Asia Pacific ... of security and other risks lead to adopting and benefiting from cloud applications which is a global demand. Cloud web servers, cloud storage and cloud applications are leading the emerging markets.
Dedicated and Cloud Computing Blog

Metalogix Releases Latest Cloud Storage Solution with Powerful ...
Cloud Storage Channel Feature ... management solutions, announced the latest release of ...
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(+) A Simple Explanation of Cloud Computing - Eastman's Online ...
I stated that this census would be the first to use cloud computing in order to handle the expected, sudden increase in workload of the servers during the first few ...
blog.eogn.com/.../-a-simple-explanation-of-cloud-computing...

HPC in the Cloud: Miami Cloud Computing Conference to Focus on ...
Cloud computing end-users and technology thought-leaders will be gathering at the ...TwinStrata Increases Cloud Storage Gateway Market Reach to Australia ...
www.hpcinthecloud.com/.../miami_cloud_computing_confere...

Google improves security of cloud services
Google has improved security by enabling cloud-hosted services like Cloud Storage ... IBM Blue Fusion event at Hursley House · Eight of the best cloud computing ... for example, that a request from a web application to Google Cloud Storage ...
www.computerweekly.com/.../Google-improves-security-of-cl...

Private cloud computing projects: The next frontier
Private clouds differ, but all enterprises must choose the right hypervisor, hardware and WAN technologies. These guidelines can help launch an agile cloud.
searchcloudcomputing.techtarget.com/.../Private-cloud-compu...

Cloud Computing: 14 Million Reasons to Move to the Cloud…NOW ...
Cloud Computing: 14 Million Reasons to Move to the Cloud…NOW. by marcy hoffman on March 16, 2012. “According to breathtaking new research from ...
smallbusinessblog.infostreet.com/.../cloud-computing-14-milli...



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