Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Avoid Costly Cloud Surprises

5 Ways To Avoid Costly Cloud Surprises
How can you avoid cost overruns with infrastructure as a service (IaaS) from Amazon and other cloud services? Cloud usage assessment vendors Cloudability and Cloudyn share tips....(read more at link)

SAP co-CEO McDermott says profits from cloud computing to exceed traditional ...
Washington Post
In cloud computing, customers pay SAP a subscription fee to use software on SAP's servers rather than installed at the customers' businesses. The approach is a shift from the company's longstanding model of selling software and then profiting both from ...

Cloud Computing Has Democratised ICT Use
In the late 1800s, Frederick Taylor birthed the field of management science, which fundamentally altered organisational structure, and helped pave the way for entrepreneurs to effectively participate in the industrial revolution. Taylor, for example ...

Eight Cloud Storage Pitfalls to Avoid
Enterprise Storage Forum
Of course, many of the early websites and e-commerce outfits were complete duds, which offers a warning for those eager to adopt cloud computing. So here are some cloud storage pitfalls to watch out for—rather than just trying to set an Olympic record ...

The 10 Most Important Companies In Cloud Computing
Business Insider
In just a few short years, cloud computing has become a tech that affects everyone's daily lives. Our personal files are stored in the cloud. We maintain our friendships via apps in the cloud. Mobile phones and tablets run powerful apps via the cloud ...

Business Insider

Seacom entry stirs up cloud business
The Standard Digital News
The fibre optic cable company, Seacom, has entered the Kenyan cloud services market. The move is likely to see prices for cloud-computing services go down with small and medium-sized enterprises emerging as winners. Through its new subsidiary, ...

Accenture Invests To Enhance Cloud Platform Services
Seeking Alpha
Realizing these trends and helping its clients to get the most business value from cloud computingalong with an anticipation of a greater demand for public cloud, Accenture PLC (ACN) has launched the Accenture Cloud Platform. Also, Accenture will ...

ZeroVM Creates Software for Cloud Computing
Silicon Hills News
The team from Israel has created an open source platform for cloud computing that is fast and efficient. The open source program runs on Openstack, the operating system for the cloud, which Rackspace created along with NASA. The ZeroVM Team has spent ...

Silicon Hills News

Cloud Computing SLAs: What You Should Ask - Information Management
Information Management (blog)
The promises of performance, storage and savings in a cloud deployment are only as strong as your service level agreement. Even as cloud users become more savvy and vendors more capable, there remain a slew of tricky issues surrounding what is ...

Cloud computing market sees tough competition
VietNamNet Bridge
VietNamNet Bridge – Local information technology (IT) companies are racing to launch new products to claim their shares in the cloud computing market. Cloud computing market, tough competition, iNet Solutions, IT companies. Representative of Lac Viet ...

VietNamNet Bridge

Accenture to invest over $ 400 m in cloud technologies
Hindu Business Line
“As part of this strategic initiative, Accenture will invest more than $ 400 million in cloudtechnologies, capabilities and training by 2015 to focus on delivering the right cloud services from its network of providers, as well as blending its own ...

NREL Cools Cloud Computing Costs With Warm Water
NREL Cools Cloud Computing Costs With Warm Water. by Randy Woods. The advent and rapid proliferation of cloud computing has revolutionized the way we store, process and manage data, but it comes at an environmental cost that's not always obvious.

Cloud Expo New York: Cloud Without the Management Headaches
SYS-CON Media (press release)
... and self-service, but with a cloud that is solely dedicated to your organization. Learn how to simplify the provision of cloud services to your workforce while focusing on driving company strategy. ... The recent Cloud Expo at the Santa Clara ...

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