Saturday, June 22, 2013

GAO sheds light on IBM-Amazon CIA battle

GAO sheds light on IBM-Amazon CIA battle
Washington Technology
IBM said it could build the CIA's cloud computing infrastructure for less, but the CIA thought Amazon's more expensive solution was technically superior, according to the Government Accountability Office. But GAO ruled in favor of IBM's protest after ...

Microsoft Study Finds Gap in SMB Cloud Perception, Reality
CIO Today
Adrienne Hall, general manager of Trustworthy Computing at Microsoft, said in a statement that "there's a big gap between perception and reality when it comes to the cloud." She said SMBs that have adopted cloud services have "found security, privacy ...

CenturyLink buys Portland cloud computing startup AppFog
CenturyLink has acquired a Portland startup called AppFog and will integrate it into a subsidiary called Savvis, according to several sources familiar with the ...

Coherent regulation best for cloud services
Invest in Australia
However, Australians also have concerns about sharing personal information and there are challenges to regulation intended to protect users, according to a new Australian Communications and Media Authority paper, The cloud: services, computing and ...

Regain your visibility and control over cloud computing costs
Network World
Network World - When cloud computing was in its infancy, proponents raised interest in the technology by telling companies they could save money by running their applications on infrastructure they didn't own or operate. In fact, some companies wouldn ...

Omnicom, Salesforce Partnership Builds Cloud Services, Data Infrastructure
MediaPost Communications
Omnicom, Salesforce Partnership Builds Cloud Services, Data Infrastructure. by Laurie ...Omnicom Media Group will tie together online services and build out physical data hubs with support from Salesforce and its marketing cloud technology. Annalect ...

'Click To Compute' In Cloud Could Boost Tech Stocks
Investor's Business Daily
It sees VMware (VMW) and Microsoft (MSFT) playing larger-than-expected roles in a gradual evolution of cloud computing, with IBM (IBM) and Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) perhaps having a bigger presence among users of the OpenStack open-source cloud ...

Google's balloon-powered Internet takes flight: Behind the scenes with Project ...
Google is bringing new meaning to the word "cloud computing." No Google is not rolling out a new SaaS solution. Instead Google is launching Project Loon that aims to bring Internet access to every corner of the globe via high-altitude balloons. Yes ...

3 Companies Poised for the Shift to Cloud Systems
Motley Fool
With as much press as cloud computing gets, you'd think that companies around the world already have, or are in the process of, shifting their internal systems and applications to cloud-based solutions. Turns out, according to research from Gartner ...

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