Monday, July 15, 2013

Another 51 million reasons why the cloud is winning

Here are another 51 million reasons why the cloud is winning | ZDNet: "Faced with a £52m bill from a large IT vendor for hosting "a major programme" the UK government decided to turn to commodity cloud services. The result? It picked up a comparable service from a smaller player for £942,000. "In the world of the cloud the services I get from a major systems integrator and from a minor systems integrator are relatively comparable, given the security and ability to host is often specced out anyway," UK government CTO Liam Maxwell told The Economist's CIO Forum in London yesterday."

Cloud services in UAE to grow over 40%
Khaleej Times
The software-defined service frees enterprises from upfront capital investment, requiring them to pay for allocated infrastructure only under the cost-optimising “pay-as-you-grow” scheme inherent incloud computing. It is also based on a best-of-breed ...

Snooping puts US firms under cloud
Cloud computing lets you rent the technology you want and there are three types cloud services: Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS). Renting could be either an app or working platform or ...

Mega Launches its Cloud Storage App For Android Devices
Kim Dotcom the founder of the highly controversial Megaupload - file hosting and sharing online service, opened the cloud storage service called Mega in January 2013. Now the app version of the service is available for Android phones on Google Play.

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