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Content tagged with Cloud posted in October 2010
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Microsoft Signs NYC To Cloud Computing Deal
News  |  10/20/2010  | 
New York mayor Bloomberg said the partnership will streamline the city's IT operations and save $50 million in five years.
NASA Readies Nebula Cloud Computing Platform For Release
News  |  10/20/2010  | 
Infrastructure-as-a-service, offered through NASA Cloud Services, should be available for agency-wide production within weeks, according to the space agency.
Basware Intros SaaS Invoice Processing Service
News  |  10/19/2010  | 
InvoiceReady automates Accounts Payable invoices, says Basware, including scanning from paper, workflow management and payment and approval reporting.
Apple 'Back to the Mac' Predictions
News  |  10/19/2010  | 
Look for a new model MacBook Air, along with a preview of the next version of Mac OS X.
Western Digital Launches First 3TB Hard Drive
News  |  10/19/2010  | 
The latest addition to the Caviar Green family of internal SATA drives is supported in 64-bit versions of Windows Vista and Windows 7.
Mozilla Proposes Open Web App System
News  |  10/19/2010  | 
With the release of technical documentation, Mozilla wants to promote the development of infrastructure for Web app distribution.
Office 365: Microsoft's Next Big Cloud Platform
Commentary  |  10/19/2010  | 
Consolidating brands and extending its services, Redmond makes sense of its online productivity offerings.
Global CIO: 7 Tips For Using The iPad In Business
Commentary  |  10/19/2010  | 
These lessons come compliments of Mercedes-Benz Financial, which has been testing iPads in car dealerships the last four months.
Google Dominates iPhone Search
News  |  10/19/2010  | 
Data shows that Google handles almost all iPhone search traffic.
VMware Reports Q3 Revenue Up 46%
News  |  10/19/2010  | 
TriCipher and Integrien acquisitions in the quarter expanded the company's offerings and bolstered its emerging cloud strategy.
Knowing What You Need From The Cloud
Commentary  |  10/18/2010  | 
Forrester's James Staten discusses some of the hurdles that enterprise users face in getting to cloud computing.
Google Sees Less Spam, More Viruses
News  |  10/18/2010  | 
Spammers are building up their botnets for the upcoming holiday season.
Sony PS3 Netflix Streaming No Longer Requires Disk
News  |  10/18/2010  | 
A free downloadable Netflix application will allow subscribers to watch movies from the gaming console without inserting a separate disk.
Adobe Introduces Acrobat X Software
News  |  10/18/2010  | 
Adobe's document and publishing technologies are turning into tools for collaboration and work-flow management.
Google Revises Search Appliance
News  |  10/15/2010  | 
The company's enterprise search hardware can now combine internal and external search indexes.
GameSalad Changes Alarm iPhone Developers
News  |  10/15/2010  | 
A new business model brings a backlash.
Iomega Launches Solid State Drives for SMB, Consumers
News  |  10/15/2010  | 
Storage appliances, ranging from 64GB to 256GB in capacity, target small and medium size businesses and creative professionals.
Startup DeusM Aiming Online Communities At Business-Social Market
News  |  10/15/2010  | 
UBM's new 'marketing as a service' organization is offering its Community in a Box platform as a way for businesses to harness social engagement.
Interop New York: Hybrid Clouds In Focus
News  |  10/15/2010  | 
"Public cloud is the promise that raises lots of questions for IT," says Gartner's Dave Cearley. "Private may be the fall-back position. In the middle will be the sweet spot."
Google Beats Third-Quarter Revenue Estimates
News  |  10/14/2010  | 
Search continues to be Google's engine, but growth is coming from the company's other businesses, too.
Top 15 Facebook Apps For Business
Slideshows  |  10/14/2010  | 
While many of Facebook's 500 million users waste part of their days growing virtual crops or committing imaginary crimes, there are many Facebook applications designed to actually improve business productivity. There are more than 550,000 active applications on the Facebook platform, according to the social network, with many designed specifically to improve business practices or better-integrate Facebook into a company's operations. Many business apps are free. Often, fee-based apps offer a bas
Mozilla Announces New CEO
News  |  10/14/2010  | 
Gary Kovacs, a former Sybase and SAP executive, will replace John Lilly.
Facebook, Bing Integration No Game Changer
News  |  10/14/2010  | 
The addition of friends' recommendations to search results is nifty but won't help Microsoft catch Google, according to Gartner.
Interop Preview: Virtualization, Cloud Top Tech Strategies Agenda
News  |  10/14/2010  | 
Data center issues haven’t changed in the last few years, says Forrester infrastructure analyst Doug Washburn says, but the specific technologies have. Two years ago we didn’t talk about converged infrastructure or clouds very much, but now they're big topics.
AOL May Acquire Yahoo, Report Says
News  |  10/14/2010  | 
Investment consortium that also includes Silver Lake Partners and Blackstone is said to be targeting the Web giant.
Global CIO: An Open Letter To HP Chairman Ray Lane
Commentary  |  10/14/2010  | 
While lashing Mark Hurd publicly probably felt good, it achieved little or nothing for HP's customers and employees, and you need to focus on the future.
VMware Stakes Out Data Center Cloud Leadership
Commentary  |  10/13/2010  | 
Not everybody may be ready for the virtual data center, but VMware keeps filling holes in the product line as if one day they will be.
EMC Intros Backup-Savvy Greenplum Appliance
News  |  10/13/2010  | 
Vendor claims faster load speeds, lower prices than Oracle, Netezza or Teradata.
Google's Marissa Mayer Maps New Role
Commentary  |  10/13/2010  | 
Her focus on geo/local products puts her at the forefront of Google's next major opportunity.
Apple Awarded Text Message Filtering Patent
News  |  10/13/2010  | 
It's a censorship tool and a grammar-teaching tool, all rolled into one.
EMC Introduces Greenplum Data Appliance
News  |  10/13/2010  | 
Billed as a "big data" appliance, the system supports data loading performance of 10 terabytes an hour and is the foundation of EMC's new Data Computing Products Division.
Sony Introduces Google-Powered Internet TV
News  |  10/13/2010  | 
The new HDTVs allow viewers to watch shows and send tweets at the same time, among other online activities.
Google's Marissa Mayer Gets New Job Description
News  |  10/13/2010  | 
The company's longtime VP of search products and user experience is leaving search behind to focus on geo/local products.
Wal-Mart Begins iPad Pre-Sales
News  |  10/13/2010  | 
Apple's hot-selling tablet officially goes on sale at the discount retailer on Friday.
Cloud Computing Versus Mainframes
Commentary  |  10/13/2010  | 
A recent study found that "79 percent of IT organizations consider the mainframe to be an essential component of their cloud computing strategy."... Yet, there are no good paths (meaning approaches and tools) for getting from the mainframe to the cloud...
Virtual Instruments' Thompson New Kid On Virtualization Block
Commentary  |  10/12/2010  | 
The former Symantec CEO compares the science of viewing application performance on a virtual machine to the dark art of viewing its SAN I/O.
Global CIO: EMC Taking Plunge Into Red-Hot Optimized Systems Market
Commentary  |  10/12/2010  | 
EMC and recently acquired Greenplum will launch a data-warehousing appliance featuring EMC's storage expertise, says analyst Jason Maynard.
Amazon Introduces Kindle Singles For Short Works
News  |  10/12/2010  | 
The new section of the Kindle e-book stores is for authors whose works are larger than a magazine article but less than the typical novel.
Gluster Refreshes Cloud Storage Platform
News  |  10/12/2010  | 
The open source Gluster Storage Platform 3.1 enables improved elastic volume management and automation, according to the developer.
iPad On Sale At Wal-Mart Friday
News  |  10/12/2010  | 
The discount chain will become the latest mass merchandiser to stock Apple's hot-selling tablet computer.
White House Setting Data Center Consolidation Targets
News  |  10/12/2010  | 
An inventory finds that the government significantly underestimated the total number of federal data centers that will be affected by the reduction initiative.
2011 Spending Rise: Social, Private Cloud, Mobile?
Commentary  |  10/12/2010  | 
IT executives continue to say that IT spending will increase in 2011, but what will they spend their budgets on? What growth initiatives will they look to fund? We've been listening for some hints.
Windows Phone 7 Fails To Impress Wall Street
News  |  10/12/2010  | 
Microsoft shares flat as investors shrug at newly released OEM handset and carrier details.
Interop In Advance: HyperCloud Claims To Overcome Server's Natural RAM Limits
News  |  10/11/2010  | 
Although it's relatively uncertified, a new type of RDIMM from Netlist targets memory bottlenecks, particularly in virtual machine-based consolidation exercises where a server's processors can support more VMs than its memory can.
Cyber Threats Forecast For 2011
News  |  10/11/2010  | 
Botnets and attacks on pervasive devices and social networks rank among the biggest information security threats expected next year, according to the Georgia Tech Information Security Center.
Nvidia Introduces GeForce GT 430 Graphics Card
News  |  10/11/2010  | 
Intended for entertainment media PCs used to view HD movies and edit video and photos, the Fermi-based card has a dedicated processing engine to reduce power consumption and heat.
Google Cars Drive Themselves
News  |  10/11/2010  | 
Sit back, relax, and leave the driving to Google.
Canonical Releases Ubuntu 10.10
News  |  10/11/2010  | 
Netbook and Desktop versions of the open source operating system target consumers, while the Server edition is focused on enterprise cloud computing.
Google Closing GOOG-411, Microsoft May Shut Massive
News  |  10/8/2010  | 
Automated directory assistance and in-game advertising turn out to be tough businesses.
Windows Phone 7 To Power Slates?
News  |  10/8/2010  | 
Microsoft's new mobile OS may be a better fit for tablet-style devices than the full blown Windows PC operating system.
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