News & Commentary
Content tagged with Cloud posted in October 2011
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5 Ways Mobile Saved Me During Snowtober
Commentary  |  10/31/2011  | 
Like millions of others, I was caught up in the freak snow storm over the weekend. Here's how mobile kept me connected, despite Mother Nature's best efforts.
6 Big Questions For Private Cloud Projects
Commentary  |  10/28/2011  | 
Cloud Technology Partners execs share advice on avoiding common traps as you move from legacy enterprise infrastructure to the private cloud.
5 Cloud Lessons Learned From Finance Industry Gurus
Commentary  |  10/27/2011  | 
The advantages of private clouds and the lack of good IT talent gets Boston members of the Wall Street Technology Association talking.
Facebook-Led Open Compute Project Scales Up
News  |  10/27/2011  | 
Facebook, Amazon, and others move forward with efforts to develop open standards for data centers and very large scale computing.
Oracle's Mark Hurd: We Know CIOs
Commentary  |  10/27/2011  | 
Responding to OpenWorld critics, Hurd makes the case for why customers need to put more of their eggs in the Oracle basket.
The Mac Emperor Has No Clothes
Commentary  |  10/26/2011  | 
Yeah, I'm a Windows guy, but I've worked with Macs on and off a long time, probably longer than you. I keep hearing vague reassurances that the Mac is so awesomely amazing and I'll fall for it, but I'm just not feeling the love. It couldn't really be that the Mac is overhyped and overpriced, could it?
App Virtualization: Why We Need Better Options
News  |  10/26/2011  | 
Golden disk images are simple, but they won't cut it as implementations get more complex. Here's the problem and what vendors are doing about it.
U.S. CIO VanRoekel Outlines What's Next For Fed Tech
News  |  10/26/2011  | 
In his first public speech since taking his post in August, Obama's CIO said he will build upon his predecessor Vivek Kundra's work to create innovation.
Dell's Boomi Lets Apps Talk Via Cloud Hub
News  |  10/25/2011  | 
Latest release of AtomSphere helps you build a connected business process, using lightweight rule engine to govern how applications update each other's data.
CIA: Cloud Solving Our Petascale Data Problem
News  |  10/25/2011  | 
Central Intelligence Agency CIO Gus Hunt says cloud computing will save money, produce better intelligence gathering and analysis, and even improve information security at the agency.
Google Apps Selected For Energy Dept. Lab
News  |  10/25/2011  | 
Unisys wins multi-million-dollar bid to help the DOE transition 5,000 users to Google's cloud-based email and collaboration tools.
IBM Beats Oracle, Microsoft With Big Data Leap
News  |  10/24/2011  | 
Hadoop-based InfoSphere BigInsights platform goes live on SmartCloud infrastructure, beating Oracle and Microsoft to market.
Google Sells Chromebooks Without Subscriptions
News  |  10/24/2011  | 
Monthly fee model expanded to allow customers to purchase the Web-centric notebooks outright.
When SaaS Apps Don't Connect: One Answer
News  |  10/24/2011  | 
MuleSoft puts its enterprise service bus in the cloud with SaaS connectors, other supporting services.
USAJobs.gov Website Problems Continue
News  |  10/24/2011  | 
Move to a private government cloud model hasn't gone smoothly for the federal job posting site.
Will Dell Lead The x86 Data Center Market?
Commentary  |  10/21/2011  | 
Can Dell's vStart virtualized rack systems that integrate servers, switches, and storage lead a market worth hundreds of billions of dollars?
Oracle Social Network To Challenge Salesforce Chatter
News  |  10/21/2011  | 
Oracle add social networking collaboration features to Oracle Cloud.
Enterprise Trading in The Cloud, Finally
News  |  10/21/2011  | 
Institutions can deploy enterprise-class, cloud-based trading solutions that bridge the gap between the convenience of application service provider platforms and the performance of in-house trading systems.
Zend Launches PHP Development Cloud
News  |  10/19/2011  | 
Popular Web development community gets free sandbox on Amazon that enables multi-cloud application deployments.
Clouds Vs. Outsourcing: The Next Battleground
News  |  10/19/2011  | 
Clamor for private cloud services from infrastructure-as-a-service providers threatens traditional outsourcing firms like HP and IBM.
What's New in iOS 5
Slideshows  |  10/19/2011  | 
iOS 5 might be the most popular version of Apple's mobile OS yet. When Apple released it as a digital download through iTunes on Oct. 12 the heavy demand almost crashed Apple's servers. Available for the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, and all iPads, this update includes more than 200 enhancements for a reasonable price--it's free. This visual tour focuses on 11 major enhancements and four new apps introduced with iOS 5.
GSA Loses $2.5 Billion Cloud Contract Fight
News  |  10/19/2011  | 
The end result may let the feds require U.S.-only, government-only clouds.
NetSuite Goes More Global With OneWorld ERP
News  |  10/19/2011  | 
Tax-compliance and language updates equip the vendor's SaaS application suite for more countries and headquarters locations.
Federal IT Budgets Flat Through 2017
News  |  10/19/2011  | 
TechAmerica says civilian and defense agencies will face tough choices in how they spend their IT dollars and need to focus on cost-cutting and efficiency initiatives.
SMBs Moving Slower On Virtualization
News  |  10/18/2011  | 
Symantec survey shows understanding of benefits, but a reluctance to move as quickly as enterprises have.
Salesforce CEO Benioff To Enterprise:Pay Attention To Facebook
News  |  10/17/2011  | 
Marc Benioff applauds Facebook, Spotify, saying the enterprise should pay close attention. He also takes a shot at virtualization.
Microsoft Counters Exadata With SQL Server Appliance
News  |  10/14/2011  | 
Appliance built on HP hardware promises database consolidation and rapid, virtualized private-cloud deployment.
Dell World: Maritz Shares Automation Vision
News  |  10/13/2011  | 
"Oracle clearly wants you to enter the Oracle universe and never leave," VMware chief tells Dell World audience, as he pushes vision of automated cloud computing.
Apple, Hollywood Close To Streaming Movie Deal?
News  |  10/13/2011  | 
Reportedly negotiating with movie industry representatives to let consumers buy movies from iTunes and access them via streaming from any Apple device.
Dell World: Kundra Shares Federal CIO Lessons
News  |  10/13/2011  | 
Dell World attendees get an inside look at the challenges of being a federal CIO--and at the numbers involved.
A Platinum Idea from the Open Data Center Alliance
News  |  10/13/2011  | 
In the absence of widely adopted standard definitions for security requirements, cloud subscribers must do a lot of homework to compare one provider's offerings to another's and to determine exactly what they are getting in terms of security.
Web 2.0 Expo: Is This A Cloud Bubble?
News  |  10/13/2011  | 
Robert Scoble leads a debate about whether today's cloud environment is a revolution or a bubble--and notes a gulf between marketing and engineering teams on cloud.
Oracle's Stack Is Engineered For Investors, Not Customers
Commentary  |  10/12/2011  | 
Applications strategy is the antithesis of integrated, a hairball of products born of a mergers-and-acquisitions strategy.
Nevex Speeds Apps With Caching System
News  |  10/12/2011  | 
CacheWorks is application aware and promises better performance by focusing on optimizing file and application access, rather than on frequently accessed blocks of data.
IBM To Buy Platform Computing
News  |  10/11/2011  | 
Canadian vendor offers tools that help organizations manage distributed environments and build private clouds.
Regulating The Dark(er) Side Of Consumerization
Commentary  |  10/10/2011  | 
Think an influx of shiny tablets is the main worry? Sorry to break it to you, but hardware is the least of our problems.
MDM Market Poised For Fundamental Change
Commentary  |  10/10/2011  | 
Are you ready for mobile device management as just another monthly service--and fee--from your carrier?
Microsoft Azure Named Top Cloud Performer
News  |  10/7/2011  | 
Google ranked second, Amazon Web Services sixth in Compuware's CloudSleuth monitoring tests; methodology is likely to be debated.
How To Build A Government Cloud
Commentary  |  10/7/2011  | 
As federal agencies race to meet OMB's 'cloud first' mandate, they must adapt the cloud model to the idiosyncrasies of government.
Homeland Security Plans 12 Cloud Services
News  |  10/7/2011  | 
DHS' aggressive cloud implementation includes new services for collaboration, software development, infrastructure, project management, and business intelligence.
Google Introduces Cloud Database
News  |  10/7/2011  | 
CloudSQL service is free, for now.
How Oracle's Public Cloud Is Different
News  |  10/6/2011  | 
By building its public cloud on Exadata and Exalogic appliances and implementing monthly subscription-based pricing, Oracle seeks to challenge Amazon, Rackspace.
Feds Expand Data Center Consolidation Plans
News  |  10/6/2011  | 
White House says the expanded effort will close more data centers and save taxpayers more money.
Clouds, Consumerization, And The IT Toolbox
Commentary  |  10/6/2011  | 
Why should you look at cloud services and embrace the consumerization of IT? It's all about innovation, or the lack of it, from entrenched enterprise providers.
Benioff's Private Cloud Bluster: Can It Last?
Commentary  |  10/6/2011  | 
Salesforce CEO Benioff won't be stopped by Oracle CEO Ellison, as demonstrated by the Oracle OpenWorld keynote spat. Will Benioff's customers insist he stop the private cloud denial?
Amazon Tech Chief: Steve Jobs Was A Showman
News  |  10/6/2011  | 
Apple and Amazon are on a path to compete more closely than ever, but Werner Vogels says his rival's late co-founder established a customer-first culture that all businesses could learn from.
Oracle Takes Plunge Into Public Cloud Computing
News  |  10/5/2011  | 
CEO Ellison announces Oracle's move to infrastructure as a service at OpenWorld conference, where most of the emphasis has been on in-house, high end hardware appliances.
Benioff, Denied OpenWorld Keynote, Mounts Podium Anyway
News  |  10/5/2011  | 
Salesforce.com CEO claims he was ousted after tiff with Oracle CEO over critical Facebook posting. Oracle owes Salesforce $1 million, he says.
Windows 8 To Dish Up Azure Services
News  |  10/5/2011  | 
Microsoft says in Interop keynote that the next version of its desktop OS will be tightly integrated with its cloud operating system.
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