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Content tagged with Cloud posted in October 2012
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SAP Merges Social, Structured Collaboration
News  |  10/31/2012  | 
SAP Jam "redefines enterprise social software" by combining an enterprise social network with structured collaboration.
Amazon, Equinix Data Centers Vs. Hurricane Sandy
News  |  10/31/2012  | 
As Hurricane Sandy battered the Northeast, Amazon Web Services and Equinix data centers held up for most customers.
Slick Windows Phone 8: An Acquired Taste
News  |  10/30/2012  | 
BYTE's Boonsri Dickinson spent some time using the Windows Phone 8X by HTC and found that it is relatively easy despite some problems along the way. Watch her video interview with the engineer in charge of Windows Phone 8 development to find out more about the phone's security features.
NationalField Campaigns For Social Business
News  |  10/30/2012  | 
Software that gained fame as an online tool for Barack Obama's 2008 campaign puts setting and tracking corporate goals at the center of enterprise social networking.
Google Announces Android 4.2, New Nexus Tablets, Phone
News  |  10/29/2012  | 
The new Nexus 4 phone and Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 tablets keep the competition fierce in the tablet world. Google claims the Nexus 10 tablet has "the highest resolution tablet on the planet," meaning higher than the Retina display in the iPad.
VMware Revenues Show Cloud Worries
Commentary  |  10/26/2012  | 
VMware rules the virtualization market and wants to do the same with cloud. Can it pull that off and continue its fast-paced growth?
Windows 8 As It Was Meant To Be
Commentary  |  10/26/2012  | 
When I heard that Windows 8 would be a dual-use PC/tablet operating system, I had a vision of how I would want to use it. That vision has come to pass in the form of the Dell Latitude 10 tablet and optional docking station.
How To Develop Multi-Vendor Backup Strategy
Commentary  |  10/26/2012  | 
Try to find one app that gives good generic coverage, then pinpoint certain applications or environments that need extra attention.
How The Feds Drive Cloud Innovation
Commentary  |  10/26/2012  | 
NASA, the Department of Defense, and other federal agencies are shifting toward more strategic and complex cloud applications, as they try to drive down costs amid flat IT budgets.
SAP Innovation Halo Drives Strong Quarter
News  |  10/26/2012  | 
SAP's revenue is mostly from core ERP apps, but its database, mobile, and cloud initiatives are sparking double-digit growth.
Microsoft: Windows 8 Ends Tablet Era
Commentary  |  10/25/2012  | 
With Windows 8, Surface, and the many OEM Windows 8 systems being released, Microsoft is attempting to redefine the personal computing market. In the new vision, tablets are PCs, and tablets that can't do the things PCs do--such as use a keyboard and mouse and multitask--are deficient. Windows 8 PCs and tablets can do these things; Android and the iPad cannot. If Microsoft can make the sale, then we are in store for an industry revolution.
Heroku Adds Database Service That Scales Out Easily
News  |  10/25/2012  | 
Salesforce.com unit adds 'follower' feature that replicates and scales out production databases to handle heavier website traffic.
Why Sears Is Going All-In On Hadoop
News  |  10/24/2012  | 
Sears pushes the cutting edge with some big data techniques, while trying to sell its big data services. Can emerging tech drive change in old-school companies?
Infrastructure-As-A-Service Options
News  |  10/24/2012  | 
Our latest Buyer's Guide looks at 8 top IaaS offerings in a range of categories.
Yottabyte Launches Cloud Operating System
News  |  10/24/2012  | 
New OS lets IT managers build scalable private, public, or hybrid cloud environments from commodity components.
Transitions Within the Data Centre and Boosting the Safety of the Cloud
News  |  10/24/2012  | 
With high-energy costs, wasted resources and the advent of cloud computing, organisations are rethinking their data centre strategies.
Microsoft Releases Hadoop On Windows
News  |  10/24/2012  | 
Microsoft makes big data play with HDInsight Server, first beta release of Hadoop distribution for Windows operating system.
State CIOs Face Balancing Act In 2013
News  |  10/23/2012  | 
Annual survey finds state CIOs making more progress with cloud computing but struggling with big data projects.
Big Data Storage Cost Cutter: Cassette Tapes
News  |  10/23/2012  | 
IBM adapting '70s-era technology for world's largest radio telescope, corporate big data operations.
Amazon Outage: Multiple Zones A Smart Strategy
News  |  10/23/2012  | 
Amazon Web Services loses one availability zone Monday at its most heavily used site.
Office 365 University Pricing Revealed
News  |  10/23/2012  | 
College and university students can access Microsoft's cloud apps for bargain basement price.
Rackspace Adds Block Storage, Answers Amazon
News  |  10/23/2012  | 
Cloud block storage will help Rackspace compete more directly with Amazon, says CTO.
Amazon Sells Customers On Long-Term Use
News  |  10/22/2012  | 
As more Amazon customers sign up for routine use of cloud services, Cloudyn introduces a calculator to help choose cost-efficient mix of long-term and on-demand servers.
Is Cisco Finally Fed Up With VMware, EMC?
Commentary  |  10/22/2012  | 
Citrix may benefit from Cisco having been poked in the eye one too many times.
Next Valley View: Dial C For Controversy
Commentary  |  10/22/2012  | 
Tune into the next episode of our live Web TV program, Valley View, October 24 at 11 am PT. We'll go one on one with Cisco's Chambers and Oracle's Hurd, plus explore where the Obama administration's stimulus money ended up.
Accellion Boosts Security For Dropbox Alternative
News  |  10/22/2012  | 
Enterprise alternative to Dropbox enhances its mobile clients for iOS, Android, and Blackberry, lets administrators restrict document-opening apps to a pre-approved whitelist.
One Backup App For Enterprise: Not Here Yet
Commentary  |  10/22/2012  | 
Patchwork backup systems for virtual and non-virtual parts of the enterprise, with no centralized view, make protecting data more time consuming and more expensive than it should be.
Consumer Confusion Coming As Retailers Mislabel Windows RT
Commentary  |  10/22/2012  | 
Retailers are doing a lousy job of teaching customers the difference between Windows RT tablets and Windows 8 tablets. This sloppiness will come back to bite them when customers discover RT tablets' limitations and return them to the store.
Windows 8 An Enterprise Dud: Salesforce.com's Benioff
News  |  10/22/2012  | 
Salesforce.com's CEO says 'there will be no Windows 8 upgrade cycle' as enterprises embrace social, mobile, and device diversity.
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Adds Social Analytics Options
News  |  10/19/2012  | 
Klout, Kred, OpenAmplify, and 17 other partners help Salesforce Marketing Cloud customers make sense of social networks.
Dell Strives To Simplify The Data Center
News  |  10/19/2012  | 
Propelled by a series of acquisitions, Dell's Active Systems platform takes aim at Cisco, HP, and IBM.
Did OpenStack Let VMware Into The Henhouse?
Commentary  |  10/18/2012  | 
VMware has paid its way onto the board of OpenStack, the open source alternative for enterprise cloud standards. Here's what OpenStack must do now.
Application Monitoring Beyond The Web
News  |  10/18/2012  | 
Most IT teams have synthetic monitoring of their sites down. Now it's time to extend that vigilance to client-server applications.
Google Reveals Data Center Secrets
News  |  10/17/2012  | 
Street View imagery and a gallery of photos provide a previously unseen glimpse into Google's closely guarded data centers.
IT Has Changed, But IT Budgets Haven't
News  |  10/17/2012  | 
IT's role is shifting to focus more on innovation and driving revenue. So why are budgeting practices so stuck in the past?
Virtualization And The Case For Universal Grid Architectures
Commentary  |  10/17/2012  | 
Today, virtualization can make one system act like 10, but making 10 physical boxes look and act like one is far more valuable. And that is where we are heading.
SAP Launches Cloud Platform Built On Hana
News  |  10/17/2012  | 
SAP's in-memory technology is the differentiator for application services and database services that will take on Oracle and Salesforce.com in the cloud.
SAP Pumps Up Mobile Analytics Power
News  |  10/16/2012  | 
Financial planning app, SAP Business Planning and Consolidation, goes mobile, in continued build out of mobile analytics portfolio.
Teradata Announces 'Big Analytics' Appliance, Free Aster Version
News  |  10/15/2012  | 
Teradata Aster Big Analytics Appliance combines Hadoop and Aster nodes in a configurable, ready-to-go rack.
SuccessFactors Employee Central Now Looks Like Pinterest
News  |  10/12/2012  | 
Reconfigurable user interface tiles and more social interaction come to the human capital management portal.
Expect To Save Millions In The Cloud? Prove It
Commentary  |  10/12/2012  | 
Top government IT officials will discuss their plans to implement cloud computing and save money at the GovCloud 2012 conference in Washington.
Google Officially Speeds Up Web Page Loads
News  |  10/11/2012  | 
Google's mod_pagespeed software, finally exiting beta after two years, reduces load times of Web pages served by Apache Web servers by as much as 50%.
Apple vs. Samsung Injunction Reversed On Appeal
News  |  10/11/2012  | 
Apple was dealt a counterblow Thursday in its patent fracas with Samsung. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled that the district court in California overstepped when it granted Apple's injunction against selling the Samsung Galaxy Nexus in the United States.
SAP CEO Tackles Tough Cloud Questions
Commentary  |  10/11/2012  | 
Jim Hagemann Snabe discusses SAP's ongoing transformation and takes on Oracle's version of the truth in this video interview from the InformationWeek 500 conference.
Schmidt Dishes On Google-Apple Battle Royale
News  |  10/11/2012  | 
Google's and Apple's smartphone platform war is much more important than the war between Apple's and Microsoft's desktop platforms, says Google CEO Eric Schmidt.
Google Puts Some Microsoft Office Exports On Life Support
News  |  10/10/2012  | 
Google says ability to export Google Apps files in legacy Office formats will continue until the end of January.
Amazon's Share Of Government Cloud Computing 'Accelerating'
News  |  10/10/2012  | 
As Amazon announces new services for government customers, it says the 1,800 government and education customers that now use Amazon Web Services prove "rapid" adoption of its cloud computing products.
Payroll Giant ADP Flexes HR Apps Muscle
News  |  10/10/2012  | 
Human capital management software competition just keep heating up, as ADP jumps in with cloud-based tools for midsize companies.
Akamai Zaps Web Content Delivery Delays
News  |  10/9/2012  | 
Akamai services gain new smarts about end user devices and network conditions, to prevent delays that can happen when third-party servers dish up content.
IBM, AT&T Team On Secure Cloud Services
News  |  10/9/2012  | 
Business customers can opt for secure connection to IBM's SmartCloud Enterprise+ cloud services via AT&T VPN network.
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