News & Commentary
Content tagged with Cloud posted in November 2009
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Microsoft Cloud Sales Exceed Expectations
Commentary  |  11/11/2009  | 
Microsoft Business Division president Stephen Elop says he's been pleasantly surprised that enterprise customers' demand for cloud-based versions of Exchange and Office have exceeded Microsoft's expectations.
Global CIO: Why Oracle's Larry Ellison Will Tell The EU To Pound Sand
Commentary  |  11/10/2009  | 
Larry Ellison wants to compete head-on against IBM. He needs Sun to do that. The EU stands in his way. The popinjays better be sure to buckle up their chinstraps.
Here's What's Different About 'The Cloud'
Commentary  |  11/10/2009  | 
What's different about cloud computing versus the forms of computing that have gone before? It's really just a matter of scale, isn't it? The Google or Amazon.com or eBay data centers are maybe a little bigger than a big enterprise data center, right? Wrong. One answer lies in an example like Hadoop.
Dell Offers Exchange 2010 Services
News  |  11/10/2009  | 
The computer maker introduced reference architectures and consulting services for customers migrating to Microsoft Exchange 2010.
Healthcare IT Career Tips
News  |  11/9/2009  | 
IT pros without clinical experience shouldn't rule out possible transitions into emerging healthcare IT jobs.
Gartner Downgrades SaaS Forecast
News  |  11/9/2009  | 
Software-as-a-service revenue is projected to rise 17.7% in 2009, fueled by growth in CRM and office suites.
Microsoft Releases Exchange 2010
News  |  11/9/2009  | 
The e-mail server includes better storage optimization, voicemail integration, archiving, and potentially big cost savings, says the software giant.
Global CIO: Cloud Computing's New Name: Who Will Win $100 Million?
Commentary  |  11/9/2009  | 
HP, IBM, and Oracle say "cloud computing" is a bad name, so we're asking you to come up with a replacement name. You might (hah!) win $100,000,000.
What's The Definition Of Cloud Computing?
Commentary  |  11/6/2009  | 
What's the definition of cloud computing? I keep asking myself that question and hearing different answers. Despite the frequent use of the term, it still means different things to different people. That was evident at the Cloud Computing Conference & Expo this week in Santa Clara, where I thought I would find consensus.
IBM Unveils Cloud Computing Software Tools
News  |  11/5/2009  | 
Rational Software Delivery Services offers software development and testing tools for public and private cloud computing environments.
HP's Hurd, IBM's Palmisano Agree: Cloud Is Lousy Name
Commentary  |  11/5/2009  | 
Sure, Hewlett-Packard CEO Mark Hurd and IBM CEO Sam Palmisano spit nails at each other over most things, but on this they agree: while cloud computing has tremendous potential as a technological approach, the term itself is a lousy name. We're with you, guys, but please: whatever the new name is, no more three-letter acronyms, okay?
Toshiba Expands Mobile HDD Line
News  |  11/5/2009  | 
Its 1.8-inch hard disk drives for laptops and netbooks uses 42% less power than 2.5-inch drives operating at a comparable rate, company says.
NetSuite: A Study On Cloud Computing's Potential
Commentary  |  11/5/2009  | 
Will companies move their core business applications to the cloud? It's one of the great unanswered questions, and one reason NetSuite is so interesting to watch. Based on NetSuite's third-quarter financial report, the answer to this question remains partly cloudy.
Government Technologist: Vivek Kundra's Data Center Problem
Commentary  |  11/4/2009  | 
The number of data centers belonging to the U.S. government has more than doubled in the past 10 years. Can Federal CIO Vivek Kundra put a stop to the trend?
Parallels Upgrades Mac Virtualization Software
News  |  11/4/2009  | 
Version 5 of Parallels Desktop is 300% faster, improves graphic performance, and adds 70 features.
Dell Eyes Cloud Computing
News  |  11/4/2009  | 
To become a major cloud computing hardware supplier, Dell must master best practices for producing the right machine for a given cloud.
Dell To Close Perot Deal 'Promptly'
News  |  11/4/2009  | 
Completion of tender offer gives Dell more than 90% of tech services provider's shares.
VoiceCon 2009: Siemens Brings Twitter To OpenScape
News  |  11/4/2009  | 
The social network support can analyze tweets to automatically set up conference calls, as well as adjust a user's presence, status, and device availability.
Tech Pros Want Security, Healthcare, Green Certifications
Commentary  |  11/4/2009  | 
Techies are seeking professional certifications in emerging areas like healthcare and green IT, and especially old standbys like IT security, according to a new survey.
T-Mobile Restores Voice, Data Services
News  |  11/4/2009  | 
The service outage comes as T-Mobile is still reeling from its Sidekick data-loss fiasco.
Hybrid Clouds Floating To Enterprise Forefront
News  |  11/4/2009  | 
At the Cloud Computing Conference and Expo, speakers raise the prospect of private clouds working with public clouds.
Second Life Steps Into The Enterprise
News  |  11/4/2009  | 
Companies can now run their own, private version of the virtual world in their data centers, for added security and control.
Microsoft Offers Free SaaS To Salesforce, Oracle Customers
News  |  11/3/2009  | 
The offer for six free months of Dynamics CRM Online came a day after Microsoft dropped prices for cloud versions of Exchange and SharePoint.
Google Sued For Sexual, Religious Discrimination
News  |  11/3/2009  | 
A workplace discrimination lawsuit charges Google with violating the civil rights of a former employee.
Intel Details Private Cloud Hurdles
News  |  11/3/2009  | 
At the Cloud Computing Conference & Expo, an executive in Intel's Server Platform Group describes the potential gains -- and pitfalls -- of cloud computing.
Microsoft Drops Prices Of Cloud Apps
News  |  11/2/2009  | 
Exchange Online's monthly price drops from $10 to $5, and storage increases to 25 Gbytes, matching Google Gmail.
Lenovo Unveils ThinkCentre PC
News  |  11/2/2009  | 
The A70z, Lenovo's first all-in-one desktop PC for business, sports a 19-inch screen, Intel Core 2 Duo processor, and remote power management.
Why Google's L.A. Win is Significant for SaaS
Commentary  |  11/2/2009  | 
The Los Angeles City Council voted 12 to 0 last week to outsource its e-mail system to Google. The city will make the cloud a home for its enterprise e-mail with a $7.2-million contract that will move all 30,000 city employees to Google. This might be the most significant win to date for SaaS, a win that could drive others to cloud computing.
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