Microsoft Cloud Sales Exceed Expectations
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.
Here's What's Different About 'The Cloud'
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.
Healthcare IT Career Tips
IT pros without clinical experience shouldn't rule out possible transitions into emerging healthcare IT jobs.
Microsoft Releases Exchange 2010
The e-mail server includes better storage optimization, voicemail integration, archiving, and potentially big cost savings, says the software giant.
What's The Definition Of Cloud Computing?
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.
HP's Hurd, IBM's Palmisano Agree: Cloud Is Lousy Name
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
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
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.
Dell Eyes Cloud Computing
To become a major cloud computing hardware supplier, Dell must master best practices for producing the right machine for a given cloud.
Intel Details Private Cloud Hurdles
At the Cloud Computing Conference & Expo, an executive in Intel's Server Platform Group describes the potential gains -- and pitfalls -- of cloud computing.
Lenovo Unveils ThinkCentre PC
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
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.