Salesforce.com's Wizard Was Parker Harris And Team
Much has been recorded about the rise of Salesforce.com and how Marc Benioff's clever marketing brought the company to the forefront. Today, with its stock reaching new highs, I wanted to pay tribute to a giant of cloud computing, Parker Harris, the technology magician behind the marketing who made Benioff's story possible.
Q & A: Army CIO Advances Consolidation Effort
Cloud computing and powerful mobile devices are part of Jeffrey Sorenson's plan to centralize Army IT and make it more consistent for soldiers deploying from bases to the battlefield.
5 Predictions For Government IT In 2010
Government agencies will continue to struggle with cybersecurity, while making strides in transparency and cloud computing. There will also be new pushes for accountability and IT procurement reform.
Top Tech Gear Of 2009
We take a look back at the year's best smartphones, netbooks, desktops, laptops, and mobile device accessories.
Full Nelson: Many Eyes, Dancing Data
With data taking center stage in every organization, the ability to make sense and take action on that data is vital. Technology like Many Eyes will make that process more inviting.
Beware Of Cloud Transfer Costs
When data center managers are looking at cloud storage solutions the primary focus is on the monthly cloud storage capacity cost. One of the hidden charges is the transfer or bandwidth costs. This is the cost essentially for the amount of data you access over the cloud. We have seen cases where this cost can be as much or more than the cost of the capacity!
NASA Launches Portable Cloud Effort
The space agency's Nebula cloud computing platform is basically data centers housed in shipping containers that can be transported almost anywhere.
Los Angeles Goes Google
As of Monday, city employees will be able to start using Google Apps for daily computing tasks.
Zeus Bot Appears in EC2 Cloud, Detected, Dismissed
A virtual machine in Amazon's EC2 cloud has been used as a command and control host for a password stealing version of Zeus, says a senior researcher in the Internet Security Intelligence Initiative, part of CA's security unit. "This is a particularly juicy target," says another security expert.
Why Microsoft Azure Should Matter To Businesses
I'll make a prediction that 2010 will be the most exciting year yet for cloud computing, and that's partly related to Microsoft's ramp-up of Azure. Anyone attending Salesforce.com's Dreamforce conference last month understands the potential of cloud platforms for rapid application development. And this is all coming together at a time when IT shops need to quickly and cheaply turn out innovative new applications for the business.
Video Driving Cisco Growth
Cisco will accellerate its move into video while also branching aggressively into collaboration and virtualization, said CEO John Chambers.
Data.gov Heads For Overhaul
The government is looking to make significant improvements to its open data repository, adding features for developers and consumers and prodding agencies to participate.
Fujitsu To Offer Cloud Services
The company enters the ranks of cloud competitors, supplying compute infrastructure as a service through its expanded data centers.
Getting Started With Full Disk Encryption
Today, full-system encryption in software is feasible and practical. Here's how to get up and running using solutions from PGP, McAfee, Sophos, and open-source options TrueCrypt and DiskCryptor.
IBM Fellow Says SOA More Relevant Than Ever
You can't help getting the impression from Kerrie Holley, IBM's CTO of its SOA Center of Excellence, of how much the idea of services remain the underpinning of what we're trying to do. That's true whether you're talking about restructuring the enterprise data center, implementing a simple Web service, invoking software-as-a-service such as Salesforce.com, or go straight to cloud computing.
What's in Store for SaaS in 2010?
The role of software as a service (SaaS) offerings will change in the next 12 to 16 months, and how it works itself into your IT operation will be significant. First, the rise of SaaS as an office automation solution will be very apparent in 2010. Second, third and fourth...
Ready To Launch? Lack Of Scalability A Killer
Yahoo Pipes is a way to mash up RSS feeds and Web pages into combined information, apply rules and filters, and publish it. When it launched Feb. 7, 2007, the Pipes API worked fine in principle. But as "Daniel" said from the audience at a San Francisco panel this week, Pipes wasn't ready to scale.
Intel Floats Cloud Computing On A Chip
InformationWeek readers were the first to learn about Intel's efforts to pack a data center onto a single chip, via my recent interview with Intel chief technology officer Justin Rattner. (See Intel CTO Envisions On-Chip Data Centers.) Now, the chip behemoth has taken things one step further, formally announcing its single-chip cloud research project.
Intel Demos 48-Core CPU
The single-chip cloud computer aims to dramatically boost performance and power efficiency in laptops, desktops, and servers.
IBM To Furnish Cloud Computing To Ho Chi Minh City
IBM has already established cloud computing centers in the Chinese cities of Dongying and Wuxi. In the former, the cloud will serve as a "smarter city" platform for development of services. In Wuxi, it will serve as a collective platform for software development. Now it's on to Ho Chi Minh City.