News & Commentary
Content tagged with Cloud posted in December 2011
How OpenFlow Changes Networking
News  |  12/29/2011  | 
OpenFlow is a new standard made for virtualized server environments. It is a software-defined way of controlling network traffic, completely changing their architecture. BigSwitch, one of the early players, shows us at the Valley View Whiteboard.
Twitter, Zynga Capitalize On Wholesale Data Center Space
News  |  12/28/2011  | 
Social media and Web 2.0 companies take advantage of available wholesale data center space, especially in Chicago and Santa Clara, Calif.
VA Plans Cloud Telephony Pilot
News  |  12/28/2011  | 
Department of Veterans Affairs solicits information to transform its telephone infrastructure to a voice-as-a-service platform.
Will RAID Die In 2012?
Commentary  |  12/28/2011  | 
The time it takes to rebuild a RAID-protected volume makes it unwieldy with today's high-capacity drives.
10 IT Shifts In 2012: Exclusive Research
Commentary  |  12/27/2011  | 
Put predictions aside: InformationWeek Research yields hard data about what's up (analytics) and down (Windows Mobile) in 2012. Take a look at your peers' IT plans.
Citrix Receiver One Answer to BYOD
News  |  12/27/2011  | 
Desktop virtualization tools like Citrix Receiver give employee-owned iOS and Android devices access to Microsoft Office apps and data.
6 Ways Cloud Computing Will Evolve In 2012
Commentary  |  12/27/2011  | 
Cloud computing will dig even deeper into the enterprise, with hybrid clouds, virtualized clients, and security standards topping the hot trends.
Nimbula Launches Cloud Migration Service
News  |  12/21/2011  | 
Startup urges enterprises with systems running in public clouds to move their workloads to in-house private cloud environments.
Feds Set Tougher Data Center Consolidation Goals
News  |  12/21/2011  | 
Federal agencies are ahead of schedule in their data center consolidation plans, so the White House now plans to close even more data centers.
5 Ways The Smartphone Market Evolved In 2011
Commentary  |  12/21/2011  | 
The smartphone market is one of the most dynamic in the world. Here are the five biggest smartphone trends that took place during 2011.
Cloud Computing Buyers Demand More, Survey Finds
Commentary  |  12/20/2011  | 
Plain vanilla cloud infrastructure isn't the main goal. Companies want to use online apps, develop cloud apps, or run a more automated internal cloud.
White House Moves To Future-Proof Government IT
News  |  12/20/2011  | 
Federal CIO Steven VanRoekel's priorities for 2012 include making sure IT investments pay off, shared services, cloud computing, data center consolidation, and cybersecurity.
Telligent Buys Leverage Software To Boost Cloud Power
News  |  12/19/2011  | 
Acquisition strengthens Telligent's cloud computing and enterprise social networking products.
Top 10 Government IT Flops Of 2011
News  |  12/19/2011  | 
Alongside success in many areas, government IT deployments suffered security snafus, fraud fiascoes, budget breakdowns, and more over the past year.
Salesforce Acquires Rypple For Social Employee Performance Management
News  |  12/19/2011  | 
Employee performance recognition and goals application to become "Successforce," build on Salesforce's enterprise social media aspirations.
Top 20 IT Trends In 2011
Commentary  |  12/19/2011  | 
The business technology sector went through a lot of changes in 2011. What follows is my list of the most important themes, events, products, and people of the past year.
Google In 2012: 10 Predictions
Commentary  |  12/16/2011  | 
The year to come will see Google circling its wagons to defend its search business and pressing its advantage through Chrome and Android.
Why Texas Schools Implemented A Disaster Recovery SAN
News  |  12/16/2011  | 
Texas Association of School Boards uses HP P4000 storage systems to replicate data synchronously and protect its assets.
Google Apps Loses L.A. Law Enforcement Deal
News  |  12/16/2011  | 
Security concerns mean Los Angeles Police Department and other law enforcement agencies won't move to Google's cloud-based e-mail suite.
Pentagon Unveils Enterprise IT Strategy
News  |  12/15/2011  | 
Department of Defense looks to save up to $5.2 billion through IT consolidation and enterprise-wide adoption of shared platforms and services.
SAP Finally Picks Up The Pace On Cloud
Commentary  |  12/15/2011  | 
Its SuccessFactors acquisition is just part of its newfound urgency.
Microsoft Office 365 Vs. Google Apps: Compliance Clash
News  |  12/14/2011  | 
Microsoft dials up the rhetoric and says take that, unidentified competitor whose name begins with the letters "Google."
YouSendIt Takes On Box, Dropbox In Cloud
News  |  12/14/2011  | 
Email attachment sender expands into cloud storage, collaboration, and file sharing.
SAP: We'll Be No. 2 Database Player By 2015
News  |  12/14/2011  | 
At SAP Influencer Summit in Boston, SAP unveils plans for cloud hiring spree and Hana-led database push. Can it push by IBM, Microsoft, and Teradata in just 3 years?
Feds Launch Shared Services Initiative
News  |  12/13/2011  | 
Federal agencies will each have to create two shared IT services in 2012, in push to accomplish more with less.
5 Worst Cloud Washers Of 2011
Commentary  |  12/13/2011  | 
Want to be a cloud vendor? Just rename your existing product, after a few tweaks. Check out our list of 2011's top offenders.
LotusLive Gets Social Project Management Tools
News  |  12/13/2011  | 
Trilog's ProjExec app brings Microsoft Project and Facebook-style features to IBM's environment for collaboration in the cloud.
12 Enterprise IT Resolutions For 2012
Slideshows  |  12/12/2011  | 
From taking mobile to the next level to preparing for a hybrid cloud world, we offer a dozen suggestions for moving toward progressive IT.
SAP Tries To Leapfrog Salesforce.com On Social Analysis
News  |  12/12/2011  | 
SAP says NetBase partnership will help companies tap Facebook and Twitter and drive better enterprise apps decisions.
Federal Cloud Strategy: 10 Case Studies
News  |  12/9/2011  | 
The White House has instructed agencies to think 'cloud first' for new IT requirements. Here's how government CIOs are making the transition.
10 Government IT Predictions For 2012: IDC
News  |  12/9/2011  | 
Mobile will be government IT's top governance issue, and overall government IT spending will hit $82.4 billion, IDC predicts.
HP-Microsoft Hybrid Cloud Eyes Regulated Enterprises
News  |  12/8/2011  | 
HP-Microsoft alliance lets CIOs use a hybrid approach, including private cloud with security and service levels strong enough for highly-regulated industries. Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint, and Lync services are part of the offering.
Qualcomm Subsidiary Focuses on Mobile Medical Data
News  |  12/8/2011  | 
Cloud-based platform helps healthcare organizations and medical device manufacturers deliver timely patient info to docs' smartphones and tablets.
Federal CIO: Project Oversight Saves $1 Billion
News  |  12/8/2011  | 
Agencies have delivered on 14 of the 25 points in the feds' year-old plan to clean up government IT, reports U.S. CIO.
Cisco CloudVerse: Build One Private Cloud, Multiple Hypervisors
News  |  12/7/2011  | 
Cisco steps back from close partner VMware to help firms build a private cloud using Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware ESX Server, plus Cisco blades.
Dell Offers SMBs More Salesforce.com Cloud Services
News  |  12/7/2011  | 
Salesforce.com's customer service suite joins Dell's growing cloud platform for CRM and related functions.
SunGard Promises 99.9% Uptime For SAP Cloud Apps
News  |  12/5/2011  | 
Enterprise-level services in the cloud include multiple layers of security, secured line communications, and guaranteed service levels for production environments.
HP Bundles Box's Cloud
News  |  12/5/2011  | 
Enterprise PC buyers can now get cloud storage and collaboration services with their HP computers.
SAP Builds Out Services Menu With SuccessFactors
Commentary  |  12/5/2011  | 
Purchase is latest move as enterprise software vendors race to develop a cloud presence and offer business resources to customers eager to use cloud-based services.
Healthcare Cloud Brings Access Control Concerns
News  |  12/5/2011  | 
N.Y. nurses service finds single sign-on enables its mobile workforce to use its multiple, disparate cloud apps.
VirtualSharp Upgrades Virtual Machine Disaster Recovery
News  |  12/5/2011  | 
ReliableDR 3.0 software targets enterprises and cloud service providers seeking simpler way to keep track of sprawling virtual environments.
Zynga Courts IPO Investors With Hybrid Cloud Strategy
News  |  12/2/2011  | 
Zynga launches games on Amazon to keep startup costs down, then brings them into its private Z cloud.
The Cloud And Your BC/DR Plan
News  |  12/2/2011  | 
Just 23% of the 414 respondents to our latest BC/DR survey use cloud services as part of their application and data resiliency strategies. What's the holdup?
Don't Bring Old Thinking To A New Disaster Recovery Model
Commentary  |  12/2/2011  | 
Private and public clouds can make high-quality DR/COOP more affordable -- if you don't undermine yourself with outmoded assumptions.
IBM, Micron Go 3-D To Boost Memory Performance
Commentary  |  12/2/2011  | 
A new manufacturing technique results in faster I/O, less power consumption, and decreased footprint.
Benioff's Dream: Toppling Microsoft, Oracle, And SAP
Commentary  |  12/2/2011  | 
Salesforce.com's CEO expounds on the social revolution, cloud computing and his goal of creating a $10-billion-a-year company.
Gartner's 2012 Forecast: Cloudy, With Widespread Consumerization
News  |  12/1/2011  | 
IT departments will need to adapt or make a last stand in the shrinking server closet, says Gartner in its 11 predictions for the coming year.
AT&T, Accenture Service Stores Medical Images In Cloud
News  |  12/1/2011  | 
Joint venture will help providers manage larger image files and assist smaller hospitals that don't have a radiologist on staff.
5 Big Cloud Trends For 2012
News  |  12/1/2011  | 
Cloud computing has made it easier for companies to experiment and innovate, and the trend will accelerate in the coming year.


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