News & Commentary
Content tagged with Cloud posted in February 2012
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Cloud Success Stories In Spotlight At Coud Connect
News  |  2/9/2012  | 
This year, implementing cloud computing will take precedence over defining it at the annual Santa Clara show that helped define cloud architecture.
Oracle Counters SAP Cloud Plan With Taleo Bid
News  |  2/9/2012  | 
Responding to SAP's (delayed) SuccessFactors deal and's rapid growth, Oracle makes a $1.9 billion deal in the cloud-computing arena.
Free Storage In Cloud's Secret: Leftovers
News  |  2/8/2012  | 
Startup Symform offers up to 200 GBs free using a network of participants' excess capacity.
Interior Department Tries Again With Cloud Email
News  |  2/8/2012  | 
After a failed attempt to award Microsoft the contract to move to hosted email and collaboration services, the department is shopping for a new provider.
GSA Details Federal Cloud Security Program
News  |  2/8/2012  | 
The General Services Administration on Tuesday released extensive new details on FedRAMP, a program the Obama administration hopes will accelerate the adoption of cloud computing and cut security costs.
Jive Financials Show Social Software Momentum
News  |  2/8/2012  | 
Following IPO, Jive reports a bigger loss but also bigger deals--and a new user self-provisioning cloud option on the horizon.
Altaro Rolls Out Enhanced Backup For Hyper-V
News  |  2/8/2012  | 
New software allows backup of virtual machines in clusters, external drive support.
Amazon Drops S3 Storage Pricing
News  |  2/7/2012  | 
Amazon Web Services' users will get up to 13.5% off their bill, depending on how much they store.
Federal Standards Body Focuses On Big Data, Cloud
News  |  2/7/2012  | 
National Institute of Standards and Technology's new IT Lab Director Chuck Romine says agency is focusing on big data, cloud computing, mobility, and cybersecurity in the coming year.
VMware Rapidly Expands Cloud Partner Network
News  |  2/6/2012  | 
VMware users who want to run virtualized workloads in the cloud now have 94 cloud service providers to choose from in a wide variety of worldwide geographies.
Socialcast Brings Fast Answers To Far-Flung Nonprofit Workers
News  |  2/6/2012  | 
Enterprise social network enables international health agency workers to get immediate answers from peers, rather than waiting for the home office in D.C. to respond.
Wolfram Alpha Learns Image, Data Tricks
News  |  2/6/2012  | 
Wolfram Alpha adds paid subscription service that provides new image and data analysis capabilities.
Nimble 2.0 Builds On Social CRM Vision
News  |  2/6/2012  | 
Integrated social contact management tool adds Google+, Facebook Pages, and API links to HubSpot, MailChimp, and Woofu.
Qualcomm's Vision For Next-Gen Airplane Wi-Fi
News  |  2/6/2012  | 
Qualcomm is pitching the idea of "4G on a plane" to the U.S. government. But its 300Gbps Next-Gen AG has some hurdles to clear before takeoff.
Symantec Expands Backup Options
News  |  2/6/2012  | 
New versions of Backup Exec and NetBackup reduce backup windows, enhance replication and snapshots.
Microsoft CRM Embraces iPhone, iPad, Android
News  |  2/6/2012  | 
Microsoft Dynamics CRM update will include native mobile apps for Windows Phone 7, iOS, Android, and BlackBerry devices.
SoftLayer: A New Kind Of Cloud Service
News  |  2/3/2012  | 
SoftLayer's customers can move data with the click of a button from virtual servers to physical and back, whenever they choose, in SoftLayer data centers.
Google Rejects EU Request On Privacy Policy Consolidation
News  |  2/3/2012  | 
EU regulators want Google to delay its plan to combine privacy policies. But Google doesn't like that idea.
Vblocks' Secret Sauce: Simplicity
Commentary  |  2/2/2012  | 
Take a peek at why CSC, just the latest fan of VBlocks, used the virtualization technology to build eight cloud data centers.
Google: Digital Music Case Has Cloud Law Implications
News  |  2/2/2012  | 
In a cloud computing legal battle, Google sides with ReDigi instead of Capitol Records, but court rebuffs its attempt to file a 'friend-of-the-court' brief.
Leaked Video: Lithium Turns To Internal Communities
News  |  2/1/2012  | 
Lithium has always maintained an exclusive focus on customer-facing social communities, but the video of a sales briefing shows new internal collaboration plans.
How To Do Cloud Apps With Microsoft
Slideshows  |  2/1/2012  | 
Microsoft's Office cloud apps and storage are one of the Web's best-kept secrets. Why settle for Google Docs?
Amazon Grows Revenue, Keeps Cloud Numbers Hidden
Commentary  |  2/1/2012  | 
As Amazon reported a 35% jump in revenue, it dodged key questions about Kindle Fire and AWS cloud services--namely, whether AWS is helping Amazon's bottom line or still working toward a breakeven point.
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