News & Commentary
Content tagged with Cloud posted in March 2010
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Feds Developing Cloud Security Program
News  |  3/31/2010  | 
Proposed FedRAMP effort would make it easier for federal agencies to overcome compliance hurdles and participate in the Obama administration's drive toward the cloud.
Orange, OpenX To Challenge DoubleClick
News  |  3/31/2010  | 
Telecom operator will use OpenX's platform to reach the 343 million users of its Ad Network service.
Health Data Deluge Expected To Spur Change
News  |  3/31/2010  | 
Expect to see more data center consolidation, database management challenges and use of desktop virtualization in medical facilities, analyst predicts.
SAP Launches Collaboration Cloud
News  |  3/31/2010  | 
StreamWork announcement highlights agile development and innovation. But is it a platform customers want from SAP?
Photo Gallery: Large Hadron Collider Sets Record
News  |  3/30/2010  | 
The world's biggest machine is expected to produce 15 million GB of data annually for analysis by scientists eager to learn about subatomic particles and their role in the universe.
Using Cloud Computing for Business Continuity
Commentary  |  3/30/2010  | 
Most enterprises are not buying public-cloud computing systems as their primary platform for business-critical applications... For now, perhaps they should not go in this direction. That is, not until business continuity, or disaster recovery, becomes the next killer app for cloud computing.
If You've Got Big Data, You May Want Big Memory
Commentary  |  3/30/2010  | 
Jas Dhillon, CTO of Taser, explained to me last December how his company has gone from delivering stunning shocks to unruly police suspects to shocking the competition via cloud computing. In continuing to follow Taser's innovative approach, I found a story behind the story of how Taser was able to do this.
Connected TVs Gaining Interest
News  |  3/30/2010  | 
Consumers' growing use of PCs and game consoles to access the Internet on TV bodes well for the future of connected TVs, analyst says.
NASA Archiving Social Networking Activity
News  |  3/30/2010  | 
The U.S. space agency has teamed with The Internet Archive to archive its image, video, and audio collections in a single, searchable resource.
Victorinox Offers 'Unhackable' USB Stick
News  |  3/30/2010  | 
Any attempt to forcibly open the flash drive triggers a self-destruct mechanism that burns the device's CPU and memory chip, company says.
Red Hat KVM Virtualization Finds Early Adopters
Commentary  |  3/29/2010  | 
Red Hat launched Enterprise Virtualization Nov. 3 based on yet another hypervisor, KVM. Red Hat had arrived on the scene late, what with VMware, Citrix and Microsoft already partying like it was 1999 all over again. I wondered how long it would take for Red Hat to be able to demonstrate some uptake of KVM.
Google Mobile Service Trouble In China
News  |  3/29/2010  | 
Google's mainland China service dashboard shows mobile service problems.
JooJoo Ships Tablet PC
News  |  3/29/2010  | 
Fusion Garage says it is shipping the device formerly known as the Crunchpad ahead of Apple's iPad.
Microsoft Plans Xbox Storage Upgrade
News  |  3/29/2010  | 
The move will enable third-party USB Flash drives to be used for the storage of data on the Xbox 360 video gaming console.
Google Broadband Plan Stirs Hunger For Speed
News  |  3/26/2010  | 
The company's experimental fiber network plan has elicited almost 200,000 invitations from speed-starved Internet users.
4 Thoughts From Cloud Connect 2010
Commentary  |  3/26/2010  | 
Last week I attended Cloud Connect 2010, which covered a great number of topics around cloud computing. I walked away with lots to think about surrounding four major concepts: private clouds, specialized clouds, (lack of) standards, and the unresolved legal implications of cloud computing.
Apple iBookstore More Relaxed About Explicit Content
News  |  3/26/2010  | 
Explicit content in Apple's iBookstore seems not to be the problem that it is in the App Store.
Card Hacker Draws 20 Year Sentence
News  |  3/26/2010  | 
Prosecutors said the hacks into accounts held by customers of Barnes & Noble, OfficeMax, TJX, and other retailers resulted in more than $200 million in losses and damages.
CA Completes 3Tera Acquisition
News  |  3/25/2010  | 
The purchase of 3Tera, a supplier of application packaging for the cloud, is CA's third acquisition of a cloud computing startup this year.
Publishers Inking iPad Ad Deals
News  |  3/25/2010  | 
Major publishers are reportedly lining up advertisers to buy interactive ads, including video, to appear on Apple's iPad.
Gmail-To-Outlook Glitch Fixed
News  |  3/25/2010  | 
Google says it's resolved a problem with Google Apps that halted delivery of e-mails and other information to Outlook users.
Dell Builds Out Virtualized Server Management
Commentary  |  3/24/2010  | 
Dell has learned a lot over the last three and a half years, as it's quietly established its Data Center Solutions business, producing cloud-configured servers for Ask.com, Yahoo, and Microsoft. Now it's crafting management systems to manage those servers like a cloud, as well.
Dell Offers Turnkey Cloud Computing Package
News  |  3/24/2010  | 
The package will integrate PowerEdge C servers and services from Dell with software from Dell partners to reduce the cost of building cloud computing environments.
E-Reader Buyer's Guide
News  |  3/24/2010  | 
We round up an early crop of electronic readers including Amazon's Kindle, Sony's Reader, Barnes & Noble's Nook, and Apple's forthcoming iPad, and see how they stack up.
Google Suggests Ways Around China Apps Roadblocks
News  |  3/24/2010  | 
The search engine giant is warning users of its services in China that disruptions to Google Apps are possible.
Gmail Gets Intruder Alarm
News  |  3/24/2010  | 
Watching for suspicious account activity is now easier for Gmail users.
Dell Unveils Medical Archiving Storage Products
News  |  3/24/2010  | 
Dell Medical Archiving Solution aims to help healthcare providers manage exploding data storage requirements.
Workday 10 Boosts HR Capabilities
News  |  3/24/2010  | 
The enterprise resource planning suite gains talent profiles, employee goals, and succession planning features.
GSA To Update Cloud Computing Web Site
News  |  3/24/2010  | 
Apps.gov will get a user interface and content redesign as well as a revamped request for quotations interface and social media hosting capability.
Health IT Storage Challenges To Surge
News  |  3/24/2010  | 
The coming demand for storage will be great, but so will regulatory and compliance scrutiny, data security, risk mitigation, and transparency.
Intel, AMD Servers To Run NYSE Data Centers
News  |  3/23/2010  | 
Like Google, Yahoo, Amazon, and Microsoft, the NYSE is building its data centers with PC-style servers, disk drives, and I/O devices -- on a massive scale.
China Calls Google's Actions 'Wrong'
News  |  3/23/2010  | 
Chinese authorities have warned Google not to politicize commerce.
Technology Connects, Protects Seniors
Commentary  |  3/23/2010  | 
Products for an aging -- but plugged-in -- population address brain fitness, social networking, personal monitoring, and the concerns of caregivers.
Android Builds Extend Corona SDK Beyond iPhone
News  |  3/23/2010  | 
Generating apps that run on multiple mobile platforms is getting easier.
Virtual Lab Managers Pave Path To Cloud
Commentary  |  3/23/2010  | 
I've tried to make this point before: The path to the cloud lies through the virtualization of your own data center infrastructure. The two things are intertwined. And just when I'm wondering how to get the point across again, along comes a "snapshot" from Voke Research to clinch the case.
Google Ends Censorship In China
News  |  3/22/2010  | 
The world now waits for the reaction of the Chinese government.
Chinese Netizens Seek Clarity From Google
News  |  3/22/2010  | 
Internet users in China want Google and the Chinese government to communicate in a more open manner about the company's future plans.
Microsoft Speeds Desktop Virtualization Protocol
News  |  3/19/2010  | 
With help from Citrix Systems, Microsoft steps up its efforts to offer a competitive virtual desktop infrastructure.
Adobe Flash CS5 For Windows May Violate Apple Rules
News  |  3/19/2010  | 
The language of Apple's iPhone Developer Agreement indicates that using Windows to build iPhone apps is forbidden.
Let Stormy Session On Cloud Standards Be Your Guide
Commentary  |  3/18/2010  | 
A panel Wednesday at the Cloud Connect show in Santa Clara, Calif. to talk about where cloud standards are going did not go as planned. Whatever the script, it was as if the audience had come prepared to present its point of view, and the panel members were forced to listen.
Viacom Secretly Uploaded Videos, YouTube Claims
News  |  3/18/2010  | 
Employees of Viacom allegedly went to Kinko's to upload copyrighted clips to YouTube surreptitiously.
Google, Intel, Sony Plan Android TV Platform
News  |  3/18/2010  | 
The content platform, set-top boxes, and Internet-ready TVs expected to be called Google TV has not been confirmed.
Amazon Launches Kindle For Mac
News  |  3/18/2010  | 
The Apple Mac software expands the number of devices on which e-books bought from Amazon can be read, which now include the iPhone, BlackBerry, and Kindle reader.
Apple Board Member Jerome B. York Dies
News  |  3/18/2010  | 
York, 71, was hospitalized in Michigan on Tuesday following a brain hemorrhage.
Branding Brilliance Behind Cisco's Borderless Networks
Commentary  |  3/18/2010  | 
Our Server Den columnist says that Cisco is smartly encapsulating the deep technology of next-gen networks supporting mobile workers and streaming video, but Juniper and HP ProCurve won't stand idly by.
EMC Offers Microsoft Exchange Protection
News  |  3/18/2010  | 
The integrated set of technologies uses Microsoft Exchange Server 2010's API, including the e-mail server's replication API.
Cloud Connect: NIST Prepares 'Use Case' Site
News  |  3/18/2010  | 
The National Institute of Standards and Technology will build a "use case" repository that may eventually give shape to cloud computing specifications.
Google Calendar Now Finds Best Meeting Time
News  |  3/17/2010  | 
Scheduling becomes easier when treated as a search problem.
Global CIO: Will Cisco's Revolutionary Router Torpedo Tinseltown?
Commentary  |  3/17/2010  | 
Technology is roiling short-sighted Hollywood, and the business-model implications and opportunities for CIOs in every industry are enormous.
Google Nexus One Coming To Sprint
News  |  3/17/2010  | 
The mobile carrier says that it will disclose pricing and availability soon.
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