News & Commentary
Content tagged with Cloud posted in March 2010
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Cloud Connect: Grappling With Economics
News  |  3/17/2010  | 
The adoption of cloud computing by enterprises is no longer considered an experiment, but debates still rage over terminology and costs.
Cisco Accelerates Borderless Networks
News  |  3/17/2010  | 
The company is expanding Medianet to support the discovery of endpoint devices whether they are VoIP phones, cameras, or displays.
Microsoft Reiterates Cloud Commitment
News  |  3/17/2010  | 
Microsoft executives at the Cloud Connect event echo CEO Steve Ballmer's vow that cloud computing is a key priority.
Google Builds Microsoft Exchange Escape Route
News  |  3/16/2010  | 
Would-be Google Apps converts now have an simple way to liberate their data from Microsoft's popular e-mail server.
Cloud Connect: U.S. IT In Forefront
News  |  3/16/2010  | 
The Cloud Connect conference opens with a warning on how the rest of the world views the U.S.-driven cloud computing phenomenon.
Google Brings Nexus One To AT&T, Rogers Wireless
News  |  3/16/2010  | 
The search company says that it's pleased with sales of the device, even as critics declare the Nexus One a failure.
Microsoft Previews Internet Explorer 9
News  |  3/16/2010  | 
Unveiled at the MIX10 conference in Las Vegas, an early version of IE9 Web browser draws praise from Mozilla.
Practical Analysis: How To Lead In Cloud Adoption
Commentary  |  3/16/2010  | 
Cloud Connect event shows companies taking very practical approaches to implementing cloud computing.
Global CIO: Patni Latest Outsourcer To Buy U.S. Capacity
Commentary  |  3/16/2010  | 
The recession offered a good chance to buy up capacity for business processing, software development, data centers.
Intel Unveils Entry Level SSD
News  |  3/16/2010  | 
When used with a hard disk drive, the X25-V solid state drive can boost a PC's performance by up to 43%, the company says.
Appistry Extends File Management In Private Cloud
Commentary  |  3/16/2010  | 
Appistry is expanding its Cloud IQ platform, a basis for building a private cloud inside the enterprise, to include a file storage system. Cloud IQ Storage is aimed at extremely large storage loads-- up to a petabyte -- that would enable next generation, high scalable applications dealing with masses of data.
Google's Tim Bray Hates Apple's iPhone
News  |  3/15/2010  | 
The newly hired Android developer advocate rails against Apple's constraints on iPhone apps.
Google China Shutdown Almost Certain
News  |  3/15/2010  | 
Reports indicate that could go dark in a matter of weeks, news that has brightened the financial prospects of Google's rivals in China.
Microsoft Xbox Sales Top Wii, PS3
News  |  3/12/2010  | 
But sales of all gaming hardware, including the Sony PS2, PlayStation Portable, and Nintendo DS, are down from a year ago.
Infor Flex Smooths App Upgrades
News  |  3/12/2010  | 
Software and service bundles are designed to make implementation time and cost predictable.
China Warns Google To Obey Law
News  |  3/12/2010  | 
Promising consequences if Google flouts China's censorship laws, Chinese authorities also chide the U.S. for its human rights record.
Apple iPad Available For Pre-Order
News  |  3/12/2010  | 
The company is promising to deliver its "magical" device in early April.
OCZ Releases SSD For Netbooks
News  |  3/12/2010  | 
The 32 GB solid-state drive will be priced under $100, company says.
GDC: Sony Unveils PS3 Motion Controller
News  |  3/11/2010  | 
Nearly 40 developers and game publishers are building software for the PlayStation Move, said Sony.
Western Digital Intros Portable Video Drive
News  |  3/11/2010  | 
My Passport AV plugs into the USB port of a game console, camcorder, TV, digital video recorder or Blu-ray player.
Google Testing TV Internet Search
News  |  3/11/2010  | 
The experiment could determine whether TV viewers would favor Web-like searches over the use of remote control searches.
Global CIO: Apple, IBM, & Oracle Get Turbocharged By Cisco
Commentary  |  3/10/2010  | 
Cisco's Internet-acceleration plan means big opportunities for 14 key vendors. But more important, what's it mean for you?
GDC: iPhone Developers Face Hidden Risks
News  |  3/10/2010  | 
Most iPhone developers don't fully understand the regulatory compliance challenges that accompany app distribution.
Management Tools Will Be Cloud Glue
Commentary  |  3/10/2010  | 
The year has started out with significant M&A activity from vendors looking to deliver the necessary components for cloud computing. They all come to market with their own technologies and solutions, but there's one offering that's a must-have.
GDC: OnLive Takes Gaming To The Cloud
News  |  3/10/2010  | 
A cloud-based online gaming service founded by a veteran of Apple and WebTV highlights the Game Developers Conference.
Army Plans Massive E-mail Consolidation
News  |  3/10/2010  | 
The multi-year, $243 million project is part of a larger IT transformation effort, and could spark military-wide e-mail consolidation.
Dell Simplifies Backup And Recovery For SMBs
News  |  3/10/2010  | 
Dell is offering SMBs a fully-integrated, disk-based back backup solution with available deduplication that can be installed in less than 30 minutes.
Google Launches Store For Web Apps
News  |  3/9/2010  | 
The Google Apps Marketplace will let third-party developers sell their Web apps to Google Apps customers.
Taser Cloud Manager Leads Experiment In Police Evidence
Commentary  |  3/9/2010  | 
There's an experiment underway to see whether video recordings of police actions can be captured as they occur -- by an officer wearing a camera as an ear piece. Local police forces can't afford the system that captures the contents of the camera and stores them. But that's where the cloud can help.
White House Plans Innovation Prize Platform
News  |  3/9/2010  | 
The government plans to release a Web-based platform for federal agencies to use prizes and challenges to crowdsource innovative approaches to government problems.
Sony Sets Aggressive 3D TV Target
News  |  3/9/2010  | 
If the company hits its sales goals -- 2.5 million 3-D televisions and 67% more TVs overall -- its TV business will be profitable for the first time in seven years.
NASA Shifts Data Center Strategy
News  |  3/9/2010  | 
New guidance on cloud computing, energy efficiency, and data center consolidation puts the space agency's $1.5 billion data center plans on hold for now.
80% Say Internet Access A Right
News  |  3/9/2010  | 
Nearly half of those surveyed in an international poll said they did not think they could cope without the Internet.
EMC Offers Email Compliance App
News  |  3/9/2010  | 
SourceOne Email Supervisor is designed to help companies meet legal compliance requirements for electronic documents.
Cloud Connect: A Convergence Of Expertise
News  |  3/8/2010  | 
The Cloud Connect conference March 15-18 will feature leaders of the NoSQL movement speaking on how to handle large data sets in the cloud.
Google Debuts Public Data Explorer
News  |  3/8/2010  | 
The company's latest visualization experiment lets users create their own charts and graphs using public data.
IDC: 2010 PC Shipments Mostly Mobile
News  |  3/8/2010  | 
Portables such as ultrathin mobiles and WiMAX-enabled machines will account for more than 60% of all PC shipments, researcher predicts.
Energizer Removes Infected Battery Monitoring Software
News  |  3/8/2010  | 
The company says that it is working with U.S.-CERT to determine how the software on its servers became infected.
RightNow Challenges SaaS Vendors On Pricing
News  |  3/5/2010  | 
Software-as-a-service vendor RightNow challenges other on-demand suppliers to get on the cloud pricing model.
Google Buys Maker Of Microsoft Office Plugin
News  |  3/5/2010  | 
By acquiring DocVerse, Google is paving the road to cloud computing.
Software Patching Too Much Trouble For Most
News  |  3/5/2010  | 
Automated software patching, common among enterprises, is making its way onto consumer PCs.
Ciena Posts $53 Million Loss In Q1
News  |  3/5/2010  | 
The networking equipment provider is about to double its revenues by acquiring Nortel Network's Metro Ethernet unit for $769 million.
Court Sides With TiVo In Patent Dispute
News  |  3/5/2010  | 
The federal appellate ruling could help TiVo in patent-infringement litigation involving AT&T, Verizon Communications, and Microsoft.
Intel Atom Platform Targets SMBs
News  |  3/5/2010  | 
LaCie, LG Electronics, QNAP, Synology, and Thecus plan to use the technology in their storage products, the chip maker said.
Desktops Irrelevant? Oh, That It Could Be So
Commentary  |  3/4/2010  | 
SiliconRepublic quotes a Google Europe exec saying "desktops will be irrelevant in three years." CIOs can only dream that some device, any device, would actually go away.
Microsoft Office Heads For The Cloud
News  |  3/4/2010  | 
Steve Ballmer says his company's popular productivity suite is evolving to take advantage of Web-based computing.
Google Gesture Search Available For Android
News  |  3/4/2010  | 
The latest Google Labs experiment allows people to input letters for mobile search queries using a finger on a touch screen.
Jitterbit Intros Salesforce Data Migration Service
News  |  3/4/2010  | 
The combined software and service offering brings on-premise data into the cloud.
White House Backs Open311
News  |  3/4/2010  | 
The Open311 standard allows developers to link cities' online information and other services together and make them accessible to residents via Twitter, and Facebook.
Google's Got Your Backup
News  |  3/4/2010  | 
Among other reasons to consider Google Apps: automatic backups for disaster recovery.
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