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Content tagged with Cloud posted in March 2012
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Terremark Offers Private Clouds For Enterprises
News  |  3/30/2012  | 
Verizon cloud unit uses technology from CloudSwitch acquisition to make it easy for reluctant cloud users to migrate in and out of infrastructure-as-a-service.
6 Reasons To Use Multiple Cloud Providers
News  |  3/29/2012  | 
Music Mastermind, Coupa Software share why they turned to more than one cloud services supplier. Yes, you can mix and match Amazon and Rackspace.
White House Shares $200 Million Big Data Plan
News  |  3/29/2012  | 
Obama administration announced plans to fund R&D push for big data analysis, for applications ranging from health to defense.
The New iPad: 7 Updates That Mean Business
News  |  3/29/2012  | 
Now that the latest Apple buzz-a-thon has died down, it's time to see what the newest iPad offers enterprise users. Here are the features we find most compelling.
SuccessFactors Jam: Sweeter Than Salesforce.com Chatter?
News  |  3/29/2012  | 
SAP's recently acquired cloud business extends a Chatter-like social networking platform to 15 million subscribers at no charge.
Cloud Vendor Brings CFOs Closer To ERP Data
News  |  3/29/2012  | 
Host Analytics adds business intelligence capabilities so top execs can better anticipate future revenue.
Equinix Offers Private Cloud With A Twist
News  |  3/28/2012  | 
Highly secure, highly networked Equinix facilities in Secaucus, N.J. and Chicago let enterprise customers install their own server racks, then manage them as private infrastructure-as-a-service operations.
Google Apps Vault Promises Easy E-Discovery
News  |  3/28/2012  | 
Understanding and managing corporate correspondence can be simple and affordable, Google contends.
Put Your Test Lab In The Cloud
News  |  3/28/2012  | 
Your options for having a software development lab in the cloud are increasing. Here’s how to get your dev lab there.
HP Takes Developer Slant With Cloud Offering
News  |  3/28/2012  | 
Your options for having a software development lab in the cloud are increasing. Here’s how to get your dev lab there.
Why NoSQL Equals NoSecurity
News  |  3/28/2012  | 
If it seems security is an afterthought in the big data ecosystem, you’re right. Here’s what to do about it.
Samsung Ships 5 Million Galaxy Notes, Proves Reviewers Wrong
Commentary  |  3/28/2012  | 
Samsung has shipped 5 million Galaxy Note smartphones since its debut last year, despite the fact that it was panned for being too large.
Avaya Gives Peek At Future Of Collaboration
News  |  3/27/2012  | 
Awareness beats presence, Avaya says, outlining its vision for next generation collaboration tools at Enterprise Connect. Think technology that understands who's most relevant, based on your current work, not just who's online.
Agriculture Dept. Eyes Cloud For Geospatial Imagery
News  |  3/27/2012  | 
Farm Service Agency wants cloud service to host aerial images of farm boundaries for agency programs.
Cisco Unified Communications Play Includes iPad
News  |  3/27/2012  | 
At Enterprise Connect conference, Cisco announces Jabber will be coming to iPad and Windows. Also unveils new high-end telepresence design.
Windows 8 Server: Hands-On First Impressions
News  |  3/27/2012  | 
Microsoft talks up every release of Windows Server as the best ever. But based on our first experience with Windows 8 Server, some key changes deserve your attention.
Write To NTFS Drives With OS X Lion
Slideshows  |  3/26/2012  | 
After upgrading my Mac from OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard to OS X 10.7.3 Lion, I discovered I could no longer write files to external NTFS-formatted drives. The problem is MacFUSE which, I found out, does not support the new 64-bit kernel. If this is happening to you, you must remove the old MacFUSE and install the newer version, which does support the 64-bit kernel. Here's how.
Computing Cartels Shake Up IT Purchasing
Commentary  |  3/26/2012  | 
Massive firms with global reach will emerge during the next 10 years, offering optimized stacks of computing capability on a pay-per-use basis.
Cloud Security Frameworks: A Journey or a Destination?
News  |  3/26/2012  | 
A viable cloud security framework, on the surface, it seems pretty basic and should mirror whatever security framework(s) your company has built around your legacy business systems.
5 Secrets To Revlon's Virtualization Success
News  |  3/26/2012  | 
Revlon IT leaders says goal of virtualization project was not just saving money but also making Revlon better.
5 Tips: Maximize New iPad Battery Life
Commentary  |  3/26/2012  | 
Apple's new iPad battery should last throughout a workday, but needs some tweaking to get the best results. Check out these five common-sense strategies.
Cloud Of Government Data Grows Over Chicago
News  |  3/26/2012  | 
City of Chicago, Cook County, and state of Illinois back Metro Chicago Data Convergence Cloud to give citizens access to government data from one Web portal.
Cloud Plans: Open Letter To Enterprise Application Vendors
Commentary  |  3/26/2012  | 
One of the biggest obstacles to cloud adoption is the state of application architecture. As buyers, we must get our app vendors on board--now.
Google Awarded Patent For Advertising Based On Environmental Factors
News  |  3/23/2012  | 
Google's newly awarded patent describes a process for listening to background noise, conversations, video, weather, and other environmental factors in order to serve targeted advertising.
Big Data Meets Disease-Resistant Plant Research
Commentary  |  3/23/2012  | 
University of Missouri's Appistry-powered big-data analysis could help create disease-resistant plants to feed the world's hungry. Check out our video interview with the scientist leading the charge.
Angry Birds Space Mirrors Real Rocket Science
Commentary  |  3/23/2012  | 
Did you know Rovio's Angry Birds Space was developed in collaboration with NASA through a Space Act Agreement? The game illustrates microgravity, a concept fundamental to current NASA experiments.
Amazon Makes Clever Private Cloud Play
News  |  3/22/2012  | 
Partnership with Eucalyptus, the open-source purveyor of Amazon APIs, guarantees ongoing compatibility between public EC2 and private cloud operations.
HP Displaces Cisco, EMC In Sabre Data Centers
News  |  3/22/2012  | 
$800 million deal with travel industry leader replaces rivals' aging equipment with HP's latest virtualized, converged systems.
Microsoft's Answer To The End Of Software
Commentary  |  3/22/2012  | 
Microsoft's Convergence user conference convinced me that Dynamics will be a major player in the cloud, as Redmond bets big on customer choice.
Will Google Big Query Transform Big Data Analysis?
News  |  3/22/2012  | 
Search giant unveils cloud-based analytics service that will speed advertising data analysis and help companies sidestep the big-data skills gap.
Minnesota Completes Migration To Microsoft Cloud
News  |  3/21/2012  | 
After a year of testing, the state's Office of Enterprise Technology has moved nearly 39,000 workers to Office 365 for collaboration and email.
How To Navigate Intersection Of MDM, Cloud Email
Commentary  |  3/21/2012  | 
As mobile workforces meet cloud software, IT leaders may get confused about where to go with mobile device management tools.
What's On: Our Next Valley View
Commentary  |  3/21/2012  | 
The March 28 episode of our live Web TV show will feature hot cloud technologies, mobile chips, an update from Evernote, and much more.
Deadbeats 2.0: How SMBs Use Cloud To Get Paid
News  |  3/21/2012  | 
How two SMBs automate everything from friendly reminders to the not-so-friendly collections process.
Is Oracle Ignoring The Real Enemy?
Commentary  |  3/21/2012  | 
Oracle announced third quarter gains Tuesday. But while it focuses on SAP, nimble rivals such as Salesforce.com and WorkDay loom large.
Saba People Cloud Promotes Talent-Centric Enterprise Social
News  |  3/21/2012  | 
Saba brings the social profile together with learning and talent management systems, along with a Klout-like "PQ Score" for employee reputation.
Nokia's Vibrating Tattoo: A Bad Buzz
Commentary  |  3/21/2012  | 
How do you feel about attaching a small membrane to your skin that vibrates when your phone receives incoming calls or messages?
Smarter Voice Capabilities Will Transform Medical Documentation
Commentary  |  3/20/2012  | 
Natural language processing combined with voice recognition produces clinical language understanding, which has the potential to profoundly change how information gets into clinical systems.
Microsoft Inches Closer To Delivering Cloud-Based ERP
News  |  3/19/2012  | 
Microsoft says Dynamics NAV and GP enterprise resource planning systems will run on Windows Azure by year end. But iPad and iPhone support is a question in some customers' minds.
Salesforce.com Makes Friends With CIOs
Commentary  |  3/16/2012  | 
Parade of CIOs at CloudForce shows how social networking inroads are making Salesforce.com a larger part of the IT infrastructure.
Evaluating Cloud-Based ID Management Solutions
News  |  3/16/2012  | 
Identity management in enterprise applications is never easy, and moving to the cloud makes it even more complex. Here are some approaches to help you take control of the challenges.
Turning On The New iPad
News  |  3/16/2012  | 
What's it like to turn on that New iPad for the first time? We have it on video.
BroadVision Promotes Hybrid Public-Private Enterprise Social Networking
News  |  3/15/2012  | 
BroadVision's Clearvale collaboration system adds Conduits for bringing customers or partners into an internal conversation as guest users.
Anatomy Of An All-Cloud SMB
News  |  3/15/2012  | 
Startup runs on nothing but cloud applications. Here are the 16 apps they use and what they gain by skipping onsite IT infrastructure.
Salesforce.com: Rypple Beats SAP, Oracle HR Suites
News  |  3/15/2012  | 
Salesforce integrates Rypple social performance review system, upgrades website publishing platform.
Texas Hands Troubled IBM Contract To Capgemini, Xerox
News  |  3/15/2012  | 
Xerox and Capgemini take over troubled Texas data center consolidation and management project that fell well behind schedule and suffered numerous problems under IBM.
Cloud Startup Appirio Raises $60 Million
News  |  3/14/2012  | 
Twitter, Facebook, Salesforce.com, and Google partner gets Silicon Valley's biggest backing yet for a cloud startup.
iPad Mini Rumors Resurface
Commentary  |  3/14/2012  | 
An unnamed Samsung source in a Korean report claims that Apple will be releasing an iPad with a smaller screen by the end of this year. There's clearly a market for such a tablet, but does Apple want to enter that market?
Microsoft OneNote Mounts Comeback on Android, iPad, iPhone and Windows Phone
News  |  3/14/2012  | 
OneNote Mobile offers a nice alternative to sync-to-cloud note-taking apps such as EverNote and Springpad. You can edit notes containing rich text, and sync with mobile devices via SkyDrive and the OneNote Web App.
SXSW: Sights From Tech's Big Idea Party
Slideshows  |  3/13/2012  | 
The South by Southwest conference rolls serious ideas and innovations into a party package. Take a peek at the flavor of this eclectic Austin confab.
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