News & Commentary
Content tagged with Cloud posted in March 2013
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8 Tools Changing Business Technology Resiliency
Commentary  |  3/11/2013  | 
Cloud gateways, emergency communications tools and disaster recovery as a service are changing the way businesses run their continuity programs.
Chromebook Pixel: My First Week Living In Cloud
News  |  3/11/2013  | 
After forsaking all other PCs for a week to work with just a Chromebook Pixel and an iPhone, I learned a few lessons about the post-PC era.
Big Data: Hype Vs. Hope At Interop
News  |  3/11/2013  | 
Upcoming Interop workshop will focus on helping organizations see through big data hype and focus on what matters.
Google Nexus 4 Phone Slick, But Limited
News  |  3/11/2013  | 
Google's flagship Nexus 4 phone is a compelling entry in a crowded marketplace. During my testing the Nexus 4 proved a reliable, capable piece of hardware. The display is great, and its size and weight make it easy to slip into a pocket. But, there are some hardware limitations that will likely deter people from buying it — the 3G only, no micro SD expansion, most notably.
EBay Launches New Digital Service Efficiency Standard
News  |  3/11/2013  | 
eBay's new dashboard-based DSE standard measures data center efficiency, allows IT managers to achieve cleaner operations.
New Technologies Require New Organizational Approaches
Commentary  |  3/8/2013  | 
The cloud, mobile and big data movements put a premium on speed and innovation, not just efficiency and security.
Is Storage Saving Virtual Desktop Infrastructure?
Commentary  |  3/8/2013  | 
We're seeing a significant climb in VDI implementation as old storage performance and cost roadblocks fall.
Amazon Cuts DynamoDB Service Prices
News  |  3/8/2013  | 
Amazon CTO Werner Vogels marks one-year anniversary of NoSQL database, promising bigger, better service and price cuts up to 85%.
Microsoft Office 365: How One Company Saves Big
News  |  3/8/2013  | 
Microsoft has been criticized for pushing Office customers toward the cloud, but one healthcare company finds the switch saves money, time, hassles.
IBM CEO Rometty Shares Vision Of Big Data Era
News  |  3/8/2013  | 
IBM CEO Ginni Rometty says big data and predictive decisions will reshape organizations, and computers that learn, like Watson, will be tech's next big wave.
Will VMware Stay Public Cloud Course? Bluelock Bets Yes
News  |  3/7/2013  | 
Bluelock opens VMware-compatible public cloud data center, as questions swirl on whether VMware will stay the course with vCloud or shift to OpenStack.
Why You Should Attend Interop
Commentary  |  3/7/2013  | 
Big data, enterprise mobility and software-defined networking lead the themes for conference sessions and exhibits at Interop Las Vegas 2013.
Amazon Tool Helps Shape Your Cloud Workload
News  |  3/7/2013  | 
Need expert advice for configuring your cloud workloads? AWS and other vendors are jockeying to provide the best information.
Moving Legacy Apps To The Cloud
News  |  3/6/2013  | 
Can you run that old ERP system on AWS? Yes, and it just may save you money.
Microsoft Tweaks Office 2013 Licensing After Outcry
News  |  3/6/2013  | 
Responding to customer complaints, Microsoft says it will allow Office 2013 licenses to be transferred from one machine to another.
London Aims To Be World's 'Smartest' City
News  |  3/6/2013  | 
British capital studies more integrated approaches to its systems and more support for tech entrepreneurship.
Amazon Web Services Cuts Prices For Linux Users
News  |  3/5/2013  | 
Amazon Web Services' price drops for certain long-term cloud contracts expands the cost gap between Linux and Windows on EC2.
VMware Sells SlideRocket To ClearSlide
News  |  3/5/2013  | 
Cloud presentation service was never quite a fit for the virtualization infrastructure market leader, VMware acknowledges.
U.K. Government, Nonprofit Agencies Tiptoe Into Cloud
News  |  3/5/2013  | 
IT firm Eduserv finds public and nonprofit organizations ready to roll out SaaS, but reluctant to deploy other cloud services.
Office 2013: 10 Questions To Ask
Slideshows  |  3/5/2013  | 
Is Microsoft Office 2013 right for you? Here are the right questions for small and midsize businesses and enterprises to ask.
SAP Courts Pro Sports With Scouting App
News  |  3/5/2013  | 
Cloud-based app, co-developed with the San Francisco 49ers, gives SAP one more inroad into the high-profile world of sports.
VMware CEO Causes Public Cloud Stir
Commentary  |  3/4/2013  | 
Pat Gelsinger asserts VMware ecosystem must capture customers before public cloud does. Will this be his Mitt Romney 47% moment?
Evernote Breach: What It Means To Enterprise IT
Commentary  |  3/4/2013  | 
Cloud naysayers will insist that this incident shows why we should never use the cloud. Give me a break.
ServiceMesh Cloud Tools Get Cozier With DevOps
News  |  3/1/2013  | 
ServiceMesh Agility 9.0 lets you release a cloud application into production, configure it in real time and manage it in Amazon, Rackspace, Cloud Foundry or Microsoft Azure environments.
Software Tracks Payments For U.K. Auto Finance Company
News  |  3/1/2013  | 
Toyota Financial Services U.K. uses Sopra Group contract management system to boost customer service and employee satisfaction.
Silver Peak Cuts Amazon Cloud Data Movement Costs
News  |  3/1/2013  | 
Virtual appliance compresses cloud data, eliminates duplicate copies to make moving data out of AWS faster, less expensive.
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