News & Commentary
Content tagged with Cloud posted in April 2011
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Government Culture Blamed For Slow Federal IT Reform
News  |  4/12/2011  | 
U.S. CIO Vivek Kundra and other federal IT leaders said duplicative systems and poor program management persist as feds work on 25-point reform plan.
Dell Launches Meditech Desktop Virtualization
News  |  4/12/2011  | 
The mobile clinical computing system uses VMware technology to allow desktop healthcare applications to be accessed in the cloud and delivered as a managed service.
VMware Builds Cloud For App Developers
News  |  4/11/2011  | 
Developers using Microsoft's Azure cloud and Google's App Engine cloud are the main target of VMware's Cloud Foundry platform as a service.
Microsoft Accuses Google Of Lying About Security Certifications
News  |  4/11/2011  | 
Google insists it hasn't mislead anyone about the security certification of Google Apps For Government.
Adobe Accelerates Release Cycle With CS 5.5
News  |  4/8/2011  | 
HTML 5 tools, subscription pricing, and an interim "point release" strategy are among the vendors attempts to remain relevant in an era of rapid software iteration.
Life As Google's CIO
News  |  4/8/2011  | 
Ben Fried explains the unique experience of running Google’s corporate IT, from constant online software upgrades to a homegrown videoconferencing system.
Google ITA Deal Wins Conditional DOJ Approval
News  |  4/8/2011  | 
The Justice Department wants rules to ensure that Google will continue to invest in ITA's software and license the apps in a non-discriminatory fashion.
Report Blasts Problem-Plagued Cancer Research Grid
News  |  4/8/2011  | 
$350 million caBIG technology program is too complex and its business model is unsustainable, says National Cancer Institute working group.
Facebook Challenges With Green, Open Source Data Center
News  |  4/7/2011  | 
CEO Zuckerberg unveiled how the firm borrowed key design principles from its predecessors, while at the same time advancing the state of the art.
Dell To Spend $1 Billion Deploying Cloud Services
News  |  4/7/2011  | 
Ten data centers and 12 research centers are planned to help customers move to cloud computing on Dell technology.
TechAmerica Names Benioff, Capellas To Chair Cloud Commission
News  |  4/7/2011  | 
Some 71 industry and academic experts have three months to develop recommendations on how the government can optimize deployment of cloud computing technologies.
Global CIO: The Toyota-Microsoft Cloud Partnership Is A Big Deal
Commentary  |  4/7/2011  | 
It will offer a very public test of Microsoft's Azure cloud, and it will test Steve Ballmer's goal to "shoot ahead of what customers think they're interested in today."
HP Adds Egenera Blade Management To Battle Cisco
News  |  4/7/2011  | 
The partnership with Egenera allows HP to add more converged networking expertise and improved disaster recovery for data centers.
IBM Forecasts $7 Billion In Cloud Revenue
News  |  4/6/2011  | 
The firm is plunging fully into the cloud, launching a range of cloud services tuned to the needs of enterprise users.
The Real Cloud Imperative Is Greater Simplicity
Commentary  |  4/5/2011  | 
Making it sound simple is not the same thing as making it simple; there's work to be done to get users into the cloud.
Google's New Page
Commentary  |  4/5/2011  | 
Larry Page has replaced Eric Schmidt as Google's CEO. Here's a to-do list for the company's chief executive.
NOAA CIO Tackles Big Data
News  |  4/5/2011  | 
The climate, oceanography and weather agency has untold petabytes of data to manage and volumes are only going to accelerate.
Seagate Launches Thin External Hard Drive
News  |  4/5/2011  | 
The GoFlex Slim holds 350 GBs of storage, is 38% thinner than the previous model, and weighs less than six ounces.
IEEE Targets Cloud Interoperability Standards
News  |  4/4/2011  | 
The engineering organization aims to develop a cloud portability roadmap and interoperability standards, while breaking down single-vendor formats.
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