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Content tagged with Cloud posted in May 2010
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Global CIO: Hewlett-Packard Attacks Innovation Gridlock That's Killing CIOs
Commentary  |  5/10/2010  | 
CEOs are putting extreme pressure on CIOs because IT drives too much complexity and not enough innovation. HP says its broad new strategy can help.
Twitter Bug Fix Drops Followers To Zero
News  |  5/10/2010  | 
The micro-blogging service plans to restore follower lists to a time before the bug was being exploited.
GSA Moves Toward Cloud E-Mail
News  |  5/10/2010  | 
The General Services Administration joins other agencies in pegging e-mail as an early opportunity to take advantage of cloud computing.
Global CIO: IBM's Internal Cloud Projects Could Point To Future Products
Commentary  |  5/10/2010  | 
IBM's CIO describes six internal cloud initiatives, including one the company has turned into a new business-analytics product for external customers.
Net Neutrality Battle Lines Form Over FCC 'Third Way' Plan
News  |  5/7/2010  | 
The usual suspects on both sides of the FCC's broadband plan have weighed in with praise and complaints for FCC chairman Julius Genachowski's "Third Way" proposal for net neutrality.
iPhone Apps Plagued By Copycats
News  |  5/7/2010  | 
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery and success is the surest bait for imitators.
Public Vs. Private Vs. Hybrid
Commentary  |  5/7/2010  | 
As if cloud computing weren't a hard enough concept to grasp, there are gradations emerging that make the concept even more complicated. Relax. It's a natural evolution, as the capabilities behind the cloud concept become more explicit. What's important is to realize the potential and start planning for it.
Symantec Posts 4Q Profit
News  |  5/7/2010  | 
Strong enterprise demand for hosted services, data loss prevention, backup, and archiving help push security vendor into black.
IBM Partners Get Software Experts
News  |  5/7/2010  | 
Each of IBM's 5,000 authorized business partners will be matched with leaders from the firm's software labs to help solve problems.
3 Things That Could Kill the Cloud
Commentary  |  5/7/2010  | 
Oh, yes, I said it. The cloud can be killed. I'm here to warn you that bad things can happen to cloud computing... There is a dark side to any shift in technology, and I think there are three things that could kill the cloud.
SaaS Solutions 77% Cheaper Than On-Premises
News  |  5/6/2010  | 
Analyst research comparing midmarket SaaS and on-premises CPM solutions finds significantly lower TCO for on-demand options.
Cloud Learning Curve Is Steep For Uncle Sam
Commentary  |  5/6/2010  | 
The federal government's cloud computing strategy has hit a "snag," reports the Wall Street Journal. That's noteworthy but not surprising, and you can bet there will be more glitches along the way.
Google Goggles Translates Text In Images
News  |  5/6/2010  | 
The Android-based image recognition software can now read text in five languages and offer a translation in many more.
Practical Analysis: The Cloud View From The Trenches
Commentary  |  5/6/2010  | 
Much of the discussion of cloud computing and data center architectures tends to miss the mark for customers that aren't large enterprises.
Auditability and Compliance in the Cloud
Commentary  |  5/6/2010  | 
One of the nagging negative aspects of cloud computing is its ability, or lack thereof, to allow for adequate auditability and to ensure regulatory compliance issues are being addressed. It might surprise some skeptics that a significant portion of the SaaS community is comfortable with what their service providers offer in that regard.
Web 2.0: Scribd Drops Flash For HTML5
News  |  5/6/2010  | 
The document sharing start-up is betting its business and betting against Flash.
Cisco-EMC Cloud Venture Names CEO
News  |  5/6/2010  | 
Michael Capellas, former CEO of First Data, MCI, and HP, has been appointed chief executive of virtual computing environment firm Acadia.
Cloud Computing Could Boost IT Demand
Commentary  |  5/6/2010  | 
The cloud of ash from Iceland that disrupted travel recently is a sign of substantial, yet largely hidden activity in the Earth's infrastructure. Similarly, the emergence of cloud computing is concealing tectonic shifts in the IT infrastructure business, rearranging relationships between enterprises, service providers, and tech vendors.
Web 2.0: Internet Explorer 6 Deathwatch
News  |  5/5/2010  | 
Before the future Web can thrive, Internet Explorer 6 must pass away.
Web 2.0: Adobe CTO Slams Apple's Walled Garden
News  |  5/5/2010  | 
Kevin Lynch defends cross-platform development and says Adobe doesn't judge content.
iPhone Top Device For Downloads
News  |  5/5/2010  | 
Far more iPhone and iPod Touch users download entertainment content and applications than users of Internet-connected game consoles and Blu-ray players.
Google Refines Search Results Page
News  |  5/5/2010  | 
Expect design changes and under-the-hood tweaks to improve Google search results pages.
How Do You Get There From Here?
Commentary  |  5/4/2010  | 
So you've been hearing about the benefits of cloud computing: speed to market, cost control, flexibility. And you've read a couple of interesting case studies. But now you're wondering: How do I get there from here? First recommendation: Don't do anything drastic, like blowing up your data center. Instead, keep it simple and stay focused.
Web 2.0: Have iPad, Will Travel
News  |  5/4/2010  | 
Traveling with an iPad rather than a laptop has its challenges, but it can be done without giving up too much.
IBM Wants Linux' KVM To Compete With VMware
Commentary  |  5/4/2010  | 
One of IBM's current goals is to "accelerate the maturation of KVM as a world class hypervisor." That may not sound like much to the uninitiated but IBM has picked its targets well in the past. Of course it's now ten years ago that it announced its backing for Linux.
Intel Invests $15 Million In Tech Startups
News  |  5/4/2010  | 
Three companies will receive backing through Intel Capital's Invest in America technology fund.
Web 2.0: Apple's Fetish For Silence
Commentary  |  5/4/2010  | 
At the Web 2.0 Expo, Apple is everywhere without actually being present. Last month, Web 2.0 co-founders John Battelle and Tim O'Reilly published an open letter to Apple asking the company to participate in the conference. To no one's surprise, Apple did not respond.
IBM Plans 'Serious' Sim City
News  |  5/3/2010  | 
Big Blue to roll out gaming platform that aims to help planners better manage urban environments.
FCC Chair Holds Swing Vote On Net Neutrality
News  |  5/3/2010  | 
Julius Genachowski will make public this month his decision whether or not to favor broadband as a common carrier service.
Apple Shutters Lala Music Service
News  |  5/3/2010  | 
Observers say the closure is a precursor to Apple launching a Web-based version of iTunes in June.
Apple Facing Possible Antitrust Inquiry
News  |  5/3/2010  | 
Disallowing Flash and other development tools for making iPhone apps may get Apple in trouble.
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