GSA Moves Toward Cloud E-Mail
The General Services Administration joins other agencies in pegging e-mail as an early opportunity to take advantage of cloud computing.
Public Vs. Private Vs. Hybrid
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
Strong enterprise demand for hosted services, data loss prevention, backup, and archiving help push security vendor into black.
IBM Partners Get Software Experts
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
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.
Cloud Learning Curve Is Steep For Uncle Sam
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.
Auditability and Compliance in the Cloud
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.
Cisco-EMC Cloud Venture Names CEO
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
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.
iPhone Top Device For Downloads
Far more iPhone and iPod Touch users download entertainment content and applications than users of Internet-connected game consoles and Blu-ray players.
How Do You Get There From Here?
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.
IBM Wants Linux' KVM To Compete With VMware
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.