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Content tagged with Cloud posted in May 2013
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Appthority Portal Helps Assess Mobile Risk
News  |  5/31/2013  | 
Appthority Portal gives customers greater granularity in determining and responding to mobile risk factors.
Google, Workday, Evernote Preach Future Of Enterprise Software At E2
Commentary  |  5/31/2013  | 
Enterprise software landscape is changing dramatically, driven by rapidly evolving customer needs and a growing list of technology providers ready to answer them.
The IBM Way On Analytics
Commentary  |  5/31/2013  | 
IBM analytic services size up HR data from multiple sources to predict employee satisfaction and retention. Warning: Consulting is required.
Amazon Cloud Pricing Threatens Tech Titans
News  |  5/30/2013  | 
Amazon Web Services is on track to be a $24 billion annual infrastructure-as-a-service supplier within a decade, Morgan Stanley says. That's bad news for Red Hat, Oracle, SAP, Microsoft, IBM and Brocade.
British Government IT Projects Running Late
News  |  5/30/2013  | 
Several IT- heavy government projects are either way behind schedule or need TLC to succeed, says government watchdog group Major Project Authority.
Salesforce.com Sees Company Communities As Intranet Killers
Commentary  |  5/30/2013  | 
Salesforce says Company Communities spell the end for legacy intranets. But some companies have been investing in newer collaboration and HR apps for the past decade.
Rackspace Meets VMware Halfway On Hybrid Cloud
News  |  5/30/2013  | 
Rackspace president Lew Moorman agrees on the power of hybrid cloud, but says rival VMware has the wrong notion of how it should work.
Amazon's Vision For Single Sign-On
News  |  5/29/2013  | 
Amazon Web Services urges developers to use its single sign-on option, which would let Amazon, Facebook and Google users log in once for access to all three services.
NTT Expands Private Cloud Services
News  |  5/29/2013  | 
Japan's NTT now can offer consistent private cloud services from nine data centers in eight countries, with more on the way.
Big Data ROI Still Tough To Measure
News  |  5/29/2013  | 
Business leaders believe in big data's potential but are frustrated by lengthy projects and complicated tools, according to IDG/Kapow study.
CFOs Join CMOs In Tech Power Grab
Commentary  |  5/29/2013  | 
Like CMOs, CFOs increasingly shape technology selections, Oracle-Accenture study finds. CIOs must look past the threat and find opportunities to collaborate.
Savvis Expands Worldwide Data Center Footprint
News  |  5/28/2013  | 
CenturyLink unit adds space in 9 locations, plans to focus on recovery services.
VMware Partners Wrestle With Cloud Co-opetition
News  |  5/28/2013  | 
VMware's strengths include its partner ecosysytem. But those partners must stare down some risk as VMware itself ventures into hybrid cloud services.
Big Data Analytics For The Masses
News  |  5/28/2013  | 
BigML's cloud-hosted machine-learning platform for predictive analytics is designed for everyone -- from data gurus to regular business folks.
EdgeCast Knows What Seconds Cost Online Retailers
News  |  5/24/2013  | 
Mere seconds in response time cost Amazon and Yahoo plenty. EdgeCast's Transact provides a separate delivery network for distributing online retailers' content.
Contender For U.K. Smart Meter Rollout: Game On
News  |  5/24/2013  | 
SmartReach, a joint venture comprised of several tech and communications companies, has developed communications technology for the U.K's planned smart energy meter project.
SAP Loses 'Cloud DNA' As Lars Dalgaard Steps Down
News  |  5/24/2013  | 
SuccessFactors founder and CEO resigns from SAP Executive Board and will leave the company June 1.
Salesforce.com Shares Slide Despite Revenue Growth
News  |  5/24/2013  | 
Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff takes the long view while Wall Street reacts to a lower-than-expected outlook.
Joyent Matches Amazon Cloud Infrastructure Prices
News  |  5/23/2013  | 
Joyent expands instance types to match Amazon's in size and price, adds "reserved" instances to better compete.
Tablet Buying Demystified: 10 Tips
Slideshows  |  5/23/2013  | 
Tablet shoppers face an ever-growing number of options beyond the iPad. We break down 10 key considerations.
Google Cuts Prices On New Datastore Service
News  |  5/23/2013  | 
Google reduces per-gigabyte pricing for Cloud Datastore by 25%, reflecting falling cloud storage prices; read operations are cheaper, too.
IBM Makes Case For 'Fast Government'
News  |  5/23/2013  | 
New report says federal agencies can improve performance by implementing gaming, mobile and other technologies that speed up operations.
'Third-Wave' Tech Tools Reshape Agencies: Kundra
News  |  5/23/2013  | 
Cloud, social and mobile technologies are poised to help governments deliver new levels of customer service to citizens, says former U.S. CIO Vivek Kundra.
Microsoft Cloud Gets Internet2 Expressway To Universities
News  |  5/23/2013  | 
Microsoft's cloud data centers get direct peering with Internet2, the high-speed network for education and research. This gives schools faster access to data.
CloudCheckr Monitors Amazon GovCloud
News  |  5/22/2013  | 
Amazon cloud performance monitoring system goes a step further than competitors with specialized version that complies with federal security regulations.
Google's Amit Singh To Talk Enterprise Focus At E2
Commentary  |  5/22/2013  | 
Amit Singh, president of Google Enterprise, will give the opening keynote at the upcoming E2 conference. We'll drill down with him on enterprise users' desire for forward-looking information.
Salesforce Debuts Mobile Tools For Government
News  |  5/22/2013  | 
Four cloud-based products connect federal, state and local governments with citizens.
Dell Launches New Cloud Products For Citrix Users
News  |  5/22/2013  | 
Dell's new converged infrastructure and thin client products expand the company's enterprise portfolio -- but can they distract from buyout drama and tanking PC revenues?
VMware's Hybrid Cloud: Not Amazon's Model
News  |  5/21/2013  | 
VMware's Hybrid Cloud Service, detailed Tuesday, has important differences compared to Amazon Web Services. Customers will have to weigh the partner model and pricing.
IBM Watson Gets Call Center Job
News  |  5/21/2013  | 
IBM Watson Engagement Advisor advises service reps or "talks" directly to customers to improve the service experience.
Amazon Cloud Gets Federal Stamp Of Approval
News  |  5/21/2013  | 
FedRAMP compliance means federal agencies can now access Amazon Web Services almost immediately, without spending months on their own cloud-security assessments.
Terremark's VMware Cloud Software Story: It's Complicated
News  |  5/20/2013  | 
Terremark CTO John Considine says VMware "is a great partner of ours." But Terremark built its own cloud provisioning software to run its operation.
Rackspace Woos Developers, Fights Sagging Revenue
News  |  5/20/2013  | 
Rackspace adds support for SDKs and APIs to its OpenStack Cloud, hoping to encourage developers to use its service.
British Cloud Firm Wins Background Check Security Contract
News  |  5/20/2013  | 
Skyscape Cloud Services will partner with Indian consulting group Tata to provide security for U.K.'s new online criminal background check system.
Tableau, Marketo Cash In With Timely IPOs
News  |  5/20/2013  | 
Tableau Software and Marketo ride hot trends to bank millions with IPOs that post big gains in their first day of trading.
SAP Steps Up Visual Analytics, Mobile BI
Commentary  |  5/19/2013  | 
SAP's renamed Lumira visual module, mobile upgrades and the Hana platform are uniting the customer experience.
VMware Hybrid Cloud Plans: Time For Amazon Answer
Commentary  |  5/17/2013  | 
VMware doesn't like the degree to which customers and partners have been implementing cloud using its products, and it's taking matters into its own hands. Will it truly compete with Amazon?
Google To Apple: Catch Us If You Can
Commentary  |  5/17/2013  | 
Despite a low-key Google I/O conference this year, Google has transformed itself into a company of fearsome focus.
Google Compute Engine: Too Little, Too Late?
Commentary  |  5/17/2013  | 
Google must convince enterprise IT managers that its infrastructure-as-a-service offering is a good fit. I am doubtful that Google is ready.
Do Your Due Diligence With The Cloud And PCI
Commentary  |  5/17/2013  | 
Don't hand over compliance responsibilities when you sign on with a cloud provider.
Tale Of 2 ServiceNow Users: Problem Solvers
News  |  5/16/2013  | 
ServiceNow users share their experience with the SaaS offering. One uses IT service management for compliance and IT automation; the other has moved beyond IT into business services.
Google I/O: 10 Big Developments
Slideshows  |  5/16/2013  | 
Google skipped the skydivers at Google I/O 2013, but broke interesting ground in maps, music, social and search. Take our tour.
Google Strengthens Cloud Platform
News  |  5/16/2013  | 
Google adds features and power to Cloud Platform, says it won't race Amazon to the bottom on price.
Google Apps To Microsoft Office 365: 10 Lessons
Slideshows  |  5/15/2013  | 
Switching from Google Apps to Microsoft Office 365, you will find good and bad surprises. But overall, Microsoft's Web apps make the migration worthwhile.
SAP Gives ERP A Facelift
News  |  5/15/2013  | 
SAP CEO says beautiful, consumer-grade look and feel is top priority for Fiori, SAP's new collection of 25 HTML5 applications.
ServiceNow Revamp Stars Cloud Provisioning
News  |  5/15/2013  | 
Cloud Provisioning acts as a virtual machine orchestrator for VMware and Amazon Web Services cloud environments.
Google I/O Features Sensor Network
News  |  5/14/2013  | 
Hundreds of sensors will measure environmental conditions at Google I/O, and the hardware designs will be available as open source.
How SAP Helps SMB Tame Tough Sales Cycle
News  |  5/14/2013  | 
CEO of JAR Systems, which makes mobile carts for tablets, PCs and other devices, disrupts bigger competitors by using SAP and other tools to optimize a complex sales-and-service lifecycle.
Amazon To Cloud Rivals: Try To Catch Us
News  |  5/14/2013  | 
Amazon Web Services VP Adam Selipsky sits down to talk about Amazon.com's DNA and its low-margin approach to cloud services vs. competitors.
Microsoft Office 365 Steps On Google Enterprise Ambitions
News  |  5/14/2013  | 
Office 365 could soon be a $1 billion annual business, but Microsoft is still playing proactive defense against Google Apps.
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