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Content tagged with Cloud posted in June 2011
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Google Pleased With Chromebook Sales
News  |  6/17/2011  | 
Chromebooks have found fans and detractors, but Google's new operating system isn't really a hardware story.
LongJump Cloud Platform Gets Mobile, Social
News  |  6/17/2011  | 
The cloud-based database and application creation tools are getting a mobile client and social feeds.
Update All Your Podcasts at Once
News  |  6/17/2011  | 
Update all podcasts at once in iTunes.
Feisty Ballmer Talks Cloud, Office 365, And Big Data
News  |  6/17/2011  | 
In this Q&A, Microsoft's CEO pushes back, but also provides new insights into the company's cloud computing business, its hardware strategy, and his customers' next big bet.
Practical Analysis: Avoid The Direct-Attached Storage Trap
Commentary  |  6/16/2011  | 
Decoupling data storage from servers makes good sense.
Federal CIO Kundra Resigns For Harvard Job
News  |  6/16/2011  | 
Vivek Kundra will leave the White House for the Ivy League after two years of pushing aggressively for federal IT reform on consolidation, cloud computing, and cybersecurity.
Cloud Computing Confuses Consumers
News  |  6/15/2011  | 
Though consumers have been using the 'cloud' longer than most businesses, many have embraced cloud computing without even knowing it.
Practical Analysis: The Great Myth Of Cloud Computing
Commentary  |  6/15/2011  | 
The tools are viable and the payoff is real, but it's not happening because hardly anyone has the time or money to do it.
How Google Instant Pages Improves Search
News  |  6/15/2011  | 
Say goodbye to I'm Feeling Lucky and say hello to I'm Feeling Confident: Google's new search trick takes educated guessing to another level. Just beware a few potential problems.
FuzeBox Links High-End Videoconferencing To iPads, PCs
News  |  6/15/2011  | 
Adding flexibility for online meetings and videoconferences, Fuze gateway connects high-end telepresence systems to iPads, Android tablets, PCs, and Macs.
BYTE Wireless Radio Digs Into Apple WWDC: Special Report
News  |  6/13/2011  | 
Jobs says it will all just work, but iCloud and other announcements sound vague and, well, cloudy.
12 Brawny Business Intelligence Products For SMBs
Slideshows  |  6/13/2011  | 
Business intelligence isn't just for the big boys anymore. Check out our short list of star SMB options, from easy-to-deploy SaaS choices to affordable versions of the biggest BI suites.
Obama To Close 50% Of Federal Websites
News  |  6/13/2011  | 
Say goodbye to the website of Fiddlin' Forresters, an old-time string band made up of U.S. Forest Service employees. It's on a hit list as the White House targets wasteful spending.
Apple iCloud: Four Hurdles For Businesses
News  |  6/10/2011  | 
Apple's forthcoming file storage and synchronization service isn't quite ready for enterprises.
GSA Again Seeks Advice On Buying Technology
News  |  6/10/2011  | 
The BetterBuy wiki comes back to life to garner feedback on the acquisition process before the federal government moves to actually buy tech products and services.
From Ocean to Cloud: NOAA Goes Google Apps
News  |  6/9/2011  | 
The climate and weather agency joins a growing list of its federal government peers moving to cloud-based email and collaboration.
How To Manage Cloud Storage For Archiving
Commentary  |  6/9/2011  | 
What is the storage manager's role and what are the main concerns when you begin using cloud storage for this critical job?
Apple Asks Developers About App Legal Issues
News  |  6/8/2011  | 
Developers hope the queries introduced in iTunesConnect portend preparations to defend them again Lodsys' patent claims and similar legal threats.
Cloud Music Smackdown: 10 Facts On Apple Vs. Rivals
News  |  6/8/2011  | 
Which cloud music service best suits you? Here's an early comparison of iTunes in the Cloud, Google Music Beta, and Amazon Cloud Player.
IBM Offers Students Free Cloud For Application Development
News  |  6/8/2011  | 
JazzHub offers tools to help developers understand how to collaborate to build apps for the smart products and devices that are driving new levels of software design complexity.
User Alliance Wants Cloud Interoperability
News  |  6/7/2011  | 
Lockheed Martin, JP Morgan Chase, Deutsche Bank, and China Life say they'll spend with suppliers that follow the group's requirements.
Federal CIOs Report Progress On IT Reform
News  |  6/7/2011  | 
Cloud computing has been used to save money, improve uptime, and boost collaboration at the Department of Interior, Army Corps of Engineers, and Office of Personnel Management.
Riverbed Unveils SMB Cloud Storage Gateways
News  |  6/7/2011  | 
Riverbed uses deduplication, large caches, and encryption to help companies quickly and securely move large amounts of data between their private networks and public clouds.
Apple iCloud Purchasing First Look
Slideshows  |  6/7/2011  | 
Apple's iCloud will give you the ability to see all apps you've purchased on any of your iOS devices and download them to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch without a wire in sight. Join BYTE executive editor Brian Burgess for a look at the service that will show you what to expect.
HP Improves Its Data Center In A Box
News  |  6/6/2011  | 
To boost the manageability of its EcoPod containerized servers, HP added a service aisle for IT staff. Do these power-savvy and space-saving pods beat the competition from the likes of Dell?
Apple CEO Steve Jobs Introduces iCloud
News  |  6/6/2011  | 
The cloud-based service offers nine applications, including iTunes, Mail, Calendar, and Contacts free with a fee-based storage option.
Apple WWDC: Lion OS Roars In At Just $29
News  |  6/6/2011  | 
Apple takes a direct job at Microsoft with this pricing on the next version of Max OSX, available next month only through the Mac App store. And with full-screen apps, Apple also swings at Google's Chrome OS.
Apple WWDC Visual Tour: First Look At iCloud, Lion, iOS 5, And More
Slideshows  |  6/6/2011  | 
Fresh from Apple's WWDC event, see images and details on Apple's iCloud service, Lion OS, iOS 5 for iPhone and iPad and other goodies unveiled by Steve Jobs.'s Fritz Nelson brings you the latest from the company known for design style as much as substance.
Harris Adds Security To Multi-Tenant Clouds
News  |  6/3/2011  | 
The Cyber Integration Center, a data center that incorporates the latest security measures and offers them in a self-service cloud setting, has opened for business, offering a new form on infrastructure as a service.
WWDC Preview, Windows 8 Peek, And Free iCloud Wishes
News  |  6/3/2011  | 
BYTE Wireless Radio 13 digs into mobile week ahead.
RightScale Launches App Store For Infrastructure
News  |  6/3/2011  | 
The Multi-Cloud Marketplace offers more than 40,000 RightScale and third party templates to for cloud deployments.
White House Seeks Advice On Tweets
News  |  6/3/2011  | 
The Obama administration has posted a survey online asking for feedback on its own social-media activity, as well as questioning people about their own online habits.
Apple WWDC: Will Jobs Answer Big iCloud Questions?
News  |  6/3/2011  | 
Steve Jobs is expected to reveal a disruptive new cloud service and updates to two operating systems, Mac OS X 10.7, known as Lion, and iOS 5. The Apple CEO’s faithful await answers on some important unanswered details about each--and will expect one more thing.
Steve Jobs WWDC Keynote Live Blog
News  |  6/3/2011  | 
At Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference, CEO Steve Jobs takes the stage to lift the curtain on iCloud, Lion OS, the latest iOS update, and maybe one more thing.
White House Details Federal IT Reform
News  |  6/3/2011  | 
Government website lists the systems agencies plan to move to the cloud and targets for data center consolidation.
SMBs Want Vendors To Expand IT Services
News  |  6/3/2011  | 
Third-party IT providers aren't meeting SMBs' preference for single-source mobile, cloud, and managed services, according to Techaisle survey.
Private Clouds? Business Execs Miss The Point
Commentary  |  6/2/2011  | 
Business executives are more interested in building private clouds than taking advantage of the benefits of public clouds, according to an Avanade survey.
SanDisk Announces SSDs For Tablets, Thin Laptops
News  |  6/2/2011  | 
Featuring SATA III interfaces, both solid state drives are designed for smaller, portable devices like ultra-thin laptops and tablets.
Public Sector Slow To Adopt Cloud Computing
News  |  6/2/2011  | 
Compared to the private sector, government customers are still evaluating using clouds more than actively adopting them, according to a new study by Red Shift Research.
Department Of Labor Considers Cloud Email
News  |  6/2/2011  | 
Microsoft Exchange-based system may be retired for Web-based email and collaboration.
LinkedFA Offers Social Network For Financial Advisors
News  |  6/1/2011  | 
Regulatory and compliance issues forced the company to install controls and features not available on consumer social networks.
NYSE Euronext Builds Capital Markets Cloud
News  |  6/1/2011  | 
Stock exchange hopes to lure trading firms onto new on-demand computing platform.
Citrix Founder Announces New Venture, Data Management Platform
News  |  6/1/2011  | 
Ed Iacobucci says his VirtualWorks Group's Virtual Index Architecture and API aim to help IT and users manage data amid the growing wave of personal tech in the enterprise.
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