News & Commentary
Content tagged with Cloud posted in June 2012
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Yahoo And Hadoop: In It For The Long Term
News  |  6/15/2012  | 
Yahoo made an early bet that it could use Hadoop to monetize the big data the content site was collecting. Now it's betting the company on it.
BMC Takeover Talks Turn Hostile
News  |  6/14/2012  | 
Hedge fund formally nominates new slate of directors that would favor a sale of the management software company.
Microsoft Rumored To Acquire Yammer
Commentary  |  6/14/2012  | 
If the stories are true, Microsoft could pay more than $1 billion, recognizing the value of Yammer's cloud social network compared to more SharePoint-centric products like NewsGator Social Sites.
Cisco's Cloud Play: Three Strong Examples
Commentary  |  6/12/2012  | 
Cisco CEO John Chambers talks a lot about listening to customers, and this time it looks like the company really has.
Larry Ellison Is Needlessly Clouding Oracle's Cloud Message
Commentary  |  6/12/2012  | 
Oracle's CEO should just talk honestly about what his company is doing, instead of putting on a show. Ellison the reasoned market leader is whom we'd like to hear from.
Bluelock Lets Customers See Cloud Charges, Control Bills
News  |  6/12/2012  | 
VMware supplier's tool is designed to prevent cloud bill shock by telling customers what their bill will be and how to adjust usage to stay within the monthly budget.
SkyDrive, Windows 8 Metro-Style: A Visual Tour
Slideshows  |  6/12/2012  | 
We test drive the Windows 8 Metro final preview version of SkyDrive, Microsoft's cloud storage service.
FAA Picks Microsoft Office 365 Private Cloud
News  |  6/12/2012  | 
CSC wins $91 million, seven-year deal to move 80,000 Federal Aviation Administration and Department of Transportation employees to Microsoft's cloud productivity suite.
Big News From Apple: MacBooks, iOS 6, And More
News  |  6/11/2012  | 
Apple's WWDC 2012 keynote on Monday was full of product announcements, most of which have been rumored for some time now. They included a new, thinner MacBook Pro with a Retina Display; a MacBook Air update; and iOS 6 with a smarter Siri and new mapping app, among other enhancements.
HP-Oracle Itanium Trial: Why Oracle Can't Lose
Commentary  |  6/11/2012  | 
Oracle's larger plan behind its decision to cease porting its software to Hewlett-Packard's Itanium-base servers becomes clearer as the trial proceeds--and it's devastating for HP.
Windows 8 Hybrids Will Surpass iPad Battery Life
Commentary  |  6/8/2012  | 
Forrester predicted that the iPad would become our primary computing device, but that was based on mistaken assumptions about the ability of Windows and Intel to catch up on hardware. In fact, Clover Trail notebooks and tablets will leapfrog iPad.
Federal Agencies Devise Shared Services Plans
News  |  6/7/2012  | 
The Office of Management and Budget is requiring federal agencies to tap into a more efficient IT delivery model.
Oracle's Cloud Rivals: Reality Check
News  |  6/7/2012  | 
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison talks like no one else is doing cloud right. Here's the reality on what SAP, Infor, and Microsoft have to offer.
Sepaton Upgrades Backup Appliances
News  |  6/7/2012  | 
Sepaton DeltaStor also includes support for multi-streamed, multiplexed database backup.
Cloud Management Through a Single Pane of Glass, Not a Kaleidoscope
News  |  6/6/2012  | 
Achieving a single pane view across applications and environments requires consistent metrics measuring and capturing across varied resources.
There's Something About Larry
Commentary  |  6/5/2012  | 
Oracle badly needs to articulate a customer-centric vision. The cloud seems like a great place to start--and here's what Larry Ellison should say.
Cloud's Big Caveat: Runaway Costs
News  |  6/5/2012  | 
Enterprises want more tools to guard against unpredictable costs--like the bill that arose when one team accidentally left a server cluster turned on for a long weekend. Fourth in our series on cloud computing pricing.
Why Cloud Pricing Comparisons Are So Hard
News  |  6/5/2012  | 
Cloud infrastructure market doesn't have a standard unit of computing power, which makes it tough to stack up Amazon, Microsoft, and Rackspace offerings. Third in our series on cloud computing pricing.
Windows 8, Intel Atom SoC Will Be iPad Killer
Commentary  |  6/4/2012  | 
Windows and Intel might finally have their iPad killer: Acer's Iconia W510. The dockable tablet promises to be the first of a new breed of powerful Windows tablets that run on Intel's Atom Z2760 dual-core System-on-Chip. It will have full Windows notebook capabilities as well, and excellent battery life.
Samsung Galaxy S III U.S. Version Uses Qualcomm Snapdragon
News  |  6/4/2012  | 
Samsung's Galaxy S III goes on sale in the U.S. later this month, with Qualcomm's dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor providing the power behind its performance.
4 Tips To Ease Cloud Bill Shock
News  |  6/1/2012  | 
Consider this advice for managing people, governance processes, and automated tools to prevent end-of-month cloud bill surprises.
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