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Content tagged with Cloud posted in July 2010
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iPad For The Enterprise: Remote Control Solutions Reviewed
News  |  7/21/2010  | 
We've evaluated file synchronization tools for the iPad, and Citrix Receiver client for remote desktop access. Now we delve into a few more remote access tools from Array Networks and LogMeIn; and a Air Display, which turns your iPad into an extra monitor.
iSuppli Raises iPad Sales Forecast
News  |  7/20/2010  | 
Apple is increasing production targets for the tablet computer, prompting the market research firm to boost its 2010 sales forecast by 45%.
Amazon Kindle E-Book Sales Surpass Hardcover Sales
News  |  7/20/2010  | 
Hardcover books continue to sell, but e-book sales are growing at a much faster rate.
Dell Acquiring Ocarina Networks
News  |  7/20/2010  | 
The privately held company provides technology to compress images and other unstructured data in order to free up storage space, complementing the deduplication capabilities in Dell's storage systems.
Google Strikes Wind Power Deal
News  |  7/20/2010  | 
Clean, renewable energy will be powering several Google data centers by the end of the month.
Building The Open Source Cloud
Commentary  |  7/20/2010  | 
Despite the fact that most of the underlying technology of cloud computing is based on open source, much of the current wave of cloud computing platforms are closed. But a new open source initiative is hoping to fully open up cloud computing.
Gartner Outlines the Basic Rights of Cloud Users
Commentary  |  7/19/2010  | 
In a typical Gartner move, the analyst firm has listed several rights and one responsibility that should lead us to a better cloud-enabled world. Here's the abridged version...
Google Acquires Metaweb
News  |  7/19/2010  | 
With Metaweb's knowledge, Google aims to enhance its ability to understand search queries and deliver definitive answers.
Apple iPad Hits Nine More Countries Friday
News  |  7/19/2010  | 
The iPad continues its march into new markets as competition remains scarce.
Mobile Video On Steep Growth Curve
News  |  7/19/2010  | 
Revenue from video telephony, video messaging, and similar services is projected to grow from $121 million in 2010 to $2 billion in 2013, says ABI Research.
Windows Phone 7 In Technical Preview
News  |  7/18/2010  | 
Microsoft's new mobile OS is now in the hands of operators for testing, and well on track for a holiday ship date. We took a video tour of some of its features, apps and capabilities.
Gaming Slump Continues
News  |  7/16/2010  | 
Video game consoles and hardware were up 5% in June, but sales of game titles dropped 15%, dragging the overall category down 6% from a year ago.
Gizmodo Search Warrant Withdrawn
News  |  7/16/2010  | 
The investigation into Gizmodo's acquisition and publication of iPhone 4 details in April will continue without editor Jason Chen's computers.
Police Return Gizmodo Editor's Computers
Commentary  |  7/16/2010  | 
The San Mateo District Attorney has withdrawn the warrant it used to seize Gizmodo Editor Jason Chen's property over the lost iPhone 4 prototype.
Verizon Announces Cloud EMR Platform
News  |  7/16/2010  | 
The Verizon Health Information Exchange service allows doctors and healthcare providers to store, manage and share patients' electronic medical records via an online portal regardless of IT systems and specific protocols.
DARPA Innovator Headed To Microsoft
News  |  7/16/2010  | 
Peter Lee arrives in Redmond at a time when the company is struggling keep up in hot new growth markets like mobile and online software.
Slideshow: 7 Biggest Microsoft Flops Ever
Slideshows  |  7/15/2010  | 
Despite challenges by a resurgent Apple, upstart Google, and other new rivals, Microsoft remains the world's biggest software company with more than 90% of the desktop. But for all its dominance, Redmond rolls big clunkers from time to time -- and when it flops, it flops big. Here are seven Microsoft disasters that live in infamy.
Fix iPhone 'Death Grip' For Free, Urges Senator
News  |  7/15/2010  | 
Apple is expected to address iPhone 4 reception issues at a news conference on Friday.
Louisiana Gets Its Own Google Earth
News  |  7/15/2010  | 
Residents of Louisiana now have access to a customized version of Google Earth designed to help them cope with emergencies, unless they use Mac OS X or Linux.
IBM Announces $100 Million Health IT Program
News  |  7/15/2010  | 
The initiative will drive IBM's cloud computing, data analytics plans across the healthcare industry to enhance evidence generation, service quality, privacy and new incentive models.
Global CIO: In Database Wars, Oracle Blasts Microsoft And IBM
Commentary  |  7/15/2010  | 
As real-time and Big Data pressures mount and CIOs need advanced databases to keep up, Oracle claims 11g is 5-10 years ahead of IBM and Microsoft. First in a series.
China Telecom Delays E-Reader Service
News  |  7/15/2010  | 
Its biggest rival, China Mobile, is seeing increasing demand for its mobile reading platform.
iTunes Users Want Music Subscription Service
News  |  7/14/2010  | 
A minimum monthly fee of $10 for either streaming music or access to their personal music libraries on multiple devices appeals to upwards of 7 million iTunes users, according to NPD Group.
Apple Buys Online Mapping Company Poly9
News  |  7/14/2010  | 
The deal deepens Apple's commitment to geo-technology and suggests future map-related competition with Google and Microsoft.
Aprigo Secures Google Docs
News  |  7/14/2010  | 
The SaaS service provides IT governance for a company's Google Docs, to identify files at risk of exposure to unauthorized users inside or outside the company.
Global CIO: What Microsoft Must Do After Blockbuster eBay Deal
Commentary  |  7/14/2010  | 
Now it must convince average companies why they need private cloud computing.
UK Company Adopts Google Apps, Gmail To Collaborate
Commentary  |  7/14/2010  | 
A UK pest control company with an international presence has standardized on Google Gmail and Google Apps as a way to tie together a diverse company in 50 countries. "This was never about cost reduction. It was about collaboration," said CIO Bryan Kinsella at the Cloud Computing World Forum in London.
Google Asks FCC To Open Video Device Market
News  |  7/14/2010  | 
In preparation for the launch of Google TV, Google is backing open video device rules.
Phone Wars: Choose Your Weapon
Commentary  |  7/14/2010  | 
A slew of new devices from HTC, Motorola, Apple; more coming when Windows Phone 7 ships; rumors of new BlackBerry handsets. Here's a guide to evaluating the combatants.
Intel Reports Best Quarter Ever
News  |  7/13/2010  | 
Strong server demand in enterprises and small businesses reflects the growth of the Internet and the build-out of cloud computing capacity.
EMC Improves VMware vSphere Storage Integration
News  |  7/13/2010  | 
Three storage integration points, Full Copy, Block Zero, and Hardware Assisted Locking, enable faster virtual machine creation and data movement.
Google Wins In French Supreme Court
News  |  7/13/2010  | 
Courts in Europe and America keep rejecting claims that selling search keywords covered by trademarks represents trademark infringement.
Amazon Launches High Performance Computing Service
News  |  7/13/2010  | 
The Cluster Compute Instances can be used to form 32-core, high performance computing clusters able to communicate at ten times the speed of standard EC2 instances.
Tyco Electronics To Acquire ADC For $1.25 Billion
News  |  7/13/2010  | 
Adding ADC's network infrastructure products will expand Tyco's enterprise broadband connectivity portfolio.
Global CIO: Oracle Reveals Strategy And Customers For White-Hot Exadata
Commentary  |  7/13/2010  | 
Transcending data warehousing and OLTP, Oracle's Exadata is triggering an industrywide redefinition of the core IT systems that fire the global economy.
Microsoft Readies Windows 7 Service Pack, Cloud Management
News  |  7/12/2010  | 
Windows Intune, a cloud-based client management service, and Windows 7 SP1 have moved to public beta phase.
IT Employment Jumps For First Time Since 2008
News  |  7/12/2010  | 
The first significant increase in IT employment stats since the recession is surprising as the economy overall isn't producing large numbers of jobs.
Slideshow: Amazon's Case For Enterprise Cloud Computing
Slideshows  |  7/12/2010  | 
Amazon CTO Werner Vogels takes on 'false cloud' wannabes, challenges common myths and critiques private-cloud alternatives as boiling down to buying, deploying and maintaining servers.
Federal IT Contract Passes $1 Billion Mark
News  |  7/12/2010  | 
Alliant government-wide acquisition contract is used by federal agencies to more easily procure IT products and services.
Google App Inventor Simplifies Android Programming
News  |  7/12/2010  | 
A new Web-based visual development tool promises to let anyone create apps for Android devices.
Judge Cuts $675,000 Music Piracy Fine
News  |  7/12/2010  | 
Recording Industry Association of America and the man found guilty of illegally downloading music are unhappy with the reduced penalty.
Ballmer: Windows 7 Slates Coming Soon
News  |  7/12/2010  | 
Microsoft CEO insists his company won't be an also-ran in one of tech industry's hottest new markets.
NTP Sues Apple, Google, Others Over Smartphone Patents
News  |  7/9/2010  | 
After claiming victory over BlackBerry-maker Research in Motion for patent infringement, NTP has filed suit against Apple, Google, HTC Corp. LG Electronics Corp., Microsoft and Motorola.
iPhone 4 Update Won't Fix Antenna Glitch
News  |  7/9/2010  | 
AppleCare concedes the only way to avoid so-called "grip of death" bug is to hold the device more carefully.
UK National Health Service Sees Savings In The Cloud
Commentary  |  7/8/2010  | 
The National Health Service in Britain isn't universally admired for its IT efficiency. But Miles Gray, the urbane hardware solutions architect for the NHS, said at the Cloud Computing World Forum in London that if carefully implemented, the cloud can help the service gain effectiveness and save expenses.
ReviewCam: Service-now's IT Management In The Cloud
News  |  7/8/2010  | has a SaaS model for IT Service Management, and it's aiming at some pretty big players. The company is growing its customer list fast, and it's not hard to see why.
iPod Touch 4G Specs, Ship Date Leaked?
News  |  7/8/2010  | 
Facetime video calling and 5 megapixel camera said to be among the new features included in the product.
IBM Eyes Plug-And-Play Cloud Framework
News  |  7/8/2010  | 
Big Blue will work with governments and academia on "fundamentally new notion" of an interoperation hub.
YouTube Mobile Gets Makeover
News  |  7/7/2010  | 
A revised version of YouTube's mobile Web site simplifies on-the-go video viewing.
Google Android Market Offers More Free Apps
News  |  7/7/2010  | 
Windows Marketplace for Mobile has the lowest percentage of fee apps (22%) compared with more than half of Android Market apps (57%).
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