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Content tagged with Cloud posted in July 2011
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VMware Strengthens Cloud Support With vSphere 5
Commentary  |  7/12/2011  | 
VMware's pricing problem: As Microsoft and Citrix build functionality, customers may choose cheaper products that are "good enough."
Workday Goes After Higher Education, Public Sector Markets
News  |  7/12/2011  | 
Brown, Cornell, Georgetown, and USC help define college- and university-specific human-resources and payroll functionality.
IT Spending: Interior Plans To Slash $500 Million
News  |  7/11/2011  | 
Cloud computing and data-center consolidation are central to the department’s plans for cutting technology spending over the next decade.
Atlantis Shuttles Samsung Smartphones Into Space
Commentary  |  7/9/2011  | 
One of the many items aboard the Atlantis, which blasted off from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Friday, is the Samsung Nexus S smartphone. Why send a smartphone into space?
How To Get IT To Pay For The Tech You Crave
Commentary  |  7/8/2011  | 
How to get IT to pay for your tech.
Trust Issues? Secure Your Own Cloud Data
Commentary  |  7/8/2011  | 
Do-it-yourself encryption with TrueCrypt provides peace of mind before sending your sensitive files into the ether.
VMware Rivals Closing Virtualization Gap: Gartner
News  |  7/8/2011  | 
Virtualization workloads will grow fivefold by 2015, reports Gartner Magic Quadrant report. Where do Citrix Xen and Microsoft Hyper-V fit in?
Netflix's Secret To Success In Latin America
Commentary  |  7/7/2011  | 
The company's public API represents a new weapon in global business. Who wouldn't like to gain a large set of customers in an automated way, with outside developers doing the hard interface work?
4 Ways Cloud Computing Can Boost Business
News  |  7/7/2011  | 
MaidPro has adopted hosted infrastructure and applications across its 120 SMB franchises to speed up training, minimize internal IT needs, enable owners to manage remotely, and to keep fuel costs in check. The firm's CEO explains why they did it and what to look for in a good vendor.
Google's Awards Cash For Ideas
News  |  7/7/2011  | 
After the failure of Google Answers, Google's latest question-answering service offers the possibility of a cash prize as an incentive to participate.
SMB Cloud Choices Expanding
News  |  7/7/2011  | 
OS33, Cloupia partner to make it easier for managed service providers to cater to SMBs.
Restart Windows Home Server the Right Way
News  |  7/6/2011  | 
Here's the correct way to restart, whether after a crash or OS update.
Facebook Adds Video Calling, Group Chat
News  |  7/6/2011  | 
The Skype-powered Video Calling service looks easy to use but only supports one-to-one conversation. Google+ competition looms large.
Geek Swap: DOD, Private Sector IT Workers Switch
News  |  7/6/2011  | 
Mirroring a Homeland Security program, the defense department wants to share best practices and expertise on cloud, mobile, and more.
How To Encrypt External Drives in OS X Lion
News  |  7/6/2011  | 
Here's how to encrypt external USB drives in OS X Lion.
7 Self-Inflicted Wounds Of Cloud Computing
News  |  7/5/2011  | 
Don't let poor planning and half-hearted decisions doom your promising cloud projects.
Microsoft Pays Customer $250,000 To Adopt Office 365
News  |  7/5/2011  | 
Exclusive: Redmond gives University of Nebraska six-figure incentive package to ditch IBM system and reject Google Apps.
How To Install Windows Home Server 2011
News  |  7/2/2011  | 
Windows Home Server 2011 has several changes. Here is how to do a fresh install.
How To Back Up OS X Installer for MacBook Air to a Flash Drive
News  |  7/2/2011  | 
Create a backup of your Macbook Air OS X Installer on on a USB flash drive.
Cloud Computing Services: Feds Get On The Bandwagon
News  |  7/1/2011  | 
Three Infrastructure as a Service offerings are now available from, although agencies may find the ordering process a bit strenuous.
Zynga's Unusual Cloud Strategy Is Key To Success
Commentary  |  7/1/2011  | 
Zynga depends on Amazon's cloud at a critical juncture--as it launches a new game.
How Social Tools Support Project Management
News  |  7/1/2011  | 
Teambox manages projects from product development to wedding planning from the status line, with the option to assign tasks on the fly.
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