News & Commentary
Content tagged with Cloud posted in August 2010
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Social Network Gaming Upending Industry
News  |  8/24/2010  | 
More Americans are playing social media-based games, but spending on other games has dropped 20%, finds NPD Group.
HP Looks To Deny Dell Access To The Data Center
Commentary  |  8/24/2010  | 
HP's trumping of Dell's bid for 3PAR is a masterful preemptive strike. HP is certainly not that interested in 3PAR and will most likely not counter offer should Dell choose to pursue the deal. What HP is interested in is making the buy as expensive as possible for Dell in order to throw a wrench into the PC giant's further acquisitions ambitions.
Cloud Computing Roadmap Directs Data Center Managers
News  |  8/23/2010  | 
AFCOM think tank tells the 85% of its members who haven't adopted cloud computing how to prepare.
Global CIO: Has HP Found Its Next CEO?
Commentary  |  8/23/2010  | 
Interim CEO Lesjak scored some big points in last week's earnings call but also revealed equally big challenges at the world's biggest IT company.
Virtualization Is IT Journey That Begins With Consolidation
Commentary  |  8/23/2010  | 
As IT shops look at their gains from consolidating servers, they realize this was just a first step brought about by implementing virtualization. Once you've consolidated, you realize how many more steps are both possible and necessary if virtualization is going to lead to more payback.
Online Impersonation Ban Proposed
News  |  8/23/2010  | 
A bill poised to become law in California seeks to ban 'e-personation,' but critics see the proposed law as an unnecessary limitation on free speech.
Kodak Launches Thin EasyShare Camera
News  |  8/23/2010  | 
The point-and-shoot device is 0.6 inch thick with a 5x zoom, HD video, and social network sharing features.
Google Buys
News  |  8/23/2010  | 
Using's visual search technology, Google will be able to expand its non-text search capabilities.
Health IT Contracts Offer Little Protection For Buyers
News  |  8/23/2010  | 
Key questions healthcare providers should ask before signing an electronic health record vendor agreement detailed by lawyer.
Global CIO: HP's Next Two Multibillion-Dollar Acquisition Targets
Commentary  |  8/23/2010  | 
HP needs to create a unique and unmatched market position playing to its strengths, and these two companies can put HP over the top.
Apple To Patent iPhone Kill Switch
News  |  8/23/2010  | 
Technology would allow Apple to identify unauthorized users through facial, voice, and even heartbeat recognition software.
Oracle Intros Full Enterprise Virtualization Option
News  |  8/20/2010  | 
Executives tout advantages over VMWare's approach, including efficiency, ability to build virtual appliances out of Oracle products.
Facebook Places Privacy First
News  |  8/20/2010  | 
Instead of stepping haplessly into yet another privacy quagmire, Facebook came with guides and a map to avoid problems.
HP Confirms WebOS Tablet
News  |  8/20/2010  | 
Dual-platform strategy will also see Hewlett-Packard ship a slate computer that runs Windows 7.
Apache's Cassandra Adds Column Data Analysis
News  |  8/19/2010  | 
Keynote at the Cassandra Summit outlined features in the 0.7 release of the NoSQL database system, notably support for secondary indexes.
HP Q3 Profits Rise On Strong Global Sales
News  |  8/19/2010  | 
In its first earnings report since ousting Mark Hurd as CEO, Hewlett-Packard reported that profits in its third fiscal quarter rose 6% on higher worldwide sales in its core computer businesses.
Canon Intros Three Compact Digital Cameras
News  |  8/19/2010  | 
PowerShot S95, SD4500 IS, and SX13 are the latest additions to Canon's point-and-shoot lineup.
Google Chrome Web Store Open For Developers
News  |  8/19/2010  | 
To get ready for the Chrome Web Store's planned launch later this year, developers can now start uploading information about Web apps they wish to sell.
RightScale Scales Up To 1.3 Million Servers In View
Commentary  |  8/19/2010  | 
RightScale announced a little while ago that it was managing over one million servers in the cloud through its management platform. That would be a million virtual, not physical, machines, but the number is still impressive. Maybe the return on cloud computing lies in supplying front-end management as much as in infrastructure.
Lyric Takes On Intel, AMD With Reengineered Processors
News  |  8/19/2010  | 
MIT spinout claims innovative circuitry makes its chips perform 1,000 times better than current x86-based platforms.
Facebook Places A Bet Against Google
News  |  8/19/2010  | 
With its new location sharing capabilities, Facebook aims to redraw the local search map.
Global CIO: Oracle Execs Offer Deep Insights Into Company's Soul
Commentary  |  8/18/2010  | 
Oracle's thinking on MySQL, hardware convergence, infrastructure consolidation, case studies from Home Depot, Toys R Us and RIM, and more.
8 Big Data Deployments In Detail
Slideshows  |  8/18/2010  | 
What does it take to move into the era of large-scale data analytics? Data warehousing experts from Barnes & Noble, BNP Paribas, Cabelas, McAfee and more share insights on innovative big-data deployments.
Google Lets Users Search Docs Using Gmail
News  |  8/18/2010  | 
Thanks to a Gmail Labs experiement, Gmail users now have the option of searching their Docs and Sites files along with their messages.
Google Chrome OS Tablet Brings Ties With Verizon
News  |  8/18/2010  | 
The Chrome Web Store is set to open in October, with Chrome OS hardware following shortly thereafter.
Who Should Hewlett-Packard Buy?
Slideshows  |  8/17/2010  | 
HP can't afford to buy every one of our Desirable Dozen, but in the post-Mark Hurd era, the world's largest computer maker needs to consider acquiring more than a few of these companies. Here's who -- and why.
Google App Engine Gets Tune-Up
News  |  8/17/2010  | 
A new version of App Engine has been released, promising multi-tenant apps, faster image serving, and expanded quotas.
Android Developers Bemoan Paid App Limits
News  |  8/17/2010  | 
Android apps can only be sold in 13 countries, leaving developers wondering why Google isn't doing more to help them profit on its platform.
Red Hat Pursuing Certification For RHEL 6, Hypervisor
News  |  8/17/2010  | 
Common Criteria certification for the vendor's Linux OS and virtualization would pave the way for its use in private government clouds.
Barnes & Noble Updates Nook iPhone, iPad App
News  |  8/17/2010  | 
The former eReader app has been rebranded with the same name as the bookseller's electronic reader device and includes in-app content rating and personalization options.
Facebook Cracks Top 3 Online Video Sites
News  |  8/16/2010  | 
Google's YouTube remained the leader for June in unique users with 143.2 million and viewing time with an average of 4.7 hours per viewer.
Are We Rejecting or Just Delaying Public Clouds?
Commentary  |  8/16/2010  | 
It's an interesting thing. Everyone loves public cloud computing, but the initial adoption seems to be around private clouds, or, better put, clouds you can hug... Many initially stated they would not sell their technology as on-site software, but they are now changing their tune.
Global CIO: IBM & Oracle Expose Hewlett-Packard's Achilles' Heel
Commentary  |  8/16/2010  | 
While HP's systems strategy is on hold, Oracle and IBM are leading customers into the new age of highly integrated and optimized systems.
Gun Loco For Xbox 360 Unveiled
News  |  8/16/2010  | 
Third-person shooter features heavily stylized characters blasting their way around an extraterrestrial penal colony.
A 7-Step Plan For HP To Succeed in Mobile
Commentary  |  8/16/2010  | 
In a baffling move, HP spent $1.2 billion on Palm, the twice-revived also-ran in the race for mobile supremacy. The company must now execute flawlessly and with old-school HP innovation to succeed. Here’s what it must do.
Global CIO: Bank Of VMware: Its Bold Plan To Fund Your New Applications
Commentary  |  8/16/2010  | 
VMware says its new strategy can give you not only the technology platform for creating new applications but also the funding to pay for them.
Central Desktop Adds Cloud Collaboration To Microsoft Office
News  |  8/16/2010  | 
Users can collaborate through the cloud service, sharing edits, comments and more, without switching between Office applications and a web browser.
Novell Sends SUSE Linux To Amazon Cloud
News  |  8/16/2010  | 
Enterprise Server 10 and 11 will be available on Elastic Compute Cloud, allowing users to pay only for the hours used.
Microsoft Xbox 360 Outsells Nintendo Wii, Sony PS3
News  |  8/13/2010  | 
Console sales overall slipped 1% in July with the slimmer Xbox 360 topping the category for the first time in nearly 3 years according to NPD Group.
Nimbula Rains On Narrow, Proprietary Cloud Formats
Commentary  |  8/13/2010  | 
In addition to Mark Shuttlesworth, CEO of Cannonical; Simon Crosby, CTO of the cloud division at Citrix Systems; and Paul Maritz, CEO of VMware, lets add another distinguished South African to the annals of virtualization and cloud computing: Chris Pinkham, founder and CEO of Nimbula.
Google Denounces 'Baseless' Oracle Lawsuit
News  |  8/13/2010  | 
The lawsuit seeks the destruction of Android software for violating Java patents and copyrights that Oracle acquired from Sun.
Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Workflow User's Guide
News  |  8/13/2010  | 
Office 2010 can act as the front-end to a full-featured enterprise content management solution using the metadata and workflow capabilities of SharePoint 2010.
Top 15 Google Apps For Business
Slideshows  |  8/12/2010  | 
The Google Apps Marketplace is a gold mine for businesses offering dozens, if not hundreds, of generally inexpensive, cloud-based software solutions for everything from project planning to invoicing. Here are 15 of the best.
Google Chrome Beta Update Gets Faster
News  |  8/12/2010  | 
Users of Chrome's beta version now have access to Autofill and improved synchronization capabilities.
Google Flexes Cloud Muscle Through Android Apps
News  |  8/12/2010  | 
With help from its considerable computing infrastructure, Google is delivering new mobile applications that make it easier than ever to find and manipulate online information.
IBM, Oracle Settle Poaching Suit
News  |  8/12/2010  | 
Resolution of non-compete spat frees up industry veteran Joanne Olsen to head Oracle's cloud efforts.
Plastic Logic Cancels Que E-Reader
News  |  8/11/2010  | 
Amazon's Kindle and other electronic readers have zoomed downward in price and Apple introduced the iPad since the $799 device aimed at professionals was launched early this year.
Samsung Introduces 3D Portable Blu-ray Player, Plasma TVs
News  |  8/11/2010  | 
The 10.1-inch screen on the Wi-Fi enabled player presents 1080p high-definition video with a claimed three-hour battery life on a single charge.
EU Joins FTC Inquiry Into Apple
News  |  8/11/2010  | 
Concerns about the competitive impact of Apple's developer rules have spread to Europe.
Akamai, Brightcove Seed HD Video In The Cloud
News  |  8/11/2010  | 
High definition video will be delivered over Akamai's server network using Brightcove's platform.
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