News & Commentary
Content tagged with Cloud posted in August 2011
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Citrix GoToAssist Integrates With Salesforce.com
News  |  8/31/2011  | 
Service and support agents will be able to launch Citrx remote support utility from within Salesforce Service Cloud, log support sessions.
8 Signs Your IT Team Is Too Slow
Commentary  |  8/31/2011  | 
IT teams can't afford to get this reputation. What are your danger signs?
VMware Users Stay Loyal Despite Price Hike
News  |  8/31/2011  | 
VMworld attendees don't like the recent vSphere 5 licensing price changes--but they have little appetite for moving elsewhere, either, according to our man-on-the-show-floor conversations.
VMware Lays Out Mobile Vision At VMworld
Commentary  |  8/30/2011  | 
At VMworld 2011 day two, a phone within a phone emerges. Plus, VMware pushes deep into the world of automated IT operations.
Cloud-Based Images Help Montefiore Doctors With Referrals
News  |  8/30/2011  | 
Doctors can view images for referred, potential patients, without having to trade film, disks, or order new tests.
VMware Horizon Mobile: Work Phone, Inside Your Phone
News  |  8/30/2011  | 
VMware's new technology unveiled at VMworld essentially allows a phone within a phone--addressing some key worries for enterprise IT.
VMware's Next Act: Operations Expert
Commentary  |  8/30/2011  | 
When it comes to transforming the data center, VMware is writing the story. And the theme is automation.
Microsoft to VMware at VMworld: Game On!
Commentary  |  8/29/2011  | 
After VMware customers cry foul about cost changes, Microsoft makes its licensing model pitch--just in time for VMworld 2011.
Dell Cloud Debuts With VMware Partnership
News  |  8/29/2011  | 
Leveraging investments in infrastructure and security, Dell pitches itself as a provider of enterprise cloud services and cloud consultant.
HP, VMware, AMD CEOs On Hot Seat
Commentary  |  8/29/2011  | 
With great power comes great pressure, tech CEOs are finding during this uncertain economic time.
Will BI Deployment Pain Be MicroStrategy's Cloud Gain?
Commentary  |  8/29/2011  | 
Business intelligence software-as-a-service option lets you focus on developing dashboards and reports rather than installing hardware and configuring servers.
SunGard Specialized Cloud Recovers Critical VMs
News  |  8/29/2011  | 
Launching at VMworld 2011, Recover2Cloud provides an automated way to back up key production systems. But it's not quite instant failover.
Eucalyptus Brings High Availability To Private Cloud
News  |  8/26/2011  | 
Amazon-compatible private cloud software seeks to guarantee continuous operations.
IBM Connects Tivoli To Hybrid Cloud
News  |  8/26/2011  | 
How can legacy systems tap into hybrid cloud services? New plug-ins extend the reach of IBM's Tivoli systems management software.
Syncplicity Extends Cloud File Manager To Salesforce.com, iPhone
News  |  8/26/2011  | 
United Capital investment firm tests Salesforce integration with virtual private cloud for file management service.
Why RIM's BBM Music Service Is Ridiculous
Commentary  |  8/26/2011  | 
Research In Motion's new Blackberry Messenger-based music sharing service will flop. Here's why.
Navy CIO Plans 25% Cut In IT Spending
News  |  8/25/2011  | 
Navy CIO Terry Halvorsen plans to trim IT budgets via cloud computing, data center and app consolidation, thin clients, enterprise licensing, and rigorous spending controls.
Verizon Buys CloudSwitch, Targets Lock-In Fears
News  |  8/25/2011  | 
CloudSwitch buy gives telecom giant's Terremark unit software designed to ease the pain of cloud transitions and moves.
4 Tips To Protect Data During Cloud Migration
News  |  8/25/2011  | 
Expert advice for SMBs on minimizing risk of data loss and other disruptions in a move to the cloud.
How To Conquer Software's Rising Costs
News  |  8/24/2011  | 
Complex licensing policies and increased fees can seems like an insurmountable challenge. These steps can help you get a better grip.
Oracle VM 3.0 Puts Muscle Into VMware Fight
News  |  8/24/2011  | 
Third-generation Oracle VM server virtualization and management software emphasizes scalability, OVF support. But Oracle places a distant fourth in the marketshare race.
For SMB, Automated Time Tracking Creates Big Wins
News  |  8/24/2011  | 
How a small, virtual architecture firm specializing in green technology projects wins large federal contracts by automating its time and expense tracking.
New Facebook Privacy Controls, Sprint for iPhone 5, Sony NEX-5N and RIM's Curves: BYTE Newsbriefs
News  |  8/24/2011  | 
New Privacy Settings for Facebook, iPhone 5 to support Sprint service and RIM BlackBerry Curve smartphone news. August 23, 2011 BYTE Briefs.
Amazon Goes After Cloud App Speed Bumps
News  |  8/23/2011  | 
Self-service ElastiCache, an on-demand caching system, works with database applications and application servers to boost response times.
IBM Develops Better Flood Prediction System
News  |  8/23/2011  | 
Ready for flood modeling as a service? Check out how IBM and researchers at the University of Texas at Austin are trying to give earlier flood warnings.
How To Add Users to Windows Home Server 2011
News  |  8/22/2011  | 
Here's how to add users to Windows Home Server 2011.
Autonomy Acquisition: A Modest Start On Transforming HP
Commentary  |  8/19/2011  | 
Autonomy's search, archiving, e-discovery, and information management assets won't, by themselves, turn HP into a highly profitable software powerhouse.
VA To Test Cloud Collaboration For Doctors
News  |  8/18/2011  | 
The department is look for cloud-based email, calendaring, and other collaboration tools that can integrate with the VA's existing Microsoft Exchange-based collaboration system.
Google Brings Weather To Maps
News  |  8/18/2011  | 
Local weather conditions augment the popular Google Maps service; Street View will also be extended to map the Amazon basin.
DOD CIO Driving Enterprise IT Structure Across Military
News  |  8/18/2011  | 
Defense CIO Teri Takai previews policy directives on commercial cloud computing and cybersecurity during the procurement cycle.
AppFirst Broadens Monitoring Options
News  |  8/18/2011  | 
SaaS-based application problem resolution service adds on-premises option.
SMBs Get Help With Office 365 Migrations
News  |  8/18/2011  | 
Intermedia to help companies with limited IT resources move to the cloud.
Insurers Embrace The Cloud--To A Point
News  |  8/18/2011  | 
Insurers are expanding their use of cloud-based offerings. But carriers are avoiding any cloud-related services that could jeopardize the security and privacy of sensitive data.
Defense Agency Plans Platform-As-A-Service Offering
News  |  8/18/2011  | 
Defense Information Systems Agency officials liken the new service, which will be available next spring, to Google App Engine and Microsoft Windows Azure.
Workday Bets Embedded BI Beats Gut Feel
News  |  8/17/2011  | 
SaaS-suite upgrade brings built-in business intelligence to process decision points, plus an iPad app.
Nimbula Tackles Cloud's Identity Problem
News  |  8/16/2011  | 
Cloud OS Nimbula Director 1.5 lets IT share user identities and privilege levels across multiple data centers.
4 Ways SMBs Can Compete With Larger Companies
News  |  8/16/2011  | 
Zoho treads regularly on the same turf as Microsoft and Google. Its CEO explains how they thrive in the midst of huge companies with the wallets to match.
Amazon Launches Cloud Services For Government
News  |  8/16/2011  | 
AWS GovCloud will meet a host of strict regulatory requirements specific to government and include services such as Elastic Compute Cloud, Simple Storage Service, Elastic Block Store, and Amazon Virtual Private Cloud.
VMware Pricing Controversy: Users Say Microsoft Door Open
Commentary  |  8/16/2011  | 
InformationWeek surveyed IT pros about VMware's recent licensing policy change and their virtualization plans. They had plenty to say about VMware--and Microsoft.
VMware Pricing Controversy: Exclusive User Research
Slideshows  |  8/16/2011  | 
Check out what IT pros had to say about VMware's recent licensing policy change in this InformationWeek.com survey.
4 Critical Questions About The Cloud
News  |  8/16/2011  | 
Four questions that executives at insurance companies and other businesses should be asking about the value and security of the cloud computing model.
Apple, Publishers Sued Over Ebook Price Conspiracy
News  |  8/15/2011  | 
The lawsuit contends that Apple and five major publishers colluded to boost ebook prices to counter the revenue and platform threat posted by Amazon and its Kindle ebook reader.
Amazon Issues Post Mortem On Cloud Outage
News  |  8/15/2011  | 
Amazon says it will better protect key backup components to avoid another outage.
Google Apps Update May Hint At Google+ Integration
News  |  8/12/2011  | 
Does the new look for Gmail, Calendar, and Docs mean Google's business users will soon get access to profiles and Google+?
Private Cloud Risk Outweighs Benefits, For Now
Commentary  |  8/12/2011  | 
It doesn't pay to keep private cloud experts on staff, and I have a hard time believing there are service providers with deep core competencies here.
Can SaaS Boost Export Business For SMBs?
News  |  8/11/2011  | 
As the U.S. encourages its smaller businesses to tap global markets, cloud-based Export On-Demand aims to help them navigate the complex world of export compliance.
Box.net Adds Android, RIM Tablet Support, HTML5 Site
News  |  8/11/2011  | 
Targeting mobile knowledge workers who want to share and store files in the cloud, Box.net adds support for a more diverse set of devices.
Transparency Key To Cloud Security
News  |  8/11/2011  | 
Customers get help assessing compliance, security practices of cloud vendors through Cloud Security Alliance's STAR program.
Citrix Buys RingCube For Personalized Virtual Desktop Capabilities
News  |  8/10/2011  | 
Citrix' XenDesktop will add RingCube's vDisk capabilities, supporting heavy personalization of virtual desktops while allow centralized IT control.
The DISH On Virtual Desktop Cost Savings
News  |  8/10/2011  | 
The largest seller of DISH Network's TV service uses virtual machines to support hyper-growth and cut its help desk burden and power bill.
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