News & Commentary
Content tagged with Cloud posted in August 2011
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Amazon Avoids Apple Toll With Kindle Cloud Reader
News  |  8/10/2011  | 
HTML5-based Web app lets Amazon get around Apple's App Store subscription rules, hold onto more ebook revenue.
Amazon Outage And Cloud Common Sense
Commentary  |  8/10/2011  | 
We probably shouldn't connect servers to the Internet, let kids play outside, or let Congress fix debt ceilings. OK, that last one may be true.
Control A Submarine From Cloud? DARPA's On It
News  |  8/10/2011  | 
Agency seeks "revolutionary" ways to use cloud computing to power embedded military applications.
Amazon Cloud Outage Cleanup Hits Software Error
News  |  8/9/2011  | 
Software error accidentally eliminated data snapshots taken just before Sunday's outage; may complicate some customers' recovery.
Construction 2.0: How One SMB Runs Without PCs
News  |  8/9/2011  | 
Silicon Valley Builders Group arms its highly mobile team with smartphones and tablets for real-time productivity and collaboration. Check out the business case for leaving the PC behind.
Expectations Rise For Government Agency CIOs
News  |  8/9/2011  | 
Steven VanRoekel, in his first blog as U.S. CIO, outlines expanded accountability for agency IT heads in achieving cost savings and reform goals.
Amazon Cloud Outage: What Can Be Learned?
News  |  8/8/2011  | 
Primary and backup power systems fail when lightning strikes EC2 data center in Dublin. Could customers have braced for this unusual event?
Amazon Web Services Enables Private Cloud Connections
News  |  8/4/2011  | 
AWS uses Equinix data centers as a private networking hub linked to EC2, giving businesses a secure way to connect to the cloud service.
SAP Brings Your Subsidiaries, HQ Closer
News  |  8/4/2011  | 
Your headquarters wants to run SAP on-premises software, but subsidiaries want Business ByDesign SaaS suite? No problem, says SAP.
4 Things To Consider In Cloud Contracts
News  |  8/3/2011  | 
SMBs need to consider things like service availability, service level, and data security when reviewing a cloud contract, says an attorney with IT and outsourcing expertise.
Google Chrome OS Ripe For Hacking
News  |  8/3/2011  | 
Hackers could take advantage of permissions provided to Chrome OS extensions to inject malicious JavaScript and compromise users' devices, according to researchers.
Data Centers May Not Gobble Earth, After All
Commentary  |  8/3/2011  | 
Good news: Data center power use didn't grow nearly as fast as predicted the past five years. You can thank cloud computing and new data center designs.
Oxford Bookstore Uses Cloud To Integrate Web Stores
News  |  8/3/2011  | 
Cloud-based service from TCS lets Oxford cut the cost of doing business and boost integration between its physical and online stores.
Storage Virtualization Using The Hypervisor
Commentary  |  8/3/2011  | 
Hypervisor storage virtualization lets you buy systems to solve a specific problem, while letting the hypervisor move live virtual machines between storage devices as needed.
Retail 2.0: Cloud Supports Pop-Up Store
News  |  8/2/2011  | 
Fashion designer Yigal Azrouel heads to the cloud to provide the services needed for brick-and-mortar "pop-up" stores.
MobileIron Takes Mobile Device Management To Cloud
Commentary  |  8/2/2011  | 
Connected Cloud service lets IT remotely control devices, set email and application access, and more. But one support piece is missing.
Virtualization: How Much Is Enough?
Commentary  |  8/2/2011  | 
Most organizations have virtualized one-half to two-thirds of their systems. For many, that's about right.
Upgrades Done Right: Vendors Should Learn From SaaS
Commentary  |  8/2/2011  | 
Make upgrades valuable and easy. SaaS and mobile device vendors get it--why don't more tech vendors learn the lesson?
Navy: Cloud, Consolidation To Cut IT Costs 25%
News  |  8/1/2011  | 
Consolidating more than 80 data centers and moving software to the cloud as part of its multibillion-dollar next-generation IT network.
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