Running A Business In The Cloud
Everybody is talking about cloud computing these days, but a few intrepid companies are actually walking the walk. To find out what it's like, bMighty.com goes out and meets this growing, vocal contingent of cloud computing "completists" who are more than happy to surrender their IT concerns to the cloud.
A Definition Of Cloud Computing
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison unloaded on cloud computing yesterday, using the words "idiocy," "crap," "gibberish," "crazy," and "stupidest" to describe all the buzz over clouds. It was a classic Ellison rant, but ironic because Oracle is moving into cloud computing even as its leader rails against it.
Global IPTV: $19 Billion Market By 2012
Driving the increase is growing consumer demand for video, as well as the entry of new content providers such as YouTube and Joost, according to a new Gartner survey.
Single Sign On For Multiple SaaS Apps
A startup has launched a cloud service that offers identity management for SaaS apps. IT can enforce user authentication, manage compliance, and speed deprovisioning.
Oracle Teams With HP On Database Hardware
Oracle in tandem with HP is bringing out its first hardware product, a database machine, which Oracle CEO Larry Ellison says is suitable for high end, high performance data warehouses.
Using Oracle Database In The Cloud
Two of the biggest announcements from the Oracle OpenWorld Conference in San Francisco this week were that customers could run some Oracle products within Amazon.com's AWS cloud computing environment, and that the Redwood Shores, Calif.-based software giant would be supporting other cloud environments in the future.
Cloud Computing Reality Check
I met recently with more than 50 business technologists to talk about cloud computing, and two things became clear. First, the interest level is very high, and IT pros have plans that go well beyond Web-based applications. Second, everyone has their own list of issues to resolve before they take that step.
Join Us For The InformationWeek 500 Conference -- Without Leaving Your Chair
I'm reluctant to declare that real-time events are the Next Big Thing on the Internet, because it seems like a Next Big Thing comes along on the Internet about once a month, and they're mostly forgotten the next day. Still, I've seen firsthand how powerful virtual events can be. They're an emerging trend. And InformationWeek is in the middle of it all.
Interop: Green Strategies Needed For Storage
Storage industry leaders call for metrics and best practices for businesses to use to cut down on storage energy costs, similar to what the Green Grid has begun doing for data centers.
Second Life Faces Otherworldly Competition
A slew of companies, ranging in size from tiny startups to Google, are springing up virtual worlds of their own to challenge Second Life's dominance of the small but growing market.
Second Life Tries For A Second Act
The online virtual world has weathered a boom-and-bust cycle. Now it has a new CEO. Can this social networking phenom attract a new wave of consumers and enterprise users?
The New Open Virtualization Format 1.0
At VMworld 2008, VMware's user conference held this week in Las Vegas, the Distributed Management Task Force announced a new virtual-management initiative VMAN, aimed at making it easier and cheaper to manage virtual environments.
Amazon's IMDb Now Showing Free Movies
The site has begun showing more than 6,000 feature films and television shows submitted by CBS, Hulu.com, Sony Pictures Television, and more than 500 independent filmmakers.