News & Commentary
Content tagged with Platform as a Service posted in June 2011
Should Your Enterprise Buy Cloud Insurance?
News  |  6/29/2011  | 
IEEE's CIO suggests that FDIC-style insurance may be one way to allay fears among enterprises about the security risks involved with cloud computing.
DotCloud: The Cloud's New Developer Hotshot?
News  |  6/28/2011  | 
What does the winner of Structure 2011's startup competition have that Google App Engine, Force.com, and Heroku don't?
Cloud Revenue: The Question Vendors Keep Dodging
Commentary  |  6/28/2011  | 
Amazon, IBM, Microsoft, and Google play coy when breaking down their cloud computing revenues. That reticence is no longer acceptable.
Cloud Trust Improves Among Government IT Pros
News  |  6/23/2011  | 
Four times more government agencies are considering the cloud this year as compared to 2010, according to a new survey. Security tops their worry list.
Microsoft's New Cloud Chief Dismisses Sales Scare Talk
News  |  6/23/2011  | 
Satya Nadella, in his first public appearance since taking over for Microsoft's Bob Muglia, said that the cloud age equals a sales opportunity for Microsoft, not a threat.
Virtualization Pioneers Crosby, Pratt Tackle Cloud Security
News  |  6/22/2011  | 
Simon Crosby and Ian Pratt resigned from Citrix to found Bromium, a startup that will attack the problem of guaranteeing the security of executing code to protect "the cloud in your pocket."
Google Apps Script Gets Drag And Drop
News  |  6/22/2011  | 
Automating business processes in Google Apps becomes easier with the introduction of a script API interface design tool.
Will IBM Go 'All In' On Cloud Computing?
Commentary  |  6/22/2011  | 
IBM has spent more than a decade and tens of billions of dollars buying software. Don't bet on it delivering its smartest technologies on demand any time soon.
Cloud Bill Shock: New SMB Service Fights Back
News  |  6/20/2011  | 
UptimeCloud aims to help users turn cloud savings hype into reality with real-time cost monitoring, analysis, and prediction tools.
LongJump Cloud Platform Gets Mobile, Social
News  |  6/17/2011  | 
The cloud-based database and application creation tools are getting a mobile client and social feeds.
Feisty Ballmer Talks Cloud, Office 365, And Big Data
News  |  6/17/2011  | 
In this Q&A, Microsoft's CEO pushes back, but also provides new insights into the company's cloud computing business, its hardware strategy, and his customers' next big bet.
Cloud Computing Confuses Consumers
News  |  6/15/2011  | 
Though consumers have been using the 'cloud' longer than most businesses, many have embraced cloud computing without even knowing it.
Apple iCloud: Four Hurdles For Businesses
News  |  6/10/2011  | 
Apple's forthcoming file storage and synchronization service isn't quite ready for enterprises.
IBM Offers Students Free Cloud For Application Development
News  |  6/8/2011  | 
JazzHub offers tools to help developers understand how to collaborate to build apps for the smart products and devices that are driving new levels of software design complexity.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs Introduces iCloud
News  |  6/6/2011  | 
The cloud-based service offers nine applications, including iTunes, Mail, Calendar, and Contacts free with a fee-based storage option.
White House Details Federal IT Reform
News  |  6/3/2011  | 
Government website lists the systems agencies plan to move to the cloud and targets for data center consolidation.
Private Clouds? Business Execs Miss The Point
Commentary  |  6/2/2011  | 
Business executives are more interested in building private clouds than taking advantage of the benefits of public clouds, according to an Avanade survey.
Public Sector Slow To Adopt Cloud Computing
News  |  6/2/2011  | 
Compared to the private sector, government customers are still evaluating using clouds more than actively adopting them, according to a new study by Red Shift Research.
NYSE Euronext Builds Capital Markets Cloud
News  |  6/1/2011  | 
Stock exchange hopes to lure trading firms onto new on-demand computing platform.
Citrix Founder Announces New Venture, Data Management Platform
News  |  6/1/2011  | 
Ed Iacobucci says his VirtualWorks Group's Virtual Index Architecture and API aim to help IT and users manage data amid the growing wave of personal tech in the enterprise.


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