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Content tagged with Cloud Storage posted in January 2012
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Obama's Google+ Debut: Lessons Learned
Commentary  |  1/31/2012  | 
Online get-together with a handful of citizens was a step forward for open government, but participation was limited and key questions were skipped.
Microsoft, Please Don't 'Touch' Office 15
Commentary  |  1/31/2012  | 
Will Microsoft's attempt to revamp Office with a touch interface leave behind its core users?
iPhone 5 Could Be Game-Changer For Mobile Payments
News  |  1/31/2012  | 
Some developers are betting the next Apple iPhone will have NFC capability and pave the way for mobile payment technology to finally take off.
Cloud Security, Costs Concern Federal IT Pros
News  |  1/31/2012  | 
As White House continues to push cloud computing, federal IT managers still worry about security and costs, Ponemon survey finds.
Virtualization Could Save Feds $30 Billion By 2015
News  |  1/31/2012  | 
Government IT departments at all levels are embracing virtualization, mainly for data center consolidation, survey finds. But they'll have to jump implementation hurdles.
Salesforce.com Delivers Big Service Smarts For SMBs
News  |  1/31/2012  | 
New Desk.com help desk and customer service application offers social and mobile capabilities, in a simple, low-cost alternative to Salesforce.com's Service Cloud application.
MicroStrategy Cloud, Social And Mobile Bets Pay Off
Commentary  |  1/30/2012  | 
Cloud-based business intelligence services, mobile delivery options and Facebook data-analysis capabilities help drive MicroStrategy's fast growth.
Riverbed Network Management Tool Can See Virtual Machines
News  |  1/30/2012  | 
Cascade 9.5 adds visibility into virtual switching layer and lifts 'fog of virtualization.'
Kindle Fire Sales Hit 6 Million In Q4
News  |  1/30/2012  | 
Amazon's Android-based tablet expected to boost year-end revenues, which the company is slated to report Tuesday.
Stolen iPhone Saved By iCloud
News  |  1/27/2012  | 
New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority Police follow Find My iPhone directions to nab a suspect and recover an iPhone in the space of four hours.
Federal CTO Aneesh Chopra Resigns
News  |  1/27/2012  | 
Chopra, the first person to hold the federal CTO post and a strong voice behind Obama administration efforts on open government, will depart in February.
Symantec Software Causes Outage At Military EHR System
News  |  1/26/2012  | 
Storage software upgrade caused Military Health System to shut down access to records for a day.
SAP Takes On Oracle Database, Salesforce Cloud
Commentary  |  1/26/2012  | 
SAP plans to build on last year's momentum in the applications, analytics, and mobility markets. Can it also challenge big rivals in the database and cloud markets?
VMware Wins At Show Me The Money
News  |  1/25/2012  | 
While Microsoft plays catch up with its upcoming System Center 2012, VMware craftily focuses on management tools and posts 2011 revenue up 32% over 2012.
Mozy Expands From Backup To File Sync
News  |  1/25/2012  | 
Mozy's automated backup service can now also synchronize files between multiple PCs, tablets, and smartphones.
GSA Moving USA.gov, Data.gov To Public Cloud
News  |  1/25/2012  | 
Agency has awarded a $20.76 million contract to CGI Group to host its websites in a public cloud.
Megaupload Closure Forces Cloud Storage Questions
News  |  1/25/2012  | 
In the wake of Megaupload, security experts warn businesses that rely on cyberlockers to include service loss in their disaster and continuity planning.
States Allow Voting Via Cloud For Citizens Overseas
News  |  1/24/2012  | 
Florida, Virginia, and California are using LiveBallot, based on Microsoft's Windows Azure platform, for U.S. 2012 primary elections.
Apple's Record Revenue: By The Numbers
News  |  1/24/2012  | 
As Apple reports its highest quarterly revenue and earnings ever, a few numbers pop. One example: Apple has $97.6 billion in cash on hand, enough to buy Sony five times, or about half of Google.
Infor Plays Catch Up On Mobile
News  |  1/24/2012  | 
Mobile CRM and approval apps run on iPhone and iPad; supporting Infor Motion 10 platform delivered first via the cloud.
Cloud Platform Stress Tests Mobile Apps
News  |  1/20/2012  | 
SOASTA has updated its CloudTest Platform to do automated mobile application testing. Developers can put touch- and gesture-based interactions on iOS and Android devices through their paces.
Cloud Pushes Further Into Financial Services
News  |  1/20/2012  | 
Early adopters' success leads investment banks, brokers, market makers, and asset managers to push more sophisticated applications into the private cloud.
Google Data Centers: Safe For Your Back Yard
News  |  1/19/2012  | 
Auditors find that Google's U.S. data centers meet environmental and workplace safety standards.
6 Predictions For Business Intelligence In 2012
Commentary  |  1/19/2012  | 
A look at in-memory analysis, visual discovery, big data, mobile BI, cloud and social BI achievements in 2011 and forecasts for the year ahead.
Microsoft Office 365's New Enterprise Fans
News  |  1/19/2012  | 
JetBlue, Patagonia, and American Heart Association move to Microsoft's cloud-based productivity suite, as Redmond does battle with rival Google Apps.
Amazon DynamoDB: Big Data's Big Cloud Moment
Commentary  |  1/19/2012  | 
Amazon's DynamoDB promises a database service fit even for Internet-scale companies with huge data sets. Whether big data players will give up servers comes down to economics and flexibility.
Amazon Launches Big Data Service
News  |  1/18/2012  | 
DynamoDB cloud service, based on Amazon's own big data handling experience, offers NoSQL database capabilities and storage built for speed.
Virsto Boosts Storage Performance For vSphere, Hyper-V Users
News  |  1/18/2012  | 
Virsto Software extends the reach of its storage virtualization product to VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V 2.0 environments. The tool eliminates storage performance bottlenecks.
Federal Researchers Push Limits Of Cloud Computing
Commentary  |  1/18/2012  | 
Energy Department's Magellan project, measuring the expansion of the universe, determines cloud computing can't beat its HPC systems on cost or performance. But flexibility is another story.
Amazon Unveils Windows Server Free Trial
News  |  1/18/2012  | 
Amazon EC2 trial program opens up to software from Microsoft, as battle of cloud platforms heats up.
5 Tips For Sending Health Data To Cloud
News  |  1/17/2012  | 
Health IT managers are reluctant to use cloud computing for data storage, says Iron Mountain exec Ken Rubin. Here's his advice for smart handling of health data.
LotusLive Becomes IBM SmartCloud For Social Business
News  |  1/17/2012  | 
By rebranding cloud social collaboration services, IBM aims to reach beyond the market of Lotus loyalists.
IBM Aims To Be First With OpenSocial Embedded Apps
News  |  1/16/2012  | 
Next release of IBM Connections to implement open programming interface for embedding apps in a social media activity stream.
Salesforce.com Hires Former U.S. CIO Vivek Kundra
News  |  1/16/2012  | 
Tech visionary joins cloud apps and platform vendor as executive vice president of emerging markets.
Microsoft Simplifies System Center 2012 License Fees
News  |  1/15/2012  | 
In Microsoft's battle with VMware for cloud management, price is a weapon. System Center 2012 users will have two options: a low-cost starter edition, or a datacenter edition for more virtualized shops.
Microsoft System Center 2012's Private Cloud Power, Explained
News  |  1/15/2012  | 
System Center 2012's self-provisioning and other features aim to help enterprises move to a more automated private cloud.
Microsoft Makes Cloud Management Move On VMware
News  |  1/14/2012  | 
New System Center suite, due in first half of 2012, centrally manages Windows Server in the data center plus future workloads in private clouds and Windows Azure public cloud. Can features, licensing tweaks lure VMware users?
What Enterprise Social Success Stories Have In Common
Commentary  |  1/13/2012  | 
One secret: Don't fall into the trap of believing that people will easily adopt an enterprise social network because of the parallel with consumer social media.
Xerox ACS To Build Iowa Health Information Exchange
News  |  1/13/2012  | 
HIE will electronically connect the state's hospital systems, healthcare providers, and payers.
NASA Data Leads To Three New Planets
News  |  1/12/2012  | 
California researchers use data released by space agency to discover some of the smallest planets yet orbiting a star beyond the Sun.
Social Security Considers Private Cloud Storage
News  |  1/12/2012  | 
Agency seeks ideas on a new enterprise storage infrastructure to replace aging systems.
Virtualization Tops CIO Priorities In 2012: IDC
News  |  1/11/2012  | 
Savings from server consolidation will go to new IT innovations, IDC says.
Yammer And The Freemium Trap
News  |  1/10/2012  | 
Suppose your organization doesn't want employees using an unsanctioned enterprise social network in the cloud. How do you shut it down?
Consumer Tech Marches Closer To Star Trek
News  |  1/10/2012  | 
CES panel says top future technology trends include natural language processing, flexible displays, and robots. Will innovation be driven by consumers, not manufacturers?
5 Areas That Will Drive IT Spending
Commentary  |  1/10/2012  | 
We're a bit more bullish about 2012 than Gartner, which recently revised its spending forecast downward.
Neat Scanners Gain Mobile, Cloud Power
News  |  1/10/2012  | 
Neat's scanner hardware, software, and cloud services, introduced at CES, give SMBs an organized way to compile expense or tax reports.
2 Storage Management Trends To Watch In 2012
Commentary  |  1/10/2012  | 
Why are consolidated storage and compute infrastructures hot now? Storage management issues can cause virtualization projects to slow down or stall.
CES 2012: Keyport Overhauls The Traditional Key Ring
News  |  1/10/2012  | 
Sometimes, the best gadgets don't involve a lot of high tech or silicon chips. Such is the case with Keyport's Slide which is a completely fresh approach to an old problem -- how best to keep your keys.
CES 2012: Elegant Gadgets Abound
Slideshows  |  1/9/2012  | 
Check out the coolest gadgets from CES Unveiled 2012.
IBM's Green Hat Deal: Software Testing Savings Ahead
Commentary  |  1/6/2012  | 
Virtualization yields savings on operational expenses, not just capital expenses, as it starts to take over processes like software development and test.
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