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Content tagged with Cloud Storage posted in November 2010
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Google Earth 6 Debuts
News  |  11/30/2010  | 
The latest update of Google's geo-software includes better Street View integration and 3D trees.
Google Buying Groupon, Report Claims
News  |  11/30/2010  | 
By acquiring Groupon, Google would strengthen its local commerce capabilities.
JPMorgan Gives Bankers iPads Ahead Of PlayBook Launch
Commentary  |  11/30/2010  | 
Before Research In Motion can bring its PlayBook enterprise tablet to market, JPMorgan is giving its investment bankers Apple's iPad to aid in their day-to-day duties.
Google Faces EU Antitrust Inquiry
News  |  11/30/2010  | 
Investigators will be looking into claims that Google's business practices stifle competition.
Infinitec Unveils Infinite USB Memory Drive
News  |  11/30/2010  | 
Dual Wi-Fi device streams files while letting a user maintain a connection to the Internet.
White House Aligns Data Center Consolidation, Sustainability
News  |  11/30/2010  | 
Office of Management and Budget and the Council on Environmental Quality will link infrastructure and carbon footprint reduction goals.
Apple, Google, Microsoft Chided For 'Sneaky' Installations
News  |  11/29/2010  | 
Mozilla's Asa Dotzler urges the three companies to 'stop being evil.'
Mellanox To Acquire Voltaire For $218 Million
News  |  11/29/2010  | 
The firms will converge their data center connectivity products for linking servers, storage solutions, fabric switches, and related software.
Sharp Prepping Galapagos E-Reader Launch
News  |  11/29/2010  | 
Orders for the device will be taken starting Dec. 3, while the Tsutaya Galapagos e-bookstore will open Dec. 10 for the Japanese market.
Asus Launches Notepad E-Reader
News  |  11/23/2010  | 
Asus's Eee Note EA800 combines an e-book reader with the ability to take notes and draw sketches on the device's touch screen.
Quest Adds Hyper-V Support To vFoglight 6.5
News  |  11/23/2010  | 
The third-party tool for monitoring VMware environments can view and manage Microsoft's hypervisor and examine Exchange and Active Directory performance.
Google's Office Trojan Horse
Commentary  |  11/23/2010  | 
It's no secret that Google has been eying Microsoft's lucrative Office application franchise since the release of the premium, supported version of Google Apps a couple years ago.
Storage Virtualization, Cloud Make Compellent Compelling
Commentary  |  11/22/2010  | 
Its ability to "thin provision" marks a storage vendor ready for the virtualized data center and cloud computing.
Wireless Customers Want Unlimited Data: Study
Commentary  |  11/22/2010  | 
A new report coming from research firm Sanford Bernstein shows that most smartphone users want to keep their unlimited data plans.
MilTube Lets Army Troops Share Videos
News  |  11/22/2010  | 
The site is part of a suite of Web 2.0 services for military personnel to share media and take part in social networking behind the DOD firewall.
Sony Ericsson CEO Fuels Fire On PlayStation Smartphone
News  |  11/22/2010  | 
Bert Nordberg hints at partnership with Sony to launch a gaming-centric handset at the Mobile World Congress in February.
Samsung: 600,000 Galaxy Tabs Sold So Far
Commentary  |  11/22/2010  | 
Samsung announced that in its first month of availability, it has sold more than 600,000 Galaxy Tabs.
Microsoft Supporting Cloud Open Source Code For Hyper-V
Commentary  |  11/19/2010  | 
The software giant says its customers don't necessarily want a single hypervisor cloud, so it's supporting OpenStack.
Dell Customers Combine Cloud Servers With Specialized Apps
News  |  11/19/2010  | 
Microsoft's Azure cloud has been built with Dell's Data Center Solutions unit as a close partner and supplier.
Google Docs Infiltrates Microsoft Office
News  |  11/19/2010  | 
With Google Cloud Connect, you can use Office as your Google Docs client.
Google Sued Over Gmail Content Scanning
News  |  11/19/2010  | 
The complaint objects to Google's automated e-mail scans and delivery of advertisements without compensating e-mail senders.
Feds Announce IT Management Overhaul
News  |  11/19/2010  | 
White House plans to cut federal data centers by 40%, increase CIOs' authority to promote agility, and improve program management.
Google Signs Data Handling Agreement
News  |  11/19/2010  | 
An agreement with UK data authorities brings with it the assurance that the WiFi data Google collected in the UK will be deleted.
FCC Taps Terremark Enterprise Cloud
News  |  11/19/2010  | 
The federal agency will redesign its website and add processing, storage and networking services by leveraging the company's platform.
Congress Passes Federal Telework Bill
News  |  11/19/2010  | 
President Obama is expected to sign the legislation, which requires agencies to establish policies for employees to work remotely.
Benioff Vs. Ellison: This Round Goes To Salesforce
Commentary  |  11/18/2010  | 
Salesforce.com CEO defends cloud computing as a better economic model, contrary to Oracle's appliances.
Google Sky Map Enables 'Time Travel'
News  |  11/18/2010  | 
The Android app can display past or future positions of stars in the sky.
Managing Export-Controlled Data In The Cloud
Commentary  |  11/18/2010  | 
As IT pros evaluate cloud computing services, they must be aware of federal regulations that restrict where certain data gets stored, or potentially face serious penalties.
Woz: Apps Are Mostly Better On The iPhone
News  |  11/18/2010  | 
Apple's co-founder says he was misquoted by a Dutch newspaper about Android's future prospects.
Google Apps Gains Access To Consumer Apps
News  |  11/18/2010  | 
Businesses using Google Apps can now manage how employees use consumer-oriented Google services.
OnLive Launches Cloud Video Game Console
News  |  11/18/2010  | 
Consumers can pre-order the $99 gaming system, which operates without the need for discs, downloads, or updates.
Credit Card Transactions Likely In Future Public Clouds
Commentary  |  11/17/2010  | 
The PCI Security Standards Council has recognized virtualization as a safe technology; can cloud computing be far behind?
Web 2.0 Summit: FCC Chairman Sees Past Hindering Broadband Future
News  |  11/17/2010  | 
Julius Genachowski said the facts don't support the charge that the FCC has done nothing in the past two years.
Web 2.0: Facebook CEO Says E-mail Is Too Complicated
Commentary  |  11/17/2010  | 
"Almost every major product vertical is going to be rethought to be social," said Mark Zuckerberg. "Get on the bus."
Teradata Alliance Targets Big Data Retention
Commentary  |  11/17/2010  | 
RainStor database to provide a low-cost, on-line store for vast, aging records.
Google (Finally) Brings Docs Editing To Mobile Devices
Commentary  |  11/17/2010  | 
Google is rolling out a new version of Docs for Android and iOS devices that will allow them to edit documents directly from the browser.
Cisco, VMware Team On Simplified Desktop Virtualization
News  |  11/16/2010  | 
Starter packs based on Unified Computing System servers optimized to run on VMware View 4.5.
Comcast Announces TV App For Apple iPad
News  |  11/16/2010  | 
Versions of Comcast's Xfinity TV app for Android, RIM and other mobile devices are planned, according to the cable provider.
Web 2.0: RIM CEO Says Apps Unnecessary For Web
News  |  11/16/2010  | 
Jim Balsillie claims RIM's PlayBook runs three to four times faster than Apple's iPad.
Some Hospitals Meeting Meaningful Use Criteria
News  |  11/16/2010  | 
Almost 25% can achieve 10 of the 14 core measures, according to survey by Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society.
Drobo S Storage Array Adds USB 3.0 Connectivity
News  |  11/16/2010  | 
The five-bay Direct Attached Storage array for small and remote office settings also supports eSata and FireWire 800 connections.
Tech Teams Vie For Federal Cloud Business
Commentary  |  11/16/2010  | 
GSA has approved 20 companies, ranging from IT industry leaders to lesser-known specialists, to provide infrastructure as a service through its cloud computing portal
Dell Hybrid Tablet Coming Next Week
News  |  11/16/2010  | 
The 10-inch Inspiron Duo tablet-netbook, positioned as an iPad competitor, runs a dual-core Atom N550 processor and offers work and entertainment features.
Web 2.0: Adobe CEO Dances Around Developer War
Commentary  |  11/16/2010  | 
In a far-ranging interview, Shantanu Narayen acknowledges conflict with Apple but sticks mostly to talking points.
On Tablets And Tablet Data Plans
Commentary  |  11/16/2010  | 
Pricing schemes for tablets have quickly become as complicated as pricing for mobile phones. Here's a quick primer on the current landscape and how the total cost of ownership breaks down.
Expect Reasonable Growth for Cloud Computing
Commentary  |  11/16/2010  | 
Think of cloud computing as a big bandwagon that started the parade route with a few core items on it such as SaaS, IaaS, and PaaS. However, street vendors keep tossing anything and everything onto the bandwagon as it rolls along, no matter if their products are truly cloud computing or not...
Microsoft Sells A Million Xbox Kinects
News  |  11/16/2010  | 
The hands-free, motion-sensing controller for the Xbox 360 is on track to hit 5 million in sales by year-end.
RIM Pits PlayBook's Browser Against Apple iPad's Safari
Commentary  |  11/16/2010  | 
Research In Motion on Tuesday published a new video that shows side-by-side how the PlayBook compares to Apple's iPad when it comes to browser performance.
CloudSwitch To Update Amazon EC2 Workload Translator
Commentary  |  11/15/2010  | 
More help with moving existing workloads to the cloud without reformatting is on the way, according to CloudSwitch founder Ellen Rubin.
Xbox Kinect Converted To 3D Video Camera
News  |  11/15/2010  | 
Researcher used hacker's reverse engineering work to capture objects in three dimensions with the Microsoft gaming console's add-on.
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