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Content tagged with Cloud Storage posted in February 2010
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RSA: Microsoft Tries To Turn Shady Internet Trustworthy
News  |  2/26/2010  | 
The company is releasing software to improve the process of online identification and authentication.
DoD Loosens Social Media Restrictions
News  |  2/26/2010  | 
Soldiers and other Department of Defense employees may now access and use sites such as Facebook and Flickr via unclassified Defense networks.
Why Multitenancy Matters In The Cloud
Commentary  |  2/26/2010  | 
There's a debate in the software industry over whether multitenancy is a prerequisite for cloud computing. Those considering using cloud apps might question if they should care about this debate. But they should care, and here's why: multitenancy is the most direct path to spending less and getting more from a cloud application.
Feds Plot Data Center Consolidation
News  |  2/26/2010  | 
A survey will analyze the government's 1,100-plus data centers, counting racks, servers, routers, and switches.
Twitter Phishing Attack Hooks UK Cabinet Minister
News  |  2/26/2010  | 
The company is warning people not to surrender personal details to fake Twitter login pages.
Apple iPhone Users Buy More Apps
News  |  2/25/2010  | 
Users of competing mobile devices appear to be less keen to open their wallets.
Google Culls Gmail Labs
News  |  2/25/2010  | 
The company is promoting six Gmail Labs experiments and getting rid of five.
Microsoft Decapitates Waledac Botnet
News  |  2/25/2010  | 
A major source of spam and malware has been cut off from its controllers.
Microsoft Licenses Multimedia File System To Panasonic
News  |  2/25/2010  | 
Panasonic will license Microsoft's exFAT file system, which makes it easier to exchange multimedia files across devices.
Senate Considers P2P Security Bill
News  |  2/25/2010  | 
Legislation would require software developers to tell users when files are being shared via peer-to-peer networks.
What's The Best Cloud Mix?
Commentary  |  2/25/2010  | 
At TechWeb's Cloud Connect conference in March, I'll be moderating a panel on the value of public, private and hybrid cloud. We'll assess where the value is today and where things are headed. Here's my take: Utilizing the right cloud combination to maximize the resources in your organization for different types of workloads, functions, applications,
Google Faces European Antitrust Scrutiny
News  |  2/24/2010  | 
The European Commission says it is looking into three separate complaints about Google.
Google Execs Convicted In Italy
News  |  2/24/2010  | 
The ruling in a YouTube privacy case, if not overturned on appeal, could put an end to online user-generated content in parts of the world.
Microsoft Announces Government Cloud
News  |  2/24/2010  | 
The Business Productivity Online Suite Federal is hosted on a government-dedicated infrastructure in secured facilities within Microsoft's own data centers.
Alaska Airlines To Offer Aircell Wi-Fi
News  |  2/24/2010  | 
The airline has dropped plans to install Row 44's satellite wireless Internet on its planes and will instead go with the cellular-based Gogo system.
Global CIO: There's No Money Left
Commentary  |  2/23/2010  | 
That sucking sound you hear is the sound of yearly software maintenance fees.
Intel Reveals It's Been Hacked
News  |  2/23/2010  | 
The company's annual report says that some of the attacks have been successful.
Piper Jaffray Sees Gold Rush In Cloud Software
Commentary  |  2/23/2010  | 
Investment advisor Piper Jaffray interviewed 100 CIOs and IT managers, then wrote up its conclusions in a 320-page report, neatly summarized by its title: "The Future Is In the Cloud." Spending on software as a service and cloud computing will grow from 5.7% today to 13.5% of all software spending in five years, it predicts.
Xerox Files Patent Suit Against Google, Yahoo
News  |  2/23/2010  | 
The company claims that its automatic query and information integration patents are being violated.
SanDisk Ships 64 GB SD Memory Card
News  |  2/23/2010  | 
The Ultra SDXC has a read speed of 15 MB per second and is built for capturing and storing 1080p HD video files.
Four New Cloud Computing Favorites
Commentary  |  2/22/2010  | 
Four startups have emerged as finalists in Cloud Connect's Launch Pad contest, in which the public voted for their favorite new or in-development cloud application or service. These finalists provide a good indication of what's next in the cloud.
Global CIO: Oracle Needs More Than Ellison's Talk To Beat IBM's Systems
Commentary  |  2/21/2010  | 
IBM's counterattacking on multiple fronts, emphasizing 50 years in optimized systems and questioning Oracle's abilities.
Apple Adult Content Purge Encouraged By Developers
News  |  2/19/2010  | 
The company is removing "overtly sexual content" from its iTunes App Store in response to complaints from users and developers.
Mozilla Posts Firefox Fixes But Possible Bug Remains
News  |  2/19/2010  | 
A security researcher claims to have released exploit code that affects Firefox 3.6.
Exclusive Research: Customers Skeptical Of Oracle-Sun Benefits
News  |  2/18/2010  | 
Do IT teams really want the integrated software-hardware stack that Oracle promises?
Google Buys reMail
News  |  2/18/2010  | 
Yet another company started by a former Google employee has been acquired by Google.
Global Botnet Attack Hits Enterprise, Government PCs
News  |  2/18/2010  | 
Operating undetected for about a year, the criminals behind the cyberattack had control of more than 74,000 computers.
Piper Jaffray: 3 Firms To Grow Big In The Cloud
Commentary  |  2/18/2010  | 
It's almost a manifesto. "Everything will move to the cloud," predicts Piper Jaffray & Co. analyst Mark Murphy and researcher Brian Schwartz. And as it does, three medium-sized companies will become star cloud suppliers. Do you think you know who they are? I, for one, didn't get them right.
AMD Updates Catalyst Graphics Driver
News  |  2/17/2010  | 
The company will release monthly upgrades to improve the game-running performance of its Radeon graphics processor.
Global CIO: Open Letters To Ellison, Hurd, Chambers, & Plattner
Commentary  |  2/17/2010  | 
In the past year we've made candid suggestions to each of those executives via open letters -- were our ideas on target?
HHS To Manage Stimulus Spending From The Cloud
News  |  2/17/2010  | 
Acumen Solutions will build a Salesforce.com app for the Department of Health and Human Services to manage health IT relationships and projects.
Why Cloud Computing Won't Kill IT Jobs
Commentary  |  2/17/2010  | 
At a recent IT End User Group focused on cloud computing, I detected turbulence. Roughly three quarters of the networking professionals and systems administrators I spoke with are afraid of losing their jobs once cloud computing evolves within their organizations.
Toshiba Intros Mobile HDD For Enterprise
News  |  2/17/2010  | 
The hard disk drive self-encrypts data, easing the path to compliance with regulatory mandates, the company says.
Global CIO: Hewlett-Packard's Megadeal With Shell Raises Strategic Profile
Commentary  |  2/16/2010  | 
Will this large, complex, and deeply strategic energy deal help HP shake the tired tag of world's biggest PC maker?
Cloud-Based EMR Vendor Expects Flood Of New Hires
Commentary  |  2/16/2010  | 
Looking to get into health IT, but don't have a background in healthcare? Practice Fusion might be the place for you.
Q&A: GSA's CIO Coleman Talks IT Modernization
News  |  2/16/2010  | 
The CIO of the U.S. General Services Administration discusses cloud computing, plans for funding innovation with a flat IT budget, and the potential for equipping federal employees with new consumer technologies.
Top 25 Most Dangerous Programming Errors Revealed
News  |  2/16/2010  | 
Cross-Site Scripting tops the list, which is designed to help businesses build security into the software procurement process.
Intel, Nokia Partner On Mobile OS
News  |  2/16/2010  | 
The open source MeeGo platform is a combine of Intel's Moblin and Nokia's Linux Maemo.
What's the Deal With Private Clouds?
Commentary  |  2/15/2010  | 
Many organizations like the idea of cloud computing, but they don't like the idea of handing over their processes and data to a third party. Thus, the private cloud was born. It's providing a nice evolution for cloud computing, and is becoming a very effective architectural pattern.
Google Grant Brings Free Wi-Fi To The Dalles
Commentary  |  2/12/2010  | 
Google will be providing a $100,000 grant to The Dalles, Oregon, to build and operate a Wi-Fi cloud that covers the city's business district.
Seattle Wants Google Fiber
News  |  2/12/2010  | 
The City of Seattle, Microsoft's home turf, says it will push to become one of the first locales in the country to tap ultra-fast Internet service.
Government Plans Mobile Apps Store
News  |  2/12/2010  | 
Federal CIO Vivek Kundra outlines plans to offer mobile applications from an iPhone-like 'store' that will give the public access to new capabilities developed by both the government and third-party developers.
California Seeks Input On IT Strategy
News  |  2/12/2010  | 
The state's CTO has created a crowd-sourcing site and invited the public to weigh in on how it can improve in areas ranging from online services to legacy systems.
SAP's Schwarz Resigns; Analysts Question Growth Plans
News  |  2/12/2010  | 
Executive board member John Schwarz is the latest to head for the door as observers of the software company weigh acquisitions vs. innovation.
Space Station Gets A Room With a View
News  |  2/12/2010  | 
ISS crew installs new Tranquility module, which was delivered Thursday by space shuttle Endeavour.
Tableau Aims To Socialcast Data Visualization
News  |  2/11/2010  | 
Collaborators may illustrate and share data via social networking tools, by posting data to the software company's Web site.
Sony To Offer Blu-ray 3D
News  |  2/11/2010  | 
A firmware update for several of Sony's Blu-ray players and home theater systems will be released this summer, in time for pairing with the company's 3-D televisions.
NASA Looks Into The Eyes Of The Sun
News  |  2/11/2010  | 
Space agency launches orbiting observatory that will capture IMAX-quality images of Earth's star.
IBM Puts Enterprise Social Software On iPhone
News  |  2/10/2010  | 
The company sees growing corporate interest in Apple products.
Can Microsoft Catch Up by Giving Away Azure?
Commentary  |  2/10/2010  | 
Microsoft Azure finally went into production amidst much fanfare. The long-awaited Azure platform is Microsoft's big bet in the cloud computing space, but can they catch up to AWS, Salesforce.com, Google, and other existing cloud players?
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