Feds Developing Cloud Security Program
Proposed FedRAMP effort would make it easier for federal agencies to overcome compliance hurdles and participate in the Obama administration's drive toward the cloud.
Using Cloud Computing for Business Continuity
Most enterprises are not buying public-cloud computing systems as their primary platform for business-critical applications... For now, perhaps they should not go in this direction. That is, not until business continuity, or disaster recovery, becomes the next killer app for cloud computing.
If You've Got Big Data, You May Want Big Memory
Jas Dhillon, CTO of Taser, explained to me last December how his company has gone from delivering stunning shocks to unruly police suspects to shocking the competition via cloud computing. In continuing to follow Taser's innovative approach, I found a story behind the story of how Taser was able to do this.
Connected TVs Gaining Interest
Consumers' growing use of PCs and game consoles to access the Internet on TV bodes well for the future of connected TVs, analyst says.
Red Hat KVM Virtualization Finds Early Adopters
Red Hat launched Enterprise Virtualization Nov. 3 based on yet another hypervisor, KVM. Red Hat had arrived on the scene late, what with VMware, Citrix and Microsoft already partying like it was 1999 all over again. I wondered how long it would take for Red Hat to be able to demonstrate some uptake of KVM.
JooJoo Ships Tablet PC
Fusion Garage says it is shipping the device formerly known as the Crunchpad ahead of Apple's iPad.
4 Thoughts From Cloud Connect 2010
Last week I attended Cloud Connect 2010, which covered a great number of topics around cloud computing. I walked away with lots to think about surrounding four major concepts: private clouds, specialized clouds, (lack of) standards, and the unresolved legal implications of cloud computing.
Card Hacker Draws 20 Year Sentence
Prosecutors said the hacks into accounts held by customers of Barnes & Noble, OfficeMax, TJX, and other retailers resulted in more than $200 million in losses and damages.
CA Completes 3Tera Acquisition
The purchase of 3Tera, a supplier of application packaging for the cloud, is CA's third acquisition of a cloud computing startup this year.
Toshiba Unveils 1TB 2.5 Inch HDD
The terabyte hard disk drive and a companion 750-GB model are targeted at mobile PCs, all-in-one desktops, televisions, and set-top boxes.
Gmail-To-Outlook Glitch Fixed
Google says it's resolved a problem with Google Apps that halted delivery of e-mails and other information to Outlook users.
Dell Builds Out Virtualized Server Management
Dell has learned a lot over the last three and a half years, as it's quietly established its Data Center Solutions business, producing cloud-configured servers for Ask.com, Yahoo, and Microsoft. Now it's crafting management systems to manage those servers like a cloud, as well.
E-Reader Buyer's Guide
We round up an early crop of electronic readers including Amazon's Kindle, Sony's Reader, Barnes & Noble's Nook, and Apple's forthcoming iPad, and see how they stack up.
Technology Connects, Protects Seniors
Products for an aging -- but plugged-in -- population address brain fitness, social networking, personal monitoring, and the concerns of caregivers.
Virtual Lab Managers Pave Path To Cloud
I've tried to make this point before: The path to the cloud lies through the virtualization of your own data center infrastructure. The two things are intertwined. And just when I'm wondering how to get the point across again, along comes a "snapshot" from Voke Research to clinch the case.
Let Stormy Session On Cloud Standards Be Your Guide
A panel Wednesday at the Cloud Connect show in Santa Clara, Calif. to talk about where cloud standards are going did not go as planned. Whatever the script, it was as if the audience had come prepared to present its point of view, and the panel members were forced to listen.
Amazon Launches Kindle For Mac
The Apple Mac software expands the number of devices on which e-books bought from Amazon can be read, which now include the iPhone, BlackBerry, and Kindle reader.