News & Commentary
Content tagged with Cloud Storage posted in June 2010
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MSpot Launches Music Streaming Service For Android
News  |  6/30/2010  | 
User can store 2GB of music purchased from the service in the cloud for playback on Android phones.
Google News Gets Personal
News  |  6/30/2010  | 
A redesign of Google's news aggregation site emphasizes personalization, discovery, and sharing.
Five Predictions Concerning Cloud Computing
Commentary  |  6/30/2010  | 
It may be presumptuous to make predictions about cloud computing, since the cloud has such little history and is almost all about future potential. But here are a few prognostications, based on trends that have established the current cloud-computing paradigm.
YouTube Stumbles Into Flash Gaming
News  |  6/30/2010  | 
Amid the flowering of Google's strategic relationship with Adobe, a Flash-based game has appeared and disappeared on YouTube.
Amazon Boosts Kindle Royalties
News  |  6/30/2010  | 
Authors can almost double the amount they receive from sales of digital books priced 20% or more below the list price for the physical book version.
DARPA Plots Supercomputing Future
News  |  6/30/2010  | 
The Omnipresent High Performance Computing program is seeking proposals to dramatically advance the performance and capabilities of future computing systems and enable ExtremeScale computing.
Cisco Boosts Outsourcing In Palestine
News  |  6/30/2010  | 
Google, Microsoft and HP also investing as West Bank and Gaza eye tech-driven growth.
Ray Kurzweil On 'The Singularity' Future
News  |  6/30/2010  | 
The noted futurist has released a movie, The Singularity is Near, exploring how technology may reshape the fabric of our physical reality and life experiences.
DoD Updates Open Government Plan
News  |  6/29/2010  | 
Responding to feedback that previous versions lacked detail, the agency made some info about its transparency plan more accessible.
HTML5 Isn't Ready For Primetime, YouTube Says
News  |  6/29/2010  | 
Flash offers video streaming capabilities that HTML5 just can't match yet.
Seagate Launches 3TB External Hard Drive
News  |  6/29/2010  | 
Positioned to meet a projected nine-fold increase in consumer household digital media storage by 2014, the drive can store up to 120 HD movies, 1,500 video games and more for approximately 8 cents per gigabyte.
Image Gallery: 11 Leading Data Warehousing Appliances
Slideshows  |  6/29/2010  | 
Enterprises are abandoning conventional warehouse development approaches in favor of prepackaged apps and hardware configurations combining database management systems, processing power, storage, and connectivity. Here are the leaders.
The Effect of Cloud Computing On IT Staff
Commentary  |  6/29/2010  | 
According to a new survey, there are significant discrepancies between what IT management thinks of cloud computing and the opinion of IT staffers. Is it because staffers view the cloud as a threat, and are they correct to do so?
Supremes Leave SOX IT Regs Intact
News  |  6/29/2010  | 
Justices provide little regulatory relief for tech chiefs at publicly traded companies.
Amazon Release Kindle App For Android
News  |  6/28/2010  | 
The app doesn't allow text search or e-book purchases from within the app, but Amazon says it will add those features in the near future.
Guerra On Healthcare: Siemens Summer CEO Coup
Commentary  |  6/28/2010  | 
John Glaser taking the helm of Siemens Health Services Business Unit is a game changer proves there's more than just one kind of M&A.
Amazon Releases Kindle App For Apple iOS
News  |  6/28/2010  | 
The e-book application can play audio and video on Apple's iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch and enables publishers to add instruction videos to how-to books, readings from authors and other add-ons.
OMB Ends Cookie Ban
News  |  6/28/2010  | 
An updated privacy policy for federal websites allows limited use of cookies, but limits tracking on non-government sites.
Siemens Taps Glaser To Lead Global Healthcare IT
News  |  6/28/2010  | 
A former advisor to health IT czar Blumenthal and longtime Partners Healthcare CIO John Glaser will be CEO of Siemens Health Services Business Unit.
Cloud Computing: What's a Hybrid Cloud and Where Can I Get One?
Commentary  |  6/25/2010  | 
Hybrid clouds are the Big Foot of cloud computing: tantalizing but difficult to conceive of and frustratingly elusive to the point of arousing deep skepticism on the part of potentially interested parties.
NASA Radar To Study Gulf Oil Spill
News  |  6/25/2010  | 
The same technology used to detect the effect of a Mexican earthquake on the earth's surface will help determine how oil has penetrated ecological zones in the Gulf of Mexico.
OMB Launches Payment-Accountability Site
News  |  6/25/2010  | 
Move supports the Obama administration's goal to stop improper payments made by federal agencies.
Apple Admits iPhone 4 Antenna Glitch
News  |  6/25/2010  | 
Company says its new phone's performance can suffer if held incorrectly.
Spiceworks Launches Cloud Partner Program
News  |  6/25/2010  | 
Reach channel venture will give cloud-based service providers access to 1 million IT pros using Spiceworks' social IT management application.
Google's YouTube Dominates Growing Online Video Use
News  |  6/24/2010  | 
ComScore reports that 183 million U.S. Internet users watched almost 34 billion videos in May with YouTube accounting for 43.1% of the market.
Risk-Averse Verticals Embrace Cloud Computing
Commentary  |  6/24/2010  | 
Two of the most risk-averse vertical industries recently announced big commitments to cloud computing. Does this mean the cloud's security challenges have been solved?
iPhone 4 Has Glitchy Antenna, Users Say
News  |  6/24/2010  | 
Customer reports indicate signal is muffled when users wrap their hands around the device.
Oracle Poaches Key IBM Cloud Exec
News  |  6/24/2010  | 
Business continuity chief Joanne Olsen to lead Oracle's cloud services group; IBM files lawsuit to block the move.
Microsoft IE9 Platform Preview 3 Screams
News  |  6/24/2010  | 
The latest preview of Microsoft's forthcoming Internet Explorer 9 browser surpasses Chrome and Firefox in some demos, thanks to hardware acceleration.
Structure 2010: Economics Of Cloud
Commentary  |  6/24/2010  | 
I'm at the Structure 2010 conference, where panelists on the "Cloudonomics: Economics of the Cloud" session were focused on what they are seeing happening in the cloud, from their customers' perspectives.
iPhone 4 On Sale Now
News  |  6/24/2010  | 
Apple's new smartphone officially went on sale Thusday, but consumers may have a tough time getting one.
The Role of IT Management In a Cloud Computing Future
Commentary  |  6/23/2010  | 
Cloud computing won't displace the traditional IT organization, but it will change its mandate and function. IT managers must anticipate, and learn to accommodate, how their roles will evolve.
Developers Bet On Apple Now, Google Later
News  |  6/23/2010  | 
Apple's devices may present the greatest promise for developers today, but app makers see Google's Android platform becoming more significant in the future.
Borders Battles On Kobo E-Reader Price Cuts
News  |  6/23/2010  | 
Responding to Amazon Kindle and Barnes & Noble Nook price cuts, Borders is including a $20 gift card and credit toward future purchases.
iPhone iOS 4 Upgrade Kills 3G Access?
News  |  6/23/2010  | 
User reports indicate that Apple's operating system update is blocking connections to AT&T's data networks—at least for some.
NaviNet Intros SaaS EMR, Practice Management
News  |  6/23/2010  | 
The multi-payer web portal will integrate administrative, clinical, and financial applications in a Software-as-a-Service-based electronic medical record for small medical practices.
Webcast: Army Talks Cloud Strategy
Commentary  |  6/23/2010  | 
The U.S. Army will discuss plans for integrating cloud computing into its enterprise architecture and broader IT transformation, during an InformationWeek Government Webcast on Weds., June 23. It's a unique opportunity to hear one of the world's largest IT user organizations share its strategy for the emerging cloud model.
When Thinking Cloud, Think Reliable-ish
Commentary  |  6/22/2010  | 
The recent Intuit outage provided the press with a good example of what happens when cloud computing fails. "Intuit's service outage this week affected Quickbase.com, Quicken, Quickbooks and TurboTax, leaving more than 300,000 largely SMB customers in a bind..."
Five Reasons for the Cloud Computing Boom
Commentary  |  6/22/2010  | 
New market numbers show that cloud computing is not a fad and it's not a pipe dream. It's a bonafide IT phenomenon that points to the future of organizational computing.
Federal IT Spending To Reach $112 Billion
News  |  6/22/2010  | 
More than five percent growth is predicted for Federal IT spending spurred by the Obama's administration cost-saving and transparency goals.
Acer Introduces Powerful, Portable Laptops
News  |  6/22/2010  | 
The top-of-the-line AS8943G is a desktop replacement multimedia or gaming laptop, the Timeline X models are highly portable, and two Aspire laptops balance portability and power.
Gov IT Execs Skeptical Of Data Center Consolidation
News  |  6/22/2010  | 
Three-quarters say agencies won't meet the plan's objectives on schedule, and some doubt if the targeted consolidation will even happen.
Microsoft Reveals Xbox Kinect Price
News  |  6/22/2010  | 
Hands-free control system set to debut in November, but some gamers may want to start saving up now.
Amazon Cuts Kindle Price To $189
News  |  6/21/2010  | 
Within hours of Barnes & Noble announcing a price drop for its Nook electronic reader, Amazon responded with a price reduction.
Performance Anxiety: What the Intuit Problem Tells Us About the Future of Cloud Computing
Commentary  |  6/21/2010  | 
As with many things in life, like heart attacks or giant oil spills, certain problems aren't necessarily problems until they are. That seems to be the case with the issue of performance in cloud computing, to judge from the negative reactions to the Intuit outage last week. So what are the lessons to be learned from this snafu?
Barnes & Noble Introduces Wi-Fi Nook
News  |  6/21/2010  | 
Nook 3G prices have been slashed in addition to the new Wi-Fi only e-reader that includes AT&T hotspot access.
Healthcare Taking Computing To The Cloud
News  |  6/21/2010  | 
Cost, scalablity, and flexibility are reasons healthcare organizations are looking to move applications onto cloud computing models, says report.
Verizon Wireless Considering Tiered Pricing
News  |  6/21/2010  | 
Following AT&T's change from an unlimited data plan to a tiered pricing model, Verizon Wireless is contemplating doing away with flat-rate data pricing.
FAA Not Ready For Air Traffic Upgrade
News  |  6/21/2010  | 
An inspector general says that the Federal Aviation Administration needs to do more planning before jumping in on its major NextGen upgrade.
California IT Security Chief Resigns
News  |  6/18/2010  | 
Mark Weatherford, the second top manager in California's IT department to depart in the last two months, is leaving for an electric power industry group.
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