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Content tagged with Cloud Storage posted in June 2011
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Telco Moves Into Cloud Services
News  |  6/30/2011  | 
Dimension Data, a unit of Japan's NTT, picks up operational expertise and a software stack by acquiring infrastructure as a service and managed hosting services provider OpSource.
Feds Can't Track Value Of Data Center Consolidation
News  |  6/30/2011  | 
Facing a mandate to consolidate data centers, many government IT staffs don't even have standard metrics to prove efficiency, survey says.
LinkedIn Groups Widgets Headed For Apps, Sites
News  |  6/30/2011  | 
Groups API lets applications and websites connect to LinkedIn Groups industry discussion boards.
Is There An Online Backup Price War?
News  |  6/29/2011  | 
CrashPlan Pro debuts with both unlimited data and unlimited PC plans as SMBs sift through an increasingly crowded field of online backup players for the right mix of capacity and price.
How To Save Documents Directly to Dropbox in Windows 7
News  |  6/29/2011  | 
Here's how to save MS Office documents directly to Dropbox.
Office 365 To Get Skype Integration
News  |  6/29/2011  | 
Microsoft will tie Lync Online with the VoIP platform to make it easier for users of either service to communicate with each other.
Cloud Computing: Faster Acquisition Key To Recognizing Value
News  |  6/29/2011  | 
Alongside other, similar efforts, a new federal working group is aiming to streamline IT acquisition cycles to facilitate the government's move to the cloud.
Should Your Enterprise Buy Cloud Insurance?
News  |  6/29/2011  | 
IEEE's CIO suggests that FDIC-style insurance may be one way to allay fears among enterprises about the security risks involved with cloud computing.
Office 365: 5 Factors That Swayed One Enterprise
News  |  6/29/2011  | 
Hendrick Automotive chose Office 365 over Google Apps and other alternatives. The IT director explains why.
Office 365 Vs. Google Apps: Evaluating Email Security
News  |  6/29/2011  | 
What have the cloud suite rivals done to address enterprise email security and related concerns such as compliance?
DotCloud: The Cloud's New Developer Hotshot?
News  |  6/28/2011  | 
What does the winner of Structure 2011's startup competition have that Google App Engine, Force.com, and Heroku don't?
Why One SMB Uses Google And Microsoft Apps
News  |  6/28/2011  | 
Model Metrics has some good reasons for keeping Microsoft Office licenses, even though it dumped hosted Exchange in favor of Gmail and it uses other Google Apps.
Office 365: Microsoft Pitches Cloud, Eyes Profit
News  |  6/28/2011  | 
CEO Ballmer talks up advantages for small and midsize companies at Office 365's launch--not the cloud threat to Microsoft's lucrative on-premises enterprise software.
Cloud Revenue: The Question Vendors Keep Dodging
Commentary  |  6/28/2011  | 
Amazon, IBM, Microsoft, and Google play coy when breaking down their cloud computing revenues. That reticence is no longer acceptable.
Federal Cloud Services Near Launch, At Last
News  |  6/28/2011  | 
Government agencies should be able to get virtual computers, cloud storage, and Web hosting from authorized service providers next month, according to the GSA.
Domino Sugar Wins Big With SAP In Cloud
Commentary  |  6/27/2011  | 
Apps running with greater reliability than they did in-house, CIO says--and IT's budget down 30%. Here's a look at Domino's sweet cloud arrangement.
4 Reasons Google Apps Beats Office 365
News  |  6/27/2011  | 
Google makes its case for Google Apps as Microsoft Office 365 arrives.
Moving To Office 365 From BPOS: 7 Tips
News  |  6/27/2011  | 
If you're preparing to upgrade to Microsoft's cloud-based productivity suite, check out these seven tips for a smoother transition.
Office 365 Vs. Google Apps: Top 10 Enterprise Concerns
Slideshows  |  6/27/2011  | 
Is Microsoft Office 365 ready to rumble with the ease of use and lower cost of archrival Google Apps? Consider this point-by-point comparison for enterprises.
How To Add Windows Home Server Network Users
News  |  6/25/2011  | 
Buying another home or office PC? Here's how to add your new user to the Microsoft Windows Home Network Server.
How To Share Files Among Mac and PCs
News  |  6/25/2011  | 
Share files among PCs and Macs with the Windows Live Mesh 2011 free utility.
How To Convert DVDs to ISO Format
News  |  6/25/2011  | 
Here's how to rip and convert DVDs to ISO format.
Google Health, PowerMeter Cut From Life Support
News  |  6/24/2011  | 
The once-promising Google services are being retired because too few people used them.
Apple iCloud MobileMe Transition Roadmap
News  |  6/24/2011  | 
Looking to quell user fears, Apple has provided a tidy little help page that outlines much of what will happen as MobileMe transitions to iCloud in the coming months.
5 Cloud Migration Tips From IBM's CIO
News  |  6/24/2011  | 
Big Blue isn't just pitching cloud technology, it's migrating its own apps to a shared, virtualized infrastructure. CIO Jeannette Horan shares her lessons learned to date.
Broadvision Tackles Customer-Facing Collaboration
News  |  6/24/2011  | 
Clearvale Social Customer Management option opens corporate communities to customers and partners.
Apple Gets Serious About iOS Data Protection
Commentary  |  6/23/2011  | 
Its iCloud service will be a one-stop content, document, application, and configuration synchronization service for mobile devices and PCs.
Can Video Game Firm Outplay Traditional VDI Options?
Commentary  |  6/23/2011  | 
Cloud video game company OnLive uses its high-speed network to jump into the market for virtual desktops. Here's why its technology looks compelling compared to traditional VDI.
Cloud Trust Improves Among Government IT Pros
News  |  6/23/2011  | 
Four times more government agencies are considering the cloud this year as compared to 2010, according to a new survey. Security tops their worry list.
Microsoft's New Cloud Chief Dismisses Sales Scare Talk
News  |  6/23/2011  | 
Satya Nadella, in his first public appearance since taking over for Microsoft's Bob Muglia, said that the cloud age equals a sales opportunity for Microsoft, not a threat.
How To Rip And Convert DVDs to MKV Format in Windows 7
News  |  6/23/2011  | 
Here's how to back up DVDs to a quality MKV format.
Virtualization Pioneers Crosby, Pratt Tackle Cloud Security
News  |  6/22/2011  | 
Simon Crosby and Ian Pratt resigned from Citrix to found Bromium, a startup that will attack the problem of guaranteeing the security of executing code to protect "the cloud in your pocket."
Google Apps Script Gets Drag And Drop
News  |  6/22/2011  | 
Automating business processes in Google Apps becomes easier with the introduction of a script API interface design tool.
Wyoming Completes Google Apps Migration
News  |  6/22/2011  | 
Days prior to Microsoft's Office 365 launch, the first state government to drop its in-house software in favor of Google's cloud-computing offering announced that all 10,000 employees have made the move.
Will IBM Go 'All In' On Cloud Computing?
Commentary  |  6/22/2011  | 
IBM has spent more than a decade and tens of billions of dollars buying software. Don't bet on it delivering its smartest technologies on demand any time soon.
Tame Social Network Chaos To Unlock Business Capabilities
News  |  6/22/2011  | 
Meltwater Buzz Engage combines social CRM and social media monitoring to let businesses build social profiles of customers that interact with their products or brands.
How to Automate Disk Defragging in Windows XP
News  |  6/22/2011  | 
Here's how to set XP to automatically defrag the system hard drive.
6 Tips To Maximize SaaS Value
News  |  6/21/2011  | 
Host Analytics' CFO says the midmarket firm's software as a service overhaul is more about technology sophistication and using tools previously only available to the enterprise than cost cutting.
'Engineering Cloud' Promises To Modernize Manufacturing
News  |  6/21/2011  | 
Fujitsu's specialized cloud computing platform combines on-demand computer-aided design and analytics software with a thin-client environment to offer manufacturers additional product design and production power at an economical entry cost.
How To Use BitLocker To Encrypt Win7 Drives
News  |  6/21/2011  | 
Here’s how to encrypt your PC's system drives with the BitLocker tool, included with Windows 7 Enterprise and Ultimate editions.
HP Jumps On SMB Virtualization Bandwagon
News  |  6/21/2011  | 
Rollout of entry-level servers, storage, and data-management options continues the wave of Goliath vendors launching hardware for David-size businesses.
Indiana University's 'Personal Clouds' Address Massive Virtualization Challenges
News  |  6/20/2011  | 
Citrix selected over VMware for university's 18-month IUAnyWare project to convert its 100,000 end users at eight campuses to using virtualized applications with aim of saving money and delivering better services.
Feds Run 5 Of Top 10 Supercomputers Worldwide
News  |  6/20/2011  | 
Japan's K Computer and China's Tianhe-1A took the top two spots, but four Department of Energy systems and one run by NASA made the top 10 of a biannual ranking of the top 500 high-performance-computing systems.
4 Reasons Cloud Computing Isn't Overhyped
News  |  6/20/2011  | 
CIO of Schumacher Group, a midmarket physician management firm, says that as much as 85% of the company's processes are now cloud-based. Here’s why, and his advice on how to make the shift to cloud-based infrastructure.
Cloud Bill Shock: New SMB Service Fights Back
News  |  6/20/2011  | 
UptimeCloud aims to help users turn cloud savings hype into reality with real-time cost monitoring, analysis, and prediction tools.
How Cloud Can Improve Medical Image Sharing
News  |  6/20/2011  | 
One Texas health system transfers thousands of diagnostic-quality images to caregivers daily, using a secure, high-speed system that meets HIPAA requirements.
How To Clone Your Mac Hard Drive -- and WHY. (A BYTE Featured How To Gallery)
News  |  6/20/2011  | 
If you’re swapping out your hard drive for a new one, the best thing to do is clone the old one first - gallery of shots showing how to clone your Mac's hard drive with Carbon Copy Cloner.
How To Use Windows Home Server Shared Folders
News  |  6/19/2011  | 
Setting up shared folders in Windows Home Server puts you in charge of which users can change, view or have no access at all to files on the network.
Google Pleased With Chromebook Sales
News  |  6/17/2011  | 
Chromebooks have found fans and detractors, but Google's new operating system isn't really a hardware story.
LongJump Cloud Platform Gets Mobile, Social
News  |  6/17/2011  | 
The cloud-based database and application creation tools are getting a mobile client and social feeds.
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