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Content tagged with Cloud Storage posted in July 2012
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HTC One X: Big Screen In Thin, Fast Phone
Slideshows  |  7/31/2012  | 
HTC's new HTC One X packages a big, beautiful screen in a thin and light phone. Although not perfect, it's a compelling smart phone we'd consider buying ourselves.
Marketing Services Simplify Social Post Timing
News  |  7/31/2012  | 
Sprout Social and HootSuite both add automation and optimization for social post timing. HootSuite also introduces bidirectional integrations with Zendesk, Evernote, and Storify.
Informatica Adds Integration Options As Cloud Demand Multiplies
News  |  7/31/2012  | 
Independent data-integration vendor adds templates, developer's tools, and prebuilt connectors for Eloqua, NetSuite, and Workday cloud apps.
Why Hasn't Hyper-V Achieved World Domination Yet?
Commentary  |  7/30/2012  | 
Microsoft is falling down on its patented copy/embed/propaganda formula. Where's Bill Gates when you need him?
Druva Marries Backup And Sharing
Commentary  |  7/30/2012  | 
With inSync, the cloud provider mixes and matches capabilities. After all, who decided storage services have to be siloed?
Oracle Buys Xsigo To Boost Cloud Prowess
News  |  7/30/2012  | 
Oracle nabs networking virtualization technology for simple, flexible connections to servers, storage, and networks.
SAP's Ugly (ByDesign) Baby Gets Prettier
Commentary  |  7/30/2012  | 
In a sign of progress for SAP's fledgling cloud strategy, SAP improves its Business ByDesign suite, scores a big customer over Workday and Oracle, and prepares a cloud-based financials product.
Xerox Promotes Cloud Services For SMBs
News  |  7/30/2012  | 
Xerox Cloud applies enterprise services know-how to give small and midsize businesses what they need, says Xerox's Rob Schilperoort.
VMware's System Management Push: CA, BMC, HP Push Back
News  |  7/27/2012  | 
Traditional systems management vendors lock horns with VMware as it trespasses into their space. In some cases, they remain the better option, say users.
Company Policy Be Damned: Employees Love Dropbox
Commentary  |  7/27/2012  | 
Thirty-one percent of IT pros say their users frequently use Dropbox, according to a new survey. Half the respondents think it's led to loss or theft of confidential documents. Forbidding employees from using such services isn't practical anymore. DCS--data-centric security--could be the answer.
Microsoft Investigates Azure Outage In Europe
News  |  7/26/2012  | 
Azure compute service disappears for 2.5 hours in West Europe region; cloud experts downplay possible Olympics connection.
Google Talk, Twitter, Azure Outages: Bad Cloud Day
News  |  7/26/2012  | 
Google's video chat service had plenty of company on the disabled list on tough day for cloud computing.
Nicira Acquisition Is VMware's Smartest Move Yet
Commentary  |  7/25/2012  | 
NVP technology will lead to sustained profitability and relevance--and throws down the gauntlet for Cisco.
4 Steps For Secure Tape Backups
News  |  7/25/2012  | 
Lock data behind walls of encryption and tapes behind layers of physical access protection.
Oracle Exalogic 2.0 Focuses On Elastic Cloud, Automation
News  |  7/25/2012  | 
Oracle's 'cloud in a box' gains virtualization and automation software required for truly elastic private-cloud enterprise application deployments.
Spinoff Of Gehry Architecture Meshes 3-D, Social Collaboration
News  |  7/24/2012  | 
Frank Gehry architecture practice spinoff creates Web-based office for sharing computer models for building design and construction, bridging multiple 3-D authoring tools.
VMware Revenue Grows 22%, But Profits Decline
News  |  7/24/2012  | 
VMware's ability to sustain high growth rates appears to be tapering off as annual revenues approach $5 billion.
Google IaaS Vs. Amazon EC2: New Benchmarks
News  |  7/24/2012  | 
Zencoder's new benchmarks find that Google Compute Engine offers a powerful and competitive infrastructure-as-a-service option to Amazon.
SAP Growing Faster Than Oracle
News  |  7/24/2012  | 
SAP details strong Q2 marks, says it's growing 20% faster in enterprise applications market during last 12 months and winning 8 out of 10 deals against Oracle.
UpMo Takes Bottom-Up Approach To Enterprise Talent Management
News  |  7/23/2012  | 
UpMo hopes freemium plan for an "internal LinkedIn" will lead human resources departments to rethink the way they nurture talent and retain their best employees.
MicroStrategy Bets On Visualization, BI For Facebook
Commentary  |  7/23/2012  | 
MicroStrategy's latest release counts on warming interest in cloud-based business intelligence and hot demand for social data analysis.
Amazon High I/O Option Tackles Tough Cloud Workloads
News  |  7/20/2012  | 
High I/O Instance virtual server relies on solid-state memory for the kind of high throughput needed by online game suppliers, medical researchers, and intensive database users.
In BC/DR, It's The Small Stuff That Can Get You
Commentary  |  7/20/2012  | 
Companies that prep for hurricanes, floods, and earthquakes need to make sure they're not sunk by a power strip.
Virtualization And The Apple Effect
Commentary  |  7/20/2012  | 
Banking on black hats not targeting hypervisors was always a questionable idea. Now, it's downright dangerous.
Mobile Device Backup
News  |  7/20/2012  | 
Android and Apple devices make backup a challenge for IT. Look to smart policy, cloud services and MDM.
One Way To Avoid Cloud Outages
Commentary  |  7/20/2012  | 
Don't take chances with data availability. An onramping solution can help keep your customers--and your IT staff--happy.
Windows 8 File History Lacks Enterprise Focus
News  |  7/19/2012  | 
Microsoft's new file protection utility is aimed at consumers, but that doesn't mean IT can't benefit.
CISOs To Huddle In Wake Of LinkedIn Breach, Gmail Warnings
News  |  7/19/2012  | 
The EC-Council invites security chiefs to get together before Halloween and decide how to bedevil their adversaries.
Huddle Retools For Social, Quick Collaboration
News  |  7/19/2012  | 
File sharing platform fleshes out social collaboration, plus web-based document previews and editing.
Oracle Buys Skire Assets For Cloud Foothold
News  |  7/19/2012  | 
Skire's cloud services will complement Oracle Primavera project portfolio management software for capital planning, construction, and maintenance.
Maritz's VMware Legacy Defies Doubters
Commentary  |  7/19/2012  | 
Maritz's competitive style led VMware to dominance in virtualization. You can bet that his new role as EMC chief strategy officer won't be a ceremonial one.
VMware Says Spin-Off Rumors 'Unfounded'
News  |  7/18/2012  | 
VMware internal memo instructs company representatives to say it has no intention of spinning out its Cloud Foundry platform-as-a-service division; ditto for EMC's Greenplum big data assets.
VMware, EMC Shakeup Hints At Data Center's Future
Commentary  |  7/18/2012  | 
VMware CEO Maritz moves up to EMC chief strategist role and Gelsinger becomes VMware CEO, as virtualization changes how data centers are run. Take a look at EMC's larger vision.
Proactive Cloud Security: Techniques to Implement in the Unlikely Event of a Cloud Breach
News  |  7/17/2012  | 
Intel IT has delivered significant business value with our enterprise private cloud.
The Rise Of Shadow IT
Commentary  |  7/17/2012  | 
When the business wants change so much that it's willing to go rogue on IT, is it misinformed, or justified? Consider this advice, CIOs.
Microsoft Office 2013 Built For Social Sharing
News  |  7/17/2012  | 
Social and cloud collaboration star in both the new consumer version of Office 365, enabled by SkyDrive and Skype, and the business versions built around SharePoint and Lync.
Profitbricks: Our IaaS Scales Better Than Amazon's
News  |  7/16/2012  | 
Startup seeks to compete with Amazon through cloud infrastructure services that scale vertically, can be graphically designed, and rack charges by the minute.
Apple: Exiting EPEAT Environmental Program Was Mistake
News  |  7/13/2012  | 
Company responds to customer and media criticism by saying it will return to submitting most of its products for EPEAT certification.
Federal Agencies Struggle To Meet Cloud Mandate
News  |  7/13/2012  | 
GAO report finds agencies face challenges planning cloud migration, closing down legacy systems.
When Protecting Mobile Devices, We Need More Zombies
Commentary  |  7/13/2012  | 
If you're backing up Android and iOS phones and tablets using the same paradigm as PCs, you're not using your brains.
Apple Clean Cloud More Talk Than Walk: Greenpeace
News  |  7/12/2012  | 
Apple has yet to follow through on commitments to run its data centers using clean power, Greenpeace report says.
Chatter Comes To Eloqua, Bridging Marketing And Sales
News  |  7/12/2012  | 
Chatter will be embedded throughout Eloqua's marketing automation suite by the end of the year.
Salesforce Outage Follows Data Center Power Glitch
News  |  7/11/2012  | 
A Silicon Valley data center used by Salesforce.com customers suffered a power outage as the provider attempted to upgrade electrical equipment.
Microsoft White Labels Azure In Windows Server 2012
News  |  7/11/2012  | 
Windows Server 2012, due in September, will allow Microsoft partners to create mini-Azure infrastructure services, so Windows users will have lots of public cloud choices.
Content Sharing For The Web-Centric Enterprise
News  |  7/11/2012  | 
CaptureToCloud snags snapshots of Web content to share and discuss with friends and colleagues.
How Not To Plan A Data Center
Commentary  |  7/11/2012  | 
The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency built a bigger data center than it needed. Now the potential federal IT boondoggle is being turned into a storage center for data generated by remote sensors and cloud computing.
Oracle Social Buying Spree Continues With Involver
News  |  7/10/2012  | 
Oracle adds Involver to Vitrue, Collective Intellect, and RightNow, acquisitions that seem particularly focused on keeping pace with Salesforce.com.
Cloudability Sheds Light On Cloud Spending
News  |  7/9/2012  | 
Cloudability's subscription online service adds more detail for teams keeping an eye on cloud costs, including identification of project teams and business group costs within an aggregated, company-wide cloud billing report.
Google Collide Dims Hope For Brightly IDE
News  |  7/9/2012  | 
Google won't say whether Brightly is dead, but the release of an open-source Web IDE called Collide suggests the company is no longer planning to enter the collaborative coding market.
6 Keys To A Flexible MDM Strategy
Commentary  |  7/9/2012  | 
IT pros in infrastructure and security roles must craft a mobile device management plan that can change quickly along with technology. Forrester Research shares its advice on working together effectively.
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