News & Commentary
Content tagged with Cloud Storage posted in September 2012
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Wrike Takes Google Docs Cue: Collaborative Editing
News  |  9/27/2012  | 
Social software for organizing work and projects gets real-time collaborative editing.
Oracle 12c Database: Open World's Centerpiece
News  |  9/27/2012  | 
Oracle's venerable database will gain virtualization; new Exadata appliance and tighter integration between cloud and on-premises data also expected.
First ODCA Solutions Provider Summit in the Books
News  |  9/27/2012  | 
This week, the Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA) hosted its first Solutions Provider Summit to help foster proof of concept testing of ODCA usage models.
Big Data or Big Analytics?
News  |  9/27/2012  | 
I've heard at least a couple of speakers suggest that "Big Data" is badly named.
HP Offers 'Test The Cloud' Packages
News  |  9/26/2012  | 
Hewlett Packard provides low-priced testbed and client engineer to help newcomers launch cloud workloads.
8 IT Mistakes: Must-Have Lessons From Top CIOs
News  |  9/26/2012  | 
Spare the euphemisms. Great teams embrace mistakes and get better.
Oracle Open World: Key Issues On Tap
News  |  9/26/2012  | 
Oracle applications executive Steve Miranda, via Twitter chat, suggests Fusion, Taleo, and RightNow will be focus of attention at next week's Oracle Open World conference.
NetSuite CEO: What's Next For ERP In Cloud
News  |  9/26/2012  | 
Watch video of our full interview with NetSuite CEO Zach Nelson on his 'complicated' relationship with Oracle, and much more.
Sales Contest Builder: Old Challenge, New Gamification
News  |  9/25/2012  | 
Gamification app from ePrize lives on the Salesforce.com platform, addresses a classic challenge for sales managers.
Twitter Helps Build Social Data Ecosystem
Commentary  |  9/25/2012  | 
Twitter's Certified Products Program is a step in the right direction toward improving data quality, analysis, and social business decision making. Let's hope Facebook and LinkedIn follow suit.
N.Y. Times Data Center Indictment Misses Big Picture
Commentary  |  9/24/2012  | 
A New York Times examination of increasing data center use and its environmental impact focuses on aging enterprise data centers. A more important issue: How much environmental benefit can we reap from today's modern cloud data centers?
VCs To Startups: Get Thee To The Cloud
Commentary  |  9/24/2012  | 
Vegas data center confab shows technology, economics, and a cutthroat business environment shaping infrastructure hosting and services.
Salesforce ChatterBox: 4 Facts SMBs Should Know
News  |  9/24/2012  | 
Should SMBs drop their existing cloud filesharing and storage tools for Salesforce.com's upcoming app?
Big Data 'Cloud Appliance' Offers Storage Alternative
News  |  9/24/2012  | 
DataDirect Networks, YottaStor system targets government agencies, promising lower costs and greater control of sensitive data.
Next Valley View: NetSuite And More
Commentary  |  9/24/2012  | 
Tune in Sept. 26 for the next episode of our live Web TV series, including chats with NetSuite's CEO, a banking IT innovator, and some ambitious startups.
Salesforce.com's Next Steps To Become The Next Oracle
Commentary  |  9/24/2012  | 
Salesforce.com is still tiny compared to giants like IBM, Oracle, and SAP, but there's plenty of room for fast growth in new markets. Here's what it needs to do next.
How Columbia Sportswear Will Survive Next Tsunami: Cloud
News  |  9/24/2012  | 
International sportswear provider pursues hybrid cloud disaster recovery plan, to avoid another data center shutdown as happened in the 2011 Japan tsunami.
Cutting Through the Hype on PaaS
News  |  9/21/2012  | 
A recent Gartner report identified PaaS as one of the most hyped cloud terms.
Why Bechtel Chose Chatter (Not To Boost Sales)
News  |  9/21/2012  | 
Largest construction and engineering company in the U.S. is an example of an enterprise choosing Chatter on its own merits, rather than as an adjunct to sales productivity.
Salesforce.com's Benioff Preaches To New Flock: CMOs
Commentary  |  9/21/2012  | 
Marc Benioff wants marketing to be Salesforce's next $1 billion business. To get there, he's jumping right into the growing tension between IT and marketing execs.
Salesforce.com Seeks Foothold Throughout The Enterprise
News  |  9/20/2012  | 
Identity, mobile, and social networking capabilities are key to Salesforce's plan to move beyond sales and marketing, deep into enterprise operations.
Coca-Cola On Chatter: Beyond The Secret Formula
News  |  9/20/2012  | 
Coca-Cola wants Saleforce.com's Chatter to be a force for innovation, if the company can get past its 'secret formula culture.'
Why Software-As-A-Service Could Be A Dead End
Commentary  |  9/20/2012  | 
If enterprise apps all become SaaS, your software investment will have a very precise lifespan and return.
Salesforce.com Goes To Work.com
News  |  9/20/2012  | 
Salesforce.com and Facebook co-developed new Work.com app for goal-setting, employee feedback, and performance reviews.
Joyent Tools Cut Data Center Power Consumption
News  |  9/19/2012  | 
IaaS provider says it can help to reduce power used in older data centers by 25% by using big data analytics.
Google's Spanner Database Offers Global Scale
News  |  9/19/2012  | 
Spanner, Google's latest database technology, relies on atomic clocks to ensure the consistency of distributed data.
Salesforce.com Unifies, Extends Cloud Portfolio
News  |  9/19/2012  | 
At Dreamforce conference, Salesforce.com's marketing, development platform, and HTML5 announcements point to consolidation of acquisitions even as it adds new file-sharing, social, and collaborative capabilities.
Salesforce.com's Heroku Expands To Host Java Development
News  |  9/18/2012  | 
Salesforce.com's independent cloud unit, Heroku, seeks to link core CRM and enterprise Java applications. Until now, they've been worlds apart.
OpenStack Poised For Cloud Leadership
News  |  9/18/2012  | 
OpenStack Foundation establishes board, development groups; organizes itself as self-sustaining non-profit.
Zuora: $82 Million Bet On 2 Big Ideas
Commentary  |  9/18/2012  | 
Zuora is the latest startup whose success hinges on customers' willingness to turn their business over to a cloud vendor.
Oracle To Buy SelectMinds For Social Recruiting
News  |  9/18/2012  | 
Oracle's planned acquisition complements earlier purchase of Taleo and stokes competition with IBM, Salesforce.com, and SAP in talent management.
VMware Pricing A Win For Service Providers
News  |  9/17/2012  | 
VMware lifted its vRAM pricing scheme for enterprise users, but left usage-based plan in place for thousands of cloud service providers. And that's a good thing, say customers.
In-Q-Tel Invests In Cloud-Based Content Management
News  |  9/17/2012  | 
CIA's investment firm enters agreement with Huddle to adapt European cloud collaboration platform for U.S. government use.
Tech Startups Reinvent Basic Business Models
Commentary  |  9/17/2012  | 
Mobile, social, and local have been the hottest trends in tech. But TechCrunch Disrupt panel shows that the action today is in enterprise tech.
Box Launches Accelerator Service To Boost Upload Speeds
News  |  9/17/2012  | 
Box global data transfer network cuts transmission lags for file sharing and collaboration.
Microsoft Azure Tops Cloud Developer Platform Survey
News  |  9/14/2012  | 
Microsoft Azure bests VMware in Evans Data survey of cloud developers, but Google and Amazon aren't far behind.
Epicor Buys ERP Rival, Broadens Cloud Offering
News  |  9/13/2012  | 
Epicor acquires Solarsoft Business Systems, introduces scaled-up, multi-tenant ERP service aimed at midmarket companies.
Note Vs. Razor: Bigger Not Always Better
News  |  9/13/2012  | 
Let's face it: Samsung's big Galaxy Note "phablet" is bulky and gimmicky with its unnecessary stylus. The Motorola Droid Razr M is more, well, mobile.
SAP Co-CEO Explains Cloud Plan, 'Wacky' Hana
News  |  9/13/2012  | 
SAP's Jim Hagemann-Snabe takes on tough questions and rebuts Larry Ellison's barbs at the InformationWeek 500 Conference.
Apple iPhone 5: Opportunities And Threats
Commentary  |  9/12/2012  | 
iPhone 5 delights on a device level, but has plenty of rivals to worry about. Take a look at our competitive assessment.
iPhone 5: Many New Features, No Surprises
News  |  9/12/2012  | 
There are no big surprises in the new iPhone, but many new and significant features. The screen is longer, but not wider, and movies and FaceTime look better thanks to improved HD support. Better audio and new earbuds round out the multimedia experience. The phone also supports LTE, and has a new--and incompatible--connector called Lightning.
Virtualization, Deduplication, And … Rat Brains?
News  |  9/12/2012  | 
Researchers successfully emulate short-term memory using rat brain cells. Could this advance have long-term implications on data storage?
Free Social Recruiting App Winning Over Larger Companies
News  |  9/12/2012  | 
SmartRecruiters emphasizes collaborative hiring over automation.
Zendesk Unveils iPad-inspired Agent Desktop
News  |  9/12/2012  | 
Customers ask: 'Why don't you make the rest of your stuff this easy?'
The Lowly Rack Rises to New Heights in Cloud Data Centers
News  |  9/12/2012  | 
Nobody thought much about racks.
SAP, Adaptive Planning, GoodData Step Up Cloud Competition
News  |  9/10/2012  | 
Three performance management and business intelligence announcements show a maturing market for cloud-based reporting, planning, and analysis.
Top 10 iPhone 5 Rumors
Slideshows  |  9/7/2012  | 
Apple is about to unveil the next iPhone. Press invitations to Wednesday's announcement have gone out, and soon all the rumors will be put to rest. The invitation itself seems to confirm once and for all at least one fact: the name of the phone. The number 12--for the Sept. 12 date of the announcement--casts a shadow in the shape of a five, and the invitation teases, "It's almost here". What else could "it" be but Apple's new flagship product, the iPhone 5?

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Answers To 9 Questions About Public Cloud Migration
News  |  9/7/2012  | 
Be sure you have good answers for the business case, security, availability, and more.
Amazon Unveils Kindle Fire HD
News  |  9/6/2012  | 
Amazon's Kindle Fire has gone HD in the hope of outshining the Nexus 7 and Apple's anticipated 7" iPad.
Bridging Hot And Cold Cloud Storage
Commentary  |  9/5/2012  | 
Pogoplug takes the chill off Glacier, turning it into a continuously replicated archive.
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