Google's Office Trojan Horse
It's no secret that Google has been eying Microsoft's lucrative Office application franchise since the release of the premium, supported version of Google Apps a couple years ago.
Tech Teams Vie For Federal Cloud Business
GSA has approved 20 companies, ranging from IT industry leaders to lesser-known specialists, to provide infrastructure as a service through its cloud computing portal
On Tablets And Tablet Data Plans
Pricing schemes for tablets have quickly become as complicated as pricing for mobile phones. Here's a quick primer on the current landscape and how the total cost of ownership breaks down.
Expect Reasonable Growth for Cloud Computing
Think of cloud computing as a big bandwagon that started the parade route with a few core items on it such as SaaS, IaaS, and PaaS. However, street vendors keep tossing anything and everything onto the bandwagon as it rolls along, no matter if their products are truly cloud computing or not...
Twitter Friends Apple's Ping
Apple's fledgling music-related social networking service Ping gets a boost from Twitter. Still no sign of Facebook support, though.
Sprint Relies On Apple To Sell Products
Sprint's latest wireless accessory, the ZTE Peel, works only with Apple's iPod Touch. Though it doesn't offer the iPhone, Sprint is still banking on Apple for sales.
How To Get High Performance Cloud Storage
One of the challenges with cloud storage is the connection between you and the storage. For almost everyone it is going to be slower than what is available within the data center. This performance difference does not mean a more limited use of cloud storage, it means that greater intelligence is needed to load data into the cloud. With that intelligence cloud storage could be leveraged for even the most demanding of applications.
Air Force CIO Priorities: Networking At Mach 6
Lt. Gen. William Lord outlines an ambitious plan to bolster the Air Force's cybersecurity posture, drive IT efficiencies, deploy new tech tools, and establish aerial networks at supersonic speeds.
NIST To Develop Cloud Roadmap
The federal government's Strategic Cloud Computing initiative seeks to remove barriers to cloud adoption in security, interoperability, portability and reliability.
Feds Roll Out Cloud Security Guidelines
The voluntary FedRAMP program for private and public cloud services, expected to begin in the first quarter of 2011, would standardize security accreditation and certification.
Is Cloud Storage Fluffy?
Before continuing with our look at how to use cloud storage in your business, we need to take a quick detour and discuss if cloud storage is a legitimate platform to begin with. The term in a recent comment that was used to describe cloud storage is fluffy. I find that not only is cloud storage a tangible technology, it is something that businesses of all sizes should be leveraging in some form.