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Content tagged with Cloud Security posted in November 2012
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VMware Launches Software-Defined Data Center
News  |  11/30/2012  | 
VCloud Suite 5.1 combines three key VMware products to create an early version of a software-defined data center.
Feds Pull Plug On 'One Stop' Cloud Portal
News  |  11/30/2012  | 
The General Services Administration plans to decommission Uncle Sam's Apps.gov site, which was supposed to make it easy for agencies to acquire software as a service.
Celtics, Nets Score With Unified Communications
Commentary  |  11/30/2012  | 
NBA teams' IT executives explain how and why they decided among on-premises, hybrid and hosted technology services.
SAS Acquires rPath Assets To Boost Cloud Services
News  |  11/30/2012  | 
Analytic vendor SAS buys automation technologies, hires key staff to bolster its rapidly scalable cloud delivery capabilities.
National Archives Picks Google Apps For Government
News  |  11/30/2012  | 
$7.2 million contract awarded to Unisys.
Dwolla Shakes Up Online Payments
News  |  11/30/2012  | 
Online payment darling Dwolla adds three new services as it tries to speed up merchant and consumer acceptance of its electronic transactions.
Apple iTunes 11: Visual Tour
Slideshows  |  11/30/2012  | 
Take a closer look at Apple iTunes 11 and see how the venerable music application and e-commerce interface has been redesigned for the better.
Amazon's Vogels Challenges IT: Rethink App Dev
News  |  11/29/2012  | 
Amazon Web Services CTO says promised land of cloud computing requires a new generation of applications that follow different principles.
Google Counters Amazon's Storage Price Cuts
News  |  11/29/2012  | 
Google cut storage prices by 20% at start of week, and then slashed another 10% in response to Amazon's price drops. Is there a storage price war going on in the cloud?
Workday Posts Strong Start As Public Firm
News  |  11/28/2012  | 
Workday post-IPO financial results exceed expectations and it sets lofty goals for market share gains against Oracle and SAP.
Amazon Web Services Slashes Storage Prices
News  |  11/28/2012  | 
At its first developers conference, Re:Invent, Amazon features customers like Netflix and NASDAQ and disses its software firm rivals.
Researchers Steal Cloud Computing Power Via Browsers
News  |  11/28/2012  | 
Security researchers demonstrate that cloud computing can be taken at no cost, if you know where to find the processing cycles.
Google Street View Hits The Slopes
News  |  11/28/2012  | 
Google Street View captures a variety of images and locations and distances itself from privacy concerns.
Salesforce.com Wants Developers To Think Big
Commentary  |  11/27/2012  | 
With Identity and Canvas plans, Salesforce can begin to provide services to enterprise applications that were thought to have been totally separate from CRM.
Google Links Gmail To Drive For Huge Attachments
News  |  11/27/2012  | 
Gmail users can now attach files as large as 10 GB, in a manner of speaking.
Is There A Case For Ditching Dropbox?
Commentary  |  11/27/2012  | 
Competing vendors who come at CIOs with a "more secure" file sync solution are missing the point.
Red Hat Unwraps OpenShift Enterprise At Amazon Event
News  |  11/26/2012  | 
Red Hat broadens its open source cloud development platform, which increasingly competes with VMware's Spring and Cloud Foundry.
Next Valley View: Tech's Feisty Upstarts
Commentary  |  11/26/2012  | 
Watch November 28 at 11 PT as our live Web TV show brings you up to speed on how Dwolla, Exec, SugarSync and others are upsetting the status quo.
Google Adds Cloud Infrastructure Muscle Vs. Amazon
News  |  11/21/2012  | 
Google Compute Engine's first major upgrade adds 36 server instances to its cloud catalog, cuts prices to become more competitive.
Google Encourages Action Against UN Internet Proposals
News  |  11/21/2012  | 
Google fears that upcoming conference could give governments too much control over Internet governance, launches an online campaign to keep everyone in the loop.
HP's Identity Crisis Continues
Commentary  |  11/21/2012  | 
HP's problems go much deeper than poor sales in core businesses and some alleged accounting mischief by Autonomy.
Joyent Gets New CEO, Preps Cloud Tools
News  |  11/20/2012  | 
Henry Wasik joins Joyent from Dell, where he lead networking unit; cloud software gets upgrade in early 2013.
10 Cloud Computing Pioneers
Slideshows  |  11/20/2012  | 
Cloud computing has rewritten decades of technology rules. Take a closer look at 10 innovators who helped make it possible.
Feds To Use Social Media For Biosurveillance
News  |  11/19/2012  | 
Office of Health Affairs teams with Accenture Federal Services to gather information from Facebook and Twitter to protect against disease outbreaks and bioterrorist attacks.
5 Innovative Ideas For Enterprise CIOs
Commentary  |  11/19/2012  | 
The role of the CIO is changing rapidly. These innovations could help you keep pace and increase the value of your business.
BYOD: Is Mobile Device Management The Answer?
Commentary  |  11/19/2012  | 
With so many doctors bringing their smartphones and tablets to work and patient data breaches reported all the time, IT managers need to make the right choices.
Modria's Fairness Engine: Justice On Demand
News  |  11/16/2012  | 
Dispute resolution technology could replace courtroom clashes, at least when the stakes are low.
6 Ways Amazon Cloud Helped Obama Win
News  |  11/16/2012  | 
Amazon Web Services played a starring role in President Obama's quest for a second term.
Hurricane Sandy Lesson: VM Migration Can Stop Outages
News  |  11/16/2012  | 
When a hurricane or other disaster threatens, why not just move critical systems out of the way? It can be done -- but not at the last minute.
Microsoft's Ballmer Touts Tablets, Phone, Cloud
News  |  11/15/2012  | 
Microsoft CEO discusses strategy to compete on multiple fronts: enterprise IT, consumer devices and application software.
NASA's IT Future: Robot Telework, 3-D Printing
News  |  11/14/2012  | 
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory's philosophy -- prototype new tech based on what non-IT workers envision -- could pay off in robot telework, spacecraft created by 3-D printers and more.
Could Private IT Best Practices Save Feds $220 Billion?
News  |  11/14/2012  | 
Wiser use of technology can save the government money, cut healthcare costs and improve services, according to an American Council for Technology-Industry Advisory Council report.
Monitor Amazon Cloud Services On Your iPhone
News  |  11/13/2012  | 
Newvem's Cloud Smart Meter iPhone and iPad app provides analytics, efficiency reports for your Amazon cloud instances.
Oracle Stakes Claim In Engine Yard PaaS
News  |  11/13/2012  | 
Engine Yard provides an online platform for application developers using different Web languages. Oracle's investment is a way to keep itself in front of those developers.
E2 Innovate Keynoters: Set IT Free
News  |  11/13/2012  | 
Google CIO Ben Fried evangelizes the value of employee technology choice, while IDC's Michael Fauscette sees a future in which all enterprise systems will be social.
Vets. Dept. Signs $36 Million HP-Microsoft Cloud Deal
News  |  11/13/2012  | 
Department of Veterans Affairs will move 600,000 users to Microsoft's cloud email and collaboration services in one of the biggest cloud computing deals to date.
Google Says Government Surveillance Growing
News  |  11/13/2012  | 
Demands for Google user data and content takedowns are on the rise, some of which are not legitimate.
7 Dumb Cloud Computing Myths
Slideshows  |  11/13/2012  | 
You've heard the arguments: The cloud is not secure, costs too much, and wrecks the environment. Let us set you straight.
Time To Deliver On Federal IT Reform
Commentary  |  11/13/2012  | 
First four years of the Obama Administration were marked by the beginnings of significant changes in federal IT. Execution will be the name of the game during the next four.
Cloud File-Sharing Fans Get Secure New Options
News  |  11/13/2012  | 
Accellion allows cloud file sharing to reach into SharePoint, with other document management systems to follow. Meanwhile, FileLocker offers private key encryption option.
Amazon Cloud Data Center Opens In Australia
News  |  11/12/2012  | 
Amazon Web Services extends its reach around the world, offers full gamut of cloud services from new Sydney data center.
Acer Offers C7 Chromebook For $199
News  |  11/12/2012  | 
Latest Chrome OS notebook sports an Intel Celeron chip -- and needs cooling fan, unlike ARM-based Samsung entry.
9 Ways Skype Professional Network Helps SMBs
Slideshows  |  11/12/2012  | 
There's a new professional network on the block: Skype in the Workspace. Here are 9 reasons it's worth a look for small businesses and other users.
IT's Future: Less Building, More Bundling
Commentary  |  11/9/2012  | 
With human resources, marketing and other departments going in different technological directions, IT's new mission is to tie all the company's services securely together.
Astronaut Drives Lego Robot Via 'Interplanetary Internet'
News  |  11/9/2012  | 
Astronaut aboard the International Space Station used a new NASA-developed deep space networking technology to drive a small robot in Germany.
VMware Does Complicated Dance With Open Source
Commentary  |  11/8/2012  | 
Now that VMware owns Nicira, how will Nicira continue to lead development of virtual networking in OpenStack? Nicira founder Martin Casado explains.
Amazon Cuts Prices Again
News  |  11/8/2012  | 
Amazon Web Services has lowered the pricing on two types of relational database service and on ElastiCache, its data-caching service.
Eucalyptus Won't Be Left Behind In Network Virtualization
News  |  11/8/2012  | 
Like VMware and the OpenStack project, open source cloud player Eucalyptus has been adding virtualized networking to its approach.
Dell Wyse Cloud Client Manager Tackles BYOD
News  |  11/7/2012  | 
Dell said its Wyse acquisition would lead to BYOD progress -- and with its new mobile management tool, the company finally shows its hand.
Microsoft Office For Android, iOS In The Works
News  |  11/7/2012  | 
Microsoft may bring limited Office functionality to Android and iOS smartphones and tablets in 2013.
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