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Content tagged with Cloud Security posted in August 2011
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Citrix GoToAssist Integrates With Salesforce.com
News  |  8/31/2011  | 
Service and support agents will be able to launch Citrx remote support utility from within Salesforce Service Cloud, log support sessions.
VMware Users Stay Loyal Despite Price Hike
News  |  8/31/2011  | 
VMworld attendees don't like the recent vSphere 5 licensing price changes--but they have little appetite for moving elsewhere, either, according to our man-on-the-show-floor conversations.
Regulating Mobile Apps: Where Do We Draw The Line?
Commentary  |  8/30/2011  | 
Critics call the FDA a control freak, while others see the agency as a key public health guardian. A recent hacking experiment suggests the latter.
VMware Lays Out Mobile Vision At VMworld
Commentary  |  8/30/2011  | 
At VMworld 2011 day two, a phone within a phone emerges. Plus, VMware pushes deep into the world of automated IT operations.
Cloud-Based Images Help Montefiore Doctors With Referrals
News  |  8/30/2011  | 
Doctors can view images for referred, potential patients, without having to trade film, disks, or order new tests.
VMware's Next Act: Operations Expert
Commentary  |  8/30/2011  | 
When it comes to transforming the data center, VMware is writing the story. And the theme is automation.
Dell Cloud Debuts With VMware Partnership
News  |  8/29/2011  | 
Leveraging investments in infrastructure and security, Dell pitches itself as a provider of enterprise cloud services and cloud consultant.
HP, VMware, AMD CEOs On Hot Seat
Commentary  |  8/29/2011  | 
With great power comes great pressure, tech CEOs are finding during this uncertain economic time.
Will BI Deployment Pain Be MicroStrategy's Cloud Gain?
Commentary  |  8/29/2011  | 
Business intelligence software-as-a-service option lets you focus on developing dashboards and reports rather than installing hardware and configuring servers.
VMware Makes Global Cloud Push At VMworld 2011
News  |  8/29/2011  | 
VMware rolls out new cloud offerings with data center providers from Europe to Asia, plus new tools for cloud data.
SunGard Specialized Cloud Recovers Critical VMs
News  |  8/29/2011  | 
Launching at VMworld 2011, Recover2Cloud provides an automated way to back up key production systems. But it's not quite instant failover.
Eucalyptus Brings High Availability To Private Cloud
News  |  8/26/2011  | 
Amazon-compatible private cloud software seeks to guarantee continuous operations.
IBM Connects Tivoli To Hybrid Cloud
News  |  8/26/2011  | 
How can legacy systems tap into hybrid cloud services? New plug-ins extend the reach of IBM's Tivoli systems management software.
Syncplicity Extends Cloud File Manager To Salesforce.com, iPhone
News  |  8/26/2011  | 
United Capital investment firm tests Salesforce integration with virtual private cloud for file management service.
Why RIM's BBM Music Service Is Ridiculous
Commentary  |  8/26/2011  | 
Research In Motion's new Blackberry Messenger-based music sharing service will flop. Here's why.
Navy CIO Plans 25% Cut In IT Spending
News  |  8/25/2011  | 
Navy CIO Terry Halvorsen plans to trim IT budgets via cloud computing, data center and app consolidation, thin clients, enterprise licensing, and rigorous spending controls.
Verizon Buys CloudSwitch, Targets Lock-In Fears
News  |  8/25/2011  | 
CloudSwitch buy gives telecom giant's Terremark unit software designed to ease the pain of cloud transitions and moves.
4 Tips To Protect Data During Cloud Migration
News  |  8/25/2011  | 
Expert advice for SMBs on minimizing risk of data loss and other disruptions in a move to the cloud.
For SMB, Automated Time Tracking Creates Big Wins
News  |  8/24/2011  | 
How a small, virtual architecture firm specializing in green technology projects wins large federal contracts by automating its time and expense tracking.
Amazon Goes After Cloud App Speed Bumps
News  |  8/23/2011  | 
Self-service ElastiCache, an on-demand caching system, works with database applications and application servers to boost response times.
IBM Develops Better Flood Prediction System
News  |  8/23/2011  | 
Ready for flood modeling as a service? Check out how IBM and researchers at the University of Texas at Austin are trying to give earlier flood warnings.
Autonomy Acquisition: A Modest Start On Transforming HP
Commentary  |  8/19/2011  | 
Autonomy's search, archiving, e-discovery, and information management assets won't, by themselves, turn HP into a highly profitable software powerhouse.
Cloud Storage A Good Match For Healthcare
Commentary  |  8/19/2011  | 
Cloud storage can provide transparent access to near limitless volumes of patient data. But doctors also need fast data retrieval.
VA To Test Cloud Collaboration For Doctors
News  |  8/18/2011  | 
The department is look for cloud-based email, calendaring, and other collaboration tools that can integrate with the VA's existing Microsoft Exchange-based collaboration system.
Google Brings Weather To Maps
News  |  8/18/2011  | 
Local weather conditions augment the popular Google Maps service; Street View will also be extended to map the Amazon basin.
DOD CIO Driving Enterprise IT Structure Across Military
News  |  8/18/2011  | 
Defense CIO Teri Takai previews policy directives on commercial cloud computing and cybersecurity during the procurement cycle.
AppFirst Broadens Monitoring Options
News  |  8/18/2011  | 
SaaS-based application problem resolution service adds on-premises option.
SMBs Get Help With Office 365 Migrations
News  |  8/18/2011  | 
Intermedia to help companies with limited IT resources move to the cloud.
Insurers Embrace The Cloud--To A Point
News  |  8/18/2011  | 
Insurers are expanding their use of cloud-based offerings. But carriers are avoiding any cloud-related services that could jeopardize the security and privacy of sensitive data.
Defense Agency Plans Platform-As-A-Service Offering
News  |  8/18/2011  | 
Defense Information Systems Agency officials liken the new service, which will be available next spring, to Google App Engine and Microsoft Windows Azure.
Workday Bets Embedded BI Beats Gut Feel
News  |  8/17/2011  | 
SaaS-suite upgrade brings built-in business intelligence to process decision points, plus an iPad app.
Nimbula Tackles Cloud's Identity Problem
News  |  8/16/2011  | 
Cloud OS Nimbula Director 1.5 lets IT share user identities and privilege levels across multiple data centers.
4 Ways SMBs Can Compete With Larger Companies
News  |  8/16/2011  | 
Zoho treads regularly on the same turf as Microsoft and Google. Its CEO explains how they thrive in the midst of huge companies with the wallets to match.
Amazon Launches Cloud Services For Government
News  |  8/16/2011  | 
AWS GovCloud will meet a host of strict regulatory requirements specific to government and include services such as Elastic Compute Cloud, Simple Storage Service, Elastic Block Store, and Amazon Virtual Private Cloud.
4 Critical Questions About The Cloud
News  |  8/16/2011  | 
Four questions that executives at insurance companies and other businesses should be asking about the value and security of the cloud computing model.
HP Uses Cloud To Fight Drug Counterfeiting
News  |  8/16/2011  | 
Patients, pharmaceutical companies, governments, and not-for-profits get help verifying authenticity of medications.
Apple, Publishers Sued Over Ebook Price Conspiracy
News  |  8/15/2011  | 
The lawsuit contends that Apple and five major publishers colluded to boost ebook prices to counter the revenue and platform threat posted by Amazon and its Kindle ebook reader.
Amazon Issues Post Mortem On Cloud Outage
News  |  8/15/2011  | 
Amazon says it will better protect key backup components to avoid another outage.
Google Apps Update May Hint At Google+ Integration
News  |  8/12/2011  | 
Does the new look for Gmail, Calendar, and Docs mean Google's business users will soon get access to profiles and Google+?
Private Cloud Risk Outweighs Benefits, For Now
Commentary  |  8/12/2011  | 
It doesn't pay to keep private cloud experts on staff, and I have a hard time believing there are service providers with deep core competencies here.
Can SaaS Boost Export Business For SMBs?
News  |  8/11/2011  | 
As the U.S. encourages its smaller businesses to tap global markets, cloud-based Export On-Demand aims to help them navigate the complex world of export compliance.
Box.net Adds Android, RIM Tablet Support, HTML5 Site
News  |  8/11/2011  | 
Targeting mobile knowledge workers who want to share and store files in the cloud, Box.net adds support for a more diverse set of devices.
Transparency Key To Cloud Security
News  |  8/11/2011  | 
Customers get help assessing compliance, security practices of cloud vendors through Cloud Security Alliance's STAR program.
Amazon Avoids Apple Toll With Kindle Cloud Reader
News  |  8/10/2011  | 
HTML5-based Web app lets Amazon get around Apple's App Store subscription rules, hold onto more ebook revenue.
Amazon Outage And Cloud Common Sense
Commentary  |  8/10/2011  | 
We probably shouldn't connect servers to the Internet, let kids play outside, or let Congress fix debt ceilings. OK, that last one may be true.
Control A Submarine From Cloud? DARPA's On It
News  |  8/10/2011  | 
Agency seeks "revolutionary" ways to use cloud computing to power embedded military applications.
Amazon Cloud Outage Cleanup Hits Software Error
News  |  8/9/2011  | 
Software error accidentally eliminated data snapshots taken just before Sunday's outage; may complicate some customers' recovery.
Construction 2.0: How One SMB Runs Without PCs
News  |  8/9/2011  | 
Silicon Valley Builders Group arms its highly mobile team with smartphones and tablets for real-time productivity and collaboration. Check out the business case for leaving the PC behind.
Expectations Rise For Government Agency CIOs
News  |  8/9/2011  | 
Steven VanRoekel, in his first blog as U.S. CIO, outlines expanded accountability for agency IT heads in achieving cost savings and reform goals.
AMA Denies Conflict On Pharmaceutical Data Mining
News  |  8/9/2011  | 
Healthcare organization lashes out at New England Journal of Medicine commentary suggesting that AMA's financial interest in promoting prescription drug data mining is greater than its support for physician privacy.
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