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posted in December 2012
Feds Issue First Cloud Services Security Authorization
News  |  12/28/2012  | 
FedRAMP, which aims to make it easier and more cost-effective for government agencies to adopt cloud services, is now officially open for business with the authorization of Autonomic Resources ARC-P service.
Amazon Outage Scrooges Netflix, Heroku
News  |  12/27/2012  | 
Amazon Web Services suffers a second holiday services disruption and the fourth outage of 2012.
5 Cloud App Trends To Expect In 2013
Commentary  |  12/27/2012  | 
We'll see more mobile options and embedded analytics, of course, but surprises will include growth in financial apps and big-data insights.
Cloud Jobs: 7 Million In 3 Years, IDC Says
News  |  12/21/2012  | 
Microsoft-sponsored IDC report says there are currently 1.7 million open cloud positions just waiting to be filled.
Red Hat Buys ManageIQ, Gains Hybrid Cloud Tools
News  |  12/20/2012  | 
Red Hat will pay $104 million to fill out self-provisioning and performance management for its virtualization environment, get multi-hypervisor capability.
Best Of InformationWeek 2012: 12 Must-Reads
News  |  12/20/2012  | 
Catch up on the best of what InformationWeek had to offer this year, from profiles of top CIOs to investigations of tech security gone wrong.
CloudVelocity Seeks To Champion Enterprise Hybrid Cloud
News  |  12/19/2012  | 
Startup maps out applications, creates clones and moves them to cloud data center.
Oracle Q2 Results: Ellison Spins On Sun
Commentary  |  12/19/2012  | 
CEO Larry Ellison talks up Oracle's Sun acquisition even as hardware sales slide 23%. Software sales rise.
Teambox Bundles Box Storage With Social Collaboration
News  |  12/17/2012  | 
Project-oriented social collaboration tool Teambox offers Box integration along with 15 gigabytes per user of free storage.
Cloud Computing: Best And Worst News Of 2012
Commentary  |  12/17/2012  | 
What were the key developments for enterprise cloud computing this year? Let's look at four big wins -- and three setbacks.
Amazon Details Cloud Bills By The Hour
News  |  12/14/2012  | 
AWS uses operational data to deposit hourly usage information in a customer's S3 storage account. Customers can request alerts when thresholds are crossed.
Google Shuts Down 11 Services
News  |  12/14/2012  | 
Google continues to weed out less popular products in order to "put more wood behind fewer arrows."
CA's New CEO Faces Big Balancing Act
News  |  12/13/2012  | 
Michael Gregoire expected to set a more entrepreneurial style as CA continues transition from mainframe products to cloud and virtual systems.
Corona Labs Corrals A Cloud
News  |  12/13/2012  | 
Corona acquires Game Minion to help gaming app developers connect to backend services.
Optimization Is Key To Federal Data Center Overhaul
News  |  12/13/2012  | 
Government agencies must raise server utilization and efficiency as they squeeze more computer processing into less physical space.
Michael Dell, Bill Clinton Share The Stage
News  |  12/13/2012  | 
Dell World: The new Dell is here, and CEO Dell and former President Clinton look to technology's role in the future.
Glide Apps Coming To Windows, Android, iOS
News  |  12/12/2012  | 
TransMedia's Glide media sharing service has reinvented itself for the app world.
SugarSync Adds Search, Collaboration To Cloud Storage
News  |  12/12/2012  | 
SugarSync CEO describes new features, takes questions on cloud security in the latest episode of InformationWeek Valley View.
How The USO Makes Most Of Cloud
News  |  12/11/2012  | 
IT strategy behind the USO's mission to support American troops worldwide includes carefully-built business cases for cloud projects.
DOE, National Labs Reveal Sweeping Cloud Strategy
News  |  12/10/2012  | 
Strategy outlines dozens of innovative initiatives underway or planned at the Department of Energy and the 22 national laboratories.
Savvis Cloud Storage Takes On Amazon, Google
News  |  12/9/2012  | 
Savvis Symphony Cloud Storage marries data center management expertise with CenturyLink's networking savvy to simplify data replication and increase disaster recovery reliability.
Google Apps No Longer Free For Businesses
News  |  12/7/2012  | 
Paid version of Google Apps suits businesses better, Google insists.
IBM Launches Cloud Docs; Eyes Google, Microsoft
News  |  12/7/2012  | 
IBM gets serious about becoming a player in end-user cloud services for the enterprise.
Why Amazon's Cloud Business Is Like Kindle Sales
Commentary  |  12/6/2012  | 
Amazon Web Services is cheap upfront, and Amazon only gets paid if people keep using it, CEO Bezos says.
Outlook 2013: IT Is Still Too Internally Focused
News  |  12/6/2012  | 
Tech spending is looking up, but IT must focus more on customers and less on internal systems.
Mark Hurd Interview: Oracle Leading Or Following?
Commentary  |  12/6/2012  | 
Oracle President Mark Hurd talks strategy with InformationWeek's Fritz Nelson and some CIO customers. Watch the interview and read our analysis.
Amazon Redshift Leaves On-Premises Opening, Says ParAccel
News  |  12/6/2012  | 
Amazon's new Redshift data warehousing service is billed as a game changer, but the supplier of its underlying database says lots of customers won't go for the cloud service.
EMC, VMware Team To Woo Cloud Developers
News  |  12/4/2012  | 
Can Pivotal Initiative partnership successfully merge scattered open source code with proprietary code for next-gen cloud apps?
Cloud Collaboration Tools: Big Hopes, Big Needs
Commentary  |  12/4/2012  | 
Cloud-based collaboration tools give enterprises valuable advantages, but vendors must step up now to answer some key questions on security and integration.
Microsoft Dynamics App Updates: What's Missing
News  |  12/4/2012  | 
Microsoft's latest Dynamics AX, GP and CRM upgrades pack plenty of new features, but promised cloud, mobile and marketing options have been delayed.
Salesforce: Every Developer A SaaS Vendor
News  |  12/3/2012  | 
Salesforce.com's Heroku unit is making it easier for Salesforce app developers to become SaaS vendors on their own.
SAP Clings To A Dated Cloud Apps Strategy
Commentary  |  12/3/2012  | 
As cloud vendors Salesforce.com, NetSuite and Workday look toward larger companies, SAP courts small and midsize firms.


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