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VMware Seeks Collaboration Dominance With Socialcast Buy
Commentary  |  5/31/2011  | 
It already leads the virtualized data center, now it's taking on the Microsoft/Citrix alliance with more end-user computing and cloud software.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs To Unveil iCloud
News  |  5/31/2011  | 
Along with Apple's forthcoming media streaming service, Jobs is expected to discuss updates to his company's mobile and desktop operating systems.
VMware Buys Socialcast For Cloud Apps
News  |  5/31/2011  | 
The enterprise social media management and collaboration platform already taps VMware for on-premises deployment as an appliance.
GSA Seeks Cloud-Based IT Management Tools
News  |  5/27/2011  | 
The software as a service provider must provide service desk, asset management, client management, network service monitoring, and system management tools, among others.
DOD Tests Delivery Of Data To Mobile Devices
News  |  5/27/2011  | 
Relevant ISR to the Edge is a program the military is testing to send intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance data to soldiers via technology-agnostic handhelds.
IT As A Service Is The Future
Commentary  |  5/26/2011  | 
Software execs say software as a service has more domains to conquer, will gradually take over more of the IT infrastructure.
Government CIOs Doubt Cloud Savings
News  |  5/26/2011  | 
More than 45% of U.S. government IT officials don't think cloud computing will save their agencies enough money to make it worthwhile, an Ovum report finds.
Citrix Taps Open Stack For Building Private Clouds
News  |  5/25/2011  | 
Project Olympus will launch before the end of the year to give enterprises a set of cloud software compatible with Rackspace and other OpenStack users.
SMBs Aren't Sold On Cloud Storage
Commentary  |  5/25/2011  | 
Surveys released by In-Stat and Drobo show smaller companies are sticking with on-site storage, but they should consider online backup for an extra layer of protection.
Intel Launches Hybrid Cloud Service For SMBs
News  |  5/24/2011  | 
Chipmaker's AppUp Small Business Service will deliver pay-per-use software while keeping data on-site with a leased, remotely managed server at no up-front cost.
Amazon Launches On-Demand Oracle Database Services
News  |  5/24/2011  | 
Two-tier licensing approach supports pay-as-you-go access for those who need licenses and those who already own Oracle 11g.
Navy SEALs Need More Bandwidth For Website
News  |  5/24/2011  | 
The military is seeking a Web hosting provider to handle the site because of increased traffic and also wants a host of services such as firewalling, anti-virus protection, monitoring, and more.
Survey: Government IT Workers Prefer Hybrid, Private Clouds
News  |  5/23/2011  | 
Support for private clouds is stronger in the federal sector, according to a survey sponsored by Quest Software Public Sector.
Google Hastens Secure Connections In Chrome
News  |  5/20/2011  | 
An experimental technique for making secure network connections more quickly delivers "stunning" results.
Data Centers Face Growth Challenges
News  |  5/20/2011  | 
Virtualization and consolidation are among the key strategies of IT managers facing the threat of running out of data center space, power, and cooling.
SAP Cloud Partnerships Expand On-Demand Options
News  |  5/20/2011  | 
Amazon, Dell, Verizon and China Telecom services deals highlight the app vendor's broad cloud-computing strategy.
Why Are SMBs Wary Of SaaS?
News  |  5/20/2011  | 
Lack of awareness and uncertainty about managing multiple apps are the culprits according to AppDirect co-CEO Daniel Sakes, whose firm provides an online marketplace for vertical apps.
Wake-Up Call For Cloud Vendors And Customers
Commentary  |  5/19/2011  | 
Amazon and Sony's recent problems highlight the vulnerability of doing business in the cloud but may end up helping improve cloud services.
Microsoft Wins San Francisco Cloud Email Deal
News  |  5/18/2011  | 
CIO Jon Walter said the city will move 23,000 users on seven separate systems to Microsoft Exchange Online and consider the cloud for future migrations. Evolves From Repository To Cloud Platform
News  |  5/18/2011  | 
The White House has added new features to the website to transform it into an open-API-based foundation for building new services and applications.
Investors To Intel: But What About Smartphones?
Commentary  |  5/18/2011  | 
Despite its sparkling balance sheet and dominant market position, Intel is nagged by its late arrival in the smartphone market.
Cloud Failures Aren't The Problem; IT Is
Commentary  |  5/18/2011  | 
Amazon's and Microsoft's outages and Dropbox security practices mask the real question--can IT compete with the cloud?
Clouds Change Storage Administrator's Role
Commentary  |  5/17/2011  | 
Cloud storage promises to change the way data centers manage and provision storage assets, but it also will affect the roles and responsibilities of the storage manager as well.
DARPA Seeks More Resilient Cloud Infrastructure
News  |  5/17/2011  | 
The defense research agency is developing cloud-based networks that can remain operational even under cyber attack.
VMware Unveils Horizon App Manager
News  |  5/17/2011  | 
Open service aims to unite public and private cloud services, enabling the consumerization of IT in the enterprise.
NYC Digital Government Plan Embraces Social Networking
News  |  5/16/2011  | 
Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, and Tumblr are partnering with the city to help it use social media to enhance public engagement, according to Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
DHS Scraps Financial Systems Consolidation Project
News  |  5/16/2011  | 
The Transformation and Systems Consolidation project has been killed while the Department of Homeland Security ponders a cloud-based, less integrated modernization plan.
Adobe Enhances SendNow File Transfers
News  |  5/16/2011  | 
With an eye on SMBs and "knowledge workers" such as creative pros, vendor adds video and audio file support to its cloud-based file transfer service.
Tough Questions To Ask Cloud Service Providers
News  |  5/13/2011  | 
Cloud SLAs warrant close scrutiny from enterprises planning a move to the cloud, a SunGard executive said at Interop.
Google I/O Take-Away: Google Trusts The Cloud
Commentary  |  5/13/2011  | 
Everything that Google revealed at its I/O developer conference this week in San Francisco hinges on one important thing: Google's utter trust and belief in the cloud.
Cloud Outages Plague Google, Microsoft
News  |  5/13/2011  | 
The two companies offered apologies when their cloud services suffered problems, but say they're fixed now.
Rackspace Cloud Guru Says Service Trumps Technology
News  |  5/13/2011  | 
Jonathan Bryce opens up about the Amazon outage, OpenStack, and how he's come to be a cloud veteran at age 29.
SMB Cloud Spending To Double By 2015
News  |  5/13/2011  | 
Telecoms will likely benefit from a strong preference for bundling hosted services, as the market climbs to more than $49 billion, finds AMI Partners' study.
NIST Releases Federal Cloud Guidelines
News  |  5/13/2011  | 
Technology standards organization aims to be a comprehensive resource to help agencies comply with government's "cloud-first" mandate.
Google's Chromebook Gamble
Commentary  |  5/12/2011  | 
Businesses may hate managing PCs, but that doesn't mean they're ready to abandon the devil they know.
Terremark VP Defines Attributes Of Enterprise Cloud Suppliers
News  |  5/11/2011  | 
Comparing Amazon Web Services to a Terremark-like environment, Bill Lowry cited isolation and security as key enterprise needs in the cloud.
Hands On With Google's Music Beta Cloud Service
News  |  5/11/2011  | 
The familiar UI makes uploading music from iTunes and Windows Media Player a snap, but it offers fewer features than Amazon's Cloud Player.
Cisco Announces Cloud-Based Products For Branch Offices
News  |  5/11/2011  | 
The LAN controller and security software enable easier management of access points and reduce the amount of hardware needed, the company says.
Cloud Customers Must Understand Weak Points
News  |  5/11/2011  | 
In discussing Amazon's three-day outage, cloud computing advocates said customers must do more homework before selecting a vendor.
Cloud Music Death Match: Amazon Versus Google
Commentary  |  5/11/2011  | 
Google's beta music service goes head-to-head with Amazon Cloud Drive. Which service provides the best experience and set of features? We find out.
Microsoft: 'Incredible Economies Of Scale' Await Cloud Users
News  |  5/11/2011  | 
A Windows Server instance costs between 5 cents and 96 cents an hour because Microsoft has been able to drive down operational expenses.
Google 'Chromebooks' Promise Era Of Managed Computing
News  |  5/11/2011  | 
Chrome OS laptops introduced at Google I/O and will be available with managed software and hardware subscriptions.
Roundtable Takeaways On The Consumerization Of IT
News  |  5/11/2011  | 
A freewheeling discussion on data classification and security, usage policies, and a whole lot more.
Trend Micro Intros File Sharing, Backup For SMBs
News  |  5/11/2011  | 
SafeSync for Business is the security vendor's cloud service aimed at smaller offices and mobile or virtual teams.
Cutting Through Buzzword Bull At Interop
Commentary  |  5/11/2011  | 
After a couple of days in Las Vegas hearing all about 'cloud' this and 'fabric' that, a translation is in order.
Consumerization And Cloud: IT Isn't Keeping Up
Commentary  |  5/11/2011  | 
Citrix CEO in his Interop keynote envisions a policy of letting employees bring their own devices to work, and a world where IT's role is supporting, not controlling.
Global CIO: Get Out Of The Office More
Commentary  |  5/11/2011  | 
A rich marketplace of ideas awaits IT leaders who force themselves to venture out of their comfy confines.
Engine Yard Sees Ruby As Cloud Springboard
News  |  5/11/2011  | 
Company executives tout the application platform provider's ability to quickly transfer customers out of the crashing Amazon cloud in April.
Citrix CTO Advises Demanding Clarity From Vendors On Cloud
News  |  5/10/2011  | 
Cloud thought leader Simon Crosby talks about standards, open source, Xen's power center, and where VMware kicks butt.
Google Revs App Engine With Business Features
News  |  5/10/2011  | 
The cloud platform service is subsuming App Engine for Business in preparation for an official release later this year.
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