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posted in May 2012
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Microsoft Office 365 For Government Faces Google Apps
News  |  5/31/2012  | 
Cloud app rivals fight for government customers; Microsoft launches with note that government customer data will be segregated from other customers' data.
Regulation Meets Innovation: Tipping the Scales at Forecast 2012
News  |  5/31/2012  | 
An enterprise's adoption of cloud computing traditionally may have been a business and technological decision, but enterprises must also take into consideration all aspects under the regulatory umbrella.
Watch Out: I've Become The Boss Of Me
Commentary  |  5/31/2012  | 
Cloud services are helping to create a new wave of super-powered, cell-sized businesses. Thanks to us, you may have to manage quite differently.
Wrike Goes Freemium For Social Project Management
News  |  5/30/2012  | 
Wrike offers free version for 5 "power users" and unlimited collaborators, to battle rivals including Asana, a startup from a Facebook co-founder.
Cloud's Thorniest Question: Does It Pay Off?
News  |  5/30/2012  | 
Many CIOs have their doubts. In this series, we examine why cloud costs remain so hard to judge.
Salesforce.com Courts Facebook-Friendly Buddy Media
News  |  5/30/2012  | 
Best known for powering Facebook apps and marketing campaigns, Buddy Media would boost Salesforce.com's social software power. Rumored deal: an $800 million sale.
Google Apps Clears Key Security Hurdle
News  |  5/29/2012  | 
Google Apps for Business wins ISO 27001 certification, potentially opening the door to wider adoption in government and regulated industries.
4 Causes Of Cloud Bill Shock
News  |  5/25/2012  | 
Some companies shoot for reduced costs only to find unexpected expenses drive up the cloud computing bills. Do any of these problems lurk in your company?
Eucalyptus CEO Plays On VMware Lock-In Fears
News  |  5/24/2012  | 
CEO Marten Mickos makes the case that Amazon compatibility in private clouds, with support for major hypervisors, is Eucalyptus' competitive edge.
Dell, HP Caught In Apple-Amazon Crossfire
Commentary  |  5/24/2012  | 
While Apple grabs a bigger part of the laptop market, Amazon continues to build on its cloud track record.
Box Improves Admin, Security Tools For Enterprises
News  |  5/24/2012  | 
Box cloud file sharing service adds more reasons for enterprises to take company seriously, even while shrugging off an apparently minor outage.
Feds Face 'Big Data' Storage Challenge
News  |  5/24/2012  | 
Federal data centers are filling up with data as terabytes accumulate into petabytes. Agencies must adapt their storage architectures and policies to optimize it all.
HP Cuts 27,000 Jobs, Doesn't Fix Identity Problem
Commentary  |  5/23/2012  | 
A little more guidance on HP's long-term vision would go a long way right now, with customers and investors.
Ciena's Virtual WANs Offer Bandwidth For Cloud Apps
News  |  5/23/2012  | 
Ciena at EMC World 2012 demonstrates simulated hybrid cloud designed to provide bandwidth-on-demand services for data-intensive cloud applications.
Oracle Buys Vitrue For Social Marketing
News  |  5/23/2012  | 
Vitrue could provide the social marketing hook to drive sales into RightNow and Oracle's CRM systems.
EMC Shares New Atmos Details
News  |  5/22/2012  | 
EMC unveiled a handful of specifics about its Atmos cloud storage at EMC World. What will it mean for you?
EMC World: New Documentum Debuts
News  |  5/22/2012  | 
EMC pushes Documentum D2 release, plus vertical apps via its hybrid cloud.
Salesforce.com Chatter To Gain IM, Screen Sharing
News  |  5/21/2012  | 
Salesforce will add instant messaging and presence in June, followed by a pilot of screen sharing for Chatter.
Mindjet Connects Vision, Action In Social Platform
News  |  5/21/2012  | 
Following up on last year's acquisition of Cohuman, Mindjet creates a social platform that excels at letting users visually map out plans, then collaborate to get work done.
EMC's Gelsinger Talks Cloud Storage, Pricing Pressure
News  |  5/20/2012  | 
Before kicking off this week's EMC World conference, EMC president and chief operating officer Pat Gelsinger spoke with InformationWeek on automation, the roles EMC will and won't play in cloud storage, and more.
Yammer, Chatter, Tibbr Ranked Top Social Activity Streams
News  |  5/18/2012  | 
Forrester Research ranks the leaders in a market segment that excludes social intranet portal players like Jive Software.
Cloud's Tough Enemy: Chargeback Pushback
News  |  5/18/2012  | 
Chargeback has always been hard for IT, but cloud computing forces the issue. At the same time, pushback from business users continues.
Next Valley View: Cloud, Baseball IT, And More
Commentary  |  5/18/2012  | 
Tune in May 23 for the next episode of our live Web TV series, including chats with execs from Framehawk and Cloudability, plus Bill Schlough, CIO of the 2010 World Series Champion San Francisco Giants.
ODCA Forecast 2012 Announces Big Data Panel
News  |  5/18/2012  | 
Inside Intel IT, we have been investing in how and where to incorporate big data analytics solutions into many of our business areas.
HP Layoffs Signal Punishing Fall
Commentary  |  5/18/2012  | 
Unless HP can turn enterprise software, cloud services, or some other line into a high-volume, high-margin business, it's in for a world of hurt.
Google Apps: Has Adoption Slowed?
News  |  5/17/2012  | 
Google renewed its pitch to embrace cloud IT at its Atmosphere roadshow. But its count of companies going Google Apps doesn't add up.
IBM SmartCloud: As Much Cloud As You Want
News  |  5/16/2012  | 
IBM expands private, public, and hybrid cloud options for customers with its SmartCloud offerings, including IaaS in IBM data centers with dedicated servers.
SAP Streamwork: One Customer's Story
News  |  5/16/2012  | 
Prototype system helps Applied Materials organize approvals on complex custom product specs, but not without tradeoffs.
Microsoft Trumps Google In L.A. Cloud Deal
News  |  5/16/2012  | 
250,000 students and faculty at Los Angeles community colleges will move to Microsoft Live@edu online communication and collaboration services after school system rejects Google Apps.
Mulesoft's Cure To SaaS Integration Headaches
News  |  5/16/2012  | 
Mule iON SaaS edition provides tools, workflow to relieve the pain of trying to integrate software-as-a-service applications.
SuccessFactors Leading SAP Cloud Away From Business ByDesign
News  |  5/15/2012  | 
SuccessFactors founder Dalgaard, now leading SAP cloud strategy, wants to move toward "independent but super-integrated" apps.
SAP Plays Social Collaboration Game By Own Rules
News  |  5/15/2012  | 
SAP doesn't think it needs to beat the likes of Jive Software to win in social collaboration.
Amazon Speeds Content Delivery Network
News  |  5/15/2012  | 
On-demand dynamic content service with flat-rate pricing may give Amazon's CloudFront an advantage against players including Akamai, Dell, and Microsoft.
OpenFlow: A Cloud Industry Uprising?
News  |  5/14/2012  | 
The rise of software-defined networking reflects an industry dissatisfied with the top networking infrastructure vendors' offerings.
Cloud Management Tools: Beware 3 Pain Points
News  |  5/11/2012  | 
Know the danger zones as you select cloud management tool platforms.
Social Business in 30 Days?
Commentary  |  5/10/2012  | 
With Try Jive, Jive Software is flirting with the freemium model used by competitors like Yammer. But is 30 days long enough to see results?
Watch Out, Dropbox? Citrix ShareFile's Enterprise Twist
News  |  5/10/2012  | 
Last year Citrix bought cloud file sharing service ShareFile, taking on YouSendIt, Box, and Dropbox. Now Citrix will turn that service into a product you can also install as enterprise software.
Pentagon CIO Talks Security, Mobility, Shared Services
News  |  5/10/2012  | 
Budget cuts and cybersecurity demands have led the Department of Defense to push increasing resources into a long-term strategy to create shared IT infrastructure across the military, CIO Teri Takai says.
DOE Hybrid Cloud May Be Model For Future
News  |  5/9/2012  | 
Department of Energy and National Nuclear Security Administration develop secure cloud that will be available to other departments and potentially other federal agencies.
VMware CTO: Software-Defined Data Centers Are Future
News  |  5/9/2012  | 
VMware CTO Steve Herrod predicts that all data center resources will be virtualized and governed by a unified console.
Zynga CTO: How To Win Hybrid Cloud Game
News  |  5/8/2012  | 
At Interop 2012, Zynga CTO Allan Leinwand explains how the social gaming company achieved its successful mix of private and public cloud operations and what you can learn from Zynga's experience.
State of SMB IT: Spending, Priorities
News  |  5/8/2012  | 
Spiceworks' State of SMB IT report shines a light on where SMBs are spending their IT time and money. Take a look at the plans of your peers.
HP Adds OpenFlow Support Throughout Networking Line
News  |  5/8/2012  | 
At Interop 2012, HP shows OpenFlow-enabled networking platforms, teams with F5 Networks to automate virtualization of networks and application deployment.
Cisco: Network Tops Cloud Challenges
News  |  5/8/2012  | 
Software-as-a-service adoption expected to quadruple this year, in spite of serious obstacles, finds Cisco survey released at Interop.
Symantec Upgrades Backup Appliances
News  |  5/7/2012  | 
Symantec boosts capacity of NetBackup 5220 and Backup Exec 3600, adds more cloud service options, and speeds performance.
Federal CIO Touts Shared Services Model
News  |  5/7/2012  | 
White House's cut-and-invest strategy aims to redirect billions of dollars in IT funding toward shared technology platforms and services.
Dell Delivers Desktop-as-a-Service
News  |  5/6/2012  | 
Dell partners with Desktone to become a direct supplier of virtual desktops. Here's how this twist on desktop virtualization differs from Citrix XenDesktop and VMware View.
Governance Meets Cloud: Top Misconceptions
News  |  5/4/2012  | 
While cloud computing takes some IT responsibilities off of your plate, governance isn't one of them. Experts say you still need to do the heavy lifting to ensure strong security and access policies.
Citrix Defends CloudStack's Value Vs. OpenStack
Commentary  |  5/3/2012  | 
CloudStack will be another choice for building private clouds, says Citrix exec Peder Ulander. Can these two similar open source projects survive?
Jive First Launches Next Generation Platform In Cloud
News  |  5/2/2012  | 
Embedded applications in the comment stream and Jive Anywhere integration with other cloud applications lead the list of new features; 30-day free trial available.
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