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posted in June 2012
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Biggest Private Cloud Deployment Threat: Your IT Staff
News  |  6/29/2012  | 
Your technologist-heavy IT staff won't help you find success with a private-cloud deployment. Here's why shifting to an IT service catalog approach may ease your transition to the cloud.
Google Compute Engine Ignores VMware, Microsoft Users
Commentary  |  6/29/2012  | 
Google's new cloud infrastructure service is geared to Linux workloads running in KVM. What does that mean for VMware, Microsoft, and Citrix users?
Intel Puts Future On Exhibit
Slideshows  |  6/28/2012  | 
Imagine life without house keys or using an entire wall as a touch display. Walk through an exhibit of some of Intel's most intriguing research projects to date.
EPA Aims For 80% Cloud Use By 2015
News  |  6/28/2012  | 
Agency awards a three-year contract to CGI Federal for infrastructure-as-a-service as part of a broader strategy to implement an agency-wide hybrid cloud.
Google Compute Engine: Hands-On Review
News  |  6/28/2012  | 
Google Compute Engine is a stable, reliable, and fast provider of on-demand computing resources. But it offers fewer features than rival Amazon Web Services.
Google App Engine Gets Ready For Business
News  |  6/27/2012  | 
Google platform now hosts one million active applications; Release 1.7.0, unveiled at Google I/O, to add business-friendly features.
Google I/O: Jelly Bean, Nexus Tablet, Project Glass
News  |  6/27/2012  | 
At Google I/O, Google unveiled the next Android OS, a 7-inch tablet device dubbed Nexus 7, the brand-new Nexus Q, and more.
Asana Offers Inbox Just For Work
News  |  6/27/2012  | 
Asana's task management tool, derived from software to keep Facebook engineers organized, adds an inbox for getting things done.
Pano Logic Cloud System: Chromebook Minus The Book
News  |  6/27/2012  | 
Pano Logic debuts a browser-based "desktop" computer with pricing that's likely to appeal to SMBs. Analysts say it will best suit organizations that are already running most, if not all, of their applications in the cloud.
Google I/O Live Blog: Tablet Eyed
News  |  6/27/2012  | 
Google I/O kicks off Wednesday at 9:30 PST and InformationWeek's Fritz Nelson is live blogging right here. Join us for breaking news and expert analysis.
Microsoft Rolls Out Office 365 For Education
News  |  6/27/2012  | 
Cloud-based productivity suite supersedes Microsoft's Live@Edu offering for the education market.
Red Hat Shifts Into Gear With OpenShift
News  |  6/26/2012  | 
Red Hat's new version of platform-as-a-service, MegaShift, supports the complex version of Java. Many developers are finding an advantage in that compared to VMware's Cloud Foundry.
Google Compute Engine Challenges Amazon
News  |  6/26/2012  | 
At Google I/O, Google Compute Engine debuts, bringing Google into more direct competition with infrastructure-as-a-service market leader Amazon Web Services. But don't forget about Microsoft.
Google Ventures Backed Cliqr CloudCenter Tackles Lock-In
News  |  6/25/2012  | 
Google partner says it will provide cloud computing benefits without requiring your company to commit to one service provider.
Feds Begin Work On BYOD Policy
News  |  6/25/2012  | 
Federal CIO VanRoekel announces an innovation center to help agencies share digital services, as well as a new advisory group working on a bring-your-own-device policy.
Box Brings 50 Apps Partners To Android
News  |  6/25/2012  | 
Previously available only on iOS, Box OneCloud lets third party apps read and write files from the Box cloud service.
Oracle's Recent Software Buys Fuel Customer Experience Strategy
News  |  6/25/2012  | 
New Oracle Customer Experience (CX) offering melds capabilities from ATG, Endeca, RightNow, and Vitrue, to advance Siebel/Fusion customer relationship management play.
State Street Private Cloud: $600 Million Savings Goal
Commentary  |  6/22/2012  | 
If everyone writes software for the same cloud-based development platform, code sharing becomes easier, and State Street has to write dramatically less code, saving big on software development. Take a look at the plan.
10 Developments Show Government Cloud Maturing
Commentary  |  6/22/2012  | 
Emerging trends such as FedRAMP, community clouds, and single-source contracts point to the start of phase two for cloud computing in federal government.
Private Clouds: What It Really Takes To Run Them
News  |  6/22/2012  | 
Expertise, automation, silo busting--what early adopters say private clouds really require.
IBM Serves New Tennis Analytics At Wimbledon
News  |  6/22/2012  | 
Tennis fans can check out 'SlamTracker' stats, player-movement tracking, via latest IBM supported innovations for Grand Slam tennis events.
Great Open Source Cloud Debate Rages
Commentary  |  6/22/2012  | 
One, and only one, open source project usually gains the upper hand in a new software category, but cloud has three tough contenders in OpenStack, CloudStack, and Eucalyptus. Must one win?
Labor Department Evaluates Cloud Email
News  |  6/21/2012  | 
Agency issues an RFI to gauge options for replacing outdated email infrastructure with email as a service.
OpenSocial Makes Enterprise Inroads, Moves To "2.0"
News  |  6/21/2012  | 
The OpenSocial Foundation made a showing at the Enterprise 2.0 Conference in Boston to demonstrate that it was not only alive and well, but graduating to Version 2.0; a version that federates collaboration platforms networks for enterprises.
Virtustream Boosts Hybrid Cloud Security
News  |  6/21/2012  | 
XStream 2.0's public-private cloud communication encryption meets credit card industry, Department of Defense security standards.
Cloud Security Investment, Part 1: Walking the Talk
News  |  6/20/2012  | 
It's hard to avoid headlines that sensationalize the latest news about a security breach at company X that compromised some enormous amount of sensitive data at an estimated cost of (insert very large number).
Symantec, Microsoft Team On Disaster Recovery Service
News  |  6/20/2012  | 
The DRaaS product will work with the Windows Azure cloud platform to let organizations recover replicated business-critical applications and data.
Federal IT Spending Likely To Decline
News  |  6/20/2012  | 
Deltek forecasts a slight decline in federal IT budgets through 2017, even if Congress prevents threatened 10% across-the-board cuts in 2013.
Energy Department Names New CIO
News  |  6/19/2012  | 
With the prospect of an IT budget cut looming, the agency names an insider to oversee its IT reform efforts.
Bromium Brings Hypervisor Security To Applications
Commentary  |  6/19/2012  | 
Startup aims to beef up performance and security in the data center by bringing virtualization to the next level--the application level.
Controller Smackdown Hitting Private Cloud Near You
Commentary  |  6/19/2012  | 
At Cloud Expo, IT staffers dig into the enterprise cloud management tools melee and ongoing battle between CloudStack and OpenStack to find some interesting truths.
Oracle Rushes Out Q4 Results, Top Exec Departs
News  |  6/19/2012  | 
Oracle shares fourth quarter financial results earlier than expected, beats expectations, and quells reorganization rumors.
NASA Drops OpenStack For Amazon Cloud
News  |  6/18/2012  | 
Space agency touts Amazon cost savings to explain why it's no longer using the OpenStack open source cloud project it co-founded.
Google Apps Cuts GSA Energy Costs
News  |  6/18/2012  | 
Google argues that cloud computing can help companies and government agencies save energy and money, cites GSA as proof.
Sorting Out What Social Software Products Really Do
News  |  6/18/2012  | 
At Enterprise 2.0, The Real Story Group's Tony Byrne warns of the same marketing labels being used for vastly different products and mulls how SharePoint and Yammer will fit together.
CRM Battle Heats Up As Economy Cools
News  |  6/18/2012  | 
Oracle, SAP, and Salesforce.com in close battle for customer relationship management leadership, says IDC.
Amazon Defended After June 14 Cloud Outage
News  |  6/18/2012  | 
Latest Amazon Web Services outage prompts complaints from critics, customers. But Amazon supporters say incident simply shows need to use multiple availability zones.
Salesforce.com Upgrade Boosts Mobile, Social App Development
News  |  6/18/2012  | 
Salesforce Summer '12 platform upgrade adds geolocation data, drag-and-drop schema builder, and streaming data for real-time apps.
Amazon Web Services Hit By Power Outage
News  |  6/15/2012  | 
Outage affected companies relying on Amazon Web Services' U.S. East region.
Yahoo And Hadoop: In It For The Long Term
News  |  6/15/2012  | 
Yahoo made an early bet that it could use Hadoop to monetize the big data the content site was collecting. Now it's betting the company on it.
BMC Takeover Talks Turn Hostile
News  |  6/14/2012  | 
Hedge fund formally nominates new slate of directors that would favor a sale of the management software company.
Microsoft Rumored To Acquire Yammer
Commentary  |  6/14/2012  | 
If the stories are true, Microsoft could pay more than $1 billion, recognizing the value of Yammer's cloud social network compared to more SharePoint-centric products like NewsGator Social Sites.
Cisco's Cloud Play: Three Strong Examples
Commentary  |  6/12/2012  | 
Cisco CEO John Chambers talks a lot about listening to customers, and this time it looks like the company really has.
Larry Ellison Is Needlessly Clouding Oracle's Cloud Message
Commentary  |  6/12/2012  | 
Oracle's CEO should just talk honestly about what his company is doing, instead of putting on a show. Ellison the reasoned market leader is whom we'd like to hear from.
Bluelock Lets Customers See Cloud Charges, Control Bills
News  |  6/12/2012  | 
VMware supplier's tool is designed to prevent cloud bill shock by telling customers what their bill will be and how to adjust usage to stay within the monthly budget.
FAA Picks Microsoft Office 365 Private Cloud
News  |  6/12/2012  | 
CSC wins $91 million, seven-year deal to move 80,000 Federal Aviation Administration and Department of Transportation employees to Microsoft's cloud productivity suite.
Federal Agencies Devise Shared Services Plans
News  |  6/7/2012  | 
The Office of Management and Budget is requiring federal agencies to tap into a more efficient IT delivery model.
Oracle's Cloud Rivals: Reality Check
News  |  6/7/2012  | 
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison talks like no one else is doing cloud right. Here's the reality on what SAP, Infor, and Microsoft have to offer.
Cloud Management Through a Single Pane of Glass, Not a Kaleidoscope
News  |  6/6/2012  | 
Achieving a single pane view across applications and environments requires consistent metrics measuring and capturing across varied resources.
There's Something About Larry
Commentary  |  6/5/2012  | 
Oracle badly needs to articulate a customer-centric vision. The cloud seems like a great place to start--and here's what Larry Ellison should say.
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