VMware Users Stay Loyal Despite Price Hike
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.
Navy CIO Plans 25% Cut In IT Spending
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.
VA To Test Cloud Collaboration For Doctors
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
Local weather conditions augment the popular Google Maps service; Street View will also be extended to map the Amazon basin.
Insurers Embrace The Cloud--To A Point
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.
Amazon Launches Cloud Services For Government
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
Four questions that executives at insurance companies and other businesses should be asking about the value and security of the cloud computing model.
Can SaaS Boost Export Business For SMBs?
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.
Amazon Outage And Cloud Common Sense
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.
Construction 2.0: How One SMB Runs Without PCs
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.
4 Things To Consider In Cloud Contracts
SMBs need to consider things like service availability, service level, and data security when reviewing a cloud contract, says an attorney with IT and outsourcing expertise.
Google Chrome OS Ripe For Hacking