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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.
Bridgestor Launches Symantec Backup Exec Appliance
News  |  5/31/2011
The backup and storage device is aimed primarily at midsize businesses and combines Symantec's data deduplication and Bridgestor's hardware-based thin provisioning and data compression capabilities.
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.
IT Downtime Costs $26.5 Billion In Lost Revenue
News  |  5/24/2011
Still, 56% of enterprises in North America and 30% in Europe don't have a good disaster recovery plan, says a CA Technologies survey of 200 companies.
RingCube Personalizes VMware, Citrix Virtual Desktops
News  |  5/24/2011
By piggybacking on the leading virtualization vendors, the company works to create individual virtualized desktop without driving up storage costs.
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.
Michigan Experiences Two IT Outages
News  |  5/23/2011
About 25,000 state employees were unable to access the state's IT network for several hours one day and problems during a disaster recovery test prevented thousands from completing motor vehicle transactions in state branch offices for nearly two days.
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.
Global CIO: The Dropbox Deception: Caveat Emptor
Commentary  |  5/18/2011
Anyone who entrusted sensitive data to Dropbox without code review, or at least skepticism regarding impressive security claims, wasn't behaving well, either.
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.
Cirago Gives New Life To Old Hard Drives
News  |  5/17/2011
The inexpensive USB docking station accepts both 2.5-inch laptop hard drives and standard 3.5-inch system drives that use a SATA connection.
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.
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