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John Foley is director, strategic communications, for Oracle Corp. and a former editor of InformationWeek Government.
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posted in December 2008

Fighting Click Fraud And Bots From The Heart Of Texas

12/24/2008
It's been a big year for Click Forensics, a company that helps advertisers, agencies, and ad networks recognize and reduce low-quality Web traffic. In addition to naming a new CEO and securing second-round funding, the fraud-fighting startup struck a deal with Google.

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'Illegal, Unethical, Untrustworthy' Clouds

12/16/2008
When word got out that medical researchers were contemplating ways to employ cloud computing, privacy rights watchdog Deborah Peel sounded an alarm. Is Peel right to be worried? Or does this potential storm cloud have a HIPAA-compliant lining?

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Microsoft's Billion-Dollar Cloud Business

12/10/2008
Stephen Elop, president of Microsoft's $18.9 billion Business Division, this week reiterated a bold prediction about the future of Microsoft's software-as-a-service business. Microsoft foresees half of Exchange, SharePoint, and Dynamics CRM revenue coming from online versions of those products within five years.

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Video: How To Plug Into The Cloud

12/10/2008
In preparation for InformationWeek's "How-To Guide To Cloud Computing," I set up my own account with Amazon Web Services. The process took about three minutes. I now know enough to be dangerous.

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Amazon Debuts Public Data Cloud

12/4/2008
Amazon.com has introduced a new service in which it hosts large data sets -- economic, demographic, scientific, and medical data, for example -- that are open for anyone to access. It's an interesting proposal, but one that casts Amazon in the potentially difficult role of having to be an information gatekeeper.

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Politicker.com Impeaches Amazon Web Services

12/3/2008
Political Web site Politicker.com has ditched Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud service in favor of Voxel dot Net's managed Web hosting service. In an unusually frank assessment, Politicker says scalability, clustering, stability, and cost issues drove it away from EC2.

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A Google Cloud In Your Data Center

12/2/2008
Google's App Engine lets you build, deploy, and run Web applications on Google's infrastructure. But what if you wanted to create a Google App Engine experience in your own data center? Work is under way to make that possible.

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