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Information Week looks at SugarSync, Amazon, Microsoft, Box.Net, SpiderOak and Dropbox. We've been using Box.net lately and it is very nice.
LONDON — At the Office 365 launch, Gordon Frazer, managing director of Microsoft UK, gave the first admission that cloud data — regardless of where it is in the world — is not protected against the USA PATRIOT Act.
PLANO, Texas and ISTE, Philadelphia, Pa. - June 27, 2011 Interphase Corporation (NASDAQ:INPH) announces the launch of clouDevice™, a comprehensive cloud computing/desktop virtualization product line, offering schools, business entities, and government agencies a smart choice for IT departments implementing private cloud-based desktop virtualization. Supporting all major virtual desktop host environments and end-user types, the debut of clouDevice marks the company’s entry into the cloud computing market.
A startup company, victimized by Amazon EC2’s failure, tells its tale. It’s not pretty.
So how did the EC2 crash of Amazon resonate thru IT? Did Corporate IT raise the pointed finger a bit too quick (or did they miss Sony debacle).
CloudSigma AG, a leading European provider of cloud servers is pleased to announce the launch of the latest Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal) servers for instant deployment in its cloud.
Company: CloudSigma AG, Release summary: Turn the threat into revenue generating opportunity with the new CloudSigma cloud server affiliate program launched today. Offering 15% lifetime commissions on referred accounts, the new affiliate scheme offers companies the opportunity to embrace and benefit from the transition to cloud computing.
Zürich, February 9th 2011– CloudSigma AG, a leading European provider of cloud servers, is delighted to announce the addition of its Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) platform to enStratus, a leading cloud infrastructure management solution.
Now you have your own Debian 6 cloud server available for instant deployment (with root access).
MORRISTOWN, NJ – January 26, 2011 -- this set of clearly-defined business and technical requirements for external private cloud services puts a stake in the ground for how business and technical agreements between enterprise customers and cloud service providers should be defined and managed.
Many electronic health records (EHR) application vendors are providing “cloud-like” solutions such as application hosting or software-as-a-service (SaaS) models.
Post on Getapps regarding Forbes CIO predictions on cloud and apps.
Summary of 2011 Virtualization predictions put together by virtualization.info
SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Wyse Technology, the global leader in cloud client computing, announced today the launch of a free edition of their popular Top 10 grossing business application PocketCloud for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Story by a small business owner (10 employees) on why he is now moving to the web.
The college will be replacing 1,200 PCs with Wyse zero clients - delivering students, faculty and visitors an improved desktop experience that also saves on operational costs and is significantly more energy efficient.
Marketing the cloud. Salesforce's Benioff wins one over Microsoft.
...said Eric E. Schmidt, Google’s chief executive. “So far the model seems to be the Android solution is particularly optimized for things that involve touch in some form and Chrome OS appears to be for keyboard-based solutions.”
New Office plug-in syncs documents to Google Docs to provide more reason to migrate from desk app to cloud app.
Can the term “cloud PC” go where the dreaded thin client couldn’t?
Wyse Technology is rebranding thin clients as 'Cloud PCs' with the launch of a new line of systems that run Windows 7, but boot from a private cloud rather than a local hard drive.
Interesting confluence of presence detectors in public environment integrating with the net and social networks.
New technology collaborations announced by Google & VMware targeted at enterprise sw developers. Spring Roo is example.
Road warriors in legal, healthcare , and sales are finding desktop virtualization a powerful ally in the quest to stay connected.
In our most recent InformationWeek Analytics End User Device Management Survey, desktops still held the top spot. But with VDI, an enterprise could dispense with $1,000 desktops or laptops and pay $279 to $499 for a thinner device with native 3G connectivity. Multiply those numbers by several hundred or thousand workstations, and you're talking real money. VDI costs on the back end for software, servers, and storage, but economies of scale around using an existing data center could still present a good TCO scenario.
Wyse expands mobile support with new Android version of PocketCloud (already supports iPhone and iPad). Users giving thumbs up on the Beta
Cloud demo environment with citrix receivers for Android, Blackberry, iPad and iPhone.
Map of security rankings of cloud computing of different countries (entire world) by Forrester. I wouldn't have predicted the U.S. position (similar to China).
Analyst builds argument that Azure offers not only cloud but on premise advantages via technology like Visual Studio and BizTalk. Not sure that we buy into the proposition that "Look what you can continue to do just on our servers" wins ultimately over "Look at what you no longer have to do..." model. Maybe investors will be persuaded.
ex-CIO of Google has a new book and gives interview to Forbes. Cloud computing. We especially like the comment, "The idea, basically, is to get your files off of the big hard drive that you're paying for, onto a big hard drive that someone else is paying for."
With all the hubbub about Snow Leopard and Windows 7, there's another operating system out there you may not have noticed that's getting a significant update: Ubuntu Linux.
Article on Information Week discussing Cloud Computing's gravitational tug on Ballmer/Gates/Microsoft and how their products are adapting. The age of the heavy laptop with Notes replicating the office is over.
Interview with Ed Sperling on Forbes and the transformation of servers from physical to virtual which is increasingly the case. No longer is Power the consideration, it's "cost optimization".
There’s an ongoing debate about the ability of cloud computing services to meet enterprise regulatory compliance requirements, including the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) standard that is essential for e-commerce.
First of many benchmark tests of cloud competitors and just how available those services are in real life.
24 June 2009 – The findings of a survey by document management software company, Version One (www.versionone.co.uk), has revealed that 41% of senior IT professionals admit that they “don’t know” what cloud computing is. Version One carried out the research with 60 senior IT professionals (IT directors and managers) across a range of UK public and private sector organisations. This research follows-on from a similar survey carried-out by Version One which highlights that two-thirds of UK senior finance professionals (finance directors and managers) are confused about cloud computing.
PLANO, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--EDS, an HP (NYSE:HPQ) company, and Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq:MSFT) have signed an agreement to market, integrate and deliver the Microsoft® Business Productivity Online Suite for enterprise customers.
This agreement extends to cloud computing HP’s long-standing relationship with Microsoft to provide communications and collaboration services. Together, the companies anticipate deploying these services to more than 5 million users.
|Cloud computing resources question was raised by a member of Health Infomatics group we participate in. Health technology right now is one very hot potato so to speak.|