The Great Cloud Race: HP Battles Amazon (and IBM) For Tech Supremacy

The Great Cloud Race: HP Battles Amazon (and IBM) For Tech Supremacy The cloud’s ongoing growth has in-the-know tech experts watching its progress with proud, loving eyes. Yet as with any burgeoning development, it’s taken time for cloud computing to be fully embraced by the establishment — to wit, major companies such as Google and Amazon. Many a new company has introduced itself to the tech world via some application or program that flaunts cloud’s…

How 9-to-5 Workers Can Win with the Cloud: Friday FAQs

How 9-to-5 Workers Can Win with the Cloud: Friday FAQs Several close friends of mine, currently maintaining full-time office jobs, have wondered about this whole “cloud computing” thing. Specifically, they question its usefulness for them, how it can empower them at work, and how it can potentially fuel a progression in their careers. These FAQs, I hope, will kick-start a discussion on just how the cloud meets these concerns and addresses them charmingly. Q: Can…

Cloud Computing Will Produce The Next Mark Zuckerberg

The Next Mark Zuckerberg The next king or queen of science and technology will come from the cloud, I predict. Budding geniuses wanting to make a name for themselves must master cloud computing. Naysayers wag their fingers with conservative statements like “the cloud is far too new to generate history-making change. Not just yet.” My opinion? Fooey. Cloud computing is new but not nascent. It’s an open frontier just waiting for a brazen cowboy to…

Coining The Cloud: Cloud Computing Definition

Coining The Cloud: Cloud Computing Definition

Cloud Computing Definition As with any burgeoning technology, cloud computing remains in flux in terms of its definition. Cloud steadily rises in popularity and familiarity with both tech nuts and the general public, thanks to an increase in advertising and more widely distributed education on just how useful it proves for a variety of sectors: major conglomerates, small businesses, enterprising individuals, and casual genre devotees. Yet despite the uptick in cloud’s presence, the cloud community…

Is Cloud Computing Killing the Hardware Stars? Dell, HP: Take Heed

Is Cloud Computing Killing the Hardware Stars? Dell, HP: Take Heed New York Times “Bits” writer Quentin Hardy declared major victory last week for cloud computing. The triumph resounded well enough to earn the title “The Week the Cloud Won.” After lengthy months of incremental progress, cloud’s organizations have finally chipped away at the big boys of technology like Dell and Hewlett Packard. These heavy hitters in “enterprise computing” dwindled in earnings, whereas Salesforce.com, a major…

Cloud Apps of the Week: PocketCloud

Cloud Apps of the Week On the lookout for the latest cloud applications worth your download? Here’s an impressive trio that will scintillate for couch potatoes on the go, literature obsessives, and the Facebook frustrated. What if you could TiVo your desktop via your mobile phone? PocketCloud from Wyse empowers its users to accomplish just that: remotely access their Macs or PCs at home, with just a few touches on their Android, iPhone, or iPad.…

Tech Child's Play: Is the Cloud Still a Kid?

Tech Child’s Play: Is the Cloud Still a Kid? A new Information Week article, penned by well-respected expert Art Wittman, condemns cloud computing as a horny youngster still in the grips of puberty. Perhaps Wittman doesn’t attack the cloud so colorfully. But he solidly argues that, in terms of how IT people commit to its use the popular technology, cloud suffers from growing pains. Wittman reveals the results of a survey to IT organizations, asking them,…

Cloud Apps Of The Week: FitDay

Cloud Apps Of The Week: FitDay

Cloud Apps of the Week From getting fit to finding your phone, this week’s apps are sure to prove of great use to cloud lovers throughout 2012. Take a look. Critical to dropping pounds and keeping them off is maintaining a detailed account of every single calorie. Cloud application FitDay makes such meticulous nutrition a breeze. It lets users log a record of their caloric intake no matter the time or their location. Its ease…

Women and Cloud Computing, Part III: Spotlighting the Top Laureled Ladies

Women and Cloud Computing, Part III: Spotlighting the Top Laureled Ladies This past Valentine’s Day, CloudNOW (NOW an acronym for “Network of Women”), the leading organization of women in cloud computing, gathered to celebrate its own. Helmswoman Jocelyn DeGance Graham led CloudNOW’s first ever formal awards ceremony, which this year focused on offering praise to 10 exceptional women in the cloud. The event took place at the Cloud Connect Exposition held in Santa Clara, California.…

Icelandic Steam, French Bidding Wars: Europe and Cloud Computing in Early 2012

Icelandic Steam, French Bidding Wars: Europe and Cloud Computing in Early 2012 The European continent is — finally! — putting cash where its proverbial mouth is regarding the presence of cloud computing throughout the EU. At Switzerland’s World Economic Forum, Digital Agenda Commissioner Neelie Kroes announced that Europe is ready to pledge 10 million euro to a forthcoming European Cloud Partnership. Kroes believes with fervency that this Partnership will surmount such hurdles in the cloud’s…