Can The RSA Conference Help Dispel Cloud Computing Security Fears?

Can The RSA Conference Help Dispel Cloud Computing Security Fears? “The greatest barrier to success is the fear of failure.” – Sven Goran Eriksson, noted soccer coach. It’s no secret that fear about security, or lack of it, is the major stumbling block ahead of universal adoption of cloud computing. While many of the concerns

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Unlikely Lessons For The Cloud Computing Industry

Unlikely Lessons For The Cloud Computing Industry “Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn.” – C.S. Lewis (1898-1963), British scholar and novelist. It may be difficult to admit, but cloud computing has a lot to learn from that one industry that has a huge number of consumers, most

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Cloud Computing For Dummies: SaaS, PaaS, IaaS And All That Was

Cloud Computing For Dummies: SaaS, PaaS, IaaS And All That Was “I wandered lonely as a cloud That floats on high o’er vales and hills, When all at once I saw a crowd, A host of golden daffodils;” – From The Daffodils by William Wordsworth (1770-1850), famous English Romantic poet. There was once a time

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Microsoft Ups Ante In Salesforce Suit, Accuses Former Manager Of Information Theft

Microsoft Ups Ante In Salesforce Suit, Accuses Former Manager Of Information Theft The arena of cloud computing is all set for a bloody battle between two combative gladiators as Microsoft upped the ante in its ongoing suit against Salesforce.com by accusing former Microsoft manager Matt Miszewski of taking 25,000 pages of confidential information to its

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Big 4 Auditing Firm Ernst & Young Joins Cloud Security Alliance

Big 4 Auditing Firm Ernst & Young Joins Cloud Security Alliance Cloud computing’s legitimacy as a mainstream business option just received a shot in the arm with Ernst & Young, one of the Big Four of auditing, joining the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), a non-profit organization formed “to promote the use of best practices for

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Cloud Computing Enters Public Consciousness Through Super Bowl Commercials

Cloud Computing Enters Public Consciousness Through Super Bowl Commercials “Many a small thing has been made large by the right kind of advertising.” – Mark Twain (1835-1910), famous American author and humorist. Advertising is an integral part of our everyday lives, reflecting popular trends and shaping public opinion. From politics to economics, from sports to

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How Cloud Computing Affects Real People

How Cloud Computing Affects Real People “Reality is merely an illusion, although a very persistent one.”                                    - Albert Einstein (1879-1955), the most famous scientist of the 20th century. Any business decision is invariably taken considering its impact on different stakeholders. In this context, stakeholder refers to any individual or entity that influences or influences the

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A History of Cloud Computing

“History is written by the victors.” – Winston Churchill (1874-1965), British Prime Minister during WWII. History, especially if it deals with victories and defeats, is inherently flawed. No one knew this better than Winston Churchill, who was assured of his place in the historical tomes by his victory in WWII. As he put it, “History

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Cloud Computing Risks (And How to Deal With Them)

Cloud Computing Risks (And How to Deal With Them) “Fear of failure must never be a reason not to try something.” – Frederick Smith, founder, chairman, president, and CEO of FedEx. There is absolutely no doubt that cloud computing is beneficial to companies looking to revolutionize their IT infrastructures. However, there is no denying that

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Having The Best Of Both Worlds With Hybrid Clouds

Having The Best Of Both Worlds With Hybrid Clouds “It might be said now that I have the best of both worlds. A Harvard education and a Yale degree.” – John F. Kennedy (1917-1963), 35th President of the United States. If a child is offered the option of candy or a rollercoaster ride at the

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Cloud Computing vs Utility Computing vs Grid Computing: Sorting The Differences

Cloud Computing vs Utility Computing vs Grid Computing: Sorting The Differences The Pacific Ocean is a water body, but not all water bodies are Pacific Oceans. This may be oversimplifying the situation but you do get the drift. Grid computing and utility computing, though sharing several attributes with cloud computing, are merely subsets of the

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Cloud Computing Standards: How Important Are They?

Cloud Computing Standards: How Important Are They? “If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it.” – Lord Kelvin (1824-1907), British physicist and engineer. Lord Kelvin, father of the absolute temperature scale now named after him, got it right more than a hundred years ago. Measurement is critical to improvement, whether it be a product

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Governments and Cloud Computing – Where Do They Stand?

Governments and Cloud Computing – Where Do They Stand? “The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would steal them away.” – Ronald Reagan (1911-2004), 40th US President. Reagan’s views, though decades old, are still shared by the majority of the populace the world over. Governments across the world are considered the

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How Cloud Computing Can Save You Money

How Cloud Computing Can Save You Money “Over the long term, absent of other barriers, economics always win.” – Andy Bechtolsheim, co-founder of Sun Microsystems. Bechtolsheim made this announcement when presenting on the potential of cloud computing, where he stated that ultimately, it will be economics that dictates worldwide adoption of this new technology. And

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