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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Computing Without Borders – What Works, What Doesn’t

Computing Without Borders “Information is the oxygen of the modern age. It seeps through the walls topped by barbed wire, it wafts across the electrified borders.” – Ronald Reagan (1911-2004), 40th US President. “You live in the age of interdependence. Borders don’t count for much or stop much, good or bad, anymore.” – Bill Clinton,

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Where Is Cloud Computing Going? Up, Up And Away!

“An invasion of armies can be resisted, but not an idea whose time has come.” – Victor Hugo (1802-1885), celebrated French author. Going by recent reports, cloud computing is indeed an idea “whose time has come.” First, the figures. According to a report published by market research firm In-Stat, by 2014, businesses in the United

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Australian Government Releases Paper On Migration To Cloud Computing

Governments have been traditionally slow adopters of new technology, and with the security concerns surrounding the nascent field of cloud computing, the latter can expect little support from official circles. That was the long-held belief. Fortunately, things have improved in the recent past. Not only have governments encouraged innovative technologies through research grants, they have,

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How Small Firms Can Benefit Big From Cloud Computing (And Why They Are Not)

How Small Firms Can Benefit Big From Cloud Computing (And Why They Are Not) When big companies decide to go on the cloud, they make headlines in technical journals around the globe. When governments decide to go on the cloud, they make headlines in both technical and mainstream media, chary as governments are in embracing

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Is Cloud Computing Secure? Yes Another Perspective

Is Cloud Computing Secure? Cloud computing has grown by leaps and bounds in recent years. Every day brings news of some acquisition, some investment, some innovation in this space. What started as a mere snowball has gradually acquired the proportions of an avalanche with all the big boys of the Information Technology putting in big

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Oracle On Cloud Computing Road Trip Around The World

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Cloud Computing Road Trip Oracle may be a comparatively late entrant into the cloud computing arena, but it is certainly making up for lost time with enthusiasm. According to its website, the data warehousing giant is on a cloud computing road trip around the world that will position its products and services to potential clients.

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