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Cloud Computing and Wikileaks: Was Amazon’s action justified?

Cloud Computing and Wikileaks: Was Amazon’s action justified? Wikileaks has been grabbing headlines across the globe, and has divided the world into those who laud it for standing up to free speech and others who decry it as detrimental to the national security of the United States. Without being judgmental, we present some of the…

Dell’s Deals in Cloud Computing

Dell’s Deals in Cloud Computing Dell may be known across the world for its computers, but its well on its way to emerging as a serious player in the cloud computing space, if its recent spate of acquisitions is any indication. Its recent announcement to acquire cloud-based medical archiving services provider InSite One, Inc is…

Teradata Muscles Into Cloud Computing With $525 Million Acquisition

Teradata Muscles Into Cloud Computing With $525 Million Acquisition  The Christmas week saw a major corporate move in the cloud computing space with business data warehousing company Teradata Corp. agreeing to acquire privately held Aprimo, a marketing cloud-computing and software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider in a $525 million deal announced on 22 December. This marks Texas-based Teradata’s…

Fujitsu set to invest $1.2 billion-plus on cloud computing in 2011

Fujitsu set to invest $1.2 billion Cloud computing circles are abuzz with the news that Fujitsu is set to invest a whopping $1.2 billion in this emerging technology next year. Such a large investment certainly augurs well for this new field of computing science. For those of you who are unaware of Fujitsu’s influence and…

NATO set to rule the cloud with IBM’s help

NATO set to rule the cloud The military has been at the forefront of every technological and scientific advancement over the last century. From jet engines to computers to the Internet, all of these innovations have seen the light of day under military guidance. Therefore, it is not surprising that NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), the…

Who Doesn’t Like Cloud Computing?

Who Doesn’t Like Cloud Computing? Strange as it may sound, there do exist people who oppose the meteoric rise of cloud computing. And we are not talking about established application developers like Microsoft who fear losing billions of revenue as more and more people shift towards demand-based software in the cloud. In fact, whatever Microsoft’s…

Fighting Above Your Weight Class Through Cloud Computing

Fighting Above Your Weight Class Through Cloud Computing Imagine the following scenario. You, weighing a mere 150 pounds and an armchair fighter, are suddenly challenged to a boxing match with a 250 pound professional boxer with ham- sized fists. Under normal circumstances, you wouldn’t consider even stepping into the ring. However, you have a trump…

Oracle – The latest Big Boy to join the Cloud Computing game

Cloud computing received a major shot in the arm with the entrant of the latest big name in the field – Oracle – on Wednesday, 15 December 2010. On that day, Oracle introduced Oracle Cloud Office and Open Office 3.3. While the latter is the latest version of the office suite that Oracle recently acquired…

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Unusual Clandestine Cloud Data Centre Service Locations

Unusual Clandestine Cloud Data Centre Service Locations

Unusual Clandestine Cloud Data Centre Service Locations Everyone knows what the cloud is, but does everybody know where the cloud is? We try to answer that as we look at some of the most unusual data centre locations in the world. Under the Eyes of a Deity Deep beneath the famous Uspenski Cathedral in the…

Cloud Infographic – The Future Of Big Data

Cloud Infographic – The Future Of Big Data

The Future Of Big Data Big Data is BIG business and will continue to be one of the more predominant areas of focus in the coming years from small startups to large scale corporations. We’ve already covered on CloudTweaks how Big Data can be utilized in a number of interesting ways from preventing world hunger to helping teams win…

Five Signs The Internet of Things Is About To Explode

Five Signs The Internet of Things Is About To Explode

The Internet of Things Is About To Explode By 2020, Gartner estimates that the Internet of Things (IoT) will generate incremental revenue exceeding $300 billion worldwide. It’s an astoundingly large figure given that the sector barely existed three years ago. We are now rapidly evolving toward a world in which just about everything will become…

Cloud Computing and Social Networks

Cloud Computing and Social Networks

Pushing Innovation With Social Networks There was a time when storage space was a precious commodity. A few videos and photographs and the system would be gasping for breath in old PCs’ limited storage space. 10 Years ago, today’s top social networking sites would have broken down under the burden of the heavily visual traffic…

Cloud Migration – 10 ‘Do it Right’ Tips

Cloud Migration – 10 ‘Do it Right’ Tips

Cloud Migration – 10 ‘Do it Right’ Tips Businesses continue to adopt the cloud at break neck speed. Inherent benefits like lower operational costs, no infrastructure overheads, and quick access to better technology make cloud a very attractive proposition for businesses, especially start-ups and SMEs. However moving from legacy to the cloud environment has its…


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The Value of Hybrid Cloud

The Value of Hybrid Cloud

The Value of Hybrid Cloud As the “cloud” continues to exert its dominance as the IT technology of the day, the question for many companies focuses on what type of cloud to choose: public, private, or a combination of the two, known as hybrid. Each has its advantages. Private cloud – owned and maintained by…

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