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

Cloud Computing and Wikileaks: Was Amazon’s action justified? By Sourya Biswas of CloudTweaks.com 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,…

Dell’s Deals in Cloud Computing

Dell’s Deals in Cloud Computing By Sourya Biswas of CloudTweaks.com 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…

Teradata Muscles Into Cloud Computing With $525 Million Acquisition

Teradata Muscles Into Cloud Computing With $525 Million Acquisition   By Sourya Biswas of CloudTweaks 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…

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

Fujitsu set to invest $1.2 billion-plus on cloud computing in 2011 By Sourya Biswas of CloudTweaks 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…

NATO set to rule the cloud with IBM’s help

NATO set to rule the cloud with IBM’s help By Sourya Biswas of CloudTweaks.com 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…

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

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 card – a magic glove that multiplies the…

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

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

Oracle – the latest Big Boy to join the Cloud Computing game By Sourya Biswas of CloudTweaks Monday, December, 20th, 2010 – 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…

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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…

The Business Benefits of Cloud CRM

The Business Benefits of Cloud CRM

The Business Benefits of Cloud CRM From software deployment, to mobility, to wearable technology, cloud computing has transformed seemingly every aspect of modern business. Research indicates cloud applications and platforms will be at the forefront of IT spending by 2016, with half of all enterprises implementing cloud solutions by 2017. One of the quickest markets…

4 Different Types of Attacks – Understanding the “Insider Threat”

4 Different Types of Attacks – Understanding the “Insider Threat”

Understanding the “Insider Threat”  The revelations that last month’s Sony hack was likely caused by a disgruntled former employee have put a renewed spotlight on the insider threat. The insider threat first received attention after Edward Snowden began to release all sorts of confidential information regarding national security. While many called him a hero, what…

The iCloud Scandal – Who Is To Blame? –  ‘Cloud’ Security vs. ‘Internet’ Security

The iCloud Scandal – Who Is To Blame? – ‘Cloud’ Security vs. ‘Internet’ Security

How the iCloud Scandal Has Helped to Define the Difference Between ‘Cloud’ Security and ‘Internet’ Security Busting the myth that bad cloud security was to blame for Apple’s recent celebrity data disaster Overview: We discuss the ‘celebrity hacking’ iCloud saga and debate whether or not the breach was likely down to Cloud encryption issues or…

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