Featured Whitepaper – Global Business and Cloud Computing Collide

Global Business and the Cloud Computing Collide This new SandHill Group white paper explores the powerful advantages of SaaS technologies in addressing the challenges of a global market, virtual teams and an ever-changing business climate. In today’s increasingly global business climate, companies are expanding operations to many parts of the world in order to secure

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Google Cloud Connect, Google Apps and Collaboration Products

Security Whitepaper – Google Apps Messaging and Collaboration Products The security of online services is a topic of increasing interest to enterprises as the number of third party hosted service offerings has expanded in recent years. The emergence of various “cloud computing” concepts and definitions has highlighted not only questions about data ownership and protection,

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Top 25 European Cloud Computing Rising Stars: Huddle

One can hardly say that Alastair Mitchell and Andy McLoughlin, co-founders of Huddle, entered an underdeveloped and non-competitive market when they started Huddle.com in 2006. The cloud-based platform competes with collaboration and project management solutions like those offered by 37signals and Cisco, while products like Central Desktop, Sosius, Ximdesk, LiquidPlanner, and Project Manager   are directly competing

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The Beauty of the Cloud

Here is an older but still very insightful article contributed by Ray DePena What is cloud computing? What is the difference between a cloud and the internet?  Some Twenty-One Experts Define Cloud Computing differently, and there are even more definitions out there.  Among many that I’ve heard are some of the following: Cloud = Internet Cloud =

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Amazon VPC Adds Dedicated Instances

Amazon EC2 Dedicated Instances Dedicated Instances are Amazon EC2 instances launched within your Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) that run hardware dedicated to a single customer. Dedicated Instances let you take full advantage of the benefits of Amazon VPC and the AWS cloud – on-demand elastic provisioning, pay only for what you use, and

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Looking Back at Joe Weinman’s 10 Laws of Cloudonomics

Looking Back at Joe Weinman’s 10 Laws of Cloudonomics Back in September 2008, Joe Weinman, Strategic Solutions Sales VP for AT&T Global Business Services, came up with a new term “Cloudonomics” to describe the economic effects of cloud computing. At that time, cloud computing hadn’t entered the popular lexicon and his definition went a long

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Amazon Announces Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC)

Amazon Announces Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) lets you provision a private, isolated section of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud where you can launch AWS resources in a virtual network that you define. With Amazon VPC, you can define a virtual network topology that closely resembles a traditional

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Cloud Audio Platform Service 'SoundCloud' Partners with 'ThingLink'

ThingLink and SoundCloud Announce Innovative Collaboration of Technologies that adds Sound and Music to Images March 14, 2011 (San Francisco, CA) — ThingLink, the provider of image interaction tools, and SoundCloud, the fast-growing audio platform, today announced an innovative collaboration of technologies that enables anyone to add sound and music directly to their images. For

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Is Cloud Lock-In A Bigger Issue Than Security?

Cloud lock-in a bigger issue than security Before LabSlice I was employed as a Security Architect for a major bank. Banks, government departments and  health providers are naturally suspicious of technology solutions that they do not fully control. This is why cloud security is frequently listed as a concern for big industry, typically followed by operational uptime concerns.

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A Day In The Cloud – Part II

A Day in the Cloud – Part II Last week at Intel’s Day in the Cloud event in Portland, Oregon, I had an opportunity to get an overview of Intel’s Cloud Strategy, and discuss the Cloud industry with members of Intel’s team and several of Intel’s ecosystem partners such as Cisco, EMC, and VMWare. That

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Cloud Data Migration: What An ISV Needs To Know

Cloud Data Migration: What an ISV Needs to Know Data migration is not new to ISVs. Data conversion from legacy systems during new implementations is common and so is the data migration during major upgrades. ISVs adopt either manual methods or proprietary tools or resort to sophisticated ETL tools for this important step of a

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Intel Meeting – Day In The Cloud

Meeting the Cloud Challenge Anthony Park of CloudTweaks attended Intel’s – ‘Day In The Cloud’  yesterday with a number of other prominent Media sites and Bloggers. We will be discussing some of Intel’s new developments over the next couple of weeks. Here are a few illustrations from Dylan Larson at Intel, Director, Technology Initiatives Data

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Is The Cloud Outsourcing or Not?

Here are to two interesting perspectives regarding this topic. Who’s right? Below is a blog post found at ComputerWeekly discussing… An article in Computerworld UK reports that the latest advice from the Information Security Forum (ISF) is that information security professionals should treat cloud computing as they would any other external supplier. “Cloud is just outsourcing”

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Enterprise Cloud Solution Runs Order-to-Cash Billing Operations

Enterprise Cloud Solution Runs Order-to-Cash Billing Operations Cycle30 utilizes the enterprise-grade cloud platform from SunGard Availability Services for its billing services for telecom, cable and utility operators in North America. Jim Dunlap, president of Cycle30, addresses why cloud computing is an integral part of the company’s plans. Last year, Cycle30 adopted a cloud computing solution.

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