2011 Cloud Computing Predictions

2011 Cloud Computing Predictions In 2010, we have seen a transformation of skeptics from their belief that cloud computing is suited mainly for small to mid-sized business, to a general acceptance that “the cloud” is everywhere. However, we have also seen a lot of inconsistency in how to differentiate cloud-based computing from on-premise computing. As

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When is cloud suitable for a basic website? Part 2

When is cloud suitable for a basic website? I recently argued that cloud is not a suitable solution for the online shops, blogs, forums and content driven sites that constitute the vast majority of the web. After all, these are websites that need nothing more than a CPU and a database, which can be provided

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RightNow Announces Cloud Computing Security Event for Government IT Managers

WASHINGTON, Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Webinar features Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) web expert RightNow Technologies today announced a new cloud computing security event aimed at helping government IT managers determine the path to secure applications and services in the cloud. Produced by Government Executive Media Group, the virtual event will take

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Cloud Industry Forum moves to drive clarity in cloud with new code of practice

November will see the full launch of the Cloud Industry Forum code of practice for clarity on cloud computing. Chairman of the Cloud Industry Forum (CIF) is Andy Burton, who is also CEO of cloud computing company Fasthosts. He told SC Magazine on the launch of the draft of the code of practice that ‘the market

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Salesforce.com Announces Dreamforce 2010, the Cloud Computing Event of the Year

President Bill Clinton will join salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff at 8th annual user and developer conference20,000 expected attendees will collaborate in more than 325 expert-led sessions to realize customer and partner success with Cloud 2 SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire/ – Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM), the enterprise cloud computing company, today announced Dreamforce 2010, the

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Your Lifeblood In The Cloud Vendors Hands

Your Lifeblood In The Cloud Vendors Hands Information is the lifeblood of organizations, private as well as governmental. What are the wave breakers in terms of trusting cloud vendors with your lifeblood? I have categorized three main areas: 1.     Perceptive Data: Independent of operational excellence, technology innovation or marketing wizardry, the main question is still

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Free Cloud Offering with Amazon AWS Starting Nov 1st, 2010

AWS Free Usage Tier To help new AWS customers get started in the cloud, AWS is introducing a new free usage tier. Beginning November 1, new AWS customers will be able to run a free Amazon EC2 Micro Instance for a year, while also leveraging a new free usage tier for Amazon S3, Amazon Elastic

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OpSource CEO to Discuss Leveraging the Cloud for Frictionless Customer Acquisition at Cloud Computing Expo

OpSource to Be a Featured Speaker and Exhibitor at Industry’s Largest Enterprise Cloud Computing Event SANTA CLARA, CA–(Marketwire – October 29, 2010) –  OpSource, Inc., the leader in enterprise cloud and managed hosting, today announced that it will be a featured speaker at the Cloud Computing Expo, which is being held November 1-4, 2010, in

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Practically Speaking About Cloud Computing: Google Apps Part II

Google Apps Part II Advantages of Google Apps:In September 2010, Google announced that over 30 million people are using Google Apps. The top ten advantages as listed by Google are: 1. Cloud computing is in Google’s DNA. 2. Faster access to innovation drives higher productivity. 3. Users adopt new functionality with less disruption. 4. Employees

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Cloudsourcing – easy and challenging

Nothing grows in a vacuum. IT has evolved over the decades and has gone through several paradigm shifts. Virtualization of computer resources and the quest for the most effective operations have never gone out of fashion. Outsourcing parts, or all, of the IT Capabilities has a long track record. Those who have experience with out-/multisourcing

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CIO Cloud Summit Announces Strategic Partnership With CloudTweaks

CIO Cloud Summit Announces Strategic Partnership With Cloud Tweaks October 26, 2010 – The CIO Cloud Summit team is pleased to announce that it has formed a strategic partnership with CloudTweaks, an online news media site that provides a variety of articles and resources on cloud computing topics and trends. CloudTweaks, with a team of

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Practically Speaking About Cloud Computing: Microsoft Windows Azure Part IV

Microsoft Windows Azure Part IV Pricing: Microsoft is cognizant of the fact that its cloud services Windows Azure, SQL Azure etc., needs to be accessed by developers so that innovative applications can be built on the platform. Towards this, promotional attractive offers consisting of a lot of compute hours were provided in the past, including

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Cloud Computing-based Solution Provides Easy Access to Historic Stock Data

NASDAQ OMX Offers Data-on-Demand Service on NASDAQDOD.com CloudTweaks Press Release The NASDAQ OMX Group has launched NASDAQ Data-on-Demand, a new cloud computing solution that provides easy and flexible access to massive amounts of historical Level 1 tick data. NASDAQ Data-on-Demand eliminates the need to maintain ever-growing in-house databases and data management infrastructure. “Customers of NASDAQ

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