Tech Child's Play: Is the Cloud Still a Kid?

Tech Child’s Play: Is the Cloud Still a Kid? A new Information Week article, penned by well-respected expert Art Wittman, condemns cloud computing as a horny youngster still in the grips of puberty. Perhaps Wittman doesn’t attack the cloud so colorfully. But he solidly argues that, in terms of how IT people commit to its

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What’s Special About The Joyent Funding Round?

What’s Special about the Joyent Funding Round? There is nothing special about small companies or startups getting funding, other than the obvious vindication of the opportunities in cloud computing. In fact, such funding stories have been the focus of several articles here (See the latest one: Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money: UPDATE 8). However,

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Is Nicira a Game-changer? Maybe. Harbinger? Definitely.

Is Nicira a Game-changer? Maybe. Harbinger? Definitely While Nicira’s Network Virtualization Platform (NVP) has been out since February 9th, little more has been said about it’s game-changing properties, especially where it involves Cloud Computing. Networking has always been the hardware bottleneck that no one has actually overcome in Cloud Computing, but according to Nicira this

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Amazon Releases The Simple Workflow Service (SWF)

Amazon SWF

Amazon Releases The Simple Workflow Service (SWF) Amazon Simple Workflow Service (Amazon SWF) is a workflow service for building scalable, resilient applications. Whether automating business processes for finance or insurance applications, building sophisticated data analytics applications, or managing cloud infrastructure services, Amazon SWF reliably coordinates all of the processing steps within an application. With traditional

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What Will The Taleo Purchase Bring To Oracle?

Oracle

What Will The Taleo Purchase Bring To Oracle? On 9 February 2012, Oracle announced its purchase of human resources management software maker Taleo Corp. for $1.9 billion. Taleo’s cloud-based talent management solutions optimize how organizations hire, manage, develop and motivate employees to improve performance and drive growth. The $1.9 billion price values Taleo at $46

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HP Helps Save Enterprises From Supplier Sprawl

HP Helps Save Enterprises From Supplier Sprawl New services help reduce complexity and costs of managing internal and external suppliers HP today introduced new services that enable enterprises to integrate, manage and govern complex multivendor environments, resulting in reduced risk and costs. According to Forrester Research, “business groups are adopting cloud 2.5 times faster than

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Can The US Government Assuage Cloud Privacy Concerns?

Can The US Government Assuage Cloud Privacy Concerns? Even as the world tries to find a balance between individual privacy and the eternal vigilance of a nanny state, cloud computing is a casualty of the heightened security concerns in post-911 America. This is something that I had explored in earlier articles, from the ramifications of

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Cloud Computing In China Looks Set To Soar

Cloud Computing In China Looks Set To Soar China is notorious for being a closed market, however, as the largest single market in Asia it could prove to be the game changer necessary to tip the scales of Cloud Computing adoption (at least in Asia). While we all know that a single grain of rice

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