Cloud Computing Q&A: IBM SmartCloud

Cloud Computing Q&A: IBM SmartCloud A few questions have been put together for Rebecca Buisan, who is the Director of Product Marketing for IBM. When it comes to cloud computing, as with any technology solution, small businesses need to address a unique set of challenges and concerns. What are some of the things small business owners need to keep

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Microsoft Ventures Big Into The Indian Cloud Market

Microsoft ventures big into the Indian cloud market On April 12, Microsoft announced its biggest collaboration in the cloud segment by working with India’s AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education) to setup up its Live@Edu cloud solution at over 10,000 colleges in India. This could potentially bring 7.5 million new users to its cloud

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Cloud Computing: Determining The Cost Of The Cloud – Part 3

Cloud Computing: Determining The Cost Of The Cloud – Part 3 Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) This service model enables user organizations to forgo deployment of new datacenter equipment to handle growing operational needs. Rather, the business obtains needed IT infrastructure – servers, security, storage, networks, etc. – from a cloud services provider, often via

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Research Findings: US Far Behind The World In Cloud Endorsement

Research Findings: US Far Behind the World in Cloud Endorsement Tata Consultancy Services have spilled the beans on one of their most astounding discoveries. The analytics firm has come up with insight into how rapid global cloud endorsement by large and medium sized ventures. Statistics show that Europe and the United States have a large

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Data Security Issues Accounting Firms Must Address Before Moving Their Accounting To The Cloud

Data Security Issues Accounting Firms Must Address Before Moving Their Accounting To The Cloud With the emergence of cloud computing, social media, and blogging, accounting firms have found new ways to collaborate and conduct business with their clients. Unknowingly, much of the data now resides on the internet. Cloud computing has provided these accountants an

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Cloud Computing: Cloud Service Models – Part 3

Cloud Computing: Cloud Service Models – Part 3 Continued From Part 2… Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) This service model enables user organizations to forgo deployment of new datacenter equipment to handle growing operational needs. Rather, the business obtains needed IT infrastructure – servers, security, storage, networks, etc. – from a cloud services provider, often

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The Cloud 300: Who Is Gaining Mind Share In 1Q 2012?

The Cloud 300: Who is Gaining Mind Share in 1Q 2012? Ok, so it’s a few more than 300. What can I tell you? The segment is growing by leaps and bounds. The question remains, who is gaining mind share in the 1st quarter of 2012? So lets take a look at the Top Cloud Enablers Gaining Mind Share,

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Cloud Computing: Types Of Cloud And Their Relevance – Part 2

Private Cloud

Types of Cloud and their relevance Continued From Part 1… There are three relevant types of clouds: Private (internal or vendor-hosted), Public (external), and Hybrid (mixed). Each cloud infrastructure has unique characteristics that can meet business objectives. Enterprise Private Cloud A private cloud enables enterprises to implement cloud computing solution at either their own site

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Dell Announces Intent to Acquire Wyse Technology

Dell Announces Intent to Acquire Wyse Technology Red Rock, Texas: Apr 02, 2012  Dell today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Wyse Technology, the global leader in cloud client computing, to significantly extend its desktop virtualization offerings. The addition of Wyse will expand Dell’s desktop virtualization capabilities and provide new solutions and services opportunities for the

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Cloud Computing And Tourism: Microsoft And The World Tourism Organization Join Hands

Cloud Computing and Tourism: Microsoft and the World Tourism Organization Join Hands Cloud computing is spreading across all industries. Therefore, it’s not surprising that an industry that employs 1 in 12 people in the world and generates 5% of the global GDP has also seen the possible benefits of going on the cloud. Yes, I’m talking about

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Food, Water, Shelter, Cloud: The New Essential For Budding Entrepreneurs

Food, Water, Shelter, Cloud: The New Essential for Budding Entrepreneurs Thanks to cloud computing, entrepreneurship has never seemed so inviting. The cloud instinctively sizes itself to the needs of a business, eradicating overspending. In addition, its ease of access and zero expenditure on capital significantly simplify launch time. Even Forbes is proclaiming cloud computing’s advantages

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What Prompted Sony’s Move from Amazon to Rackspace?

What Prompted Sony’s Move from Amazon to Rackspace? From HP’s announcement to invade its territory (See: HP Seeks to Give Amazon Competition with a New Public Cloud Service) to the loss of a big client, Amazon Web Services (AWS) is facing multiple challenges to its hegemony. While HP’s move may still be some weeks away,

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Bill Gates Caves In To The Cloud?

Bill Gates Caves In to the Cloud? Apparently, even Bill Gates battled his own personal Bogeyman. A new article penned by Austin Edwards, aka “The Motley Fool,” alleges that the technological legend was forced into an early retirement by a fear of the then unknown and upcoming “cloud.” Apparently Mr. Gates had sent a foreboding

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