Should You Be Concerned? A List of Recent Cloud Computing Failures – Intuit Goes Down

UPDATE: June 2nd, Intuit Goes Down… Based on a recent visitor tip to CloudTweaks. FYI — Intuit is in the midst of another payroll server outage right now (June 2, 2011) and it has been going on since noon yesterday, June 1st.  Hundreds of small business owners are outraged over the lack of service by

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The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – The Top Floor

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Likewise Announces Cross-Platform Storage Access and Control for Physical, Virtual and Cloud Environments

Likewise Announces Cross-Platform Storage Access and Control Likewise Storage Services targets the intersection of identity, security and storage BELLEVUE, Wash., June 2, 2011 – Storage in the cloud, as well as physical and virtual environments, across Linux, Unix and Windows platforms is more secure and powerful today with the release of Likewise Storage Services. Likewise

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Cloud Security Still Top Priority For Finance Execs

Cloud Security Still Top Priority For Finance Execs In the wake of the recent Sony PlayStation hack, Amazon EC2 outage and Epsilon data theft, information security is once again back in the news – for all the wrong reasons. The web has become a playground for hackers and malcontents eager to phish, defraud and steal wherever

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Where Does The Chromebook Fit In The Cloud Computing World?

Where Does The Chromebook Fit In The Cloud Computing World? If you are a technophile, you must have heard about Google’s Chromebook launch on June 15 this year. Even if you haven’t, here’s the lowdown: On June 15, 2011, search engine giant Google will attempt to revolutionize the personal computing world through the launch of

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Acme Packet Extends Outsourcery’s Cloud Offerings for Businesses

UK-based cloud service provider Outsourcery has selected Acme Packet Net-Net session border controllers (SBCs) to extend its broad cloud product offerings for businesses. Acme Packet’s SBCs will support Outsourcery’s launch of Microsoft Lync 2010 and allow geographic distribution across multiple sites. Outsourcery, which is Microsoft’s worldwide ‘Hosting Solutions Partner of the Year‘ 2010, notes that

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Apple Has Officially Launched iCloud

Apple Has Officially Launched iCloud Apple® CEO Steve Jobs and a team of Apple executives will kick off the company’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) with a keynote address on Monday, June 6 at 10:00 a.m. At the keynote, Apple will unveil its next generation software – Lion, the eighth major release of Mac OS®

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Google Cloud Print – Remote Mobile Printing Is On Its Way…

Google has been working feverishly in terms of putting together their new service which offers remote cloud based printing capacities anywhere in the world. “Does Google Cloud Print only work in Chrome and/or Chrome OS?” Any app can use Google Cloud Print. When a web app uses Google Cloud Print, it should just work in

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Broadcom Secures Cloud Computing with Its SoC Family

Broadcom Secures Cloud Computing with Its SoC Family Broadcom has announced two additions to its security system-on-a-chip (SoC) family that effectively secure tablet, PC, and Cloud Computing. The global provider of semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications has unveiled the BCM5882 and BCM5883, and claims that they are the most highly integrated secure SoC

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Saving Money on Rent by Going on the Cloud

Saving Money on Rent by Going on the Cloud “In Washington, the first thing people tell you is what their job is. In Los Angeles you learn their star sign. In Houston you’re told how rich they are. And in New York they tell you what their rent is.” – Simon Hoggart, English journalist and

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Managing the Virtualization Maturity Lifecycle: Video

Managing the Virtualization Maturity Lifecycle Virtualization demonstrates substantial benefits — in agility, availability and cost reduction — but it is not all clear sailing. Most organizations struggle, sooner or later, with added complexity, staffing requirements, SLA management, departmental politics and more. In fact, most organizations face one (or more) clear ‘tipping points’, where virtualization deployment

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28 Percent of U.S. Organizations Using Cloud Computing Today

Twenty- eight percent of U.S. organizations are using cloud computing today, according to a recent report by CDW, a provider of technology products and services to business, government, education and healthcare. Results from CDW’s first Cloud Computing Tracking Poll indicate that most organizations prefer to go for the implementation of a single cloud application. For

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Cloud Computing With AT&T – Are They One Step Ahead?

AT&T: Benefits of Marching into Cloud Computing being a leading Telecom Company. Business is a dynamic activity, so should be your infrastructure. Of late, cloud computing has invaded the IT world, fixing its roots deeply and swiftly. With the unexpected seasonal spikes showing up in businesses every now and then, hiring cloud services has become

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