Category Archives: Education

Featured Paper: Why Enterprises Choose Private Cloud?

Why Enterprises Choose Private Cloud The potential advantages of cloud computing are well documented. If designed and provisioned properly, cloud deployments can lower capital and operating costs, increase flexibility, and improve service levels. Private cloud deployments are particularly important because they increasingly represent an enterprises’ first step toward the ultimate goal of dynamically matching IT…

What Do Small and Mid-sized Cloud Computing Companies Need To Begin Operations?

What Do Small and Mid-sized Cloud Computing Companies Need To Begin Operations? “Cloud Computing” is one of the most popular tech buzzwords out there now, and completes with “Nanotechnology” as the leading technology of the future. In spite of some highly-publicized failures (See: Should You Be Concerned? A List of Recent Cloud Computing Failures –…

Will Vivek Kundra’s Departure Affect Government’s Flight to the Clouds?

Will Vivek Kundra’s Departure Affect Government’s Flight to the Clouds? The online world is abuzz with news of the planned departure of the first Chief Information Officer (CIO) the US has ever had, and some have expressed fears that this may slow down the government’s aggressive adoption of cloud computing that Vivek Kundra had been…

Health Care’s Reservations about Cloud Computing

“Caesar’s wife must be above suspicion.” – Julius Caesar (100BC – 44 BC), legendary Roman general and statesman. Some background on the above quote before I elaborate on the health care industry’s reservations about cloud computing: Julius Caesar, as everyone knows, was one of the most powerful leaders in history. Even before he became emperor…

What Does the US Military Want from Cloud Computing?

What Does the US Military Want from Cloud Computing? Polytetraflouroethylene or PTFE was an exotic substance accidentally invented by DuPont chemist Dr. Roy Plunkett in 1938. In spite of its less-than-ordinary origins, PTFE was found to have some extraordinary properties – high heat resistance, high corrosion resistance and the lowest coefficient of friction of any…

IBM SmartCloud for Education, Now Available

IBM SmartCloud for Education, Now Available The IBM SmartCloud for Education services are now available to deliver advanced software, computer lab resources and services to students and researchers at schools, colleges and universities. This newly released set of cloud services and offerings from IBM can be deployed without the need for advanced IT expertise at…

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…

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…

Amazon Web Services Deployment The Right Way

Amazon Web Services Deployment The Right Way In general, when considering all things “cloud” it’s healthy to retain a skeptical mind set and avoid succumbing to hype. But the fallout from the recent Amazon Web Services (AWS) outage is actually a very positive sign for Cloud Computing. Sure some sites got taken completely down, including…

Google Enables Change Management with its Cloud Applications

Google Enables Change Management with its Cloud Applications Organizations using Google Apps can now access Apps Training from Boost eLearning within the Google Universal Navigation Bar. Boost eLearning is a Google Referred Training partner and its course, Version Now is 100% web based. This course is touted as the ideal method for delivering effective change…

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