Cloud Computing Without The Internet – Is It Possible?

Cloud Computing Without The Internet – Is It Possible? *Note: Please Read Complete Article The cloud industry has been taken by storm after the claim by a California-based startup that cloud computing is possible without the Internet. Cloudmotion, funded by the same venture capitalists that had a hand in Google’s and eBay’s successes, declared last

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Box.net, Amazon Cloud Drive – The Future Of Cloud Storage And Sharing…

Box.net, Amazon Cloud Drive – The Future Of Cloud Storage And Sharing… The online (or cloud) storage business has always been a really interesting industry. When we started Box in 2005, it was a somewhat untouchable category of technology, perceived to be a commodity service with low margins and little consumer willingness to pay. All

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Google Cloud Connect, Google Apps and Collaboration Products

Security Whitepaper – Google Apps Messaging and Collaboration Products The security of online services is a topic of increasing interest to enterprises as the number of third party hosted service offerings has expanded in recent years. The emergence of various “cloud computing” concepts and definitions has highlighted not only questions about data ownership and protection,

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The Rise of the Cloud Enabled Autonomous Robots

The Rise of the Cloud Enabled Autonomous Robots On the IEEE Spectrum Robotics blog, I came across this blog post, “Cloud Robotics: Connected to the Cloud, Robots Get Smarter” written by Erico Guizzo. It’s an interesting read on the possibilities of leveraging the Cloud in the field of robotics. Robotics has long been plagued by

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Unleashing Cloud Performance: Making the Promise of Cloud a Reality

Introduction: The reality of cloud services Thirty-five percent. By 2014, analysts believe that thirty-five percent, or over one-third, of global enterprise IT budgets will be spent on cloud services. While today the percentage of organizations investing in these types of offerings is small, the implication is clear: “the cloud” is not another industry buzz word,

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Top 25 European Cloud Computing Rising Stars: BlueTeach

Founded in 2009 and based in Paris, France, BlueTeach employs only seven professionals but already has a customer base calculated in thousands of users worldwide. The company self-describes its service as a knowledge sharing community in the Cloud and competes with services like eduFire and Livemocha to attract customers who are eager to gain new

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Is Consolidation Coming to Cloud Computing?

Is Consolidation Coming to Cloud Computing? In recent times, the biggest news in cloud computing has been Hewlett-Packard’s (HP) entry into the sector. And this entry is not a side business; the new CEO truly believes the company’s future lies in the cloud, going on record saying, “Everything that we do in the future will

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Top 55 Cloud Computing Enablers Gaining Mind Share in 1Q 2011

Top 55 Cloud Computing Enablers Gaining Mind Share It’s that time again. Today we take a look at 1Q 2011 to see which Cloud players are gaining mindshare. You can guarantee that the Cloud computing segment will be even more exciting to watch in  2011 than it was in 2010 as large enterprise information technology

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Top 25 European Cloud Computing Rising Stars: Webdoc

Stock market analysts in the main world financial centers already voice concerns over the overvalued Facebook and Twitter and started asking questions whether these cloud-based services will trigger the next bubble in the IT industry. In the meantime, start-ups like webdoc.com are eager to grab market share in a lucrative market of social platforms aimed

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Earthquakes and Cloud Computing

Earthquakes and Cloud Computing “We learn geology the morning after the earthquake.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), American poet and lecturer. Switch on the television, and there’s only one news item grabbing headlines around the globe – the earthquake in Japan. Unless you have been meditating in the Himalayas, you must know that Japan has

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Is Cloud Lock-In A Bigger Issue Than Security?

Cloud lock-in a bigger issue than security Before LabSlice I was employed as a Security Architect for a major bank. Banks, government departments and  health providers are naturally suspicious of technology solutions that they do not fully control. This is why cloud security is frequently listed as a concern for big industry, typically followed by operational uptime concerns.

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Advantages of Google's cloud-based services versus Microsoft's?

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Here is a part of an interview today conducted by CNN/Fortune Tech with Google’s Enterprise Chief What do you see as the advantages of Google’s cloud-based services versus Microsoft’s? We have the advantage of being born of the cloud. We are a 100% web company. We’re not trying to retrofit anything of the past. Microsoft

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IBM Expects To Generate $7 billion In Cloud Computing Revenues By 2015: CEO

IBM expects to generate $7 billion in cloud computing revenues by 2015: CEO That some of the big IT players are expecting big bucks from cloud computing is nothing new; what’s new is Big Blue IBM’s amazing optimism on the future of the market in general and its fortunes in particular. On 8 March 2011,

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Best Practices for Cloud Engineering

Best Practices for Cloud Engineering Cloud computing is one of the most exciting technology shifts happening in the industry today.  ISVs across the globe have started turning to cloud computing to reduce costs, shorten time-to-market, scale up or down instantly to meet predictable or unpredictable spikes in demand and expand their market share with innovative

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