The Great Cloud Race: HP Battles Amazon (and IBM) For Tech Supremacy

The Great Cloud Race: HP Battles Amazon (and IBM) For Tech Supremacy The cloud’s ongoing growth has in-the-know tech experts watching its progress with proud, loving eyes. Yet as with any burgeoning development, it’s taken time for cloud computing to be fully embraced by the establishment — to wit, major companies such as Google and

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Cloud Biggies and their Partnership Programs

Cloud Biggies and their Partnership Programs One of the best ways to encourage sales is through specialized partnership programs, and IT companies have long employed this strategy to promote their traditional offerings. Now they have started similar initiatives for their cloud computing services as well. While some companies have tried to get buy-in from end-consumers,

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Some Recent Cloud Computing Acquisitions – I

Some Recent Cloud Computing Acquisitions – I This is the second in a continuing series on cloud computing acquisitions. You can read the first one in the series here:  Some Recent Cloud Computing Acquisitions. This article covers two recent acquisitions. IBM – Platform Computing IBM seems to be on an acquisition spree as far as

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How Universities Implement Cloud Computing

How Universities Implement Cloud Computing Cloud computing has been universally recognized as a critical component in the field of education. This is more so in the higher education sector where more advanced tools are necessary for data sharing, teaching, and protection, as well as for advanced instruction. Generally, most countries in the world experience a

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Battle of the Document Cloud Apps: Google Docs, Apple iWorks…Which One Truly Reigns?

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Battle of the Document Cloud Apps: Google Docs, Apple iWorks…Which One Truly Reigns? Throughout the 1990s, 2000s, and today, Microsoft Word has served as the final word in applications designed to maximize the efficiency and output of both businesses and individual computer users regarding their documents. Attempts to unseat its status as the number-one program

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How Does the Green Hat Acquisition Help IBM’s Cloud Strategy?

How Does the Green Hat Acquisition Help IBM’s Cloud Strategy? IBM has made its intentions clear as far as cloud computing is concerned – it sees a lot of potential in this field and wants to be recognized as a serious player (See: IBM Expects to generate $7 billion In Cloud Computing Revenues By 2015:

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US Army Awards First Cloud Computing Contract

US Army Awards First Cloud Computing Contract I have always stated that the best vote of confidence that cloud computing can get is from the military. By their very nature they are cautious, and will undoubtedly shun use of technology that can possibly jeopardize national security. In fact, military spending has long been a bone

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Cloud Computing – A Look Back to Basics

Cloud Computing – A Look Back to Basics There has been much talk about the cloud and about how it can help businesses and how cloud computing is one of the top technologies of the future.  Although, at this point it is probably more appropriate to say cloud computing is the present and the future. 

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US Senator Seeks Federal Funding for New York Cloud Computing Center

US Senator Seeks Federal Funding for New York Cloud Computing Center It’s no secret that the US Government is a big supporter of cloud computing. Although this support has declined slightly from the days when former Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra was at the helm of the country’s information technology initiatives (See: The Architect

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Cloud Apps of the Week: From College to Cancer Cures

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Cloud Apps of the Week: From College to Cancer Cures Matchbox An erstwhile venture capitalist and experienced college admissions officer in might have just revolutionized the pursuit of higher education, via the cloud. As a staff member of the MIT Sloan School of Management’s admissions team, Stephen Marcus experienced firsthand the vexing process of reviewing

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Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money: UPDATE 3

Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money: UPDATE 3 This is the fourth in a continuing series on startups raising funding. You can read the first three in the series here: 1. Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money: UPDATE 2 2. Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money: UPDATE 1 3. Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money

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Cloud Computing: An Ode to the Lost Server Huggers

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Cloud Computing: An Ode To The lost Server Huggers It is no longer a question. The Cloud is officially the future, it is here to stay and will probably take over everything in the next two to three years. As some industry watchers are saying the only major hurdle still blocking the way of the Cloud’s

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Gartner Introduces: New Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud IaaS

Gartner Introduces: New Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud IaaS I’m happy to announce that the new Gartner Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud Infrastructure as a Service has been published. (Client-only link. Sorry; I’ll link a public reprint when one is available.) This is a brand-new Magic Quadrant; our previous Magic Quadrant has essentially been split into two MQs, this new Public

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The Freedom of the Cloud

The Freedom of the Cloud Most would believe that the main reason for cloud computing adoption is cost savings, and many articles and calculations have been written and done to support this. However, it looks like it is not as straightforward as that, and a recent survey from CSC states that “33 percent of survey respondents cited

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