Cloud Can Do Anything – But Can It Do Better?

Cloud Can Do Anything – But Can It Do Better? Forbes Magazine, typically an exponent of the cloud computing movement, recently questioned the trend in an article whose title goes straight for the jugular. Such a critical consideration of cloud and its import is in due order. As the piece points out, the geeks and

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Why Simple Solutions Are Better For The Cloud

Why Simple Solutions are Better for the Cloud I came across this article from TechCrunch How To Scale A $1 Billion Startup: A Guide From Instagram Co-Founder Mike Krieger and it reminded me of one thing I have been evangelizing about cloud and IT overall is that simple solutions with less parts are better. Here is Instagram

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Cloud Computing Guidelines From The Information Systems Audit And Control Association

Cloud Computing Guidelines From The Information Systems Audit And Control Association Among the slew of guidelines on cloud computing floating around, the recent one published by industry body Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) has a lot of credibility. Established in 1965, the association has a long history of delivering guidance to its huge

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Research: New Requirements For Security And Compliance Auditing In The Cloud

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Whitepaper Research: New Requirements for Security and Compliance Auditing in the Cloud   “New Requirements for Security and Compliance Auditing in the Cloud“ Learn how to prepare for cloud computing and how to manage IT security and compliance within the cloud. With the proliferation of cloud computing, how does an organization manage IT security, compliance,

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Demand For Standards—Interoperability To Fuel Converged Cloud Growth

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Demand For Standards—Interoperability To Fuel Converged Cloud Growth According to cloud computing experts at IEEE, the biggest barrier to cloud services adoption is not cloud security or privacy fears, but concerns about service interoperability. According to Dr. Alexander Pasik, CIO at IEEE and a former Gartner analyst: Security is certainly a very important consideration, but it’s

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Free Ebook: Cloud Services Brokerage for Dummies

Cloud Service Brokerage For Dummies

Free Ebook: Cloud Services Brokerage for Dummies®   Read Cloud Services Brokerage for Dummies® to learn about the state of cloud computing today, how CSBs add business value, what’s important to think about when considering a CSB, and predictions about what’s to come. You know firsthand that the challenges of integrating, transforming, managing, and securing

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The Government And The Cloud: Defining The Relationship

The Government and the Cloud: Defining the Relationship They say change comes slowly or not at all. The cloud computing movement is thankfully maintaining a slow crawl over the powers-that-be in our governments at every level: local, state, national, even international. (But let’s save the complex, meaty discussion of the global cloud for another piece.)

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Is Cloud Computing A Lunch Break Creation?

Is Cloud Computing a Lunch Break Creation? There have been allegations that “cloud computing” is just a marketing term, with the underlying principles and technologies having long existed. Personally speaking, while I do believe that a lot of cloud computing as it exists today did exist before Ramnath Chellappa used the term in a 1997

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The Cloud For Young Entrepreneurs

The Cloud For Young Entrepreneurs The next generation of outstanding businesspeople will have mastered the cloud, without a doubt. But these businesspeople aren’t just the set of twenty- and thirtysomethings who were wise enough to capitalize on cloud as its import became clearer. The young among us will also stand out among the crowd as

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Research Report: Feds Rejoice The Cloud Way, With $5 bn In Annual Savings

Research Report: Feds Rejoice The Cloud Way, With $5 bn In Annual Savings Statistics have it that the federal government is enjoying a definite cutback in expenditure, estimated to be $5.5 billion per annum as an outcome of their thoughtful shift towards cloud-based services. The numbers have been accumulated by interviewing 108 federal CIOs and

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SaaS Business Apps Drive SMB Cloud Computing Adoption

SaaS Business Apps Drive SMB Cloud Computing Adoption Much of cloud computing’s infancy was fueled by software development firms, enterprise tech companies, and large financial institutions. IBM sparked the trend in 2003 with its on-demand computing initiative. By late 2005, Amazon recognized the potential market for IaaS and PaaS solutions and launched its EC2 service

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Customers And The Cloud: What Has It Done For Them Lately?

Customers and the Cloud: What Has It Done for Them Lately? Too often, in my opinion, does the conversation on cloud computing circle around the gurus on the top and the fanboys that chase their coattails. Cloud is no different than any other technological revolution in that it provides a nurturing forum for otherwise outcast

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