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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Four Reasons Why Google Drive Will Not Kill Dropbox

Four Reasons Why Google Drive Will Not Kill Dropbox Now that Google has entered the cloud storage market with the long-awaited Google Drive, will it kill Dropbox and other cloud computing services? This is a hot topic in Dropbox forums and elsewhere in the cloud computing world. Here is what one forum poster said, as

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Emerging Markets: Emerging Leaders In Cloud Computing Adoption – II

Emerging Markets: Emerge Leaders in Cloud Computing Adoption – II This is the second part of a two-part article. To read the first part, see: Emerging Markets: Emerging Leaders in Cloud Computing Adoption – I The TCS report, which was produced after surveying 606 companies across 16 industries, followed by in-depth studies of six –

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Emerging Markets Emerge Leaders In Cloud Computing Adoption – I

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Emerging Markets Emerge Leaders in Cloud Computing Adoption – I Even ignoring my love for alliterations (“emerging leaders emerge leaders”), there’s no denying that developing nations are taking to cloud computing with greater vigor than developed economies. A recent study by Indian IT consulting giant Tata Consultancy Services, a company that is doing groundbreaking work in this field

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Who Can Access Your data, And Where Does Your Data Live? Legal Aspects Of Cloud Computing

Who can access your data, and where does your data live? Legal aspects of Cloud computing Lawmakers are often way behind technologists and engineers, and it is no surprise that there has been little legislation specifically relating to Cloud computing. Often a major lawsuit gets filed before they wake up to the implications of the technology.

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Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money: UPDATE 12

Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money: UPDATE 12 This is the thirteenth in a continuing series on startups raising funding. You can read the latest in the series at: Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money: UPDATE 11. For previous updates, please click on relevant links in the aforementioned article.  Today, there are two startups in focus –

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Adobe And Sears Aim For Cloud Prominence

Adobe and Sears Aim for Cloud Prominence When it rains, it pours. On the coattails of Google’s Drive cloud announcement rides word that two other companies, one predictable and the other mildly surprisingly, have made up their minds to clear their own cloud computing pathways. Is this sudden urge to jump on cloud’s bandwagon indicative

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