China and the Cloud: Revising Culture to Reap New Business

China and the Cloud: Revising Culture to Reap New Business “Access your information from anywhere.” This is one of the primary tenets of marketing for cloud computing — entice consumers with the freedom to work, or play, wherever they roam. Selling such expansiveness should hit a snag in a nation that underscores authoritarian control, like

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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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Featured White Paper: Think Your Anti-Virus Software Is Working? Think Again.

Featured White Paper: Think Your Anti-Virus Software Is Working? Think Again. Some vendors are touting cloud-based AV solutions that place the malware signature database in the cloud. But whether the bandwidth crunch is at your endpoints or in between you and the cloud, it’s a performance hit nonetheless. Download this Lumension white paper from Web

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Cloud Printing: Is it more than just a fad?

Cloud Printing: Is it more than just a fad? Initial Intentions Back before cloud printing actually had solutions up and running it was thought that cloud printing could be used just for the really important absolutely-must-be-printed documents. These cloud printers would be placed at convenient locations and connected to the Internet so that people could

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Intel and its Vision of the Cloud

Intel and its Vision of the Cloud Intel and India have both featured in previous articles. Now, both of them came together at the “Intel Cloud Summit 2011” in Mumbai which covered Intel Cloud Builder(s) Program of reference architectures (See: Exploring the Intel Cloud Builder Community – Opportunities and Challenges in Asia )and the Intel

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Setting Up Your Own Private Cloud With A QNAP NAS

Setting Up Your Own Private Cloud With A QNAP NAS Previously Network Accessed Storage (NAS) devices were considered the cheap second-rate citizen in the centralized storage front despite the fact that many such NAS devices now support VMware, virtualization and other virtualized applications. Recent developments may just change this perception as some NAS devices now

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The Cloud Awaits: Storage For The Growing Virtualized Infrastructure

The Cloud Awaits: Storage For The Growing Virtualized Infrastructure Growth is a good situation for organizations to experience, but growth is not easy and presents challenges. Today, virtual environments in many industries are growing, and organizations are increasingly deploying VMware virtualization to help consolidate IT, improve business flexibility, increase application availability, and reduce costs. After virtualizing test and development environments, and other applications, many organizations

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Ready For My Closeup, Mr. DeMille: the Cloud and Stardom

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Ready For My Closeup, Mr. DeMille: the Cloud and Stardom The marriage of technology and celebrity has produced several happy unions throughout the history of popular culture. The most recent affair features a delightfully polygamous relationship between directors John “Titanic” Cameron and Martin “Mean Streets” Scorsese with the resurgence of 3-D film. After Cameron’s all-time

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Firehost Now Offering Scheduled Scaling

Our Cloud Hosting Partner ‘Firehost’, Now Offers Scheduled Scaling Do you need to adjust your server resources for an event tomorrow, next week, or next month? Expecting a spike in traffic, but just for a few days? Scaling resources up and down on your Secure Cloud Servers just got more convenient. We’re excited to announce

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Document Security: Cloud Collaboration and Mobility

Document Security: Cloud Collaboration and Mobility It is no secret that the cloud, combined with today’s mobile technologies, has had a huge impact on how the world does business. The ability to send documents, update presentations and check email from tablets and other mobile devices from anywhere, at any time, offers many cost and time

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Apple Looks To Augment Its Cloud Computing Staff

Apple Looks To Augment Its Cloud Computing Staff As cloud computing grew increasingly popular by the day, there were fears that it would lead to drastic job losses. I had explored this issue in earlier articles, arguing against the idea (See: IT Workers Will Survive In a World on the Cloud). In fact, in spite

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Cloud and Decoupling the Business Benefit

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Cloud and Decoupling the Business Benefit I think we’ve talked before about what it means to be a cloud technology, or, more precisely, what people mean when they call things cloud technologies, cloud-like, or even just grossly label some form of computing “the cloud.”  In this post, I want to take a few minutes discuss the way

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Women and Cloud Computing, Part I: Is There a “Cloud” Ceiling?

Women and Cloud Computing, Part I: Is There a “Cloud” Ceiling? I’ve deemed this article as “Part One” in a series of posts on this topic for several reasons. Firstly, the conversation of women in technology is far too expansive for one single post. Secondly, there are scores of women in cloud computing who deserve

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iPad Manufacturer Looking Towards Cloud Computing

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iPad Manufacturer Looking Towards Cloud Computing Most people reading this article would be wondering why we would say that Apple’s entering the cloud computing now; after all, there have been articles galore, many on this website itself, covering Apple’s move to the cloud earlier with the predictably-named iCloud. Here are a few of them: 1.

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