Security as a Service: Business Decision Factors

Security as a Service: Business Decision Factors This paper reviews the business value of IT security, illustrates the business case for SaaS over “do it yourself” premise-based solutions, and outlines what to look for in SaaS solutions you can adopt with confidence and count on as you grow. In a companion paper, we show how

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Enterprise Cloud Computing and The Services Led Organization

Enterprise Cloud Computing and The Services Led Organization Charge! That’s the rallying cry not of your IT on the way to the Cloud, but your business units as they use their corporate American Express (AMEX) cards to buy Cloud services. The Cloud, like the Internet before it, it seems deceptively easy. Back then, it was

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Reminder: OSCON (Open Source Convention) Event

CloudTweaks is pleased to be a Media Partner of the OSCON Event on July 25-29, 2011 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. For 13 years, OSCON, the O’Reilly Open Source Convention, has put open source to work building the future. OSCON’s program encompasses 20 tracks to explore all things open source. New tracks have

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Featured Paper: Why Enterprises Choose Private Cloud?

Why Enterprises Choose Private Cloud The potential advantages of cloud computing are well documented. If designed and provisioned properly, cloud deployments can lower capital and operating costs, increase flexibility, and improve service levels. Private cloud deployments are particularly important because they increasingly represent an enterprises’ first step toward the ultimate goal of dynamically matching IT

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10 Cloud Based OS’s (Operating Systems) Worth A Closer Look

10 Cloud Based OS’s (Operating Systems) Worth A Closer Look 1) iSpaces CloudBrowser is a web browser within a browser that allows users to log in to the company’s platform from multiple computers while saving the state of their interface to the company’s data storage centers in the cloud. iSpaces runs on any Windows or Linux

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GMA Launches Cloud-based Business Continuity Portal Solution

GMA Launches Cloud-based Business Continuity Portal Solution GMA Consulting’s newly released cloud-based Business Continuity Portal solution utilises Microsoft’s SharePoint 2010 collaboration application and is hosted on the Windows Azure cloud platform. The London-based IT consultancy specialising in the design, development and implementation of solutions using Microsoft technologies claims that it is the first solution to

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Akamai Launches Global NetAlliance Partner Program

Company helps systems integrators, application and infrastructure service providers, and technology partners to address the challenges of doing business in the cloud CAMBRIDGE, MA – July 18, 2011 – Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the leading provider of cloud optimization services, announced today its NetAlliance Partner Program designed for global IT solution providers to integrate

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Cloud Computing – The Business Case for Project Portfolio Management

The Business Case for Project Portfolio Management The expression “better, faster, cheaper” is commonly associated with supply chain initiatives, where companies have developed an edge by getting products to market faster and more efficiently than their competitors. However, in the new world of cloud computing, more companies are looking at their IT department as a

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Apptio Named an AlwaysOn Global 250 Winner

Recognition as Top Emerging Private Company Marks the Sixth Award Win for Apptio in 2011 SEATTLE, WA,  Jul 15, 2011) – Apptio, the leading provider of on-demand Technology Business Management (TBM) solutions, today announced that the company has been selected as an AlwaysOn Global 250 award recipient. The Global 250 recognizes the top emerging private

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SurePass and Microsoft Windows Azure Introduce Secure Cloud Services (SCS)

SurePass and Microsoft Team on Preventing Data Breaches SurePass has launched a comprehensive suite of Secure Cloud Services (SCS), which run on Windows Azure. This collaboration will enable both technology providers and application developers to deploy the additional security elements needed to deliver a secure application to their clients. SurePass is a software and hardware

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How to Overcome the Disadvantages of Cloud Computing

How to Overcome the Disadvantages of Cloud Computing Despite recent events exposing the downsides of cloud computing, industry experts predict an increase in businesses’ interest to move their data in the cloud. How come this trend is on a rising path? With cloud computing, every business has the possibility to get custom IT Services in

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Public cloud computing (IaaS, SaaS, and PaaS) is set to grow 153% from 2010 to 2015

In-Stat Forecasts Growth in All Public Cloud Service Segments Overall public cloud computing (IaaS, SaaS, and PaaS) is set to grow 153% from 2010 to 2015, according to a new In-Stat research, Cloud Computing and Managed Hosted Services: US Business Spending by Size of Business and Vertical, 2010-2015. The research indicates that IaaS (infrastructure as

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Joyent and Cloud9 Partner to Provide Ready-to-Deploy Node.js IDE

Joyent and Cloud9 Partner to Provide Ready-to-Deploy Node.js IDE JavaScript and Node.js™ inventors join to provide web app developers with one-stop cloud development and deployment San Francisco, CA and Amsterdam, NL – July 13, 2011 – In an arrangement that brings together the work of JavaScript inventor Brendan Eich and Node.js inventor Ryan Dahl, Joyent

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KPI Deploys Cloud for Microsoft Windows Azure

KPI Deploys Cloud for Microsoft Windows Azure Full-service systems integrator and implementation consultancy Key Performance Ideas has deployed Star Command Center Cloud Service for the Microsoft Windows Azure Cloud platform. Star Analytics provides application process automation and integration software. Its founder and CEO, Quinlan Eddy noted that collaboration with Microsoft to serve enterprises running on

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