Top 25 European Cloud Computing Rising Stars: iCloud

Update: Acquired by Apple Xcerion Develops Internet OS Which Provides More Than SaaS Xcerion AB is not a newly established company, really, it was founded in 2001 by Daniel Arthursson but attracted public attention in 2008 and 2009 when it started its Internet OS as a Web 2.0 service over the Internet. Back in 2001,

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Innovation and CyberOverload Conquer

Innovation and CyberOverload Conquer By Ray Depena Are you giving 100% at your job? 110%? If you said yes, you’re depriving yourself, your business, or your employer of your creative potential. Manufacturing facilities are not intended to run at 100% capacity all the time; plant managers understand the risk of trying to run at full

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The Cloud And The Accelerating vs Deflating Time To SaaS Revenue

Accelerating vs. deflating time to SaaS revenue Over the past 8 months, we have seen an increase in the number of ISVs contacting us to help them plan a roadmap to SaaS. After reviewing these conversations, a trend has started to emerge. 1. On-Premise ISVs see the need to begin the journey, typically due to

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Amazon AWS Releases CloudFormation

AWS CloudFormation AWS CloudFormation gives developers and systems administrators an easy way to create a collection of related AWS resources and provision them in an orderly and predictable fashion. Developers can use AWS CloudFormation’s sample templates or create their own templates to describe the AWS resources, and any associated dependencies or runtime parameters, required to

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Cloud Computing Adoption Can Generate EUR 763 Billion in Europe by 2015, Cloud Dividend Report

Cloud Computing Adoption Can Generate EUR 763 Billion in Europe by 2015, Cloud Dividend Report Cloud-based solutions and adoption of cloud computing could generate up to EUR 763 billion in economic benefit in the five largest European economies by 2015, part two of EMC Corporation’s 2011 Cloud Dividend report conducted by the Centre for Economics

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Intel’s Day In The Cloud Event On Thursday, March 3, 2011

CloudTweaks has been sponsored to attend Intel’s Day in the Cloud event on Thursday, March 3, 2011. Anthony Park will be updating us with new developments from the Intel campus. Stay Tuned…

Multi-Tenant Provisioning System For Cloud Based Backup Services

Multi-tenant provisioning system for cloud based backup services The Problem Backup and storage vendors find many of their users backing up their systems to cloud using their proprietary backup software, but the issue was that each of those users had to register and provision systems on the cloud provider themselves. This was a huge risk

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How Can Cloud Computing Help In Education?

“Education is not the filling a bucket but the lighting of a fire.” – William Butler Yeats (1865–1939) Irish poet, dramatist. Whenever we talk of cloud computing, we always talk about its impact on business. In all my previous articles, I have done the same, speaking about how cloud computing can improve efficiencies, cut costs,

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To Cloud Or Not To Cloud – Is This The Question?

“To cloud or not to cloud” — is this the question? We hear a lot of talk these days about clouds: Private clouds, Public clouds, Enterprise clouds, Shared clouds, Hybrid clouds — the list goes on. You only have to search popular Internet blogs to see many active debates over the issue of “to cloud

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How BIG Is The Cloud Computing Market?

How BIG Is The Cloud Computing Market? “A market is never saturated with a good product, but it is very quickly saturated with a bad one.” – Henry Ford (1863-1947), American industrialist and pioneer of assembly line production. Henry Ford, industrialist extraordinaire, knew the value of his Model T in the American market. That is

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What’s Happening At The RSA Conference?

Last week I wrote about the RSA Conference currently on in San Francisco and what it meant for cloud security (See: Can The RSA Conference Help Dispel Cloud Computing Security Fears? ). Today’s article is an update on what’s happening in “The City by the Bay.” For one, cloud computing is high on the agenda

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Is The Cloud Outsourcing or Not?

Here are to two interesting perspectives regarding this topic. Who’s right? Below is a blog post found at ComputerWeekly discussing… An article in Computerworld UK reports that the latest advice from the Information Security Forum (ISF) is that information security professionals should treat cloud computing as they would any other external supplier. “Cloud is just outsourcing”

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Information Security Professionals Need New Skills to Secure Cloud-based Technologies, Study Warns

Information Security Professionals Need New Skills to Secure Cloud-based Technologies, Study Warns More than 70 percent of information security professionals admit they need new skills to properly secure cloud-based technologies, a survey conducted by Frost & Sullivan and sponsored by (ISC)2  revealed. The 2011 (ISC)2 Global Information Security Workforce Study (GISWS) is based on a

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Enterprise Cloud Solution Runs Order-to-Cash Billing Operations

Enterprise Cloud Solution Runs Order-to-Cash Billing Operations Cycle30 utilizes the enterprise-grade cloud platform from SunGard Availability Services for its billing services for telecom, cable and utility operators in North America. Jim Dunlap, president of Cycle30, addresses why cloud computing is an integral part of the company’s plans. Last year, Cycle30 adopted a cloud computing solution.

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