Firms need to get over their fears and dive into the cloud

Cloud computing is set to be mainstream in the business world in the coming years. Dr Giles Hogben is the program manager for secure services at the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) What is the strategic imperative that would drive businesses across Europe to embrace cloud computing? Cost, flexibility and the ability to

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3rd Cloud Computing World Forum Asia

Cloudtweaks is now the official knowledge partner of The Cloud Computing World Forum. Visit their site for upcoming event information. Title: 3rd Cloud Computing World Forum Asia Date: November 17 & 18, 2010 Location: The Mira Hotel, Hong Kong The Cloud Computing World Forum Asia will take place on the 17th – 18th November 2010

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Jerry Huang, CEO Of Gladinet: Interview With CloudTweaks

Jerry Huang, CEO Of Gladinet: Interview With CloudTweaks Are you seeking a Cloud Technology Platform for backing up your critical data? It is a struggle for many firms to make the decision to back-up on local servers or use a Cloud Platform offsite. Gladinet , the Cloud Storage Access Platform company, has solutions which enable

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Amazon Web Services “Start-Up Challenge” Begins Today

Fourth Annual Amazon Web Services “Start-Up Challenge” Begins Today SEATTLE, Aug 18, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Amazon Web Services LLC (AWS), an Amazon.com company /quotes/comstock/15*!amzn/quotes/nls/amzn (AMZN 129.65, +0.79, +0.61%) , today announced the call for entries to the fourth annual AWS Start-Up Challenge, a contest to recognize innovative start-ups that are built on the AWS

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The Top 10 Cloud Computing Trends

Cloud computing is the technology of today and  tomorrow. People, companies, businesses, and organizations are fast shifting to cloud computing from client-server model. It is very hard to guess what cloud computing will exactly look like in the future or how it will bring changes in IT. However, we can see some trends, IT and

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Which Apps Should You Move to the Cloud? 5 Guidelines

Which Apps Should You Move to the Cloud? 5 Guidelines To most people — especially in August — ‘Ocean Services’ probably conjures visions of boogie boards, sun umbrellas and bringing the drinks without getting sand in the glass. To Matson Navigation CIO Peter Weis, it means logistics, and the need to gather, analyze and coordinate

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Virtualization isn't cloud computing

Here is an article we came across the morning by Dan Kusnetzky of ZDnet that points out the difference between Cloud Computing and Virtualization. I came across an interesting post, Is Virtualization the Same as Cloud Computing?, published by Rajan Chandras. He, in turn, was commenting on an article that equated cloud computing and virtualization.

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Cloud adopters and some of the questions

A big question mark for cloud adopters Due to service levels or the lack thereof, organizations are hesitant to move to the cloud. Vendors clear the air on SLAs for the cloud We are currently at a stage where the IT world has seen its share of conferences, presentations, and in some cases actual adoption

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Cloud security 101: Start cramming now

Recommended Article By Roger Grimes of InfoWorld Cloud computing represents a major shift in the way you do IT security, so you’d best bone up in the name of job security People still come up to me claiming that cloud computing is nothing but network computing with a “10-dollar word” attached to it. They’re wrong,

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Amazon RDS (Relational Database Service)has added new features

Amazon RDS has added new features that further reduce the management burden of running highly available and reliable MySQL databases: SSL Support – Amazon RDS now generates an SSL certificate for each DB Instance, allowing you to encrypt your DB Instance connections for enhanced security. Reserved Database Instances – Make a one-time up-front payment for

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Florida’s Pasco County Chooses Mimecast to Improve Speed and Accuracy of Public Record Requests

Cloud-Based Email Archiving System to Help County Quickly Satisfy eDiscovery Requests (Press Release) Waltham, Mass., August 16, 2010 – Mimecast®, a unified email management company offering cloud-based email security, continuity, policy control and archiving, today announced that Florida’s Pasco County has teamed with Mimecast to move its email management systems to the cloud.  With Mimecast,

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The Security Benefits of Cloud Computing

The Security Benefits of Cloud Computing. Yes, believe it or not there are some! Cloud computing offers many advantages and some disadvantages while offering its servers to be used by customers. Security is both an advantage and disadvantage of the cloud-based environment.  Because of the immense size, skilled and dedicated professionals of the cloud providers

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Lawsuit may signal era of Oracle, Google tensions

Leading Web search provider Google Inc and No 2 business software maker Oracle Corp are not usually viewed as business rivals. But a patent dispute between the two technology companies suggests they see each other as exactly that. Oracle, led by its brash Chief Executive Larry Ellison, filed a lawsuit on Thursday that accuses Google’s increasingly

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4 Years ago when EC2 was born – Amazon Cloud Computing goes beta

How quickly time goes by… Here is an article released the day after Amazon gave birth to its new cloud baby – The EC2. Much has changed since that time as many players have entered into the arena and many more lurking on the horizon.  Private Cloud, Pubic Cloud and Hybrid Cloud have all entered

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