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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Microsoft’s Biggest Client, or Just a PR Stunt? – Part II

Microsoft’s Biggest Client, or Just a PR Stunt? – Part II This is the concluding part of a two-part article. For the first part, please see Microsoft’s Biggest Client, or Just a PR Stunt? – Part I . There is another possibility at play here. If Microsoft manages to sell the viability of its cloud offerings

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Greenpeace Report: How Clean Is Your Cloud?

Greenpeace Report: How Clean Is Your Cloud? The cloud computing world was all abuzz last week when Greenpeace released its report, “How Clean Is Your Cloud?” According to the report, global IT brands like Yahoo, Google, Microsoft, Apple, Amazon, and Facebook are changing how we share pictures, listen to music, watch TV or movies, communicate,

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The Cloud Scares Me, Why Manufacturing Should Think And Work More Like Microsoft!!!

The Cloud Scares Me, Why Manufacturing Should Think and Work More Like Microsoft!!! Supply management and manufacturing is now about data, massive numbers of transactions created and shot through thousands of pathways around complex global information networks most wetware cannot, or would prefer not to imagine. Migraine city! Added to the ordinary business of running

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Microsoft’s Biggest Client, Or Just A PR Stunt? – Part I

Microsoft’s Biggest Client, or Just a PR Stunt? – Part I On April 13, Reuters ran a news item where “Microsoft announced its biggest-ever customer for cloud computing – software that it hosts on behalf of clients and delivers over the Internet – after winning a contract to provide free services to the All India

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Microsoft Ventures Big Into The Indian Cloud Market

Microsoft ventures big into the Indian cloud market On April 12, Microsoft announced its biggest collaboration in the cloud segment by working with India’s AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education) to setup up its Live@Edu cloud solution at over 10,000 colleges in India. This could potentially bring 7.5 million new users to its cloud

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The Cloud 300: Who Is Gaining Mind Share In 1Q 2012?

The Cloud 300: Who is Gaining Mind Share in 1Q 2012? Ok, so it’s a few more than 300. What can I tell you? The segment is growing by leaps and bounds. The question remains, who is gaining mind share in the 1st quarter of 2012? So lets take a look at the Top Cloud Enablers Gaining Mind Share,

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Cloud Computing And Tourism: Microsoft And The World Tourism Organization Join Hands

Cloud Computing and Tourism: Microsoft and the World Tourism Organization Join Hands Cloud computing is spreading across all industries. Therefore, it’s not surprising that an industry that employs 1 in 12 people in the world and generates 5% of the global GDP has also seen the possible benefits of going on the cloud. Yes, I’m talking about

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Food, Water, Shelter, Cloud: The New Essential For Budding Entrepreneurs

Food, Water, Shelter, Cloud: The New Essential for Budding Entrepreneurs Thanks to cloud computing, entrepreneurship has never seemed so inviting. The cloud instinctively sizes itself to the needs of a business, eradicating overspending. In addition, its ease of access and zero expenditure on capital significantly simplify launch time. Even Forbes is proclaiming cloud computing’s advantages

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Bill Gates Caves In To The Cloud?

Bill Gates Caves In to the Cloud? Apparently, even Bill Gates battled his own personal Bogeyman. A new article penned by Austin Edwards, aka “The Motley Fool,” alleges that the technological legend was forced into an early retirement by a fear of the then unknown and upcoming “cloud.” Apparently Mr. Gates had sent a foreboding

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HP Seeks To Give Amazon Competition with a New Public Cloud Service

HP Seeks To Give Amazon Competition with a New Public Cloud Service For several years now, Amazon has held sway over the cloud computing heap, especially in IaaS. HP, in contrast, though being one of the largest traditional IT infrastructure players, had been slow to jump onto the cloud computing bandwagon. However, over the last

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The Great Cloud Race: HP Battles Amazon (and IBM) For Tech Supremacy

The Great Cloud Race: HP Battles Amazon (and IBM) For Tech Supremacy The cloud’s ongoing growth has in-the-know tech experts watching its progress with proud, loving eyes. Yet as with any burgeoning development, it’s taken time for cloud computing to be fully embraced by the establishment — to wit, major companies such as Google and

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Microsoft Azure Outage Blamed on Leap Year

Microsoft Azure Outage Blamed on Leap Year All of us will remember the fears associated with the Y2K problem, where computers’ inability to distinguish between the years 1900 and 2000 was supposed to create a slew of problems. Although problems were never as severe as some doomsday prophets predicted, often due to precautionary measures, there were some incidents

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IDC Analyst Firm Predicts: Cloud Computing to Create 14 Million New Jobs by 2015

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IDC Analyst Firm Predicts: Cloud Computing to Create 14 Million New Jobs by 2015 REDMOND, Wash. – March 5, 2012 – Spending on public and private IT cloud services will generate nearly 14 million jobs worldwide from 2011 to 2015, according to a new study by the analyst firm IDC. The research, commissioned by Microsoft, also

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