As The Cloud Grows Bigger, The iPhone Becomes Smaller, Lighter and Cheaper

Apple Inc. is working on the first of a new line of less-expensive iPhones and an overhaul of software services for the devices, people familiar with the matter said, moving to accelerate sales of its smartphones amid growing competition. One of the people, who saw a prototype of the phone late last year, said it

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Cloud Computing Enters Public Consciousness Through Super Bowl Commercials

Cloud Computing Enters Public Consciousness Through Super Bowl Commercials “Many a small thing has been made large by the right kind of advertising.” – Mark Twain (1835-1910), famous American author and humorist. Advertising is an integral part of our everyday lives, reflecting popular trends and shaping public opinion. From politics to economics, from sports to

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Cloud Computing: What Is the Real Need for Speed?

Is A Gigabit Per Second Too Much? Cloud Computing may some day turn computing resources into a utility. Certainly that’s the direction in which things are headed. The first step on this path is well underway, with Internet service becoming a presumed utility by citizens and governments worldwide. Politicians the world over are outdoing each

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25 Cloud Storage and Sharing Services Online

25 Cloud Storage and Sharing Services Online (Updated list from our previous post…) Ubuntu One Is your personal cloud. But it’s not just about syncing files — whether you need to access your contacts, notes or bookmarks from any computer or the web, enjoy your favorite music from a cloud integrated store or stream your

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How Cloud Computing Affects Real People

How Cloud Computing Affects Real People “Reality is merely an illusion, although a very persistent one.”                                    – Albert Einstein (1879-1955), the most famous scientist of the 20th century. Any business decision is invariably taken considering its impact on different stakeholders. In this context, stakeholder refers to any individual or entity that influences or influences the

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VMware Makes the Enterprise Hybrid Cloud a Reality for Partners at VMware Partner Exchange 2011

ORLANDO, FL–(February 9, 2011) – At VMware Partner Exchange 2011, VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, today announced new specializations, certification, solution competency and toolkits designed to help partners deliver enterprise hybrid cloud solutions. With more than 3,300 attendees from around the world — 27 percent growth compared to

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Security for the Cloud: Data Integrity, Data Resilience and Data Security

Data Integrity, Data Resilience and Data Security Given the recent rise in popularity of cloud-based solutions, it is not surprising that there is a concern in the minds of many people regarding the security of their data. This is safeguarding the data against: Unauthorized access Data corruption or loss Hardware failure In reality, you will

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A History of Cloud Computing

“History is written by the victors.” – Winston Churchill (1874-1965), British Prime Minister during WWII. History, especially if it deals with victories and defeats, is inherently flawed. No one knew this better than Winston Churchill, who was assured of his place in the historical tomes by his victory in WWII. As he put it, “History

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BitNami Open Source Cloud Hosting Introduced

BitNami Cloud Hosting Introduced BitNami Cloud Hosting is a new service that will be launched on February 8 after being in private beta for several months, the company announced. At present, the system offers support for Amazon EC2, allowing customers to deploy and manage open source and other applications in the cloud. BitNami.org offers free,

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Former IBM Executive Joins Electric Cloud as Vice President of Business Development

IBM Executive Joins Electric Cloud SUNNYVALE, Calif., Feb. 8, 2011 — Electric Cloud®, the private development cloud company, has appointed Prathap Dendi, former business development executive for IBM, as its new vice president of business development. Dendi will be responsible for securing strategic partnerships that enhance Electric Cloud’s position as a leader in private development

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How To Secure Your Cloud Hosting? Part 3

Practically Speaking About Cloud Computing: How To Secure Your Cloud Hosting? Part III Authentication (Contd.,) For signing in to the cloud account AWS goes with mail id and password as the usual credentials. Rackspace goes with user id and password. AWS introduced Multi Factor Authentication long time back. Multi Factor Authentication involves an authentication device.

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Cloud Computing Risks (And How to Deal With Them)

Cloud Computing Risks (And How to Deal With Them) “Fear of failure must never be a reason not to try something.” – Frederick Smith, founder, chairman, president, and CEO of FedEx. There is absolutely no doubt that cloud computing is beneficial to companies looking to revolutionize their IT infrastructures. However, there is no denying that

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Runa Capital Sets Aside USD 50 Million to Back Cloud Computing and IT Companies

Runa Capital Sets Aside USD 50 Million to Back Cloud Computing and IT Companies Moscow-based venture capital company Runa Capital decided to increase its funding program to USD 50 million aimed at backing technology and Cloud Computing companies in Russia and abroad. The goal of the venture capital fund is to invest in early-stage Russian

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The Top Ten Considerations For Cloud Computing

The Top Ten Considerations for Cloud Computing Business and IT decision makers are increasingly confused by the rising number and type of cloud computing solutions. Everyone it would seem is now promising to save you time and money with this or that kind of web-based service for everything from email and enterprise applications to storage

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