Calculating the ROI on Cloud – Part 2

Calculating the ROI on Cloud – Part 2 Continued From Part 1 Productivity Enhancement Productivity enhancements are more subjective in nature than direct cost savings; they are dependent on the type of business and the current organizational set up. Application Development The notion of Platform as a Service (PaaS) is to extract the common set

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New Software Gives Companies Greater Control of Unstructured Data

New Software Gives Companies Greater Control of Unstructured Data Likewise application enables data management, governance and analytics BELLEVUE, Wash., December 1, 2011 – Likewise announced today new software to better access, secure, manage and audit unstructured data across multiple platforms – financial files, medical records, office documents, media and big data files, which account for

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Deloitte’s New Cloud Offering – CloudPrint

Deloitte’s New Cloud Offering – CloudPrint Deloitte, the second largest professional services firm in the world (having recently lost that title to PwC), has expanded its consulting services in the cloud computing space with Deloitte CloudPrint, a “proprietary delivery framework has been designed to help guide clients through the process of becoming a cloud service

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CloudSigma Introduces Innovation in Cloud Computing with Solid State Devices (SSDs)

CloudSigma Introduces Innovation in Cloud Computing with Solid State Devices (SSDs) Now, Switzerland can add innovation in cloud computing to its list of achievements that include banks, chocolates, cheese and fine watches. The country’s leading Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider CloudSigma (www.cloudsigma.com) recently set the cloud computing world buzzing by announcing the addition of solid state drive

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HP Powers Move to Cloud for Enterprises and Service Providers

HP advances clients’ cloud deployment, sourcing, security and learning VIENNA, Nov. 30, 2011 - HP today announced new Cloud Solutions that advance deployment of private, public and hybrid clouds, enabling enterprises, service providers and governments to capitalize on emerging market opportunities. With thousands of successful cloud deployments, HP has helped clients get the best of a hybrid delivery approach without

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Calculating the ROI on Cloud

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Calculating the ROI on Cloud IDC calls cloud computing “one of the most potentially transformative developments in the information technology world in the last 20 years.” Many companies have already chosen virtualization – generating a straightforward and easily measurable ROI through the deployment of basic applications such as email and collaboration. Assessing the ROI of

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The Cloud and Kermit: “It’s Not Easy Being Green”

The Cloud and Kermit: “It’s Not Easy Being Green” This Thanksgiving holiday meant the arrival of a highly anticipated new film, centered on The Muppets. Many a critic has raved for the picture. My review: skip it by all means, especially if Miss Piggy and the gang occupy a special place in your hearts. The movie panders

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Can McAfee’s New Security Updates Assuage Cloud Computing Fears?

Can McAfee’s New Security Updates Assuage Cloud Computing Fears? Security was, is, and will continue to remain a major issue in cloud computing. In spite of the relative newness of the technology, many companies are trying to improve matters in this field. These include startups (See: What Bromium’s Funding Means for Cloud Security ) as

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Cloud Computing Opinions: Canada and Cost-Free Heating

Cloud Computing Opinions: Canada and Cost-Free Heating One piquant news story on my mind, during this year’s post-Thanksgiving lull, focuses on naive Canadians in business. More specifically, it considers the idea of Canuck companies who employ cloud computing services without knowing it. Thanks to CBC News for the feature. In my mind, and in today’s current technologically

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Whitepaper: Start Small, Grow Tall: Why Cloud Now

Whitepaper: Start Small, Grow Tall: Why Cloud Now The cloud is the hottest thing in computing today,and enterprises are eagerly seeking to adopt it. They realize that cloud computing holds the promise of curing today’s “data center sprawl,” with its colossal complexity, considerable costs,and substantial capital investment. For their part, service providers see the cloud

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Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money: UPDATE 2

Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money: UPDATE 2 This is the third in a continuing series on startups raising funding. You can read the first two in the series here: 1. Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money: UPDATE 1 2. Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money Today, there are two startups in focus – Dropbox

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Fujitsu’s Perceptions of the Cloud

Fujitsu’s Perceptions of the Cloud It’s quite some time since I wrote about Fujitsu’s presence on the cloud. Although the Japanese conglomerate had expressed its intention to invest big money in cloud computing almost a year ago (See: Fujitsu set to invest $1.2 billion-plus on cloud computing in 2011), there hasn’t been any big developments

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