Private Cloud Interview with Mr. Joe Weinman

Private Cloud Interview with Mr. Joe Weinman As the founder of Cloudonomics.com, Joe Weinman is one of the most known cloud computing evangelists in the world. Weinman researches the economics of the cloud. Among other cloud aspects he examines, he also relates to the cloud financial operational costs together with its business benefits. Following I Am

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Can The US Government “Lead by Example” in Cloud Computing Adoption?

Can The US Government “Lead by Example” in Cloud Computing Adoption? The US Government and cloud computing have been the subject of many of my articles over the last few months. From coverage of former Federal CIO Vivek Kundra’s efforts to accelerate cloud computing’s adoption by the Federal government (See: The Architect of the Official

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Harnessing Data Center Heat to Warm Houses

Harnessing Data Center Heat to Warm Houses Cloud computing and energy consumption have a tumultuous relationship. While proponents of cloud computing believe that it not only saves energy (See: How Green Is Cloud Computing?) but also reduces expenses (See: Saving Money on Energy by Going on the Cloud ), opponents say that the technology merely

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How Private Cloud is Changing Business

How Private Cloud is Changing Business The economic crisis of the last four years and the austerity measures that followed  have forced businesses large and small to assess their budgets and spending in areas including IT. The recovery from the latest financial crisis has coincided with the growth in popularity of cloud computing – essentially

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Saving Money on Energy by Going on the Cloud

Saving Money on Energy by Going on the Cloud You’ve often heard of the expression, “It’s all about the money, honey.” Ultimately, that’s what most businesses are about. And this relates to environmental consciousness as well. Show a business that it can save money by being environmentally friendly, and you will have a much higher

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Practical Applications of Cloud Hosting

When compared to the traditional shared or dedicated server environment, the emergence of cloud hosting has presented a viable alternative for growing businesses looking for cost effective IT solutions. Understanding the Cloud By its nature, cloud computing is largely unencumbered by the deficiencies that are often associated with traditional servers. The cloud revolves around a

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Amcom Provides Hosted Cloud Services to Australian University

Amcom Provides Hosted Cloud Services to Australian University Amcom Telecommunications has signed a $9 million contract to provide hosted Cloud services to The University of Western Australia (UWA).  The initial contract is for 3 years and has options for extending. Under the agreement, Amcom will deliver its hosted Cloud solution to UWA that will benefit

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Mainframes in the Age of Cloud Computing

Mainframes in the Age of Cloud Computing Mainframes may be 1960s technology, but they still manage a huge portion of the world’s data. This is mainly because of two reasons – i) continuous improvement of the technology and ii) the huge costs involved in changing them en masse. However, in today’s world of cloud computing

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Security as a Service: Business Decision Factors

Security as a Service: Business Decision Factors This paper reviews the business value of IT security, illustrates the business case for SaaS over “do it yourself” premise-based solutions, and outlines what to look for in SaaS solutions you can adopt with confidence and count on as you grow. In a companion paper, we show how

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Business Collaboration in the Cloud – Sandhill Group Report

Business Collaboration in the Cloud In today’s global market, more companies are leveraging the cloud to enhance productivity, extend geographic reach and gain a competitive edge. The SandHill Group white paper explores recent study findings to better understand the powerful advantages of SaaS technologies in addressing the training challenges of a global market, virtual teams

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Packaging Cloud Computing as an Investment – First Cloud Computing ETF Launched

Packaging Cloud Computing as an Investment – First Cloud Computing ETF Launched A technology can be considered to have truly “arrived”, become part of everyday life, when an investment vehicle is dedicated solely to it. Cloud computing now enjoys that privilege, with the launch of the first cloud computing ETF (Exchange Traded Fund) on NASDAQ

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Public cloud computing (IaaS, SaaS, and PaaS) is set to grow 153% from 2010 to 2015

In-Stat Forecasts Growth in All Public Cloud Service Segments Overall public cloud computing (IaaS, SaaS, and PaaS) is set to grow 153% from 2010 to 2015, according to a new In-Stat research, Cloud Computing and Managed Hosted Services: US Business Spending by Size of Business and Vertical, 2010-2015. The research indicates that IaaS (infrastructure as

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The Cloud: Yes Sir, I Do Like It

The Cloud: Yes Sir, I Do Like It At the end of April, Josh Fruhlinger, Editorial Director at AOL Tech, published an article called, “The Cloud: No Sir, I Don’t Like It“. If you haven’t read it, you should, especially if you’re not a fan of this new trend towards Cloud computing. Even though I

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Cloud Computing’s Unlikeliest Supporter

Cloud Computing’s Unlikeliest Supporter “Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.” – Sun Tzu (544 BC – 496 BC), Chinese military general, strategist and philosopher. Sun Tzu is widely considered as the best military strategist who ever lived. Even today, 2500 years after he wrote The Art of War, his book is the most

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