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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What is Cloud Storage? An Outlook Report from ‘Storage Strategies NOW’.

An Outlook Report from Storage Strategies NOW. This study is a comprehensive report on the state of the cloud storage market and of the storage services that are layered atop of it. It includes a definition of cloud storage, discusses how cloud storage is deployed, surveys users on their expectations of the cloud and provides

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Cloud IT to Impact the Outsourcing Market Through 2015

Cloud IT to Impact the Outsourcing Market Through 2015 Fifty percent of new outsourcing deals will be significantly Cloud enabled by 2015, according to a newly released report from Saugatuck Technology Inc., titled “The Cloud and Business Services: Key Trends and Directions Through 2015.” Saugatuck Technology notes that the IT and BPO services market is

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Cloud Computing – Threat or Opportunity? Part 1

Cloud Computing – Threat or Opportunity? Part 1 Threat – an indication or warning of probable trouble Opportunity – a good position, chance, or prospect, as for advancement or success A new technology, a new way of thinking, a new environment, a paradigm shift – these are often threats to established players who dominate the landscape. However, these same things often offer opportunities for others to thrive. Consider the dinosaurs.

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Driving Business Productivity through DevOps + Cloud Computing

Driving Business Productivity through DevOps + Cloud Computing Software development and operations/systems administrators have been operating in a mutually opposing, yet beneficial, relationship. If software development teams are Ying, then system admins would be considered the Yang. X’s to O’s. In traditional IT departments, the development team aims to deliver new, innovative features to end-users

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Business Intelligence, Tablet Computers and Cloud Computing – A New Dimension

Unlocking the value of business intelligence, tablet computers and cloud computing – a new dimension The mobile workforce using tablet computers aided by cloud computing, is providing companies with a greater depth of business intelligence The Business Intelligence (BI), is a rapidly evolving market, with technological advances needing BI systems to be far more sophisticated

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