Should You Be Concerned? A List of Recent Cloud Computing Failures – Intuit Goes Down

UPDATE: June 2nd, Intuit Goes Down… Based on a recent visitor tip to CloudTweaks. FYI — Intuit is in the midst of another payroll server outage right now (June 2, 2011) and it has been going on since noon yesterday, June 1st.  Hundreds of small business owners are outraged over the lack of service by

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Cloud Computing With AT&T – Are They One Step Ahead?

AT&T: Benefits of Marching into Cloud Computing being a leading Telecom Company. Business is a dynamic activity, so should be your infrastructure. Of late, cloud computing has invaded the IT world, fixing its roots deeply and swiftly. With the unexpected seasonal spikes showing up in businesses every now and then, hiring cloud services has become

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SMBs Using Cloud Storage Also High On Network-Attached Storage

SMBs Using Cloud Storage Also High On Network-Attached Storage More than seven in ten small and medium-size businesses that use cloud-based storage solutions also use networked-attached storage (NAS), according to a newly released survey by research firm In-Stat. This report comes close at the heels of an IBM report that said sixty percent of organizations

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Cloud-Based (CMS) Squarespace – A WordPress Alternative

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Cloud-Based Content Management System (CMS) Squarespace, WordPress Alternative Squarespace is another cloud-based content management system (CMS) tool that has been getting lots of interest recently.  A good reason for the attention its receiving is that more and more people are discovering how great Squarespace’s unique and powerful hosting solution is in creating a blog site

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Did Human Error Cause The Amazon Cloud Computing Outage?

Did Human Error Cause The Amazon Cloud Computing Outage? “Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former.” – Albert Einstein (1879-1955), Famous scientist and Time’s Greatest Person of the Century. Amazon would like everyone to believe in the aforementioned quote. By blaming human error for the

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Geminare Empowers Online Backup Industry with Introduction of Virtual Server Rapid Recovery

Geminare Empowers Online Backup Industry Transforms virtually all business-calibre online backup solutions into true Cloud-based Business Continuity May 2nd, 2011, Toronto, ON – Geminare, market leader in the Recovery as a Service space, today introduces Virtual Server Rapid Recovery (Rapid Recovery), a managed cloud-based solution designed to dramatically streamline the manual processes associated with system

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Reactions to the Amazon Cloud Outage and the Company’s Explanation

Reactions to the Amazon Cloud Outage and the Company’s Explanation The last two weeks have been the most difficult for cloud computing in general and Amazon Web Services in particular. The outage that left several online businesses non-functioning just before Easter.  The cloud has led to many analysis and debates. When Amazon finally came out

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AWS Summit 2011: Register for an Event Near You

AWS Summit 2011: Register for an Event Near You Whether you are new to the Cloud or looking for more knowledge to take you to the next level, these full-day conferences will provide the information to successfully navigate the Cloud. These regional events will feature a keynote address by Amazon.com CTO, Werner Vogels, customer presentations,

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What Effect Will the Epsilon Data Theft have on Cloud Computing?

What Effect Will the Epsilon Data Theft have on Cloud Computing? There’s no denying that security remains the prime concern that’s causing people to think twice before migrating to the cloud. While the benefits of cloud computing far outweigh the potential problems, even security, the fact remains that unless such concerns are eliminated, adoption of

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Polycom Hosts Cloud-Based Media Services on Microsoft Azure

Polycom Hosts Cloud-Based Media Services on Microsoft Azure Polycom’s Accordent Media Services are powered by Microsoft Windows Azure. Organizations can leverage this cloud services offering hosted on the Windows Azure platform to rapidly and cost effectively deploy a single, secure, searchable video content management solution for all their video assets. Although businesses want to enjoy

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Microsoft Introduces Cloud ERP Solution through Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

Microsoft Introduces Cloud ERP Solution through Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Microsoft top managers announced plans to take Microsoft Dynamics ERP solutions to the cloud at the opening of Convergence 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia, affirming that the software behemoth considers every single option to grab a market share in the market for cloud computing services. Microsoft’s

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Bird Hosting Expands Cloud Service Offerings Powered by CA 3Tera AppLogic Software

CA Technologies Customer Increases Agility and Unlocks Cost Savings with Application-centric Cloud Platform ISLANDIA, N.Y., April 7, 2011 – CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA) today announced that Bird Hosting, a cloud service provider and longtime 3Tera customer, has signed a multi-year license agreement with CA Technologies, extending the company’s previous month-to-month arrangement and tripling the number

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5 Cloud-Based Call Center Services and Solutions For Your Business

Call Center Services and Solutions For Your Business On The Cloud       Global Response Global Response is a leading provider of outsourced customer contact solutions and call center services for multichannel retailers, direct response advertisers, healthcare and insurance providers, government and higher education.  Global Response offers many IVR applications: Lead generation, NACSZ capture,

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