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Battle of the Document Cloud Apps: Google Docs, Apple iWorks…Which One Truly Reigns?

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Battle of the Document Cloud Apps: Google Docs, Apple iWorks…Which One Truly Reigns? Throughout the 1990s, 2000s, and today, Microsoft Word has served as the final word in applications designed to maximize the efficiency and output of both businesses and individual computer users regarding their documents. Attempts to unseat its status as the number-one program

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University Down Under Offers To Make Students Cloud-Capable

University Down Under Offers To Make Students Cloud-Capable Sometime back I had postulated that the true success of cloud computing in entering the mainstream is dependent on the technology being not only part of our everyday lives, but also a part of our education system (See: Cloud Computing Goes Mainstream with University Certification Course). Thus,

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How Cloud Computing is Like Transforming a ’68 Dodge Dart

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How Cloud Computing is Like Transforming a ’68 Dodge Dart I’ve spent a lot of time lately in front of customers trying to help them understand what cloud technology means and, more important, how it can help their businesses be more efficient, effective and better able to meet or exceed their goals and objectives. In

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Cloud Computing Canada: HP ‘Master The Cloud’ Event (Toronto) – Part 3

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Cloud Computing Canada: HP ‘Master The Cloud’ Event (Toronto) – Part 3 Continued from: Part 1 , Part 2 The HP “Mastering The Cloud” Event drew to a close around 4:30, after one last blast of hot dogs, pretzels and other salty refreshments.  As someone who has attended, bought space in , and spoken at trade shows, and as an independent blogger,

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HP ‘Master The Cloud’ Event (Toronto) – Part 2

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HP ‘Master The Cloud’ Event (Toronto) – Part 2 Here’s an interesting parallel, one somewhat removed from the busy world of cloud computing. In the world of “people,” social psychologists who specialize in generational issues are starting to refer to the most recent generation of kids coming-of-age as the Purell generation, since they are likely to be aware

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HP ‘Master The Cloud’ Event (Toronto) – Part 1

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HP ‘Master The Cloud’ Event (Toronto) – Part 1 Today, HP brought its cloud solutions roadshow to Toronto, bringing some heavy hitters up from the US to explain cloud computing to an interested but very reserved crowd of 700 IT managers, CIOs, and software gurus. The event, held at the Direct Energy Centre, can be described as a

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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon in the Taiwanese Clouds

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon in the Taiwanese Clouds First, some clarification on the cryptic title: the animals, both the real and the imaginary one, refer to Taiwan native and acclaimed Hollywood director Ang Lee’s martial arts epic of the same name that took the world by storm in 2000 and become the highest-grossing foreign-language film

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Overcoming Complexity and Dynamics to Move Data Centers to the Cloud

Overcoming Complexity and Dynamics to Move Data Centers to the Cloud IT will never be the same.  Analysts expect that IT budgets will not be growing in 2012. Since the last financial crisis an ongoing volatile economy has been pushing IT professionals to do more with less, increasing the amount of delivered business projects with

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Pixar’s Cloud Computing Reignites the Debate: Art Versus Commerce

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Pixar’s Cloud Computing Reignites the Debate: Art Versus Commerce Pioneer Pixar continues to push the envelope. The legendary animation studio recently announced their most serious entry to date into the cloud, with Renderman On Demand. The cloud-rooted rendering application was launched in collaboration with GreenButton, a respected cloud services company. Currently available on Microsoft Azure,

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CloudPassage's Public Cloud Security Plug-in

CloudPassage’s Public Cloud Security Plug-in Even the most staunchest of public cloud proponents will tell you that security remains a major concern, especially since you have no say in how the public cloud provider you’ve latched onto is managing its security. Sure, you can make suggestions, but the likelihood of these suggestions being considered much

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How Does the Green Hat Acquisition Help IBM’s Cloud Strategy?

How Does the Green Hat Acquisition Help IBM’s Cloud Strategy? IBM has made its intentions clear as far as cloud computing is concerned – it sees a lot of potential in this field and wants to be recognized as a serious player (See: IBM Expects to generate $7 billion In Cloud Computing Revenues By 2015:

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Cloud Economics and Moore’s Law

Cloud Economics and Moore’s Law Moore’s Law back in 1965 predicted silicon power would double every two years. But what its creator, Gordon E. Moore, couldn’t have predicted was the dramatic economies of scale the cloud would eventually bring to all of our lives. For one, it’s helped lead to a drop in price for

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The Hybrid Cloud: A Major Focus In 2012

The Hybrid Cloud: A Major Focus In 2012 A while ago I have written an article about the types of cloud computing an organization has the choice to adopt, About Private or Shared Cloud and Everything in Between. For medium sized and small companies and private individuals, the public cloud is the most obvious choice.

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