Top 25 European Cloud Computing Rising Stars: GreenQloud

GreenQloud is headquartered in Iceland and takes advantage of the country’s unique location between Europe and North America. The company boasts its product is 100% powered by renewable geothermal and hydropower energy, which is not common among Cloud Computing competitors and other industry sectors. Actually, the company – established in 2010 – offers hosting and

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Big 4 Auditing Firm Ernst & Young Joins Cloud Security Alliance

Big 4 Auditing Firm Ernst & Young Joins Cloud Security Alliance Cloud computing’s legitimacy as a mainstream business option just received a shot in the arm with Ernst & Young, one of the Big Four of auditing, joining the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), a non-profit organization formed “to promote the use of best practices for

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Skytap Unveils Self-Service Hybrid Clouds to Accelerate Enterprise Adoption

New Features Improve Usability, Reduce IT Management Costs, and Enable Deployment of Hybrid Clouds in Under Ten Minutes SEATTLE, WA–(February 14, 2011) – Skytap Inc., the leading provider of self-service cloud automation solutions, is furthering its leadership in cloud automation with a set of usability and security features focused on self-service set-up and management of

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As The Cloud Grows Bigger, The iPhone Becomes Smaller, Lighter and Cheaper

Apple Inc. is working on the first of a new line of less-expensive iPhones and an overhaul of software services for the devices, people familiar with the matter said, moving to accelerate sales of its smartphones amid growing competition. One of the people, who saw a prototype of the phone late last year, said it

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Cloud Computing Enters Public Consciousness Through Super Bowl Commercials

Cloud Computing Enters Public Consciousness Through Super Bowl Commercials “Many a small thing has been made large by the right kind of advertising.” – Mark Twain (1835-1910), famous American author and humorist. Advertising is an integral part of our everyday lives, reflecting popular trends and shaping public opinion. From politics to economics, from sports to

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Top 25 European Cloud Computing Rising Stars: OpenGamma

OpenGamma Combines Open Source and Cloud Computing in Innovative Platform OpenGamma is a good example how Cloud Computing changed the way entrepreneurs and software vendors are looking for new software and technology solutions. Kirk Wylie, Elaine McLeod and Jim Moores founded OpenGamma in 2009 and rumors were a new London-based technology start-up is entering financial

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Cloud Computing: What Is the Real Need for Speed?

Is A Gigabit Per Second Too Much? Cloud Computing may some day turn computing resources into a utility. Certainly that’s the direction in which things are headed. The first step on this path is well underway, with Internet service becoming a presumed utility by citizens and governments worldwide. Politicians the world over are outdoing each

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25 Cloud Storage and Sharing Services Online

25 Cloud Storage and Sharing Services Online (Updated list from our previous post…) Ubuntu One Is your personal cloud. But it’s not just about syncing files — whether you need to access your contacts, notes or bookmarks from any computer or the web, enjoy your favorite music from a cloud integrated store or stream your

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How Cloud Computing Affects Real People

How Cloud Computing Affects Real People “Reality is merely an illusion, although a very persistent one.”                                    - Albert Einstein (1879-1955), the most famous scientist of the 20th century. Any business decision is invariably taken considering its impact on different stakeholders. In this context, stakeholder refers to any individual or entity that influences or influences the

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The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – Global Warming

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VMware Makes the Enterprise Hybrid Cloud a Reality for Partners at VMware Partner Exchange 2011

ORLANDO, FL–(February 9, 2011) – At VMware Partner Exchange 2011, VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, today announced new specializations, certification, solution competency and toolkits designed to help partners deliver enterprise hybrid cloud solutions. With more than 3,300 attendees from around the world — 27 percent growth compared to

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Security for the Cloud: Data Integrity, Data Resilience and Data Security

Data Integrity, Data Resilience and Data Security Given the recent rise in popularity of cloud-based solutions, it is not surprising that there is a concern in the minds of many people regarding the security of their data. This is safeguarding the data against: Unauthorized access Data corruption or loss Hardware failure In reality, you will

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A History of Cloud Computing

“History is written by the victors.” – Winston Churchill (1874-1965), British Prime Minister during WWII. History, especially if it deals with victories and defeats, is inherently flawed. No one knew this better than Winston Churchill, who was assured of his place in the historical tomes by his victory in WWII. As he put it, “History

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