Movies In The Cloud – Amazon Challenges NetFlix With Cloud Based Movie Service

Cloud based movie viewing is a huge benefit for the consumer. SEATTLE, Feb 22, 2011 – Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) today announced the launch of a new benefit for Amazon Prime members: unlimited, commercial-free, instant streaming of more than 5,000 movies and TV shows. This new benefit is being added at no additional cost — Prime

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How BIG Is The Cloud Computing Market?

How BIG Is The Cloud Computing Market? “A market is never saturated with a good product, but it is very quickly saturated with a bad one.” – Henry Ford (1863-1947), American industrialist and pioneer of assembly line production. Henry Ford, industrialist extraordinaire, knew the value of his Model T in the American market. That is

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Acer Attacks U.S. Cloud Market with New Server and Storage Solutions

Acer America Corp. unveiled a new line of server and storage solutions aimed to regain company’s market positions on the booming U.S. market for cloud-based services. The company announced its family server and storage products include tower, rack, blade and multi-node solutions that are based on Intel® Xeon® and AMD Opteron™ processors aimed to provide

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What’s Happening At The RSA Conference?

Last week I wrote about the RSA Conference currently on in San Francisco and what it meant for cloud security (See: Can The RSA Conference Help Dispel Cloud Computing Security Fears? ). Today’s article is an update on what’s happening in “The City by the Bay.” For one, cloud computing is high on the agenda

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Is The Cloud Outsourcing or Not?

Here are to two interesting perspectives regarding this topic. Who’s right? Below is a blog post found at ComputerWeekly discussing… An article in Computerworld UK reports that the latest advice from the Information Security Forum (ISF) is that information security professionals should treat cloud computing as they would any other external supplier. “Cloud is just outsourcing”

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IBM Ties Up With Music Company On The Cloud

IBM Ties Up With Music Company On The Cloud Last week I wrote about the lack of development of cloud computing solutions geared towards the entertainment industry, and how mainstream developers can learn from that one industry that has still remained on the sidelines and yet driven advances in technology – pornography (See: Unlikely Lessons

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Fujitsu Lifts Toyota Into The Cloud

Fujitsu lifts Toyota into the cloud Mission critical Dealer Management System trusted to the cloud to deliver high quality services throughout Australia Sydney, 21 February 2011 — Fujitsu, a leading provider of ICT business solutions, today announced that Toyota Motor Corporation Australia Limited has selected Fujitsu to provide Cloud Services for one of its critical information

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The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – No More Worries

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Information Security Professionals Need New Skills to Secure Cloud-based Technologies, Study Warns

Information Security Professionals Need New Skills to Secure Cloud-based Technologies, Study Warns More than 70 percent of information security professionals admit they need new skills to properly secure cloud-based technologies, a survey conducted by Frost & Sullivan and sponsored by (ISC)2  revealed. The 2011 (ISC)2 Global Information Security Workforce Study (GISWS) is based on a

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Enterprise Cloud Solution Runs Order-to-Cash Billing Operations

Enterprise Cloud Solution Runs Order-to-Cash Billing Operations Cycle30 utilizes the enterprise-grade cloud platform from SunGard Availability Services for its billing services for telecom, cable and utility operators in North America. Jim Dunlap, president of Cycle30, addresses why cloud computing is an integral part of the company’s plans. Last year, Cycle30 adopted a cloud computing solution.

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Is India The Next Cloud Computing Superpower?

Is India The Next Cloud Computing Superpower? “I was in Bangalore, India, the Silicon Valley of India, when I realized that the world was flat.” – Thomas Friedman, American journalist, columnist and author. Thomas Friedman, in his famous book The World is Flat, expresses the belief that with the Internet and other means of communication,

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Amazon S3 Adds New Features For Hosting Static Websites

Amazon S3 adds new features for hosting static websites Introduction to Amazon S3 Website Features Webinar Customers already use Amazon S3 to host images, video, and other content for their website, but until now they haven’t been able to effectively host their entire website on Amazon S3. That’s because even though customers can configure an

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Top 25 European Cloud Computing Rising Stars: Podio

Podio Provides Highly-Customizable Collaborative Web-Based Platform Anders Pollas and Jon Froda founded Podio in early 2009 with the idea to create a work platform that works like average customers do in their everyday job. Initially, the project was named Hoist, but entered the web space as Podio in August 2009. Actually, Podio offers a connected

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Can The RSA Conference Help Dispel Cloud Computing Security Fears?

Can The RSA Conference Help Dispel Cloud Computing Security Fears? “The greatest barrier to success is the fear of failure.” – Sven Goran Eriksson, noted soccer coach. It’s no secret that fear about security, or lack of it, is the major stumbling block ahead of universal adoption of cloud computing. While many of the concerns

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