Cyber Breach Much Worse Than Reported

Cyber Breach Much Worse Than Reported

US Government OPM Cyber Breach Much Worse Than Reported The much publicized breach at the US government Office of Personnel Management (OPM) in May this year was much more serious than initially reported, in terms of the number of people affected, the quality of information breached, as well as the probable cost to American taxpayers.…

Brightcove Video Cloud Smart Players Provide New Level of Stability and Consistency for HTML5 Video

Brightcove Video Cloud Smart Players Provide New Level of Stability and Consistency for HTML5 Video Singapore, October 27, 2011—Brightcove, a leading global provider of cloud content services, today announced wide-ranging new features for its Video Cloud online video platform Smart Players that help customers overcome inconsistencies in HTML5 video playback across devices, which enables more…

Working On the Move with Virtualization Solutions

Working On the Move with Virtualization Solutions

Working On the Move with Virtualization Solutions The three most popular electronic devices used nowadays are: The personal computing device – laptop, tablet, etc. The personal communication device – mobile phones. The personal entertainment device – iPod, Zune, etc Now, what is the common attribute they all share? MOBILITY. However, mobility has been there even…

Can Box.net Overtake Microsoft SharePoint?

Can Box.net Overtake Microsoft SharePoint?

Can Box.net Overtake Microsoft SharePoint? If Microsoft Windows is the dominant operating system in the world and Microsoft Office the most popular productivity suite, Microsoft SharePoint is the preeminent file sharing platform. However, after years of dominance, a new challenger has appeared in the form of Box.net. As things stand today, Box.net with 7 million…

TIBCO Software Inc Announces Multimillion Dollar Transaction by the Department of Homeland Security

Department of Homeland Security Licenses TIBCO Software in Multimillion Dollar Deal Palo Alto, CA, October 26, 2011 – TIBCO Software Inc. (NASDAQ: TIBX) today announced a multimillion dollar transaction by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for TIBCO software products. TIBCO technology will be used by DHS’s National Protection and Programs Directorate’s National Cyber Security Division…

Infographic: Generation Cloud

Infographic: Generation Cloud

Generation Cloud The Study, ‘Generation Cloud’, commissioned by Rackspace in association with the centre of Creative and Social Technology (CAST) at Goldsmiths, University of London, analysed the ‘connected’ lives of everyday people to reveal what we are hosting and sharing in the cloud. Source: Rackspace Hosting 

How Lufthansa Got Into the Clouds with CloudStream

How Lufthansa Got Into the Clouds with CloudStream This is not the first article involving air travel and cloud computing. However, while the earlier article compared industries (See: The Similarities between Airplane Travel and Cloud Computing), this involves a specific airline and a specific cloud-based service. 2011 saw the introduction of an innovative new service…

CipherCloud Introduces Connectors for Amazon Web Services

CipherCloud Introduces Connectors for Amazon Web Services CipherCloud has introduced CipherCloud out-of-the-box connectors for Amazon Web Services (AWS) allowing organizations that use AWS to implement encryption, tokenization and masking to protect sensitive data on-the-fly, before it is sent to the cloud. All these tasks are done without impacting functionality, usability or performance, according to CipherCloud,…

MuleSoft Wins THINKstrategies Cloud Computing Business Value Award

MuleSoft Wins THINKstrategies Cloud Computing Business Value Award Cloud-Based Integration Platform-as-a-Service (iPaaS) Enables Developers to Solve Common Cloud-to-Cloud and Cloud-to-Premise Integration Problems SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwire – Oct 25, 2011) – MuleSoft, provider of the #1 integration platform for the cloud, web and enterprise, today announced that it has been named a winner of THINKstrategies’ Cloud Computing…

How to Determine How Much Your Cloud Costs

How to Determine How Much Your Cloud Costs Because I am a long term supporter of cloud computing, and I try to spread the idea that moving to the cloud will help any company lower costs and better leverage resources, I am often asked, how much the cloud actually costs. People fear that the initial…

Oracle Acquires RightNow Technologies for $1.5 Billion

Oracle Acquires RightNow Technologies for $1.5 Billion Adds Leading Customer Service Cloud Offering to Oracle’s Public Cloud Redwood Shores, CA – October 24, 2011 – Oracle today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire RightNow Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: RNOW), a leading provider of cloud-based customer service, for $43.00 per share or approximately $1.5…

SOA Software Positioned in the “Leaders” Quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for SOA Governance

SOA Software Positioned in the “Leaders” Quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for SOA Governance Evaluation Based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute Los Angeles, CA. – October 24, 2011 – SOA Software, a leading provider of SOA governance, cloud and enterprise API Management products, today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the…

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Cloud as Our Children’s Playground

Cloud as Our Children’s Playground

Cloud as Our Children’s Playground We read everyday about the fast pace of business adoption of the cloud.  But children are adopting the cloud at just as an aggressive pace.  The Cloud is changing our children’s lives – the way they play, learn, and interact with others and the world around them.  I see children…

OpenStack Interoperability – Dawn Of A New Era?

OpenStack Interoperability – Dawn Of A New Era?

The Interoperability Challenge! OpenStack has always had interoperability as one of its unique selling points. Simply put – you can use OpenStack on-premise and what you develop will also work with other OpenStack environments. Open APIs and open source is the common denominator. However until now, it has been an elusive feature or really dream…

Managed Services Providers (MSPs) – Urged To Embrace The Cloud

Managed Services Providers (MSPs) – Urged To Embrace The Cloud

Managed Services Providers (MSPs)  If you’ve been observant of the MSP industry over the last two years, you’ve no doubt noticed that it has had significant difficulty expanding its service capabilities and growing its revenue stream around cloud computing. At least that was the analysis of recent market research studies assessing the status of cloud…

The Open Performance Grid: Utopia Comes To Tech

The Open Performance Grid: Utopia Comes To Tech

The Open Performance Grid “For what greater wealth can there be than cheerfulness, peace of mind, and freedom from anxiety?” So wrote the English author and philosopher Sir Thomas More in his novel, Utopia, almost 500 years ago. More’s utopian dreams continue to thrive in one guise or another to the present day; in the…

The Growth Of Rampant Digital Diseases

The Growth Of Rampant Digital Diseases

Rampant Digital Diseases Keeping ‘Rombertik’ at Bay – The New Malware that Destroys Hard-Drives A new form of malware is still on the loose, and this one takes malicious to a whole new level. Nicknamed ‘Rombertik’ by Cisco Systems, the malware attempts to infiltrate the victim’s browser to procure confidential information; fairly standard operating procedure…

Is Docker The Next Big Thing?

Is Docker The Next Big Thing?

Is Docker The Next Big Thing? We often hear that a particular product or idea is going to be the ‘next big thing’, and analysts and commentators are frequently falling over themselves to predict an emerging trend or developing idea. In the case of Docker, it might actually be justified. The open source technology is…

The Cloud In 2015: Eight Trends To Look For

The Cloud In 2015: Eight Trends To Look For

The Cloud In 2015 For organizations of all sizes, in 2014 the cloud emerged as a critical part of the default consideration set when implementing any new application – in large part due to the cloud’s proven ability to handle data storage and processing demands in an elastic manner, improved verifiable standards around data security and…

Will Your Internet of Things Device Testify Against You?

Will Your Internet of Things Device Testify Against You?

Will Your Internet of Things Device Testify Imagine this:  Your wearable device is subpoenaed to testify against you.  You were driving when you were over the legal alcohol limit and data from a smart Breathalyzer device is used against you. Some might argue that such a use case could potentially safeguard society. However, it poses…

BlackBerry COO Marty Beard Discusses Good Technology Acquisition

BlackBerry COO Marty Beard Discusses Good Technology Acquisition

Good Technology Acquisition Today BlackBerry announced plans to acquire Good Technology. For some, this news may be a surprise. That’s why Inside BlackBerry sat down with BlackBerry COO Marty Beard and Good CEO Christy Wyatt to discuss how the two companies are coming together to deliver on a combined vision. IBB: There’s history here with…

Flying Into The Cloud – FAA Moves Into High Gear

Flying Into The Cloud –  FAA Moves Into High Gear

Computer Sciences Corporation Inks Large Deal In a big move earlier this week, the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) inked a deal worth more than a hundred million dollars with Computer Sciences Corporation to provide cloud computing services. The deal generated quite a bit of news coverage earlier this week, but we want to take a…

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