Putting A Figure On Cloud Failures: $71 Million Since 2007

Putting A Figure On Cloud Failures: $71 Million Since 2007 As supporters of cloud computing, it’s expected of us to report on all the positive developments in this field, and as is obvious, there was, is and will be many of those. At the same time, as commentators with integrity, it is our duty to

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Healthcare In The Cloud: Good And Bad And Around The World

Healthcare in the Cloud: Good and Bad and Around the World What field isn’t the cloud revolutionizing right now? From music to entrepreneurship, virtually every relevant sector is capitalizing on some aspect of the cloud in order to improve efficiency and — one hopes as a byproduct — creativity as well. Healthcare is not immune

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Cloudwords Automates Accurate Translation

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Cloudwords Automates Accurate Translation Documentation localization remains one of the major cash pitfalls of doing an upgrade for a software often because the translation is done inefficiently or applied to the entire document or manual, rather than the small upgraded and additional feature added due to the software upgrade. Cloudwords creates a more organized translation approach

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Amazon SQS New Features: Delay Queues, Message Timers and Batch APIs

Amazon SQS New Features: Delay Queues, Message Timers and Batch APIs We are excited to announce three new Amazon SQS features today: delay queues, message timers, and the ability to send or delete multiple messages in a single API call (batch operations). Delay can be used to apply a uniform delay to all messages. Alternatively message timers

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SaaS Global Revenues to Grow 20% to $12 Billion in 2011, Gartner Report

SaaS Global Revenues to Grow 20% to $12 Billion in 2011, Gartner Report North American companies are estimated to account for nearly 64 percent of global software-as-a-service (SaaS) revenue with their share slightly decreasing from 63.6 percent in 2011 to 60.8 percent in 2015, a report by Gartner, Inc. revealed. In 2011, global market for

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5 Low-Cost Cloud Phone Services

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5 Low-Cost Cloud Phone Service Providers Here is a small list of 5 low cost cloud based phone services.  Some new and some more established. 8×8 8×8 Inc. is a communications technology company and one of the largest Cloud based VoIP service providers in the US. Ringcentral RingCentral provides cloud computing based business phone systems

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YouSendIt Launches New Services For Business Collaboration in the Cloud – Anytime, Anywhere

YouSendIt Launches New Services For Business Collaboration in the Cloud – Anytime, Anywhere First cloud collaboration service to offer integrated approach for sending, sharing & signing documents online, with unlimited storage July 26, 2011 — Campbell, Calif., – YouSendIt, Inc., a leader in cloud-based collaboration services, today significantly expands its services for an increasingly distributed

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Cloud Storage Connector and Some Popular Options

There are many ways to connect to cloud storage. The most popular one is to provide web interface inside a web browser. For example, Google Docs, SkyDrive all have their own web interface. The problem of this is that it can’t be interoperable with existing applications until the applications are re-written. Google has a Google

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5 Promising Cloud Based API Services For Cloud Developers

Tropo Makes it simple to build phone, SMS and Instant messaging applications. You use the web technologies you already know and Tropo’s powerful cloud API to bring real-time communications to your apps. Cloudkick REST API lets you query information about your servers and monitors quickly and easily, giving you the ability to integrate Cloudkick into

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U.S. SMBs Prefer Deploying Multiple Cloud Services

U.S. SMBs Prefer Deploying Multiple Cloud Services U.S. small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) prefer to deploy multiple cloud services, according to recent AMI-Partners research. “A significant segment of U.S. SMBs prefer to deploy multiple cloud services in order to achieve flexibility, ease of IT management, and lower CAPEX,” says Donald Best of AMI. “This

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Intel’s McAfee Introduces Cloud Security Platform

Intel’s McAfee Introduces Cloud Security Platform McAfee, a wholly owned subsidiary of Intel, has unveiled the McAfee Cloud Security Platform. The new release can secure all content and data traffic moving between an organization and the cloud. It can thus help businesses to leverage cloud computing in a safe and efficient manner. “Once you move

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Is Cloud Lock-In A Bigger Issue Than Security?

Cloud lock-in a bigger issue than security Before LabSlice I was employed as a Security Architect for a major bank. Banks, government departments and  health providers are naturally suspicious of technology solutions that they do not fully control. This is why cloud security is frequently listed as a concern for big industry, typically followed by operational uptime concerns.

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How Green Is Cloud Computing?

How Green Is Cloud Computing? “There must be a better way to make the things we want, a way that doesn’t spoil the sky, or the rain or the land.” – Sir Paul McCartney, singer-songwriter and member of the legendary ‘Beatles’. What with all the news about global warming and rising sea levels, sustainability and

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