Christmas For The Cloud Comes In June

Cloud Christmas In June

Christmas For the Cloud Comes in June Break out your naughty-or-nice list! Bake those cookies, and pour a complementary glass of milk. Structure 2012, one of the most important gatherings of the year, nigh on holiday, for true cloud cognoscenti. And once you arrive at the event in San Francisco, being held this year from

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To The Cloud: A Book Review

To The Cloud: A Book Review When I picked up this book written by three senior Microsoft employees Pankaj Arora, Raj Biyani and Salil Dave, the first thing that struck me was its size, or rather the lack of it. This is no heavy tome extolling the virtues of cloud computing, but a brief yet

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Cloud Computing “Most Positive for Businesses”: UK Study

Cloud Computing “Most Positive for Businesses”: UK Study A regular reader of this site will undoubtedly attest to the benefits of going on to the cloud (See: Which Cloud Computing Quality Works for You?). While it is true that different businesses, depending on size and operations (See: Which Type of Businesses Benefit Most from Cloud

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US Senator Seeks Federal Funding for New York Cloud Computing Center

US Senator Seeks Federal Funding for New York Cloud Computing Center It’s no secret that the US Government is a big supporter of cloud computing. Although this support has declined slightly from the days when former Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra was at the helm of the country’s information technology initiatives (See: The Architect

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What’s The New Cloud-Friendly CIO Like?

What’s The New Cloud-Friendly CIO Like? The Chief Information Officer (CIO) has always occupied a position secondary to the other C-suite executives like the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Chief Operating Officer (COO) and the Chief Financial Officer (CFO). However, that is changing with the advent of cloud computing. So, what’s this new cloud-friendly CIO

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Will Vivek Kundra’s Departure Affect Government’s Flight to the Clouds?

Will Vivek Kundra’s Departure Affect Government’s Flight to the Clouds? The online world is abuzz with news of the planned departure of the first Chief Information Officer (CIO) the US has ever had, and some have expressed fears that this may slow down the government’s aggressive adoption of cloud computing that Vivek Kundra had been

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How Much Can The US Government Save By Going To The Cloud?

How Much Can The US Government Save By Going To The Cloud? The government has often been accused of wasteful expenditure. Ask any average American citizen about government expenses, and there’s a good chance you will get a derisive response which also includes a strong opinion on why citizens should stop paying taxes because they

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Cisco, EMC, VMware Evolve Australian Data Centre to Private Cloud

Cisco, EMC, VMware Evolve Australian Data Centre to Private Cloud Cisco, EMC and VMware have teamed on helping KPMG Australia, part of a global network of firms providing audit, tax and advisory services, to evolve its data centre to a private cloud with a Vblock infrastructure platform. The companies claim that this platform successfully blends

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The Small Print in Cloud Computing Contracts

Cloud Computing Contracts “The universe never did make sense; I suspect it was built on government contract.” – Robert A. Heinlein (1907-1988), American science fiction writer. A contract is defined as “a legally enforceable agreement between two or more parties for the doing or not doing of something specified.” Contracts are the cornerstones of business.

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Microsoft Expands Its Cloud Customer Base

Microsoft Expands its Cloud Customer Base Microsoft has expanded its customer base for its popular suite of cloud applications. Several companies including Advocate Health Care, Manpower Inc., Shell and Tampa General Hospital are using Microsoft Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS), to enjoy benefits such as better collaboration and productivity. Manpower, a provider of innovative work-force

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