Employing The Cloud: 94% Of IT Departments Expect To Expand Their Use Of Cloud

Employing Cloud 2012 is rumored as the tipping point for cloud. For the last four to five years, we have heard that cloud (Internet-delivered solutions) is about to go mainstream, however, this year it is not the hype, but real user benefits that are driving adoption. What do I mean by this. Well people are

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An International Cloud Progress Report

An International Cloud Progress Report For those (few) of you who do not know, the cloud’s reach has clearly extended far beyond America’s fair shores. Cloud computing continues to boom abroad in intriguing and dynamic ways. Here is an overview of the latest in cloud as it’s growing in three countries: China, Germany, and India.

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Is Cloud Migration Becoming Easy?

 Is Cloud Migration Becoming Easy? Among some of the challenges one could encounter when taking the road to the cloud that I have mentioned in one of my earlier articles, 5 Challenges in the Journey to the Cloud,there isone that is purely technical and practical, specifically the complexity of the integration and migration process. And

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Silly Businesses, Cloud Computing isn’t Just for Cost Savings

Silly Businesses, Cloud Computing isn’t Just for Cost Savings Watching technology evolve is a beautiful, fascinating process. Take the telephone. The telephone initially was an improvement over the telegraph in the 1870s. It evolved into a household’s primary method of contact with the outside world and is now a personal device. Almost everyone you see

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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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US Army Awards First Cloud Computing Contract

US Army Awards First Cloud Computing Contract I have always stated that the best vote of confidence that cloud computing can get is from the military. By their very nature they are cautious, and will undoubtedly shun use of technology that can possibly jeopardize national security. In fact, military spending has long been a bone

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Cloud Computing: An Ode to the Lost Server Huggers

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Cloud Computing: An Ode To The lost Server Huggers It is no longer a question. The Cloud is officially the future, it is here to stay and will probably take over everything in the next two to three years. As some industry watchers are saying the only major hurdle still blocking the way of the Cloud’s

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2012 Will Be All About the Data, and How We Manage It

2012 Will Be All About the Data, and How We Manage It Part 1 I can’t decide if this is the most exciting time to be in IT or, frankly, if it sucks. While our budgets have yet to move upward, the number of initiatives, new strategies and technologies we need to evaluate and implement

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Business Intelligence, Tablet Computers and Cloud Computing – A New Dimension

Unlocking the value of business intelligence, tablet computers and cloud computing – a new dimension The mobile workforce using tablet computers aided by cloud computing, is providing companies with a greater depth of business intelligence The Business Intelligence (BI), is a rapidly evolving market, with technological advances needing BI systems to be far more sophisticated

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SITA and Orange Business Services join forces to build a global cloud computing infrastructure

SITA and Orange Business Services join forces to build a global cloud computing infrastructure Brussels – June 22, 2011 – SITA, the air transport industry IT specialist, and Orange Business Services, the leading global integrated communications service provider for businesses, have agreed to jointly build a global, high performance, managed cloud computing infrastructure. Each partner

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Update: What Do Government Officials Think Of Cloud Computing?

This is the latest in a series of articles that covers the Federal Government’s move towards increasing use of cloud computing. You may want to look at these earlier articles for an understanding of the official stance on this emerging technology and actions taken: 1. Governments and Cloud Computing – Where Do They Stand? 2.

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What Does the US Military Want from Cloud Computing?

What Does the US Military Want from Cloud Computing? Polytetraflouroethylene or PTFE was an exotic substance accidentally invented by DuPont chemist Dr. Roy Plunkett in 1938. In spite of its less-than-ordinary origins, PTFE was found to have some extraordinary properties – high heat resistance, high corrosion resistance and the lowest coefficient of friction of any

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Gartner Suggests Ways to Migrate Applications to Cloud

Gartner Suggests Ways to Migrate Applications to Cloud There are five ways by which organizations can move applications into the cloud, according to research firm Gartner. The first option is to rehost or redeploy applications to a different hardware environment and change the application’s infrastructure configuration. Second option is to refactor or run applications on

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60 Percent Of Organizations Ready To Embrace Cloud Computing – IBM Reports

ARMONK, N.Y. – 17 May 2011: A new IBM (NYSE: IBM) study of more than 3,000 global CIOs shows that 60 percent of organizations are ready to embrace cloud computing over the next five years as a means of growing their businesses and achieving competitive advantage. The figure nearly doubles the number of CIOs who

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