Cloud Computing: Cloud Service Models – Part 3

Cloud Computing: Cloud Service Models – Part 3 Continued From Part 2… Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) This service model enables user organizations to forgo deployment of new datacenter equipment to handle growing operational needs. Rather, the business obtains needed IT infrastructure – servers, security, storage, networks, etc. – from a cloud services provider, often

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European Firm Refuses To Go On the Microsoft Cloud Due to PATRIOT Act Concerns

European Firm Refuses To Go On the Microsoft Cloud Due to PATRIOT Act Concerns Sometime back I had written about how Australian cloud computing company Ninefold was trying to drum up fear that data residing on Amazon’s servers in Australia were under the jurisdiction on the US PATRIOT Act, and thereby, subject to search and

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How Companies Are Adopting and Adapting to Cloud Computing: KPMG

How Companies Are Adopting and Adapting to Cloud Computing There have been several studies attesting to the growth of cloud computing, and some of them have been covered in earlier articles (See: Where Is Cloud Computing Going? Up, Up And Away! and How BIG Is the Cloud Computing Market?). Now, KPMG has come out with study

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Cloud Spending Helps Techs as PC Sales Stagger

Cloud Spending Helps Techs as PC Sales Stagger Oct 14 (Reuters) – Big U.S. Internet computing companies should outshine their plainer PC cousins when earnings season kicks off next week, as corporations and fast-growing Web players dramatically accelerate their pace of hardware spending. Corporations are increasingly turning to new technology to make themselves more productive in a

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Top Cloud Computing Enablers Gaining Mind Share in 3Q 2011

Top Cloud Computing Enablers Gaining Mind Share in 3Q 2011 Are you wondering who is gaining mind share in the 3rd quarter of 2011?  Well wonder no more. Lets take a look at the Top Cloud Enablers Gaining Mind Share, and The Leaderboard (Up and Coming Cloud Innovators, Movers and Shakers). As you know, Cloud computing has gone mainstream, and

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Successful Selling In The Cloud Relies On Billing

Successful selling in the cloud relies on billing The cloud offers a multitude of benefits for businesses looking to expand their sales channels. In the cloud, these companies can create new, predictable revenue streams; develop economies of scale; gain faster time to market; and shorten sales cycles. However, those benefits come with some challenges. Many

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LastPass Possibly Hacked, Cloud Security Concerns on the Rise

LastPass Possibly Hacked, Cloud Security Concerns on the Rise Conspiracy theory admirers will be happy to hear the news that today, following Amazon’s outage and recent security breaches at Sony, cloud-based password storage and management company LastPass announced a possible successful hacker’s attack against its servers. “If you have a strong, non-dictionary-based password or pass

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Can IEEE Help With Lack of Cloud Computing Standards?

Can IEEE Help With Lack of Cloud Computing Standards? “If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it.” – Lord Kelvin (1824-1907), British physicist and engineer. I had written earlier on the lack of codified standards in cloud computing to provide benchmarks for service. (See: Cloud Computing Standards: How Important Are They?). I had also

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Featured Whitepaper – Global Business and Cloud Computing Collide

Global Business and the Cloud Computing Collide This new SandHill Group white paper explores the powerful advantages of SaaS technologies in addressing the challenges of a global market, virtual teams and an ever-changing business climate. In today’s increasingly global business climate, companies are expanding operations to many parts of the world in order to secure

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Top 25 European Cloud Computing Rising Stars: CohesiveFT

Cohesive Flexible Technologies, or CohesiveFT, can be depicted as more than a European cloud-based rising star. The London-headquartered start-up has offices in Chicago and Palo Alto and in the past three years has attracted the interest of journalists and analysts alike. Craig Heimark, Alexis Richardson, and Dwight Koop founded the company in 2006 with the

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