US Cyber Command Chief Gives Cloud Computing Security His Vote of Confidence

US Cyber Command Chief Gives Cloud Computing Security His Vote of Confidence Even as cloud computing advances by leaps and bounds, security concerns remain. This issue has been addressed time and again by me in several articles. Even supporters of the cloud maintain that unless these problems are resolved, universal adoption will remain a dream.

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Google Apps and 365: Cloud Face-Off

Google Apps and 365: Cloud Face-Off If you’re looking to move to the cloud, you’ve probably wondered whether Google Apps or Office 365, two of the leading cloud computing service providers, is right for you.  So how do you know which service to choose?  Here is a side-by-side comparison of the services offered through each.

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Cloud Computing and India, Emerging Superstars of the 21st Century

Cloud Computing and India, Emerging Superstars of the 21st Century “China and India will, separately and together, unleash an explosion of demand.” – Mukesh Ambani, Indian industrialist and the 9th richest man in the world. Before deciding to do my MBA from the University of Notre Dame in the United States, I was an Indian

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The Shift to Cloud Computing: Overcoming Resistance to Change – Part 1

The Shift to Cloud Computing: Overcoming Resistance to Change – Part 1 “Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts.” – Arnold Bennett (1867-1931), English novelist. No one likes change, and a shift to cloud computing represents that very change that people oppose. Consequently, in spite of the

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Cloud Computing: Risks vs Benefits – Part 1

Cloud Computing: Risks vs Benefits – Part 1 “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.” – Mark Twain (1835-1910), noted American author and humorist. By quoting the most famous American author on how statistics are often used to bolster unreasonable arguments, I may have showed my hand prematurely, but here are

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What’s In It For Me? – The Key Question Companies Ask of Cloud Computing

What’s In It For Me? – The Key Question Companies Ask of Cloud Computing “What’s in it for me? I’ve got to ask, If it’s only more tears Then I’ll have to pass. If you’ll open up Then I can see, Deep in your heart What’s in it for me?” – John Berry, American country

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What Bromium’s Funding Means For Cloud Security

What Bromium’s Funding Means for Cloud Security What can prompt three experienced professionals in the IT industry – former CTO and SVP of engineering at Phoenix Technologies Gaurav Banga, former CTO of the Data Center & Cloud Division of Citrix Simon Crosby, and former VP of advanced products in the Virtualization and Management Division at

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How India Stands to Gain from Cloud Computing

How India Stands to Gain from Cloud Computing “The land of dreams and romance, of fabulous wealth and fabulous poverty, of splendor and rags, of palaces and hovels, of famine and pestilence, of genii and giants and Aladdin lamps, of tigers and elephants, the cobra and the jungle, the country of hundred nations and a

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Are Cloud Computing Service Providers Shirking Responsibility On Security?

Are Cloud Computing Service Providers Shirking Responsibility On Security? Former American President Harry S. Truman famously had a sign on his desk at the Oval Office with the phrase, “The Buck Stops Here!” It signified that it was the President who had to make the hard decisions and bear responsibility for them; he could not

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Breakout Quarter for Cloud Computing Stocks

Breakout Quarter for Cloud Computing Stocks Some time back I had discussed the possibility of cloud computing stocks being valued more than they are worth (See: Are Cloud Computing Stocks Overvalued?). While, personally speaking, I believe that cloud computing stocks have more solidity than their vaporous counterparts during the Dotcom Bubble, I did recommend caution.

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Microsoft Study Says 40% of SMBs to Go On Cloud within 3 Years

Microsoft Study Says 40% of SMBs to Go On Cloud within 3 Years Microsoft, a major player in cloud computing with its Azure platform, released its global “SMB Cloud Adoption Study 2011” last week. The study was conducted to investigate the impact of cloud computing on small and medium businesses (SMBs), and the results are

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Looking Back at Joe Weinman’s 10 Laws of Cloudonomics

Looking Back at Joe Weinman’s 10 Laws of Cloudonomics Back in September 2008, Joe Weinman, Strategic Solutions Sales VP for AT&T Global Business Services, came up with a new term “Cloudonomics” to describe the economic effects of cloud computing. At that time, cloud computing hadn’t entered the popular lexicon and his definition went a long

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What’s Happening At The RSA Conference?

Last week I wrote about the RSA Conference currently on in San Francisco and what it meant for cloud security (See: Can The RSA Conference Help Dispel Cloud Computing Security Fears? ). Today’s article is an update on what’s happening in “The City by the Bay.” For one, cloud computing is high on the agenda

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Cloud Computing Risks (And How to Deal With Them)

Cloud Computing Risks (And How to Deal With Them) “Fear of failure must never be a reason not to try something.” – Frederick Smith, founder, chairman, president, and CEO of FedEx. There is absolutely no doubt that cloud computing is beneficial to companies looking to revolutionize their IT infrastructures. However, there is no denying that

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