SAP Drives Openness and Choice for Virtualization and Cloud Computing

Preferred Three-Way Strategic Collaboration With EMC and VMware to Deliver  Next-Generation Infrastructure With SAP® Services Offerings to Provide Upgrade Support for Customers MADRID, Spain – November 09, 2011 – As cloud computing and virtualization rapidly evolve, SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) is working in a preferred three-way strategic collaboration with partners EMC (NYSE: EMC) and VMware

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The Shift to the Cloud: Overcoming Resistance to Change – Part 2

The Shift to the Cloud: Overcoming Resistance to Change – Part 2 “Change before you have to.” – Jack Welch, legendary ex-CEO of General Electric. In the first part of this article (See: The Shift to the Cloud: Overcoming Resistance to Change – Part 1) I discussed some reasons why people resist the shift from

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Case Study: Cloud Computing Competence Development (ING)

Case Study: Cloud Computing Competence Development  ING’s IT Strategy ING set out a cloud strategy that had the potential for substantial savings in cost while also providing for greater control of IT infrastructure, newer technology, improved stability, and a more agile organization. However, ING understood that the roles of IT professionals change as a result

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Does Moving to the Cloud work for the US Federal Government?

Does Moving to the Cloud work for the US Federal Government? The Federal government’s relationship with cloud computing have always been a topic of interest on this website. Over the last months, I have covered this area in considerable detail. However, but for the slight hint of skepticism, the articles have been largely positive about

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Cloud Computing and your Car – Part 2

Cloud Computing and your Car – Part 2 In the first part of this two-part article, I wrote about Toyota’s efforts to bring cloud computing technology to the car, and Salesforce.com CEO Mark Benioff’s ideas on social networking between car owners, company sales force, dealers and customer service (See: Cloud Computing and your Car –

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Cloud Computing and your Car – Part 1

Cloud Computing and your Car – Part 1 Cars define America. If a non-American were asked to define the nation, skyscrapers, cars and Hollywood would definitely be part of the definition. For long, automobiles have been at the forefront of American innovation, giving rise to the Big Three of American Auto – General Motors, Ford

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Dimension Data Acquires OpSource To Accelerate Global Cloud Strategy

Dimension Data Acquires OpSource To Accelerate Global Cloud Strategy Johannesburg, South Africa and Santa Clara, CA – June 30, 2011 – Dimension Data announced today that it has acquired OpSource, an enterprise cloud company, in a deal that will see Dimension Data, a wholly owned subsidiary of NTT Holdings, accelerate its cloud computing services offerings. 

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To the Cloud? – Developing a Cloud Migration Strategy

To the Cloud? – Developing a Cloud Migration Strategy Following the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference last year, it became pretty clear that cloud computing had risen to dominance. This was going to be the next big thing, and following Microsoft’s lead, the concept of “cloud” rose to the top of everyone’s mind. So it was

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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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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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Fujitsu Rolls Out Global Cloud Computing Platform in North America

Fujitsu Rolls Out Global Cloud Computing Platform in North America Fujitsu launching free, three-month beta trial of Infrastructure-as-a-Service offering beginning May 31 Sunnyvale, CALIF. – May 24, 2011 – Fujitsu today announced the North American roll-out of its proven Global Cloud Platform, already launched in Japan, Australia, Singapore and UK. The Fujitsu Global Cloud Platform

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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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GigaSpaces Leverages Citrix OpenCloud to Deliver Flexible and Open PaaS Solution

GigaSpaces Builds on the Success of OpenStack, Accelerating Choice for Enterprise Cloud App Development NEW YORK and BETHESDA, MD. – April 11, 2011 – GigaSpaces today announced they are collaborating with Citrix to provide an open, scalable platform for the development of enterprise cloud applications. GigaSpaces will leverage Citrix OpenCloud to offer a truly open

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Where Does Europe Stand On Cloud Computing?

Where Does Europe Stand On Cloud Computing? When we talk of cloud computing, we usually refer to the American market. Although I have tried to vary the spread by writing about cloud computing in the Indian (See: Is India The Next Cloud Computing Superpower?) and Chinese contexts (See: The Chinese Dragon And Cloud Computing ),

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