VMworld Survey: Enterprises Still Unwilling To Look Outside For Private Cloud

VMworld Survey: Enterprises Still Unwilling to Look Outside for Private Cloud Attendees Also State Concerns Over Shadow IT as a Result of Public Cloud Services SAN FRANCISCO and PASADENA, Calif. – VMworld 2013 – August 29, 2013 – 87 percent of private cloud users deploy on their own infrastructure instead of through a hosted third-party,

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Has The Cloud Stepped Out Of Infancy? (And How You Can Benefit From Its Growth)

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Has The Cloud Stepped Out of Infancy? (And How You Can Benefit From Its Growth) “I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity.”                                                               Albert Einstein (1879-1955), possibly the smartest man in the last century. When we speak of cloud computing, we often speak of its relative

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Russia May End Imminent Cloud’s ‘Ides of March’

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Russia May End Imminent Cloud’s ‘Ides of March’ as it Improves on International Scoreboard Russia has a cloud and big data conference this October, in the central-European nation of Austria, just marches away from Latvia. The latter is the destination at which most Moscow cloud companies have set base for their cloud servers, to eschew

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What Cloud Service Providers Can Do To Accelerate Cloud Computing Uptake

What Cloud Service Providers Can Do To Accelerate Cloud Computing Uptake Cloud computing is a promising technology; however, uptake by businesses remains slow in some industries despite the many benefits of cloud computing. Productivity, lower costs, and efficiency are some of the open benefits of the cloud. Even so, some businesses will never come on

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What Small Businesses Need To Consider When They Go Cloud

What Small Businesses Need To Consider When They Go Cloud Many small businesses are heading to the cloud. This is a fact, considering cloud computing companies are some of the fastest growing in the tech world now. Cloud computing offers promise for lower costs, heightened IT efficiency and security. Truth be told, even though the

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Top Five Challenges Of Cloud Computing

Top Five Challenges Of Cloud Computing Companies are increasingly aware of the business value that cloud computing brings and are taking steps towards transition to the cloud. A smooth transition entails a thorough understanding of the benefits as well as challenges involved. Like any new technology, the adoption of cloud computing is not free from

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Google’s Partner Program To Push Cloud Services

Google’s Partner Program To Push Cloud Services I have written about cloud computing companies and their partnership programs before (See: Cloud Biggies and their Partnership Programs); now, Google, one of the earliest movers to the cloud but a late starter as far as cloud partnership programs are concerned, has decided to address that gap in its portfolio.

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Should Cloud Computing Service Providers Screen Potential Customers?

Should Cloud Computing Service Providers Screen Potential Customers? The World Wide Web is full of articles advising consumers on what they should look for when choosing a cloud provider, how they should negotiate contracts with providers, what danger signs they should be aware of and a plethora of other advice. However, an extremely illuminating article

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Is Cloud Computing A Lunch Break Creation?

Is Cloud Computing a Lunch Break Creation? There have been allegations that “cloud computing” is just a marketing term, with the underlying principles and technologies having long existed. Personally speaking, while I do believe that a lot of cloud computing as it exists today did exist before Ramnath Chellappa used the term in a 1997

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Healthcare In The Cloud: Good And Bad And Around The World

Healthcare in the Cloud: Good and Bad and Around the World What field isn’t the cloud revolutionizing right now? From music to entrepreneurship, virtually every relevant sector is capitalizing on some aspect of the cloud in order to improve efficiency and — one hopes as a byproduct — creativity as well. Healthcare is not immune

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Recent Cloud Computing Team Ups – III

Recent Cloud Computing Team Ups – III This is a continuing series on cloud computing companies joining hands. As is evident from the previous articles, cloud companies are increasingly looking to join forces to better leverage their individual competencies. Today’s article features two such team-ups: Atos, EMC and VMware Three big companies – Atos (http://www.atos.net), EMC (www.emc.com) and

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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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Can Increased State Taxation Hinder Cloud Computing? – Part 2

Can Increased State Taxation Hinder Cloud Computing? – Part 2 “I’m proud to pay taxes in the United States; the only thing is, I could be just as proud for half the money.” – Arthur Godfrey (1903-1983), American radio and television personality. In Part 1 of this two-part article, I laid out the current environment

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Cloud Computing – Threat or Opportunity? Part 2

Cloud Computing – Threat or Opportunity? Part 2 In Part 1 of this two-part article, I had discussed whether cloud computing is a threat or an opportunity for IT companies (See: Cloud Computing – Threat or Opportunity? Part 1 ). In this concluding part, I discuss the same issue from the IT employee’s point of

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