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Iconic VC Firm Kleiner Perkins Considering Focused Fund For Cloud Startups

Iconic VC Firm Kleiner Perkins Considering Focused Fund for Cloud Startups More than 6 months back, I had written about the launch of the first cloud computing ETF, and how, in my mind, that represented cloud computing’s acceptance in the mainstream investing community (See: Packaging Cloud Computing as an Investment – First Cloud Computing ETF…

Leveraging a Virtualized Data Center to Improve Business Agility – Part 1

Leveraging a Virtualized Data Center to Improve Business Agility – Part 1

Leveraging a Virtualized Data Center to Improve Business Agility – Part 1 Everyone knows that the age of cloud computing is here. The bigger question, on which even the greatest minds of technology revolution can’t agree, is what the impact will be and how best to apply this approach to computing resources and business optimization.…

What’s Special About The Joyent Funding Round?

What’s Special about the Joyent Funding Round? There is nothing special about small companies or startups getting funding, other than the obvious vindication of the opportunities in cloud computing. In fact, such funding stories have been the focus of several articles here (See the latest one: Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money: UPDATE 8). However,…

Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money: UPDATE 5

Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money: UPDATE 5

Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money: UPDATE 5 This is the fifth in a continuing series on startups raising funding. Today, there are two startups in focus – Xeround and SurDoc. Xeround (http://xeround.com/) Xeround, a California-based startup that describes itself as “The Cloud Database”, announced the successful completion of its Series C round of funding…

Cloud Apps of the Week: From College to Cancer Cures

Cloud Apps of the Week: From College to Cancer Cures

Cloud Apps of the Week: From College to Cancer Cures Matchbox An erstwhile venture capitalist and experienced college admissions officer in might have just revolutionized the pursuit of higher education, via the cloud. As a staff member of the MIT Sloan School of Management’s admissions team, Stephen Marcus experienced firsthand the vexing process of reviewing…

Egnyte Awarded "Most Promising Start-Up Cloud Provider" at UP 2011 Cloud Computing Conference

Egnyte Awarded “Most Promising Start-Up Cloud Provider” at UP 2011 Cloud Computing Conference Key Industry Experts Project Startup to Revolutionize Cloud Computing MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA–(Marketwire – Dec 7, 2011) – Egnyte, a leading provider of hybrid cloud file server technology, was announced “Most Promising Start-Up Cloud Provider” at Cloudcor’s UP 2011 Cloud Computing Conference in Mountain View, Calif.…

Can Box.net Overtake Microsoft SharePoint?

Can Box.net Overtake Microsoft SharePoint?

Can Box.net Overtake Microsoft SharePoint? If Microsoft Windows is the dominant operating system in the world and Microsoft Office the most popular productivity suite, Microsoft SharePoint is the preeminent file sharing platform. However, after years of dominance, a new challenger has appeared in the form of Box.net. As things stand today, Box.net with 7 million…

U.S. SMBs High on Cloud-Based Business Applications

U.S. SMBs High on Cloud-Based Business Applications U.S. small and medium businesses (SMBs) are showing keen interest in cloud-based business applications, according to AMI-Partners’ latest U.S. SMB Cloud Services Study. Currently, the software-as-a-service customer relationship management (or, SaaS CRM) market represents 570,000 U.S. SMB firms. This market, says AMI is set to undergo double-digit year-over-year…

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Using Big Data To Make Cities Smarter

Using Big Data To Make Cities Smarter

Using Big Data To Make Cities Smarter The city of the future is impeccably documented. Sensors are used to measure air quality, traffic patterns, and crowd movement. Emerging neighborhoods are quickly recognized, public safety threats are found via social networks, and emergencies are dealt with quicklier. Crowdsourcing reduces commuting times, provides people with better transportation…

Cloud Infographic – Cloud Computing And SMEs

Cloud Infographic – Cloud Computing And SMEs

Cloud Infographic – Cloud Computing And SMEs SMEs (Small/Medium Sized Enterprises) make up the bulk of businesses today. Most cloud based applications created today are geared toward the SME market. Accounting, Storage, Backup services are just a few of them. According to the European Commission, cloud based technology could help 80% of organisations reduce costs by…

Cloud Infographic – The Future Of Big Data

Cloud Infographic – The Future Of Big Data

Cloud Infographic – The Future Of Big Data Big Data is BIG business and will continue to be one of the more predominant areas of focus in the coming years from small startups to large scale corporations. We’ve already covered on CloudTweaks how Big Data can be utilized in a number of interesting ways from preventing world hunger to…

Cloud Infographic – Monetizing Internet Of Things

Cloud Infographic – Monetizing Internet Of Things

Cloud Infographic – Monetizing Internet Of Things There are many interesting ways in which companies are looking to connect devices to the cloud. From the vehicles to kitchen appliances the internet of things is already a $1.9 trillion dollar market based on research estimates from IDC. Included is a fascinating infographic provided by AriaSystems which shows us some…

Cloud Infographic: The Education Of Tomorrow

Cloud Infographic: The Education Of Tomorrow

Cloud Infographic: The Education Of Tomorrow  Online Education is a very exciting topic for many as it opens up many new doors and opportunities. We’ve touched on areas such as Massive Open Online Sources (MOOC) which provides tremendous levels of cloud based interconnectivity. We’ve taken a look into higher education,  the increased demand for online courses as well as…

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Moving From Email Into The Cloud

Moving From Email Into The Cloud

Mobile Collaboration In The Cloud Imagine that you, as a manager, are told by the powers that be that you have to find “efficiencies” within your department that will result in one million dollars of savings annually. You struggle with this. You send an email to everyone on your senior team. “Where can we save…

IT Security: Think Like A Thief – And An Average Joe, Too

IT Security: Think Like A Thief – And An Average Joe, Too

IT Security: Think Like A Thief – And An Average Joe, Too With security threats to information services growing in sophistication, frequency and variety, IT professionals on all sides of the marketplace are realizing an urgent need to reinvent themselves to better anticipate the bewildering variety of attacks that they and their customers face. The…

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The Cloud Above Our Home

The Cloud Above Our Home

Our Home – Moving All Things Into The Cloud The promise of a smart home had excited the imagination of the movie makers long ago. If you have seen any TV shows in the nineties or before, the interpretation presented itself to us as a computerized personal assistant or a robot housekeeper. It was smart,…

Cloud Service Provider Selection Considerations

Cloud Service Provider Selection Considerations

Why Cloud Brokers Make Sense Different workloads perform differently on different cloud service providers. Enough so that it is prudent in planning to consider the optimal configuration and the optimal CSP for your solution. Consider this old word problem from years ago. One person can carry two buckets of water. It takes 5 minutes to…

Migrating to a Business Cloud (5 Warnings)

Migrating to a Business Cloud (5 Warnings)

Migrating to a Business Cloud  In theory, migrating to cloud computing should be easy. Choose a cloud provider, move the files to the data server and everything is good to go. While that may work for the personal cloud, migrating into a business cloud format is a lot more complicated. As Ann Bednarz pointed out…

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The Only Way to Save Google Glass Is to Kill It

The Only Way to Save Google Glass Is to Kill It

Android is the world’s leading mobile operating system not because everyone uses phones made by Google. It could do the same with the wearable operating system it’s developed for Glass. The post The Only Way to Save Google Glass Is to Kill It appeared first on WIRED. Read the source article at WIRED

Shared Responsibilities for Security in the Cloud, Part 1

Shared Responsibilities for Security in the Cloud, Part 1

When businesses owned their applications and all underlying infrastructure, they also owned their security. Now this is changing with a shift in ownership and operational responsibilities over many applications as they are moving to the Cloud. In the cloud era, security is not owned solely by the cloud service provider (CSP) or consumer. Cloud security…

Fuel cells in the data center

Fuel cells in the data center

As data center operators hone in on power options that increase reliability and provide power cost predictability over decades-long time scales, fuel cells have advantages that will allow them to compete. Read the source article at Gigaom Research