Top 25 European Cloud Computing Rising Stars: ResearchGATE

ResearchGATE Monetizes Its Web-platform Connecting Researchers Worldwide The “FaceBook For Scientists” Scientists were, and still are, the driving force behind the booming IT industry and its newest sector – Cloud Computing. Scholars have been actively sharing ideas since the dawn of times although the invention of aviation, telephone and electricity made it possible for scientific

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Crunchie Awards Finalists – Best New Cloud Start Ups

Best New Cloud Start Ups The Annual Crunchie awards is hosted and put together by TechCrunch, GigaOm, and VentureBeat. Listed are the finalists in each category Best Internet Application ChartBeat Greplin Pandora Rdio Ujam Best Social App Cityville Dailybooth Foursquare GroupMe Twitter Best Social Commerce App Blippy Groupon Jetsetter LivingSocial One King’s Lane ShopKick Best

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Cloud Computing and Wikileaks: Was Amazon’s action justified?

Cloud Computing and Wikileaks: Was Amazon’s action justified? By Sourya Biswas of CloudTweaks.com Wikileaks has been grabbing headlines across the globe, and has divided the world into those who laud it for standing up to free speech and others who decry it as detrimental to the national security of the United States. Without being judgmental,

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Google Message Continuity – Email Resilience with the Cloud.

Email Resilience with the Cloud. By CloudTweaks Many organizations use Microsoft Exchange in one of its versions for their email. In most cases it runs perfectly fine for months at a time without problems, but as anyone who has ever tried to support Exchange knows, when it goes wrong it usually goes seriously wrong. While

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Cloud Computing and Google Docs

Why Cloud Computing? Imagine the absence of a power grid throughout the nation, necessitating the presence of a generator in every home for producing electricity. Seems inefficient, doesn’t it? Well, if so be the case, why do we have our computers filled with software we use intermittently? Wouldn’t it be meaningful to use software the same

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WikiLeaks and the Cloud DDOS Strategy

WikiLeaks and the Cloud DDOS Strategy I found the recent WikiLeaks saga to be fascinating. Never in history has the individual had so much power to collate and distribution sensitive information, with the ability to embarrass governments around the world and put them into damage control. But for a cloud computing vendor like myself, this story

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Wikileaks evades hackers with shift to Amazon EC2

Wikileaks evades hackers with shift to Amazon Website moves front page to Amazon server hire service but keeps US embassy cables out of reach Wikileaks, the site that has infuriated the US government by releasing thousands of US diplomatic cables, is being hosted by one of the symbols of that country’s internet success – Amazon.

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Why your business really needs the cloud – Part 3

Why your business really needs the cloud – Part 3 Continued From Part 2 If you are running a basic, content-driven website then utilizing the cloud won’t give you much advantage. After all, your website just needs CPU power and a way to upload content and manage the application. And publishing to one of the

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Practically Speaking About Cloud Computing: Google Apps Part IV

Google Apps Part IV: Google Apps Administration For the Administrators, Google Apps is easy to set-up, deploy and manage. Administrators can set-up Google Apps for any new domain or existing domain; either create a new mail set-up or migrate the existing set-up. For those migrating from Microsoft Exchange, there is a migration tool which can

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Practically Speaking About Cloud Computing: Google Apps Part III

Google Apps Part III – Google Apps Applications: The default applications available in Google Apps, in addition to mail, are Calendar, Documents and Sites. About 6 months back, Google launched Google Apps Marketplace. The Google Apps Marketplace offers web-based applications that work seamlessly with Google Apps. Email = Gmail No doubt that many of us

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Practically Speaking About Cloud Computing: Google Apps Part II

Google Apps Part II Advantages of Google Apps:In September 2010, Google announced that over 30 million people are using Google Apps. The top ten advantages as listed by Google are: 1. Cloud computing is in Google’s DNA. 2. Faster access to innovation drives higher productivity. 3. Users adopt new functionality with less disruption. 4. Employees

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Cloud computing – the next industrial revolution

Article Credit to Scott Stewart (CIO) The term ‘Cloud computing’ continues to receive a lot of attention from the media, and within the IT industry there is perpetual debate on definitions and from vendors a relentless succession of press releases on their latest Cloud offerings. Cloud conferences are on the increase and every industry event

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Engine Yard Interview With Tom Mornini, CTO And Co Founder

Engine Yard Interview I had the opportunity to speak with Tom Mornini one of visionaries delivering unique and valuable tools to clients via the “cloud”.  Tom co-founded Engine Yard to provide the infrastructure and support necessary to fuel the development of Ruby on Rails applications.  He has spent nearly 30 years as a software programmer

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5 Business areas best suited for Cloud Computing

5 Areas Best Suited For Cloud Computing Businesses are shifting from the client-server model to the cloud computing model. There are still some concerns about the security of cloud based servers. Many IT analysts firmly believe that the benefits of using the cloud for certain applications will far outweigh its risks. The needs to store

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