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How can business and IT build effective ROI from doing business in cloud computing? The phenomenon of the cloud ecosystem is changing business from both a customer and provider perspective. In their session at the 8th International Cloud Expo, Mark Skilton, Global Director for Cap...
In reading Vivek Kundra’s “25 Point Implementation Plan To Reform Federal Information”, I was struck by the anecdote regarding how the lack of scalability was the cause for outages and, ultimately, delays in processing transactions on the Car Allowance and Rebate System (CARS) or as it...
SoftLayer Technologies on Wednesday announced that it was named the 100th fastest growing company in the Lead411 Technology 500 list for 2010. The Lead411 Technology 500 rankings are based upon yearly revenue growth percentage from 2007 to 2009 for US-based private companies with mor...
IBM and Range Technology are collaborating to build a Cloud Computing Data Center to support the development of Hebei Province as a high-end information technology and services-based economy. The center is expected to be completed in 2016. The collaboration is supposed to help compan...
North American businesses are collectively losing $26.5 billion in revenue each year as a result of slow recovery from IT system downtime according to a recent study. The study also indicates that the average respondent suffers 10 hours of IT downtime a year and an additional 7.5 hours...
Like other industries, healthcare industry is looking for technology not only for cost cutting but also for business capability needs and Cloud Computing provides a perfect platform. We find the adoption is rising with the cross collaboration of Cloud Computing with the healthc...
Wyse Technology, the global leader in cloud client computing, will be participating in the 41st Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum, which will focus on Shared Norms for the New Reality. The meeting will be held in Davos, Switzerland January 26th-30th 2011.
Businesses are moving to the cloud, at least as far as their IT spending is concerned. A new In-Stat (www.in-stat.com) report forecasts cloud computing and managed hosting spending by US Businesses will surpass $13 billion in 2014, up from less than 3 billion. "Although spending acros...
Cloud computing has been a boon to conserving resources by providing a farm of servers that are concurrently used by multiple users. Cloud computing precludes the requirement for setting up per-user servers. In a recent InformationWeek survey of business technology professionals, most ...
Amazon wannabe Rackspace Hosting has cut a “strategic” deal to incorporate Akamai’s web acceleration and cloud optimization widgetry in its dedicated and cloud hosting products. It’s supposed to integrate Akamai’s CNAMEs load balancing, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption and CDN d...
Public-facing web sites belonging to the US Treasury Department like the agency main site treasury.gov and little numbers like MyMoney.gov, TIGTA.gov, SIGTARP.gov and IRSOversightBoard.treasury.gov have moved to Amazon EC2 according to government contractor Smartronix, responsible for ...
The primary business benefit of Cloud computing is that it can enable organizations to achieve a ‘Level 5′ BPM maturity. BPM stands for Business Process Management, and how effectively an organization has mastered this science can be quantified on a maturity scale, ranging from 1-5....
Due to a record increase in the number, quality and breadth of submissions to the Conference Advisory Board, the organizers of 8th Cloud Expo (June 6-9, 2011) - Cloud Expo New York 2011 - have extended the technical program through the addition of an all-new "Telcos in the Cloud" track...
No longer is the private cloud mere fodder for academic debate, it is an actionable, impactful strategy for reducing operating and capital expenses in the data center while increasing overall business agility. In his general session at Cloud Expo Silicon Valley, Brian Wilson, Directo...
As cloud adoption continues to gain industry momentum, the focus turns increasingly toward practical application of this new model of computing, and how businesses should approach it in the context of their existing portfolio of software. In his lunchtime keynote at Cloud Expo Silico...
During 2011 a realization with set in that BIG IT is now the IT used to service “consumers” with news, games, films, videos and other mass (paid for) entertainment, instead of the IT used to service enterprises. This means that not just user device innovation (smartphones, laptops, tab...
Most of the time-consuming tasks in the traditional high availability architectures have become redundant on cloud and enterprises need not spend time and money on these architectures; rather they should concentrate on the business capability needs. High Availability (HA) is the term ...
Fujitsu Laboratories of America, Inc. and Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. today announced the development of technology enabling high-speed exhaustive verification of Java software using parallel processing. In order to ensure the quality of ICT systems, it is critical that software programs...
Dell said first thing Monday morning that it had a definitive agreement in hand to buy Compellent Technologies for 25 cents a share more than it said it was offering a few days ago. That brings the price to $27.75 per share, roughly $960 million, or around $820 million less what Comp...
As the hot, new “trend of the moment” in technology, cloud computing is touted to be a transformative way to provide computing resources faster and more efficiently through shared infrastructures. Due to the considerable hype surrounding the Cloud, organizations considering cloud as an...
There are plenty of “Top 5 lists” with generic reasons for why businesses should migrate into SaaS and cloud computing. Scalability, cost, mobility – they’re good reasons, sure, but we’ve heard them before: what else does cloud computing offer? If you’re thinking about moving your busi...
The signatories of the Open Letter reproduced below hold divergent views about WikiLeaks and its operations. But they are united in a determination to see WikiLeaks' Julian Assange treated fairly. It was published Tuesday and is addressed to the Prime Minister of Australia, the country...
Is Web 3.0 maybe going to be less the utopia we've been envisaging and more like the real, physical world, with all the real-world limitations that follow along with it...?| The latest WikiLeaks ("Cablegate") affair, coming as it does at the very end of the first decade of the 21st ...
Like other applications Cloud deployed applications require extensive testing. However the concept of Cloud brings in itself some additional non functional tests which may not be in for a 'On Premise' application. This article details them. Detailed explanation of the above test type...
"We're very pleased with the progress we've achieved during the first half of the year, with all of our hosting brands performing well over the period. All brands have continued to innovate in their respective markets and have focused on improving quality of service and customer retent...
The stock price of Cisco, a darling of the stock market for a long time, fell 16% and contributed to a 73 point drop in the Dow index on November 11, 2010. SalesForce, on the other hand, shot into the upper atmosphere, up by 18%. Interestingly, Cisco market cap fell by $24 billion, mor...
Novell, which has been on the block for months, said Monday morning that it’s selling out to Attachmate Corporation for $6.10 a share, or roughly $2.2 billion in cash. At the same time Novell said it’s also selling certain unidentified intellectual property to a thing called CPTN...
SoftLayer Technologies, the innovative on-demand data center services provider, and The Planet on Tuesday began merged operations under the SoftLayer name. The transaction merging the companies was completed on November 9, creating the largest hosting services provider in the world. T...
EMC is going to peel off $2.25 billion in cash money to buy scale-out NAS house Isilon Systems and that figure’s net of the money Isilon has in the bank. It’ll be paying $33.85 a share, roughly a 29% premium over Isilon’s closing price last Friday. Boy, was the Wall Street Journal wro...
Virident Systems, Inc., a provider PCI Express Solid-state Storage Solutions, on Tuesday announced that it has closed a new round of funding led by Sequoia Capital, the leading Silicon Valley venture capital firm, known for investments in high-quality, growth-oriented companies. The Se...
Virident Systems, provider of the industry leading enterprise-class, PCIe Solid State Storage solution tachIOn, announced a new partnership with Sumisho Computer Systems Corporation (SCS), a leading provider of solutions and services to the Japanese enterprise and high-performance comp...
Pacific Controls, einer der weltbesten Entwickler und Anbieter von globalen Automatisierungslösungen, in Dubai ansässig, hat die Veröffentlichung seines GBots (Virtual Robots) bekannt gegeben, eine bahnbrechende Technologie, die das Management von Energiedienstleistungen und -anlag...
Newly elected Minister for Technology and Innovation Neil McEvoy commented from his Florida home that this was excellent news for his fellow Scotsmen, and that he was available for technical support later in the afternoon, after tennis. Yes of course a spoof, just to demonstrate the ty...
Cloudsoft, a British start-up born to take a crack at rolling out large-scale, distributed, transactional apps across multiple clouds, has figured out that portability is not mobility and that the live migration of virtual machines will only get you so far. It says if you really want...
Wyse Technology on Tuesday announced another alternative to the traditional PC with a new family of Cloud PCs – specially designed diskless PCs that get their Windows OS, applications and data from a private cloud, rather than a local HDD, providing significant benefits in TCO, managem...
The piano wants to write the next few pages of the “Cloud Concerto.” CIOs of 70 awfully big user establishments – complaining that they “can’t continue managing the cloud environment in the current way; we have to do something radically different” – have banded together as the Open D...
Glimmerglass Networks, a supplier of intelligent optical layer management solutions, on Thursday announced that Exallis will market and sell Glimmerglass products across Southern and Southeastern Europe. Exallis specializes in telecom system solutions and facilitating transitions to Ne...
Misys plc, the global application software and services company, announces a new strategic alliance with Microsoft Corp. This new initiative builds on last year's mission-critical applications development alliance and will deliver Misys' banking and capital markets applications via the...
It’s also interesting to see the importance of the hybrid model taking hold among industry insiders with many different perspectives. We saw this at VMworld 2010, where there was tremendous interest in hybrid clouds, from Paul Maritz’s keynote predicting a hybrid cloud future through m...
A major shift in the way companies obtain software and computing capacity is under way as more companies tap into Web-based applications. Cloud Computing refers to both the applications delivered as services over the Internet and the hardware and systems software in the data centers th...