According to a recent Microsoft study, small and medium sized businesses in Asia and the USA are now more trusting cloud security. Aside from providing increased flexibility, extended accessibility of data and applications, and reduced overhead, it is interesting to note that 35% of the companies surveyed in the United States have [...]

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CloudStore: The Cloud for SMEs

UK Government Director for Dell Alan Mac Neela has recently outlined ways on improving SME engagement in the execution of the Government’s ICT strategy, including methods on how the consortia can support and enhance partnerships between small to medium enterprises and large vendors.

According to [...]

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UK Government Director for Dell Alan Mac Neela has recently outlined ways on improving SME engagement in the execution of the Government’s ICT strategy, including methods on how the consortia can support and enhance partnerships between small to medium enterprises and large vendors.

According to Mac Neela, the government’s CloudStore is serving [...]

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The Analytics API is one of the most useful Google APIs for webmasters, internet markerts, and SEO specialists, as it provides tools to monitor and track the performance of their sites in ways that were literally unheard of a decade ago. But it seems that Google is not content with just providing [...]

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Last February, the person responsible for VMware’s Cloud Foundry service, Derek Collison, has left the virtualization giant in order to start his own venture, with the main goal of further improving the service of making platforms. The idea behind his new project is to approach platforms not as tools meant for developers, [...]

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The Gartner Executive Programs (EXP) survey shows that CIOs’ top two technology priorities are implementing virtualization and cloud computing technologies to reduce capital expenditures (CAPEX) and operating expenditures (OPEX) and increase agility and flexibility. Two-thirds of organizations have virtualized 50% or less of their infrastructure, and 29% say the primary roadblock is [...]

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Microsoft is all set to offer some $60,000 worth of free cloud services to a select group of small-time software businesses. The BizSpark Plus initiative will be offering the free service in order to hasten the early stage startups’ success. According to Clifford de With, Microsoft South Africa platform lead and developer, [...]

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In a recent report by Deltek, Inc. about the Federal Cloud Computing Services Market, 2012-2017: “GovWin IQ” claimed that federal government agencies are tapping into the Cloud due to the cost savings cloud computing is offering. These government agencies also recognize that they need to streamline their IT environments as well as sunset [...]

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Cloud Computing and Big Data have been the hope and challenge for many companies. Companies believe that the cloud holds all the answers to their data problems. The idea is to utilize and maximize the unlimited scalability of the public cloud for corporate needs resulting to more cost-efficient and more elastic solutions.

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By Fairlane Raymundo

CloudFlare has been around for more than two years and the adaptation rate is impressive. They claim that more than 450 million users pass through CloudFlare and they want to continue growing. Essentially, their vision is to clean up the web. They want to get rid of spams and make the [...]

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For better gathering of intelligence in Afghanistan, the Army of the United States of America, in partnership with some companies in Wisconsin, is tapping the cloud computing services. The Army has awarded the $19.5M contract to Lockheed Martin Corp. for the computer services. The cloud will be used to remotely process, manage, [...]

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Aside from focusing on tablet computers for the corporate sector, Dell is moving towards cloud computing. For $1B, Dell has acquired Wyse Technology, a specialist in desktop virtualization. Wyse creates “thin clients” devices which are like virtual desktops connected to cloud servers. With this new acquisition, Dell can provide virtualized desktop [...]

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Last week, Intel and McAfee announced that that they will be coming up with a wide, fresh, secure cloud computing initiative geared towards business entities which may have doubts regarding their cloud adoption because of sensitive data and compliance issues. In 2010, Intel acquired McAfee for $7.68B.

According to Jason Waxman, Intel’s [...]

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The Cloud Computing Forum & Workshop V will be hosted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) on June 5-7, 2012 at the Herbert C. Hoover Building of the Department of Commerce in Washington, DC.

The National Institute of Standards and Technology aids in accelerating the effective and secure adoption [...]

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IDC, an analyst firm, conducted a study that revealed the possibility of Cloud Computing creating 14 million new jobs worldwide from 2011 to 2015… and it won’t be IT jobs. This is over and above the $1.1 trillion business revenue that cloud computing will generate. There is one caveat… we need to [...]

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US Government particularly US Federal agencies are one of the largest IT consumers in the world. Many of the federal, state and local government agencies use services from IT vendors that are compliant to Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) requirements. IT vendors such as IBM, Google, Microsoft, Amazon and others wanting [...]

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