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Business organizations are increasingly moving towards the cloud. However, there are still some obstacles to its widespread acceptance and ongoing development. While many are happy about how things are evolving in the cloud, there are also some missing pieces that must be taken into consideration.

For one, service administration is still far from being [...]

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Just recently, Steve Wozniak, Apple co-founder, took center stage when he said that cloud computing is facing “horrendous” problems. Mat Honan from Wired magazine also made startling revelations that Amazon and Apple’s customer service departments have been hacked which resulted to compromising his [...]

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Google Goes Hollywood

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In a very controversial move, Google has recently demoted the search engine result positions of sites that are accused of copyright infringement cases, which garnered praise from the MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America) but earned the ire of many Internet freedom advocates as it raises concerns about fairness and the right of the [...]

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Cloud applications continue to gain momentum in enterprise applications as buyers are attracted to fast deployment speeds, low upfront costs, and ongoing flexibility to scale up or down as needs change. But as firms spend more and more of their closely guarded IT dollars on cloud applications,  sourcing executives must scrutinize the long-term value [...]

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OpenStack is currently riding high on a momentum built up by Rackspace’s recent decision to rebrand themselves around the open source cloud project, along with long-running auction site eBay coming out and admitting that they are using the technology, but it’s not completely smooth sailing for Openstack, as there are still a number of [...]

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The Ponemon Institute published a study on the global use of encryption of sensitive data by users in the cloud. Beyond the results, the document also provides an interesting perspective on the perception of cloud and security by companies from different countries.

The study conducted by Ponemon Institute in association with computer security specialist [...]

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With OpenStack almost finished, Rackspace has taken its own initiative to rebrand itself in order to put emphasis on open cloud. Although it is keeping its Rackspace Hosting name, there’s going to be a new logo as it moves to offer open cloud computing. [...]

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Trouble Ahead For Cloud Computing Stocks

Groupon, Facebook, and Zynga are currently having difficulties since their initial public offerings. Their losses can go as much as 70%. Currently, public cloud computing companies are not affected. This is primarily because companies like NetSuite and <a title=”Intel Joins [...]

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Google recently provided details of their planned Google Fiber rollout in Kansas, and while a lot of tech news sites and blogs treated the event as the equivalent of heaven itself opening its doors to sinners and believers alike, the truth is that we shouldn’t be TOO excited at the blazing fast Internet and [...]

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Cloud computing could be described as evolutionary outgrowth of previous computational approaches, based on both existing technologies and new technologies. Although the cloud presents new opportunities around the sharing of resources, the relative newness of the model does not clearly overcome some of the barriers, which will need to be addressed before it becomes [...]

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Groupon, Facebook, and Zynga are currently having difficulties since their initial public offerings. Their losses can go as much as 70%. Currently, public cloud computing companies are not affected. This is primarily because companies like NetSuite and Continue Reading

According to the Information Systems Audit and Control Association, the return on investment of cloud computing may not be able to meet expectations due to hidden costs.

In its white paper “Calculating Cloud ROI: From the Customer Perspective”, there are 5 hidden costs which everyone [...]

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Teambox is a cloud-based platform that offers a wide variety of tools meant for collaboration, filesharing, and task management. One of Teambox’s notable strengths is its support for the integration of 3rd party applications, and recently they have made some improvements on said modularity by offering the capability to integrate their core service with [...]

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Over the past few months, the popularity and growth of cloud services has increased exponentially as consumers start to realize that the cloud is their only solution to their ever-increasing demand for both computing power and storage space. Companies, therefore, need to prioritize new cloud-based service offerings in order to take advantage of consumers’ [...]

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SAP recently confirmed the impressive preliminary Q2 financial results they released earlier this month. In a recent conference call with analysts, CEOs Jim Hagemann-Snabe and Bill McDermott provided key details on the performance of their company and shared some insights about their biggest rival, Oracle.

With regards to SAP’s Q2 performance, McDermott stated that [...]

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Recent research reviewing small- to medium-size website traffic revealed that 51% of web site traffic is non-human, and that 31% is potentially damaging – automated malicious traffic from hackers, spies, scrapers, and spammers.

Given these numbers, no one wants to leave a website’s “front door” open. Website owners work hard to attract [...]

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