On September 19, 2012, the “Cloud Computing Act of 2012” was filed by Senator Army Klobuchar which provides for better enforcement of civil and criminal laws on cloud computing. However, Eric Goldman of Forbes doesn’t believe [...]

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To promote cloud computing development, the French Government has invested its Caisse des Depots, France’s sovereign wealth fund, in 2 competing local cloud providers. Each of the 2 companies, Cloudwatt and Numergy, has a backer from the French IT industry and cellular phone industry. Both cloud providers promise to keep the applications [...]

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In a new survey conducted by Business Software Alliance, a not-for-profit organization, the results showed that only 24% of the 4,000 respondents take advantage of cloud computing applications like online word processing and email services. The rate is about 10% less than [...]

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The US Army, through its “Command and Control Applications For The Decisive Edge” announcement, is currently applying tactical cloud computing for its war fighters to have crucial intelligence, and command and control services access while on the battlefield. Various military gadgets with [...]

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According to a recent IDC research, the segments of the government sector that are least enthusiastic about cloud computing are the local governments, which is ironic at best as they are the ones who stand to benefit the most from a shared-resource model compared to on-premises IT.

Based on the research, which [...]

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KPMG has created an online resource regarding taxing of cloud computing services by tax authorities in various countries. Called as Country Perspective on Taxing the Cloud, the online resource aims to aid providers and users of cloud services in planning their activities and operations as well as work in order gain tax [...]

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Cloud application providers are now fighting over the government as their client. Microsoft has recently launched Office 365 for Government with a commitment that government data will be separate from the private consumers. The product, Office 365 for Government, offers the same features as the other Office 365 versions: Office Professional Plus, [...]

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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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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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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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The United Sates and Taiwan recently had an agreement to spearhead the fee-for-service rental of cloud products and services for SMBs (Small and Medium sized Businesses) in the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation forum. This move is made to develop competitiveness among enterprises.

US and Taiwan hopes to leverage their cloud solutions in [...]

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Andrew McAfee is popular for being a supporter of Enterprise 2.0 and Web 2.0 tools in many businesses. McAfee, a researcher at MIT’s Sloan School of Management was recently drawn to Katie Fehrenbacher’s of GigaOM’s statement. This took McAfee to look at companies that plans to have their first venture into cloud [...]

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2011 is marked in the calendar as “Year of the Cloud” for its remarkable contributions in businesses and advancements in cloud computing. In fact, cloud computing has been adopted by various businesses globally and many product and service providers have focused on cloud-based business ventures. The question everyone is asking now is [...]

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What the Cloud Entails

On December 14, 2011 By

The cloud is all clear and promising, but do people really understand what it is all about? It is now part of almost all sectors of society from small businesses to giant online shops, from social networking to government finances. The next move from giant nations like the US is to migrate [...]

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Some of the cloud predictions for 2012 include huge cloud computing pullouts, IT skills shortage and government control and regulation for social media and networking.

2011 was a year to reckon for the IT industry because of the huge effect of cloud computing in most business solutions. This even became unprecedented because [...]

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Last week Labor Secretary Hilda Solis announced a partnership with Facebook designed to facilitate employment for America’s jobless through the use of social networks.

The Social Jobs Partnership will launch a central Page on Facebook that hosts resources, and content designed to help job seekers and employers (facebook.com/socialjobs). Facebook will [...]

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