Many people are under the misconception that cloud computing is only directly beneficial as a technology to IT professionals and CTOs, while artists and musicians only have use of it as peripheries that can be replaced by other tools or ignored entirely. However, the truth is that the cloud has actually been adopted in ways…

Last November 20, 2012, the Amazon AWS re:Invent conference served as the launching pad for Alegion’s ground-breaking crowdsourcing platform, aiming to give large businesses the ability to integrate crowd-sourced manpower into their complex businesss processes, and promising to help large organizations reinvent how they accomplish their work. Defining Crowdsourcing The concept of crowdsourcing is not…

In an effort to boost UK as a startup hotspot, Rackspace has announced that it will provide selected business startups to be beneficiaries of £12,000 worth of cloud resources (similar to their activities in the US). Through the Rackspace Startup Program, the company has agreed to offer new and emerging businesses with free cloud computing resources…

Under the Radar is returning for their 20th Conference in San Francisco and friends of CloudTimes can save $100 or more on the event’s registration fee. Just use the code ‘cloudtimes’ and register here: http://undertheradarcommerce2012.eventbrite.com/?access=cloudtimes With the increased use of mobile devices and social networks, consumers can discover, share and purchase items anytime – anywhere. Retailers,…

Leading developer of infrastructure for data warehousing and analysis Precog has recently announced the open beta launch of their Precog platform. Aimed primarily towards data scientists and developers, the new platform takes advantage of big data platforms’ inherent scalability and the sheer number-crunching capabilities of statistical tools, resulting in big data application building minus the…

AI research start-up Vicarious has recently announced that they have managed to solicit $15 million in funding through a Series A round led by Good Ventures, which is founded by Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz. The additional funding increases Vicarious’ net worth at more than $100 million. Moskovitz is confident that the technology currently being developed…

Online storage provider SpiderOak has recently started offering enterprises a way to use their cloud sync, backup, and sharing service from behind the safety of a firewall via an enterprise-targeted service dubbed the Blue Private Cloud. SpiderOak originally launched in 2007 as a clout storage provider for consumers, in the same year as their competitor Dropbox….

If you think there’s already way too many *aaSes in the market, you should be prepared because there’s more on the way. Venture capitalists are currently enamored with cloud based startups, and are investing heavily in the cloud computing industry, so new services will be coming their way to you very soon. According to statistics…

Application delivery networking has its roots in simple load balancing, but has evolved considerably over the last decade. The first evolution was the integrated traffic management appliance, combining load balancing with additional networking functions such as SSL acceleration, compression, caching, TCP offload, connection multiplexing and Web firewalls to improve the performance, availability and security of…