Big Data, Mobility, Cloud Technologies Put Pressure on Federal IT
By Nathan Eddy | Article Published September 16, 2013
To overcome these challenges, network managers expect to transform almost half of their agency’s infrastructure by 2015.
Tags: Cloud, big data, government IT, mobility
Hybrid Cloud Approach Preferred in the Enterprise: Rackspace
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published August 16, 2013
A Rackspace-sponsored study finds high-demand for hybrid cloud, due partly to security concerns. But what actually is the risk?
Tags: enterprises, hybrid cloud, public cloud, Rackspace, VMware, private cloud, Cloud
IBM Drives Cloud, Big Data, Services Into Emerging Markets
By Darryl K. Taft | Article Published August 11, 2013
IBM announced a series of wins that indicate wider adoption of Big Blue’s cloud, big data and services solutions in emerging markets.
Tags: Cloud, System x, smarter planet, services, Smarter Cities, emerging markets, IBM, big data, China, Big Blue, SmartCloud, outsource
Forrester: Enterprises Should Consider Chromebooks
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published July 30, 2013
The stripped-down laptops aren't for everyone, but they could fill a niche.
Tags: Enterprise, Chromebook, Gmail, Cloud, Forrester, Google, laptop
IBM Wins Huge Outsourcing Deal as Hardware Revenues Slip
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published July 18, 2013
IBM second quarter earnings shows weakness in hardware, strength in the cloud.
Tags: IBM, outsourcing, Cloud
Details Emerge on Microsoft's Cooperation with the NSA
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published July 12, 2013
A new report says Microsoft helped the agency circumvent its encryption processes.
Tags: Outlook, priSM, NSA, Cloud, Microsoft, SkyDrive, Skype
Salesforce Hires Former Oracle Exec Keith Block
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published June 07, 2013
Block will be the president and vice chairman of the board for the online CRM firm.
Tags: Oracle, enterprise applications, Cloud, Salesforce
SalesForce.com to Buy Social Marketing Software Vendor ExactTarget
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published June 04, 2013
SalesForce will spend about $2.5 billion on the purchase.
Tags: online, merger and acquistion activity, social marketing, Cloud, CRM, software, Salesforce.com
Amazon Web Services Launches Sign-On Service
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published May 29, 2013
The service aims to make it easier to login to apps and websites.
Tags: apps, development, Cloud, authentication, Amazon Web Services
Salesforce.com Revenue Climbs 28%, Meets Expectations
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published May 24, 2013
Despite the good numbers, the company's share price fell because of guidance for future earnings.
Tags: enterprise software, earnings, Cloud, CRM, Salesforce.com, revenue, Salesforce
Ubuntu vs. Windows 8: Which Is Better Overall?
By Matt Hartley | Article Published May 20, 2013
It's much easier to find a system with Windows 8 pre-installed, but Ubuntu offers a better interface and better apps.
Tags: Windows 8, Office, operating system, apps, app store, Ubuntu, open source, OS, Microsoft, Cloud, interface
Thin Clients Are Back—It's About Time
By Rob Enderle | Article Published April 04, 2013
All the pieces are in place for thin clients to take off.
Tags: Cloud, tablet, gaming, AMD, processor, mainframe, nVidia, thin client
Optimizing Your Cloud Computing Strategy Survey Sweepstakes: Official Rules
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Complete the survey and be automatically entered in our sweepstakes for a chance to win 16 GB Apple iPad Mini. In addition, the first 100 entrants will be eligible to receive a $10 Starbucks gift card.
Tags: iPad, survey, sweepstakes, Starbucks, Cloud
Apple Adds 2-Step Authentication to Apple ID, iCloud
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published March 22, 2013
The new security feature should help protect users' data and accounts.
Tags: iCloud, two-factor authentication, Cloud, Apple
Another Cloud Goes Down: Google Drive Experiences Outage
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published March 18, 2013
Many users who try to access Google's cloud-based storage service are getting error messages.
Tags: Storage, Cloud, outage, Google, Google Drive
Google Explains Its Responses to Government Requests for Data
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published January 28, 2013
The company calls for changes to U.S. laws in order to limit government access to cloud data.
Tags: Google, transparency, government, U.S., Cloud, email
SAP Reports Strong Software Sales, But Profits Disappoint
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published January 15, 2013
The company's stock slid following the report.
Tags: Enterprise, profits, SAP, earnings, HANA, software, quarterly financials, Cloud
Google Apps Challenges Microsoft Office
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published December 26, 2012
Google's goal is to capture 90 percent of Microsoft's Office business.
Tags: Office productivity, Enterprise, Microsoft Office, Google Apps, software, Cloud
Red Hat Beats Revenue Estimates, Acquires ManageIQ
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published December 21, 2012
Revenue rose 18 percent, but profits fell 9 percent.
Tags: Virtualization Management, quarterly financials, open source, Cloud, merger and acquistion activity, Red Hat, software
Adobe Earnings Beat Expectations
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published December 14, 2012
The transition to the subscription-based Creative Cloud has been good for the software company.
Tags: Adobe, earnings, subscription, licensing, software, quarterly financials, Cloud
Facebook and Gmail Go Down on the Same Day
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published December 11, 2012
Both services are now functioning normally.
Tags: Facebook, outage, downtime, Cloud, Google, Gmail, Chrome
Cisco Buys Wi-Fi Networking Firm Meraki for $1.2 Billion
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published November 19, 2012
Cisco says the purchase will help it expand its customer base with more mid-market firms.
Tags: merger and acquistion activity, Cloud, networking, Cisco, Wi-Fi, WiFi
Gartner Predicts Tech Spending Will Hit $3.7 Trillion Next Year
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published October 23, 2012
The company said "Every budget is becoming an IT budget."
Tags: tech spending, Gartner, Gartner Symposium/ITxpo, budget, big data, mobile, social networking, Cloud
Microsoft Touts Exchange 2013 at Conference
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published September 25, 2012
The company is launching new server- and cloud-based versions of its unified communications software.
Tags: Cloud, server, Microsoft Exchange
Bossie Awards 2012: The Best Open Source Applications
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published September 19, 2012
This year's award-winners include business applications, desktop applications, cloud and data center software, application development tools and more.
Tags: Cloud, open source software, applications, data center, desktop, application development, business software
Microsoft Unveils Office 365 Pricing, Packages
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published September 18, 2012
Prices for the next edition of Office will start at $99.99 per year for the cloud version and $139.99 for the traditional software version.
Tags: Microsoft, Office 2013, Office 365, Cloud
OpenStack Foundation Nears Launch
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published September 07, 2012
New Executive Director of open source cloud foundation provides insight into upcoming releases and the challenges that lay ahead.
Tags: OpenStack, Cloud
Microsoft Shifts Main Office Product to the Cloud
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published July 17, 2012
From now on, Microsoft plans to focus its development efforts on Office 365.
Tags: Office 365, Office, software, Microsoft, Cloud
Microsoft Streamlines, Cloudifies Windows Server 2012 Editions
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published July 06, 2012
Forget the tangled web of Windows Server editions. Microsoft limits choices to just four, but requires a change in how IT managers calculate their licensing costs.
Tags: Cloud, Microsoft, Windows Server, cloud computing
Oracle Jumps Gun, Preannounces Profit Surge in Q4 2012 Earnings
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published June 19, 2012
Q4 net income increased 8 percent to $3.5 billion.
Tags: revenue, Oracle, Cloud, earnings
HP's OpenStack-Powered Cloud Enters Public Beta
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published May 11, 2012
HP opens the doors to its public cloud offering in one of the industry's highest profile OpenStack deployments.
Tags: Cloud, cloud computing, OpenStack Community, HP
Symantec Revenues Flat As License Sales Drop
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published May 03, 2012
The move to the cloud means more companies are buying subscriptions.
Tags: Cloud, Symantec, security
Google Drive Arrives, At Last
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published April 25, 2012
The new cloud service offers 5GB of storage for free.
Tags: Cloud, Storage, Google Drive
Google Drive Next Week?
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published April 17, 2012
Rumors suggest that Google will launch a new personal storage service called Google Drive next week.
Tags: Cloud, Drive, Google, Storage
Asigra Fuels Cloud Backup Platform for Telcos
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published February 21, 2012
The company's software powers NetApp–Asigra Data Protection as a Service (DPaaS) for cloud backup providers.
Tags: Cloud, cloud computing, telco, backup
Amazon Launches Home-Grown NoSQL Database
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published January 18, 2012
DynamoDB is now available through Amazon Web Services.
Tags: Cloud, Amazon Web Services, database, NoSQL
Microsoft, HP Team to Sell Public and Private Cloud Services
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published December 08, 2011
The two companies with offer hardware, software and services to support public, private and hybrid clouds.
IBM to Buy Cloud Analytics Vendor for $440 Million
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published December 08, 2011
Big Blue will purchase DemandTec, which makes cloud-based marketing and sales software.
Tags: IBM, Cloud
Blazemeter Brings Apache JMeter to Cloud
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published December 06, 2011
Startup gets $1.2 million to fund an open source-based load testing solution.
Tags: blazemeter, Apache, Cloud, cloud computing
Cloud Computing CRM Buying Guide: Top Players
By Drew Robb | Article Published November 03, 2011
The cloud-based customer relationship management (CRM) sector features sharp competition from all the big names -- SAP, Microsoft, Salesforce, Oracle and many others.
Tags: Cloud, CRM, cloud computing, customer relationship management
Cloud Security in Datacenter Terms
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published October 19, 2011
Security in the cloud isn't the same as security in your own datacenter.
Tags: Security practices, cloud computing, Cloud, Salesforce.com
Cisco Doubles Down on UCS
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published July 13, 2011
Cisco server platform doubles its virtual network interface capacity as it scales up for the cloud.
Tags: Cisco, Cloud, UCS
Microsoft Emphasizes Cloud Services to Partners - Again
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published July 12, 2011
On day two of the software giant's annual partner conclave the company honed in on making sure its resellers get the newest information on its near-term cloud computing plans.
Tags: windows server 8, system center 2012, Microsoft, Cloud
SaaS and ITIL
By Anthony Orr | Article Published May 20, 2011
SaaS and ITIL
Tags: Cloud, SaaS, service management, ITIL
SAP Goes 'Social' with Cloud-Based StreamWork
By Vangie Beal | Article Published May 05, 2011
The StreamWork application will facilitate collabaration among all SAP business applications.
Tags: Cloud, cloud management tools, social networking, ERP, SAP
"To Cloud" or "Not to Cloud?"-- That is the Question
By Anthony Orr | Article Published May 02, 2011
"To Cloud" or "Not to Cloud?"-- That is the Question
Tags: Transform, Cloud, ITIL
CIO2CEO: Server Huggers
By John D. Hughes | Article Published April 03, 2011
CIO2CEO: Server Huggers
Tags: infrastructure, CIO, leadership, server, Cloud
Oracle Unveils Cloud File System
By David Needle | Article Published February 09, 2011
The latest Oracle release includes advanced cluster file system capabilities for storage clouds.
Tags: Cloud, cloud computing, data storage management, replication, Oracle
Google Tweaks Docs for Better Access to Content
By David Needle | Article Published January 31, 2011
A new preview panel and Home view are designed to make it easier for users to find the content they're looking for.
Tags: Google Docs, cloud computing, document management, Google Apps Marketplace, Cloud
Google Touts 'Industry First' Service Level Agreement for Apps
By David Needle | Article Published January 14, 2011
As part of its new SLA, Google said it is eliminating maintenance time from the agreement as it aims to give its cloud-based enterprise apps dial-tone reliability.
Tags: SLAs, Google Apps, Cloud, Google, cloud app
12 Hottest App Categories for Cloud Computing Shift
By Larry Marion | Article Published November 30, 2010
A survey reveals that firms are most likely to shift HR to the cloud, with several other other categories close behind.
Tags: Cloud, SaaS, HR Management, data center management, cloud computing
White House Pledges Cloud Computing Approach to Federal IT
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published November 19, 2010
Obama administration announces sweeping reforms to federal IT procurement and management, planning agency mandate for cloud computing and aggressive data center consolidation.
Tags: White House, Cloud, data center, government IT, cloud computing
Novell Gets the Social Cloud Vibe
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published November 09, 2010
Thought that Google Wave was dead? Novells rebranded Pulse effort aims to continue the wave federation protocol with new Vibe, based on earlier open source efforts.
Tags: open source, cloud computing, Cloud, Novell, Google Wave
Does Microsoft's Cloud Computing Help the Environment?
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published November 05, 2010
Microsoft: Cloud computing isn't just a money saver -- it's a green solution as well.
Tags: cloud computing, Cloud, Microsoft, green computing, data center
Cloud Computing and Privacy Concerns
By Diana Kelley | Article Published November 04, 2010
To best understand the Cloud Computing privacy issue, it is effective to divide the exposure use cases into three categories.
HP 'Instant-On' Bridges Cloud and Data Center
By David Needle | Article Published November 03, 2010
The enterprise IT vendor's 'Instant-On' initiative offers a conduit between cloud services and on-premises data center resources.
Tags: Cloud, datacenter, Enterprise IT, cloud computing, HP
HP Launches "Instant-On Enterprise": Devil's in the Details
By Rob Enderle | Article Published November 02, 2010
In a sign of the times, HPs strategy addresses ITs need to both maintain legacy hardware-software and leverage opportunities from Cloud Computing.
Tags: IT, cloud computing, Cloud, HP, Enterprise IT
Microsoft Touts Its Cloud, Mobile Strategy
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published October 29, 2010
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer detailed the software giant's plans for its Windows 7 and Azure initiatives.
Tags: Azure, cloud computing, Microsoft, Cloud, steve ballmer
Is Cloud Computing Overhyped?
By Amy Newman | Article Published October 22, 2010
Leading analysts disagree about cloud computing's prospects in the years ahead.
Tags: cloud computing, Cloud, Gartner, IDC, Virtual Cloud Management
Cloud Wars: Microsoft Office 365 Takes the Battle to Google
By Rob Enderle | Article Published October 21, 2010
One expert opines that Microsofts Office 365, its hosted software in the cloud initiative, is gaining momentum against the popularity of Google Apps.
Tags: Google, cloud computing, cloud services, Microsoft, Cloud
New York City Workers Going to Microsoft's Cloud
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published October 21, 2010
As one billionaire to another, and in another perceived loss for Google, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has convinced NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg to move some 100,000 city employees to Microsoft's cloud platform.
Tags: Cloud, software, Microsoft, New York, cloud computing
5 Ways Cloud Computing Will Change Business and Careers
By Jeff Vance | Article Published October 18, 2010
IT staffers need to take a hard look at their job prospects, and companies need to move faster, among other expected changes.
Tags: Cloud, IT Jobs/Salary, Cloud network, virtualization cloud, cloud computing
Cloud Computing: Small, Big Players Cooperate
By Jeffrey Kaplan | Article Published October 06, 2010
Legacy software vendors are inking cloud computing contracts with a new generation of nimble, web-oriented service providers.
Tags: cloud computing, SaaS, Cloud, SAP, AWS
By M. Tim Jones | Article Published September 29, 2010
Cloud computing underlies many computing systems, including Platform as a Service (PaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS). Plus: cloud computing resources.
Tags: Cloud network, Cloud, Cloud Hosting, cloud computing, cloud management tools
Should Integrators Embrace Cloud Computing?
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published September 27, 2010
Is it profitable for a vendor or service provider to offer solutions via cloud computing?
Tags: service providers, SaaS, Cloud, IT infrastructure, cloud computing
Private Cloud Computing Deployment at a National Lab
By Drew Robb | Article Published September 27, 2010
The Los Alamos National Laboratory deployed a private cloud computing infrastructure for greater security and more rapid scale-up.
Tags: security, IT infrastructure, Cloud, cloud computing, private cloud
Microsoft Moves Closer to Intune Release
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published September 22, 2010
Microsoft's Intune, all-in-one service for cloud-based systems management, is exiting its second public beta.
Tags: Cloud, cloud management tools, cloud computing, Intune, Microsoft
10 Disruptive Cloud Computing Trends
By Jeff Vance | Article Published September 21, 2010
Cloud computing and confusion are nearly synonymous. Cost, timelines, strategy? A look at the many cross currents riling cloud computing.
Tags: virtualization, Virtual Cloud Management, Cloud, Cloud network, cloud computing
Google Wants to Own the Future...by Predicting It!
By Mike Elgan | Article Published September 09, 2010
A number of new initiatives give Google - and perhaps users -- a glimpse into the future.
Tags: Google Apps, cloud computing, Cloud, Web apps, Google
IBM Outlines an Aggressive Cloud Computing Strategy
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published September 01, 2010
Look for a series of smaller acquisitions as IBM's cloud computing division aims for the skies.
Tags: Cloud Storage, cloud management tools, cloud computing, IBM, Cloud
VMware Rounds Out Cloud Offerings With Security, Analytics Acquisitions
By Thor Olavsrud | Article Published August 31, 2010
The virtualization giant announced today that it will acquire real-time IT analytics firm Integrien and online access management and security firm TriCipher.
Tags: Cloud, virtualization, vCenter, vSphere, VMware
Microsoft Execs Detail Business Software Opportunities
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published August 13, 2010
Cloud computing and business upgrades to Windows 7 were among the growth opportunities cited by Microsoft executives, but demand for the relatively ancient Windows XP continues as well.
Tags: cloud computing, Cloud, cloud app, Microsoft, Windows 7
VeriSign Launches Cloud-Based DNS Management Service
By Larry Barrett | Article Published August 11, 2010
VeriSign Managed DNS service will ensure the availability of enterprise websites, email and Web systems.
Tags: cloud computing, Cloud network, VeriSign, Cloud, DNS
Cloud Storage Poised to Save Enterprises Money: Report
By David Needle | Article Published July 30, 2010
While public cloud storage services have been around for years, they haven't won over the enterprise. That could soon change.
Tags: data storage management, data storage, Cloud, Cloud Storage, cloud computing
SaaS Market Growing by Leaps and Bounds: Gartner
By Larry Barrett | Article Published July 27, 2010
Gartner's latest report confirms what the market and top enterprise software vendors have been saying for the past three years: SaaS and cloud computing are the future and the future is now.
Tags: Cloud, SaaS, SaaS Contract, cloud computing, cloud services