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Cloud Computing Security: Do the Benefits Outweigh the Risks? – Midsize Insider

Posted on Oct 2, 2014 in Cloud News

Before midsize businesses reconsider using cloud services due to cloud computing security risks, they should assess security vulnerabilities and pinpoint core business activities potentially affected by cloud computing implementation. This will help determine if a move to the cloud is a step in the right direction, especially for those firms delaying cloud adoption due to security concerns. Avoiding the Cloud A recent study by the Ponemon Institute featured on Netskope indicates that 53 percent of European IT professionals feel that the chances of a data breach increase with the use of the cloud

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Factors Influencing The Adoption Of Cloud Computing – CloudTweaks News

Posted on Oct 1, 2014 in Cloud News

Factors Influencing The Adoption Of Cloud Computing Cloud is typically indicates a large pool of usable resources such as hardware and software that are easily accessible via the Internet. The notable characteristics of cloud computing are on-demand self-service, broad network access, flexibility, resource pooling, rapid elasticity, cost saving, and multitenancy of data (sharing of an application by multiple customers). Cloud computing can also track actual computer utilization by user

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Health and Human Services IT Budget Shows Meager Investment in Cloud … – Information Management

Posted on Sep 29, 2014 in Cloud News

While cloud computing has the potential to significantly drive down costs at the Department of Health and Human Services, so far HHS is not putting its money where its mouth is to achieve greater efficiencies. Though HHS has developed a cloud computing strategy designed to progressively minimize cost and maximize compute capacity, a new Government Accountability Office report finds that in 2014 the department only allocated 1 percent of its overall IT budget to cloud services�the lowest percentage compared to six other agencies in the GAO�s review.

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Cloud Computing Accounts for Just 1% of HHS’ IT Budget, GAO Finds – iHealthBeat

Posted on Sep 26, 2014 in Cloud News

Although cloud computing could result in significant cost savings for HHS, the department has allocated just 1% of its overall budget to such services, according to a new Government Accountability Office report, Health Data Management reports. Report Details For the report, GAO examined the cloud computing services of seven federal agencies, including HHS

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What Feds Can Learn About Cloud Computing From California – Nextgov

Posted on Sep 26, 2014 in Cloud News

Katharine Frase is vice president and chief technology officer at IBM Public Sector. It’s time for government to head for the clouds

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The sky is falling: Is cloud computing right for your business? – The Next Web

Posted on Sep 26, 2014 in Cloud News

I might be risking any credibility I have created in the technical community by saying this, but: Cloud computing might not be for you. Now, before you gnash your teeth and tear your hair out, bear with me. Cloud computing / The Cloud / Cloud has been oft-touted as a massive advance both technologically and as a solution for those without access to serious hardware grunt

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Oracle releases its OpenStack cloud-computing distribution on Oracle Linux – V3.co.uk

Posted on Sep 24, 2014 in Cloud News

Oracle's OpenStack build aims at the data centre Oracle has officially released its Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux, its distribution of the OpenStack cloud framework that integrates with Oracle Linux and the Oracle VM Server virtualisation platform, providing customers with increased choice and interoperability when building cloud infrastructure, the firm said. Available as a free download from Oracle's Public Yum Server and the Unbreakable Linux Network (ULN), Oracle's OpenStack build installs on top of Oracle Linux and allows users to operate virtual machines using any guest operating system supported by Oracle VM Server, including Microsoft Windows, Oracle Solaris and other versions of Linux

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5 Early Cloud Adopters In Federal Government – InformationWeek

Posted on Sep 23, 2014 in Cloud News

Despite slow adoption government-wide, these agencies have paved the way for others implementing cloud computing.

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Red Hat CEO announces a shift from client-server to cloud computing – ZDNet

Posted on Sep 22, 2014 in Cloud News

Red Hat is in the midst of changing its image from a top Linux company to the future king of cloud computing. CEO Jim Whitehurst told me in 2011 that the Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) cloud would be Red Hat's future. Today in a blog posting, Whitehurst underlined this shift from Linux to OpenStack. Whitehurst wrote: Right now, we're in the midst of a major shift from client-server to cloud-mobile

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An Example of Success in the Cloud – Talkin’ Cloud

Posted on Sep 22, 2014 in Cloud News

Cloud adoption has changed dramatically reduced downtime for MSPs. As the vice president of technology for a large MSP, like many, I find myself working on weekends to ensure when Monday morning starts I’m ready to tackle the week with clear direction — a few weekends ago was one of those weekends. Three months ago, I switched from my trusty first-generation Microsoft Surface Pro with 128 gigabytes to a top-of-the-line Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon touchscreen with 256 gigabytes.

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Infosys joins Microsoft and Huawei to deliver analytics from the cloud – Computer Business Review

Posted on Sep 20, 2014 in Cloud News

Analytics by Amy-jo Crowley| 18 September 2014 The firm also signs deal with Hitachi to help customers migrate to cloud.

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Newly minted MacArthur ‘genius’ could make cloud computing more secure – VentureBeat

Posted on Sep 19, 2014 in Cloud News

Craig Gentry didn’t grow up wishing to break complex encryption schemes and make new models of securing data for a living, but that’s what happened. And now he’s landed a $625,000 stipend as one of 21 recipients of this year’s MacArthur “genius grants.” A research scientist at IBM’s Thomas J.

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Cutting the cloud computing carbon cost – Space Daily

Posted on Sep 19, 2014 in Cloud News

Cloud computing involves displacing data storage and processing from the user's computer on to remote servers. It can provide users with more storage space and computing power that they can then access from anywhere in the world rather than having to connect to a single desktop or other computer with its finite resources. However, some observers have raised concerns about the increased energy demands of sustaining distributed servers and having them up and running continuously, where an individual user's laptop might be shut down when it is not in use or the resources utilization of the server is less than the lower threshold , for instance.

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5 Cloud Computing Funding Stories You Might Have Missed, Sept. 19 – Talkin’ Cloud

Posted on Sep 19, 2014 in Cloud News

Talkin' Cloud brings together the top cloud computing financing stories of the week for readers. Each week Talkin' Cloud compiles a list of cloud computing financing stories for readers who might have missed the news earlier in the week. This week's column features funding news from Cloudyn, Docker, Sentrix, Ping Identity and Beyond Verbal

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Google, Microsoft, IBM luring startups with goodies – Economic Times

Posted on Sep 18, 2014 in Cloud News

BANGALORE: Google, Microsoft and IBM are trying to lure startups with lakhs of rupees worth of goodies in order to compete with Amazon, which is larger than all its competitors combined in the cloud computing space.Google has launched a program for startups wherein qualified companies would be given $100,000 in cloud credits. Indian startups with revenue of less than half a million dollar and who are a part of Nasscom 10,000 startup program or funded by a select list of venture capital firms would be eligible to apply for the credits

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