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DoD to release cloud computing pilots by September – C4ISR & Networks

Posted on Aug 21, 2014 in Cloud News

The Defense Department will soon be moving some of its data into the cloud as part of a series of pilot projects, acting chief information officer Terry Halvorsen said Aug. 13. He said at the 2014 Federal Forum in Washington, D.C., that he expects DoD to announce five pilots by Sept

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NSF greenlights ‘Chameleon’ and ‘CloudLab’ for innovative cloud computing … – FierceGovernmentIT

Posted on Aug 21, 2014 in Cloud News

The National Science Foundation said it's funding academic research to develop and experiment with innovative cloud computing architectures. NSF announced Aug

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CenturyLink launches new private cloud, aims for public cloud capability – CloudTech

Posted on Aug 20, 2014 in Cloud News

Updated 1756 BST: Everyone knows that if something looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it’s probably a duck – or at least we have to consider the possibility that we have a small aquatic bird of the family Anatidae. Thus according to the duck test if it looks and feels like a private cloud, it should be a private cloud. Yet CenturyLink aims to turn that on its head with its latest private cloud launch, which aims to offer the agility of a public cloud but with the security of a private cloud.

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New report asserts how cloud and mobility will change legal landscape – CloudTech

Posted on Aug 20, 2014 in Cloud News

A new report from legal IT provider Accesspoint Technologies and cloud vendor Databarracks has argued how cloud computing is “a great leveller” for law firms of all sizes. The report, written by Accesspoint managing director Richard Roebuck, draws parallels with the banking industry – even going into the semantics of the word ‘industry’ – and argues the legal industry is in danger of falling behind unless it falls into line with modernisation. This includes adopting ABS, or alternative business structures.

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FASB Proposes Simplifying Accounting Rules for Cloud Computing Fees Paid … – CPAPracticeAdvisor.com (registration)

Posted on Aug 20, 2014 in Cloud News

As part of its simplification initiative, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) today issued a proposed Accounting Standards Update intended to simplify the accounting for a customer’s fees paid in a cloud computing arrangement. The Update, Intangibles—Goodwill and Other—Internal-Use Software (Subtopic 350-40): Customer’s Accounting for Fees Paid in a Cloud Computing Arrangement, is intended to improve financial reporting of fees paid by public and private companies and not-for-profit organizations who are customers in a cloud computing arrangement.Current Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) address the accounting for cloud service providers but do not include explicit accounting guidance about a customer’s accounting for its fees paid to the cloud service provider.

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CloudNOW: Amplifying Women in Cloud Computing – Talkin’ Cloud

Posted on Aug 20, 2014 in Cloud News

CloudNOW focuses on amplifying women's contributions to cloud computing. In 2011, Jocelyn DeGance Graham, founded Cloud Network of Women (CloudNOW), which focused on amplifying women's contributions to technology with an emphasis on cloud computing. In the past three years the organization has grown in both numbers, reach and its mission.

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RISC creator is pushing open source chips for cloud computing and the internet … – Gigaom

Posted on Aug 19, 2014 in Cloud News

Fed up with the limitations of current computer chips and their related intellectual property, a team of researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, is pushing an open source alternative.

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Microsoft preps Office 365 document management tool for lawyers – InfoWorld

Posted on Aug 18, 2014 in Cloud News

Microsoft has developed a document management add-on for Office 365 intended for lawyers, signaling a possible interest by the company in creating vertical-industry tools for the suite. Microsoft announced the product, called Matter Center for Office 365, Monday, saying it's in limited preview and available via a beta program to which customers can apply. [ Discover what's new in business applications with InfoWorld's Technology: Applications newsletter.

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SUSE Unveils Icehouse OpenStack Private Cloud – Talkin’ Cloud

Posted on Aug 15, 2014 in Cloud News

Michael Miller, vice president of Global Alliances and Marketing at SUSE SUSE has launched an updated version of its private cloud solution. This latest version, dubbed SUSE Cloud 4, was designed based on OpenStack Icehouse, the latest version of the open source cloud infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) platform. In addition to being based on Icehouse, SUSE Cloud 4 also supports the Ceph distributed storage system, but it also includes new VMware (VMW) capabilities and enhanced scalability, automation and availability features for easing enterprise adoption of OpenStack, the company stated

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The Cloud is for Everyone, But Not for Everything – Talkin’ Cloud

Posted on Aug 15, 2014 in Cloud News

Everyone can use cloud, but that doesn't mean everyone should. As a business consultant to managed services providers, I often help my clients build a cloud offering to sell to their customers. The first thing I tell them is, "the cloud is for everyone, but not for everything." Sometimes when I say this I get that "deer in the headlights" look from them.

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The Cloud is for Everyone, But Not for Everything – Talkin’ Cloud

Posted on Aug 15, 2014 in Cloud News

Everyone can use cloud, but that doesn't mean everyone should. As a business consultant to managed services providers, I often help my clients build a cloud offering to sell to their customers. The first thing I tell them is, "the cloud is for everyone, but not for everything." Sometimes when I say this I get that "deer in the headlights" look from them.

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Choosing a cloud provider? Follow the happy employees – InfoWorld

Posted on Aug 15, 2014 in Cloud News

Choosing a cloud provider? Follow the happy employees InfoWorld Back in March, Louis Columbus reported on some numbers from Glassdoor.com showing employees' rankings of their cloud technology companies. They are not perfect indicators of company culture, but are certainly worth your consideration if you're looking

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Video: What to focus on when moving to the cloud computing – Tech Page One

Posted on Aug 15, 2014 in Cloud News

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CLOUD COMPUTING Cisco Axes 6000 Employees in Restructuring Plan – CIO Today

Posted on Aug 14, 2014 in Cloud News

Faced with declining profits, Cisco is laying off up to 6,000 employees in the months ahead.

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Opinion: The inverted pyramid of IT infrastructure – CloudTech

Posted on Aug 13, 2014 in Cloud News

By Nick Razey, CEO, Next Generation Data If we ever lose a bid for a data centre contract, it is for one of two reasons. Either the customer insists on being close to London and is happy to pay the premium for doing so, or the customer is obsessed by paying the lowest possible price and will accept any quality of data centre service to achieve this.

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