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CLOUD COMPUTING Amazon Releases New Mobile Cloud Drive Apps – Top Tech News

Posted on Jul 7, 2015 in Cloud News

The new mobile cloud drive apps from Amazon are here, but, it seems, just barely.

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Optimising your infrastructure for cloud computing – CIO Australia

Posted on Jul 7, 2015 in Cloud News

This white paper examines some of the forces behind rising adoption of cloud-based solutions, explores how cloud architectures impact data centres and discusses a series of concrete practices and technologies that can help companies collect the benefits of cloud computing without compromising uptime or overwhelming their power and cooling systems.

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Blurred lines: How cloud computing is reshaping the IT workforce – The Register

Posted on Jul 7, 2015 in Cloud News

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HP tops IDC cloud infrastructure market rankings, ahead of Dell and Cisco – CloudTech

Posted on Jul 3, 2015 in Cloud News

(c)iStock.com/letty17 IDC’s ranking of cloud infrastructure providers is in: HP has hit the top of the charts, with Dell and Cisco making up the top three. The findings, which arrive in the analyst house’s Worldwide Quarterly Cloud IT Infrastructure Tracker report, cover storage, server and Ethernet switch and show HP’s revenue growing 37.4% between 1Q14 and 1Q15, and market share at 15.7% for total 1Q15 revenues of $985 million. Dell, in second, has first quarter revenues of $745m, a market share of 11.9% and year over year revenue growth of 34.2%.

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Chicago Cloud Computing Tax Is Not Amusing – InformationWeek

Posted on Jul 3, 2015 in Cloud News

In a new ruling, Chicago is planning to tax cloud-computing services such as Netflix and Apple's new music service. CIOs should pay attention. 10 Online Cloud Computing Courses To Get Ahead (Click image for larger view and slideshow.) The Windy City is looking to fill its tax coffers with cloud computing

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Midland College To Save $4.4 Million with Efficiency Upgrades, Cloud Computing – Campus Technology

Posted on Jul 1, 2015 in Cloud News

Sustainability Midland College To Save $4.4 Million with Efficiency Upgrades, Cloud Computing Midland College has completed sustainability upgrades, including efforts to improve IT efficiency, projected to save $4.4 million in energy and operational expenses over the course of 15 years. Midland partnered with OpTerra Energy Services for the multi-phase project, which was launched in 2012

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Healthcare Cloud Computing Market Worth $9.48 Billion by 2020 – PR Newswire (press release)

Posted on Jul 1, 2015 in Cloud News

DALLAS, July 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new market research report "Healthcare Cloud Computing Market by Application (PACS, EMR, CPOE, RCM, Claims Management), by Deployment (Private, Public), by Service (SaaS, IaaS), by Pricing (Pay as you go), by End-User (Providers, Payers) - Analysis and Global Forecasts to 2020", published by MarketsandMarkets, this report studies the global Healthcare Cloud Computing Market for the forecast period of 2015 to 2020.

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7 Things You Should Know About Cloud Computing – MyTechBits

Posted on Jun 30, 2015 in Cloud News

However, there are certain things you need to know to keep your risks down to bare minimum. Related article: What is cloud computing?

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Cisco To Buy OpenDNS Cloud Security Firm for $635M – Top Tech News

Posted on Jun 30, 2015 in Cloud News

With security threats growing across a wider range of devices, Cisco is aiming to boost its emphasis on "security everywhere" through its acquisition of the San Francisco-based firm OpenDNS. Valued at $635 million, the deal is expected to close in the first quarter of the 2016 fiscal year. Founded in 2006, OpenDNS launched its line of cloud -based Umbrella security products in 2012

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A Word About Cloud Computing Integrators – Nasdaq

Posted on Jun 30, 2015 in Cloud News

As the cloud market is maturing, we can expect a consolidation of this vibrant market.

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Cloud computing is mature and secure says Gatwick CIO – CIO UK

Posted on Jun 30, 2015 in Cloud News

Gatwick airport CIO Michael Ibbitson says cloud computing has matured and that CIOs and organisations that are strong on assessing and selecting vendors will find cloud providers that can deliver major transformations and even increased security to their organisations. Michael Ibbitson is a new entrant to the 2015 CIO 100, a showcase of transformational CIOs. “Just as within any IT department you have maturity levels, with cloud vendors you also have maturity levels,” said Ibbitson

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Unravelling a Tangled Web of Cloud ERP Alliances – Talkin’ Cloud

Posted on Jun 29, 2015 in Cloud News

José Duarte, CEO of Unit4 Cloud computing can always make for strange bedfellows, but when it comes to Unit4, a provider of ERP applications that is in the process of expanding its presence in North America, channel partners will need to check their scorecards. Unit4 is a roll up of several application providers, the best known of which is Coda, a provider of financial software.

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Dropbox and Xero form alliance as small business cloud computing battle heats up – The Australian Financial Review

Posted on Jun 29, 2015 in Cloud News

Fast-growing cloud accounting software company Xero has signed a strategic partnership arrangement with US cloud computing giant Dropbox which will see the two businesses combine aspects of their products to lure more small business customers from rivals. The partnership will essentially allow users of Dropbox storage to share documents directly from their personal or business accounts with their accounting systems

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Google to pair its cloud computing power with Broad’s analytic tools – FierceBiotech IT

Posted on Jun 29, 2015 in Cloud News

Google ($GOOG) has signed up a high-profile collaborator to work on its burgeoning cloud genomics platform. The agreement will see the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard work with Google to create new tools that pair their respective strengths in data analysis and cloud computing, starting with the offering of GATK as a service. Broad Institute is making its GATK, also known as the Genome Analysis Toolkit, available as a service to users of the Google Cloud Platform

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Even bigger data: Getting the most out of your implementation – CloudTech

Posted on Jun 26, 2015 in Cloud News

(c)iStock.com/Erik Khalitov By David Belanger, Senior Research Fellow in the Business Intelligence and Analysis Program at Stevens Institute of Technology and co-leader of the IEEE Big Data Initiative Over the last week or so, I’ve had the opportunity to view a collection of talks and articles about new network technologies related to how data is gathered, moved, and distributed. A common element in all of these discussions is the presence of big data.  New network technology is often the driver on quantum increases in the amount of data available for analysis. In order, think of the Internet, web, 3/4G mobility with smartphones and 24x7 access, and Internet of Things

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