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Suffering from cloud contention? It’s not the cloud’s fault – InfoWorld

Posted on Sep 2, 2014 in Cloud News

If you're in the cloud space, you've heard the term "noisy neighbor" before. If not, here's a tip: It's not about the house next door with the weird kids who play German death metal at full blast.

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4chan user reportedly hacks iCloud with nude celeb pics – as Google … – CloudTech

Posted on Sep 1, 2014 in Cloud News

An anonymous hacker on the 4chan site has published a series of naked photos of more than 100 celebrities, including Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton and Mary Elizabeth Winstead, after reportedly hacking into the users’ iCloud accounts.

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Using the cloud doesn’t mean you don’t need localized tech support – Press-Enterprise

Posted on Aug 30, 2014 in Cloud News

Over the past few years, there has been a lot of hype and excitement over the potential value of cloud computing, or the “cloud,” for the business environment. The biggest problem has been that most people really don’t understand what cloud computing is or how it works. If you’re still not 100 percent sure what it is, you’re not alone

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IBM Upgrades Watson Discovery Advisor Data Analysis Cloud Service – Talkin’ Cloud

Posted on Aug 29, 2014 in Cloud News

Mike Rhodin, senior vice president of the IBM Watson Group The IBM Watson Discovery Advisor cloud service now can identify data correlations and trends, even if researchers do not know which questions to ask. IBM has upgraded Watson Discovery Advisor, implementing "significant advances" in Watson's cognitive computing capabilities

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The9 Limited Sells Shanghai Huopu Cloud Computing Terminal Tech For RMB … – RTT News

Posted on Aug 29, 2014 in Cloud News

The9 Limited (NCTY: Quote), an online game developer and operator, announced that Shanghai The9 Information Technology Co., Ltd., a wholly-owned consolidated variable interest entity of The9, has closed a transaction with Shanghai Zhengwu Investment Center (Limited Partnership) for sale of its wholly-owned subsidiary Shanghai Huopu Cloud Computing Terminal Technology Co., Ltd.

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New report looks into ANZ Region’s cloud computing market that will grow at … – WhaTech

Posted on Aug 29, 2014 in Cloud News

Details WhaTech Channel: IT Market Research Reports Published: Thursday, 28 August 2014 21:31 Submitted by RNR Market Research WhaTech Agency News from: RnR Market Research Read: 77 times The report also presents the vendor landscape and a corresponding detailed analysis of the top four vendors in the market. In addition, it discusses the major drivers that influence the growth of the Cloud Computing market in the ANZ region. It also outlines the challenges faced by the vendors and the market at large, as well as the key trends that are emerging in the market

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Cloud computing cable in Inner Mongolia deliberately severed – WantChinaTimes

Posted on Aug 28, 2014 in Cloud News

An international cloud computing exhibition in Hohhot, Inner Mongolia, in August. (File photo/Xinhua) A section of optical fiber cable connecting Horinger county in Inner Mongolia and Beijing was deliberately cut, reports the state-run China News Service

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How to decipher cloud computing jargon – BRW

Posted on Aug 28, 2014 in Cloud News

Is it raining jargon at a cloud near you? Illustration: Karl Hilzinger Many studies have shown that Australian businesses are increasingly adopting cloud computing, with a large proportion of the systems and applications that we use day-to-day migrating to the cloud. As IT becomes an integral part of each business function, it’s increasingly important for non-IT professionals to gain a top-level understanding of technical terms, in order to better execute their own responsibilities.

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NSF Awards $1.2M Grant to Develop Cloud-Computing Tools – Product Design & Development

Posted on Aug 25, 2014 in Cloud News

Cloud computing is at the core of a new grant to Rice University computer scientist Christopher Jermaine, who plans to develop tools that will allow research and industry to make better use of massive data sets without having to rely on supercomputers.

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Bits | Challenges for Amazon’s Cloud Computing Hopes – New York Times (blog)

Posted on Aug 25, 2014 in Cloud News

New York Times (blog) Bits | Challenges for Amazon's Cloud Computing Hopes New York Times (blog) The giant online retailer has long said that its business selling computing services over the Internet, called Amazon Web Services, would eventually be the size of its mainstay business of selling stuff. In Thursday's earnings report, however, growth ... and more

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Top speaker reveals all at cloud computing summit – Bizcommunity.com

Posted on Aug 25, 2014 in Cloud News

Vusi Thembekwayo, world-renowned public speaker and new SA Dragon, is set to inspire at an upcoming ITWeb event "The complexity of issues faced by business leaders today is immense," says Vusi Thembekwayo, keynote speaker at the upcoming ITWeb Cloud Computing 2014 event.Which is why he's going to break them down, deliver a brand-new perspective and inspire 'light bulb' moments among top IT and business decision-makers at ITWeb Cloud Computing 2014 in Johannesburg in September.Soon to be on local television screens as part of the South African version of Dragon's Den, Vus is the youngest director of a listed company, and serves on several boards. He ran a R400-million division in a R17-billion multinational company, where he achieved the highest EBITDA within the group, before moving into public speaking."There's never been a change curve as steep and as fast as the one leaders are being presented with now. To be successful, senior executives shouldn't be fighting the competition - they should be chasing the money.

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Letter: Cloud computing is safer for businesses – Knoxville News Sentinel

Posted on Aug 24, 2014 in Cloud News

A recent letter paints cloud computing providers in a pretty negative light. I would like to adjust what I perceive to be an unnecessary fear of the cloud, specifically from the perspective of the small- to medium-sized business. While I agree with many of the writer's points, such as the rise of data breaches and taking personal responsibility for your data, his statement that "cloud-based solutions trade convenience for elevated risks" is not always true.

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7 Cloud Computing Funding Stories You Might Have Missed, Aug. 22 – Talkin’ Cloud

Posted on Aug 22, 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 ClipCard, Comprehend Systems, The Resumator, vArmour, Lastline, Transactis and Stitch Labs.

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UW-Madison chosen for federally funded cloud computing research – University of Wisconsin-Madison

Posted on Aug 21, 2014 in Cloud News

Aug. 21, 2014 Cloud computing, which allows users of technology to tap into remote, shared infrastructure and services, is a major facet of today’s world. Whether or not we realize it, countless aspects of our daily lives — from social media to drug discovery — are now enabled by cloud computing.

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Enabling a new future for cloud computing – Phys.Org

Posted on Aug 21, 2014 in Cloud News

The National Science Foundation (NSF) today announced two $10 million projects to create cloud computing testbeds—to be called "Chameleon" and "CloudLab"—that will enable the academic research community to develop and experiment with novel cloud architectures and pursue new, architecturally-enabled applications of cloud computing. Cloud computing refers to the practice of using a network of remote servers to store, manage and process data, rather than a local server or a personal computer. In recent years, cloud computing has become the dominant method of providing computing infrastructure for Internet services.

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