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NIST Releases Cloud Computing Roadmap – Business Solutions Magazine

Posted on Nov 21, 2014 in Cloud News

By Christine Kern The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has published the final version of the US Government Cloud Computing Technology Roadmap, Volumes I and II. Reflecting the input of more than 200 comments on the initial draft, this report leverages the available strengths and resources and highlights the strategic and tactical objectives necessary to support accelerated cloud computing adoption by federal agencies, according to a press release. “Decision makers contemplating cloud computing adoption face a number of challenges relating to policy, technology, guidance, security, and standards,” the report states

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Gartner’s cloud showdown: Amazon Web Services vs. Microsoft Azure – Network World

Posted on Nov 20, 2014 in Cloud News

Network World Gartner's cloud showdown: Amazon Web Services vs.

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What to move to the cloud: A more mature model for SMEs – CloudTech

Posted on Nov 20, 2014 in Cloud News

Picture credit: iStockPhoto By Chris Chesley, Solutions Architect Many SMBs struggle with deciding if and what to move to the cloud. Whether it’s security concerns, cost, or lack of expertise, it’s often difficult to map the best possible solution. Here are eight applications and services to consider when your organization is looking to move to the cloud and reduce their server footprint

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Study: Channel Companies Expand Engagement With Cloud-Based Solutions – Talkin’ Cloud

Posted on Nov 19, 2014 in Cloud News

(Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images) Channel companies seem to be more accepting of cloud computing's role in the channel and the IT industry as a whole, but this change of heart doesn't mean there isn't more work to be done. According to CompTIA's "Fifth Annual Trends in Cloud Computing" report, which is based on survey responses from executives within IT companies and IT business professionals who are involved in IT decision-making for their organizations, more than 90 percent of channel firms believe their cloud solutions are "mature or somewhat mature." "The channel's thinking has clearly evolved from viewing the cloud as something to fear to embracing it as a catalyst for business transformation and new opportunities," said Carolyn April, senior director of industry analysis at CompTIA, in a prepared statement

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Cloud computing and privacy series: the general legal framework (part 1 of 6) – Lexology (registration)

Posted on Nov 18, 2014 in Cloud News

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81 Percent Of US Businesses Cite Cloud Computing As A Competitive … – MarketWatch

Posted on Nov 18, 2014 in Cloud News

SAN MATEO, Calif., Nov. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NetSuite Inc. N, +0.59% the industry's leading provider of cloud-based financials / ERP and omnichannel commerce software suites, today announced the results of a study titled, 'Disrupt, Collapse, Transform: The Role of the Cloud in Industry Transformation', sponsored by NetSuite and conducted by global industry analyst firm Frost & Sullivan

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Microsoft vs. Google: Which Is the Better Cloud Computing Stock? – Nasdaq

Posted on Nov 18, 2014 in Cloud News

"Moving businesses to the cloud" is a common strategy among tech giants. While the basic concept is easy to grasp, it can be hard to estimate a company's cloud-based growth in financial terms.

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Cloud Computing Set to Rain on Indian Outsourcers’ Parade – Wall Street Journal (blog)

Posted on Nov 18, 2014 in Cloud News

There are dark clouds on the horizon of India’s information technology and outsourcing industry.

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Vendors release code on open source cloud computing movement – TechTarget

Posted on Nov 14, 2014 in Cloud News

Open source tools are behind some of the biggest trends in cloud computing, and more vendors are releasing their code to attract developers.

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Cloud computing and device problems – ITWorld Canada (blog)

Posted on Nov 14, 2014 in Cloud News

It took me some time to research a difficulty with my smart phone and find a solution.

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Amazon Lambda takes the administration out of cloud computing – Ars Technica

Posted on Nov 14, 2014 in Cloud News

At its AWS re:Invent cloud computing conference today, Amazon announced AWS Lambda, a way of performing computing in the cloud in response to events without the need for virtual machines, compute instances, or any kind of administration. The usual model when performing computation in cloud services is to create some kind of a persistent application, such as a Web server on a virtual machine

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CAIT Deputy Director General of IT Qusai Al-Shatti – Kuwait News Agency

Posted on Nov 13, 2014 in Cloud News

KUWAIT, Nov 12 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's Central Agency for Information Technology (CAIT) is pondering the use of cloud computing for storing data at government bodies, linking them in one system, seeking to upgrade the e-government.CAIT Deputy Director General of IT Qusai Al-Shatti made the remark while addressing the 2nd Middle East Cloud and Big Data Conference and Exhibition that kicked off here on Wednesday.Al-Shatti added that CAIT established the Kuwait data network, linking together 56 government bodies, where electronic data and documents are shared at high speed.The use of cloud computing in the future will play an effective role in promoting the system CAIT established, Al-Shatti said, noting that the new concept is regarded as a quantum shift in the infrastructure technology solutions that institutions rely on for huge operations.He also said that most public and private institutions are seeking the use of cloud computing as the easiest and most effective method for data storage and recalling.According to Al-Shati, CAIT is working hard on disseminating the use of cloud computing and the relevant practical applications.Since it was established in 2006, CAIT has achieved several projects for data infrastructure, needed to develop e-government in cooperation with relevant official bodies, Al-Shatti told the conference.The 2nd Middle East Cloud and Big Data Conference and Exhibition includes workshops over two days involving world IT specialists who brief participants from official bodies and big local companies, on the latest developments of cloud-computing. (end) smr.abd.msa

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Cloud Computing Market in Germany 2014-2018: Key Vendors are Amazon … – PR Newswire (press release)

Posted on Nov 12, 2014 in Cloud News

DUBLIN, Nov. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Cloud Computing Market in Germany 2014-2018" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769Cloud computing is the use of computing resources where the systems are connected in public or private networks for offering scalable infrastructure for applications and file storage

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Rackspace Adds Microsoft Private Cloud Support – MSPmentor

Posted on Nov 12, 2014 in Cloud News

Jeff DeVerter, Rackspace Hosting's general manager for Microsoft Private Cloud Rackspace Hosting (RAX) has expanded its Managed Private Cloud product portfolio to "give customers additional choice to host applications across VMware, OpenStack and Microsoft-based private clouds."  The news expands the  Windcrest, Texas-based company's managed hosting offerings to include the Microsoft Cloud OS Network and support for the Microsoft Private Cloud. "We know that most customers are looking to move to the public cloud, but the question is how," Jeff DeVerter, Rackspace's general manager for Microsoft Private Cloud, told MSPmentor. "Building new workloads in the cloud is a pretty straightforward story because you can manipulate the software to meet the will of the cloud

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Cloud Computing Guide – CSO Online

Posted on Nov 11, 2014 in Cloud News

There are many reasons to be optimistic about cloud computing today; improved security, more efficient management and lower operational costs. CDW strives to be your go-to resource for all your technology needs.

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