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Abacus Private Cloud Honored With "2014 Cloud Computing Backup and … – Marketwired (press release)

Posted on Oct 1, 2014 in Cloud News

SOURCE: Abacus Data Systems, Inc. SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwired - September 30, 2014) - Abacus Data Systems, Inc. (Abacus), the single source fully managed technology solutions provider (est.

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IBEX 2014: Cloud computing keeps you in touch with your boat – Trade Only Today

Posted on Oct 1, 2014 in Cloud News

Posted on October 1st, 2014 Written by Theresa Nicholson Chetco Digital Instruments chief technology officer Joe Burke coordinated the Connected Boat display at IBEX. TAMPA, Fla. — Clouds were on everyone’s mind on Tuesday at the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference

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If You Want IoT, You Need the Cloud – EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet

Posted on Oct 1, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

BOSTON – The Connected Cloud Summit held here two weeks ago could easily have been called "The Internet of Things Connectivity Summit," since most of the discussion (and exhibitors) involved Internet of Things technology and connectivity.Just as much of it, however, implicated cloud computing – and the theme for the day involved the necessary interconnectedness between the two. "The Internet of Things brings home technology," said Jeff Kaplan, managing director of local cloud consultancy THINKstrategies and the event's emcee, in his opening address to Summit attendees.The sentiment is true in more ways than one. For one thing, the Internet of Things has had an obvious impact on consumer markets

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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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Avnet Technology Solutions Brings Oracle Cloud Services to the U.S. and … – MarketWatch

Posted on Sep 30, 2014 in Hybrid Cloud

SAN FRANCISCO, Sep 30, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Avnet Technology Solutions, a global IT solutions distribution leader and an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), today extended its more-than-25-year relationship with Oracle to help Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) partners expand their cloud computing capabilities

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Cisco ropes in more than 30 partners to inflate its hybrid cloud service – VentureBeat

Posted on Sep 29, 2014 in Hybrid Cloud

So what if Cisco is setting up its cloud infrastructure eight years after Amazon?

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Alibaba secures stake in Chinese hotel tech firm – ZDNet

Posted on Sep 29, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Alibaba will pay $457 million for a stake in Beijing Shiji Information Technology, marking the company's first major deal since going public earlier this month. The Chinese e-commerce giant plans to secure 15 percent of the Beijing-based company, which specializes in technology and services for the hotel industry.

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Education Technology: Could it Be Different This Time? – EdSurge

Posted on Sep 28, 2014 in SMB Cloud

During my thirty-five years as a Silicon Valley software entrepreneur, I’ve seen multiple technology revolutions occur, many of which have given rise to dozens of mega companies from Microsoft and Oracle to Google and Facebook. Education, however, has been a puzzle. There has been no mega-breakout companies in the education technology space

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Cloud computing providers’ survival chances are hampering adoption – V3.co.uk

Posted on Sep 27, 2014 in Cloud News

Questions about the security, reliability and scalability of cloud computing technology have hampered widespread adoption for years. For example, one of the biggest questions on the tip of many firms' tongues when considering cloud revolves around their data security.

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SUSECon 2014 to Highlight Advances in Enterprise Linux, Cloud and Storage … – PR Newswire (press release)

Posted on Sep 24, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

NUREMBERG, Germany, Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SUSE® today announced sponsors, keynote and breakout session details for its upcoming SUSECon 2014 global technical conference, Nov. 17-21 in Orlando, Florida.

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Open Data Center Alliance Pushes TOSCA – InformationWeek

Posted on Sep 24, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Cloud standards group ODCA pushes TOSCA standard for workload mobility across cloud service providers. Where is Amazon

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CLOUD COMPUTING Ericsson Acquires Majority Stake in Cloud Services Startup – Top Tech News

Posted on Sep 24, 2014 in Cloud News

Seeking to round out its cloud services offerings, Sweden's Ericsson is acquiring a majority stake in the U.S.-based, platform-as-a-service (PaaS) company Apcera. Further details of the all-cash deal, expected to close in the fourth quarter of this year, were not released. Based in Stockholm, the information and communications technology manufacturer and service provider sees PaaS as the "key to success" in the cloud.

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Vodacom: cloud computing is IT industry game changer – Biztech Africa

Posted on Sep 22, 2014 in Cloud News

COMPUTING | Sept. 20, 2014, 7:15 a.m.Image: Nkosi Kumalo (centre) and Vodacom officials

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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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Corporate Canada can mitigate risk by embracing cloud-based technology – ITWorld Canada (blog)

Posted on Sep 19, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Keeping data in the cloud is just as safe as keeping it anywhere else, so why are Canadian companies so resistant to investing in this new technology? Canadians aren’t risk takers, at least when it comes to technology. And with an innovation such as cloud computing, there’s a general fear of the unknown and a misconception that it’s not safe

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