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Up close and personal: taming the personal cloud in the workplace – Information Age

Posted on Apr 23, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

‘Personal clouds were once a manifestation ofthe development of self service IT, and perhapsare evidence that BYOD has gone mad’ Analysts may record 2014 as the start of the era of the personal cloud, but many businesses would testify that it kicked off long before.  Personal cloud services like Dropbox and Google have been causing CIOs headaches for several years now as employees seek to utilise such consumer services in the workplace.  However, while personal cloud, and its bring-your-own-device (BYOD) partner in crime, is nothing new, the jury is still out on a uniform solution.  The specific device no longer matters to users; they want their digital content to be constantly accessible, mobile and housed in sleek, sophisticated apps.  ‘This is illustrated by the millions of people using Dropbox to share and store pictures, or the legions of fanboys who purchase every product Apple creates, so that they can access the information they need from the device that is closest to hand,’ says Paul Steiner, managing director of Accellion. As vendors have raced to offer organisations solutions to these problems, an industry-accepted solution has yet to stick – and nor has the answer to whether BYOD should be allowed in the enterprise in the first place.  Indeed, many people have recently bashed BYOD’s place in the enterprise. But the growth of the personal cloud highlights the move towards a more device-agnostic app store approach, where employees are able to use and access their own cloud in their daily work environment.  ‘Personal clouds were once a manifestation of the development of self-service IT, and perhaps are evidence that BYOD has gone mad,’ says Simon Townsend, chief technologist for Europe at AppSense.  So perhaps a change of tact is required.

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Microsoft Office: 4 Changes, Explained – InformationWeek

Posted on Apr 19, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Microsoft maneuvers to keep Office on top, touting data analysis power, tweaking office 365, and more.

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ownCloud File Sync and Share and Red Hat Storage Enable Enterprise Clouds … – IT Business Net

Posted on Apr 18, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

  April 16, 2014 -- Lexington, Massachusetts (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 ownCloud Inc., the company behind the worlds most popular open source file sync and share software, today released its performance testing for ownCloud Enterprise Edition with Red Hat Storage, Red Hats open, software-defined storage offering, running on x86 servers that demonstrate the cost and performance efficiency gained by running ownCloud with Red Hat Storage on industry-standard servers. The performance testing benchmarked 25,000 concurrent users of ownCloud Enterprise Edition and Red Hat Storage running on industry-standard x86 servers. The configuration used illustrates a 2x total cost of ownership (TCO) improvement by converging the application server and storage server tiers onto the same servers, compared to traditional solutions with separate storage server appliances

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ownCloud File Sync and Share and Red Hat Storage Enable Enterprise Clouds … – Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release)

Posted on Apr 17, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

25,000-User Benchmark Results Confirm Linear Scalability of Red Hat Storage and ownCloud Running on x86 Servers Lexington, Massachusetts (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 ownCloud Inc., the company behind the world’s most popular open source file sync and share software, today released its performance testing for ownCloud Enterprise Edition with Red Hat Storage, Red Hat’s open, software-defined storage offering, running on x86 servers that demonstrate the cost and performance efficiency gained by running ownCloud with Red Hat Storage on industry-standard servers. The performance testing benchmarked 25,000 concurrent users of ownCloud Enterprise Edition and Red Hat Storage running on industry-standard x86 servers.

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Top 3 best practices for securing content in the enterprise – Information Age

Posted on Apr 16, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

'An enterprise-level corporate file-sharing programme should mitigate all of these risks and allow users to securely access corporate content through an encrypted tunnel. As mobile devices continue to infiltrate organisations, the demand for electronic access to all enterprise content is growing rapidly. To respond to this immediate need, today’s tech-savvy workers have turned to cloud-based, consumer file sync and share devices that exist outside of controlled IT environments.

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University researchers develop software increasing cloud computing efficiency – The Stanford Daily

Posted on Apr 16, 2014 in Cloud News

Courtesy of Christina Delimitrou Researchers at Stanford have developed software that could increase the efficiency of cloud computing by eliciting more work from the available infrastructure at large-scale data centers. The tool, named Quasar, uses techniques similar to Amazon and Netflix’s recommendation algorithms to determine the amount of computing resources that an application requires to run. Researcher Christina Delimitrou M.S

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Cloud computing enables businesses to discover their entrepreneurial spirit – The Guardian (blog)

Posted on Apr 15, 2014 in Cloud News

Large businesses can benefit from cloud computing and they shouldn’t feel restricted by legacy IT systems. Photograph: Corbis Although it is difficult to pin down just one factor that makes cloud computing such a game changer for businesses, perhaps the key benefit rests in its ability to "level the playing field"

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Kaspersky Lab Patents Method, System for Protecting Cloud Services – Talkin’ Cloud

Posted on Apr 14, 2014 in SMB Cloud

Kaspersky Lab has obtained a patent for a method and system for protecting cloud services used by antivirus solution developers. Kaspersky Lab, an antivirus and Internet security software provider, has patented a method and system for protecting cloud services used by antivirus solution developers

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Tech Data to distribute Peak 10′s Cisco Power cloud and managed solutions in … – eChannelLine

Posted on Apr 11, 2014 in Hybrid Cloud

Distributor Tech Data and Peak 10 have announced a U.S. distribution agreement to provide Peak 10′s suite of Cisco Powered cloud and managed services to Tech Data’s solution providers. Peak 10′s diverse cloud offerings are now available through Tech Data’s TDCloud business unit in the company’s Solutions Store.

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Tech Data to distribute Peak 10′s Cisco Power cloud and managed solutions in … – eChannelLine

Posted on Apr 11, 2014 in Hybrid Cloud

Distributor Tech Data and Peak 10 have announced a U.S. distribution agreement to provide Peak 10′s suite of Cisco Powered cloud and managed services to Tech Data’s solution providers.

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Microsoft Gets European Approval for Cloud Computing – Wall St. Cheat Sheet

Posted on Apr 10, 2014 in Cloud News

Source: Thinkstock Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) cloud computing services are now American built and European approved. Microsoft knows the effects of European privacy regulations on its business to be detrimental at times, but today the American technology firm is getting the thumbs up from the data protection authorities of all 28 European Union member states for its cloud computing services. The news came in the form of a post on The Official Microsoft Blog early Thursday morning. Brad Smith, General Counsel and Executive Vice President of Legal and Corporate Affairs at Microsoft, wrote the post detailing how the approval benefits Microsoft customers

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CloudOps extends security and performance features of Apache CloudStack … – WebWire (press release)

Posted on Apr 10, 2014 in Hybrid Cloud

WEBWIRE – Thursday, April 10, 2014 Montreal (PQ) CANADA �� CloudOps, a leading provider of best-in-class private, public and hybrid Cloud solutions for Service Providers and Enterprise, announced today the security enhancements they contributed to Apache CloudStack and the availability of their implementation and managed services for Apache CloudStack 4.3. Apache CloudStack is an integrated Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) software platform that allows users to build feature-rich public, private, and hybrid cloud environments. CloudStack includes an intuitive user interface and rich APIs for managing the computing, networking, software, and storage infrastructure resources.

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In Public Cloud Computing Fight, the Gloves Come Off – CIO Magazine

Posted on Apr 10, 2014 in Cloud News

The past two weeks brought big news in the public cloud computing market.

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Review: Intralinks VIA Enterprise Secures Collaboration – EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet

Posted on Apr 9, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Sync and Share collaboration isn't always easy for IT managers to enable. In the enterprise, they must balance organizations' dueling needs for productivity and security. Cloud-based Intralinks VIA Enterprise, which combines collaboration tools with document controls and auditing, addresses both problems without significant management overhead or excessive additional product integration

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Birst Visualizer Brings Cloud Business Intelligence to the Entire Enterprise – Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release)

Posted on Apr 8, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/08/14 -- Birst, the leader in Cloud BI, today announced that Birst Visualizer is now generally available to all customers, making it easy for business users to create, consume, and share data through visually compelling charts and graphs.

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