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Recently, we’ve been touting how cloud storage reduces the IT maintenance burden for organizations and, more specifically, how organizations can take advantage of cloud storage while keeping control of their data by using cloud storage gateways. Erik Linask from TMCNet caught up wit...
North Bridge Venture Partners has announced the results of its second annual Future of Cloud Computing Survey. Supported by 39 industry collaborators spanning established leaders, emerging, fast-growth companies, and startups – the 2012 survey captures current industry perceptions, sen...
We live in a Hyper-connected world. Hyper-connectivity has altered our life. It has changed the way we do any and every activity in our life. It has made our ability to network as the most important skill even more than acquiring knowledge - Network over Knowledge. It has also given th...
Most professional marketers know that it is rarely a good idea to use yourself as a focus group of one. While it is possible that your personal tastes and passions may be a perfect match for some segment of your target audience, it is very unlikely that it is a perfect match for your e...
"It’s imperative that we remain available around the world, and today we stumbled. For that we offer our most sincere apologies" wrote Twitter’s VP of Engineering, Mazen Rawashdeh, on the official Twitter blog as the microblogging giant strove to explain today's "cascading bug" and its...
Twitter went down Thursday afternoon around 12:15 p.m. EDT. The Twitter Status Blog states: "Users may be experiencing issues accessing Twitter. Our engineers are currently working to resolve the issue." The outage is effecting everyone, although The Verge has noted that "If you simply...
Xeround, the Cloud Database company, today announced that their cloud database for MySQL applications is now available on Joyent Cloud, the public cloud designed for real-time, high-performance applications. Joyent Cloud provides public and private cloud computing software and services...
SGI has partnered with Kalev H. Leetaru of the University of Illinois to create the first-ever historical mapping and exploration of the full text contents of the English-language edition of Wikipedia, in time and space. The results include visualizations of modern history captured ...
A recent post on the HTTP 2.0 War beginning garnered a very relevant question regarding WebSockets and where it fits in (what might shape up to be) an epic battle. The answer to the question, “Why not consider WebSockets here?” could be easily answered with two words: HTTP headers. It...
ActiveState, whose software enables developers and enterprises to innovate from code to cloud, today announced that Stackato, the application platform for creating a private PaaS, has been verified as Citrix Ready®.
announced an updated version of its AzureOps service. AzureOps now allows customers to compose, monitor, and manage disparate cloud services as a single unified cloud application. These services include Azure infrastructure (IaaS) and platform services (PaaS), as well as third party so...
Axway on Wednesday detailed the steps IT departments must take to ensure seamless cloud adoption. Cloud computing continues to gain acceptance within the enterprise segment and in turn, software vendors are working in order to meet the need. Specifically enterprise IT has addressed the...
"I finally registered for #CloudExpo," tweeted Michael Baylor (@CloudVisions) Monday. "It's now official," he added, "everyone on the planet is going to be there." Baylor was just one of thousands of IT professionals who are using Twitter right now to connect with other like-minded ...
GovLoop, the social knowledge network for public sector professionals, is one of the most virtuous members of the Gov2.0 ecosystem. Their support of the community demonstrates, on a daily basis, their dedication to a simple mission: They want to connect government to improve government...
Mobile management and security vendor Good released its quarterly device activations report. The report states that iOS dominate Android four to one in the enterprise. This is in spite of Android devices having an equal or slightly larger market share compared to iPhone. Is it because...
If you are unfamiliar with the term “Consumerization of IT” or CoIT then you may think that it means “IT has become a consumer product”. But that is not interpretation which is generally accepted. Traditionally, adoption of Information Technology used to start with defense & governme...
GreenBytes, Inc., a developer of high-performance, energy-efficient inline data deduplication storage solutions based on solid state disk (SSD) technology, on Tuesday announced that it has raised an additional $12 million in Series B funding from Generation Investment Management LLP wi...
We’re happy to announce general availability of Intel Cloud SSO IAM-as-a-service today after running it in private beta mode for 2 months with select customers. See press release here. Intel has partnered with Salesforce to develop and run this application … Continue readin...
The Cloud comes in many flavors, types and shapes and the terminology can be daunting. You’ve got Public vs. Private. vs. Home grown. You’ve got compute, storage and database not to mention identity, caching, service bus and many more. Then there are the several players including Micro...
Does Knowledge = Power? At first glance the answer seems to be obvious – yes knowledge is power. After all we live in the knowledge economy. Most of us are knowledge workers. We have graduated from the industrial age to the information age. Knowledge is considered as the key asset of a...
$104 Billion in valuation, 16 billion raised in its IPO, we can’t help but gape at this phenomenon of our age with open mouths. With more than 900 million actively engaged users, it’s the largest community the world has ever known. Google search is not quite dead yet, but Facebook is ...
Sigma Systems on Monday unveiled the Sigma Cloud Service Broker, an integrated SaaS service fulfillment solution for the selection, provisioning and management of SaaS services and applications. The Sigma Cloud Service Broker platform reduces costs, removes operational silos and red...
Enterprises often frustrate developers. Why do Enterprises always seem so behind when it comes to the very latest technology? In particular, a trend we are seeing is the continued struggle to marry Enterprise authentication with the burgeoning world of REST … Continue reading ...
Xeround, the Cloud Database Company, on Tuesday announced the availability of their database-as-a-service for MySQL applications as an add-on for the AppHarbor .Net platform and for AppFog's PHP Fog PHP platform. Xeround's add-on provides .NET and PHP developers using these platform...
The Canada Cloud Network (CCN), a new industry consortium intent on establishing Canada as a world leader in the field of Cloud Computing, is pleased to announce their formal launch and the immediate availability of membership services including ‘Social Cloud PR’.
In an article I read this morning, "Luis Cesar Verdi, President of SAP Brazil, told Computerworld UK that Brazil currently has 1.5 million end users for its mobile applications, but plans to increase this rapidly to 20 million by 2015.  To achieve this, Verdi plans to target the g...
Adobe Systems on Tuesday announced the availability of Adobe® CQ Cloud Manager, a Software-as-a-Service application that provides enterprises the ability to easily and quickly launch marketing initiatives in the cloud. With CQ Cloud Manager, part of the Adobe Digital Marketing Suite, d...
With companies increasingly worried about their data in the cloud, a number of providers have cropped up to offer various types of encryption Many studies have shown a chasm between cloud service providers and their customers regarding who is responsible for the security of the custome...
About six years ago I wrote a blog titled “I have no idea what  Web 2.0 means“.  That blog had link to a video where IT leaders were helplessly trying to explain what Web 2.0 means. One guy said something like this, “Everyone wants to do it, and you can’t find e...
If you look at the hour hand of a clock you will not notice the movement, but you cannot conclude from your observation that hour hand does not move. Similarly if you daily look at what is happening in cloud computing you will hardly see any movement. However, if you step back and comp...
I can barely control my indignation when I read articles about Google Plus as a tool for “social collaboration”. These articles sometimes come from writers I respect. I guess we have a difference of opinion on this. Here are my reasons why I think Google Plus is not a tool for social c...
This week I published our latest Cloud Best Practices white paper, called ‘Microsoft Cloud 2.0‘. The main activity of the CBPN is this vendor matching, i.e. we identify the best practice model, and then describe how different vendors can be used to implement those models. I...
Smartphones – they are everywhere.  You would be hard pressed to find anyplace from a grammar school to a nursing home where there is not one.  Given the two most intrinsic aspects of smartphones – they are mobile, they are communication devices – As of Q4 2011 over half of those aged ...
Today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news round-up: The proposed Social Networking Online Protection Act (SNOPA) would make it illegal for employers to demand access rto social media accounts. More here. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has reques...
This is the first of a two part series on my latest experiences with HHDD and SSD's About two years ago I wanted to start installing solid state devices (SSD's) into my workstations and laptops. Like many others, I found the expensive price for the limited capacity gains of th...
This week in an interview with me, SAP's Head of Mobility, Sanjay Poonen predicted that by 2015, 50% of enterprise mobility applications would be HTML5 based. In another interview I conducted this week with Sencha's CEO, Michael Mullany, he predicted that by 2014, 50% of enterprise mo...
Yesterday afternoon, I had the pleasure of spending time on the phone with Sanjay Poonen discussing SAP's intent to acquire Syclo, and other SAP related mobile strategies. Sanjay's current titles are President and Corporate Office, Technology and Innovation Products, Head of Mobile Di...
Rethink Your Content Marketing by Aiming at Billions of Buyers on the Move For those of us who been around computing since the early days of PCs, the consumer move to mobile devices and away from desktop and even laptop computers is astonishing–and maybe a little terrifying. Smar...
When it comes to embracing social media and applications, many businesses seem to question the benefit. True, if you are a consumer goods manufacturer, there is inherent benefit in associating yourself with social media and consumer applications, but what about for Government agencies?...
"PerspecSys enables Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP) and other healthcare customers to confidently deploy leading SaaS applications like Oracle CRM On Demand, while eliminating the security and compliance barriers that previously got in their way,” noted David Canellos, CEO of Perspec...