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BYOD Could Cause Problems in Corporate Networks.

June 4, 2013
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By Steve Ranger (from ZD Net.) “The network may be one of the less glamorous elements of the enterprise technology infrastructure, but it’s an essential one — and it’s getting an overhaul. New initiatives such as cloud computing and BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) are imposing new burdens on the corporate network, which means...
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The Thirty-Year Timeline Towards Cloud Computing.

June 3, 2013
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From GCN. “Developments in bandwidth, processing and open-source networking over three decades have made cloud as ordinary as the weather. 1982 The first Ethernet adapter card for the IBM PC released, introducing fast, inexpensive connections that would enable cloud computing. 1989 Software Tool & Die founded, first public dialup Internet Service Provider and “still...
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AWS Could Change Traditional Enterprise Systems.

June 2, 2013
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By Tim Worstall (from Forbes.) “An interesting little report here about how Amazon’s AWS cloud computing services are a serious threat to a certain segment of the enterprise computing market. The specifics of it aren’t quite what I want to talk about it, rather, to use this as an example of how economies advance. The...
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Can Encryption Make for a Safer Cloud?

June 1, 2013
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By Bill Hackenberger (from USA Today.) “There is a common misperception about cloud computing. It’s the belief that your information in the cloud is cared for by your cloud service provider, no worries. News flash—your data in the cloud is your responsibility, no matter what the cloud provider does or says. If a data...
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What Will Cloud Computing Be Like in Ten Years?

May 30, 2013
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By David Linthicum (from Info World.) “It’s 2023, and you’re going to lunch with a former colleague in your new flying car. The two of you wonder, “Whatever happened to cloud computing?” As a buzzword, like buzzwords of the past, cloud computing will eventually be baked into all our technology and barely discussed as...
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Australia Reveals Government Cloud Policy.

May 29, 2013
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By David Ramli (from Financial Review.) “Federal agencies will be forced to consider cloud-computing for all future technology purchases under a new policy announced by the Communications Minister Stephen Conroy in Sydney on Wednesday. The Government’s National Cloud Computing Strategy was launched at technology industry trade show, CeBIT Australia. While the document does not...
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NetSuite and Workday Force Themselves Past the Big Names in Cloud Computing.

May 27, 2013
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By Quentin Hardy (from The Economic Times.) “If the Hatfields and McCoys lived in Silicon Valley, they’d be fighting with piles of cash and lines of software code instead of knives and shotguns. And the fight would be over who wins the most customers in the computer industry’s growing “cloud” of software services. That’s...
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Dell Makes Big Changes to Cloud Strategy.

May 26, 2013
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By David Linthicum (from Info World.) “According to my friend Brandon Butler at Network World, “Dell has dramatically shifted its cloud computing strategy, canceling plans it once had to launch a public cloud service based on the OpenStack open source platform, and discontinuing an EMC VMware-based public cloud it already has on the market.” What...
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SAP Management Zeroes in on Cloud Computing.

May 25, 2013
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By Maria Sheahan (from Reuters.) “German business software maker SAP said it was revamping its management to sharpen its focus on cloud computing as demand for the service which saves clients money grows. SAP and rivals such as IBM and Oracle are dashing to meet surging demand for cloud computing, which allows clients to ditch...
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CloudCheckr Launches CloudCheckr Gov for Watching AWS GovCloud.

May 24, 2013
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By Charles Babcock (from Information Week.) “Last November a small startup called CloudCheckr launched the beta of its performance-monitoring system for Amazon Web Services. Now, it’s bringing out a specialized version, CloudCheckr Gov, suitable for monitoring performance on AWS GovCloud, no mean trick because security requirements keep most independent monitors out. CloudCheckr is part...
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