Cloud Solutions

Telstra goes live with cloud portal and pricing

Grazed from ITNews.  Author:  Brett Winterford.

Telstra has launched a cloud computing portal to open up the purchase and provisioning of virtual servers to the small and medium business market.

The telco, which has been trialling cloud computing services with early adopter customers under the ‘Network Computing Services’ brand for over 12 months, has launched a self-provisioning engine for virtual servers at

Software Pricing Starts to Catch Up to Cloud Computing

Grazed from IT Business Edge.  Author: Michael Vizard.

One of the more confounding aspects of cloud computing is that software pricing is frequently out of sync with the way hardware is acquired. IT organizations can easily pay for hardware on an hourly, monthly or yearly basis. Software pricing, on the other hand, has generally remained tied to the number of processors being used on a yearly basis...

Google Channel Chief To Cloud VARs: 'We Need You'

Grazed from CRN.  Author: Andrew R. Hickey.

Cloud computing creates tremendous opportunities from the channel, and cloud vendors will rely heavily on the channel as the cloud drives a technological sea change, Google (NSDQ:GOOG) Enterprise Director of Channels and Business Development Stephen Cho said...

Simplifying cloud options

Grazed from Computer World.  Author: Jean-Marc Seguin.

Thinking about the cloud? Wondering what the heck it is? Want to know what your options are? Where do you start?

We are on the cusp of a transformative change in how we deliver services in the data center - cloud computing. Cloud computing as a term, has been around for quite a few years with a lot of hype and buzz, but its definition and terms related to it have been used to mean different things to different people. So what do I mean when am I talking about cloud computing?...

Cloud computing: the lowdown

Grazed from The Guardian.  Author:  John Naughton.

Much of our computing (including the storage of our personal data) is now being done remotely via the 'cloud'. But what is it? Here is a brief history of this radical shift while, below, we assess the relative merits of four cloud computing services...

Wyse Cloud Client Computing Pushes the Envelope With Broadest Range of Desktop & Mobile Solutions

Grazed from Market Watch.  Author: PR Announcement.

Wyse Technology, the global leader in cloud client computing, today announced its platinum sponsorship and full participation in Citrix Synergy(TM) Barcelona at the International Convention Centre of Barcelona (CCIB) on 26-28 October 2011. Delegates to the second year of this hugely successful European event will be able to experience the latest Wyse cloud client computing solutions throughout Citrix Synergy including at the Wyse booth #202 next to the main Citrix booth in the Solutions Expo...

Infosys kicks off its cloud drive with Microsoft partnership

Grazed from ComputerWeekly.  Author: Karl Flinders.

Infosys has accelerated its cloud computing drive through a deal with Microsoft that will see it combine its knowledge of business requirements with Microsoft's cloud computing technology platform.

The partnership, under which Infosys will combine its understanding of what businesses want with Microsoft's technology, will typify how cloud ecosystems will begin.

Microsoft will underpin the services with its Azure cloud technology, Microsoft private cloud and Office 365. Meanwhile, Infosys will act as a cloud integrator...

On demand cloud computing solutions to take off worldwide

Grazed from Experian QAS.  Author: Editorial Staff.

Businesses around the world are ready to embrace the benefits brought by on demand cloud computing solutions, according to an international survey completed by IBM.

A study of more than 3,000 chief information officers (CIOs) in companies around the world showed that 60 per cent were preparing to move to cloud computing technology over the next five years.

The figures almost doubles that from the same survey in 2009, when only a third of CIOs said they were thinking of turning to cloud computing.

Call centre solutions could help to give better customer satisfaction

Grazed from Experian QAS.  Author: Editorial Staff.

Contact centres which are concerned over recent statistics showing that customers are dissatisfied with the service they receive could consider turning to call centre solutions for help.

Almost two-third of respondents told the Avaya Contact Centre Consumer Interest that they found dealing with call centres "constantly problematic," while 76 per cent said they would not be happy to interact with a customer service representative they knew to be in another country.

The Cloud Cozies Up to Healthcare

Grazed from GigaOM.  Author: Ben Kepes.

The Obama administration has plans to release $44 billion in stimulus money aimed at getting doctors to adopt electronic health records (EHR), and the programs are helping fuel innovation in the cloud. I recently posted a story contending that cloud applications can create a statistical goldmine. This goldmine exists not only in commercial settings, but also in areas that could directly benefit all citizens, such as in electronic health records.