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Non-IT companies to enter cloud service fray

Grazed from ZDNet.  Author:  Kevin Kwang.

Brian Prentice, research vice president at Gartner, said that regardless of the verticals they are in, non-IT Global 500 companies that have an "interesting" business process would be able to monetize it by making available the service through cloud computing, specifically through SaaS.

By 2015, about 20 percent of these non-IT companies will enter the cloud fray as service providers, he forecasted during Gartner's Predict 2011 conference held here on Tuesday. He cited automaker Volvo, which had earlier made available its service maintenance process to rival BMW, as an example.

s Massive Infrastructure Always an Asset?

Grazed from GigaOM.  Author: Derrick Harris.

Why Amazon’s Cloud Competitors Won’t Follow into PaaS

Grazed from GigaOM.  Author: Derrick Harris.

Slow and Steady Toward the Cloud

Grazed from IT Business Edge.  Author:  Arthur Cole.

Whenever we talk about the challenges of cloud computing, we're primarily talking about getting systems and data up and running on the cloud.


To be sure, there will be management and security issues once a new resource tier has been added to the mix, but the immediate problem is getting there in the first place.

Master data management processes 'needed by majority of businesses'

Grazed from Experian QAS.  Author: Neil Hill.

Most companies would benefit from implementing master data management initiatives.

This is according to a new report from IT analyst Gartner, which noted there is a myth that such work is only suitable for large organisations with a complex structure.

It said this is not the case, as master data management processes are applied whenever two or more business processes need to make use of the same records for their operations.

"This means that most organisations have a need for the discipline of master data management, even if they don't call it that," the study suggested.

Sepaton announces next-gen private cloud OS

Grazed from ComputerWorld.  Author:  Lucas Mearian.

Sepaton today announced the next-generation operating system for its grid-based deduplication, backup appliance, the S2100-ES2.

The new 64-bit operating system, combined with Intel's new Westmere processor, runs the updated appliance at twice the speeds of its predecessor, the company said.

EMC’s Low-End Launch Makes Dell Look Prescient

Grazed from GigaOM.  Author: Gary Orenstein.

Cloud computing 'helping to redefine IT'

Grazed from Experian QAS.  Author: James Glass.

Cloud computing is at the forefront of a number of new technologies that have the potential to allow chief information officers to transform IT provision within their organisations.

According to Mark McDonald, group vice president and head of research for Gartner Executive Programs, the offerings are part of a wider evolution of IT services that are available to businesses.

Is This the Stealthy Return of Hardware Innovation?

Grazed from GigaOM.  Author: Stacey Higginbotham.

CumuLogic Bringing Sun Cloud Roots to Java PaaS

Grazed from GigaOM.  Author: Derrick Harris.