Author: Hoofer

March 17, 2011 Off

The Real Big IT Problem

By Hoofer
Grazed from IT Business Edge.  Author: Michael Vizard.

It’s usually a lot easier to deal with discrete sets of problems than it is to address the totality of a situation in order to remediate the core issue. Such is the case these days with enterprise IT, where everyone seems to want to talk about cloud computing, virtualization, data storage, mobile computing and application development rather than the core issues that plague IT today.

March 17, 2011 Off

Chief information officers ‘should gain software-as-a-service knowledge’

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Grazed from Experian QAS.  Author: Neil Hill.

Chief information officers should make sure they are well-versed in the field of software-as-a-service solutions.

According to Shvetank Shah, a contributor to the CIO Insight website, the software-as-a-service market is maturing and chief information officers have a key role to play in ensuring their organisation makes the right decisions about this technology.

March 16, 2011 Off

HP to launch public cloud service

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Grazed from Government Computer News.  Author: Jeffrey Schwartz.

Underscoring that cloud computing will be integral to its strategy moving forward, Hewlett-Packard Co. plans to launch a public cloud service, company CEO Leo Apotheker said Monday at the company’s annual analyst meeting.

The cloud, connectivity and software are integral to HP’s strategy, Apotheker told analysts at the HP Summit 2011 event held in San Francisco. It was the first public appearance by Apotheker since he became CEO more than four months ago.

March 15, 2011 Off

Deploying cloud computing for biological research

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Grazed from ComputerWorld.  Author: Robert Lemos.

When Biogen Idec considered a move to the cloud, cost savings was not the primary concern. For a biotechnology company that lives and dies by its research division, the ability to quickly spin up computer resources for its scientists was far more important.

A pioneer in treatments for multiple sclerosis, Biogen Idec needed to quickly assign computing resources to support its researchers. Yet, provisioning servers and applications to new projects requires a lot of planning, effort and support, says William Hayes, director of IT for the R&D section’s decision support group.

March 15, 2011 Off

HP reinvents itself in the cloud

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Grazed from ComputerWorld.  Author: Robert McMillan.

Hewlett-Packard CEO Leo Apotheker has unveiled a new cloud computing platform that puts the company in competition with Amazon and Google.

In addition to an infrastructure-as-a-service offering, HP will also deliver a marketplace for consumer, small and medium business, and enterprise applications, Apotheker said.

March 15, 2011 Off

HP to Enter the Cloud

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Grazed from Destination CRM.  Author: Brittany Farb.

HP announced yesterday that it will build its own cloud product, seeking to become the industry leader of enabling businesses of all sizes and consumers to access and store data.

HP CEO Léo Apotheker, in one of his first speeches since taking the reins of the company in November, asserted that a hybrid environment combining traditional storage media with private and public clouds will ultimately be the model that sticks around for the long-term. Apotheker said HP’s webOS operating system would also be connected to HP’s cloud.