Category: News

December 1, 2010 Off

White hat hacker Mafiaboy casts doubt on cloud computing security

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Grazed from ComputerWorld.  Author: Jeff Jedras.


Michael Calce, the reformed hacker from Montreal who will forever be known as Mafiaboy, told a group of IT professionals Tuesday that he has serious concerns about the inherent vulnerabilities in the latest evolution of information technology: cloud computing.

December 1, 2010 Off

Public Cloud Not Widely Used — Yet

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Grazed from Server Watch.  Author: Sean Michael Kerner.

The cloud is a topic that is top of mind for many in enterprise IT, but how widely is it actually being deployed now? Networking vendor Cisco this week issued a pair of separate studies looking at cloud and virtualization deployments which may shed some light.

November 30, 2010 Off

Software-as-a-service content ‘can be viewed on iPads’

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Grazed from Experian QAS.  Author: Neil Hill.

An increasing number of business users are employing iPads to view content from software-as-a-service products.

This is according to Windows IT Pro commentator Jeff James, who explained while the majority of the tablet PCs have been sold to consumers, companies are increasingly seeing the potential of the Apple devices.

He said both software-as-a-service and cloud computing applications can be accessed from the iPad, making it an important product for many employees.

November 30, 2010 Off

A Greener Cloud for All IT

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Grazed from IT Business Edge.  Author: Arthur Cole.

It’s taken as an article of faith that cloud computing will reduce greenhouse emissions across the IT industry. However, there has been very little analysis with regard to shifting the environmental burden from the enterprise to a dedicated cloud industry.

November 30, 2010 Off

Seven Social Transformations Unleashed by Mobile Devices

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Grazed from MIT Technology Review.  Author: Jeffrey F. Rayport.

This Big Picture essay wraps up our month-long special report on the Mobile Enterprise. Starting tomorrow, the entire report will be available only as a premium publication (in PDF format) for those who pay to receive it.

Today’s mobile device is the new personal computer. The average smart phone is as powerful as a high-end Mac or PC of less than a decade ago. And as billions of people worldwide rely on these ultra-compact machines for more and more tasks, the mobile device might qualify as humankind’s primary tool.

November 28, 2010 Off

New TwinStrata and Scality partnership delivers turnkey private cloud storage solutions

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Grazed from PRNews Wire.  Author:  PR Announcement.

TwinStrata, Inc., the leading innovator in data protection and iSCSI cloud storage solutions, has integrated Scality’s RING storage platform into its family of CloudArray virtual and physical appliances. With the addition of Scality integration, CloudArray customers can now easily choose and deploy either a private cloud environment or connect with internationally available public cloud providers powered by Scality RING and receive off-site data protection and disaster recovery capabilities on a "plug-and-play" basis.

TwinStrata’s CloudArray’s "like local" performance, control, and policy-driven automation enables Scality customers to leverage the on-demand elasticity and adaptability of Scality’s RING cloud storage through innovative asynchronous replication, in-cloud snapshots, dynamic caching, in-flight and at-rest encryption, compression, iSCSI, and continuous access to and control of data in the cloud. In the event of a disruption or an outage, data can be rapidly restored on-site, off-site, or in the cloud, providing secure, anywhere, anytime application and data accessibility…

November 27, 2010 Off

Mobile Cloud Computing Forum Close to Selling Out

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Grazed from  Author: PR Announcement.

There is less than a week remaining to book one of the limited places left at the Mobile Cloud Computing Forum – – taking place next Wednesday 1st December at RIBA, London.

The highly anticipated 1 day conference and exhibition will include an overview of the Mobile Cloud Computing Proposition and Marketplace, Mobile Cloud and Enterprise Applications, The Challenges for the Mobile Cloud and The Future of Mobile.