Tuesday, November 19, 2013

8 sure-fire ways to screw up a cloud contract

Amazon ratchets up enterprise cloud focus | Salesforce.com and HP to offer 'Superpod' for large enterprises

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8 sure-fire ways to screw up a cloud contract
Cloud licensing's become so complex that it's easy to pay too much or get burned later on. Here are some tips to make sure you're getting your money's worth. Read More


The Top 5 Mistakes to Avoid in the Cloud
While the cloud offers the promise of rapid scalability, flexibility and efficiency, there are important caveats to keep in mind when deploying in your organization. Learn the five most common mistakes (and how to avoid them) to help you ensure successful cloud deployment and adoption. View Now


How to Leverage New Storage Strategies
This ebook covers some of the key challenges organizations are encountering with storage management, data protection and cost containment. It also shows how IT organizations can effectively address these difficulties while getting the most out of their valuable information assets. Read now!

Amazon ratchets up enterprise cloud focus
If there's one overarching theme of Amazon Web Services' second annual cloud user conference, it's that this company is aiming for enterprise. Read More

Salesforce.com and HP to offer 'Superpod' for large enterprises
Customers of Salesforce.com who want their own dedicated infrastructure within the vendor's cloud will now be able to get one through a partnership with Hewlett-Packard. Read More

Why the cloud requires a totally different data center
If there's one mind-blowing statistic about Amazon Web Services, it's the company's scale. Read More


The Power of Cloud: Driving Business Model Innovation
Companies worldwide are beginning to recognize cloud's capabilities to generate new business models and promote sustainable competitive advantage. To manage and respond to these market pressures, IBM offers a comprehensive suite of system and software solutions that can help you scale your IT investments as your business grows. Read Now

Healthcare finally warming to cloud technology
Ever the risk-averse industry, healthcare is finally beginning to trust cloud for the storage of protected health information. Experts credit better cloud security, dropping costs and the growing need for disparate organizations to share information. What's more, this only appears to be the tip of the healthcare cloud iceberg. Read More

AWS re:Invent showcases Amazon's Cloud leadership
The AWS re:Invent conference out in Las Vegas has evidently become the "must go" event in the Cloud world. Read More

Amazon hints at details on its CIA Franken-cloud
Amazon Web Services recently won a reported $600 million contract to build the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) a cloud. But that cloud will not look like any other cloud on the planet. Read More

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Accelerating Application Development & Deployment
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Rise seen in use of Google service for mobile botnets
Mobile botnets are on the rise and cybercriminals are using the Google Cloud Messaging service as a conduit for sending data from command-and-control servers to malware, a new report says. Read More

As promised, Apple adds real-time collaboration to iWork for iCloud
Apple updated its online iWork for iCloud productivity apps, adding collaboration tools that let users simultaneously edit documents, spreadsheets and presentations. Read More

The Grill: Rosetta Stone CIO Pradeep Mannakkara makes a rapid move to the cloud
When Pradeep Mannakkara took the CIO position at Rosetta Stone, he encountered an IT infrastructure that was nearly the same age as the 21-year-old language-learning company. So Mannakkara established a plan to not only update, but also transform Rosetta Stone's technology stack and its 70-person IT department. Read More

Amazon offers PostgreSQL from the cloud
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is offering the open-source PostgreSQL relational database as part of its RDS (Relational Database Service). Read More


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