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  • CloudOn adds support

    Posted April 11, 2012 - 7:12 am

    CloudOn has released version 2.0 of its iPad app. As before, the app lets you work on Microsoft Office documents stored on Dropbox from Apple’s tablet. This latest update adds support for cloud storage, among other tweaks.
  • White Paper

    Botnets: The Dark Side of Cloud Computing

    Posted April 10, 2012 - 12:20 pm

    Find out more about how botnets work and the right steps after having detected infected machines within your own network.
  • How to avoid the perils of virtualization and cloud stall

    Posted April 10, 2012 - 11:58 am

    Virtualization and cloud computing offer the promise of cost savings, efficiency and flexibility, but organizations must plan their transitions carefully or risk finding themselves stuck with a bundle of sunk costs and no path forward.
  • CloudStack to Apache: Brilliant or Boneheaded?

    Posted April 10, 2012 - 10:30 am

    Last week's move by Citrix to donate the code for its CloudStack project to the Apache Software Foundation has been praised for its ingenuity. But the real proof will lie in the strength of the community CloudStack must build.
  • HP takes aim at Amazon with public cloud, virtual network components

    Posted April 10, 2012 - 9:27 am

    Hewlett-Packard today announced a series of open-source-based cloud offerings and added network automation capabilities to its hardware products in an attempt to carve out its piece of a market currently topped by Amazon Web Services.
  • Book giveaway: The Economics of Cloud Computing

    Posted April 9, 2012 - 9:48 pm

    ITworld is giving away 5 copies of 'The Economics of Cloud Computing: An Overview For Decision Makers' to some lucky readers. Enter now for your chance to win!
  • Microsoft building new data center in Wyoming

    Posted April 9, 2012 - 5:34 pm

    Microsoft plans to build a new data center, this time in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
  • Emerging software tools help boost IT spending projections

    Posted April 9, 2012 - 4:25 pm

    Overall U.S. tech spending is forecast to grow by 7.1% this year and then by 7.4% in 2012, according to Forrester Research.
  • Google and Microsoft's new battleground: Your living room

    Posted April 9, 2012 - 11:55 am

    The upshot will have surprising implications for IT.
  • One man cuts the Internet cord

    Posted April 9, 2012 - 11:21 am

    Graeme Blake discovered the Internet sucked up almost a third of his free time. So the cord was cut, and he gives the details, good and bad.
  • How to get out of a contract with your cloud provider

    Posted April 9, 2012 - 8:00 am

    Everyone entering into a contract wants to succeed. No one foresees a need to terminate the relationship, and there is the human tendency not to even want to address this. Nevertheless, companies are ahead in the game if they take time to carefully define their exit strategies with their new vendors before they enter into any agreement.
  • How to negotiate a contract with a cloud or SaaS provider

    Posted April 9, 2012 - 8:00 am

    Contract negotiation is an opportunity to engage your cloud or SaaS vendor in a thorough discussion of the level of service, and support you expect for your company. It has also traditionally been under-emphasized as an important skill set in IT. But as more companies adopt cloud and SaaS solutions, knowing your way around contracts and contract negotiations is critical.
  • Career watch: Staffing needs in the cloud

    Posted April 9, 2012 - 6:04 am

    Cloud migrations don't need to result in wholesale layoffs of in-house IT staffers, says Greg Pierce, cloud strategy officer at Tribridge.
  • BAT signs £132m deal for cloud-based SAP

    Posted April 9, 2012 - 4:15 am

    British American Tobacco (BAT) has signed a seven-year €160 million (£132 million) cloud-based SAP business software deal with Deutsche Telekom's IT subsidiary T-Systems.
  • IaaS Case Study: Preferred Hotel Group prefers the cloud

    Posted April 9, 2012 - 12:30 am

    If you've ever stayed at the Trump International Hotel and Tower in New York, the Chancery Court Hotel in London or the Keio Plaza Hotel in Tokyo, then the Preferred Hotel Group handled your reservation, delivered technology-driven guest services and took care of a variety of other behind-the-scenes functions.
  • 10 most powerful IaaS companies

    Posted April 9, 2012 - 12:30 am

    We assembled this list with help from analysts at Cloud Technology Partners, Current Analysis, Enterprise Strategy Group, Gartner, IDC and Neovise who watch the public cloud Infrastructure as a Service scene very closely. Each was asked to name the companies they believed have the most influence -- whether that's measured in market share, mind share, revenue, existing enterprise pull or underlying technology links -- in drawing enterprise customers into the realm of public cloud infrastructure. They are listed here in alphabetical order.
  • OpenStack unlocks IaaS

    Posted April 9, 2012 - 12:30 am

    Infrastructure-as-a-service is gaining traction in the enterprise with customers lauding the flexibility that it delivers. However, there is still that nagging concern about vendor lock-in.
  • Sync handwritten notes and audio to your Dropbox account

    Posted April 7, 2012 - 7:10 am

    Are you an old-school note-taker? In other words, do you still prefer putting pen to paper to putting fingers to keyboard? Then perhaps you're familiar with the Livescribe Echo, a "smartpen" that records notes (with audio) as you jot them.
  • Amazon releases staggering storage figures

    Posted April 6, 2012 - 2:22 pm

    Just how big is Amazon Web Service's (S3) Simple Storage Service? Well, it holds 905 billion objects, and it's growing by a billion per day, the company says.
  • SOPA not dead: backroom dealings underway now

    Posted April 6, 2012 - 10:13 am

    Christopher Dodd, the former Senator now head of the Motion Picture Association of America, admitted SOPA discussions continue.
  • Report: IBM, Red Hat to join OpenStack

    Posted April 6, 2012 - 7:19 am

    IBM and Red Hat could soon be joining the ranks of OpenStack supporters, giving the open source cloud project a big boost.
  • Cloud computing done the Netflix way

    Posted April 6, 2012 - 7:15 am

    What can Netflix teach enterprises about data center operations and always-on reliability? Netflix is a consumer-facing Web shop with only a few applications--a completely different infrastructure challenge, right? Wrong. Bernard Golden explains the lessons to be learned from Netflix's data center transformation.
  • Pertino nabs $8.85M venture funding round

    Posted April 5, 2012 - 6:32 pm

    Cloud networking startup Pertino Networks announced this week that it has finalized a Series A round of funding in cooperation with Norwest Venture Partners and Lightspeed Venture Partners.
  • Question

    What does Citrix's move to CloudStack mean for OpenStack and OpenStack users?

    Posted April 5, 2012 - 11:31 am

    Just as OpenStack released its newest cloud OS, Essex, Citrix announced that is was going to drop support of OpenStack and focus on developing its CouldStack platform. How significant is this for OpenStack? Is it something to be concerned about for OpenStack users?
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    Posted April 5, 2012 - 11:11 am

    Pick your metric (websites, views, or traffic) and porn ranks high in them all.

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