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  • How to build a turnkey private and hybrid cloud

    Posted September 14, 2011 - 12:33 pm

    The hype around cloud computing is hard to ignore and as each vendor is trying to put the word "cloud" in front of all its products, enterprises are finding it extremely difficult to sift through the noise and really find which products work best specifically for their data center.
  • Intel working with Google to support Android on smartphones and tablets

    Posted September 14, 2011 - 12:05 pm

    Intel lost the mobile market to ARM processors, the choice for mobile operating systems. Various Intel efforts to increase mobile use of their Atom processor (the netbook CPU) have not succeeded. So now Intel is working directly with Google to power Android tablets and smartphones.
  • Intel working with Google to support Android on smartphones and tablets

    Posted September 14, 2011 - 12:05 pm

    Intel lost the mobile market to ARM processors, the choice for mobile operating systems. Various Intel efforts to increase mobile use of their Atom processor (the netbook CPU) have not succeeded. So now Intel is working directly with Google to power Android tablets and smartphones.
  • Creating a cloud-based backup for your image library

    Posted September 14, 2011 - 11:20 am

    Creating your own cloud storage system doesn’t require a degree in computer science. But it does help to choose the right equipment.
  • What today's software developers need to know

    Posted September 14, 2011 - 6:13 am

    Today's software developers don't have to worry about many things that their predecessors used to, like coding to minimize RAM consumption. However, the reverse is also true: there are many new skills and areas of expertise that today's software developers, hardware developers, system and network administrators, and other IT professionals need that simply didn't exist in the past.
  • Anobit doubles performance, capacity of SSD using consumer flash

    Posted September 14, 2011 - 6:05 am

    Israeli start-up Anobit on Wednesday is announcing its second generation of SSDs based on consumer NAND flash technology. The company has doubled capacity to 800GB, halved the size of its circuitry and added a SAS connector.
  • Infor tries for reinvention with Infor10 software launch

    Posted September 13, 2011 - 6:43 pm

    Infor and its CEO, former Oracle co-president Charles Phillips, are hoping to jump-start the ERP (enterprise-resource-planning) software vendor's profile and revenues with Infor10, a major new rebranding and technology effort that was launched Tuesday at an event in New York.
  • Private PaaS: Private cloud, enterprise architecture converge

    Posted September 13, 2011 - 6:25 pm

    CIOs carry the tremendous responsibility of organizing their enterprise IT strategy to be cost effective, efficient and high quality. One of the most critically important components of enterprise IT has been applications. Worldwide, enterprise IT departments deploy and deliver third party applications to their end users and lines of business, and in many cases, build new custom applications from scratch that satisfy the business needs of end users that are otherwise unsatisfied by third party packages. Applications are the lingua franca of IT. In fact, a number of practices have evolved around the importance of the application, how they are built and how they are delivered. One of the most important is the practice of enterprise architecture. As the sea-change that is cloud computing washes over the industry, certain aspects of cloud that make their way into the enterprise as private cloud will move enterprise architecture from fairy-tale to reality. The most important of the cloud
  • SAP's Sikka preaches HANA-led 'renewal'

    Posted September 13, 2011 - 2:36 pm

    SAP is in the middle of a sweeping "renewal" of its software portfolio, powered by the HANA (High Performance Analytic Appliance) in-memory computing engine, executive board member and technology chief Vishal Sikka said during a keynote address Tuesday at the Tech Ed conference in San Francisco.
  • Get 200Gb of cloud storage free, with a catch

    Posted September 13, 2011 - 1:39 pm

    You can find gigabytes upon gigabytes of free online storage from a variety of sites and services. Only one, though, is offering a massive 200GB of cloud storage completely free.
  • Fusion Garage drops price, pushes release date of Grid10 tablet

    Posted September 13, 2011 - 12:47 pm

    The new Grid10 tablet from Fusion Garage will hit the streets with a retail price of $299/$399 rather than $499/$599 (WiFi/3G), thanks no doubt to the HP TouchPad fire sale. Evidently, it will take two weeks to redo the price tags, since the September 15 ship date has been pushed back to October 1. The operating system is a customized version of Android.
  • Amazon plans Kindle-based book rental service

    Posted September 13, 2011 - 12:37 pm

    According to a story behind the Wall Street Journal paywall, Amazon now wants to recreate a library in your Kindle. Modeled after Netflix, the subscription service would make books, and possibly magazines, available for a limited time.
  • Bitcasa will offer unlimited cloud storage for $10 a month

    Posted September 13, 2011 - 10:17 am

    Bitcasa, an ambitious start-up, plans to offer unlimited cloud storage space, for $10 a month.
  • Six ways Amazon book streaming could help small business

    Posted September 12, 2011 - 8:28 pm

    The Internet is abuzz with talk of Amazon's rumored streaming service for books. This news is exciting for any business, professional, or student that relies on research from original sources.
  • Cloud computing for consumers: The downsides

    Posted September 12, 2011 - 6:43 pm

    If you read much about tech, you've undoubtedly been told by some snarky writer that if you're not headed for the cloud, you're hopelessly unhip, behind the times, and probably overweight. You know -- the cloud, that repository of all things digital contained on giant servers owned by someone else out there in cyberspace.
  • Mindjet unleashes creativity with online collaboration tools

    Posted September 12, 2011 - 4:44 pm

    One of the great things about the Internet, and Web-based tools is that they make the world a smaller place and enable virtual teams to work together remotely. Recent acquisitions and new tools from Mindjet are making cloud-based collaboration even easier and more productive.
  • Seven new cloud companies to watch

    Posted September 12, 2011 - 4:39 pm

    By now we're all familiar with the big names in the cloud computing industry, such as Amazon, Rackspace and VMware. But there are also a whole host of cloud startups that are coming online to help you manage your cloud services provided by the big players. In this piece we'll profile seven of the top up-and-coming cloud companies that are helping customers do everything from keeping their cloud costs low to implementing their own private clouds to meeting security and regulatory needs.
  • Feds trek to the cloud

    Posted September 12, 2011 - 4:29 pm

    The government sector is on a fast march to the cloud, but Robert Rosen wants to pause for a breath.
  • Netflix now on most Android phones and some tablets

    Posted September 12, 2011 - 11:30 am

    In an oddly low-key way, Netflix released their streaming app on Android 2.2 and 2.3 devices last Friday. The "announcement" was hidden inside the "What's New" tab at the Android Market.
  • Five biggest Google+ complaints

    Posted September 12, 2011 - 10:50 am

    My 30 Days With Google+ journey is coming to an end. That means it's time to review my experience over the past month and sum things up. Overall, I will say that Google+ has grown on me, and that I have developed more appreciation for Google's social network as a result of this experience. But, there are still some aspects of Google+ I don't care for, so here are my five biggest complaints about Google+.
  • How to cancel a Google+ account

    Posted September 12, 2011 - 10:31 am

    Right from the get-go, I didn't care for Google+. Maybe it was the relentless media fawning over what seemed a tepid Facebook clone, or maybe it was because the service just seemed kind of pointless. Whatever the case, I've barely looked at Google+ since signing up for it.
  • Microsoft, Google suffer outages: Can you trust the cloud?

    Posted September 12, 2011 - 10:10 am

    The cloud is falling! The cloud is falling! No, seriously. It keeps falling. If it's not Google Docs or Gmail, it's Microsoft's Office 365, Hotmail, and SkyDrive. The issues encountered over the past week or so--and the sporadic-but-too-frequent-to-ignore outages before that--raise serious questions about just how dependable cloud-based services really are.
  • Salesforce alternatives: 5 CRM services for small businesses

    Posted September 12, 2011 - 10:08 am

    Customer relationship management (CRM) programs have a bad reputation for being overly technical, burdensome to implement, and a chore to use. This can certainly be true of some services, especially for owners of small to medium-size businesses who lack the funds or resources to customize the CRM properly to meet their company's needs. Salesforce, for example, is popular but not necessarily lightweight or easy to get off the ground.
  • 2010's IT Companies to Watch: Where are they now?

    Posted September 12, 2011 - 6:49 am

    A year later, we take a look at the progress made by 2010's 25 New IT Companies to Watch.
  • Many businesses lining up cloud computing but not yet migrating, report claims

    Posted September 10, 2011 - 8:12 am

    Over half of firms in a survey have said their top priority around cloud computing is "readiness", rather than full migration.

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