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  • The Cloud goes global

    As competition in the Cloud computing market intensifies, some of the biggest players are looking beyond their domestic borders to gain an international advantage.

    29 May 13 20:12 Written by Brandon Butler
  • Liberty Reserve indicted for US$6 billion in money laundering

    The U.S. Department of Justice has indicted online payment processor Liberty Reserve for laundering US$6 billion in a series of global transactions, which the agency charges may be the largest international money laundering prosecution in history.

    28 May 13 20:01 Written by Joab Jackson
  • Japan's first cloud-based game console to cost US$5 per month

    A Japanese streaming content provider will launch the country's first cloud-based gaming console, a small modem-like device that plugs into a TV and offers subscription access to titles from US$5 per month.

    28 May 13 10:28 Written by Jay Alabaster
  • Public cloud shakeup: VMware in, Dell out, and OpenStack in limbo?

    It's been a busy week in the cloud. Dell ditched plans to build its own cloud and instead will work with partners, while focusing on private clouds. In an opposite move, VMware revealed its plans for how it will compete in the public cloud market.

    24 May 13 18:12 Written by Brandon Butler
  • IBM preps SmartCloud for real-time analytics

    Deploying an update of its DB2 database, IBM is pitching its SmartCloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS) for use in data reporting and analysis.

    23 May 13 20:34 Written by Joab Jackson
  • Hybrid public-private Cloud usage more widespread than you think

    Many times in discussions about Cloud computing, the hybrid Cloud – meaning a service that combines both off-site public Cloud and on-premises private Cloud computing resources – is thought of as being some nirvana state that will be the dominant architecture at some point in the future.

    23 May 13 20:33 Written by Brandon Butler
  • Box buys iOS app to improve its own

    Box has acquired an unreleased application called Folders, designed to give iPhone and iPad users a mobile front-end interface for the cloud storage and file management and sharing service as well as for competitors Google Drive and Dropbox.

    23 May 13 16:40 Written by Juan Carlos Perez
  • Nvidia, Citrix crank up virtual desktop delivery

    Improvements to Nvidia's virtualization technology are aimed at turning graphics processors into a more important resource in data centers and could speed deployment of virtual desktops and delivery of data over the cloud.

    22 May 13 17:12 Written by Agam Shah
  • VMware launches network-savvy cloud service

    VMware has launched its long-anticipated public infrastructure as a service (IaaS), touting its virtual networking capabilities as a differentiator from other established hybrid cloud offerings.

    21 May 13 19:16 Written by Joab Jackson
  • Lessons learned in my virtual desktop integration (VDI) deployment

    As the IT infrastructure manager at Digital Intelligence Systems LLC (DISYS), an IT solutions company, I recently initiated the build-out of a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) to support our large mobile workforce, and learned some important lessons along the way that may help smooth the way for your VDI rollout.

    20 May 13 22:19 Written by Collin Hachwi, IT manager of DISYS LLC, a global IT staffing and consulting firm
  • Senate report: Apple claims subsidiaries with no taxing jurisdiction

    Apple has set up three foreign subsidiaries that the company claims are not resident in any nation for taxing purposes, in an effort to avoid paying tens of billions of dollars in taxes to the U.S. and other countries, according to a new report from a U.S. Senate subcommittee.

    20 May 13 21:35 Written by Grant Gross
  • Successful companies embrace shadow IT

    Businesses move quickly, and those that make missteps along the way or fail to adapt to the times rarely go unscathed. Consider the fate of the original 12 companies listed in the Dow. While General Electric is still an independent company, most of the others have been acquired by larger companies or have vanished altogether.

    20 May 13 20:33 Written by Quinton Wall, director, technical platform marketing, Salesforce.com

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