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  • Optus launches Cloud-hosted apps offering for SMBs

    Optus launched a new Cloud based offering dubbed 'Optus OfficeApps', targetting small to medium businesses (SMBs).

  • IBM building security into cloud fabric

    IBM executives said this week that the company is looking to many of its existing tools, from the Tivoli management system to Cognos business intelligence software, to secure private and IBM-hosted hybrid clouds as customers migrate to these new computing setups.

  • Will iCloud crush rival Cloud storage services?

    Apple iCloud is coming. Existing online storage and data syncing services like Box.net, Dropbox, and SugarSync may have cause for concern because iCloud encroaches on their territory, and could threaten to make smaller rivals obsolete.

  • IBM brings high-performance computing to the cloud

    IBM hopes to help companies more efficiently use their high-performance computing resources with new software that links separate pools of resources into a single private cloud.

  • iCloud raises serious data security concerns

    One of the biggest announcements from Apple at this week's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) was the unveiling of iCloud. One crucial element was missing from the Apple magic show, though -- will the data be secure?

  • New Cisco edge routers optimized for IPv6 traffic

    Cisco this week rolled out two routers designed to allow service providers to migrate to IPv6 and more capably support video, mobility and cloud offerings.

  • Apple plays customer loyalty, anti-Google cards with iCloud, say analysts

    Apple's strategy isn't about making money with iCloud, analysts said today. Instead, it's all about using the free service to keep customers and battle Google for smartphone and tablet supremacy.

  • How the Apple iCloud compares to Google's cloud

    Apple and Google now dominate the world's smartphone and mobile device markets and both are now pushing quickly into the cloud. While Apple this week finally acknowledged the cloud as the future of computing -- and will finally allow iPads and iPhones to be set up and backed up without being tethered to a computer running iTunes -- many Google fans accurately note that Apple's iCloud doesn't bring a lot of new features to the table.

  • Options for cloud, SaaS data integration grow

    The options for cloud and SaaS (software as a service) data integration grew larger on Wednesday with the announcement of Talend Cloud, a new product from open-source vendor Talend.

  • Riverbed releases WAN cloud storage gateway appliances

    Riverbed Technology today released three new gateway appliances that use WAN acceleration algorithms in order to reduce the bandwidth required to send data to public or private cloud infrastructures.

  • NICTA appoints Cloud business strategist

    National ICT Australia (NICTA) has announced the appointment of Dr Bruce McCabe to drive the national body’s Cloud computing business strategy.

  • iCloud and iOS 5: New challenges for the enterprise

    Apple CEO Steve Jobs is known for wowing audiences with his presentation style and with new and polished technologies for Apple's desktops, mobile devices and media services.

  • HP sets $2B in financing to speed cloud adoption

    LAS VEGAS -- On the big screen at its user conference here, Hewlett-Packard executives tried to make the practice of cloud computing "bursting" look as easy as drag and drop. But the users watching a demo of workloads being shifted to an external cloud provider know it's not that easy, at least not now.

  • Giving cloud storage the axe

    Want to know what keeps me, my company's go-to security guy, awake at night? Many things, I can assure you, but lately the No. 1 threat to a good night's sleep has been the proliferation of Software as a Service (SaaS)at my company.

  • Cloud CIO: Yes, your job is at risk

    Left unsaid--typically, anyway--in most discussions about cloud computing is the implicit threat that it will be the cause of job losses. The clamorous suspicion that many IT groups display toward public cloud services seems to have a large emotional component to it, and highly-charged negative emotions typically reflect visceral fear. It's difficult to conclude that some (if not much) of the resistance from internal IT groups to the use of public cloud resources boils down to simple worry about unemployment.