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  • Cloud Computing: Advice for App Control Freaks

    In the good old days that weren't so good, we suffered from DLL hell: the need to find and certify libraries that we didn't write but did depend on. Cloud computing presents an analogous challenge with services we want to use, but don't really control. You might not see it the short run, but if you plan to have clouds applications operational over years, this can present a very real issue.

  • Google's Commerce Search adds search-as-you-type

    Google's cloud-hosted search application for e-commerce sites has been upgraded with on-the-fly results that drop down from the query box as shoppers type their search terms, the company announced on Tuesday.

  • Amazon launches Cloud-based smartphone music streaming

    Amazon's new Cloud Drive online storage service allows customers to store music in the cloud and, in the U.S., stream it to an Android app or through a Web browser.

  • Avoid 3 Cloud app development sand-traps

    Somebody once said that cloud apps are just like enterprise software, only more so. OK, nobody ever said that. Actually, most everyone says they're much easier and faster than traditional software projects. And done right, cloud projects can be. Because done right, they are smaller, simpler, and more separable than tightly-coupled software projects were.

  • Dedicated hardware now available in Amazon's cloud

    Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers can now run their cloud applications on hardware dedicated to them, the company said on Monday.

  • NetSuite expands special reseller deal to UK

    NetSuite hopes to entice U.K. VARs (value-added resellers) that may now be aligned with rivals like Microsoft into selling its cloud-based ERP (enterprise resource planning) software, announcing Monday that it has expanded its SP100 sales program to the U.K.

  • Startup moves Exchange mailboxes to Google or Microsoft cloud

    A startup founded by a former Citrix executive is aiming to help customers move Microsoft Exchange mailboxes to either Google Apps or Microsoft's own cloud.

  • Oracle Q3 net income rises 78 per cent

    Oracle's net income for the third quarter ended Feb. 28 rose 78 per cent to $US2.1 billion over the same period last year, helped by strong software sales and an improving hardware business, the company said Thursday. Revenue for the quarter jumped 37 per cent to $8.8 billion.

  • Cloud computing hinders foreign data collection: AFP

    The Australian Federal Police (AFP) has identified rapidly developing technology as a key source of frustration, with the advent of Cloud computing making it more difficult to obtain data from foreign jurisdictions.p

  • Microsoft Windows Intune: Better way to manage PCs?

    Windows Intune, Microsoft's Web-based PC management and security platform, is available today for purchase or for a 30-day free trial.

  • iPhone, Android, Windows and Linux: Microsoft now manages them all

    Microsoft hates when customers buy products that weren't built in Redmond, but Steve Ballmer and crew aren't going to miss a moneymaking opportunity, even if that means managing iPhones, iPads, Androids and, yes, even Linux computers.

  • Unisys to help enterprises be smarter about move to cloud

    Unisys is packaging together existing and a few new consulting and management services in order to help enterprises better manage various cloud implementations.

  • Private Cloud can prevent end runs around IT, Microsoft says

    If IT shops want to prevent users from going to the Cloud, they have to bring the Cloud to the users.

  • RPath wants to simplify IT automation with new UI

    Software company rPath is updating its platform for automating application management across physical, virtual and cloud environments with a new graphical user interface, aiming to make the product easier to use, the company said Tuesday.

  • Cloud storage a steep climb

    It's been nearly five years to the day since Amazon introduced its groundbreaking Simple Storage Service -- or S3, as it's more commonly known. But despite that offering's track record, many enterprise IT executives still struggle with the notion of using cloud-based storage services to hold their corporate data.