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  • SAP's Sikka preaches HANA-led 'renewal'

    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.

  • Microsoft DNS outage shows fallibility of Cloud: Experts

    The recent Domain Name Service (DNS) outage that hit Microsoft is an example as to why IT managers must not leap blindly into Cloud computing, analysts have said.

  • Microsoft, Google suffer outages: Can you trust the Cloud?

    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.

  • Seven new cloud companies to watch

    By now we're all familiar with the big names in the cloud computing industry, such as Amazon, Rackspace and VMware.

  • Cloud computing for consumers: The downsides

    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.

  • Cloud computing: SaaS ERP revs up auto parts supplier

    When auto parts supplier Inteva Products LLC spun out from its parent company Delphi in 2008, CIO Dennis Hodges was left standing in a heap of legacy ERP equipment.

  • Google apologizes for Docs outage

    A software upgrade that went wrong caused parts of the Google Docs cloud-hosted office productivity suite to go offline for an hour on Wednesday, a situation the company is taking steps to prevent.

  • Cloud computing: What you need to know about PaaS

    Cloud computing discussions invariably begin with the "IPS" taxonomy: Infrastructure as a Service, Platform as a Service and Software as a Service. This taxonomy has the virtue of being comprehensible and neatly partitioning assessment requirements:

  • Cloud security starts on the ground, not the sky

    The major security vendors have a strong presence at VMworld 2011, VMware Inc.'s [NYSE: VMW] annual user conference. And it's not surprising, given that security remains a top-of-mind concern for many enterprises considering embracing cloud computing.

  • Enterprise Java upgrade geared to PaaS clouds

    The next version of enterprise Java will be fitted with capabilities for PaaS (platform-as-a-service) cloud computing, an Oracle official said Thursday afternoon in offering specifics on what to expect in the upgrade.

  • Amazon AWS algorithms watch for cloud-based hacks

    The hack of Sony's PlayStation Network in April this year was launched from the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud computing platform. But Amazon is keen to emphasise that it has procedures in place to reduce the likelihood of it happening again.

  • Start up offers Saas app to manage data-breach incidents

    If your company suffered a data breach, would you know what to do to comply with state, federal and local law? Start-up Co3 Systems is offering a software-as-a-service (SaaS) application to tackle that unhappy task, tracking how a corporate data-loss incident is handled.

  • SAN/LAN convergence can pay dividends today

    Today's workers want faster computing speeds and more storage, management wants it all under budget, and IT professionals are scrambling to save money and improve productivity. The tools of choice to achieve these goals are typically virtualization cloud computing and data center consolidation, but IT may be overlooking a simple but effective fix: storage area network (SAN) and local area network (LAN) convergence.

  • Survey: Value of the cloud, telecommuting overstated

    Microsoft, Google, Amazon and Cisco, take notice: Despite the near-constant hype about cloud computing services, most mid-market companies are still viewing cloud as a complement, not a replacement.

  • HP launches cloud service beta

    Carving out a space in the growing market for cloud computing, Hewlett-Packard has launched a beta IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service) offering, called HP Cloud Services.