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  • Cloud cures hospital's ailing email system

    When Debbie Cancilla took charge of the IT operation at Grady Health System, which operates one of the largest public hospitals in the U.S., she inherited an email system that had become a nightmare for doctors, nurses and administrators.

  • Cloud security fears exaggerated, says federal CIO

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is not afraid of the public cloud.

  • Cloud Fears Are Overblown, Says U.S. CIO

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security isn't afraid of the public cloud.

  • Compromise likely on Cloud computing

    At this week’s Gartner Summit in Sydney a suggestion that by 2016, 20 per cent of all business organisation’s IT will be purely Cloud-based was put to delegates and a panel of IT gurus. Roughly 70 per cent of an audience of around 250 agreed with the prediction. Here’s some of what the panel had to say.

  • What iCloud can do for your small business

    In anticipation of the fall release of iCloud, Apple this week set icloud.com live for developers. iCloud represents a revamped version of Apple's existing Mail, Contacts, and Calendar, and integrates the document sharing features of iWork.com.

  • Skytap automates cloud deployments

    Skytap, a provider of cloud automation software, this week unveiled orchestration and configuration products designed to enable enterprises to easily create virtual environments in the cloud.

  • 2016: All in the Cloud?

    If there is one top-of-mind issue among CIOs today, it is Cloud computing. But how will it be positioned five years from now — as an innovation that brought about overriding change in the way IT delivers business service or, as some predict, something responsible for nothing more than incremental change to the familiar hosting arrangements and one that back in 2011 was wrapped in massive hype?

  • 3 technology trends your company can't ignore

    Technology is evolving -- fast. And though it might not be easy to keep up with it all, your company cannot just focus on the changes that are happening today. You need to look beyond, to the technological trends that are emerging to shape the future of your organization and your industry. Why? Because the more anticipatory you can be in regard to technology, the more creatively you can use it to gain competitive advantage.

  • Evaluating Cloud vendors: The ecosystem matters

    It's axiomatic that in software of any complexity, the ecosystem of plug-in products, tools, compatible APIs, and developer community can become really important. In certain software product categories, the importance of the ecosystem can swamp any feature advantage that an upstart product may have, leading to what economists call a natural monopoly.

  • From Microsoft to Google Apps: Why we migrated

    When Michael O'Brien joined Journal Communications in May 2010 as its new CIO, he had a stacked agenda. Journal Communications, a media company with operations in publishing, radio and television broadcasting, understood the industry was changing and looked to O'Brien to spearhead the transformation.

  • Software error complicates Amazon's data center recovery

    Amazon Web Services' efforts to restore service following a power outage at its Dublin data center were complicated further on Monday by an error in the EBS (Elastic Block Storage) software, the company said.

  • Amazon Web Services reports outage in the U.S. late Monday

    Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud in North Virginia had connectivity issues late Monday, knocking off temporarily a number of websites and services that use Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud computing infrastructure.

  • Aussie business largely unaffected by Amazon EC2 outage

    Despite Amazon's Elastic Cloud Compute (EC2) services in the US-EAST-1 Web services centre having experienced another outage, as well as issues with the Amazon Relational Database Service in Virginia, and left social networking sites such as FourSquare out of action, Australian businesses appear to be largely unaffected.

  • Cloud computing: 4 tips for regulatory compliance

    Cloud computing seems simple in concept, and indeed, simplicity of operation, deployment and licensing are its most appealing assets. But when it comes to questions of compliance, once you scratch the surface you'll find more questions than you asked in the first place, and more to think about than ever before.

  • 5 cool tools for Cloud management

    Cloud management tools are as varied as cloud uses. For this test, we chose five tools that each attack Cloud management from a different perspective.