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  • Australia to become APAC Cloud hub?

    The dream of Australia becoming an Asia-Pacific Cloud computing hub could become a reality, but hinges on having a well-designed regulatory and policy environment and overcoming cost challenges, a new report argues

  • Siri, when will Apple launch its iTunes Match music service?

    In a rare twist, Apple missed a self-imposed deadline to launch iTunes Match, an ambitious service that mirrors your iTunes music library in the cloud.

  • Track cloud spending with Cloudability

    Imagine plopping down your credit card to turn on compute services late at night when there's no time to get permission from your boss and then getting distracted before the weekend on another work emergency. On Monday, when you remember you signed up for the services, which you intended to use for just a short time, you discover you've racked up US$5,000 in charges on your personal card.

  • Amazon Cloud Drive vs. Apple iCloud

    This isn't too much of a contest yet, since <a href="">Apple</a> is just <a href="">getting started on its cloud storage service</a> while Amazon has years of experience with its <a href="">Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) service and its Cloud Drive</a> has been available for months.

  • Cisco vs. HP vs. IBM vs. Dell

    <a href="">Cisco</a> used to be a networking company, pure and simple. It built its dominance and influence on capturing a dominant market position in routers and switches, both in the enterprise and in service provider networks.

  • Microsoft Office 365 vs. Google Apps for Business

    The battle between <a href="">Microsoft</a> and Google for office cloud dominance reminds me of the clash of the Titans. Microsoft and its classic on-premises business model is like Gaia, the earth goddess, and Google with its disruptive lightening bolt, is like Zeus, a sky god and a next generation kind of god.

  • IaaS vs. PaaS vs. SaaS

    Several different flavors have sprung up in <a href="">cloud computing</a> and each has their pros and cons. Add to these the plethora of vendor-created acronyms and it can be confusing to figure out the best option.

  • Hybrid clouds the eventual reality for risk management

    The need to manage risk will result in organisations adopting hybrid clouds as the preferred cloud delivery model, according to Dean Kingsley, who heads the technology risk practice within the Enterprise Risk Services division at Deloitte in Sydney.

  • 7 ways to do big data right using the cloud

    There's a wealth of data out there companies can use to better understand customers and identify emerging business opportunities and threats. But how to access and work with all that data? An emerging type of service called data as a service, or DaaS, promises to help.

  • GoGrid to offer dedicated line between its data centers

    Infrastructure-as-a-service provider GoGrid is adding a dedicated line service between its facilities so users can be sure of fast and secure transfers.

  • Where there are clouds, there's lightning (and other cloud disaster tips)

    They say that lightning doesn't strike twice, but apparently a single bolt of lightning can take out two cloud provider data centers at once. At least that's what initial reports cited as the cause of <a href="">concurrent outages</a> at the Dublin data centers that serve as Microsoft's and Amazon's major cloud computing hubs for Europe. These reports serve as a good reminder of why it's a good idea to consider disaster recovery and business continuity when contracting with a <a href="">cloud</a> computing provider.

  • Aussie IT leaders see beyond the hype on NBN

    Despite the hype, Australian CIOs recognise the importance of the impending National Broadband Network (NBN).

  • The cloud solves those lingering supply chain problems

    This vendor-written tech primer has been edited by Network World to eliminate product promotion, but readers should note it will likely favor the submitter's approach.

  • Internap launches first public OpenStack cloud

    Look out Amazon. OpenStack is shaping up to be a game changer in the cloud world. Today, Atlanta-based Internap Network Services announced the launch of the first public cloud built on OpenStack.

  • SAP updates Business One application for small companies

    SAP on Thursday announced a version of Business One, its ERP (enterprise resource planning) suite for small companies, as it revs up the marketing strategy behind its Business ByDesign on-demand suite.