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  • Microsoft to talk cloud at Tech Ed

    Cloud computing will once again be a major theme for this year's Microsoft Tech Ed conference, according to the company. And attendees seem to be interested in finding out how the cloud can be used in conjunction with their own operations.

  • Unified communications - Part 1

    Research has shown consistently that the major bugbear of IT managers about unified communications (UC) is perceived cost.

  • Google 'Chromebook' focuses on enterprise push

    Google took another step toward the enterprise this week when executives unveiled the "Chromebook," a notebook PC that could boost both its new operating system and cloud apps.

  • Intel, partners push for cloud standards

    There is no shortage of criticism about the cloud, about its lack of interoperability, fear of vendor lock-in as well as the security risks.

  • Unchecked usage can kill cost benefits of cloud services

    The touted cost savings associated with cloud services didn't pan out for Ernie Neuman, not because the savings weren't real, but because the use of the service got out of hand.

  • MS Office alternatives: Many are trying, few are buying

    When it comes to deploying Microsoft Office alternatives such as Google Apps, Zoho or Lotus Symphony, enterprise IT managers are in a state of intense curiosity but are still not ready for widespread adoption, according to a new Forrester research report entitled "Market Update: Office Productivity Alternatives."

  • Get ready for the Cloud economy: IDC

    Australia may be recognised as the most virtualized country in the world, but it is yet to harness the data centre modularity required to prepare for Cloud services, according to analyst firm IDC.

  • Brocade's Klayko sees long path to cloud

    Brocade Communications remains a networking specialist in an industry where networks are becoming just part of a broader architecture for many vendors. A longtime market leader in Fibre Channel SANs (storage area networks), Brocade acquired Ethernet switch maker Foundry Networks in 2008 and now offers to tie together all elements of a data center or broader cloud infrastructure. CEO Michael Klayko has led Brocade since 2005. Last Tuesday, during an all-day press and analyst event at the company's headquarters in San Jose, California, he talked with IDG News Service about his company's own infrastructure and how it plans to keep up with bigger rivals.

  • Google calls on graduates to promote Apps in their workplace

    Google is trying to recruit college students who used the company's Apps for Education suite in school to become evangelists for the business version of the product as they move on to the workplace.

  • How is cloud computing like an airplane?

    LAS VEGAS – A cloud computing service is like an airliner - even though it can experience devastating crashes that affect many people, like Amazon’s crash last month, it’s still safer than driving your own car… or IT infrastructure.

  • Interop: Cloud services take a beating in debate over security

    Cloud services are not secure enough for businesses to use, or at least that was the conclusion drawn by attendees of an Interop debate, although all of the participants acknowledged the real answer was more subtle.

  • Cloud CIO: Like open source, cloud hides in plain sight

    I came across an article in InfoWorld about a survey that TheInfoPro conducted among Fortune 1000 firms regarding their use of public cloud storage offerings. The bottom line: they haven't, they aren't, and they won't. 87 per cent of respondents stated they have no plans to use public storage-as-a-service, while only 10 per cent say that they will. Clearly, the survey indicates this market segment has no use for cloud storage.

  • Platform, partners key to NetSuite's future

    Count NetSuite among the growing number of SaaS (software as a service) vendors positioning themselves as providers of not just stand-alone applications, but also a rich development stack that partners and customers can use to integrate with and extend the core software.

  • Google Chrome notebooks due in June from Acer, Samsung

    Samsung and Acer will begin selling notebook PCs running Google's Chrome OS in June, as Google presses ahead with its project to position this new operating system designed specifically for Web applications as a viable option for consumers and businesses.

  • Webmasters face new site optimization challenges

    From the Web's early days, companies have struggled to make their sites faster, but the problem remains a thorny one, with new challenges emerging regularly as technology advances.