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  • US cyber chief says cloud computing can manage serious cyber threats

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The <a href="">security</a> of <a href="">cloud computing</a> is often debated but such debates seem to be over for the general tasked with running the United States military's cyber command, who sees the technology not only as way to rein in IT costs but a way to more easily protect IT assets.

  • 10 questions for Fonality CFO Dan Rosenthal

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  • Top user companies accelerating cloud adoption, says user group

    The Wild West era of <a href="">cloud computing</a> is ending. So says cloud computing's new sheriff, a user group called the <a href="">Open Data Center Alliance</a> .

  • Oracle's best-of-breed strategy, as described by president Mark Hurd

    It used to be easy journalistic shorthand to write 'database-giant Oracle Corp.', but that labeling no longer fits a company that's now a key player in applications, appliances, servers, development tools, operating systems and, yes, even cloud computing. How do all these components gel into a coherent plan for IT customers? What makes Oracle better than the other big integrated systems players like HP and IBM? In this latest installment of the IDG Enterprise CEO Interview Series, Oracle President Mark Hurd spoke with IDGE Chief Content Officer John Gallant about Oracle's strategy and why the company is uniquely positioned to help IT leaders deal with the difficult challenges they're facing today. Hurd also clarified Oracle's stance on cloud -- a position clouded -- sorry -- by some earlier comments from CEO Larry Ellison -- and what makes Oracle's approach better than 'very old' cloud solutions like He explained more about customer migrations to Oracle's new Fusion applications and discussed how Oracle plans to win in the evolving server market.

  • Simon Crosby, the godfather of Xen, on virtualization, security and wimpy private clouds

    <a href="">Bromium</a> is a well funded startup that promises to tap some little-used inherent strengths of <a href="">Xen</a> <a href="">virtualization</a> to secure public clouds, opening up the possibility of greater cost savings for businesses that will be able to trust more data to these services.

  • Private cloud vs. public cloud vs. hybrid cloud

    There's no denying it: practically every business is moving to the cloud or at least thinking about it. But with a number of options available to them, many are still experimenting with which works best.

  • Godfather of Xen: Virtualization holds a key to public-cloud security

    While conventional wisdom says virtualized environments and public clouds create massive security headaches, the godfather of Xen, Simon Crosby, says virtualization actually holds a key to better security.

  • IBM open sources messaging client for embedded devices

    In a move to bring network connectivity to a wider range of devices, sensors and appliances, IBM has donated the source code of its machine-to-machine messaging software to the Eclipse Foundation, the company announced Thursday.

  • Study: IT's future lies with cloud computing, security and mobile

    Cloud computing, security and the mobile space hold the most growth potential in the coming years, according to IT professionals surveyed by tech staffing firm Modis.

  • Amazon adds app for easier two-factor authentication

    Amazon Web Services has added the option to use applications to create codes for its Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) service, the company said on Wednesday.

  • Harris Corp. sees opportunity, challenges in the cloud

    With all the <a href="">security</a> challenges encompassed in <a href="">cloud services</a>, one company is working to ensure that its users and other customers can rely on it for <a href="">business critical computing</a>.

  • 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.