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  • How to build a turnkey private and hybrid cloud

    The hype around cloud computing is hard to ignore and as each vendor is trying to put the word "cloud" in front of all its products, enterprises are finding it extremely difficult to sift through the noise and really find which products work best specifically for their data center.

  • Salesforce.com acquires help desk service firm Assistly

    Salesforce.com has acquired help desk service provider Assistly for approximately US$50 million, the two companies announced Wednesday.

  • Dutch minister changes Patriot Act stance

    The Dutch minister who had said that U.S. cloud providers might be kept from doing business in the Netherlands because of aspects of the Patriot Act now says the matter is a "conflict of legislation" that the nations have to deal with. Meanwhile, U.S. cloud providers can do business in the Netherlands.

  • Australian Cloud services revenue set for dramatic growth: IDC

    The Cloud services space in Australia will have healthy revenues well into the future according to IDC, which has predicted the sector to be worth $2030 million by 2015.

  • Twitter checking out Eastern sites for data center

    Frustrated by "the whale" on Twitter that pops up on your screen when you're trying to access the site but it can't respond because it's overwhelmed by traffic? Relief may soon be in sight.

  • How Cloud computing is changing data center design, cost

    If you've read this blog for a while, it's no secret that I believe that one aspect of cloud computing is a dramatic drop in the cost of computing. While many discuss cloud computing's cost advantage in terms of better utilization via resource pooling and rapid elasticity, we believe that there is a more fundamental shift going on as data centers are redesigned to focus on scale, efficiency, and a shift to commodity components.

  • IT departments need to lead Cloud projects: Deloitte

    Organisations that ignore the IT department when approving Cloud projects will face more than just security challenges, according to a legal expert.

  • Gmail dominates Cloud email in the enterprise

    The battle for enterprise Cloud email accounts could heat up in the future, according to analyst firm Gartner, with Google's Gmail offering grabbing 50 per cent share of the global market.

  • European data concerns cloud outlook for US vendors

    American cloud providers may find themselves unable to sell to the Dutch government due to concerns that the vendors could be compelled to share data with U.S. authorities under the provisions of the Patriot Act. Similar concerns are being raised in the European Parliament.

  • How to save energy with Cloud computing

    In business discussions around technology, it can be easy to get lost in the weeds. As IT departments and media try to forecast the next new wave of applications, the viability of one platform over another gets put into question, as does the hype cycle around emerging technologies. Society's tendency to focus on the micro trends puts the industry at risk of ignoring larger, more urgent technology issues. And at present, there is no technology discussion bigger than cloud computing.

  • Amazon Web Services receives critical gov't certification

    Amazon on Thursday said that many of its Web services now have a crucial certification that allows federal government agencies with strict security requirements to use the services.

  • Joyent takes aim at Amazon with public cloud upgrade

    Joyent is upgrading its public cloud service with better analytics and the ability to run Linux and Windows, as it hopes to persuade CIOs to move more applications to the company's cloud, it said on Thursday.

  • Symantec cloud-based service seeks out 'rogue certificates'

    Symantec this week introduced what it calls the Symantec Certificate Intelligence Center, a cloud-based service that works with an on-premises software component to keep track of SSL server certificates used by an organization.

  • How to build a turnkey private and hybrid cloud

    The hype around cloud computing is hard to ignore and as each vendor is trying to put the word "cloud" in front of all its products, enterprises are finding it extremely difficult to sift through the noise and really find which products work best specifically for their data center.

  • Infor tries for reinvention with Infor10 software launch

    Infor and its CEO, former Oracle co-president Charles Phillips, are hoping to jump-start the ERP (enterprise-resource-planning) software vendor's profile and revenues with Infor10, a major new rebranding and technology effort that was launched Tuesday at an event in New York.