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  • Jobs to keynote Apple WWDC, introduce iCloud

    Taking the stage a second time after going on medical leave five months ago, Apple CEO Steve Jobs is slated to announce the iCloud services offering at the company's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) next week.

  • CeBIT 2011: Vendor standards key to Government Cloud adoption

    Cloud vendors need to provide standards and improve security, according to an Australian Government senior policy secretary.

  • IT roles shift with move to cloud

    When Jim Honerkamp was hired as CIO of Steel Technologies last summer, he immediately identified a major problem on the company's IT org chart. Of the 34 technology professionals employed by the $1.6 billion processor of flat-rolled steel, nearly half were working in IT infrastructure. The anemic business-analysis group had a staff of three.

  • Capgemini to support SAP apps on Amazon's cloud

    Consultancy Capgemini's North American business will offer support to enterprises that want to run SAP applications in Amazon Web Services' cloud, the company said in a joint statement with Amazon on Thursday.

  • Australian enterprises look to hybrid Clouds

    Australians enterprises lead the Asia Pacific in Cloud adoption, but most are choosing to go with a mix of public and private Cloud services, according to analyst firm Frost & Sullivan. More than half of the enterprises that have adopted Cloud computing are using a hybrid model, according to Frost & Sullivan's State of Cloud Computing in Australia: 2011.

  • Citrix overhauls virtual desktop products for 'personal cloud'

    Citrix's annual Synergy conference is opening with a bang this week, with Citrix previewing overhauls to nearly every component of its virtual desktop product lines, reaching from the data center to the iPad.

  • Apache focuses on cloud standard

    Recognizing the growing need for vendor-neutral standards in the cloud computing field, the Apache Software Foundation has prioritized development of its Libcloud unified cloud interface as a top-level project, the organization announced Wednesday.

  • Big firms shunning public cloud storage: Survey

    Only 10 per cent of large corporations are considering the public cloud as a place to store even their lowest tier of data for archive purposes, according to a survey by TheInfoPro, a market research firm.

  • Desktop virtualization coming of age for small business

    The acquisition of Kaviza, a maker of simple desktop virtualization software for small businesses, by Citrix Systems is all the buzz at this week's Citrix Synergy event at San Francisco's Moscone Center West.

  • Intel package enables hybrid cloud for small businesses

    With its new AppUp offering, Intel hopes to facilitate a new kind of cloud service for small businesses that have security concerns but want to take advantage of the cost benefits of moving to the cloud.

  • Cloud storage no threat to SMB NAS systems, survey shows

    Cloud storage services don't represent the death knell for small and medium-sized business (SMB) network-attached storage (NAS), which is expected to grow to more than $2 billion in 2015.

  • Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way' overwhelms Amazon came up with a good marketing idea in its battle against Apple's iTunes, but it worked almost too well as execs vastly underestimated the sheer might of Lady Gaga fans.

  • Fujitsu to offer IaaS service in North America

    Fujitsu is launching its infrastructure-as-a-service offering in North America in a few months, and will start offering interested customers a free trial next week.

  • deepens ties to Japan is expanding its presence in Japan with a series of new investments and partnerships, the on-demand software vendor announced Tuesday.

  • Oracle's database now available on Amazon Web Services

    Oracle's database is now available for deployment on Amazon Web Services, the companies announced Tuesday, but with some key limitations.