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Cloud Computing – Threat or Opportunity? Part 1 Threat – an indication or warning of probable trouble Opportunity – a good position, chance, or prospect, as for advancement or success A new technology, a new way of thinking, a new environment, a paradigm shift – these are often threats to established players who dominate the landscape. However, these same things often offer opportunities for others to thrive. Consider the dinosaurs. While a meteor impact is considered the most probable cause of their extinction, scientists believe it is actually the changing climate in the aftermath of the impact that killed them. However, warm-blooded mammals began to flourish. In other words, the changed environment after the impact
Top 110 Cloud Computing Enablers Gaining Mind Share in 2Q 2011 Happy 4th of July! I hope you enjoyed your holiday weekend (if you happen to live in the U.S.) Today we take a look at the first half of 2011 to see which Cloud players are gaining mind share. In addition to the, “Top 110 Cloud Enablers Gaining Mind Share”, I have included, “The Leaderboard”, 120 Up and Coming Cloud Innovators, Movers and Shakers. So far the segment has been brimming with excitement as large enterprise information technology companies continue their rapid restructuring to an on-demand cloud computing model by enhancing
50GB of Free Cloud Storage Available in HP App Catalog Box.net has launched its Box for TouchPad, which is available immediately in the HP App Catalog. In addition to offering enterprise-grade content storage and sharing to tablets, Box for TouchPad App makes available 50GB of free cloud storage for the lifetime of the account. Box for TouchPad allows users to access and view files on-the-go, easily share links to Box files and folders via email, find files quickly utilizing built-in search, and upload content directly from the TouchPad to Box.net. According to the companies, Box for TouchPad and the 50GB
The State of Data Security: Defending Against New Risks and Staying Compliant Today’s IT and business managers must take a hard look at the risks and costs of potential data loss. Creating a proactive data security plan arms you with the knowledge you need to manage the risk and helps you to stay compliant with data protection rules and regulations. We all know that data breaches are constantly in the news—in fact security breaches compromised more than 500 million U.S. records since 2005. Plus, lost data due to human error or negligence is just as much of a threat. Fortunately,
8×8 and VCE Deliver Cloud Services to Businesses Business communications and cloud computing solutions provider 8×8 and VCE are collaborating to deliver cloud computing services to businesses utilizing the Vblock Infrastructure Platform. VCE or the Virtual Computing Environment Company was formed by Cisco and EMC with investments from VMware and Intel. This company was established to create a fully integrated IT platform that combines compute, network, storage, virtualization and management technologies from Cisco, EMC and VMware. 8×8 is able to accelerate deployment of cloud-based computing solutions by adopting the Vblock platform. These solutions have the ability to significantly cut down
Dimension Data Acquires OpSource To Accelerate Global Cloud Strategy Johannesburg, South Africa and Santa Clara, CA – June 30, 2011 – Dimension Data announced today that it has acquired OpSource, an enterprise cloud company, in a deal that will see Dimension Data, a wholly owned subsidiary of NTT Holdings, accelerate its cloud computing services offerings. At the same time, Dimension Data, a US $4.7 billion ICT services and solutions provider has created a centralised Cloud Solutions Business Unit which will report directly into Dimension Data’s CEO, Brett Dawson. OpSource will become part of the Dimension Data Cloud Solutions Business Unit.
What’s In It For Me? – The Key Question Companies Ask of Cloud Computing “What’s in it for me? I’ve got to ask, If it’s only more tears Then I’ll have to pass. If you’ll open up Then I can see, Deep in your heart What’s in it for me?” – John Berry, American country singer and songwriter. The key to selling anything – a product, a service, an idea – is the ability to convincingly answer the one question every customer has on his or her or its (if you are selling to an organization or company) mind –