Cloud Computing and your Car – Part 1 Cars define America. If a non-American were asked to define the nation, skyscrapers, cars and Hollywood would definitely be part of the definition. For long, automobiles have been at the forefront of American innovation, giving rise to the Big Three of American Auto – General Motors, Ford and Chrysler. However, ensconced in their secure market, they failed to realize the challenges posed by foreign automakers until it was too late. Consequently, Toyota unseated GM as the world’s leading automaker. The recession that followed next dragged down sales for all automakers, even Toyota,
Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud: Software Overview Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud, the world’s first and only integrated middleware machine, dramatically surpasses alternatives and provides enterprises the best possible foundation for running applications. The need for enterprise IT organizations to provide next-generation cloud features such as elastic capacity while meeting ever more demanding performance and reliability requirements is driving demand for a new approach to infrastructure. Whether workloads are Web-based or thick-client, whether data-intensive or processing-intensive, whether homogeneous or highly heterogeneous, the key to success is hardware and software engineered together for performance, reliability, and scale. Building or using custom, special purpose
Tieto Accelerates Time-to-Market with Cloud IT service company Tieto is taking SAP and Database platforms to the cloud by the introduction of two new PaaS (Platform as a Service) offerings. By leveraging the dynamic SAP Landscape, enterprises can run applications without spending on expensive hardware or technical expertise. The Dynamic SAP Landscape, claims Tieto, has a tested environment, ready models for implementations and operations, operational processes as well as tools in place. “Cloud service model is bringing a new level of efficiency and flexibility in all core areas of IT,” said director Mika Tuohimetsä at Tieto’s Managed Services and Transformation.
Three Steps To Effective Cloud Panning & Design Jim was debating the architecture of a cloud computing solution for his company. It was clear to him they would need a provisioning engine, a self-service portal, and some mechanism for decommissioning services. However, even before he put pen to graph paper, a few questions were nagging in his mind. Who would all the users of this cloud be? What services would they need — and what options should he provide? How would this cloud interact with his existing systems? Something told him he’d better take a step back and think through
Cloud will allow the smallest companies to compete against the largest My previous article about the 3 greatest reasons to move to the cloud made me realize that one of the main advantages Cloud providers offer for smaller companies is to be able to compete against their large competitors. Cloud computing is leveling the playing field between large enterprises and SMBs. Now a SMB can afford the same infrastructure as a large enterprise. This might sound a bit far-fetched but I believe that it really makes sense and there is evidence of this. Here are, in my opinion, the main
Can Increased State Taxation Hinder Cloud Computing? – Part 2 “I’m proud to pay taxes in the United States; the only thing is, I could be just as proud for half the money.” – Arthur Godfrey (1903-1983), American radio and television personality. In Part 1 of this two-part article, I laid out the current environment as regards cloud computing and where the government stands with regard to this new technology (See: Can Increased State Taxation Hinder Cloud Computing? – Part 1 ). Now, once it has been established that there is money in cloud computing, it is not unexpected that