Can Copyright Issues Derail Cloud Computing? “If the only way a library can offer an Internet exhibit about the New Deal is to hire a lawyer to clear the rights to every image and sound, then the copyright system is burdening creativity in a way that has never been seen before because there are no formalities.” – Lawrence Lessig, American academic and political activist. “Certainly the interest in asserting copyright is a justified one.” – Johannes Rau (1931-2006), German politician. Copyright is defined as “a set of exclusive rights granted to the author or creator of an original work, including
IBM Conserves Water with Cloud Computing Cloud computing can also conserve water as proved by IBM which reduced water utilization by 6.6 percent and increased leak detection and response eightfold for the City of Dubuque. Dubuque deployed IBM’s analytics and cloud computing technology in 2010 as part of its Smarter Sustainable research program. Through this research program, both IBM and Dubuque empowered 151 households with information, analysis, insights and social computing around their water consumption for nine weeks. Smarter meter system was used for this research project, which collected and communicated water consumption to the IBM Research Cloud. This activity
Why the Cloud Is As Secure Recently, a great portion of hype in the technology sector is related to cloud computing security and reliability. Recent service interruptions experienced by leading cloud services providers like Amazon, in combination with security issues and credential leaks that occurred in services delivered by Sony and Google’s Android operating systems raised questions about the overall security and safety of cloud-based solutions. There is no simple or straightforward answer to the question whether the Cloud is a secure place for storing data, conducting transactions and maintaining corporate databases. Moreover, one should distinguish between private, public and
Audio Interview With iSpaces.com CloudTweaks has recently interviewed one of our upcoming rising stars: iSpaces.com The team led by, Dermot Doherty, Sunne Justice and Guillermo Söhnlein founded iSpaces in 2009. They currently offer a cloud-based operating environment; namely, a cloud computer or virtual desktop that currently runs best on Google Chrome and will be released soon on other popular browsers. Here is an audio interview with Dermot Doherty and Sunne Justice discussing cloud computing, security and the direction of iSpaces.com. Click To Listen [podcast]http://www.cloudtweaks.com/ispaces-profile.mp3[/podcast] Visit iSpaces for more information Audio Interview By Steve Prentice
Cloud-adoption To Drive IT Products and Services Market in 2011, Report The public sector in the United States will spend less on IT products and services in 2011 while private sector enterprises are expected to purchase more IT products, a report by Business Monitor International (BMI) revealed. Cloud computing will drive the demand for such products and services with both private and public organizations looking for cloud-based solutions to benefit from cost-saving advantages offered by the Cloud. The US market for IT products and services is forecast to expand to $653 billion by 2015 after sales dropped in last quarter
Gartner Suggests Ways to Migrate Applications to Cloud There are five ways by which organizations can move applications into the cloud, according to research firm Gartner. The first option is to rehost or redeploy applications to a different hardware environment and change the application’s infrastructure configuration. Second option is to refactor or run applications on a cloud provider’s infrastructure. Organizations can also use the third option -revise, i.e. modify or extend the existing code base to support legacy modernization requirements. Once this is done they can use rehost or refactor options to deploy to cloud. Option four is rebuilding the
Launch of the Oracle Health Sciences Cloud Just a few years back, everything from health records to appointment scheduling was accessed and updated by development and maintenance of some on-site technology in almost all the healthcare organizations. And now, of late, SaaS has emerged as a pattern changer and gained immense popularity in the health sciences sector leading to widespread use of cloud computing services. It has certainly spread its roots firmly in the health sector by reflecting a good number of unprecedented advantages. Oracle/Oracle Health Services Oracle has been the front-runner in health sciences with almost all big U.S.