Governments have been traditionally slow adopters of new technology, and with the security concerns surrounding the nascent field of cloud computing, the latter can expect little support from official circles. That was the long-held belief. Fortunately, things have improved in the recent past. Not only have governments encouraged innovative technologies through research grants, they have, in certain cases, adopted them as well. Case in point, the Australian government. In early January 2011, the Australian Government Information Management Office (AGIMO) under the aegis of the Department of Finance and Deregulation released a key consultation paper outlining the government’s strategy to shift
Practically Speaking About Cloud Computing: Continued From part 2 Emails from Cloud Server – Part 3 Third Party ESP as a solution to the problem: After a series of customer support discussions with the cloud service provider, we decided to go for a third party ESP for the requirement. Incidentally we found that a lot of Amazon EC2 and RackSpace Cloud Hosting customers are using third party email service for their cloud hosting. Are there any added advantages in going for third party email service providers? Yes. Is there any disadvantage in going in for them? Yes, there is. The
Free Registration Cloud Best Practices: Implementing for IaaS Tools, Components, & How to Put Them Together Date: January 26, 2011 Time: 02:00 pm (UTC+1) Dr. Malcolm Herbert — Director, Strategy & Solutions, Red Hat Lee Denison — Senior Architect, Red Hat In this session, Malcolm Herbert and Lee Denison, senior architect at Red Hat, will discuss key Red Hat technologies, methodologies, and ideas for implementing an open standards, open source IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service) environment. The Red Hat Virtual Experience is a global online forum of Red Hat experts, partners, customers, and the open source community. The event on January 26, 2010
How Small Firms Can Benefit Big From Cloud Computing (And Why They Are Not) When big companies decide to go on the cloud, they make headlines in technical journals around the globe. When governments decide to go on the cloud, they make headlines in both technical and mainstream media, chary as governments are in embracing technology. However, when small and medium enterprises (SMEs) go on the cloud, hardly anyone notices. However, such a move is definitely noteworthy, especially since there are so many of them around. Unfortunately, not many realize the benefits that cloud computing can bring to their businesses
CohesiveFT Aims To Be A Big Player in Cloud Computing Cohesive Flexible Technologies, or CohesiveFT, can be depicted as more than a European cloud-based rising star. The London-headquartered start-up has offices in Chicago and Palo Alto and in the past three years has attracted the interest of journalists and analysts alike. Craig Heimark, Alexis Richardson, and Dwight Koop founded the company in 2006 with the idea to provide on-boarding solutions for virtual infrastructure and Cloud Computing. The company’s primary products are Elastic Server, VPN-Cubed and Context-Cubed – Private Beta. Elastic Server is a Virtual Server Life Cycle Management (VSLM) framework
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Is Cloud Computing Secure? Cloud computing has grown by leaps and bounds in recent years. Every day brings news of some acquisition, some investment, some innovation in this space. What started as a mere snowball has gradually acquired the proportions of an avalanche with all the big boys of the Information Technology putting in big dollars in cloud computing. From Microsoft to Google to late-entrant Oracle, everyone has their fingers in the cloud computing pie. However, concerns still remain, chiefly regarding security. Several companies have put off moving to the cloud simply because of security concerns. Otherwise, cloud computing with
(SCOTTSDALE, AZ–(Marketwire – January 20, 2011) – Sage North America, a provider of business management software and services to more than three million small and midsized businesses in the United States and Canada, today announced the addition of Sage SalesLogix KnowledgeSync alerts, the Sage SalesLogix Customer Portal and additional Web administration enhancements for Sage SalesLogix Cloud and on-premises users. The features are the latest in a series of ongoing enhancements that extend CRM flexibility and business value beyond traditional SaaS offerings. “Businesses consistently seek more ways to benefit from the data in their CRM systems and we design Sage SalesLogix