Google Jumps In Line To Compete With Amazon and Netflix Two weeks ago Amazon announced the launch of a new Prime members: unlimited, commercial-free, instant streaming of more than 5,000 movies and TV shows. And now it sounds like Google with be revising their YouTube service: Based on a WSJ Report: “Google Inc. is working on a major overhaul of YouTube as it tries to position itself for the rise of televisions that let people watch online video in their living rooms, according to people familiar with the matter. YouTube is looking to compete with broadcast and cable television, some
Global Business and the Cloud Computing Collide This new SandHill Group white paper explores the powerful advantages of SaaS technologies in addressing the challenges of a global market, virtual teams and an ever-changing business climate. In today’s increasingly global business climate, companies are expanding operations to many parts of the world in order to secure and optimize talent where it lives. This trend is leading to an explosion of geographically distributed virtual teams. Companies have turned to technology to improve collaborative efforts. While traditional, pre-Internet technologies were cumbersome, expensive and complex, today’s cloud computing technologies, on-demand applications, ubiquitous broadband access,
Cisco, EMC, VMware Evolve Australian Data Centre to Private Cloud Cisco, EMC and VMware have teamed on helping KPMG Australia, part of a global network of firms providing audit, tax and advisory services, to evolve its data centre to a private cloud with a Vblock infrastructure platform. The companies claim that this platform successfully blends cloud computing with integrated, consistent enterprise security and compliance. This blending enables KPMG to easily meet or exceed all security and regulatory requirements. The Australian firm is already using IT to boost its business and with this Vblock deployment it expects to grow even further.
Head in the Clouds, Feet Firmly on the Ground “You see things; and you say, ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say, ‘Why not?’” – George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Irish playwright, Nobel laureate. Often, at management seminars, speakers talk about “dreaming with your eyes open.” Leaving aside the fact that a literal interpretation can actually be harmful – imagine dreaming with your eyes open when driving – what they try to convey is to think of the possibilities while being grounded in reality. In other words, be careful. However, there’s something as being too careful. Smaller
CA Technologies Customer Increases Agility and Unlocks Cost Savings with Application-centric Cloud Platform ISLANDIA, N.Y., April 7, 2011 – CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA) today announced that Bird Hosting, a cloud service provider and longtime 3Tera customer, has signed a multi-year license agreement with CA Technologies, extending the company’s previous month-to-month arrangement and tripling the number of servers running the software. Bird Hosting has managed its entire catalog of services, including shared hosting, virtual servers, clustered servers and virtual private data centers (VPDCs) on the CA 3Tera® AppLogic® platform since early 2009, resulting in increased flexibility and cost savings. “The CA
IBM Unveils Next Generation Smart Cloud Platform for Business San Francisco, CA, – 07 Apr 2011: today announced next generation cloud services and technology advances for clients moving key enterprise business processes into production cloud environments to innovate, reduce costs and increase agility. To accelerate the shift from experimentation, development and assessment to full scale enterprise deployment of cloud, IBM is building out its existing cloud portfolio with IBM SmartCloud, its next-generation, enterprise cloud technologies and services offerings for private, public and hybrid clouds based on IBM hardware, software, services and best practices. As part of this announcement, IBM is
YubiKey Authenticates Microsoft Azure Cloud Platform Yubico has announced the availability of its authentication token YubiKey to increase security for Microsoft Cloud Platform Windows Azure platform applications. Yubico specializes in providing easy and secure login solutions and the scalable and cost-effective Windows Azure Platform enables customers to build, host and dynamically scale applications and services through the Microsoft data centers around the world. The collaboration between two companies will increase security in a very cost-effective and flexible manner thanks to the integration between Windows Azure based solutions and the YubiKey two-factor authentication service. “Being able to integrate solutions for two-factor