Unlikely Lessons For The Cloud Computing Industry “Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn.” – C.S. Lewis (1898-1963), British scholar and novelist. It may be difficult to admit, but cloud computing has a lot to learn from that one industry that has a huge number of consumers, most of whom wouldn’t admit to being consumers – the pornographic industry. We will try not to be judgmental here, but consider the adult entertainment industry (definitely a more euphemism) in the light of its willingness to embrace and extend new technologies, including the nascent one
Akamai Introduces New Cloud Defense Solutions Akamai Technologies, Inc. unveiled new cloud defense architecture aimed at protecting customers from increasing number of sophisticated Web attacks. Enhancements include improved protection from distributed denial of service (DdoS) attacks as well as improved cloud firewall featuring advanced vulnerability scanning and custom rules for additional protection against application layer attacks, the company said in a press release. Companies worldwide incur estimated losses of one trillion dollars a year, according to antivirus company McAfee, and Akamai unveils a new cloud security solution to help global business reduce financial damages from the growing number cyber attacks.
At IBM PartnerWorld 2011, IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced that Music Mastermind, a mid-sized independent entertainment and technology company, will deploy SoundBetter, the audio processing suite behind its create-and-share music platform, on IBM’s Smart Business cloud service. Music Mastermind’s SoundBetter is a groundbreaking technology that eliminates the traditional effort required to master music, breaking down barriers to creativity and allowing anyone to instantly become a recording artist. Faced with the need to expand globally while balancing development and distribution costs, the three-year-old startup chose IBM’s Smart Business cloud services to increase scalability, reduce power requirements, and eliminate the need for an
The Advantages of Cloud-Based Email Archiving – PDF Learn how your organization can benefit from moving to a cloud-based email archiving solution, what is involved in the move, and how to ensure you are truly protected from a legal, compliance and security standpoint. Archiving in the cloud has been rapidly growing in popularity, offering a number of benefits, which are attractive to companies of all sizes and all industries. These benefits are especially important in these times of tighter budgets, shrinking IT teams, and increased email volume. However, security and legal compliance of cloud solutions continues to be an area
Integration with Match My Email enables customer information and e-mails in one place NUREMBERG, Germany and TARRYTOWN, N.Y., February 15, 2011 –Open-Xchange and RAE Internet Inc. announced today the ability to integrate Open-Xchange e-mail with Salesforce.com account information — putting customer communications and account information in one convenient place. The Match My Email: Salesforce.com Edition is a cloud application residing in the Amazon cloud that imports e-mail every 20 minutes from any Open-Xchange e-mail server. The Open-Xchange server can be on-premises or hosted at a service provider. In the Match My Email cloud, the e-mail stream is compared with Salesforce.com
AT&T Announces New Cloud Capabilities Communications giant AT&T is launching new cloud capabilities, new mobile applications for the cloud and increases third-party development and industry activity, the company said in a press release. The communications holding will continue its partnership with other leading companies in the cloud such as IBM and Vmware, the company added. New features include an enhanced computing offer allowing customers to tie their cloud computing systems to AT&T’s network in an easier manner. The company’s enhanced storage offer includes features that help companies meet corporate governance and compliance requirements. The company also releases a new mobile
Microsoft Ups Ante In Salesforce Suit, Accuses Former Manager Of Information Theft The arena of cloud computing is all set for a bloody battle between two combative gladiators as Microsoft upped the ante in its ongoing suit against Salesforce.com by accusing former Microsoft manager Matt Miszewski of taking 25,000 pages of confidential information to its competitor. This case had its origins in Mr. Miszewski’s move to Saleforce.com on 18 January, 2011 as senior vice president for global public sales, from his earlier position at Microsoft dealing with government contracts. As former Chief Information Officer of the state of Wisconsin, he