Cloud Fringe Benefits: Tackling The Olympic Rush With Cloud Computing The London Olympics 2012, an event definitely expected to result in festivity throughout the United Kingdom, might not prove to be that much of an auspicious experience for businesses located within (and even outside) the city. The reasons are quite understandable – higher magnitudes of traffic density and crowds pouring in like rain are bound to serve as overt impediments to the normal operational dynamics of business ventures. Matt Gordon-Smith, director of security at Attenda, considers cloud technology to be a clear-cut savior in this particular situation. Matt believes that business
Telecommuting: Everyone Wins Work From Home Cloud Computing Options Cloud computing is all the rage If you have the chance to work from home would you? Many people would say yes, and with good reason. You can make your own hours, dress how you want, be your own boss and pretty much you have life in the palm of your hand. Now let’s come crashing back down to reality. Cloud computing has opened a true work from home opportunity. Many small to midrange businesses have adopted cloud computing as part of their IT department and company structure. What does
Google I/O Vs. Microsoft Vs. Amazon There’s a lot of buzz about Google I/O, Google’s cloud service platform. The only problem is that it hasn’t been launched yet, and the buzz is all about whether or not Google will announce its launch or, at the very least, introduce the concept during the Annual Developer Conference. There’s been a lot of talk, supposedly from people who work for Google; however, Google itself has not yet released a statement. Back in May, several reports came out about Google’s efforts to develop a cloud computing service that would compete with the biggest cloud
How Are Canadians Affected By The USA Patriot Act And Cloud Computing? Whether Canadians like it or not, they are affected by the US Patriot Act. While some of the previous issues have been settled already, some new issues are already popping up – issues with cloud computing. The US Patriot Act, otherwise known as the Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act, was passed after the World Trade Center attack in September 2011. The law provided a way for US law enforcement agencies to seize business records and block electronic communications.
AWS Outage – Ground-Hog Day Meets Murphy’s Law; You Guys Should Get A Room! So, here we go again – I’ve said it once, so I’ll say it again. It gives me no pleasure to write another blog post about AWS suffering another outage in their West Virginia Zone. This because of a couple of reasons: First, the publicity – industry analysts and commentators are divided into two camps, some taking the view that AWS is slightly unfit for the purpose (Barb Darrow from Gigaom: “Cloud outage raises more questions about Amazon Cloud” ) and others taking the more pragmatic view