Twenty- eight percent of U.S. organizations are using cloud computing today, according to a recent report by CDW, a provider of technology products and services to business, government, education and healthcare. Results from CDW’s first Cloud Computing Tracking Poll indicate that most organizations prefer to go for the implementation of a single cloud application. For this report, the company assessed current and future cloud computing use in business, government, healthcare and education and questioned 1,200 IT professionals who are familiar with their organization’s use of, or plans for, cloud computing. Majority of the organizations (84 percent) said they have already
SMBs Using Cloud Storage Also High On Network-Attached Storage More than seven in ten small and medium-size businesses that use cloud-based storage solutions also use networked-attached storage (NAS), according to a newly released survey by research firm In-Stat. This report comes close at the heels of an IBM report that said sixty percent of organizations will embrace cloud computing over the next five years. This finding was based on a survey of more than 3,000 global Chief Information Officers. For those unaware, network-attached storage is a specialized server that is connected to a network which provides file-based data storage services
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.
Intel’s McAfee Introduces Cloud Security Platform McAfee, a wholly owned subsidiary of Intel, has unveiled the McAfee Cloud Security Platform. The new release can secure all content and data traffic moving between an organization and the cloud. It can thus help businesses to leverage cloud computing in a safe and efficient manner. “Once you move data or applications to the cloud, you essentially lose most – if not all – of your security visibility, which most organizations find unacceptable,” said Marc Olesen, senior vice president and general manager, Content and Cloud Security, McAfee. “By securing the data and traffic before
VMware Acquires Cloud-based Presentation Provider SlideRocket Palo Alto-based cloud computing company VMware has announced the acquisition of San Francisco-based SlideRocket for an undisclosed sum. While the former focuses on virtualization and cloud infrastructure, the latter is a cloud-based online presentation application that produces slideshows and is used by over 20,000 customers and 300,000 users. Considering that presentation software is second only to email as the most widely used business software, this acquisition can considerably expand and enhance VMware’s portfolio. The benefits of using a cloud-based product like SlideRocket’s eponymous product were outlined in a blog posted by VMware CTO and
Dell Improves Enterprise Efficiency with its Cloud Application Dell is helping organizations to achieve enterprise efficiency by introducing new capabilities in its cloud computing solution. New and improved Dell Boomi allow enterprises to leverage cloud computing and Software as a Service (SaaS) to significantly improve enterprise efficiency while leveraging existing IT investments. Dell claims that its latest version of Dell Boomi’s cloud integration technology, AtomSphere Spring 11, simplify the move to cloud computing through easy integration with existing enterprise IT environments. This is made possible thanks to its new capabilities for middleware connectivity and large-scale data management and migration as