Five Cloud Computing Trends Until 2015 With the continuous monitoring of trends and updates for cloud computing, service providers will be able to avoid expensive mistakes. These providers won’t be able to miss any opportunity the market is offering for the succeeding years. Gartner Inc., a world-renowned advisory and research company in the field of information technology, has outlined five trends which can affect cloud strategy up to 2015. According to David Cearly, Gartner fellow and vice president, cloud computing has changed the ways businesses and individuals choose to deliver or acquire IT services with less emphasis on traditional hardware
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CloudCode: A Code of Conduct For Cloud Computing Providers In New Zealand Because cloud computing is a relatively new industry, it is but expected that it is unregulated. With the influx of cloud services providers and organizations which earn a lot from this industry, there is a thus a need to offer security measures. Thus in New Zealand, these cloud computing groups got together and tried to create guidelines for those entities offering cloud computing in the country. A fundamental code of conduct for cloud computing providers was put together by the New Zealand Computer Society and named it CloudCode.
Can McAfee’s New Security Updates Assuage Cloud Computing Fears? Security was, is, and will continue to remain a major issue in cloud computing. In spite of the relative newness of the technology, many companies are trying to improve matters in this field. These include startups (See: What Bromium’s Funding Means for Cloud Security ) as well as established names like McAfee, Inc. Here are some older articles dealing with security on the cloud:1. US Cyber Command Chief Gives Cloud Computing Security His Vote of Confidence http://www.cloudtweaks.com/2011/11/us-cyber-command-chief-gives-cloud-computing-security-his-vote-of-confidence/ 2. Health Care’s Reservations about Cloud Computing http://www.cloudtweaks.com/2011/06/health-care%E2%80%99s-reservations-about-cloud-computing/ 3. Are Cloud Computing Service Providers
iCloud: Features and Competitors With the release of iCloud, Apple has revolutionized the process of storage and interaction via the cloud computing technique. The best part about iCloud is that it is free. It does not charge subscribers any sort of fee during the usage of most of the iCloud services. The specific services provided in iCloud are discussed in the paragraphs below. iCloud facilitates its subscribers by offering synchronization of mail, address book and calendar. The brilliant and unique aspect about this service is that it functions as a PUSH feature. This means that an update made by any
US Cyber Command Chief Gives Cloud Computing Security His Vote of Confidence Even as cloud computing advances by leaps and bounds, security concerns remain. This issue has been addressed time and again by me in several articles. Even supporters of the cloud maintain that unless these problems are resolved, universal adoption will remain a dream. Here are some older articles dealing with security on the cloud: 1. What Bromium’s Funding Means for Cloud Security 2. Health Care’s Reservations about Cloud Computing 3. Are Cloud Computing Service Providers Shirking Responsibility On Security? 4. What Effect Will the Epsilon Data Theft have on Cloud Computing? 5. Which
Google Apps and 365: Cloud Face-Off If you’re looking to move to the cloud, you’ve probably wondered whether Google Apps or Office 365, two of the leading cloud computing service providers, is right for you. So how do you know which service to choose? Here is a side-by-side comparison of the services offered through each. Background While Google Apps has been around since 2006, Microsoft just released Office 365 in July 2011. Google Apps users gain access to Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Docs, Google sites, Google Groups, Google Video, Google Cloud Connect, and more, through a unique domain. Google Apps
Cloud Computing and India, Emerging Superstars of the 21st Century “China and India will, separately and together, unleash an explosion of demand.” – Mukesh Ambani, Indian industrialist and the 9th richest man in the world. Before deciding to do my MBA from the University of Notre Dame in the United States, I was an Indian software engineer working in middle management at the Mumbai office of Citigroup. When I graduated from engineering college in 2004, India was a hub of software services. As a matter of fact, it still is; however, now, India has moved up the value chain to