65 Reasons For NOT Moving To The Cloud While navigating the Cloud Computing, VMware, Virtualization and Enterprise 2.0 Group on LinkedIn, I ran across this question, originally asked in Focus, a network of business and technology experts, thought leaders, and veteran practitioners. “What is a good reason for NOT switching to a cloud computing system?” Let me begin by saying, that is an excellent question, and one that I recommend should be well thought out during your analysis of any potential Cloud migration. That being said, the question also inspired me to have a little fun, and include some additional reasons why you should
CA Technologies Strengthens Cloud Computing Portfolio with Acquisition Several larger companies have been buying up niche firms to strengthen their presence in the cloud computing space. CA Technologies made a move in this direction with its acquisition of privately-held consulting firm Base Technologies. I had earlier written about possible consolidation in this sector, and recent trends suggest likewise (See: Is Consolidation Coming to Cloud Computing? ). With this acquisition, CA Technologies will also get access to the federal IT space, a region where Virginia-based Base Technologies already has a strong foothold. Its list of customers includes the US Department of
Manage Cloud Storage with Google Glide New browser toolbars from Google allows users to control and manage their personal hard drives, cloud storage, applications and web services directly from their browser toolbar. Launched by Glide, the new toolbars can work with Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Apple Safari browsers. Those interested to benefit from these new services can visit GlideOS to install their very own Glide Browser Plugins. Google claims that its unique services provide cross platform compatibility for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Android, Android Honeycomb, BlackBerry OS, BlackBerry Tablet OS (QNX), iOS, webOS, and Symbian. This
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
Which is the Safer Cloud – Public or Private? “Keep looking below surface appearances. Don’t shrink from doing so just because you might not like what you find.” – Colin Powell, former US Secretary of State and retired General. Which is the safer cloud – public or private? If this question is posed to the general public with at least some knowledge of cloud computing, chances are an overwhelming majority will vote for the second option. However, in the overwhelming majority of real-world examples, they will be wrong. In case you are surprised by this statement, allow me to explain.
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,
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
By David Fletcher