US Army Awards First Cloud Computing Contract I have always stated that the best vote of confidence that cloud computing can get is from the military. By their very nature they are cautious, and will undoubtedly shun use of technology that can possibly jeopardize national security. In fact, military spending has long been a bone of contention with people across the political spectrum and hence, the armed forces will definitely not take to the cloud just for the sake of cutting costs if there’s even the tiniest chance of security being compromised. Now, six months after DARPA (Defense Advanced Research
Lockheed Martin Corp.
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IBM Targets Big Businesses for Its Cloud Computing Offerings IBM has made no secret about its ambitious plans in the cloud computing space (See: IBM Expects to generate $7 billion In Cloud Computing Revenues By 2015: CEO). It has put its money where its mouth is, investing in building up cloud computing capacities across the world (See: IBM Invests $38 million In Singapore Data Center to Address Asia-Pacific Cloud Computing Needs). Now, in a step in this direction, IBM announced the development of “SmartCloud”, a cloud-based solution aimed at big businesses. Unlike other large players like Google and Amazon who