Top Tech Startups Emerge from Summer Expo at Plug and Play Competition is fierce in the tech startup space yet few venues showcase new talent quite like Plug and Play’s quarterly EXPO. Last Thursday, over 500 attendees poured into Plug and Play Tech Center’s Sunnyvale headquarters to watch new tech startups compete. The event also featured a VC Panel with Ajay Agarwal, Jim Barnett, Kamran Elahian and Sumeet Jain. Robert Goldberg of Zynga gave the keynote and VIP judges hailed from companies like Adobe, Cisco, GoDaddy.com, Honda, Nokia, Panasonic, Samsung, Sony, Warner Brothers and Yahoo!. “Imagine what American Idol would
US to Europe: “Eat My Cloud Dust” Europe may trump the United States in such matters as academic prosperity in mathematics and sciences, as we know it celebrates its monarchs with far more compelling pomp and circumstance that we could possibly muster for our heads of state. But clout in cloud remains one discipline in which America continues to exert overwhelming dominance over the continent across the pond. This isn’t to say that nations like France, Germany, and even economically beleaguered Greece aren’t curious about cloud and the shot in the arm it could offer to their collective IT acumen.
Microsoft Gives Cloud Computing Center Stage in Certification Program Revamp For several years now, a Microsoft certification has opened doors to IT employment throughout the world. Whatever be the platform or application, a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) has found life easier on the job market. Almost every year we hear about a new contender to the title of youngest MCP, with the recent death of Pakistani prodigy Arfa Karim grabbing international headlines. Now that cloud computing is set to rule the IT landscape and create millions of jobs worldwide (See: Cloud Hiring Reaches New Heights and Cloud Computing to Fuel
“Private cloud is like a summer home, while the public cloud is a hotel.” – Part 1 This is something I said during a recent Twitter chat on 12 April focusing on the interactions between the public and private clouds, and how converged clouds may be the solution to several associated problems (the conversations are viewable on Twitter under the #convcloud hashtag and the resultant article is: “Waiting for cloud standards is like Waiting for Godot” ). In this article, I will explain why I said what I said. Let’s compare a summer home and a hotel on different parameters.
Taking the bull by the horns—Secure Identity, Information, and Infrastructure Continued From Part 3 Public cloud computing requires a security model that reconciles scalability and multi-tenancy with the need for trust. As enterprises move their computing environments along with their identities, information and infrastructure to the cloud, they must be willing to give up some level of control. To do that, they must be able to trust cloud systems and providers, and verify cloud processes and events. Important building blocks of trust and verification relationships include access control, data security, compliance and event management—all security elements well understood by IT departments
Is The Federal Government Moving Fast Enough On Cloud Computing? At a time when the Federal Government is being congratulated for saving billions by moving to the cloud (See: Research Report: Feds Rejoice the Cloud Way, with $5 bn In Annual Savings), the title of this article may seem somewhat incongruous. Before I delve into the reasons, let me bring up the topic of variance analysis. According to Wikipedia, “In budgeting (or management accounting in general), a variance is the difference between a budgeted, planned or standard amount and the actual amount incurred/sold….. The concept of variance is intrinsically connected
Emerging Markets: Emerge Leaders in Cloud Computing Adoption – II This is the second part of a two-part article. To read the first part, see: Emerging Markets: Emerging Leaders in Cloud Computing Adoption – I The TCS report, which was produced after surveying 606 companies across 16 industries, followed by in-depth studies of six – CTB/McGraw Hill, the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Dell, AOL, an unnamed telecom major and an unnamed CPG company with $5 billion in revenue – provided some interesting results. The biggest driver of cloud applications is not to cut IT costs. Perhaps the most important finding of this
How To Implement Cloud Computing Security You may not realize it but your company may have adopted cloud computing. Your company may have subscribed to other miscellaneous services like the ones being offered by Salesforce.com or you may be using a hosted email. Your organization may even be implementing an internal private cloud. With all the uncertainties and fears of using the cloud, one must accept the fact that cloud computing will be here for a long time. It is but expected that everyone will have security as their number one fear when a new technology is introduced to the