Google Drive: Just Another Collaboration Tool? If you’ve logged into Google lately, you may have noticed that their new product, Google Drive, is replacing their old documents product. Google Drive is being billed as their ultimate in cloud storage and comes with 5 GB of free space. You have the ability to use Google Drive with both PCs and Macs. In addition, you can currently use it on Android devices, and iPhone/iPad apps are coming soon, according to their website. My first thought was from a business perspective—am I going to benefit in any way from using Google Drive? What
An interesting and somewhat playful look at ‘Man vs Machine’ found over at the Dell Community. There is however a very serious undertone to this for those leaning a bit on the paranoid side. With the acceptance and explosive growth of cloud computing and the utilization of online collaboration services, its simply just a matter of time before developers and scientists figure out a way for the computer to lead the way. Perhaps in years rather than decades. Source: Dell
Trends in Online Collaboration: When Security, Compliance and Productivity Collide Featured Analyst Firm: Gartner Speakers: Jeffrey Man Paul Hands Type: Audio (53 minutes) External collaboration is a major source of information risk. New tools make document collaboration much easier, but may have serious security issues. Learn more about industry trends and demands for security and compliance in online collaboration. When companies share sensitive documents with partners outside the corporate network, security, compliance and collaboration are often seen as a tradeoff. You can lock information down behind the firewall with strict policies and centralized control, but without collaboration. Or you can
InstaCompute: Simple & Instant Cloud Computing Overview: InstaCompute is an upcoming cloud solution from Indian Telecom Giant, Tata Communications, provisioning raw computing resources on-demand by offering Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) solutions for cutting edge application development & testing, scalable web applications, cost effective and on –demand computing power whenever, wherever you need it. InstaCompute is competing in a market largely dominated by Amazon & Rackspace, by coming up with computing resources that are cheaper, more flexible, multiple payment options to choose from and an expanding choice of data centers, keeping the global nature of business in perspective.
Microsoft Expands its Cloud Customer Base Microsoft has expanded its customer base for its popular suite of cloud applications. Several companies including Advocate Health Care, Manpower Inc., Shell and Tampa General Hospital are using Microsoft Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS), to enjoy benefits such as better collaboration and productivity. Manpower, a provider of innovative work-force solutions is moving to Microsoft Exchange Online to accelerate employee potential, innovation, communication and collaboration across diverse geographies. “We can communicate much more efficiently across the company with Exchange Online,” said Denis Edwards, chief information officer for Manpower. “This is the first time we’ve used