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Cloud Apps of the Week: What You’ll Want for the New Year As we close out 2011, here’s some information on a few last-minute applications that are sure to improve how you experience twenty twelve. Animoto Every season of winter holidays provides an avalanche of fodder that only an attractive video can capture best. But what to do if you haven’t won an Oscar for best editing? Turn to Animoto, an app that seamlessly creates vivid slideshows for the technologically challenged. Via the cloud, Animoto stores its customers’ videos for them to access from any device. Comparisons between this app
Cloud Pitfalls to Watch for in 2012 As the end of the year for 2011 makes its inexorable approach, the forecasts for 2012, in particular for cloud computing are flying helter-skelter. Both IDC and Gartner have weighed in with their forecasts and many more continue to release their forecasts regarding cloud computing for next year. Key amongst these predictions is the fact that this time around many of them are saying that 2012 will mark the beginning of the cloud computing revolution. While some newcomers to the cloud bandwagon will gush with great gusto and enthusiasm about the upcoming landslide
2012 Will Be All About the Data, and How We Manage It … Just as Julie Andrews taught us in Sound of Music (yes geeks can still like musicals), let’s start at the very beginning, which in this case is the data. We have all seen the stats about the astronomical data growth. IDC says we will be in the Zettabytes by the year 2020, and other experts think that will happen more quickly. Even if you are not dealing with “big data,” everyone in the coming year will face a cascading rise of digital data across a wide range of
Cloud Computing Progress in the EU: Should It Matter To You? A new article from the Malta Independent announces the publication’s host country has recently entered the cloud computing community. Malta’s government is partnering with Microsoft in order to create a unique “internal cloud” for the country, similar in design to the Internet framework of other European nations. The deal will play out over five years, and will involve roughly 27 million euro. But most Americans can express only vague familiarity with this country. The Maltese, the white silky-haired lapdog that originated in Malta, is the country’s best ambassador in
Cloud Computing Is Now One Million Strong Via MarketWatch, Insight Enterprises, Inc., just distributed a press release celebrating a milestone for both the business itself and the entire cloud community: it has just sold “more than 1 million seats in various cloud offerings.” By seats, we presume they mean to represent units sold of their cloud-enabling products and devices. Apple should really be the company to trumpet such a headline. After all, they’ve probably sold a few more than 1 million of their flagship items, like the iPad and MacBook Air, both of which can claim to have some stake
The demand for cloud computing is an undeniable, unavoidable trend in business IT. Business managers are hearing all about the benefits of the extensible, flexible and scalable features that the cloud offers. This puts pressure on the IT team to pull together some sort of cloud solution for the organization. However, without a clear set of benchmarks, a defined scope and a thorough assessment of needs and resources, building a cloud quickly turns into a stormy nightmare. Chuck Hollis of EMC recounts the story of what he saw at a large financial institution in a recent post on his blog.