What You Don’t Know About The Google Apps Cloud CAN Hurt You The majority of the world’s computer users have used or are currently using Microsoft Office, Open Office, or one of many similar products for their desktop business application needs. A recent entrant to the fray, Google Apps boasts only about 50 million current users, a fraction of the reported half-a-billion users currently using Microsoft Office. As a recent convert to Google Apps, I have become a big believer in the benefits of cloud computing-based productivity software, and I believe that Google is a real threat to the Microsoft Office
AWS Outage – Ground-Hog Day Meets Murphy’s Law; You Guys Should Get A Room! So, here we go again – I’ve said it once, so I’ll say it again. It gives me no pleasure to write another blog post about AWS suffering another outage in their West Virginia Zone. This because of a couple of reasons: First, the publicity – industry analysts and commentators are divided into two camps, some taking the view that AWS is slightly unfit for the purpose (Barb Darrow from Gigaom: “Cloud outage raises more questions about Amazon Cloud” ) and others taking the more pragmatic view
Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money: UPDATE 2 This is the third in a continuing series on startups raising funding. You can read the first two in the series here: 1. Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money: UPDATE 1 2. Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money Today, there are two startups in focus – Dropbox and EnStratus Dropbox (http://dropbox.com) Dropbox is a cloud computing startup that has garnered a lot of attention ever since it was founded in 2007 by MIT graduates Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi. In fact, at one point of time, Steve Jobs had also expressed interest
Apple Has Officially Launched iCloud Apple® CEO Steve Jobs and a team of Apple executives will kick off the company’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) with a keynote address on Monday, June 6 at 10:00 a.m. At the keynote, Apple will unveil its next generation software – Lion, the eighth major release of Mac OS® X; iOS 5, the next version of Apple’s advanced mobile operating system which powers iPad®, iPhone® and iPod touch®; and iCloud®, Apple’s upcoming cloud services offering.
10 Popular Cloud Storage Services The focus is on Storage rather than the whole Infrastructure or Platform itself. Some of these companies you may or may not be familiar with. We feel it’s a good list of some newer and some older services! Updated: March 5th, 2011 Acronis – Once the files are backed up online, you no longer have to carry your laptop everywhere. When you need your files, you can download them remotely from any Internet-connected PC, not just the original one on which they were stored. Carbonite’s online backup service works quietly and continually in the background