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Amazon Web Services on Monday announced that customers can now run their Microsoft Windows Server applications within the AWS Free Usage Tier – a program designed to help new AWS customers get started in the cloud. Developers and businesses with Windows Server applications can take adv...
Callidus Software announced on Monday the findings of a new research brief conducted by the Aberdeen Group, the leading provider of fact-based research helping organizations and individuals make better business decisions. The study, "Sales Performance Management 2012: CallidusCloud™ Cu...
“Our focus is purely the public sector, the federal government in particular. As you know, the government has a significant mandate to push everything to the cloud. 2012 is going to be a big, big year for the cloud,” notes Kevin Lancaster, Managing Partner at Winvale, in this SYS-CON.T...
Vordel, a provider of gateways for SOA and Cloud computing, today announced it will deliver presentations on SOA performance and scalability for the enterprise at the annual German Oracle User Group Conference. The use of web services and the need for a service oriented approach to en...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Winvale, a leading government contracts consultancy and value added reseller, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 9th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 7–10, 2011, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Winvale is a...
Security remains the number one obstacle to adoption of cloud computing for businesses and federal agencies. Regardless of the deployment model selected--private, public, community, or hybrid—conquering security concerns is required for cloud computing to achieve its full potential as...
Dell has furthered its dedication to cloud computing, announcing that it has joined the UK Cloud Industry Forum (CIF), the body established to promote trust, security and transparency within the cloud technology marketplace. The move demonstrates growth around Dell's Cloud Computing So...
Autonomy Corporation plc, a provider of infrastructure software for the enterprise, on Thursday announced a new release of its flagship document management solution, WorkSite version 9.0. This release delivers next-generation private cloud computing platform and new capabilities in mob...
An alphabetical selection of some of the many themes & topics to be discussed at Cloud Expo Silicon Valley (9th Cloud Expo) - being held November 7-10, 2011, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA. The markets may still be melting, but Cloud Expo is definitely coming of age!
Acision on Monday announced the first details of its Cloud Services Delivery Model, with solutions planned to be made available from October. Acision's new approach to deploying Software as a Service (SaaS) will enable mobile operators to quickly and cost effectively respond to rapidly...
Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, announces that Swedbank is deploying the Protiva corporate solution across its organization, as well as in 60 savings banks in Sweden. The result: a single global identity managem...
At the 8th International Cloud Expo in New York City in June 2011, Jill Tummler Singer answered the question: "Is Enterprise Cloud Computing for real?" She concluded that the time for Enterprise Cloud Computing is now, proposing that all of the indicators are in place to suggest a rapi...
Out to get its share of the shrinking federal gravy train, Amazon Web Services Tuesday came up with AWS GovCloud, which it claims is safe enough for Washington and its legion of contractors to run “more sensitive” workloads on by resolving at least some of the regulatory and compliance...
Amazon Web Services LLC (AWS) on Tuesday announced AWS GovCloud, a new AWS Region designed to allow U.S. government agencies and contractors to move more sensitive workloads into the cloud by addressing their specific regulatory and compliance requirements. Previously, government agenc...
The White House Thursday tapped ex-Microsoftee Steve VanRoekel to replace the US’ very first CIO, the cloud-introducing Vivek Kundra, who’s leaving this month for a joint appointment at Harvard’s Kennedy School and the Berkman Center for Internet and Society. VanRoekel did 15 years a...
Government investment in the rule of law, infrastructure, defense, and a safety net set the conditions that propelled the US to the top of the global economic heap. In other words, deficit spending works. It was reassuring to see a pair of status quo politicians, Mitch McConnell an...
Remember when government didn't seem to matter during the dot-com bubble? We were building a New Economy, one that flouted all the traditional rules and flaunted its disdain for pesky lawmakers who didn't get technology and didn't matter. Then the Clinton Administration Justice Dep...
Pacnet on Thursday announced its latest investment into a new Data Landing Station (DLS) in Hong Kong, with direct high-speed connectivity into Pacnet's pan-Asian subsea cable network. This is part of the company's strategic plan to expand its hosting and co-location infrastructure to ...
enStratus announced on Tuesday that it has signed a joint marketing agreement with Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) to deliver a complete suite of cloud services and solutions. SAIC and enStratus are working together to help commercial and federal agencies plan, de...
Huddle figures it’s the first cloud-based collaboration and content management service to offer an eyes-only private collaboration service to government customers with highly classified clearance that they can use to access and share their very private data stores. It seems that the ...
The Obama administration is going to close down 800 of the now 2,000 federal data centers in the next four years in an effort to save a buck and move to the cloud. In April it said 137 sites would close this year and Wednesday it listed 178 for closure by the end of next year but som...
Sitting in Asia, thousands of miles from the US, alters ones perspective of the world and what's going on in it. China looms over everything here – as an exporter, investor, and when battling over resources. Yet the US remains by far the most influential country in the world when it...
General Dynamics announced on Monday that it has acquired Network Connectivity Solutions (NETCONN), a provider of enterprise services and cloud computing to the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). The value of the cash transaction, which is expected to be accretive to General Dynamics' e...
The Singapore government has announced plans to build the “Central G-Cloud,” described as a private government cloud to be used anywhere within the government “where security and governance requirements cannot be met by public clouds,” according to James Kang, an official with the Chie...
I wonder how much Vivek Kundra's departure will slow down the government's innovation, which is already too slow! I may be able to understand Vivek's frustration with the Federal Government. He is responsible for Data.gov. His plans to consolidate over 800 federal data centers, the ...
In October 2009, Enterprise Cloud Computing was considered bleeding edge technology by many but there was something that seemed different about its value potential and adoption rate. For CIOs, it seemed a chance to provision affordable infrastructure quickly, alleviating delays to miss...
Vivek Kundra, the very first federal CIO, the guy who brought the cloud to Washington and oversaw its e-government initiatives, will be leaving for a joint Harvard fellowship at the Kennedy School and the Berkman Center for Internet and Society come mid-August. His resignation was co...
More than One Billion End Users Receive Cloud Services Built on NetApp LONDON, UK.—June 14, 2011 — Cloud computing has swiftly moved from industry hype to a top IT initiative, with more CIOs building a private cloud, evaluating service providers for public cloud services, o...
Westcoastcloud has developed its cloud based security service Netintelligence to give education officials the ability to block harmful content and control what websites pupils are able to access on iPads issued by their school. Bill Strain, director of Westcoastcloud, said: "For sever...
In the Fall of 2009, while she was Deputy CIO of the Central Intelligence Agency, Jill Tummler Singer shared with attending conference delegates her view that Enterprise Cloud Computing was "The Infrastructure's Ultimate Revenge" - noting it was a faster, better, cheaper, and safer com...
In December 2010, the U.S. Federal government awarded cloud computing contracts that totaled over $2B in value. It also announced a mandatory "cloud first" policy, requiring every agency to deploy at least three of its services to the cloud. This transition represents a monumental chan...
The 8th International Cloud Expo opens at the Javits Center in New York on Monday, June 6. The four-day event features seven tracks, plus numerous keynotes and special sessions. One session that should draw a lot of interest will be Kevin Jackson's “What Does GovCloud Mean to the Gl...
Salesforce.com and Toyota Motor Corporation on Monday announced that they have formed a strategic alliance to build Toyota Friend, a private social network for Toyota customers and their cars. Toyota Friend will be powered by Salesforce Chatter, a private social network used by busines...
The US government is looking for $2.5 billion worth of cloud services over five years, beginning with e-mail and moving on to office automation and records management, then possibly geospatial and financial services. The feds may share what they buy with state and local governments. Th...
Cloud hosting specialist Titan Internet has today (May 5) announced that it has achieved not one but two Gold Competencies for its technological expertise from global software giant Microsoft. Titan, which is part of iomart Group plc, achieved Microsoft Gold Competency in the Micros...
Canada can achieve Digital Economy leadership through pioneering key Internet-scale architectures. With the USA charging ahead with key Internet innovations like 'Trusted Identities,' what can Canada do to keep up? 'Trusted Cloud' infrastructure can refer to how Cloud Computing syst...
AppZero and Nisha Technologies on Wednesday announced a partnership agreement by which Nisha Technologies has the right to resell and support all of AppZero’s patent-enriched application virtualization solutions in Canada. AppZero offers server-side virtualization for Microsoft Windows...
The day after my last tweet regarding the lack of any new information about my abducted daughter Sofia since March 4, I received an updated letter on Thursday, April 7, 2011, from the State Department on Sofia's welfare in Syria. Sofia was abducted by her mother from the United States ...
Cloud Expo New York, June 6-9, 2011 early bird registration will expire on Friday. Register now for a Gold Pass for the 8th International Cloud Expo on June 6–9, 2011, at the Javits Center in New York City and save $500 on your full conference pass. Gold Pass Delegates will receive ful...
Since her abduction by her mother last summer, my two-year-old US citizen daughter, who is in ailing health, remains in her abducted country of Syria under the immigration status of "Palestinian Immigrant Worker." Sofia needs to appear every three months before Syrian immigration autho...