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In 1956, Malcolm McLean invented a shipping system that revolutionized cargo shipping forever, namely the container. The shipping container provides a standard, universal packing solution that can be used for transporting whatever you need to ship. Containers can be transported on truc...
The past month has seen an unprecedented concentration of Cloud-related articles, events, tweets, and - above all - product launches, partnership announcements and M&A moves. So is Cloud Computing, after three years, finally coming to the boil? Here, by way of allowing you to judge for...
With more than 500 networks and carriers operating within the LA city center, one company stands out from the crowd as a leader in bringing the global telecommunications and Internet community together. Eric Bender is president of Wilshire Connection, a facility-based carrier focusing ...
As fellow blogger Reuven Cohen mentions in his post, Federal cloud computing is indeed heating up:Vivek Kundra held a US Federal Government Cloud Computing Summit yesterdayThe Federal CIO Council is officially studying effective uses of cloud computingAccording to Network World, an INP...
"With cloud computing, price to deploy applications goes through the floor while flexibility to scale those applications goes through the ceiling!" says WaveMaker CEO Chris Keene, in this lively round-up of The State of Cloud Computing compiled and published by Conference Chair Jeremy ...
Rebecca Wanta is the CEO & President of RSW1C Consulting. In that role, she's worked with many Fortune 50+ companies, including Best Buy, Target, DuPont, Cargill, 3M, GE, P&G, Caterpillar, KLA-Tencor, and State Compensation Insurance Fund. During her career, she's served as CTO of Well...
A robust ecosystem of solutions providers is emerging around cloud computing.Here, SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Journal expands its popular list of most active players in the fast-emerging Cloud Ecosystem, from the 'mere' 100 we identified back in January of this year, to half as many aga...
As the pressure mounts to meet more stringent budgets, CIOs need to find the proper balance between transforming IT and reducing costs. IT operational costs continue to increase as a percentage of overall IT dollars. At the same time, IT is being pressured to provide an innovative, com...
Monty Widenius, the creator of the MySQL open source database – which is apparently all that stands between Oracle and its acquisition of Sun – thinks that Oracle shouldn’t have his baby and that the European Commission – whose investigation into MySQL has put the Oracle-Sun merger in ...
Convio today announced expansion of its Open Platform which is helping nonprofit organizations tap the power of technology and the Internet to better reach, engage and move people to support their cause. The company is introducing Convio Web Services, a new set of standard interfaces f...
What is enterprise cloud computing? Simply stated, it’s a behind-the-firewalls use of commercial, Internet-based cloud technologies specifically focused on one company’s or one business environment’s computing needs. Enterprise cloud computing is a controlled, internal place that offe...
"Many people don't realize - or forget - that some of our greatest advancements in the 20th century grew out of innovation in the space and intel programs in the Federal government. We may be returning to that with regard to Cloud Computing." In this brief interview with SYS-CON's Clo...
While acknowledging that lots of work is currently being done to differentiate and integrate private and public cloud solutions, Microsoft Architect David Chou believes that Infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) is the area of Cloud Computing that will make its impact most noticeably in 2...
To address their unique business challenges, today’s enterprises - in the view of Unisys - need tailored, hybrid cloud technologies that deliver the best of managed and dedicated services by combining public and private cloud services. Unisys VP Sam Gross will be presenting at the 4...
Only one publication in the world has been tracking Cloud Computing 24x7 since December 6, 2006, when we first mentioned the concept in an article: Cloud Computing Journal. Since then worldwide interest in the Cloud paradigm of massively scalable IT resources and capabilities delivered...
Yahoo! is investing significantly in Cloud Computing to support the company's global applications and audience of more than 500 million users. Yahoo!'s cloud confronts technical challenges at an almost unprecedented scale - requiring tens of petabytes of storage, tens of thousands of m...
SYS-CON Events announced today that PerspecSys Inc., provider of Cloud Data Governance solutions that address the critical issues of Data Privacy, Residency, and Security in the Cloud, was named "Bronze Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 4th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo (CloudCom...
I think language is a big issue here. I've always found it interesting that in German, the words for "security" and "certainty" (sicherheit, literally "sureness") are the same. In French, the words for "safety" and "security" are also the same (sûreté, again literally "sureness"). So, ...
SYS-CON's Virtualization Journal announced today that the voting in its second annual Virtualization Readers' Choice Awards is now open. Voting will end October 23, 2009, and winners will be announced the week of November 2-4, 2009, at the 7th International Virtualization Conference & ...
"I believe commercial solutions - whether its Google’s cloud or Amazon’s web services - may be perfect for many companies. But some corporations and government agencies are not going to be comfortable outsourcing their information and services to the Internet-based cloud," said Jill Tu...
Committed to providing customers comprehensive, best-of-breed identity and access management capabilities in a wide range of deployment options, Oracle today announced Oracle Enterprise Single Sign-On (ESSO) Anywhere. A key component of Oracle Identity Management, Oracle ESSO Anywhere ...
Is SOA dead? This question keeps popping up every now and then within the IT community and though we all seem to agree that SOA is far from dead something has indeed radically changed: our expectations. Just a few years ago, perhaps months, we considered SOA to be the solution to all ...
In this Exclusive Q&A with Cloud Computing Journal in the run-up to SYS-CON's 4th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo (November 2-4, 2009) - Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan speaks with Rich Marcello - Unisys President, Systems & Technology - about the Unisys Secur...
"Ultimately, we believe that advancement in cloud computing technology will be driven by open source initiatives where large communities of engineers can collaborate and develop new code for the new applications and demands posed by the cloud model," says Shelton Shugar, SVP Cloud Comp...
In a fast-moving discussion panel to round off an intense day of breakout sessions that is due to kick off with a keynote on Enterprise Cloud Computing by the Deputy CIO of the CIA, this SYS-CON.TV "Power Panel" will seek to match emerging federal cloud computing requirements against e...
Why is cloud computing relevant today from an economic, business and technology standpoint? What are some potential benefits – and pitfalls – of moving to the cloud? What should you look for in a cloud computing provider to ensure the security of your data and applications? And above a...
"For years, we've talked about how information technology enables companies to do more with less," writes Microsoft supremo Steve Ballmer in his latest "Executive Email" to Microsoft customers and analysts. "But during this economic reset," Ballmer continues, "IT provides business lead...
Before the New York version of its International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo, which is about to be held again in Silicon Valley (Santa Clara Convention Center, 2-4 November, 2009), SYS-CON.TV invited four leading industry thought leaders to discuss how Cloud Computing brings the ...
At each and every one of its long-running "International Virtualization Conference & Expo" events, held three times a year, SYS-CON Events prides itself on inviting knowledgeable and articulate industry executives to participate in its Power Panels - simulcast at every show direct from...
We are rolling out a project next week that is really one of our crowning achievements as a small company. The project involves replacing an out-dated and cumbersome Access database that runs a sales and loan process for our medium sized client with an end-to-end solution based on Qui...
A round-up of the problems, issues and opportunities due to be discussed October 6, 2009 in Washington, DC, at SYS-CON's 1st Annual Government IT Conference & Expo (www.GovITExpo.com), a 1-day deep dive into the new wave of Internet-based technologies that are changing the way that Fed...
With an ever-increasing number of companies now buying computing, storage, and networking power as they need it from the cloud, SYS-CON.TV recently invited four leading industry thought leaders to discuss how Cloud Computing brings the economics of the Web to Enterprise IT and where th...
Citrix Wednesday delivered a finished NetScaler VPX, the software-based virtual appliance version of the NetScaler MPX hardware appliance that it started previewing back in May as a publicly available tech release. NetScaler has typically targeted large-scale, mission-critical web a...
At its long-running "SOA World Conference & Expo" event, held twice a year ever since the year 2000, SYS-CON Events prides itself on inviting knowledgeable and articulate industry executives to participate in its Power Panels - simulcast at every show direct from the keynote hall. In t...
IceWEB has announced that it is participating in the U.S. government's cloud computing initiative via the GSA schedule GS-35-F-4143D. The initiative was discussed in a press conference by the Obama Administration on Tuesday, September 15th. John R. Signorello, CEO of IceWEB said of the...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Yahoo!, a leading global Internet brand and one of the most trafficked Internet destinations worldwide, was named "Platinum Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 4th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo (www.CloudComputingExpo.com), which will take place ...
Since its introduction less than six months ago, there has been more than 200,000 downloads of Citrix Receiver for iPhone. Users have ranged from Doctor's to Lawyer's to Systems Admin's, all with a common desire to get their job done whenever and wherever they are.
Adobe has announced the availability of Adobe® Flash® Platform Services for Distribution, a new service that enables advertisers and content publishers to promote, measure and monetize applications across social networks, desktops and mobile devices. Adobe Flash Platform Services are o...
Marathon Technologies, the award-winning provider of fault-tolerant, high availability software for physical and virtual servers, today announced a set of planning tools designed to help companies protect all aspects of Microsoft® SQL Servers, in both physical and virtual server enviro...
With heightened pressure on today’s businesses from the current global economic woes, figuring out what to do next on many business and technology decision-making levels, and making sure they are the right moves, can make or break your business. Take a moment to consider the following ...