Category: The Cloud

IT Management For The Cloud

By admin, May 14, 2011 10:11 pm

Spiceworks version 5.1, which is now in beta, has added IT management capability for the cloud computing environment. Specifically, Spiceworks has added the ability to manage Google Apps for Business …

When tame research reports attack

By admin, November 15, 2010 2:26 pm

I frequently make fun of "research" reports sponsored by the obvious recipients of the recommendations that are supposedly objectively arrived at therein, but every once in a while, you fi…

Dropped by

By admin, November 9, 2010 9:15 am

Plenty of people have been griping about the demise of cloud-based storage service secondary to its purchase by Facebook, but none more grumpily than John C. Dvorak, who let go here with the…

Where’s the rain?

By admin, September 23, 2010 6:55 pm

I'm a staunch cloud-computing proponent, although I suppose it's necessary to qualify that statement with some indication that I always believe in evaluating each situation with respect to i…

BPOS outage: joining the club

By admin, September 6, 2010 3:39 pm

Since I have never been hesitant about talking about all those gaffes that Google and Amazon have experienced with their various cloud-based service offerings, I thought I might as well also link to…

Cloud Antivirus: the Way to Go?

By admin, August 4, 2010 8:56 pm

I sit here at the moment in a hotel room, waiting for the last day of a conference on technology where the theme and focus has been the cloud. What is cloud computing? It's the idea of storing dat…

Door Number Two

By admin, July 25, 2010 9:38 pm

First, a question of semantics: is it insulting to describe anything to do with cloud computing as "vaporware?" Clouds being vaporous conglomerations themselves, it seems like we might nee…

Clouds are like onions

By admin, July 14, 2010 9:42 am

One of the things I love about disruptive technologies is all the layers involved. Just when you think you are getting a handle on what they mean, what the implications are for your business, some b…

Microsoft’s mixed cloud messages

By admin, June 9, 2010 10:47 am

A few weeks ago, we were hearing from Steve Ballmer that Microsoft is "all in" on cloud computing, after hearing for a year that the company was all about "Software + Services" t…

Is Microsoft really “all in” on cloud computing?

By admin, March 5, 2010 9:34 am

CEO Steve Ballmer has claimed as much in a speech yesterday at the University of Washington, stating "This is a bet for the company. For the cloud, we're all in."

In light of some of …

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