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Cloud Security Alliance Launches Transparency Initaitve

The STAR initiative will be online in Q4 of 2011, and cloud providers can submit two different types of reports. Read More >

Dell's Force 10 Buy Fits Open, Integrated Systems Strategy: Dell Server Chief

Force 10's Ethernet products are a welcome addition to Dell's integrated systems strategy, which emphasizes an open solution, Dell server head Forrest Norrod said. Read More >

Intel Invests $30 Million in Research on Cloud, Embedded Computing

Intel is opening two new research centers at Carnegie Mellon that will focus on cloud and embedded computing, part of its larger $100 million investment in research. Read More >

In Push to Leverage Fresh-Air Cooling, Dell Sets New Server Temperature Limits

Dell will now warranty several servers and other infrastructure equipment at 113 degrees for short-term use, a move that will make it easier for data centers to better leverage fresh-air cooling. Read More >

CA Updates Its Cloud Infrastructure Portfolio

CA supports a lifecycle approach to cloud deployment that includes planning, design, delivery and security. Read More >

HP Throws in With OpenStack Cloud Project

HP is the latest tech vendor to join the open-source OpenStack cloud computing project. Read More >

Dell Rolls Out Open-Source OpenStack Cloud Solution

Dell is rolling out an open-source cloud-computing solution based on the OpenStack cloud software and its own PowerEdge C servers. Read More >

How The Christian Science Monitor Moved Email to the Cloud

While the switch from Microsoft Exchange to Google Apps took about three hours, managing the change took longer. Certain features, like moving recurring meetings from Outlook to Google Apps, had to be transitioned by users, and some less computer-savvy staffers needed more training. Read More >

Acer Acquires iGware in Move to Create Cloud Offering

Acer officials are buying cloud specialist iGware for $320 million with the idea of launching their Acer Cloud in 2012. Read More >

Business Going Mobile with Tablets, Social Media

More SMB mobile professionals are connected via their smartphones and tablets, according to a new study. Read More >

Cloud-Based Identity Management Gets Two-Factor Authentical from Verizon

Verizon enhanced Enterprise Identity Services with two-factor authentication and digital-signing capabilities to help organizations with user authentication into cloud services. Read More >

Value of Cloud Computing in 2016: $82.9 Billion

A report finds more than 30 percent of enterprises surveyed worldwide are deploying at least one cloud solution. Read More >

IBM Weighs Using Watson to Help With Sales

IBM's CIO says Big Blue is at work on a project to use its Watson artificial intelligence technology to help IBM salespeople better hawk the company s wares. Read More >

Dell Turns Attention to the Midmarket

Dell plans to focus on three areas, which include data management, IT services within the growing world of cloud computing and revamping the company's traditional user computing model by selling more software and services. Read More >

Michael Dell Discusses Cloud Computing, Data Management with Investors

Michael Dell held forth on several IT subjects just before the company's annual investor conference, including how the company views data management and cloud computing. Read More >

Infrastructure Slideshow: The Great CIO-CEO Disconnect Rises to the Cloud

Dealing with your company's Chief Executive Officer is probably a pain from time to time. As many CIOs can attest with the Apple iPad and iPhone, your top executive from time to time will get jazzed up about some new nifty technology fad and start questioning you on why you're not rushing to deploy said solution in the workplace. Such is the case now with "the cloud." A recent survey, conducted... Read More >

Cisco, Orange Partner on Cloud-Based Hosted UC Solution

Cisco, following up on a cloud-based UC program with Verizon, is offering a similar program through a partnership with European telecom giant Orange. Read More >

Plan Cloud Migrations Carefully to Avoid Finger Pointing Later: Expert

Organizations need to plan carefully how they transfer important IT resources and enterprise applications to the cloud to sidestep potential problems, according to one industry expert at a Ziff Davis Enterprise Digital University presentation. Read More >

IDC: IT Cloud Services Spending to Top $70 Billion in 2015

The impact of cloud services will extend well beyond IT spending, according to research from IT analytics firm IDC. Read More >

McDonald's Moves Application Development to the Cloud

McDonald s saw the cloud as a way to cut costs and enhance flexibility for its development teams, which standardized on the IBM Rational toolset. Read More >

U.S. CIO Vivek Kundra's Departure Raises Doubts About Nation's Top IT Role

The federal CIO has no authority outside the Office of Management and Budget. While he can evangelize the ideas he had about open-source and cloud-based computing, U.S. CIO Vivek Kundra had no means by which he could actually require such changes. Read More >

Server Virtualization Widely Adopted, Symantec Report Says

The survey examined how organizations plan to move business-critical initiatives to virtual and hybrid cloud computing environments. Read More >

IT Management Slideshow: Data Security, Cloud Sprawl Are Top IT Concerns

Three years ago, IT services provider Avanade conducted a global survey to quantify the real and perceived business value, as well as the potential pitfalls, of cloud computing as an emerging technology. The company recently commissioned research firm Kelton Research to revisit the topic with a new online survey to determine where cloud computing is in the adoption cycle. Kelton surveyed 573... Read More >

After Lockheed Martin Hack, RSA to Replace SecurID Tokens

Hackers hit defense contractor Lockheed Martin using SecurID data stolen from RSA Security, and now the company's CEO is offering to replace user tokens. Read More >

Cloud Computing: Legal Risks Every CIO Should Know

Business customers need to be aware of the significant legal risks and implications associated with cloud computing. Here are six key questions to consider before sailing off into the public cloud. Read More >

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