• Will cloud applications be certified by IT audit? What kind of applications can we safely offload to the cloud?

    My organization is looking to offload some of our calculation intensive applications to the cloud.  We are concerned about security.  Between Amazon, Google, and Microsoft (or another vendor), which seems to have the most complete security / data security reputation.  Does anyone have any...

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  • Is compliance preventing you from moving to the cloud?

    Are compliance concerns (such as PCI DSS) or more general data security concerns preventing you from moving data to the cloud? What would be required for you to reconsider your position?

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  • IT Book Giveaway: Unified Communications for Dummies

    This week's free IT book giveaway, Unified Communications for Dummies, will help you find out how to make communication effective, global and available through multiple technologies seamlessly. Want it? Simply answer one of the questions provided here, then leave a link to your answer in the...

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  • deploying an application in cloud platform

    Can anyone help me in understanding the enterprise deployment and dedicated host deployment. a) what consists of a package ( we dont provide user the source code and db)and how to package an application. b) testing scenarios staging, developer , production

    Ivr5 pointsBadges:
  • Are you worried about IT job security?

    With new, amorphous offerings such as the cloud and SAAS, are you worried at all about your position or department being outsourced? It seems IT is always under construction; is it a matter of certain positions becoming obsolete or is IT simply being rearranged and retitled? Is this something you...

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  • Exchange in a cloud environment?

    I have a small 2 person business. Outlook is integral to us, my partner uses Office 10, I have Office 07. We have each purchased an new android phone. We would like to sync Outlook with our new phones regularly. We do not use a server in our business. Can I get Exchange in a cloud environment...

    Johnima5 pointsBadges:
  • Answer a Question, Build Your IT Library!

    We've got Michael Miller's book Cloud Computing: Web-Based Applications That Change the Way You Work and Collaborate Online and we want to give it to you! All you need to do is answer one of these five unanswered questions, then leave a link to your answer in the discussion area below. Answer one...

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  • Will Amazon S3 be an appropriate infrastructure for a forum-type website?

    Our site has a lot of posting and viewing messages. Considering the I/O based charging by Amazon, would it make sense to host a forum on the S3?

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  • What are the pitfalls and hidden costs behind video storage on Amazon’s S3 Cloud storage system?

    We're interested in hosting a ton of videos in the cloud to cut down on transfer costs and the need to buy a bunch of storage boxes. What's the transfer speed like across Amazon instances? About how long would it take for a proper CDN to pull a large video file? Have you run into any hidden or...

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  • What are the pros and cons of a dedicated server compared to a cloud system like what Amazon offers with S3 and EC2?

    So far I understand that Amazon can be very easily scaled up and you’re likely going to have more uptime considering it’s a very large corporation that cares more about uptime. But what if I have a problem scaling up and I find a very good hosting business that is always up? Are there other...

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  • SaaS software for running an Interactive Agency

    We are growing and need to really streamline our operations. Our company consults on various conversion improvement projects. We have a mix of small and larger projects that require many touch points or steps to complete (including back-and-forth and review with the clients at various milestones) I...

    MelanieYarbrough6,345 pointsBadges:
  • I am looking for the lowest cost web based storage that let’s me have a folder on my computer to save to.

    I am looking for the lowest cost web based storage that let's me have a folder on my computer to save to. I would love to use just Google Docs for the low cost of extra storage but I don't know of a way to have a folder on my desk top that since with both my PC (Win 7) and Mac. I would like about...

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  • What VM software is used in Azure and what VM software will Azure support?

    Azure is based on virtual machines, what VM software is used in Azure and what VM software will Azure support? This question is from the Microsoft Virtualization Chat held on August 27th.

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  • Security auditing vendor for SaaS applications and a SAS-70 vendor in DC/MD/VA

    I'm looking for recommendations someone who has used similar services - a Security auditing vendor for SaaS applications and a SAS-70 vendor in DC/MD/VA area for a small company.

    Manojtiwari5 pointsBadges:
  • VMWare or Xen?

    I want to construct a small private cloud with the following configuration: Servers: commodity 1Us as far as possible. Running almost exclusively Linux/Apache to serve web pages. A few Windows machines in a cluster running SQL server. Three Linux machines in a cluster running Vertica. Multiple...

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  • Security on the Cloud

    How you are securing the confidential data? Is there a chance for someone to access or view our confidential data by whoever is maintaining the Server @cloud? How do you ensure what you said above?

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  • Active directory restore

    Hi, I am trying to host our active directory in Cloud as a disaster recovery site. I have created same activedirectory in cloud server. now i would like to move the users, groups, and policies to cloud server. Could any body explain the process of migrating the ad. Regards Vij

    Vmwarevijay5 pointsBadges:
  • Uploading cached files

    One feature of GMAIL and Docs is that users can still process documents offline in a local store (cache) and upload cahnges to the remote servers after computers are connected to the internet. Describe a problem that could arise if two people have been working in parellel on the same document and...

  • Making Python scripts more user friendly?

    I have a bunch of python scripts I've put together that cut down on busy work, but I'd like to be able to share them in an easier-to-use format for others to be used internally. The scripts aren't accessing anything local, just open API's across a couple web apps. Ideally: a) Users wouldn't have to...

    Michael Morisy7,943 pointsBadges:
  • Which vCloud Express provider do you use?

    There are currently five vCloud Express providers on the market -- if you use vCloud Express, which platform did you choose and why?

    JennyMack4,280 pointsBadges:

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