• Google Docs – Excel imports

    Has anyone had problems importing spreadsheets created in Google Docs to Excel, or vice versa? I'm considering recommending the Google Docs tool to some of my colleagues who use Excel but am fearful the product may not be ready for prime time.

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  • nexgen software inc

    How do we get some outsource projects (software development) NexGen Software Inc

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  • How well do Microsoft hosted solutions integrate with a company`s internal configured MS solutions?

    How well do Microsoft hosted solutions integrate with a company`s internal configured MS solutions?

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  • What are some of the core benefits with exchange in the cloud vs. exchanged hosted?

    What are some of the core benefits with exchange in the cloud vs. exchange hosted?

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  • Securing the cloud: Is IDS passe?

    It used to be a good design to not only run applications in different tiers, but also physically separate them on different network switches. Network devices have since improved (security wise) and some folks seem to be alright with virtual switches. And then came the cloud infrastructure where...

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  • ERP on Clouds – Is it a success yet or still evolving?

    Everyone is talking on eliminating the capex and convert it into opex (operating expenditure) by using ERP as SaaS and on clouds. Yes, there are some benefits as mentioned at ERP on Clouds but are these overstated? Can we say that moving to clouds is the right way forward and the time has come to...

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  • Reminder: Microsoft Live Cloud Chat Tomorrow 02/23, 11 am – 2 pm ET

    Tomorrow, 02/23, Microsoft Experts Jim Glynn and Brett Hill will be joining us live on IT Knowledge Exchange to discuss the benefits of the Cloud on Microsoft products like SharePoint and Exchange. Visit the live chat page now to post your questions in advance in the comments area, or sign up for...

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  • What are the uses of virtual machines (VMs) in cloud computing deployment?

    [h2] [h2]With more cloud service providers like Force.com offering completely platform independent cloud computing solutions, is there going to be a long-term use for virtual machines in the cloud?[/h2] [h2]Is virtual shared serving on its way out, or will VM instances be around for a while?[/h2]...

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  • Energy metrics for X-as-a-Service and cloud offerings?

    What, if any, metrics are software-as-a-service and storage-as-a-service vendors providing when it comes to electrical consumption? My company's "green" policies have some guidelines about our vendors, but outsourced IT seems to be a black box right now. Some companies, particularly storage...

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  • Answer a “Cloud Computing in 2010” question, earn 200 bonus Knowledge Points

    If you think you can answer one of our Cloud Computing in 2010 questions, there's never been a better time to act -- provide the first quality answer to any unanswered question with this tag, and we'll give you 200 bonus Knowledge Points. It could be just what you need to nudge into our Nexus One...

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  • Framework for cloud computing purchase decisions?

    Does anyone have a good framework for deciding on deciding vendors and requirements for a cloud computing deployment? I'm looking for help on how to methodically go about planning scope, defining requirements, writing RFPs, and then actually picking someone, and if anyone's seen a good guide I'd...

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  • Setting up an Amazon EC2 VPN network

    I'd like to set up a VPN network across Amazon's EC2, across both the US and Europe and my own network over IPSEC. Does anyone have experience setting up VPN on EC2, and any points to make it work well?

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  • Service Level Agreements (SLA) for cloud computing services

    Can anybody enlighten me about what kinds of things are in a real SLA for a cloud? I'm primarily interested in performance and availability. My reason for asking: A research group I'm becoming affiliated with has a neat technique for optimally scheduling tasks to provide realistic guarantees on...

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  • Migrating Microsoft Exchange to a cloud or hosted service

    I am in a quandary and wanted some useful input on what will surely be, in the not too distant future, a very seamless and straightforward process.  How can one seamlessly and intelligently migrate an in-house Exchange environment to a cloud/hosted based service?  In short I have facilitated a...

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  • Monitoring *aaS deployments for SLA requirements

    What are you using to monitor cloud/*aaS deployments to make sure vendors meet their SLA? Right now, we have a few SaaS applications deployed, and while uptime is somewhat easier to check, how do we determine latency fault and under-performance? Also, if we move into storage as a service, any...

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  • SOAP an answers to ERP nightmares?

    ERP isn't the prettiest of processes, so I'm curious about whether people think that more web services using standards like SOAP mean a brighter future down the road when it comes to enterprise planning? IF the data is all nice and tidily exportable, will implementation and revision become easier...

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  • Scaling Amazon Web Services against RDS

    Any recommendations for scaling multiple application server instances in Amazon Web Services against Amazon's Relational Database Service?   For example, if you had multiple tomcat instances running, should they each also have a slave that talks to the RDS master? Or let them all connect to RDS?

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  • Is Windows virtualized in a Mac OS safer?

    With so many people worry about virus/spam out in the cloud and looking for a safe haven would this reduce the below work to reduce virus/spam. Windows has a rep for having virus, so if I decide to use a Mac and install Windows as Virtual. Would any virus or spam be stop by the MAC before it gets...

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  • Backup AS/400 to disk and then to the cloud.

    We want to be able to backup our AS/400 to disk and then be able to  put in either on our private cloud or a public cloud like Amazon storage or so. In case of a disaster we have the data available somewhere else in case something happens to the backup tapes . Does anyone know of a good solution...

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  • Do trends in PORTLETinch towards Cloud Computing?

    When we term 'Cloud Computing' as 'Run an application on Demand', will WSRP [Web Services for Remote Portlets] enable us achieve that?

    TheUnknownOfTheUniverse5 pointsBadges:

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