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September 3, 2009  8:02 PM

Gmail outage raises issue of control



Posted by: Christina Torode
Cloud computing

While talking to an IT director about Google’s Gmail outage yesterday, I realized that it wasn’t so much the outage itself that bothered him (his...

August 6, 2009  8:48 PM

Investigating public cloud could inspire overdue housecleaning



Posted by: Christina Torode
Cloud computing

There were a lot of messages that came out of the recent Burton Group Catalyst conference in San Diego surrounding the public cloud. But one resonated more than others: You need to get a grip on your own assets, meaning what data is stored on what servers and what the real costs of building or...


July 31, 2009  3:08 PM

A disaster recovery plan meets cloud computing



Posted by: Linda Tucci
business continuity, Cloud computing, Disaster recovery

David Shacochis, vice president, research and development at IT provider Savvis Inc., reminded me the other day that there is a big difference between a disaster recovery (DR) plan and business continuity, even...


July 9, 2009  6:37 PM

Data protection in the cloud: What’s good enough?



Posted by: Christina Torode
Cloud computing

CIOs are pretty paranoid when it comes to data protection, and rightly so given they put their job on the line when they recommend a new infrastructure or service approach like cloud computing. I’ve been told many times now by companies providing cloud computing services that their security...


June 29, 2009  7:21 PM

Internet traffic overload: What does it mean for cloud computing services?



Posted by: Christina Torode
Cloud computing

Michael Jackson’s passing and the outpouring of grief and curiosity made its way full force onto the Internet last week, slowing down webmail, news sites and search engines and grinding Twitter to a halt. It made me wonder if customers of cloud computing services are going to start asking what...


June 5, 2009  3:17 PM

Verizon bets reliability beats price in cloud computing



Posted by: mschlack
Amazon, Cloud computing, Verizon

Verizon unveiled their cloud computing offering this week and introduced a new question into the debate over cloud: Which is more important, price or reliability? Carl Brooks runs down Verizon's...

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May 22, 2009  2:52 PM

Academics at MIT CIO Symposium advise on innovation, future of IT



Posted by: AlexanderHoward
Business, Cloud computing, collective intelligence, Enterprise resource planning, Google, Information Technology, innovation, Web 2.0

CIOs look to the MIT CIO Symposium for information on management, technology and innovation. Those in attendance at the academic panel held in Kresge Auditorium in Cambridge, Mass., enjoyed a healthy...


April 16, 2009  8:04 PM

Cloud computing: You pay your money, you make your choices



Posted by: mschlack
Amazon, Cloud computing, SaaS, VMware

MIT’s Kirsch Auditorium was standing room only last night for a forum on cloud computing, part of the university’s Innovation Series for entrepreneurs, investors and patent attorneys. But there was a liberal sprinkling of technology types as well in the audience, including some upper-level IT...


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