IBM (NYSE: IBM) introduced the industry's first set of commercial "cloud"
services and integrated products for the enterprise. This will give clients a
reliable way to standardize IT functions that are rapidly becoming too costly
or difficult to use.
Based on nearly two years of research and hundreds of client engagements, the
IBM Smart Business cloud portfolio is meant to help clients turn complex
business processes into simple services. To accomplish this, Smart Business
brings sophisticated automation technology and self-service to specific
digital tasks as diverse as software development and testing; desktop and
device management; and collaboration.
From utility grids to roadways, water systems and financial instruments, the
world's physical infrastructure is rapidly becoming more instrumented and
IT-enabled, and corporate data centers will have to deal with a ne... (more)
Cloud Security Journal on Ulitzer
Two weeks ago, I delivered a webinar about new security models in the cloud
with Anne Thomas Manes from Burton Group. Anne had one slide in particular,
borrowed from her colleague Dan Blum, which I liked so much I actually
re-structured my own material around it. Let me share it with you:
This graphic does the finest job I have seen of clearly articulating where
the boundaries of control lie under the different models of cloud computing.
Cloud, after all, is really about surrendering control: we delegate
management of infrastructure, application... (more)
Klagenfurt, Austria, November 13, 2013 --(PR.com)-- Video is forecasted to
grow with a 75% CAGR to become over 66% of worldwide mobile IP traffic by
2017 - already today it is responsible for over 70% of fixed internet
traffic(1). The explosion of media traffic and huge variety in different
devices, formats and protocols, has created significant issues in terms of
the streaming media user experience - 60% of all media streams experienced
quality degradation, resulting is reduced viewer engagement and an estimated
$2.16 billion loss of revenue in 2012 alone(2). At the same time (m... (more)
The next sound of wounded market share you hear will be coming from the
direction of McAfee and Symantec.
Microsoft says it's testing a free PC anti-virus/spyware program dubbed Morro
A beta should be available soon on its web site.
The company threatened to do this back in November when it announced that it
would kill off the failed Live OneCare.
Further assisting resellers with increasing sales opportunities in the
government space, Arrow Enterprise Computing Solutions, a business segment of
Arrow Electronics Inc., is expanding its General Services Administration
Schedule 70 across its North American operations and adding enterprise
technology to its program.
A GSA Schedule 70 includes prenegotiated contracts to public-sector agencies
for information technology solutions that are available at a set price and
have been approved by the GSA to be compliant with specific laws and
regulations. The Arrow ECS GSA... (more)
Cloud Computing Expo on Ulitzer
The talk at the 4th Cloud Expo this week in Santa Clara was all about
enterprise cloud adoption. Is it real? Is it already happening? If so,
who’s doing it, which applications are they running and which clouds are
To a large extent, cloud computing is a victim of its own somewhat
out-of-control hype cycle. Since so much has been written and discussed about
the cloud in 2009, there is now a growing impatience for actual results. The
fact that 2000 people showed up at the Cloud Expo in Santa Clara this week
(double the number from las... (more)