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7 Predictions for Cloud Computing in 2013 That Make Perfect Sense - Forbes

7 Predictions for Cloud Computing in 2013 That Make Perfect Sense - Forbes | Cloud & Platforms | Scoop.it

Every year at this time, analysts, prognosticators and pundits alike try to size up the year ahead in technology.

And — no surprise — cloud computing is this year’s hottest topic. Cloud is already a force to be reckoned with on the business technology scene — IT executives, vendors and analysts alike are trying to keep up to determine what it all really means and where it is taking us.

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How dirty is your data?

How dirty is your data? | Cloud & Platforms | Scoop.it
"How Dirty Is Your Data?" is the first ever report on the energy choices made by IT companies including Akamai, Amazon (Amazon Web Services), Apple, Facebook, Google, HP, IBM, Microsoft, Twitter, and Yahoo, and highlights the need for greater transparency from global IT brands on the energy and carbon footprint of their Internet infrastructure.
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Amazon EC2 troubles bring down Reddit, Foursquare, Quora, Hootsuite and more

Amazon EC2 troubles bring down Reddit, Foursquare, Quora, Hootsuite and more | Cloud & Platforms | Scoop.it
The popularity of Amazon's cheap, easily scalable hosting is showing its downside right now, with a number of popular websites and services throwing up errors or being down completely.
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Le gouvernement fédéral américain publie sa stratégie Cloud Computing

Le 8 février 2011, le gouvernement fédéral américain a publié un document qui présente sa stratégie Cloud Computing. Ce document a été écrit par Vivek Kundra, DSI du gouvernement américain.
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Six infographics that illustrate the growth and power of cloud computing

Six infographics that illustrate the growth and power of cloud computing | Cloud & Platforms | Scoop.it
The IT world is converting -- at a break-neck pace -- to virtualized infrastructure. Given that cloud solutions are cheaper, faster and more secure than their desktop counterparts, it's not really a surprise.
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What is Cloud Computing?

Traditional business applications and platforms are too complicated and expensive. They need a data center, a complex software stack and a team of experts to...
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Whose cloud is the dirtiest --- Google's, Microsoft's, Facebook's, or Apple's?

Which cloud computing heavyweights are greenest in their use of electricity for the cloud, and which are the dirtiest? Greenpeace has just released a report about it, and how Google, Microsoft, Apple, Facebook, and others fared will surprise you.
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DotCloud Gets $10M to Redefine Cloud Openness

DotCloud Gets $10M to Redefine Cloud Openness | Cloud & Platforms | Scoop.it
Cloud platform-as-a-service startup DotCloud has raised $10 million from Benchamrk Capital and Trinity Ventures, further evidence that openness will be critical if PaaS is to become the future of cloud computing. Openness in PaaS might best be defined as giving users choice and some management access.
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Top 5 Cloud Computing Predictions For 2011 -- Cloud Computing -- InformationWeek

Top 5 Cloud Computing Predictions For 2011 -- Cloud Computing -- InformationWeek | Cloud & Platforms | Scoop.it
In the coming year, the cloud will reach milestones that critics said it never would: it will be certifiably secure for credit card transactions; able to host multiple virtual machine types in the same infrastructure; and easier to manage.
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