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Why Cloud Computing Needs Service Governance

Governance as related to services or service governance is most applicable to the use of cloud computing since we basically define our architecture as ...
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Scoop: GoDaddy quietly kills its cloud computing business

Scoop: GoDaddy quietly kills its cloud computing business | Weekly News Round-Up | Scoop.it
GoDaddy has decided to close its Cloud Servers cloud computing product.
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Demystifying the Virtual Black Hole: Effective Access, Management and Monitoring of the New Network : VMblog.com - Virtualization Technology News and Information for Everyone

Living amidst a technology revolution, it's easy to get the impression that change is outpacing our ability to control and guide it.
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Are Mobility and the Cloud Killing Wintel?

Are Mobility and the Cloud Killing Wintel? | Weekly News Round-Up | Scoop.it

For many years, Microsoft’s Windows operating systems and Intel’s processors dominated the PC business. But the continued health of this “Wintel” alliance seems more in doubt than ever, at least according to research firm IHS.

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9 ways cloud will impact IT employment | ZDNet

9 ways cloud will impact IT employment | ZDNet | Weekly News Round-Up | Scoop.it
Summary: Cloud computing may bring more opportunities than it takes away.
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Who Wants to Own Their Own Servers Forever?

Who Wants to Own Their Own Servers Forever? | Weekly News Round-Up | Scoop.it

Analyst Paul Teich breaks down the issues determining whether a company hosts its own data center or migrates to the public cloud.

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States starting to tax the cloud

States starting to tax the cloud | Weekly News Round-Up | Scoop.it
Cloud computing, particularly public software as a service (SaaS), may have an unlooked-for advantage over "shrink-wrapped" software--freedom from the tax man. But that advantage may not last forever.
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Gartner: Hype could hurt cloud adoption

Gartner: Hype could hurt cloud adoption | Weekly News Round-Up | Scoop.it
Cloud computing is a hyped up, misused term, research firm says, and market confusion of the term could distract from its benefits...
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Cloud brings foreign IT spending to U.S.

Cloud brings foreign IT spending to U.S. | Weekly News Round-Up | Scoop.it
The United States has been shipping application development work offshore for years, but cloud computing may help make the U.S. a provider of data center services to enterprises in other countries.
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E-Commerce News: Cloud Computing: SaaS Marketplaces Are Ready to Soar

E-Commerce News: Cloud Computing: SaaS Marketplaces Are Ready to Soar | Weekly News Round-Up | Scoop.it
Now that Software as a Service and the broader cloud computing concept have gained widespread recognition and acceptance, it will be interesting to see whether online marketplaces will become a preferred method for acquiring these on-demand...
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The Cloud Medals in London Olympics | Cloudline | Wired.com

The Cloud Medals in London Olympics | Cloudline | Wired.com | Weekly News Round-Up | Scoop.it
NBC has been raked over the coals for continuing to tape-delay TV coverage of the biggest events of the 2012 Olympic Games in a world where the interne...
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Dell Partners with Parallels to Launch Hosted Microsoft Office 365 Service | Web Host Industry Review

Dell Partners with Parallels to Launch Hosted Microsoft Office 365 Service | Web Host Industry Review | Weekly News Round-Up | Scoop.it
Computing and server hardware giant Dell launched a hosted Microsoft Office 365 offering this week, providing users with subscription-based access to a Dell-hosted version of the Microsoft suite of office productivity tools, and partnering with hosting...
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Is Google Fiber Key to Cloud Happiness?

Is Google Fiber Key to Cloud Happiness? | Weekly News Round-Up | Scoop.it
Google is aiming to change the underlying experience of the internet -- and shape the cloud-centered future -- with Thursday's very limited (read: Kansas City, KS and MO-only) launch of Google Fiber.
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Oracle cloud takes vendor lock-in up a notch

Oracle cloud takes vendor lock-in up a notch | Weekly News Round-Up | Scoop.it
Oracle's new clouds are a vehicle for selling more Oracle hardware and software into big accounts. It's unclear how many of these big accounts -- banks, manufacturers, insurance companies -- really want to go all-in with Oracle in the cloud, however.
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Weighing big data's potential | Features | Research

Weighing big data's potential | Features | Research | Weekly News Round-Up | Scoop.it
Big promises have been made about the power of big data. But we still need survey data to explain why people do what they do. Brian Tarran reports.
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With Cloud as Platform, is Company Change Worrying? | Cloudline | Wired.com

With Cloud as Platform, is Company Change Worrying? | Cloudline | Wired.com | Weekly News Round-Up | Scoop.it
Greener pastures? Heroko's Byron Sebastian is now an olive farmer. When a key manager leaves your cloud platform company, do you lose sleep?
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The Cloud's Not-So-Secret Weak Link - Forbes

The Cloud's Not-So-Secret Weak Link - Forbes | Weekly News Round-Up | Scoop.it
(Photo credit: Wikipedia) As more of our personal business is conducted on the web and our personal information slips up into the cloud, it’s never been more important to secure the connections and portals that we rely on to keep our valuable data...
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Dropbox Two-Factor Authentication: A Work In Progress

Dropbox Two-Factor Authentication: A Work In Progress | Weekly News Round-Up | Scoop.it

Dropbox continues to tweak its early-stage two-factor authentication in response to user feedback.

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Cloud technology to make your life easier | Cloud Business Review

Cloud technology to make your life easier | Cloud Business Review | Weekly News Round-Up | Scoop.it
Today people have found better ways to use the Internet and store data with cloud computing. Here are the reasons why we should choose cloud technology.
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Gartner: Cloud computing's most over-hyped terms

Gartner: Cloud computing's most over-hyped terms | Weekly News Round-Up | Scoop.it
Gartner says behind the hype there are some transformational technologies though...
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Wake up, IT: Even CFOs see value in the cloud

Wake up, IT: Even CFOs see value in the cloud | Weekly News Round-Up | Scoop.it
Finance execs see more than cost savings as benefits of the cloud; increased productivity and security are also expected...
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Big data magic trick: Show me a doorway, I'll tell you the city

Big data magic trick: Show me a doorway, I'll tell you the city | Weekly News Round-Up | Scoop.it
A group of researchers have created a computing system capable of identifying the unique features that help create a city's look and feel, beyond just its famous landmarks.
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Data-driven publishing is the future - O'Reilly Radar

Data-driven publishing is the future - O'Reilly Radar | Weekly News Round-Up | Scoop.it

James Levy explains how publishers can use the Hiptype platform to make smarter publishing decisions.

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Managed vs. Unmanaged vs. Cloud Servers

Managed vs. Unmanaged vs. Cloud Servers | Weekly News Round-Up | Scoop.it
When you decide to make the move from a shared hosting account to a VPS or dedicated server, that is only the first of many decisions you will have to make.
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Amazon’s Cloud Player Crackdown Punishes Cheapskates

Amazon’s Cloud Player Crackdown Punishes Cheapskates | Weekly News Round-Up | Scoop.it
You knew it had to happen, but it still stings. With Amazon’s complicated update of its Cloud Player digital music service, the company has made its cloud-based music-locker service much less friendly to users who don’t want to pay for a subscription
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