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Cloud Expo on Ulitzer SYS-CON Events (http://events.sys-con.com) announced today that Ulitzer (www.Ulitzer.com) was named exclusive “new media” sponsor of the 4th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo (www.CloudComputingExpo.com) which will take place November 2 – 3 – 4, 2009, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. 4th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo is the leading global Cloud event in its third year. Over 200 corporate sponsors and 10,000 industry professionals participated in Cloud Computing Expo during the past two years, more than all other Cloud-related events put together. This year’s West Coast conference theme is “Bringing the Economics of the Web to Enterprise IT Through Cloud Computing." The organizing principle of the 4th International Cloud Expo is that through an intensive 3-day schedule of keynotes, general... (more)

Why Innovation Is Still Cloud Driven

When I was asked about innovation, the first thing I did was review my research to get an idea of what my peers in the industry were predicting for our parallel IT futures. Not surprisingly, they all reflected the same sentiment: the cloud is growing, and employees will continue to bring their own devices (BYOD). BYOD is a trend that has remained a hot topic, and point of controversy, throughout the year. Now that we're entering the second half of 2013, I think we can safely say that those predictions have been realized. Because the cloud is the common theme throughout all innova... (more)

The Transition to Cloud Computing: What Does It Mean For You?

Cloud Computing on Ulitzer We are standing on the threshold of a new transition in information technology and communications; a radical departure from current practice that promises to bring us new levels of efficiency at a vastly reduced cost. Cloud computing is full of potential, bursting with opportunity and within our grasp. But, remember, that clouds always appear to be within our grasp and bursting clouds promise only one thing: rain! As with all radical transitions, it takes time for the various pieces to fall into place. Some of them are already in place; some of them hav... (more)

The Cloud Advantage: Five Reasons Businesses Should Look Skyward

The technology infrastructure of today's business landscape has undergone dramatic shifts in recent years. The consumerization of IT, the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) movement, and of course the cloud have revolutionized the way corporations manage data, complete transactions and communicate with employees and customers. Organizations of all sizes are moving their document and email management needs to the cloud, with increasing numbers opting for a private cloud solution, a proprietary computing architecture that provides hosted services behind an organization's firewall. The ... (more)

Is Amazon EC2 As a Platform Secure?

Amazon Cloud Journal on Ulitzer Following on from my last post, Securing Applications on the Amazon Elastic Cloud, One of the biggest questions I often see asked is “Is Amazon EC2 as a platform secure”? This is like saying is my vanilla network secure?  As you do to your internal network you can take some steps to make the environment as secure as you can, such as: - First read the Amazon Security Whitepaper and the Amazon discussion of Security processes - Ensure the system key is encrypted at start-up - Ensure you plan for load balancing in case an instance goes down. Ensure ... (more)

And for Its Next Trick, IBM Targets Amazon’s S3, Others

Having just gone into competition with Google's Gmail Monday, IBM said Tuesday that it's going to take on Amazon's S3 storage cloud and anybody else in the storage cloud business by launching its own Smart Business Storage Cloud along with a so-called Information Archive. As with its day-old iNotes e-mail solution, which also targets Microsoft, IBM is sticking to its knitting. It's not trolling for the great unwashed with this particular venture. It wants business for a customer. However, this private storage cloud is only the first of the cloud-based storage and analytics soluti... (more)