IT Seeks a Safe Road to the Cloud

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CIOs describe starter cloud efforts that are designed to minimize security and legal risks By Patrick Thibodeau | Computerworld.com Computerworld – The road map for expanding enterprise use of cloud computing is being drawn by IT executives like Mark Stone, CIO at Safety-Kleen Systems Inc. Safety-Kleen, an environmental services company with about 4,200 employees, has… Read more »

Google shuns Oracle, joins VMware to offer Java development tools for cloud

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By Carl Bagh | 10.27.10 | ibtimes.com Google and VMware have rolled out a host of collaborative enterprise-level Java development tools to help interoperability of applications in the cloud at the SpringOne 2GX development conference. Google shunned Oracle‘s Enterprise Java Beans platform for building and deploying enterprise Java applications but chose VMware’s Spring Java development… Read more »

The Missing Link: CLOUD MONITORING

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End-to-end monitoring offers a view from cloud to enterprise Laura Smith, Features Writer | SearchCIO Imagine the “situation room”: IT executives are staring at a wall of screens that depict the real-time performance of applications and transactions. Does this sound like science fiction? It isn’t anymore, as a spate of end-to-end monitoring tools makes its… Read more »

IT Careers: Hottest Jobs, Skills in Cloud Computing, Mobile Application Development

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The latest IBM Tech Trends survey of IT professionals reveals that cloud computing and mobile application development will provide the most career opportunities, followed by social media and business intelligence. By Meridith Levinson | Mon, October 11, 2010 | CIO.com   Want to lock in some job security in IT over the next five years?… Read more »

Google, Facebook battle for ‘future of the Web’

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Could Google’s Achilles heel be showing as Facebook teams up with Microsoft? Computerworld – Microsoft advanced its partnership with Facebook this week, a move that could represent the biggest threat to Google’s search standing yet. Microsoft and Facebook announced that they’re teaming up to make Internet searching more social. Now when someone uses Microsoft’s Bing… Read more »

10 Cloud Computing Add-Ons To Watch

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The Cloud Can’t Stand Alone Sep. 20, 2010 | CRN.com As cloud computing and cloud applications continue to make inroads and cloud adoption climbs, a host of supplementary cloud computing solutions — ones that bolt onto the cloud to add additional functionality like management capabilities, archiving, e-discovery and continuity — have hit the market to… Read more »

IBM is buying data storage company Netezza for about $1.7 billion

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September 20, 2010 9:02 AM | Crain’s NY Business (AP) – IBM said Monday it has agreed to pay $1.7 billion for Netezza Corp., a company that helps businesses sort through data on corporate servers. Netezza’s software and hardware systems are designed to help companies use data about their businesses to make strategic decisions. The… Read more »