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  • Roundtable: Security Guide for the Cloud - right here, right now

    By Jennifer O'Brien | 07 June, 2011 15:15

    The cloud 'security strategy' involves adopting security solutions that seamlessly span physical, virtual and private/hybrid/public cloud environments while simplifying operational and management complexities. Roundtable attendees got down to business, discussion the 'practical steps' and issues and opportunities involved in securing the cloud environment. Jennifer O'Brien reports.

  • IN PICTURES: Securing the journey to the Cloud roundtable

    By ARN Staff | 04 May, 2011 17:56

    Industry executives across the channel gathered at Otto Ristorante in Sydney to discuss the journey towards the cloud. ARN in conjunction with itX, Trend Micro and VMware hosted the exclusive discussion on the securing the journey to the cloud, in what was a broad-based and detailed conversation of this major topic.

  • IN PICTURES: Harnessing the power of the Cloud roundtable

    By ARN Staff | 06 April, 2011 09:19

    Industry executives across the channel gathered at Otto Ristorante in Sydney to discuss the journey towards the cloud. ARN in concert with Microsoft hosted the exclusive discussion on Harnessing the power of the Cloud, highlighting some of top challenges and benefits in transitioning to the new business model.

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  • Nine things you need to know before you store data in the Cloud

    By Jennifer Lonoff Schiff | 17 April, 2014 05:04

    The amount of electronic information (e.g., documents, images, emails, videos) organizations produce is staggering. Storing all your digital data in your data center can be expensive. That's why cloud storage -- which often comes at a fraction of the cost of storing the information on-premises -- has become increasingly popular.

  • Tech watch: Everything and anything

    By Patrick Budmar | 24 March, 2014 15:40

    Data has always been created in growing amounts, but not in the ways it is today. The Internet of Everything is the end result, but where does it leave the IT industry?

  • Tech watch: all aboard the public Cloud

    By Patrick Budmar | 24 March, 2014 10:23

    The public Cloud has long been touted as a transformational technology for business, but has the industry itself bought into the hype?

  • Cloud wars heating up in 2014

    By Sharon Florentine | 12 March, 2014 13:42

    Google, Amazon and Microsoft have all made strategic moves to gain cloud market share -- and the 'cloud wars' are only getting started.

  • Inside Cisco's private Cloud

    By John Dix | 05 March, 2014 19:14

    Do private Clouds work? You bet they do, says Cisco, which has more than two years of experience under its belt with its Cisco IT Elastic Infrastructure Services (CITEIS) Cloud.

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Opinions
  • Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols: Who needs operating systems anymore? Not you

    By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols | 24 March, 2014 10:37

    OSs will still matter to developers and engineers, but ordinary users are going to be more and more in the cloud, where their OS doesn't matter at all.

  • Why a leaked Windows 8.1 update and Microsoft's new CEO bode well for PC lovers

    By Brad Chacos | 05 February, 2014 18:57

    As a diehard PC geek and, by extension, a longtime Windows enthusiast, I'm feeling very optimistic for the future of the traditional Windows desktop because of two portentous events that occurred this week: The leak of an early build of the impending Windows 8.1 update 1 and Satya Nadella being appointed the CEO of Microsoft.

  • Jonny Evans: Microsoft, the wallflower

    By Jonny Evans | 05 February, 2014 12:28

    The choice of Satya Nadella as CEO suggests that the consumer-market party is over for the company, as it turns its attention to the unglamorous world of infrastructure.

  • Lessons learned from a cloud evaporation

    By Steve Duplessie | 09 October, 2013 18:14

    Cloud provider Nirvanix went belly up. Even if you weren't one of its clients, you can learn things from that mess.

  • NASA's cloud audit holds value for all

    By Thomas J. Trappler | 20 August, 2013 20:26

    NASA's Office of the Inspector General (OIG) recently audited and evaluated the efficacy of the space agency's efforts to adopt cloud-computing technologies. The resulting report, "NASA's Progress in Adopting Cloud-Computing Technologies," includes six recommendations "to strengthen NASA's IT governance practices with respect to cloud computing, mitigate business and IT security risks and improve contractor oversight." While the recommendations are specific to NASA, their underlying concepts can be leveraged by any organization that wants to more effectively adopt cloud-computing services.

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