Cloud Computing

Monday, March 18, 2013 13:40 PM

Clouds Aren't Optional Anymore

IT leaders must understand that cloud computing is now a critical and mandatory business component. This new order represents a challenge—and a huge opportunity.

Thursday, July 12, 2012 16:07 PM

There's No Downtime for Love

By Tim Moran Server outages have plagued all of us at one time or another. Whether as an Internet user or as the owner or manager of a site, the effects of downtime from a crash can be merely annoying or ....

Thursday, April 26, 2012 19:04 PM

The Clouds Roll In

By Samuel Greengard Amid all the noise and chaos about cloud computing and how it is transforming the enterprise, it's important to ponder how significantly the cloud is altering the way people work and i....

Wednesday, March 21, 2012 17:03 PM

Business Gets Social

By Eileen Feretic It's no surprise to me--and it's probably not a surprise to you either--that the cloud has enveloped another business function: Collaboration is the latest technology to be rolled into t....

Monday, March 05, 2012 16:03 PM

Partly Sunny Views on Cloud Security

By Eileen Feretic Ask a panel of experts how secure the cloud is, and you'll get opinions that range from partly sunny to decidedly overcast. The experts at "CIOs and the Cloud Dilemma," a March 1 roundt....

Wednesday, February 01, 2012 22:02 PM

The Cloud's Quantum Future

By Tim Moran Cloud computing is high on the list of IT issues to be dealt with in 2012--and beyond. Its impact on today's business decisions and strategies is prime fodder for articles, blogs, and resea....

Thursday, December 29, 2011 23:12 PM

12 Technology Predictions for 2012

By Samuel Greengard My Intel-powered crystal ball is displaying the following 12 information technology trends for 2012: 1. The cloud lifts. Vendor hype notwithstanding, cloud computing is here to stay. ....

Thursday, December 08, 2011 18:12 PM

Using Servers as Furnaces

by Tim Moran "Honey, I'm a little chilly. Can you reboot the server please?" Researchers from Microsoft and the University of Virginia don't think that line is a joke--not if you have a "Data Furnace" in....

Wednesday, November 23, 2011 17:11 PM

Reasons to Be Thankful

By Samuel Greengard In the spirit of Thanksgiving, here are seven technologies and products that aren't only cool, they've actually improved the quality of our lives: 1. A healthcare revolution. Research....

Monday, November 07, 2011 18:11 PM

Pi Baked at Home

by Tim Moran A Japanese systems engineer used a homemade supercomputer to calculate the value of pi to 10 trillion digits -- breaking the 5-trillion-digit record he himself set, with the same setup, last ....

Monday, October 31, 2011 23:10 PM

Cloud Computing in 1911

This morning I said that, to illustrate my view that cloud computing (while real) isn’t a technology, I’d give an example of cloud computing from 100 years ago. In 1911, the adding machine and....

Monday, October 31, 2011 20:10 PM

We have redefined cloud computing to include everything we currently do.” –Larry Ellison, 2008

Sandy from the Cynics’ Squad helpfully points me to a 2008 interview Larry Ellison gave where he puts the cloud-computing hype marketers in their place in very entertaining and complete fashion. So,....

Monday, October 31, 2011 16:10 PM

More on the Cloud as a Technology—Not

Commenter Andy replied to my post of last Tuesday with a response I’ve seen to both questions and declarations about what cloud computing is. My own declaration was that it’s not a technology, ....

Tuesday, October 25, 2011 16:10 PM

Examining Cloud Computing as a “Feature,” and as an “Approach”

All year I’ve been saying that cloud computing is not really a technology. Since it’s not very helpful just to say what something isn’t, I’ve also been trying to say what cloud comp....

Monday, October 24, 2011 13:10 PM

Our Next Cloud-Computing Research

So we’re starting to think about this. Our development process for a new study can be as short as a week or as long as two months, from when we start work till we have a draft survey. And normally in....