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The Pentagon Accelerates Move to Cloud Computing
However, the largest potential consumer of cloud computing services in the U.S. government has also been the most deliberate in ensuring the security of every bit of data that moves to the cloud. Indeed, security has been a point of friction between …
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Roundup Of Cloud Computing Forecasts And Market Estimates, 2015
Centaur Partners and other firms mentioned in this roundup are seeing more enterprise-size deals for cloud computing infrastructure and applications. While each of these consultancies and research firms have varying forecasts for the next few years, …
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A matter of trust: The importance of backups in cloud computing
Strong security is a foundational element of every public, private and hybrid cloud implementation and will be a top concern for all businesses as part of a macro trend taking grip in 2015. Research shows that 90 percent of the world's data has been …
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Cloud Computing Arrangements May be too Evolving for FASB's Short Term
Some companies are saying the Financial Accounting Standards Board's proposal on customer's accounting for fees paid in cloud computing arrangements shouldn't be tackled via its simplification initiative. FASB's simplification initiative is aimed at …
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Cloud Computing 101

Cloud Computing 101 In this webinar, vExpert David…
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Steve about cloud computing in 1997

Here is Steve introducing the iCloud in 1997.
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CIS8000 – Global Information Systems Strategy – Cloud Computing Presentation

CIS8000 - Global Information Systems Strategy - Cloud Computing Presentation

Presentation on cloud computing – CIS8000.
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CIS8000 Global Information Systems Strategy – Assignment 2 (MIS Project)
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Changes to computer thinking – Stephen Fry explains cloud computing

Stephen Fry explains the history of computer thinking and the revolution of utility in cloud computing in this 5 minute animation. Datab…
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What is Cloud Computing?

Traditional business applications and platforms are too complicated and expensive. They need a data center, a complex software stack and a team of experts to…
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Cloud Computing Explained

Confused about the term “Cloud Computing”? Want to be “with the times” when you talk about new technology buzzwords? This video boils down a section of Cloud…
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Introduction to Cloud Computing

Please give us a THUMBS UP if you like our videos!!! Info Level: Beginner Presenter: Eli the Computer Guy Date Created: December 17, 2010 Length of Class: 75…
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Cloud computing whats the difference?

Question by Cookie Monster: Cloud computing whats the difference?
I’m not really understanding the difference between cloud computing and regular server hosting. Doesn’t a cloud still have to be hosted on a somewhere? I understand that a cloud is just something where people put a website, or some data that someone can access anywhere and we can increase decrease the amount of clouds based on the amount of traffic.
But how is the accessibility any different than regular server hosting and where is a cloud hosted?

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Answer by swalih
1. Firstly, “cloud computing” is a vague term created by marketing as a set of features, and diluted by sales people pushing services when applications aren’t obvious to their customers. I will assume we’re mainly discussing elastic computing and any technologies necessary to implement that, like hypervisors and distrubuted storage.

Elastic computing is a tool to scale your computer power up and down as needed. It’s related to time-share, but instead of one large mainframe to rent server time on, you’re given a large cloud of servers to rent or share. You can script the start and closing of additional nodes, to match your use of the cloud to demand for the services those nodes offer.

The important distinction between elastic compute clouds and normal hosting is provisioning. Imagine you run a website that publishes football scores, and you’re very popular. To make a profit you need to keep the website responsive under heavy load. We’re talking Superbowl heavy load. Constant refreshes and sustained traffic for hours. In order to meet that goal, you could buy a massive server farm that can handle Superbowl traffic, and let them sit mostly idle during the off-season. Or you could buy server time from an elastic compute cloud to make up the difference. Normal hosting services may choose to simply fail during high load, with catastrophic effects on your Superbowl revenue. They may even kick you off for too much CPU use or network traffic.

Economically, cloud computing allows for full employment of servers. Rather than have everyone buy lots of beefy hardware in case of Slashdot, the hardware that would serve Slashdotters can migrate to the sites that need it (and pay for it). Combined with economies of scale, we can expect that large compute farms may become cheaper than hosted or colocated solutions. If APIs are created to migrate servers between clouds, additional competitive forces may help drive prices towards marginal costs; hence the chasm between Amazon and the Cloud Computing Bill of Rights. Some are proposing a cloud marketplace, where cloud computing is bought and sold by principles of supply and demand. This would encourage people to shift compute power to off peak hours, as we see with cell phone plans and industrial use of electricity.

The reasons to stay away from cloud computing are twofold: price, and privacy. None of the above guarantees cloud computing will be cheaper than your current solution. You may be fine with failure during Superbowl events. Or it may be cheaper for you to build and buy your own servers and datacenter. Alternatively, you may have data you would prefer not reside in the hands of anonymous cloud vendors whose security and technology may leak information about your service or your customers. The last part means you may in fact be legally impaired from implementing cloud computing, as the cloud vendor has access to your disk and RAM.

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Latest ‘cloud Computing News

Big potential in China's cloud computer market
The report, citing Wang Feng, manager of China Telecom's cloud computing company, said the global cloud computing business is on the rise and that China is one of the nations witnessing fastest development in the sector, Xinhua news agency reports.
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How Cloud Computing Can Bring The Voice Of The Customer Back Into
In contrast to SAP SAP's cautionary tale including the abrupt departures of Vishal Sikka, Shaun Price and continued attempts to recapture their customers' cadence, Salesforce shows how powerful galvanizing customer-facing systems are in redefining …
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IoT, cloud computing, nation-state threats redefining enterprise security
The session, part of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan CIO Symposium Wednesday, covered a range of security issues, including cloud computing, emerging threats and data security. Companies using cloud services should review what …
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Cloud Computing — An HR Decision

Cloud Computing — An HR Decision
In writing this, I understand that the general disdain with which the phrase “cloud computing" is treated with by IT professionals. It's a word whose nebulous nature allows an unlimited number of definitions and henceforth, myriad solutions …
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Forget 'the Cloud'; 'the Fog' Is Tech's Future
I'm as big a believer in the transformational power of cloud computing as anyone you'll meet. Smartphones, which are constantly seeking and retrieving data, don't make sense without the cloud, and any business that isn't racing to push its data and …
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Cloud computing market to boom in China: report
China's cloud computing market is expected to be worth 37.2 billion yuan (US$ 6 billion) in 2017 as demand for the service grows, the Chinese-language China Securities Journal reported on Friday. The report, citing Wang Feng, manager of China Telecom's …
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Best- And Worst-Performing Cloud Computing Stocks May 19th To May 23rd
The highest performing cloud computing stocks year-to-date when measured by share price gains are NetScout Systems NetScout Systems (NASDAQ:NTCT), up 34.67%, ZenDesk (NYSE:ZEN) up 21.82%, Hewlett-Packard Hewlett-Packard (NYSE:HPQ) up …
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The Trouble With IBM
The spy agency was collecting so much information, its computers couldn't keep up. To deal with the onslaught of data, the CIA wanted to build its own private cloud computing system—an internal version of the vast fleets of efficient, adaptable …
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Watch AT&T Invent Cloud Computing in 1994
Who invented cloud computing? Some say it was Amazon in 2006. Others say it was Google a few years earlier. But it's all a matter of perspective. We have video proof that cloud computing was really invented in 1994 by AT&T. In the classic promotional …
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