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"How to Solve the Top 5 VMware VM Issues" - VMware Expert Webinar

Grazed from VirtualizationSoftware.  Author: Webinar Announcement.

Attention VMware Admins... How would you like to find out what the top 5 virtual machine problems are, how to find them and the steps you need to take to fix them permanently (with GUI and PowerCLI instructions)?

If you haven't had these virtual machine problems yet - trust me, you will.  These VM problems and their solutions have been selected based on the real-world feedback from thousands of VMware Admins and you'll have two VMware vExperts live on the Webinar to offer insight and remedies...

IBM is moving fast in cloud but is it fast enough to matter?

Grazed from GigaOM.  Author: Barb Darrow.

IBM is moving as fast as it can into cloud computing, wooing startups from Silicon Valley to London in hopes that young born-to-cloud companies will use its technology as opposed to, say, the stuff from Amazon Web Services.

A few proof points: Last week, the company launched BlueMix Garage at London’s Level39 accelerator to foster collaboration between startups and IBM tech eggheads. (IBM launched the inaugural BlueMix Garage in San Francisco in April. BlueMix is the company’s Cloud Foundry-based Platform as a Service...

What Cloud Computing Means to Your Job

Grazed from New York Times.  Author: Quentin Hardy.

Technology has been accused of making many a job disappear, like the production line or the accounting office. And it is not done yet.  A company often resembles its communication and technology system. In the era of cloud computing that the tech industry is moving into, that seems to suggest that companies will have smaller departments, quickly analyzing data and endlessly experimenting.

That means change is on the way at the many companies that will adopt cloud computing over the next few years. Middle managers: This is not good news for you.  “Technology shapes styles of work,” said Ed Lazowska, who holds a chair in computer science and engineering at the University of Washington...

NIST’s Cloud Roadmap Now Available

Grazed from CloudWedge.  Author: Editorial Staff.

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has released its final edition of its report entitled US Government Cloud Computing Technology Roadmap Volumes I and II. The report goes into detail about cloud computing and touches on many of the objectives of the federal government’s Cloud First initiative.

A press release highlighting the reports public release says that the “Final document reflects the input from more than 200 comments on the initial draft received from around the world.” NIST also adds that “The roadmap leverage’s the strengths and resources of government, industry, academia and standards development organizations to support technology innovation in cloud computing.”...

Cloud Computing Adoption Continues Accelerating In The Enterprise

Grazed from Forbes.  Author: Louis Columbus.

A recent study by IDG found that 69% of enterprises have either applications or infrastructure running in the cloud today, up 12% from 2012.  The IDG Enterprise Cloud Computing Study 2014 found that cloud investments have increased by 19% in large-scale enterprises (1,000+ employees) spending on average $3.3M MMM +0.5% a year.  In 2015, 24% of IT budgets will be allocated to cloud solutions, with the highest percentage being allocated to SaaS models.

These and other findings are from the IDG Enterprise Cloud Computing Study 2014 published earlier this month. You can download the study and methodology here (PDF, no opt in).  Additional key take-aways from the study include the following:...

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Cloud Computing: Every Company Needs A Chief Digital Officer

Grazed from TechCrunch.  Author: Neha Sampat.

In an increasingly digital world, where everything from marketing to R&D and customer service is becoming digital, the Chief Digital Officer (CDO) is more important than ever in helping drive company growth and a better connection with customers.

Recently Gartner released its top 10 strategic technology trends for 2015 citing the impact of the digital business shift as a driving force behind these trends. With that, the number of CDO jobs has doubled since 2013 and continues to grow...

Adobe’s Cloud Photoshop Suggests We May Finally Realize The Dream Of Streamed Computing

Grazed from TechCrunch.  Author: Darryl Etheringtom.

I’ve been writing about tech for nearly a decade now, and in that time, one thing has always seemed perpetually promising, and yet also ultimately unsatisfying: remote streaming consumer computing. I’m not talking about remotely connecting to your work PC to grab a couple of files, but actually using programs interchangeably with your own local apps, despite some being hosted and run entirely on a server in some data farm nearby. Inevitably, however, this idea has been met with the harsh truths of reality, which has led to situations like the original OnLive flameout, for instance.

Remotely streaming software has huge advantages – it means users don’t have to worry too much about their operating system, hardware specifications, or even necessarily device form factor when they’re choosing software, and that could be very good news for the future of low-cost, modestly specced devices like Google’s Chromebooks...

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Cloud Computing: Amazon and Google Change Places on Going Green

Grazed from ScientificAmerican.  Author: Joshua Learn.

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.  One technology giant on the forefront of renewable energy implementation has come out on why it rolled back its research and development while another, which has been largely inactive on the sustainability front, has just announced a new goal of achieving 100 percent renewable energy use.

While Google Inc. engineers have finally spoken up this week in an article in IEEE Spectrum about the reasons the company has cut funding for the research and development of renewable energy, Inc.'s Web services division just announced "a long-term commitment" to achieving full reliability on renewable energy for its "global infrastructure footprint."...

Cloud Computing: No Longer a Concept - Utilizing the Internet of Things

Grazed from Midsize Insider.  Author: Marissa Tejada.

The Internet of Things (IoT) may no longer be a future concept. Recently, industry leaders have been discussing the IoT as a solution for current business problems.

The New Possibilities of Things

An article in Enterprise Apps Today covered the discussion of IoT at the Connected Cloud Summit in Boston. There, industry leaders talked about the new wave of business solutions that are now possible because of IoT thinking. One executive cited a simple example of climate-control-as-a-service — a way in which IoT technology can control room temperatures so firms don't overpay or waste more energy than necessary...

Cloud Computing: Cisco Unveils Enterprise Collaboration Tool

Grazed from CIOToday.  Author: Dan Heilman.

Building on its previous work in electronic collaboration forms that include audio and video conferencing, Cisco Relevant Products/Services Systems is now offering ways to manage workers’ day-to-day interactions and tasks. The networking giant this week announced the availability of Project Squared, a service aimed at offering an online gathering place for getting work done.

Project Squared is delivered via an app or the Web. It is the latest response to changes in the way people work in 2014, which often involves being on the move with smartphones and tablets instead of in front of computers, according to Cisco. These mobile Relevant Products/Services workers are more at home using instant messaging and find e-mail cumbersome. That development has encouraged a wave of next-generation collaboration tools...

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