Cloud Computing

Privacy and Security Worries Still a Hindrance for Cloud Implementation

A new research from IT Governance Institute (ITGI) has revealed that the companies are holding back their investments on cloud computing over fears for the security of their data. Half of the 834 executives from 21 countries polled said they are delaying cloud implementation in light of security concerns, and over a third are waiting until they get the full value from installed systems.

Cloud Users in New Zealand asked to keep local copies

The New Zealand Inland Revenue Department (IRD) has made it mandatory for businesses operating in the country, which uses Cloud Computing services hosted overseas, to ensure that business records are available locally. New Zealand Tax Law requires that any person or business with assessable income from the country has to keep sufficient records in-country, and in English, to enable the IRD Commissioner to ascertain information about tax affairs.

DICOM Grid Launches Cloud Computing Solution For Medical Imaging Management

DICOM Grid, a healthcare IT leader, has recently launched DICOM Grid ImageCare, the first secure, scalable cloud computing platform that makes searching, sharing and exchanging medical images easier. The DICOM Grid ImageCare is a web-based solution that enables medical imaging data to be managed securely, easily and cost-effectively along the entire chain of patient care. Authorized physicians, hospitals and imaging facilities can now collaborate and act on medical imaging data in real time or whenever it's convenient from any location.

Google Chrome: Will 60% Business Really Dump Their Current OS This December?

Every now and then Google has kept shifting the gears towards the launch & details about its much ambitious desktop project – Google Chrome OS. Finally it seems that company has decided to throw out the new project in...

Is India Ready For Cloud Computing ?

A lot has been talked about Cloud Computing and the IT industry is buzzing around with the new technology. But is India ready to adopt it ? According to Gartner analysts, India is still 5 to 10 years away from adopting Cloud Computing. Gartner’s research Vice President Rakesh Kumar points out “Indian CIOs are reluctant to embrace Cloud and say they don’t believe in it”.

10 Cloud Predictions For 2011

Forrester analyst James Staten made 10 predictions for cloud computing in 2011 which build on the gains made over the past year. He said the stage is set for cloud computing to develop into a “vibrant, steady market” rather than a field where just a handful of players like Amazon.com, have made inroads. “Not all moves that show promise today will result in a sustainable harvest come 12 months, but a few trends are likely to play out,” he stated.

Cloud Computing Can Cut Carbon Emissions

Microsoft has claimed that the use of cloud computing technology can reduce the carbon emissions by 30 per cent. According to a recent study commissioned by Microsoft and conducted by solution provider Accenture and WSP Environment and Energy, businesses that run applications in the cloud can reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions by about 30 percent or more compared to running those same applications on their own on-premise infrastructure.

IBM launches Cloud Computing lab in UK

IBM has opened a first-of-its-kind cloud computing lab in the UK, to help its business partners prepare for the coming cloud revolution. The new facility, which is situated in the Hursley IBM Innovation Center, is accessible from any of company’s thirty-eight innovation centers across the world. It will help IBM’s business partners acquire the sales and marketing skills that are essential to take advantage of the up-and-coming technology

Public Cloud Vs Private Cloud – Which One is For You

We have been hearing a lot about cloud computing these days and this technology has gained a lot of momentum now. But cloud security still remains a concern for everyone. Which is a better option: private or public cloud? Let’s take a look. Public Cloud : A public cloud is nothing but outsourcing your data centre. An external company offers up its data centre for rent and one can choose the number of servers or the amount of storage that needs to be run there, as well as applications. It can then be accessed remotely from a PC.

NEC to invest $1.2 billion in Cloud Computing

NEC Corp., one of the world's leading providers of Internet, broadband network and enterprise business solutions, has announced that it will be spending 100 billion yen (($1.2 billion) between now and March 2013, mainly in its cloud computing and overseas information technology service operations. The Japanese IT giant seeks new sources of revenue amid sluggish growth in its domestic market.
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