Cloud computing is an increasingly broad topic that encompasses everything from Google Apps to data center services to virtualization to software-, infrastructure- and platform-as-a service. Technology executives are increasingly interested in cloud computing as a way to save money. Nevertheless, cloud adoption remains in the single digits amid security concerns. Rest assured that cloud computing is a game changer. Key players include: IBM, HP, Google, Microsoft, Amazon Web Services,, NetSuite, VMware as well as dozens of others.

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TechLines: Cloud Control

On 17 February, ZDNet Australia presented a live broadcast on cloud computing, and what the concept will mean to Australian businesses and government.

January 11, 2011 by ZDNet Australia Staff


Costs, security burden private cloud ideal

Cloud computing has been a reoccurring theme at the ZDNet IT Priorities Roundtable discussions, and in Taiwan, the panellists were more keen than most to locate their corporate data somewhere it could be easily accessed, regardless of its geographic location.

September 2, 2010 by Munir Kotadia

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Cloud panel: Interoperability a mandate for virtualization

At the Interop conference in Las Vegas, panelists discuss the issue of portability within the cloud. Simon Crosby of Citrix says nobody is served by proprietary stacks and touts the open virtualization format. Randy Rowland of Terremark adds that the biggest challenge in moving workloads between clouds is networking.

April 29, 2010

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IBM: 'Consumerization' of IT driving cloud adoption

At the Interop conference in Las Vegas, Kristof Kloeckner, CTO of cloud computing at IBM, talks about the big trends in that arena and what that means for enterprise IT. He says the consumerization of IT is driving the expectations of how users access IT services and will lead to the evolution of IT infrastructure.

April 29, 2010


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