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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Success in the cloud: conference watch

Join this free web conference at 9am from the event -- Cloudforce Sydney. Cloud Computing, Social Media, Mobility & Open Technologies will be the topics discussed by the Industry Panel -- Ian Birks (AIIA), Kendall Collins (, Jim Hassell ( NBN), Dr Steve Hodgkinson (Ovum) & hosted by Brian Haverty (ZDNet Australia).

May 5, 2011 by Brian Haverty


Case study: Enspire Vblock

Melbourne-based ISP Enspire has embraced the cloud by transforming its business from providing internet connectivity to instead offering organisations a "hosted desktop" service using the Vblock.

April 19, 2011 by Munir Kotadia

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TechLines: cloud adaptability

In last month's TechLines: Cloud Control event, panellists discussed how the cloud allows businesses to become more adaptable, innovating faster and ramping up computing needs for a growing (or shrinking) business, yet it also exposes them to technology lock-in.

March 13, 2011 by Suzanne Tindal


TechLines: is Australia cloud ready?

At the TechLines: Cloud Control session on 17 February, panellists discussed what needs to happen for Australia to be able to grab cloud by the horns and become a hub for this new technological paradigm.

March 8, 2011 by Suzanne Tindal


TechLines: cloud benefits

In this excerpt from ZDNet Australia's TechLines: Cloud Control session from 17 February, the panel looks at areas in which cloud computing can be used to best advantage.

February 28, 2011 by Brian Haverty


eBay to build its own private cloud

At the RSA 2011 conference here in San Francisco, technology futurist Paul Saffo talks to eBay's chief security information officer about how the company's intent on building an eBay version in the cloud to handle its growth. The private cloud will have the ability to run in its own data center or with a third-party data center.

February 18, 2011


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