CIO talks to Glenn Powell, general manager of Infront Systems, about how to move to a hybrid IT infrastructure model
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Has there ever been a Gartner Magic Quadrant as lopsided as the one issued this week for cloud infrastructure providers?
There has been a massive increase in crowdsourcing sites that promise to get you a great product at a low cost. We are selling our San Jose home (maintaining two houses when you have four pets that don't travel well together didn't work) and decided this might be a good way to test one of these new services. My wife Mary, who was a creative director at Intel, handles our Web design and consultation business and I talked her into using DesignCrowd.
Piston Cloud Computing was one of the darlings of the OpenStack movement. A founding father of the cloud computing project, it produced one of the first private cloud products based on the open source code.
Research firm Gartner's annual report card on the public IaaS Cloud computing market shows there is one clear leader Amazon Web Services and another clear challenger Microsoft Azure. And then there is everyone else.
Early this year, Dropbox released its cloud storage service on Windows phones and tablets, and on Tuesday the company followed up with a universal app that fleshes out the features for both types of devices.
One key to recruiting and retaining more women in technology is representation: Organizations with women in visible leadership positions tend to attract other women. To recognize firms that both measure and actively work to change underrepresentation of women, the Anita Borg Institute (ABI), a nonprofit organization whose mission is to advance women in computing, released this month its annual list of top companies for women technologists leadership index.
Egnyte has been vying with the likes of Dropbox and Box for some time already in the cloud-storage arena, but on Tuesday it jumped on board the "mobile-first" train with a newly revamped version of its enterprise-focused app suite that's aimed squarely at mobile business users.
Companies planning a shift to cloud infrastructure should be extremely cautious in their vendor selection process, due to a shifting marketplace, according to Gartner.
Google has announced its latest round of price cuts for its cloud computing platform, now 30 per cent cheaper than previous offerings, and 40 per cent less expensive than competing services for many workloads, the company claimed.
To expand its cloud computing business, China's Alibaba Group is preparing to open more data centers across the world.
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