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Tuesday, January 05, 2010
Cloud still faces user resistance; 10 big cloud trends for 2010
Arbitrage in the clouds Last month Amazon.com introduced a new pricing scheme for its Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). Spot Pricing creates a pseudo-market where users can time workload spin-up on EC2 to variable pricing. This is a big step toward a new phase in cloud competition.
10 start-ups to watch in 2010 It's a rough economy for established vendors and start-ups alike, but the IT industry has plenty of interesting newcomers. These 10 companies to watch are tackling pressing problems related to virtualization, the cloud, smartphones, network management, security and power and cooling.
A year in the clouds If we had a Trend of the Year award, cloud computing would be the lucky winner, even though what people mean by "cloud computing" remains up for grabs
Retooling IT for a Mobile Workforce As the workforce becomes increasingly mobile, IT needs to consider automated tools that provide proactive monitoring and desktop management and ensure compliance with IT policies. Not only is end-user productivity at stake, but organizations have to deal with IT governance, regulatory compliance, and security issues. Check out this research note from IDC for guidance. Learn More
802.11n Drives an Architectural Evolution The sharp capacity increase possible with 802.11n is a compelling force behind the evolution in WLAN architectures. This paper examines both the centralized WLAN switch architecture and the optimized WLAN architecture, so that the wireless network choice an organization makes today will protect its investment and allow it to experience the substantial benefits of 802.11 for years to come. Learn more
The Perfect Storm for Enterprise-Class Clouds Although Cloud computing's original appeal was to small and medium-sized businesses wanting to establish their own web-based commerce without the expenses of a data center, one of the surprising twists is in its appeal to large businesses finding that the predominant IT delivery model has not kept pace with the rapid responses needed by business. Read Now