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ACS calls for comments on Consumer Cloud Protocol

18 July, 2013

The ACS has launched a consultation to help it develop a Consumer Cloud Protocol, designed to improve confidence in cloud services by encouraging vendors to be transparent about key issues.


Cloud now business as usual for Aussie enterprises

18 July, 2013

Nearly nine in 10 Australian enterprises are making use of cloud computing, and business units are increasingly assuming direct responsibility for acquisition of cloud services.


Why the ‘dirty cloud’ is misleading

12 July, 2013 by Ryan Reyes, ANZ Country Manager, Workshare

There’s recently been some backlash against cloud providers, including Amazon, Apple and Microsoft, for having ‘dirty clouds’.


HP fined $3 million for misleading customers, retailers

09 July, 2013

Hewlett-Packard Australia (HP) has been ordered to pay $3 million for misleading customers and retailers regarding consumer guarantee rights.


What is OpenStack and why do you need to know?

24 June, 2013 by Anthony Caruana

Dubbed the ‘Linux of the cloud’, OpenStack is an important element of cloud interoperability.


Kaseya software-as-a-service (SaaS) IT tools

11 June, 2013

Kaseya has announced a set of software-as-a-service (SaaS) IT tools. Free versions and subscription licence offerings are available.


The latest from the Asia Cloud Forum

11 June, 2013

The Asia Cloud Forum, an online media portal, has been created to represent the interests of enterprise users, governments, telcos, vendors, policy makers and others with a stake in the development of cloud computing in Asia.


Cloud services: smarter ICT for smarter cities

22 May, 2013 by Dr Steve Hodgkinson, Research Director IT, Asia/Pacific for Ovum

Cloud services adoption will accelerate the creation of smarter cities by overcoming organisational inertia and enabling more rapid propagation of innovation. Cities that remain bogged down with outdated ICT capabilities will fall behind their peers and be overlooked by globally mobile investment, businesses, events and citizens.


Cloudy with a chance of success

08 May, 2013 by Alan Perkins*, Director of Technology and Product, Asia Pacific, Rackspace

The cloud gives unprecedented opportunities for IT to adapt to rapidly shifting business priorities.


Robot brains that live in the cloud

08 April, 2013

Robotics researchers are set to revolutionise how robots ‘think’, by mining the now-familiar model of cloud computing.


Asia Cloud Forum update

25 March, 2013

The Asia Cloud Forum, an online media portal, has been created to represent the interests of enterprise users, governments, telcos, vendors, policy makers and others with a stake in the development of cloud computing in Asia.


What about on-premises computing?

01 March, 2013 by Matthew Oostveen*, Research Director, IDC Australia

We have been mesmerised by the large migration that’s been taking place as organisations move their workloads from on-premises deployments to off-premises. What happens to what remains behind?


Is the cloud making you lose sleep?

07 February, 2013 by Anthony Caruana

While there’s much focus on the impact of cloud technologies on enterprise IT, are we thinking about disaster recovery, backups and other essential services delivered by IT?


Asia Cloud Forum created

19 December, 2012

The Asia Cloud Forum, an online media portal, has been created to represent the interests of enterprise users, governments, telcos, vendors, policy makers and others with a stake in the development of cloud computing in Asia.


The role of cloud in enterprise service delivery

30 October, 2012 by Stephen Withers

‘Cloud’ has become a pervasive part of the IT vocabulary - but how big a role will it play in enterprise service delivery? Stephen Withers speaks to a panel of senior IT executives drawn from the user and analyst communities and found there was a broad consensus.


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