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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.

How to avoid a disaster when moving to the cloud

30 October, 2012 by Carrie Higbie

With all the hype about clouds, 2011 was a year of education. The term 'cloud' is overused and has been sullied by the sheer variety of definitions used in the industry.

Think: Education Group saves $500k annually with Amazon Virtual Private Cloud

25 September, 2012 by Andrew Collins

Think: Education Group, an Australian private education company, has implemented a virtual private cloud, enabling a printing project that is set to save the company $500,000 annually.

SAP’s NSW Trade & Investment deal a proof point for cloud

17 August, 2012

The success or failure of a recent agreement between NSW Trade & Investment and SAP, which will see the government department deploy SAP’s Business ByDesign SaaS (software as a service) ERP solution, will be an indicator of the future of cloud services in Australia, according to Ovum.

UltraServe Cloud Machine public cloud infrastructure

09 August, 2012

UltraServe has announced the next generation of its Cloud Machine service. The service builds on its range of Managed and Hosting Services and public and private cloud computing solutions.

Citrix CloudGateway 2 unified store solution

08 August, 2012

Citrix has announced the availability of Citrix CloudGateway 2, its unified store solution. Featuring MDX mobile technology, the product offers a single unified point of control for all mobile, web, SaaS and Windows apps and data, across any mix of corporate and personal devices.

Kyocera Cloud Connect links multifunctional printers to Evernote

27 July, 2012

Kyocera Cloud Connect, from Kyocera Document Solutions, is an application that bridges Kyocera’s products to cloud service provider Evernote, enabling scanning and printing of files in Evernote directly from most Kyocera multifunctional product control panels.

EMC and Brocade collaborate with VSPEX Proven Infrastructure cloud computing

11 May, 2012

The EMC VSPEX Proven Infrastructure combines Brocade cloud-optimised networking technologies with EMC unified storage and next-generation backup architecture. VSPEX’s modular design enables customers to specify their choice of server, network and virtualisation technologies within a pre-validated framework.

The dangers of Google Drive and Dropbox in the enterprise

08 May, 2012 by Andrew Collins

What happens when a well-meaning employee inadvertently shares your company’s financial records with the world? That’s a reality organisations could face if they ignore their employees’ use of consumer cloud storage services like Google Drive and Dropbox.

Public cloud services will boost economy by $3 billion pa after 10 years

01 May, 2012

Australian businesses could substantially cut capital and labour costs through the use of public cloud services, leading to a yearly $3 billion boost to the economy after 10 years, according to a new report from KPMG.

Australia leads the world in cloud adoption

28 March, 2012

Cloud computing continues to confound Australian organisations, with many IT pros still confused by the differences between public, private and hybrid clouds. But despite this confusion, a recent panel of cloud computing experts declared that more than one third of Australian organisations are considering implementing cloud within two years, and 10-20% are currently implementing some form of the technology.

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