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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.


Open sky for cloud as the Open Data Center Alliance makes progress in Melbourne

27 March, 2012 by Merri Mack

The Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA) steering committee met in Melbourne recently for two days of meetings to chart priorities for the organisation’s mission to deliver open cloud solutions. Merri Mack reports on the findings of the committee and the question of whether vendors will support interoperability for cloud solutions.


Dimension Data Cloud Services Suite

14 March, 2012

The Cloud Services Suite from Dimension Data is a comprehensive range of cloud services designed to make it easier for companies to accelerate their adoption of cloud computing. The services aim to enable companies to be more agile, lower IT infrastructure management expenses and reduce cloud migration complexity and risk.


Getting the benefits of the cloud without actually using the cloud

13 March, 2012 by Wayne Allen*

As a technical term, ‘the cloud’ has reached a point of oversaturation, leading many - particularly government - organisations to question the value of the concept. Cloud computing is not for everyone, but it is possible to be ‘cloud-like’ without actually entering the cloud, says Wayne Allen, Unisys Asia-Pacific data centre transformation and outsourcing practice lead.


Quest Software NetVault Backup - Capacity Edition SMB data protection

12 March, 2012

The Capacity Edition of NetVault Backup is a new offering of the data protection technology featuring an alternative, capacity-based licensing model specifically designed to meet the needs of small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs).


HP IT performance services

05 March, 2012

HP has expanded its IT Performance Suite of software with Service Integration and Management services. Designed in response to the trend of ‘supplier sprawl’, HP’s Service Integration and Management offering aims to enable enterprises to integrate, manage and govern complex multivendor environments to optimise the IT supply chain, improve service performance and reduce risks and costs.


The impact of the Megaupload shutdown on cloud computing in business

24 February, 2012 by Albert Y Zomaya, The University of Sydney

The recent shutdown of file-sharing website Megaupload has created a sense of unease surrounding cloud-based storage. Companies are questioning the wisdom of relying on these services, which could seemingly collapse at a moment’s notice. According to Albert Y Zomaya, The University of Sydney, companies that shy away from the cloud are potentially missing out, especially given the advances the cloud is about to go through.


DreamWorks implements HP systems for Puss in Boots

20 February, 2012

DreamWorks Animation SKG used hundreds of high-performance workstations, backed up by five server farms, to produce the company’s most technically advanced film to date, Puss in Boots.


Cloud computing will create new business models in 2012

17 February, 2012

A convergence of cloud computing trends will create new business models for Australian businesses in 2012, according to analyst firm Frost & Sullivan. Executives across all industries are urged to assess how their companies might be affected by developments from tech companies like Apple, Amazon, Google and Facebook.


Disadvantages of the cloud and how to overcome them

22 December, 2011

The cloud promises to liberate organisations from the limitations of traditional IT infrastructure. Here, Oracle’s Marc Caltabiano argues that early cloud solutions have created new computing silos that actually impose new limits on organisations. He suggests that organisations must take a more nuanced view of the cloud to get the most from a cloud strategy.


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