Cloud Computing News Digest 30/01/2012 – 06/02/2012

cduke 2 February 2012 0


Top news stories this week


 HP Cloud Services (Beta) Open for Business  
  It’s been described as the “Wild West of Cloud Computing” — no slick “urban” services like Amazon provides, but HP is in beta with its cloud services, and the time is ripe to make your land grab with free real estate (for now) hosted by the world’s second-largest PC maker, looking to move into Web services in a big way.
 Microsoft delivers developer kit for linking Amazon web services to Windows Phone 
  “This SDK provides developers with a speed dial that lets them quickly connect and integrate Windows Phone applications with AWS (S3, Simple DB, and SQS Cloud Services),” according to a January 30 “Interoperability @ Microsoft” blog post.




 Smooth Operator: Microsoft Teams Office 365 with Blackberry Cloud  
  After hinting at the affair for over a year, BlackBerry Business Cloud Service for Microsoft Office 365 was revealed to the world this week. A much needed move for the once primo of smartphones — arguably losing steam to its Apple contender — the new package deal forms a joint and efficient union between the two companies, making mobile offices all the more proficient, and even more reason to stay permanently attached.
 G-Cloud Catalogue Expected to be Released this February  
  Mark O’Neill, director for innovation and delivery of Government Digital Services (GDS) recently announced that the new cloud public administration services will be released in spring 2012. He made the announcement in the last Cloud Expo event in London. The G-Cloud catalogue is expected to be released this February as the development and design of the £60m platform is on its final stage of drafting.





 London School of Economics Study says Cloud Computing could be Key to Global Economic Growth 
  A recent study conducted by the London School of Economics (LSE) said that cloud computing may boost the worsening global economic crisis. It will continue to increase business productivity while it shifts types of job requirements and competency skills.
 What’s new in Microsoft’s  Kinect for Windows final bits  
  Microsoft has made available the 1.0 version of its Kinect for Windows hardware and software under a commercial license.




 Alfresco Enterprise 4: Social, Collaborative, Mobile, Cloud Connected Content Management 
  We said earlier in the week that we couldn’t talk about Alfresco 4 until today. Well, it’s today now and we can talk a little bit about this latest release, although only a little bit because it really is enormous. With it, Alfresco pushes its open content management platform firmly into the mobile and social space.
 Cloud Storage Accelerates into 2012 IT Priorities
  Every year, our friends at ESG post results of their annual Spending Intentions Survey, indicating where many businesses are likely to spend their IT dollars over the coming year. Recently Steve Duplessie posted an article on his blog entitled Cloud – The Cost Containment Strategy that concludes cloud has finally “crossed the chasm” in IT. According to preliminary data, cloud represents the largest % projected spending increase for 2012 IT initiatives– a very exciting turn.


This weeks’s news summary

Cloud computing in today’s markets plays a vital role in most of the upcoming technologies. The technologies differ various purposes and uses, their major role in IT as Software as a Service (SaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS). Technology they use in different aspects works reliable fast, secure, work sharing, independent work flow, easy to use, run in different platform., etc. Cloud Computing Technology in economics will compensate the global economic crisis in future not unto 2014. It is projected that in the US alone the expected jobs to be created will reach 54,500 in 2014. This is far from the 4,040 projected jobs in the UK. KLAS recently conducted a survey of small clinics and hospitals and surprisingly found that 55% are already using cloud-based apps. It was from their storage, clinical applications, e-mail, communication systems and file or picture archiving. About 25% of the respondents said that they are already using remotely accessed health records. Cloud computing continues to thrive as the demand for competitive IT skills will also grow. IT professionals have to adapt to the evolution changes as they are expected to elevate their skills and standard of practice in a wide genre of technology updates. IT professionals may have to polish their leadership and managing skills as they are called to direct and control technical support people. They may also do backup and database review on the cloud platform, plus review user log on privileges. Companies will require the IT services for risk management on the use of cloud platforms like and Google App Engine. IT professionals with security expertise will be on demand.

“Cloud Computing” has revolutionized from being a substance-free buzzword, into a buzzword that brings significance to businesses. Companies such as Google, Amazon and sales force led the way for this transformation during the past years. Cloud services at home, in the workplace and in enterprises has increased significantly. With this, mobile platforms are going to be heavily impacted by the cloud technology as well. The cloud will eventually become a dominant force in which mobile applications operate. Mobile cloud computing is beginning to evolve this year. Smartphones and 3G-enabled tablets, with its always-connected nature make them perfect match for cloud services and cloud computing. However, even halfway through 2011, people have not encountered cloud services and cloud computing that integrates well into the mobile ecosystem. Mobile platforms development provides insight into the mobile cloud of the future.  For Software developers Microsoft launched kinect motion detection hardware and software for windows platform, a SDK for Amazon web services (AWS) which provides developers with a speed dial that lets them quickly connect and integrate Windows Phone applications with AWS (S3, SimpleDB, and SQS Cloud Services) and also Microsoft Office 365 is avail on Blackberry Cloud. It eases business processes for Blackberry users, allotting smoother access to programs with improved functionality.  This new cloud-based option allows customers to cost-effectively support mobility across their organizations and easily manage and secure their BlackBerry deployments.


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