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  • Lanco adopts cloud-based URL and security service

    In order to keep employees from accessing inappropriate Web sites, Lanco International used to enter the URLs of some banned sites into its Internet Security and Acceleration server filters, but that was a cumbersome process that didn't nearly cover the vast number of inappropriate sites.

  • Cloud computing help for small businesses offered

    HP and cloud application integrator Cast Iron Systems have ironed out a partnership linking Cast Iron software and HP hardware to help small and midsize businesses integrate cloud applications with their internally deployed systems.

  • Economy, industry consolidation take toll on Interop

    The recent Interop Las Vegas had its bright spots: cloud computing generated genuine buzz; HP flexed its growing muscles; and dozens of innovative products were rolled out. However, there was no escaping the fact that the dour economy and significant market consolidation have taken their toll on the network industry and its biggest general trade show.

  • MIT: Cloud computing to reshape IT

    A panel of experts yesterday said that more companies would look to cloud computing in the near future because of its potential cost savings and its ability to deliver flexible scaling.

  • Federal CIOs still face cloud computing hurdles

    U.S. government agencies want to use more cloud-computing services, but several hurdles still stand in the way, including the U.S. government's budgeting process and a lack of understanding of government's needs by vendors, three agency IT executives said.

  • Pricing the cloud an ongoing challenge

    Cloud computing is taking off in large part because the delivery of IT services and infrastructure over the Web offers better pricing and more flexible pricing options. That, at least, is the theory. But what if cloud pricing models are so confusing that IT shops end up paying more than they expect?

  • SAP CTO: Our customers are creating 'cloud economies'

    SAP is already a major player in the cloud computing world because its customers are using their ERP (enterprise resource planning) implementations to create "cloud economies" that expose system data to customers and partners, chief technology officer Vishal Sikka [cq] said Tuesday during a keynote address at the Interop conference in Las Vegas.

  • Google, VMware argue over private clouds

    Google and VMware are clashing over private clouds, and the question of whether customers benefit more from building highly virtualized data centers inside their own firewalls or from outsourcing IT needs to public cloud providers such as Google and Amazon.