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By Chip Childers Editor's note: This post by Chip Childers of CumuLogic captures context we believe of special relevance to all enterprise IT professionals, especially those with data to collect/store/process/analyze. He ends with a topic more of us from the technology world should be weighing in on. - bg As public and private cloud adoption continues to skyrocket, it's becoming more and more clear that Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) is hugely important to users. This isn't really news, as much as it's a confirmation of what many were seeing much earlier in the cloud industry's maturation. DBaaS is the next killer app for cloud services. As an example, consider that DynamoDB from AWS was, after only five months in production, the fastest growing AWS service all the way back in 2012. Also consider the 451 Research report authored by Matt Aslett back in August of 2013... (more)

Cloud Expo 2011 New York Expands Technical Program

Due to a record increase in the number, quality and breadth of submissions to the Conference Advisory Board, the organizers of 8th Cloud Expo (June 6-9, 2011) - Cloud Expo New York 2011 - have extended the technical program through the addition of an all-new "Telcos in the Cloud" track - to complement the already extensive selection of tracks, including "Enterprise-Level Cloud Computing," "Federal/Government Cloud Computing," "Real-World Virtualization,"Cloud Security & Performance," "The Cloud in Practice: Case Studies," and the always-popular "Hot Topics" track. Because the she... (more)

BroadGroup research findings on Mid-Market Enterprise Cloud Adoption published by Attenda

London - August 06, 2014 - Attenda Limited, the Business Critical IT company, today announced that it is publishing its latest BroadGroup research findings on mid-market enterprise cloud adoption. BroadGroup is an Information Media Technology and Professional Services company, with a leading data centre consulting practice. During the independent research, commissioned by Attenda, BroadGroup conducted interviews with Attenda clients, across a broad set of verticals, to ask CIOs and IT Directors how widely they had adopted cloud; and if so, what best practices had been adopted an... (more)

Anonymous, Surfaces, and Gaps

The 1980s Marine Corps doctrine of Maneuver Warfare (MW) heavily focused on the concept of “surfaces and gaps.” Marines, which largely defined themselves with frontal tactical and operational attacks against fortified sites in World War II maritime campaigns, would aim to move through existing weaknesses in the enemy’s line in future campaigns rather than creating them.  Whatever the merits or demerits of MW, the concept has utility for explaining the nature of cyber threats that exist for most companies and organizations rather than exotic foreign cyberwar specialists or apocaly... (more)

Cloud API Standardization – It’s Time to Get Serious

Okay – this is easy… or is it? Lots of people continue to perpetuate the idea that the AWS APIs are a de facto standard, so we should just all move on about it.  At the same time, everybody seems to acknowledge the fact that Amazon has never ever indicated that they want to be a true standard.  Are we reallyIn fact, they have played quite the coy game and kept silent luring potential competitors into a false sense of complacency. Amazon has licensed their APIs to Eucalyptus under what I and others broadly assume to be a a hard and fast restriction to the enterprise private cloud ... (more)

Xplore Software Consulting Inc’s e-Project Management Achieves Oracle Exadata Ready, Oracle Exalogic Ready and Oracle SPARC SuperCluster Status

Lewes, DE, February 13, 2013 --(PR.com)-- Xplore Software Consulting Inc today announced that Xplore e-Project Management v1.0 has achieved Oracle Exadata, Oracle Exalogic Ready and Oracle SPARC SuperCluster ready status through Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN). Today’s announcement demonstrates that Xplore Software Consulting Inc supports Xplore e-Project Management v1.0 with Oracle Exadata Database Machine, Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud and Oracle SPARC SuperCluster. Xplore Software Consulting Inc is a Gold level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork. Oracle Exadata Ready, Oracle SPARC Su... (more)