Astera Launches Cloud-Based Solution for Automated Partner Data Exchange and Integration

by Angela Guess According to a recent press release, “A leading provider of intuitive data integration solutions for use by business users and IT professionals alike, Astera Software has made their first foray into cloud-based products. The newly-released Customer Portal is powered by the Centerprise ETL engine and provides a completely automated platform to submit, […]

The Cloud Can Handle Big Data… Sort Of

by Angela Guess Forbes contributor Joe McKendrick recently wrote, “Is cloud making a difference in Big Data efforts?  Can it deliver the agility and scalability required to handle petabytes and exabytes’ worth of data coming out of enterprises and the Internet of Things? The answer to both questions is ‘yes, but,’ according to highly engaging […]

HP Hoping to Recharge Cloud Computing Efforts

by Angela Guess Barb Darrow of GigaOM reports, “Cloud computing has been designated a top priority for Hewlett-Packard which sees its legacy PC, server, and printing businesses under fire. Now it  looks like the company is retooling that key cloud effort, according to a report from Bloomberg News. A new division, headed by Saar Gillai, is charged with weaving […]

MDM Has Its Head in the Cloud

by Angela Guess Loraine Lawson of IT Business Edge recently noted that MDM is maturing and referred to the space as “a teenager with its head in the cloud.” She went on, “It does make you wonder: Is MDM really ready to leave the comfortable world of on-premise and take to the cloud? Is it […]

How the Cloud is Affecting Poor Countries

by Angela Guess Quentin Hardy has written an article for the New York Times regarding the utilization of Cloud Computing in poor countries. He writes, “In Tuesday’s article on Amazon Web Services, I wrote about lots of different data-crunching companies, mostly in the developed world. In the long term, however, as companies like Amazon, Google and Microsoft […]

The Cloud: Cost of Ownership

by Angela Guess Werner Vogels of All Things Distributed has written a piece discussing the total cost of ownership and return on agility of cloud-based solutions. He writes, “In the many meetings with customers in which I have done a deep dive on their architecture and applications to help them create an accurate cost picture, […]

An Unstructured Future for the Cloud

by Angela Guess Reuven Cohen recently wrote an article for Forbes regarding the unstructured future of cloud computing. He writes, “There seemed to be an underlying sense [at a recent conference] that cloud computing is no longer the new kid on the block with one person noting that ‘the shine is gone.’ Regardless of the […]

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