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Despite the kicking and screaming from IT departments, organizations have largely resigned themselves to the fact that BYOD is here to stay. Whether the flavor is iPhone, Android or Windows, employees are bringing their favorite devices to work en masse with little regard for larger security and compliance concerns. Sanctioned or not, now it's up to IT to secure these perimeter devices without locking out its greatest asset: employees. Virtual Mobile Infrastructure (VMI) provides a compelling way to do so. According to 451 Research, "VMI is emerging as a tool for enterprise mobility as companies want to give access to corporate data without any footprint on the device." Similar to VDI, VMI provides remote access to a virtual mobile device hosted in a public or private cloud. Users can access sensitive apps and data in an enterprise-secured environment, enjoying all... (more)

Oracle To Keynote Cloud Computing Expo

Enterprises large and small are drawn by the advantages of cloud computing -- pay-for-use, self-service, elastic scalability and the elimination of hardware management – resulting in very low barriers to entry and exit and high agility. However, enterprises are also concerned about security, quality of service, integration, compliance, lock-in, and the long-term costs of public clouds. Private clouds for the exclusive use of one enterprise can however mitigate these concerns by giving the enterprise greater control. In a keynote address to be given at SYS-CON's 4th International ... (more)

Do Appliances Have A Role in Cloud's Evolution?

Recently, I read an interview with fellow IBMer, Bruce Otte, in which he laid out IBM's Roadmap to ‘Smart Clouds' by highlighting five key areas. I'm not going to enumerate those here, if you are interested you can check out the interview, but there is one thing that especially caught my eye: the notion of cloud appliances. Even before my day job revolved around one of our cloud appliance offerings, the idea of cloud appliances, and actually just appliances in general, intrigued me. Coming from a background that was decidedly hardware agnostic, which is not very uncommon when yo... (more)

The World According to Cloud at Cloud Expo New York

Cloud Expo New York $500 Savings here! Are you aware of the new reality that cloud computing is bringing to bear? Cloud is not as global as you might think. Even heaven needs a place on earth and for the cloud to touch base it needs to find the right data center. In his session at the 10th International Cloud Expo, Jelle Frank van der Zwet, Manager Cloud Segment at Interxion, will introduce some of their customers, case studies and share insights on key trends in cloud usage and adoption in the US and Europe. What you'll take away from this session: How to remain competitive and ... (more)

Cloud Computing Is Smart

"The open development business model positively impacts the cloud ecosystem by fostering much-needed cloud standards and removing the fear of "lock-in" for cloud customers," stated Joan Rothman, CMO at CoreMatrix Systems LLC, in this exclusive Q&A with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan. "The open model also creates a cross-cloud environment where innovative development can occur at a speed and cost that only a few companies can do on their own today." Cloud Computing Journal: The move to cloud isn't about saving money, it's about saving time - agree or disagree? Joan R... (more)

Cloud Expo Europe 2009 in Prague: Themes & Topics

The overall conference theme of Cloud Expo Europe [3rd International Cloud Expo] which will take place, May 18-19, 2009, in Prague, Czech Republic is "Deploying Cloud Computing in the Enterprise." Here we present a round-up of Themes & Topics that will be covered in the rich array of breakout sessions, General Sessions, and Power Panel dicussions at the 2-day event. Our organizing principle for the Prague event is that through our intensive schedule of keynotes, general and breakout sessions, attending delegates will be assured of leaving with abundant resources, ideas and example... (more)