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Feature Article The 110-year-old light bulb is a little too much like today’s IT By Jay Fry, CA Technologies  Last weekend the San Francisco Chronicle had a big write-up on a crazy fluke of technology: a light bulb that has been working for over a century without burning out. The celebrity bulb hangs from a ceiling, high above a Livermore, Calif., fire department, and has baffled anyone trying to figure out why it is still functioning after 110 years. The curious part about the "centennial bulb" - and the part that strikes me as having some relevance to the IT systems we know and interact with on a daily basis - is that no one knows why it's still working. And, given that it is still working, no one is going to interrupt its operation to find out why. That sounds a lot like how IT has traditionally been run. Read the full article.  Cloud News A report by the Centr... (more)

This Week in Cloud, November 3, 2011: Dropbox launches SMB service, Internap launches first publicly available OpenStack cloud service. Security flaws in AWS identified, 5 cloud lessons learned from IT finance gurus. And more…

Cloud News Dropbox, the cloud storage startup which now boasts 46 million users, announced a package for SMBs. The new offering, called Dropbox for Teams includes centralized billing and administrative tools. Read this Wall Street Journal article for more. Internap has launched the first commercially-available cloud offering based on OpenStack. Internap’s Open Public Cloud compute service has added networking and high-availability to the base OpenStack code, in order to make the offering suitable for carriers, according to this article in The Register. This GigaOm blog provides s... (more)

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Download our iPhone app New: Download the This Week in Cloud iPhone app. Now it’s even easier to get your weekly cloud news and perspectives. Cloud News HP announced its HP Converged Cloud based on a ‘hardened’ version of OpenStack software, targeting hybrid enterprise deployments and pushing for a common architecture across private and public clouds as well as traditional data centers. To learn more about the components of the offering, which include public cloud services, a service virtualization offering and Cloud Maps, which will provide templates of pre-configured cloud servi... (more)

IBM Watson Helps Fight Cancer from the Cloud

Join the Cloud Commons group on Smart Enterprise to stay up-to-date on the latest cloud news, videos, blogs, and events. Cloud News IBM announced that it is offering a cloud-based version of Watson to help oncologists develop cancer treatments, according to this GigaOM article. Watson is famous for defeating Ken Jennings in a game of Jeopardy!, but IBM has big plans for the system and is teaming up with hospitals and universities to realize Watson’s full potential. A recent survey by KPMG of over 600 business and IT executives revealed that the key cloud challenges include the co... (more)

TechViews: 40 % of schools K-12 use cloud apps, Close to 1/3 of European companies have leaked data due to BYOD, 5 tips for implementing DevOps and more!

TechViews: 40 % of schools K-12 use cloud apps, Close to 1/3 of European companies have leaked data due to BYOD, 5 tips for implementing DevOps and more! Gartner: Are You and the IdaaS Market Ready for Each Other?* The identity-and-access-management-as-a-service market's growth accelerated during the past year. More Gartner clients are interested in using IDaaS. Use this research to help understand this market, get the services you need and reduce your risks. Read this complimentary industry research to learn more. Featured Article Innovation is Not Just for Startups By Connie Sm... (more)