Cloud Computing & SaaS


By Banding Together, Some Districts Save Big On Cloud Computing

A major statewide initiative in North Carolina is showing how a consortium model can minimize risks for districts and help them exploit the advantages of cloud computing.

Budgets vs. Cloud Computing

With government data centers on the verge of major changes, how can states balance their technology needs with their financial reality?

New Jersey High School Takes Network Security to the Cloud

High Point Regional High School in Sussex, NJ has moved its network security system to the cloud.

Solaris 11.1 Enhances Cloud Infrastructure, Adds 300 Features

Oracle has released a new version of its, Solaris. Oracle Solaris 11.1 features more than 300 new features and upgrades, including improved performance, availability, and throughput for Oracle databases; new cloud infrastructure features; and improved availability for enterprise applications.

Report: The State of Cloud Security

Are the security risks in the cloud any greater than those in an on-premises environment? One report analyzing 12 months of operational data found that the risks are about equal.

Cloud Storage in the Real World

The cloud, in theory, is supposed to help make the lives of IT professionals in schools a little bit easier. Assuming all of the privacy issues are addressed, does the practice support the theory? Larry Steinke, technology director Saint Francis High School, shared his experiences with THE Journal.

What the Private Cloud Is Not

Cloud computing hype is beginning to perpetuate some misconceptions that need debunking.

Public Cloud Services Expenditures To Reach Nearly $109 Billion This Year

Organizations will spend nearly $109 billion worldwide this year on public cloud services, an increase of 19.6 percent over last year, according to a report from information technology research and advisory company Gartner.

SkyDrive Adds Recycle Bin

Microsoft has added a new Recycle Bin feature to its cloud-based file hosting service, SkyDrive.

Marvell, Stanford Launch SMILE Plug To Create Classroom Clouds

Storage and communications provider Marvell has launched the SMILE Plug, a cloud computer developed in partnership with the Stanford Mobile Inquiry-Based Learning Environment (SMILE) program that creates an ad hoc network to stimulate higher-order student learning.

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