Cloud Computing

iCloud & Apple: Flattening Routes to Market

Yesterday Apple officially announced the availability of its new cloud-based music service. There have been weeks of speculation as industry insiders became aware of payments made to various record companies and labels for the licensing of music to power Apple’s new cloud offering. But there’s a lot more at stake […]

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We warned you!

Ipswitch has been cautioning companies about the dangers of private/confidential information being sent through Google (and other hosted and person-to-person services), both from a security and a responsibility perspective. Last week’s GMail hack further drives home the point that organizations must proactively manage and have visibility into what information is […]

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Cloud security is the new great debate

Last week I ranted a bit about the importance of governing your cloud vendors.  At about the same time, Ipswitch’s Frank Kenney participated in a panel discussion on cloud security at the Interop conference in Las Vegas. As you know, there is great debate over whether cloud services are secure […]

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Cloud platform vendors limit their responsibility

Take a quick read of Google’s Terms of Service or Amazon EC2’s SLA Exclusions and you’ll see examples of how cloud platform vendors limit their governance and control responsibility. So what happens when you put your business in the cloud and then the cloud goes down?  Just ask Foursquare, Hootsuite, […]

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Cloud’s-Eye View

More than any other question, customers and prospects are asking me: What is the Ipswitch Cloud story? What are you going to do in the Cloud? The Cloud has been the topic of discussion in many Product Management and Research & Development meetings and strategy sessions here at Ipswitch. While […]

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Is Cloud Computing Your Company’s Pipe Dream? – It Is If You’re Missing Golden’s 5

“I think it’s a pipe dream that small companies are going to really adopt cloud computing. The primary reason is that these companies are typically extremely short-handed in terms of technical talent. They’ve usually got a few overworked super sys admins fighting each day’s fires with absolutely no time to […]

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To SaaS, or not to SaaS – That is the question.

I’ve been asked at least a dozen times over the last month “What are the benefits of a cloud-based hosted subscription versus an on-premises software deployment?”. “Though this be madness, yet there is method in’t.” ~ Hamlet There are many benefits of going SaaS, just like there are benefits of […]

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