Hi, I'm Andy Abramson, Editor of VoIP Watch, and today we're going to talk all about WiMAX, what it means and how it works. By definition, WiMAX stands for the Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access. I guess we have to put an X over here at the end to make it polite. So anyway, what is WiMAX? Well for starters, it's a standards-based alternative to DSL, cable and T1 … [Read more...] about WiMAX: What it means & how it works
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silicon.com speakeasy: IT chiefs talk private clouds, security and what they want from suppliers... silicon.com's speakeasy event tackled the impact of cloud services on delivering IT and the role of the CIOPhoto: Chris Beaumont/silicon.com Cloud computing is rapidly moving from marketing hot air to concrete business strategy: industry bodies, governments and individual … [Read more...] about Cloud computing: What it means to the CIO
Social enterprise Wise Group on how cloud fits into their IT strategy... What happens when an organisation decides to embrace cloud computing? What are the decisions they make and what do they learn from the experience? This silicon.com video series interviews key executives at Glasgow-based social enterprise Wise Group as to why the organisation has embraced the cloud and what … [Read more...] about Video: Cloud computing and IT strategy
SAP hopes to become the largest cloud computing player in 2015 and it has a plan to get there: Acquire its way to the top. The enterprise software giant pulled the trigger on the acquisition of Ariba for about $4.3 billion. The move comes just a few days after its Sapphire conference in Orlando where SAP outlined its cloud efforts. Meanwhile, SAP recently just closed the … [Read more...] about SAP buys its way into the cloud party: Will it work?
Video: How to pick your cloud partner with confidence The shift to cloud computing, though real, is still at an early stage for many companies. Clive Longbottom, service director at analyst Quocirca, says any claim that the move to on-demand IT has reached a tipping point should be accompanied by a large pinch of salt. "Everyone is busy saying the cloud is already here, but … [Read more...] about Cloud computing: How to make the move without losing control
Moving enterprise applications to a cloud computing environment is a growing trend. At a recent Amazon Web Services (AWS) event in London, some of the company's customers discussed their decisions around moving to the cloud -- why they did it, what worked, and their suggestions for organisations planning to follow a similar path. The need for speed "Being conservative has been … [Read more...] about Cloud computing: What it’s like to make the move
Cloud computing is poised to win the title of most popular, and populist, buzzword of 2009.It certainly is gaining traction outside of IT. In fact, the idea of cloud computing has become so popular that executives and employees who don't even work in the IT department are starting to ask for it by name.Budget-minded CEOs are telling IT managers to look into cloud computing to … [Read more...] about Cloud Computing: Which IT Projects Are Right for the Cloud?
In 2006, Epec Engineered Technologies found itself in a situation familiar to many in corporate IT. With a series of business acquisitions behind it, the New Bedford, Mass.-based manufacturer of printed circuit boards, battery packs and other electronic components needed to replace multiple ERP systems with a single platform capable of supporting the entire organization.How … [Read more...] about Cloud Computing: More IT Leaders Turn to SaaS ERP
The marriage of disaster recovery to the cloud sounds like a powerful alliance. But just how ready are the new cloud DR services for the demands of the enterprise? Cath Everett reports. Cloud-based disaster recovery (DR) services first started appearing at the end of 2009, which means that most are not even a year old. What's more, many of these should really be described as … [Read more...] about Cloud computing: Is it ready for disaster recovery?
Cloud computing brings manyadvantages to companies. The pay-as-you-go business model adopted by cloudservice providers enables companies of all sizes to have access to verypowerful resources and solutions without any capital expenditure. Furthermore,the easy scalability of cloud services allows companies to easily optimizetheir costs based on usage levels, instead of having to … [Read more...] about Cloud computing and IT obsolescence: Reinventing the role of IT