Attack on the cloud: Concerns of storing business-critical data at 10,000 feet

When forward-thinking business leaders view the cloud as opportunities, hackers also shift their attention to the cloud service provider websites. The reason is obvious. They can potentially gain access to data of multiple companies if they break into major cloud vendor sites, because of the multi-tenant nature of such websites.

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China’s Plan: What does it mean to cloud computing?

In “Cloud computing in China,” I discussed the general picture of cloud computing in China using two examples in Beijing and Chongqing. In this follow-up, I would like to put Cloud Computing in a broader context of the grand plan for the five-year period, from 2011 to 2015.

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Interview with Portal Cloud Lead Developer Paul Kelsey (Part 3 of 3)

Final installment of a Q&A with IBM portal cloud lead developer Paul Kelsey.

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Interview with Portal Cloud Lead Developer Paul Kelsey (Part 2 of 3)

Part two of Fang Feng's interview with Paul Kelsey, discussing WebSphere, IBM Workload Deployer, Amazon, Salesforce, and more.

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Interview with Portal Lead Cloud Developer Paul Kelsey (Part 1 of 3)

Fang Feng interviewed Paul Kelsey, WebSphere Portal Cloud Deployment and Security Architect, on November 7 and November 12, 2011. The main topics involved cloud computing, IBM SmartCloud Enterprise, IBM Workload Deployer (IBM CloudBurst), Amazon Web Services, and WebSphere Portal’s deployment in these cloud offerings. In the following transcript, the names are abbreviated.

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Cloud computing in China

I visited two cities in China, Chongqing (重庆), and Beijing (北京) in October for personal purposes. Both cities are Municipalitites directly under the central government (or Municipality in short). Beijing is the capital. Chongqing was promoted to the Municipality status only 14 years ago in 1997, but its estimated GDP in 2010 had already grown to 723 billion RMB yuan (or $114 billion), more than half of Beijing’s GDP the same year.

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Executive Corner: Interview with LotusLive Chief Architect Marshall Lamb (Part 2 of 2)

Part 2 of Fang Feng's and Neena Richard's interview with IBM LotusLive Chief Architect Marshall Lamb about his perspective on various aspects LotusLive and SaaS, including shifting services to the cloud, collaboration, competitors, data privacy, licensing and more.

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Executive Corner: Interview with LotusLive Chief Architect Marshall Lamb (Part 1 of 2)

Fang Feng and Neena Richard interviewed IBM LotusLive Chief Architect Marshall Lamb about his perspective on various aspects LotusLive and SaaS, including shifting services to the cloud, collaboration, competitors, data privacy, licensing and more.

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WebSphere Portal Hypervisor Edition for your business

Many years of experience in support tells me that more than 50% of customer cases arise during installation, upgrade, and configuration. When the WebSphere Portal and IBM Web Content Management Hypervisor Edition was available, it immediately attracted my attention, because it has shown so many promising features that can eliminate many headaches of portal customers.

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