Cloud computing hype is beginning to perpetuate some misconceptions that need debunking.
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.
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.
Microsoft has added a new Recycle Bin feature to its cloud-based file hosting service, SkyDrive.
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.
Nimbix, a provider of cloud-based high-performance computing infrastructure and applications, and big data analytics company HUGEdata have partnered to deliver converged big data and HPC cloud services.
Embarking on an enterprise-wide move to the cloud can prepare an institution for the demands of tomorrow's campus, but take the time to lay the groundwork.
For schools looking to minimize risk, cloud solutions offer a cost-effective way to achieve a range of disaster-readiness goals.
The arrival of the "post-PC" era is leading users to turn to the cloud for their storage needs. In fact, by 2016, about a third of consumer digital content will be stored on cloud-based services.
The six-campus Lone Star College System (TX), in the suburbs of Houston, has developed a sophisticated private cloud that offers greater flexibility, lower hardware costs, and improved performance.