Monday, 20 February 2012

[TechRepublic] The cloud shifts power from providers to consumers

The Enterprise Cloud

TechRepublic Member | February 20, 2012

In the cloud, power shifts from providers to consumers

Thoran Rodrigues explains how the shift to cloud services gives power back to consumers by eliminating a lot of the disadvantages of vendor lock-in. Read more

Resource of the day

Implementing energy-efficient data centers

The cost of powering data centers is a substantial operating expense that can and should be managed. This white paper explains how to design data centers in a way that minimizes their electrical power consumption. (APC)

Additional TechRepublic resources


Removing a single point of failure: Creating a second EC2 machine on AWS

Nick Hardiman addresses the single point of failure with his lone Amazon EC2 machine. He creates a second VM by cloning the AMI. Read more

Barriers to cloud adoption for healthcare practitioners

Aditi Roy Ghatak discusses the primary issues that complicate cloud technology use in the healthcare industry and the compelling reasons to overcome these obstacles. Read more

Google Sites as an enterprise intranet platform

Ian Hardenburgh considers the advantages and disadvantages of Google Sites for use as an enterprise intranet. Read more

The rise of the app store, and the frustrated enterprise

The BYOD movement can be challenging for CIOs in a number of ways. Scott Lowe has some suggestions for how to handle it. Read more

Drupal: How a dorm room tech project became a global phenomenon

The creator of the CMS Drupal reveals how the platform got started by accident and why being open source is the key to its success. Read more

Featured multimedia


Barclays Pingit: Money goes mobile

The cashless society moved one step closer today with the launch of an app in the UK that allows smartphone users to send money from their handset. View on site

Featured Webcast

Live Webcast: Top Considerations for Effective Managed Security for 2012 and Beyond

Register for this webcast, Top Considerations for Effective Managed Security for 2012 and Beyond, to learn more about what you can do to keep your network protected for years to come.

Today's recommended downloads

Live Webcast: Fast and Efficient Business Security Strategies (GFI Software)

Improved Cooling Strategies for IT Wiring Closets (APC by Schneider Electric)

Preventing Data Corruption in the Event of an Extended Power Outage (APC by Schneider Electric)

Prevent Your Next Server Room Mishap With Proper Monitoring (APC by Schneider Electric)

Eco-mode: Benefits and Risks of Energy-saving Modes of UPS Operation (APC by Schneider Electric)

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