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Does Private SaaS Make Any Sense?

Last week, I had a twitter discussion with James Watters of Silicon Angle about the idea of Private SaaS. He is of the strong opinion that Private SaaS is meaningless. Even though I share his opinion on it, I am not religious about having multi-tenancy as the requirement in the definition of SaaS. The biggest […]

RemotePC Launches RemotePC Lite – Converts Your PC to Your Personal Cloud Storage

RemotePC (, the remote access service from Pro Softnet Corp, recently launched RemotePC Lite, a free service that transforms your PC into your personal cloud accessible from anywhere. Cloud Storage can be used in different ways. One of them would clearly be to use your PC or Mac as the centralized server, or the cloud, […]

US Government Launches Cloud Application Store, But The Toughest Questions Remain Unanswered

Yesterday, in a speech given at the NASA Ames Research Center (watch it on YouTube), the US federal CIO Vivek Kundra announced the launch of, the GSA storefront to give federal agencies access to cloud services. This has been in the making for a while and the launch was originally scheduled during the Gov […]

Unisys Poll Shows Security Concerns as Leading Cause of User Hesitancy in Adopting Cloud Computing

According to an online poll recently conducted by Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS), security and data privacy concerns remain the most significant impediment to the adoption of cloud computing among enterprise users. Of the 312 respondents, 51 percent cited security and data privacy concerns when answering the question, “What do you see as your greatest barrier […]

InstallFree Leads Industry Support for Windows 7, Enables Deployment of Virtualized Applications Without Repackaging

InstallFree, Inc., developer of platform application virtualization solutions for enterprise desktop environments, today announced that the latest version of its flagship product, InstallFree Bridge, enables deployment of Win 7 without application repackaging and also extends support for 64-bit environments. The company continues to advance its core product with extended capabilities, enabling key strategic partners to […]

Twitter Breach Revives Cloud Security Fears

Some interest groups are urging Los Angeles to rethink its plan to implement Google Apps. Last month’s breach of a hosted Google Apps implementation used by Twitter Inc. has heightened fears in some quarters that cloud computing could pose significant security and privacy risks to users. The Twitter breach gave a hacker access to confidential […]

Will Cloud Computing Kill the Data Center?

I’m consistently hearing that cloud computing is the "data center killer." That sentiment typically comes from cloud computing providers, but now it’s coming from some in the press and analyst community as well. I figured I would set the record straight here, and reflect upon some of the key issues. So, will cloud computing kill […]

Cloud Computing, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Podcast with Siamak Farah from InfoStreet – August 5, 2009 – Episode 90

In episode 90, Douglas Brown interviews Siamak Farah, Founder and CEO of InfoStreet. Douglas and Siamak discuss the InfoStreet solution along with a discussion in to the good, the bad, and the ugly of Cloud Computing. Douglas puts Siamak on the hot seat to discuss the many potential pit falls of cloud computing and SaaS.   Siamak does […]

Forrester: A Close Look At Cloud Computing Security Issues

Organizations are increasingly looking to cloud computing to improve operational efficiency, reduce headcounts, and help with the bottom line. But security and privacy concerns present a strong barrier-to-entry. In an age when the consequences and potential costs of mistakes are rising fast for companies that handle confidential and private customer data, IT security professionals must […]

InstallFree and IP Services Join to Deliver Software Industry’s First Audit-Compliant Virtual Applications in the External Cloud

InstallFree’s Unique Application Virtualization Solution Enables SaaS Vendor to Meet Audit and Compliance Standards in the External Cloud with SAS 70 Service InstallFree, Inc., developer of platform application virtualization solutions for enterprise desktop environments, today announced its technology partnership with IP Services, provider of managed services for ISVs via Software as a Service (SaaS). IP Services […]

Creating a Server Management Group Policy on Windows Server 2003

Edited June 19, 2009 to create the initial group policy in the Group Policy Objects node in the Group Policy Management Console.  Too many group policy novices were locking themselves out of their Servers before I could finish Part 3. Creating a server management group policy is a critical task that needs to be completed […]

Ericom Announces Desktop Virtualization (VDI) Support for Virtual Iron 4.5

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Combined solutions provide robust and cost-effective platform for enterprise-wide desktop virtualization Ericom Software, a global leader in Virtualization and Application Access solutions, today announced that it now supports version 4.5 of Virtual Iron’s bare metal server virtualization and virtual infrastructure management solution.   The combined solution enables central management and delivery of virtual desktops from […]

How To Be PCI Compliant in Cloud Computing

I kicked off a bit of a dust storm some months ago when I wrote a tongue-in-cheek post titled "Please Help Me: I Need a QSA to Assess PCI/DSS Compliance In the Cloud."  It may have been a little contrived, but it asked some really important questions and started some really good conversations on my […]

New VMware vShield Zones to Deliver Security and Compliance Across the Datacenter

Today at VMworld Europe 2009, VMware announced VMware vShield Zones, a new security virtual appliance for the virtual datacenter operating system (VDC-OS) that will enable strict compliance with security policies and industry regulations for user data as customers adopt cloud computing with virtual environments for increased efficiency and flexibility. Previously, compliance required diverting network traffic […]

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