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Wall Street Firms Eye Cloud Computing to Help Counter Budget Challenges: A joint IBM + SIFMA survey

A joint IBM/Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) survey reveals an increase in the level of interest in new technologies and computing models, in particular cloud computing, as firms seek to overcome budgetary restrictions and skills shortages. By Greg MacSweeney June 24, 2009 A survey of over 350 Wall Street Information Technology (IT) professionals […]

EMC to open Cambridge lab, launch MIT sponsorship deal

EMC Corp. is beefing up its presence in Massachusetts with a new research facility and sponsorship of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab in an effort to better link itself with university research and startups. The Hopkinton storage and information management giant (NYSE: EMC) said Wednesday the Media Lab sponsorship is one of several […]

Oracle CEO Ellison Changes Tack on Cloud Computing

WSJ June 23, 2009 Oracle Corp. Chief Executive Larry Ellison appears to be rethinking “cloud computing,” saying his company was creeping into the space just nine months after he mocked the business model. Many software companies are embracing cloud computing, a broad term for a shift towards paying for technology on a subscription basis, […]

The Role of the CTO & CIO in Cloud Computing

BY REUVEN COHEN JUNE 22, 2009 With the rise of cloud computing the role of the CIO is quickly becoming one of the most important jobs in any well manged business. Information has become a disruptive tool and defining the information architecture while assuring a near realtime access to an ever expanding world of data […]

Cloud Computing: ZDNet’s blog editor Mary Jo Foley will offer an Azure primer

LIVE Event on: Wednesday, June 24, 2009 1:00 PM ET / 10:00 AM PT / 5:00 PM GMT Overview: Azure, Microsoft’s cloud-computing platform, is still a mystery to many Microsoft developers, customers, partners (and even competitors). The final version of Azure is going to launch this fall — with pricing, SLA terms and other details […]