What Is Cloud Computing? "What's the cloud?" "Where is the cloud?" "Are we in the cloud now?!" These are all questions you've probably heard (and not just from Amy Poehler in Best Buy's Super Bowl ad) or even asked yourself. The term "cloud computing" is everywhere, and PCMag is here to explain it. In the simplest terms, cloud computing means storing and accessing data and programs over the Internet instead of your computer's hard drive. The Past, Present, and Future of Data Storage As we approach the end of 2011 and look forward to another year, we pause to reflect on the long history of data storage. Mankind's ability to create, process, store, and recall information is light years ahead of the days of cave paintings and engravings on stone tablets. Vast amounts of information can be stored on drives smaller than your thumb, and data centers are cropping up at an increasingly high rate. What does the future of data storage hold?
Google misses deadline in high-profile L.A. deal By John Letzing, MarketWatch SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Roughly nine months after Google Inc. edged out rival Microsoft Corp. to win a high-profile contract to supply email and collaboration software to the City of Los Angeles, the company has missed a June deadline for full implementation due to lingering security concerns. The delay is a setback for one of Google's most strategic businesses, and an illustration of troubles that large organizations can encounter as they shift to a so-called "cloud computing" model, in which data and applications are stored and accessed online. Google's /quotes/zigman/30194416/delayed/quotes/nls/goog GOOG -1.71% failure to have all municipal employees outfitted with Google Apps by the June 30 deadline will have the company and its implementation partner reimbursing L.A. for extra costs, as the city continues to rely on former supplier Novell Inc. , according to Los Angeles Chief Technology Officer Randi Levin.
PubsSPs NIST uses three NIST Special Publication subseries to publish computer/cyber/information security and guidelines, recommendations and reference materials: SP 800, Computer Security (December 1990-present): NIST's primary mode of publishing computer/cyber/information security guidelines, recommendations and reference materials (SP 800s are also searchable in the NIST Library Catalog); SP 1800, NIST Cybersecurity Practice Guides (2015-present): A new subseries created to complement the SP 800s; targets specific cybersecurity challenges in the public and private sectors; practical, user-friendly guides to facilitate adoption of standards-based approaches to cybersecurity; SP 500, Computer Systems Technology (January 1977-present): A general IT subseries used more broadly by NIST's Information Technology Laboratory (ITL), this page lists selected SP 500s related to NIST's computer security efforts. Note: Publications that link to dx.doi.org/... will redirect to another NIST website.
How Cloud Computing Works - HowStuffWorks Let's say you're an executive at a large corporation. Your particular responsibilities include making sure that all of your employees have the right hardware and software they need to do their jobs. Buying computers for everyone isn't enough -- you also have to purchase software or software licenses to give employees the tools they require. OrientDB Manual 1.7.8 This is a comparison page between GraphDB projects. To know more about the comparison of DocumentDBs look at this comparison. We want to keep it always updated with the new products and more features in the matrix. If any information about any product is not updated or wrong, please change it if you've the permissions or send an email to any contributors with the link of the source of the right information. The products below all support the TinkerPop Blueprints API at different level of compliance. Below the supported ones.
DATA Report 2011 With fewer than 1,000 days to go until the 2015 deadline for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), ONE’s new Special Report Tracking Development Assistance, explores overall trends in official development assistance (ODA) and shows how donor countries are doing in their efforts to support Africa. This special briefing follows on from ONE’s main 2013 DATA Report report, Financing the Fight for Africa’s Transformation, published in May. Using preliminary OECD DAC data on development assistance for 2012, ONE reveals that global aid flows declined for a second year in a row, taking many donors further away from reaching their aid targets, and development assistance to Africa and sub-Saharan Africa was cut disproportionately. Sixteen of the 24 major donor countries reduced their aid to the region last year. Despite a challenging global economic environment, many poor and middle-income countries are making dramatic progress towards the highly ambitious MDG targets.
4G-Satellite Network Planned for US Next Year - CIO.com - Business Technology Leadership IDG News Service — An investment company has hired Nokia Siemens Networks to build a hybrid 4G-satellite mobile network, called LightSquared, across the U.S. to go live next year. Harbinger Capital Partners, which earlier this year acquired satellite phone service provider SkyTerra, announced on Tuesday it will pay NSN more than US$7 billion over eight years to design, build and operate the network. LightSquared will reach 92 percent of the U.S. population by 2015, the company said. It expects a commercial launch in the second half of 2011, according to the LightSquared website. Harbinger will not offer a service on the LightSquared network itself but will sell access to it on a wholesale basis, allowing for a variety of service providers that could include mobile carriers, cable operators, device makers, retailers and content creators.