Amazon EC2 Infrastructure Fosters Platform as a Service Innovation

Commenting last week on Steve Balmer’s claims on the Microsoft Azure platform got me thinking about some of the differences between the main cloud providers. One of the major strengths of Amazon as a cloud provider is the wide range of services it provides ranging from servers, storage, messaging to payment services. Coupled to this […]
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Microsoft Azure Platform as a Service (PaaS) Stands Out From the Crowd

In a recent interview with Information Week editors Microsoft’s CEO Steve Balmer sent the message that Microsoft is ‘all in’ when it comes to cloud computing. The message Steve Balmer sent regarding Azure in comparison to other cloud providers was interesting, stating that ‘ There is nobody with an offer like ours (Azure) in the […]
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Cloud Computing Technologies: Reducing Risk in a High Risk Environment

Information Week recently published a list of organizations known as the Startup 50. This is a list of new technology companies(less that 5 years old) to watch. The companies were evaluated on a number of criteria including Innovation in technology Business model innovation Business value : lowered costs, increased sales, higher productivity, improved customer loyalty […]
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Cloud Computing Risks

A recent article was published with the headline ‘Cloud Computing Risks Outweigh Reward‘. The article, based on a small amount of data from a survey published by the ISACA, a leader in IT governance, control and assurance, claimed that around 45 percent of IT professionals surveyed said the risks involved in cloud computing outshone any […]
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Cloud Computing Security Concerns

On a recent teach of the Learning Tree Cloud Computing Technologies course, attendees cited security as their primary concern relating to cloud computing. The technical and commercial benefits that cloud computing brings an organisation were eagerly accepted, but security was continuously questioned and put forward as a potential barrier to cloud adoption. On discussing this […]
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