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Adhunik Group Moves its HRMS Onto the Cloud

Here's how Sanjeev Kumar, CIO, Adhunik Group successfully managed to bring the CEOs and department heads of the various business units and plants onto the same page.

How iStream Took the Infrastructure Risk out of the Equation with the Cloud

iStream's co-founder and CTO, Chellappa Dhanukodi took on the challenge of getting iStream off to a great start by opting for Amazon’s cloud service. The Indian company is now confident of providing users with seamless and highly available video streaming capabilities.

Avoiding Vendor Lock-in – ITC Shows the Way

Vendor lock-in is a treacherous shackle that restrains most enterprises’ IT systems, thereby restricting business growth. Read on to know how the ITC Hotel Group found a way to break this shackle.

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Feature

Amazon, Microsoft, Google Heat up Cloud Wars

Google, Amazon and Microsoft have all made strategic moves to gain cloud market share -- and the 'cloud wars' are only getting started.

10 Cloud Security Startups to Watch in 2014

The market for cloud security tools is expected to grow significantly in the coming year. Here are 10 cloud security startups that could help boost cloud adoption in 2014 and beyond.

2014 Forecast for Cloud Computing

Cloud computing has proven to be one of the great disruptive technologies of our time, and the effects of its increasing adoption and maturation will ripple out through 2014. Here are 10 predictions for how the cloud will impact IT in the coming year.

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How-To

5 Tips to Keep Your Data Secure on the Cloud

So with all the legal uncertainty around cloud you simply have no choice but to take control and be responsible for your own data. Here are five data privacy protection tips to help you tackle the issue of cloud privacy.

From Small to Big: 5 Tips for Managing Clouds at Scale

Cloud users say scaling up a cloud is hard. We look at some tips and tricks for such users.

How to Promote Harmony Between Marketing and IT

Want to promote harmony between marketing and IT? Try these steps.

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Interview

One-on-one with Kaseya’s Global CEO Yogesh Gupta

Computerworld India took some one-on-one time with Kaseya’s new CEO Yogesh Gupta, to discuss where he wants to take Kaseya in the coming years and how he plans to do it.

VMware’s Cloud R&D Chief Talks Hybrid Cloud

Ray O'Farrell, Corporate Senior Vice President for Cloud Infrastructure R&D at VMware on why VMware does not want to miss the ‘hybrid cloud’ boat.

Rackspace CTO Retorts to Gartner’s Disapproval of OpenStack

Alan Perkins, the CTO of Rackspace Asia Pacific, was named by The Australian as one of the Top 20 people to watch in technology in 2012. Perkins shared his thoughts on the future of OpenStack, new generation cloud computing technologies and responded to a recent statement by a Gartner analyst that made light of OpenStack.

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Computerworld Tech Update: 02 - 06 December, 2013

In this roundup of tech news from ComputerWorld for the week 02 - 06 December, 2013, we talk about Amazon Drone, Twitter fake followers, Indian Smartphone market, Botnet and Google's Compute Engine.

Computerworld Tech Update: 18 - 22 Nov, 2013

In this roundup of tech news for the week 18 - 22 November, 2013 we talk about Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, Salesforce.com and the Indian IT market.

Computerworld Tech Update: 28 - 31 Oct, 2013

In this roundup of tech news for the week 28 - 31 October, 2013 we talk about Infosys, Dell, cyber crime and enterprise cloud.

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News

Google Steps up Competition with Amazon, Expands Cloud Platform to Asia

Google has expanded its Cloud Platform to include locally hosted computing capacity, storage and data bases for the Asia-Pacific region.

Big Data Drives 47% Growth for Top 50 Public Cloud Companies

Big data analytics are driving rapid growth for public cloud computing vendors with revenues for the top 50 public cloud providers shooting up 47% in the fourth quarter last year to $6.2 billion.

McAfee Releases its Heartbleed Checker

McAfee has released a free 'Heartbleed checker' to help internet users easily gauge their susceptibility to the Heartbleed Bug.

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Opinion

In Public Cloud Computing Fight, the Gloves Come Off

Price cuts from Amazon, Google and Microsoft support predictions that the public cloud computing market is a race to the bottom -- for pricing, that is. Customers will no doubt benefit, but cloud providers who aren't one of those three companies should be prepared for a long, hard war of attrition.

Best Practices for Cloud Storage Migration

The advantages and benefits of cloud data storage are quite obvious, and it is not hard to see why such services have immensely grown in popularity. Companies of all sizes can reap the benefits of cloud storage for a number of reasons.

Why Major Misconceptions Surround the Enterprise Public Cloud

Enterprise IT spending stalled in 2013 (though it will likely pick back up in 2014). Many say it's because enterprises have less to spend, but columnist Rob Enderle thinks it's because they've been spending a bit foolishly -- by reimbursing users for personal cloud services instead of examining cheaper ways to provide the same services themselves.

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Slide-Show

Datacenters in the Weirdest Places

A peek into some of the most unusual data center locations in the world. Here are 13 data centers that are built in unusual locations like mines, ships, trucks and even a nuclear collidor. Taking about common wisdom, eh?

12 Hybrid Cloud Security Products to Watch

Twelve security products you can buy for your hybrid cloud whether they run on-premise, in the cloud or a little of both.

The World's Coolest Data Centers

We look to highlight some of the most innovative and unique data centers on the planet

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