By: Mike Miranda
In this blogpost from The Clear Cloud, Mike Miranda makes clear why cloud technology is too good for companies to pass up.
By: Masum Z. Hasan
Cloud computing has had a great impact on how we access applications, resources, and data. This panel discussion from the 2013 IEEE Global Communications Conference and moderated by Masum Z. Hasan of Cisco addresses issues and challenges associated with cloud network architectures and the supporting big data services and applications.
By: Junaid Arshad
Junaid Arshad, one of our volunteers at IEEE Cloud Computing writes about cloud orchestration: Cloud orchestration services have recently emerged to improve the overall usability of the cloud infrastructures, for example, to simplify user interaction, deployment of instances, and so on. These services allow configuring, managing, maintaining, deploying, and scaling on the cloud.
By: Joe Weinman
In this Q&A with Joe Weinman, author of Cloudonomics: The Business Value of Cloud Computing, the forthcoming book Digital Disciplines, and chair of the IEEE Cloud Computing Intercloud Testbed initiative, Joe shares his take on the Internet of Things -- including challenges, opportunities, key innovations, and more.
By: Susan Karlin
"IEEE Member Mark Davis has devoted the last two decades to advancing technologies for information retrieval, machine learning, and natural-language processing—key elements needed to process and prioritize today’s mountains of data. So it only makes sense that he would also be a driving force in the big-data movement."
By: Kathy L. Grise
"The overarching theme around cloud computing is truly ubiquitous and reaches across not just the computing industry and professionals, but really touches across academia, government, and industry, plus the average, general consumer."
By: Victor M. Larios
"Today half of the world's population is living in urban areas, and cities are growing their infrastructures and services to keep up. Traditionally city governments have different departments to oversee the metropolitan services for citizens; however, departments are not fully communicating their plans and actions, utilizing their services as independent entities."
By: Mary Lynne Nielsen, Technology Initiatives Director, IEEE Standards Association
Innovation across an array of technology areas—personal health device communications, cloud computing, the smart grid, cyber-security and “Big Data” analytics, among them—have helped the global healthcare community to envision a whole new approach to supporting people in staying well. And standards development is helping this e-health vision transform into reality.
By: Salvatore J. Stolfo
Malek Ben Salem
Angelos D. Keromytis
Cloud computing promises to significantly change the way we use computers and access and store our personal and business information. With these new computing and communications paradigms arise new data security challenges. Existing data protection mechanisms such as encryption have failed in preventing data theft attacks, especially those perpetrated by an insider to the cloud provider...
By: Christian Gheorghe
Software integration used to be the customer’s headache in the days of on-premise solutions, but the cloud has changed all that.
By: Alvaro A. Cárdenas , University of Texas at Dallas
Pratyusa K. Manadhata , HP Labs
Sreeranga P. Rajan , Fujitsu Laboratories of America
Big data is changing the landscape of security tools for network monitoring, security information and event management, and forensics; however, in the eternal arms race of attack and defense, security researchers must keep exploring novel ways to mitigate and contain sophisticated attackers.
By: Megan O'Neil
"One hundred and fifty applicants for 30 spots. That was the target as business-school administrators at the University of Texas at Austin laid the groundwork for a new master's-degree program in business analytics. This past fall, they welcomed the inaugural class: 52 students selected from more than 400 applicants. The average GMAT score was 710, highest of any graduate program at the business school. One-year revenue from the self-funded program is projected to total about $1.7-million."
By: Kathy Pretz
New IEEE project aims to make it easier to use multiple clouds
By: Kathy Grise
"For those of you unfamiliar with the IEEE Future Directions Committee (FDC), we are a small team that works to support and cultivate emerging technologies for which IEEE has thought leadership. Each technology is championed by a working group, which organizes activities through outlets such as conferences, educational webinars, newsletters, publications, social media, and standards development."
By: Kathy Grise
"Cloud computing has become such a pervasive topic that it is literally all encompassing and has become an integrated daily part of each and everyone’s lives and environment. Cloud computing capabilities are enabling technologies in life science in especially important ways (by life science I mean "a branch of science (as biology, medicine, and sometimes anthropology or sociology) that deals with living organisms and life processes --usually used in plural")."
By: Joe Weinman
A group of interrelated technologies is redefining how we live and work: cloud computing, big data, mobility, and the Internet of Things. The cloud is at the epicenter of all this activity: big data migrates to the cloud to be sliced and diced; today's tablets, smartphones, and phablets rely on the cloud for services and entertainment ranging from social networking and microblogs to streaming video; and the hyperconnected world of smart grids, biosensors and connected vehicles will rely on the cloud to collect data and then turn down thermostats, alert physicians, or avoid collisions.
By: Lee Garber
Companies have long been using analytics to make sense of the huge amount of data they collect from customers, marketing campaigns, suppliers, and other sources. Businesses are always looking for ways to improve this process and are now beginning to do so by adding a new component: location-based data.
By: Dick Csaplar
Aberdeen research found that companies in Europe adopted Public Cloud computing earlier and use more Cloud services than companies based in North America and, as a result, Europe gains the advantage of reducing their IT spending and headcount.
By: The Daily Fusion
A six-month study led by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) with financial support from Google has found that moving common software applications used by 86 million U.S. workers to the cloud could save enough energy annually to power Los Angeles for a year.
The use of a private cloud allows a company's IT department to exercise more flexibility in terms of controlling the internal environment of their servers. However, there are some skeptical views regarding the use of private cloud by companies and whether it is indeed a viable technology that will deliver the results they expect from using the same in their business.
By: Ian Lumb
Bright Computing offers a broadly applicable cluster management solution for infrastructure both on the ground and in the cloud, as described in this article.
By: Maria R. Lee, Shih Chien University
David C. Yen, Miami University
Taiwan is making massive investments in cloud computing, transforming itself into an advanced developer of cloud technology. Despite its reputation in hardware manufacturing, Taiwan is now gearing up to develop and offer new products and services to the global market.
By: Nir Kshetri
Cloud computing is still in its infancy in India, but as economic and institutional factors improve, it could greatly accelerate India's digitization and transform how cell phones are used. If appropriate measures are adopted at various levels, the cloud might serve as an important catalyst in driving economic and social progress and development in India.
By: San Murugesan
Cloud computing has the power to transform emerging markets by offering access to advanced IT infrastructure and applications that many of them couldn't afford otherwise. An informed understanding of cloud computing and its benefits and limitations are the key to successfully embracing the opportunities this new computing paradigm offers. This article discusses the prospects of clouds in emerging regions and how the stakeholders in emerging regions can successfully embrace cloud computing.
By: Computing Now
Antibiotics, antivirals, NSAIDs -- the list of modern "wonder drugs" goes on and on. And yet many diseases remain resistant to drug therapy, and in other instances, the side effects of drug treatment are as bad as or worse than the disorder. Why, the public wonders, aren't more new and better drugs coming to market?
By: Thoran Rodrigues
As people now focus on the unlimited possibilities of easy access to never ending oceans of data, and on the privacy fears that come from it, we are left to ponder where a technology trend, such as cloud computing, goes after the mainstream. Will Cloud Computing ever be a thing of the past?
By: Alexander Pasik
Alexander Pasik, Staff Executive, IT and CIO, IEEE is a known name in the industry circles. He discusses with SiliconIndia the future of SaaS, the evolving role of a CIO and the hurdles in the path of IEEE.