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Category: UC3 News | by: admin on 17 October 2012 (0 Comments)

By Kenneth Ho, Cloud Security Alliance 17-Oct-2012 The promise of cloud computing has piqued the interest of many IT executives. It has garnered many raving fans as well as skeptical critics, exhorting and scorning the promises and pitfalls of cloud. In today’s enterprises, no matter which part of the world or what business you are, strive to do three things simultaneously, sustain existing products [...]


      
Category: UC3 News | by: admin on 17 October 2012 (0 Comments)

Is cloud computing necessarily a cheaper way to run business workloads than traditional compute? At the CIO Executive Summit 2012 held in Hong Kong last month, a Fujitsu executive suggested that “The unit of cloud is no less expensive that a unit of traditional compute.” This can be a puzzling statement. Don’t cloud vendors, and occasionally, some CIOs, speak about the dramatic cost savings [...]


      
Category: UC3 News | by: admin on 17 October 2012 (0 Comments)

By Asia Cloud Forum editors 17-Oct-2012 Allowing staff  to telecommute or work from home is a way to establish the work-life harmony and consequently, improve productivity and employee retention. That’s why 87% of Singapore employers polled by specialist recruitment firm, Robert Half, have allowed staff to telecommute.   The Singapore percentage is higher than  the global average of 79% in the survey of 1,777 [...]


      
Category: UC3 News | by: admin on 17 October 2012 (0 Comments)

Microsoft releases cloud security readiness tool By Asia Cloud Forum editors 17-Oct-2012 Microsoft has made available a Cloud Security Readiness Tool, which organizations can use to understand their systems, processes, policies and practices and improve their current IT state, learn relevant industry regulations, and receive guidance on evaluating cloud adoption.   “Many of the companies that want to transition to the cloud would like simple, [...]


      
Category: UC3 News | by: admin on 17 October 2012 (0 Comments)

By Asia Cloud Forum editors 17-Oct-2012 Singapore’s Building and Construction Authority (BCA) and the Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) have jointly developed a dedicated green building rating system for data centers. Grace Fu, Singapore’s Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office and Second Minister for Environment and Water Resources and Foreign Affairs launched the Green Mark for Data Centers at the recent International Green Building Conference [...]


      
Category: UC3 News | by: admin on 17 October 2012 (0 Comments)

By Khoo Boo Leong 17-Oct-2012 Information, many agree, is the lifeblood of business. But today’s volume, velocity and variety of structured and unstructured data could leave businesses with either analysis paralysis or poor situation awareness.   Addressing this business challenge, Singapore’s Agency for Science, Technology and Research and Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore opened the Business Analytics Translational Centre recently to help companies use cutting-edge [...]


      
Category: UC3 News | by: admin on 17 October 2012 (0 Comments)

CVCA becomes a founding sponsor of a groundbreaking directory of Canadian cloud services suppliers; agreement helps both Canadian investors and tech entrepreneurs to accelerate time to success.  October 16, 2012, TORONTO — Canadian IT research firm IT Market Dynamics and Canada’s Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (CVCA) have announced a new partnership designed to expand connections between Canadian cloud computing entrepreneurs and Canada’s [...]


      
Category: UC3 News | by: admin on 16 October 2012 (0 Comments)

By Asia Cloud Forum editors 17-Oct-2012 Singapore’s Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*Star) and the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) have set up Business Analytics Translational Centre (BATC) to help companies gain insights about their business and drive bottom-line growth using cutting-edge business analytics tools.   A Bloomberg survey last year found that 97% of companies with revenues of more than US$100 million were [...]