"Enterprises everywhere are realizing the inherent benefits of running their
core IT services in the cloud,” said Todd McKinnon, most recently VP of
Engineering at Salesforce.com from 2003 to 2009, and now CEO of the on-demand
identity and access management service, Okta.
"This shift fundamentally requires them to rethink their IT infrastructure
and how their employees access it," McKinnon added. "Okta," he continued, "is
the only enterprise class, on-demand service purpose built to help customer
secure and manage their entire cloud services network and the people who need
access to it, with no professional services required."
McKinnon was commenting on the day that he and his team launched a new
on-demand service to accelerate the secure adoption of Cloud Apps.
Pandora, LiveOps, Enterasys, FusionStorm, and AMAG Pharmaceuticals are the
first to roll out Okta identity... (more)
Google Session at Cloud Expo
Apple is beginning to know how Xerox PARC felt.
Like Apple did to PARC, Google has lifted from Apple again this time on
behalf of Google Apps and set up a Google Apps Marketplace where third
parties can sell business programs that integrate with Google Apps to the two
million companies and 25 million users that have reportedly adopted Google
Apps in the last three years.
The marketplace, which will irritate Microsoft, launched Tuesday with some 50
programs from companies like Intuit and Atlassian and more reportedly coming
from companies like NetSuite... (more)
Google's reportedly admitting that it's met somebody that's bigger, tougher
and even more dominance-minded than it is, namely the Chinese government,
which isn't going to let a little thing like Google leaving the country come
between it and a censored Internet.
Whatever talks Google has had with the Chinese government have apparently
The Financial Times has it from "a person familiar with the company's
thinking" that Google is 99.9% certain to shut down its Chinese search engine
and has drawn up a detailed evacuation plan.
The Chinese government, meanwhile, in a "... (more)
Due to a record increase in the number, quality and breadth of submissions to
the Conference Advisory Board, the organizers of 8th Cloud Expo (June 6-9,
2011) - Cloud Expo New York 2011 - have extended the technical program
through the addition of an all-new "Telcos in the Cloud" track - to
complement the already extensive selection of tracks, including
"Enterprise-Level Cloud Computing," "Federal/Government Cloud Computing,"
"Real-World Virtualization,"Cloud Security & Performance," "The Cloud in
Practice: Case Studies," and the always-popular "Hot Topics" track.
Because the she... (more)
Google is supposed to unveil a beta Chrome OS on a generic Atom-based netbook
Tuesday and put the Google-branded thing into limited circulation in the
run-up to a commercial product next year.
Reportedly no more than 65,000 of this first-stab widget will be made as an
appeal to developers.
Google missed the netbook wave, which receded with the tablet onslaught and
it’s questionable whether the Chrome cloud device can revive it.
Chrome OS doesn’t have the touchscreen facilities needed for a tablet.
Anyway Google’s got Android for tablets.
The Chrome widget is expected to need the... (more)
Judge William Alsup has now definitely said that there ain’t gonna be an
Oracle-Google trial this year.
In place of that disappointment he has proposed that there be a three-phase
trial before the same jury: the first on copyright infringement, the second
on patent infringement, and the third on willfulness/damages.
Oracle and Google have until November 18 to complain.
FOSS Patents says the plan favors Google but that may just be because the
judge believes “that Google is on the losing track, so he may just want to
reduce the degree of certainty on Oracle’s part in order to increa... (more)