The 10 Biggest Cloud Computing Stories Of 2010 Year Of The Cloud? Many agree that 2010 was the year that cloud computing went from concept to reality. As Michael Cohn, founder of Atlanta-based solution provider Cloud Sherpas told CRN earlier this year: In 2010 the conversation changed from what the cloud is to what it can do for businesses. And there was […]

Salesforce ups ante against Oracle with launch

2011 launch might miff Ellison | Dean Wilson | Dec 7, 2010 Salesforce is to announce a new database hosting service today called at the Dreamforce conference in San Francisco, escalating its rivalry with database supplier Oracle. The database offering is described by Salesforce as “open” and will allow the use of any […]

The Advent of the Cloud

Cloud Computing Journal | Jonathan Ginter | Dec 8, 2010 The Internet is going through a major transformation, shifting from the “Internet as application” to the “Internet as data provisioning system,” and from fixed to mobile platforms like smart phones and tablets. It’s nothing short of a revolution. Traditional forms of web analytics and web […]

10 tips for managing storage for virtual servers and virtual desktops | Eric Siebert | Oct 2010 Server virtualization and virtual desktops can make configuring and managing storage systems a lot tougher. These 10 tips can help ease some of the stress caused by managing storage in a virtual environment. Server and desktop virtualization have provided relatively easy ways to consolidate and conserve, allowing a […]

The 10 Big Stories Of 2010 | Dec 7, 2010 The Biggest Of The Big IT vendors continued to keep the channel on its toes in 2010 with surprise moves, hot new technology and new channel strategies (some greeted warmly by partners, others not so much). Here’s a look back at the 10 big stories that kept CRN readers intrigued. […]’s new (and free) social networking tool

Fortune Tech | Michal Lev-Ram | Dec 8, 2010 At Dreamforce, cloud-guru Marc Benioff converts’s most successful product — social collaboration tool Chatter — from paid to free. Marc Benioff wants to make enterprise software more like Facebook—social, viral and mobile. It’s all part of the CEO’s master plan to extend beyond his […]