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October 18, 2010 | Volume 5 Issue 17

ISSUE HIGHLIGHTS

TOP STORY: The Many Facets of Cloud Computing
FEATURED ARTICLE: Technology Focus: Human Resources Applications Help You Keep Your Peeps
NEWS HIGHLIGHT Key Information Systems Announces New Denver Office
FORUM: Help! Remote Printer Setup on a Windows Server
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Feature Article - Analysis
 
The Many Facets of Cloud Computing

If you are a little fuzzy on what cloud computing today actually means, this interview with IBM cloud expert Bruce Otte may prove enlightening.

chris_smithWritten by Chris Smith

IBM issued a news release several months ago that reported the results of a survey measuring system administrator preferences regarding cloud computing services. As it turned out, IBM's cloud services were preferred over those of other providers, the survey found. We began to reflect on the terms "private cloud" versus "public cloud" mentioned in the release and realized the definitions weren't clear to us. So we invited Bruce Otte, IBM senior marketing manager, Enterprise Initiatives, Cloud Computing, to elaborate on the different types of clouds. The results are quite revealing, since cloud technology is still evolving. Following is the first in a two-part edited interview, conducted last August but published here for the first time, in which Otte explains the current state of cloud computing and the jargon that has grown to describe it.


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Feature Article - Application Software
 
Technology Focus: Human Resources Applications Help You Keep Your Peeps

HR apps help enterprises track and manage their work force. On IBM Power Systems, you have an array of choices.

john_gristWritten by John Ghrist

It goes without saying that what makes enterprises function is the people who make it up. That makes managing an entity's staff a key function. Human resources (HR) applications help companies automate many of those management tasks and can be a crucial factor in maintaining a satisfied workforce.


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