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SYS-CON Events announced today that the 8th International Cloud Expo will take place June 6-9, 2011, in New York City. The International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo series is the world's leading Cloud-focused event and is held three times a year, in New York, Silicon Valley and in Europe. Over 600 corporate sponsors and 10,000 industry professionals have participated in Cloud Computing Expo since its inception, more than all other Cloud-related events put together. Cloud Computing Expo 2011 East Call for Papers Deadline November 30, 2010 - SUBMIT YOUR SPEAKING PROPOSAL TODAY! The four-day event will offer a rich array of sessions led by exceptional speakers about the business and technical value of cloud computing with more than 150 sponsors and exhibitors and over 5,000 estimated delegates from well over 48 different countries. Explore Cloud Expo Sponsorship &... (more)

Public and Private Cloud by @MartenMickos at @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps / @HP]

The industry is heated with debates on whether adopting private or public cloud is the smartest, best, cheapest, you name it choice. But this debate is missing the mark. Businesses shouldn't be discussing public vs. private, but rather how can they make the two work together to their greatest advantage. The ideal is to merge on-premise and off-premise into a seamless environment that can be managed as a single entity - a forward-looking stance that will eventually see major adoption. But as of late 2013, hybrid cloud was still "rare," noted Gartner analyst Tom Bittman. In his se... (more)

HP Launches New Home Server for PCs and Macs

HP launched a home server designed for use with both Windows and Mac computers Monday. Based on the Microsoft Windows Home Server platform, the HP MediaSmart Server ex485/ex487 is a central repository for automatically backing up and accessing digital music, videos, photos and documents from multiple computers on a home network. According to HP, the MediaSmart Server automatically organizes files across all PCs, streams media across a home network and the Internet, and publishes photos to popular social networking and photo sharing sites. "A growing number of digital-savvy househ... (more)

HP's Palm Move – Risky or Not?

In a stunning, largely unforeseen move, HP announced that it has shelled out $ 5.70 per share or roughly $1.2 billion to acquire Palm. Arguably a very aggressive and risky move considering that the fact that Palm's market share is about 5% in the U.S. and less than 2% globally. Symbian (Nokia) commands the largest market share in Smartphone environments today while Palm's WebOS lags way behind without any unique position in the market. Looking at HP's prior acquisitions and how they were rebranded almost immediately after purchase -- EDS became HP Enterprise Services and 3Com bec... (more)

Cloud Computing: HP Appoints Brian Humphries for New Growth Markets

 "Fast growing economies represent a significant long-term business opportunity for HP and an important component of our growth strategy," said Apotheker. "Brian's proven track record, excellent leadership skills and broad international experience will help us drive strong business results in these markets and fuel HP's growth." HP on Wednesday appointed Brian Humphries to lead the company's strategy for accelerating revenue opportunities in the world's fastest growing economies. Developing business internationally is one of the key elements of HP's growth strategy outlined by HP... (more)

Apple Unseats HP in Client PCs: Canalys

Apple was the leading worldwide client PC vendor in Q4, pushing HP off its perch, according to Canalys, which unlike Gartner and IDC, doesn't hesitate to lump tablets in with desktops, netbooks and notebooks. It says that since Apple shipped over 15 million iPads and five million Macs last quarter it did 17% of the total 120 million client PCs shipped globally, up 6% year-over-year. Canalys also figures that if tablets are thrown in, the total client PC market grew 16% year-on-year. If they aren't, the client PC market declined 0.4%. Canalys predicts that "HP will struggle to c... (more)