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IBM's experiment with group authorship for Cloud Computing interoperability is starting to pay off. Earlier today, Doug Tidwell posted the first draft of a Cloud Computing Use Cases White Paper produced extensively via a new Google group created to help define the various use case requires. The white paper was also released under a Creative Commons License with the intention of remixing for use within other white papers and marketing materials. In an email by Tidwell he said everything in the paper comes from the comments posted on the Google group. But also admits there are several areas that need a lot more discussion. The introduction of the whitepaper states that it utilizes existing customer based scenarios with the goal of highlighting the capabilities and requirements that need to be standardized in a Cloud environment to ensure interoperability, ease of integr... (more)

Google Chrome Based on Webkit?

Reuven Cohen's Blog There has been a lot of excitment around the early announcement that Google will be releasing a new open source web browser on September 2 called Chrome. Slashdot as well a few other blogs are saying the new browser will be based on Webkit, the same basic engine as Mac OS X’s Safari. Also interesting that last week Google renewed their agreement as firefox's default search engine, just in time for the g-browser announcement. According to an article last week on networkworld, "Mozilla generates the bulk of its income from ties to Google, according to the company... (more)

Is Cloud Computing Becoming a National Security Risk?

I'm back from Stockholm and starting to get caught up with my various blog reading. In one of the more interesting posts, Ken Fischer asks a very thought provoking question on his web 2.0 blog, his question is simple yet far reaching, "What would be the economic impact of Google mail going down be?" Fischer says that "In the next 5 years or so, there will be a massive shift from single server to cloud computing as well as an increasing reliance on everything being always up because of the interwoven nature of the semantic web. Websites andwebservers will no longer be individual a... (more)

Federal Government Defining the Expanding World of Cloud Computing

A working definition for cloud computing—a new computer technique with potential for achieving significant cost savings and information technology agility—has been released by a team of computer security experts at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Since the federal government is considering cloud computing as a component of its new technology infrastructure, it is NIST's role to evaluate it and then promote its effective and secure use within government and industry by providing technical guidance and developing standards. The working definition of clou... (more)

Oops, GSA Backs Away From Federal Cloud CTO Appointment

Interesting article on InformationWeek today in which the GSA is backing away from a recent appointment of Patrick Stingley as Federal Cloud CTO. Less than a month and a half after the announcement as federal cloud CTO position, Stingley has returned to his role as CTO of the Bureau of Land Management, with the General Services Administration saying the creation of the new role came too early. According to the statement by GSA CIO Casey Coleman "It just wasn't the right time to have any formalized roles and responsibilities because this is still kind of in the analysis stage, Onc... (more)