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Cloud Trademarks

Dell’s Notice of Allowance for ‘cloud computing’ CANCELED

No sooner do I finish posting about Dell, USPTO and ‘Trademark Insanity’ than does USPTO go an update the status of the offending trademark: Current Status: The Notice of Allowance for this application was canceled. So much for ‘we now have six months to file our statement of use for the trademark, and will decide […]

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Cloud Trademarks

Dell, USPTO and ‘Trademark Insanity’

It’s not even been a week since I revealed my discovery of Dell’s trademark application #77139082 in the cloud-computing Google Group, and a few weeks since I actually discovered it. I was too busy at the time trying to find a consensus definition and write an encyclopaedic reference for cloud computing to worry about a […]

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Cloud

The case against ‘private clouds’ – a [counter]example

In my last post (The future of cloud computing – an army of monkeys?) I took exception to the concept of a ‘private cloud’, as presented by a number of hardware & software vendors who would have us believe that it is ‘any large, intelligent and/or reliable cluster‘ (typically while trying to sell the same). […]

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Cloud

The future of cloud computing – an army of monkeys?

I don’t care if my cloud computing architecture is powered by a grid, a mainframe, my neigbour’s desktop or an army of monkeys, so long as it’s fast, cheap, and secure. There’s been a good deal of confusion of late between the general concept of cloud computing, which I define as “Internet (‘Cloud’) based development […]

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Cloud

The Cloud and Cloud Computing consensus definition?

“Cloud Computing is the realisation of Internet (‘Cloud’) based development and use of computer technology (‘Computing’) delivered by an ecosystem of providers.” It’s amazing that such a simple concept has caused so much confusion, but having spent the last few days reviewing the recent discussions it seems many are falling into the trap of trying […]

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Cloud

Google Apps – On in 60 seconds (HQ Quicktime MOV)

For those who liked the Google Apps – On in 60 seconds video (YouTube) you can also download the high quality original hosted ‘in the cloud’ on Amazon S3.

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Cloud Lab

Google Apps – On in 60 seconds

To celebrate today’s Google Apps launch here’s a screencast I whipped up showing just how easy it is with Google Apps to get ‘On in 60 seconds’: Update: On advice from Dave Girouard (VP, Google Enterprise) we’ve changed the name to ‘On in 60 seconds’ from the somewhat less enthralling ‘Setting up Google Apps’. Update: Thanks […]