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Effectively and Securely Using the Cloud Computing Paradigm – Excellent Presentation from the NIST

Peter Mell and Tim Grance of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) put together one of the best presentations I’ve seen recently and it’s available below from Slideshare. The NIST is one of the non-regulatory agencies that are part of the U.S. Department of Commerce and concentrates on measurement science, standards and technology to enhance economic security.

The presentation is broken down into Part 1 which focuses on the effective and secure use of Cloud Computing, with Part 2 concentrating on Cloud Computing resources, Case Studies and Security Models. The ultimate compliment of any presentation’s concepts and content are that it gets adopted into vendors’ presentations, and it’s been happening often to this specific deck.

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IDC Predictions 2010 and the Cloud Computing Landscape

International Data Corporation (IDC) does a consistently excellent job summarizing their IT predictions and then regularly critiquing them throughout the year.

In the following five minute video, Frank Gens, Senior VP and Chief Analyst, discusses the top10 predictions most impacting IT in 2010. Included is an assessment of cloud computing’s extensive adoption and growth. If you are interested in downloading the predictions please visit the microsite IDC has created for this series. It’s excellent.

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Video Explains Fundamentals of SaaS

Videos abound online explaining Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and its underlying concepts. Many however are written and produced to promote applications, services and platforms and certain key concepts are often not covered.

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