Cloud Computing 2011 - Special Report

  • Live Blog: Steve Jobs Introduces Apple's iCloud
    By: Jon Fortt
    Monday, 6 Jun 2011 | 3:12 PM ET
    Apple WWDC 2011

    Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference kicks off today in San Francisco at the Moscone center. Chief Executive Steve Jobs is expected to deliver the keynote address at 10 a.m. PT (1 p.m. ET), and is expected to announce several new software offerings.

Consumers and the Cloud

  • Reducing Security Risks in Cloud Computing Thursday, 2 Jun 2011 | 10:58 AM ET

    Security breaches  highlight the need for cloud customers to perform better due diligence and for a standard set of best practices to instill confidence that data will be handled reliably.

  • iTunes

    Amazon, Google and Apple are among the companies that will fight to dominate the consumer cloud technology space, primarily through music storage platforms.

The Business of the Cloud

  • Why Apple's iCloud Announcement Matters
    By: Jon Fortt
    Monday, 6 Jun 2011 | 9:49 AM ET

    Some people will tell you that because the oddsmakers aren't expecting a new iPhone from Apple today, this Steve Jobs keynote isn't a very big deal. They're wrong. This is the most important Apple announcement in recent memory.

  • Cloud Computing 101: Learning the Basics
    By: Mark Koba
    Thursday, 2 Jun 2011 | 11:03 AM ET

    The technology  may be just a marketing tool or a true innovation but whatever cloud computing is, many people don't understand the concept. So here's brief  question and answer session  to get you in the know.

  • Executives are buzzing about the potential appreciation of their cloud investments, as the technology takes off.

  • How Cloud Technology Can Cut Energy Costs Thursday, 2 Jun 2011 | 11:00 AM ET
    Professor Stephen Hawking

    While growing computing demand will mean more energy consumption, wider use of cloud computing technology will prove to be a net benefit to the environment over the longer term, say industry watchers.

  • Corporate America Embraces The Green Data Server Friday, 15 Apr 2011 | 2:53 PM ET

    With ever-increasing amounts of data being generated, energy-thirsty data centers are quickly becoming many firms’ most important green initiative.


  • Companies Climbing to the Cloud Thursday, 2 Jun 2011 | 11:04 AM ET
    While there's a lot of general confusion about what, exactly, cloud computing is, identifying the industry's big players isn't too difficult. Some have very public faces. Others operate in the background. But they all play a key part in this emerging field, which is just as important to less-than-thrilling business necessities as it is to your home entertainment. And a fair number of players have a foot in both ponds.

    While there's a lot of general confusion about what, exactly, cloud computing is, identifying the industry's big players isn't too difficult.


  • The Future of Cloud Computing     Wednesday, 25 May 2011 | 1:40 PM ET

    The future of cloud computing and which companies stand to gain or lose from this technology, with Larry Haverty, Gabelli Global Multimedia Trust Fund; Lance Ulanoff, PCMag.com; and CNBC's Jon Fortt.

  • Profiting from Cloud Technology     Wednesday, 25 May 2011 | 3:51 PM ET

    Analysis of companies that will profit from cloud computing, as well as what it means to the tech sector's future, with Larry Haverty, Gabelli Global Multimedia Trust Fund; Lance Ulanoff, PCMag.com; and CNBC's Jon Fortt.

  • BMC Cloud Strategy     Tuesday, 24 May 2011 | 8:20 PM ET

    Robert Beauchamp, chairman of the board and CEO of BMC Software discusses the firm's latest earnings report.

  • Amazon’s Cloud Music Service     Tuesday, 29 Mar 2011 | 4:24 PM ET

    CNBC's Jon Fortt reports on Amazon's controversial launch of a cloud music service.

  • Symantec CEO Talks Cloud     Wednesday, 16 Feb 2011 | 11:35 AM ET

    The future of Internet security, an assessment of the risks, and a look at the company, with Enrique Salem, Symantec president/CEO and CNBC's Jon Fortt.

  • Andrew Pickup, chief operating officer at Microsoft APAC says despite the apprehension from small companies in Asia to adopt cloud computing, the business is growing aggressively in the region as much as 40% growth per annum.

  • Alliance Bernstein on Cloud Trends     Thursday, 14 Apr 2011 | 3:05 PM ET

    Catherine Wood, AllianceBernstein, with a look at what she sees in future trends. Cloud computing, energy transformation, and Web 2.0 are among the "themes" she's currently watching.


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