Confronting the Challenges of Cloud Computing

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Today on Tom's IT Pro: Security in the Cloud: The Business Challenge, Intel's Ultrabooks: The Laptop’s Last Hurrah?, and Contest: Win a Microsoft IT Certification Exam Voucher.

Tom's IT ProTom's IT ProToday on Tom's IT Pro: Security in the Cloud: The Business Challenge, Intel's Ultrabooks: The Laptop’s Last Hurrah?, and Contest: Win a Microsoft IT Certification Exam Voucher.

As we all know, Cloud solutions fundamentally shift the way that computing services are delivered. With this new reality comes a whole series of challenges for businesses and IT professionals. Tom’s IT Pro Been There, Done That columnist Laura Paoletti outlines these challenges in her latest article, Security in the Cloud: The Business Challenge.

As the veteran IT professional and executive points out, although the biggest driver to Cloud computing is cost savings, the business challenge is the ability to address data protection, compliance, and loss of governance.  Laura delves deeply into all these factors in the article.

Also today on Tom’s IT Pro, Bestofmedia Editorial Director Barry Gerber wonder’s if Ultrabooks, those relatively expensive thin little laptops backed by Intel, is the last hurrah for the laptop. While Barry can understand why someone would want one, he thinks they’re a bit of an anachronistic luxury in the age of tablet computing.

Contest Update

IT Training and certfication expert Ed Tittel has been running a contest out of his Tom’s IT Pro blog, Making It in IT - Certification & Training. The contest will give away up to nine  Microsoft exam vouchers (retail value $150 each).

We have nine of these vouchers to give away, but Ed hasn't yet received nine applications. Head over here to read the contest blog post to fill out the application and apply. We still have two more to give away than we have applicants, so we can only say the odds are “very good” that if you do apply, you might actually get something to show for it.

James Alan MillerJames Alan Miller

James Alan Miller is Managing Editor of Tom's IT Pro. He is a veteran technology journalist with over seventeen years of experience creating and developing magazine and online content. Founding editor of numerous business and enterprise computing sites at the internet.com network, James headed up the After Hours section at PC Magazine, as well as hardware and software sections of various Windows publications.

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