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Issue 5 • Sept.-Oct. 2010

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  • [Front cover]

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  • [Masthead]

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  • Contents

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):2 - 3
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  • Ethics and the Cloud

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):4 - 5
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  • The BP Oil Spill: Could Software be a Culprit?

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):6 - 9
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    No one yet knows what caused the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion that killed 11 workers and poured millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. But considering the fact that offshore oil rigs comprise dozens of complex subsystems that use or are controlled by software, it is possible a software failure could have contributed to this disaster. View full abstract»

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  • State and County GIS Project Fosters Collaboration

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):10 - 13
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    The paper is talking about the collaboration of state and country GIS Project Fosters.The collaboration offer one way of reducing cost with out cutting services.Collaborative relationship between state of Michigan and Oakland Country to develop spatial technology is discussed here. View full abstract»

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  • Time to Push the Cloud

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):14 - 16
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    Cloud computing is a transformative technology with significant potential to solve data-related problems. Cloud computing is a very flexible concept that that includes three major service models - the most well known being software as a service (SaaS), which includes Web services. These Web services perform functions traditionally done with software installed on an individual computer. The second ... View full abstract»

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  • Hot Topics in Cloud Computing

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):17 - 19
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  • Establishing Trust in Cloud Computing

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):20 - 27
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    The paper discussed the emerging technologies that can help address the challenges of trust in cloud computing. Cloud computing provides many opportunities for enterprises by offering a range of computing services. In today's competitive environment, the service dynamism, elasticity, and choices offered by this highly scalable technology are too attractive for enterprises to ignore. These opportun... View full abstract»

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  • Experiments with Storage and Preservation of NASA's Planetary Data via the Cloud

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):28 - 35
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    The computing and storage demands force to optimize and manage complex and often conflicting software engineering challenges. Several domain-specific, independent software solutions have been developed to manage large amounts of data, including grid computing platforms- specifically, data-grid software packages such as the Globus Toolkit, DSpace, and OODT (ObjectOriented Data Technology). In addit... View full abstract»

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  • Network I/O Virtualization for Cloud Computing

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):36 - 41
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    Network I/O virtualization is essential in data-center hosts to provide network connectivity to virtual machines. Learn about this technology and its challenges, as well as new trends for achieving scalable data-center networking for cloud computing. View full abstract»

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  • Interoperable Security Standards for Web Services

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):42 - 47
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    Web services are increasingly being provided and consumed in and between cloud environments. Learn how to leverage various interoperable standards to address security challenges in a cloud or distributed Web services architecture. View full abstract»

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  • Is Your Enterprise Warming Up to Carbon 2.0?

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):48 - 57
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    CIOs and IT professionals should know the status of carbon management systems as well as the evolutionary trend in this software to better position themselves to exploit future opportunities in a low-carbon economy. View full abstract»

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  • Representing our Networks

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):58 - 60
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    In theory, IT professionals use network diagrams throughout the information security lifecycle. When building a new system, we build diagrams that describe the overall architecture, how servers communicate, and wide-area-network (WAN) connectivity. When we assess systems, we use network diagrams to quickly understand the network design and to locate critical assets. And when an incident occurs, a ... View full abstract»

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  • Beyond the Box

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):61 - 64
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    Conventional wisdom leads us to think that we're doing a great job if we've successfully performed our prescribed tasks. Indeed, we are. But to fast track our career, we need to think beyond the box and act like an entrepreneur. Thinking beyond the box is a three-step process - examining the bigger picture, forming a vision, and then marketing the vision. View full abstract»

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IT has emerged as an exciting, robust field unto itself, drawing on applications, data engineering, algorithms, system software, computer systems organization, and other contemporary computer technologies as applied to business problems.

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