Cloud computing is clearly here to stay. But these factors could make the transition a bumpy one.
FORTUNE -- Earlier this week, portions of Amazon's cloud computing service crashed, impairing Foursquare, Netflix and Instagram as well as millions of users. While service was quickly restored, it marked the second major incident of its kind in the last six months -- and that is raising concerns with some.
Putting parts or all of MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Aug 12, 2011 1:02 PM ET
Will popular services like Dropbox and Box.net be rendered useless with the emergence of Apple's cloud-based services? Hardly, they say.
FORTUNE -- When Steve Jobs took the wraps off iCloud earlier this week, many cheered. Apple was finally charging into the cloud space with a service that could stand up to recent offerings from Google (GOOG) and Amazon (AMZN), providing storage of music, photos, videos, apps and other documents with quick MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jun 9, 2011 12:29 PM ET
Venture capitalists are hungrier than ever for next big startup, leading them to make some eye-popping investments -- which, for once, may be entirely justifiable.
By Aaron Levie, contributor
FORTUNE -- Having just closed a fourth round of funding, raising $48M from Andreessen Horowitz and other notable investors, I have the dubious distinction of having pitched Box more than a few dozen times on Sand Hill Road over the past five years. MOREApr 11, 2011 2:36 PM ET
Andreessen Horowitz and others send a big signal that web-based enterprise software startups are gaining clout with their latest investment.
Back in 2005, Aaron Levie and Dylan Smith were college dropouts with a collective $11,000 and a not-so-sexy startup idea for an online storage and collaboration service. Today, the entrepreneurial duo announced that their company, Box.net, has closed a whopping $48 million series D funding round.
The large investment is the latest sign MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Feb 24, 2011 12:19 PM ET
With the rise of cloud and social, it's time for the IT department to change the way they work -- and become company heroes.
By Aaron Levie, contributor
On a daily basis, a select group of individuals are making technology decisions on behalf of their entire organization. They're implementing services to solve real business problems, sometimes under the guidance of their IT department, but most often on their own. For the MOREJan 16, 2011 9:41 AM ET
C-level positions don't get created overnight. So what is it about the cloud computing revolution that merits a seat in the executive suite?
The cloud: A once, well, hazy term that describes the increasingly vast array of software, applications, and data storage tools that live not on users' home PCs but on the Internet, is taking form. Cloud computing, as tech companies would have us understand it, encompasses all kinds of MOREShelley DuBois, writer-reporter - Dec 6, 2010 1:21 PM ET
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