cloud computing http://www.kplu.org en Facing seismic tech shift, rivals Microsoft and Oracle team up http://www.kplu.org/post/facing-seismic-tech-shift-rivals-microsoft-and-oracle-team <p><em>&nbsp;(Update: Corrects to say Ellison hired investigators to comb through trash of groups sympathetic to Microsoft, not Microsoft's own trash.)</em></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A seismic shift in technology is pushing two longtime&nbsp;</span>archrivals<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to work together. Oracle and Microsoft are announcing a cloud-computing partnership later Monday.</span></p> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 15:22:53 +0000 Ashley Gross 9149 at http://www.kplu.org Facing seismic tech shift, rivals Microsoft and Oracle team up Greenpeace protests cloud servers at Amazon in Seattle http://www.kplu.org/post/greenpeace-protests-cloud-servers-amazon-seattle <p>Calling attention to its recent study showing server farms, the basis for cloud computing, consume as much electricity as small cities, Greenpeace this morning put up a sign on Amazon&#39;s new building in Seattle:</p><p>&quot;How green is your cloud?&quot;</p><p> Thu, 19 Apr 2012 16:06:28 +0000 Jake Ellison 4801 at http://www.kplu.org Greenpeace protests cloud servers at Amazon in Seattle WCO in Seattle: Protecting computer data in "the cloud" http://www.kplu.org/post/wco-seattle-protecting-computer-data-cloud <p>The famous &quot;battle in Seattle&quot; more than a decade ago put the letters &quot;W-T-O&quot; into the collective consciousness. Now most people have at least a vague idea about the role the World Trade Organization plays in regulating international commerce.&nbsp;</p><p>But what about the letters W-C-O?</p><p> Fri, 13 May 2011 21:12:28 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 1580 at http://www.kplu.org WCO in Seattle: Protecting computer data in "the cloud"