While some organizations are still wondering if they should venture into the cloud,  others have already taken the plunge. The Cloud Computing Exchange, Information Management and other SourceMedia publications featured stories about many of the companies that launched or expanded cloud initiatives in 2011. Here’s a small sampling:

ING Bets Big On The Cloud

Firm's project involves building a large hybrid cloud that combines features of public clouds and private data centers, one it will open to other banks to us.

Visiting Nurse Service Cares About Cloud Security

Visiting Nurse Service of New York, the largest not-for-profit home health care organization in the United States, modernizes an IT infrastructure that serves more than 15,000 users by deploying several new software-as-a-service applications.

Direct Edge To Put Historical Data Into Cloud

Direct Edge works to make a database of trade and quote history available online. The EdgeBook Cloud service will allow compliance officers, electronic traders, analysts and academics to retrieve replays of a given market day.

Bank Adds Security Twist To Cloud Computing

An early adopter iPhones and tablets, Needham Bank creates a private cloud to manage its security concerns.

Boeing Builds Marketing Site In The Cloud

Aerospace manufacturer Boeing launches “737 Explained,” a virtual model of the Boeing 737 generated from thousands of high-resolution photographs that create an immersive 3D-like model. Built on the Microsoft Windows Azure cloud platform, 737 Explained is intended to provide prospective customers with a new way to view and understand the aircraft.



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