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    May 1, 2012

    Universities adopt Avaya Collaborative Cloud
    Enterprise equipment maker Avaya has seen a growing number of colleges and universities adopting Avaya Collaborative Cloud services.
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    Oracle shares cloud computing vision featuring SaaS and PaaS 
    During a series of analyst briefings this week, Oracle has provided additional details of how it plans to play in the cloud computing arena.
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     AGIMO's 'first to be second' aim for the cloud
    The Federal Government will largely leave cloud computing to the current wave of early adopters, jumping in once the second wave of adoption hits, according to Australian Government Information Management...
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    Cloud alliance tackles big data: The Open Data Centre Alliance
    The Open Data Centre Alliance (ODCA) – formed of major end user organisations with a combined annual IT spend of $100 billion plus – which is focussed on the creation of standards...
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    PCI Compliance News: Mobile Security and Identity Management in the Cloud 
    Executive-level security officers at some of the largest global companies have identified four main concerns for 2012: mobile device security, identity management for cloud... 
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    April 30, 2012
       

    Cloud storage: a pricing and feature guide for consumers
    Cloud storage services are cropping up left and right, all enticing their customers with a few gigabytes of storage that sync seemingly anywhere, with any device. 
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    Huawei: Touch-free smartphones and infinite cloud storage are on the way
    Huawei Technologies is aiming to bring touch-free smartphones and more inexpensive cloud storage to users, as the company boosts its research and development spending...
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    Granny army teaches in the cloud
    Jackie Barrow isn't a granny yet but as a retired teacher she felt she might qualify for an advert in The Guardian newspaper calling for volunteers to help teach children in India.
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    Cloud's security and insecurity go on show together 
    This week's Infosec security trade show in London saw the release of a swath of threat reports and risk studies.
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    Adobe announces CS6, $50/month cloud-based service
    Adobe has unveiled the Adobe Creative Suite 6 and Adobe Creative Cloud. 
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    Cloud Computing and its Effects on the CAD Industry
    Over the years it has been observed that every new technology is first looked at with skepticism. Not all the technologies that are newly brought into the market affect the market and their functioning dynamics.
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    April 27, 2012
      

    ePlus Technology Achieves Cisco Cloud Builder Designation
    ePlus inc. (Nasdaq:PLUS - News) announced today that its subsidiary, ePlus Technology, inc., has achieved the Cisco Cloud Builder designation within the Cisco Cloud Partner Program...
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    Linux Foundation Backs 'Open Cloud' With CloudOpen
    As the heavyweights of the IT industry swarm on the OpenStack cloud OS and the OpenFlow networking protocol, there’s a renewed push to avoid vendor lock-in and to also keep the cloud innovative, and the giants of open...
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    Cloud storage: a pricing and feature guide for consumers 
    Cloud storage services are cropping up left and right, all enticing their customers with a few gigabytes of storage that sync seemingly anywhere, with any device. 
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    Cloud Storage: Five Alternatives Compared 
    It's cloud storage week apparently, with Dropbox rolling out an update that improves how its users can share things, Microsoft's SkyDrive getting dedicated desktop apps and a revamped feature...
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    Voice+Data is proud to support the region's largest cloud conference series! 
    Having visited nine major hubs across Asia since November last year, the Asia Cloud Conference series will come to Melbourne, Sydney and Auckland in May.
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    Google Drive Launch Delivers 10 Good Reasons to Try It Out
    Google Drive is all the rage in today’s hotly contested cloud-storage space. The offering, which was first announced on Apr. 24, is widely believed to be the next big answer to services like Dropbox and Box...
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    April 26, 2012
      

    Google says it won't own user data in cloud
    Soon after Google Inc. unveiled its new online storage service Tuesday, some technology bloggers and companies raised concerns over what kind of access... 
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    Infor partners with Amazon to deliver ERP in the cloud
    Infor, a provider of industry specific enterprise applications, has partnered with Amazon Web Services (AWS) in order to deliver its Infor10 Business Cloud as a service to companies worldwide.
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    Infonetics: Cloud and CPE Managed Security Services Forecast to Hit $18 Billion by 2016 
    Market research firm Infonetics Research released excerpts from its recent Cloud and CPE Managed Security Services report, which analyzes and forecasts the market for cloud-based and CPE-based... 
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    Google puts 5GB free Drive storage in the cloud
    Google is providing 5GB of free storage with its Google Drive cloud storage product, which aims to provide a shared online workspace for collaboration.
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    Find out why Australian businesses are moving to the cloud 
    Cloud computing has come out on top in a new report by Regus, with 43 percent of Australian businesses opting for the virtual world in an effort to save money as well as expand.
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    Sony sends 15 million songs to cloud to close iTunes gap     
    Sony Corp. will probably put songs by Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston online in Japan through its streaming music service. 
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    April 20, 2012
          

    Amazon: Era Of Data Centers Ending 
    The era in which most big companies operate their own data centers is coming to a close. Instead they'll turn, slowly but surely, to the cloud. 
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    The five defining characteristics of cloud computing
    For instance, there are myriad variations on the definition of the cloud — William Fellows and John Barr at the 451 Group define cloud computing as... 
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    Cloud Host StratITsphere to Hold Business Hurricane Preparation Conference
    Cloud hosting an data center provider StratITsphere announced on Thursday it will host “MargarITaville,” a business hurricane preparation conference....
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    $4,829 per hour 50,000 core super cluster built on Amazon Web Services for cancer research 
    Cancer research is one of the last areas of human endeavor in which anyone would want to "cut corners." Yet, that’s exactly what scientists must often do...
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    Gemini Exhibits Cloudian Storage Software at Cloud Computing Expo
    Gemini Mobile Technologies KK (Gemini) announced today that it will exhibit Cloudian® at the 3rd Cloud Computing Expo in Tokyo. 
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    Oracle quietly plotting ambitious cloud computing plan 
    During a series of analyst briefings this week, Oracle has provided additional details of how it plans to play in the cloud moving forward.
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    April 19, 2012
         

    Amazon's Secretive Cloud Carries 1 Percent of the Internet
    Amazon’s cloud computing infrastructure is growing so fast that it’s silently becoming a core piece of the internet.
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    Apple Gets Poor Grades From Greenpeace on Its Cloud Cleanliness
    Apple Inc. (AAPL) received low marks from Greenpeace International for the energy use of its iCloud online service, which the environmental organization says doesn’t rely enough on clean sources of electricity.
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    Manila hospital implements cloud-based EHR
    OffSiteCare Resources (OSCR) recently implemented HarmoniMD, its cloud-based EHR, in Mary Johnston Hospital in Manila, Philippines.
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    Is it too late for OpenStack?
    There’s been a lot of news about OpenStack recently — notably a conference dedicated to the open-source cloud-computing platform this week and IBM and Red Hat  signing on to the effort.
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    Levie said Box plans to continue innovating to stay ahead
    Levie said Box plans to continue innovating to stay ahead of the suddenly crowded field of cloud-based document management competitors that includes DropBox.... 
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    How Safe Is Cloud Computing?
    “There are many motivations for why an individual or a company would want to engage in cloud computing,” said Thomas Parenty, managing director... 
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    April 18, 2012
        

    Google to launch cloud storage service next week
    Google Drive, which was expected to arrive in early April, will be launched as early as next week, . The Next Web has reported.
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    Virtustream Offers 'True Consumption-Based' Cloud Platform
    Fresh off of a new round of venture funding, Virtustream is looking to expand its foothold in the enterprise-oriented cloud computing market as the startup continues...
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    Greenpeace says cleaner clouds needed
    Fostered by a convergence with social and mobile cloud solutions, Enterprise IT continues to advance with lightening pace and drive new levels of innovation. 
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    Amazon, Microsoft introduce search as a cloud service 
    Search moves to the forefront as a key component of cloud development, and the main competitors turn out to be Amazon and Microsoft rather than Google...
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    Cloud Provider ViaWest Named 2012 Top Workplace in Denver by the Denver Post
    Cloud computing and web hosting provider ViaWest announced on Tuesday that it has been named a top workplace by the Denver Post. 
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    Fan fave iFixit taps Amazon cloud for new division
    If you’ve ever wanted to see the innards of an iPad or needed help fixing your toilet, you probably know iFixit, the DIY repair site, its popular teardown feature and its Q&A.
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    April 17, 2012
       

    Malaysia Information Technology Report Q2 2012 
    Malaysian IT spending is expected to reach US$5.2bn in 2012, up 4.9%, consolidating a recovery from the impact of the global economic crisis.
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    Make Connections in the Cloud at SuccessFactors' Annual Customer Event 
    SuccessFactors, an SAP company, today officially announcedSuccessConnect 2012, its annual customer networking and learning event. 
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    What’s the big deal about Cloud anyway?
    You may have heard of cloud-computing, or ‘the cloud’. In case you haven’t, cloud simply means software-as-a-service delivered over the internet, like Google Apps.
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    Cloud play a plus in Primus buy
    Primus chief executive Tom Mazerski has revealed plans to unveil cloud services, including software and infrastructure offerings, on the back of its sale this week to M2.
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    5 Tips For Negotiating Cloud Software SLAs
    While negotiating special contract terms is not standard operating procedure in the world of software-as-a-service (SaaS), experts say companies have a much better...
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    Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud Selected by Data#3 for Its Cloud Services 
    Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) announced today that Data#3 Ltd, one of Australia's leading information and communications technology... 
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    April 16, 2012   

    Small Business Advocate: Use power of 'cloud' to improve your firm
    One of the greatest products of human society is the marketplace. Webster defines it as a place where goods and services are offered for sale.
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    VMware Cloud Foundry Plays Disruptive Role 
    VMware celebrated the first anniversary of its Cloud Foundry development platform Wednesday, and during the festivities on Hillview Ave. 
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    SpiderOak launches secure storage cloud for businesses
    Cloud storage service provider SpiderOak is taking on Dropbox, Box and other more established services with what it calls...
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    How to avoid the perils of virtualisation and cloud stall 
    Technologies like virtualisation and cloud computing promise enormous leaps in efficiency and flexibility, but they can lead organizations into a quagmire...
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    VMware Official Fires Back at Open Source Cloud Vendors
    In a blogpost on the company’s website, VMware reminds customers of the company’s market-leading position in private cloud deployments...
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    SOA - yesterdays news or unjustly ridiculed?
    The principles behind Service-Oriented Architectures (SOA) were established long before the Internet became a force, and certainly before the appearance.... 
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    April 13, 2012
         

    Aurix Releases New Version of Cloud Based Analyst
    Aurix, an Avaya company, has rolled out Cloud Based Analyst 1.5, a customer contact software solution that delivers access to unique, speech-based business intelligence via new dashboards.
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    Fetchnotes Launches A Simple, Cloud-Based Note-Taking Service
    Fetchnotes is a promising, lightweight note-taking app for list makers and idea-havers which looks deceptively simple.
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    Cognizant selects Savvis cloud data centre services
    US IT services group Cognizant has selected IT infrastructure services specialist Savvis cloud and data centre services to further expand its capacities to deliver cloud-based services.
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    AICTE is Microsoft's biggest cloud computing client
    Microsoft(MSFT.O) announced its biggest-ever customer for cloud computing - software that it hosts on behalf of clients and delivers over the Internet - after winning a contract to provide...
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    Accenture Sees High Tech Firms Moving To Multiple Business Models
    The cloud changes much more than we have been prepared to admit. The possibilities are just too disruptive and jarring. Resistance may be futile but it’s powerfully busy, nevertheless.
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    VMware wants to be the "Linux of the cloud" 
    VMware said today that it wants to be the "Linux of the cloud." The Linux-ization of cloud software, according to VMware, isn't just about releasing code as open source...
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    April 12, 2012
           

    http://CX.com offers cloud storage, group collaboration
    "The cloud" may seem like an abstract term, but it's really quite simple, and the options available in the cloud are many, as CX.com proves in their ever-expanding offering.
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    MySQL, Twitter and the Data Cloud
    MySQL is receiving mainstream media attention this week with Twitter publicly deciding to open source work on its MySQL database. Of course, the problems we see every day...
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    Flinders floats Cloud options
    Professor Richard Constantine Pro Vice-Chancellor (Information Services) and Chief Information Officer joined Flinders University late last year after 12 years at Swinburne University where he was CIO.
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    Trading Tech Stocks; Cloud Computing Stocks, Social Networking 
    News and stock alerts on tech stocks from Investorideas.com - cloud computing stocks, Smart TV, cybersecurity stocks, mobile search,social networking...
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    Hosted Application Management and Cloud Services Company, OneNeck, to Provide Oracle E-Business Suite
    OneNeck IT Services, a hosted application management and cloud services company for Oracle offerings, announced today it has entered into a five-year outsourcing...
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    Why an iPhone developer yanked an Amazon cloud-music app 
    An iPhone developer agreed to pull back an app that allowed users to listen to songs stored in Amazon's cloud--but it wasn't pulled at the request...
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    April 11, 2012       

    Save Energy: Move IT To The Cloud
    The running of computer applications off remote servers, usually the Internet, is considered the next big thing when it comes to improving business efficiency. 
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    SaaS, PaaS and IaaS: three cloud models; three very different risks
    Many see cloud computing as one huge monolithic wave sweeping through the business world. However, there are many different types of clouds, and the risks...
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    7 Ways IBM Will Make $7 Billion In Cloud
    IBM in the near future will unveil a comprehensive initiative that better ties together its multi-pronged efforts to offer cloud computing services...
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    HP kicks off 'converged cloud' 
    HP Cloud Services will begin delivering its first offering, HP Public Infrastructure as a Service, as a public beta from next month...
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    Red Hat has launched Storage 2.0
    Red Hat has launched Storage 2.0, a new beta version of the Gluster cloud storage system which it bought in October.
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    SYNNEX Adds Scalable Cloud Infrastructure to CLOUDSolv Platform
    SYNNEX Corporation (NYSE: SNX), a leading distributor of IT products and services, announced today that SoftLayer’s suite of infrastructure services are available for reseller...
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    April 10, 2012
          

    iPad news: OnLive Cloud Desktop
    OnLive's not just about games: in 2012, it announced a streaming cloud service that delivers a Windows virtual desktop to tablets (like the Apple iPad) and other thin client devices.
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    Avidian Technologies Takes Cross-Organizational, Outlook-Based CRM to the Cloud 
    Avidian Technologies today announced the addition of Prophet Ultimate OnDemand Edition to the company’s line of industry-leading Microsoft Outlook-based... 
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    Twitter open sources its MySQL secret sauce
    Twitter has shared numerous aspects of its infrastructure over the past few years, and its decision to open source its work on MySQL might be the social...
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    3 Truths About Cloud Software SLAs
    Complex service level agreements (SLAs) have long been the norm for upholding performance and uptime guarantees for traditional on-premises...
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    Data 2.0 Summit Explores the Next Generation of Cloud Data 
    Over 500 executives, entrepreneurs, investors, and thought leaders across business and technology attended the Data 2.0 Summit this week in San Francisco...
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    SaaS Cloud helping SaaS grow steadily 
    After more than a decade, the adoption of software-as-a-service (SaaS) continues to grow and evolve regionally within the enterprise application markets, said industry researcher Gartner.
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    April 9, 2012
         

    Global Enterprise Mobile Cloud Computing Market 2011-2015
    Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue...
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    Office on iPad: OnLive Cloud vs Microsoft Dispute Resolved?
    Has a licensing disagreement between Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) and OnLive, a cloud services provider (CSP), ended? That’s what some sources are speculating.
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    Virtela Wins Cloud Computing Excellence Award
    Virtela, the world's largest independent managed network, security and cloud services company, today announced that its Cloud-based Mobile Device Management...
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    Cloud Provider Deploys VPN Server Cluster at Data Foundry
    Data Foundry, a leading provider of wholesale and retaildata center services, was recently selected by Golden Frog, a global...
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    VMware, EMC Biggest Gainers In Cloud Gear In 2011
    Cloud computing equipment revenue rose 15% in 2011 to $39.4 billion, with Hewlett-Packard, (HPQ) IBM (IBM) and Cisco Systems (CSCO) the leaders...
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    BALINK: Unlocking the Business Value of Your Salesforce Cloud

    BALINK Mobile Catalog Management Application for Salesforce. This new application provides sales reps with the ability to easily browse...
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    April 4, 2012
        

    Can the cloud revive manufacturing?
    Cloud computing could help usher in the next wave of technological innovation and, with it, provide a new engine for economic...
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    Dropbox-Like Client With Google Docs Integration
    Dropbox is the most popular file-syncing app for the desktop while most remote workers prefer to work with Googe Docs for their online office suite. 
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    Cisco, EMC, VMware unite behind big data, cloud training initiative
    As the IT silos come down, tech pros need to beef up their skills to stay relevant and maximize the business benefits of cloud computing, virtualization, unified networking...
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    Encrypt Your Dropbox Files With BoxCryptor
    Dropbox is a great service, but its security track record is nothing to be proud of.  We’ve previously written about encrypted alternatives to Dropbox, but let’s be honest... 
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    Cloud computing trending upward 
    With cloud computing trending upward over the past year, a new report from Gartner said there will be some changes in the industry that could very well affect a business' cloud... 
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    Why Use Dropbox, When You Can Own Your Cloud?
    ownCloud has launched commercial offerings based on Version 3 of the community edition, bringing business-class flexibility and security to the file sync and share market.
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    April 3, 2012
       

    Taiwan firm to build cloud-based tech center
    A Taiwanese firm considered the world's largest contract electronics maker is planning to set up a cloud-based technology center to enter the software development market.
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    Cloud may cost more in the short term but has long-term advantages
    A new survey from IDG Enterprise shows that while cloud computing can be a big investment in the short term, companies realize that they will be getting a lot back in the long run.
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    Dell Buys Wyse Technology To Expand Cloud Strategy
    Dell has agreed to acquire privately held Wyse Technology to extend its own desktop virtualization Relevant Products/Services offerings. 
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    Personal search app Found scans cloud and local data
    "There's a lot of cynicism about search," Stephen Brady told me when we first met in August last year. He was working on a new personal search utility...
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    Global Enterprise Mobile Cloud Computing Market 2011-2015 
    Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue...
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    Gartner to IT: Get a grip on cloud services, or else
    A new list of cloud computing trends shows just how nervous the growing use of cloud services makes IT departments.
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    April 2, 2012
      

    Red Hat: Beware of cloud 'open-washing'
    Open source software company Red Hat believes that companies like VMware and Microsoft are skewing the definition of open cloud by claiming that their virtualisation products...
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    TIM gets to the cloud with IaaS services for corporate segment
    Brazilian mobile carrier TIM is launching cloud computing services for the corporate segment based on the infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) model, innovation...
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    Tax Law Changes For Cloud Storage
    A major obstacle to overseas cloud computing could be removed as the Inland Revenue Department is working towards developing guidelines for offshore cloud service users.
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    Microsoft sheds more light on cloud backup service for Windows Server 8 
    Microsoft is testing a beta of an Azure-based online backup service for Windows Server 8. Here are a few more tidbits about it.
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    Dell Adds Adobe EchoSign to Cloud Business Applications Portfolio
    Dell is expanding its cloud applications portfolio, Dell Cloud Business Applications (DCBA), with the addition of eSignature services from Adobe EchoSign and AppExtremes' Conga...
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    March 30, 2012
     

    CloudComm news: The Cloud Will Cure Cancer
    Much ink has been spilled on the huge leaps in communications, social networking, and commerce that have resulted from impressive gains in IT and processing power...
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    Cloud Industry Veterans Join Evolve IP to Support Company Growth
    Today Evolve IP announced that five industry veterans have joined the company to support its rapid growth in the areas of cloud...
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    Stock Analyst Says Jury's Out on Cornerstone Cloud 
    Today’s announcement out of Santa Monica that Cornerstone OnDemand is launching a “recruiting cloud” may end up being a successful one due to...
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    Canon U.S.A. Announces Google Cloud Print(TM) Support for Select PIXMA Printers
    Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced that the PIXMA MG8220 and MG6220 Wireless1Photo All-In-One (AIO) inkjet photo printers now support...
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    Cracking the Cloud: An Amazon Web Services Primer
    Maybe you’re a Dropbox devotee. Or perhaps you really like streaming Sherlock on Netflix. For that, you can thank the cloud.
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    March 28, 2012
            

    Dell adds eSignature and eDocument offerings to Dell Cloud Business
    Dell announced Tuesday that it is expanding its cloud applications portfolio for growing businesses, Dell Cloud Business Applications (DCBA), with new offerings that extend...
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    The Battle for the Future of Cloud Computing Heats Up 
    Cloud computing looks to be one of the key growth markets in technology over the next decade. With billions of dollars up for grabs, the companies competing...
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    Home News Dell, Ubuntu Partner on Linux Cloud Platform - CIO Insight
    Dell made a strategic international software development community move March 22 when it announced a partnership with Ubuntu Linux provider...
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    Microsoft announces cloud building with TFS, Feature Packs for Visual Studio
    At Visual Studio Live today, Microsoft announced a new cloud-based building service for its forthcoming version control and application lifecycle management-in-the-cloud...
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    Google Drive: Finally coming this April 
    Google’s online storage service, rumored to be called GDrive is like the wolf in the fable, The Boy Who Cried Wolf. 
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    March 27, 2012
           

    Hypothermic Cloud Infrastructure
    A particular sore spot since the beginning of the rise of cloud infrastructures, even the advent of utility computing is this: how do you forecast and pay for resources and justify costs for problems you don’t have yet? 
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    HTC buys stake in SyncTV cloud-based mobile video service
    HTC and Intertrust today announced a strategic partnership that gives HTC a 20 percent interest in Intertrust's SyncTV subsidiary.
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    Glowpoint Expands Cloud B2B Exchange Services 
     Glowpoint, Inc. (NYSE Amex: GLOW) a leading global provider of cloud managed video services, today announced expanded business-to-business (B2B) video exchange services... 
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    Cetrom Brings Custom Cloud Computing Solutions for Law Firms
    Cetrom Information Technology, Inc. (Cetrom), a leader in providing comprehensive Cloud Computing solutions, announces it will bring its custom Cloud...
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    Cloud computing 'can offer more flexibility' 
    Cloud computing can offer companies and organisations an IT system that has greater flexibility and at the same time is far less expensive than conventional systems.
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    March 26, 2012
          


    Research and Markets: Analysis of Cloud Services, Companies, and Applications 
    (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/62f39c/analysis_of_cloud) has announced the addition of the "Analysis of Cloud Services, Companies, and Applications" report to their offering.
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    Wyse Technology Reviews PR Support As Cloud Computing Demand Surges
    Cloud computing player Wyse Technology is seeking a broad level of public relations support to accompany increasing demand for the company’s products.
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    EMC Expands Cloud Services to Accelerate the Transformation of IT Environments
    EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC - News) today announced an expanded portfolio of cloud servicesto help customers accelerate the adoption, consumption, optimization, and...
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    Amazon comes out on top in cloud data transfer speed test
    If your enterprise finds itself needing to transfer a lot of data in the cloud, beware: depending on where the data's being moved to, it can take a long time.
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    March 20, 2012
         

    Are you paying too much for cloud services?
    Knowing exactly how much and what type of cloud service a company needs is one of the more challenging aspects of deploying a cloud strategy, and most enterprises... 
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    AssureSign Selects Windows Azure to Provide Cloud-based Electronic Signature 
    AssureSign LLC, a leading provider of electronic signature software, today announced that it has selected and has begun porting its flagship application, AssureSign Electronic Signature Software...
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    Research and Markets: Global Cloud Computing Market Is Strengthened by Telco Competition 
    (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/08a012/global_cloud_compu) has announced the addition of the "Global Cloud Computing Market Is Strengthened by Telco Competition...
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    Online Tech Hosts Webinar on Cloud Computing in EHR/RCM Systems  
    Online Tech is hosting an educational webinar on cloud computing vs. traditional server-based EHR(electronic health records) and RCM...
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    Microsoft expands its cloud ERP roadmap 
    Microsoft outlined its vision for the future of ERP today, and it includes multiple applications delivered in multiple flavors of the cloud with a little...
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    Are vendors closing OpenFlow?
    The idea of software defined networking enabled by the open-source OpenFlow protocol is under threat from corporations intent on using the OpenFlow name...
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    March 19, 2012
         

    Private SharePoint Cloud Beats Other Cloud Hosting Options for Enterprises on Price, Practicality
    AIS Network is deploying SharePoint Server 2010 in a single private cloud for less than competitors charge for a public or hybrid cloud implementation. 
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    KloudData Extends Their BI Portfolio With Ready To Use Dashboards for SAP
    KloudData, Inc., a leading cloud-enabled enterprise, analytics and mobility solutions provider, partners with FusionOps, named a ‘cool business intelligence... 
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    80% of BPO projects are under delivering. Cloud and analytics hold key
    Cloud computing and business analytics are set to inject new life into the business process outsourcing (BPO) sector through reduced upfront costs and better use of the data.
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    Do you know if your cloud service and hosted exchange providers are business-ready?
    Without question, “the cloud” is today’s big thing in business IT and communications. Whether its email, applications like CRM and accounting, backup, file....
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    Cloud computing is entering its teen years
    The cloud has entered the “awkward teenage” phase, as James Staten at Forrester Research recently noted. Luckily, it’s not overrun with rowdy adolescents the way other technology paradigms have been... 
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    Big data, cloud computing drive IT - Viet Nam News 
    Despite the choppy economy this year, real growth in information technology spending, cloud computing and big data were leading the era of IT transformation....
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    March 16, 2012
         

    SAP-commissioned study estimates cloud computing to create hundreds of thousands of jobs
    Cloud computing is a powerful catalyst for job creation and has greater potential for employment growth than the Internet did in its early years...
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    Dell plans over 20 data centers in Asia
    Dell plans to set up over 20 data centers in Asia to meet growing demand from customers for a mix of private and public clouds, the head of the company's Asia Pacific...
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    Experts from Cisco and AOL join Ping Identity at Cloud Identity Summit 2012 
    Ping Identity®, The Cloud Identity Security Leader™, today announced that Cisco Principal Engineer Morteza Ansari and AOL Chief Architect for Identity Services George Fletcher will be among an elite...
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    The 100 Coolest Cloud Computing Vendors Of 2012
    In a few short years the cloud has gone from an IT buzzword to a legitimate way to cut costs, boost agility, ease operational headaches and future-proof the business.
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    Hedge Funds Buying Into the Cloud
    Top hedge funds were hot on the cloud at the end of 2011, investing in companies like Amazon ,Salesforce and Rackspace that let computers access information from remote servers.
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    New estimate pegs Amazon's cloud at nearly half a million servers
    It's no secret that Amazon's Elastic Cloud Compute (EC2) cluster is big. It powers massive services such as Netflix, Instagram, and Reddit. But just how big is anyone's guess....
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    March 15, 2012
        

    HP reshuffles Always On Support for cloud computing
    HP has overhauled its Always On support platform to better handle cloud computing and virtualisation.
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    Cloud Computing Platform Made Easier For VARs And MSPs 
    Hexagrid, a developer of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud computing solutions, has announced a collaborative partnership with FailProof Technology, a full-service provider of cloud solutions to VARs...
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    Workforce from the digital cloud
    By means of cloud computing, enterprises can access scalable computing power and storage capacity. A people cloud, by contrast, supplies a scalable number of workers via the internet.
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    Why 2012 Is THE Year For PaaS, Cloud Security
    News Bytes recently published its key predictions for 2012, highlighting platform as a service and cloud security as major themes.
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    CloudStrategies Makes Cloud Computing a Reality for Businesses 
    While the concept of cloud computing has been garnering headlines for some time, businesses are now starting to see the benefits of moving their information technology infrastructure...
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    Online Tech Hosts Webinar on Cloud Computing in EHR/RCM Systems
    Online Tech is hosting an educational webinar on cloud computing vs. traditional server-based EHR(electronic health records) and RCM (revenue cycle management) systems on...
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    March 14, 2012
        

    Cloud computing titans drop prices to attract more businesses 
    Cloud computing price cuts by Google, Amazon and now Microsoft may indicate that businesses are discovering that moving to the cloud doesn't always save costs.
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    Web-to-Mobile - ICAP Patent Brokerage Announces For Sale a Cloud-Based Two-Way SMS
    ICAP Patent Brokerage, a division of ICAP plc and the world's largest intellectual property brokerage firm and organizer of ICAP Ocean Tomo Auctions, is offering for sale a patented technology...
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    Options In Focus: More Grounded in the Cloud
    With less than 45 minutes remaining Tuesday, virtualization-based and cloud computing outfit VMware (VMW) is staging a nice weekly chart breakout from a handle...
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    Cloud Computing Interoperability Forum set for revival 
    Cloud Computing Interoperability Forum founder Reuven Cohen is working to revive the organisation, which fizzled out in 2010.
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    Cloud computing 'not always cost-effective' 
    A cloud computing expert has described the idea that using the technology will always be cost-effective for companies as "a myth".
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    'Personal Cloud' to Replace PC by 2014, Says Gartner 
    There’s no doubting the cloud invasion. But the research firm Gartner believes the personal cloud will replace the PC as the center of our digital lives sooner than you might think: 2014.
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    March 13, 2012
        

    In the news, accountants take to the cloud
    The accounting profession has never really been considered adaptive or quick to change. However, cloud computing is bringing...
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    Virtustream banks $15M to beef-up the enterprise cloud
    Cloud solution provider Virtustream announced Friday that it raised $15 million. This Series-B funding came from Intel Capital, Columbia Capital, Noro-Moseley Partners...
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    Bitdefender enters cloud storage market
    Antivirus software vendor Bitdefender has launched its own entry into the cloud storage market, offering users 2GB of data for free...
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    PC deathwatch: Cloud to replace personal computers by 2014, says study
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     evangelists have been pronouncing the death of the PC for years; now Gartner, the world’s leading IT research firm, has weighed in on the issue...
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    Cloud group inspires Future Leaders to achieve more
    Cloud based group Fairsail has announced that educational talent specialist Future Leaders has adopted its cloud offering to continue to development...
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    The US is expected to get 1.2 million new jobs by 2014 from the cloud too! 
    Implementation of cloud services will create 14 million jobs internationally by 2014, with the greatest increases occurring in emerging markets...
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    March 12, 2012
       

    Cloud Virtualization Software Market in North America 2011-2014 Report Available Now
    (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/f4d05b/cloud_virtualizati) has announced the addition of the "Cloud Virtualization Software Market in North America 2011-2014" report to their offering.
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    IIJ and China Telecom Announce Strategic Partnership to Jointly Provide Cloud
    Internet Initiative Japan Inc. ("IIJ") IIJI -3.99% (tse1:3774) and China Telecom Corporation Limited (China Telecom) today announced that they have forged a strategic partnership to jointly...
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    ISACA sets six key principles for cloud rollouts
    Global information security managers' association ISACA has announced the six key considerations it feels are necessary when rolling out enterprise cloud computing strategies.
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    Cloud computing 'made in Germany' stirs debate at CeBIT
    When it comes to cars or machines, "made in Germany" is seen worldwide as a sign of quality, but some firms are now extending it to "cloud computing", the buzzword...
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    HP plans to launch business-themed cloud server service 
    HP has plans to offer its own cloud server service that will be directed mainly for the business market. The New York Times reports that the service should be ready...
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    Bitdefender launches Safebox one-click cloud storage for PCs and Android 
    Bitdefender®, the award-winning provider of innovative antivirus solutions, has released Safebox, the state-of-the-art storage solution that allows PC...
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    March 9, 2012
         

    Cloud computing explained by Cloudstrong
    Rarely a week goes by without news of new jobs being created within the cloud computing industry.
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    IT/Business Service Delivery Software offers unified control
    CA Private Cloud Accelerator for Vblock(TM) Platforms drives Business Service Innovation by enabling IT to provide accelerated, predictable, and secure provisioning and delivery of cloud infrastructure...
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    New Cisco servers have Intel Xeon E5 inside - IDG NEWS
    Cisco this week expanded its data center portfolio with servers and networking gear to better support virtualization, cloud computing and Big Data.
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    Cloud Computing Stocks: The Sky is the Limit  
    There are different opinions about how cloud computing should be defined, but we can stick to a simple concept and state that cloud computing simply means...
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    Going Mobile? New Cloud Service May Help
    As part of the launch, Capgemini and Sogeti are developing a dedicated Mobile Applications Service Centre of Excellence in India, where 250 experts...
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    Cloud computing trends, cloud strategy begins to emerge
    Cloud computing means many things to many people. Business folks see it as a way to save costs and enable strategic objectives. Technology mavens see it as another cool toy to play with. 
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    March 7, 2012
        

    Dell Study Finds Small Business Cloud Apps on the Rise
    Today, Dell released a new study analyzing the SMB cloud computing market. The results indicate that small and mid-sized companies are flocking...
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    Sophos joins National Standing Committee on Cloud Computing
    IT security and data protection company Sophos has announced that it has joined the National Standing Committee on Cloud...
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    What we mean by 'e-discovery in the cloud'
    Your company is embroiled in a lawsuit, and your general counsel has come to IT for help in conducting e-discovery on a batch of data.
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    IBM Study: Cloud Computing to Rewrite Corporate Business Models 
    The number of enterprises turning to cloud computing to revamp existing business models will more than double in the next three...
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    PR Newswire & Marketing Cloud Host a Free Webinar
    PR Newswire & Marketing Cloud invite you to join an exciting webinar, Winning Content Marketing Strategies that will examine how organizations must rebalance culture, resources...
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    Cloud-streamed games let you click and play
    Services like Spotify and YouTube make sharing music or videos as simple as sending someone a link, but telling your friends to play your new favourite...
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    March 6, 2012
       

    “Cloud storage served from an array would cost $2 a gigabyte”
    New Australian cloud storage operator Haylix says building a cloud on storage arrays would mean prices of $2 a gigabyte, rather than the 12 cents...
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    Axioma Puts 99.9% Of Its Computing In the Cloud
    Those who still fear cloud computing (and if you do, you're not alone, many bankers suffer from cloud anxiety) should consider the example set by risk analytics firm Axioma.
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    Opentext Tempo & New Tempo Express Edition Deliver Private, Secure Hybrid Cloud 
    OpenText (NASDAQ: OTEX, TSX: OTC) today announced the general availability of OpenText Tempo and introduced Tempo Express Edition...
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    IBM calls for calm to cloud hype
    IBM has called for calm over cloud computing “hype and marketing” in the lead up to the launch of its new service management product, SmartCloud Control Desk.
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    XChange 2012: Cloud Computing Service Providers Posting Big Sales Gains
    Ira Bell, the COO of Nimbo, a New York City company built from the ground up to tackle the cloud computing services market opportunity, said his company's sales have skyrocketed from zero...
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    Cloud computing to create 2 mn jobs in India by 2015
    With an increasing number of companies adopting cloud computing, over two million jobs are expected to be created in India by 2015, a study commissioned by software giant...
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    March 5, 2012
      

    Cloud-based crop protection guide drops pay wall
    An online service allowing Canada's farmers to quickly look up treatment data for any treatable crop pest problem has brought...
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    Microsoft Revives Popular Partner Subsidy Promotion
    Microsoft Sunday revealed plans to launch the next generation of one of its most popular partner incentive promotions in a move...
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    Xbox 360 Mass Effect 3 does not support Cloud saves, BioWare offers help
    BioWare's Mass Effect 3 is set to launch in less than two days now, offering players hours of intense, alien-space action.
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    Cloud-Based Pricing Solution Targets Gap in Insurance Industry Software 
    UK software development company Kaleida has announced the release of RightCalc , a new cloud-hosted price calculation and price optimisation software. 
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    Brightcove App Cloud Brings Closed-Loop Marketing to Mobile Apps
    Brightcove (NASDAQ: BCOV - News), a leading global provider of cloud content services, today unveiled a new release of the Brightcove App Cloud content app platform. 
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    Dropbox and Box reach for the cloud
    They are polar opposites, but two of Silicon Valley's hottest start-ups share similar names, market, adversaries and ambitions — perhaps with wishful eyes on going public next year.
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    March 2, 2012
     

    Microsoft blames Azure cloud computing outage on leap year
    Service outage affected countless customers including government's G-Cloud service.
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    Small businesses take on cloud computing
    Small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have access to greater computing power than ever before thanks to cloud computing.
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    Cloud may disrupt businesses in a good way 
    Cloud computing can be a game-changer for businesses, and many in enterprises and in government agencies are looking for the cloud to be a game changer....
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    Self-healing cloud being developed by researchers
    MIT researches have been granted funding to develop a "self-healing cloud"; an infrastructure which could potentially recognise and eliminate a cyber attack all by itself.
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    Most IT Professionals Believe Mobile Devices Bring Security Risks
    Mobile devices have become essential in organizations' quest to improve efficiency, increase productivity and reduce operating costs, but most IT professionals believe laptops...
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    Bringing cloud computing to school district
    A growing “cloud” means a brighter future for many Illinois school districts, and Bloomington District 87 is leading the way.
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    March 1, 2012

    Cloud computing industry 'increasingly aware of importance of security' 
    Cloud computing executives have pinpointed the rise of security solutions as a key factor in the future of the industry.
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    Cloud Service Provider Gets Caught In LulzSec Crossfire
    CloudFlare, a provider of content delivery and security services, was thrust into the spotlight last June after the shadowy hacktivist group Lulz Security signed up for its service....
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    Sage launches CRM 7.1 as a cloud computing service
    Sage has fleshed out its cloud computing services offerings and revealed a software-as-a-service customer relationship management (CRM) suite, hosted by Rackspace and running...
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    Venyu to Host Webinars on Cloud Virtualization
     Venyu will lead an educational webinar series aimed at examining the return on investment (ROI) in virtualization and cloud computing.
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    Security pros need to get in front of cloud computing trend, RSA panel says 
    Cloud computing is an inevitable shift in IT that security teams can’t stop, but innovative security pros can figure out ways to ensure it’s adopted safely.
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    6 Principles for Effective Cloud Computing
    Only through proper governance and management can cloud computing achieve its potential for organisations, according to representatives of ISACA--the global...
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    February 29, 2012 
       

    WikiLeaks Publishes Stolen Stratfor Emails
    With many companies managing more data than ever before and cyberthreats on the rise, it's vital for organizations containing sensitive information...
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    Corporate Boards, Executives Not Focused on IT Security 
    With large portions of enterprise data now managed across email, social media, cloud and other channels, protecting confidential information... 
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    BeckITSystems Announces Executive's Guide to Cloud Computing  
    BeckITSystems, Inc., Northern Virginia’s preimere provider of managed technology services and "Your Cloud PilotsCloud Computing solutions, today announced...
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    Can Organizations Keep Sensitive Data Secure While Embracing The Cloud?
    TITUS, a leading provider of enterprise information security and compliance solutions, today introduced their enterprise cloud data security solutions at RSA Conference 2012...
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    Ericsson joins OpenStack for cloud operators
    LM Ericsson has joined OpenStack as part of its plan to serve operators that want to become cloud computing providers, the company said on Tuesday.
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    Harris kills hosted cloud service program  
    In what could be a sign of hesitation by some IT executives to store sensitive data in the cloud, Harris Corp. has pulled out of its off-premise remote hosting business because of lack of adoption from customers.
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    February 24, 2012 
          

    Funambol Introduces First Personal Cloud Mobile Timeline App
    Funambol, the leading provider of white-label personal cloud solutions for mobile phones and devices, today announced a major upgrade.... 
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    Google Apps chief says cloud apps are poised for major success 
    The Chrome Web Store, open to developers since mid-2010 and to end users since late 2010, is still at a nascent stage, but has the potential to succeed in a major way...
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    Host Virtual Expands Investment in Its London Cloud
    Host Virtual is pleased to announce that it is expanding its Cloud Service in London.
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    Box Offers 50GB Free Cloud Storage to All Android Phone Users 
    Box, the company that offers cloud storage to both desktop and mobile users, has just announced it will offer 50GB of free cloud storage to all Android phone users.
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    Mobile Cloud Computing Industry Outlook Report: 2011-2016 
    Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:
    Mobile Cloud Computing Industry Outlook Report: 2011-2016
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    NSW Government takes to the cloud
    A NSW Government department will be the anchor tenant for a new cloud based service that Sydney based ac3 is now offering.
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    February 23, 2012 
         

    Government reveals G-Cloud suppliers - Big players are all there
    The Cabinet Office has launched its CloudStore service with the aim of bringing flexible, on demand IT procurement to government departments.
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    Italian Telecommunications Operator Builds Cloud with Red Hat Enterprise
    Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that CDLAN, an Italian telecommunications operator and provider...
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    SAP unveils SuccessFactors cloud computing roadmap as it squares up to Oracle
    SAP has unveiled the roadmap for its human capital management (HCM) services that will integrate with the cloud-based tools it acquired with its$3.4bn purchase of SuccessFactors late last year.
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    KPMG seeks clarity over cloud tax rules 
    With the use of cloud services continuing to expand there are concerns that both taxpayers and tax authorities are not responding to the sea-change....
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    Clare Computer Solutions to Hold Seminar Series on Cloud Computing for Business 
    Clare Computer Solutions, a San Francisco Bay Area IT service provider, headquartered in San Ramon, California is announcing a series of seminars for businesses....
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    2X Software Wins the TMCnet Cloud Computing Excellence Award
    2X Software, global leader in virtual desktop and application delivery solutions, today announced that TMC, a global, integrated media company...
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    Cloud Council of 7, Non-profit Organization of Cloud Computing and IT Leaders
    The Cloud Council of 7 (CCO7), a non-profit association of business users, policy makers, technology and service providers...
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    Is Cloud Computing A Global Market Yet?
    Some European and fast-growing developing countries such as Brazil and China fear the U.S. will run away with the emerging cloud computing market.
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    TASER's new tools: Body cameras and the Cloud
    Sgt. Brandon Davis vividly recalled the moment before he killed Eric Wayne Berry, but it was not the way it really happened.
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    February 22, 2012 
        

    Why Telcos Are Naturally Poised To Disrupt Amazon's Enterprise Cloud
    "The cloud is not the cloud without the network." Those were the words of NTT America CTO Doug Junkins during his keynote presentation at Monday's day-long...
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    Adobe reveals more on CS6 and Creative Cloud launch plans 
    Adobe has revealed that it will launch its Creative Cloud software-and-services bundle alongside Creative Suite 6 (CS6) in the first half of this year...
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    Microsoft ties SkyDrive tightly to Windows 8 
    Microsoft isn’t taking the cloud storage challenge lying down. The company plans to build in tight links from its upcoming Windows 8 client to its SkyDrive cloud storage...
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    Move all enterprise software to cloud over weekend
    TechnologyOne clients will soon be able to move all their legacy enterprise software from the company into the cloud within the space of a few days, according to...
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    Cloud vendors adopt Jesuit approach
    The Jesuits famously claimed that if they were able to school a child early, they were guaranteed of his future character and loyalty.
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    The Cloud Is Running Out of Room: Here's How It Affects Spotify, Pandora 
    It's true what they say: Our digital lives are moving to the cloud. Whenever we fire up Facebook instead of a local email client, we're taking part in...
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    Connecting new cloud computing infrastructure
    New cloud innovations will lead to major changes in the the computing world, which will require updated regulations, policies and protocols. 
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    Teradata taps Hortonworks to improve Hadoop story
    Data warehouse veteran Teradata has tightened its embrace of the Hadoop big data platform via a partnership with Hortonworks.
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    Smart mobile devices a major part of TechOne cloud strategy
    Smartphones and tablet devices from both Apple and Android manufacturers are a major focus of the new cloud strategy announced today by enterprise applications vendor Technology One.
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    Contracting 101: Deploying Cloud Services
    Rather than a new technology in itself, cloud computing is a new business model wrapped around new technologies -such as server virtualization...
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    February 21, 2012 
       

    Down to earth guides for cloud computing
    The Australian Government Information Management Office (AGIMO) has produced a series of Better Practice Guides for Australian Public Service Agencies looking to use...
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    A convergence of cloud computing trends will create new business models in 2012
    A convergence of cloud computing trends will create new business models for Australian businesses in 2012, according to analyst firm Frost & Sullivan.
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    Cloud Computing: More Secure And More Expensive
    The upside of cloud computing is usually said to be reduced costs and administrative hassle; the downside is a perception of increased risk and lack of control.
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    Wyse Technology to Reveal Mobile Cloud App Breakthroughs
    Wyse Technology, the global leader in cloud client computing, today announced that its President & CEO, Tarkan Maner...
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    Cloud Connect 2012: WAN issues still unresolved, but Telcos get serious about cloud! 
    The critical problems associated with the WAN for cloud service delivery was explored at UMB/Tech Web’s Cloud Connect 2012 conference last week in Santa Clara, CA.
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    Cloud Music Sniper brings your Google Music library to any music player
    There is absolutely no doubt that Google Music is a fantastic service to have, if slightly limiting at times. The music stored in your cloud locker... 
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    February 20, 2012 
       

    Fedgov move to cloud computing will be hastened by a "perfect storm'
    Amid mounting budget pressures and a maturing set of technologies, the federal government is poised for the rapid adoption of cloud...
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    VMware to expand cloud operations in Gujarat
    Having opened its office in Ahmedabad recently, VMware, Inc., the global leader in virtualisation and cloud infrastructure, is now looking to tap the growing demand for virtualisation.... 
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    Iceland's steam creates cleaner future for cloud computing
    ICELAND has turned to the internet and to its own extraordinary natural resources in its efforts to refocus an economy still bearing...
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    One year later, IBM Watson goes to work
    What started out as a research project at IBM has become not only an unbeatable "Jeopardy" champion but also a new line of business for Big Blue.
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    The emerging trend - users buying IT as a Service
    Cloud computing and virtualization are evolving to be about not only creating a dynamic IT environment, but also bolstering user empowerment...
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    UK Government launches CloudStore and names G-Cloud suppliers
    The government has launched its CloudStore, a catalogue of 1,700 cloud-based, pre-approved IT services now available for the public sector to purchase.
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    February 17, 2012 
      

    Global SMB adoption of cloud computing predicted to hit $68 billion by 2014 
    Cloud computing adoption has seen a large rise over the past two years, and according to information from the Parallels Summit in Orlando, Florida, small...
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    IT pros will take a harder look at cloud computing in 2012
    While interest continues to grow in cloud technologies among IT organizations, actual cloud implementations likely will continue to slowly progress...
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    Cloud Services Adoption Rises for Small Businesses: Parallels Report
    Parallels, a hosting and cloud services enablement provider, released the latest updates of Parallels SMB Cloud Insights...
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    UnitedHealth Group Launches Cloud Platform for Health App Development 
    UnitedHealth Group's Optum health services business has launched an open cloud platform to allow developers to create and host health care applications.
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    Cloud Computing and Data Integration: 10 Trends to Watch
    Increasingly, large organizations are discovering and using enterprise information with the objective of growing or transforming their business as they seek more holistic approaches to their data...
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    TechAmerica Releases Best-Practices Report for Government Cloud Adoption
    Government agencies at the federal and state levels talk a good game about wanting to refresh legacy data center systems by moving as many of them to cloud services as possible.
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    February 15, 2012 
     

    Cloud computing could help drive innovation
    Businesses have been adopting cloud computing a lot over the past year, but IBM said in a recent report that some companies could get much more...
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    Multiple cloud formats means new security approaches needed 
    With multiple varieties of cloud computing, including private, public, hybrid and other clouds, Chris Preimesberger writes on eWeek that there may be new security...
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    February 14, 2012  
        

    HP expands its cloud partner programmes
    Under the expanded initiatives, HP has expanded its umbrella channel programme HP PartnerONE with a cloud specialisation and collaboration programmes.
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    Rackspace's Shares Rise as Cloud Computing Fuels Profit Growth
    Rackspace Hosting Inc., the biggest competitor to Amazon.com Inc. in the market for Web-based data centers, rose as much as 6 percent in late trading.... 
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    One year later, IBM Watson goes to work (and the cloud) 
    I BM's Watson project proved a big hit when it appeared as a contestant on "Jeopardy" one year ago and proved that machines are indeed smarter...
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    Cloud to the rescue: Entrepreneurs have always walked the thin line between aspiration and reality
    Entrepreneurs have always walked the thin line between aspiration and reality. While there are so many ways to expand your start-up and grow as a business, a budget that reminds you of limited resources...
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    Citrix simplifies cloud service management with CloudStack  
    Citrix Systems Inc. is shipping a new version of its CloudStack cloud management software that makes it simpler for service providers and large businesses... 
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    Kleiner Perkins said to eye “cloud” fund
    Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers may kick off a fund dedicated to cloud computing companies, according to a Bloomberg news report.
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    February 13, 2012  
       

    Kevin Fogarty says cloud doesn't exist, it's just really good virtualization
    There's a dirty little secret about cloud computing – the hottest, most innovative, most status-quo-disrupting technology on the market today: There is no such thing.
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    Four Things I'd Like To See At Cloud Connect
    Cloud Connect is a leading conference that brings together much of the cognoscenti of cloud computing. Google's director of engineering, Peter Magnusson; Cloudscaling...
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    Kleiner Perkins Considering New Fund for Cloud-Computing Services Startups
    Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, the venture firm that backed Zynga Inc. (ZNGA) and Groupon Inc., is considering starting a new fund focused on startups selling cloud services to corporations.
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    The Fear of Multitenancy
    In the world of SaaS and cloud computing there is one single word that will send chills up the spines in IT: Multitenancy.
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    Centrify Wins TMC Cloud Computing Excellence Award for Active Directory-Based Security
    Centrify Corporation, the leading provider of security and compliance solutions that centrally control, secure and audit access...
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    Federal IT managers still worry about cloud security and costs
    Federal IT managers are working to adopt cloud computing technologies and comply with White House cloud computing initiatives, but aren't yet sold on cloud computing's cost...
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    February 10, 2012  
      

    Website launched to monitor cloud computing suppliers
    A service has been launched to monitor the performance of specialist cloud computingsuppliers and compare them against the financial performances of more traditional IT providers.
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    GSA Details Federal Cloud Security Program
    The General Services Administration on Tuesday released extensive new details on FedRAMP, the federal government's new standardized... 
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    Google said to be readying cloud-based storage service 
    Google is reportedly getting ready to take on Dropbox with its own cloud-based storage service.
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    Centrify Wins TMC Cloud Computing Excellence Award for Active Directory-Based Security
    Centrify Corporation, the leading provider of security and compliance solutions that centrally control, secure and audit access... 
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    FBI Warns Cloud Providers About Security Requirements
    If you are a cloud service provider looking to contract with U.S. law enforcement agencies, of late, there has been a bit of a shift...
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    Why Canada lags in cloud computing
    Two years ago, Cadillac Fairview Corp. looked to the cloud and liked what it saw. In search of a cheaper way to manage...
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    Did you hear the news? Oracle plans to acquire Taleo for $1.9 billion! 
    Oracle announced plans to acquire human resources and talent management provider Taleo for $1.9 billion.
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    Cloudscaling set to offer OpenStack private cloud platform
    Cloudscaling plans to introduce on Monday an OpenStack-based platform that enterprises can use to build private clouds.
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    Cloud infrastructure providers remain hot commodities
    Companies specializing in cloud computing infrastructure technologies were attractive acquisition targets in 2011, according to a report.
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    "Mr. Georgens is predicting a much faster move to cloud computing than most of his peers"
    NetApp, the second largest provider of data storage equipment, likes its customers. It just wants to have fewer of them.
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    February 9, 2012  
      

    Google: Digital Music Case Has Cloud Law Implications
    In an effort to defend the legal basis of cloud computing, Google on Wednesday asked a New York court for permission to file an amicus curiae...
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    Schoolwires deploys Dell Cloud Business Applications
    Schoolwires, a provider of Web content management platform used by school districts, has chosen Dell Cloud Business Applications' integrated CRM... 
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    Salesforce's Latest Cloud Offering
    Salesforce.com (CRM) recently unveiled its latest offering Desk.com, leveraging Heroku’s cloud-platform. 
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    Cloud Computing, Mobile Technologies Key to Small Business Success
    Small businesses have the power to revive the nation’s economy; they just need the opportunity, technology and the right government policies...
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    CloudHosting: Cloud News: VMware, Hostway, HP - Data Center Knowledge
    The Data Center JournalCloud News: VMware, Hostway, HPData Center KnowledgeIt will also include web-based portals to streamline and automate service plan, customer lifecycle and reseller... 
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    Cloud Computing Set To Revolutionise African IT Industry
    Abby Wakama, Publisher and Executive Editor for ITNewsAfrica.com, was discussing cloud’s future on the continent in the build-up to presenting at the Cloud Computing... 
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    In the Cloud We Trust: Cloud Computing Is Tech Shift
    The success of cloud computing systems comes down to trust and security. Cloud service providers all claim enhanced security because data is replicated.... 
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    GSA Details Federal Cloud Security Program
    The General Services Administration on Tuesday released extensive new details on FedRAMP, the federal government's new standardized...
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    Market News: For affordable compliance, companies take to the cloud
    Email archiving for both a company's own use and foreDiscovery requirements is becoming difficult to maintain on businesses' own servers, sending CIOs to the cloud...
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    Details Of Adobe Creative Cloud Revealed: $49.99 Per Month

    Adobe today announced details of its new Creative Cloud service that will launch in a few months time alongside the Creative Suite 6 release.
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    February 8, 2012  
      

    Federal Standards Body Focuses On Big Data
    The National Institute of Standards and Technology's IT Laboratory, which works on IT standards and metrics as well as federal cybersecurity... 
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    Unbelievably Cheap Amazon Cloud Prices Get Even Cheaper 
    When was the last time your utility  company told you they were reducing fees?
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    Skin Scan wants to fight cancer using iPhones and big data
    Skin Scan, a startup based in Bucharest, Romania, is selling an iPhone app that lets consumers take pictures of questionable moles...
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    Cisco's Sherriff Talks Cloud, Competition
    Cisco used its 2011 Partner Summit in New Orleans to articulate a strategy for how it wanted Cisco (NSDQ:CSCO) partners to think... 
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    F-Secure 'launches' cloud storage service, but is it new?
    F-Secure has announced a cloud based content storage and synchronisation service, Content Anywhere...
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    Wyse CEO to Discuss Leading Trends in Mobility and Cloud 
    Wyse Technology, the global leader incloud client computing, today announced that President and CEO Tarkan Maner... 
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    Investing in Cloud Computing for Dummies - DailyFinance
    If you ask 10 technology experts to define cloud computing, you might get 10 different answers. If you don't know what it is, how can...
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    Amdocs enables service providers to enter connected home market
    There's a lot to be said for picking an ISP or carrier, and then selecting other service providers that best fit your needs and budget.
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    VMware Brings Partners Auto Provisioning Of Cloud Services
    VMware on Wednesday unveiled its new VMware vCloud Integration Manager to help service providers add automation...
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    New kind of malware steals, uploads docs to cloud 
    A new breed of malware has taken data theft one step further - it now grabs document and spreadsheet files and uploads them to a cloud-based...
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    February 7, 2012  
     

    Finance News: Software tester moves to offshore cloud
    Software testing firm TestPro is considering moving its email and knowledge management systems offshore after taking up IBM’s...
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    ScienceLogic Wins 2011 Cloud Computing Excellence Award 
    The ScienceLogic™ IT operations and cloud managementplatform has been named a 2011 Cloud Computing Excellence Award winner by... 
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    Did Cloud Computing Win New York Giants the Super Bowl?
    By now you know: the Giants dwarfed the pompous Patriots in what’s being deemed one of the oddest battles in Super Bowl history.
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    Symantec Backup Exec 2012 Is All About The Cloud
    Symantec (NSDQ:SYMC)'s forecast calls for clouds. The company today introduced Backup Exec 2012 with a complete interface.... 
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    Australian Cloud and Kiwi Cloud Select independenceIT’s Total Freedom Workspace
    independenceIT™ (iIT), provider of the complete cloud workspace, today announced at MSPWorld 2012...
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    Mirantis Speaks Up at Cloud Connect 2012 About OpenStack Cloud
    Executives of Mirantis, a leader in engineering services for OpenStack™ Cloud, will describe how its customers are deploying OpenStack technology...
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    'We think private cloud shouldn't exist as a category': 
    Private clouds are no longer needed and are being pushed by companies with legacy business models, the CEO of cloud hosting company Firehost has told CBR.
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    Market News: Cloud finds support among UK and EU regulators
    A modern technology and an ancient institution are coming together in the United Kingdom, as Parliament's House of Lords investigates adding new technology to its legislative arsenal.
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    Startup takes on cloud overprovisioning 
    Cloudyn, an Israeli startup, says its new SaaS service can help businesses stop buying more public cloud services than they need.
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    SoftLayer: A New Kind Of Cloud Service
    Up and coming hosted infrastructure as a service supplier SoftLayer has improvised a way to move workloads automatically between virtual...
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    February 6, 2012  

    Indiana University PhD Students Get $100K to Study Cloud Computing
    Two doctoral candidates at Indiana University Bloomington's School of Informatics and Computing will share equally...
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    Another cloud computing client for AtlasIM
    HOSTED desktop provider Atlas Infrastructure Management has added another client after encouraging environmental consultancy...
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    Dome9 Security Wins TMC Cloud Computing Excellence Award 
    Dome9 Security™, the leading provider of cloud security firewall management for public and private clouds, as well as for dedicated...
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    Market News: Study: Cloud development leads to economic growth 
    The widespread migration of data to cloud storageenvironments seen across several industries will have a wide-reaching and positive economic impact...
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    Symantec Backup Exec 2012 Is All About The Cloud
    Symantec's forecast calls for clouds. The company today introducedBackup Exec 2012 with a complete interface overhaul, along...
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    Cloud And SaaS Benefits Bolster Business Intelligence Market
    Nearly one-third of organisations either already use or plan to use cloud or software-as-a-service (SaaS) offerings to augment their core business intelligence (BI) function...
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    Thai government launches new cloud service - FutureGov Magazine 
    Thailand’s Ministry of Information and Communication Technology launched the government’s new cloud computing service to drive...
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    Business should dictate move to the cloud
    Although cost savings and the use of new technology are great reasons for moving to a cloud computing solution, Robert Youngjohns, president of Microsoft... 
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    How the law dictates data gravity in the cloud
    I’ve spoken quite a bit to date about the application-centric nature of cloud computing, and how this changes the nature of operations...
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    Dropbox offers an additional 5GB of cloud storage to beta users
    For users willing to be guinea pigs, Dropbox is offering an opportunity to score 5GB of free space through the popular cloud storage service. 
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    February 3, 2012
     

    Mobile Devices in a Cloud World
    Someone recently said to me, “With everything moving to the cloud, mobile device security really isn’t going to matter anymore. 
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    Google To Funnel More, Bigger Deals Through Channel
    Google (NSDQ:GOOG) has made changes to its direct sales organization in a bid to push more deals through its Google Apps resellers, give partners a crack...
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    Cisco Deploys New Appliance Line to Ramp up Network Speed 
    Recently, the Cisco (News  - Alert) Cloud Index revealed that by 2014, over 50 percent of computing workloads in data centers will be cloud-based....
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    UK datacentres swarm into cloud services
    At Cloud Expo Europe in London this week, several companies launched high-end public and hybrid cloud services, and all sought to put their own spin...
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    Dome9 Security Wins TMC Cloud Computing Excellence Award
    Dome9 Security™, the leading provider of cloud security firewall management for public and private clouds, as well as for dedicated...
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    Cloud Sherpas Named Google Partner Of The Year
    Google (NSDQ:GOOG) has named cloud solution provider Cloud Sherpas its first enterprise partner of the year for 2011, a sign that Google is strongly...
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    Ubuntu creator warns businesses to be wary of cloud lock-in
    Cloud infrastructure was always meant to be based on open standards, and organisations that choose to buy capacity from public clouds that only support one standard...
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    Can Cloud Computing Address Scientific Computing Requirements for DOE
    After a two-year study of the feasibility of cloud computing systems for meeting the ever-increasing computational needs of scientists, Department of Energy researchers have issued a report... 
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    Mobile Cloud Computing Industry Outlook Report: 2011-2016
    Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:...
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    Wondering if Adobe's Creative Cloud is worth $600 a year?
    The company offered some new details today to show people that the Creative Cloud plan gets people access to more than just the full Creative Suite (CS) Master Collection...
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    February 2, 2012

    TechCrunch: New Everpix iPhone App Automatically Uploads Your Photos To The Cloud 
    Photo organization service (and TechCrunch Disrupt finalist) Everpix just launched its first iPhone application. The app does two key things: it offers you a way to access...
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    Linux Vendor Red Hat Slips into the OpenStack Cloud Community
     A really interesting Monday post by Joe Brockmeier on ReadWriteWeb points out that open source giant Red Hat...
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    Update: Challenges to building a great cloud business
    Cloud computing can make a business much more efficient and up-to-date, but there are challenges to building a great cloud-based business...
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    Update: Demand for cloud increase in Taiwan 
    While not many firms are currently using cloud computing in Taiwan, there seems to be an ever-growing demand for the new technology...
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    Study: Predictive Security Market Expanding Rapidly 
    Despite heightened awareness of security threats, many organizations fell victim to data breaches and malicious cyberattacks last year, forcing...
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    Data Protection: Beware cloud computing’s trapdoors
    The toll of cyber crime appears to be rising as criminals become more sophisticated and more focused on financial gain.
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    Cloud And SaaS Benefits Bolster Business Intelligence Market
    Nearly one-third of organisations either already use or plan to use cloud or software-as-a-service (SaaS) offerings to augment their core business intelligence (BI) functions....
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    Cloud management software: what's in it for IT?
    While the average enterprise IT shop remains firmly grounded in its virtualized data centers, cloud computing is the next phase of evolution.
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    Which cloud services are right for you?
    Cloud computing is no longer the future – it's here. Chances are you already use web-based email, store some or all of your music, photos or videos...
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    Roundup of Cloud Forecasts and Market Estimates, 2012
    The latest round of cloud computing forecasts released by Cisco, Deloitte, IDC, Forrester, Gartner, The 451 Group and others show how rapidly... 
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    February 1, 2012

    Cloud Computing Both More Agile and Less Expensive
    In Silicon Valley, the saying "it's a dessert topping and a floor wax" is often used to puncture the pretensions of a product that promises...
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    Vancouver Turns Up Cloud Computing Horsepower For Hollywood
    Vancouver is revving up its computing horsepower to allow Hollywood studios to more speedily render data-intensive animation... 
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    Business intelligence and cloud are on the mind of CIOs 
    For CIOs trying to get more for less at their respective businesses, cloud computing and business intelligence are two of their primary technological...
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    Light Reading and EANTC put Cisco CloudVerse to the test 
    In December, Cisco introduced Cisco CloudVerse, a framework and set of solutions that combines the foundational elements needed to enable organizations...
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    Cloud Security, Costs Concern Federal IT Pros
    Federal IT managers are working to adopt cloud computing technologies and comply with White House cloud computing initiatives, but... 
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    “The EC has announced its intention to make Europe one of the most cloud active regions in the world”
    The European Commission (EC) has announced its intention to the make Europe one of the most "cloud-active" regions in the world...
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    Mobile may be the main cloud driver via Mobile Surveys
    In predictions for what will happen to cloud computing in 2012, IT industry veteran Udayan Banerjee wrote in a recent blog post that while the basic cloud premise...
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    Bad news about cloud computing: it doesnt exist; Good news
    : New tech makes it easier
    There's a dirty little secret about cloud computing – the hottest, most innovative, most status-quo-disrupting technology on the market today: There is no such thing.
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    Megaupload case marks death of the cloud
    This Thursday, gigabytes of personal data which was stored on the servers of Megaupload will be deleted.
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    Amazon Cloud Storage Experiences Astronomical Growth
    Amazon (NSDQ:AMZN) has once again proven that it is a cloud colossus, as the number of objects stored in its Amazon Web... 
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    January 31, 2012
      

    9 Good Reasons for Considering Cloud 
    Cloud may not be for everyone, but it certainly can help ease IT headaches for many insurance companies. In a new book, "To the Cloud: ...
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    Wave Launches Cloud-Based Encryption Service
    Wave Systems Corp. (NASDAQ:WAVX http://www.wave.com) has launched Wave Encryption Service (WES), a scalable, yet powerful...
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    CA, VCE Private Cloud Package to Go Toe-to-Toe Against Exalogic, CloudBurst
    The latest release by CA Technologies of a product called Private Cloud Accelerator is being described, by folks who only read...
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    HotDocs Corporation Announces Ground-Breaking Cloud Technology for Lawyers
    Industry leader in document automation introduces new Software-as-a-Service application, which promises to level the playing field for law firms of all sizes...
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    Upload at your own risk: Most cloud storage services offer no data guarantee
    It’s become increasingly clear that users who lost files due to the US government’s seizure of Megaupload will, most likely, never get their files back.
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    News: Cloud procurement gets €10m investment from EC - The Guardian
    The European Commission is to establish the European Cloud Partnership, which aims to bring together public sector organisations and the IT industry to work on commons...
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    Innovation guidelines unveiled: In accordance with Russia's ten-year innovation strategy
    In accordance with Russia’s ten-year innovation strategy, which was approved by the government last year, the period to 2020 should see a twofold increase...
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    5 low-profile startups that could change the face of big data
    Big data is hot, but infrastructure-level platforms such as Hadoop, which focus on storage and processing, still need help to take them into the mainstream.
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    TechCrunch: Synacor Files For IPO, Acquires HTML5 Cloud OS Carbyn
    Online content, portal and front-end technology solution Synacor filed its amended S-1 today for an IPO looking to raise $75 million. 
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    The Open Group Releases Standards for SOA Architects, Cloud Service 
    The Open Group recently published three standards that aid organizations that are building infrastructure-as-a-service offerings and service oriented architectures.
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    January 30, 2012
        

    A third of companies taking BI capabilities into the cloud
    Nearly one third of organizations either already use or plan to use cloud or software-as-a-service offerings to augment their core business intelligence (BI) functions...
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    7 steps for business success with big data
    No longer the new technology on the block, big data continues to generate significant buzz.  Technologies such as... 
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    Accounting firm shifts to the cloud 
    DJCA says there is "massive" opportunity for Christchurch accounting firms as the rebuild gets under way, and the firm has gone wireless to make sure its operations...
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    In Depth: Which cloud services are right for you?
    Cloud computing is no longer the future – it's here. Chances are you already use web-based email, store some or all of your music, photos or videos online, or even... 
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    5 low-profile startups that could change the face of big data
    Big data is hot, but infrastructure-level platforms such as Hadoop, which focus on storage and processing, still need help to take them into the mainstream.
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    How a private cloud goes beyond virtualization management? 

    There are two ways to think about these differences. The first is in terms of different mindsets and approaches to IT operations.
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    AT&T launches cloud-based UC services
    Maximizing its expertise in cloud computing, mobility, and voice and IP networking services, AT&T launched cloud-based unified communications (UC) services.
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    Cleversafe Announces 10 Exabyte Storage System Configuration
    The system is based on Cleversafe's Portable Datacenter (PD), which integrates 21 storage and network racks that include 189... 
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    Europe stumps up £8 million for cloud computing strategy
    One year after announcing her intention to develop a European Cloud Computing Strategy, Europe's Digital Agenda Commissioner Neelie Kroes this week...
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    Cloud Computing News by cloudHQ is out! 
    The soon to be launched HTC Sense 4.0, which is likely to hit the highly rumoured HTC Ville first with be equipped with... 
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    January 25, 2012
        

    Report: Chinese Hackers Exposed U.S. Commission's emails 
    Several news sources reported in early January that U.S. officials were investigating the Indian government for allegedly hacking private emails of the... 
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    HP Cloud Map makes cloud deployment simple
    Technology company Hewlett-Packard announced that in order to simplify cloud deployments, it has introduced Cloud Map on its CloudSystem, HP's cloud architecture.
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    Kansas Department of Aging Loses Senior Citizens' Private Data
    Many senior citizens have several of health and retirement issues to worry about, but data protection is most likely not on many to-do lists.
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    Many Small Businesses Are Outsourcing Security Tasks 
    Protecting private customer and company data is imperative to the success of small and medium-sized businesses, as a data breach can... 
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    Top news from Sage, OpenText, and NetApp
    Business software vendor, Sage Business Solutions’ ERP X3 solution has been granted Oracle Database Ready status through the Oracle Partner Network (OPN).
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    IBM Joins Google, Microsoft In Cloud Productivity War 
    IBM (NYSE:IBM) is looking to flex its cloud muscle against rivals Google (NSDQ:GOOG) and Microsoft (NSDQ:MSFT) with a cloud-based productivity...
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    A CTO’s take on cloud
    As Capgemini’s CTO for North America, Joe Coyle hears an awful lot about cloud computing.
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    5 Cloud Considerations for the Small Business
    In a recent post, my comrade Chris Chesley identified 5 things SMBs should consider before going virtual for their IT systems. So, taking a cue from him, here are the follow-up...
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     IBM and NEC team up to take on Cisco
    Cisco can get into servers, but IBM isn’t going to let the networking giant step into IBM’s territory without a fight, and Big Blue knows how to fight.
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    January 24, 2012
       

    A big cloud on the horizon proves to be good news in computer industry
    Global data-storage suppliers are looking at China's small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) market as demand surges on the back of...
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    eDiscovery Strategies Should Include Cloud, Social media 
    Cloud computing and social media continue to be among the top technology trends for businesses, but both innovations have yet to... 
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    We Need YOU To Help Push Learning Innovation Forward | Edudemic
    At Edudemic we try to think out of the box. If you do too, we need to talk.
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    Adapt Or Die, The Enduring Rule Of Innovation
    Apple was a game changer for the music business. Meanwhile, the U.S. Post Office has been dying a slow death since the advent of email. Cellular technology killed...
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    TechNews: Server Virtualization Buying Guide -- Red Hat
    VMware, Microsoft and Citrix are the big players in server virtualization, but if Red Hat has its way, the Big Three will soon be the Big Four.
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    68% of Indian businesses are evaluating the use of cloud computing
    As organizations realize the benefits of bringing their business into the cloud and with growing levels of confidence in the cloud business model, many companies... 
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    Windows Azure Community News Roundup 
    Welcome to the third edition of our weekly roundup of the latest community-driven news, content and conversations about cloud computing and Windows Azure.
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    Mformation CTO and Founder to Speak At MSPAlliance MSPWorld on Enterprise 
    Mformation® Technologies Inc., the leading independent provider of advanced mobile device management (MDM) solutions, today announced that Dr. Rakesh Kushwaha, Mformation...
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    Social Media As genomics data approaches exascale, cloud could save the day
    Life is about to get a lot easier for medical researchers, but a lot more difficult for companies trying to make a buck selling them tools...
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    Cloud computing drives vendor lock-in: Dell
    The move to cloud computing is undoing a lot of the good work that IT managers have done over the past decade to enable...
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    January 23, 2012  

    Cloud-Based Ebook Lending with 3M at ALA
    3M’s Library System loves to show up at a packed conference and show off something new and innovative for the world...
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    Polycom Announces Cloud Strategy to Enable Service Providers to Fast-Track Delivery of Video-as-a-Service
     Polycom, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLCM - News), the global leader in standards-based unified communications (UC), today detailed its strategy to enable service providers to offer cloud-delivered...
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    Touch, Data, Cloud, Security Are Key Enterprise Words for 2012
    Predictions are, by definition, iffy. But tech predictions in particular are iffy in this second decade of the fast-moving 21st century, because they often underestimate...
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    Amazon to Launch Cloud Search Service, Possibly Tomorrow
    The genius of Amazon reminds me of the honeypot Winnie-the-Pooh gets stuck in. They give such enticing... 
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    Free Online Storage | New Cloud Service HiDrive Free 
    HiDrive Free , a cloud-based service from STRATO, one of Europe’s top web hosts, launched in the U.S. market today, offering users... 
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    How a private cloud goes beyond virtualization management
    There are two ways to think about these differences. The first is in terms of different mindsets and approaches to IT operations.
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    Meraki Introduces Industry's First Cloud Managed Switches
    Meraki, the recognized leader in Cloud Networking, today announced the introduction of the all-new MS series cloud managed switches. 
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    System Center 2012: Private Cloud for the Masses? 
    As the attention about cloud computing has shifted from a purely public cloud view towards a build-your-own private cloud model, IT pros run into a familiarity problem...
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    Quantum computing could head to 'the cloud', study says 
    Quantum computing will use the inherent uncertainties in quantum physics to carry out fast, complex computations.
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    Yahoo Co-Founder Jerry Yang Departs With More Whimper Than Bang 
    Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang Jan. 17 resigned from the company's board of directors, severing his final tie with the Internet company he helped build when...
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    Former NASA OpenStack researchers enter private cloud market with Piston 
    Piston Cloud Computing co-founder Josh McKenty has laid out the same objective on several occasions, from speaking to attendees at the inaugural OpenStack design summit to... 
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    January 20, 2012
      

    PentOS "Just Add Water" Private Cloud Released
    The creator of the Piston Enterprise Operating System, or PentOS, was lauded for his contributions in helping to create cloud computing itself, through the pioneering NASA...
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    Strickler & Prieto, LLP Announces Cloud Based Accounting Services 
    Many traditional small businesses are finding that cloud based accounting services not only help them stay focused on their business, but also save them money...
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    Google Vs. Facebook: Cloud Computing Dangers For Small Business
    However, having written previously about the inherent dangers of fragmented online software solutions for small businesses, echoing the sentiments of Apple...
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    Intelligent, Auto-Scalable Cloud Platform 'eNlight' by Eukhost
    eUKhost announces the launch of eNlight Cloud ComputingPlatform, a Platform that is equipped with an innovative web based GUI enabling Instant Deployment of VM's, High Performance...
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    Foreign Cloud Privacy Issues Dismissed by U.S. Officials
    A pair of senior Obama administration officials on Wednesday sought to tamp down recent stirrings of controversy over the privacy protections under U.S. law...
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    Survey: Global Economy Hindering IT Budget Expansion 
    An unstable global economy will limit IT budget growth this year, but CIOs and IT departments still have numerous technology priorities they expect to accomplish.
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    Quantum computing could head to 'the cloud', study says
    Quantum computing will use the inherent uncertainties in quantum physics to carry out fast, complex computations.
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    Encryption that can stymie cloud computing systems
    It sounds like something out of a spy novel — using the mysterious nature of quantum mechanics to create super-secret information that can’t... 
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    Amazon Launches Big Data Service
    Amazon Web Services on Wednesday added a beta service, DynamoDB, to its cloud service offerings as a way to bring a big-data, NoSQL system to its customers.
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    Police Officer Exposes Security Information Regarding London Olympics 
    Police officers are tasked with protecting the everyday safety of citizens, but one policeman in England recently failed to secure highly sensitive... 
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    January 18, 2012
      

    UK's ElasticHosts opens cloud data centre in Toronto
    A hosting company based out of the U.K. is hoping that a data centre located in Toronto will convince Canadian businesses fearful of the U.S. Patriot Act... 
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    Amazon to Launch Cloud Search Service, Possibly Tomorrow 
    The genius of Amazon reminds me of the honeypot Winnie-the-Pooh gets stuck in. 
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    Online Shoe Retailer Suffers Data Breach
    The rising threat of identity theft makes securing customer and business data imperative for any retailer, but many companies are still struggling to defend against cyberthreats.
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    Microsoft Takes on VMware With Almost-Canceled Cloud Program 
    Microsoft Corp. (MSFT)’s computer-network- management software, a product that Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer once came close to scrapping, emerges today as the cornerstone...
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    Cisco, IBM, Red Hat Join Open Cloud Portability Committee
    The Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS) has launched a new open standards initiative that aims to enhance the portability...
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    Symantec acquires cloud archive firm LiveOffice
    Symantec has acquired LiveOffice, a provider of cloud-based data archiving and storage, for $115 million (£75 million), the companies announced.
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    Google's mobility plans cloud strong Q4
     Google Inc's strong holiday-quarter results may take a backseat to growing concerns about long-term margins after it dives into a fiercely competitive smartphone...
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    At last: standard for cloud Infrastructure as a Service launched
    The Open Group just announced the availability of two new industry standards intended to enable businesses to more effectively integrate fundamental...
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    Service-oriented cloud computing infrastructure guidelines released
    A set of standards for cloud computing infrastructure was released on Tuesday by the Open Group, a vendor- and technology-neutral consortium that creates standards...
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    January 17, 2012
      

    High School Students Building clouds in Computer Networking Class
    Most technology experts predict enterprises will continue adopting cloud computing during the coming years, but increased cloud usage... 
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    Wyse Cloud Client Computing Receives Readers' Choice Awards
    Wyse Technology, the global leader in cloud client computing, today announced that theWyse Xenith zero client has been named a top technology product... 
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    CloudFlare Builds ‘Stop Censorship’ App
    Whatever position you may take on SOPA, or on whether or not sites should black out against SOPA (Yes it has come to this)....
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    http://Salesforce.com hires former White House CIO as executive VP
    Cloud computing outfit Salesforce.com has hired former chief information officer of the US Federal  government as its executive vice president of emerging markets.
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    Seeking security in cloud SLAs
    As organizations around the world continue to gain experience in public cloud environments, it is becoming increasingly clear that a strong relationship with the host...
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    Aussie giants sign up to Oracle's cloud CRM
    Technology giant Oracle announced yesterday that various top Australian public and private sector entities had implemented its CRM On Demand...
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    Europe Won’t Let U.S. Dominate Cloud With Rules to Keep HP at Bay
    European governments, determined not to lose another technology battle to the U.S., are giving domestic companies a leg-up in the cloud.
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    Cloud database services reduce complexity
    According to Steve McWhirter, senior vice president of enterprise sales for Asia-Pacific at Salesforce.com, traditional on-premise database systems have grown...
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    Amazon Web Services now offers EC2 cloud customers a new freebie
    But now the company has added a free version of Windows Server to the Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) service, too.
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    January 16, 2012
      

    2012: A Cloudy Year for Big Data
    Truth be told, big data is not a big or new concept.
    The ideology behind big data has been... 
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    Fujitsu : Launches Cloud Services as a Platform for Big Data
    Fujitsu today announced the launch of Data Utilization Platform Services, which use cloud services as a platform leveraging big data().
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    Connect to private and public clouds with Cisco
    In an effort to accommodate enterprise users looking to implement private and hybrid clouds, Cisco in the coming months will unveil an "integrated" WAN routing system...
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    Cloud Computing Software features auto-scalable architecture
     Featuring web-based GUI powered by AJAX, eNlight Cloud Computing Platform helps customers with real-time deployment of new VMs as well as...
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    Cisco powers video in the cloud with new Videoscape products
    Increasingly, service providers are looking to make video content available across mobile handsets, tablets, connected TVs, gaming consoles and streaming boxes. 
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    Reviewing Bitcasa, the infinite cloud storage solution
    Bitcasa is a start-up begun by former execs at Mastercard, VeriSign and Mozy and is the latest entrant to the cloud storage market. 
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    Dallas Cowboys Add Venyu Cloud IT Disaster Recovery
    Venyu today announced that the Dallas Cowboyshave implemented a new cloud-based, IT disaster recoverysolution for reliable backup of all business data as well as...
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    A big cloud on the horizon proves to be good news in computer industry 
    Global data-storage suppliers are looking at China's small and medium sized enterprise (SME) market as demand surges on the back of a rise...
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    January 13, 2012
      

    Cisco powers video in the cloud with new Videoscape products
    Increasingly, service providers are looking to make video content available across mobile handsets, tablets, connected TVs, gaming consoles and streaming boxes.
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    Amazon's Cloud: A Supercomputer Anyone Can Rent
    Amazon has one of the world's fastest supercomputers. There's something unusual about it, though -- it's not real. That is, it's not real in the way other supercomputers are, in a huge room...
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    Cloud Computing Software features auto-scalable architecture
    Featuring web-based GUI powered by AJAX, eNlight Cloud Computing Platform helps customers with real-time deployment of new VMs...
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    How to Retool Your IT Skills for the Cloud
    CIO — Keith Fafel entered the world of cloud computing during the summer of 2010, while he was working as a product manager with Rackspace...
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    MuleSoft Wins 2012 Cloud Award
    MuleSoft, provider of the #1 integration platform for the cloud and enterprise, today announced that it has been named a winner of the 2012 Cloud Awards
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    FedRAMP cloud computing standards initiative spurs optimism, criticism
    Industry experts and cloud service providers are hopeful about the prospects of a new federal program that sets cloud computing security standards...
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    Netgear launches network cloud application platform
    Global networking company Netgear has launched a new technology platform that enables consumers to purchase and download apps from the cloud for their home network.
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    CES - Mobile phone on 1 Fav Source+25 others like WSJ
    WSJ: What's News Technology — Manufacturers like GM and Ford are using the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to show off a set of services that operate online, or through the "cloud."
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    Acision Cloud Services: On-demand, Secure, Scalable
    Acision, the global leader in mobile messaging, today announced the launch of an international network of cloud based data centres, enabling it to offer on-demand messaging... 
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    How P2P and big data could save the set-top box
    Netflix dominates the business of streaming Hollywood movies and television into consumers’ homes, but a new business model developed by big data... 
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    January 12, 2012
      

    BBC News - Google persuades Spanish bank BBVA to use the cloud 
    The deal is the biggest that the search giant has signed with one company for its cloud-computing services, where software is offered as a service via the internet.
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    Cloud Host Atlantic Metro Communications Joins Google Apps Reseller Program
     Infrastructure as a service cloud provider and web hosting operator Atlantic Metro Communications posted a press release to its blog...
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    Cloud Storage Firm Nirvanix Deploys Hybrid Cloud
    Managed cloud storage provider Nirvanix (www.nirvanix.com) announced on Thursday that colocation provider American Internet Services...
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    Cloud solves IT innovation and maintenance imbalance
    CIOs will have the opportunity to move away from the traditional scenario of spending 80% of their budget on maintenance and 20% on innovation if they harness cloud...
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    Bizzers think cloud will work, eventually 
    The challenge of moving film distribution to the cloud hasn't darkened Hollywood's sunny disposition toward the technology, according to some of the studios' leading... 
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    Federal government releases new security standards for cloud
    With the federal government starting to move more of its processes into cloud computing, the federal CIO Council has released new security controls for agency-wide programs...
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    Indian Hackers Allegedly Breach United States-China Security Commission
    The United States-China Economic and Security Review Commission monitors security relations between the two nations, but the commission... 
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    Expert: Healthcare Providers Should Adopt Cloud Services
    Last year was a substandard period for data protection at heathcare organizations, as numerous healthcare providers experienced damaging and embarrassing data loss incidents. 
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    SendGrid and Standing Cloud Team to Bring Improved Email Service to Cloud Customers
    Standing Cloud, a leading provider of cloud-based application management solutions, has teamed with SendGrid, the leader...
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    January 11, 2012
     

    IBM's Top 5 Predictions for Smarter Buildings for 2012
    As the world population hit 7 billion this fall and a growing number of people flock to cities, creating smarter, more...
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    Amazon Kindle Touch Receives Unlimited Cloud Storage
    Amazon has had a very efficient business model since the release of their first Kindle  eReader over four years ago. 
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    Acer will provide cross-device multimedia backup and retrieval
    The Chinese computer maker Acer has announced details of its multimedia storage and cross device collaboration platform, the AcerCloud, which will be included...
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    5 factors that swayed one company to choose Office365
    Hendrick Automotive Group, an early adopter of Office 365, doesn't expect to cut costs in making the move to Microsoft's new software-as-a-service...
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    Intricate cloud costs require in-depth discussions
    Adopting cloud technology can include expensive up-front costs. A recent Computerworld article stated that simply moving large quantities of data into cloud...
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    Houston Web Host Introducing Chinese Firms to Cloud Computing
    Cloud and Web hosting specialist, The Aldridge Company just entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with a Chinese organization to advance cloud...
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    Cloud Computing News by cloudHQ is out!
    The cloud computing benefit most often cited is IT’s reduced cost of ownership, because a company can convert... 
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    CES 2012: OnLive Shifts To Cloud Computing via the iPad 
    When looking back over some of the most exciting developments of the last two years, it would be hard to ignore the groundbreaking cloud gaming solution, OnLive.
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    4 ways cloud computing will change dentistry for the better 
    The cloud. Cloud computing. Every tech journal is talking about “the cloud” like it’s the greatest invention since the Internet. 
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    Cloud Expo 2012 will be the center of notable Cloud M&A activity
    At a cloud computing trade show in New York industry leaders share their views on the technology and where it's heading.
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    January 10, 2012

    CES: Acer, Lenovo Vie For Piece Of The Cloud
    Acer and Lenovo are mounting full-on cloud computing assaults, and at the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegasthis week the dueling...
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     Executive Profiles: Disruptive Tech Leaders In Cloud Computing
    Ray, let’s call it like it is. Cloud isn’t really disruptive – it’s already  disrupted – and we’ve made that transition over the past 10 years.  
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    Hidden in plain sight – cloud computing security offers counterintuitive upsides
    One of the standard complaints that cloud computing's critics level against the widespread uptake of the technology is a perceived lack of data security.
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    Infonetics Research: Operators Embracing Cloud Services in Earnest
     A recent cloud services study published by market research firm Infonetics Researchdetails operator plans for cloud services, including their strategies... 
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    Cloud Computing Report Card: Grading Our Predictions
    A year ago I laid out my predictions for cloud computing in 2011. In the spirit of honesty and willingness to display my errors in public, I thought it would be useful...
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    Mobile security threats continue to increase
    Smartphones give users the ability complete shopping, banking, and work tasks from any location, leading to improved productivity and flexibility. 
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    Skytap Claims Customers Create More Than 1M Virtual Machines in Cloud
    In what may be a definitive sign that cloud services are here to stay, Cloud Services provider Skytap has announced that its... 
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    AT&T Signs On With OpenStack Open-Source Cloud
    AT&T (NYSE:T) on Monday officially signed on with the OpenStack cloud, the Rackspace- and NASA-created open-source cloudcomputing project.
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    European enterprises discuss cloud computing at seminar
    European companies are adopting cloud computing rapidly to store data, manage software applications and reduce IT costs. 
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    OnLive Set to Launch FREE Virtual Windows Desktop App    
    This week is the start of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. At the event today, OnLive announced some new features that their users have been...
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    January 9, 2012
        

    Making the News Education Resource at My Resource Cloud 
    We are currently developing a large number of resources based upon world wide events in history. 
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    Four Screens Are Better than One with Lenovo's New “Personal Cloud”
    Lenovo (HKSE: 0992) (PINK SHEETS: LNVGY), the world’s number two PC company, is flexing its innovation muscle at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show and beyond, to create a seamless digital experience...
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    Acer to bridge Windows and Android with the cloud
    Acer is making a long-term strategic bet on a new cloud service that aims to bridge the gap between Windows and Android devices...
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    TechMan: Supercomputers in the cloud
    You've probably heard a lot of talk about the cloud -- software and services that live on computers somewhere else but can be used by you over the Internet.
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    Acer's cloud strategy too late, too copycat - CNET
    Acer hopes to set its products apart through its proprietary AcerCloud service, which is designed to let customers sync files across multiple...
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    SAP on the Cloud » Design Thinking and Co-Innovation
    To fully appreciate the irony of illustrating user friendliness via  SAP Travel OnDemand, you have to go back to Hasso’s keynote...
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    Cloud is complex—deal with it 
    If you are looking to cloud computing to simplify your IT environment, I’m afraid I have bad news for you.
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    6 Ways Cloud Computing Will Evolve In 2012
    Cloud computing has become so broadly accepted that it won't rank as an exciting development for 2012. 
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    January 6, 2012
       

    Survey shows lack of cloud computing understanding
    Adopting virtual server and virtual desktoptechnologies carries many benefits, such as extra security for data being used by members of...
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    5 Benefits Of Cloud Computing
    The explosive growth of cloud computing is generally seen as a welcome extension to existing accounting processes.
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    More cloud news - big cloud Internap eats little cloud Voxel
    The appetite for cloudy infrastructure expertise continues apace in 2012. Managed-hosting and colocation services provider Internap...
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    Microsoft Pushes Lync Voice Services Into Cloud with BT Pilot
    In what may be a sign of the times, Microsoft is expanding the footprint of its Lync platform further into the cloud.
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    Top 5 cloud storage trends of 2011
    The top 5 cloud storage trends of 2011 reflect a young market searching for acceptance while the number of options...
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    How Facebook built its Timeline feature
    Facebook’s Timeline feature is beautiful, although some revile it. But love it or hate... 
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    Rockchip sticks Android on the cloud
    Chinese semiconductor manufacturer Rockchip has announced that it will be showing off a cloud based system which will use Android for home users...
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    View @CloudExpo New York on CNN Breaking News! 
    At a cloud computing trade show in New York industry leaders share their views on the technology and where it's heading.
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    January 5, 2012
      

    Check Point Supports Cloud Security for Amazon Web
    Check Point and Amazon Web Services are teaming up to enable Check Point Security Gateway functionality to boost cloud security for business assets.
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    Eaton Mounts Cloud Computing Power Management Offensive
    Herve Tardy, the vice president and general manager of the Distributed Power Quality Business Unit for $14 billion diversified power management...
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    What is the Current Cloud Computing Policy at Your Facility? 
    The term “cloud computing” is increasingly becoming part of the American vocabulary and the concept is seen as the next big thing in Internet computing. 
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    Ray Ozzie starts to emerge from stealth mode
    Ray Ozzie’s new software effort is starting to emerge.
    Ozzie, the former chief software architect for Microsoft — and the force behind Windows Azure...
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    A Fluffy New Year: 6 Predictions For The Cloud For 2012
    It’s that time of year again. With 2012 already upon us, many industry leaders, writers and analysts have already... 
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    60 per cent of UK businesses still do not leverage any type of Cloud Computing
    Fasthosts' 'Cloud Attitudes' study, conducted by IDC, has found that 60 per cent of UK businesses still do not leverage any type of cloud-computing service and so miss out...
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    Cloud computing believed to boom in 2012
    Vo Tan Long, General Director of IBM Vietnam, said that he can see obvious changes in the thought of Vietnamese people about the importance of cloud computing in their lives.
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    Polkast - The Innovative New PC-to-PC Access Feature Removes the Need for an External Cloud Service
    Polkast, a revolutionary new service that lets users securely connect to their PC directly from their mobile devices, announced today it is transforming... 
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    January 4, 2012
     

    SaaS, PaaS Driving Cloud Adoption More Than Infrastructure Solutions 
    Cloud computing adoption ascended to record levels during the previous 12 months, and several recent studies indicate sophisticated services like... 
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    Expert: Data loss could cost U.S. economy $290 billion by 2018 
    Government agencies and businesses of all sizes are increasingly aware of widespread data protection concerns, but some experts believe United States... 
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    .NET News: CloudOn Brings Free Cloud-Hosted Microsoft Office Functionality to iPad 
    Silicon Valley startup CloudOn now expelled a free iPad app [App Store] that aims to move a functionality of Microsoft Office to a iPad. The iPad app indeed serves...
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    Economy Causing Some Businesses to Reduce Data Security Spending
    Most companies attempted to improve data security policies in 2011, as threats became more sophisticated and potential damages increased, but... 
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    Microsoft to enable OpenSource Linux on its Windows Azure cloud
    Customers who want to run Windows or Linux “durably” (i.e., without losing state) in VMs on Microsoft’s Azure platform-as-a-service platform will be able to do so.
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    Data Overload, Cloud Computing Benefit Backup Vendors 
    Companies expect a continuing data deluge, yet no rainmaking for their IT budgets. So to cope and save, some are... 
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    January 3, 2012

    Microsoft to Enable Linux on its Windows Azure Cloud in 2012
    The cloud computing platform will soon get persistent virtual machine capabilities.
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    Maker to unveil world's largest OLED TV
    Korean electronics company LG caused a worldwide stir when it announced its 55-inch OLED panel last week, and now the company has rolled out two more pictures...
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    Congress Calls for Defense Department Plan for Cloud Computing 
     Congress ordered the Defense Department to develop a plan to use more cloud-computing services, a move that may lead to U.S. contracts...
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    More Cloud, Web Companies Join SOPA Opposition
    Additionally, DreamHost said that rights-holders could demand the immediate shutdown of entire domain names based on claims of... 
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    New national defense bill may help cloud computing thrive 
    With the passing of the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act, Jerry Bishop writes on Internet Evolution that he believes cloud computing may get a big boost.
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    Cloud Computing & Healthcare Industry
    As most of my regular readers know, I work as a technology strategy advisor for several different government agencies; in that role I get to spend...
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    Amazon's Cloud: A Supercomputer Anyone Can Rent
    Amazon has one of the world's fastest supercomputers. There's something unusual about it, though -- it's not real.
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    CloudHosting: Amazon Expands Cloud Footprint with Brazil Operations
    Decreased The Price of Web Web host By Using The Cloud Web host: By employing the web web hosting we can decrease the cost via... 
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    January 2, 2012

    Cloud activity to explode in 2012
    In testing cloud computing services and observing the growth of cloud activities, we've noticed that there are distinct phases that organizations go through in adopting cloud.
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    The Scalable, Available Cloud
    With the evolution and proliferation of cloud computing, as more and more applications are being migrated to the cloud, many organizations are considering moving their database to the cloud as well.
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    Cloud Computing Company Centuric Offers Reduced $3.99 Transfer Fees on Domain Registration
    Centuric, a full service Cloud computingcompany offering business solutions for a wide range of companies—from small businesses to large enterprises—is now offering reduced transfer fees of $3.99 on domain registration...
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    Service-Oriented Architectures - yesterday's news or best practice?
    The principals behind Service-Oriented Architectures (SOA) were established long before the Internet became a force, and certainly before the appearance... 
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    10 cloud startups to watch in 2012
    The past few years have been nothing if not a boon for entrepreneurs looking to cash in on venture capitalists’ lust for all things cloud. 
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    Samsung Chairman Lee Urges Innovation as Global Economy Slows
    Samsung Electronics Co. Chairman Lee Kun Hee said his business should embrace more openness and innovation to continue expanding amid slow growth in the... 
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    New national defense bill may help cloud computing thrive 
    With the passing of the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act, Jerry Bishop writes on Internet Evolution that he believes cloud computing may get a big boost.
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    December 30th, 2011
      

    ING Bets Big on the Cloud
    For Tony Kerrison, the day has long passed when it made sense to question whether cloud computing had a place in financial services companies' IT plans.
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    IT pros will take a harder look at cloud computing in 2012 
    Despite slow adoption by enterprise IT in the years since cloud computing emerged, 2012 may turn out to be the year when cloud technologies finally begin...
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    CEO Of Cloud Firm Red Hat Expects To Boost Staff 24% 
    For many companies, life in the cloud starts with Red Hat.
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    Cloud computing offers several disaster recovery models for all businesses 
    One of the key benefits of cloud computing solutions are their disaster recovery capabilities. 
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    Healthcare Providers Adopting Mobile Technology
    Many healthcare organizations struggled to secure customer data in 2011, but that isn't stopping the industry from forwarding its adoption...
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    EE Times' top ten cloud stories in 2011
    The most popular cloud computing stories of 2011 were about big vendors jumping into or kicking the tires on this emerging space...
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    December 29th, 2011
       

    Cisco: By 2014, cloud traffic will surpass traditional data center traffic
    The Cisco Global Cloud Index: Forecast and Methodology, 2010-2015 is chock full of data, projections and trends from the networking giant. Cisco describes the document as...
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    Amazon takes supercomputing to the cloud
    As reported by Wired, Amazon Web Services latest salvo into the computing on demand landscape is a platform known as the Elastic Cloud Computer, which at $1279 per hour, or $11 million... 
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    Green Data Centers Help Enterprises Reduce IT, Energy Costs
    Organizations of all sizes are constantly attempting to cut IT expenses and improve efficiency, and recent research shows that green data centers and... 
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    5 Big Cloud Trends For 2012
    Cloud computing is no longer the curiosity it was a few years ago. Today companies are increasingly looking to cloud computing as an integral component of their computing strategy.
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    Congress Orders Defense Department to Adopt cloud Computing
    The Obama administration has repeatedly voiced its desire to increase cloud computing adoption among government agencies...
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    Korean Leader's Death Ignites Spam Attack
    Deaths of extremely famous and globally important people often have long-lasting effects on society, but cybercriminals often...
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    Top 10 Enterprise Cloud Apps and Services of 2011
    It seems like just like summer, Bill Murray used to sing, and that's because it was. This year, for the first time, ReadWriteWeb...
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    Cloud stocks jump on SAP bid for SuccessFactors
    Stocks of several cloud-computing companies rose on Monday, after German software giant SAP offered to buy Web-based software maker SuccessFactors...
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    Microsoft eyeing cloud backup service for its phones
    An software engineering job listing picked up byWMPoweruser seeks someone to join its "Windows Phone Backup, Migrate, and Restore team."
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    What is cloud computing and is it right for me?
    The term “cloud computing” is everywhere these days. It’s not a new phenomenon, but rather it is continuing to evolve.
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    December 28th, 2011
      

    Panda Releases New Beta Of Award-Winning Panda Cloud 
    Panda Security, The Cloud Security Company, today announced the beta release of Panda Cloud Office Protection 6.0, its cloud-based security service for protecting PCs, servers...
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    Microsoft Kicks Off Cloud Fundamentals Video Series
    Among them, there are those coming from Microsoft, which is focused on ensuring that its cloud products offer the features and capabilities that people are looking for. 
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    "Cloud may have $1B impact on Ethernet" EE Times 
    The Ethernet switch market is undergoing a technological transformation in the data center as virtualization changes where and how applications are connected to end users.  
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    Sabre inks deal with Glowpoint 
    Glowpoint, a leading global provider of cloud managed video services, and Sabre Travel Network, a global technology leader serving travel... 
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    Cloud, Mobility, Social Media To Remain 'Big Deals' In 2012
    If Vivek Ranadive doesn't have an extra spring in his step these days, he probably ought to.
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    Google Apps Express: The Fast Way To Start Working in the Cloud
    Google Apps brings the power of the Google platform to your company, school or organization. Throw out costly software licenses...
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    2011: When cloud computing shook the data center
    If I had to sum up in one word the most exciting thing that happened to cloud computing in 2011, I'd have to say it'sOpenStack.
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    US-Thai linkages on cloud computing
    The US and Taiwanese governments have agreed to stimulate adoption of rental cloud-based services among small and medium-sized enterprises for the Asia Pacific Economic... 
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    OpenLogic Brings Open-Source PaaS to Rackspace
    Open-source cloud services provider OpenLogic announced Dec. 27 it has joined the Cloud Tools program with Rackspace... 
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    6 Ways Cloud Computing Will Evolve In 2012
    Cloud computing has become so broadly accepted that it won't rank as an exciting development for 2012. 
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    December 27th, 2011
     

    Cloud activity to explode in 2012
    In testing cloud computing services and observing the growth of cloud activities, we've noticed that there are distinct phases that organizations go through in adopting cloud.
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    European Firm Refuses To Go On the Microsoft Cloud Due to Patriot Act Concerns
    Sometime back I had written about how Australian cloud computing company Ninefold was trying to drum up fear that data residing on Amazon’s servers in Australia were under the jurisdiction...
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    Enhanced Security Technique developed for sensitive data in Cloud 
    A major Cloud Information security breakthrough is ready to protect sensitive data without significantly affecting the system’s overall performance.
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    Internet Technology and business in 2012
    Just as there are 12 days of Christmas, 12 people from across the technology spectrum give their insights to what the next year will hold.
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    5 Ways Google Could Dominate the Cloud Storage Market in 2012 
    For more than five years now, people have speculated about a not-so-secret Google product called Google Drive, or GDrive for short.
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    Ramco Systems addresses on Cloud for Government at 3rd International Conference 
    Ramco Systems, an enterprise software company focused on consulting, products and managed services, participated in the 3rd International Conference on Advanced Computing organized jointly by Anna University...
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    Gartner says, in 2012 IT will have to excel at relationships
    IT budgets and responsibilities are moving out of the control of IT departments and into the hands of others, thanks to trends such as consumerization and...
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    Cloud computing is gaining more and more ground each and every day
    Among them, there are those coming from Microsoft, which is focused on ensuring that its cloud products offer the features and capabilities that people are looking for. 
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    Cloud computing changes everything
     The sheer number of cloud players - or companies that claim to be cloud players -- is staggering. By some estimates there are more than 2,000 software-as-a-service (SaaS)... 
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    December 26th, 2011

    Cloud Computing: The Lowdown
    With the rise in popularity of laptops, smartphones and other mobile communication technology, the question of where do you store you data comes into mind?
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    Realities of open source cloud computing, Part 1: Not all clouds are equal
    Your CTO wants to know your cloud computing strategy — and wants to know it tomorrow. There are a lot of choices, with many differences and similarities.
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    Stormy Weather Ahead For Cloud Computing?
    Cloud computing is like something out of a sci-fi movie. Like God, cloud computing is everywhere 24/7.
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    2011: The year the cloud went mainstream
    Thoran Rodrigues looks back over the year in cloud technology and makes a case for 2011 bringing the cloud out of the mists and into the IT mainstream.
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    The History and Future of Cloud Computing
    Though many people tout cloud computing as the next big thing, the idea is almost as old as the computer itself.
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    10 Ways Cloud Computing Will Disrupt our Businesses in 2012
    If anything, 2011 should be remembered as the “Year of the Cloud.”
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    Host Server Quiet Time Highlights Risks For Cloud Computing
    Cloud computing is often a method of applying scalable resources and services which can be found via the online world.
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    Public clouds call IT's bluff
    IT demands that cloud providers offer security, performance, and reliability features -- but the price may be costlier clouds
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    Intel IT and Dell: Cloud Computing Basics
    Where cloud computing began, where it is now, and what results it can bring
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    aioTV OTT Cloud Video Platform Powers Yuzu TV in Mexico
    aioTV announced today that Mexico Citys Maxcom has launched Yuzu, their next generation multi-channel OTT video service, using the aioTV platform.
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    Congress Calls for Defense Department Plan for Cloud Computing
    A move that may lead to U.S. contracts for suppliers including Microsoft Corp., Google Inc. and Amazon.com Inc.
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    Tata Communications bets big on cloud technology
    Tata Communications is betting big on cloud technology to help clients increase productivity and cut costs on the back of solutions such as Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and e-mail.
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    December 23rd, 2011
      

    Akamai buys rival cloud service Cotendo for $268M
    The enterprise cloud platform company Akamai Technologies announced Wednesday that it would buy Cotendo for $268 million in cash.
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    Google expects cloud, social and mobility to dominate 2012
    Google is closing out 2011 with a hefty focus on cloud, mobile and social technologies and how enterprises can leverage them to... 
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    With WeVideo, you can edit video in the cloud, then share it
    That is the vision of WeVideo, a new online video editing startup, based in Sunnyvale, Calif., that says it is the first company to offer a video editing... 
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    Is there a cloud bubble? 
    People like to talk about bubbles. And the cloud. And, more recently, a potential cloud bubble. But are we really heading in that direction?
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    Tablets hurt, but cloud helps Intel
    Intel in the third quarter accounted for 83.7 percent of global microprocessor revenue, up about 3 percentage points from the same quarter last year and widening...
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    Nimbula Launches Cloud Migration Service
    Nimbula, a private cloud software company, sees an opportunity. It thinks some companies are relying too much on the public cloud, and it's offering to help them move out of the public cloud...
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    Latest Ubuntu 10.10 Server Edition Makes Cloud Deployment Easier Than Ever
    Canonical today announced the upcoming availability of Ubuntu 10.10 Server Edition for download on Sunday, October 10 -- making it easier to configure...
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    WatchGuard Enhances Security for Virtualized and Cloud Infrastructures
    WatchGuard® Technologies, a global leader in business security solutions, today announced the beta version of its leading next-generation security UTM product... 
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    Fund set up to tap local cloud computing
    THE Shanghai government and China Broadband Capital (CBC) will establish a 300 million-yuan (US$46.8 million) fund to tap specifically the local cloud computing industry which the city... 
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    December 22nd, 2011
     

    Businesses 'see positive results from cloud computing'
    Cloud computing has surpassed all other technologies currently on the market and has had by far the biggest impact on business practices in 2011, according to a new survey.
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    How Green is Your Cloud?
    Cloud computing, it is often claimed, is a good way for companies to reduce their carbon footprint. 
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    Congress Calls for Defense Department Plan for Cloud Computing 
    Congress ordered the Defense Department to develop a plan to use more cloud-computing services, a move that may lead to U.S. contracts...
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    Year of the Talking Phone And a Cloud That Got Hot
    While other industries struggled, consumer technology seemed to march ahead as always in 2011, with important new products and services continuing to roll out. 
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    Could Apple Be Launching a Cloud-Based Music Service Called iCloud?
    Another day, another hazy rumor. Apparently Apple may have purchased the domain name iCloud.
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    Cloud Computing in Healthcare
    Cloud computing has drawn a great deal of attention as a way to reduce IT costs in healthcare.
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    IDC Predicts 2012 Will Be the Year of Mobile and Cloud Platform Wars
    One year ago, International Data Corporation (IDC) predicted that the IT industry's next dominant platform, built on mobile computing, cloud services, social networking, and big data analytics technologies...
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    Why cloud storage is passé and collaboration is king 
    Ask Box.net CEO Aaron Levie about his company’s cloud storage business, and you’ll hear a long, excited answer that probably won’t include the word “storage” at all. 
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    Businesses turning to security in 'cloud'
    Business owners, beware. Security breaches in your technology systems are more likely to come from inside your organization than from outside attacks, even as cloud computing grows at a rapid pace.
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    December 21st, 2011

    CloudComm news: Cloud Host Atlantic Metro Communications Joins Google Apps Reseller Program
    Infrastructure as a service cloud provider and web hosting operator Atlantic Metro Communications posted a press release to its blog... 
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    Microsoft shrinking margins loom on cloud push
    Microsoft Corp. (MSFT)’s push into cloud computing will help the company compete with Google Inc. (GOOG), Apple Inc. (AAPL) and Salesforce.com Inc. (CRM) It also will hurt profit margins.
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    Top cloud computing news even the Mayans couldn’t predict 
    This past year saw a lot of frenetic activity in the cloud computing market, a good chunk of which was caused by major players such as IBM and HP that...
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    Congress Calls for Defense Department Plan for Cloud Computing
    Congress ordered the Defense Department to develop a plan to use more cloud-computing services, a move that may lead to U.S. contracts for suppliers including Microsoft Corp., Google Inc. and Amazon.com Inc.
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    New blog posting, RobotShop Launches MyRobots, Cloud Robotics for All
    RobotShop.com, the worlds most visited e-commerce site specializing in service robotics, announces today the launch of a new cloud computing service... 
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    Alberta First Nations health centres embrace the cloud 
    technology 
    First Nations communities in Alberta are using SaaS to access newly-digitized medical data and analyze it in record time.
    For more... 

    Cloud activity to explode in 2012 
    In testing cloud computing services and observing the growth of cloud activities, we've noticed that there are distinct phases that organizations go through in adopting cloud.
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    Blog: Five Enterprise Cloud Predictions for 2012
    From Red Hat’s perspective, the upcoming year in 2012 looks to be more evolutionary than revolutionary when it comes to cloud computing.
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    December 20th, 2011

    Businesses 'see positive results from cloud computing'
    Cloud computing has surpassed all other technologies currently on the market and has had by far the biggest impact on business practices in 2011, according to a new survey.
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    Nissan aims to shift gear with Microsoft cloud computing deal
    Nissan has signed a cloud-based customer relationship management (CRM) deal with Microsoft to support its dealers around the world.
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    Cloud computing expected to get 'crazier' next year
    With the advent of cloud computing among government agencies, David Roe writes on CMS Wire that he believes the industry will be crazier than ever in 2012.
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    Salesforce.com acquires Rypple for push into cloud HR software
    The move comes shortly after SAP's $3.4 billion purchase of SuccessFactors
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    Cloud Computing Remains Top Investment Priority
    Many businesses regard cloud computing as their top investment priority heading into the new year
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    Telligent Buys Leverage Software To Boost Cloud Power
    Acquisition strengthens Telligent's cloud computing and enterprise social networking products.
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    Why Buffett’s Decision To Buy Into The Cloud Matters
    The cloud is officially mainstream and its validation came from an unlikely person — Warren Buffett.
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    How Intuit Liberated IT to Embrace Mobile, Social and the Cloud
    Intuit CEO Brad Smith has deftly steered what was once only a shrink-wrap software company into the cloud and mobile worlds and has led a re-engineering of Intuit's IT organization into a customer-focused, driver of innovation and value.
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    Mobile Devices, More Than Cost Savings, Drive Cloud Computing: Survey
    The new CSC survey of 3,645 IT executives found that while cloud computing delivers cost savings, it only amounts to a few pennies (relatively speaking) out of corporate information technology budgets so far.
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    Microsoft Shrinking Margins Loom as Cloud Push Lifts Costs

    Microsoft Corp.’s push into cloud computing will help the company compete with Google Inc., Apple Inc. and Salesforce.com Inc. It also will hurt profit margins.
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    December 19th, 2011


    Hong Kong's FunShare Offers 'Daily Deals' From Rackspace Cloud
    Our core products include Managed Hosting( http://www.rackspace.com.hk/hosting-solution/dedicated-hosting.php ), Cloud Hosting...
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    Cloud Computing enables Singapore CIOs to spend more time on Strategy and Innovation
    CA Technologies (NASDAQ:CA) today released a new global report, ‘The Future Role of the CIO 2011’, which reveals the extent to which cloud computing has enabled Singapore CIOs to spend more time...
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    Sony Ericsson Gives Xperia Users Free 50GB Cloud Storage
    In order to promote the sharing of photos between multiple devices during the holiday season, Sony Ericsson is offering all Xperia users a free, lifetime membership to Box...
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    ChinaCache to Host Cloud Computing Summit in Silicon Valley 
    ChinaCache International Holdings Ltd., ("ChinaCache" or the "Company") (Nasdaq:CCIH - News), a leading provider of content delivery network services in China...
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    Cloud computing expected to get 'crazier' next year
    With the advent of cloud computing among government agencies, David Roe writes on CMS Wire that he believes the industry will be crazier than ever in 2012.
    For more...

    Nissan aims to shift gear with Microsoft cloud computing deal
    Nissan has signed a cloud-based customer relationship management (CRM) deal with Microsoft to support its dealers around the world.
    For more...

    ScaleXtreme Named Finalist for 2012 Cloud Awards Program 
    ScaleXtreme, a cloud-based server management company, has been recognized as a finalist in the inaugural 2012 Cloud Awards Program in the Best Cloud Infrastructure category.
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    There are over 500,000 applications for the iPhone and iPad, 300,000+ on Android
    There are over 500,000 applications for the iPhone and iPad, 300,000+ on Android and thousands more on other platforms. The average user has 65 apps installed on their phone...
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    Hands-on with the new Pogoplug Series 4
    Sick of living in the cloud?
    The new Pogoplug Series 4 is a device that looks to take the best of cloud computing and home network-attached storage and combine the...
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     How the Cloud is Transforming Small business Intelligence
    Business Intelligence has traditionally been delivered as being a set of instruments that needed a complex IT infrastructure of knowledge warehouse and affiliated...
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    December 16th, 2011
      

    Wyse App Brings Remote File Access To Android Devices
    Wyse Technology on Thursday unveiled PocketCloud Explore, a new Android application that lets users find, access and edit... 
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    Cloud Computing Just a Buzz?
    2012 promises to be an amazing year for cloud computing. However, will cloud computing be just a buzz word by 2012? 
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    Kapow Software Punches Out Update of Cloud-based Analytics Service
    A software company that appears to be named after a Batman cartoon graphic indicating a punch to the jaw has released a new version of its cloud-based...
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    Survey: Security, compliance often lacking in cloud computing strategy 
    Despite enthusiasm surrounding setting a cloud computing strategy, IT professionals lack confidence in their organizations’ abilities to secure cloud solutions...
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    Dolphin Browser Now Supports Box Add-On For Saving Files Directly To The Cloud
    Dolphin Browser, a popular alternative to Android’s stock internet app, gained one more awesome add-on recently, this time adding compatibility with Box, a secure cloud storage service...
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    Announcing Rackspace Cloud Monitoring Private Beta
    I am pleased to announce that today we begin taking applicants for the Rackspace Cloud Monitoring Private Beta. This is especially exciting... 
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    http://Salesforce.com cloud CRM apps demanding IT skills for customization
    Salesforce.com customers are increasingly discovering that the cloud CRM system, once looked at as a plug-and-play technology, often requires the same... 
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    NTI Announces NTI Cloud Storage Solution
    NTI announced today "NTI Cloud," a simple solution to establish a multifunctional online storage. NTI Cloud debuts intuitive GUIs on PC platform through a secured login domain...
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    U.S. News: Top 5 cloud storage solutions for smartphones
    With the advent of speedier networks and devices, cloud based storage solutions are gaining user attention. With cloud services, users can access their data...
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    http://Salesforce.com acquires Rypple for push into cloud HR software
    Salesforce.com announced Thursday it will acquire cloud-based performance management vendor Rypple in a bid to enter the human resources software market.
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    December 15th, 2011
     

    Adam Internet to offer business cloud services 
    Adelaide based ISP Adam Internet will launch new cloud services in early 2012. Partnering with managed and cloud IT services company BlueFire, Adam Internet will be launching a cloud offering...
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    Amazon Web Services Launches Brazil Datacenters
    Amazon Web Services LLC (AWS), an Amazon.com company, today announced the launch of its new South America (Sao Paulo) Region, the...
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    Syngenta to use HP cloud offering 
    Syngenta can operate a test environment in the cloud where new concepts are tested in research and development.
    For more...

    Update: Cloud Deployment Options for Web Applications
    When you decide to run your applications from the cloud, it is important to understand what you are getting. The term “cloud” often conjures up notions...
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    Microsoft's .NET Lands on VMware Code Cloud
    Microsoft’s .NET is coming to VMware’s Cloud Foundry project, an effort to create a standard open source platform for building “developer clouds.”
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    Cloud Computing News is out!
    hds.com - Enhancements to Hitachi Data Ingestor Help Organizations 1New Content Sharing, File Restore and NAS... 
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    Mobile technologies and cloud computing 'to revolutionise e-learning'
    The increasing growth of social media and mobile platforms has been good news for the online learning industry.
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    Canadian Web Hosting Launches Cloud Shared Hosting Solution in Canada
    Canadian Web Hosting, the leading provider of web hosting and infrastructure services in Canada, today announced the extension of its CACloud services by launching... 
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    Buffett’s Decision To Buy Into The Cloud Matters 
    The cloud is officially mainstream and its validation came from an unlikely person — Warren Buffett. 
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    December 14th, 2011

    Fast Magento Cloud Hosting Case Studies
    We’ve just completed an initial series of Magento cloud hosting benchmarks for Pagoda Box, and included pricing. Here are the... 
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    Sony's Music Unlimited cloud service comes to limited non-cloud Walkmans 
    Sony's connected Music Unlimited offering is already available online, on gaming devices, on Android phones and tablets, so nice to see it's finally available on its, you know, Walkman music players. 
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    Harbour IT partners with CommVault to accelerate its cloud security 
    Harbour IT can support multi-tiered SAN environments to allow customer backups across varying SANs.
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    http://OnlineStorage.com Introduces StorageAdvisorPro for Choosing a Cloud Solution 
    On December 13th, 2011, OnlineStorage.com released a free online backup utility program named StorageAdvisorPro and early testing shows that is the most comprehensive comparison tool of its kind... 
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    Nissan aims to shift gear with Microsoft cloud computing deal
    Nissan has signed a cloud-based customer relationship management (CRM) deal with Microsoft to support its dealers around the world.
    For more...

    CIOs believe cloud, SaaS, consumerisation and mobility increase risk 
    Business models such as cloud computing and trends such as the consumerisation of IT, social media and mobility are exposing performance blind spots in IT management...
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    The latest tech deal in "the cloud": SAP to pay $3.4B for SuccessFactors 
     SAP said Saturday it is paying $3.4 billion to acquire SuccessFactors, a software company specializing in human resources tasks. It is the latest move in the escalating rivalry... 
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    Community News: Tier3 Launches Iron Foundry - a .NET Framework based PaaS 
    Tier 3, Inc., the enterprise cloud platform provider, today announced that has contributed to the open source community a .NET Framework implementation...
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    December 13th, 2011

    CyberSecurity News: Vaultize Announces Flexible Cloud Deployment Options 
    Vaultize, an enterprise-class cloud-based backup and sync solution, is announcing flexible cloud deployment options for enterprises.
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    The NBN and cloud computing  … a marriage made in heaven? 
    Now that the hoopla associated with the Australian National Broadband Network(NBN) has died down somewhat, I’d like to discuss one of the significant... 
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    IBM Unveils Cloud Drug Discovery Platform
    IBM has introduced a new cloud analyticsapplication to allow researchers to speed up their searches of massive amounts of... 
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    Microsoft, HP Tag Team on Cloud-Based Collaboration Solutions
    As companies like Salesforce.com continue scrapping for market share against traditional tech behemoths, Microsoft and HP Enterprises Services just inked a global...
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    Small Business Analytics on the Cloud
    The cloud computing hype rolls on despite some contrary statistics from recent surveys. According to one conducted by...
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    Beijing to build leading cloud computing center
    Beijing aims to build a world-class cloud computing center in the Beijing Economic Technological Development Area (BDA), local authorities announced Monday.
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    Cloud leaves many firewalls wanting-?? but could automation prove the silver bullet?
    Most companies rely on firewalls – as a basic element of network security to control access to users and application resources to protect the business...
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    December 12th, 2011

    HP, Microsoft partner to deliver communiction applications via cloud
    Organisations can scale new users, shift IT resources from maintenance to innovation and change IT from a capital to operating expense.
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    First big upgrade of cloud-hosted TFS
    Team Foundation Service Preview, Microsoft's cloud-hosted beta version of its Team Foundation Server application lifecycle management, received...
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    Why it’s so hard to talk about cloud 
    Words can be tricky.
    My first post for GigaOM, where I introduce the foundation of everything I believe about cloud, elicited some excellent... 
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    A Leader in the Cloud Gains Rivals - New York Times
    For over a decade, Marc Benioff has had to listen to dismissals of the company he founded, Salesforce.com, as a marginal player in the business...
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    EMC, VMware named in cloud patent suit 
    Giants of the internet industry have been targeted in an ambitious patent case levied by online entrepreneurs once sued by the music industry.
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    Cloud computing offers Indian information technology new growth opportunities
    Cloud computing would emerge as the key advance in IT services and applications, says Gartner, the technology research firm, in its forecasts for 2012. 
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    December 9th, 2011

    White House Seeks to Spur Cloud-Computing Use by U S Agencies
    U.S. government agencies would use standard security requirements and contracting language in purchasing cloud-computing services... 
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    IBM joins rush for cloud companies
    IBM joined Oracle (ORCL) and SAP in storming into the cloud-based software businessThursday, agreeing to buy San Mateo-based DemandTec for about $440 million.
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    Hostway Turns To StillSecure To Lower Cloud Services Prices
    Hostway, an infrastructure-as-a-service provider, says the biggest obstacle to getting SMBs in the cloud is the cost of security. 
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    Tech Ideas: Buffett Shows How to Buy Into Cloud Computing, Cheaply
    Do you think Warren Buffett is a financial genius? You wouldn’t be alone, and if you’re thinking of investing in cloud computing, you may want to take tips...
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    HP and Box Accelerate Business Collaboration in the Cloud
    HP and Box today announced they are working together to provide businesses an integrated collaboration experience to a range of users...
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    If You Think You'll Save Money With Cloud Computing, Think Again
    More than half of organizational users saved little or no money after transitioning to cloud computing, according to a new...
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    December 8th, 2011

    Facebook shares some secrets on making MySQL scale 
    When you’re storing every transaction for 800 million users and handling more than 60 million queries per second, your... 
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    Majority of companies plan to adopt cloud computing for e-discovery 
    Cloud computing has managed to become one of the most significant technology developments in recent years.
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    Descartes to Enhance its Cloud-Based Logistics Technology Platform
    Descartes Systems Group (Nasdaq:DSGX - News) (TSX:DSG.TO -News), a leading provider of U.S. - Canada cross-border security... 
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    Cloud-Based, Medical Speech Recognition from Nuance Healthcare
    Nuance Healthcare’s cloud-based, medical speech recognition technology is increasingly being used to power the mobile clinical environment. Today, healthcare provider organizations...
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    OnLive brings cloud gaming service to mobile
    OnLive has just announced (via TechCrunch) a new iPad app capable of accessing their cloud game streaming service previously only available...
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    Cloud Computing Flagged as Biggest Shift in NFP Use 
    Cloud computing has emerged as the decade’s biggest shift in the way organisations use Information Technology according to a report to the Federal Government... 
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    December 7th, 2011

    Apple’s Hot Cloud Offers Samsung Chance to Boost Chip Lead
    Apple Inc., Amazon.com Inc. and Google Inc. operate farms of always-on computer warehouses to sell music and books and run Internet... 
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    Cisco’s CloudVerse Initiative Centralises Cloud Strategy 
    Cisco Systems, in an effort to centralise access to its cloud-system provisioning business in an escalating...
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    Autodesk Puts PLM in the Cloud
    "We don't believe the market is asking for PDM in the cloud -- pushing files back and forth between a CAD tool and a cloud tool is not a performance...
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    Microsoft Launches Green ‘Eye On Earth’ Cloud 
    Microsoft, along with Geographic Information System (GIS) technology company Esri, and the European Environment Agency...
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    Hong Kong's FunShare Offers 'Daily Deals' From Rackspace Cloud
    Hong Kong-based consumer 'daily deal' website FunShare.com has outsourced its hosting needs to Rackspace, the service leader in... 
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    Cisco touts new framework for cloud computing
    Cisco Systems Inc. has unveiled products and packaging options for customers looking to implement public, private and hybrid cloud computing.
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    Salesforce.com intros social marketing cloud
    Salesforce.com, an enterprise cloud computing company, has announced the launch of the Radian6 Social Marketing Cloud, which will help social... 
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    Esri to demonstrate power of cloud GIS for addressing environmental challenges
    At the Eye on Earth Summit Esri will describe how cloud GIS is positioned to create an international geospatial platform for sharing environmental data and... 
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    December 6th, 2011

    IBM's Top 12 Tech Trends for 2012
    What if you could predict the next big trend in IT to stay a step ahead of your competitors or ensure that you were building the right skills for future success? The IBM 2011 Tech Trends Report...
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    iPad news: Cloud deployment tips
    Here are some tips to help you insure a successful cloud deployment.
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    Cloud Computing News is out!
    Yesterday, during their rollout conference for WebLogic Server 12c, engineers from Oracle introduced developers... 
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    Cisco, HP Expand Cloud Computing Efforts 
    Cisco Systems and Hewlett-Packard continue to push their cloud computing agendas with new offerings and services.
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    More Acquisitions May Be Ahead in Race to the Cloud 
    There’s nothing like a big-buzz acquisition to lift the boats in the HR SaaS harbor. Taleo, Kenexa, and even pricey Salesforce saw jumps in their stock... 
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    Software giants start pouncing on cloud companies
    What remains to be seen is whether these cloud acquisitions really change anything or just ensure the giants keep their stranglehold on the market.
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    December 5th, 2011

    XSP Wins 2011 Constellation SuperNova Award In Cloud
    XSP, the global leader in automated end-to-end Corporate Actions solutions, announced that Daniel E. Retzer, Managing Director and Chief Technology Officer, has attained the...
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    European cloud vendors cleaning up with data protection fears
    Concern in the European Union that US data protection laws are too lax may have created a new market for European cloud... 
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    QNAP users get 200GB free Symform cloud
    QNAP teams up with Symform to offer up to 200GB of free cloud back-up and unlimited cloud back-up for a low flat monthly fee to... 
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    HP pushes further into hybrid cloud
    Earlier this week, HP signalled its intent to push further into the cloud services market, introducing a hybrid platform and bringing its cloud...
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    Hostway Partners with Cognent to Offer Industry-Leading Cloud 
    Hostway's Award-Winning Platform Delivers Affordable, Flexible and Reliable IaaS for... 
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    UK consumers 'not embracing cloud technology' 
    UK consumers are not embracing cloud storage services, despite adopting new technology at a faster pace than many other countries...
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    Gartner AADI 2011: Cloud, mobile, CEP are shaping trends for application 
    Application development is about to undergo a number of major shifts, according to Jeff Schulman, managing vice president, Gartner. 
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    SAP Sheds M&A Inhibitions as Oracle Rivalry Moves to the Cloud
    SAP AG’s then-chief Leo Apotheker told investors in 2009 that the German company’s homegrown technology was “significantly better” than that of... 
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    Why Investors Should Keep Their Eyes on the Cloud
    With the launch of Apple's iCloud system in October, many consumers got their first clear glimpse of the future of computing. Giving users the ability to store their... 
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    Amazon Stock Primed For Climb To $230 Through The (Kindle)Cloud 
    Despite the margin squeeze in the third quarter of 2011, Amazon is continuing to pursue e-content growth at an aggressive pace.
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    SAP to buy SuccessFactors, add more cloud services
    SAP, the largest maker of business-management software, agreed to buy SuccessFactors for US$3.4 billion in cash, stepping up competition with archrival Oracle...
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    Staying protected in the cloud
    With great power comes great responsibility” is the mantra that was passed down to Peter Parker from Uncle Ben during the former’s teenage tribulations in the Hollywood blockbuster...
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    December 2nd, 2011

    Deutsche Bank completes cloud computing overhaul
    Deutsche Bank is set to complete the first phase of a major cloud computing overhaul aimed at improving internal application development.
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    Little Printer by BERG Cloud
    Okay… now this is really cool. The Little Printer by BERG Cloud is exactly as the name suggests: a little printer.
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    Salesforce.com rolls out Radian6 social marketing cloud
    Salesforce.com rolled out the Radian6 Social Marketing Cloud yesterday, a new set of services that builds on its core CRM... 
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    How Netflix, Zynga Beat Amazon Cloud Failure
    Architects for Netflix and the popular social networking game provider Zynga said they were able to cope with Amazon Web Services' outage... 
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    Samsung sees chance to boost chip lead in
     cloud
    Apple Inc. (AAPL), Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) and Google Inc. (GOOG)operate farms of always-on computer warehouses to sell music and... 
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    December 1st, 2011

    HPCC Adds Amazon Cloud Support
    HPCC, the LexisNexis alternative to Hadoop for big data processing, has tuned its Thor Data Refinery Cluster to run on Amazon Web Services.
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    Synopsys to buy Magma Design for $7.35/share
    Chip-design software maker Synopsys Inc (SNPS.O) agreed to buy peer Magma Design Automation Inc (LAVA.O) for $7.35 a share in cash
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    Micro Strategies Wins Microsoft Cloud Services Partner Award
    Micro Strategies, a leading technology solution provider and a member of Ingram Micro's VentureTech Network™(VTN), today announces it received the VTN Microsoft Cloud Services Partner Award, 2011.
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    Global NetWatch and CoSentry Announce Upgrade of Performance Monitoring Agreement
    CoSentry, a leader in cloud computing and managed technical services, announced it has extended its strategic relationship with Global Netwatch, Inc.
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    Oracle, SAP, Infor: Three's a crowd
    Former Oracle president and US Marines captain Charles Phillips’ strategy for the firm in the era of cloud computing, and would he share his thoughts on Oracle's moves since he left
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    [email protected]: Cloud-Enabled and Mobile Friendly
    COBOL one of the oldest business programming languages used today, it is also one of the most widely used and tested
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    HCL Technologies receives an ITSMA Diamond Award for marketing excellence
    HCL Technologies, a leading global IT services company, has been named a 2011 Diamond Award winner in the “Driving Business with Thought Leadership” category
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    Salesforce.com Unveils New Radian6 Social Marketing Cloud
    Salesforce.com has unveiled the Radian6 Social Marketing Cloud that extends the social enterprise to marketing with new features in social monitoring, insights, engagement, workflow and websites.
    For more…
     
    Why Security Concerns Should Not Deter Journey to Cloud
    Recent high-profile data breaches shine a spotlight on the issues of trust, risk and security in the cloud.
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    Kaspersky Lab’s new endpoint protection solution readies enterprises for the next cyber threat
    Kaspersky Lab announces the release of Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 for Windows and Kaspersky Security Center
    For more…
     
    Eye on Earth Enables Cloud-Based Environmental Data Sharing
    The European Environment Agency, Esri and Microsoft launch new online community and application development platform.
    For more…
     
    Developers rate Cloud Foundry as top cloud platform
    Cloud Foundry achieved the highest overall score, while IBM's cloud offerings ranked first among developers targeting private clouds, and Google ranked first with public cloud developers
    For more…
     
    Altera introduces SoC FPGAs: integrating ARM processor system and FPGA into 28-nm single-chip solution
    Altera Corporation unveiled its family of ARM-based SoC FPGAs, integrating 28-nm Cyclone V and Arria V FPGA fabric, a dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore processor
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    The pros and cons of SaaS
    Cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS) is being rapidly adopted by companies across the globe and David Chappell, an expert in cloud computing, discuss the pros and cons of SaaS implementation.
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    Data centres to heat-up homes
    Computers can be placed directly into buildings to provide low latency cloud computing for its offices or residents, and the heat that is generated can be used to heat the building
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    Etisalat announces first certified LTE program with Huawei
    Etisalat Academy has introduced the first certified Long Term Evolution (LTE) program in the Middle East region
    For more…
     
    Cloud computing traffic to grow fast in coming years says Cisco
    By 2015, cloud computing will account for nearly 34% of traffic at the world's data centers, the huge computing stations that now process and distribute most of the Internet's information.
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    Microsoft Revamps SkyDrive, Pushing Consumer Cloud
    Microsoft has revamped its SkyDrive service as just one part of its continuing foray into the consumer cloud.
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    Fujitsu introduces Virtual Desktop Infrastructure for SMBs
    Fujitsu has introduced a new solution that makes the move to a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) easier for small and mid-size businesses.
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    November 30, 2011

    Cloud infra equipment to exceed $33 bn in 2011 
    Cloud infrastructure equipment sales are expected to exceed $33 billion by the end of this year, finds Synergy Research Group in its latest Cloud Market Share Report.
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    HP to lend sales might to cloud partners
    HP is continuing its indirect push towards the cloud by launching a channel scheme for service providers and opening up certain consultancy services to resellers.
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     Cloud computing can be an extremely valuable tool
    According to Bill Jeffery, partner and technology practice leader for executive services firm Tatum, cloud computing can be extremely valuable when implementing Lean Six Sigma... 
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    How will you secure The Cloud?
    Cloud security raises a lot of hackles (no pun intended). Cloud security is no better or worse than any other but its strength is up to you.
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    Cloud adoption in Hong Kong faces challenges
    Organisations in Hong Kong are finally ready to move into cloud computing, according to IT research and advisory firm Gartner.
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    HP Leads Charge As Cloud Infrastructure Equipment Sales Soar In 2011 
    HP is currently the top dog among cloud infrastructure equipmentvendors, as that market is poised to hit $33 billion this year fueled... 
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    Apple Needs a Cloud Strategy
    The WSJ reports that Apple is looking to hire high-level cloud experts to help guide the company’s cloud strategy. This is an encouraging move, because a fresh vision is exactly what Apple needs if it’s going...
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    Cloud computing: A game-changer for businesses
    Cloud computing is a game-changer for businesses, which now face the choice of adapting to the demand for ubiquitous access to data or losing customers to tech-savvy... 
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    e-Discovery in The Cloud Not As Simple As You Think
    Cloud computing is a hot and controversial topic. One recent event highlights the issue that the cloud may not be worth the initial hype.
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    RSA and McAfee add security offerings for the cloud
    Cloud security options are set to widen today as RSA teams with Microsoft and Citrix to support use of RSA SecurID... 
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    Sony Ericsson Xperia line getting 50GB free
    Box.net is back in the news, and this time with Sony Ericsson. Or it can be the other way around as well. Though Sony Ericsson is not having so much luck with the Xperia line... 
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    Little Printer: A Tiny Printer That Connects To The Cloud
    Little Printer is a tiny, friendly-looking thermal printer that connects to the cloud to bring you customized news updates from sources like the Guardian, Foursquare, Google, and Nike+, plus puzzles, weather updates, and other... 
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    iiNet launches business Cloud offering
    iiNet (ASX: IIN) has unveiled its latest Cloud offering, which is aimed at small to medium businesses (SMB).
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    Just in time for the holidays: cloud data! 
    With the emergence of cloud computing, our customers have looked for real-world data that could help them understand the nature and scope of the cloud phenomenon.
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    President Obama orders agencies to move records to the Cloud
    In yet another effort to manage costs and make government information more available, President Obama has ordered federal agencies to improve... 
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    Privacy rules need updating for cloud
    Privacy regulators need to carefully consider the needs of organizations as well as consumers and telecom carriers when they make policy in an era of cloud computing...
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    Cautionary piece on cloud computing
    This has happened over time, and no-one has really noticed. Time for a campaign, methinks.
    It’s all to do with software end-user licence agreements (EULAs). 
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    Planet Geospatial: LiDAR News: Autodesk Takes BIM to the Cloud
    One of the original CAD newsletter editors is Ralph Grabowski. He has been reporting on CAD since 1985. In his current publication upFront.Ezine he stirred up quite...
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    The 7 most important things to keep in mind when using a cloud service
    Using software in the cloud has a number of advantages. Using a cloud service ensures that training providers don’t have to worry about the technical management. 
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    November 29, 2011

    HIPAA compliance concerns slow cloud adoption by healthcare organizations
    Compliance with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) information security regulations are deterring many healthcare organizations from adopting cloud... 
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    Sony Ericsson offers free http://Box.net cloud storage to Experia owners
    Good news if you’re a Sony Ericsson Xperia owner in the UK, the maker of your phone is now giving you 50GB of free online storage through the Box.net cloud... 
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    MART FOR CLOUD COMPUTING TO REACH US$5.8 BLN BY 2015 
    The market for public cloud computing is set to reach US$5.8 billion by 2015, growing at a compound annual... 
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    Researchers shrink 3G phones' power needs with proxies in cloud 
    A team of researchers funded by the Finnish government has developed a technology that could cut the power consumption of 3G smartphones by up to 74 percent—and extend the reach of the wireless Internet...
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    Cloud adoption hampered by cow data protection? 
    The divergent application of data protection laws in the EU, one of which reportedly includes the protection of livestock, is just one of the many obstacles the European Commission faces as it tries to boost cross-border cloud adoption.
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    New post: Cloud News
    Egnyte is a Hybrid Cloud which is basically the combination of Public Clouds and Private Clouds, keeping the control benefits of the Private Cloud and combining it...
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    DSpanel Launches Game-Changing Cloud Based Business Intelligence
    DSPanel today announced the availability of the latest addition to Performance Canvas Studio product group, Canvas Online. 
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    Big data is a big deal
    A recent survey by Enterprise Strategy Group found that more than a third of retailers surveyed deploy more than 200 production databases.
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    Cloud Security Alliance Releases Guidance Version 3
    The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) today unveiled the third version of its Security Guidance for Critical Areas of Focus in Cloud Computing. 
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    TeamQuest Extends Lead in Dynamic Cloud and Virtualized Capacity
    TeamQuest Corporation announced the acquisition of Performance Surveyor from Solution Labs, a Canadian capacity management company. 
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    Cloud computing to be teenaged in 2012
    The year 2012 will see cloud computing technology move past its toddler years and enter the 'awkward teenage years', where it would 'fight for its own... 
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    Heroku launches cloud Postgres database
    The Heroku Postgres database-as-a-service product was announced by the company on Wednesday. It is a PostgreSQL database that sits on top of Heroku's platform-as-a-service...
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    OKI expands its EXaaS cloud computing service in Japan 
    Helps corporate customers seeking to open and operate call centres without purchasing, operating, and maintaining their own facilities, says the company.
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    WAN appliances to be cloud security service-enabled
    Blue Coat Systems Inc. continues to enable its products to leverage the company’s new cloud security service.
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    Wyse Expands Its Cloud Client Computing Software Portfolio With the Acquisition of Trellia
    Wyse Technology, the global leader in cloud client computing, today announced it acquired Trellia, a leader in cloud-based mobile infrastructure management.
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    KnowledgeTree in the news today with the new private cloud edition
    KnowledgeTree has been busy this year and it's not letting up. This week it announced a new private cloud deployment that can be run on- or off-premises.
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    Symplified And CipherCloud Combine Cloud IAM And Encryption In A Box
    Symplified', the Cloud security company, and CipherCloud, the cloud encryption gateway company, today announced a partnership to address the public cloud’s... 
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    Cisco reorgs again, folds net management into new cloud group
    Even though it completed the bulk of a major restructuring earlier this year, Cisco continues to tweak its internal organizational structure.
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    The Rise of Cloud Accounting
    As cloud-based solutions for email—and virtually every office system—have become available, accounting software packages like QuickBooks are adapting to this... 
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    Microsoft SkyDrive has problems
    For example, according to Omar Shahine, a group program manager for SkyDrive: One Twitter user asked why “synced storage” and “My Files” are separated...
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    EC believes it is only "logical" that companies providing cloud services face audits
    The Commission would like to increase cloud providers' accountability to their users in an upcoming EU "Cloud Strategy", due out next year.
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     Important Elements of the Cloud Process Expense Management Software
    The latest report on "T&E Expense Management Automation Report" by the Aberdeen Group highlights interesting facts about the advantages of expense management mechanization for enterprises. 
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    iPhone and iPad Account for 10% Online Retail Traffic
    According to a cloud-based analytics report from IBM published over the weekend, following the Black Friday shopping frenzy, Apple's iPhone and iPad emerged as the leaders of online retail traffic.
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    Cloud computing model could help fight cyber crime 
    Trend Micro has moved quickly to throw its weight behind efforts to stamp out web-based crime just weeks after the London Cyberspace conference and... 
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    Fujitsu Launches Hybrid Cloud Services for Microsoft Windows Azure
     Fujitsu announced today Hybrid Cloud Services for Microsoft Windows Azure, an extension of its global cloud portfolio and its relationship with Microsoft. 
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    Taiwan firm to build cloud-based tech center 
    A Taiwanese firm considered the world's largest contract electronics maker is planning to set up a cloud-based technology center to enter the software development market. 
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    Banking News: US data security has “no sense”
    The United States has “no sense” about data security while public Cloud adoption is facilitating cyber crime, Trend Micro global CTO, Raimund Genes, has claimed.
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    Cloud 2.0: transferring risk by outsourcing services 
    The Department of Environment and Climate Change discussed its work with vendor ASG in a panel at the Cloud 2.0 conference.
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    Recent news on where everything is headed in cloud computing
    IBM next week plans to unveil software that will allow data to be automatically migrated between storage tiers on an array and... 
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    Amazon cloud boosts Tor dissident network
    The Tor Project, the not-for-profit company that develops the necessary software, encouraged users to set up a “bridge relay” on Amazon’s EC2... 
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    Cloud computing: The new game changer
    Like gravity, cloud computing is invisibly shaping our changing world. Mobile, affordable technology with third party data storage, delivered to you, via the internet in real time.
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    iTunes Match wins cloud music war
    In recent weeks, Apple, Google and Amazon.com have each launched the missing puzzle piece in their wireless mobile music systems.
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    iTunes Match, Google Music, Amazon Cloud Drive Smackdown
    Apple announced iTunes Match back in June during its Worldwide Developer Conference. Though it originally said the service would launch...
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    Tech Ideas: Buffett Shows How to Buy Into Cloud 
    Do you think Warren Buffett is a financial genius? You wouldn’t be alone, and if you’re thinking of investing in cloud computing, you may want to take tips from his playbook.
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    November 28, 2011

    Hostway Partners with Cognent to Offer Industry-Leading Cloud 
    Hostway’s award-winning platform delivers affordable, flexible and reliable IaaS for shared and private hosting needs.
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    SaaS valuations: off the charts and staying that way 
    Legacy software companies get no respect — or market valuation — compared to Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) players.
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    Allied Telesis to demonstrate complete EMR network solution at RSNA 2011
    In response to the challenges hospitals face to move and store multiple Terabytes of radiology images, Allied Telesis, a global leader in IP/Ethernet networking solutions for enterprise, network service provider...
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    IaaS Enters AdolescenceCloud
    Robust Internet connectivity plus virtualization, along with a heavy dose of managed hosting experience equals infrastructure as a service, a utility model where compute...
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    Russian Search Giant Yandex Acquires Mobile Software Developer SPB
    Last week, Yandex, one of biggest search and advertising companies in Russia, announced that it would be teaming up with Microsoft, Nokia, HTC and... 
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    Digital cloud providers face EU privacy audits
    The Commission would like to increase cloud providers' accountability to their users in an upcoming EU "Cloud Strategy", due out next year.
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    Cisco Readies WebEx, Jabber for 'Post-PC' Era - Cloud Computing 
    Cisco Systems is looking to grow the capabilities of its collaboration offerings—including WebEx and Jabber—to address the... 
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    C-DAC bags award for innovation excellence
    The Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), an R&D organization under the Ministry of Communications and IT, govt of India has won the International Data Corporation...
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    Could Cloud Computing Heat Your Home? 
    New research has found that servers can be used as a primary heat source for homes and office buildings.
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    Flexiant Reaches Milestone In EU’s €10.5m Cloud Computing Project
    Cloud computing company Flexiant announce one year milestone in EU technology project, Optimus.
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    Candelis' ASTRA cloud-hosted services to augment Microsoft HealthVault's patient-centric services
    Candelis announced today that it has reached a definitive agreement with Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) whereby Candelis' ASTRA cloud-hosted suite of services will provide for the secure transferring of patient...
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    'We hope to create a private cloud by the next year'
    The government embarked on the mission of ensuring transparent and timely delivery of citizen services through the use of information and communications technology... 
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    Aerohive pushes branch networks to cloud
    Due to a reporting error, the story, "Aerohive pushes branch networks to cloud," misidentified the price of a service and the implementation of a product. 
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    UK based cloud firm iomart acquires EQSN
    UK based cloud computing and managed hosting company iomart has acquired Scottish infrastructure service provider EQSN to expand its premium customer base.
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    6 reasons why 2012 could be the year of Hadoop
    Hadoop gets plenty of attention from investors and the IT press, but it’s very possible we haven’t seen anything yet.
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    Data Center News: The federal government's secret 1966 cloud computing plan
    Even as far back as 45 years ago, the US federal government was debating and struggling with ways to consolidate its data centers and become more service-oriented...
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    Swedish Cloud Database Avoids Patriot Privacy Snag
    Two Swedish companies are taking advantage of the US Patriot Act to drum up some European business.
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    "Compliance Cloud" World News is out!
    Top 5 Data Center Stories, Week of Nov. 27
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    Businesses using cloud computing services unknowingly 
    Many Canadian businesses are using cloud computing services without knowing it, a survey has found, pointing to a knowledge gap amid widespread privacy and security concerns.
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    Trend Micro Threat Intelligence and Citrix NetScaler Enable Faster, Stronger, Secure Cloud Services 
    Citrix Synergy Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), the number one market leader in server and virtualization security, today announced an integrated solution...
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    November 24, 2011

    Intel celebrates 40th anniversary of the first microprocessor
    Intel is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the 4004, the world’s first microprocessor. To mark the occasion, the IT giants have put together some interesting facts
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    "Beyond Cloud, Contact the World" Huawei Launches eSpace Cloud Contact Center Solution
    Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, today launched its eSpace Cloud Contact Center Solution
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    Cloud 2.0: Kaspersky Lab addresses cloud security
    Security implications for government organisations moving to the cloud are the same as a normal corporate, according to computer security company, Kaspersky Lab.
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    Cloud, social and mobile will make architectures of last 20 years obsolete, says Gartner
    Peter Sondergaard, senior vice president at Gartner and global head of Research, shared some interesting statistics at the Gartner Symposium in Mumbai.
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    A resilience perspective on data centers
    Data center being the core of any information technology setup is always in a very dynamic state. Here’s a 12-pointer approach to make the data center last longer
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    Small Businesses Turn to Clouds and Tablets
    Small and midsized businesses (SMBs) are increasingly using tablets, along with cloud computing and virtualization technology.
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    IBM expands in India with three new offices
    Technology giant IBM has opened three regional offices in India as part of its ongoing geographic expansion in the country.
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    Intel says UK SMEs still use fax, don’t use cloud
    Small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) in the UK are “slow to adopt new technologies such as tablets and cloud computing because of a lack of financial and human resources
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    IaaS solutions attracting interest from SMBs, says AMI
    Small and medium businesses (SMBs, or companies with up to 999 employees) in India are gradually becoming more aware of and interested in Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS).
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    NIST goes into detail on cloud's future, areas for improvement
    In a useful but long-winded set of documents aimed at furthering adoption of cloud computing, NIST has zeroed in on interoperability, security and portability as key areas for improvement.
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    Implementing, serving, and using cloud storage
    It’s important to recognise that cloud computing is not a new technology, but rather, a new business model that encompasses an existing set of technologies—such as server virtualization
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    Hosting providers aim to challenge cloud leaders
    UK hosting provider Memset believes there’s still all to play for in the cloud market. Can smaller players raise their game enough to challenge the leaders?
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    Rackspace to offer private cloud with OpenStack
    Rackspace has announced it will be offering businesses the chance to operate the hosting giant’s cloud services in individual data centres, as private clouds powered by OpenStack.
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    SMBs adopting cloud quicker than many enterprises
    SMBs are jumping in with both feet when it comes to leading the way to cloud. In fact, small and medium-sized businesses are out in front of enterprises
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    Smartworld Launches Unified Communications in the Cloud
    Smartworld, our partner, launches Smart Hosted UC for small and medium businesses across the middle east. SMBs can boost business productivity by 30 percent...
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    CMS [VIDEO] EPiServer's Bob Egner on Customer Experience
    Context first. This is what Bob Egner, VP Product Management and Global Marketing for Web CMS vendor EPiServer is excited about.
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    ESDS Introduces World's First Intelligent Cloud Hosting Platform 
    ESDS Introduces World's First Intelligent Cloud Hosting PlatformThe Open Press (press release)With this new launch, the company aims to bring a revolution in the Web Hosting industry...
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    Comparison Between Private Cloud And Public Cloud 
    Cloud is one of the most talking word these days. Now we are sharing, storing our moment from life to the cloud. Today cloud means our very own storage and we don’t need to worry...
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    Rackspace Cloud Authentication
    Rackspace Cloud Authentication/Identity APIs v1.1 & v2.0 made public
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    Cloud Computing Site Design
    Customer is currently design their portal for their cloud computing service offering. Has preselected templates of their liking. Seeking developer to integrate and design the site as per the customer's... 
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    Desktop Virtualization Simplified - Video 
    This cloud computing video discusses hosted desktops and virtualization. meshIP uses Quest vWorkspace as part of its public cloud service offering...
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    Google partner lauds TSTT's use of Cloud Computing
    At the recent “National Services Week” staged at Hilton Trinidad by the TT Coalition of Services Industries (TTCSI), a roundtable discussion was held on the opportunities in “Cloud Computing”.
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    Cloud Security Alliance Releases Guidance Version 3 
    The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) today unveiled the third version of its Security Guidance for Critical Areas of Focus in Cloud Computing. 
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    Troubleshooting details
    Recently I was working with a partner problem in which the Azure web role was stuck and showing “preparing node” status in Windows Azure Management portal.
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    Windows 8 Will Bring Personal Cloud to Billions
    The next version of Microsoft's still dominant PC operating system, Windows 8, "represents an incredible opportunity to bring the benefits of the personal cloud to billions of PC users."
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    Intuit: Pain and pleasure in the cloud
    Financial software company, Intuit, is a significant provider of services to the small business market. With total revenues around $4 billion, the company... 
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    Reaching for the Cloud Caribbean computing
    The cost of enhancing service delivery capacity is often prohibitively expensive for businesses and governments.
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    Logicalis Addresses Cloud Clients? Application Worries
    Moving applications to the cloud can result in significant improvements in resource utilization, scalability, functionality, development/testing efficiency and maintenance costs.
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    Viva Infomedia leverages the cloud for managing rising volumes
    A fast emerging provider of information products and services, Viva Infomedia specializes in providing customized leads and direct marketing activities using... 
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    November 23, 2011

    AGA cooks cloud networking deal
    Kitchen appliance brand AGA Rangemaster has brought in cloud computing and services firm Star to supply a new MPLS network to help improve its global operations.
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    SMBs adopting cloud quicker than many enterprises 
    SMBs are jumping in with both feet when it comes to leading the way to cloud. In fact, small and medium-sized businesses are out in front of enterprises...
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    Cloud Computing seen as Top ‘Innovation’ Technology 
    A new survey suggests small and mid-sized businesses are turning to the cloud in order to transform their business during tough economic times.
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    Desktop virtualisation a priority for many businesses
    A new survey carried out at the recent IPEXPO event, which took place at London’s Earl’s Court in late October, found that 61 per cent of businesses’ IT departments are planning to adopt some form of virtual desktop technology.
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    Health care moving toward cloud storage services cautiously
    Hospitals, faced with growing amounts of electronic records and digital images, would seem a good fit for cloud storage services -- but security and other concerns compel health care providers to proceed with caution. 
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    OW2 Announces First CompatibleOne Cloud Broker Demonstration
    Prologue and Xwiki, two participants in the CompatibleOne open source cloud computing project, demonstrate the...
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    Taiwan computer maker Asustek enters race on cloud 
    Taiwan's Asustek Computer Inc, known foremost for making laptops, said Wednesday that it had branched out into cloud computing services as it seeks to... 
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    Qatar's Cloud Computing Project 'Has Potential to Earn Revenue' 
    Cloud computing scientists at the Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI) in Qatar Foundation are working on developing a state-of-the-art data center technology specifically suitable to the local climate with the... 
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    Efficiency improved thru cloud computing 
    A picture speaks a thousand words! Cloud Computing is definitely one of the buzz words in the Green IT world… but why and what are the Green IT benefits? 
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    Social Media, Mobile and Cloud Technologies Boost Demand for the CIO and IT Leadership
    The risks and opportunities associated with today’s mobiletechnologycloud computing and social media require that corporations seek the strongest possible technology leaders
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    News Licensing Group, LLC a finalist in the UP 2011 Cloud Awards
    TBA on December 5-6, 2011
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    "Compliance Cloud" World News is out!
    Jeremy Geelan of Sys-Con asked me to pull out my cloud computing crystal ball a few months early this year. 
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    International Development Organization CHF International Selects Tenrox Cloud PPM 
    CHF International (CHF), a relief and development organization based in Silver Spring, MD, has chosen Tenrox cloud-based project portfolio management (Tenrox Cloud PPM) platform and will... 
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    Tor project asks Amazon to add bandwidth through its cloud
    The Onion Router (TOR) has asked Amazon to add bandwidth to its service via its cloud.
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    Red Hat OpenShifts Into the Cloud 
    Red Hat's OpenShift is their new Platform as a Service (PaaS) cloud offering. OpenShift makes some big promises: power, speed, openness, and portability, the ultimate fast friendly PaaS. 
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    Microsoft Lync gets Symantec cloud security support 
    Symantec have widened its cloud-based security service to include Lync, Microsoft's latest instant-messaging client, so that enterprises using Lync can do anti-malware filtering and... 
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    Google Music vs. Apple iTunes vs. Amazon Cloud Player
    Now that Google Music has come out of beta, is available to all, and—perhaps most importantly—lets you purchase and download music from a huge selection of popular labels, it's time to pit it against the other leading cloud music services.
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    The Exciting Future Of Cloud Computing
    According to one of the top analysts in the business, Gartner, cloud computing will become one of the top 10 strategic technologies going forward. There will be an expansion from the current scenario, where there’s a range of developing public systems alongside closed private platforms.
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    ECF Radio: walking through the cloud decision 
    Jerry Bishop, who was a Sungard Higher Education CIO at Chippewa Valley Technical College (CVTC), walks up through the discovery and decision-making process of the school's move to cloud for key applications.
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    BNA Webinar Forecasts State Tax Opportunities and Pitfalls 
    Cloud computing technologies have increasingly become the answer for companies looking to minimize information technology costs and gain more customers.
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    Cloud-based service promises 99% spam-free inbox
    The “Spear phishing” attack responsible for the RSA network breach network in March demonstrated that e-mail remains the weakest point in enterprise security.
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    AWS Elastic Load Balancing Inside of a Virtual Private Cloud 
    The popular AWS Elastic Load Balancing Feature is now available within the Virtual Private Cloud (VPC). Features such as SSL termination, health checks, sticky sessions and CloudWatch monitoring can be configured...
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    Wipro unveils cloud-based soln for CPG cos
    Wipro Technologies, the Global Information Technology, Consulting and Outsourcing business of Wipro Limited, on Tuesday announced the launch of its proprietary Wipro Marketing Mix Modeling (MMM) technology solution onAmazon Cloud.
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    Apple is reportedly recruiting senior execs to help grow its cloud services 
    Apple is looking to develop its cloud storage services by bringing in experienced, top level staff, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal, which claims that the company is actively seeking to hire senior executives with “backgrounds in web-based software”.
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    November 22, 2011

    66% of people use a cloud computing service without even realizing it 
    Have you ever wondered how much Brits rely on cloud computing? Now you can get a good idea of the answer thanks to a new a social study called ‘Generation Cloud’.
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    SAP can help business harness disruptive tech
    Businesses have a choice between getting flattened by the “complexity truck” or getting on the “innovation bus”, according to Steve Winter, managing director of SAP UK.
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    An infographic on whether companies should use the cloud
    Should your company be living in the cloud?
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    Sky’s the limit for future of cloud computing
    Cloud computing continues to change the way we interact with technology, in both our personal and professional lives. The change to storing data and running software over a network, or “cloud”, where they were once kept on hard disks...
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    Chrome books! Bye bye local harddrives
    Chromebooks are designed to get better with automatic updates. 
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    Cloud ERP and Cloud Accounting Solutions
    Starting this Wednesday, November 23. ?Join Stuart Crawford with Cloud ERP and Cloud Accounting Expert Murray Quibell as we discuss moving critical business applications to the cloud.
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    Cloud Computing for Business in 2012
    The 2012 is approaching and many expect that 2012 will be the year of cloud computing. Of course, 2010 was also considered as the year cloud computing for business went boom. 
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    Symantec helps IT organizations get private Cloud
    Symantec Corp. announced version 6.0 of the company’s storage management and high availability products. With this, Symantec enables IT organizations to build resilient private clouds by transforming their existing infrastructure.
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    Will 2012 be the year of the private cloud?
    As business adoption of cloud computing and cloud storage takes hold, new benefits of cloud IT versus traditional IT continue to emerge on a regular basis. One recent example is the Carbon Disclosure Project Study 2011: Cloud Computing...
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    Cars of the future: Controlled by smartphones
    Automobiles in the near future will be controlled with smartphone apps,  will “phone home” in the event of an emergency and will be driven through a world that’s wired from top to bottom.
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    Scaling lessons from Google's CIO 
    Hopes were high leading into Saturday’s Comic-Con International ticket sale launch that TicketLeap and its cloud-based ticketing platform would be an... 
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    WSO2 Will Demonstrate How to Build Seamlessly Integrated On-premise and Cloud Applications
    WSO2 today announced it will demonstrate how IT architects and developers can use open source middleware to build applications capable of running both on-premise and in the cloud at the Gartner Application Architecture Integration & Development Summit (AADI).
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    Wipro launches MMM technology solution on Amazon Cloud
     Wipro Technologies, the global information technology, consulting and outsourcing business of Wipro Limited, today announced the launch of its proprietary Wipro Marketing Mix... 
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    Law Firms Limit Use of Cloud Computing Due To Security Concerns
    Security is important no matter what field you are in. When it comes to law firms this is especially important. Law firms use several types of technology to handle their documents and other processes. 
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    Doctors Blow Away Cloud Computing & Telemedicine
    Twenty-five percent of healthcare providers use tablets in their medical practice and almost double that percentage will do so in the next year. Moreover, at least fifty percent are using a smart-phone at work, already.
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    Data protection law creates cloud of uncertainty for cloud computing
    Current European data protection laws could leave Flickr, Google and Amazon and other online businesses exposed to legal action, warn law experts at Queen Mary, University of London.
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    The Wisdom of Clouds
    Three years ago, Matt Asay (then-author of The Open Road) introduced me to Dan Farber, then the CNET editor in chief, who invited me to begin blogging as a member of the CNET Blog Network.
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    How To Store Your Files in The Cloud - And Why You'd Want To
    So far in our series exploring cloud computing for consumers, we've looked at calendars and music. In the multi-device world we now live in, files from your computer are also increasingly being stored in the cloud.
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    Drobo partners Pogoplug to deliver the ultimate personal cloud
    Storing movies, photos, and music in the cloud has never been easier or more affordable. Drobo storage arrays with Pogoplug delivers all the benefits of the cloud for a fraction of the cost.
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    November 21, 2011

    Benchmarking, the Cloud, and Closing in on ERP Value
    The cloud holds enormous possibilities for business applications. Within the Microsoft Dynamics world, we see a range of ways to tap into the cloud and drive new capabilities.
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    Is eCommerce ready for the cloud?
    On 1 November, I joined over 75 industry leaders including CapGemini, Rackspace and House of Fraser at an event in London organised by the Business Leaders Network to debate “Is eCommerce ready for the cloud?”
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    Google & Apple and the war for your cloud loyalty 
    Apple and Google have been working hard to become the conduit through which you access all of your data. This process has involved replacing the desktop machine with ‘the cloud’ as a repository for all of your information.
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    Are you backing the right cloud?
    When we were very young we used to lie on our back and wonder at the shape of clouds. They came in all shapes and sizes and, depending on the extent of our imagination, represented a lot of different things.
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    The myths of cloud computing
    Today, cloud computing is becoming mainstream. In Asia Pacific, about two-thirds of organisations expect to increase their spending on cloud computing over the next year.
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    Large organisations are moving to cloud for IT services
    Large organisations in South Africa are increasingly adopting cloud computing as they realise it doesn't always pay to own their own information technology systems.
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    Wyse Expands Its Cloud Client Computing Software Portfolio 
    Wyse Technology, the global leader in cloud client computing, today announced it acquired Trellia, a leader in cloud-based mobile infrastructure management. 
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    The Important Role of Virtualization in Securing the Cloud
    According to David Hunter, CTO of platform security at VMware, “Security in the cloud is better as a result of virtualization,” making the cloud “even more secure than your physical datacenter.
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    The Cloud Server Security Daily is out!
    Green Host It recognizes that our success depends on your success so, as part of our core corporate culture, we provide all the tools you need to build, launch and manage a successful web-based bus...
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    India Leads In Cloud Storage And Converged System Adoption
    Hitachi Data Systems Corporation (HDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE: HIT / TSE: 6501), today announced survey results indicating that India is leading in cloud storage and converged system adoption in Asia Pacific. 
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    Expert: Businesses encouraged to adopt cloud agreement terms 
    Coud computing has gained praise in recent years for its immense benefits, but companies looking to adopt the technology should establish service level agreement terms, according to E-Commerce Times' Peter Vogel.
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    Lawyers warn of cloud rogue risks
    Organisations which jump into the cloud without performing some form of due diligence on the personnel who will have access to their data are exposing themselves to high levels of risk according to international legal firm Norton Rose.
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    The Battle for the Cloud Rumbles On 
    In the battle of the clouds--public cloud vs. private cloud vs. hybrid cloud--which model will win? The answer, if by winning we mean market share, is almost certainly the hybrid cloud.
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    Information Technology and Telecoms - Mondaq: "The cloud" is more a term of marketeers than IT geeks
    There has been consistent and growing hype about cloud computing for the past five years. What is this cloud they speak of? How come it seems to leak personal information?
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    Cloud computing could transform car interiors 
    Automakers are looking into the possible features that may arise from in-car Internet access.
    Automakers refer to it as getting access to the "cloud," via a wireless Internet connection in a car.
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    Numara Cloud Business Unveils Numara Cloud Mobile Device Manager
    Numara® Software, Inc., a global leader in service management, endpoint lifecycle management and mobile device management solutions for IT professionals, today announced the availability of Numara® Cloud Mobile Device Manager... 
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     Data Center News: IBM launches beefy OpenFlow switch
    Big infrastructure upgrades are pushing demand for hardware for data centers, especially networking switches. IBM is the latest to join the party and has just launched a new switch... 
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    Aditi acquires cloud company Cumulux
    Aditi Technologies announced the acquisition of Cumulux, the 2010 Microsoft Cloud Partner of the Year.
    Aditi is one of Microsoft National System Integrator...
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    Personalized Medicine Initiatives Step Into the Cloud
    The cost of DNA sequencing has plummeted in the last decade since the human genome was published. Expenses are dropping by about 50% every five months. 
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    SunGard Offers Cisco Powered IaaS Cloud
    SunGard Enterprise Cloud Services have met the highest level of achievement for partners delivering Cisco technologies as a managed solution.
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    Google presses play on cloud-based social music sharing service
    Google wants you to know that there’s another, easier way to listen to and share music when you’re on the web, with your smartphone or connecting with your friends...
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    Oracle : Our cloud to be cheap as open source 
    Oracle has major plans for its cloud service and hopes to beat open-source alternatives on price while becoming large enough to count itself among the three largest... 
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    Zeev Suraski Talks Cloud with Application Developers
    There is no question that the cloud presents great potential for driving business value. The challenge is to find the best approach to fully leverage cloud computing, starting with the development environment.
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    QBurst will be attending the AWS Cloud Tour India 2011 
    QBurst will be attending the AWS Cloud Tour India 2011 event at Mumbai on November 22, 2011. Organized by Amazon Web Services (AWS), the event is for businesses to know more about cloud computing and the... 
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    November 18, 2011

    Oracle Hardware Poll
    Which type of Cloud Computing initiative will you be implementing in the next 12 months?
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    The Need for the Best Cloud Storage Service 
    There are a significant number of new cloud storage providers around but there is still a need for the best cloud storage service available. The truth is that the best cloud storage service is somewhat of a personal issue.
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    Emerson Network Power Separates Fact from Fiction in Cloud Computing
    Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson and a global leader in maximizing availability, capacity and efficiency of critical infrastructure, recently examined the validity of some commonly held beliefs about cloud computing and today issued a news release examining those findings.
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    Private cloud is the only secure future for big companies, says IDC: 
    Businesses looking for a secure virtual environment will only consider the private cloud in the near future, according to analyst IDC.
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    Selecting The Top Cloud Hosting Provider? 
    Needless to say, cloud hosting can be a hot commodity today. There exists large amount of information floating on the market about cloud servers and affect on the technological world.
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    Microsoft wants slower flash chips
    Microsoft wants slower flash chips that skimp on power use in its big, big data centres.
    EETimes reports Dileep Bhandarkar, Microsoft's chief architect for global foundation services – he helps design Redmond's massive data centres...
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    Amazon Cloud Management Tool Gets Integrated Status Monitoring
    IDG News Service — The Amazon Web Services (AWS) management tool will from now on tell users about upcoming scheduled operational activities that will affect the availability of its cloud, the company said in blog post on Thursday.
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    Methods In Which Cloud Computing Services Are Expanding
    Different nationality all over the world is currently engaging or acquiring the help of cloud computing in the world. However, majority of these populations have limited idea of what is cloud computing tools are all about and the benefits it has to the end users.
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     Alcatel-Lucent Introduces CloudBand 
    Alcatel-Lucent (News  - Alert) on November 17 performed a significant seeding of the cloud services market with the introduction of CloudBand — the foundation of what Alcatel-Lucent is calling “carrier cloud” services.
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    CA World: Cloud computing the only way to keep up with business demand 
    Bill McCracken, chief executive at CA Technologies, has said cloud computing is the only realistic way in which IT departments can deliver system change at the speed their businesses demand.
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    Google, Microsoft Join New Cloud-Security Registry 
    Google, Verizon, Intel, McAfee, Microsoft and Savvis are joining avoluntary program set up by the Cloud Security Alliance that provides public information about whether contributors comply with CSA-recommended cloud-security practices.
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    Cloud computing leads to complicated software market
    Cloud computing is not only changing how users access software applications, it's also upending the pricing model for software products. 
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    Amazon gooses HPC cloud with Xeon E5s
    Amazon Web Services, the cloud computing unit of the online retailing giant, has been peddling special HPC instances of its EC2 cloud for more than a year now.
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    Cloud Content Management Is Agile's Disruption of Dinosaur Enterprise
    There is an evolution happening in the world of content management. The giant platform systems that have worked to consolidate every functional permutation into one program are simply too big.
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     Cloud computing could drive growth say business leaders 
    Cloud computing represents the best opportunity for entrepreneurs for years, according to ex-Dragon's Den star James Caan.
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    Cloud Music Showdown: Amazon vs. Apple vs. Google 
    It’s been a huge week for digital music lockers. First Apple made iTunes Match available to U.S. customers, then Google Music launched.
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     Fabasoft Cloud Developer Conference Linz 2011 
    The free of charge Fabasoft Cloud Developer Conference 2011 Winter is the meeting point for software developers from all over the world who want to help shape the future of IT within the Folio Cloud eco-system.
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    Why cloud computing will kill programming
    We've been promised all sorts of benefits from cloud computing: faster development, cheaper applications - and even a recession-friendly switch from capex to opex for IT projects.
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    FXI shows any screen connected computing
    FXI Technologies, a hardware and software startup based in Trondheim Norway, demonstrated today the world’s first any screen, connected computing USB device.  Codenamed “Cotton Candy”, this sweet little device...
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    Is Salesforce.com Worth 100 Times Earnings?
    You might not have heard of Salesforce.com (CRM126.09-5.67-4.30%). It's only 12 years old and it does business mainly with other companies, not consumers. But its stock market value is larger than that of J.C. Penney, Hasbro and Netflix -- combined.
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    November 17, 2011

    The State of Cloud Computing
    In celebration and triumph of the power of the Internet, this three-minute animation details the “State of Cloud Computing,” highlighting the efforts of companies like project patron salesforce.com...
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    SingTel cloud security solution protects businesses from cyber-threats
    Singapore Telecommunications Limited (SingTel) and Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced the launch of the SingTel PowerON Security suite ofcloud-based cyber-security solutions and services for businesses.
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    Microsoft’s [email protected] claims title as the world’s largest cloud service in education
    Microsoft’s [email protected] service has surpassed 22 million users, growing more than 100 percent over the past year, making it the most widely used cloud productivity service for education, the company said this morning.
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    Google Music Cloud Launch Rocks! 
    I’ve been using the Google Music Beta now for a few months and I uploaded over 15,000 songs SEAMLESSLY of my music. The experience has been awesome to be able access my music anywhere. Now with the public... 
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    Cloud computing's secure silver lining
    THE most recent data leakage scandals have all been about information assets in the incorrect places, both in terms of insecure storage and the wrong hands. 
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    Introduction to the Cisco Jabber Software Development Kit 
    Cisco Director of Product Management, Fabrice Della Mea, explains what the Jabber Software Development Kit (SDK) is, examples of collaboration-enabled applications, types of users, and how to get started on the Cisco Developer Network.
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    Create Your Virtual Office In The Cloud! 
    One of the main issues that arises for freelancers and small business owners, is to coordinate their projects with minimal effort, while maintaining its productivity to a maximum. 
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    Cloud Computing Update
    Since I joined ScienceLogic a month ago, I have been thrilled to see the progress being made by our engineers to address the dire need of service providers (be they managed hosters or internal IT...
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    The Utility of Cloud Computing
    In many ways, cloud computing has become an ever-present commodity since Bio•IT World published a special issue on the subject (Nov 2009). In September 2011...
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    AOL Launches “AIM Preview” With New UI, Group Chats, Cloud Sync
    Following a series of experiments with iOS devices that included PLAY, a music app for iPhone, and Editions, a social reading app for iPad, earlier today AOL introduced a much larger project targeted towards the web, Mac, Windows and iOS:..
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    Disruptive? That Depends
    "Disruptive" is is the adjective form of the thing we call disruption but I'd define either word as "a threat to order." In use, "disruptive" is widely abused by technologists, academics and marketers in order to attract attention. Just as “coincidence” is often confused with “irony,” “disruptive” is often a pejorative for “new and popular.”
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    Cloud becoming mainstream IT option
    Cloud computing has moved dramatically from being viewed as a ‘disruptive’ technology and service to quickly becoming a mainstream IT option, according to one analyst firm and market watcher.
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    AeroMetric’s BP Oil Cloud Computing Project Wins Grand Award in 5th Annual MAPPS Geospatial Excellen
    A project providing a cloud computing solution to geospatial data for BP Deep Water Horizon event has been selected as the Grand Award winner in the 5th Annual MAPPS Geospatial Products and Services Excellence Awards.
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    Amazon gooses HPC cloud with Xeon E5s
    Amazon Web Services, the cloud computing unit of the online retailing giant, has been peddling special HPC instances of its EC2 cloud for more than a year now.
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    Skytap Cloud Adds Open Virtualization Support
    Cloud automation provider Skytap announced the addition of new capabilities for its cloud computing platform. The company is enhancing Skytap Cloud by introducing support for Open Virtualization Format (OVF), advanced notification services, and self-healing automation capabilities for robust virtual private networking.
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    openSUSE 12.1 debuts cloud, virtualization, Google Go support
    When Attachmate finalized its $2.2 billion purchase of Novell last April, many wondered if the new owner– known for its terminal emulation and NetIQ software — had what it takes to grow Linux, or open source software.
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    Fujistu Launches Hybrid Cloud Based on Windows Azure
    IT outsourcing firm Fujitsu announced on Wednesday that it has launched a hybrid cloud service based on Microsoft Windows Azure, extending both its own cloud portfolio and its relationship with Microsoft.
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    Preview: Adobe Creative Cloud and Adobe Touch Apps for Android
    Social networking is turning our world inside out: Where once we switched on our computers, then ran software that loaded our words, images, movies, and other stuff, now the “stuff” is at the center of the universe and can be loaded anywhere there’s a computing device.
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    Canadian Web Host RackForce Launches Hybrid Cloud on Alberta’s SuperNet
    Canadian web hosting provider RackForce announced on Wednesday that it has connected its hybrid cloud services to Alberta’s SuperNet, an “ultra-highspeed” network connecting government facilities, hospitals, schools, libraries and other facilities around the province of Alberta – operated by fiber network operator Axia.
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    Buffett steps into the cloud with his bet on Big Blue
    Warren Buffett has famously steered clear of the tech sector on the grounds that he is ill-equipped to assess the periodic disruptions that sweep through the industry. Yet with the $10.7bn bet he has just placed on IBM , he has stepped into the middle of the biggest disruption since the emergence of the PC.
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    November 16, 2011

    The Cloud Computing Daily is out!
    7 Poor Excuses for Not Measuring Cloud Computing Costs
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    Google says Gmail and Google+ are keys to its strategy on the cloud 
    Google (GOOG) said Monday that it plans in the coming year to revamp Gmail, which the company increasingly sees as key to selling more of its software products to businesses.
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    Apprenda updates software for private PaaS cloud
    Apprenda, the developer of software for creating private platform-as-a-service clouds (PaaS), is adding features that offer users better control over applications running on the platform.
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    Citrix Unveils New Developer Center 
    Citrix announced today that its customers, partners and developers will now be able to integrate their services and applications seamlessly with its Citrix GoTo collaboration cloud solutions.
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    Xbox 360 Cloud Service in Development - GameZone
    While Apple has been frantically pushing their "Cloud" storage service, used primarily to store data across several different devices, consoles have been wary to take a step in that direction, until now. 
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    Providers in emerging markets seek carrier-grade cloud solutions 
    As the gravitational pull between telecom providers and cloud services grows stronger, 2012 may be the year that carriers determine which cloud solutions are going to help them shake... 
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    CA takes to the cloud for identity management 
    CA Technologies has gotten its feet wet with cloud-based security before, but now the company is moving further in with a package of cloud based identity and access control services.
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    "Compliance Cloud" World News is out! 
    Will Cloud Computing Make Everything (and Everyone) Work Harder?
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    Explore the cloud. NetSuite brings everything a growing company needs
    What would you most like to change about your ERP system? Where does the cloud fit in your roadmap? And what's important to look for in a cloud ERP vendor? 
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    Rackspace seeds OpenStack private clouds
    Rackspace has introduced a private cloud package based on the OpenStack cloud OS, its first attempt to make money from the open-source project it fathered.
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    Trend Micro offers cloud SafeSync for computers, mobile
    Trend Micro has launched its own cloud-based subscription backup and sync service calledSafeSync, featuring browser-based management and compatibility with Macs, Windows PCs, Android... 
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    AeroMetric's BP Oil Cloud Computing Project Wins Grand Award
    A project providing a cloud computing solution to geospatial data for BP Deep Water Horizon event has been selected as the Grand Award winner in the 5th Annual MAPPS Geospatial Products and Services Excellence Awards.
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    Tor launches do-it-yourself privacy bridge in Amazon cloud
    The Tor Project, the development team behind the Tor anonymizing network, has developed a version of its software packaged for Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud. Tor Cloud provides a way for users of the network...
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    Are clouds more secure than conventional IT? 
    Cloud computing has flunked a security test, reports Tim Wilson at Dark Reading. That probably doesn't surprise you. Conventional wisdom says clouds are inherently... 
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    Amazon's cloud is the world's 42nd fastest supercomputer
    The list of the world's 500 fastest supercomputers came out yesterday with a top 10 that was unchanged from the previous ranking issued in June.
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    November 15, 2011

    Symantec Security Cloud Covers Lync Instant Messaging
    Symantec is introducing a service to secure corporate use of instant messaging, including Microsoft Lync.
    Lync is the latest version of the Microsoft unified communications platform, the successor to Office Communications Server, supporting voice and video...
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    Cloud 101- IaaS, PaaS & SaaS 
    Anyone who who follows technology trends has undoubtedly heard the term “cloud service” thrown around a few gazillion times over the past few months. 
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    SMEStorage Cloud File Manager for Windows Mobile 7 Updated to Support Mango 
    SMEStorage for Windows Phone 7 is one of the many client tools for the SMEStorage Open Cloud Platform, enabling data... 
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    Wyse Takes Its Award-Winning Mobile Cloud App for Apple and Google to the Global Enterprise
    Wyse Technology, the global leader in cloud client computing, today announced its response to escalating enterprise demand for its mobile cloud app, Wyse PocketCloud Pro for Android. Wyse has launched its volume... 
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    Company Docs in the Cloud
    DropBox, GoogleDocs, Microsoft Office 365, SkyDox ... the field of companies urging you to put your documents in the cloud is growing by the minute.
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    Adobe launches Touch apps
    Last month, Adobe announced its Creative Cloud intelligent dropbox service and 6 pro-targeted tablet apps; now Creative Cloud (CC) has entered public beta and the apps...
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    Salesforce.com to buy cloud computing services company  
    Salesforce.com has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Model Metrics, a cloud computing consulting and services company, with practices in the areas of mobile... 
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    How the cloud is reshaping supercomputers
    In the last decade supercomputers were dressed up versions of Intel’s x86 machines, but increasingly supercomputers are borrowing innovations (and silicon in the form of ARM-based chips or DSPs) from the mobile and big... 
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    November 14, 2011

    Breaking gaming news Xbox 360 cloud storage size revealed
    Later this month Microsoft will release their new ‘Metro’ Xbox 360 dashboard to all users. Currently open to beta testers, the new dashboard... 
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    Clouds, copyright and venture capital
    A US court found that TV content stored in the cloud through remote personal video recorder functionality did not breach copyright, and this lead to significantly increased... 
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    Cloud computing News
    In 2011, regional SIs, VARs and distributors will be forced to better develop specialties by vertical industry and business solution to deliver the customer value required to survive.
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    A Brief Introduction To Cloud Computing
    Among various existing computer technology, cloud computing is the being considered as most flexible technology to rely on. This article consist a brief introduction about Cloud Computing, its layers, application and possible issues.
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    IT leaders need to take risks in the postmodern age of business
    Welcome to the postmodern age of business where IT leaders need to re-imagine their role and lead from the front by taking more calculated risks. It is an age where the enterprise has no walls and customers demand change much faster than architectures.
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    Report: HP Kicking Tires On VMware's Cloud Foundry PaaS
    Hewlett-Packard (NYSE:HPQ) is "fully committed" to VMware's Cloud Foundry and is running the platform-as-a-service on the HP Cloud Services private beta it rolled out in September, according toa Friday report from Wired Enterprise.
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    Boston Azure - Back to the Basics: What is Cloud, What is Azure, and Intro to Windows Azure
    For our November 17 installment of Boston Azure, we will provide an overview/lecture style talk to orient you the cloud - what is this Cloud thing? and why ought I care? - then proceed to coverage of the Windows Azure Cloud Platform..
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    Oracle Solaris 11: Too Little, Too Late?
    It's taken the better part of 14 months from preview to general availability, but Oracle is now shipping Solaris 11, which it is calling the first fully virtualized cloud operating system.
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    Google’s Cloud Music Service
    Much has been made lately of the concept of “the cloud” when talking about mobile computing. Devices meant to be used on the go are designed for portability, which, sadly, doesn’t often leave room for the kind of memory you will find on a desktop based computing device. 
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    Microsoft patches Windows vulnerabilities
    Microsoft released four security bulletins as part of its November update last week, closing the same number of holes but leaving out a permanent fix for the flaw linked to the Duqu trojan.
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    November 11, 2011

    Financial pressures make cloud a reality for colleges 
    There is no doubt that the FE sector is coming under increasing pressure to reduce costs and increase efficiencies wherever it can. Not only are budgets being cut - the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS)...
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    Data privacy still top barrier for APAC cloud adoption 
    Several years after its inception, cloud computing is still not being taken up by firms in Asia Pacific as quickly as its hype would’ve suggested, hindered mainly by... 
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    Sunny News About Cloud Computing 
    A lot of people don't realize it but they are already using the next technology milestone that analysts predict, will revolutionize the world of computing over the next few years. 
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    Vodacom launches Microsoft Office in the cloud 
    Vodacom announced a partnership with Cisco and NIL today (9 November 2011) to launch the first office in the cloud offering in South Africa.
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    WSO2 Presents Webinar on Implementing Security in the Cloud
    One-day webinar on October 27, 2011 offers IT professionals real-world best practices for maximizing cloud benefits without compromising security.
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    Green News: Cloud Computing Can Reduce Carbon Emissions by 50% 
    Major companies could reduce their carbon emissions by as much as 50 percent and significantly increase energy efficiency by shifting to cloud computing, according to a new report. In an analysis of UK...
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    PROACTIS Launches Cloud Supplier Risk Management Platform
    PROACTIS, the specialist in Spend Control and eProcurement, today unveiled their “Cloud Supplier Risk Management Platform”, an evolution of the company’s supplier relationship management (SRM) and contract management solution.
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    Oracle releases cloud-based OS Solaris 11
    Enhancements include optimised shared memory management, I/O improvements, integrated resource management and crypto off-load.
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    Riverbed Expands Cloud Storage Ecosystem
    Riverbed Whitewater Improves Data Protection Options in the Public Cloud with Addition of Support for Microsoft Azure...
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    Taming Big Data Main Theme of Cloud Expo 2011
    The ninth International Cloud Expo conference in Santa Clara, Calif., this week was packed to the brim. Parking places were hard to find, the food went quicker than usual, and the expo floor was almost elbow-to-elbow with new companies...
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    "Compliance Cloud" World News is out! 
    The cloud is certainly on its way to rapidly changing the way the common consumer stores data and approaches every day computing. 
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    Dell Donates Cloud Infrastructure, Funds for Pediatric Cancer Research
    Dell has announced it will donate its cloud-computing architecture to speed up the search for successful pediatric cancer treatments... 
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    Management World: Cloud and analytics drive back-office directions
    Clouds and analytics were central themes at this week’s Management World Americas event in Orlando. 
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    Scalable Architecture on Amazon AWS Cloud 
    “Scalable Architecture on Amazon AWS Cloud” session was presented at the 2nd Annual IndicThreads.com Conference On Upcoming Technology (Cloud Computing) held in June 2011 in Pune, India.
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    Rackspace Cloud: Private Edition Bringing OpenStack with Fanatical Support
    Enterprise IT departments can now realize the benefits of Rackspace(r) Cloud in their own datacenters with Rackspace Cloud: Private Edition...
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    November 10, 2011

    Red Hat and SAIC Team Up to Deliver Open Source Cloud Computing Solutions for U.S. DoD
    In an effort to promote the wider adoption of open source cloud computing technologies, Raleigh, NC-based provider of open source solutions Red Hat, Inc. announced a collaboration with Science Applications International Corporation.
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    Satin and Silver Linings: Cloud Computing and Couture
    by JEFF NORMAN
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    The Environmental Benefits of Cloud Computing
    A new report released by the Carbon Disclosure Project in London has found that blue-chip companies can reduce their carbon emissions by 50% if they move their data storage operations to the cloud.
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    15 Excellent Cloud Performance and Vulnerability Monitoring Companies
    Updated list of 15 cloud based companies that provide excellent cloud monitoring services.
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    How Cloud Computing Can Boost Developing Nations
    by Winston Damarillo Winston Damarillo is founder and CEO of Morphlabs, developer of a cloud-computing software platform.
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    Rackspace adds security and automation to RackConnect cloud integration tool
    Rackspace has expanded the reach of its RackConnect tool to better integrate the company's hosted network and cloud computing services.
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    Capgemini launches IBX Spend Capture Cloud
    Online procurement solution to help businesses realize savings and capture spend in real-time
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    Cloud computing could be affected by SunGard, university research
    SunGard Availability Services is working with the University of Texas at Austin to create a Cloud Computing Research Center.
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    Dell Donates Cloud Power For Pediatric Cancer Research
    Kids with rare, deadly neuroblastoma cancer could be first to benefit from new clinical trial focused on finding more effective, personalized treatments.
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    Akitio Releases New MyCloud Duo Cloud Storage Device
    Yes, cloud computing is all the rage these days; question is, d’you plonk all your stuff down on a distant server, or keep your digital junk safe and dry inside your own home, with your own personal cloud?
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    Cloud Hosting Comparison
    During the last years I checked many Cloud Hosting companies and tried a view of them. This cloud hosting comparison is based on my own experience and I hope it will help you to decide which company is the right for you.
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    For BB users, BBM Music, a cloud-based social music service that allows @BlackBerry users 2 share
    Build custom playlists for parties, road trips or workouts and share them with your BBM Music friends. And since BBM Music is tied to BBM, you can chat about what you’re listening to from within the app.
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    Fedora 16 Combines Sophisticated Cloud and Virtualization Features with Usability
    The Fedora Project, a Red Hat, Inc. RHT -3.68% sponsored and community-supported open source collaboration, today announced the availability of Fedora 16, the latest version of its free open source operating system distribution. 
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    Researchers Find Amazon Cloud Servers Teeming With Backdoors
    Renting a server from Amazon Web Services promises all the advantages of the Cloud: ephemeral, convenient computing without the nuisance of owning hardware. 
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    Wyse CEO to Discuss Key Technology Trends in Cloud Computing at the NASSCOM Product Conclave
    Tarkan Maner, President and CEO of Wyse Technology, the global leader in cloud client computing, will give a keynote presentation at NASSCOM Product Conclave 2011, in Bangalore, India. 
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    Cisco Profit Tops Estimates on Cloud Growth
    Cisco Systems Inc. (CSCO), the world’s largest maker of networking equipment, rose in late trading after Chief Executive Officer John Chambers showed he’s making progress on a turnaround plan. 
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    The Art of Service Expands Cloud Computing Education Programs to Train IT Professionals
    The Art of Service has expanded its cloud computing education programs to further train IT professionals who must keep pace with the growing number of businesses moving into the cloud.
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    Symplified and CipherCloud Combine Cloud IAM and Cloud Data Encryption 
    Symplified®the Cloud security company, and CipherCloud, the cloud encryption gateway company, today announced a partnership to address the public cloud’s two leading...
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    Cloud Security Reaches Enterprise Scale for the First Time with PerspecSys 
    PerspecSys Inc., the creator of enterprise data security and management for cloud computing, today introduced PerspecSys PRS Solution™...
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    Accenture intros private cloud for SAP application
    Consulting and outsourcing company Accenture announced that it has developed a private cloud solution in support of SAP applications.
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    Is Geospatial Cloud Computing a Commodity?
    I think of "commoditization" as "consumerization,” so, has visualized spatial information (or visualized mapping) become a commodity?
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    Cloud Computing and the Reason for Hybrid Versions 
    Cloud computing is a fast growing industry in India and there is need for absolute safety because there is an important client information and company...
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    Hybrid Cloud Addresses Data Privacy as Indian Companies Move to the Cloud
    VMware revealed that 91 percent of organizations in India consider cloud relevant to businesses, according to the Cloud Computing in Asia Pacific...
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    Wikipedia focusing on India this year: Jimmy Wales
    One of the world's most popular websites Wikipedia has turned its focus on India this year, and is working to... 
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    Businesses in India seen embracing 'hybrid cloud'
    Even though the understanding of cloud (a metaphor for the internet) computing in the Asia-Pacific region is the highest among Indian businesses... 
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    Cloud, Analytics, Agile Development, Ovum's Trends for 2012
    Cloud computing, data analytics and agile development will be the trends to watch in 2012 according to Ovum.
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     India SMBs’ Interest in Infrastructure as a Service is on the Rise
    Small and medium businesses (SMBs, or companies with up to 999 employees) in India are gradually becoming more aware of and interested in Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS).
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    Walmart to start innovation lab in India
    The world's largest retailer Walmart which is playing catchup with online retailer Amazon in trying to improve how its customers...
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    Fujitsu makes cloud bid with public and private offerings
    Fujitsu has extended its cloud computing business with the introduction of a pair of platforms.
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    Amazon Launches Kindle Cloud Reader For Mozilla Firefox
    Today Amazon announced the availability of Kindle Cloud Reader for Mozilla Firefox, a new way to read Kindle books on your computer.
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    Cloud computing amid government technology trends to watch: Ovum
    Cloud computing, data analytics and agile development will be the key government technology trends in 2012, according to independent technology analyst firm, Ovum.
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    Amazon seeds the startup cloud
    Five years after launching its so-called cloud computing service, the biggest internet retailer is reaping the benefits of what has become a unique window into the technology start-up world.
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    Symantec O3 Focuses on the Cloud
    The cloud is a big part of Symantec’s business model, as the company provides many of its core capabilities—message filtering, data loss prevention, backup, 
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    SAP Drives Openness and Choice for Virtualization and Cloud Computing
    As cloud computing and virtualization rapidly evolve, SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) is working in a preferred three-way strategic collaboration with partners EMC (NYSE: EMC) and VMware to develop tools..
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    Adobe Creative Cloud and Adobe Creative Suite: New Choices 
    At our recent MAX conference, we announced the Adobe Creative Cloud – a groundbreaking initative that we believe will radically redefine the creative process.
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    Oracle Releases Oracle Solaris 11, the First Cloud OS
    Oracle Solaris 11 is designed to meet the security, performance and scalability requirements of cloud-based deployments allowing customers to run their most demanding enterprise applications in private, hybrid, or public clouds.
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    ThinkFree Introduces Server Enterprise 4.1 for Delivering Web Office in Private Cloud
    Hancom, Inc., a leader in next-generation office productivity solutions and services, today announces the enhanced version of ThinkFree Server Enterprise, a complete self-hosted private and secure cloud office environment,
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    Palisade Systems Unveils Data Security Integration for Mobile and Cloud Computing Markets
    Palisade Systems, an industry leader in the Data Loss Prevention (DLP) market, announced today that cloud service providers and mobile device vendors...
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    Microsoft delivers Windows Intune 2.0 cloud-management service
    Windows Intune enables businesses to manage and secure PCs. It also provides users with rights to current and future versions of Windows — similar to what they’d get if they signed up for...
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    Cloud Security Reaches Enterprise Scale for the First Time with PerspecSys PRS
    PerspecSys Inc., the creator of enterprise data security and management for cloud computing, today introduced PerspecSys PRS Solution™ 1.5 at the 9th International Cloud Expo in Santa Clara, California. PerspecSys’..
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    Accel forms $100M big data fund
    Big data is moving beyond buzzword toward ubiquity, and Accel Partners wants to capitalize on this trend by fueling the next generation of big data applications. 
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    80 Apps and Resources for Cloud-Based Web Dev
    Web development is one of the fastest growing industries in the world. The value of the web has become apparent and business and individuals alike have jumped on board the web bandwagon. During it’s humble beginners,..
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    Ericom AccessCloud - a New SaaS and Cloud-Enablement Solution for ISVs and Cloud Hosting Providers
    Ericom Software, a leading global provider of application access and virtualization solutions today announced Ericom AccessCloud – a new initiative aimed at facilitating the adoption of Cloud-hosted services, including Software as a Service (SaaS),..
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    CompTIA and ITpreneurs Collaborate on New Cloud Computing Credential
    CompTIA, the leading provider of vendor-neutral skills certifications for the global information technology (IT) workforce, and ITpreneurs, the leading provider of competence development solutions for IT best practices, announced today they are collaborating on a new cloud computing skills credential.
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    Online Tech’s Managed Cloud Offers High Availability to E-Commerce Retailer
    Uniform Country, an e-commerce retailer of medical scrubs, has joined the growing trend of online merchants hosting their storefronts on amanaged cloud by selecting Michigan-based managed data center operator Online Tech to host their online retail website and database.
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    Accenture Rolls Out Private Cloud Solution in Support of SAP® Applications
    Accenture (NYSE: ACN) today announced that it has developed a private cloud solution in support of SAP® (NYSE: SAP) applications that allows businesses and organizations to easily migrate to a lower cost, private cloud infrastructure.
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    How SMBs Can Prosper In The Cloud
    Excellent infographic by GlowHost which discusses how small businesses are thriving, and in most cases doing much better than large corporations, by implementing cloud hosting...
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    November 9, 2011

    Azure updates may leave Windows shops wanting more
    Microsoft's goal is to mirror what it does in Azure in the on-premises products, but it's not there yet. Says Rob Sanfilippo, research vice president, Directions on Microsoft.
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    Online Tech’s Managed Cloud Offers High Availability to E-Commerce Retailer
    Uniform Country, an e-commerce retailer of medical scrubs, has joined the growing trend of online merchants hosting their storefronts on a managed cloud by selecting Michigan-based managed data center operator Online Tech to host their online retail website and database.
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    Software AG Highlights Progress in Cloud Strategy
    Software AG announced the general availability of Software AG Cloud Ready, the latest solution in the company’s cloud strategy.
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    "India is a critical market, an imminent R&D center for us"
    In India we see an average of 24% internet penetration where the rest of the world average is 30% says Andrew Bond-Webster, vice president, Infinera Asia Pacific
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    VMware's Carl Eschenbach: Six Ways to drive transformation into Cloud
    With many customers fully virtualized, now is the opportune time to take them the rest of the way toward a true cloud solution, and the channel is the best means to drive that shift..
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    Who are the marketing gurus in India?
    These personalities, celebrated for their marketing concepts and practices, are deemed as gurus who function as ‘problem-solvers’ for multinational corporations to survive and succeed in today’s cut-throat global economy.
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    Cloud Computing: Not a walk in the clouds!
    Getting a cloud service can be viewed as renting a fully-serviced flat instead of buying a home of your own. Clearly there are advantages in terms of convenience, but there are huge restrictions on how you can live and what you can change.
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    Social Media: the need of the hour
    Social Media seems to be the keyword no matter where you go or what you do. Facebook and Twitter profiles have become pseudo addresses of individuals. No wonder brands noticed this & immediately jumped on to the social media bandwagon..
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    Dassault Systemes Customer Conference 2011 – Day 1
    Today was the first day of the Dassault Systemes Customer Conference 2011 at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas. I found the speech by Dassault Systemes CEO Bernard Charles during the general session quite interesting.
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    Red Hat to host JUDCon in Bangalore
    Open source solutions provider Red Hat, Inc. announced that a JBoss User and Developers Conference (JUDCon) will be held at the NIMHANS Convention Center in Bangalore, India on January 24-25, 2012.
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    12 Celestial New Cloud Products To See At Cloud Expo
    Cloud Expo which started on Monday and runs through Thursday, will bring together the top cloud vendors, visionaries and users from all walks of the industry to talk all things cloud.
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    Mobile Cloud: The Cloud's Second Act
    If cloud computing is the new frontier, and mobility is the next big thing, then it stands to reason that the mobile cloud is the next big new frontier.
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    LG Revolution with VMware Horizon Mobile
    LG Revolution smartphone featuring VMware Horizon Mobile has been named as an International 2012 CES Innovations 2011 Design and Engineering Awards Honoree.
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    IT's Future Lies With Cloud Computing, Security and Mobile
    Cloud computing, security and the mobile space hold the most growth potential in the coming years, according to IT professionals surveyed by tech staffing firm Modis.
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    CloudSigma Launches First SSD Storage Product in Public Cloud IaaS
    CloudSigma's SSD Storage Eliminates I/O Bottlenecks and Allows for Higher Performance in Multi-Tenant, Public Cloud Environments.
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    Fedora 16 Combines Sophisticated Cloud and Virtualization Features with Usability
    The Fedora Project, a Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT) sponsored and community-supported open source collaboration, announced the availability of Fedora 16, the latest version of its free open source operating system distribution.
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    Cloud computing to take off in India
    A new study indicates that cloud computing will generate 1 lakh jobs in India in the days to come.
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    Internap Launches First Generally Available OpenStack Cloud
    Internap has announced the launch of its Open Public Cloud, the first-ever commercially available OpenStack-based public cloud compute services, marking a major maturation inflection point for the open source platform.
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    CA, ViaWest Team Up on New Cloud Service Platform for ISVs
    CA Technologies has announced its AppLogic turnkey cloud platform and CA Cloud Automation solution is at the heart of data center operator and managed service provider ViaWest’s new Xen-based KINECTed Cloud – Innovator offering.
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    Cloud Computing, India and Global Clients
    Presence of end to end IT ecosystem makes India a unique and a potent platform for Cloud Vendors across the world..
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    Bentley partners on cloud with Microsoft
    Bentley Systems has announced an expansion of its strategic relationship with Microsoft.
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    CIO of the London Olympics on Cloud and Smart Cities
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    SAP pumps up its in-memory, mobile and cloud strategies
    SAP is expected to make a slew of announcements related to in-memory computing, mobile applications and cloud-based services on Wednesday during the Sapphire conference in Madrid.
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    How Cloud Computing Can Save Hollywood
    How movies are interacting with the cloud is one of the industry’s hottest conversations. Cloud computing, get ready for your closeup.
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    The Consumer Cloud: Your Next Big Home Computing Project
    Cloud services will increasingly be used to centralize and sync your content, so that it can be accessed across those devices.
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    Amazon's HTML5 Kindle Cloud Reader Web App Comes to Firefox
    Kindle Cloud Reader, Amazon's HTML5-fueled Web app for reading e-books, is now available on Firefox, the company announced this morning.
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    Cloud Computing and the Truth About SLAs
    SLAs don't provide much protection against cloud-related outages, writes CIO.com blogger Bernard Golden.
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    New Cloud-Based Public Safety Communications Software Tool Will Provide Interoperability Between Public Safety Departments
    With the recent ten-year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center still fresh on their minds, Creative Microsystems, Inc., based in Englewood, Ohio, is releasing its Authority RedHawk LT product to public safety agencies across the State of Ohio, and eventually, the nation.
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    What SMEs Should Acknowledge about Cloud Computing
    In our increasingly globalized world, small businesses need an operational communications network to span the geographically spread sections of the company.
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    Researchers Find Amazon Cloud Servers Teeming With Backdoors And Other People's Data
    Renting a server from Amazon Web Services promises all the advantages of the Cloud: ephemeral, convenient computing without the nuisance of owning hardware.
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    Fedora 16 Provides Improved Virtualization, Cloud Computing Support
    Fedora, the free, open-source Linux operating system distribution from the Fedora Project, has been updated to version 16. Fedora is sponsored by Red Hat.
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    SAP ADVANCES ENTERPRISE CLOUD STRATEGY
    SAP AG today announced significant new advances in the core areas of its cloud strategy: business network solutions, applications for lines of business, cloud platform development, online channels and virtualization.
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    Cloud computing trends in 2012
    The financial industry is the topic of cloud computing is a must. But what does the cloud developments in 2012?
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    Palisade Systems Unveils Data Security Integration for Mobile and Cloud Computing Markets
    With the release, Palisade is providing cloud service providers and mobile device vendors with a key advantage by minimizing the risk associated with moving key applications and data to the web, and helps ensure the security of corporate data on mobile devices.
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    Zenoss Expands Unified Cloud Monitoring With Support for Citrix CloudStack
    Today at Cloud Expo, Zenoss, a leading provider of management software for physical, virtual, and cloud-based IT infrastructures, announced the avaiort for Microsoft Azure, Rackspace and Open StackCloud Storage Solutions and Data Protection Applications from CommVault, HP and Veeam
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    Most disruptive companies in tech
    An infographic on the most disruptive companies in tech. It should come as little surprise that many of the innovations are cloud-powered, or cloud-dependent.
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    Is All This Hype Giving Cloud the Business?
    by George Watt
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    Appirio Survey Finds IT Ready for the ‘Disruptive Cloud’
    A survey taken at Gartner’s IT Symposium in Orlando last month found IT ready to “be bold” with cloud. Almost one-third of respondents have at least five applications in the cloud, and a growing number are planning to make cloud even more disruptive.
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    Citrix
     Partners - keep your business growing, get in the cloud:
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    Identify & correct shared technology vulnerabilities—HP Cloud Computing Solutions..
    A Google search of the term “cloud security threats” opens up Pandora’s box of the worst threats on the Internet.  The search reveals all the monsters nightmares are made of: hackers, malware, crooked insiders, phishing scams and bots.
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    The Future of #Cloud - Free event showcasing the latest tech. Speakers from Parallels, IDC and Outsourcery.
    The Future of Cloud is being held at the prestigious Microsoft Cardinal Place in Central London.  The event will provide insight into the future of cloud technology,...
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    SOA Software Announces Availability of Atmosphere Cloud
    Cloud Computing Expo — SOA Software announced today the availability of Atmosphere Cloud, the cloud-based version of its award winning Enterprise API Management solution.
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    Google, IBM, Oracle want piece of big data in the cloud -
    A handful of public cloud service providers -- Google, IBM, Microsoft and Oracle -- are taking a cue from Amazon Web Services and getting in on the “big data” analytics trend with Hadoop/MapReduce, a multifaceted open source project.
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    iCloud explained: Things to consider before embracing the cloud
    Apple is rolling out its new, much-touted iCloud service, promising to take all the pain out of keeping computers, phones, and tablets synchronized.
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    Cloud has ‘no relevance’ say three-quarters of IT managers
    Nearly three-quarters (74 per cent) of UK IT managers think that cloud computing has no relevance to their business, according to a report published today by risk consultancy Protiviti.
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    CRM rivals invest in social and cloud
    Back in March, Salesforce.com enhanced its social strategy and Service Cloud 3 offer with a $326 million purchase of Radian6, the popular social-media monitoring platform.
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    Razer sends PC peripheral settings to the cloud
    If you only use one computer for PC gaming, you won't care too much about Razer's new cloud-based game device settings service...
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    OpSource Squashes Hefty Licensing Fees With Pay-As-You-Go Cloud Software

     

    OpSource is putting an end to massive software licensing fees with the launch of OpSource Cloud Software, a cloud software play that... 
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    Cloud Computing 101 For Music Lovers - CloudTweaks
    In the music world, clear skies and clouds go hand in hand. And we don’t mean meteorologically. The boom of cloud computing continues to redefine the ways... 
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    McAfee among the vendors showing new cloud management and security
    The 9th International Cloud Computing Expo kicked off on Monday in Santa Clara, Calif., with several vendors announcing products or product upgrades, among them:
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    Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ Head Top 10 Social Networks 
    The social-network market expansion continued at its breakneck pace in 2011, led by Facebook and its massive assemblage of more than 800 million users worldwide. But Facebook isn't for everyone...
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    Cloud Gaming Reaches UK Gaming Community in SRS Surround Sound
    SRS Labs, Inc. (NASDAQ:SRSL), the industry leader in surround sound, audio enhancement, and voice post-processing technologies...
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    Zenoss Expands Unified Cloud Monitoring With Support for Citrix CloudStack
    SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire -11/07/11)- Today at Cloud Expo, Zenoss, a leading provider of management software for physical, virtual, and cloud-based IT infrastructures...
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    RSA Extends Reach Of SecurID To Microsoft Cloud 
    Microsoft has integrated RSA's SecurID multiple authentication technology with Active Directory Federation Services, which lets... 
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    FortressITX CEO to Discuss Cloud Optimization
    (The Hosting News) – Jason Silverglate, CEO of FortressITX, an NY Metro based cloud integration firm, will be among the panellists... 
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    Provisioning new cloud resources is as easy as the push of a button with BYOC!
    Provisioning new cloud resources is as easy as the push of a button. Now with individually scalable CPU, RAM, and Storage options you pay for only what you use.
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    McAfee Turns To Intel To Boost Cloud Security
    McAfee has turned to its parent company Intel to boost authentication and other features within McAfee's Cloud Security ...
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    Cloud computing technologies being deployed quicker than expected
    Companies are deploying cloud computing technologies quicker than was previously anticipated, it has been claimed.
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    November 7, 2011

    Best Buy Reorganizes in the Cloud, Acquiring 123Together.com
    Today, Best Buy announced a deal to acquire 123Together.com's parent company, mindSHIFT Technologies, for $167 million, apparently in cash.
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    BlackBerry Business Cloud Services for Office 365
    RIM promised some form of integration with its BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES), and it's finally arrived with the public beta of BlackBerry Business Cloud Services for Microsoft Office 365.
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    Comviva to Roll Out Cloud VAS to Developing Markets
    Mobile VAS company Comviva has announced that it is set to launch its cloud-based messaging and data solutions globally.
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    VMware And Verizon Unveil New Enterprise-Class Hybrid Cloud Solution
    VMware and Verizon unveiled a new enterprise-class hybrid cloud solution that is expected to move their applications to the cloud quicker and more seamlessly, without compromising security or performance.
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    RSA and McAfee add cloud security offerings
    Cloud security options are set to widen today as RSA teams with Microsoft and Citrix to support use of RSA SecurID authentication, and separately, McAfee unveils enhancements to the McAfee Cloud Security Platform.
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    U.S. Counts on the Cloud to Boost Cyber Security
    Cloud computing will make the intelligence community more secure and efficient, according to Gen. Keith Alexander, head of the National Security Agency.
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    Abiquo Announces Major New Version of its Leading Enterprise Cloud Solution
    Version 2.0 Significantly Raises the Bar for Private, Public and Hybrid Cloud Computing
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    Study says cloud computing can slash carbon emissions
    Blue-chip companies could reduce their carbon emissions by 50% if they migrate their data storage operations to the cloud, a new study says.
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    McAfee Takes Cloud Computing Security to the Next Level
    McAfee, an industry leader in cloud computing security, today announced its latest enhancements to the McAfee Cloud Security Platform. The platform secures all primary channels of traffic – email, web and authentication – moving between an organization and the Cloud to help organizations safely and efficiently take advantage of Cloud-based services and solutions.
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    Red Hat Announces Cloud Computing Alliance with SAIC
    Red Hat Inc., the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced a collaboration with Science Applications International Corporation, to demonstrate and deliver innovative solutions that maximize the use of open source cloud computing technologies.
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    November 6, 2011

    Computing for the cloud era: Citrix announces strategy for CloudGateway
    Citrix has unveiled the next phase of its strategy for Citrix CloudGateway, which it calls the first unified service broker that aggregates, controls and delivers Windows, Web, SaaS and mobile apps to any user on any device.
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    Analysis: Dropbox Carries Risks For SMBs
    Dropbox, known as a purveyor of cheap cloud storage for consumers, is now targeting small and mid-sized businesses with a new service offering.
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    IBM Gives First Glimpse Into Cloud Sales - InformationWeek
    With processes in place to track its cloud revenue, IBM puts its SaaS business at "hundreds of millions" of dollars. It's a start, but more details are needed.
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    5 Cloud Lessons Learned From Finance Industry Gurus -- InformationWeek
    The advantages of private clouds and the lack of good IT talent gets Boston members of the Wall Street Technology Association talking.
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    How Cloud Computing is Fueling the Next Startup Boom
    There was a time when launching a serious startup required serious capital. Thanks to cloud computing and social networking resources, it now costs virtually pennies to secure and get the infrastructure needed up and running to get a new venture off the ground.
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    November 4, 2011

    Year of the Cloud for governments
    The independent technology analyst firm, Ovum, claims that next year will be the year that governments turn to cloud computing and data analytics, as well as ‘agile development’ to respond to times of austerity.
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    Amazing Apps from Autodesk
    Autodesk would ship two free downloadable pieces of software next week that will allow users to easily create 3D objects from photos, and then actually make them, using templates printed on cardboard.
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    Where Dell plays in the Cloud?
    Dell’s excursion into cloud began with organic development of server and data centre capability in specialized systems to meet the needs of large cloud providers (Facebook, Microsoft Azure and Bing)
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    Quest Software certifies vRanger on HP StoreOnce Backup Systems
    To enable customers manage ever-increasing volumes of data by optimizing disk space usage and consolidating backups, Quest Software has certified its VMware backup - vRanger - on HP StoreOnce Backup Systems to deliver an efficient offering for backing up and recovering VMware environments.
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    Fujitsu subsidiary PFU revamps document scanners for iPhones, iPads
    Fujitsu subsidiary PFU has offered Scan-to-iPhone and Scan-to-iPad software functions connecting paper-based documents directly to the mobile Apple world...
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    Data centres ill-prepared for clouds & virtualisation
    The whitepaper, entitled Not all Data Centres are Equal – Understanding Global Best Practices of the Data Centres that Power the Cloud was commissioned from F&S by Macquarie Telecom.
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    AMD to slash 1,400 jobs to cut costs
    Advanced Micro Devices Inc  slashing 10% of its global workforce and streamlining internal business processes.
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    HP set to ride on cloud storm in Asia Pacific
     
    With its high growth potential, soaring GDP rates and demand for cloud and virtualization infrastructure, the Asia Pacific region has become the eye of the cloud storm for HP.
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    Google India to bring 5 lakh Indian SMBs online for free 
    Google’s  ‘India Get Your Business Online,’ an initiative aims to break down the barriers that stop small businesses from getting online -- by offering a quick, easy and free tool to set up and host a website. ‘India Get Your Business Online’
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    50 percent of Indian companies prefer hybrid clouds: VMware
    Adoption of the hybrid cloud model is on the rise with 50 percent of Indian companies preferring the model, according to a VMware study in association with Forrester Consulting.
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    How Cloud Computing Can Boost Developing Nations 
    Guest post written by Winston Damarillo
    Winston Damarillo is founder and CEO of Morphlabs, developer of a cloud-computing software platform.
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    Enteracloud Identifies Top 5 Emerging Cloud Computing Trends
    Enteracloud, a leading provider of cloud computing and cloud connectivity solutions released today a whitepaper documenting the top five emerging cloud trends.
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    Microsoft Predicts New Competition in Cloud Era

    A new round of competition between different platforms is expected to take place soon as the PC industry moves toward the cloud era, a senior executive of Microsoft Corp. said Wednesday.
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    How Cloud Computing Can Boost Developing Nations
    By now, it’s no secret that cloud computing will change the IT landscape immeasurably in the next 10 years.
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    GM Signs Google Apps Pact, in Initial Step Toward Cloud - Wall Street Journal: GM Signs Google Apps Pact, in Ini...
    Google Inc. has signed a deal to provide email and online-collaboration software to more than 100,000 employees at General Motors Corp., according to people familiar with the matter.
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    Right Skill sets for the Cloud Revolution in India? What should be the focus of Academia?:

    The Indian Cloud Landscape will be creating 100,000 jobs in next 5 years. We need to move from Domain Expertise to Cross vendor Cloud Advisors.
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    Virtualisation Consultant: VMWare Consultant, VMWare Architect, VMWare Specialist. Permanent Position. Opportuni...
    A leading organisation requires a VMWare Specialist to design, build & present virtualisation solutions utilising VMWare and associated technologies.
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    Kinect for Windows is Coming Soon
    To commemorate the one-year anniversary of Kinect and the Kinect Effect, I sent an email to my team earlier this week.
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    Digi Explains Embedded M2M Solutions Remote Device Management in the 'Cloud'...
    Things move very fast in machine-to-machine (M2M) technology innovation and implementation. They are moving just as fast if not faster in cloud computing and in all..
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    Cloud computing investment accelerates
    Leading global banks and other members of the Open Data Center Alliance, a group of more than 300 companies representing over $100bn in annual IT spending
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    Cloud Computing: Assessing Azure, Amazon EC2, Google App Engine and Hadoop for IT Decision Making and Developer ...
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    IBM analytics will test environmental impact of wave energy tech
    Information collected with sensors and run through IBM cloud analytics technology will analyze the impact of underwater noise on the marine ecosystem.
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    Hybrid Cloud Addresses Data Privacy as Indian Companies Move to the Cloud - CIO India
    VMware, the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, today revealed that 91 percent of organizations in India consider cloud relevant to businesses,
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    Study: IT's Future Lies With Cloud Computing, Security and Mobile
    Cloud computing, security and the mobile space hold the most growth potential in the coming years, according to IT professionals surveyed by tech staffing firm Modis.
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    3 trends affecting the importance of information security in the #cloud. 
    More and more, businesses are moving into a virtual world, supported by new technologies and driven by a need to reduce costs.
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    Cloud Provider Virtacore Systems Supports Growth with Equinix Data Centers - Web Host Indus...
    Data center services provider Equinix (www.equinix.com) announced on Thursday that cloud platform provider Virtacore Systems (www.virtacore.com) 
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    A Brave New Cloud Computing World: How do You Transition From Traditional IT to Cloud Computing?
    There’s no question that the cloud is the future of IT. But making that transition isn’t always easy – especially if your company has been purchasing PCs, servers, and software for the past few decades.
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     November 3, 2011

    Socius Expands Cloud Services Offerings

     

    Leveraging Cloud Technology to Elevate and Accelerate Growth and Profitability
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    CRM rivals invest in social and cloud
    The big guns of customer relationship management--Oracle and Salesforce.com--continue to vie for dominance through acquisitions.
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    I've been told I should use cloud services to store and access my files
    The “cloud” here is the Internet. Cloud storage sites are essentially server farms to which you remotely upload your data. By keeping your... 
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    Softengine and Virtustream Showcase Successful SAP Business One Cloud Deployments
    Softengine, a leader in ERP and CRM business solutions with extensive experience in hosted ERP subscriptions, and Virtustream, Inc., a leading cloud solutions provider, today announced a joint sponsorship...
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    Microsoft Announces New Database Consolidation Appliance, Enhances Cloud Offerings
    In today's PASS Summit 2011 keynote address, Quentin Clark, corporate vice president of Microsoft SQL Server Database Systems... 
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    Amazon Cloud Drive vs. Apple iCloud
    Both iCloud and Amazon Cloud Drive offer users 5GB of free storage for documents, audio and video files and other media for all new users.  
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    Social Media News Security lags as Australian firms consider cloud
    Security threats are an afterthought in the race by companies to adopt new technologies and social media argues Ernst & Young information security leader Mike Trovato in a report...
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    Clouds, Consumerization, And The IT Toolbox
    Why should you look at cloud services and embrace the consumerization of IT? It's all about innovation, or the lack of it, from entrenched enterprise providers.
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    Ernst & Young Sees Risk In The Cloud
    Ernst & Young has released a new survey that indicates persistent security threats at organizations despite the move to cloud computing at many companies.
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    THQ improving gamer experience using the cloud
    As consumer demand for digital distribution continues to skyrocket, the key to success is focusing technology on improving the gamer experience. 
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    eFuture Launches Cloud Service Offering in Celebration of 5-Year NASDAQ Listing Anniversary
    eFuture Information Technology Inc. (Nasdaq:EFUT - News) (the "Company", or "eFuture"), a leading provider of software and services in China's rapidly growing retail and consumer goods... 
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    5 Cloud Lessons Learned From Finance Industry Gurus
    The members of the Boston branch of the Wall Street Technology Association remain wary of public cloud infrastructure, such as Amazon's EC2, but some have started... 
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    Red Hat Expands Cloud Ecosystem through Partnership with Virtustream
    Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, and Virtustream Inc., a leading provider of cloud software solutions...
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    Mobile Cloud Compuware to Speak on Mobile Cloud Computing at Cloud Expo
    Compuware Corporation (Nasdaq:CPWR - News), the technology performance company, today announced that Richard Stone, Senior Solutions... 
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    NIST releases draft cloud computing technology roadmap for comments
    The U.S. Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released for public comment a draft "roadmap"... 
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    10 Predictions About Cloud Computing
    In preparation for a panel discussion for a future of cloud computing event in Israel, Geva Perry a frequent speaker on cloud computing at corporations and industry events...
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    Convergence of cloud, mobile ahead
    Mobility and cloud computing are distinct yet seemingly connected technologies. Both have risen to prominence during the past several years as companies have recognized... 
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    How Etsy handcrafted a big data strategy
    Etsy, the e-commerce site specializing in homemade and vintage goods, has grown to more than 11 million users, resulting in 25 million unique visitors and 1.1 billion... 
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    Google Rolls Out Native iPhone Gmail App 
    At long last, Google has rolled out an official Gmail app for Apple's mobile Relevant Products/Services operating system. Users of iPhones, iPads and... 
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    The New Economics of Music
    In the old days, it was much easier for pop stars to keep up with how much they were getting paid. Somebody would buy a CD at a Tower Records...
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    Cloud Computing Is the Technology Wave of the Future! 
    Netology wants you to realize that if you don’t know what the Cloud is, then you’re already behind the eight ball when it comes to being up to date on innovative technology.
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    November 2, 2011

    Campuses Reluctant to Embrace Cloud Computing
    Colleges and universities around the globe have quickly expanded their campus mobility but are slow in moving key systems to cloud computing.
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    Angry Birds to open its first retail store
    Rovio Entertainment Oy, the creators of Angry Birds game, has decided to open its first store in China which apparently is the fastest growing market for their game. Within a year of the store’s operations Rovio is aiming to make $100 million in sales.
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    Microsoft to release the Kinect SDK for businesses to create games
    After the roaring success of Kinect and the motion controlled games that were released, Microsoft has announced that it will be releasing the Kinect commercial SDK for businesses across the world to build Kinect games and thereby sell those games for the Windows platform.
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    Wipro Launches New Hospital Information Management System
    The new version of the HIMS has been developed by Healthcare IT services division of Wipro and has been designed to cater to the future needs of large healthcare providers, hospital chains, government hospitals, clinics, and diagnostic centers in India, the Middle East and Africa.
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    RIM Brings Microsoft Office 365 To BlackBerry
    BlackBerry Business Cloud Services is an easy and cost-effective way for businesses and government agencies to extend Microsoft Office 365 to BlackBerry smart phones and manage the deployment in the cloud.
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    IBM Appoints Virginia Rometty as Company’s First Female CEO
    IBM always had a male-CEO in its 100 years of existence, but things have change as it announced its first female CEO. Virginia Rometty, currently a Senior Vice President for sales and marketing will be managing the company from January 1, 2012.
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    The King of Cloud: Marc Benioff, CEO, Salesforce.com
    The CEO of Salesforce.com explains why traditional software is dead and how giants like Oracle are twisting the meaning of cloud computing.
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    Cloud Computing on the Boom as Companies Make Whopping Profits
    e-commerce and social networking sites are flourishing day by day which is making more demand for more server manufacturing to power internet computing.
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    Google pay $10 to all customers who try out Google Wallet in any of the retail locations
    As part of the 3-month promotional roadshow Google will be travelling to major cities like New York, Washington DC, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Chicago to showcase Google Wallet.
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    Australia Top in Cloud Computing Adoption in Asia-Pacific Region
    Australia is the top country in Asia-Pacific region when it comes to cloud computing adoption with 67% of the businesses having cloud technology (it was 60% in 2011).
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    EMC pushes Documentum into the cloud 
    The OnDemand apps, launched on Tuesday, will run on servers provided by EMC partners and will be managed by EMC. 
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     CompuCom-Led Executive Forum Identifies Operational Efficiency and Cloud Computing as Top Issues
    CompuCom Systems, Inc., the leading IT outsourcing specialist, hosted a three-day forum with 25 executives from IT organizations across vertical markets. 
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    Why ADP Is The Biggest Cloud Company You've Never Heard Of 
    Take a look at your last paycheck. If you work in the U.S. there’s a one-in-six chance that somewhere on it, or on the stub, you’ll find the logo of a company you’ve probably never heard of...
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    IBS Debuts New Cloud, Mobile, Distribution Intelligence Offerings at Global Customer Summit 
    International Business Systems (IBS), a global leading integrated ERP and supply chain provider, today announced the addition of cloud and mobile offerings...
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    VMware Micro Cloud Factory
    VMware has added PostgreSQL and RabbitMQ to its Micro Cloud Factory.
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     Sage Readies Cloud Computing Release Of MAS 90 ERP Applications
    Sage North America is readying a Software-as-a-Service version of its Sage ERP MAS 90 application suite for small businesses and channel partners will earn 25 percent margins on the subscription... 
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    Cloud Based Video Editing 
    With WeVideo, you simply upload your video clips and photos, create your storylines, and edit them in the cloud. Oh, that 'cloud thing', it means the delivery of computing as a service rather than a product.
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    Cloudy Concepts: IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, MaaS, CaaS & XaaS 
    "Generally I.T. folk, whether in Storage, Virtualization, Change Management or Project Management love the use of acronyms and synonyms to express key concepts amongst each other.
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    Cloud-based service promises 99% spam-free inbox, or your money back
    The “Spear phishing” attack responsible for the RSA network breach network in March demonstrated that e-mail remains the weakest point in enterprise security.
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    Human Genome Sciences Europe Moves to the Cloud 
    In preparation for its European launch of Benlysta, the first FDA approved Lupus drug in 50 years, Human Genome Sciences (HGS) needed a customer relationship management (CRM) system to...
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    Cloud News Daily is out! 
    With all the gloomy economic headlines in recent months, one can be forgiven for thinking we’re in a hopeless economic morass. But if you look beneath the surface...
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    All major Autodesk products on the Cloud by 2014?
    As reported by multiple on-line news outlets, Autodesk just announced that it is increasing its research and development budget (having slashed it last year), and increasing the percentage...
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    Cloud banking is top priority for global Financial services CIOs
    A Gartner survey found that cloud is the top priority for global financial services (FS) CIOs and that 39% of the survey respondent expect that more than half of all their... 
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     ZyXEL launches cloud-enabled access point
    Broadband access technology provider ZyXEL Communications has launched its cloud-enabled access point, NWA1100N-CE, and an exclusive promotion with PC Connection. Customers who purchase a three-year cloud...
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    E-learning in the cloud
    One of the advantages of the e-learning platform of aNewSpring is that it does not depend on a device. For example: a student starts a course on his laptop but throughout the course...
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    CloudPassage introduces GhostPorts to access cloud servers 
    Cloud server security company CloudPassage has introduced GhostPorts, a feature of security and compliance platform, purpose-built for elastic cloud... 
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    Five Steps to Effective Cloud Planning
    Jim was debating the architecture of the cloud computing solution for his company. It was clear to him they would need a provisioning engine, a self-service portal, and some...
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    Cloud computing to move to ‘heart’ of the banking industry
    Cloud computing adoption is set to move to the mainstream of the banking industry, an IT analyst has predicted. 
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    Mobile Cloud Demand Skyrocketing
    Mobile cloud deployments are increasing and at least one cloud provider is seeing major momentum from the mobile movement.
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     NYSE Technologies Puts Cloud Middleware Out in the Open
    NYSE Technologies said it had donated a piece of code that sits in between applications and operating systems, so that trading, market data and other programs can be “openly” created...
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    Introducing the 5-watt server that runs on cell phone chips 
    Can ARM wrestle its way into the server market? Calxeda and Hewlett-Packard think so. On Tuesday Calxeda launched its EnergyCore ARM server-on-a-chip (SoC)...
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    November 1, 2011

    Booming Social Media, Cloud Use but Security Threat Lurks 
    More businesses expanding into cloud computing and social media are seeing higher levels of risks for security threats but information security updates lag, a new survey finds.
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    How mobile devices and the cloud will converge
    Mobile cloud computing, where applications are driven from the “cloud” and not from the handheld device itself, is becoming a vital part of the business landscape. Is your company positioned to take advantage of this emerging and potent technology? Mobile apps powered by the cloud will include productivity... 
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    CRM rivals invest in social and cloud 
    The big guns of customer relationship management--Oracle and Salesforce.com--continue to vie for dominance through acquisitions.
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    Accounting in the Cloud – Online Bookkeeping
    Many small business owners already know the benefits of bookkeeping; they also know just how time consuming it can be! Bookkeeping is purely...
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    Internap Unwraps First OpenStack #Cloud Service: Internap Network Services
    Internap Network Services, which launched its Accelerated IP Internet traffic accelerator service (XIP) 18 months ago with the claim that it... 
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    Taiwan urged to prepare for cloud computing era
    Taiwan will need to make fundamental adjustments to overcome challenges as it shifts to cloud computing technology, a visiting scholar from Massachusetts Institute of Technology...
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    Apple spending big next year on retail and cloud
    Apple is doubling down on its retail and cloud operations. The company says it will spend about $8billion in capital expenditures in 2012, which is almost twice...
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    Cloud Computing Daily is out!
    The members of the Boston branch of the Wall Street Technology Association remain wary of public cloud infrastructure, such as Amazon's EC2, but some have started building out the private cloud.The...
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    Huawei looks for cloud acquisitions and partnerships
    Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, the world's No.2 network equipment maker, said it is open to acquiring and partnering companies with expertise in producing software for cloud computing.
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    Autodesk Shift00.s Industry-Leading R&D Budget Toward the Cloud
    Autodesk Inc. (ADSK), the biggest spender on research and development among companies of a similar size, plans to shift more of its budget toward technology that helps distribute its design software...
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    Open Mobile Platform and Windows Client for @iPass. Deliver/manage remote and mobile access
    iPass Inc. (NASDAQ: IPAS), a leading provider of mobility services for enterprises and service providers, today announced iPass Open Mobile 2.0.
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    Cloud News Data protection: The cloud still has a silver lining but it may be costly
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    Kodak Hero printers get Google Cloud Print support
    Kodak has introduced a new line of Kodak Hero All-in-One printers that is able to print files pushed from any device connected to the internet.
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    October 31, 2011
     
    EMC's Journey to the Private Cloud
    Way back in 2004, when EMC embarked on its journey to the cloud, little did its executives know that they were toying with a technology that would define a new era in IT.
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    Samsung surpasses Apple in smartphones, upbeat on Q4
    Samsung Electronics Co surpassed Apple Inc as the world's top smartphone maker with more than 40 percent shipment growth, and forecast strong sales in the fourth quarter, as it aims to consolidate its lead against rivals.
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    Syntergy Unveils Distributed SharePoint Computing in the Cloud at the Microsoft SharePoint Conference 2011
    At the Microsoft SharePoint Conference 2011, Syntergy, Inc., a leading provider of products for enhancing Microsoft SharePoint® Products and Technologies, demonstrated its flagship product,..
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    Who Are The Top Cloud Computing Providers?
    Cloud computing companies are all the rage these days. From Wall Street to Main Street, it seems like everyone is talking about “The Cloud” and the incredible potential for growth..
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