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How to Determine How Much Your Cloud Costs

How to Determine How Much Your Cloud Costs Because I am a long term supporter of cloud computing, and I try to spread the idea that moving to the cloud will help any company lower costs and better leverage resources, I am often asked, how much the cloud actually costs. People fear that the initial…

Oracle Acquires RightNow Technologies for $1.5 Billion

Oracle Acquires RightNow Technologies for $1.5 Billion Adds Leading Customer Service Cloud Offering to Oracle’s Public Cloud Redwood Shores, CA – October 24, 2011 – Oracle today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire RightNow Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: RNOW), a leading provider of cloud-based customer service, for $43.00 per share or approximately $1.5…

SOA Software Positioned in the “Leaders” Quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for SOA Governance

SOA Software Positioned in the “Leaders” Quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for SOA Governance Evaluation Based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute Los Angeles, CA. – October 24, 2011 – SOA Software, a leading provider of SOA governance, cloud and enterprise API Management products, today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the…

The iEverything Enterprise: Virtualization, Cloud Computing and Wireless Technology

Whitepaper: The iEverything Enterprise Virtualization, cloud computing, and wireless technology are fundamentally changing enterprise computing, providing revolutionary gains in productivity and cost savings. Powerful enterprise applications can now be delivered to almost any device, anywhere, at any time and take advantage of tremendous computing power available in consumer devices, such as smartphones and tablets. Regardless of whether these devices…

Upcoming Cloud Computing Events 2011-12

Cloud Channel Summit http://cloudchannelsummit.com/ – November 7th, 2011 The Cloud Channel Summit will feature a number of keynote presentations exploring the implications of the Cloud on the channel.  The Cloud Channel Summit will provide a valuable meeting place for channel and partner development executives to share industry best practices and establish new relationships. Cloud Computing Expo…

Amazon SQS New Features: Delay Queues, Message Timers and Batch APIs

Amazon SQS New Features: Delay Queues, Message Timers and Batch APIs

Amazon SQS New Features: Delay Queues, Message Timers and Batch APIs We are excited to announce three new Amazon SQS features today: delay queues, message timers, and the ability to send or delete multiple messages in a single API call (batch operations). Delay can be used to apply a uniform delay to all messages. Alternatively message timers…

YouTube Integrates WeVideo Cloud-Based Editing Platform

YouTube Integrates WeVideo Editing Platform WeVideo integration will provide YouTube users a robust, easy-to-use video storytelling platform anywhere they have Internet access SUNNYVALE, CA -October 20, 2011– WeVideo (www.WeVideo.com), the first company to offer a full featured, cloud-based, collaborative video editing platform, today announced its integration with YouTube. With forty-eight hours of video uploaded every minute, YouTube…

SafeNet Launches Webinar Series to Prepare Software Providers for Cloud Service Delivery

SafeNet Launches Webinar Series to Prepare Software Providers for Cloud Service Delivery Webinars Feature Industry Experts and Thought Leaders Delivering Best Practices for Services in the Cloud BALTIMORE–October 19, 2011– SafeNet, Inc., a worldwide leader in data protection, today announced the comprehensive educational webinar series, “Let’s Do It in the Cloud,” featuring presentations from some of…

Free “Point-and-Click” Cloud Migrations with Racemi Cloud Path

Free “Point-and-Click” Cloud Migrations with Racemi Cloud Path Beta opens for on-boarding to public cloud providers ATLANTA, October 18, 2011 – Migrating existing servers to the cloud is now point-and-click easy –- and free for the next 30 days for the first 100 customers — with a new online beta migration service from Racemi. Racemi…

Google Apps and 365: Cloud Face-Off

Google Apps and 365: Cloud Face-Off If you’re looking to move to the cloud, you’ve probably wondered whether Google Apps or Office 365, two of the leading cloud computing service providers, is right for you.  So how do you know which service to choose?  Here is a side-by-side comparison of the services offered through each.…

Carve Outs And The Cloud: A Synergistic Coupling

Carve Outs And The Cloud: A Synergistic Coupling

Carve Outs and the Cloud The mergers and acquisitions market is a complex and challenging industry and the last two years has seen a rise in the number of transactions. Working with companies in this space over the last 10 years, we at RKON have seen and hopefully helped change the mindset of private equity…

Cloud Computing – The Real Story Is About Business Strategy, Not Technology

Cloud Computing – The Real Story Is About Business Strategy, Not Technology

Enabling Business Strategies The cloud is not really the final destination: It’s mid-2015, and it’s clear that the cloud paradigm is here to stay. Its services are growing exponentially and, at this time, it’s a fluid model with no steady state on the horizon. As such, adopting cloud computing has been surprisingly slow and seen more…

Global Cloud Development An Open Question

Global Cloud Development An Open Question

Global Cloud Development Statistics and projections from Cisco’s Global Cloud Index show that the world’s data centers are already processing 4.7 zettabytes (4.7 million petabytes) per year. Cisco research says this amount will continue to grow by 23% annually for the next few years. (Inforgraphic Source: https://visual.ly/how-much-petabyte) If we project these numbers over the next 25…

The Open Performance Grid: Utopia Comes To Tech

The Open Performance Grid: Utopia Comes To Tech

The Open Performance Grid “For what greater wealth can there be than cheerfulness, peace of mind, and freedom from anxiety?” So wrote the English author and philosopher Sir Thomas More in his novel, Utopia, almost 500 years ago. More’s utopian dreams continue to thrive in one guise or another to the present day; in the…

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