Cloud Computing Trends For 2011

A look at 5 cloud trends in the coming year courtesy of Computer World Would you recognize a significant IT business trend if you saw one? Over the years, many products, technologies and IT-related business trends have been hyped beyond their significance. But the killers are the ones that go unnoticed and wind up being

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Rackspace Helps Businesses Find the Apps They Need with New AppMatcher

Rackspace Hosting

What online matchmaking did for love, Rackspace Hosting does for productivity, matching business users with relevant SaaS apps SAN ANTONIO – October 7, 2010 – Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE:RAX), the world’s leading specialist in the hosting and cloud computing industry, today announced the launch of AppMatcher, the matchmaking engine that helps businesses quickly locate the apps

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Survey Shows Cloud Is a Strategic Direction for Most Companies

Top Cloud Criteria Include Data Protection, Easy Self-Management and Fast Scalability, While Uncertainty Over Cloud Benefits Ranked the Number One Barrier to Cloud Acceptance SEATTLE, WA–(Marketwire – October 7, 2010) – A recent survey on cloud computing and “as a service” solutions, conducted by Hubspan Inc, revealed that “cloud” is a strategic direction for most

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Cloud Vendor Cisco to sell videoconferencing box for the home

Cisco to sell videoconferencing box for the home The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO—Cisco Systems Inc. announced Wednesday that it’s going to start selling a $599 box that turns living-room TV sets into big videophones. It’s the first entry by the world’s largest maker of computer networking gear into home videoconferencing, a market that’s been dominated

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Scattered cloud coverage bring rewards, risks

Just about every person in business these days has heard the buzz about “cloud computing” and all the benefits it can deliver. The hype surrounding it would have you think that everyone is using these application or infrastructure services-for-hire. The idea behind cloud computing seems to make good sense, given the economic pressure businesses are

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Cloud Computing, Dreamworks and The Movie Industry

Cloud Computing and The Movie Industry There is no denying that Cloud Computing and the movie industry will be big business.  CloudTweaks has already delved into Cloud Gaming as well as Cloud TV over the past number of months.  We’d like to now focus our attention toward the Cloud Motion Picture Industry. We have come

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Skytap Named an ‘Innovative Application Development and Deployment Company to Watch Under $100 Million by Leading Market Research Firm

Skytap’s Cloud Automation Solution Recognized for Innovation and Proven Business Impact SEATTLE, WA–(Marketwire – October 6, 2010) –  Skytap, Inc., the leading provider of self-service cloud automation solutions, today announced it is recognized by IDC, a premier market research firm, as an “Innovative Application Development and Deployment Company to Watch Under $100 Million.” This latest

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Cloud Conferencing – Just a matter of time…

Cloud Conferencing – Just a matter of time… High-quality, high-definition videoconferencing is coming to the living room, but consumers should expect to pay top dollar for it. Today not one but two major technology companies will be announcing new videoconferencing products for the home. Cisco Systems, which already has a well-established telepresence line of products

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Practically Speaking About Cloud Computing: Business Intelligence in the Cloud Part II

Practically Speaking About Cloud Computing: Business Intelligence in the Cloud Part II BI Vendors and IBM Smart Analytics Cloud: In the latest magic quadrant for Business Intelligence Software, Gartner is mentioning, IBM, SAP, MicroStrategy, SAS, Oracle and Microsoft as leaders; QlikTech, Tibco Spotfire and Tableau as challengers. IBM Cognos is one of the popular enterprise

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Cloud File Sharing Collaboration Services – IBM LotusLive

IBM Introduces New Cloud Collaboration Services ARMONK, NY –IBM (NYSE:IBM) today introduced a new collaboration software suite in the Cloud that gives users one-click access to collaboration and social networking services for only $10 a month. The move aims to accelerate the adoption of Cloud collaboration services to increase productivity, collaboration and innovation in today’s

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Cloud Computing Survey Reveals Widespread and Accelerating Enterprise Adoption of Private Clouds

Leading enterprises note private clouds as the next logical step for organizations already implementing virtualization WALTHAM, Mass., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ — Novell, the leader in intelligent workload management, today announced the results of a new Harris Interactive survey of more than 200 IT leaders at large enterprise organizations. The survey, sponsored by Novell, reveals much

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Cloud Computing firm Salesforce.com is taking steps to broaden its operations in Japan

Oct 5 (Reuters) – U.S.-based cloud computing firm Salesforce.com (CRM.N) is taking steps to broaden its operations in Japan, the Nikkei business daily reported. Salesforce.com plans to set up its first Japanese data center and buy more than 5 percent stake in software developer Synergy Marketing Inc (3859.OJ) for 100-200 million yen ($1.20-$2.40 million) in

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Xbox Kinect in the cloud

Steve Ballmer excited about Xbox Kinect in the cloud Microsoft’s CEO Steve Ballmer admits that Kinect for Xbox 360 is the device that he is most keen on as the company looks to the future of computing in the cloud. Ballmer was speaking about the importance of cloud computing at the London School of Economics,

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IT as a Service Extends Cloud Computing Business Value by Generating Revenue

SAN MATEO, CA, Oct 04, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — Leveraging cloud computing technologies as a cost reduction tool has become increasingly common with companies like salesforce.com and SuccessFactors leading the movement. Less understood, however, is how organizations can use the cloud as a business enabler that generates bottom and top line value. CloudShare today

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