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A Windows OS for the Clouds

A Windows OS for the Clouds The software produced by Microsoft is usually largely adopted by enterprises, but personal users have lately started to look for more agile and light-weighted technologies, with the help of Apple and Google. Although Microsoft has been one of the first players to step on the cloud computing scene with…

Salesforce.com Further Democratizes the Service Cloud

Salesforce.com Further Democratizes the Service Cloud Salesforce.com has further democratized the Service Cloud by completing the acquisition of Assistly, an instant customer-service help desk built for the cloud. Assistly was acquired for about $50 million in cash, net of cash acquired. Salesforce.com also assumed Assistly’s unvested options and will issue restricted stock units to certain…

Cloud Gaming Pioneer 'OnLive' Launches Breakthrough Service at 'Eurogamer Expo' in London

Cloud Gaming Pioneer ‘OnLive’ Launches Breakthrough Service at ‘Eurogamer Expo’ in London London—22 September 2011 — OnLive, the pioneer of cloud gaming, launches its breakthrough on-demand video game service today at the 2011 Eurogamer Expo in London, bringing amazing new gameplay experiences to the UK. Gamers across the UK can sign up for free at www.onlive.co.uk…

What Are the Consequences of Data Loss?

What Are the Consequences of Data Loss?

7 Shortcuts to Losing Your Data (and Probably Your Job) This tongue in cheek white paper explores data loss from a contrarian point of view – exploring the top 7 shortcuts you can take to ensure that you lose your data. And since a fundamental responsibility of any information technology professional, as well as any…

Alert Logic and Datapipe Release Advanced Network Security Solution for Amazon Web Services Customers

Alert Logic and Datapipe Release Fully Managed Advanced Network Security Solution for Amazon Web Services Customers Partnership provides Amazon Web Services Customers Access to World Class Managed Services (HOUSTON and JERSEY CITY, N.J. – September 21, 2011) – Alert Logic, the leader in delivering Security-as-a-Service for the cloud, today announced the limited availability of the…

Cloud Computing – As You Like It

Cloud Computing – As You Like It In one of my previous articles, How To Choose Your Cloud Provider, I was mentioning how important flexibility is when choosing a cloud provider. I believe this is important because I know this is a question being asked by many: will the cloud software be tailored how I want…

Avnet Technology Solutions Introduces CloudReady™ Program in India

Avnet Technology Solutions Introduces CloudReady™ Program in India Program designed to help channel partners on cloud computing opportunities Mumbai, India – September 20, 2011 – Avnet Technology Solutions, the leading technology solutions distribution company and an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), today introduced CloudReady™ Program, an initiative designed to prepare and enable channel…

AWS News: Microsoft Windows on Amazon EC2 Cluster Instances

Run Microsoft Windows on Amazon EC2 Cluster Instances Starting today you can run Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 and Microsoft Windows SQL Server Standard 2008 R2 on Cluster Compute and Cluster GPU instances for Amazon EC2. Cluster Compute Instances provide customers with high CPU capability within a high bandwidth, low latency network for IO intensive…

HP CloudSystem Matrix: Managing at a Higher Level

This Illuminata Spotlight discusses HP CloudSystem Matrix and its use as an out-of-the-box platform for private clouds suited to enterprise IT. Many now look to the idea of “cloud computing” as their future ideal state. Clouds emerged first as a mechanism for Web and network computing, but have rapidly captured the imagination of enterprises and…

Cloud Computing Standards – is it time?

Cloud Computing Standards – is it time? In a previous article, Top 5 Cloud Computing Trends, I said that an alignment of standards in cloud computing is necessary, since cloud computing is at a relatively early stage of development and its evolution is moving at a high rate of speed. There are many organizations developing standards…

Three Factors for Choosing Your Long-term Cloud Strategy

Three Factors for Choosing Your Long-term Cloud Strategy

Choosing Your Long-term Cloud Strategy A few weeks ago I visited the global headquarters of a large multi-national company to discuss cloud strategy with the CIO. I arrived 30 minutes early and took a tour of the area where the marketing team showcased their award winning brands. I was impressed by the digital marketing strategy…

What Top SaaS Vendors Do To Ensure Successful Onboarding

What Top SaaS Vendors Do To Ensure Successful Onboarding

What Top SaaS Vendors Do I am not going to mention names in this article, but if you want to be the best, you must look at what the best do – and do it better. The importance of investing in SaaS onboarding can be easily overlooked in favor of designing efficient and powerful software…

The History Of Back-Ups

The History Of Back-Ups

The History of Back-Ups There’s no doubt about it – we are spoilt. With external hard-drives, CDs, USB memory sticks, SD cards, online storage and multiple devices with vast memories we can save, access and back up our data more easily and more efficiently than ever before. (Image Source: Maxim Yurin, SoftLogica)  It’s not always been…

Cloud Infographic: 2015 Data Scientist

Cloud Infographic: 2015 Data Scientist

Data Scientist Report The amount of data in our world has been exploding in recent years. Managing big data has become an integral part of many businesses, generating billions of dollars of competitive innovations, productivity and job growth. Forecasting where the big data industry is going has become vital to corporate strategy. Enter the Data…

Unusual Clandestine Cloud Data Centre Service Locations

Unusual Clandestine Cloud Data Centre Service Locations

Unusual Clandestine Cloud Data Centre Service Locations Everyone knows what the cloud is, but does everybody know where the cloud is? We try to answer that as we look at some of the most unusual data centre locations in the world. Under the Eyes of a Deity Deep beneath the famous Uspenski Cathedral in the…

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