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Cloud Computing and Wikileaks: Was Amazon’s action justified?

Cloud Computing and Wikileaks: Was Amazon’s action justified? Wikileaks has been grabbing headlines across the globe, and has divided the world into those who laud it for standing up to free speech and others who decry it as detrimental to the national security of the United States. Without being judgmental, we present some of the…

Dell’s Deals in Cloud Computing

Dell’s Deals in Cloud Computing Dell may be known across the world for its computers, but its well on its way to emerging as a serious player in the cloud computing space, if its recent spate of acquisitions is any indication. Its recent announcement to acquire cloud-based medical archiving services provider InSite One, Inc is…

Teradata Muscles Into Cloud Computing With $525 Million Acquisition

Teradata Muscles Into Cloud Computing With $525 Million Acquisition  The Christmas week saw a major corporate move in the cloud computing space with business data warehousing company Teradata Corp. agreeing to acquire privately held Aprimo, a marketing cloud-computing and software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider in a $525 million deal announced on 22 December. This marks Texas-based Teradata’s…

Fujitsu set to invest $1.2 billion-plus on cloud computing in 2011

Fujitsu set to invest $1.2 billion Cloud computing circles are abuzz with the news that Fujitsu is set to invest a whopping $1.2 billion in this emerging technology next year. Such a large investment certainly augurs well for this new field of computing science. For those of you who are unaware of Fujitsu’s influence and…

NATO set to rule the cloud with IBM’s help

NATO set to rule the cloud The military has been at the forefront of every technological and scientific advancement over the last century. From jet engines to computers to the Internet, all of these innovations have seen the light of day under military guidance. Therefore, it is not surprising that NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), the…

Who Doesn’t Like Cloud Computing?

Who Doesn’t Like Cloud Computing? Strange as it may sound, there do exist people who oppose the meteoric rise of cloud computing. And we are not talking about established application developers like Microsoft who fear losing billions of revenue as more and more people shift towards demand-based software in the cloud. In fact, whatever Microsoft’s…

Fighting Above Your Weight Class Through Cloud Computing

Fighting Above Your Weight Class Through Cloud Computing Imagine the following scenario. You, weighing a mere 150 pounds and an armchair fighter, are suddenly challenged to a boxing match with a 250 pound professional boxer with ham- sized fists. Under normal circumstances, you wouldn’t consider even stepping into the ring. However, you have a trump…

Oracle – The latest Big Boy to join the Cloud Computing game

Cloud computing received a major shot in the arm with the entrant of the latest big name in the field – Oracle – on Wednesday, 15 December 2010. On that day, Oracle introduced Oracle Cloud Office and Open Office 3.3. While the latter is the latest version of the office suite that Oracle recently acquired…

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Cloud Computing Services Perfect For Your Startup

Cloud Computing Services Perfect For Your Startup

Cloud Computing Services Chances are if you’re working for a startup or smaller company, you don’t have a robust IT department. You’d be lucky to even have a couple IT specialists. It’s not that smaller companies are ignoring the value and importance of IT, but with limited resources, they can’t afford to focus on anything…

Top 10 Myths Of Cloud Computing

Top 10 Myths Of Cloud Computing

Myths Of Cloud Computing Myth 1: You still don’t know what the cloud is Yes, you do, most likely. Some of the cloud technologies that the majority of businesses have used at some stage include Dropbox, Office 365 and Facebook and LinkedIn. And if you have had experience of using these systems and their storage…

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