Google’s Partner Program To Push Cloud Services

Google’s Partner Program To Push Cloud Services I have written about cloud computing companies and their partnership programs before (See: Cloud Biggies and their Partnership Programs); now, Google, one of the earliest movers to the cloud but a late starter as far as cloud partnership programs are concerned, has decided to address that gap in its portfolio.

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Infosys Launches Its Unified Cloud Ecosystem

Infosys Launches Its Unified Cloud Ecosystem With so many cloud options in hand, convergence is the need of the day. This was the focus of HP’s big recent push into cloud computing (See: “Waiting for Cloud Standards Is Like Waiting for Godot” ). Now, Indian IT consulting major Infosys has announced the launch of the Infosys Cloud

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Collaboration as a Service (CaaS) – What The Cloud Can Achieve

Collaboration as a Service (CaaS) – What The Cloud Can Achieve “Individual commitment to a group effort — that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.” Vince Lombardi (1913-1970), legendary American football coach. Even less than a century ago, it was individual excellence that mattered over teamwork

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Putting A Figure On Cloud Failures: $71 Million Since 2007

Putting A Figure On Cloud Failures: $71 Million Since 2007 As supporters of cloud computing, it’s expected of us to report on all the positive developments in this field, and as is obvious, there was, is and will be many of those. At the same time, as commentators with integrity, it is our duty to

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Google Wins One Battle, Microsoft Wins Another, But The War Continues

Google Wins One Battle, Microsoft Wins Another, But The War Continues… On an article published more than a year ago on January 7, 2011, I had written “Microsoft and Google have never been the best of friends, and this mutual dislike has extended to their ventures in the cloud computing space as well. Both these

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Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money: UPDATE 14

Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money This is the fifteenth in a continuing series on startups raising funding. You can read the latest in the series at: Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money: UPDATE 13. For previous updates, please click on relevant links in the aforementioned article.  Today, there are two startups in focus – Concurix and

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Microsoft’s Plans for Cloud Computing Influence: Incubating Startups

Microsoft’s Plans for Cloud Computing Influence: Incubating Startups For a long time now, Microsoft’s selling proposition has been to make Windows and Office users customers for life. There’s an even chance that if you were a Windows 3.1 user years ago, you are a Windows 7 user today. Of course, there are many who have

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Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money: UPDATE 13

Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money: UPDATE 13 This is the fourteenth in a continuing series on startups raising funding. You can read the latest in the series at: Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money: UPDATE 12 . For previous updates, please click on relevant links in the aforementioned article.  Today, there are two startups in focus – Sonian

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Forrester Says Cloud May Not Be the Future of IT: Really?

Forrester Says Cloud May Not Be the Future of IT: Really? I apologize for the attention-grabbing nature of the headline, but that is pretty much what some of the news reports covering Forrester Research’s latest paper on cloud computing said. Delving further, it seems there is a bit of exaggeration at play here. The aforementioned

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Does Oracle Have The Most Comprehensive Cloud On Planet Earth?

Does Oracle Have The Most Comprehensive Cloud On Planet Earth? The reasoning behind the question posed in the title to this article is the claim made by Oracle founder and CEO Larry Ellison. In a presentation to introduce his company’s latest suite of cloud computing services (See: Things All Cloudy: Oracle Takes The Inevitable Plunge),

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Should Cloud Computing Service Providers Screen Potential Customers?

Should Cloud Computing Service Providers Screen Potential Customers? The World Wide Web is full of articles advising consumers on what they should look for when choosing a cloud provider, how they should negotiate contracts with providers, what danger signs they should be aware of and a plethora of other advice. However, an extremely illuminating article

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Public-Private Cloud Partnership: Ontario Government And IBM Join Hands

Public-Private Cloud Partnership: Ontario Government and IBM Join Hands Government agencies encouraging new technologies through grants and partnerships with private entities are not a recent phenomenon. From DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) to NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) to NSF (National Science Foundation), a lot of agencies have gone down that path, and

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Microsoft Gives Cloud Computing Center Stage In Certification Program Revamp

Microsoft Gives Cloud Computing Center Stage in Certification Program Revamp For several years now, a Microsoft certification has opened doors to IT employment throughout the world. Whatever be the platform or application, a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) has found life easier on the job market. Almost every year we hear about a new contender to

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“Private Cloud Is Like A Summer Home, While The Public Cloud Is A Hotel.” – Part 2”

“Private cloud is like a summer home, while the public cloud is a hotel.” – Part 2 This is the concluding part of a two part article. For the previous part, please see “Private cloud is like a summer home, while the public cloud is a hotel.” – Part 1. Security The owner of a

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