Microsoft’s Latest Shot at the Clouds: Office 365

Microsoft’s Latest Shot at the Clouds: Office 365 Apple launches iCloud, and now Microsoft is pushing their latest offering, Office 365. The long awaited Microsoft response to Google Apps is based on the hugely popular Microsoft Office.  Now you can have it on the cloud as well. Microsoft has finally released its Office 365 product,

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Symform Gives 100GB of Cloud Storage for Free

Symform Gives 100GB of Cloud Storage for Free Symform is giving 100GB of cloud storage for free to new and existing customers.  This offer will enable users to access and experience, durable, and highly available decentralized cloud storage at no cost. Symform, the company specializing in offering safe, fast, and cost-effective solution for businesses, notes

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Practical Applications of Cloud Hosting

When compared to the traditional shared or dedicated server environment, the emergence of cloud hosting has presented a viable alternative for growing businesses looking for cost effective IT solutions. Understanding the Cloud By its nature, cloud computing is largely unencumbered by the deficiencies that are often associated with traditional servers. The cloud revolves around a

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GMA Launches Cloud-based Business Continuity Portal Solution

GMA Launches Cloud-based Business Continuity Portal Solution GMA Consulting’s newly released cloud-based Business Continuity Portal solution utilises Microsoft’s SharePoint 2010 collaboration application and is hosted on the Windows Azure cloud platform. The London-based IT consultancy specialising in the design, development and implementation of solutions using Microsoft technologies claims that it is the first solution to

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SurePass and Microsoft Windows Azure Introduce Secure Cloud Services (SCS)

SurePass and Microsoft Team on Preventing Data Breaches SurePass has launched a comprehensive suite of Secure Cloud Services (SCS), which run on Windows Azure. This collaboration will enable both technology providers and application developers to deploy the additional security elements needed to deliver a secure application to their clients. SurePass is a software and hardware

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Joyent and Cloud9 Partner to Provide Ready-to-Deploy Node.js IDE

Joyent and Cloud9 Partner to Provide Ready-to-Deploy Node.js IDE JavaScript and Node.js™ inventors join to provide web app developers with one-stop cloud development and deployment San Francisco, CA and Amsterdam, NL – July 13, 2011 – In an arrangement that brings together the work of JavaScript inventor Brendan Eich and Node.js inventor Ryan Dahl, Joyent

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Procter and Gamble Collaborates in the Cloud with Box.net

Procter and Gamble Collaborates in the Cloud with Box Box has deployed its cloud content management solution to 18,000 globally distributed P&G employees. Box has signed Procter and Gamble as a customer to this end and anticipates increased adoption over the next three years. “P&G’s deployment marks a major turning point for Box and, more

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Cloud Storage Connector and Some Popular Options

There are many ways to connect to cloud storage. The most popular one is to provide web interface inside a web browser. For example, Google Docs, SkyDrive all have their own web interface. The problem of this is that it can’t be interoperable with existing applications until the applications are re-written. Google has a Google

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Carbonite – New Small Business Cloud Online Backup Solution

BOSTON – June 15, 2010 – Carbonite Inc., a leading provider of online backup solutions which provide customers with “anytime, anywhere access” to their stored files, today announced the availability of Carbonite Business for small and medium sized businesses, or SMBs. Carbonite Business specifically addresses the backup requirements, budgets, security and accessibility needs of SMBs,

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Health Care’s Reservations about Cloud Computing

“Caesar’s wife must be above suspicion.” – Julius Caesar (100BC – 44 BC), legendary Roman general and statesman. Some background on the above quote before I elaborate on the health care industry’s reservations about cloud computing: Julius Caesar, as everyone knows, was one of the most powerful leaders in history. Even before he became emperor

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Market Report: Augmenting Data Backup and Recovery

Augmenting Data Backup and Recovery with System-level Protection Download this white paper and learn how system-level protection can help your business keep data secure, available, and organized. File-level recovery on its own, while an important mainstay in data protection best practices, is an incomplete strategy when it comes to meeting today’s stringent recovery time objectives

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Progressive Cloud Backups Improve Recovery Efficiency

Progressive Cloud Backups Improve Recovery Efficiency One of the biggest benefits of switching from a manual (usually tape-based FIFO or GFS backup rotations) methodology to a cloud-based backup service is the fact that it allows companies to begin performing progressive backups without having to purchase any new hardware. Progressive backups are extremely efficient and fully

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Should You Be Concerned? A List of Recent Cloud Computing Failures – Intuit Goes Down

UPDATE: June 2nd, Intuit Goes Down… Based on a recent visitor tip to CloudTweaks. FYI — Intuit is in the midst of another payroll server outage right now (June 2, 2011) and it has been going on since noon yesterday, June 1st.  Hundreds of small business owners are outraged over the lack of service by

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The Multiplier Effects of Cloud Computing

The Multiplier Effects of Cloud Computing “Dairy has the greatest multiplier effect for economic benefit to a community. Studies show dairy is well suited to our agriculture community and our geographic location.” – John Hartford (1937-2001), American folk and country musician. In macroeconomics, the “multiplier effect” is defined as follows: “A measure of the change

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