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Women and Cloud Computing, Part III: Spotlighting the Top Laureled Ladies

Women and Cloud Computing, Part III: Spotlighting the Top Laureled Ladies This past Valentine’s Day, CloudNOW (NOW an acronym for “Network of Women”), the leading organization of women in cloud computing, gathered to celebrate its own. Helmswoman Jocelyn DeGance Graham led CloudNOW’s first ever formal awards ceremony, which this year focused on offering praise to…

Amazon Releases The Simple Workflow Service (SWF)

Amazon Releases The Simple Workflow Service (SWF)

Amazon Releases The Simple Workflow Service (SWF) Amazon Simple Workflow Service (Amazon SWF) is a workflow service for building scalable, resilient applications. Whether automating business processes for finance or insurance applications, building sophisticated data analytics applications, or managing cloud infrastructure services, Amazon SWF reliably coordinates all of the processing steps within an application. With traditional…

What Will The Taleo Purchase Bring To Oracle?

What Will The Taleo Purchase Bring To Oracle?

What Will The Taleo Purchase Bring To Oracle? On 9 February 2012, Oracle announced its purchase of human resources management software maker Taleo Corp. for $1.9 billion. Taleo’s cloud-based talent management solutions optimize how organizations hire, manage, develop and motivate employees to improve performance and drive growth. The $1.9 billion price values Taleo at $46…

Swedish Collective Aims to Clean up the Cloud

Swedish Collective Aims to Clean up the Cloud

Swedish Collective Aims to Clean up the Cloud Ten Regions set to Conquer Silicon Valley Stockholm, Sweden – February 21, 2012 – A cold climate, clean energy and one of the most stable electricity grids in the world have made Sweden very hot property in the IT giants’ quest for datacenter locations in Europe. In…

Icelandic Steam, French Bidding Wars: Europe and Cloud Computing in Early 2012

Icelandic Steam, French Bidding Wars: Europe and Cloud Computing in Early 2012 The European continent is — finally! — putting cash where its proverbial mouth is regarding the presence of cloud computing throughout the EU. At Switzerland’s World Economic Forum, Digital Agenda Commissioner Neelie Kroes announced that Europe is ready to pledge 10 million euro…

Some Recent Cloud Computing Acquisitions – I

Some Recent Cloud Computing Acquisitions – I This is the second in a continuing series on cloud computing acquisitions. You can read the first one in the series here:  Some Recent Cloud Computing Acquisitions. This article covers two recent acquisitions. IBM – Platform Computing IBM seems to be on an acquisition spree as far as…

And the Cloud Computing Grammy Goes To…

And the Cloud Computing Grammy Goes To…

And the Cloud Computing Grammy Goes To… Plaudits en masse for Adele, who swept last Sunday’s Grammy awards with six golden trophies — a huge honor that even your grandmother likely saw coming from fifty miles away. The prodigious vocal titan ignited an international musical movement that managed to sweep both average Joe pop lovers…


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5 Considerations You Need To Review Before Investing In Data Analytics

5 Considerations You Need To Review Before Investing In Data Analytics

Review Before Investing In Data Analytics Big data, when handled properly, can lead to big change. Companies in a wide variety of industries are partnering with data analytics companies to increase operational efficiency and make evidence-based business decisions. From Kraft Foods using business intelligence (BI) to cut customer satisfaction analysis time in half, to a…

From storage to processing – the cloud’s next step?

From storage to processing – the cloud’s next step?

What is the cloud’s next step? When speculating about where the cloud is heading next, we often think about extra security layers and how hybrid models might grow in prevalence. However, collaboration on the cloud is becoming more of a consideration as files grow. Could the cloud’s next big step be from mostly storage to…

Minimizing Downtime During Mergers & Acquisitions

Minimizing Downtime During Mergers & Acquisitions

Minimizing Downtime As economic conditions gradually improve, North American companies are starting to recover their confidence, and are looking beyond mere survival. A recent survey by KPMG focusing on mergers and acquisitions demonstrated cautious optimism, with 21 per cent of companies planning to initiate at least one acquisition this year, and 16 per cent planning for…

4 Things To Know Before Virtualizing Your Desktops

4 Things To Know Before Virtualizing Your Desktops

Forrester Research: The Keys to a Successful Deployment Desktop virtualization projects are transformational. They can dramatically minimize IT costs while better empowering workers with more ubiquitous access to the applications and data they need to be productive. In fact, according to recent research by Forrester, worker productivity when working remotely across multiple devices, increased 51%…

5 Mistakes That Adversely Impact Seamless Cloud Migration

5 Mistakes That Adversely Impact Seamless Cloud Migration

There is absolutely no doubt migrating a section of your IT assets, non-core business processes or the entire spectrum of business systems to the cloud makes immense sense. There are plenty of business benefits linked to cloud computing; most astute businesses are using cloud computing in some capacity or other and if you aren’t doing…


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