Cloud Computing and your Car – Part 1

Cloud Computing and your Car – Part 1 Cars define America. If a non-American were asked to define the nation, skyscrapers, cars and Hollywood would definitely be part of the definition. For long, automobiles have been at the forefront of American innovation, giving rise to the Big Three of American Auto – General Motors, Ford

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Microsoft and Apple Highlight Cloud's Flexibility

Microsoft and Apple Highlight Cloud’s Flexibility NEW YORK, NY–(Sep 5, 2011) – Companies are increasingly looking to cloud computing environments in order to accelerate value in business financials and reduce costs. Cloud computing is highly appealing to today’s organizations, not only because of its projected cost savings but also because of the cloud’s flexibility. The

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Can Increased State Taxation Hinder Cloud Computing? – Part 2

Can Increased State Taxation Hinder Cloud Computing? – Part 2 “I’m proud to pay taxes in the United States; the only thing is, I could be just as proud for half the money.” – Arthur Godfrey (1903-1983), American radio and television personality. In Part 1 of this two-part article, I laid out the current environment

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Gartner Case Study: Mohawk Fine Papers Uses a CSB to Ease Adoption of Cloud Computing

Gartner Inc Case Study: Mohawk Fine Papers Uses a CSB to Ease Adoption of Cloud Computing This Case Study provides useful lessons for combining e-commerce with cloud computing. See what Liaison Technologies can do for your business… This Case Study examines how paper manufacturer Mohawk Fine Papers uses cloud services brokerage Liaison Technologies' service to

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CSC Streamlines Insurance with Cloud Services

CSC Streamlines Insurance with Cloud Services CSC is enabling insurers to tap into offerings in a secure, highly scalable environment through the launch of its new offering called Breezeway. This collection of cloud-based, Web-subscription services can be used on multiple devices and platforms and have the ability to support a variety of multiline insurance agency

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Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money

Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money Startups have been an area of focus for this website, and not without reason. With cloud computing being such a new technology, there is a lot of innovation taking place. And startups are often the birthplaces of innovation. However, innovation, like most things in life, requires money, at least

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IT 3.0 Manifesto – The Cloud Service Movement

IT 3.0 Manifesto – The Cloud Service Movement This white paper explores how to get started with this powerful, new approach to IT collaboration and support. How did IT find itself so far removed from the essence of true service and support? Frankly, not many would disagree that IT has always been a bit distracted

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Microsoft Creates Profitable Businesses with “Cloud CRM for Less”

Microsoft Creates Profitable Businesses with “Cloud CRM for Less” Microsoft is extending $150 cash per user seat to up to 500 user seats for each eligible customer through its “Cloud CRM for Less” offer. This offer is making it easier for Salesforce.com, SAP and Oracle customers to switch to Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online, which gives

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NEC Secures Business with Android Based Cloud

NEC Secures Business with Android Based Cloud NEC Corporation is securing businesses with two new products “LifeTouchNOTE Business Model” and the “LifeTouch Security Pack Model.” The launch of two new business-use models of NEC’s Android based “LifeTouch” Cloud Communicator series has begun shipping in Japan from today August 26, 2011. NEC specializes in the integration

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Successful Selling In The Cloud Relies On Billing

Successful selling in the cloud relies on billing The cloud offers a multitude of benefits for businesses looking to expand their sales channels. In the cloud, these companies can create new, predictable revenue streams; develop economies of scale; gain faster time to market; and shorten sales cycles. However, those benefits come with some challenges. Many

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Acer Cloud Competency Center Launched in Acer e-Enabling Data Center in Taiwan

TAIPEI, TAIWAN (August 26, 2011) – Acer announces the completion of an all-new clustered computing competency center, Acer Cloud Competency Center, located at Acer’s e-Enabling Data Center (Acer eDC) in Taoyuan, Taiwan. The center offers proof of concept designs and new clustered computing solutions – including high-performance computing and cloud solutions – and builds upon

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Escaping The Mainframe Trap

Escaping The Mainframe Trap “Over the next four years, almost half of all CIOs expect to operate the majority of their applications and infrastructures via cloud technologies. This change requires that CIOs reimagine IT and lead it through a process of ‘creative destruction’.” Source: Reimagining IT: The 2011 CIO Agenda, Gartner, January 1, 2011. This

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VMware Offers Micro Cloud Foundry as a Free Download

VMware Offers Micro Cloud Foundry as a Free Download VMware has announced the beta availability of Micro Cloud Foundry as a free download at http://micro.cloudfoundry.com. Micro Cloud Foundry is a complete version of the industry’s first open Platform as a Service (PaaS) solution, Cloud Foundry. Cloud Foundry delivers access to modern, high productivity frameworks and

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