Microsoft Signs Statewide Cloud Deal with Delaware Schools

The Delaware Department of Education has chosen a cloud-based suite of easy-to-use services from Microsoft. Microsoft Live@edu, an innovative suite of online communication and collaboration tools will benefit students, faculty and staff in district and charter schools throughout the state. As per the agreement between the two organizations, about 20,000 faculty and staff will initially

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Cloud Computing in the Middle East

Cloud Computing in the Middle East Over the last few months, I have written about cloud computing and associated events across the world. While most of the articles have understandably concentrated on the US, the largest market in the world, Europe, Australia and Asia have also been covered (For a list of these articles, see

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Microsoft Office 365 – Reviewed In Plain English

Microsoft Office 365 – Reviewed In Plain English Office 365 is a re-launch of Microsoft BPOS. The clumsily named Business Productivity Online Suite is bizarrely also referred to on their own website as Business Productivity Online Software and Services at the same time giving the impression that the branding was never quite spot on. The

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Apple Set to Unveil iCloud Services

Apple Set to Unveil iCloud Services Apple is set to unveil its new cloud service iCloud that is designed to improve how users can access content across different Apple devices. iCloud from Apple is expected to retain the company’s dominance in the smartphone and tablet markets and avoid customers to buy mobile devices from the

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Onlive – Cloud Based Video Game System

Disney joins 50 game publishers who have provided games for the OnLive platform, with many more coming. OnLive is the pioneer of on-demand, instant-play video game services, delivering real-time interactive experiences and rich media through the Internet. With groundbreaking video compression technology, OnLive harnesses cloud computing to provide the power and intelligence needed to instantly

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Do You Know What Cloud Computing Is?

Do You Know What Cloud Computing Is? “A little knowledge is a dangerous thing.” – Old proverb. This little piece of enlightenment has been assiduously handed down over the ages; yet, in today’s technological and connected world, it may be the one thing with the potential of holding back cloud computing. Please allow me to

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IBM SmartCloud for Education, Now Available

IBM SmartCloud for Education, Now Available The IBM SmartCloud for Education services are now available to deliver advanced software, computer lab resources and services to students and researchers at schools, colleges and universities. This newly released set of cloud services and offerings from IBM can be deployed without the need for advanced IT expertise at

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Green Cloud Computing – Green Power Usage Effectiveness

Over the next several weeks we will be focusing on “Green Computing Technology” and will be presenting articles from those who are currently working and developing in this area.  One of these companies is Greenqloud that we have previously covered on our:” Top 25 European Cloud Computing Rising Stars List“ In the meantime, here is

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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 Lighter Side Of The Cloud – The Top Floor

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Likewise Announces Cross-Platform Storage Access and Control for Physical, Virtual and Cloud Environments

Likewise Announces Cross-Platform Storage Access and Control Likewise Storage Services targets the intersection of identity, security and storage BELLEVUE, Wash., June 2, 2011 – Storage in the cloud, as well as physical and virtual environments, across Linux, Unix and Windows platforms is more secure and powerful today with the release of Likewise Storage Services. Likewise

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Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange To Offer Automated Trading Services Through Equinix Data Centre

Equinix Cloud Data Center Hosts Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange June 2, 2011 — Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), a provider of global cloud data center services, and Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange (HKMEx), which recently received authorization from Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission to provide Automated Trading Services (ATS), today announced that HKMEx is hosting its

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Cloud Security Still Top Priority For Finance Execs

Cloud Security Still Top Priority For Finance Execs In the wake of the recent Sony PlayStation hack, Amazon EC2 outage and Epsilon data theft, information security is once again back in the news – for all the wrong reasons. The web has become a playground for hackers and malcontents eager to phish, defraud and steal wherever

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