Oracle Acquires RightNow Technologies for $1.5 Billion

Oracle Acquires RightNow Technologies for $1.5 Billion Adds Leading Customer Service Cloud Offering to Oracle’s Public Cloud Redwood Shores, CA – October 24, 2011 - Oracle today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire RightNow Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: RNOW), a leading provider of cloud-based customer service, for $43.00 per share or approximately $1.5

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Google vs Microsoft: US Government Agrees to End Microsoft Bias

Google vs Microsoft: US Government Agrees to End Microsoft Bias The cloud computing market is huge, and as with any other technology, the government is one of the biggest customers (How Much Can the US Government Save by Going to the Cloud? ). Therefore, it comes as no surprise that the biggest providers clamor to

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SOA Software Positioned in the “Leaders” Quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for SOA Governance

SOA Software Positioned in the “Leaders” Quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for SOA Governance Evaluation Based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute Los Angeles, CA. – October 24, 2011 – SOA Software, a leading provider of SOA governance, cloud and enterprise API Management products, today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the

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The iEverything Enterprise: Virtualization, Cloud Computing and Wireless Technology

Whitepaper: The iEverything Enterprise Virtualization, cloud computing, and wireless technology are fundamentally changing enterprise computing, providing revolutionary gains in productivity and cost savings. Powerful enterprise applications can now be delivered to almost any device, anywhere, at any time and take advantage of tremendous computing power available in consumer devices, such as smartphones and tablets. Regardless of whether these devices

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Upcoming Cloud Computing Events 2011-12

Cloud Channel Summit http://cloudchannelsummit.com/ - November 7th, 2011 The Cloud Channel Summit will feature a number of keynote presentations exploring the implications of the Cloud on the channel.  The Cloud Channel Summit will provide a valuable meeting place for channel and partner development executives to share industry best practices and establish new relationships. Cloud Computing Expo

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Amazon SQS New Features: Delay Queues, Message Timers and Batch APIs

Amazon SQS New Features: Delay Queues, Message Timers and Batch APIs We are excited to announce three new Amazon SQS features today: delay queues, message timers, and the ability to send or delete multiple messages in a single API call (batch operations). Delay can be used to apply a uniform delay to all messages. Alternatively message timers

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Should You Train To Be A Cloud Computing Professional? – Part 2

Should You Train To Be A Cloud Computing Professional? – Part 2 This is the concluding part of this article. For the first part, please look up Should You Train To Be A Cloud Computing Professional? – Part 1. My recommendation for a cloud computing career is not only because of its longevity, but also

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YouTube Integrates WeVideo Cloud-Based Editing Platform

YouTube Integrates WeVideo Editing Platform WeVideo integration will provide YouTube users a robust, easy-to-use video storytelling platform anywhere they have Internet access SUNNYVALE, CA -October 20, 2011- WeVideo (www.WeVideo.com), the first company to offer a full featured, cloud-based, collaborative video editing platform, today announced its integration with YouTube. With forty-eight hours of video uploaded every minute, YouTube

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Infosys and Microsoft Facilitate Global Adoption of Cloud

Infosys and Microsoft Facilitate Global Adoption of Cloud Infosys and Microsoft will jointly address the needs of global enterprises as they adopt the cloud, across industries such as financial services, manufacturing, retail and healthcare.  Both companies will provide cloud-based offerings to clients and collaborate on solution area development, technical proof of concepts, and sales and

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The Dao of Tau: Which Countries Have the Most IT Torque?

The Dao of Tau: Which Countries Have the Most IT Torque? — It’s been a year since I published my first Tau Index results here at Cloud Computing Journal. It has since been featured in Computerworld Philippines, as well as publications in Hong Kong, Canada, and Europe. I am now integrating more than 20 new

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SafeNet Launches Webinar Series to Prepare Software Providers for Cloud Service Delivery

SafeNet Launches Webinar Series to Prepare Software Providers for Cloud Service Delivery Webinars Feature Industry Experts and Thought Leaders Delivering Best Practices for Services in the Cloud BALTIMORE–October 19, 2011– SafeNet, Inc., a worldwide leader in data protection, today announced the comprehensive educational webinar series, “Let’s Do It in the Cloud,” featuring presentations from some of

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CloudPassage Provides Security to Amazon Cloud Customers

CloudPassage Provides Security to Amazon Cloud Customers Cloud server security provider CloudPassage is working with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to provide security to customers within Amazon EC2. CloudPassage has secured a membership in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Solution Providers Program and through this relationship Amazon EC2 cloud customers will have access to CloudPassage Halo. Lightweight, portable,

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