Salesforce To Buy Social Media Company Radian6 For $326 Million

Salesforce To Buy Social Media Company Radian6 For $326 Million Salesforce.com (CRM) said it is buying social media monitoring firm Radian6 for about $326 million in stock and cash, continuing its aggressive push to keep up with social media trends through its cloud computing platform. Salesforce.com shares were up 0.7% to $128.28 in light premarket

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Silicon Graphics International Offers Free Cloud Computing In Japan

SGI Offers Free Cloud Computing in Japan In an attempt to provide relief to earthquake and tsunami stricken Japan, SGI is making available its SGI Cyclone Technical Computing Cloud services free of charge for up to ninety days, to customers in this island nation. With this initiative, the technical computing specialist is enabling businesses in

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Unleashing Cloud Performance: Making the Promise of Cloud a Reality

Introduction: The reality of cloud services Thirty-five percent. By 2014, analysts believe that thirty-five percent, or over one-third, of global enterprise IT budgets will be spent on cloud services. While today the percentage of organizations investing in these types of offerings is small, the implication is clear: “the cloud” is not another industry buzz word,

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The Seven Habits of Highly Effective CTOs

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective CTOs “While we are free to choose our actions, we are not free to choose the consequences of our actions.” – Stephen R. Covey, management guru and author of the bestseller The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. I will readily admit it; the title’s a derivative of Covey’s

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NTT America Demos Cloud Computing Platform at Web 2.0 Expo

NTT America Demos Cloud Computing Platform at Web 2.0 Expo NTT America will demonstrate its cloud computing platform at the Web 2.0 Expo San Francisco. Attendees will get a chance to listen to NTT America‘s technical staff who will discuss the company’s hosting, cloud computing, security and colocation offerings. These offerings help businesses to tap

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Red Hat Aims For One Billion Revenue Mark on Cloud Computing Growth

Red Hat Aims For One Billion Revenue Mark on Cloud Computing Growth Open source software maker Red Hat declared record earnings last week on the strength of its products on the cloud computing space, and is now hoping to reach the coveted 1 billion dollar sales mark this year. On Thursday, the day after the

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Interview: Intel Discusses Expressway Cloud Access 360

Intel’s Cloud Access 360 Leads the Way In an exclusive interview with Intel on Friday, March 25th, Cloudtweaks.com spoke with Vikas Jain as a follow-up to Intel’s announced Expressway Cloud Access 360 at Cloud Connect. Vikas Jain is the Director of Product Management for Application Security and Identity Products with Intel Corporation and has over

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Top 25 European Cloud Computing Rising Stars: Huddle

One can hardly say that Alastair Mitchell and Andy McLoughlin, co-founders of Huddle, entered an underdeveloped and non-competitive market when they started Huddle.com in 2006. The cloud-based platform competes with collaboration and project management solutions like those offered by 37signals and Cisco, while products like Central Desktop, Sosius, Ximdesk, LiquidPlanner, and Project Manager   are directly competing

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Microsoft Study Says 40% of SMBs to Go On Cloud within 3 Years

Microsoft Study Says 40% of SMBs to Go On Cloud within 3 Years Microsoft, a major player in cloud computing with its Azure platform, released its global “SMB Cloud Adoption Study 2011” last week. The study was conducted to investigate the impact of cloud computing on small and medium businesses (SMBs), and the results are

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The Beauty of the Cloud

Here is an older but still very insightful article contributed by Ray DePena What is cloud computing? What is the difference between a cloud and the internet?  Some Twenty-One Experts Define Cloud Computing differently, and there are even more definitions out there.  Among many that I’ve heard are some of the following: Cloud = Internet Cloud =

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Amazon VPC Adds Dedicated Instances

Amazon EC2 Dedicated Instances Dedicated Instances are Amazon EC2 instances launched within your Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) that run hardware dedicated to a single customer. Dedicated Instances let you take full advantage of the benefits of Amazon VPC and the AWS cloud – on-demand elastic provisioning, pay only for what you use, and

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Cloud Computing and Virtualization WAN Governance Solution

Cloud Computing and Virtualization Cloud computing and virtualization are gaining momentum and are becoming a reality. But as companies virtualize their networks and move them into the cloud, what does the IT manager need to know in terms of optimizing and managing such networks? Or is this something that they can now outsource to the

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Free Trial: Deploy Cloud Storage in Minutes with Gluster

Free Trial: Deploy Cloud Storage in Minutes Free yourself from the constraints of costly, hard to manage, monolithic storage environments.Deploy scale-out Network Attached Storage (NAS) to manage the explosion of unstructured data growth in cloud and virtualized environments. Gluster offers Virtual Storage Appliances for VMware and Amazon Web Services (AWS) providing you with a highly

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15 Recommended Cloud Computing Management Tools For Your Business

15 Recommended Cloud Computing Management Tools Abiquo Designed from the ground-up to provide next generation Cloud management, Abiquo is the most complete and advanced solution available on the market today. Abiquo provides class-leading features like virtual to virtual conversion through a platform that is easy to implement and operate, liberating your IT organization from the

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