Cloud Industry Forum moves closer to a UK code of practice for cloud computing

The Cloud Industry Forum (CIF) has completed a public consultation on a draft UK code of practice for providers of cloud-based services published in April. The code of practice is aimed at setting up a clear, professional and trustworthy approach to the delivery of cloud services. More than 200 organisations have reviewed the draft code,

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CRM Cloud Computing Set for Significant Growth

The talk of cloud computing is dominating the news pages, especially as more companies are jumping on board. One key focus for a number of customer-centric companies is the implementation of CRM cloud computing solutions. This growing demand will drive new spending on server hardware, boosting the industry. According to a Server Watch report, research

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Microsoft and Salesforce Kiss and Make Up

SAN FRANCISCO – Software manufacturing leading corporation Microsoft has revealed it has reached a deal to resolve a patent duel with Salesforce.com – a cloud computing firm. Each had brought a lawsuit in the US court accusing the other to have violated its patented technology. Under the terms and conditions of the agreement, both companies

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Cloud computing provider RightScale – How the Cloud Industry is Scaling

Cloud computing management provider RightScale updated its blog this morning with some impressive figures that point to company’s growth: its customers’ cloud computing usage has increased by 1000% in one year. While the post accompanies a press release, it would be a mistake to dismiss the numbers as just PR. The increased usage reflects three

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Model Metrics Introduces Cloud Analytics

New Service Gives Businesses an Entirely New Level of Visibility Into Their Cloud Computing Data for Better Decision-Making CHICAGO, IL–(Marketwire – August 4, 2010) –  Model Metrics, the leader in cloud computing services for the enterprise, today introduced Model Metrics Cloud Analytics, providing an entirely new way for businesses to leverage their data in the

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10 Very Popular Cloud Storage Service Must Haves For Businesses!

10 Popular Cloud Storage Services The focus is on Storage rather than the whole Infrastructure or Platform itself.  Some of these companies you may or may not be familiar with.  We feel it’s a good list of some newer and some older services! Updated: March 5th, 2011 Acronis – Once the files are backed up

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Cloud and SaaS Funding News – Provade Inc Secures $3 Million

California software as a service company Provade Inc., which has a product development office in downtown Milwaukee, said Tuesday it raised $3 million in new funding. San Mateo, Calif.-based Provade focuses on vendor management system technology for global work force spend management. The financing round was led by Palo Alto, Calif.-based Asset Management Company. Also

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Cloud Web Hosting Services Powered by Amazon EC2

Web host SiteCloud.com (www.sitecloud.com) is entering the cloud hosting market with its proprietary cloud hosting platform built on top of Amazon’s Elastic Cloud, and featuring cPanel/WHM. SiteCloud advertises twelve packages scaled within the cloud hosting architecture for the equivalent of shared, virtual private servers, dedicated hosting and reseller hosting services. According to SiteCloud’s Monday announcement,

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