Where Does Europe Stand On Cloud Computing?

Where Does Europe Stand On Cloud Computing? When we talk of cloud computing, we usually refer to the American market. Although I have tried to vary the spread by writing about cloud computing in the Indian (See: Is India The Next Cloud Computing Superpower?) and Chinese contexts (See: The Chinese Dragon And Cloud Computing ),

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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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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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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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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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ConnectWise-Microsoft Deliver Seamless Integration of Windows Intune Cloud-based Management Services

ConnectWise-Microsoft Deliver Seamless Integration of Windows Intune Cloud-based Management Services TAMPA, Fla., and REDMOND, Wash., March 24, 2011 – ConnectWise, the leading business management solution designed exclusively for IT service providers, VARs and MSPs announced today that Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq “MSFT”)  has completed integration of Microsoft Windows Intune, a remote management and monitoring service based

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Mainframes -> PCs -> Cloud Computing?

Mainframes -> PCs -> Cloud Computing? “I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.” – Thomas J. Watson (1874-1956), former president of IBM. “640 KB is more memory than anyone will ever need.” – Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft. Although there is no documentary evidence of these quotes having actually originated from

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Microsoft 'Intune' With New Cloud Management Service

Microsoft Intune With Cloud Management Service REDMOND, Wash. – March 23, 2011 – When Microsoft PC management and security solutions go to the cloud, the result is Windows Intune – a new Microsoft product to help businesses manage, secure and update their fleet of PCs.  Windows Intune is a cloud-based solution that lets IT pros

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Microsoft Improves Performance Through Private Cloud Computing

Microsoft Improves Performance Through Private Cloud Computing Microsoft is now focusing on private cloud computing mainly to improve the performance of many applications. Through private cloud computing the performance levels of the application services such as Windows Azure, Office 365, Xbox Live and Bing services can be optimized. This benefit of private cloud can be

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Why Is Rackspace Targeting Startups?

Why is Rackspace targeting Startups? I have often spoken about how cloud computing can help level the playing field between established enterprises who can afford to spend millions on information technology (IT) infrastructure to support their operations, and smaller entities that cannot. (See: Fighting Above Your Weight Class Through Cloud Computing). Cloud computing, with its

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BlackBerry-maker RIM Ties Up with Microsoft for Cloud Storage

BlackBerry-maker RIM Ties Up with Microsoft for Cloud Storage Last week saw the announcement of two major joint ventures in the cloud computing space. While German enterprise software maker SAP AG tied up with Verizon to offer its CRM solutions on the cloud, BlackBerry-manufacturer Research in Motion (RIM) announced it was teaming up with Microsoft

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Is Consolidation Coming to Cloud Computing?

Is Consolidation Coming to Cloud Computing? In recent times, the biggest news in cloud computing has been Hewlett-Packard’s (HP) entry into the sector. And this entry is not a side business; the new CEO truly believes the company’s future lies in the cloud, going on record saying, “Everything that we do in the future will

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Top 55 Cloud Computing Enablers Gaining Mind Share in 1Q 2011

Top 55 Cloud Computing Enablers Gaining Mind Share It’s that time again. Today we take a look at 1Q 2011 to see which Cloud players are gaining mindshare. You can guarantee that the Cloud computing segment will be even more exciting to watch in  2011 than it was in 2010 as large enterprise information technology

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