Firms embrace cloud computing

By BRIDGET CAREY The Miami Herald MIAMI — For the past several years, cloud computing has been all the buzz in tech circles. Now mainstream South Florida companies are catching on, using the cloud to trim technology costs, share files from remote locations and even run their phone systems. “It just makes life easier,” says

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Rackspace Open Sources Cloud Platform; Announces Plans to Collaborate with NASA and Other Industry Leaders on OpenStack Project

SAN ANTONIO, Jul 19, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Rackspace(R) Hosting (RAX 16.64, -0.66, -3.82%) today announced the launch of OpenStack(TM), an open-source cloud platform designed to foster the emergence of technology standards and cloud interoperability. Rackspace, the leading specialist in the hosting and cloud computing industry, is donating the code that powers its Cloud Files

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Big News! eBay and Microsoft Announce Cloud Computing Partnership

WASHINGTON — July 12, 2010 — Microsoft Corp. and eBay [NASDAQ: EBAY] today announced that eBay will be one of the first customers of Microsoft’s new Windows Azure platform appliance for cloud computing. The partnership is a significant joint engineering effort that will couple the innovation and power of the Windows Azure platform appliance with

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Cloud Computing Will Surpass the Internet in Importance

IDG News Service — Cloud computing will top the Internet in importance as development of the Web continues, according to a university professor who spoke Friday at the World Future Society conference in Boston. While those who developed the Internet had a clear vision and the power to make choices about the road it would

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Fujitsu, Microsoft Unite To Take Cloud Computing Global

TOKYO (Nikkei)–Fujitsu Ltd. (FJTSY, 6702.TO) and Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) will share data centers worldwide in a bid to catch up to Google Inc. (GOOG) and other pioneers in the business of providing software and computing services online, the Nikkei reported Friday. The effort will combine Microsoft software with Fujitsu customer service to speed both firms’

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Disruption from the Cloud: Opportunities and Challenges for SMB Channel Partners

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The rapid growth of cloud computing is making it much easier for SMB channel partners to provide a broader range of offerings on a 24/7 basis at a lower cost and with fewer IT staff. These offerings include services such as SaaS and managed IT services. As a result, SMB channel partners could

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CloudTweaks Update! New Cloud Computing Job Board!!

CloudTweaks is pleased to offer our visitors the opportunity to find and post jobs related to SaaS and Cloud Computing.  Visit: CloudTweaks Jobs for more information. Companies Currently Hiring IBM Salesforce.com Google Accenture Appnexus Xerox

Top 5 CRM Services Running In The Cloud…

One of the leaders of the pack.  Salesforce.com is known to be a market leader in CRM. It combines the best of business processes and technology that provides powerful CRM services. Salesforce.com offers an array of CRM and business application services that allow customers and subscribers to systematically record and store business data. SageCRM.com offers

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Partners Line Up in Support of Cloudera's New Hadoop-Based Offerings

Cloudera Enterprise and Cloudera’s Distribution for Hadoop (CDH), Announced Today, Hailed by Cloudera’s Partners as the Preferred Choice by Organizations Deploying Apache Hadoop SANTA CLARA, CA–(Marketwire – June 29, 2010) – Hadoop Summit — Cloudera, a leading provider of Hadoop-based data management software and services, today announced support for Cloudera Enterprise and Cloudera’s Distribution for

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How virtualization helps companies transform their approach to IT

Virtualization made its way into the mainstream data center with a strong cost-reduction value proposition centered around a straightforward tactic: server consolidation. Now, on the back of the success these projects achieved, virtualization is gaining a more strategic role in the IT landscape. As virtualization initiatives delivered tangible bottom line benefits–in some instances up to

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Zuora Joins Microsoft Windows Azure Technology Adoption Program as Charter Cloud Based-Billing Provider

Launches the Zuora Toolkit for Windows Azure Enabling Developers and ISVs to Meter, Price, and Bill for Windows Azure Platform Cloud Solutions REDWOOD SHORES, CA–(Marketwire – June 16, 2010) – Company News Zuora, the company that defined and continues to lead the subscription billing industry, today announced that it will join the Microsoft Windows Azure

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Ingram Micro Announces New Cloud Conduit Initiative to Accelerate Adoption of Cloud Computing

Forges New Relationships with Amazon Web Services, Rackspace Cloud Hosting and salesforce.com DALLAS, June 7 /PRNewswire/ — INGRAM MICRO CLOUD SUMMIT – As part of its inaugural Cloud Summit, Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM) today announced the Cloud Conduit − a new services initiative that connects Ingram Micro’s North America channel partners with leading and

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Google Official Blog – Intro to Apps Cloud Calculator, Take a test into the Cloud

We’ve talked about the power of cloud computing and how millions of businesses have already gone Google by switching to Apps. But sometimes it’s hard to imagine what working in the cloud would really mean, and frequently, people ask us how they can better understand the benefits of Google Apps specifically for their business. How

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10 most promising cloud computing companies – Structure 2010 LaunchPad

Cloud computing companies, chosen from hundreds of applicants, to be honored at industry’s leading cloud conference, Structure 2010 (PRWEB) May 24, 2010 — GigaOM today announced the winners of Structure 2010 LaunchPad, a high-profile competition that recognizes the 11 most promising cloud companies. From the large number of entries just 11 were chosen as winners

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