How to Determine How Much Your Cloud Costs

How to Determine How Much Your Cloud Costs Because I am a long term supporter of cloud computing, and I try to spread the idea that moving to the cloud will help any company lower costs and better leverage resources, I am often asked, how much the cloud actually costs. People fear that the initial

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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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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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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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Should You Train To Be A Cloud Computing Professional? – Part 1

Should You Train To Be A Cloud Computing Professional? – Part 1 Growing up as a high school student in the late 90s, I became interested in computers, and for the first time, considered making a career out of it. When I graduated high school in 2000, the love for computers hadn’t died down and

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Free “Point-and-Click” Cloud Migrations with Racemi Cloud Path

Free “Point-and-Click” Cloud Migrations with Racemi Cloud Path Beta opens for on-boarding to public cloud providers ATLANTA, October 18, 2011 – Migrating existing servers to the cloud is now point-and-click easy –- and free for the next 30 days for the first 100 customers — with a new online beta migration service from Racemi. Racemi

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Google Apps and 365: Cloud Face-Off

Google Apps and 365: Cloud Face-Off If you’re looking to move to the cloud, you’ve probably wondered whether Google Apps or Office 365, two of the leading cloud computing service providers, is right for you.  So how do you know which service to choose?  Here is a side-by-side comparison of the services offered through each.

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3 Key Questions about Cloud Computing People are Not Afraid to Ask

3 Key Questions about Cloud Computing People are Not Afraid to Ask I have been writing about cloud computing for quite a while now and I have tried to write on topics I thought would be useful to my readers. From my interaction with both insiders and novices, one thing has been made very clear,

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