Google cloud-computing applications get certification for federal government use

Google cloud-computing applications get certification for federal government use Google wants the federal government to use its e-mail. The company earned federal certification last week for its cloud-based e-mail, calendar and other collaboration applications after the General Services Administration determined they met moderate-level federal security requirements. It’s the first cloud-based suite to earn such accreditation

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Cloud Computing Analysts encouraged by Microsoft’s ‘cloud’ progress

Cloud Computing Analysts encouraged by Microsoft’s ‘cloud’ progress SEATTLE (MarketWatch) — Wall Street analysts came away from Microsoft Corp.’s annual gathering encouraged by the company’s progress in adapting to a market in which software applications are increasingly delivered online, according to research reports published Friday. Microsoft increasingly has been moving into so-called cloud computing, where

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Will cloud computing economics add up for Microsoft?

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By Larry Dignan at ZDnet Microsoft at its financial analyst meeting made the case for being a cloud computing leader and argued that its economic prospects will improve as information technology shifts to an on-demand model. The big question: Do you buy the argument that cloud computing will accelerate Microsoft’s earnings and revenue growth? Let’s

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50 Top Cloud Computing Companies

50 Top Cloud Computing Companies The list has over 50 of the biggest and best up and coming Cloud Computing companies anywhere.  If you’re interested in shifting to the cloud this would be a good place to start your search.  We will include this in our Cloud Vendors section and will be constantly updating with

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Optimizing the Virtual Cloud

BURBANK, CA–(Marketwire – July 29, 2010) – Cloud computing is a revolution for corporate data systems. Instead of having to install and maintain costly server hardware on-site, enterprises can now subscribe to a cloud service and literally use computing resources as they are needed. When they are no longer required, those resources are used elsewhere.

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UPDATE: Microsoft COO: ‘We Are Going To Lead With the Cloud’

SAN FRANCISCO (Dow Jones)–Cloud computing tops a four-point plan Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) has developed for maintaining its position in the business-software market, Kevin Turner, the company’s chief operating officer, said Thursday. “We are going to lead with the cloud,” Turner said at the Redmond, Wash. software giant’s analyst day. “It helps position Microsoft to sell

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Top 10 Cloud Computing Venture Capital Firms To Help Build Your Business

Top 10 Cloud Computing Venture Capital Firms To Help Build Your Business For more than 30 years, NEA has been helping to build great companies. Our committed capital has grown to $11 billion and we’ve funded more than 650 companies in the Information Technology, Energy Technology and Healthcare sectors. For more than 49 years, Norwest

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DreamWorks signs cloud computing deal

DreamWorks SKG has signed a multi-year deal with Cerelink for cloud computing access. Instead of rendering movies like How To Train Your Dragon on thousands of its own computer cores, DreamWorks will use elastic compute resources housed in Cerelink’s supercomputing-class facility at the New Mexico Applications Centre (NMCAC). “Elastic” cloud computing allows clients like DreamWorks

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CA Technologies buys its way into cloud fray

By Kevin Kwang, ZDNet Asia Its 2010 acquisition blitz to date includes Oblicore, Nimsoft and 3Tera and shows no signs of slowing as CA Technologies (CA) continues its buying spree to “plug gaps” and bulk up on technical capabilities, particularly in the cloud environment. According to Andi Mann, vice president of product marketing at CA,

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Fujitsu sales suggest the market is turning

News that Fujitsu UK & Ireland has signed £200m in new business with three large customers will be seen as welcome relief to Fujitsu shareholders, among others. While it will disappoint the companies that lost to Fujitsu, they will nevertheless be encouraged that the private sector is once again spending money. After keeping their hands

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