Can Increased State Taxation Hinder Cloud Computing? – Part 2

Can Increased State Taxation Hinder Cloud Computing? – Part 2 “I’m proud to pay taxes in the United States; the only thing is, I could be just as proud for half the money.” – Arthur Godfrey (1903-1983), American radio and television personality. In Part 1 of this two-part article, I laid out the current environment

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SHI Enhances its IaaS Platform with Cloud Cruiser

SHI Enhances its IaaS Platform with Cloud Cruiser SHI is enhancing its next generation infrastructure- as-a-service (IaaS) platform with Cloud Cruiser's enterprise suite of cloud cost management and chargeback solutions. Both companies have inked a strategic deal to this end. SHI International Corp., a $3 billion+ global provider of information technology products and services, has

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Can Increased State Taxation Hinder Cloud Computing? – Part 1

Can Increased State Taxation Hinder Cloud Computing? – Part 1 “The best things in life are free, but sooner or later the government will find a way to tax them.”  – Anonymous. Tax officials are usually the most hated representatives of the government, often without reason. However, some recent developments may well provide a valid

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8×8 Appoints Vance Raeside to Lead Federal Government Cloud-Based Sales Initiative

8×8 Appoints Vance Raeside to Lead Federal Government Cloud-Based Sales Initiative SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug. 31, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — 8×8, Inc. (Nasdaq:EGHT), provider of innovative cloud communications and computing solutions, today announced the appointment of Vance Raeside as its Washington DC-based Director, Federal Sales, responsible for overseeing all direct and indirect sales activity with federal,

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Gartner Case Study: Mohawk Fine Papers Uses a CSB to Ease Adoption of Cloud Computing

Gartner Inc Case Study: Mohawk Fine Papers Uses a CSB to Ease Adoption of Cloud Computing This Case Study provides useful lessons for combining e-commerce with cloud computing. See what Liaison Technologies can do for your business… This Case Study examines how paper manufacturer Mohawk Fine Papers uses cloud services brokerage Liaison Technologies' service to

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Riverbed Unveils IT Performance Solution for Accelerating VMware vSphere® Replication

Riverbed Unveils IT Performance Solution for Accelerating VMware vSphere® Replication Joint Riverbed and VMware Solution Critical for Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery in Cloud and Virtualized Environments   SAN FRANCISCO—August 30, 2011—Today at VMworld® 2011, Riverbed Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD), the IT performance company, announced its Steelhead® appliance wide area network (WAN) optimization solutions accelerate VMware vSphere®

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Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money

Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money Startups have been an area of focus for this website, and not without reason. With cloud computing being such a new technology, there is a lot of innovation taking place. And startups are often the birthplaces of innovation. However, innovation, like most things in life, requires money, at least

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IT 3.0 Manifesto – The Cloud Service Movement

IT 3.0 Manifesto – The Cloud Service Movement This white paper explores how to get started with this powerful, new approach to IT collaboration and support. How did IT find itself so far removed from the essence of true service and support? Frankly, not many would disagree that IT has always been a bit distracted

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Microsoft Creates Profitable Businesses with “Cloud CRM for Less”

Microsoft Creates Profitable Businesses with “Cloud CRM for Less” Microsoft is extending $150 cash per user seat to up to 500 user seats for each eligible customer through its “Cloud CRM for Less” offer. This offer is making it easier for Salesforce.com, SAP and Oracle customers to switch to Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online, which gives

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VMware Introduces New Platform for Enterprise Database as a Service

VMware Introduces New Platform for Enterprise Database as a Service New VMware vFabric Data Director™ Will Help Control Database Sprawl, Accelerate Application Development with Self-Service Database Operations and Improve Datacenter Efficiency Las Vegas, Aug. 29, 2011 — Today at VMworld® 2011, VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, announced a new

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NEC Secures Business with Android Based Cloud

NEC Secures Business with Android Based Cloud NEC Corporation is securing businesses with two new products “LifeTouchNOTE Business Model” and the “LifeTouch Security Pack Model.” The launch of two new business-use models of NEC’s Android based “LifeTouch” Cloud Communicator series has begun shipping in Japan from today August 26, 2011. NEC specializes in the integration

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Successful Selling In The Cloud Relies On Billing

Successful selling in the cloud relies on billing The cloud offers a multitude of benefits for businesses looking to expand their sales channels. In the cloud, these companies can create new, predictable revenue streams; develop economies of scale; gain faster time to market; and shorten sales cycles. However, those benefits come with some challenges. Many

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Acer Cloud Competency Center Launched in Acer e-Enabling Data Center in Taiwan

TAIPEI, TAIWAN (August 26, 2011) – Acer announces the completion of an all-new clustered computing competency center, Acer Cloud Competency Center, located at Acer’s e-Enabling Data Center (Acer eDC) in Taoyuan, Taiwan. The center offers proof of concept designs and new clustered computing solutions – including high-performance computing and cloud solutions – and builds upon

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