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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Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money: UPDATE 1

Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money: UPDATE 1 Startups have always attracted pride of place on this website, and with many of them being created with astounding regularity and getting financing, this article is just the first of many updates that are sure to follow. You can read some other consolidated news articles on startups

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Toshiba Introduces Cloud-Based Backup Capabilities

Toshiba Introduces Cloud-Based Backup Capabilities Toshiba’s Digital Products Division (DPD) has introduced its Canvio 3.0 portable hard disk drive (HDD) line featuring cloud-based backup capabilities and storage capacities of 500 gigabytes (GB), 750GB or one terabyte (TB). Equipped with pre-loaded backup software, the new Canvio 3.0 line comes with simple plug-and-play operation and is compatible

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China’s No.1 Search Engine Jumps On To The Cloud Computing Bandwagon

China’s No.1 Search Engine Jumps On To The Cloud Computing Bandwagon Over the last decade, China has been the country to watch out for. After decades of isolationism through communism, China has embraced capitalism with frenzy, though nominally, communism still rules the one-party State. Overtaking Japan as the world’s second largest economy, China is fast

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Avnet Technology Solutions Introduces CloudReady™ Program in India

Avnet Technology Solutions Introduces CloudReady™ Program in India Program designed to help channel partners on cloud computing opportunities Mumbai, India – September 20, 2011 – Avnet Technology Solutions, the leading technology solutions distribution company and an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), today introduced CloudReady™ Program, an initiative designed to prepare and enable channel

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The Cloud Lock-In (Part 2): The Great Lock-In of PaaS

The Cloud Lock-In (Part 2): The Great Lock-In of PaaS As we climb up the cloud layers scale, the complexity increases hence the vendor lock-in. PaaS as well as SaaS layers present stronger vendor lock-in than the IaaS layer. Did you read the 1st part on IaaS Lock-In ? The Cloud Lock-In (Part 1): Public IaaS is

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Amazon Cloud Services Provider Moves Into Social Media

Amazon Cloud Services Provider Moves Into Social Media (Reuters Report) – Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) is stepping up social media efforts after the largest Internet retailer partially missed one of the hottest technology trends of recent years. Amazon hired a director of social media, John Yurcisin, from WPP’s (WPP.L) Ogilvy & Mather earlier this year to

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Cloud Computing and your Car – Part 1

Cloud Computing and your Car – Part 1 Cars define America. If a non-American were asked to define the nation, skyscrapers, cars and Hollywood would definitely be part of the definition. For long, automobiles have been at the forefront of American innovation, giving rise to the Big Three of American Auto – General Motors, Ford

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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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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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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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Chi-East Selects Equinix as its Primary Cloud Data Hosting Provider

Chi-East Selects Equinix as its Primary Cloud Data Hosting Provider SINGAPORE — August 24, 2011 — Chi-East, the independent, pan-Asian trading venue, and Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), a provider of global data centre services, today announced that Chi-East has chosen Equinix’s Singapore 2 (SG2) International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) as its primary data centre. Chi-East, which

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Hewlett-Packard May Spin Off PC Business To Focus On Cloud Computing

Hewlett-Packard May Spin Off PC Business To Focus On Cloud Computing Hewlett-Packard Co (HPQ.N), which may spin off the world’s largest PC business, is no longer a “safe haven” stock, said Robert W. Baird, which downgraded the stock to “neutral” on weak results and the company’s decision to overhaul its portfolio. As part of a

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VMware Drives Cloud Computing for U.S. Federal Agencies

VMware Drives Cloud Computing for U.S. Federal Agencies VMware has experienced growing momentum for desktop virtualization in U.S. Federal agencies with VMware View, which enables IT to centralize software management, reduce hardware support and speed application deployment. The global specialist in virtualization and cloud infrastructure notes that its desktop virtualization solution enables people working in

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