Does Gartner understand cloud computing?

Does Gartner understand cloud computing? By Simon Ellis of Labslice – CloudTweaks Contributor I like the Gartner Magic Quadrant. It provides for a quick overview of a specific domain, lists the key players and assigns them a high-level effectiveness rank. It’s a great tool, and also a very dangerous one. For those who understand a

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Weekly Cloud Computing Presentations and Research Papers

Remove Barriers and Empower Developers with Cloud Computing Learn how the cloud can enable innovation and facilitate collaboration while reducing organizational costs for even the most complex development organization. Forrester Principal Analyst Dave West will present “An Industry Viewpoint: ALM in the Cloud.” CollabNet CEO Bill Portelli will also discuss new trends in cloud computing,

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The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – Cloud Theory

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Cisco Unveils Cloud-based ‘Videoscape’ Platform for Service Providers

Cisco Unveils Cloud-based TV Platform By Kiril Kirilov Networking leader Cisco unveiled a new cloud-based TV platform targeting service providers worldwide at Consumer Electronics Show 2011 in Las Vegas last week. The core functionality of the new Cisco Videoscape®, include ability to combine digital TV and online content with social media and communications applications. Australia-based

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BlackBerry Seeks To Appease Indian Government With Cloud Computing Solution

Blackberry Cloud Computing Solution? By Sourya Biswas BlackBerry manufacturer RIM (Research In Motion) and the Indian government have been at loggerheads for some time now due to the latter’s insistence on monitoring BlackBerry data citing security concerns. With such data being stored on servers outside India, the country’s security agencies could not access it leading

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Sourcefire Aquisition – Now competitor in the cloud based anti-virus market

Sourcefire Acquires Cloud-based Anti-virus Maker Immunet for USD 21 Million By Kiril Kirilov Cybersecurity solutions provider Sourcefire has acquired Immunet, a cloud-based anti-virus start-up, in a deal worth USD 21 million, the two companies said in a press release. Massachusetts-based Sourcefire is to pay initial USD 17 million in cash while the rest of the sum

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Crunchie Awards Finalists – Best New Cloud Start Ups

Best New Cloud Start Ups The Annual Crunchie awards is hosted and put together by TechCrunch, GigaOm, and VentureBeat. Listed are the finalists in each category Best Internet Application ChartBeat Greplin Pandora Rdio Ujam Best Social App Cityville Dailybooth Foursquare GroupMe Twitter Best Social Commerce App Blippy Groupon Jetsetter LivingSocial One King’s Lane ShopKick Best

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The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – Gaming

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Google Wins Court Ruling Against Microsoft In Cloud Computing Contract

Google Wins Court Ruling Against Microsoft In Cloud Computing Contract Microsoft and Google have never been the best of friends, and this mutual dislike has extended to their ventures in the cloud computing space as well. Both these technology behemoths fully realize the immense potential of cloud computing and have been intensely competitive in trying to

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Salesforce.com Acquires Dimdim – An Open Sourced Collaboration Service

Salesforce.com Acquires Dimdim Acquisition will extend salesforce.com’s Chatter collaboration platform with critical real-time communication technologies.  Follows the proven Facebook model of combining real-time collaboration and communication into a single integrated service. Enables salesforce.com to build on momentum of 60,000 Chatter customers,  accelerating the industry shift to Cloud 2 SAN FRANCISCO, – Salesforce.com [NYSE: CRM], the

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Lower Amazon Prices – Cloud Support Package Breakdown

Lower Amazon Prices – Cloud Support Package Breakdown By CloudTweaks On January 6th 2011, Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced some good news for users of the existing Premium Support offerings with a 50% usage pricing reduction. They have also added two new support plans; Bronze and Platinum to their existing Silver and Gold Premium Support

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Cloud Provider Amazon AWS Introduces New Premium Support Plans

AWS Introduces New Premium Support Plans, Lowers Usage Prices by 50% on Existing Plans Source: Amazon AWS Site We are excited to announce that we have lowered usage pricing on existing Premium Support offerings by 50% and added two new support plans to meet the needs of developers and businesses of all sizes and technical

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LiveOps Receives Customer Interaction Solutions® Magazine’s 2010 Product of the Year Award

Contact Center Cloud Platform Honored for Exceptional Innovation SANTA CLARA, CA–(Marketwire – January 6, 2011) – LiveOps announced today that the LiveOps Contact Center Cloud Platform has received a 2010 Product of the Year Award from Technology Marketing Corporation’s (TMC®) Customer Interaction Solutions magazine, the leading publication covering CRM, call centers and teleservices since 1982.

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Cloud Computing-What is its Potential Value for Your Company?

Cloud Computing-What is its Potential Value for Your Company? Examining whether cloud computing makes good business sense for your company. In essence, cloud computing means running software and accessing data that reside somewhere else. ZDNet explains (Hinchcliffe, 2008) cloud computing in business-trend terms: “Software platforms are moving from their traditional centricity around individually owned and

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