Microsoft wants its partners 'All in' with the cloud

By Mary Jo Foley Starting July 12, Microsoft’s annual Worldwide Partner Conference kicks off in Washington, DC. The company’s loudest messaging at the four-day event will be that Microsoft partners need to be “All In” with the cloud, just like Redmond itself. Microsoft will be highlighting many of its partners that have managed to transition

IBM unit plans to hire 600 workers to help fill their 100,000-square-foot cloud computing center

New RTP center may draw up to $7.8M in state incentives DURHAM, Jul 09, 2010 (The Herald-Sun – McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) – A subsidiary of IBM is planning to hire 600 workers and invest $3.7 million in a new process service center in Durham’s Research Triangle Park in the next two years. As

Fujitsu, has entered into the Cloud Computing market

TOKYO (Reuters) – Fujitsu Ltd, Japan’s biggest IT services provider, said on Friday it plans to boost investment in cloud computing by 54 percent this year to beef up its operations in one of the IT sector’s hottest areas. It will also seek more global partnerships and acquisitions to expand its software and product offerings

Disruption from the Cloud: Opportunities and Challenges for SMB Channel Partners

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The rapid growth of cloud computing is making it much easier for SMB channel partners to provide a broader range of offerings on a 24/7 basis at a lower cost and with fewer IT staff. These offerings include services such as SaaS and managed IT services. As a result, SMB channel partners could

IBM and European Union Join to Develop New Collaborative e-Business Model Extending Open Source and Cloud Technologies

Press Release Jul 2010: IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced, in collaboration with the European Union, industry and academia, the launch of a research consortium which aims to help businesses more easily take advantage of Internet-based services – or “e-services” – to create collaborative business operations and achieve shared business goals. The unique effort focuses on

Live Webinar From CloudSwitch on Using the Cloud Instead of Scaling Your Colo

Live Webinar From CloudSwitch on Using the Cloud Instead of Scaling Your Colo

Jul 07, 2010 12:30 ET Ready to Kick the Colo Habit? BURLINGTON, MA–(Marketwire – July 7, 2010) –  CloudSwitch, Inc. today announced a live webinar on July 13, 2010 to demonstrate how cloud computing offers dramatic cost savings and flexibility improvements compared to traditional hosting providers or colocation facilities. The cloud enables rapid provisioning and

3PAR Helps Smarsh Harness the Scalability of the Cloud

Industry’s Fastest-Growing Email Archiving Provider Gains Efficiency and Flexibility for Its Tier 1 SaaS Deployment REMONT, CA, Jul 07, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — 3PAR(R) (PAR 9.10, -0.30, -3.19%) , the leading global provider of utility storage, announced today that Smarsh, the managed service leader in secure, innovative, and reliable email archiving solutions, has deployed

EMC to Acquire Greenplum – Data warehousing technology provider

Disruptive Data Warehousing Technology Enables New Era of “Big Data” Clouds and Self-Service Analytics HOPKINTON, Mass., July 6 /PRNewswire/ — EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC), the world’s leading provider of information infrastructure solutions, today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire California-based Greenplum, Inc.  Greenplum is a privately-held, fast-growing provider of disruptive data warehousing

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