VMware Acquires Cloud-based Presentation Provider SlideRocket

VMware Acquires Cloud-based Presentation Provider SlideRocket Palo Alto-based cloud computing company VMware has announced the acquisition of San Francisco-based SlideRocket for an undisclosed sum. While the former focuses on virtualization and cloud infrastructure, the latter is a cloud-based online presentation application that produces slideshows and is used by over 20,000 customers and 300,000 users. Considering

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Lessons from the Amazon Cloud Outage

Lessons from the Amazon Cloud Outage Unless you have been living under the proverbial rock (or maybe a tropical paradise with no Internet connectivity), you must have heard about one of the greatest disasters of the cloud computing industry – Amazon’s Elastic Cloud Computing (EC2) outage that happened last week. Now, mistakes are a part

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Dell Improves Enterprise Efficiency with its Cloud Application

Dell Improves Enterprise Efficiency with its Cloud Application Dell is helping organizations to achieve enterprise efficiency by introducing new capabilities in its cloud computing solution. New and improved Dell Boomi allow enterprises to leverage cloud computing and Software as a Service (SaaS) to significantly improve enterprise efficiency while leveraging existing IT investments. Dell claims that

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UK Lags Behind Other European Nations in Adoption of Cloud Computing

UK Lags Behind Other European Nations in Adoption of Cloud Computing According to recent research from cloud computing company VMware, only 48% of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the UK use the cloud, compared with an average of 60% across Europe. This was revealed after a survey of 1,600 companies across France, Germany, Italy,

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Cloud Computing Market Will Top $241 Billion In 2020

Cloud Computing Market Will Top $241 Billion In 2020 Independent research firm Forrester Research expects the global cloud computing market to reach $241 billion in 2020 compared to $40.7 in 2010, according to a new Forrester report called “Sizing the Cloud”. The report aims to provide insights into the future market size of cloud computing

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Book Review: Idea Man by Paul Allen, Co-founder of Microsoft

Book Review: Idea Man by Paul Allen, Co-founder of Microsoft Don’t worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you’ll have to ram them down people’s throats. ~ Howard Aiken That seems an appropriate quote for microcomputer’s early days and the challenges that faced Paul Allen. I received Paul Allen’s book, “Idea Man”

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LinkShare Develops Marketing Application with Microsoft Cloud

LinkShare Develops Marketing Application with Microsoft Cloud LinkShare is using Microsoft’s Cloud Services Platform to develop the next generation of online performance marketing application LinkShare Lightning. This online performance marketing firm decided to use Windows Azure after evaluating the cloud computing offerings from Amazon Web Services and Google App Engine. Microsoft claims its massively scalable

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Riverbed Optimizes Wide Area Network Performance for Microsoft RemoteFX to Enhance Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Experience

Steelhead Appliances Accelerate Virtual Desktop Performance Over the Wide Area Network, Improving End User Productivity San Francisco—April 25, 2011— Riverbed Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD), the IT performance company, today announced that Riverbed® Steelhead® appliances have been optimized for Microsoft RemoteFX—a new set of graphic capabilities delivered in Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1. Support for RemoteFX delivers

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CloudTalk Launches New iPhone and Android Version

CloudTalk Launches New iPhone and Android Version CloudTalk, a social communications platform that enables personal and natural communication through voice as well as text, photo and video, showed the new version of its application that runs on iPhone and Android, the company said. The new version of the CloudTalk app features rich social and multi-media

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Cloud Computing to Drive Industry Growth in 2011

Cloud Computing to Drive Industry Growth in 2011 Cloud computing and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) will drive the largest amount of spending in the software industry over the next 12 months, according to a new Sand Hill Group survey. The survey findings from the Software CEO/CFO Outlook 2011 study are based on the interviews of more than

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