HP Seeks To Give Amazon Competition with a New Public Cloud Service

HP Seeks To Give Amazon Competition with a New Public Cloud Service For several years now, Amazon has held sway over the cloud computing heap, especially in IaaS. HP, in contrast, though being one of the largest traditional IT infrastructure players, had been slow to jump onto the cloud computing bandwagon. However, over the last

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Defining SaaS and Its Relevance to Education

Defining SaaS and Its Relevance to Education By far, the biggest challenge of the United States’ Department of Education has something to do with the depreciation of the standard and the quality of the educational services on the country. Of course, substandard services mean substandard graduates. And, in these tough times, the country cannot afford

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Salesforce.com Further Democratizes the Service Cloud

Salesforce.com Further Democratizes the Service Cloud Salesforce.com has further democratized the Service Cloud by completing the acquisition of Assistly, an instant customer-service help desk built for the cloud. Assistly was acquired for about $50 million in cash, net of cash acquired. Salesforce.com also assumed Assistly’s unvested options and will issue restricted stock units to certain

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Amazon Goes Shopping – Aquires CLOUD.CO Domain Name

Amazon.com Acquires CLOUD.CO Domain Name Online retailer Amazon.com has acquired the registration rights to the single letter domain names A.CO, K.CO and Z.CO and also to the premium reserved domain name Cloud.CO. This announcement was made yesterday by the official domain registry for the .CO domain, .CO Internet S.A.S., which signed an agreement with Amazon.com

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Microsoft to Acquire Skype For $8.5 Billion

Microsoft to Acquire Skype For $8.5 Billion REDMOND, Wash., and LUXEMBOURG – May 10, 2011 – Microsoft Corp. and Skype Global S.à r.l today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Microsoft will acquire Skype, the leading Internet communications company, for $8.5 billion in cash from the investor group led by

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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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Cloud Computing Sector to Witness More M&A in 2011, PwC Report

Cloud Computing Sector to Witness More M&A in 2011, PwC Report The rush for cloud-based technology solutions and development of virtualization and security technologies will fuel growing interest in cloud computing during 2011 and a new wave of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) is expected, a recent report by PwC revealed. Cost savings opportunities and growing

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Drive Marketing ROI in the Cloud with Microsoft® Dynamics CRM Online – Web Event

Drive Marketing ROI in the Cloud with Microsoft® Dynamics CRM Online Microsoft® Dynamics CRM Online provides end-to-end management of marketing programs, from data acquisition and segmentation, to campaign management and analysis of responses and activities, to tracking campaign opportunity return on investment (ROI). Attend this webcastto see Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online in action, including integration

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Dell’s New Cloud Computing Buy

Dell’s New Cloud Computing Buy By Sourya Biswas of CloudTweaks Having already made several acquisitions in the cloud computing space this year, Dell took another step in that direction when it announced on Wednesday, 29 December 2010, its intention to buy medical archive services company InSite One Inc. Terms of the transaction, which is subject

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