What’s The New Cloud-Friendly CIO Like?

What’s The New Cloud-Friendly CIO Like? The Chief Information Officer (CIO) has always occupied a position secondary to the other C-suite executives like the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Chief Operating Officer (COO) and the Chief Financial Officer (CFO). However, that is changing with the advent of cloud computing. So, what’s this new cloud-friendly CIO

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Will Vivek Kundra’s Departure Affect Government’s Flight to the Clouds?

Will Vivek Kundra’s Departure Affect Government’s Flight to the Clouds? The online world is abuzz with news of the planned departure of the first Chief Information Officer (CIO) the US has ever had, and some have expressed fears that this may slow down the government’s aggressive adoption of cloud computing that Vivek Kundra had been

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How Much Can The US Government Save By Going To The Cloud?

How Much Can The US Government Save By Going To The Cloud? The government has often been accused of wasteful expenditure. Ask any average American citizen about government expenses, and there’s a good chance you will get a derisive response which also includes a strong opinion on why citizens should stop paying taxes because they

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Cisco, EMC, VMware Evolve Australian Data Centre to Private Cloud

Cisco, EMC, VMware Evolve Australian Data Centre to Private Cloud Cisco, EMC and VMware have teamed on helping KPMG Australia, part of a global network of firms providing audit, tax and advisory services, to evolve its data centre to a private cloud with a Vblock infrastructure platform. The companies claim that this platform successfully blends

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The Small Print in Cloud Computing Contracts

Cloud Computing Contracts “The universe never did make sense; I suspect it was built on government contract.” – Robert A. Heinlein (1907-1988), American science fiction writer. A contract is defined as “a legally enforceable agreement between two or more parties for the doing or not doing of something specified.” Contracts are the cornerstones of business.

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Microsoft Expands Its Cloud Customer Base

Microsoft Expands its Cloud Customer Base Microsoft has expanded its customer base for its popular suite of cloud applications. Several companies including Advocate Health Care, Manpower Inc., Shell and Tampa General Hospital are using Microsoft Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS), to enjoy benefits such as better collaboration and productivity. Manpower, a provider of innovative work-force

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Top 25 European Cloud Computing Rising Stars: Mvine

Serial entrepreneur Frank Joshi founded Mvine Ltd. in 2005 as an online record label and music social network but he soon realized that B2B cloud platforms have great market growth potential and Mvine platform was re-designed to serve also as a social businesses software system. Recently, the company released its new social business platform in

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Microsoft Ups Ante In Salesforce Suit, Accuses Former Manager Of Information Theft

Microsoft Ups Ante In Salesforce Suit, Accuses Former Manager Of Information Theft The arena of cloud computing is all set for a bloody battle between two combative gladiators as Microsoft upped the ante in its ongoing suit against Salesforce.com by accusing former Microsoft manager Matt Miszewski of taking 25,000 pages of confidential information to its

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How Cloud Computing Affects Real People

How Cloud Computing Affects Real People “Reality is merely an illusion, although a very persistent one.”                                    – Albert Einstein (1879-1955), the most famous scientist of the 20th century. Any business decision is invariably taken considering its impact on different stakeholders. In this context, stakeholder refers to any individual or entity that influences or influences the

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CloudTweaks Forms Strategic Alliance With CIO Dialog

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CloudTweaks, Media Partner For The March 28th, 29th Event The CIO Dialog on March 28th and 29th, 2011, at the Hotel Palomar in Dallas, TX,  is the exclusive international networking event for IT executives from the public and private sector to network, share best practice and discuss strategies to ensure IT continues to deliver real

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Having The Best Of Both Worlds With Hybrid Clouds

Having The Best Of Both Worlds With Hybrid Clouds “It might be said now that I have the best of both worlds. A Harvard education and a Yale degree.” – John F. Kennedy (1917-1963), 35th President of the United States. If a child is offered the option of candy or a rollercoaster ride at the

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How Cloud Computing Can Save You Money

How Cloud Computing Can Save You Money “Over the long term, absent of other barriers, economics always win.” – Andy Bechtolsheim, co-founder of Sun Microsystems. Bechtolsheim made this announcement when presenting on the potential of cloud computing, where he stated that ultimately, it will be economics that dictates worldwide adoption of this new technology. And

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Salesforce.com Appoints JP Rangaswami as Chief Scientist

LONDON, Nov. 24, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ – Salesforce.com  (CRM 143.37, +0.87, +0.61%) , the enterprise cloud computing company, today announced the appointment of JP Rangaswami to the newly created position of Chief Scientist. At salesforce.com, Rangaswami reports to Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO, salesforce.com. In his new role, Rangaswami will help European customers think

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New EMC Executive Research Uncovers Information Governance Risk Factors in Public and Hybrid Clouds

Leadership Council for Information Advantage Provides Roadmap for Intelligent Governance Strategies in a Cloudy World HOPKINTON, Mass., Nov. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC), the world leader in information infrastructure solutions, today released a new report from the Leadership Council for Information Advantage that explores how the use of public and hybrid cloud

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