Will Google Build A Cloud-ERP Solution For Small Businesses

Will Google Build A Cloud-ERP Solution For Small Businesses For far too long, Google has been playing catch-up to Microsoft in the business productivity segment. According to numbers released by analyst firm Gartner, Microsoft still holds close to 90% of the market with its Office suite of products. But the silver lining for Google is in

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Google Wins One Battle, Microsoft Wins Another, But The War Continues

Google Wins One Battle, Microsoft Wins Another, But The War Continues… On an article published more than a year ago on January 7, 2011, I had written “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

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Will Google’s G-Drive Turbo Charge the Consumer Cloud?

Will Google’s G-Drive Turbo Charge the Consumer Cloud? The rumors on Google’s cloud storage solution – G Drive is back, after a couple of years of hiatus. Leaks based on the screenshots reveled here and here point to a service with a 5 GB free storage to be launched in the middle of April. Google

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Zynga’s Shift from the Public to the Private Cloud

Zynga

Zynga’s Shift from the Public to the Private Cloud Zynga is a company that has grown tremendously since its modest beginnings in 2007. Named after a bulldog named Zinga once owned by founder Mark Pincus (who also features prominently in the company logo), Zynga began life as a startup and got $29 million in venture

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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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Are The Big Players Being Hypocritical On Cloud Computing Standards?

Are The Big Players Being Hypocritical On Cloud Computing Standards? The usefulness (and necessity) of developing universal cloud computing standards has been covered in several articles (See: Cloud Computing Standards: How Important Are They?  and Cloud Computing Standards – is it time? ). However, now that some concrete steps are being taken towards this goal,

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Microsoft and HP Join Hands on the Cloud

Microsoft and HP Join Hands on the Cloud There may not be any love lost between Microsoft and Google in the cloud computing space (and elsewhere) (See: Google vs Microsoft: US Government Agrees to End Microsoft Bias  and Microsoft And Google Are At It Again); however, it would seem that Microsoft is not averse to

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Some Recent Cloud Computing Acquisitions

Some Recent Cloud Computing Acquisitions As an industry matures, consolidation occurs and some prominent players emerge. With big companies already staking their claims in this space – a phenomenon which I had argued differentiated the cloud computing fervor from the dotcom bubble (See: Are Cloud Computing Stocks Overvalued?) – it was only time that the

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Recent Cloud Computing Team Ups – II

Recent Cloud Computing Team Ups – II (This is the concluding part of a two-part article.  For Part 1, please see: Recent Cloud Computing Team Ups) In the first part, I wrote about one recent team-up in the cloud computing space – Red Hat and SAIC. Here are two more. Piston Cloud Computing and Securisea 

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Recent Cloud Computing Team Ups – I

Recent Cloud Computing Team Ups – I “The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don’t play together, the club won’t be worth a dime.” – Babe Ruth (1895-1948), American baseball legend. The above quote coming from

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Deloitte’s New Cloud Offering – CloudPrint

Deloitte’s New Cloud Offering – CloudPrint Deloitte, the second largest professional services firm in the world (having recently lost that title to PwC), has expanded its consulting services in the cloud computing space with Deloitte CloudPrint, a “proprietary delivery framework has been designed to help guide clients through the process of becoming a cloud service

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CloudSigma Introduces Innovation in Cloud Computing with Solid State Devices (SSDs)

CloudSigma Introduces Innovation in Cloud Computing with Solid State Devices (SSDs) Now, Switzerland can add innovation in cloud computing to its list of achievements that include banks, chocolates, cheese and fine watches. The country’s leading Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider CloudSigma (www.cloudsigma.com) recently set the cloud computing world buzzing by announcing the addition of solid state drive

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What’s Trending in Cloud Computing?

What’s Trending in Cloud Computing? According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, “trend” may be defined as “to show a tendency towards.” When teenagers try to be trendy by incorporating the latest fashions in their sartorial decisions, they provide clothes labels information on what’s popular and what’s not. Thus, there is a continuous feedback loop where labels

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Ninefold and Rackspace Battle for Australian Startup Mind Space

Ninefold and Rackspace Battle for Australian Startup Mind Space Last month American cloud computing service provider Rackspace, in an effort to expand its presence in the Australian market, announced a deal with early stage venture capitalists Pollenizer to offer Australian start-ups free hosting worth $2,000 a month for their first year of operations. Now, Rackspace’s

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