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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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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The Architect of the Official Cloud Computing Revolution – CIO Vivek Kundra

Official Cloud Computing Revolution – CIO Vivek Kundra “The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would steal them away.” – Ronald Reagan (1911-2004), 40th US President. (Disclaimer: I realize that I used this quote in an earlier article, but it is so much appropriate for what I am about to say,

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UK Public Sector Shifts Closer to the Cloud

UK Public Sector Shifts Closer to the Cloud The UK Government’s Information and Communications Technology strategy highlights the need to move to cloud computing, and this demand is being addressed by cloud collaboration specialist, Huddle. Used by more than 85,000 organizations worldwide, including Disney, Huddle notes that the UK government’s shift towards cloud computing is

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What does IBM’s New Cloud Financing Policy Mean for Customers?

What does IBM’s New Cloud Financing Policy Mean for Customers? “The number one thing leaders can do to facilitate balance is to support flexibility and understand the needs of your people.” – Jim Mitchell (1946-2002), Irish politician. Now, the above words may have been spoken in a context far removed from Information Technology (IT), but

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SunGard Availability Services Positioned to Advance Services Expansion with Executive Appointments

SunGard Availability Services Positioned to Advance Services Expansion with Executive Appointments Wayne, PA – April 20, 2011 – SunGard Availability Services announced today additions to its executive leadership team to fully support, develop and grow its services as well as further reinforce its leadership position in disaster recovery services, enterprise cloud services, managed IT services,

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Google Enables Change Management with its Cloud Applications

Google Enables Change Management with its Cloud Applications Organizations using Google Apps can now access Apps Training from Boost eLearning within the Google Universal Navigation Bar. Boost eLearning is a Google Referred Training partner and its course, Version Now is 100% web based. This course is touted as the ideal method for delivering effective change

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Riverbed Delivers Enhanced Support for Citrix XenDesktop Virtual Desktop Solutions

Riverbed Delivers Enhanced Support for Citrix XenDesktop Virtual Desktop Solutions SAN FRANCISCO, CA (April 19, 2011) – Riverbed Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD), the IT performance company, today announced that its award-winning Riverbed® Steelhead® wide area network (WAN) optimization solutions now provide enhanced support for Citrix XenDesktop virtual desktop solutions. With this announcement, Riverbed builds on its

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Is Microsoft Taking A Risk By Putting All Its Eggs In The Cloud Computing Basket?

Is Microsoft Taking A Risk By Putting All Its Eggs In The Cloud Computing Basket? “A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are for.” – William Shedd (1820-1894), American Presbyterian Theologian. Risk-taking is a requirement for business; unless, a business takes risks, it cannot sustain its competitive advantage, and without a

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6 Leading Angel Investors with Really Diversified Portfolios

6 Leading Angel Investors with Really Diversified Portfolios  The world of angel investors interested in technology and cloud-computing start-ups is populated by various people ranging from former programmers to salesmen and saleswomen who have discovered the huge potential of IT industry. Many of these people were on the cover pages of Forbes, Fortune and other

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