Cloud Apps of the Week: What You’ll Want for the New Year

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Cloud Apps of the Week: What You’ll Want for the New Year As we close out 2011, here’s some information on a few last-minute applications that are sure to improve how you experience twenty twelve. Animoto Every season of winter holidays provides an avalanche of fodder that only an attractive video can capture best. But

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Amcom Provides Hosted Cloud Services to Australian University

Amcom Provides Hosted Cloud Services to Australian University Amcom Telecommunications has signed a $9 million contract to provide hosted Cloud services to The University of Western Australia (UWA).  The initial contract is for 3 years and has options for extending. Under the agreement, Amcom will deliver its hosted Cloud solution to UWA that will benefit

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The Cloud: Yes Sir, I Do Like It

The Cloud: Yes Sir, I Do Like It At the end of April, Josh Fruhlinger, Editorial Director at AOL Tech, published an article called, “The Cloud: No Sir, I Don’t Like It“. If you haven’t read it, you should, especially if you’re not a fan of this new trend towards Cloud computing. Even though I

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IT Security is Integral to Cloud Policy Planning

IT Security is Integral to Cloud Policy Planning You’ve seen the movie version: a crack team of hardened (but lovable) thieves exercise their wits and prowess to break into a super-secure facility in order to steal a computer with data that will put away even worse bad guys and save an orphan or two as

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Mainframes -> PCs -> Cloud Computing?

Mainframes -> PCs -> Cloud Computing? “I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.” – Thomas J. Watson (1874-1956), former president of IBM. “640 KB is more memory than anyone will ever need.” – Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft. Although there is no documentary evidence of these quotes having actually originated from

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Windows Azure at Supercomputing 2010 – Cloud Computing for biological research

Microsoft announced the release of the National Centre for Biotechnology Information Basic Local Alignment Search Tool (NCBI Blast) on Windows Azure at Supercomputing 2010. The new application enables a broader community of scientists to combine desktop resources with the power of cloud computing for biological research. Microsoft showcased the scale of the application on Windows

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Africa and the Mobile Handset Series Part 1

Africa’s mobile market is the fastest growing in the world, growing at twice the global rate. 1 A consistent market growth can be witnessed with the rapid innovation of new products and solutions for the African mobile user by mobile carriers and content developers. In this part of the series: Africa and the mobile handset,

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Inc. Magazine Names DataDirect Networks as Fastest Growing Private Data Infrastructure Provider

Three-Year Stellar Growth Makes DDN the Only Enterprise Storage Company to Make Prestigious Inc. 5000 List CHATSWORTH, CA–(Source: Marketwire) – DataDirect Networks (DDN), the leading data infrastructure provider for the world’s most scalable, content-intensive enterprises, today announced its inclusion in the 2010 Inc. 5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. DDN ranked

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HP continues its position by increasing the bid for 3Par Inc

By Associated Press SEATTLE — Hewlett-Packard Co. has again raised its bid for 3Par Inc. above an offer from rival Dell Inc., suggesting that the little-known data-storage maker could be worth more with one of the PC companies’ marketing muscle behind it. The latest offer from HP for $27 per share in cash, or about

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HP acquires data software firm Stratavia

(Reuters) – Hewlett-Packard Co (HPQ.N) said on Thursday it would acquire Stratavia, a private company that makes software to manage databases and has applications in cloud computing. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. HP said in a statement that Stratavia will make HP’s Software and Solutions portfolio stronger with its software that helps

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Fujitsu sales suggest the market is turning

News that Fujitsu UK & Ireland has signed £200m in new business with three large customers will be seen as welcome relief to Fujitsu shareholders, among others. While it will disappoint the companies that lost to Fujitsu, they will nevertheless be encouraged that the private sector is once again spending money. After keeping their hands

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Firms embrace cloud computing

By BRIDGET CAREY The Miami Herald MIAMI — For the past several years, cloud computing has been all the buzz in tech circles. Now mainstream South Florida companies are catching on, using the cloud to trim technology costs, share files from remote locations and even run their phone systems. “It just makes life easier,” says

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