Survey Shows Cloud Is a Strategic Direction for Most Companies

Top Cloud Criteria Include Data Protection, Easy Self-Management and Fast Scalability, While Uncertainty Over Cloud Benefits Ranked the Number One Barrier to Cloud Acceptance SEATTLE, WA–(Marketwire – October 7, 2010) – A recent survey on cloud computing and “as a service” solutions, conducted by Hubspan Inc, revealed that “cloud” is a strategic direction for most

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Practically Speaking About Cloud Computing: Business Intelligence in the Cloud Part II

Practically Speaking About Cloud Computing: Business Intelligence in the Cloud Part II BI Vendors and IBM Smart Analytics Cloud: In the latest magic quadrant for Business Intelligence Software, Gartner is mentioning, IBM, SAP, MicroStrategy, SAS, Oracle and Microsoft as leaders; QlikTech, Tibco Spotfire and Tableau as challengers. IBM Cognos is one of the popular enterprise

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Cloud File Sharing Collaboration Services – IBM LotusLive

IBM Introduces New Cloud Collaboration Services ARMONK, NY –IBM (NYSE:IBM) today introduced a new collaboration software suite in the Cloud that gives users one-click access to collaboration and social networking services for only $10 a month. The move aims to accelerate the adoption of Cloud collaboration services to increase productivity, collaboration and innovation in today’s

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Cloud Computing Survey Reveals Widespread and Accelerating Enterprise Adoption of Private Clouds

Leading enterprises note private clouds as the next logical step for organizations already implementing virtualization WALTHAM, Mass., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ — Novell, the leader in intelligent workload management, today announced the results of a new Harris Interactive survey of more than 200 IT leaders at large enterprise organizations. The survey, sponsored by Novell, reveals much

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Cloud Computing firm Salesforce.com is taking steps to broaden its operations in Japan

Oct 5 (Reuters) – U.S.-based cloud computing firm Salesforce.com (CRM.N) is taking steps to broaden its operations in Japan, the Nikkei business daily reported. Salesforce.com plans to set up its first Japanese data center and buy more than 5 percent stake in software developer Synergy Marketing Inc (3859.OJ) for 100-200 million yen ($1.20-$2.40 million) in

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Xbox Kinect in the cloud

Steve Ballmer excited about Xbox Kinect in the cloud Microsoft’s CEO Steve Ballmer admits that Kinect for Xbox 360 is the device that he is most keen on as the company looks to the future of computing in the cloud. Ballmer was speaking about the importance of cloud computing at the London School of Economics,

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IT as a Service Extends Cloud Computing Business Value by Generating Revenue

SAN MATEO, CA, Oct 04, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — Leveraging cloud computing technologies as a cost reduction tool has become increasingly common with companies like salesforce.com and SuccessFactors leading the movement. Less understood, however, is how organizations can use the cloud as a business enabler that generates bottom and top line value. CloudShare today

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Early Adopters Now Running 60 to 70 Percent of Business Applications in the Cloud

Armada Group and Cloud.com Convene Executive Advisory Council to Bring Together Leading Cloud Innovators SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwire – October 1, 2010) –  Cloud computing innovators from Armada, Cloud.com, RightScale, Apigee and enStratus hosted the first Executive Advisory Council on Cloud Computing during VMworld 2010 in San Francisco, concluding that early adopters are now deploying 60

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Intermedia Reports Cloud Email Users More Likely to Connect via Smartphones

NEW YORK, NY, Sep 30, 2010 (MARKETWIRE) — Intermedia, the world’s largest Microsoft Exchange hosting provider, reports that 50 percent of the employees at the small and medium-sized businesses that the company supports use smartphones to access their email. This is in contrast to a recent survey Intermedia conducted with Harris Interactive, which found that

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Microsoft Seeks Privacy Law to Aid Cloud Computing

Microsoft Seeks Privacy Law to Aid Cloud Computing Article By BloomBerg Microsoft Corp. is urging an overhaul of U.S. laws for electronic privacy to help new services such as cloud computing, a technology that may double sales in five years. As more data are stored on remote servers and away from personal computers, a 1986

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