5 Cloud Course Teaching Platforms

5 Cloud Course Teaching Platforms Though Cloud Computing has been in the offing for some years now, its inner core is still enshrouded in a cloak of mystery as people only see the surface. One of the more important sides of the service include the platform, which is useful for teaching the fundamentals of the

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A Hitchhikers Guide To The Cloud – Database Challenges To Consider

A Hitchhikers Guide To The Cloud – Database Challenges To Consider The cloud has turned traditional data management on its head. People still think they will be able to command endless resources while being able to deploy, run and consume a distributed data solution anywhere, anytime. But there are key database challenges when putting your

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Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money: UPDATE 11

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Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money: UPDATE 11 This is the twelfth in a continuing series on startups raising funding. You can read the latest in the series at: Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money: UPDATE 10 . For previous updates, please click on relevant links in the aforementioned article. Today, there are two startups in focus

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Cloud Computing: Leading From The Front – Part 1

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Cloud Computing: Leading From The Front – Part 1 Cloud computing is not just a trend. It is changing the way IT organizations drive business value. In a short span of time, cloud computing has changed the way in which businesses and individuals consume computing resources. Cloud signifies a fundamental shift from a traditional model

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Appirio Raises $60 Million in Series D Funding Led by General Atlantic

Appirio Raises $60 Million in Series D Funding Led by General Atlantic New Funding Will Fuel Appirio’s International Expansion, Investments in Technology and Crowdsourcing Platform for Cloud Development San Mateo, Calif. – March 15, 2012 – Appirio, a technology-enabled services provider that helps enterprises power their business with the cloud, today announced that it has closed

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Five Tips for Cloud Security

Five Tips for Cloud Security Cloud computing has created a new model that offers the possibility of elastic and flexible computing environments for software, infrastructure, and development platforms with reduced costs and quicker time to value than traditional in-house solutions. So with these benefits in mind, you might wonder why everyone isn’t riding the cloud

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Liberate I.T. Establishes Cloud Presence in NZ with NetSuite

Liberate I.T. Establishes Cloud Presence in NZ with NetSuite Liberate I.T. will offer NetSuite’s cloud-based business management software suites to businesses in New Zealand. Partnership with NetSuite, a provider of cloud-based financials / ERP software suites, will allow Liberate I.T., to gain cloud presence in New Zealand. NetSuite was chosen for this agreement after a

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Burr Pilger Mayer Deploys Cloud Computing ERP Suites

NetSuite and California-based accounting and consulting firm Burr Pilger Mayer have partnered to launch new cloud computing practice. Both companies have signed a systems integrator (SI) deal to this end. NetSuite is a provider of cloud-based financials / ERP software suites. Following this deal, BPM will be able to build a cloud integration practice focused

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Cloud Security: Keeping Those Keys Safe

Cloud security: Keeping those keys safe Jack Murgia, from Cloud Controllers, sent me an interesting query last week: “How does LabSlice ensure that the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Access Keys remain secure within the application?” This is a great question, as the AWS Access Keys are the keys to the house for any business using the

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Cloud Computing For Dummies: SaaS, PaaS, IaaS And All That Was

Cloud Computing For Dummies: SaaS, PaaS, IaaS And All That Was “I wandered lonely as a cloud That floats on high o’er vales and hills, When all at once I saw a crowd, A host of golden daffodils;” – From The Daffodils by William Wordsworth (1770-1850), famous English Romantic poet. There was once a time

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Runa Capital Sets Aside USD 50 Million to Back Cloud Computing and IT Companies

Runa Capital Sets Aside USD 50 Million to Back Cloud Computing and IT Companies Moscow-based venture capital company Runa Capital decided to increase its funding program to USD 50 million aimed at backing technology and Cloud Computing companies in Russia and abroad. The goal of the venture capital fund is to invest in early-stage Russian

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Choosing your cloud – AppEngine, Azure or EC2…

Choosing your cloud By Simon Ellis /Contributor of CloudTweaks The pointy haired boss at your company will inevitably want you to look at cloud. But what most bosses don’t realize is that it’s not a simple “forklift operation” of moving existing code to a new platform. Choosing the right cloud can be a challenge with

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SAP Interview With CloudTweaks

SAP Discusses First Native Cloud Application CloudTweaks.com had an opportunity this week to speak with Rahul Sood, SVP, SAP Carbon Impact product management, Technology and Innovation Platform.  SAP recently released an enhanced version of SAP Carbon Impact OnDemand 5.0.  It is SAP’s first native cloud application,  and is designed to help companies  reduce their energy and

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Cloud Computing – Demystifying SaaS, PaaS and IaaS

Is cloud computing the next biggest thing since the Web? The answer is YES. After Mainframe, Personal Computer, Client Server Computing and the Web, this is the next big thing. According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) October 2008 report, projected Cloud IT Spending in 2012 will be $42 Billion; a growth of about 27%

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