What The Egg McMuffin Teaches Us About Enterprise Cloud Computing

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Enterprise adoption of cloud computing is at an interesting juncture. On one hand, cloud computing has unleashed a new degree of innovation, enabling line-of-business users to become incredibly nimble. Gartner last year famously predicted that CMOs would spend more on IT than CIOs within the next five years. We see that happening already in organizations

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Heroes Of The Cloud – Part 5

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Heroes Of The Cloud – Part 5 Marc Benioff has been called a pioneering “guerrilla marketer” of Software as a Service. USAToday credits him with “turning the software industry on its head” as he used the Internet to “revamp the way software programs are designed and distributed”. Salesforce.com Benioff grew up in San Francisco, and

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Cloud Whitepaper: Choosing A Cloud Hosting Provider With Confidence

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Choosing A Cloud Hosting Provider with Confidence Introduction Cloud computing is rapidly transforming the IT landscape, and the conversation around adopting cloud technology has progressed from “if” to “when .” Enterprises are showing strong interest in outsourced (“public”) cloud offerings that can help them reduce costs and increase business agility.  These cloud services offer enormous economic benefits

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Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money: UPDATE 13

Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money: UPDATE 13 This is the fourteenth in a continuing series on startups raising funding. You can read the latest in the series at: Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money: UPDATE 12 . For previous updates, please click on relevant links in the aforementioned article.  Today, there are two startups in focus – Sonian

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To The Cloud: A Book Review

To The Cloud: A Book Review When I picked up this book written by three senior Microsoft employees Pankaj Arora, Raj Biyani and Salil Dave, the first thing that struck me was its size, or rather the lack of it. This is no heavy tome extolling the virtues of cloud computing, but a brief yet

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Salesforce.com Further Democratizes the Service Cloud

Salesforce.com Further Democratizes the Service Cloud Salesforce.com has further democratized the Service Cloud by completing the acquisition of Assistly, an instant customer-service help desk built for the cloud. Assistly was acquired for about $50 million in cash, net of cash acquired. Salesforce.com also assumed Assistly’s unvested options and will issue restricted stock units to certain

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Justifying Your Cloud Investment: Web Sites

Justifying Your Cloud Investment: Web Sites This report examines the case for deploying Web sites onto an IaaS cloud computing environment. Agility is a common cloud advantage, and this translates into faster time-to-resources for application development and operations professionals. But business justification only comes from ensuring the right fit between the applications and the cloud

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Enterprise Cloud Computing and The Services Led Organization

Enterprise Cloud Computing and The Services Led Organization Charge! That’s the rallying cry not of your IT on the way to the Cloud, but your business units as they use their corporate American Express (AMEX) cards to buy Cloud services. The Cloud, like the Internet before it, it seems deceptively easy. Back then, it was

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Nucleus Research Finds Jigsaw Cloud Up to 40 Percent More Accurate Than Traditional Business Data Sources

Nucleus Research confirms customers using Jigsaw’s real-time data see dramatic improvements in business results, including increased sales productivity and marketing campaign response rates SAN FRANCISCO, April 13, 2011  Salesforce.com, the enterprise cloud computing (www.salesforce.com) company, today announced research results from a recently published Research Note titled The Benefits of Jigsaw, from technology research provider Nucleus

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Marvell Boosts Enterprise-Class Cloud Computing

Marvell Boosts Enterprise-Class Cloud Computing Global provider of integrated silicon solutions, Marvell has introduced a revolutionary product for enterprise-class cloud computing. Known as the Marvell DragonFly Virtual Storage Accelerator (VSA), the device is powered by HyperScale embedded processor technology. The enterprise-class cloud computing product can plug directly into all commercially available servers with a PCIe

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Groupon Successfully Scales Sales in the Cloud

Using Salesforce CRM with Chatter and Model Metrics’ deployment services, Groupon grows to more than 500 markets around the world, providing thousands of incredible daily discounts each month CHICAGO – January 19, 2011 – Model Metrics, the leader in cloud computing services for the enterprise, today announced Groupon is using its cloud implementation services along

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Key Cloud Computing Trends for 2011

Datapipe Outlines Key Cloud Computing Trends for 2011 Datapipe, a global leader of managed services and infrastructure for IT and cloud computing, today outlined three key cloud computing trends for 2011. The company sees major trends for the coming year including the increased adoption to cloud computing by large enterprise organizations, increased market demand and

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Salesforce.com Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Heroku

Heroku is the leading Ruby application platform-as-a-service, powering more than 105,000 next-generation social and mobile cloud applications SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM), the enterprise cloud computing (http://www.salesforce.com/cloudcomputing/) company, today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Heroku, the fastest growing cloud application platform for writing Ruby-based applications,

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Informa’s Cloud Computing Asia Congress, taking place in Singapore from 31 May – 1 June 2011

CloudTweaks and Informa have formed a strategic partnership for upcoming event. Cloud services are gaining popularity amongst IT users, allowing them to access businesses applications and platforms, storage and even whole chunks of IT infrastructure over a public or private network. New traffic patterns, new forms of content and new applications are key drivers of

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