Oracle Introduces Oracle Government Cloud For North American Region

Oracle Introduces Oracle Government Cloud For North American Region Tech giant Oracle launched the Oracle Government Cloud today in the North American region with an aim to strengthen its connection with government agencies as the top cloud service provider. The Oracle Government Cloud, in its essence, is an advanced form of the Oracle Cloud solution, delivering

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The Cloud Computing Market In 2013

The Cloud Computing Market In 2013 When it comes to cloud computing, expectations are high for 2013. Businesses of all sizes are putting their hopes into cloud computing technologies and services to help them deliver business value while reducing operating costs. According to a recent Foresights survey nearly 50% of all enterprises in North America

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Air Force and Army Clouds Debate: Commercial or Gov’t?

Air Force and Army Clouds Debate: Commercial or Gov’t? It is now official: cloud computing now has serious gov cred. We recently learned that the Air Force was strongly considering the possibility of leaping into the cloud, as a strategy to slash the girth of maintenance and operations in their budget, as well as to

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Homeland Security Subcommittee on Cybersecurity Conducts Hearing on Cloud Computing

Sometime back I had written an article on how US government officials had expressed reservations on adopting cloud computing (See: Does Moving to the Cloud work for the US Federal Government?). However, as per the testimonies from several Federal officials before the Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies, it would seem that, in

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8×8 Acquires Cloud Call Center Services Provider Contactual

8×8 Acquires Cloud Call Center Services Provider Contactual 8×8 has acquired cloud-based call center and customer interaction management solutions provider Contactual acting on its intent to buy the company on September 12, 2011. Headquartered in Redwood City, California, Contactual provides small businesses and enterprise departments with an efficient way to improve customer satisfaction while lowering

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Does Moving to the Cloud work for the US Federal Government?

Does Moving to the Cloud work for the US Federal Government? The Federal government’s relationship with cloud computing have always been a topic of interest on this website. Over the last months, I have covered this area in considerable detail. However, but for the slight hint of skepticism, the articles have been largely positive about

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8×8 Appoints Vance Raeside to Lead Federal Government Cloud-Based Sales Initiative

8×8 Appoints Vance Raeside to Lead Federal Government Cloud-Based Sales Initiative SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug. 31, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — 8×8, Inc. (Nasdaq:EGHT), provider of innovative cloud communications and computing solutions, today announced the appointment of Vance Raeside as its Washington DC-based Director, Federal Sales, responsible for overseeing all direct and indirect sales activity with federal,

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NetApp Joins Commission of Experts to Provide U.S. Government With Road Map to the Cloud

NetApp Joins Commission of Experts to Provide U.S. Government with Road Map to the Cloud Cloud Technology Is Fundamental to America’s Continued Growth and Success; Many Government Organizations Already Leveraging NetApp as Foundation for the Cloud SUNNYVALE, Calif.—July 27th, 2011—The pathway to the cloud for the U.S. government is critical to America’s continued growth and

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Wyse Presents Cloud Client Computing Solutions and Collaboration with Microsoft

Wyse Presents Cloud Client Computing Solutions and Collaboration with Microsoft’s Virtualization Solutions at Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2011 SAN JOSE, Calif. – 07/07/2011 – Wyse Technology, the global leader in cloud client computing, announced that as part of their participation at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference(WPC), the company will be demonstrating its comprehensive line of cloud

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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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IT Giants Battle for Virtualization and Cloud Dominance

IT Giants Battle for Virtualization and Cloud Dominance The Desktop and its Operating System was yesteryear’s battleground. We know how that story turned out – Microsoft won that war. Then the browser wars began and that battle rages on. Similarly with the rise of smartphone technology and other mobile platforms, Nielsen has even declared Android as the

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RightNow Announces Cloud Computing Security Event for Government IT Managers

WASHINGTON, Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Webinar features Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) web expert RightNow Technologies today announced a new cloud computing security event aimed at helping government IT managers determine the path to secure applications and services in the cloud. Produced by Government Executive Media Group, the virtual event will take

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RightNow Technologies Interview

RightNow Technologies Interview Cloudtweaks.com recently spoke with Andrew Hull, Director of Product Marketing at RightNow, and JP Saunders, Director of Product Marketing, CX Platform at RightNow, about current trends in cloud computing. RightNow is well positioned in the CRM space focused on large business to consumer interactions.  The company’s unique focus is on the broader

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