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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…

What Does Verizon Expect from the CloudSwitch Acquisition?

What Does Verizon Expect from the CloudSwitch Acquisition? Verizon is betting big on cloud computing. After this year’s $1.4 billion acquisition of data center operator Terremark, Verizon has once again loosened its purse strings to buy cloud computing startup CloudSwitch. The latter develops software that eases the transition of company applications from in-house servers to…

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…

Report: Google Acquires Motorola Mobility For $12.5 Billion In Cash

Google Pushes Mobile Cloud Industry, Acquires Motorola Mobility For $12.5 Billion In Cash Aug 15, 2011 (Reuters) – Google Inc (GOOG.O) said it will buy Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc (MMI.N) for about $12.5 billion in cash in a move to bolster the adoption of its Android mobile phone software. Google said it would pay $40…

Fifth Annual Amazon Web Services "Start-Up Challenge" Begins Today for Start-Ups Worldwide

Fifth Annual Amazon Web Services "Start-Up Challenge" Begins Today for Start-Ups Worldwide

Fifth Annual Amazon Web Services “Start-Up Challenge” Begins Today for Start-Ups Worldwide Fifteen regional prizes and one global grand prize to be awarded to start-ups with the most innovative businesses built in the AWS cloud SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, Aug 01, 2011 – Amazon Web Services LLC (AWS), an Amazon.com company, today announced the call for entries to…

Min.us Cloud File Sharing Service Acquires Domain Name Minus.com for $115,000

Cloud File Sharing Service Min.us has acquired the domain name ‘Minus.com’ $115,000 Minus is a cloud-based, out of the box, straight-forward file sharing platform which allows the users to upload and share photos, music, videos, PDFs and more… The site is focused on making everything simple and naturally convenient for the users. The site looks, sounds, interacts…

Cloud Security News: Trend Micro, World's Fastest-Growing Leading Content Security Vendor

  CUPERTINO, Calif., June 20, 2011 – The latest independent Canalys study of worldwide enterprise security market share found that Trend Micro Incorporated  is the world’s fastest – growing leading content security vendor, with a 17 percent growth rate (Q1 2010 – Q1 2011). The Canalys study, “Canalys estimates, Enterprise Security Analysis, June 2011,” covers…

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Cloud Infographic: Most Used Cloud Apps

Cloud Infographic: Most Used Cloud Apps

Cloud app and analytics company, Netskope released its quarterly Cloud Report. The new report reveals that enterprise employees are using an average of 397 different cloud apps (most of which are unsanctioned), when IT estimated they have 40-50 — that’s a tenfold underestimation. Below is an infographic provided courtesy of the group at Netskope which goes into further detail.…

Using Big Data To Make Cities Smarter

Using Big Data To Make Cities Smarter

Using Big Data To Make Cities Smarter The city of the future is impeccably documented. Sensors are used to measure air quality, traffic patterns, and crowd movement. Emerging neighborhoods are quickly recognized, public safety threats are found via social networks, and emergencies are dealt with quicklier. Crowdsourcing reduces commuting times, provides people with better transportation…

The Business Benefits of Cloud CRM

The Business Benefits of Cloud CRM

The Business Benefits of Cloud CRM From software deployment, to mobility, to wearable technology, cloud computing has transformed seemingly every aspect of modern business. Research indicates cloud applications and platforms will be at the forefront of IT spending by 2016, with half of all enterprises implementing cloud solutions by 2017. One of the quickest markets…

Cloud Infographic – Cyber Security And The New Frontier

Cloud Infographic – Cyber Security And The New Frontier

Cyber Security: The New Frontier The security environment of the 21st century is constantly evolving, and it’s difficult to predict where the next threats and dangers will come from. But one thing is clear: the ever-expanding frontier of digital space will continue to present firms and governments with security challenges. From politically-motivated Denial-of-Service attacks to…

The Education Revolution: Cloud In The Classroom

The Education Revolution: Cloud In The Classroom

The Education Revolution: Cloud In The Classroom With the back-to-school season now upon us, parents, students and teachers everywhere are once again struggling with the perpetual challenge of making kids job-ready in a high-speed and fast-changing environment. There is little doubt in anyone’s mind that information technology plays a central role in all areas of life…


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