Wake Up! The Speed Of Business Is In Milliseconds!

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Wake up! The Speed of Business is in Milliseconds! Back in the mid 1980’s a ground-breaking television series called Max Headroom heralded the high-speed, media-saturated age in which we now live. In addition to the acerbic title character, the show’s protagonists were journalists, working for a television network whose commercials, called “blipverts,” were merely seconds

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Is Cloud Computing A Threat To Older Tech Companies? Part 2

Is Cloud Computing A Threat To Older Tech Companies? Part 2 Continued From Part 1….  So, how accurate were IDC’s predictions? Hindsight is, as the saying goes, 20/20; so while we won’t know exactly how precise IDC’s projections are, we can certainly determine if their aim was true. IDC predicted: “Worldwide IT spending will grow 6.9%,

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Microsoft: Security Intelligence Report Volume 11

Microsoft: Security Intelligence Report Volume 11 REDMOND, Wash., Oct. 11, 2011 — At RSA Conference Europe 2011 today, Microsoft Corp. released the Microsoft Security Intelligence Report volume 11 (SIRv11), which found that less than 1 percent of exploits in the first half of 2011 were against zero-day vulnerabilities — software vulnerabilities that are successfully exploited

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Microsoft to Acquire Skype For $8.5 Billion

Microsoft to Acquire Skype For $8.5 Billion REDMOND, Wash., and LUXEMBOURG – May 10, 2011 – Microsoft Corp. and Skype Global S.à r.l today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Microsoft will acquire Skype, the leading Internet communications company, for $8.5 billion in cash from the investor group led by

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Polycom Hosts Cloud-Based Media Services on Microsoft Azure

Polycom Hosts Cloud-Based Media Services on Microsoft Azure Polycom’s Accordent Media Services are powered by Microsoft Windows Azure. Organizations can leverage this cloud services offering hosted on the Windows Azure platform to rapidly and cost effectively deploy a single, secure, searchable video content management solution for all their video assets. Although businesses want to enjoy

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ConnectWise-Microsoft Deliver Seamless Integration of Windows Intune Cloud-based Management Services

ConnectWise-Microsoft Deliver Seamless Integration of Windows Intune Cloud-based Management Services TAMPA, Fla., and REDMOND, Wash., March 24, 2011 – ConnectWise, the leading business management solution designed exclusively for IT service providers, VARs and MSPs announced today that Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq “MSFT”)  has completed integration of Microsoft Windows Intune, a remote management and monitoring service based

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Microsoft Survey: Top 10 List of The Most Cloud-friendly U.S. Cities

Boston Tops The List of The Most Cloud-friendly U.S. Cities A newly published survey by Microsoft Corp. unveils the top 10 “cloud-friendly” cities across the United States, with Boston leading the pack among enterprise-size companies while Washington D.C. ranks first based on responses by managers at small and medium-sized businesses. The survey called “Cloud Computing

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Microsoft, Accenture and WSP Environment & Energy Study Shows Significant Energy and Carbon Emissions Reduction Potential From Cloud Computing

REDMOND, Wash. — Nov. 4, 2010 — Businesses that choose to run business applications in the cloud can help reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions by a net 30 percent or more versus running those same applications on their own infrastructure. These findings, from a study commissioned by Microsoft Corp. and conducted by Accenture and

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Misys and Microsoft in Cloud Computing Alliance

LONDON, October 25, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Misys, the global application software and services company, announces a new strategic alliance with Microsoft Corp. The new initiative builds on last year’s mission-critical applications development alliance and will deliver Misys’ banking and capital markets applications via the Windows Azure cloud platform. Mike Lawrie, Chief Executive of Misys, believes

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Microsoft Corp has announced that it has partnered with Cloud.com

Open source cloud initiative embraces Microsoft virtualization platform. REDMOND, Wash., Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ — Microsoft Corp. today announced that it has partnered with Cloud.com to provide integration and support of Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V to the OpenStack project, an open source cloud computing platform. The addition of Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V provides organizations

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VMware Expands ‘Cloud’ Strategy – vCloud Director

By BEN WORTHEN Via The Wall Street Journal As technology giants rush to add products and services for the fast-growing part of the industry known as cloud computing, VMware Inc.—a Silicon Valley company that helped usher in the mania—is readying a new push of its own. Cloud computing is an industry term for information that

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UPDATE: Microsoft COO: ‘We Are Going To Lead With the Cloud’

SAN FRANCISCO (Dow Jones)–Cloud computing tops a four-point plan Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) has developed for maintaining its position in the business-software market, Kevin Turner, the company’s chief operating officer, said Thursday. “We are going to lead with the cloud,” Turner said at the Redmond, Wash. software giant’s analyst day. “It helps position Microsoft to sell

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Microsoft Cloud Services Helps Service Providers Capture Opportunities

Microsoft software and services empower service provider partners to deliver enterprise-class solutions to small and midsize businesses. WASHINGTON, July 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ – This week at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2010, Microsoft Corp. is highlighting market opportunities for hosting and communications service providers as adoption of cloud services among small and midsize business (SMBs) continues

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Big News! eBay and Microsoft Announce Cloud Computing Partnership

WASHINGTON — July 12, 2010 — Microsoft Corp. and eBay [NASDAQ: EBAY] today announced that eBay will be one of the first customers of Microsoft’s new Windows Azure platform appliance for cloud computing. The partnership is a significant joint engineering effort that will couple the innovation and power of the Windows Azure platform appliance with

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