Adobe Creative Cloud: Creation On The Cloud

Adobe Creative Cloud: Creation On The Cloud Last week Adobe released the long-awaited CS6, which comes with Creative Cloud. Creative Cloud provides a simple subscription option ($50/month) to access Adobe’s complete Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, After Effects, Dreamweaver and Flashbuilder), which costs $2600 to buy retail. The package also includes a 20 GB free

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SaaS Business Apps Drive SMB Cloud Computing Adoption

SaaS Business Apps Drive SMB Cloud Computing Adoption Much of cloud computing’s infancy was fueled by software development firms, enterprise tech companies, and large financial institutions. IBM sparked the trend in 2003 with its on-demand computing initiative. By late 2005, Amazon recognized the potential market for IaaS and PaaS solutions and launched its EC2 service

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Taking the Middle Road: The Need for Hybrid Clouds

Taking the Middle Road: The Need for Hybrid Clouds Hybrid cloud involves the use of public cloud and private cloud architectures working together. The key here is “working together”, instead of having two silos of inoperable clouds. In theory, it combines the best of both the worlds, though in practice it is hard not to

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Cloud Sherpas And GlobalOne Merge In A Meeting Of Equals

Cloud Sherpas and GlobalOne Merge in a Meeting of Equals Consolidation in industry takes two routes – mergers and acquisitions. Not surprisingly, they are often tagged together as M&A. While the cloud computing industry has seen a lot of acquisitions in recent times (See: Some Recent Cloud Computing Acquisitions – I and What Will The

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Cloudwords Automates Accurate Translation

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Cloudwords Automates Accurate Translation Documentation localization remains one of the major cash pitfalls of doing an upgrade for a software often because the translation is done inefficiently or applied to the entire document or manual, rather than the small upgraded and additional feature added due to the software upgrade. Cloudwords creates a more organized translation approach

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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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Deloitte and Salesforce.com Join Hands in Global Cloud Computing Alliance

Deloitte and Salesforce.com Join Hands in Global Cloud Computing Alliance Companies joining hands on the cloud is nothing new, a recent one being the alliance between Microsoft and HP (See: Microsoft and HP Join Hands on the Cloud). Before this, I had covered some team-ups among smaller players in this space (See: Recent Cloud Computing

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Enterprise Cloud Curves Ahead, PaaS Carefully

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Enterprise Cloud Curves Ahead, PaaS Carefully We’re seeing a lot of changes in the IT landscape. Oracle buying its way into the Cloud, AMD wants in on the server business, Dell is no longer a PC company, and some legacy players are learning about the Cloud market the hard way. Harris claims customers have a preference for on

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Is Cloud Computing Killing the Hardware Stars? Dell, HP: Take Heed

Is Cloud Computing Killing the Hardware Stars? Dell, HP: Take Heed New York Times “Bits” writer Quentin Hardy declared major victory last week for cloud computing. The triumph resounded well enough to earn the title “The Week the Cloud Won.” After lengthy months of incremental progress, cloud’s organizations have finally chipped away at the big

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Are The Big Players Being Hypocritical On Cloud Computing Standards?

Are The Big Players Being Hypocritical On Cloud Computing Standards? The usefulness (and necessity) of developing universal cloud computing standards has been covered in several articles (See: Cloud Computing Standards: How Important Are They?  and Cloud Computing Standards – is it time? ). However, now that some concrete steps are being taken towards this goal,

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Some Recent Cloud Computing Acquisitions

Some Recent Cloud Computing Acquisitions As an industry matures, consolidation occurs and some prominent players emerge. With big companies already staking their claims in this space – a phenomenon which I had argued differentiated the cloud computing fervor from the dotcom bubble (See: Are Cloud Computing Stocks Overvalued?) – it was only time that the

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Best Small Businesses to Use the Cloud

Best Small Businesses to Use the Cloud Google and Amazon, juggernauts they may be, are not the only beneficiaries of cloud computing. Small businesses across the country have also realized the cloud’s capacity to nourish their operations. We could have honestly cited dozens of companies nationwide who’ve wholeheartedly taken to cloud computing — and reaped

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