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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Cloud Benefits in the Energy and Utility Industry

Cloud Benefits in the Energy and Utility Industry A report issued in June 2011 by the Carbon Disclosure Project and supported by AT&T discovered that companies which embrace cloud computing technologies can reduce energy consumption, lower their carbon emissions, and decrease their capital expenditure on IT resources while improving operational efficiency. By 2020, the same group estimates

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What Will The Taleo Purchase Bring To Oracle?

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What Will The Taleo Purchase Bring To Oracle? On 9 February 2012, Oracle announced its purchase of human resources management software maker Taleo Corp. for $1.9 billion. Taleo’s cloud-based talent management solutions optimize how organizations hire, manage, develop and motivate employees to improve performance and drive growth. The $1.9 billion price values Taleo at $46

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Cloud Computing: A Cloudy World

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Cloud Computing: A Cloudy World There has been a thunderstorm of growing noise surrounding Cloud Computing in the past 24 months. Vendors, analysts, journalists and membership groups have all rushed to cover the Cloud medium – although everyone seems to have their own opinion and differing definition of cloud computing. According to the most common

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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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Can Box.net Overtake Microsoft SharePoint?

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Can Box.net Overtake Microsoft SharePoint? If Microsoft Windows is the dominant operating system in the world and Microsoft Office the most popular productivity suite, Microsoft SharePoint is the preeminent file sharing platform. However, after years of dominance, a new challenger has appeared in the form of Box.net. As things stand today, Box.net with 7 million

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Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money: UPDATE 1

Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money: UPDATE 1 Startups have always attracted pride of place on this website, and with many of them being created with astounding regularity and getting financing, this article is just the first of many updates that are sure to follow. You can read some other consolidated news articles on startups

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U.S. SMBs High on Cloud-Based Business Applications

U.S. SMBs High on Cloud-Based Business Applications U.S. small and medium businesses (SMBs) are showing keen interest in cloud-based business applications, according to AMI-Partners’ latest U.S. SMB Cloud Services Study. Currently, the software-as-a-service customer relationship management (or, SaaS CRM) market represents 570,000 U.S. SMB firms. This market, says AMI is set to undergo double-digit year-over-year

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CloudSense Partners With Persistent Systems for Developing Next Generation Force.com Based Solutions

CloudSense Partners With Persistent Systems for Developing Next Generation  Force.com Based Solutions   (Pune, India – September 12, 2011) CloudSense, the leading Cloud Integrator has announced a new partnership agreement with Persistent Systems (BSE & NSE: PERSISTENT), a global company specializing in software product development services for Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) and Enterprises. Through this partnership,

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Cloud Computing and your Car – Part 2

Cloud Computing and your Car – Part 2 In the first part of this two-part article, I wrote about Toyota’s efforts to bring cloud computing technology to the car, and Salesforce.com CEO Mark Benioff’s ideas on social networking between car owners, company sales force, dealers and customer service (See: Cloud Computing and your Car –

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Cloud Computing and your Car – Part 1

Cloud Computing and your Car – Part 1 Cars define America. If a non-American were asked to define the nation, skyscrapers, cars and Hollywood would definitely be part of the definition. For long, automobiles have been at the forefront of American innovation, giving rise to the Big Three of American Auto – General Motors, Ford

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3CLogic Unveils New “Cloud Switch” Incentive Program

3CLogic Unveils New “Cloud Switch” Incentive Program 3CLogic is motivating customers to switch from the Five9 platform they are currently using over to 3CLogic’s Call Center Service deployed on Amazon Web Services (AWS). The cloud based contact centers specialist has launched a three-point incentives program called “Cloud Switch” to this end and says that it

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Model Metrics Identifies Top Five Enterprise Cloud Computing Priorities

CHICAGO – August 22, 2011 – Model Metrics, the leader in cloud computing services for the enterprise, today identified the top five enterprise cloud computing priorities for 2011, based on more than 150+ enterprise customer projects completed so far this year. As one of the earliest cloud services companies, Model Metrics has a unique vantage

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What Do Small and Mid-sized Cloud Computing Companies Need To Begin Operations?

What Do Small and Mid-sized Cloud Computing Companies Need To Begin Operations? “Cloud Computing” is one of the most popular tech buzzwords out there now, and completes with “Nanotechnology” as the leading technology of the future. In spite of some highly-publicized failures (See: Should You Be Concerned? A List of Recent Cloud Computing Failures –

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