Cloud Computing Q&A: IBM SmartCloud

Cloud Computing Q&A: IBM SmartCloud A few questions have been put together for Rebecca Buisan, who is the Director of Product Marketing for IBM. When it comes to cloud computing, as with any technology solution, small businesses need to address a unique set of challenges and concerns. What are some of the things small business owners need to keep

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Fujitsu’s Perceptions of the Cloud

Fujitsu’s Perceptions of the Cloud It’s quite some time since I wrote about Fujitsu’s presence on the cloud. Although the Japanese conglomerate had expressed its intention to invest big money in cloud computing almost a year ago (See: Fujitsu set to invest $1.2 billion-plus on cloud computing in 2011), there hasn’t been any big developments

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Open Data Center Alliance Membership Forecasts a Tripling of Cloud Computing Deployments

Organization Momentum Accelerates with Publication of Cloud Application Development and Resiliency Paper, Strategic Standards Collaborations, HP and Computer Associates Join Organization NEW YORK, Nov. 3, 2011 – Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA) members will triple cloud deployment in the next 2 years according to a report published by the organization today. This adoption is 5X

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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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Xerox and Cisco to Form Cloud Computing Service Alliance

Xerox and Cisco to Form Cloud Computing Service Alliance Market leaders plan to join forces to bring new revenue opportunities to channel partners; simplify and connect infrastructure for the enterprise LAS VEGAS, May 9, 2011 – Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX) and Cisco announced today that they intend to form an alliance to simplify IT management

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Is Cloud Lock-In A Bigger Issue Than Security?

Cloud lock-in a bigger issue than security Before LabSlice I was employed as a Security Architect for a major bank. Banks, government departments and  health providers are naturally suspicious of technology solutions that they do not fully control. This is why cloud security is frequently listed as a concern for big industry, typically followed by operational uptime concerns.

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Hitachi Consulting Joins Citrix Solution Advisor Programme

LONDON – Jan. 17, 2011 – Hitachi Consulting, a recognised leader in delivering proven business and IT strategies and solutions, announced today it has joined the Citrix® Solution Advisor™ programme. Under this relationship, Hitachi Consulting will collaborate with Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTXS), to develop and deliver strategic server and desktop virtualisation, software-as-a-service (SaaS), cloud

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Insight Integrated Systems’ Recognized for Outstanding Contribution and Giving Back to the NetApp Community

Gelb’s Expertise and Success With NetApp MultiStore Educates the Market and Drives New Cloud-Based Solutions ORANGE, CA–(Source: Marketwire – January 5, 2011) – Insight Integrated Systems (IIS), a division of Insight Investments LLC, the industry expert in technology solutions and financial engineering, today announced that Scott Gelb, senior consulting systems engineer, Insight Integrated Systems, was

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Africa and the Mobile Handset Series Part 1

Africa’s mobile market is the fastest growing in the world, growing at twice the global rate. 1 A consistent market growth can be witnessed with the rapid innovation of new products and solutions for the African mobile user by mobile carriers and content developers. In this part of the series: Africa and the mobile handset,

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Will cloud computing economics add up for Microsoft?

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By Larry Dignan at ZDnet Microsoft at its financial analyst meeting made the case for being a cloud computing leader and argued that its economic prospects will improve as information technology shifts to an on-demand model. The big question: Do you buy the argument that cloud computing will accelerate Microsoft’s earnings and revenue growth? Let’s

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EMC to Acquire Greenplum – Data warehousing technology provider

Disruptive Data Warehousing Technology Enables New Era of “Big Data” Clouds and Self-Service Analytics HOPKINTON, Mass., July 6 /PRNewswire/ — EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC), the world’s leading provider of information infrastructure solutions, today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire California-based Greenplum, Inc.  Greenplum is a privately-held, fast-growing provider of disruptive data warehousing

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