Microsoft Works To Challenge Google

Microsoft Works To Challenge Google As more research comes out, it appears Microsoft is working as hard as ever to challenge Google in the cloud. Microsoft’s hybrid cloud solution, Office 365, has been pitted against Google’s cloud service, Google Apps, for the past year since Office 365’s inception. And ever since, Google has proved time

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Microsoft’s Biggest Client, or Just a PR Stunt? – Part II

Microsoft’s Biggest Client, or Just a PR Stunt? – Part II This is the concluding part of a two-part article. For the first part, please see Microsoft’s Biggest Client, or Just a PR Stunt? – Part I . There is another possibility at play here. If Microsoft manages to sell the viability of its cloud offerings

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Microsoft’s Biggest Client, Or Just A PR Stunt? – Part I

Microsoft’s Biggest Client, or Just a PR Stunt? – Part I On April 13, Reuters ran a news item where “Microsoft announced its biggest-ever customer for cloud computing – software that it hosts on behalf of clients and delivers over the Internet – after winning a contract to provide free services to the All India

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The Cloud is Here (and Not Going Anywhere)

The Cloud is Here (and Not Going Anywhere) Lately, there have appeared many articles on the Internet about how the cloud is now approaching maturity, and definitely here to stay, so I thought we should have a look at the evidence and what it actually means. This State of the Cloud 2011 Global Survey shows

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Google Apps and 365: Cloud Face-Off

Google Apps and 365: Cloud Face-Off If you’re looking to move to the cloud, you’ve probably wondered whether Google Apps or Office 365, two of the leading cloud computing service providers, is right for you.  So how do you know which service to choose?  Here is a side-by-side comparison of the services offered through each.

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A Windows OS for the Clouds

A Windows OS for the Clouds The software produced by Microsoft is usually largely adopted by enterprises, but personal users have lately started to look for more agile and light-weighted technologies, with the help of Apple and Google. Although Microsoft has been one of the first players to step on the cloud computing scene with

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Microsoft and Apple Highlight Cloud's Flexibility

Microsoft and Apple Highlight Cloud’s Flexibility NEW YORK, NY–(Sep 5, 2011) – Companies are increasingly looking to cloud computing environments in order to accelerate value in business financials and reduce costs. Cloud computing is highly appealing to today’s organizations, not only because of its projected cost savings but also because of the cloud’s flexibility. The

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Microsoft’s Latest Shot at the Clouds: Office 365

Microsoft’s Latest Shot at the Clouds: Office 365 Apple launches iCloud, and now Microsoft is pushing their latest offering, Office 365. The long awaited Microsoft response to Google Apps is based on the hugely popular Microsoft Office.  Now you can have it on the cloud as well. Microsoft has finally released its Office 365 product,

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Where Does The Chromebook Fit In The Cloud Computing World?

Where Does The Chromebook Fit In The Cloud Computing World? If you are a technophile, you must have heard about Google’s Chromebook launch on June 15 this year. Even if you haven’t, here’s the lowdown: On June 15, 2011, search engine giant Google will attempt to revolutionize the personal computing world through the launch of

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Top 25 European Cloud Computing Rising Stars: iSpaces

Dermot Doherty, Sunne Justice and Guillermo Söhnlein founded iSpaces in 2009 as they were tired of opening different email accounts and Web apps and synchronizing between various computers and mobile devices. The result of their efforts is an Ireland-incorporated company that offers a cloud-based operating environment; namely, a cloud computer or virtual desktop that currently

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