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Microsoft targets growth in Indian cloud-computing market – TODAYonline

Posted on Oct 1, 2014 in Cloud News

NEW DELHI — Microsoft will build data centres in India to tap demand for cloud-based computing as it plans to offer its Azure and Office 365 services in the world’s second-most populous nation. Azure, which allows businesses to access computing resources and run programs via the Internet, will be available from local data centres by the end of next year, CEO Satya Nadella told reporters in New Delhi yesterday

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Lower Costs And Increase Productivity With Cloud Computing – HostReview.com (press release) (blog)

Posted on Oct 1, 2014 in Cloud News

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Cloud’s silver lining for SMB woes (Part 2) – Tech Page One

Posted on Sep 30, 2014 in SMB Cloud

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Wiser Health Now Integrated into Castlight Health’s Enterprise Healthcare … – MarketWatch

Posted on Sep 30, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

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15 Surprising Facts About Indian Outsourcers – InformationWeek

Posted on Sep 30, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Thinking of outsourcing with Infosys, Wipro, or Tata? Here are some points worth knowing about the IT services heavyweights

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Cloud Computing: Cisco adds new partners, $1 billion to Intercloud – Delhi Daily News

Posted on Sep 30, 2014 in Cloud News

The new alliances add 250 data Relevant Products/Services centers in 50 countries to Intercloud.Cisco Capital, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Cisco, has also decided to provide fund worth $1 billion to the effort. The aim is to make Cisco customers and partners quickly adopt the Cisco technologies needed to transition to Cisco-powered clouds.Deutsche Telekom, BT, NTT DATA, and Equinix are among the companies which have joined hands with Cisco to make possible two major industry moves: a new generation of standardized cloud Relevant Products/Services applications and the proliferation of secure Relevant Products/Services hybrid Relevant Products/Services clouds.By entering into an agreement with these companies, Cisco has taken a quantum leap toward its plans to address customer Relevant Products/Services demands for a globally distributed, highly secure cloud platform that can meet the needs of the Internet of Everything.Cisco's open approach to the Intercloud is designed for high-value application workloads, with real-time Relevant Products/Services analytics Relevant Products/Services and "near infinite" scalability and promises local hosting and local provider options that enable data sovereignty.Rob Lloyd, Cisco's president of development and sales, said the company has received strong industry-wide support since announcing its OpenStack-based cloud strategy six months ago."Just as Cisco played a leading role in connecting isolated islands of LANs to architect the modern Internet, Cisco's Intercloud Fabric and Application Centric Infrastructure innovations uniquely position us to connect disparate cloud services to unlock the full potential of cloud, and with it a new era in IT," Lloyd said.Additional companies joining Cisco's partner ecosystem to deliver Intercloud-enabled cloud services based on Cisco ACI and Intercloud Fabric, include Adapt, ANS Group, CGI Group, Cirrity, CTI, Ethan Group, Infront Systems, LightEdge Solutions, LG CNS, Logicalis, Long View, Netelligent, NWN, OneNeck IT Solutions, OnX Managed Services, Peak 10, Presidio, Proxios, PT Portugal/Oi, Quest Media and Supplies, Steria, Virtustream and Wipro.

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Oracle Introduces Oracle Analytics Cloud – MarketWatch

Posted on Sep 29, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Sep 29, 2014 (Marketwired via COMTEX) -- ORACLE OPENWORLD, SAN FRANCISCO - Oracle ORCL, -1.31% News Summary With rapid adoption of software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications, accumulation of data at unprecedented rates, and growing preference for cloud-based IT deployments, data gravity is moving to the cloud. With that shift, cloud-based analytics has become paramount. Until now, however, analytics technology in the cloud and analytics for cloud-based data have been delivered piecemeal, with significant gaps.

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Oracle Moves Forward – and Ahead – In Cloud Computing Market – Dumb-Out

Posted on Sep 29, 2014 in Cloud News

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OPINION: Education Technology: Could it Be Different This Time? – EdSurge

Posted on Sep 29, 2014 in SMB Cloud

During my thirty-five years as a Silicon Valley software entrepreneur, I’ve seen multiple technology revolutions occur, many of which have given rise to dozens of mega companies from Microsoft and Oracle to Google and Facebook.

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Ericsson Acquires Majority Stake in Cloud Services Startup – NewsFactor Network

Posted on Sep 28, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Seeking to round out its cloud services offerings, Sweden's Ericsson is acquiring a majority stake in the U.S.-based, platform-as-a-service (PaaS) company Apcera. Further details of the all-cash deal, expected to close in the fourth quarter of this year, were not released

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Unified cloud computing management sparks agility – Tech Page One

Posted on Sep 27, 2014 in Cloud News

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21Vianet (VNET) and IBM (IBM) Announce Launch of Enterprise Cloud … – StreetInsider.com (subscription)

Posted on Sep 25, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

21Vianet (NASDAQ: VNET) and IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced the launch of IBM Cloud Managed Services (CMS) in China, enabling local enterprises and multinational corporations in China to utilize IBM's leading cloud solutions for the first time. 21Vianet was selected by IBM as the launch partner for the service, which will enable companies across China to access IBM's IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL)-based capabilities and solutions, managed infrastructure, service-level agreements (SLAs) and management above the hypervisor level. Ning Qi, senior vice president of 21Vianet, said: "21Vianet is proud to partner with IBM to offer local and multinational companies in China the best-in-class cloud-based solutions and services they require.

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Cloud vendors failing verticals on industry-specific services, CIOs claim – Business Cloud News

Posted on Sep 24, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Enterprise IT decision makers speaking at the Okta European Cloud Summit in London While many enterprises are starting to shift a good portion of their application landscapes into the cloud it’s clear that many niche applications have yet to be moved, in large part because cloud-based alternatives simply don’t exist, according to IT heads in the private and public sector. Speaking at the Okta European Cloud Summit in London Tuesday, a number of CIOs and heads of IT elaborated on the successes they’ve enjoyed in moving a number of their applications to the cloud. The usual drivers and benefits – increased agility and flexibility; better global data replicability; shortened contract length; multi-vendor procurement enablement; improved security (yes, improved) – all made their appearances as enterprise IT heads discussed their experiences implementing a number of broadly-based applications.

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Sage Buys SMB Cloud Payroll Software Provider PayChoice – The VAR Guy

Posted on Sep 24, 2014 in SMB Cloud

Pascal Houillon, Sage North America chief executive Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software developer Sage Group said it has purchased PayChoice, a privately held, $39 million provider of cloud-based payroll and human resource services aimed at SMBs, for $157.8 million. Through the purchase, U.K.-based Sage, which maintains a North American operation, not only strengthens its existing position in the U.S. payroll market, it also adds heft to its move to the cloud by leveraging PayChoice’s software-as-a-service platform.

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Sage’s Buys SMB Cloud Payroll Software Provider PayChoice – The VAR Guy

Posted on Sep 24, 2014 in SMB Cloud

Pascal Houillon, Sage North America chief executive Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software developer Sage Group said it has purchased PayChoice, a privately held, $39 million provider of cloud-based payroll and human resource services aimed at SMBs, for $157.8 million. Through the purchase, U.K.-based Sage, which maintains a North American operation, not only strengthens its existing position in the U.S.

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