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Cheap Windows laptops: One area they can’t compete with Chromebooks – ZDNet

Posted on Aug 22, 2014 in SMB Cloud

Those unwilling to believe that Microsoft is not concerned with the competition from Chromebooks better adjust their thinking. The company has been targeting the cheap laptops running Google’s OS since the early days of its Surface tablets.

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Cheap Windows laptops: One area they can’t compete with Chromebooks – ZDNet

Posted on Aug 22, 2014 in SMB Cloud

Those unwilling to believe that Microsoft is not concerned with the competition from Chromebooks better adjust their thinking. The company has been targeting the cheap laptops running Google’s OS since the early days of its Surface tablets. It is now pushing the building of cheap ($200) Windows laptops to go head-to-head with the Chromebook

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Linksys Reboots SMB Offerings Following Belkin Purchase – CRN.in

Posted on Aug 22, 2014 in SMB Cloud

Linksys Reboots SMB Offerings Following Belkin Purchase By Michael Novinson, CRN, Aug 22, 2014 After being neglected for years, Linksys is back with a plethora of new business offerings and a new partner program Linksys Business is back after languishing for years in the IT wilderness. Belkin has invested heavily in Linksys product development in the SMB market since purchasing it from Cisco in March 2013, said Wayne Newton, Director, Business Division, Belkin. "When you talk with people inside the industry, everybody has a story with Linksys," Newton told CRN during the recently ended XChange 2014 conference in San Antonio.

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Unified Office Nabs New Funding To Scale Channel Business – CRN

Posted on Aug 21, 2014 in SMB Cloud

Unified Office hopes to stake its claim to a slice of the SMB market by banking on an industrywide trend taking place among companies transitioning away from legacy VoIP phone systems. New funding, part of a Series A round, from LaunchCapital Chief Investment Officer Bill McCullen, and Charles River Ventures Co-Founder and Partner Emeritus Rick Burnes, should help the company tap that market through Unified Office's channel network.

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Cloud Apps Continue To Gain Momentum In The Enterprise, But Fundamental … – Business Solutions Magazine

Posted on Aug 21, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Is IT ready to fully embrace cloud apps and services? Cloud apps and services continue to gain traction in North American enterprises with both business users and IT departments, but big obstacles still remain for U.S.

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Campus in the cloud: IS&T offers Dropbox for Business to the MIT community – MIT News

Posted on Aug 21, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Dropbox is synonymous with cloud-based file storage, syncing, and sharing. At MIT, the Dropbox name has special cloud(t): the service was co-founded by MIT alumni Arash Ferdowsi '08 and Drew Houston '05; Houston later returned to campus to give the commencement address in 2013. In fact, the concept behind Dropbox was inspired by MIT’s use of the Andrew File System (AFS) as part of Athena

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Linksys Reboots SMB Offerings Following Belkin Purchase – CRN

Posted on Aug 21, 2014 in SMB Cloud

Linksys Business is back after languishing for years in the IT wilderness. Belkin has invested heavily in Linksys product development in the SMB market since purchasing it from Cisco in March 2013, said Wayne Newton, director of Belkin's business division.

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Trained cloud computing professionals – augmented need – DATAQUEST

Posted on Aug 21, 2014 in Cloud News

In the recent years, it is evidently proven that cloud computing is the next big frontier in building business credibility. However, tremendous business value can be achieved only when cloud skills are applied appropriately with an analytical approach. The major question to be addressed here is; who will make all this happen

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VMware Brings vCloud Air Network Online – The VAR Guy

Posted on Aug 21, 2014 in Hybrid Cloud

Bill Fathers, executive vice president and general manager, Hybrid Cloud Services Business Unit at VMware VMware (VMW) launched the VMware vCloud Air Network, an ecosystem of hybrid cloud services aimed at providing more choice and flexibility to its business partners, and rebranded its vCloud Hybrid Service to VMware vCloud Air to reflect the new direction of its as-a-service offerings.

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CloudSigma Enhances Hybrid Cloud Solutions with Equinix Cloud Exchange – Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release)

Posted on Aug 21, 2014 in Hybrid Cloud

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - August 18, 2014 - Equinix, Inc.

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Stock Update (NYSE:HPQ): HP to Provide HP Helion Cloud Services in China – Jutia Group

Posted on Aug 21, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

[Marketwired] – HP today announced it has signed an agreement with Beijing UnionRead Information Technology Ltd., a leading content distribution network service provider and hybrid cloud operator, to build and operate …Read more on this. Hewlett-Packard Company (HPQ), valued at $68.18B, opened this morning at $35.39. During the trading session, HPQ traded between $35.27 to $36.48 with a trailing 52-week range being $20.25 to $36.48. HPQ shares are currently priced at 9.44x this year’s forecasted earnings, which makes them relatively inexpensive compared to the industry’s 23.81x earnings multiple. And for dividend hunters, the company pays shareholders $0.64 per share annually in dividends, yielding 1.90%. According to a consensus of 27 analysts, the earnings estimate of $1.05 per share would be $0.04 better than the year-ago quarter and a $0.00 sequential decrease

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Techaisle Survey Shows That US SMB Hybrid Cloud Adoption Will Jump by 56 … – IT Business Net

Posted on Aug 21, 2014 in SMB Cloud

  August 19, 2014 -- San Jose, CA (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 Techaisles recent SMB Cloud computing adoption survey of 1455 US SMBs shows that hybrid cloud is gaining momentum in small businesses, and is becoming entrenched in the mid-market businesses. According to the survey, hybrid cloud is currently being used by 18 percent of cloud-using SMBs and will be the approach of choice for 28 percent in 2015, an increase of 56 percent.

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Must-know: SAP’s renewed focus on SMB through SAP Solutions Group – Market Realist

Posted on Aug 20, 2014 in SMB Cloud

Must-know: SAP AG's 2Q14 earnings review (Part 7 of 12) By Anupama Shukla  • Aug 18, 2014 2:35 pm EDT SAP’s renewed focus on SMB Small and medium businesses (or SMB) are in the transformation phase. It’s triggered by the increased usage of mobile and cloud computing. As a result, the preference for cloud applications is growing—especially for Software as a Service (or SaaS) because it eliminates the need for huge upfront investments into physical IT infrastructure.

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CSC Announces Agility Platform 9.2 to Accelerate Hybrid Cloud Benefits and … – Wall Street Journal

Posted on Aug 20, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

FALLS CHURCH, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--August 20, 2014-- CSC (NYSE: CSC), a global leader in next-generation IT services and solutions, today announced the next generation of CSC's Agility Platform(TM) 9.2 with new capabilities that make it easier for clients to manage large cloud service portfolios, order customizable hybrid cloud services, and extend a self-service IT delivery model to more end users across the enterprise. CSC's Agility Platform enables organizations to rapidly realize the benefits of a cloud-based IT operating model with multi-cloud management capabilities, extensible policy-based governance and security controls, and application release automation to support DevOps initiatives. By accelerating hybrid cloud adoption, Agility Platform makes it possible for global enterprises to increase agility and innovation, control IT costs, comply with governance and security requirements, and avoid the pitfalls of cloud vendor lock-in

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How Michael Gregoire plans to put CA back on track – PCWorld

Posted on Aug 19, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

What’s new at CA Technologies? Turns out the company has been quietly trying to reinvent itself as a top provider of enterprise products for managing cloud services and mobile devices, extending its expertise beyond in-house IT management. It’s a tough challenge for CEO Michael Gregoire, who took charge of CA in 2010 to transform the company for this new age

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