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IBM Provides SoftLayer Ecosystem Partners with New Resources for Generating … – SYS-CON Media (press release)

Posted on Apr 19, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

ARMONK, N.Y., April 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that it is launching a series of initiatives to make it easier and more profitable for Business Partners of SoftLayer, an IBM Company to develop, market and sell cloud services to their customers. Cloud computing is transforming the way that IT services are consumed and delivered and will account for the bulk of new IT spending by 2016*

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Enterprise who? Google says little about Apps, business cloud services in Q1 … – CIO Magazine

Posted on Apr 18, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Google did little during its first-quarter earnings report to shush critics who say its Enterprise unit is a second-class citizen in its kingdom. The company gave no substantial details regarding overall sales trends for the Enterprise business, nor for individual products such as the Google Apps cloud email and collaboration suite, the Compute Engine IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service) tool and the App Engine PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) offering

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LG CNS to focus on ‘cloud computing’ – Korea Times

Posted on Apr 17, 2014 in Cloud News

LG CNS said Thursday that it will raise its stakes in cloud computing and big data.Amid rapid technological convergence, the LG Group affiliate plans to seek new business opportunities in the emerging fields, according to the firm’s CEO.“Our goal is to become one of the most trusted suppliers for technology solutions in cloud computing and big data,” said CEO Kim Dae-hoon in a speech to the annual “Entrue World 2014” forum.He said the convergence of technologies is changing everyone’s lifestyle.According to him, the global technology industry is heading toward an era of “Smart Technology 2.0,” which includes smart devices, faster data transmission networks, and the rise of big data and cloud computing.Kim said automotive, medical, distribution, transportation, security and manufacturing businesses will benefit most from the transition.“Our businesses are ideally-fitted to ride on this new wave,” Kim said.Citing an emergence of smart glasses, he said, “Cloud computing has huge potential to change your key businesses.

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Novitex Enterprise Solutions Chooses IBM to Build Its Cloud – Wall Street Journal

Posted on Apr 17, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

SoftLayer serves as the platform to support Novitex's growing business as part of a nearly $10-million agreement ARMONK, N.Y. & STAMFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 17, 2014-- IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Novitex Enterprise Solutions today announced that they have signed an estimated $10-million agreement for IBM to provide cloud-based Infrastructure and Security services leveraging Softlayer's open, scalable and secure infrastructure to support Novitex's industry leading document outsourcing solutions. Novitex, the industry-leading provider of the Integrated Document Life Cycle(TM) (IDLC(TM)) end-to-end service solutions, required a flexible, scalable solution to support its rapid growth and expanding offerings, while simultaneously consolidating a distributed set of IT environments in a seamless, singular infrastructure.

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Cloud computing helps to open new horizons for Norwich-based Future 50 firm – Norfolk Eastern Daily Press

Posted on Apr 17, 2014 in Cloud News

Farnell Clarke accountants. From left, Nathan Bowden, Connor Eade, Frances Jackson, Sharon Mason, Emma Hume, Nikki Shepherd, Samantha Elliott, Chris Sears, and Will Farnell. Picture: Denise Bradley Ben Woods , Business writer Thursday, April 17, 20144:08 PM Norwich-based accountancy firm Farnell Clarke is forecasting a third year of double digit growth driven by a strengthening customer appetite for its cloud-based accounting

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Spanning Joins Cloud Security Alliance – Business Wire (press release)

Posted on Apr 17, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Spanning Cloud Apps, the most trusted provider of data backup and recovery for cloud applications, today announced that it has joined the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), a not-for-profit organization with a mission to promote the use of best practices for providing security assurance within cloud computing, and to provide education on the uses of cloud computing to help secure all other forms of computing. Spanning was founded to help companies protect and manage their data so they can be fearless in the cloud.

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VMware Offers up Hybrid vCloud DRaaS Solution – The VAR Guy

Posted on Apr 16, 2014 in Hybrid Cloud

Bill Fathers, senior vice president and general manager, Hybrid Cloud Services Business Unit, VMware http://infotechlead.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Bill-Fathers-VMware.jpg VMware (VMW) has taken the wraps off vCloud Hybrid Service – Disaster Recovery, a new cloud-based disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) for VMware virtualized data centers. The new DRaaS is available immediately in all five of VMware’s vCloud Hybrid Service data centers in the United States and United Kingdom. The vCloud Hybrid Service – Disaster Recovery continuously replicates virtual machines to a virtual data center within VMware’s vCloud Hybrid Service, with a recovery point objective (RPO) of up to 15 minutes, according to the press release

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VMware Offers up Hybrid vCloud DRaaS Solution – The VAR Guy

Posted on Apr 16, 2014 in Hybrid Cloud

Bill Fathers, senior vice president and general manager, Hybrid Cloud Services Business Unit, VMware http://infotechlead.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Bill-Fathers-VMware.jpg VMware (VMW) has taken the wraps off vCloud Hybrid Service – Disaster Recovery, a new cloud-based disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) for VMware virtualized data centers. The new DRaaS is available immediately in all five of VMware’s vCloud Hybrid Service data centers in the United States and United Kingdom. The vCloud Hybrid Service – Disaster Recovery continuously replicates virtual machines to a virtual data center within VMware’s vCloud Hybrid Service, with a recovery point objective (RPO) of up to 15 minutes, according to the press release

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VMware Offers up Hybrid vCloud DRaaS Solution – The VAR Guy

Posted on Apr 16, 2014 in Hybrid Cloud

Bill Fathers, senior vice president and general manager, Hybrid Cloud Services Business Unit, VMware http://infotechlead.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Bill-Fathers-VMware.jpg VMware (VMW) has taken the wraps off vCloud Hybrid Service – Disaster Recovery, a new cloud-based disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) for VMware virtualized data centers. The new DRaaS is available immediately in all five of VMware’s vCloud Hybrid Service data centers in the United States and United Kingdom

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Stormy days for the cloud – USA TODAY

Posted on Apr 16, 2014 in Cloud News

Kathleen Day, Ozy.com 12:39 p.m. EDT April 16, 2014 Forrester Research estimates that shaken confidence in the American cloud industry could cost it $180 billion by 2016.(Photo: Corbis) Could we be on the verge of witnessing a shakeup in the cloud? That's the question looming over the $47 billion cloud-computing industry: whether the booming industry is having what Silicon Valley refers to as "a BlackBerry moment," when doubts about a technology's adequacy threaten sales to the point that a company is doomed.

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Zerto expands into Australia, attracted by its virtualization, cloud, and IaaS … – TechRepublic

Posted on Apr 16, 2014 in SMB Cloud

Seeking to build on solid revenue growth in 2013, Zerto decides to start its Asia Pacific (APAC) expansion in Sydney. Learn specifics about what drew the disaster recovery firm to Australia.

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Softsource big winner in cloud dominated Microsoft Partner Awards – Techday NZ

Posted on Apr 15, 2014 in SMB Cloud

April 16 - 8am Heather Wright SoftSource, Gen-i and IT Engine were among the big winners at the 2013 Microsoft New Zealand Partner Awards last night, each picking up multiple awards in an evening dominated by cloud solutions. SoftSource took the top prizes in the Cloud SMB, Sales Specialist of the Year and Midmarket Solution Provider categories. The company was praised for its commitment to providing tailored solutions, for easing the technology transition of ‘sceptics and traditionalists’ and for opening clients’ minds to newer technologies and improved solutions

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Happy Tax Day! Hope you kept your cloud receipts – InfoWorld

Posted on Apr 15, 2014 in Cloud News

April 15, 2014 Happy Tax Day! I suspect that many Americans are now getting around to filing. You're not alone if you're befuddled by some of the taxman's rules.

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Company Update (NYSE:IBM): Novitex Enterprise Solutions Chooses IBM to … – Jutia Group

Posted on Apr 14, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

By Analyst Technology, on April 14th, 2014 in Technology [PR Newswire] – IBM (NYSE:IBM) and Novitex Enterprise Solutions today announced that they have signed an estimated $10-million agreement for IBM to provide cloud-based Infrastructure and Security services leveraging SoftLayer’s open, scalable and secure infrastructure to support Novitex’s industry leading document outsourcing solutions.Read more on this. International Business Machines Corporation (IBM), valued at $205.10B, began trading this morning at $196.24

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Cloud Expert Bernard Golden Joins ActiveState as Vice President of Strategy – MarketWatch

Posted on Apr 14, 2014 in Cloud News

Video Interview: Bernard Golden discusses new role helping companies overcome IT challenges with Stackato and he predicts the next disruption in cloud computing ActiveState today announced that Bernard Golden, one of the world's leading experts in cloud computing has joined the company as Vice President of Strategy. Named in Wired.com as one of the ten most influential people in cloud computing, Bernard has extensive experience working with organizations to help them adopt and integrate cloud computing effectively. He will help ActiveState customers apply best practices and meet their goals as they leverage the cloud with ActiveState's Stackato® solution

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