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Microsoft beats Wall Street expectations as CEO Satya Nadella focuses on cloud … – The Independent

Posted on Oct 24, 2014 in Cloud News

Revenue from cloud services, including software delivered over the Internet, more than doubled last quarter at a time when some of Microsoft's better-known segments are slowing. Shares jumped over 3 percent in after-hours trading

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Microsoft posts record Q1 on strong cloud, better than expected hardware – Ars Technica

Posted on Oct 24, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

In the first quarter of its 2015 financial year, Microsoft sold more phones than expected and continues to do well in the cloud space, leading it to a record for Q1 revenue. Revenue for the quarter was $23.20 billion, up 25.2 percent on the same quarter in the 2014 financial year

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Australia’s cloud computing services market to reach $4.55 billion by 2018 … – Marketing magazine Australia

Posted on Oct 24, 2014 in Cloud News

Australia’s cloud computing services market will nearly quadruple over five years to $4.55 billion in 2018, Frost & Sullivan is forecasting. The ‘State of Cloud Computing in Australia Report 2014′ found that the Australian cloud computing market in 2013 was generating revenues of $1.23 billion. This includes software-as-a-service (SaaS), infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS)

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Authentic8 Enhances Its Secure Browser Session Cloud Service – eWeek

Posted on Oct 23, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Browser session takes place within a secured container; session then disappears completely after the task is done with no audit trail. One of the most interesting developments around enterprise applications is a new cloud-based security control layer for browsers that enables airtight utilization of any personal connected device for secure business use.Startup Authentic8's service enables a browser session to take place within a secured container; the session then disappears completely after the task is done with no audit trail.Equipped with Authentic8's cloud service, any browser can be secured by enterprise policies ahead of time based on the needs of the business and the employee.

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Salesforce’s Strategy to Bring Game Changing Technologies to SMBs – IT-Director.com (blog)

Posted on Oct 23, 2014 in SMB Cloud

This is part two of a two-part blog series discussing Salesforce.com’s strategy to help SMBs better capitalize on technology. Part One, California Dreaming

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Intuit says new releases open global SMB market to Aussie developers – iTWire

Posted on Oct 23, 2014 in SMB Cloud

The big US online accounting software provider Intuit, which entered the Australian market in its own right just over one year ago, has launched a set of new developer tools which it says will open up global access to a cloud-based small business market for Aussie developers. According to Intuit, makers of the QuickBooks Online platform, the new developer.intuit.com offers best-in-class developer tools, allowing developers to create “game-changing applications” for small businesses efficiently and quickly.These latest developer enhancements are part of a number of new product enhancements unveiled at QuickBooks Connect in the USA that brought together small business, entrepreneurs, accountants and developers for the first time.According to Intuit Australia managing director Nicolette Maury, the big American is already making its mark in the Australian market with the Intuit brand by leveraging on the significant recognition amongst small businesses of the QuickBooks product offerings.

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CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-Cloud computing services help boost Open Text profit – Reuters

Posted on Oct 23, 2014 in Cloud News

Wed Oct 22, 2014 6:16pm EDT (Corrects paragraph 6 to say license revenue rose, not fell) Oct 22 (Reuters) - Canadian business software maker Open Text Corp's quarterly profit more than doubled, driven by demand for its cloud computing services.

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IBM, Microsoft Collaborate on Hybrid Cloud Offerings – CIO Today

Posted on Oct 23, 2014 in Cloud News

Arguing that greater choice in the cloud will help business users innovate and reduce costs, IBM and Microsoft have launched a collaboration on enterprise cloud services. The partnership will bring together Microsoft's Azure and IBM's Cloud Solutions in several new ways

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UPDATE 1-Cloud computing services help boost Open Text profit – Reuters

Posted on Oct 23, 2014 in Cloud News

Wed Oct 22, 2014 6:16pm EDT (Corrects paragraph 6 to say license revenue rose, not fell) Oct 22 (Reuters) - Canadian business software maker Open Text Corp's quarterly profit more than doubled, driven by demand for its cloud computing services. The cloud services business, which help customers make use of software, services and content over the Internet, accounted for $150 million in the first quarter ended Sept. 30 - notching up its best ever growth rate of 260 percent

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Open Text profit boosted by cloud computing services – Reuters

Posted on Oct 22, 2014 in Cloud News

Thu Oct 23, 2014 1:47am IST Oct 22 (Reuters) - Canadian business software maker Open Text Corp's quarterly profit more than doubled, driven by higher demand for its cloud computing services.Net income rose to $64.6 million, or 53 cents per share in the first quarter ended Sept.

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Cloud computing services help boost Open Text profit – Reuters UK

Posted on Oct 22, 2014 in Cloud News

By Tanvi Mehta Thu Oct 23, 2014 12:51am BST (Reuters) - Soaring demand for cloud services helped Canadian business software maker Open Text Corp's more than double its first-quarter profit. Net income rose to $64.6 million (40.26 million pounds), or 53 cents per share, from $30.6 million, or 26 cents per share, a year earlier

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IBM chief Virginia Rometty stresses cybersecurity, cloud computing in Boston … – Boston Globe

Posted on Oct 22, 2014 in Cloud News

Virginia Rometty, the chief executive of International Business Machines, spoke Wednesday to a crowded gathering of Boston business figures about the growing importance of cybersecurity and cloud computing for every industry. In her speech, Rometty said that big data and off-site computer services could help businesses assert themselves in a crowded marketplace. At several points, she used IBM’s Watson division as an example of the power of analytics software in fields ranging from health care to urban planning

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IBM Needs to Get Its Head in the Cloud – Bloomberg View

Posted on Oct 22, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

When IBM talks about building out a great cloud computing business, it's telling shareholders exactly what they want to hear. Cloud computing is one of the most important technological trends of the last decade and it’s a business that IBM should be trying to dominate. The cloud lets companies rent the sorts of products and software that they used to buy (like their own big server farms, for example) -- allowing them to be more lithe and mobile in how they manage information technology and their own businesses

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New Option for Enterprise to Cloud – Dark Reading

Posted on Oct 22, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Radical new technology is backed by corporations, including GE and Qualcomm, as well as leading venture firms Andreessen Horowitz, Norwest Venture Partners, Sutter Hill Ventures and ARTIS Ventures Sunnyvale, CA, October 22, 2014 – Bracket Computing, Inc., today unveiled the Bracket Computing Cell, the world’s first Cloud Virtualization System, bringing to market the enterprise-grade security, performance, reliability and control that large enterprises require to run significant workloads on the public cloud. The Computing Cell is an enterprise infrastructure service that encapsulates every aspect of a customer’s IT infrastructure — security, storage, compute and networking — in a fully encrypted software system that spans multiple hyperscale clouds. Bracket’s software-based infrastructure allows customers to dynamically adjust service levels that are backed by strong Service-Level Agreements (SLAs), including several industry firsts.

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IBM ditches chipmaking business, looks to cloud as Q3 numbers get slammed – CloudTech

Posted on Oct 21, 2014 in Cloud News

Picture credit: ChrisDag/Flickr Analysis If Google is struggling with its numbers, then there isn’t much hope for everyone else.

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