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Cloud BDR and Virtual Machines: What You Need to Know – MSPmentor (blog)

Posted on Feb 28, 2015 in SMB Cloud

Virtualization has been changing the business IT landscape since the first hypervisor solution debuted in 1999. The technology initially targeted large enterprises and data center operators that could take advantage of its ability to add capacity and scale without physical components or the power and cooling costs required by hardware assets.

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Cloud computing busts silos to help the CIO – ZDNet

Posted on Feb 27, 2015 in Cloud News

A survey of IT leaders regarding their expectations of cloud computing, sponsored by Tata Communications, offers unsurprising, perhaps obvious, conclusions. Despite the boring data, an exciting truth does emerge - cloud can help make the CIO and IT more relevant to the business.Image: Cloud watching by Michael Krigsman For this report, market researchers, Vanson Bourne, "conducted a total of 1000 interviews with senior IT decision-makers in private organisations of 500 employees or more," during September and October 2014. Although the report mentions "interviews," it appears these were online survey responses rather than face-to-face interviews: Interviews were conducted online using a rigorous multi-level screening process to ensure that only suitable candidates were given the opportunity to participate

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Western Digital Looks to the Channel – The VAR Guy

Posted on Feb 27, 2015 in SMB Cloud

With pricing for magnetic disk drives having fallen so low in recent years manufacturers have almost felt compelled to now offer their own storage systems as a way to shore up their profitability. Case in point is Western Digital, which this week unveiled a set of network-attached storage (NAS) systems aimed at the small-to-medium business (SMB) market.

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Santen Chooses NTT Communications’ Hybrid-cloud ICT Infrastructure for … – Rock Hill Herald (press release)

Posted on Feb 26, 2015 in Hybrid Cloud

TOKYO — NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the ICT solutions and international communications business within the NTT Group (NYSE:NTT), announced today that it has constructed an ICT backbone and information system that Santen Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

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DoD CIO Details Information Technology Priorities – Department of Defense

Posted on Feb 26, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

DoD CIO Details Information Technology Priorities By Cheryl PellerinDoD News, Defense Media Activity WASHINGTON, Feb. 26, 2015 – Acting Defense Department Chief Information Officer Terry Halvorsen discussed the joint information environment, the cloud, detailed technology investments and the threat of sequestration yesterday in testimony before a House panel. During the hearing, on information technology investments and programs in the current cyber threat environment, Halvorsen told members of the House Armed Services Committee subcommittee on emerging threats and capabilities that one of his priorities is to implement a foundational element of the joint information environment

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Latin America Cloud Analytics Market – PR Newswire (press release)

Posted on Feb 26, 2015 in SMB Cloud

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Is 2015 the Year of Enlightenment for Cloud Computing? – MSPmentor

Posted on Feb 26, 2015 in Cloud News

Will 2015 be the year the cloud gets past the hype? While cloud-based file sharing and other cloud services are being adopted by almost all businesses, the cloud is still in the early stages of its technological revolution

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Disgraced Payday Lender Wonga Sells SMB Business To Orange Money, Cuts … – TechCrunch

Posted on Feb 26, 2015 in SMB Cloud

More unravelling for Wonga, the UK-based online lender that last year had to write down £220 million ($340 million) in unpaid loans. The company announced today that it would lay off 325 staff, and it has also sold Everline, its small-business lending arm, to Orange Money (trading as Ezbob). On top of that, former Wonga chairman Robin Klein of Index Ventures has stepped down from the board of the company.

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IBM shapes its cloud for the enterprise – InfoWorld

Posted on Feb 26, 2015 in Cloud News

IBM may be late to the cloud, but its cloud technology stack has been catching up at a furious rate. Another key milestone was reached at the IBM InterConnect event this week, when IBM jumped on the container bandwagon, promising an "enterprise-class" version of Docker containers with added security. Local versions of OpenStack and Cloud Foundry were also announced, intended to support IBM's hybrid approach to enterprise cloud computing.

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The IBM battleship charts a course between public, private cloud … – SiliconANGLE (blog)

Posted on Feb 25, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

Just one year after launching Bluemix, the IBM Corporation announced “100 new services on top of the platform,” said Steve Robinson, GM of Cloud Platform Services at IBM. Furthermore, he added, IBM has taken “every piece of middleware in IBM” and converted it into a service available in local, dedicated, and public cloud.

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Santen Chooses NTT Communications’ Hybrid-cloud ICT Infrastructure for … – PharmiWeb.com (press release)

Posted on Feb 25, 2015 in Hybrid Cloud

NTT Communications CorporationPosted on: 25 Feb 15 NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com) the ICT solutions and international communications business within the NTT Group (NYSE:NTT) announced today that it has constructed an ICT backbone and information system that Santen Pharmaceutical Co.

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#V3mobility: Listen to IT and employees or face app disaster – V3.co.uk

Posted on Feb 25, 2015 in SMB Cloud

V3 Enterprise Mobility Summit: Applications have been a staple part of businesses of all sizes since computers became mainstream. However, in recent years the nature of applications entering businesses, be they an SMB or enterprise, has radically changed.

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Santen Chooses NTT Communications’ Hybrid-cloud ICT Infrastructure for … – Business Wire (press release)

Posted on Feb 25, 2015 in Hybrid Cloud

TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the ICT solutions and international communications business within the NTT Group (NYSE:NTT), announced today that it has constructed an ICT backbone and information system that Santen Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (Santen) will use as core ICT infrastructure to support its goal of becoming one of the world’s top three providers of medicines for prescription ophthalmic solutions.

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NTT Comm powers Santen’s hybrid cloud ICT Infrastructure – Telecompaper (subscription)

Posted on Feb 25, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

NTT Communications (NTT Com), the ICT services and international communications business within the NTT Group, has built an ICT backbone and information system that Santen Pharmaceutical. The hybrid-cloud environment combines NTT Com’s branded services for cloud, data center and network, with a globalized multilingual help desk for Santen employees. Santen will use the centralized hybrid-cloud infrastructure to optimize ICT resources and costs, and respond to global business-development needs.

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Melbourne IT acquires Uber, but for domains – ZDNet

Posted on Feb 25, 2015 in SMB Cloud

Melbourne IT has entered an agreement to acquire Uber Global, not to be mistaken for the global ridesharing app provider Uber. The Australian internet services company announced on Wednesday that it had reached a deal to acquire Canberra-headquartered cloud services provider and domain registration provider Uber Global Group. The Melbourne-based company, which is listed on the Australia Securities Exchange (ASX), told investors that it had entered into a Share Purchase Agreement for 100 percent of the issued capital of Uber Global

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