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E-Estonia: Cloud Computing and Virtualization Open Doors to Digital Nations – Techzone360

Posted on Oct 24, 2014 in Cloud News

It’s certainly an interesting concept – and one that shouldn’t be surprising from tiny Estonia, considering its history of technological leadership despite its size and economic stature (recall that Skype, Transferwise, Kazaa, and many other tech startups that have emerged from within its borders.) The tiny Baltic nation this week suggested it could build itself as an e-nation, effectively allowing anyone to become a digital citizen and living his digital life within its networks. Effectively, it means physical residency may be anywhere in the world, but people can take up digital residence in Estonia, where they can open bank accounts, open branches or entire businesses, providing much-needed tax dollars… err..

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Cloud computing keeps wilson on cutting edge – Greenville News

Posted on Oct 24, 2014 in Cloud News

Reed Wilson of Palmetto Technology Group leads a company lunch meeting at their McBee Avenue office on Tuesday, October 21, 2014.(Photo: HEIDI HEILBRUNN/Staff) You could say Reed Wilson spends a lot of time in the clouds. His business is cloud computing and he runs Palmetto Technology Group, or PTG, a Greenville-based Microsoft cloud-services contract company. At age 37, Wilson has built an enterprise that was Microsoft Cloud's Partner of the Year in 2013

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EMC Buys Cisco’s Stake in VCE, Eyeing Hybrid Cloud Potential – CIO Today

Posted on Oct 23, 2014 in Cloud News

It’s time for the next phase of VCE’s evolution. Founding partners of the original VCE joint venture -- Cisco and EMC -- have decided the converged-cloud infrastructure systems provider will become an official EMC business . The company was original formed as a joint venture between Cisco and EMC, with additional investments from VMware and Intel

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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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Google Boosts Cloud Platform Apps with Firebase Buy – CIO Today

Posted on Oct 22, 2014 in Cloud News

Looking to bolster its presence in the cloud computing sector, Google on Wednesday announced that it has acquired real-time backend development firm and API developer Firebase for an undisclosed sum.

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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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For Microsoft, Cloud Business Looks More Promising Than Mobile – New York Times (blog)

Posted on Oct 22, 2014 in Cloud News

New York Times (blog) For Microsoft, Cloud Business Looks More Promising Than Mobile New York Times (blog) Cloud computing offers a different picture of Microsoft's ability to make progress in new markets. A lot of companies are vying to be cloud contenders, and all of them are chasing Amazon, the Internet retailer that years ago began renting out its vast ..

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Snowflake Raises $26M, Introduces Cloud-based Elastic Data Warehouse – Talkin’ Cloud

Posted on Oct 21, 2014 in Cloud News

Snowflake CEO Bob Muglia. Snowflake Computing is coming out of stealth mode with a big name CEO, new venture capital financing, and a plan to reinvent the data warehouse for the cloud. Redpoint Ventures led the Series B funding round, with participation from Sutter Hill Ventures and Wing Ventures.

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AWS is top enterprise cloud service – but beware the consumer threat – CloudTech

Posted on Oct 21, 2014 in Cloud News

Picture credit: iStockPhoto Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the most popular enterprise cloud service according to a report released today from Skyhigh Networks – but the research also fired a broadside at how companies are struggling to block consumer products. The reports, which are quarterly and based on data from more than 1.6 million users, noted a huge disparity in companies saying they block certain services and the amount of employees actually blocked. 80% of companies say they block Dropbox, but only 21% of users are actually blocked Take file sharing provider Dropbox

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Market hit for cloud computing heavyweights IBM, SAP part of industry’s growth … – Financial Post

Posted on Oct 20, 2014 in Cloud News

As more companies look to the cloud for their software and storage needs, traditional technology heavyweights International Business Machines Corp. and SAP took a hit Monday with reduced earnings projections that sent both companies’ shares plunging. But Sir Terence Matthews, the chair of Mitel Networks and one of the best known names in Canadian technology, says the market reaction Monday doesn’t diminish the fact that the future for Internet-based software solutions — so-called cloud computing — remains bright.

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Microsoft Offers Cloud-Computing Tools in Fight Against Ebola – NBCNews.com

Posted on Oct 20, 2014 in Cloud News

Microsoft on Monday announced it will provide free cloud-computing and research applications to medical researchers working on the Ebola virus.

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PGi Acquires Cloud-based Project Management Platform – Talkin’ Cloud

Posted on Oct 20, 2014 in Cloud News

PGi (PGI) has added Central Desktop, a cloud-based team collaboration and project management platform for businesses, to its portfolio. Atlanta-based web conferencing software company PGi (PGI) has added Central Desktop, which provides a cloud-based team collaboration and project management platform for businesses, to its portfolio

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NetSuite, Coupa Partner for Cloud-based Expense Management Solution – Talkin’ Cloud

Posted on Oct 20, 2014 in Cloud News

NetSuite (N) and Coupa have launched an integrated solution that is designed to help businesses improve spend visibility and gain more control over their financial processes. The new Coupa Cloud Procurement and Expense Management SuiteApp for NetSuite supports businesses that want to improve their procurement and expense management processes and drive customer savings, according to NetSuite. The NetSuite-Coupa integrated solution provides businesses with: Auditing capabilities Executive dashboards Real-time alerts Spend management benchmarks NetSuite noted the integrated solution can help drive user adoption of company cost-saving initiatives as well.

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China launches “Great Firewall” attack against iCloud – CloudTech

Posted on Oct 20, 2014 in Cloud News

According to a report by web censorship watchdog Great Fire, China's infamous state firewall is performing a MITM (Man-in-the-Middle) attack against users of Apple's Cloud-based services. It is suspected the attack has been launched in response to Apple's new default encryption methods

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Standards Organization ISO Takes on Cloud Computing Standards – Web Host Industry Review

Posted on Oct 20, 2014 in Cloud News

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