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Daines’ work with cloud computing pioneer shapes his perspectives on … – Billings Gazette

Posted on Sep 1, 2014 in Cloud News

BOZEMAN — At age 36, Steve Daines was working at his father’s construction firm in Bozeman when he got involved with a small but growing company that had developed new customer-service software for the Internet. The company, RightNow Technologies, had outgrown its office space in Daines’ hometown and wanted a new home to house its expanding workforce

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Cloud brings affordable luxury to computing – Hindustan Times

Posted on Aug 29, 2014 in Cloud News

It looks sleek in a beige finish, much like a slim, cool Apple Mac.

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The9 Limited Sells Shanghai Huopu Cloud Computing Terminal Tech For RMB … – RTT News

Posted on Aug 29, 2014 in Cloud News

The9 Limited (NCTY: Quote), an online game developer and operator, announced that Shanghai The9 Information Technology Co., Ltd., a wholly-owned consolidated variable interest entity of The9, has closed a transaction with Shanghai Zhengwu Investment Center (Limited Partnership) for sale of its wholly-owned subsidiary Shanghai Huopu Cloud Computing Terminal Technology Co., Ltd.

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Coming Soon to a Government Near You: Cloud Computing – Governing

Posted on Aug 29, 2014 in Cloud News

When cloud computing first emerged, government officials viewed it with some skepticism. Long accustomed to owning and controlling all of their IT hardware, software and networks, states and localities didn’t take very seriously the idea that they could, for a monthly fee, simply stream pretty much everything to a worker’s desktop. Delivering a Netflix movie was one thing, the argument went, but a robust data management system was quite another

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Is Cloud Computing the Last Step toward Technological Globalization? – Scientific Computing (blog)

Posted on Aug 28, 2014 in Cloud News

Cloud computing is not only the latest revolution in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) world, but a key enhancer of innovation and economic development. Within the framework of the project CLOUDS, Madrid-based researchers have made crucial scientific advances in the state-of-the-art of cloud computing. Cloud computing is an emerging paradigm for distributed computing systems whose goal is to offer software as a service over the Internet

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NSF Awards $10M to Create Cloud Computing Testbed – Product Design & Development

Posted on Aug 28, 2014 in Cloud News

Cloud computing has changed the way we work, the way we communicate online, even the way we relax at night with a movie. But even as "the cloud" starts to cross over into popular parlance, the full potential of the technology to directly impact science, medicine, transportation, and other industries has yet to be realized

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Latin America cloud computing market to grow at 26.1% cagr by 2018 – WhaTech

Posted on Aug 27, 2014 in Cloud News

Details WhaTech Channel: Cloud Computing Press Release Published: Wednesday, 27 August 2014 21:14 Submitted by RNR Market Research WhaTech Agency News from: RnR Market Research Read: 29 times Cloud Computing Market in Latin America 2014-2018 research analyses key countries Argentina, Brazil and Mexico.

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Google acquires VFX firm ZYNC to bolster its cloud computing products – BGR India

Posted on Aug 27, 2014 in Cloud News

Lapping up yet another company, Google has acquired ZYNC — a visual effects cloud rendering company that worked on movies like Star Trek Into Darkness, the Oscar-winning American Hustle and Transformers: Dark of the Moon among others. The financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed but the search giant said Zync will be joining Google’s Cloud Platform team following the announcement. Founded five years ago, Zync uses cloud computing to create easy-to-use visual-effects services. Zync software uses online tools to take 2-D or 3-D models and make them look more realistic. The company is managed by VFX artists who have experience at premier facilities like Digital Domain, ILM and GenArts

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13th five-year plan will see major cloud computing base in Zhangjiakou – WantChinaTimes

Posted on Aug 27, 2014 in Cloud News

A cloud computing industry exhibition in Chongqing. (File photo/Xinhua) Beijing plans to spend billions to spur the growth of the country's cloud computing industry and is set to build a cloud computing industrial base in Zhangjiakou in Hebei province under its 13th five-year plan, according to Chen Wei, director of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology's Department of Software Services. The 13th five-year plan, to be implemented between 2016 and 2020, includes the development of a major company to spearhead the cloud computing industry as a whole, the building of a complete industrial chain and encouraging larger and stronger businesses to acquire and merge with others to centralize resources, reports our Chinese-language sister paper Commercial Times.

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Foxconn adopts cloud computing-based security monitoring system – Digitimes

Posted on Aug 27, 2014 in Cloud News

Foxconn adopts cloud computing-based security monitoring system Ninelu Tu, Taipei; Joseph Tsai, DIGITIMES [Wednesday 27 August 2014] Foxconn Electronics has adopted a cloud computing-based security monitoring system equipped with in-house-developed hardware and software at its headquarters in northern Taiwan to monitor labor safety and environmental conditions at its main factories in Taiwan and China, according to industry sources. The system is designed and developed by Foxconn's cloud computing product business unit with help from other business units. Surveillance cameras are supplied by Foxconn's subsidiary Ingrasys, which has recently started turning its business focus to providing complete solutions to clients.

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SoftLayer beefs up its bare metal offering, available on hourly basis – CloudTech

Posted on Aug 26, 2014 in Cloud News

IBM-owned infrastructure as a service provider SoftLayer has always distanced itself from its IaaS brethren by continuing to provide bare metal alongside its virtual servers and software offerings. The company has improved on this further with a series of bare metal releases which are billed by the hour and can be deployed in under 30 minutes. The overall effect of this is a greater preponderance to deploy computing-intensive workloads on SoftLayer

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Free beer! Now Amazon has cloud developers’ attention – InfoWorld

Posted on Aug 26, 2014 in Cloud News

You know the hunt for developers is getting tough when free beer enters the equation. Amazon.com will reopen a "pop-up loft" in downtown San Francisco this fall to give developers a place to learn more about Amazon Web Services

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Explore cloud computing in education market that is expected to be worth $12 … – WhaTech

Posted on Aug 26, 2014 in Cloud News

Details WhaTech Channel: IT Market Research Reports Published: Monday, 25 August 2014 20:39 Submitted by Rohan Salgarkar WhaTech Premium Legacy News from: MarketsandMarkets - Business Research Read: 38 times This new report defines and segments the global cloud computing market in education into various sub-segments with an in-depth analysis and forecasting of market sizes.

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NSF Awards $1.2M Grant to Develop Cloud-Computing Tools – Product Design & Development

Posted on Aug 25, 2014 in Cloud News

Cloud computing is at the core of a new grant to Rice University computer scientist Christopher Jermaine, who plans to develop tools that will allow research and industry to make better use of massive data sets without having to rely on supercomputers.

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Amazon Achieves DoD Cloud Authorization for Sensitive Workloads – Talkin’ Cloud

Posted on Aug 25, 2014 in Cloud News

Jeff Barr, chief evangelist at Amazon Web Services Amazon Web Services (AWS) has bumped its credentials with the Department of Defense. Following on a previous announcement in March in which Amazon received DoD Provisional Authorization under the DoD Cloud Security Model for Impact Levels 1-2, the cloud infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) provider has increased its credentials to include Impact Levels 3-4.

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