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Google Cloud Services’ New Partner: PwC – CIO Today

Posted on Oct 31, 2014 in Cloud News

At the breakneck pace at which technology keeps changing, businesses need new and innovative services to stay competitive. Google and the global consulting firm PwC, also known as PricewaterhouseCoopers, hope to help companies with that through a new business partnership announced Tuesday

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Gartner Debunks Top 10 Cloud Myths – Talkin’ Cloud

Posted on Oct 30, 2014 in Cloud News

Gartner does its best to debunk cloud computing myths. As cloud computing grows, so do the misconceptions.

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Cloud computing in 2020: Looking into that crystal ball – CloudTech

Posted on Oct 30, 2014 in Cloud News

Picture credit: iStockPhoto Recently, @thedodgeretort of Enterprise CIO Forum held a Twitter chat about what cloud computing in 2020 will look like. I decided to write up a quick blog sharing my thoughts on the topic. Looking into the crystal ball, I see a few things happening with cloud by 2020: call it 5 years out

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The launch of Microsoft Azure in Australia, and how cloud computing can save … – SmartCompany.com.au

Posted on Oct 29, 2014 in Cloud News

This week, Microsoft officially launched two Australian datacentres as part of its Azure cloud computing platform during its TechEd event in Sydney. Of course, this raises an obvious question: why does it matter to your business?

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Amazon hiring former CIOs to help sell more enterprise cloud computing products – GeekWire

Posted on Oct 29, 2014 in Cloud News

Amazon is courting former chief information officers in an effort to bring in more enterprise cloud computing business. The Wall Street Journal reported on the pattern, which includes the recent hiring of former Dow Jones & Co. CIO Stephen Orban, Amazon’s new head of enterprise strategy at Amazon Web Services, and former Schumacher Group CIO Douglas Menefee, who came to Amazon as an enterprise CIO advisor in March

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Google enlists PwC to push Apps, Android, cloud computing to businesses – ITworld.com

Posted on Oct 28, 2014 in Cloud News

Google has struck a partnership with PwC in which the global provider of consulting services will recommend to its customers the Apps suite, Android devices and the Google cloud computing platform.

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Cloud computing: CIOs are taking back control, but it is already too late? – ZDNet

Posted on Oct 28, 2014 in Cloud News

In the early days of the cloud computing it was routine for tech executives to admit that they had little idea of, or control over, the use of the technology within their organisations; developers would cheerfully pay for cloud storage or processing power using their credit cards, forcing CIOs to turn detective to work out what was being used, when, and by who.

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NIST lays out roadmap for cloud computing – GCN.com

Posted on Oct 27, 2014 in Cloud News

NIST lays out roadmap for cloud computing By GCN Staff Oct 27, 2014 The National Institute of Standards and Technology released the final version of its Cloud Computing Technology Roadmap Volumes I and II, the culmination of a three-year old effort to assess and set objectives for the accelerated adoption of cloud computing in government. “Cloud computing is still in an early deployment stage, and standards are crucial to increased adoption,” the report adds.

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Google, Microsoft take cloud computing fight to Amazon – The Australian

Posted on Oct 27, 2014 in Cloud News

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NOGA introduces Cloud Computing – Bahrain News Agency

Posted on Oct 26, 2014 in Cloud News

12 : 32 PM - 26/10/2014 Manama, Oct. 26. (BNA) – The National Oil and Gas Authority (NOGA) has decided to adopt the Private Cloud computing (NOGA Private Cloud), NOGA announced in a joint press statement with Microsoft Bahrain.The move aims to improve the quality of operations, facilitate the work flow of the technical team and reduce costs.The project is part of NOGA’s Strategic Plan to upgrade its Information Technology infrastructure.NOGA Secretary-General Dr.

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Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation: An Advantage For Cloud Computing? – Mondaq News Alerts (registration)

Posted on Oct 25, 2014 in Cloud News

The communications provisions of Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) came into force on July 1, 2014.

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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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