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CLOUD COMPUTING Best of Interop 2015 Finalists Compete in Vegas – CIO Today

Posted on Apr 28, 2015 in Cloud News

Interop has announced the finalists for its 2015 Best of Interop Awards. The awards recognize innovation and technological advancements in nine technology categories. Award winners will be announced at Interop Las Vegas 2015, which takes place Aprii 27 to May 1.

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AWS continues to dominate cloud infrastructure services market – CloudTech

Posted on Apr 27, 2015 in Cloud News

(c)iStock.com/NikiLitov The cloud infrastructure services market continues to grow at a rapid rate with Amazon Web Services (AWS) at the summit, and latest Q1 data from Synergy Research reveals AWS remains bigger than its four nearest competitors. The data reveals how the trend of the cloud infrastructure market has been similarly plotted for the past year

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SMALL CAP SHARE IDEAS: Year of consolidation pays off for cloud computing … – This is Money

Posted on Apr 27, 2015 in Cloud News

By Ian Lyall, Proactive Investors, For Thisismoney.co.uk Published: 05:10 EST, 27 April 2015 | Updated: 05:34 EST, 27 April 2015 The pieces of the jigsaw appear to be coming together for Nasstar, judging by the firm’s annual results earlier this month. The year was one of consolidation as it brought together three distinct businesses into one coherent offering providing hosted and managed cloud computing services to around 12,500 people in the UK. Judging from the figures, each unit is firing on all cylinders.

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Paying too much for cloud services? These five tools can help cut your cloud costs – Network World

Posted on Apr 27, 2015 in Cloud News

As you move workloads to the cloud, you’ve probably already discovered that keeping track of your monthly cloud computing bills is not an easy task.

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2015: The year cloud computing becomes mainstream – ITProPortal

Posted on Apr 26, 2015 in Cloud News

Cloud computing isn’t new: ComputerWeekly, in a short history of cloud computing, reports that the idea first came about in the 1960s from J.C.R. Licklider, well known for his enabling the development of ARPANET (a major precursor of the Internet as we know it today). Licklider’s idea was eventually to interconnect everyone on the planet to data and information at any site, in any location. Sounds a lot like the “cloud computing” don’t you think?

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Amazon delivers on cloud computing profits, Infosys drops on outlook – Yahoo Finance

Posted on Apr 25, 2015 in Cloud News

Time for your daily dose of trending tickers, the stocks you're following based on your Yahoo Finance ticker searches.

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4 Cloud Computing Funding Stories You Might Have Missed, April 24 – Talkin’ Cloud

Posted on Apr 24, 2015 in Cloud News

Talkin' Cloud has compiled a list of cloud computing financing and venture capital stories for readers who might have missed the news earlier in the week. Each week Talkin' Cloud compiles a list of cloud computing financing stories for readers who might have missed the news earlier in the week.

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Amazon Reveals Strong Cloud Computing Numbers, Says India Growth ‘Very … – NDTV

Posted on Apr 24, 2015 in Cloud News

Amazon.com Inc's first-quarter revenue grew more than expected as rising sales in North America and its burgeoning cloud-computing services unit offset new business investments, boosting its shares nearly 7 percent. The e-commerce company for the first time broke out financial details of its secretive cloud computing unit, Amazon Web Services, on Thursday, saying revenue jumped almost 50 percent to $1.57 billion, or about 7 percent of total revenue.

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Amazon revenue beats forecast, cloud computing more profitable than expected – Reuters UK

Posted on Apr 23, 2015 in Cloud News

A just-delivered Amazon box is seen on a counter in Golden, Colorado in this August 27, 2014, file photo. Reuters/Rick Wilking/Files (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc's first-quarter revenue grew more than expected as rising sales in North America and its burgeoning cloud-computing services unit offset new business investments, boosting its shares nearly 7 percent. The e-commerce company for the first time broke out financial details of its secretive cloud computing unit, Amazon Web Services, on Thursday, saying revenue jumped almost 50 percent to $1.57 billion (1.04 billion pounds), or about 7 percent of total revenue.

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Amazon Web Services revealed: Bezos calls cloud computing division a $5B … – GeekWire

Posted on Apr 23, 2015 in Cloud News

In its quarterly earnings report posted today, Amazon revealed that its cloud computing business generated $1.57 billion in net sales during the last fiscal quarter, up 49 percent from one year ago. The company also posted $265 million in Q1 profit from Amazon Web Services, up from $245 million last year. Total revenue from AWS in 2014 was $4.6 billion; in the last 12 months, AWS pulled in $5.2 billion

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All eyes on the cloud when Amazon announces earnings – USA TODAY

Posted on Apr 23, 2015 in Cloud News

Site of the Amazon electronic commerce company in Lauwin-Planque, northern France.(Photo: Philippe Huguen, AFP/Getty Images) All eyes will be on numbers for Amazon's (AMZN) cloud computing division Thursday, when the Web retailer is expected to release its first-quarter results for 2015 after the market close. For the first time, Amazon will be breaking out numbers for its cloud division, Amazon Web Services (AWS), which offers scalable, inexpensive cloud computer services for businesses

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Microsoft Irish data case raises critical issues for cloud computing – Irish Times

Posted on Apr 23, 2015 in Cloud News

A US court case considering whether a US judge can force Microsoft to hand over e-mails sitting in the company’s Irish data centre raises critical issues for cloud computing companies, according to David Etue, vice president of corporate development strategy for identity and data protection at global security company Gemalto. Addressing a session at the RSA security conference here, Mr Etue said Microsoft’s ongoing appeal against the demand, after refusing to comply with the subpoena, is a case many security specialists didn’t notice because it involved a consumer cloud environment, Microsoft’s Hotmail web mail service. However, he stressed that the case “is a big deal” and has far-reaching implications for the cloud sector

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Why ROC: Cloud Computing legal risks – WROC-TV

Posted on Apr 22, 2015 in Cloud News

Nixon Peabody partner Jeremy Wolk discussed the legal risks associated with cloud computing Wednesday in our Why ROC conversation on News 8 at Sunrise.Wolk defined cloud computing as the practice of using a network of remote servers hosted on the internet to store, manage and process data, rather than a local server or personal computer.  Popular applications like Facebook and LinkedIn are examples of cloud computing.Cloud computing has grown rapidly and is expected to continue that trend.  A Computerworld survey found 42 percent of IT decision makers are planning to increase spending on cloud computing in 2015, with the greatest growth in enterprises with over 1,000 employees.  Where business and personal electronic information used to only be transmitted through a computer, the sources of this data have expanded to phones, wearable devices, point of sale technology and logistical beacons embedded in our transportation.Wolk noted cloud computing comes with legal risks.  Too often the implications of cloud computing are not considered until a problem arises and the vendor-favorable form of agreement is being reviewed or a government investigation has been launched.  Depending upon the products and services your company offers and the type of information being collected and stored, you may be subject to state, federal and international laws designed to maintain the confidentiality of such information.It's important to know your legal rights if a cloud-based critical business function suddenly becomes unavailable.  To that end, Nixon Peabody is hosting a free event May 5 in Rochester to help business leaders tackle some of the issues associated with cloud computing.  Among the topics that will be discussed include:Insights on how to tackle key provisions of cloud software, support and service contractsTips for aligning the risks and benefits of the cloud customer and providerBusiness leaders are encouraged to register for the event in advance by using the following link: https://marketing.nixonpeabody.com/ReAction/RSGenPage.asp?RSID=H3lFpnv3FjRtCcA2SE4XWeSDcElfhNDRxvQjPHYN1uifgPhWSZBjVmTBhLDjrvMS85_pyfJ383-qJ79ZVRg1bQ)For more information about Greater Rochester Enterprise, click here. 

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Cloud computing spending to hit $32bn in 2015 – V3.co.uk

Posted on Apr 22, 2015 in Cloud News

Public cloud spending will grow by 25 percent in 2015 to reach a staggering $21bn, as firms continue to host services on platforms from the likes of Amazon Web Services, Google and Microsoft.

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Why Businesses Should Consider Moving to AURO for Their Cloud Computing … – PR Newswire (press release)

Posted on Apr 21, 2015 in Cloud News

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, April 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Launched in November of 2014, AURO is the first and only true enterprise cloud computing system in Canada. They guarantee 100% data sovereignty on their OpenStack powered cloud and now offer open-source app deployments with their one-click app launcher including the general availability of Windows and Microsoft SQL servers. But these are just some of the reasons to onboard into the cloud.

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