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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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ISO publishes new cloud computing standards and definitions – CloudTech

Posted on Oct 20, 2014 in Cloud News

Picture credit: iStockPhoto The International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) has released two new standards for cloud computing, in an attempt to “put some order in the chaos” for users. The generally accepted definition of cloud computing was put together by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), with the final version hitting the stands in September 2011.

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How cloud computing – and other new technology – could lead to the destruction … – Computing

Posted on Oct 17, 2014 in Cloud News

Back in 2000, technologist Bill Joy, one of the co-founders of Sun Microsystems, penned a feature for Wired magazine that caused a storm. Although Joy could boast a CV packed with technology breakthroughs, "Why the future doesn't need us" saw him cast as a neo-Luddite. In it, he postulated that far from ushering in an age of comfort and leisure, new and advanced technology posed a potential threat to humanity

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Alibaba Adds Philips, China Provinces as Cloud Customers – Bloomberg

Posted on Oct 17, 2014 in Cloud News

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (BABA) is adding corporate and government clients for its cloud services as China’s biggest e-commerce operator seeks new growth drivers after a record initial public offering. Aliyun, the company’s cloud business, is working with Royal Philips NV and the provincial Chinese governments of Zhejiang and Guizhou, Wang Jian, Alibaba’s chief technology officer, said today at a conference in Hangzhou, where Alibaba is based

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Govt will set up more R&D centres for cloud computing – Deccan Herald

Posted on Oct 17, 2014 in Cloud News

Bangalore, Oct 16, 2014, DHNS : Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers Ananth Kumar said on Wednesday that the Centre plans to set up data analytics research centres in Bangalore.Giving the inaugural speech at the IEEE international conference on Cloud Computing for Emerging Markets, Ananthkumar highlighted the need for data research in the current world.“The government plans to set up research and development centres for data security and cloud computing in Bangalore. It will help us keep our data and infrastructure safe and secure for the country,”  he said.

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