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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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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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OpenStack Juno Release Brings Big Data to the Cloud – CIO Today

Posted on Oct 19, 2014 in Cloud News

A new version of open-source cloud computing platform OpenStack became available on Friday.

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EMC Buys Cloud Computing Startup Cloudscaling – NewsFactor Network

Posted on Oct 18, 2014 in Cloud News

Data storage company EMC has agreed to acquire Cloudscaling Group, an OpenStack-powered cloud computing company, for less than $50 million according to a Bloomberg report. Cloudscaling helps companies manage public and hybrid cloud storage systems running OpenStack software. EMC has made no official announcement about the deal, but spokesperson Dave Farmer said in a statement to Bloomberg that EMC would use the acquisition to “further extend our breadth of cloud platform support.” EMC is planning to hold an event on cloud computing on October 28, he added.

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Alibaba Cloud Computing’s Aliyun Worldwide Developer Conference Attracts … – MarketWatch

Posted on Oct 17, 2014 in Cloud News

HANGZHOU, China, Oct 17, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The fourth annual Aliyun Worldwide Developer Conference (AWDC) hosted by Alibaba Cloud Computing (AliCloud) concluded today and attracted more than 10,000 developers and partners from around the world for wide-ranging discussions focused on cloud security, cloud computing platforms, cloud migration and applications. The event also provided opportunities for attending third-party developers to connect with venture capitalists to pursue funding

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Cloud computing demystified – DestinyMan

Posted on Oct 17, 2014 in Cloud News

If you’re a small business owner and concepts like ‘the cloud’ fly over your head or send you into a flat panic, Darlene Menzies, CEO of SMEasy, says stop, breathe and embrace it because it’s a beneficial tool for SMEs Cloud computing remains an under-utilised platform among small- to medium-size enterprises (SMEs), driven largely by a lack of understanding, security concerns and perceptions that it’s expensive. According to the 2014 SME Survey conducted by World Wide Worx, around 22% of SMEs are using cloud services, up from just 9% in 2012. And while the uptake of cloud-based products in South Africa has been slow, World Wide Worx MD Arthur Goldstuck says small business owners “remain on track for steady growth, even if it is not going to transform the market suddenly or dramtically” it’s a concept that’s shaping SME competitiveness in the country and a resource small business owners ought to consider

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CTERA Receives 2014 Cloud Computing Storage Excellence Award – The Providence Journal

Posted on Oct 16, 2014 in Cloud News

NEW YORK and PETAH TIKVAH, Israel, Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CTERA Networks announced today that TMC, a global, integrated media company, has named CTERA's Cloud Storage Services Platform a 2014 Cloud Computing Storage Excellence Award winner presented by TMC's Cloud Computing Magazine.

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Cloud computing myths debunked – DestinyConnect

Posted on Oct 16, 2014 in Cloud News

If you’re a small business owner and concepts like ‘the cloud’ fly over your head or send you into a flat panic, Darlene Menzies, CEO of SMEasy, says stop, breathe and embrace it because the cloud is a beneficial tool for SMEs Cloud computing remains an under-utilised platform among small- to medium-size enterprises (SMEs), driven largely by a lack of understanding, security concerns and perceptions that it’s expensive. According to the 2014 SME Survey conducted by World Wide Worx, around 22% of SMEs are using cloud services, up from just 9% in 2012.

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Cloud computing is going to absorb your big data workloads, too – Gigaom

Posted on Oct 15, 2014 in Cloud News

Go ahead and deploy your Hadoop cluster in the cloud. Really. It can handle it.

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EMC Acquiring Cloud-Computing Startup Cloudscaling – Bloomberg

Posted on Oct 13, 2014 in Cloud News

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CLOUD COMPUTING Salesforce Kicks Off Dreamforce with $1 Million Hackathon – CIO Today

Posted on Oct 13, 2014 in Cloud News

Before Salesforce.com kicks off its Dreamforce event in San Francisco on October 13, it's inviting developers to compete for $1 million in cash prizes by building innovative new mobile apps for sales, service and other uses. The $1 Million Hackathon is set to start at 6 p.m. Pacific Time on Friday, and will continue through noon Sunday

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Cloud computing makes mark in area legal scene – Business First of Buffalo (blog)

Posted on Oct 13, 2014 in Cloud News

Oct 13, 2014, 10:38am EDT Updated: Oct 13, 2014, 11:25am EDT Enlarge Photo Michael Petro From left, Bernard Wojtkowiak, Chris McQueen and David Nellis are part of tech-service provider Synergy Global Solutions.

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Australian govt sets new cloud computing policy – Telecompaper (subscription)

Posted on Oct 13, 2014 in Cloud News

Australia’s federal government plans to significantly increase the proportion of cloud-based services in the AUD 6 billion it spends annually on information technology services. Government departments and agencies will now be required to adopt cloud services where it is fit for purpose, provides adequate protection of government data and delivers value for money

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Oracle snaps up former SAP cloud exec Price after Magnusson hire – CloudTech

Posted on Oct 13, 2014 in Cloud News

Picture credit: ykanazawa1999/Flickr Software giant Oracle has reportedly hired former SAP exec Shawn Price in another push towards cloud computing, days after hiring Google App Engine founder Peter Magnusson.

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Oracle snaps up former SAP cloud exec Price after Magnusson hire – CloudTech

Posted on Oct 13, 2014 in Cloud News

Picture credit: ykanazawa1999/Flickr Software giant Oracle has reportedly hired former SAP exec Shawn Price in another push towards cloud computing, days after hiring Google App Engine founder Peter Magnusson. Price was fired by SAP five months after he took on the role of global cloud president, having taken over from Robert Calderoni in January. As CloudTech reported at the time, the surprising move was taken as part of a wider effort to shift the business towards cloud computing.

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