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CLOUD COMPUTING Cloud, Hardware Drive Record Microsoft Revenue – CIO Today

Posted on Oct 24, 2014 in Cloud News

Microsoft has taken a lot of heat for unpopular Windows releases and less-than-hip tablet roll outs, but apparently Redmond is doing plenty right. The company on Thursday announced $4.54 billion in net income, or 54 cents per share in earnings, on revenue of $23.2 billion for the third quarter, outpacing its competition. Cloud strength and hardware sales helped buoy the firm’s record earnings.

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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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It’s pointless to define cloud computing – InfoWorld

Posted on Oct 24, 2014 in Cloud News

The International Standards Organization (ISO) has released two new standards for cloud computing in an attempt to put some order around the loose terminology in cloud computing. If you think you’ve seen this movie before, you’re right

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Google Buys Firebase for Cloud and Mobile App Development – Top Tech News

Posted on Oct 23, 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. Employees at the San Francisco-based company will be integrated into the Google Cloud Platform division, according to the company.

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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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CLOUD COMPUTING Google Buys Firebase for Cloud and Mobile App … – CIO Today

Posted on Oct 23, 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. Employees at the San Francisco-based company will be integrated into the Google Cloud Platform division, according to the company. Founded in 2011, Firebase provides a cloud-based synchronization service that helps developers build mobile apps.

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Open Text profit boosted by cloud computing services – Reuters

Posted on Oct 22, 2014 in Cloud News

Thu Oct 23, 2014 1:47am IST Oct 22 (Reuters) - Canadian business software maker Open Text Corp's quarterly profit more than doubled, driven by higher demand for its cloud computing services.Net income rose to $64.6 million, or 53 cents per share in the first quarter ended Sept.

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IBM chief Virginia Rometty stresses cybersecurity, cloud computing in Boston … – Boston Globe

Posted on Oct 22, 2014 in Cloud News

Virginia Rometty, the chief executive of International Business Machines, spoke Wednesday to a crowded gathering of Boston business figures about the growing importance of cybersecurity and cloud computing for every industry. In her speech, Rometty said that big data and off-site computer services could help businesses assert themselves in a crowded marketplace. At several points, she used IBM’s Watson division as an example of the power of analytics software in fields ranging from health care to urban planning

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IBM (IBM), Microsoft (MSFT) Enter Hybrid Cloud Computing Initiative – StreetInsider.com (subscription)

Posted on Oct 22, 2014 in Cloud News

IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) announced today that they are working together to provide their respective enterprise software on Microsoft Azure and IBM Cloud. As adoption of hybrid cloud computing accelerates, this relationship will give clients, partners and developers more choice in the cloud, helping them drive new business opportunities, spur innovation and reduce costs. Specifically, the newly announced relationship provides the following client benefits: IBM and Microsoft will make key IBM middleware such as WebSphere Liberty, MQ, and DB2 available on Microsoft Azure

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IBM’s struggles in the cloud computing era – Fox Business

Posted on Oct 21, 2014 in Cloud News

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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on the Cloud, Gender Equality – Top Tech News

Posted on Oct 20, 2014 in Cloud News

In his first TV interview since becoming Microsoft’s third CEO, Satya Nadella talked about Microsoft's cloud ambitions, as well as controversial comments he had made about women in the workplace. Microsoft has already shown its muscle in the cloud era as one of three companies with the resources and knowledge to dominate the $100 billion cloud market, CEO Satya Nadella told CNBC's John Fortt. "If you're not already spending a lot of capital in the order of four or five billion dollars each year to just grow your cloud, probably it's too late to enter the market," he said.

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VMware 2014: Improving Profitability by Leveraging Hybrid Cloud Computing … – The VAR Guy

Posted on Oct 20, 2014 in Cloud News

Here's also quick recap of what channel partners might have missed at Partner Day The VAR Guy sat down with VMware Global Partner and Alliance Marketing Vice President Toni Adams at VMworld 2014 to find out what channel partners might have missed at VMware's Partner Day. What is VMware focusing its efforts on? Adams said VMware's channel program focuses on how partners can become profitability in hybrid cloud computing, software-defined data center and end user computing

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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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