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How to Really Make Cloud Computing Work – Smart Data Collective

Posted on Feb 27, 2015 in Cloud News

The cloud may feel like it’s everywhere, but for a lot of people, that doesn’t make it any easier to use. As the popularity of cloud computing has exploded among individuals and businesses in the past few years, so has its capabilities. The number of cloud providers has multiplied, and the market has grown bigger than ever before.

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IBM Tries to Paint the Computing Cloud Blue – New York Times (blog)

Posted on Feb 23, 2015 in Cloud News

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Cloud making inroads into the capital markets sector, report finds – CloudTech

Posted on Feb 23, 2015 in Cloud News

(c)iStock.com/tumikuja Slowly but surely, capital markets and investment companies are clearly understanding the benefits of cloud computing, with infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and data management as the most popular options. That’s the verdict of a report from TABB Group, based on data from 66 buy-side and sell-side firms.

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Survey: Amazon Leads Way in Cloud Computing – Techwire.net

Posted on Feb 22, 2015 in Cloud News

Talkin' Cloud Survey: Amazon Leads Way in Cloud Computing Techwire.net Amazon.com's cloud - computing unit is still a world beater.

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Analysing emerging technologies across the cloud storage landscape – CloudTech

Posted on Feb 20, 2015 in Cloud News

There has been an influx of emerging technologies across the storage landscape. Many vendors are using the exact same hardware but are figuring out ways to do a lot of smarter things with the software.

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Cloud Computing and Storage Deals: The MSP Advantage – Midsize Insider

Posted on Feb 19, 2015 in Cloud News

Cloud computing and storage deals are set to rise in 2015, which should cause a jump in solutions well suited for more types of industries and businesses, including midsize firms.

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Microsoft Gains Key Cloud Security ISO Certification – Talkin’ Cloud

Posted on Feb 19, 2015 in Cloud News

Microsoft gains ISO 27018 compliance for Azure, Office 365 and Dynamics CRM Online. Channel partners focused on servicing large organizations, global firms and highly regulated industries should take note of news out of Redmond this week. Microsoft (MSFT) announced that it's the first major cloud provider to achieve compliance with a stringent international standard meant to prove strict practices by cloud vendors in protecting the privacy of customer data.

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Altiscale Pushes Apache Spark Into The Cloud – Talkin’ Cloud

Posted on Feb 18, 2015 in Cloud News

Altiscale CEO Raymie Stata. With the number of application scenarios for Hadoop rapidly expanding to include in-memory applications based on the Apache Spark framework, adoption of Hadoop in the cloud is rapidly expanding

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Axcient Compensates Partners Up Front For Cloud Sales – Talkin’ Cloud

Posted on Feb 18, 2015 in Cloud News

Axcient CEO Justin Moore.

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Time for IT to rein in cloud computing control – TechTarget

Posted on Feb 17, 2015 in Cloud News

It was fun while it lasted, as developers and business units had their day of unfettered access to public cloud resources. But now, it's time for IT to take back control.

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IBM To Pour $1 Billion into Storage Software – CIO Today

Posted on Feb 17, 2015 in Cloud News

Big Blue said Tuesday it will invest more than $1 billion in its storage software products over the next five years. IBM will use the money to fund research and development in the areas of new cloud storage software, object storage and open-standard technologies.

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Box partners with Microsoft to enable collaboration through Office – CloudTech

Posted on Feb 17, 2015 in Cloud News

(c)iStock.com/ngkaki Cloud storage provider Box has joined the Microsoft Cloud Storage Program, integrating with Microsoft Office to enable businesses to seamlessly access content across devices and platforms. The new collaboration includes enabling users to open, edit and save documents back to Box directly from Office for iOS, and is available today for free, with integration with Office Online arriving later this year

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The Hidden Waste and Expense of Cloud Computing – Wall Street Journal

Posted on Feb 17, 2015 in Cloud News

The benefits of shifting business applications to Web-friendly cloud services is proving far more complex than lining up a partner and flipping a switch, say executives who have made the transition. Absent proper expense controls, they say the cloud can be exceptionally wasteful of expensive resources

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Box Gives Cloud Encryption Keys to Customers – CIO Today

Posted on Feb 12, 2015 in Cloud News

Would some organizations prefer having control over the security of their cloud -based storage? Storage provider Box is betting they would. A new initiative from the company is aimed at enterprises that are interested in cloud file storage and sharing but, for regulatory and other reasons, see security concerns as greater than the potential benefits.

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Box delivers encryption management to boost security for enterprise customers – Techworld.com

Posted on Feb 11, 2015 in Cloud News

Box Enterprise Key Management (EKM), currently in beta, gives businesses the ability to maintain exclusive control over their encryption keys. The technology is currently being delivered via Amazon Web Services and Gemalto

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