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IBM Simplifies Cloud Computing Contracts – eWeek

Posted on Dec 19, 2014 in Cloud News

IBM announced a new, simpler two-page cloud computing contract, along with two new cloud startups on the IBM Cloud. IBM announced it has simplified its cloud computing contracts to make it easier for customers to enter into cloud services agreements by creating a standard, two-page form to replace longer, more complex contracts that typically required long negotiations and reviews before a deal was signed.Big Blue said its cloud competitors require customers to review and commit to more complex contracts that commonly are at least five times longer and also incorporate terms and conditions from other Websites."It's ironic that cloud computing represents a faster and more innovative approach to doing business, yet lengthy and complex cloud business contracts from most vendors remain an obstacle," said Neil Abrams, IBM vice president and assistant general counsel, in a statement

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IBM Radically Simplifies Cloud Computing Contracts – MarketWatch

Posted on Dec 18, 2014 in Cloud News

ARMONK, N.Y., Dec. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that it radically simplified and made it easier for customers to enter into cloud computing services agreements by creating a standard, two-page agreement to replace longer, more complex contracts that typically required long negotiations and reviews before a deal was signed

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KPMG: Data Security Still Top Cloud Concern – Talkin’ Cloud

Posted on Dec 17, 2014 in Cloud News

Mark Shank, managing director of KPMG's digital and mobile practice. Cloud security is still a top concern, but according to KPMG's "Elevating Business in the Cloud" report, based on findings from its 2014 Cloud Survey, those concerns are lessened. The perceived risk of using cloud services has gone down

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Do you know the laws that govern personal information in the cloud? – Computerworld

Posted on Dec 15, 2014 in Cloud News

While the technological world increasingly renders geography meaningless, no one appears to have informed lawmakers of this fact.

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Microsoft Enhances Azure Cloud – CIO Today

Posted on Dec 15, 2014 in Cloud News

Over the past week, Microsoft announced several updates to its Azure cloud platform, previewing new services and making others available as full working versions after preview periods. Among the new enhancements is Premium Storage, which stores data on the latest SSDs and offers 32TB of storage for every virtual machine. With Premium Storage, Azure offers the capability to put any service in the cloud

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IBM Using Analytics to Optimize Cloud Computing Performance and Cost Savings – InvestCorrectly

Posted on Dec 14, 2014 in Cloud News

Inventors at International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM) have put together a patented technique that takes advantage of analytics to increase the performance of cloud computing services and reduces their associated costs.

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Study: Most IT Security Leaders Embrace the Cloud – Talkin’ Cloud

Posted on Dec 12, 2014 in Cloud News

IBM Security General Manager Brendan Hannigan. A new IBM (IBM) study revealed that nearly 90 percent of IT security leaders have adopted the cloud or are currently planning cloud initiatives

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Oracle: A Silver Lining In Cloud Computing (ORCL) – Seeking Alpha

Posted on Dec 12, 2014 in Cloud News

Summary Sentiment and valuation at multi-year lows. "Old tech" businesses out of favor, but margins high and lead the industry. Strategic M&A is sometimes necessary.

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Let cloud computing remain clouded – Economic Times

Posted on Dec 12, 2014 in Cloud News

An Indian TV celebrity, Viswa Bandhu Gupta, went viral with his pronouncement that cloud computing could get all messy when it rained. He has company, at least in a comic strip.

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Google Says a Shift to the Cloud Is ‘Accelerating’ – Bloomberg

Posted on Dec 11, 2014 in Cloud News

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Cloud Computing: Are We There Yet? – THISDAY Live

Posted on Dec 11, 2014 in Cloud News

Emma Okonji examines the participation of Nigerians in the much talked about cloud computing, which is yet to be fully adopted and practiced in the country As technology   continues to advance globally, developers continue to bring out new  solutions that will always address immediate needs and challenges of people. One of such solutions is the cloud computing, which is yet to be fully adopted and practiced in Nigeria, despite the hype given to it. Cloud computingIn simple terms, cloud computing is a model, which shifts the delivery of computing hardware or software as a product to delivery as a service.

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Microsoft’s Unified Government Cloud Targets Public Sector – CIO

Posted on Dec 10, 2014 in Cloud News

CIO Microsoft's Unified Government Cloud Targets Public Sector CIO Microsoft is advancing its suite of cloud computing products for the government sector, rolling out versions of the Azure platform and Dynamics CRM specifically for the public sector to join Office 365 Government in the firm's cloud portfolio. On ... The One Cloud Computing Stock to Buy Now Investing Daily Microsoft Makes a Big Play to Become Government Cloud Provider Nextgov Microsoft Azure Government Comes Out Of Preview TechCrunch TechWeekEurope UK

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CallidusCloud Receives 2014 Cloud Computing Product of the Year Award – Marketwired (press release)

Posted on Dec 10, 2014 in Cloud News

SOURCE: Callidus Software Inc.

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Getting Physical About Cloud Computing – TechWeekEurope UK

Posted on Dec 9, 2014 in Cloud News

There’s no doubt that the rise of cloud computing has revolutionised how we do business, work and communicate.

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Google Says Banks to Manufacturers Are Speeding Shift to Cloud – Bloomberg

Posted on Dec 9, 2014 in Cloud News

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