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Is your CFO hot under the collar? It might be due to missed cloud revenue – CloudTech

Posted on Oct 30, 2014 in Cloud News

Picture credit: iStockPhoto Even though ensuring the company is iterating and innovating is more the CIO’s bag, the CIO and the CFO both have a keen interest in the bottom line. New research from Canopy has found that 81% of CIOs and CFOs worry their business will become uncompetitive if they miss out on cloud revenues. The research, of 950 CIOs and CFOs in mid market and enterprise firms in the US and Europe, further noted that three quarters of CFOs think their business is missing out on revenue opportunities if they don’t have the optimum cloud applications and infrastructure in place.

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Cloud Computing: IT’s Driving Again – InformationWeek

Posted on Oct 30, 2014 in Cloud News

Enterprise spending on cloud has grown 38% in 2014, and IT now controls 80% of that budget, finds Verizon study. 8 Germ Hotspots In The Office (Click image for larger view and slideshow.) Verizon's second annual "State of the Market: Enterprise Cloud" report, released Tuesday, reports that 71% of businesses expect to have public-facing applications in the cloud by 2017

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Canonical Adds Ubuntu OpenStack Distribution for Open Source Cloud Computing – The VAR Guy

Posted on Oct 30, 2014 in Cloud News

Ubuntu Linux has already enjoyed the distinction of being the most popular platform for hosting OpenStack clouds.

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Amazon hiring former CIOs to help sell more enterprise cloud computing products – GeekWire

Posted on Oct 29, 2014 in Cloud News

Amazon is courting former chief information officers in an effort to bring in more enterprise cloud computing business. The Wall Street Journal reported on the pattern, which includes the recent hiring of former Dow Jones & Co. CIO Stephen Orban, Amazon’s new head of enterprise strategy at Amazon Web Services, and former Schumacher Group CIO Douglas Menefee, who came to Amazon as an enterprise CIO advisor in March

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Cloud Computing: Addressing Security Concerns – The National Law Review

Posted on Oct 28, 2014 in Cloud News

A. Benjamin Klaber is an associate in Morgan Lewis’s Business and Finance Practice. The lawyers in our Business and Finance Practice focus on mergers and acquisitions (including joint ventures, spin-offs, and strategic alliances), finance and restructuring, securities (including public and private equity and debt offerings), and tax. Clients range from Fortune 500 companies to investment banks to emerging market companies

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Cloud computing: CIOs are taking back control, but is it already too late? – ZDNet

Posted on Oct 28, 2014 in Cloud News

In the early days of the cloud computing it was routine for tech executives to admit that they had little idea of, or control over, the use of the technology within their organisations; developers would cheerfully pay for cloud storage or processing power using their credit cards, forcing CIOs to turn detective to work out what was being used, when, and by who. But it seems that the IT department has now caught up and is reasserting its control over cloud spending, with either excellent or disastrous timing

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Taking back privacy in the post-Snowden cloud – Ars Technica

Posted on Oct 28, 2014 in Cloud News

Aurich Lawson / Thinkstock Welcome to Ars UNITE, our week-long virtual conference on the ways that innovation brings unusual pairings together. Today, a look at how everyone involved with the modern cloud is looking to improve its security. Join us this afternoon for a live discussion on the topic with article author Sean Gallagher and his expert guests; your comments and questions are welcome

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‘With cloud computing, security becomes more of a concern,’ says UKTV director … – Computing

Posted on Oct 28, 2014 in Cloud News

UKTV's move towards a mobile working based business strategy has improved productivity and creativity at the broadcaster, but it also means security has become more of a concern and staff must be educated in order to make up for that. That's what Ben Hine, director of operations, technology and innovation at UKTV - the parent company of channels including Dave, Gold and Alibi - told Computing in a recent interview.

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NIST lays out roadmap for cloud computing – GCN.com

Posted on Oct 27, 2014 in Cloud News

NIST lays out roadmap for cloud computing By GCN Staff Oct 27, 2014 The National Institute of Standards and Technology released the final version of its Cloud Computing Technology Roadmap Volumes I and II, the culmination of a three-year old effort to assess and set objectives for the accelerated adoption of cloud computing in government. “Cloud computing is still in an early deployment stage, and standards are crucial to increased adoption,” the report adds.

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Google, Microsoft take cloud computing fight to Amazon – The Australian

Posted on Oct 27, 2014 in Cloud News

Enabling Cookies in Firefox Open the Firefox browser Firefox > Preferences Click 'Privacy' tab Under 'History' select Firefox will: 'Use custom settings for history' Check 'Accept cookies from sites' and then check 'Accept third-party cookies' Click OK Enabling Cookies in Google Chrome Open the Google Chrome browser Chrome > Preferences Click 'Show advanced settings…' at the bottom. Under Privacy select 'Content settings…' Under 'Cookies' select 'Allow local data to be set (recommended)' Click 'OK' Enabling Cookies in Safari In Safari Safari > Preferences Click 'Privacy' tab Under 'Block cookies' check 'Never' Enabling Cookies in Mobile Safari (iPhone, iPad) Go to the Home screen by pressing the Home button or by unlocking your phone/iPad Select the Settings icon

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What’s Next for IBM? iOS Apps, Watson, and Cloud Computing – Wall St. Cheat Sheet

Posted on Oct 27, 2014 in Cloud News

Source: IBM.com After IBM’s quarterly results badly missed Wall Street’s expectations, the company’s chief executive Ginni Rometty told CNBC that “We have a very clear strategy about how to take this company to the future.” On exactly what that strategy is, Rometty offered little detail. To some, like investor Mark Cuban, IBM is no longer a tech company, and lacks a vision for recognizable products that will carry it into the future. So can the company prove Cuban wrong?

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Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation: An Advantage For Cloud Computing? – Mondaq News Alerts (registration)

Posted on Oct 25, 2014 in Cloud News

The communications provisions of Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) came into force on July 1, 2014.

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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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