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New Money? Cloud Computing Deployments Tied to Midsize Revenue – Midsize Insider

Posted on Jul 25, 2014 in Cloud News

Despite smaller IT departments, thinner profit margins and less free time to spend on technology innovations, midsize businesses nonetheless tie cloud computing deployments to increased revenue, greater collaboration and improved customer service.

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Will European Union SLA Standards Go Global? – Talkin’ Cloud

Posted on Jul 22, 2014 in Cloud News

Although it's a European Union change, the service level agreement (SLA) standardization issued last month by the European Commission's Cloud Select Industry Group - Subgroup on Service Level Agreement (C-SIG-SLA ... 'cause that's a catchy name) could become a global standard. Even if it doesn't, American cloud providers (among others) will very soon feel its effects, according to an article written by Kenneth N.

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Out in the Open: Ex-Googlers Building Cloud Software That’s Almost Impossible … – Wired

Posted on Jul 21, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Cockroaches are some of the most resilient creatures on earth. They can live for 45 minutes without air and over a month without food.

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SMBs Tie Cloud Computing To Increased Revenue – InformationWeek

Posted on Jul 21, 2014 in Cloud News

Small and midsized businesses say cloud is key to customer service, expansion, finds survey by Oxford Economics for Windstream. Research by Oxford Economics and Windstream Communications has found that many small and midsized businesses have a strong appetite for cloud computing and tie it to increased revenues, even though they often don't have large IT departments to support them getting into the cloud. Oxford Economics is the research outfit frequently tapped by members of the Fortune 500 or Federal Reserve Board to draw a picture of what's happening in different parts of the world economy

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Cyber security guide to the 10 most disruptive enterprise technologies – Information Age

Posted on Jul 21, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

CIOs and CSOs face the difficult task of embracing emerging trends without leaving vulnerable cracks in the organisation's security setup Deploying the latest and greatest technologies in an enterprise is one of the most effective ways of gaining competitive advantage, increasing efficiency, attracting the best talent, and, ultimately, driving new business and growth. The pace of innovation has never been quicker than it is today, and it is the CIO’s job to understand which solutions are most aligned to the business goals of their organisation, and which to bat away. Most challenging of all, however, is the ability to embrace the trends disrupting the status quo whilst also ensuring the organisation is protected from cyber threats.

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Bloomberg brings cloud-based enterprise information archiving to salesforce.com – Automated Trader

Posted on Jul 20, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

New York - Bloomberg has joined the salesforce.com Partner Program to bring cloud-based enterprise information archiving to Salesforce1 for Financial Services.As part of the salesforce.com Partner Program, Bloomberg will provide its enterprise information compliance archiving service, Bloomberg Vault, to financial services and other regulated entities that use Salesforce1 for enterprise-wide collaboration."Bloomberg Vault now enables Salesforce1 for Financial Services users to access Bloomberg's industry expertise and proven track-record of providing information compliance and e-discovery tools to financial services firms," said Harald Collet, global head of Bloomberg Vault.

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Talking the Cloud Business with Amazon CTO Werner Vogels – Re/code

Posted on Jul 19, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

In its relatively short eight-year life-span, there’s a lot we’ve come to know — and yet a lot more that we don’t — about Amazon Web Services. When it launched in 2006, the idea of renting computing capacity on a pay-as-you-go basis was a new one

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Bloomberg Brings Cloud-Based Enterprise Information Archiving to Firms Using … – Business Wire (press release)

Posted on Jul 18, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, Bloomberg announced it has joined the salesforce.com Partner Program to bring cloud-based enterprise information archiving to Salesforce1 for Financial Services.

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Business Agility Drives Cloud Adoption – CIO

Posted on Jul 18, 2014 in Cloud News

Companies moving aggressively to adopt cloud computing are winning competitive advantage by reducing complexity and increasing business agility, according to a recent study by Harvard Business Review Analytic Services. If you're stuck on using new technologies like cloud just to save money, you're really losing outAngelia Herrin, research director at HBR, says 70 percent of respondents to HBR's survey had adopted cloud computing, and 35 percent of adopters "are very aggressively moving forward where ever it makes sense." Drilling deeper, 56 percent of aggressive adopters told HBR they were gaining "significant advantage" as a result." "The people that are really getting competitive advantage are the ones who are moving aggressively," Herrin says. "And they're certainly not leading with cost as a reason to do this." In research sponsored by Verizon, HBR surveyed 527 Harvard Business Review readers in large and mid-sized companies in wide range of industries around the world.

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SAP goes after SMBs with new dedicated business group – SiliconANGLE (blog)

Posted on Jul 18, 2014 in SMB Cloud

The reality is that small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) account for nearly half of the world’s gross domestic income.

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Business Q&A: Supreme Court’s technology decision could affect cloud computing – NewsOK.com

Posted on Jul 18, 2014 in Cloud News

High court’s technology decision could affect cloud computing Drew T.

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Enterprises increasingly look to the private cloud – Computerworld Australia

Posted on Jul 17, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Companies interested in moving to cloud computing are increasingly choosing a private cloud for the increased security and, often, compliance features instead of the public cloud, according to a recent survey.

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Oracle Social Cloud Gains LinkedIn Support – InformationWeek

Posted on Jul 17, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Oracle Social Cloud's LinkedIn integration gives marketers publishing, automation, and analytics tools to help manage their LinkedIn presence.

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IDC: Data Growth and Complexity Are Key Challenges Facing SMB IT … – Business 2 Community

Posted on Jul 17, 2014 in SMB Cloud

Business 2 Community IDC: Data Growth and Complexity Are Key Challenges Facing SMB IT ... Business 2 Community Rising backup complexity: More than one-third (37 percent) of companies today must simultaneously back up virtual, physical and cloud -based servers.

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Why Big Companies Delay Using the Cloud for Some Applications – Wall Street Journal

Posted on Jul 16, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Recognizing growing competition from cloud-based companies like Salesforce.com, large, established software vendors including Oracle Corp. and SAP AG are rewriting their applications so customers can run them online rather than in their own costly data centers.

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