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Cloud computing round-table: learn from the experts – The Week UK

Posted on Oct 31, 2014 in Cloud News

LAST UPDATED AT 09:44 ON Fri 31 Oct 2014 The Week's sister publication Cloud Pro is holding a round-table event for IT decision-makers who want to stay abreast of developments in cloud computing. Titled "Take Back Control", the event will be hosted by former Cloud Pro editor Max Cooter and will take place in central London at 8am on 11 December. Alex Hilton, chief executive of the Cloud Industry Forum, will share his expertise on the changing nature of cloud computing, while Justin Speake, chief executive of Bloor Research, will bring an independent perspective on cloud computing and its role in business.

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Google Cloud Services’ New Partner: PwC – CIO Today

Posted on Oct 31, 2014 in Cloud News

At the breakneck pace at which technology keeps changing, businesses need new and innovative services to stay competitive. Google and the global consulting firm PwC, also known as PricewaterhouseCoopers, hope to help companies with that through a new business partnership announced Tuesday

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Why Hybrid Cloud Makes Sense – Light Reading

Posted on Oct 30, 2014 in SMB Cloud

Cost reduction alone cannot be the only economic justification for cloud adoption. To change the economic model, it is critical to look at what cloud adoption creates in the way of new business models and transactions. The hybrid cloud concept is an important step toward this new paradigm

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EMC to Deliver Enterprise Hybrid Cloud in 28 Days – CloudWedge

Posted on Oct 30, 2014 in Hybrid Cloud

Organizations of all sizes have shifted their enterprise cloud focus over the past year and a half. The public cloud was once thought only to be only suitable for development and testing at the enterprise level

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EMC to Deliver Enterprise Hybrid Cloud in 28 Days – CloudWedge

Posted on Oct 30, 2014 in Hybrid Cloud

Organizations of all sizes have shifted their enterprise cloud focus over the past year and a half.

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Cloud computing is the new normal says report – DatacenterDynamics

Posted on Oct 29, 2014 in Cloud News

No longer just a growing trend, a new report from Verizon shows that cloud computing is rapidly becoming a mainstream delivery model for enterprise IT.

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Quiet no more: EMC makes noise in hybrid cloud space – BetaBoston

Posted on Oct 29, 2014 in Hybrid Cloud

Call it a hat trick or a trifecta, but EMC Corp.  made some moves today that may quell chatter that its best days are behind it. The Hopkinton-based company, which has been in the news because of both suggestions that it should decouple from cloud and virtualization software giant VMWare and an actual split with friend/foe

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Google Cloud Services’ New Partner: PwC – NewsFactor Network

Posted on Oct 28, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

At the breakneck pace at which technology keeps changing, businesses need new and innovative services to stay competitive. Google and the global consulting firm PwC, also known as PricewaterhouseCoopers, hope to help companies with that through a new business partnership announced Tuesday. The companies say the joint effort will bring together Google's innovation expertise, technology platforms and Internet scale with PwC's experience at delivering business consulting and strategy services to a range of customers.

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Cloud Computing – What can it do to help small businesses? – NewsOK.com

Posted on Oct 28, 2014 in Cloud News

Small business owners are looking strongly at Cloud technologies in order to grow their businesses, while keeping down operational costs.

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Google enlists PwC to push Apps, Android, cloud computing to businesses – Computerworld

Posted on Oct 28, 2014 in Cloud News

Google has struck a partnership with PwC in which the global provider of consulting services will recommend to its customers the Apps suite, Android devices and the Google cloud computing platform. The deal comes at a time when Google is embroiled in tough fights in the enterprise markets for cloud email and collaboration suites, cloud computing services and mobile against rivals like Microsoft, IBM, Amazon and Apple.

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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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Google enlists PwC to push Apps, Android, cloud computing to businesses – PCWorld

Posted on Oct 28, 2014 in Cloud News

Google has struck a partnership with PwC in which the global provider of consulting services will recommend to its customers the Apps suite, Android devices and the Google cloud computing platform. The deal comes at a time when Google is embroiled in tough fights in the enterprise markets for cloud email and collaboration suites, cloud computing services and mobile against rivals like Microsoft, IBM, Amazon and Apple. Although Google has been a provider of enterprise products for about a decade, it still struggles against charges from competitors, especially from Microsoft, that it’s primarily a consumer-focused company, and as such a risky bet for CIOs

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IBM, Microsoft collaborate on cloud – IT-Online

Posted on Oct 27, 2014 in Hybrid Cloud

IBM and Microsoft are working together to provide their respective enterprise software on Microsoft Azure and IBM Cloud. As the 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.* Windows Server and SQL Server will be offered on IBM Cloud.* IBM and Microsoft are working together to deliver a Microsoft .NET runtime for IBM’s Bluemix cloud development platform.* To support hybrid cloud deployments, IBM will expand support of its software running on Windows Server Hyper-V, and the companies plan to make IBM Pure Application Service available on Azure

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The most profitable companies in the world – USA TODAY

Posted on Oct 25, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Apple CEO Tim Cook looks at the new 27 inch iMac with 5K retina display during an Apple special event on Oct.

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Australia’s cloud computing services market to reach $4.55 billion by 2018 … – Marketing magazine Australia

Posted on Oct 24, 2014 in Cloud News

Australia’s cloud computing services market will nearly quadruple over five years to $4.55 billion in 2018, Frost & Sullivan is forecasting. The ‘State of Cloud Computing in Australia Report 2014′ found that the Australian cloud computing market in 2013 was generating revenues of $1.23 billion. This includes software-as-a-service (SaaS), infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS)

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