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DOD Looks to Industry for Cloud Enterprise Email – FedTech Magazine

Posted on Jan 30, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

The Department of Defense is eyeing a commercial solution for the next version of its unclassified enterprise email.

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WFT Cloud Reveals Cost-Savings upwards of 40% within Major Enterprises … – PR Web (press release)

Posted on Jan 30, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

Princeton, NJ (PRWEB) January 30, 2015 WFT Cloud, a global cloud solutions provider is now leveraging cloud platforms to enable higher level of customer service, reliability and scalability. The migration of SAP applications to a cloud platform can help achieve new heights and better customer service that will be needed in connecting an ever evolving and complex business environment. Over the years, WFT has analyzed cloud business processes and has developed a new SAP Cloud Comparator tool based on our experience with 13 SAP Private Cloud implementation On-Premise, 28 SAP on Public Virtual Private Cloud implementations and 8 Hybrid clouds.

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Cloud boosts business performance: Frost & Sullivan – ARNnet

Posted on Jan 30, 2015 in SMB Cloud

Australia will experience a change in the business billing landscape and other Cloud-enabled offerings according to a panel convened by Frost & Sullivan.

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Cloud Computing Arrangements May be too Evolving for FASB’s Short Term … – Bloomberg BNA

Posted on Jan 29, 2015 in Cloud News

Jan 29, 2015 / by Denise Lugo Some companies are saying the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s proposal on customer’s accounting for fees paid in cloud computing arrangements shouldn’t be tackled via its simplification initiative. FASB’s simplification initiative is aimed at hammering out—for quick issuance—areas in U.S. generally accepted accounting principles that are found to be too complex, but aren’t in need of broad revision which might take years to develop.

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How CIOs Can Win In The Cloud – InformationWeek

Posted on Jan 29, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

Choosing to embrace cloud computing gets you only halfway there. Now you must reframe your strategy: Core business over costs, and employee productivity over control. Speaking with CIOs on a daily basis, I've gained a unique perspective on their world and the challenges they face in the cloud era.

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Federal market slowly ramps up cloud computing adoption – TechTarget

Posted on Jan 29, 2015 in Cloud News

While cloud computing adoption increases in a number of markets, others remain sluggish. In February 2011, former federal CIO Vivek Kundra initiated the Federal Cloud Computing Strategy, also known as "Cloud First." The program required federal agencies to evaluate cloud services when making new IT investments. However, tight IT budgets and security concerns have slowed the program's progress.The Cloud First program complements another effort by the Obama administration to revamp data center systems within federal agencies

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How can we protect our information in the era of cloud computing? – Phys.Org

Posted on Jan 26, 2015 in Cloud News

Private information would be much more secure if individuals moved away from cloud-based storage towards peer-to-peer systems, where data is stored in a variety of ways and across a variety of sites, argues a University of Cambridge researcher. In an article published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society A, Professor Jon Crowcroft argues that by parcelling and spreading data across multiple sites, and weaving it together like a tapestry, not only would our information be safer, it would be quicker to access, and could potentially be stored at lower overall cost. The internet is a vast, decentralised communications system, with minimal administrative or governmental oversight.

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Hybridisation for Business Advantage – Backup Technology (blog)

Posted on Jan 26, 2015 in SMB Cloud

Hybrid clouds straddle the chasm between public and private clouds. The conceptualisation is highly recommended for small and medium organisations as–will be admitted—not all business data is mission-critical warranting the use of highly expensive private storage facilities that small organisations can ill afford. Most of these businesses may draw upon and use repeatedly, bits of information that may exist in the public domain or can comfortably exist in the public domain without compromising the security, integrity, and privacy of the enterprise customers

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10 Cloud Analytics & BI Platforms For Business – InformationWeek

Posted on Jan 22, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

With apps and data headed into the cloud, analytics and business intelligence can't be far behind.

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Microsoft Opens a Window Into a New Era – Wall Street Journal

Posted on Jan 22, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

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The Grid of the Future: Cloud Computing – Nextgov

Posted on Jan 21, 2015 in Cloud News

For what must have been a frustrating moment in the Venn diagram of history, Americans could buy light bulbs but not the electricity to power them. As early as 1878, Americans could order bulbs from the Edison Electrical Company, but it wasn’t until 1882 when Thomas Edison built his Pearl Street Station in lower Manhattan they could actually toss their private generators at the curb and connect to a shared power grid.

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Are Businesses Overlooking Hybrid Cloud Benefits? – TechWeekEurope UK

Posted on Jan 20, 2015 in Hybrid Cloud

IT managers often face a single strategic decision when looking at their IT cloud infrastructure.

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SAP bets big on cloud computing – Times of India

Posted on Jan 20, 2015 in Cloud News

FRANKFURT: German software giant SAP has said that it aims to lift annual revenues by around 50% to 26-28 billion euros ($30-32 billion) by 2020, thanks to cloud or internet-based computing."SAP continues to expect fast growth in its cloud business," the company said in a statement, unveiling a sales projection for 2020 for the first time."We had exceptional growth in our cloud business," in 2014, said chief financial officer Luka Mucic."We expect cloud subscriptions to exceed software license revenue in 2018. At that time SAP expects to reach a scale in its cloud business that will clear the way for accelerated operating profit expansion," he said.Cloud computing is a way of delivering different services — such as servers, storage and applications — to an organizations' computers and devices through the internet.It can allow companies to reduce their investment in equipment and maintenance expenses.As already reported last week, SAP's underlying or operating profit fell by 3% to 4.33 billion euros in 2014 as a result of the cost of its expansion into the cloud.Net profit slipped by 1% to 3.275 billion euros on a 4% increase in revenues to 17.56 billion euros.Follow TOI Tech on Twitter > > > @toi_techAnd like us on Facebook > > > TOI_techhttp://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/followceleb.cms?alias=SAP sales,SAP,Cloud computing,Luka MucicStay updated on the go with Times of India News App. Click here to download it for your device.

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How To Pitch Hybrid Cloud To Your CFO – TechWeekEurope UK

Posted on Jan 19, 2015 in Hybrid Cloud

In this article, TechWeekEurope has called on the experts from the hybrid cloud arena to explain how to pitch the idea of using hybrid cloud to your chief financial officer (CFO). The first step is understanding what exactly hybrid cloud is, and if you need help with that then we suggest heading over to How To Explain Hybrid Cloud To A Five-Year-Old, published on TechWeekEurope earlier this month

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MSPs and IaaS: What will you do in 2015? – CloudTech

Posted on Jan 19, 2015 in Cloud News

(c)iStock.com/ewg3D There’s no denying it: the cloud industry has reached maturity. And businesses are lining up to make a move to the cloud. According to Gartner, organizations will store 36% of their content in the cloud by 2016, a big jump from the meagre 7% they stored in 2011

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