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Thomas: Windstream holds advantage in second, third tier markets – FierceTelecom

Posted on Mar 5, 2015 in SMB Cloud

Thomas with Tony Thomas, CEO of Windstream Tony Thomas may be relatively new to the Windstream CEO role, having only taken on the position in December when Jeff Gardner announced he was resigning from the company, but he's a seasoned company executive. Prior to his new role, he was president of its real estate investment (REIT) company and earlier served as CFO.

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Two of Every Three Brazilian Companies will have Invested in Cloud by 2015 … – PharmiWeb.com (press release)

Posted on Mar 5, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

FROST & SULLIVANPosted on: 05 Mar 15Two of Every Three Brazilian Companies will have Invested in Cloud by 2015 Finds Frost & SullivanReassuring end users that necessary security investments have been made will hasten the shift from private to hybrid cloud PR Newswire SAO PAULO March 5 2015 SAO PAULO March 5 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- In Brazil cloud computing is fast evolving with 41 percent of companies already using these solutions and 42 percent planning to invest in them by the end of 2015. Of the latter approximately 25 percent of the companies will be investing in these solutions for the first time. While the majority of companies in the region are currently opting for the private cloud model it is anticipated that the hybrid model will command significant attention in the coming years

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Two of Every Three Brazilian Companies will have Invested in Cloud by 2015 … – MarketWatch

Posted on Mar 5, 2015 in Cloud News

SAO PAULO, Mar 05, 2015 (PR Newswire Europe via COMTEX) -- -- Reassuring end users that necessary security investments have been made will hasten the shift from private to hybrid cloud SAO PAULO, March 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- In Brazil, cloud computing is fast evolving, with 41 percent of companies already using these solutions and 42 percent planning to invest in them by the end of 2015. Of the latter, approximately 25 percent of the companies will be investing in these solutions for the first time.

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Huawei, Intel expand tie-up to provide cloud-computing to global telecoms carriers – Firstpost

Posted on Mar 5, 2015 in Cloud News

China’s Huawei and Intel are expanding an existing alliance to provide cloud computing to global telecoms carriers, as US tech firms vie for Chinese tie-ups to retain access to a tough mainland market. The partnership, announced by Huawei in a statement, comes as US and other Western tech firms’ scramble to burnish their bona fides with China, which has become increasingly wary of foreign technology

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Samsung shares how important MPS actually is to its business – PCR-online.biz

Posted on Mar 4, 2015 in SMB Cloud

Samsung’s general manager of print, Mark Ash, spoke to PCR about its new printers for enterprise, and what they mean for suppliers. 1. It seems you’re mainly going after the enterprise market with this?

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Alibaba opens first U.S. data center, challenging Amazon in the cloud – GeekWire

Posted on Mar 4, 2015 in Cloud News

Alibaba is opening a data center in Silicon Valley — its first outside of China — stepping up its competition with Amazon and ultimately hoping to get U.S.

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Cloud Computing Wars 2015 – Google, Microsoft, Docker, Sphere 3D And VMware – Seeking Alpha (registration)

Posted on Mar 2, 2015 in Cloud News

Summary 2015 is the year in which the land of cloud computing will be rattled by the war between Google and Microsoft. The result of the ensuring war will have a profound impact on the market over the very long term. Google has used its superior agility to quickly seize control over three extremely valuable and strategically important gunfire points in the war: Docker, Sphere 3D and VMware.

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IBM Outlines Profit Plan Focusing on Cloud, Analytics, Security – Top Tech News

Posted on Mar 1, 2015 in Cloud News

IBM's CEO says the company's plan to revamp its business to shift away from hardware and focus on business analytics, cloud computing, mobile services and security is on track. In a media briefing ahead of an investor conference in New York on Thursday, Virginia Rometty said the company plans that the new tech markets should make up 40 percent of IBM's business, or $40 billion, in the next 4 years. That's up from 13 percent five years ago and 27 percent by the end of this year.

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Salesforce, Workday Sales Grow as Cloud Software Shines – Top Tech News

Posted on Feb 28, 2015 in Cloud News

Silicon Valley's cloudy outlook for software grew stronger in 2014, as Salesforce and Workday sales continued to pile up, and investors bet Wednesday that the growth will continue in 2015 and beyond.

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IBM Outlines Profit Plan Focusing on Cloud, Analytics, Security – CIO Today

Posted on Feb 28, 2015 in Cloud News

IBM's CEO says the company's plan to revamp its business to shift away from hardware and focus on business analytics, cloud computing, mobile services and security is on track.

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Western Digital Looks to the Channel – The VAR Guy

Posted on Feb 27, 2015 in SMB Cloud

With pricing for magnetic disk drives having fallen so low in recent years manufacturers have almost felt compelled to now offer their own storage systems as a way to shore up their profitability. Case in point is Western Digital, which this week unveiled a set of network-attached storage (NAS) systems aimed at the small-to-medium business (SMB) market.

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Latin America Cloud Analytics Market – PR Newswire (press release)

Posted on Feb 26, 2015 in SMB Cloud

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Report: IBM "Leads the Pack" in Global Infrastructure Outsourcing; Support for … – PR Newswire (press release)

Posted on Feb 26, 2015 in Hybrid Cloud

ARMONK, N.Y., Feb. 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced today that Forrester Research has positioned the company as the leading supplier in the global infrastructure outsourcing segment, based on an evaluation of most significant suppliers. In a new report, "The Forrester Wave™: Global Infrastructure Outsourcing, Q1 2015," IBM scored the highest or among the highest among 13 suppliers across all three high-level evaluation criteria: Strategy, Current Offering and Market Presence

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Disgraced Payday Lender Wonga Sells SMB Business To Orange Money, Cuts … – TechCrunch

Posted on Feb 26, 2015 in SMB Cloud

More unravelling for Wonga, the UK-based online lender that last year had to write down £220 million ($340 million) in unpaid loans. The company announced today that it would lay off 325 staff, and it has also sold Everline, its small-business lending arm, to Orange Money (trading as Ezbob). On top of that, former Wonga chairman Robin Klein of Index Ventures has stepped down from the board of the company.

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5 Double-Edged Things You Should Know about OpenStack for Cloud Computing – CloudWedge

Posted on Feb 25, 2015 in Cloud News

Want to build your own cloud company or even launch a public cloud service? OpenStack is an open source software resource that aims to let you do all of that. It competes with other notable software offerings such as vCloud (paying) from VMware and CloudStack (also open).

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