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Enterprise who? Google says little about Apps, business cloud services in Q1 … – PCWorld.co.nz

Posted on Apr 18, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Google did little during its first-quarter earnings report to shush critics who say its Enterprise unit is a second-class citizen in its kingdom.

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Enterprise who? Google says little about Apps, business cloud services in Q1 … – Computerworld New Zealand

Posted on Apr 18, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Google did little during its first-quarter earnings report to shush critics who say its Enterprise unit is a second-class citizen in its kingdom. The company gave no substantial details regarding overall sales trends for the Enterprise business, nor for individual products such as the Google Apps cloud email and collaboration suite, the Compute Engine IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service) tool and the App Engine PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) offering. Top IT and business executives pay close attention to how well the products of their existing and prospective vendors are doing, to make sure they don't invest in wares with uncertain futures.

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Synnex Targets SMB Cloud Adoption With CloudSolv Push – CRN

Posted on Apr 16, 2014 in SMB Cloud

Synnex is hoping 2014 will be the year of the SMB cloud.

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Synnex Targets SMB Cloud Adoption With CloudSolv Push – CRN

Posted on Apr 16, 2014 in SMB Cloud

Synnex is hoping 2014 will be the year of the SMB cloud.

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Synnex Targets SMB Cloud Adoption With CloudSolv Push – CRN

Posted on Apr 16, 2014 in SMB Cloud

Synnex is hoping 2014 will be the year of the SMB cloud. During its Varnex 2014 Spring conference in Orlando, Fla., this week, much of the focus was on cloud opportunities and the distributor's own cloud automation marketplace, dubbed CloudSolv. The CloudSolv platform was originally introduced in 2011 in the U.S., but it wasn't until this week that CloudSolv made its debut for Synnex Canada

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Zerto expands into Australia, attracted by its virtualization, cloud, and IaaS … – TechRepublic

Posted on Apr 16, 2014 in SMB Cloud

Seeking to build on solid revenue growth in 2013, Zerto decides to start its Asia Pacific (APAC) expansion in Sydney. Learn specifics about what drew the disaster recovery firm to Australia.

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Mitac Information Technology becomes Asia Pacific partner for Google Cloud … – Digitimes

Posted on Apr 16, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Mitac Information Technology becomes Asia Pacific partner for Google Cloud Platform Miranda Chuang, Taipei; Adam Hwang, DIGITIMES [Wednesday 16 April 2014] Mitac Information Technology has announced that it is an Asia Pacific partner for Google Cloud Platform, providing support for system integration services mainly in the Taiwan and China markets. The Taiwan-based system integration solution provider said it has been a partner for Google's enterprise services including Google Apps for Business, Google Search Appliance and Google Maps and Earth Enterprise for a while. In the Taiwan market, Google will face competition from Amazon, Microsoft and other providers in IaaS (infrastructure as a service) cloud computing services, but less competition in PaaS (platform as a service) and big data analytics, Mitac Information said

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Cloud solutions dominate 2013 Microsoft NZ Partner Awards – Scoop.co.nz (press release)

Posted on Apr 15, 2014 in SMB Cloud

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 12:24 pmPress Release: Microsoft New Zealand Cloud solutions dominate again at the 2013 Microsoft NZ Partner Awards Cloud solutions dominated at this year’s Microsoft New Zealand Partner awards event, held in Auckland last night, reflecting the growing strength of cloud solutions in the New Zealand IT landscape over the past year. Held at the Langham Hotel in Auckland’s CBD, the field of contenders with strong cloud solutions continued the trend that was seen at last year’s event, as did the addition of two new category awards in the cloud division this year

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Best Stocks to Buy Roundup: Play Cloud Computing, Big Data, and Cannabis – Money Morning

Posted on Apr 15, 2014 in Cloud News

Best stocks to buy for the week ending April 11, 2014: The newest investment picks from Money Morning experts come from the hottest sectors on the market today. One taps into the $160 billion cloud computing industry and Big Data at the same time. Another is from the booming cannabis market, which is now estimated to have "grown" to $2.57 billion in the United States.

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80 Percent of SMBs Say Cloud Computing Helps Them Thrive – CPA Practice Advisor

Posted on Apr 12, 2014 in SMB Cloud

New research shows that cloud computing is viewed by 80 percent of U.S. small businesses as a solution that contributes to business growth. Conducted by Techaisle, the SMB Cloud Computing Adoption Trend survey shows a significant departure in the views of small businesses from previous years, when reducing cost used to be the overarching objective

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Microsoft, University of Nairobi launch cloud computing academic research – HumanIPO

Posted on Apr 11, 2014 in Cloud News

The University of Nairobi (UoN) with the support of Microsoft and the Kenya ICT Authority has released a baseline survey on cloud computing and its impact in Kenya, showing 57 per cent of respondents adopted cloud technology in either 2010 or 2011. More organizations utilised pure private cloud (39 per cent) compared to utilising a public cloud (22 per cent).

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Unified access push for Alcatel-Lucent… – Techday NZ

Posted on Apr 10, 2014 in SMB Cloud

April 11 - 8am Heather Wright Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise is on the prowl for new Kiwi partners as it looks to begin a major push for its network and unified access solutions offerings locally. Chris Downes, Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise channel sales director for Australia and New Zealand, says the growth in wireless and BYOD is driving investment for companies in their networks, with a trend towards unified access solutions.

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Exclusive: BlueChip Infotech merges with TrackITOnline – ARNnet

Posted on Apr 10, 2014 in SMB Cloud

Former TrackITOnline manager Phil Lancaster with Bluechip Infotech sales director, Ron Jarvis and Bluechip Infotech managing director Johnson Hsiung after the two companies merged. Australian hardware distributor Bluechip Infotech has merged with infrastructure distributor TrackITOnline in a bid to break into the enterprise Cloud market. As part of the merger, TrackITOnline, which has has offices in Melbourne and Sydney, will take on BlueChip Infotech's name

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NTT Communications Launches Cloud-based Virtual Desktop Service Through … – The Herald | HeraldOnline.com (press release)

Posted on Apr 10, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

TOKYO — NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the data, cloud and international communications business within NTT (NYSE: NTT), today announced the U.S.-market launch of Enterprise Virtual Desktop Infrastructure, a virtual desktop service providing enterprise users with cloud-based access to office desktop environments from anyplace at any time for enhanced global productivity and security. Supported by servers and other infrastructure newly built in the United States, Enterprise Virtual Desktop Infrastructure helps globally active enterprises to protect information, standardize IT governance and integrate desktop environments with standardized cloud infrastructure rather than having to build desktop environments in each country.

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Acer to open cloud computing center in Taiwan; will see over 50% gross margins … – Digitimes

Posted on Apr 10, 2014 in Cloud News

Acer to open cloud computing center in Taiwan; will see over 50% gross margins from related licensing Aaron Lee, Taipei; Joseph Tsai, DIGITIMES [Wednesday 9 April 2014] Acer's cloud computer experiencing center will open in Taoyuan, Taiwan at the end of May. The company hopes to use the facility to provide more details on its Build Your Own Cloud (BYOC) project, according to company chairman Stan Shih, adding that Acer's recent contracts with international clients to license cloud computing technologies are expected to start contributing revenues in the second quarter with gross margins surpassing 50%. Acer used to rely on ODMs to compete in the IT market, but is now integrating its Taiwan-based hardware, software and service partners to expand into markets worldwide, said Shih

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