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Cloud telephony firm Knowlarity raises $15M in Series B from Mayfield, Sequoia – VC Circle

Posted on Jul 28, 2014 in SMB Cloud

Cloud telephony firm Knowlarity Communications Pvt Ltd has raised $15 million (around Rs 90 crore) in its Series B round of funding led by Mayfield Fund, as per a company statement.

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Cloud Computing in Education Market Could Be Worth Over $12B by 2019 – Talkin’ Cloud

Posted on Jul 24, 2014 in Cloud News

A new MarketsandMarkets report revealed the global cloud computing in education market could be worth more than $12 billion by 2019.

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Report: PaaS Proportion of Market is Significant and Growing – Talkin’ Cloud

Posted on Jul 23, 2014 in Cloud News

The platform-as-a-service (PaaS) market is growing considerably, and according to the latest research from MarketsandMarkets, the cloud computing segment is still on track to reach a value of nearly $7 billion by 2018. But for now, the market has already grown since the company released its market data late last year, growing to an estimated $1.28 billion this year from $1.23 billion in 2013

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New Oracle Data Cloud and Data-as-a-Service Offerings Redefine Data-Driven … – MarketWatch

Posted on Jul 22, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

REDWOOD CITY, CA, Jul 22, 2014 (Marketwired via COMTEX) -- Oracle /quotes/zigman/19452757/delayed/quotes/nls/orcl ORCL +1.30% News Summary In the digital economy, data fuels companies' ability to create new products and services.

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Activist Investor Pressuring EMC To Spin Off VMware – Top Tech News

Posted on Jul 21, 2014 in Cloud News

Activist investor Elliott Management is pressuring storage technology company EMC to spin off its VMware subsidiary to increase shareholder value, according to Bloomberg and The Wall Street Journal.

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Reconstructing SAP’s SMB strategy…and ByDesign – Diginomica

Posted on Jul 18, 2014 in SMB Cloud

Lost – at least to me – among the ongoing announcements from SAP was the presser about a new position on SMBs and the appointment of former Netsuite executive Dean Mansfield into the role of heading up that line of business. It is an unenviable job but I give SAP kudos for hiring from the outside someone with cloud smarts and with a pedigree of operating on a global scale. Frank Scavo attempts to get behind the press release with some well chosen words about Business ByDesign, the red headed bastard child of former exec Peter Zencke’s imagination which, by any measure, has been a disaster.

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SAP Launches SMB Solutions Group – The VAR Guy

Posted on Jul 17, 2014 in SMB Cloud

During its Q2 earnings call on Thursday, SAP (SAP) announced plans for an SMB Solutions Group, the company’s first division focused entirely on the needs of its small- and medium-business (SMB) customers.

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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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SAP to focus on small businesses with launch of SMB Solutions Group – ZDNet

Posted on Jul 17, 2014 in SMB Cloud

SAP is refocusing its efforts on small businesses with the launch of the SMB Solutions Group. The German enterprise software giant already offers products for mid-market companies, but says the new SMB division is designed specifically for businesses with 500 employees or less.

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VMware, China Telecom Team Up for Hybrid Cloud Service – Analyst Blog – NASDAQ

Posted on Jul 17, 2014 in Hybrid Cloud

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Microsoft seeks help in pushing Cloud tech – Computerworld Australia

Posted on Jul 17, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Microsoft's renewed push into the Cloud computing market, announced this week, doesn't change the fact that it faces unprecedented competition in a business that's critical to its future. "This will be the toughest job Microsoft has ever faced," said Jeff Kagan, an independent industry analyst. "It's all about the Microsoft Cloud.

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VMware, China Telecom Team Up for Hybrid Cloud Service – Zacks.com

Posted on Jul 16, 2014 in Hybrid Cloud

VMware Inc. (VMW - Snapshot Report) recently agreed to form a partnership with China’s biggest cloud service provider, China Telecom Corp. to launch a hybrid cloud service in China.

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Without the cloud, Microsoft may lose grasp on the enterprise – Computerworld

Posted on Jul 16, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

News July 16, 2014 04:11 PM ET Computerworld - Microsoft's renewed push into the cloud computing market, announced this week, doesn't change the fact that it faces unprecedented competition in a business that's critical to its future. "This will be the toughest job Microsoft has ever faced," said Jeff Kagan, an independent industry analyst

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Research and Markets: Global Hybrid Cloud Market 2014-2018: Market Will … – The Herald | HeraldOnline.com (press release)

Posted on Jul 16, 2014 in Hybrid Cloud

DUBLIN — Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/6l5bz9/global_hybrid) has announced the addition of the "Global Hybrid Cloud Market 2014-2018" report to their offering.

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Open-source is the embodiment of cloud : Nick Hyner, Dell – Information Age

Posted on Jul 16, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

'It's about that balance between pure technical advance of open source and companies willing to trust and get support for that environment' - Nick Hyner, Dell In recent years, many a traditional infrastructure vendor has launched itself into the growing cloud brokerage market, building on an understanding of its enterprise customers to focus on helping them choose the right cloud services and integrate them with their existing infrastructure. Textbook hardware-turned-services titan Dell has been no exception to this as its felt its way through the new era of cloud with increasing confidence.

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