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How to Really Make Cloud Computing Work – Smart Data Collective

Posted on Feb 27, 2015 in Cloud News

The cloud may feel like it’s everywhere, but for a lot of people, that doesn’t make it any easier to use. As the popularity of cloud computing has exploded among individuals and businesses in the past few years, so has its capabilities. The number of cloud providers has multiplied, and the market has grown bigger than ever before.

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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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Bangalore is the ‘SMAC Valley’ of the East – Yourstory.in

Posted on Feb 23, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

Social, mobile, analytics and cloud (SMAC) technologies are transforming society and business, and opening up new opportunities for startups not just in Silicon Valley but also in Bangalore. In fact, Bangalore can now be regarded as the ‘SMAC Valley’ of the East, according to speakers at the recent SMAC Day event hosted by TiE Bangalore. 10 startups pitched their products before an expert jury: Yelo (locally connected friend networks via mobile), ClassMint (sharing study notes), InterBizy (SMBs collaboration), JetPat (order processing from medical stores), ToneTag (contactless mobile payment), Texo.cc (cloud-based sales engagement hub), Datum Informatics (data analytics product for enterprise contextual intelligence), LabinApp (3D simulation of a physics/biology lab), EventsHigh (find nearby events) and UnBuffer (faster YouTube viewing without buffering)

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Hybrid Cloud – From Survey Darling To Real Business Benefit? – TechWeekEurope UK

Posted on Feb 2, 2015 in Hybrid Cloud

Hybrid cloud seems to be the darling child of the IT media at the moment. Vendors have jumped on the fact that almost every end-user survey is claiming that organisations will be looking to deploy hybrid solutions, as opposed to cloud-only solutions, in near future

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When Facebook’s Down, Thousands Slow Down – InformationWeek

Posted on Jan 28, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

When Facebook went down this week, thousands of websites linked to the social media site also slowed down, according to Dynatrace. Cloud Storage Devices: 6 Worth Your Money (Click image for larger view and slideshow.) An outage that took Facebook and Instagram off the air for an hour Monday affected 29 locations where Facebook operates servers. Curiously, its massive Prineville, Ore., data center complex appears to have remained in operation throughout the outage.

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Actiance Announces Support for IBM Verse and IBM(R) Connections Social Cloud – Yahoo Finance UK

Posted on Jan 26, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

ORLANDO, FL--(Marketwired - Jan 26, 2015) - (IBM ConnectED 2015, Booth B17) -- Actiance, the leading provider of compliance, security, archiving and eDiscovery for all critical business communications, announced today at IBM ConnectED 2015 the upcoming availability of Vantage for IBM Connections Social Cloud and of supervision, policy control and archiving for IBM Verse. "We are thrilled to be an integral part of IBM's vision to usher in the next generation of collaboration tools," said Jim Petty, VP of Partnerships and Corporate Development at Actiance.

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Cloud Computing and Social Networks – CloudTweaks News

Posted on Jan 22, 2015 in Cloud News

There was a time when storage space was a precious commodity. A few videos and photographs and the system would be gasping for breath in old PCs’ limited storage space.

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SMB Productivity: Strategies for Long-Term Success – bdaily

Posted on Jan 17, 2015 in SMB Cloud

Jeff Erwin, CEO, Intego & Flextivity One of the most pressing issues facing small and medium sized business (SMB) owners is how to manage staff productivity effectively. While advances in technology and the mobility of employees make it more challenging, small business owners need to remain productive and keep their employees productive in order to successfully grow their businesses. One simple but effective way to stay a step ahead of the curve to create a productivity strategy tailored to your workplace environment.

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Toshiba and Microsoft Launch New Omni-Channel Initiatives to Transform Retail – Fort Mills Times

Posted on Jan 11, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

Toshiba and Microsoft Launch New Omni-Channel Initiatives to Transform Retail Fort Mills Times RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. — At the National Retail Federation (NRF) Annual Convention today, Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions and Microsoft Corp

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How Open Source Can Fix 2015’s Data Entropy – ReadWrite

Posted on Jan 2, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

How Open Source Can Fix 2015's Data Entropy ReadWrite The good news is that Amazon Web Services is getting serious competition from Google and especially Microsoft, which will make life even better for enterprises looking to push workloads to the public cloud .

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5 Keys to Small Business Success From 2014 – Street Fight

Posted on Dec 24, 2014 in SMB Cloud

From mobile advertising to geo-targeting, beacons, on-demand delivery, email marketing, and even online scheduling solutions, 2014 was a year of opportunity for small business marketers.

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Enterprise hits and misses – December 22 – Diginomica

Posted on Dec 22, 2014 in SMB Cloud

SUMMARY: A cheeky weekly review of which articles hit (or didn’t) – on diginomica and beyond.

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Apttus Receives 2014 Cloud Computing Product of the Year Award – PR Newswire (press release)

Posted on Dec 16, 2014 in Cloud News

SAN MATEO, Calif., Dec. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Apttus, the category-defining Quote-to-Cash solution provider, announced today that TMC, a global, integrated media company, has named X-Author for Excel as a 2014 Cloud Computing Product of the Year Award winner. The Cloud Computing Product of the Year Award, presented by Cloud Computing magazine, honors vendors with the most innovative, useful, and beneficial cloud products and services that have been brought to market in the past year

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Microsoft Rolls Out Multiple Azure Services – Redmond Channel Partner

Posted on Dec 15, 2014 in SMB Cloud

News Microsoft Rolls Out Multiple Azure Services By Kurt Mackie December 15, 2014 Microsoft released a number of improvements to its sprawling Azure cloud platform last week, some of them in preview and some in general availability.

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New Azure Releases by Microsoft Include Active Directory Enhancements – Redmondmag.com

Posted on Dec 12, 2014 in SMB Cloud

News New Azure Releases by Microsoft Include Active Directory Enhancements By Kurt Mackie 12/12/2014 Microsoft released multiple Azure products and previews yesterday, with lots of Active Directory improvements. Improvements to Microsoft's sprawling cloud-based service platform can be hard to follow, especially as the company combines its "general availability" product releases with "preview" test releases in its announcements. Sometimes it's surprising to learn what Azure isn't capable of doing, or its restrictions

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