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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 –

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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HP launches cloud-ready 3PAR StoreServ 7440c array – DatacenterDynamics

Posted on Dec 3, 2014 in SMB Cloud

With its latest storage arrays announcement today HP is attempting a new approach to on-premise storage manageability that borrows some ideas from the cloud realm and some from psychology. One of the factors that makes cloud-based storage attractive to enterprise data centers is how easy it can be  The concept is personas. HP introduced it to its 3PAR StoreServ 7000 series in 2012, as a way to apply simple role-based profiles to storage arrays – originally for block and file storage

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IBM Signs Cloud Agreement with ABN AMRO – CNNMoney

Posted on Dec 2, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

AMSTERDAM, Dec. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) and ABN AMRO have signed a 10-year, multibillion-dollar services agreement to manage the IT infrastructure that supports the bank's operations globally. The agreement includes the implementation of a private IBM cloud together with further standardization and simplification of the existing IT landscape, from mobile computing to mainframe infrastructure.

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4 Trends to Watch in 2015 – Government Technology

Posted on Dec 1, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

In 2014, municipalities across the country made meaningful progress in systematically integrating data and technology into the way they conduct government business. In the New Year, they’ll face the next challenge of ensuring that this new data-driven approach goes beyond the walls of city hall and empowers them to be responsive to citizens’ wants, needs and ideas. Here are the four trends that I expect will be pivotal to continuing the ongoing transformation of government in the coming year

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Melbourne IT plugs AU$1.25m into Tiger Pistol for SMB social edge – ZDNet

Posted on Nov 27, 2014 in SMB Cloud

Australian internet technology services provider Melbourne IT has invested AU$1.25 million in social media marketing company Tiger Pistol. The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX)-listed Melbourne IT told investors in a statement (PDF) on Thursday that it had made the investment in Tiger Pistol — in the form of a convertible note on commercial terms — as part of a deal that will see it offer Tiger Pistol's services to its small to medium-sized business (SMB) customers

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Will the “Tape is Dead” Folks Please Sit Down? – Enterprise Storage Forum

Posted on Nov 18, 2014 in SMB Cloud

A storage newsletter that shall go unnamed (we all make mistakes) discussed the dwindling of tape in 2012. Their opinion was that tape was on its way out. They pointed out that backup was moving to VTLs and that this change would be the death knell of tape

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5 Cloud Computing Funding Stories You Might Have Missed, Nov. 14 – Talkin’ Cloud

Posted on Nov 14, 2014 in Cloud News

Talkin' Cloud brings together the top cloud computing financing stories of the week for readers. Each week Talkin' Cloud compiles a list of cloud computing financing stories for readers who might have missed the news earlier in the week. This week's column features funding news from Jandi,, Peak, Evernote and Avalara

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Poll Results: How Much Does Your Bank Use Cloud Computing? – American Banker

Posted on Oct 18, 2014 in Cloud News

Poll Results: How Much Does Your Bank Use Cloud Computing ? American Banker American Banker readers share their views on the most pressing banking topics of the week.

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Dominion Marine Media signs cloud-computing deal – Trade Only Today

Posted on Oct 7, 2014 in Cloud News

Posted on October 6th, 2014 Dominion Marine Media, the division of Dominion Enterprises that operates YachtWorld, Boat Trader, and Cosas De Barcos, signed a new partnership with continuous integration platform provider CloudBees. Dominion Marine Media said its websites serve more than 38 million unique visitors annually in six languages in 171 countries. Its team of developers faces a constant challenge in ensuring consistency across projects and keeping infrastructure maintenance overheads to a minimum.

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Understanding cloud computing’s risk – ITWorld Canada (blog)

Posted on Sep 24, 2014 in Cloud News

Ignore the claims by fearmongers, who are impeding the march of cloud computing.

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Be ready to mitigate disruptive tech’s legal risks – TechRepublic

Posted on Sep 20, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

With the cloud and big data in full swing and IoT on the rise, the time is ripe for businesses to take stock of the new legal challenges that disruptive technologies create. Companies have always had to address the legal risks inherent in doing business and seek to mitigate them.

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Unlocking the true potential of big data – TechRadar UK

Posted on Sep 2, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

It is very easy to think that at the most fundamental level, big data is simply about capturing and searching information – lots of it – and the cloud is our modern day filing cabinet.

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Seattle Takes Oracle’s Cloud – New York Times (blog)

Posted on Jul 30, 2014 in Cloud News

New York Times (blog) Seattle Takes Oracle's Cloud New York Times (blog) On Tuesday, Oracle kicked off its new cloud computing technology center in Seattle.

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