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Google Enterprise Rebranded ‘Google For Work’ – InformationWeek

Posted on Sep 2, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Name change aims to better reflect Google's business customers and shift focus from the term 'enterprise.' Smarter Cars: 9 Tech Trends (Click image for larger view and slideshow.) Google Enterprise is no more. The company's decade-old division dedicated to corporate customers has a new name: Google for Work.

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SAP head wants to simplify company’s product line, message – USA TODAY

Posted on Aug 31, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Signage at the headquarters of SAP, Germany's largest software company, in Walldorf, Germany.(Photo: Thomas Lohnes, Getty Images) PALM BEACH, Fla. — When Bill McDermott became SAP's sole CEO in May, it helped clarify who was ultimately in charge of the world's third-largest software company

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Unisys DaaS Brings Cloud-Based Services to VMware Horizon – The VAR Guy

Posted on Aug 29, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Erik Frieberg, vice president of product marketing, End-User Computing at VMware Unisys (UIS) expanded its Unisys Workspace Services platform with a new solution for desktop virtualization to provide enterprises with cloud-based access to its suite of business applications and services, the company announced this week during VMworld.

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The future of search is finally here: It’s just not evenly distributed – ZDNet

Posted on Aug 28, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Today, I offer up a guest post from Joe Hughes, a great friend, colleague, and a thinker par excellence when it comes to all things customer-facing.

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Could Cosmos be Microsoft’s next commercial big-data service? – ZDNet

Posted on Aug 27, 2014 in SMB Cloud

Microsoft is launching more and more internal and external services on Azure.

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Salesforce renames and revamps Communities service – InfoWorld

Posted on Aug 27, 2014 in Cloud News

Salesforce.com has renamed and updated its Communities product, which lets companies build social websites where employees, partners and customers can mingle and collaborate.

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Google acquires VFX firm ZYNC to bolster its cloud computing products – BGR India

Posted on Aug 27, 2014 in Cloud News

Lapping up yet another company, Google has acquired ZYNC — a visual effects cloud rendering company that worked on movies like Star Trek Into Darkness, the Oscar-winning American Hustle and Transformers: Dark of the Moon among others. The financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed but the search giant said Zync will be joining Google’s Cloud Platform team following the announcement. Founded five years ago, Zync uses cloud computing to create easy-to-use visual-effects services. Zync software uses online tools to take 2-D or 3-D models and make them look more realistic. The company is managed by VFX artists who have experience at premier facilities like Digital Domain, ILM and GenArts

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Foxconn adopts cloud computing-based security monitoring system – Digitimes

Posted on Aug 27, 2014 in Cloud News

Foxconn adopts cloud computing-based security monitoring system Ninelu Tu, Taipei; Joseph Tsai, DIGITIMES [Wednesday 27 August 2014] Foxconn Electronics has adopted a cloud computing-based security monitoring system equipped with in-house-developed hardware and software at its headquarters in northern Taiwan to monitor labor safety and environmental conditions at its main factories in Taiwan and China, according to industry sources. The system is designed and developed by Foxconn's cloud computing product business unit with help from other business units. Surveillance cameras are supplied by Foxconn's subsidiary Ingrasys, which has recently started turning its business focus to providing complete solutions to clients.

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How VMware is tackling the final obstacles towards a fully-automated hybrid … – SiliconANGLE (blog)

Posted on Aug 27, 2014 in Hybrid Cloud

This morning I received a story suggestion for our coverage of the VMworld conference going on this week – a decoder ring of products from the event host VMware, Inc. Given VMware’s latest product launches and rebranding efforts, that story suggestion is sounding better and better

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Red Hat Releases Hybrid Cloud Management Solution – CRN

Posted on Aug 25, 2014 in Hybrid Cloud

When Red Hat bought ManageIQ almost two years ago, the plan was to take the small startup's proprietary cloud management and automation technology and distribute it through Red Hat's familiar business model of open sourcing.

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Optimizing Virtualization for the Hybrid Cloud – Datamation

Posted on Aug 22, 2014 in Hybrid Cloud

Since its inception, the promise of virtualization has been that it would make everything in the Data Center easier and less expensive.   Very few people would argue that broad point, but at the same time, there are still some areas that have not seen those benefits.  One of these is data replication.  Data replication solutions originally designed for the physical world can, of course, replicate data from one physical site to another.  Virtualization hasn’t broken them.  But it has added complexities and subtleties that legacy replication products simply cannot address. Even as virtualization’s widespread adoption continues to grow (more than 65% of all workloads are virtualized today, and growth is expected to continue for several more years), IT is finding that it’s just not enough.  Virtualization within the local data center --  Private Cloud -- has been a great source of cost savings, but there is a need to expand beyond that, and store and access data and workloads at remote locations (the Public Cloud).  This combination of Private and Public Clouds is called the Hybrid Cloud.  To achieve a true Hybrid Cloud, users need to be able to easily and quickly replicate their data and workloads between hypervisors within their Private Cloud, and to be able to move them to Public Cloud providers and back again, with similar speed and ease, while managing the whole thing from a single interface.

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Linksys Reboots SMB Offerings Following Belkin Purchase – CRN.in

Posted on Aug 22, 2014 in SMB Cloud

Linksys Reboots SMB Offerings Following Belkin Purchase By Michael Novinson, CRN, Aug 22, 2014 After being neglected for years, Linksys is back with a plethora of new business offerings and a new partner program Linksys Business is back after languishing for years in the IT wilderness. Belkin has invested heavily in Linksys product development in the SMB market since purchasing it from Cisco in March 2013, said Wayne Newton, Director, Business Division, Belkin. "When you talk with people inside the industry, everybody has a story with Linksys," Newton told CRN during the recently ended XChange 2014 conference in San Antonio.

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Using the Premise/Cloud IP PBX to Increase Profitability for the SMB – Telecom Reseller (press release)

Posted on Aug 21, 2014 in SMB Cloud

Accurate tracking of billing hours will maximize profitability. Anyone that bills by time, lawyers, consultants, accountants, engineers, and others lose revenue because they do not have verifiable records of the time spent with clients, especially when mobile

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Global Top 10 Automaker Adopts OpenStack for Enterprise-Wide Private Cloud – Business Wire (press release)

Posted on Aug 20, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--With the proliferation of onboard computers and sensors in modern vehicles, the automotive industry is projected to be the second largest generator of data by 2015 (McKinsey Global Institute. “Big data: The next frontier for innovation, competition, and productivity.” June, 2011)

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How Michael Gregoire plans to put CA back on track – PCWorld

Posted on Aug 19, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

What’s new at CA Technologies? Turns out the company has been quietly trying to reinvent itself as a top provider of enterprise products for managing cloud services and mobile devices, extending its expertise beyond in-house IT management. It’s a tough challenge for CEO Michael Gregoire, who took charge of CA in 2010 to transform the company for this new age

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