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In Pentagon’s belated march to the cloud, DoD CIO looks to spark ‘national … – FederalNewsRadio.com

Posted on Jan 30, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

The Pentagon's top technology official told vendors Thursday that DoD wants a much closer partnership with commercial cloud providers, and that the department is destined to put much more of its data into privately-hosted computing environments. The cybersecurity worries that have made the military a reluctant adopter of cloud computing are far from resolved, so far. But Terry Halvorsen, DoD's acting chief information officer, said his department is determined to overcome them

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In Pentagon’s belated march to the cloud, DoD CIO looks to spark ‘national … – FederalNewsRadio.com

Posted on Jan 30, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

The Pentagon's top technology official told vendors Thursday that DoD wants a much closer partnership with commercial cloud providers, and that the department is destined to put much more of its data into privately-hosted computing environments.

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Microsoft Upgrades Azure SQL Database Service – InformationWeek

Posted on Jan 30, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

Microsoft cloud-database service nears parity with on-premises Microsoft SQL Server with support for larger databases and in-memory performance. 10 Cloud Analytics & BI Platforms For Business (Click image for larger view and slideshow.) Microsoft announced Azure SQL Database upgrades on Thursday that promise to bring the cloud-based database service close to lock-step parity with on-premises Microsoft SQL Server capabilities. Database services are only growing in adoption, with many companies now preferring database-as-a-service to the more labor-intensive route of deploying and administering database instances on cloud infrastructure.

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Cloud boosts business performance: Frost & Sullivan – ARNnet

Posted on Jan 30, 2015 in SMB Cloud

Australia will experience a change in the business billing landscape and other Cloud-enabled offerings according to a panel convened by Frost & Sullivan.

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IBM Looks to Button Up Cloud Security – EnterpriseTech

Posted on Jan 30, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

The perception that the cloud may be inherently insecure is prompting next-generation platform developers to attempt to bake security and privacy features into their offerings as more devices are connected and more personal information ends up stored in the cloud.

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Data Analyst: Does Everybody Need To Be One? – InformationWeek

Posted on Jan 29, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

Microsoft Power BI and IBM Watson Analytics attempt to make data analysis accessible to all.

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Amazon Has Over A Million Customers For Its Cloud Computing Service – Businessinsider India

Posted on Jan 29, 2015 in Cloud News

Michael Seto/Business Insider Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos There's an arms race going on in the business tech world. Companies are increasingly renting their tech from cloud computing suppliers like Amazon Web Services, Microsoft's Azure or IBM's SoftLayer, and not buying and installing it themselves.

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VMware and Avaya to deliver Hybrid Cloud service on vCloud Air – ARNnet

Posted on Jan 29, 2015 in Hybrid Cloud

VMware and Avaya have partnered to deliver enterprise hybrid Cloud services on the vCloud Air platform.

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Amazon WorkMail: A Challenger To Google – InformationWeek

Posted on Jan 29, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

Amazon Web Services may go head-to-head with Google when it launches WorkMail in the second quarter, but it wants to be BFFs with enterprise IT. IT executives beleagured by employee use of cloud-based productivity apps such as Gmail and Google Docs may find some relief next quarter with the release of Amazon Workmail. The cloud-based mail and calendar service, which will be integrated with Amazon's file-sharing and desktop virtualziation apps, is squarlely aimed at easing communications for business users

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Vaultive Honored as Coolest Cloud Computing Vendor by CRN – Marketwired (press release)

Posted on Jan 29, 2015 in Cloud News

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - January 28, 2015) - Vaultive, the leader in cloud data encryption, today announced it has earned recognition on The Channel Company's CRN 100 Coolest Cloud Computing Vendors of 2015.

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AWS launches WorkMail for the enterprise – Network World

Posted on Jan 28, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

Amazon Web Services today launched a new product to its expansive service catalog in the cloud: WorkMail is a hosted email platform for enterprises. The service will cost $4 per user per month for a 50GB email inbox. It’s integrated with many of AWS’s other cloud services too, including its Zocalo file synchronization and sharing platform

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CloudMSP First North American Distributor to Offer Zynstra’s Hybrid IT … – Business Wire (press release)

Posted on Jan 28, 2015 in SMB Cloud

SACRAMENTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CloudMSP, a specialty value-added distributor of cloud and information technology solutions, has announced it is the first distributor of Zynstra, the pioneer in enterprise-class hybrid IT for the Small Medium Business (SMB) in North America. Zynstra’s expansion into North America comes on the heels of great success abroad, where they have already gained significant momentum with its innovative hybrid IT solutions and sold to Europe's SMB market through their partner network. Through CloudMSP, North American partners, including MSPs, VARs and telecom agents, can offer their SMB customers enterprise-class IT without the enterprise cost, just in time for the Windows Server 2003 and Small Business Server end-of-support deadline

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Oracle Service Cloud Upgraded, Explained – InformationWeek

Posted on Jan 28, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

Oracle adds co-browsing to cloud service suite formerly known as RightNow. Here's a fresh look at Oracle's cloud customer-service portfolio. 9 CIO Tech Priorities For 2015 (Click image for larger view and slideshow.) Oracle has added advanced co-browsing capabilities to its service cloud, integrating technology gained through last summer's acquisition of LiveLook.

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FedRAMP releases draft for higher security cloud computing authorization … – FierceGovernmentIT

Posted on Jan 28, 2015 in Cloud News

The federal government Jan. 27 released a long-awaited draft document that establishes a high baseline of security controls for cloud computing service providers, allowing them to host some of the federal government's most sensitive information

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Avaya Collaborates With VMware on Enterprise-Class Hybrid Cloud Services for … – Broadcaster

Posted on Jan 28, 2015 in Hybrid Cloud

PRESS RELEASES 1/28/2015 10:45:13 AM | Marketwired News 2015-01-28T15:45:13+00:00 SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwired - January 28, 2015) - Avaya leverages VMware vCloud® Air™ platform to deliver enterprise-class customer and team engagement services that bridge private and public cloud environments Hybrid cloud services enable flexible, usage-based options for Avaya engagement solutions, including unified communications and contact center operations Avaya Channel Partner Carousel Industries to offer Avaya Hybrid Engagement as a Service based on VMware vCloud Air to global enterprises Avaya today announced the availability of the first enterprise-class hybrid cloud services for customer and team engagement. The engagement software-as-a-service offerings leverage the VMware vCloud® Air™ platform to deliver a flexible approach to implementing enterprise communications solutions that seamlessly bridge private and public clouds

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