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Aereo to Justices: Kill Us, and You’ll Kill the Cloud – Businessweek

Posted on Apr 23, 2014 in Cloud News

The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on Tuesday about the legality of Aereo, the Internet-television company that offers access to broadcast television channels via thousands of tiny antennas. While the case has been largely framed as a fight over the future of television, Aereo argues that it is also vital to the world of cloud computing

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Cloud Computing: A Necessity, Not an Option – PC Magazine

Posted on Apr 22, 2014 in Cloud News

Competition is a wonderful thing. And the increased competition in cloud services – especially the intense battle among Amazon, Google, and Microsoft – is resulting in services and pricing that would have been hard to imagine just a few years ago.

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TechTarget Launches SearchAWS.com as an Independent Resource for … – Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release)

Posted on Apr 22, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Technology media company TechTarget, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTGT) today launched SearchAWS.com™, a new website designed as an independent community that provides tips, case studies and guidance on how to build and optimize a strategy in and around the Amazon Web Services (AWS) platform. This new site launch is in response to a rapid increase in consideration among its Enterprise audience of public cloud services from AWS

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TechTarget Launches SearchAWS.com as an Independent Resource for … – MarketWatch

Posted on Apr 22, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

NEWTON, Mass., Apr 22, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Technology media company TechTarget, Inc. /quotes/zigman/105481/delayed/quotes/nls/ttgt TTGT +2.46% today launched SearchAWS.com ™, a new website designed as an independent community that provides tips, case studies and guidance on how to build and optimize a strategy in and around the Amazon Web Services (AWS) platform

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Cloud computing a ray of light for Guiyang economy – ecns

Posted on Apr 22, 2014 in Cloud News

Guiyang, capital of southwestern Guizhou province, is poised to become an emerging technology hub for inland China as the province seeks to lure high-tech enterprises to the city, industry insiders said. Infobird Cloud Computing Technology Co Ltd has budgeted 600 million yuan ($96 million) toward building a cloud computing center in the city

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SnapLogic: Cloud Speed Key Business Driver for IPaaS – Talkin’ Cloud

Posted on Apr 22, 2014 in Cloud News

SnapLogic and TechValidate surveyed more than 100 U.S. companies with revenues greater than $500 million about the business and technical drivers and barriers for Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) application and cloud analytics adoption in the enterprise. Cloud speed is the primary business driver for integration-platform-as-a-service (IPaaS) for enterprises

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SnapLogic: Cloud Speed Key Business Driver for IPaaS – Talkin’ Cloud

Posted on Apr 22, 2014 in Cloud News

SnapLogic and TechValidate surveyed more than 100 U.S.

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Financing in IT Industry Must Adapt to Growth in Cloud Computing, Says GE … – MarketWatch

Posted on Apr 22, 2014 in Cloud News

CHICAGO, Apr 21, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Companies that design information technology (IT) solutions for commercial customers are facing significant changes to their business model as they adapt to the growing interest in cloud computing, according to GE Capital, Commercial Distribution Finance (CDF), a major provider of financing to IT solution providers. At the same time, technology manufacturers are searching for simplified ways of providing financial support on a global basis to the companies that install their IT products and services for commercial customers. Solution providers once focused primarily on reselling hardware and software to businesses

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Financing in IT Industry Must Adapt to Growth in Cloud Computing, Says GE … – MarketWatch

Posted on Apr 22, 2014 in Cloud News

CHICAGO, Apr 21, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Companies that design information technology (IT) solutions for commercial customers are facing significant changes to their business model as they adapt to the growing interest in cloud computing, according to GE Capital, Commercial Distribution Finance (CDF), a major provider of financing to IT solution providers. At the same time, technology manufacturers are searching for simplified ways of providing financial support on a global basis to the companies that install their IT products and services for commercial customers. Solution providers once focused primarily on reselling hardware and software to businesses.

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In Aereo’s Supreme Court Case, What’s Really on Trial is the Cloud – Nextgov

Posted on Apr 21, 2014 in Cloud News

Anyone can stick an antenna in the air to watch broadcast television for free in the United States. And courts have said it’s fine to record TV shows for watching later

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Why the Aereo Case Has Cloud Computing Companies Worried – Re/code

Posted on Apr 21, 2014 in Cloud News

In the copyright fight between broadcasters and Internet TV startup Aereo, cloud computing companies like Dropbox and Google are stuck uncomfortably in the middle.

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Hybrid Cloud Storage Tips – Enterprise Storage Forum

Posted on Apr 21, 2014 in Hybrid Cloud

The follow-up article to our hybrid cloud storage buying guide provides tips, advice and cautions for those seeking to implement a hybrid cloud storage environment. Some companies are already well on their way to building a sophisticated internal cloud.

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IBM acquires cloud computing firm Cast Iron – Siliconindia.com

Posted on Apr 20, 2014 in Cloud News

New York: IBM has acquired Cast Iron Systems to broaden the delivery of cloud computing services for clients. Cast Iron Systems, a privately held company based in Mountain View, CA, delivers cloud integration software, appliances and services.

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Michigan moves digital archive records to cloud – Beaumont Enterprise

Posted on Apr 20, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Archives of Michigan is using a state-of-the-art and inexpensive option — the Internet — to store and preserve a growing collection of digital records that includes everything from 40 years' worth of election results to an index of thousands of proposed designs for the state's quarter released 10 years ago

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San Francisco’s Migration of 29000 Employees to the Cloud is Under Way – Government Technology

Posted on Apr 19, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

San Francisco has long been famous for the thick fog that at times shrouds the city. But within government circles, going forward it will also be known as the first major American municipality to upgrade to a consolidated cloud solution that, when complete, will have its 29,000 employees on a single network. According to city and county CIO Marc Touitou, who also is director of the San Francisco Department of Technology, about 12,000 accounts so far have been migrated from the Microsoft Enterprise Cloud the city was using to Microsoft’s Office 365 solution

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