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Bristol City Council moves to the cloud in estimated £1.5m deal – CloudTech

Posted on Aug 29, 2014 in Cloud News

Eduserv, the not for profit public sector cloud provider, has won a contract with Bristol City Council worth an estimated £1.5m to migrate its IT infrastructure to the cloud. The contract sees Eduserv take over the day to day running of the council’s IT, with future IT services being procured in a much more flexible manner, ensuring the council doesn’t own much of its ICT

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New report looks into ANZ Region’s cloud computing market that will grow at … – WhaTech

Posted on Aug 29, 2014 in Cloud News

Details WhaTech Channel: IT Market Research Reports Published: Thursday, 28 August 2014 21:31 Submitted by RNR Market Research WhaTech Agency News from: RnR Market Research Read: 77 times The report also presents the vendor landscape and a corresponding detailed analysis of the top four vendors in the market. In addition, it discusses the major drivers that influence the growth of the Cloud Computing market in the ANZ region. It also outlines the challenges faced by the vendors and the market at large, as well as the key trends that are emerging in the market

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Hacking The Bottom Line – TechCrunch

Posted on Aug 28, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Editor’s note: Andre Durand is the founder and CEO of Ping Identity. Where is your data, and how quickly can you safely reach it? These questions are top of mind now that cloud and mobile apps like Dropbox, Google Apps and iCloud, as well as mobile banking apps pervade our everyday lives at home and at work

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Cloud computing – The Economist

Posted on Aug 28, 2014 in Cloud News

IN 2004 Amazon, then a $7 billion-a-year online retailer, was starting to build up a technology infrastructure to serve other companies as well as itself. Ten years later, Amazon Web Services (AWS), launched in 2006, is adding enough servers and other gear every day to power the Amazon.com of ten years ago. This breathtaking investment has kept AWS the market leader in the expanding business of cloud computing, which allows firms to lease storage and processing capacity from others, rather than buy and maintain their own servers and data centres.

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Amazon’s file sharing service Zocalo now generally available – Computerworld

Posted on Aug 28, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Enterprises that want to share and store files online have yet another option now that Amazon Web Services has opened its Zocalo service to general availability.

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Improving Operations with Cloud-Based Enterprise Systems – Automation World

Posted on Aug 28, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

iAutomation’s move to a unified cloud environment for ERP and CRM helps drive double-digit revenue gains and improve customer service. Not so long ago, the thought of hosting core business applications in the cloud was unthinkable to most businesses

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What’s Goin’ On – The Harlan Daily Enterprise

Posted on Aug 28, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

To place an announcement in the “What’s Goin’ On” section email: bmoore@civitasmedia.com; fax: 606-573-0042; or drop a written/typed copy of the announcement by our office at 1548 Hwy. 421 South (beside Hardee’s)

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How to decipher cloud computing jargon – BRW

Posted on Aug 28, 2014 in Cloud News

Is it raining jargon at a cloud near you? Illustration: Karl Hilzinger Many studies have shown that Australian businesses are increasingly adopting cloud computing, with a large proportion of the systems and applications that we use day-to-day migrating to the cloud. As IT becomes an integral part of each business function, it’s increasingly important for non-IT professionals to gain a top-level understanding of technical terms, in order to better execute their own responsibilities.

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IBM & China Telecom Partner for SMB Cloud Services – CloudWedge

Posted on Aug 27, 2014 in SMB Cloud

Industry analysts mention that China is surprisingly lagging in cloud adaptations compared with other countries within the Asian Pacific region such as Japan and Australia. Cloud experts note that China cloud be the “Wild West of Cloud Computing” since there aren’t nearly as many cloud services available in this part of the world versus the rest

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Microsoft rolls out DLP to SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business – Australian Techworld

Posted on Aug 27, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Microsoft has extended the data loss prevention features in Office 365 so that they are available not only for its email tools but also for data in SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business.

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CSC Announces Addition of VMware vCloud Air to CSC’s Managed Hybrid … – Bobsguide (press release)

Posted on Aug 27, 2014 in Hybrid Cloud

CSC (NYSE: CSC), a global leader in next-generation IT services and solutions, today announced that CSC’s Hybrid Cloud Services™ offering will integrate VMware vCloud® Air™ into its growing list of managed hybrid cloud options for enterprise customers.

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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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Do admins dream of SMB in the cloud with Azure File Service? – TechTarget

Posted on Aug 27, 2014 in SMB Cloud

Why might you want SMB in the cloud? Essentially, the Microsoft Azure File Service lets you access SMB shares that live up in the Azure cloud service without having to configure Windows Server virtual machines first, set up their networking and then create file shares. It is a service that lets you set up a file share right from the Azure management console, abstracting away all of the operating system and networking goofiness and letting Microsoft take care of making the file share fault tolerant and resistant to disaster.

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WOW! expands Alabama team, opens new national service delivery center in … – The Huntsville Times – al.com

Posted on Aug 27, 2014 in SMB Cloud

"Our new national service delivery center and expanded team mean faster, more direct service ... " HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – WOW! Business, a communications and cloud service provider, has expanded its Alabama presence with new employees and a 12,000-square-foot national service delivery center in south Huntsville.

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CenturyLink Opens Second Data Center in Toronto Market – MyArkLaMiss (press release) (blog)

Posted on Aug 27, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Press Release – CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) today announced the grand opening of its new data center in the greater Toronto area. Designed to serve growing demand for access to secure colocation, managed hosting and cloud services, the data center is CenturyLink’s second in the Toronto region and fourth in Canada.

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