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Facebook has announced a new way of designing and building data centers from a panel approach, which the company says would save months in the process of building new data centers. This model came to Facebook after building its data center in Altoona Iowa, where Facebook unveiled its new “rapid deployment data center” (RDDC) concept.

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Microsoft is expanding its cloud office package Office 365 with new features and wants to better adapt the software to meet the advantage of social, big data and cloud computing. Microsoft will add software, development tools and functions to Office 365. The software giant wants to make its software suite in the cloud smarter [...]

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PayPal, Nok Nok Labs, Agnitio, Validity Sensors, Lenovo and Infineon Technologies formed a coalition called the Fast Identity Online (FIDO) Alliance to develop a standards-based open approach that automatically detects when a FIDO-enabled device is present and offers users the option to replace passwords with more secure authentication techniques such as biometrics. Google, [...]

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To help companies maximize the benefits of investments in big data, Intel launched the Intel Data Platform, a suite of software based on open source technologies designed to simplify and accelerate the management of big data.

Based on the Intel Software Distribution for Apache Hadoop, the platform provides an open environment for [...]

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The news came out last February 4 as he addressed the employees as the new CEO in the presence of outgoing officer, Steve Ballmer and company founder Bill Gates. The event took place in their office in Redmond, Washington.

Nadella said in his first announcement as CEO  that he has his mind focused on [...]

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Apps World North America, the leading show for the apps and mobile world, smashed targets this week with another record-breaking show. CloudTimes is proud to be a media sponsor of Apps World. London coming up.

Held at the Moscone Center West in San Francisco from February 5-6 Apps World North [...]

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After months of research, analysis and interviews with various candidates, the special committee to find the gem to replace Steve Ballmer to head Microsoft has finally delivered its verdict! Microsoft has appointed Satya Nadella, a manager in charge of the division that sends software and services via the Internet, as the new CEO. [...]

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Facebook’s Open Compute Project started back in April 2011 and the social media giant actively supports the Open Compute project. The aim of the initiative is to improve the capacity, energy and cost of data centers worldwide, following the example of the open source software movement.

Because of the Facebook’s initiative, companies [...]

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