cloudtimes News Digest

  • Vivek Kundra Moves Federal IT to the Cloud

    The US government is facing a revolution in IT infrastructure. The country’s first CIO, Vivek Kundra has taken early steps towards moving federal IT to the Cloud. Back in November 2010, Jeffrey Zients, the federal government’s first chief performance officer, announced that the Office of Management and Budget will now require federal agencies to [...]

  • CloudTimes Launches Research Library

    In an effort to support the cloud computing community with the latest thought leadership on cloud computing, security and virtualization, CloudTimes is proud to announce our own Research Library. The library consists of whitepapers, articles, documents and webinars which can be downloaded for free on http://research.cloudtimes.org/

    Popular Topics include Cloud Computing [...]

  • Microsoft To Support Cloud Computing Startups in India

    Microsoft’s Chief Operating Office Kevin Turner said today that the world’s largest software company will provide financial support to four cloud-computing startups in India. The support will be in the form of grants and will amount to about $100,000 in total, Turner said in Mumbai today.

    Microsoft and Adobe Systems Inc. are among companies [...]

  • Cloud Computing: Impact on CIOs and the IT Team

    Cloud computing is significantly influencing the IT landscape: from government, industry bodies to public and private organizations – more and more organizations and evaluating and implementing cloud strategies.

    However CIOs are facing a broader set of questions that need to be answered which will impact how IT is being delivered [...]

  • MeriTalk Projects $14.4 Billion Federal Cloud Savings Opportunity

    MeriTalk, the government information technology (IT) network, today announced the results of the “Federal Cloud Weather Report” report. The report provides a status on Federal cloud computing migration, explores agencies’ cloud challenges, and delivers insight on the road ahead. Underwritten by VMware, the leader in virtualization and cloud [...]

  • Microsoft Says to Spend 90% of R&D on Cloud Strategy

    Microsoft is increasingly investing its R&D efforts in Cloud Computing. Microsoft International President Jean-Philippe Courtois said the company will spend 90 percent of its $9.6 billion research and development budget on cloud strategy this year. Microsoft’s global growth is “balanced and healthy” with faster growth in emerging markets, Courtois said in [...]

  • Salesforce Acquires Radian6 For A Total of $326 Million

    Salesforce announced it is acquiring social media monitoring platform Radian6 for $276 million in cash and $50 million in stock. The transaction is set to be completed by July 31, 2011, subject to certain terms and conditions. This acquisition represents a huge opportunity for Salesforce as it is expected to gain a leadership position [...]

  • Cisco Acquires NewScale To Boost Cloud Computing Services

    Cisco announced on Tuesday that it plans to acquire newScale, in a deal that would ramp up its cloud computing services.
    NewScale, provides self-service, service catalog, and lifecycle management software for enterprise IT and private/hybrid cloud computing.  The company, founded in 1999,  is privately held and based in San Mateo, CA,  [...]

  • Hewlett-Packard To Catch Up In Cloud Computing

    According to Bloomberg, Hewlett-Packard needs to spend as much as double the historical valuation for software takeovers to catch up in cloud computing.

    Although Apotheker said this month he will follow a “disciplined” approach to acquisitions for Hewlett-Packard, he may be forced to pay up to offset cuts [...]

  • Savvis Releases Government Wide Service (GWS) platform in the UK

    Savvis announced today that its Government Wide Service (GWS) platform is now available to all government departments and third-party suppliers in the United Kingdom. GWS was developed to help the government achieve its ambition of creating a G-Cloud – a hosted environment for public sector IT operations and services.

    Government agencies looking to reduce costs use Savvis’ [...]

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