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The future is mobile and Facebook is doing everything not to miss the boat in the triumph of tablets and smartphones. First the company introduced Facebook Home and later they introduced Facebook Phone. Last week, for example, Facebook had introduced hashtags to facilitate the search of themes and messages.

Now, Facebook wants to [...]

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CloudTimes is proud to be a media sponsor for this year’s Cloud Expo 2013 in Santa Clara, CA.

Despite the economy, cloud computing is doing well. Gartner estimates the cloud market will double by 2016 to $206 billion. The time for dabbling in the cloud is over!

The 13th International Cloud [...]

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Analyze large volumes of data not only promotes the application of new software and other connectors, but also increases the need for computing hardware, servers storage, etc. With its portfolio analytics, knowledge management, security and monitoring, HP offers a new platform for Big Data.

Under the project name HAVEn, HP has announced a [...]

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The former arch enemies Microsoft and Oracle join forces in a new partnership in the field of cloud computing. The partnership will enhance the compatibility of certain Oracle software (including Java, WebLogic Server and Oracle Database) with the Microsoft Windows Azure or Windows Server Hyper-V platform.

 

Did an Alliance Become Necessary?

Oracle and [...]

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Despite some financial problems which have arisen in connection with which came into effect on March 1 this year, the US federal agencies have significantly stepped up efforts aimed at the implementation of new solutions in the field of processing large amounts of data (Big Data) and plans to further reduce their costs [...]

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Google has recently announced plans to launch a new campaign that will be instrumental in eliminating child porn on the Internet. Google is planning to throw money at the problem, and while there are many agencies that have already tried and failed to stop child porn on the Internet in the past, including ones [...]

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Apache Hadoop is a distributed parallel processing technology, which is applied in the various industry verticals to perform large-scale data analysis. Most data collected by organizations contains unstructured data. Using Hadoop-based tools, organization can analyze real-time data such as audio, video, email, and machine-generated data from a multitude of sensors and data from external [...]

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Windows Azure is the platform used by application developers to create cloud based applications. As it turns out, more than 50 percent of firms in the global Fortune 500 are already using the Windows Azure cloud services.

Microsoft noted that the expansion of client coverage coincides with the growth of the market of [...]

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A recent report by UK publication The Guardian has revealed that the National Security Agency has a top secret program called PRISM, which gives them unbridled access to the systems of Facebook, Google, Apple, and other Internet giants from the US. The Guardian managed to verify the authenticity of the document, which consists of [...]

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With over 2 million subscribers all over the globe, boasting of 3.2 billion messages being sent on a monthly basis, MailChimp is unequivocally considered as one of the largest and most influential email marketing service providers, with clients that range from large enterprises to SMEs and even one-man basement marketers.

Against the many talks [...]

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Attack-as-a-Service: Criminals in the Cloud

It seems like the benefits of the cloud appeal not just to businesses but also to criminals, as there are now reports that cyber criminals who are using the cloud to generate new revenue streams and as a means of simplifying their [...]

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CenturyLink, a Louisiana TV, Voice and Internet provider announced its official acquisition of AppFog this week, a leading PaaS provider company in Oregon, Portland. The partnership will give birth to a new subsidiary and a merger with Savvis. This merger will create a premium cloud provider that will deliver managed hosting, outsourced IT [...]

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VMware continues to be in a brawl with Red Hat over the cloud control. This originated over a conflict with a former employee, Tim Fox, the former lead apps developer of VMware who left the company last December 2012 to join Red Hat.

The conflict began over the control of an open source project [...]

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By Vic Nyman

“Cloud Computing!”  Is it the savior of IT or the bane of our existence?  Cloud computing has extreme potential, especially for achieving operational efficiencies and cost savings.  Unfortunately, with that potential is the potential for business disaster – outages in places you can’t control impacting customer satisfaction or even sales results.  [...]

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The launching of the new Hewlett-Packard, HP OS marked one of the highlights of the just completed HP Discoverer 2013 Conference held in Las Vegas. This was officially released to the public on the second day of the conference. HP reaffirmed its commitment [...]

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It’s true that cloud computing technology’s main appeal is the benefits it provides with regard to being cost effective and their ability to reduce a company’s environmental footprint, especially when compared to conventional data center farms. However, many industry experts are still wondering how to quantify these benefits and provide a more accurate, or [...]

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Hottest IT Skills in 2013 – Cloud, Mobile and BI
In 2012, more than 1.7 million jobs in the field of cloud computing remained unoccupied, according to analysts firm IDC. READ MORE
How Cloud Computing Influences Digital Marketing
Cloud marketing has the ability to drastically change the ways in which they reach and engage their audience, particularly with regard to distributing and storing mission-critical data. READ MORE
Gartner: BYOD to Take Center Stage For Mobile App Use by 2017
More and more companies encourage their employees to work on their devices, thus reducing the cost of computer equipment, but also increase the cost to maintain licenses and safety. READ MORE
Maturity in the Cloud: Start Thinking Like a Grown-Up
Despite the inclination to wait until all of the cloud’s kinks have been worked out, holding off on cloud initiatives until the industry matures won’t guarantee success. READ MORE
PwC: Cloud, SaaS and Mobile Are Changing Software Industry
The software industry is undergoing major changes by trends such as cloud, SaaS, mobile technology and the “consumerization of IT”. READ MORE
10 Cloud Computing Game Changers
Here are the ten most influential cloud computing companies, and the reason why. READ MORE