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VMware has recently invested $30 million on Puppet Labs, a cloud automation tools open-source vendor. With this investment, both companies agreed to form a partnership for them to work together to create application and infrastructure elements for Amazon Web Services, OpenStack, physical infrastructures, and VMware-based public and private [...]

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Red Hat was able to close a deal with ManageIQ last month for $104 million. With its new acquisition, the company will be able to strengthen its CloudForms infrastructure-as-a-service management tool. Meant to be offered as a “single pane of [...]

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Due to a stronger momentum, SAP is expected to grow in double digits this year primarily because of its move towards cloud computing and big data. It is estimating an 11% to 13% increase in revenues for software and related [...]

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For many organizations, a hybrid cloud architecture is the best way to take advantage of the benefits of public cloud computing resources without compromising on security or operational control. And yet the challenges and concerns over how to integrate with cloud environments and maintain control over security and performance continue to inhibit broader adoption.

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On the occasion of the Open Compute Summit which was held from January 16 to 17 in Santa Clara, the giants of the computer industry have strides toward the goal of setting standards for the most efficient server, storage and data center hardware.

The Open Compute Project (OCP) draft initiated by Facebook [...]

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Ovum Study: The Market for Mobile Business Intelligence is Maturing

The performance and power of mobile phones, along with the development of the infrastructure has made the business intelligence on mobile phones (which has been called Business intelligence on-the-go) a reality.

Until recently, mobile BI solutions suffer from a lack of technological [...]

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The performance and power of mobile phones, along with the development of the infrastructure has made the business intelligence on mobile phones (which has been called Business intelligence on-the-go) a reality.

Until recently, mobile BI solutions suffer from a lack of technological advances and use cases, even with the growing demand for access [...]

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The monolithic corporation we grew up with is being replaced by ecosystems of more specialized business entities, sometimes called “extended enterprises.” With this evolution has come a need for closer inter-enterprise collaboration and information flow – but with it also comes increased security and compliance risks. In the form of a Q&A with expert [...]

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The last changes to the HIPAA Privacy, Security, Enforcement and Breach Rules had recently been released. Such rules were first implemented the summer of 2012. It also contains how cloud computing providers are to be treated by the healthcare industry. According to the HIPAA [...]

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Cloud Security Alliance Congresses and Summits continue to be premier gathering for IT experts and executives for industry-specific case studies that will help attendees learn and leverage best practices used by their peers in moving to a secure cloud.

RSA, The Security Division of EMC, last week released a report of the Security [...]

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Cloud computing has truly evolved from providing computing or storage resources to a more industry-specific community. Today, there are cloud instances to cater to each compliance and security requirements of a particular industry. Verizon has its cloud service which complies with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act for the Continue Reading

In October 2012, Oracle announced that it is set to introduce infrastructure-as-a-service systems so that organizations can implement in-house IaaS and pay for it monthly. The report said that it is not competing with Amazon Web Services but, instead, the company is offering [...]

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Is Google Docs Making Microsoft Word Redundant?

Let’s get this out of the way first: MS Word is deservingly one of the best word processors in the industry, with decades of upgrade cycles full of improvements and new features under its belt, it’s become so entrenched in the industry that even users  of [...]

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Let’s get this out of the way first: MS Word is deservingly one of the best word processors in the industry, with decades of upgrade cycles full of improvements and new features under its belt, it’s become so entrenched in the industry that even users  of non-Windows OSes tend to use ports of MS [...]

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With the advent of Cloud Computing technology, the ability to dynamically scale up and down has become cost-effective and accessible even to small organizations. All over the world, major companies are migrating their operations to the cloud and finding creative new ways of incorporating the technology into their businesses.

HP, for example, utilized the [...]

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Dennis Kavelman of Desire2Learn Inc. is brewing a perfect storm with the convergence of technological revolution and cloud computing in online education. According to him, the market is ready to explode. Based in Kitchener, Ontario, Desire2Learn is considered in the forefront of advanced mobile and software applications in the industry. It is [...]

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Hottest IT Skills in 2013 – Cloud, Mobile and BI
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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
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