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A recent article by Wall Street Journal titled “Big Problem with Big Data” points to the scarcity of skilled professionals who can understand and work with big data. There is also another report which says that those companies who have big data have raised security risks because data hackers will target their [...]

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Cloud companies design their services using Amazon Web Services (AWS) as a role model, hoping that they will be able to get a portion of Amazon’s pie or attract a new market.

Recent news reports that IBM is in partnership with Ogilvy and Mather to relocate the advertising titan’s SAP implementation from the hosted [...]

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The either-or debate when it comes to NoSQL and rational databases is far from settled.

When it comes to web start-ups, NoSQL databases are pretty much the base technology and the majority of these companies choose MongoDB, CouchDB, etc. to meet their database requirements. Still, going the hybrid route might serve them better. [...]

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John Sculley, former Apple CEO, believes that cloud computing is powerful enough to completely revolutionize healthcare systems worldwide. Sculley told The Guardian that he was quite confident that cloud computing would ring in the changes when it comes to the way we approach healthcare in the next couple of decades and that large data [...]

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ODCA Forecast Conference Update – Exclusive Interview with Allyson Klein, Intel Corp

The Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA) will hold its one-day Forecast conference on June 12th in New York, concurrent with the 10th International Cloud Expo. The Open Data Center Alliance is working actively to shape the future of cloud computing—a future [...]

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The Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA) will hold its one-day Forecast conference on June 12th in New York, concurrent with the 10th International Cloud Expo. The Open Data Center Alliance is working actively to shape the future of cloud computing—a future based on open, interoperable standards. CloudTimes is an official media sponsor of [...]

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The biggest challenge for security teams is not about meeting compliance demands, and preventing breaches, but its managing complexity, risk management and handling security challenges says the latest finding from InformationWeek 2012 Strategic Security Survey.

InformationWeek, the peer-based IT research and analysis provider, 2012 Strategic Security Survey: Pick the Right Battles report [...]

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Asia Pacific region including the world’s two upcoming superpower China and India are slow in adopting some form of cloud computing services despite increase in resource allocation by IT vendors to scale-up their offerings.

According to the results of IDC’s latest cloud survey, Cloud Adoption in the Asia Pacific – Retail Industry, only [...]

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German enterprise software maker SAP will buy cloud-based provider of software for business e-commerce, Ariba, for $45.00 per share or about $4.3 billion in a deal that will further boost SAP’s cloud offerings.

The acquisition is unanimously approved by the Board of Directors of Ariba, but yet to get green light from shareholders and [...]

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SAP Rolls Out New Cloud Strategy for Large Enterprises

Over the past five years, the cloud strategy of SAP revolved around Business ByDesign, a suite of management applications designed for medium-sized companies which offer demand oriented packages including financial solutions, human resources, supply chain management, business analysis and compliance management.

When SAP announced [...]

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Cloudscaling is a leading provider of open cloud infrastructure solutions for cloud-ready applications. The Cloudscaling Open Cloud System (OCS) is the first infrastructure-as-a-service solution designed to deliver the cost, performance and scalability benefits of Amazon Web Services (AWS) for public and private clouds. Cloudscaling is based on OpenStack and was founded in 2006. The [...]

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This week, the problem with keeping up with the needs of lower data-volume requirements while helping startup developers break through high volume production has been addressed by Salesforce.com‘s Heroku division with the launch of two entry level tiers of its cloud database service, which is based on Postgres.

The new addition includes [...]

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There’s no denying that Google is King of the Hill right now when it comes to enterprise search, and it has been for quite some time now. There are other search engines that can handle the big data wave, but they remain a distant second, with Google enjoying a competition-less environment – but [...]

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After being criticized for locking developers into an ever rising cloud stack, retail giant Amazon has launched a brand new managed database services that include Elastic Beanstalk support, which is a boon to the large number of Microsoft-centric developers out there.

It was only a few days ago that Amazon announced on their [...]

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Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are always looking for automation and technologies to improve their business operation in the most cost effective way possible, especially to save operational cost. In house software solutions and network infrastructure historically have been one such solution to help them accomplish this.

However, these technologies were out of reach [...]

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Over the past five years, the cloud strategy of SAP revolved around Business ByDesign, a suite of management applications designed for medium-sized companies which offer demand oriented packages including financial solutions, human resources, supply chain management, business analysis and compliance management.

When SAP announced the decision to buy SuccessFactors for $3.4 billion in December [...]

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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