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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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Small and Mid-sized Businesses (SMBs) are taking the advantages of cloud and anticipate the use of cloud technologies will increase the security of their operations, according to new research from Microsoft.

The study, carried out by Comscore and commissioned by Microsoft’s Trustworthy Computing Division found SMBs are finding that move to cloud technology [...]

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With their slogan “Translation made easy”, the San Francisco based startup Cloudwords is revamping the $30B translation market. The company competes with other startups in a highly fragmented space like MyGengo, Smartling or Lingotek as well as big “old school” translation companies such as Lionbridge Technologies and SDL.

Cloudwords OneTM service is a unified translation management system with a MongoDB NoSQL foundation. It [...]

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The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) released its second annual report, Vision from the Top, on the future of the software and services industry. The publication based on the forecasts from 49 CEOs and high level executives, predicts how cloud will drive global business over the next decade.

The annual report, which [...]

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Symantec Corp. tapped the services of research firm ReRez to make a survey through phone from February to March of the current year 2012. Speaking to 2,053 SMB organizations around the world, the research firm talked to IT representatives and senior and C-level management in order to find out whether their IT infrastructures are [...]

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We’ve been covering Cloudability for a while, since back in November 2011 when we introduced the company to our readers. Since then, the company has enjoyed good coverage, some healthy funding and progress with their product.

Cloudability’s platform aggregates customers’ cloud costs into accessible and comprehensive reports to help manage spending, reduce waste, [...]

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According to a recent Microsoft study, small and medium sized businesses in Asia and the USA are now more trusting cloud security. Aside from providing increased flexibility, extended accessibility of data and applications, and reduced overhead, it is interesting to note that 35% of the companies surveyed in the United States have improved levels [...]

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CloudStore: The Cloud for SMEs

UK Government Director for Dell Alan Mac Neela has recently outlined ways on improving SME engagement in the execution of the Government’s ICT strategy, including methods on how the consortia can support and enhance partnerships between small to medium enterprises and large vendors.

According to Mac Neela, the [...]

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At Citrix Synergy 2012, the conference dedicated to the convergence of mobile working methods and services in the cloud, Citrix has unveiled its new strategy, products, and services for the mobile enterprise.

With the advent of the era of cloud computing, mobile working patterns are changing and many companies are seeking new ways [...]

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UK Government Director for Dell Alan Mac Neela has recently outlined ways on improving SME engagement in the execution of the Government’s ICT strategy, including methods on how the consortia can support and enhance partnerships between small to medium enterprises and large vendors.

According to Mac Neela, the government’s CloudStore is serving as an [...]

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One of the problems encountered by longtime desktop users, when it comes to migrating their work to tablets, is the fact that there’s no real support for MS Office on the mobile devices. There have been efforts to create apps that can open the documents, but using them as effectively as MS Office is [...]

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Amazon is pushing harder to attract Microsoft Windows .NET developers. The company has launched two new managed services offerings aimed to woo Windows .NET developers. First, Amazon RDS (Relational Database Service) for SQL Server relational database, a new service for Microsoft’s database server and second .NET applications can now be developed and operated within [...]

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One of the drawbacks of cloud storage, at least when it comes to business or enterprise implementations, is that it comes with a hefty price tag. According to Cloud Engine’s Pogoplug, it will be more cost effective for small and medium sized companies to use existing hardware and use for the same type of [...]

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The Analytics API is one of the most useful Google APIs for webmasters, internet markerts, and SEO specialists, as it provides tools to monitor and track the performance of their sites in ways that were literally unheard of a decade ago. But it seems that Google is not content with just providing access to [...]

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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
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