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Oracle has officially launched its public cloud market, Oracle Cloud, thus entering a segment that has long shunned by the world’s number two software major and the world’s largest database maker.

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison has introduced suites of cloud services including Oracle Cloud Social Services, a business social platform, Oracle Cloud [...]

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Intel on last week launched a cloud service password management that is fully integrated with Salesforce.com, to give customers an alternative to single sign on software on cloud.

The Single-Sign-On (SSO) cloud service delivered on Force.com, and Salesforce.com’s social enterprise platform had been launched in beta in February, is now available in its [...]

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The unsteady economic climate is causing businesses to re-evaluate their on-site IT infrastructures and resources. According to Rise, a hosted services provider, a third of the businesses polled felt that managed services were a more cost-effective alternative. The survey was offered to over 100 businesses in order to gauge their receptiveness to Cloud Computing.

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It turns out that Oracle’s buying spree is not yet over, as the database giant has recently announced plans to purchase social marketing services specialist Vitrue. The terms for the purchase were not disclosed, but a statement announcing the planned acquisition specified the usual cloud and SaaS checkmark items. According to the statement, Vitrue [...]

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According to a recent Web Host Industry Review report, Karen Petraska, who is an executive in NASA’s CIO office, recently announced to the attendees of the Uptime Symposium last May 22 that NASA will be scaling back the development of their OpenStack project after it has hit the commercialization stage.

NASA was one of [...]

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Due to the addition of multiple undersea cables, the amount of bandwidth available throughout the globe has increased and seems capable of keeping up with the ever increasing demand, but when it comes to prices, the rates are still restrictive and can be very expensive in certain routes, such as those in Africa and [...]

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The California-based Box boasts of 11 million existing users and is currently positioning itself in the market as an IT-friendly safe and secure way for users, particularly business-oriented ones, to store presentations, documents, and photos that can be shared as needed.

The new enterprise-wide search capability gives system administrators the ability to search, view, [...]

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At the recent D10 conference, Larry Ellison, CEO of Oracle shared some tidbits regarding the company’s announcement on June 6 regarding their recent cloud-based platform as well as the company’s complete rewrites of ERP and CRM applications. Larry Ellison, who co-founded Oracle way back in 1977, shared his ideas a lot of things from [...]

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Cloud application providers are now fighting over the government as their client. Microsoft has recently launched Office 365 for Government with a commitment that government data will be separate from the private consumers. The product, Office 365 for Government, offers the same features as the other Office 365 versions: Office Professional Plus, SharePoint Online, [...]

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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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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
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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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