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AppFog, announced today it has been named PHP Community Lead for VMware’s Cloud Foundry the industry’s first Open PaaS. AppFog is a cloud-based PaaS that makes it easy to deploy and scale web based applications. AppFog will be in charge of contributing and maintaining PHP support for CloudFoundry.org, and Cloud Foundry will [...]

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Automation Consultants Ltd., the IT services and software company, today announces the launch of TestWave, a full-service, cloud-based test management tool. Priced at £75 per user per month, and instantly accessible through a web browser, TestWave fills a gap in the market for a full service test tool that is [...]

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Steve Jobs resigned today as chief executive of Apple stating that he can no longer meet his duties and expectations. Jobs has been on medical leave since Jan 17 for an undisclosed condition. Tim Cook was immediately designated as CEO while Jobs  will stay on as chairman of the board.

Jobs said in a letter [...]

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Cloud computing is becoming ubiquitous with more players coming out with public cloud offerings (IBM Public Cloud, Korean Telecom, Tata Communications) and a number of cloud platforms have matured in the last one year including cloud.com (acquired by citrix), Cloupia and OpenStack. The latter, derived from NASA’s OpenNebula project and supported by RackSpace, is [...]

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On Wednesday the government announced that Google has agreed to pay $500 million to settle government charges that it has shown illegal ads for online Canadian pharmacies in the United States selling prescription and non-prescription drugs to American consumers.

the Justice Department said the fine covers revenue that Google earned [...]

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Rackspace announced today that it will be offering professional training for OpenStack provided by Rackspace Cloud Builders. OpenStack is an open source cloud operating system that is quickly becoming the industry standard for public and private clouds. OpenStack is supported by more than 100 participating organizations. Rackspace Cloud Builders will provide hands-on training courses for [...]

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Microsoft announced today that it has signed a legal covenant agreement with China Standard Software Co. Ltd. (CS2C) and will work with the Chinese operating system developer to create cloud computing products for the Chinese market, in a move that could help Microsoft sell to Chinese government agencies.

China Standard Software has co-developed with [...]

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Léo Apotheker, HP’s CEO, announced last week sweeping changes intended to help the company recover from a series of disappointing quarters and return to high-margin profitability.

Over the next 12 to 18 months, the firm will be closing down its PC operations and is instead turning to Cloud and infrastructure solutions and software [...]

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Salesforce.com is prepping for yet another big Dreamforce event this year with more than 40,000 registrations. The company announced today that chairman and CEO Marc Benioff will kick off this year’s conference with a keynote address outlining the company’s vision for the social enterprise. It’s been 2 years since Salesforce introduced social [...]

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Has your small business taken to Cloud Computing?

In our increasingly globalised world, small businesses need an working communications network to span the geographically distributed sections of the company. But the business applications required to achieve this are an pricey proposal in our current economic climate. This is making [...]

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By George Gallegos, CEO of Jitterbit (www.jitterbit.com)

CRM applications such as Salesforce are critical to the success of any enterprise organization. Using Salesforce, organizations can quickly and easily store, aggregate, and retrieve customer data critical to the success of the business. With better organization, greater accessibility, and improved communication across your marketing, [...]

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In our increasingly globalised world, small businesses need an working communications network to span the geographically distributed sections of the company. But the business applications required to achieve this are an pricey proposal in our current economic climate. This is making it progressively troublesome for smaller firms to contend with big corporations who hold [...]

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IDC stated in a recent report that the convergence of Western European mobility enterprise and security-based platforms will hit a rapid growth as cloud computing continues to thrive.

A research paper conducted by the firm predicted that the enterprise mobility and security market in this region of the globe will attain a $763 million [...]

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Joyent CTO, Jason Hoffman recently announced the company’s recent plans, which included the move for an open-source for its cloud-based OS. They call it the SmartOS; it is now currently being used for Joyent’s public cloud platform and SmartDataCenter‘s private cloud platform. The SmartOS will be launched very soon as an open-source system like [...]

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Box.net has made its commitment to offer more diverse applications and features for its mobile users. The company is targeting workers who have a need to constantly share files and documents, to do this they have updated their Android application last Thursday to support tablet PCs. To accomplish these additional features Box.net added RIM’s [...]

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In one of the Jurassic Park movies, there was a statement, “You can’t contain life, life finds a way”. I believe that the same statement can be applied to innovation as well. Whatever circumstances, innovation would find a way to break through.  Perhaps, the tougher the conditions, more innovation would come about.

However, if [...]

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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
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PwC: Cloud, SaaS and Mobile Are Changing Software Industry
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