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Almost everyone is hopping aboard the cloud. New effective web development articles usually contain references to cloud technology. It is clear that cloud-based computing systems will be here to stay and dominate the common computer application programs.

The move from mainframe architecture to personal computing marks the change towards offloading certain facets of it [...]

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Forrester Research projected that by 2020, the cloud computing business will be worth $241 billion dollars! Both SaaS and cloud computing platforms have promised to cut the costs by doing away with the huge software licenses.

There are at least 25 cloud vendors who are brawling for the big chunk of the market share, [...]

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This week, Cloudera announced its new product offering in Santa Clara, Cloudera Enterprise. This new product is focused on providing their enterprise customers to include Apache Hadoop into their production.

Mike Olson, CEO of Cloudera said, Enterprise Hadoop is a “next-generation data management software and the first product specifically designed to help organizations fully [...]

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If a large percentage of your digital music library was acquired from sources other than iTunes, such as burning CDs (as is the case for most people), and you haven’t manually and painstakingly entered metadata (track name, artist, etc.), then there are going to be some bumps in the road syncing with iCloud via [...]

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Securing Virtual Payment Systems, an Information Supplement authored and recently published by the Virtualization SIG of PCI’s Security Standards Council, provides clearer guidance for how to achieve and maintain PCI compliance in virtual environments. The new guidance is far reaching and significantly challenges the virtualization security status quo. Virtual system administrators and security analysts [...]

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If your digital assets are not well managed and secure in the cloud, they’re susceptible to threats both online and in the real world. In that respect I was introduced to MediaValet, a Digital Asset Management Solutions company out of Vancouver.

MediaValet is the first 100% cloud-based solution in this traditional, server-based [...]

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Hatsize, a leading cloud-automation software provider of hands-on demos and training, announced this week a strategic partnership with Certification Partners, a leading provider of vendor-neutral Web technology education and certification, to help deliver industry-validated IT training courses and certifications through high schools, online universities, training companies and industry associations via the Hatsize Cloud.

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Apigee, a leading provider of API products and services which was formerly known as Sonoa Systems, announced their PCI-compliant Enterprise API management solution in the cloud. APIs are key in IT today and there are several organization competing for the lead on API management like Mashery, 3scale, Stratus Security or WebServius.

The new [...]

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OS33, an IT-as-a-Service Delivery Platform for MSPs, announced today that it has formed a partnership with Cloupia, a cloud automation and management software provider, to power its Virtual Datacenter Controller and help service providers overcome today’s limited ability to provision infrastructure resources on the fly. In working with the Cloupia, which provides [...]

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Square Scores $100Million in Third Round Funding

Square, a Mobile payments startup, announced this morning that it has raised $100 million in Series C financing which puts its valuation close $1 billion according to the Wall Street Journal. The funding round was led by high-profile venture capital firm Kleiner [...]

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HP’s CEO Leo Apotheker revealed his plans to invest heavily in China and plans to develop cloud-computing products there to sell globally.

HP opened a cloud computing centre this week in the port city of Tianjin and announced a server computer networking and development centre in Beijing.

Apotheker said at a news conference in [...]

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Cloud computing and cloud-based storage are two of the fastest growing technologies in enterprise IT. Conversion of the “trend” into real productivity gains, is still to be seen in real life.

Below we have pointed out 5 key areas where we believe that cloud computing will make the most impact towards realizing higher productivity [...]

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Square, a Mobile payments startup, announced this morning that it has raised $100 million in Series C financing which puts its valuation close $1 billion according to the Wall Street Journal. The funding round was led by high-profile venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.

The company Tweeted today:”To continue to empower everyone [...]

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Google announced today on the official Google blog a new rival to Facebook under the name: Google+. The project is under the motto: “Real-life sharing, rethought for the web”. It was announced by Vic Gundotra, Senior Vice President, Engineering, and is definitely a major step for Google. There were lots of rumors [...]

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Apple just released over 100 session videos from WWDC 2011 earlier this month. You will need to be a Registered Apple Developer, however you can apply easily on Apple’s website. You can download the video on iTunes and have also access to presentation slides.

Here is the list of available tracks:

Adopting [...]

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First Trust, a money management firm, is planning to launch on July 6 an ETF (Exchange Traded Fund) focused on cloud computing.

According to information posted on the company’s website, the ETF called “The First Trust ISE Cloud Computing Index Fund” will be listed on the Nasdaq under the symbol “SKYY” and will be [...]

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