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Mobile phone manufacturer, INQ Mobile UK, in collaboration with Facebook engineers, rolled out last week a new generation of  Android mobile phones loaded with a Facebook functionality for a whole new Facebook mobile experience. The new devices will enable savvy Facebook users to connect, chat and message their friends on Facebook right [...]

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Independent analyst firm Forrester Research, Inc. has declared in their Forrester Wave research that  Teradata has the top-rated Enterprise Data Warehouse strategy. Forrester Wave is used by many companies to compare vendor offerings and create a custom vendor shortlist.

“Teradata provides the most scalable, flexible, cloud-capable EDW solution in today’s market.” [...]

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The biggest obstacle facing public cloud computing today is security. The major concerns include: internal and external threats, data collection, privacy and compliance. An essential part of any cloud implementation is the cloud service provider’s ability to have a secure infrastructure to protect customer data and guard against unauthorized access.

Today’s public cloud is becoming [...]

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Read our exclusive section on the latest topic on Cloud Computing: “Big Data”. CloudTimes recently visited the Strata Conference in Santa Clara, CA, which was the most important event around Big Data so far. The event was based on the theme “Making Data Work”, and will be held twice a year. The [...]

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Twitpic, Twitter media sharing site launched video support this morning enabling Twitter users to share their video clips in real time.  Users can post photos or videos to Twitpic from their phones, the Twitpic site, or via email.

This new feature is key considering worldwide company’s growing reliance on Twitter for marketing, customer service [...]

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VMware is scheduled to release in March 2011 the free vCloud Connector a plug-in that will allow organizations to move their virtual machines from internal systems to hosted services. The vCloud Connector will be a plug-in available for customers using the vSphere Software, The new software facilitates [...]

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In the past, customer service has been associated with call centers where company representatives had to access different data bases to gather required information on a customer or prospect, to be able to answer the inquiry or resolve the issue at hand.  This process was very time consuming and knowledge deficient. To efficiently address [...]

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This year’s 20th Annual RSA conference, taking place in San Francisco next week, is set to center around cloud security. The conference will address the latest improvements in securing applications and data in the cloud; now that Cloud computing is a key resource for IT deployments.

RSA conference is a [...]

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Recently marketing strategies have shifted from traditional print advertising and direct mail to online campaigns, mass emails, webcasts and webinars to name a few.

Automating the marketing process, enhances cross-channel communication and lead generation, decreases the cost of acquiring new business to the organization, and provides tools for the marketing and sales teams to increase [...]

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Oracle announced today that it has packaged two file management software programs into a single integrated offering, called the Oracle Cloud File System. This new offering will help expedite and improve management of applications, databases and storage, particularly in hybrid and private clouds

The Oracle Cloud File System offers [...]

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rollApp Inc. released today a free beta service that provides users with online editions of Open Office, integrated with GoogleDocs and DropBox. It provides SMBs with a solution that combines all the rich functionality of traditional office suites with all the benefits of [...]

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EMC Corporation will announce today at the O’Reilly Strata Conference in Santa Clara, a free Community Edition of the EMC® Greenplum® Database, the industry-leading, high-performance massively parallel processing (MPP) database product, along with free analytic algorithms and data mining tools. A free download is immediately available at http://community.greenplum.com.

This free [...]

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On Tuesday Salesforce.com acquired Manymoon, a company co-founded in 2008 by Amit Kulkarni and Manav Mongawhich and makes social productivity apps built on Google Apps, LinkedIn and the Google Chrome Web Store.  According to Manymoon, more than 50,000 businesses have adopted the tool.

Manymoon said in a blog post, its work [...]

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As Internet access remains cut off in Egypt amid anti-government protests, Google launched a Twitter workaround for Egyptians. A special service from Google allows people in Egypt to send Twitter messages by dialing a phone number and leaving a voicemail..

“Like many people we’ve been glued to the news unfolding in Egypt and thinking [...]

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Time Warner Cable Inc.and NaviSite, Inc. announced today that they have entered into an agreement under which Time Warner Cable will acquire NaviSite for approximately $230 million. The deal follows Verizon’s agreement to buy Terremark for $1.4 billion last week.

The acquisition of NaviSite, a premier provider of enterprise-class [...]

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Salesforce.com announced this morning the public release of the new Chatter.com platform and made it available for companies around the world. Any company with a salesforce.com subscription can now sign up their employees to Chatter.com.
“Now with Chatter.com, any company can do impossible things as a team,” said Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO, [...]

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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
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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