CloudTimes Partners with CloudBeat – The Cloud Grows Up

With a bright idea and a credit card, hundreds of startups and small businesses have launched and scaled in the last few years thanks to affordable cloud solutions like Amazon, Box, and Salesforce.

The cloud continues to deliver these advantages today, [...]

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With a bright idea and a credit card, hundreds of startups and small businesses have launched and scaled in the last few years thanks to affordable cloud solutions like Amazon, Box, and Salesforce.

The cloud continues to deliver these advantages today, but it now has credible story to tell prospective customers in [...]

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The American cloud business industry looms as news about the PRISM surveillance system becomes a threat to everyone. Expert analysts project that cloud companies may lose $21.5 billion to $35 billion worth of revenue as a result of the National Security Agency (NSA) disclosure about the electronic surveillance data mining program.

Revelations [...]

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International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) has been on the hot seat for a while now. First was the dispute with Amazon over the US Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA) $600 million cloud service agreement, and now the issue about the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) probe of its accounting and financial declarations.

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Revealed by Edward Snowden, the NSA spying program has had many repercussions, particularly in political, diplomatic and civil. The result was the commercial consequences envisaged with suspension of TAFTA agreement by Europeans countries.

Now a report from the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation (ITIF) published early August focused on the effects [...]

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Search is Changing – Google Study

The Search Engine industry has changed a lot since Google and Yahoo first started their rivalry (a rivalry that ultimately saw Google becoming the dominant search engine), and much of the changes come not from the search engines themselves, but from the side of [...]

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Cloud business solutions have been growing at a skyrocketing speed especially Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). Companies, however, need to realize that cloud contracts have a lot of security loopholes that need to be addressed ASAP. Cloud contracts have a lot of growing up to do according to the results of the [...]

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It’s been recently confirmed that two of the world’s largest advertising agencies, Publicis and Omnicom, will be merging. The announcement came via an 8 am ET conference call made on Sunday, July 28, by Omnicom CEO John Wren and Publicis Groupe Chair and CEO Maurice Levy. They will both serve as co-CEOs [...]

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With 30 large public companies collectively representing more than $100 billion in market capitalization and $12.5 billion in estimated 2013 revenue, the cloud computing industry has officially come of age.

The combined value of companies listed on the stock exchange operating in the field of cloud computing now exceeds $100 billion, [...]

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Featured Startup: Objective Logistics

Objective Logistics, which is one of the leaders in Talent Optimization technology, has recently raised $5.3M in series A funding via a round led by Atlas Venture, alongside Google Ventures and Next View Ventures. The main goal of the funding is to scale operations [...]

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Objective Logistics, which is one of the leaders in Talent Optimization technology, has recently raised $5.3M in series A funding via a round led by Atlas Venture, alongside Google Ventures and Next View Ventures. The main goal of the funding is to scale operations in order to meet customer demand, [...]

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The wine and the cloud computing industry don’t exactly belong on the same sentence as they have very little to do with each other, but recent announcement by NetSuite Inc. brings both industries to the forefront, as the aforementioned Netsuite and eWinery Solutions have entered into a partnership that will [...]

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Lew Moorman of Rackspace has announced in a blog post Tuesday night that he is stepping down as president of the company. He, however, announced that he still intends to hold a board of director position for the company’s hosting and cloud computing services, which he has been an important contributor since [...]

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The Aberdeen Group states that cloud is the core, mobile its edge and social the connections are lie between endpoints. It places the disruptive technologies that are transforming businesses in context, and describes the technical and services infrastructure needed to provide that ideal end‐user experience where everyone’s connected (social), everywhere they go [...]

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Amazon Web Services (AWS) made an appeal with a US federal court last Wednesday and filed a complaint against the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). The move is to get the court’s approval to have the cloud service agreement between the two agencies to push through, which was put [...]

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79% of CIOs Are Concerned About Hidden Costs of Cloud Computing

Cloud computing has gained leverage over the last decade as businesses are compelled to migrate to this new platform. Virtualization has capitalized on cost efficiency as its main strength for any industry. However, recent revelations has uncovered that there [...]

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