by Ravi Shankar

Why Cloud Master Data Management is Now Essential to Maximizing the Value of All Your Data

Remember what first sparked business’ collective imagination about cloud computing? Its potent combination of ubiquitous access, utility pricing and hands-off application maintenance was something entirely new to companies reliant on on-premise applications. From a [...]

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In a recent report titled the India Cloud Market Overview, the International Data Corporation (IDC) stated that the Indian cloud market has grown by 70 percent last year (2012), and is expected to exhibit a 50 percent growth rate for the next three more years. It is said that the Indian cloud [...]

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More and more companies use cloud computing and put their information on remote computers, for example Google, Salesforce, Amazon and Microsoft. Organizations are experiencing the benefits of cloud computing such as greater flexibility, lower costs and improved scalability of IT resources.

Now as per new survey from KPMG International, cloud [...]

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Due to its expansion efforts in cloud computing, Cisco Systems Inc. has decided to buy Meraki, a San Francisco-based cloud computing firm, for $1.2 billion. Meraki has been known since 2006 as a provider of mobile device management, security, switching, and Wi-Fi technologies. Founded by members of the Laboratory for Computer Science [...]

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Symantec has presented its vision for a secure, agile and efficient cloud. Within five years, companies would operate in a world of cloud, virtualization and mobile computing, converged IT; a world in which the cloud will be much more secure.

Today, cloud computing technologies are changing rapidly. A survey conducted by [...]

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In the paper titled “Bridging the Tenant-Provider Gap in Cloud Services”, Microsoft researchers found out that cloud customers can purchase resources based on the “job-centric” standard. This cloud model will have and additional abstraction layer to cloud computing wherein an interface can be provided for customers to cite cost and [...]

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More companies now use cloud technologies to reap the benefits, such as lower cost, higher efficiency and more flexibility. Often, however, lacks the understanding of security and privacy policies of their own systems and industry-specific regulations or legal framework.

To allow companies to test their cloud security knowledge, Microsoft allows companies to [...]

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The findings of a survey conducted jointly by Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) and ISACA show that government regulations, exit strategies and international data privacy dominate the top 10 areas where trust in the cloud is the lowest.

Studying Cloud Market Maturity conducted jointly between Continue Reading

TechSoup in partnership with TechSoup Global Network conducted its 2012 Global Cloud Computing Survey among 10,500 nonprofits, charities, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from 88 countries on the use of technology hosted in the cloud at nonprofit organizations.

The objective of the survey was to determine the current state of the technological [...]

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With businesses these days, data has become as important as time and money. However, managing and storage of data cost money, and the bigger the data that a corporation handles, the larger the expenses. The amount of money required to manage big data is no trivial matter, which is why big companies [...]

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Public cloud computing is one of the biggest factors that speed up the pace of changes that occur in enterprise software these days. Newcomers in the market are constantly launching innovations that can disrupt and attack the most price-sensitive [...]

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CliQr Technologies launches today with a new cloud platform that empowers existing applications to move to the Cloud. CliQr has been emerging from over one and a half years spent refining its revolutionary cloud application management platform and monitoring the success of early production customers.

CloudCenter is a unique and powerful [...]

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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, [...]

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We’ve been covering Cloudability for a while, since back in November 2011 when we introduced the company to our readers. Since then, the company has enjoyed good coverage, some healthy funding and progress with their product.

Cloudability’s platform aggregates customers’ cloud costs into accessible and comprehensive reports to help manage spending, [...]

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CloudTimes is proud to feature some of the leading experts in Cloud Computing as our Guest Authors. We have now published a listing with the most prominent ones – SEE HERE. Guest authors come from a wide range of cloud companies, like: CloudPassage, Rackspace, IBM, Chart.io, Wipro, PuppetLabs or Rainstor. Many [...]

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CloudTimes Top 100 Cloud Computing Companies

CloudTimes is proud to announce its list of Top 100 Cloud Computing Companies and introduces CT Score™. After a year long research and our initial post in November 2011, the new list is continuously updated.

VIEW THE TOP 100 LIST HERE

We have moved away [...]

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