Cloud computing started as a quaint technology and has now become a major catchphrase in just five years. It single-handedly invented the concept of on-demand, programmable infrastructure that could be accessed over the Internet.

Cloud computing has become a reality when Amazon began offering its Simple Storage Service in 2006, followed by [...]

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An innovative cloud-based offering “Coremetrics Lifecycle” has been launched recently by IBM. IBM has identified this new market which could be described as deep online marketing, and which the company estimates will be worth US$ 20 billion in software sales alone by 2015.

The software is cloud based and offers an in-depth [...]

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At Convergence 2011 in Atlanta on April 11th, Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) announced the upcoming launch of the Dynamic ERP solutions in the cloud. Windows Azure Cloud platform is going to host Microsoft Dynamics AX, GP, NAV and SL ERP Solutions. According to Kirill Tatarinov, Vice President for Microsoft Business solutions said in this [...]

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Cloud computing is spreading like wildfire. The number of enterprises moving their IT operations to the cloud is tremendously growing. Established vendors like Salesforce, Amazon and Google, including other startup firms that provide tools and services for cloud computing continues to increase and clamors for attention.

In this emerging industry, here are [...]

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The total fee for the data breach that Epsilon will face could reach as high as $4 billion, depending on what becomes of the data that was stolen, according to cyber-risk advisory firm. It’s a massive event that indicates the overlooked risk of cloud-based computing system.

According to a report by CyberFactors, [...]

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Some business people often require assistance from IT professionals or third party system integrators due to their limited ability to make modifications that incorporate their sales process and methodology. There are also potential users that are not well-versed in SaaS program applications.

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Vivek Kundra Moves Federal IT to the Cloud

The US government is facing a revolution in IT infrastructure. The country’s first CIO, Vivek Kundra has taken early steps towards moving federal IT to the Cloud. Back in November 2010, Jeffrey Zients, the federal government’s first chief performance officer, [...]

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In an effort to support the cloud computing community with the latest thought leadership on cloud computing, security and virtualization, CloudTimes is proud to announce our own Research Library. The library consists of whitepapers, articles, documents and webinars which can be downloaded for free on http://research.cloudtimes.org/

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AlwaysOn partnered with Morgan Stanley, KPMG, Hewlett-Packard, Blackstone Group, Bridge Bank, Fenwick & West, Silicon Valley Bank, along with industry experts, to identify the top 100 private on-demand and SaaS companies – plus 16 to watch – that are pioneers in cloud [...]

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Verizon and SAP America, a subsidiary of SAP AG, annouced on March 16, that they will deliver SAP CRM (Customer Relationship Management) through Verizon’s computing as a service cloud.
The new SAP CRM targets enterprises and offers rapid deployment with a ready to use software, predefined services and price, and preconfigured content.  Users will now [...]

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Google released yesterday the first API upgrade for Adwords. This new release includes:

The ability for agencies to run reports across clients so they can do trend comparison across clients. Better filtering, improved geo-targeting which will let agencies specify whether to target by the physical location of the viewer or by the location [...]

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The Cloudforce event which starts this week on March 3 in New York, is expected to receive more than 4,000 attendees.

Cloudforce, salesforce.com’s second biggest event after Dreamforce, is a free one day event with 18 role-based breakout sessions for sales, customer service, developers, and IT.
Salesforce.com’s CEO Marc Benioff [...]

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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, [...]

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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 [...]

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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, [...]

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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 [...]

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