What the Cloud Entails

On December 14, 2011 By

The cloud is all clear and promising, but do people really understand what it is all about? It is now part of almost all sectors of society from small businesses to giant online shops, from social networking to government finances. The next move from giant nations like the US is to migrate [...]

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Gartner predicts cloud computing will rise as the most influential factor in terms of technology and economy. It will continue to be about applications and cloud services in 2012. Experts say that the cloud’s leasing scheme of digitized IT services, assets and business solutions will boost small to large business enterprises. This [...]

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For a decade now, Marc Benioff had to deal with the comments that his company Salesforce.com had been fired with. Recently, however, Salesforce received a sincere flattery from its rivals when most of these companies started to acquire more firms to set up their own cloud platform, which is a pioneer strategy [...]

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In spite of the global economic crisis cloud computing is an exception. The cloud still continues to thrive and make tremendous growth even while most of the other companies are making huge losses resulting to high unemployment rate and uncontrollable debt crisis.

Cloud computing is not just about software development; rather, it [...]

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Some of the cloud predictions for 2012 include huge cloud computing pullouts, IT skills shortage and government control and regulation for social media and networking.

2011 was a year to reckon for the IT industry because of the huge effect of cloud computing in most business solutions. This even became unprecedented because [...]

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HP computers now also offer its PC buyers with cloud data storage and collaboration services. This was the result of the recent partnership of HP with Box.com, a cloud company that offers data center storage and collaboration services that are cloud-based.

HP’s move is an admission that computer and business IT computing [...]

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SAP AG finally purchased SuccessFactors Inc.; a Web-based software company that will serve as the vehicle for SAP to be at par with its rival’s Salesforce and Oracle in the cloud market.

SAP had been suffering in the business for five years now as it tried to create cloud applications to get [...]

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CloudTimes is proud to announce to be a Gold Media Partner of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona from Feb 27th – March 1st, 2012.

The GSMA Mobile World Congress is the place for mobile leaders to network, and conduct business. The event hosts approximately 60,000 mobile professionals, over 58% of these C-Level, from [...]

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Several complaints were posted on Amazon’s community forums by Kindle Fire users that said they experienced Internet connection problems. The users said problems included inability to connect to the Internet, in spite the fact that they are able to connect to Wi-Fi with their devices; they also experienced troubles with access to [...]

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A recent study conducted by ThinkStrategies, a consulting services and MuleSoft, a cloud integration service provider showed the top five factors that will impact SaaS and cloud vendors on the rising cloud computing market.  One of the top challenges facing SaaS and cloud companies is integration. This was shown in the responses [...]

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The image below illustrates the CloudTimes top list of cloud computing companies organized in three categories and their corresponding sub categories:

1. IaaS – Cloud Management, Storage, Virtualization, Content Delivery Networks, Networking, Computing
2. PaaS – Development & Testing, Integration, Database, Application Platform, General
3. SaaS – [...]

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SAP users are continuously facing challenges and difficulties in their move towards cloud computing. This is the result of the complexity brought about by the cloud licensing structure for hybrid environments.

Chairman of the UK & Ireland SAP User Group, Alan Bowling mentioned this in his message at an IT conference he [...]

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While the SaaS model has made aggressive advances in a number of software sectors, including CRM, Human Resources, and Productivity Tools, it has been slow to gain a foothold in other, important parts of the tech world.

One of the last bastions of the on-premise world is Business Intelligence.

Resistance to cloud [...]

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Yesterday Salesforce.com, the software-as-a-service  provider,  agreed to purchase consulting services concern and partner Model Metrics for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition is inline with the company’s goals for padding its mobile, social and cloud-computing portfolio.

Model Metrics advises companies on the deployment of mobile and [...]

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Excellent infographic by GlowHost which discusses how small businesses are thriving, and in most cases doing much better than large corporations, by implementing cloud hosting into their business models and gives tips for what these small businesses should look for when choosing a cloud service.

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NeoNova Network Services has seen the bright future for broadband cloud-based services that is why they have added 15 new cloud service providers this year for their customer base. NeoNova continues to be one of the industry leaders in managed broadband services.

NeoNova’s customer base continues to increase in number and geographical [...]

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