In the past Larry Ellison of Oracle Corporation was very vocal about his dislike with cloud computing. He was then very confident that they will continue to flourish in business by selling huge business updates, software systems and maintenance services to clients. In fact, in 2008 at a famous investor conference he [...]

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In 1997, businesses were excited about the Internet’s potential, but worried about security, privacy, etc. In 2011, Cloud computing has emerged as the next transformational technology wave.

To put this information into even sharper focus, the paper includes three case studies of companies that achieved significant return on investment, innovation, and scalability [...]

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CloudTimes is proud to announce a media partnership with VentureBeat on its CloudBeat 2011 conference in Redwood City, CA on Nov 30th – Dec 1st, 2011.

The event will be different from existing cloud conferences. Using a customer-centric approach (rather than vendor-centric), the event will hone in on 12 case studies, [...]

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Most marketers did not enter their profession to analyze data and build process. They want to develop strong brands, build creative campaigns and deliver compelling content. The new requirement for marketing analytics and automation is no longer a ‘nice to have’. Measurement is not simply about revenue justification; it is the means [...]

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Last week Labor Secretary Hilda Solis announced a partnership with Facebook designed to facilitate employment for America’s jobless through the use of social networks.

The Social Jobs Partnership will launch a central Page on Facebook that hosts resources, and content designed to help job seekers and employers (facebook.com/socialjobs). Facebook will [...]

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Yahoo’s recent management shakeup and the run up in the stock price add to the speculation flying around about a bid for the company by industry titans.

The most recent rumors indicate that Google may help finance a possible deal by others to acquire Yahoo. According to the Wall Street Journal, unnamed [...]

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After much anticipation, the date for Groupon’s IPO is set for November 4th where the company seeks to raise $621 million from the offering, valuing it at $11.4 billion. Groupon is planning to offer only 5% of its shares to the public for a price between $16 and $18, listed on the [...]

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Ping Identity announced today that it is hosting a special Cloud Identity Summit in partnership with Google. The event will take place on Nov 3 from 1:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and will include experts in cloud identity, security and enterprise who will discuss what the future holds for securing [...]

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Flash storage startup Fusion-io doubled capacity with its new product this week and EMC took center stage in the recent Oracle OpenWorld to introduce its new product, Project Lightning Card. Flash data storage remains to be obliging and at the same time disruptive much like an enterprise puzzle. The question is how current [...]

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The long awaited second gathering of Cloud Mafia is coming up. Easily the most fun cloud event in the Bay Area. Don’t miss it.

Wednesday, October 19 · 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Manor West
750 Harrison St
San Francisco, CA

Schedule:

6 to 7pm Networking
7 to 7:30pm Welcome/Introductions
7:30-to [...]

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According to multiple music industry sources Google is getting ready to launch an MP3 music store in just a few weeks. The MP3 music store will connect to Google’s existing cloud-based music storage service.

Google introduced five months ago its cloud music service with limited capabilities and is currently in negotiations with [...]

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It is a well known fact that there are hundreds of horror stories out there of things that have gone wrong with ERP systems implementations and like all bad news it is often exaggerated so as to guarantee a dramatic effect on the recipient audience.

The bad news is you cannot turn round and say [...]

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Last Thursday, Google introduced a teaser of their new service application called the Google Cloud SQL. This new service will address the needs and be more appealing to business enterprises because of its scalable database platform that is MySQL hosted.

Google Cloud SQL product Manager,  Navneet Joneja said that they have received [...]

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X.commerce, a new business at eBay Inc. that connects developers and merchants, today announced it has joined the OpenStack™ community and will leverage the open source cloud operating system to deliver its powerful commerce ecosystem to the combined developer communities of eBay, PayPal and Magento. By choosing to [...]

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GetApp.com, the fastest growing independent online marketplace for cloud-based business applications, announced today that it is has secured $1.1 million in funding from Nauta Capital (Nauta). Nauta has invested in GetApp.com from its recently launched $150M Nauta III fund.

This funding will allow GetApp.com to further establish its online channel [...]

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The arena continues to heat up between giant rivals, Google and Microsoft as they persist on dominating the cloud market.

The giants already reached the level of public war as they tirade a combat of words to each other. They are both seriously wooing government agencies, schools and universities and all types [...]

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