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Earning discount codes for shopping in a specific store, getting praise for visiting a bar regularly, earning virtual points for losing a few pounds – these are things that used to sound like they belong in a science fiction film, but are now turning into commonplace [...]

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Greenpeace vs. Apple Cloud: Commitment to the Green Cloud

IT giant Apple has recently come under fire for failing to fulfill its commitment to promote green practices in cloud computing, judging by the company’s decision to stop submitting their products to the Electronic [...]

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IT giant Apple has recently come under fire for failing to fulfill its commitment to promote green practices in cloud computing, judging by the company’s decision to stop submitting their products to the Electronic Product Environment Assessment Tool (EPEAT) for certification.

In light of Apple’s [...]

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The US Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council is focused in helping financial institutions by providing a resource document which it hopes to address and understand the risk of cloud computing. In its four-page document, Outsourced Cloud Computing, the council stressed that due diligence must be performed in assessing a cloud computing service [...]

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Cloud computing is a $16.5B market and expected to have an annual growth rate of 27% over the next four years even though the rest of the economy is experiencing a downturn. Chief among the reasons why cloud computing is being embraced by business is its ability to reduce energy consumption and [...]

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Cloud computing services are on the rise in the health care industry. However, its adoption is slowed by security, privacy, and regulatory concerns. But according to MarketsandMarkets, a research firm, cloud computing is expected to be worth $5.4 Billion in the health [...]

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Live Nation Entertainment, which is currently operating online ticket seller Ticketmaster along with 3 other entertainment businesses, is migrating its entire network operation, including Ticketmaster itself, into a private cloud.

It is expected that the migration will be a massive undertaking since Live Nation currently has seven thousand employees housed in 153 [...]

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The recent outage with Amazon Web Services, which resulted in several high profile sites like Pinterest, Netflix, and Instagram going down as well, is a reality check for the industry. It’s true that the cloud computing industry is building up a lot of momentum these [...]

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The Future of Cloud Adoption

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 [...]

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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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Rumors were already floating around even before E3 2012, but Sony Computer Entertainment has recently confirmed their acquisition of the cloud-based gaming company Gaikai. The whole deal was completed to the tune of $380 million, and will allow Sony to establish a new cloud service that will bolster their own entertainment and [...]

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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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Mac users recently found out that when they search for hotels at the Orbitz website, they were provided with more expensive offers than PC users. This is possible through Hadoop, a technology platform capable of gathering information. The open source technology was able to gather information like those who use Mac [...]

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Amazon Web Services’ East Coast cloud was reported to have crashed for a second time due to a power outage because of a severe storm. A total of 1.3 million in Washington DC was affected. Because of this power outage, websites taking [...]

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Dell finally acquires Quest Software when it agreed to pay $28 per share. The bid was 50 cents more than its previous bid. For this transaction, Dell has agreed to pay $2.36 billion to acquire Quest.  Last March, Insight Venture Partners offered to buy Quest for $23 per share. It contracted [...]

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Not to make light of the entire situation, but it seems that digital clouds are not completely immune to problems caused by real clouds, as severe storms that swept across the United States last June wiped out power for more than 2 million people, an outage that affected Amazon’s Elastic Compute cloud [...]

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Cloud marketing has the ability to drastically change the ways in which they reach and engage their audience, particularly with regard to distributing and storing mission-critical data. READ MORE
Gartner: BYOD to Take Center Stage For Mobile App Use by 2017
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