People are accustomed to using their beautifully-designed and easy-to-use productivity tools in their everyday life. As employees, they now have the same expectation for their work environment. Companies are allowing employees to use their own devices (BYOD) and adopt low-cost SaaS-based solutions to save IT substantial costs but this now renders [...]

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Enterprise Startups SDN Market Reaches $4 Billion

Software-defined networking (SDN) changes the way companies build their IT networks. Instead of buying expensive routers and switches with a lot of fancy features from the likes of Cisco, companies can buy simpler, cheaper hardware, and less of it, and those fancy features [...]

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Email is constantly the subject of criticism, doubt and ridicule since social networking sites started redefining “personal communication”. Five years ago, predictions and expert opinion started cropping up about the impending demise of email. Lo and behold, email is still alive and very much kicking.  The 20 Marketing Trends & [...]

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IDC Estimates Global Market for SDN to Reach $50 Billion by 2017

According to IDC, in 2013 the global market volume of the software defined network (SDN) market and enterprise networking will reach $42.4 billion, and will reach $50 billion, with growth across [...]

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The Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA) is developing a unified vision for cloud requirements – particularly focused on open, interoperable solutions for secure cloud federation, automation of cloud infrastructure, common management, and transparency of cloud service delivery.

As in previous years, CloudTimes is proud to announce to be a [...]

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It’s not a secret that the US army takes special interest in groundbreaking technology, and was responsible for the development of GPS technology for example. GPS started out as technology exclusive to the military – but what about the Cloud? Cloud as a [...]

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By Louis Tetu, CEO of Coveo

In the past several years, as cloud computing has become one of the top IT priorities, we can agree that, for the most part, we’ve overcome the primary concerns associated with the technology – security, reliability and performance. With these [...]

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Yahoo Rediscovers Mobile – Will it Work This Time?

With Yahoo’s new plan to focus on mobile, we can expect the company to close some of its online services like the local events calendar and a coupon site as told [...]

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A “Data Center Without Walls” combines geographically distributed enterprise and provider data centers into one virtual pool of resources to address any magnitude of workload demand from anywhere across that geography.

Great infographic by Ciena – see below. Also read the recent guest article by Ciena’s Jim Morin: “3 [...]

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Pivotal, which recently become independent of its mother companies EMC and VMware, recently announced that they will be improving the speed of cloud-based industrial software applications, and they’re not doing it on their own, though, as General Electric will be backing them to the tune of a $105 [...]

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RightScale Sees Increase in Multi-Cloud Use and Adoption

Cloud computing is catching on in business, but not all alike, as recent reports say. For example, the firm RightScale that mediates between users and public cloud services announced the latest analysis on the issue and found that 75 percent of [...]

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by Erik Grueter

Cloud computing is set for a number of big shakeups this year. The big story is in the effect these changes will have on smaller businesses. Public clouds that can be accessed cheaply and without a big IT overhead are likely to be chosen by small, developer friendly companies. [...]

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Oracle Introduces Big Data Appliance Applications

Available this May, Oracle has announced the release of new applications which will put the company in close competition with SAP. Taking advantage of in-memory computing, applications available next month include Oracle [...]

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There used to be a time when Global Positioning System (GPS) was a technology exclusive to the military. Even when they opened it up for public use, only the really experienced navigators and travelers had any use for them. But nowadays, the technology became more mainstream and people started finding new uses [...]

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After releasing its new cloud computing services a week ago, Microsoft vows to contend face to face with Amazon in the market place. Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) is serious with its goal to match or even bring down their prices compared with Amazon’s already lowest rates. This is in the hope of developing [...]

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What’s Next for Facebook?

Facebook seems to have two different timeline layouts now. My professional FB account has all the updates on the right and the basic info on the left. My personal account still uses the very controversial two column timeline. I am not sure what exactly is going [...]

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