by Barry Murphy, Co-founder, eDJ Group

Few topics are as hyped right now as The Cloud and social media.  Both promise great benefits to companies; The Cloud can drastically reduce the costs of storing information and implementing software applications while social media enables more efficient collaboration and lets companies increase marketing and [...]

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Businesses are nearly reaching IT tipping point as businesses and enterprises become dependent with workers and staff from the cloud and mobile platforms. The cloud and mobile business solutions are clearly making great waves that are way beyond expectations and what business owners have expected. The bigger question to ask is where [...]

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Fujitsu currently launched its ValueCENTER(TM) gift card cloud management technology. The release of this ValueCENTER card will provide cloud solutions to gift cards and other stored value cards, plus this software will seamlessly integrate with on-premise and hosted enterprise systems through Fujitsu Hybrid Cloud Services for Windows Azure. This move will benefit [...]

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Cloud computing continues to thrive as the demand for competitive IT skills will also grow. IT professionals have to adapt to the evolution changes as they are expected to elevate their skills and standard of practice in a wide genre of technology updates.

System Administrators and IT managers need not worry that [...]

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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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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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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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Cloud computing has now become a commonplace in the IT industry, but for some people they may not be aware that they are actually using it. Enterprises who want to get leverage for their business have plunged into the cloud platform and many users have used it for some time now, but [...]

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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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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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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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In 2012, more than 1.7 million jobs in the field of cloud computing remained unoccupied, according to analysts firm IDC. READ MORE
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