The trend in cloud computing has evolved to include highly dynamic and complex online applications, eBanking on the hybrid cloud and workforce requirements for more portable yet efficient software. In answer to these clamors, Microsoft decided to expand its suite of applications and reinvent their cloud offerings.

To do this, they plan [...]

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Amazon may well have a new rival on its cloud computing services because Hewlett-Packard announced recently that they will be moving towards that same direction soon.

Senior vice president and general manager of HP’s cloud services, Zorawar “Biri” Singh said that NYSE: HPQ plans to market a more business friendly with more [...]

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The Business Software Alliance (BSA) recently released a report last February 22 that stated cloud computing may be restrained in the European region. This is as the European Union (EU) data protection laws threaten to curtail the cloud once it is approved.

European commissioner for Justice Viviane Reding authored the proposed data [...]

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Cloud computing has been making great waves, since it started and it continues to do so for most industries. Companies, therefore, have no option, but to test the waters and see how they can benefit in this new platform. Companies have an option to integrate their old system with the cloud or [...]

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Cloud computing if used appropriately can clearly define objectives, efficiently implement business strategies and effectively address challenges. All these can be acquired without having to worry too much on cost because cloud computing in its diversity has fair value for what it’s worth.

In addition to these features, cloud computing can increase [...]

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Zynga has made significant contributions on the online gaming industry with its popular games such as CastleVille, Mafia Wars and Farmville. These games were initially dependent on Amazon Web Services servers (Amazon EC2) that host player’s game activities, since it required more storage and speed in 2009. Recent developments, however, took place [...]

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EMC, a giant data storage company in Hopkinton; VMWare, a cloud computing trendsetter and Atos, a French technology services enterprise will join forces to strategically plan the cloud computing framework in Europe. The result of the alliance will be the birth of another cloud computing company called the Canopy. Canopy is expected [...]

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Data integration and management practices are the growing trends in the new business market. This is as more and more businesses seek better ways to grow their enterprise. This is also a response to the irreversible challenges and demand for variety, storage, scalability and complexity in information handling. As a result of [...]

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Rackspace Hosting Inc., the biggest competitor to Amazon.com Inc. in the market for Web-based data centers, rose 9.5 percent in early trading after sales and profit topped analysts’ estimates.

The company earned $25 million, or 18 cents per share, on revenue of $283.3 million. Analysts had expected a profit of 15 cents [...]

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Craig Huitema of Cisco has an interesting viewpoint on the future of technology where the key elements include network virtualization and network switches. Cisco has put all efforts on their product and service updates plus enhancements particularly with its Catalyst network switches and Nexus.

Huitema said business enterprises are faced with the [...]

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A recent study conducted by the London School of Economics (LSE) said that cloud computing may boost the worsening global economic crisis. It will continue to increase business productivity while it shifts types of job requirements and competency skills.

Respondents for the study were chosen from two key industries, smartphone services and [...]

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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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KLAS recently conducted a survey of small clinics and hospitals and surprisingly found that 55% are already using cloud-based apps. It was from their storage, clinical applications, e-mail, communication systems and file or picture archiving. About 25% of the respondents said that they are already using remotely accessed health records.

58% of [...]

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Oracle mounted on its Big Data, Hadoop last October, this was after everyone thought that Larry Ellison, CEO will announce their roll up of their open-source elephant. It turned out, however, that everyone’s assumptions were wrong.

The truth is, Oracle had made an OEM agreement with Cloudera, the largest commercial Big Data [...]

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Iomega, a known consumer data storage system was acquired for $213 by EMC; unfortunately, it is not making very good radar records at the moment. So, the solution is to think of new and bright ideas in data storage.

Jonathan Huberman remains to be the CEO of the company and has currently [...]

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SaaS cannot put a stop to the cloud computing mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the cloud services sector of the business, in fact, it is expected to balloon in the coming months. First on the line is Intermap’s move to acquire Voxel for $30 million, which was announced earlier last week. This [...]

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