Cloud computing is significantly influencing the IT landscape: from government, industry bodies to public and private organizations – more and more organizations and evaluating and implementing cloud strategies.

However CIOs are facing a broader set of questions that need to be answered which will impact how IT is [...]

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Microsoft is increasingly investing its R&D efforts in Cloud Computing. Microsoft International President Jean-Philippe Courtois said the company will spend 90 percent of its $9.6 billion research and development budget on cloud strategy this year. Microsoft’s global growth is “balanced and healthy” with faster growth in emerging markets, Courtois [...]

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Cloud Connect kicked off this morning with special keynote guests and more than 3,000 registered attendees. The keynotes are streaming live on Cloud Connect’s online tv : http://tv.cloudconnectevent.com/.

The Cloud Connect conference is designed to inform cloud customers and operators about the latest cloud computing innovations and to showcase the [...]

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Google released yesterday the first API upgrade for Adwords. This new release includes:

The ability for agencies to run reports across clients so they can do trend comparison across clients. Better filtering, improved geo-targeting which will let agencies specify whether to target by the physical location of the viewer or by the location [...]

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Dell has rolled out at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 2011 conference in Orlando, new subscription-based private cloud services for healthcare providers. These cloud services will provide a more streamlined access to patients’ archived information for easier sharing and management of the information between physicians, hospitals and other point [...]

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Recently marketing strategies have shifted from traditional print advertising and direct mail to online campaigns, mass emails, webcasts and webinars to name a few.

Automating the marketing process, enhances cross-channel communication and lead generation, decreases the cost of acquiring new business to the organization, and provides tools for the marketing and sales teams [...]

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In an effort to join the cloud computing race, HP which has lagged behind Dell and IBM in its cloud computing efforts, launched this week Enterprise Cloud Services—Compute and HP CloudSystem.

HP Enterprise Cloud Services—Compute, offers enterprises the ability to run key applications and securely access them over a network—without investing in [...]

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Netsuite, a leading provider of cloud based ERP announced this morning the release of a new version of Netsuite Software Company Edition. The new version will help software companies tackle the challenges of managing revenue models and in particular the complex processes of recurring revenue management streams. The new software [...]

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IBM, the Armonk, New York-based company said in a statement released today that they will be partnering with Range Technology Development a data-center service and telecommunications-network- services provider to build a cloud computing center in northern China, Hebei Province, in order to facilitate the development of the province and in particular the [...]

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Cloud computing CRM is yet to be efficiently used by Enterprise customers. The main issues have been the level of integration, availability, security and costs of implementation. Addressing these issues by cloud CRM vendors will prove key to the adoption by Enterprise customers. So far for small and medium size enterprises (SMEs), [...]

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The Salesforce.com “Best of” customer choice awards recognize AppExchange partners who have had excellent user reviews in a specific calendar year. These partners are awarded based on user-contributed reviews and do not reflect the opinions of salesforce.com, its employees or partners. The award has 11 separate categories where the winners receive recognition [...]

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We have been covering data center management and also managed services in the cloud e.g. Rackspace’s new offering. ScaleXtreme focuses on a cloud based IT systems management. The Palo Alto company is backed by Accel Partners, a leading venture capital firm.

ScaleXtreme took a $2.5 [...]

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Groupon, a shopping website that offers a daily deal on the best stuff to do, see, eat, and buy in more than 300 markets and 35 countries, has selected the Vertica Analytics Platform from Vertica Systems, a leading provider of real-time analytics platforms, as their platform [...]

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While social media and social networking have changed the way people connect and communicate with each other, the implications for businesses of all sizes are also significant. The “social consumer” is in the spotlight and shares his customer experience and opinions on a massive scale with other consumers – worldwide. This has a [...]

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Below is a list of the most useful free Salesforce apps for marketing users. Whether you’re in charge of generating leads, proving ROI, managing trade shows and events, Public Relations or just plain marketing analytics; these apps will improve your efficiency and give you access to new marketing sources.

Salesforce Marketing Calendar:
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Salesforce.com recently redesigned the application’s report and dashboard builder with new functionality including drag and drop fields, report preview and much more. For many years Salesforce’s reporting and dashboard builder received a lot of criticism and complaints from users for being below standard, especially compared to other CRM solutions like Netsuite and Siebel [...]

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