The arena continues to heat up between giant rivals, Google and Microsoft as they persist on dominating the cloud market.

The giants already reached the level of public war as they tirade a combat of words to each other. They are both seriously wooing government agencies, schools and universities and all types [...]

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The G-Cloud project, the government’s own cloud computing project, is already “alive and kicking,” after being put on hold and despite having a skeptical future due to financial constrains, according to delivery board member for the government’s cloud computing project.

According to Martin Bellamy, Ministry of Justice official, this project got delayed [...]

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Amazon Web Services announced today that it has received Federal Information Security Management Act (known as FISMA) Moderate Authorization and Accreditation from the U.S. General Services Administration.

FISMA is a US federal law that was enacted in 2002 recognizing the importance of information security to the economic and national security interests of [...]

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3 of the biggest telecommunication firms in Taiwan announced recently that they will invest on a multi billion project on cloud computing solutions.  Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd., Taiwan Mobile Corp. and Far EasTone Telecom Co., Ltd. each stated their investment plans in three separate announcements.

Chungwa, currently holds the top spot among [...]

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The Malta government has finished signing an agreement with Microsoft Corporation that officially sealed the partnership for a Microsoft Innovation Centre (MIC) in Malta in 2012, which will have its primary focus on the cloud computing infrastructure.

For this project alone Malta government and Microsoft will be investing a huge €3 million.

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Marc Benioff, Salesforce.com’s CEO discussed its new recent development platforms in the last Dreamforce 11 Conference. Here he emphasized on the model of social enterprise as a counterpart for the “platform as a service” battle in the cloud. He gave the participants an overview of the company’s new products, Force.com, Heroku and [...]

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In one of the Jurassic Park movies, there was a statement, “You can’t contain life, life finds a way”. I believe that the same statement can be applied to innovation as well. Whatever circumstances, innovation would find a way to break through.  Perhaps, the tougher the conditions, more innovation would come about.

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Due to stringent requirements, many government agencies have been slow to adopt the cloud, but Amazon’s new AWS GovCloud could be the solution. AWS GovCloud is a new secure region specialized for US government agencies and contractors to move more sensitive data into the cloud.

On Tuesday, Amazon’s senior vice president of [...]

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A group of 71 companies, the largest hardware, software and Internet companies led by Salesforce.com and VCE,  told the Obama administration that cloud computing must be adopted by the US quickly to drive job growth and preserve US technology leadership.

The report sent today to the Commerce Department and Vivek Kundra, gives [...]

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Staffing, cloud management and Cloud First budget cuts are top-of-mind as the Federal CIO, Vivek Kundra, leaves office.

According to a survey of 113 FOSE attendees conducted by IT operations and cloud management software provider ScienceLogic, Inc., two-thirds of federal agencies have identified applications that will move to the [...]

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The federal government says it plans to shut down 40% of its computer centers over the next four years in order to reduce cost and get up to speed with the latest technologies that enable computers to run at far higher levels of efficiency and use.

In the plans detailed today, the [...]

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June 22 marked am important day for Flint Waters as all of its employees are transferred to a fully cloud-based email and communications’ system. The ribbon cutting was attended by key personalities: Governor Matt Mead, David Girouard, President of Enterprise for Google and Flint Waters, Wyoming Chief Information Officer. Wyoming is expected [...]

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Not Your Ordinary Cloud Conference

The market is flooded with generic conferences and trade shows. We have all attended them; few are entertaining others overwhelming and some simply useless. The sales pitch hits you in the face like a brick wall as you cross the carpeted threshold of the Exhibitor gauntlet. Education [...]

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Eight Dutch companies were invited by the Dutch government at this year’s Cloud Expo in New York to showcase their software and services at the Holland Pavilion on the show floor. CloudTimes is a media sponsor of Cloud Expo.

Many Dutch companies have developed high-end services and proprietary software ready for [...]

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KT the second largest South Korean mobile operator is entering into a $65 million cloud joint venture with Softbank Corporation. This new cloud venture set to kick off in September will focus on disaster recovery and provide data center and cloud services to Japanese companies.

The ownership of this venture will be [...]

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IBM announced yesterday as set of cloud services and offerings, called SmartCloud, to students and researchers at schools, colleges and universities.

By using SmartCloud, educational institutions will be able to leverage predictive analytics to get real-time insight on the performance of students. Schools can analyze their own data using tools running in [...]

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