Cloud computing has truly evolved from providing computing or storage resources to a more industry-specific community. Today, there are cloud instances to cater to each compliance and security requirements of a particular industry. Verizon has its cloud service which complies with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act for the Continue Reading

The undeniable benefits associated with cloud hosting continue to attract businesses that are looking to enhance operational efficiency in conjunction with lowering IT related costs.

While the dedicated server environment still maintains substantial market share, it is becoming increasingly difficult for medium size and enterprise level companies to ignore the significant opportunities [...]

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Last August 17, 2011 was a difficult day for the North American users of SkyDrive and Microsoft Office 365 because they experienced a 3-hour blackout on their cloud system. This was still followed by a series of interruptions during the week.

Microsoft has recently decided to talk about the circumstances that led [...]

Continue Reading is prepping for yet another big Dreamforce event this year with more than 40,000 registrations. The company announced today that chairman and CEO Marc Benioff will kick off this year’s conference with a keynote address outlining the company’s vision for the social enterprise. It’s been 2 years since Salesforce [...]

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Cloud Cruiser launched today its cloud cost management solution for OpenStack in general availability; the solution features workflow tools that provide management and accounting capabilities for optimizing capex and opex costs in heterogeneous cloud computing environments. Cloud Cruiser develops cost management software that is designed specifically for enterprises and server providers to [...]

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It’s one thing to say infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals need to invest in infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) cloud computing; it’s quite another to justify the financial and resource commitments.This requires a business case that validates the investment on grounds of business empowerment,cost savings, or faster time-to-market. Positive return on investment (ROI) from cloud [...]

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In an informative new white paper, “5 Ways to Maximize SAP ROI through Enterprise Automation”, discover how to enhance the quality and flow of information across your organization through seamless integration of SAP and non-SAP applications — improving IT performance and the bottom line.



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The new era of the cloud—together with the expected explo­sion in connected devices and the dynamic applications optimized for them—information can be continu­ously fed to cloud-enabled “big data” and analytic engines, opening up the promise that all of marketing could migrate to a true real-time Internet marketing model.

In an ever-increasing extent, [...]

Continue Reading is the recognized 800-pound gorilla in cloud CRM software. However, while they may own “CRM” on the stock exchange, they do not own the market. Salesforce’s tool is fairly intuitive with deep Sales Force Automation (SFA) functionality. It should definitely make your shortlist, but what other companies should you be looking [...]

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Cloud Marketing is where traditional marketing meets Software as a Service. As a concept, it involves the migration of all marketing assets into the Cloud. Such migration allows all parties involved to access material as well as create, modify and share.

Marketing activities are based on various platforms which are maintained by [...]

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Some business people often require assistance from IT professionals or third party system integrators due to their limited ability to make modifications that incorporate their sales process and methodology. There are also potential users that are not well-versed in SaaS program applications.

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In an effort to support the cloud computing community with the latest thought leadership on cloud computing, security and virtualization, CloudTimes is proud to announce our own Research Library. The library consists of whitepapers, articles, documents and webinars which can be downloaded for free on

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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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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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We met up with Demandbase at Dreamforce ’10 to talk about the company’s latest announcement regarding its Real-Time Identification Service, which the company says can now identify more than 1 billion IP addresses, matching them to over seven million businesses, representing more than [...]

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On Thursday, Google introduced a new type of ad to all advertisers, called Product Listing Ads, which includes a small thumbnail image of the product directly next to the Adwords listing. The Adwords listing can already be beefed up by providing prices, product ratings, and more, [...]

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