The news came out last February 4 as he addressed the employees as the new CEO in the presence of outgoing officer, Steve Ballmer and company founder Bill Gates. The event took place in their office in Redmond, Washington.

Nadella said in his first announcement as CEO  that he has his mind [...]

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After months of research, analysis and interviews with various candidates, the special committee to find the gem to replace Steve Ballmer to head Microsoft has finally delivered its verdict! Microsoft has appointed Satya Nadella, a manager in charge of the division that sends software and services via the Internet, as the [...]

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A Forrester report revealed that when it comes to enterprise cloud devs, the industry leader is still Amazon Web Services, which isn’t surprising to say the least, as Amazon has consistently been on top of their game. What’s surprising is there’s a close second that’s been building momentum: Windows Azure.

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Oracle OpenWorld, which closed its doors yesterday, gave everyone a surprise when longtime rivals went up the same stage to announce their new partnership. Microsoft and Oracle have decided to put bygones be bygones as they venture into a new enterprise cloud.

This move was fueled by both companies’ desire [...]

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A year ago, Amazon’s data centers went through a voltage spike that brought down some of their servers, resulting in high profile companies on their cloud (such as Netflix, Instagram, and Pinterest) being unavailable for a while. A few months afterwards, Microsoft’s cloud platform Windows Azure went through a 12-hour outage [...]

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The American cloud business industry looms as news about the PRISM surveillance system becomes a threat to everyone. Expert analysts project that cloud companies may lose $21.5 billion to $35 billion worth of revenue as a result of the National Security Agency (NSA) disclosure about the electronic surveillance data mining program.

Revelations [...]

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Amazon Web Services (AWS) made an appeal with a US federal court last Wednesday and filed a complaint against the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). The move is to get the court’s approval to have the cloud service agreement between the two agencies to push through, which was put [...]

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Microsoft is not exactly a company that’s hurting for exposure to businesses, as it has long enjoyed dominance on several sectors, and even their soon to be discontinued Windows XP is still used by many companies all over the world. However, it seems that the company’s top management is not content, and [...]

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For several years since the rift began, Microsoft’s Bill Gates and Oracle’s Larry Ellison always land on the news saying loathsome words to each other, and they never miss a chance to pick a “word fight” on the headlines. But recent developments have turned the tables 180 degrees when they both finally [...]

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The recent Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC2013) had many announcements from its president Satya Nadella. Among them include the major improvements and features of the updated Windows Azure and Office 365. Microsoft also takes its SharePoint and Office Store to 22 new markets, plus the addition of the new business intelligence tool [...]

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The first half of 2013 had various push and pull situations as cloud computing performances showed wide fluctuations in the global market. Out of the 20 major cloud companies, 10 showed steady revenue in the first half of 2013 alone. NetSuite led the Cloud Computing Stock Index (CCSI) figures with 37.30% share [...]

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PRISM is the top secret electronic security surveillance program of the US National Security Agency (NSA). It began operations in 2007 with the supervision and collaboration of the US Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court pursuant to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).

After the leak given by NSA contractor Edward Snowden, [...]

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It may seem like a surprise, considering that many of their products are direct competitors, but Oracle and Microsoft have recently joined forces, in order to introduce Oracle’s database, application server, Java API, and other products to Microsoft’s Azure [...]

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If you think Microsoft’s Bing Search Engine is satisfied with being the 2nd most used search engine, and has already given up the fight, you are very wrong. In fact, Microsoft is currently offering something unique, something that Google can’t offer right now: a more extensive use of Facebook content, which [...]

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The Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI), the global association that promotes Green IT and promote the goal IT equipment a tool for assessing the sustainability performance of suppliers of raw materials and components to manufacture, revealed in a report that increased use of cloud computing services will reduce the dependence on energy [...]

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The former arch enemies Microsoft and Oracle join forces in a new partnership in the field of cloud computing. The partnership will enhance the compatibility of certain Oracle software (including Java, WebLogic Server and Oracle Database) with the Microsoft Windows Azure or Windows Server Hyper-V platform.

 

Did an Alliance Become Necessary? [...]

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