In today’s cloud computing services market, the biggest and the best providers are slugging it out for higher market share and revenue.  Being a utility service, the service quality is what matters  In this two part series, we would check out the two of the biggest names in cloud computing arena, the [...]

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Mobile cloud computing is gaining stream.  According to the latest study from Juniper Research, the number of mobile cloud computing subscribers is expected to grow rapidly in the next five years. Cloud-based mobile market will generate annual revenue of $9.5 billion in 2014 from $400 million in 2009, at an average annual [...]

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Google is on a deadlock with Microsoft for the next possible Internet-driven revenue. Both of them are wooing companies to subscribe to their hosted versions of vital communications and office software.

Computer science students of the University of Washington heard at a conference last spring what Ballmer’s vision is for Microsoft.

He [...]

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Microsoft recently announced its deal with San Francisco that the City and County of San Francisco is upgrading to Microsoft’s Cloud solution. This deal will see its multiple citywide email systems, used by more than 23,000 employee, move to Microsoft’s cloud email system.

San Francisco had apparently deliberate Lotus Notes and Google [...]

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Salesforce.com 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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Expanding their long-term partnership, SAP and Microsoft announced their plans to improve integration between SAP software and Microsoft virtualization and cloud computing technologies, for their mutual customer base.

The announcement was made at SAPPHIRE® NOW, held in Orlando, Florida, May 15-18, 2011 where Microsoft was also named SAP Global Technology Partner of [...]

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Microsoft Skype P2P Isn’t a Threat to Google Voice

Most experts would think that Microsoft’s 8.5 billion dollar deal of VoIP provider Skype is a threat to Google Voice cloud calling system. Google Voice is known to have only a few million clients, whereas Microsoft would nearly own the VoIP [...]

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CloudTimes has done some deep analysis to identify cloud service offerings which are going to be the 10 most important ones in 2011.

Here is our take on the current trends and the information available today that allows to see a bit into future and say what would be going strong a [...]

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An ERP system is an all encompassing software system that touches (read – integrates) all the business functions of an organization.  Integration is the keyword, and removing silos is the objective.

The very first ERP systems were mainframe based, and were quickly discarded around the turn of century for various reasons.  Around [...]

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Microsoft Corp (MSFT) will announce the acquisition of Skype, the online telephony and video communications giant, on Tuesday morning. This will be Microsoft’s most aggressive acquisition in the digital space, an $8.5 billion deal, counting in the Luxembourg-based company’s debt.

Buying Skype — a service that connects millions of users around the [...]

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The US government is facing a revolution in IT infrastructure. The country’s first CIO, Vivek Kundra has taken early steps towards moving federal IT to the Cloud. Back in November 2010, Jeffrey Zients, the federal government’s first chief performance officer, announced that the Office of Management and Budget will now require federal [...]

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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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Microsoft launched the Release to Market version of Internet Explorer 9  today at the South by SouthWest (SXSW) event in Austin, Texas. Microsoft launched the beta version of IE9 last year and received generally positive reviews and 40 million downloads.

“A fully hardware-accelerated browser, taking advantage of Windows and the latest in PC [...]

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Google released today an expanded version of Google Cloud Connect that improves the way Microsoft users use Google apps. It enables users of Microsoft office to transfer and share documents to the cloud. Google Cloud Connect Office is an MS Office integration tool that plugs into 2003/2007/2010 MS Word, MS Excel, and [...]

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Microsoft is promoting a free trial of the Windows Azure platform, valid till June 30, 2011.

This promotion includes:

- 750 hours of Windows Azure Extra Small Compute instance use,
– 25 hours of Small Compute instance,
– 500MB of storage,
– 10,000 storage transactions per month,
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