People are accustomed to using their beautifully-designed and easy-to-use productivity tools in their everyday life. As employees, they now have the same expectation for their work environment. Companies are allowing employees to use their own devices (BYOD) and adopt low-cost SaaS-based solutions to save IT substantial costs but this now renders [...]

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Enterprise Startups SDN Market Reaches $4 Billion

Software-defined networking (SDN) changes the way companies build their IT networks. Instead of buying expensive routers and switches with a lot of fancy features from the likes of Cisco, companies can buy simpler, cheaper hardware, and less of it, and those fancy features [...]

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IDC Estimates Global Market for SDN to Reach $50 Billion by 2017

According to IDC, in 2013 the global market volume of the software defined network (SDN) market and enterprise networking will reach $42.4 billion, and will reach $50 billion, with growth across [...]

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The Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA) is developing a unified vision for cloud requirements – particularly focused on open, interoperable solutions for secure cloud federation, automation of cloud infrastructure, common management, and transparency of cloud service delivery.

As in previous years, CloudTimes is proud to announce to be a [...]

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Yahoo Rediscovers Mobile – Will it Work This Time?

With Yahoo’s new plan to focus on mobile, we can expect the company to close some of its online services like the local events calendar and a coupon site as told [...]

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Pivotal, which recently become independent of its mother companies EMC and VMware, recently announced that they will be improving the speed of cloud-based industrial software applications, and they’re not doing it on their own, though, as General Electric will be backing them to the tune of a $105 [...]

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RightScale Sees Increase in Multi-Cloud Use and Adoption

Cloud computing is catching on in business, but not all alike, as recent reports say. For example, the firm RightScale that mediates between users and public cloud services announced the latest analysis on the issue and found that 75 percent of [...]

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by Erik Grueter

Cloud computing is set for a number of big shakeups this year. The big story is in the effect these changes will have on smaller businesses. Public clouds that can be accessed cheaply and without a big IT overhead are likely to be chosen by small, developer friendly companies. [...]

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Oracle Introduces Big Data Appliance Applications

Available this May, Oracle has announced the release of new applications which will put the company in close competition with SAP. Taking advantage of in-memory computing, applications available next month include Oracle [...]

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What’s Next for Facebook?

Facebook seems to have two different timeline layouts now. My professional FB account has all the updates on the right and the basic info on the left. My personal account still uses the very controversial two column timeline. I am not sure what exactly is going [...]

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by Jim Morin

Software-defined networking (SDN) is getting a lot of publicity as the latest technology for intelligent networking. With SDN poised to have a major impact on the future of networking, there are specific measures that can be taken today to get a better connection to the cloud.

You can achieve [...]

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Twitter Enhances Its Cards Feature to Support Mobile Apps

In a recent gathering of developers, Twitter announced its updated iPhone and Android applications which will support its newly launched Twitter Cards. The cards introduce new contents like photo galleries, product information, applications which can be contained in expanded tweets. Aside [...]

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New Android Malware Hits Tibetan Activists’ Mobile Phones

According to Kapersky Lab researchers Denis Maslennikov, Kurt Baumgartner, and Costin Raiu, this is the first time that there has been a target Android malware attack against mobile phones. Furthermore, people at Kapersky [...]

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MIT-backed DBSeer Improves Cloud Computing Performance by 95%

DBSeer, a software system developed by MIT researchers, can improve cloud computing performance as well as reduce hardware requirements by 95%. It makes use of techniques in order to create more accurate models of resource demands and performance in database-driven [...]

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The State of Cloud Computing Around the World: Israel

Israel has always had a great reputation as one of the best hubs of software innovation in the world, and so it is not a surprise that Israeli companies are also some of the early entrants into the cloud computing space. [...]

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Israel has always had a great reputation as one of the best hubs of software innovation in the world, and so it is not a surprise that Israeli companies are also some of the early entrants into the cloud computing space. The cloud computing scene in Israel is made up of traditional [...]

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