Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Microsoft v Google--cloud computing race

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Microsoft rolls out Office 365 in cloud computing race
Los Angeles Times
In rolling out Office 365, the online version of its Microsoft Office suite, Microsoft is looking to catch up to Google in the race to move business software to the cloud. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer speaks at the launch of the company's Microsoft 365 ...
Give In to the Cloud
Motley Fool
And now there's a new kind of cloud that you just can't get away from. Seems like in everything I read and everyplace I turn, there it is. The cloud. There is no escape. So it's probably a good time to develop a basic understanding of just what this ...
Domino Sugar Wins Big With SAP In Cloud
InformationWeek (blog)
Here's a look at Domino's sweet cloud arrangement. By Charles Babcock InformationWeek Florida Crystals, the owner of Domino Sugar and C&H Sugar, has drastically cut its IT staff and reduced its annual IT budget by 30%, while moving its SAP production ...
Is Offshoring Different in the Cloud?
And by definition the Cloud means location independence. Generally speaking, they're practically made for each other. But in CRM and related systems, there are good reasons to keep the work in-country, or even in your building. ...
Do business leaders understand the scale of cloud computing?
ZDNet (blog)
By Rachel King | June 28, 2011, 3:00am PDT Enthusiasm for cloud computing is catching steam, especially amongst developers and IT departments. Yet, how much of this trend is being looked at from a business angle? Larry Dignan is Editor in Chief of ...
8x8 Announces New Cloud-Centric Channel Program
MarketWatch (press release)
The new program enables partners to engage with 8x8 as a single source provider of four key cloud-based offerings -- Cloud VoIP, Cloud Video, Cloud Contact Center and Cloud Hosting -- with innovative and lucrative incentives. In particular, the program ...
Avnet Technology Solutions Introduces Cloud Solutions Demonstration Center
MarketWatch (press release)
Avnet's HP value-added reseller (VAR) partners in the US and Canada can use the CCoE facility to show prospects the benefits of incorporating cloud computing solutions from HP into their data centers and IT environments. As part of its HP CCoE, ...
ETF Pipeline: Nigeria Fund, Cloud Computing ETF On Tap
Business Insider
Another of the more interesting ETF ideas working its way towards the market comes from First Trust, which has detailed plans for the first Cloud Computing ETF. The ISE Cloud Computing Index Fund (SKYY) will seek to replicate an equal-weighted index ...
Dropbox Cloud Authentication Bug Sparks Class Action Suit
By Andrew R Hickey, CRN Dropbox's authentication bug, which left Dropbox's 25 million users'cloud storage accounts wide open and accessible with any password, has sparked a class action suit from users peeved over their data's possible exposure. ...
Microsoft launches cloud-based Office 365
By Todd Haselton
Moments ago, Microsoft officially released its new cloud-based Office product, Office 365, which will compete directly with Google Docs. The Office 365 s.
Who Are the Hot Cloud Startups? « Data Center Knowledge
By Rich Miller
Eleven of the most promising cloud-focused startups faced off in the Launchpad competition at Structure 2011 conference last week. Here's a look at these companies and their technologies.
Data Center Knowledge
This Is What Office in the Cloud Looks Like
By Kwame Opam
Microsoft just showed off their vision of what Office 365 in the cloud will look like. As you can see, it looks a lot like Google Apps! That's not a bad thing.
How To Encrypt Your Cloud-Based Drive with Boxcryptor - How-To Geek
By Jason Fitzpatrick
The security debacle at Dropbox last week opened a lot of peoples' eyes to the need for user-managed encryption for cloud-based storage. Read on to learn how to secure your Dropbox (and other cloud-based files) with Boxcryptor. ...
the How-To Geek
Tech wrap: Microsoft reaches for the cloud | MediaFile
By Matt Reeder
Everyone seems to be gabbing about the “cloud” these days. Whether it's Apple's much-hyped iCloud service or the Amazon Cloud, the now-popular euphemism for web-based software services has become one of the tech world's biggest buzz ...
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