Saturday, February 23, 2013

Cloud computing tax problem

House panel considers cloud computing tax problem
The Olympian
BOISE, Idaho – The Idaho House Revenue and Taxation Committee has agreed to introduce legislation to clarify that cloud computing services delivered over the Internet aren't tangible goods subject to sales tax.

Health care and the cloud are finally coming together
But others are finding better security models and technology in the cloud. Moreover, most health care organizations moving to cloud computing are doing so to reduce operational costs, because many have very limited budgets -- a powerful motivation that ...

3 Deep, Dark Secrets of Cloud Computing
CIO Magazine
The promise of cloud computing is that you, the customer, don't ever have to buy another server, back up another disk drive or worry about another software upgrade. All those promises are true-and now there are multimillion-dollar companies without a ...

Veeam, Savvis and Parallels Add Cloud Storage
Virtualization Review (blog)
Veeam, Savvis and Parallels Add Cloud Storage. It seems every day, a software supplier or service provider offers new options to use the public cloud for storage and data protection. The latest came this week, when Veeam Software released a connector ...

Mobile Devices, Applications Spur Cloud Adoption: CDW
Based on CDW's survey of 1,242 IT professionals, the report indicated cloud computing is on the rise within organizations, as 39 percent of organizations reported they are implementing or maintaining cloud solutions—up from 28 percent in 2011. ..."By ...


Cloud computing the way forward, says researcher
Gulf Times
Another area of the extensive use of cloud could be in the health sector, Bell said. He said he himself was using many applications on his body to measure the pulse and other body movements, and added: “Cloud computing is the right platform to make use ...

Gulf Times

Mifid obstructing cloud computing at European banks
Rigid cloud computing contracts are clashing with outsourcing rules in Europe's Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (Mifid), making it difficult for financial institutions to use cloud services, unless the deal is big enough to drag a vendor to ...

8x8, SoftBank Telecom Partner on Virtualized Cloud Services
Talkin' Cloud
SoftBank Telecom will be using 8x8's subscription-based Zerigo enterprise cloud software to develop and deploy virtualized cloud services that will roll out first in Japan before going global. Advertisement. Cloud-based business ... 8x8's cloud-based ...

Minus Cloud Storage Becomes An Instagram Competitor, May Be Minus A Lot Of ...
Android Police
This would seem to be the case with Minus, formerly a simple cloud storage provider akin to Dropbox. Yesterday the company unveiled a new look and new direction: location-focused, social sharing of photos. It includes local chat features, with the new ...

NACR Partners with Evolve IP for Cloud Services
Fort Mills Times
Today Evolve IP, The Cloud Services Company™, announced it has partnered with NACR, the leading independent integrator of communications solutions. With this agreement, NACR will leverage Evolve IP's award-winning, unified platform to offer its ...

Rackspace Misses Q4 Revenue Estimates, But Cloud Sales Up
Talkin' Cloud
Of its Q4 sales, 24.7 percent came from cloud computing products, which was up from 20.6 percent a year earlier. That shows grow in the company's cloud business, but reports following the announcement of Rackspace's financials indicate that cloud ...

Cloud Computing Adoption Grows in India
ARC Advisory Group
Cloud computing offers many companies the potential to increase agility and scalability and lower operational expenses. As a result, the cloud services market in India is growing at a significant pace despite some perceived and actual challenges such ...

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