Saturday, May 18, 2013

Amazon is a threat to HP, Dell and Oracle

Amazon’s growing threat to H-P, Dell and Oracle - MarketWatch: "While Netflix may be the face for providing its subscribers access to movies such as “The Hunger Games” and TV shows like “Mad Men,” it’s Inc. AMZN -0.91% actually streaming that content to their screens. And the e-commerce giant has gone well beyond movie streaming, having used its massive technology backbone and expertise to solve the cloud computing needs of many large and small enterprises.As such, Amazon has quickly become a significant force in the market for corporate IT services, where it now competes against big technology names like Hewlett-Packard Co., Dell Inc.and Oracle Corp.— to name a few. . . ."

Overcome FUD with a clear cloud services policy: Ovum
Computerworld Australia
Hodgkinson also urged policy makers to explain the difference between cloud computing and cloud services. He defined cloud computing as the suite of technology innovations, including scalable infrastructure, virtualization, automation and self-service ...

Computerworld Australia

SAP takes step into cloud computing sector
Financial Times
SAP has already dipped its toe into cloud computing with the acquisition of SuccessFactors, a so-called software-as-a-service company that was designed from the ground up to deliver its technology over the internet. However, big companies have been ...

Google simplifies content management on its cloud storage service
Google's cloud team is now getting ready for the I/O conference. It will take place at the Moscone Center in San Francisco between May 15 and May 17. While Google's cloud services may not get as much attention as Android and the company's consumer ...

Oracle puts cloud computing market at $207 billion by 2015
The Guardian Nigeria
Speaking at cloud computing conference organised by the firm, Country Manager, Oracle Nigeria, Layo Ajayi, said cloud computing services help businesses cut down Capital Expenditure (CAPEX) on Information Technology (IT) infrastructure and in the same ...

Cloud computing and the hospitality industry.
This is arguably true for all but the hotel industry which has been largely receptive to the benefits ofcloud computing. Hotels handle information on internal servers and record customer visits through booking and in house data systems. Migration to ...

Cloud services need more government action: Ovum
Government policy-makers need to up their game and work harder in order to create a level playing field for Cloud services adoption, according to global findings from Ovum. “The logic of governmentCloud computing policy usually starts with the ...

Skali Sees Significant Growth In Cloud Services
Skali Sees Significant Growth In Cloud Services. KUALA LUMPUR, May 8 (Bernama) -- SKALI Group of Malaysia, an integrated eGovernment and eBusiness company, expects this year to be a pivotal year for cloud computing given its ability to deliver ...

Dimension Data Joins Amazon, Rackspace With Three-Tiered Cloud Storage
Global solution and services provider Dimension Data this week unveiled tiered storage capability across its global cloud, making the company one of only a handful of cloud storage providers worldwide able to offer three tiers of service. Johannesburg ...


Dell Buys Enstratius Cloud Computing Firm
Texas computer maker Dell Inc. has acquired Minneapolis-based Enstratius, a private cloud-computing firm. Terms were not disclosed. Enstratius, founded in 2008, said it helps hundreds of companies worldwide automate the process of cloud computing, ...

Global Cloud Computing Market Revenues to Hit $35.6B in 2013
Visiongain's analysis indicates that the total value of the global cloud computing services market revenues reach $35.6 billion by the end of 2013, driven by increasing adoption of cloud services from the enterprise side. Companies are often held back ...

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