Tuesday, May 21, 2013

RapidShare mass layoffs, struggle to find new business model

RapidShare lays off most of its staff as it struggles to find new business model — Tech News and Analysis: "The company is now looking to get a stronger foothold in the B2B cloud storage market, and sell personal file storage and backup solutions to consumers. However, the mass layoffs weren’t the first sign that these plans may not be going as expected: Sidler, who joined the company just two weeks ago, is RapidShare’s fourth CEO since 2010."

Cloud computing can slash IT expenses by half, DataOne executive says
DataOne Asia, the leading independent provider of IT services in the Philippines, says that businesses can operate this way using the right technology such as cloud computing. “Businesses that migrate their IT systems to the cloud could save at least ...

These Tech Giants Covered by the Cloud, Too: Pros
CNBC.com (blog)
One of the biggest secular trends in technology is toward cloud computing, which allows consumers and businesses to access data and applications anywhere, anytime. "You have to focus on cloud as a tech investor at this point," Ken Allen, technology ...

Cloud Computing – The Wave of the Future
SYS-CON Media (press release)
"Trust is an ongoing journey and sits at the foundation of any vendor relationship - the companies that don't consistently earn trust won't be around long," noted Henrik Rosendahl, Senior VP of CloudSolutions at Quantum, in this exclusive Q&A with ...

Cloud Expo NY: Essential Open Source Software for Building the Open Cloud
SYS-CON Media (press release)
Cloud computing is more than a buzz-phrase it's a transformative IT paradigm shift. The emphasis in the cloud is on elasticity, scalability, agility and open. Not just open standards but open APIs and open source. The delivery of software is also going ...

Former Amazon Employee: Working On Amazon's Cloud Can Be A Dull Job
Business Insider
When it comes to cloud computing, there's no bigger name than Amazon Web Services (AWS). Yet the company is surprisingly tight-lipped about its cloud. It doesn't disclose revenues. It will only let a scant few top-level AWS execs talk to the press and ...

Tableau, Marketo software IPOs soar to the cloud
Business Recorder (blog)
The companies are being buoyed by new technologies like mobile and so-called "cloud" computing, trends that are creating tremendous business opportunities for young enterprise firms, investors say, leading them to grab market share from incumbents like ...

Venyu's Cloud Computing Honored by Network Products Guide
NewsMaker (press release)
BATON ROUGE, LA -- (Marketwired) -- Powering its market leadership in cloud computing, business continuity, and battle-tested data recovery solutions, Venyu today announced the company has secured two premier honors in the "2013 Hot Companies and Best ...

Google Cloud Storage - Google Developers
Support for Google Cloud Storage API for Google App Engine is experimental, innovative, and rapidly improving. Because it is such a new feature, App Engine's ...

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