Guest Blog: How the Cloud Can Improve Biometric Identification Systems

Guest blog: How the cloud can improve biometric identification systems
Cloud-based biometric technology can utilize cloud services through a web-based user interface, which can either be a browser or a mobile application. The basic layout of any biometric identification system is more or less same for any platform or …
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CenturyLink expands further into Asian cloud market with Chinese managed
Communications provider CenturyLink has opened up a Shanghai data centre and announced the availability of its managed hosting service in China. The latest expansion continues the telco's aggressive move to the cloud, after a series of data openings …
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Microsoft launches local Azure cloud at public sector
Just last week New South Wales Finance Minister Dominic Perrottet conspicuously name dropped Amazon Web Services as the latest addition to the list of cloud companies that government departments in the state can plug into for their hosted computing …
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Microsoft Cloud Was A Ray Of Sunshine This Quarter With Revenue Up 128%
They also have to buy Windows licenses to run the database on PCs and servers. And if there is a dark cloud, it's this: half of that cloud growth came at the expense of regular Microsoft Office licenses. Office Commercial revenue declined $ 322 million …
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More Cloud Desktops, No Corporate Servers, and BYOD to Work is Future of IT
ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The future of business is cloud computing, virtual desktops, data mined from the Internet, and employees bringing their own devices (BYOD) to work, predicts Dr. Steven Vicinanza, CEO of BlueWave Computing, the Southeast's …
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Blacknight Selects Parallels Linux Shared Hosting NG For High Density Hosting
DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Parallels, the platform provider for cloud service delivery and Blacknight Solutions, Ireland's largest web hosting and domain registrar, announced the expansion of Blacknight's Parallels Automation platform with the Linux …
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Research Reveals IT Professionals' Web Hosting Priorities
Peer 1 Hosting, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cogeco Cable Inc. (TSX: CCA), is a global web infrastructure and cloud company where dreamers, innovators, and disruptors go to harness the untapped power of the Internet, to change the world for the better.
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Cloud Computing” and Mobile Devices Changing the Balance of Power in
MOSCOW, October 7 (RIA Novosti) – Technological trendsetters such as Google and Apple, as well as other new rising businesses that profit from “cloud computing” are rapidly changing the ways of doing business in Silicon Valley, the Associated Press (AP …
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How Carlsberg is deploying Office 365 to move its operations to the cloud
Danish beer brand Carlsberg is rolling out Microsoft Office 365 for greater enterprise collaboration, according to details of a customer case study from Redmond. Carlsberg is rolling out this technology initiative under the banner of 'GloCal', which …
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Steadfast Hosts Cloud Consulting Day, Engineer Answers Linux/Unix Private
Steadfast, a leading provider of private and public cloud hosting, colocation, disaster recovery and managed services, is hosting Cloud Consulting Day on November 5th. It will be an opportunity for businesses to ask engineers about cloud technology.
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Netsonic Partners With Parallels To Launch New WordPress Hosting Solution
Green Bay, Wisconsin – Netsonic, a global leader in reliable cloud hosting, dedicated server solutions and colocation services, unveils their new WordPress hosting packages. To enhance these solutions, Netsonic has teamed up with long-time partner …
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CallTower Cloud-Hosted Lync: PSTN-enabled VoIP UC without the mess [review]
After now spending the last few months using cloud-hosted Lync with full PSTN dial tone and phone capabilities enabled, I'm pretty convinced of one thing. If Alexander Graham Bell were to invent the telephone today, it would probably look and feel a …
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VMware Launches Partners' Program for vCloud Air Cloud Computing Platform
COM – This was announced by VMware, the virtualization giant in the domain of cloud computing business on Thursday, September 25, 2014 that it has started a business friendly partner's program to facilitate the independent software vendors ISVs to move …
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US Government Faces Cybersecurity Risk Due to Faulty Cloud Contracts

US Government Faces Cybersecurity Risk Due to Faulty Cloud Contracts
“FedRAMP's purpose is to ensure that cloud-based services have an adequate information security program that addresses the specific characteristics of cloud computing and provides the level of security necessary to protect government information,” …
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Cloud Computing-Based Applications: Awareness at Midsize Firms Today
Cloud computing-based applications are part of virtually every IT professional's responsibilities in this day and age. A recent Cloud Security Alliance survey featured in CRN focused on the awareness IT professionals have when it comes to cloud …
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Eclipse Announces Cloud Development Industry Initiative
(The Hosting News) – The Eclipse Foundation is pleased to announce a new industry initiative to create the technologies, platforms, and tools necessary to enable the delivery of highly integrated cloud development and cloud developer environments.
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Data Centers and Cloud: A Perfect Storm

Data Centers and Cloud: A Perfect Storm
Netflix, for example, used public cloud service, Amazon Web Services, for its infrastructure, and experienced outages along the way. The learning curve for the team was to react to the outages by changing aspects of the application, so Netflix …
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The Bank of New York Mellon SA/NV passes European Central Bank
BRUSSELS, Oct. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The Bank of New York Mellon SA/NV, BNY Mellon's European bank entity in Brussels, has passed the European Central Bank's (ECB) Comprehensive Assessment Exercise. The bank's results confirm its sound …
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Wall St finally turning on Amazon as Bezos magic fades
Investors have given Bezos a lot of leeway based on past success, including the introduction of Amazon Web Services. The cloud-hosting and computing service started out as a low-cost option for cash-strapped startups but now vies successfully with IBM …
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How to create a secure, easy-to-manage private cloud
Traditional cloud-based backup and sync services direct data traffic through their own servers and store customer data in various geographic distributed data centres. As a customer, administrators must completely relinquish control of their data to …
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How The Cloud Helps SMEs Tidy Up The IT Mess
Unlike a small business, a cloud provider can afford to double up on servers, storage, power and telecoms infrastructure, and so on. That means it can provide far higher uptime for your application than you could yourself. And if there's a power outage …
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Channel says we'd rather sell servers than public cloud
"The perception of most partners is that reselling third-party cloud services is less profitable than reselling hardware and software. This also reflects the fact that most channel partners see the top two cloud opportunities as productivity …
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HP Rolls Out OpenStack-Based Helion Cloud and App Development Platform

HP Rolls Out OpenStack-based Helion Cloud and App Development Platform
Built with OpenStack Swift, and combining HP ProLiant servers and HP Networking, Helion Content Depot is designed to be a highly available, secure storage solution for enterprise clouds. On the storage front, Helion OpenStack includes built-in support …
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Ubuntu 14.10 tries pulling a Steve Ballmer on cloudy offerings
That means you can now orchestrate and manage Windows servers along with Windows workloads, such as SQL Server on bare-metal servers or as virtual machine instances running on an OpenStack cloud – Ubuntu's OpenStack cloud, called, yep, Ubuntu …
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Announcing: The Next Web USA Hack Battle

Announcing: The Next Web USA Hack Battle
This year's partners include PayPal (which is set to split from eBay early-2015, creating interesting opportunities), Deezer and Spotify, the online music services, Sendgrid the cloud-based email delivery service, and Intel Mashery, the world's leading …
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More than half of cloud conference attendees are adopting hybrid cloud strategy
Half (49%) of respondents said that Amazon Web Services was their cloud of choice for storage, compared with 19% for Google, and 13% for Microsoft Azure. More than half (56%) of respondents are looking at deploying AWS for object storage.
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Cloud Computing Solutions and the IT Budget

Cloud Computing Solutions and the IT Budget
According to the results featured in ZDNet, IT managers want plug-in, ready-made services that are available thanks to cloud computing. They understand they can be ready with their solutions in just hours or even minutes. The study also pointed out …
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Layer Online Now Offers New Solid State Drive Cloud Hosting Package With
The headlines have been abuzz with celebrity news stolen and proliferated online apparently having been stolen from cloud storage. This has led many to question the security of cloud hosting, and rightfully so. In an age where all information is …
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InterWorx To Host Bare Metal Cloud Panel At HostingCon Europe
InterWorx is an incredibly flexible and reliable server management application that combines the best attributes of a web hosting control panel, cloud platform, and enterprise load balancing solution. For more information, visit www.interworx.com …
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Accenture, Oracle Partner on Life Sciences Cloud for R&D
The foundation of the Life Sciences Cloud for R&D is an alliance between Accenture and Oracle, built on a combination of Oracle's expertise and experience in developing and hosting clinical data warehousing and analytics applications for life sciences …
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Rackspace plan would create 500 jobs in Austin over next decade
San Antonio-based Web hosting company Rackspace is seeking state incentives for its new $ 32 million office expansion into the old Highland Mall – which the company says will create 500 jobs in Austin over the next decade. The company outlined the goals …
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Dominion Marine Media Signs Cloud-Computing Deal

Dominion Marine Media signs cloud-computing deal
Dominion Marine Media, the division of Dominion Enterprises that operates YachtWorld, Boat Trader, Boats.com and Cosas De Barcos, signed a new partnership with continuous integration platform provider CloudBees. Dominion Marine Media said its …
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SolidFire All-Flash Arrays Fuel Cloud Hosting Provider ServInt's Revolutionary
BOULDER, CO – SolidFire, ranked as the storage industry's #1 Solid-State Array, today announced that its cloud storage technology is at the core of pioneering VPS cloud hosting provider ServInt's radical new SolidFire Site Performance Guarantee …
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How to overcome the cloud-savvy IT talent shortage
Only around a third of European organizations are able to build a comprehensive business case for their cloud projects. Understanding all the implications, costs, and benefits of a transformational process like implementing cloud computing is tough …
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Cloud, Frozen Pizza Model and the Immutable Infrastructure

Cloud, frozen pizza model and the immutable infrastructure
But the biggest benefit of cloud infrastructure came from inexpensive and disposable virtual servers that could be easily provisioned and reprovisioned. IT operations teams realised that it is far more expensive to debug and fix a faulty virtual server …
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QualityLogic Announces Cloud-Based Test System for OpenADR Products
… OpenADR Alliance Certification Test Harness, today announced the Cloud-Based Test System for OpenADR Virtual End Nodes (VENs) or clients, which will provide users with access to a Cloud server implementation of a certified Virtual Top Node (VTN).
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What Feds Can Learn About Cloud Computing From California
The core concept of cloud computing – sharing IT infrastructure to make computing more efficient – is an obvious solution for governments pushing to squeeze costs while improving services. Cloud computing offers government agencies a way to share …
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Nexenta Receives 2014 Cloud Computing Storage Excellence Award for
SANTA CLARA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nexenta (@Nexenta), the global leader of Software-Defined Storage (SDS) (#softwaredefinedstorage) solutions, today announced that TMC's Cloud Computing Magazine has named NexentaEdge as a 2014 Cloud …
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Three new (and a few old) cloud computing challenges stymie government rollouts
Lets start with cloud adoption. The GAO reviewed the same seven agencies in 2014 it had in 2012, including the Departments of Agriculture and Homeland Security. “Each of the seven agencies reviewed implemented additional cloud computing services …
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Latest Australian Cloud Computing Policy Further Adopts “Cloud First” Approach

Latest Australian cloud computing policy further adopts “cloud first” approach
The latest draft of Australia's federal cloud computing policy insists that agencies “must” adopt cloud so long as it's fit for purpose, protects user data and represents value for money. The 14 page paper, signed by minister for finance Mathias …
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SAP collaborates with IBM on cloud computing
The demand for SAP HANA and the SAP Business Suite on SAP HANA in the cloud is tremendous and this global agreement with IBM heralds a new era of collaboration. We anticipate customers will benefit from this collaboration and the expansion of the …
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10 top cloud computing providers for 2014
With IT budgets flat lining and CIOs feeling the pressure to reduce the spend on 'keeping the lights on' maintenance and support, it's little surprise that more and more IT pros are looking towards the cloud to solve their problems. With no initial …
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Bluehost Launches Optimized Hosting for WordPress
OREM, Utah, Oct. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Bluehost, part of Endurance International Group , and a leading provider of cloud-based web hosting and online solutions, today announced the launch of Optimized Hosting for WordPress. Built from the ground up …
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Edgewebhosting Inc. Managed Cloud Hosting Earns FedRAMP Authorization to
Edgewebhosting Inc. Managed Cloud Hosting Earns FedRAMP Authorization to Operate (Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Edgewebhosting Inc., a leader in highly available and secured managed cloud hosting services, today announced it has received an …
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Etisalat launches new Tier III Data Centre in Abu Dhabi
The new data centre further bolsters Etisalat 's position in the region as a leader in hosting services. It will offer the entire range of hosting and cloud services including Web Hosting, Collocation, Hot Seats, Storage-as-a-Service, Backup-as-a …
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Linode Beefs Up Managed Cloud Hosting and Storage Services

Linode Beefs Up Managed Cloud Hosting and Storage Services
From the channel perspective, this is another example of vendor efforts to meet demand for managed cloud hosting that does not require special talent or investment by enterprises. And while in some ways Linode's decision to offer cPanel and WHM, which …
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Kenya Internet Exchange Point to Host Akamai
The Kenya Internet Exchange Point (KIXP) has announced that it will be hosting servers of Akamai Technologies, a leading provider of cloud services for delivering,optimizing and securing online content and business applications. Every day, Akamai …
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Once Upon A Time: Storytelling When You're Selling Cloud
If I was trying to sell someone on a migration to Hosted Exchange, and the support contract that comes with it, I could tell them that switching will save them time, and I could explain to them it will save them money. I could do that very matter-of …
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Pirate Bay fools the system with cloud technology
Today The Pirate Bay has 21 “virtual machines” (VMs) scattered around the globe with cloud-hosting providers, and the new setup works just fine, reported TorrentFreak, having anonymously questioned the Pirate Bay team. The cloud technology made the …
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SolidFire All-Flash Arrays Fuel Cloud Hosting Provider ServInt's Revolutionary
BOULDER, CO–(Marketwired – September 23, 2014) – SolidFire, ranked as the storage industry's #1 Solid-State Array, today announced that its cloud storage technology is at the core of pioneering VPS cloud hosting provider ServInt's radical new …
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Microsoft Exec Responds to Xbox One's Lack of Backwards Compatibility

Microsoft Exec Responds to Xbox One's Lack of Backwards Compatibility
Also in the interview, Spencer touched on how future games will use the Xbox One's cloud servers and the impact graphics API Direct X12 could have on the system. He said Titanfall's use of Microsoft's cloud servers to offload computational efforts is …
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SAP Rumored to Launch Hana-Based Cloud Planning Solution Next Week
Just as you don't know where Salesforce's data centers are, what brand of servers they run, and what operating system runs on those servers, you don't need to know what database system they run. That's the point. So to conflate cloud and Hana is …
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Provider Reboots Call Cloud Computing Hypervisor Security Into Question

Provider reboots call cloud computing hypervisor security into question
After a Xen hypervisor flaw led several major cloud providers to reboot their host servers, experts say future cloud computing hypervisor security issues will likely cause further service disruptions.
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NTT Shifts Gears To SDN Services
Japan's NTT Communications is going all-in for software-defined networking technology as a means of managing web and cloud-based VPNs, servers, and network segments in virtual servers. Tokyo-based NTT, Japan's largest telecommunications carrier, …
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Cloud can be used on hourly basis
Flexible cloud computing, or the ability to pay on an hour-by-hour basis for cloud servers, has been available overseas for several years, however, according to Trevarthen, theCloud's V-grid flex service is one of the first hourly service models …
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Barracuda Networks Releases Copy Upgrades, Copy Site Server Appliance
Barracuda Copy enhancements include include LDAP integration, live Office previews, drag and drop and integration with CopySite Server Management. Barracuda Copy Site Server enables onsite and cloud-based file sync and share. Here are the details.
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Modern Education In The World Of Cloud Computing And Internet Of Things
Cloud Computing and Internet of Things play a prominent part in the world of modern education, and have led to a vivid shift from institutionally hosted services recently. The latter services are now being provided through the Internet technologies …
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BrandPost: Infographic: SMB Cloud Adoption Trends in 2014
The value proposition of cloud computing has always been clear—easy provisioning, flexible scaling and cost savings. But we're now seeing apps and workloads that IT never expected would run in the cloud—and they're often running leaner and faster …
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Make more of email with mining
"Email is about half of your corporate memory," claims Mimecast's co-founder and CTO Neil Murray (the rest of it is on your file servers tucked away in all the documents everyone in your company has created). That's a good reason for moving to cloud …
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How to Save on Energy Costs in Your Office
Consider getting rid of your computer servers, and instead going with cloud-based systems. No more running multiple servers or cooling of that hot data center is needed. On top of that, more employees could telecommute. According to one survey in 2010, …
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Stromasys Unveils First Cross-Platform Server Virtualization Solution for the
Stromasys, the original and leading cross-platform server virtualization provider, helps businesses to seamlessly migrate aging VAX, Alpha, HP 3000, PDP-11, and SPARC systems to the latest hardware—and now to the cloud! October, 6 2014 – Geneva, …
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SiteLock Website Security and Everleap Cloud Web Hosting Announce New
Sites run on load balanced cloud web servers, which make web server downtime a thing of the past. Servers can be added instantly, seamlessly replicating a site across multiple servers. In fact, two web servers are available for every Everleap site …
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Web-Hosting Firm Endurance to Hire as Many as 300 Employees in Burlington

Web-hosting firm Endurance to hire as many as 300 employees in Burlington
Endurance, which went public last fall, is a competitor with GoDaddy, providing Web hosting, domain services and other cloud services targeted for small and medium-sized businesses. The firm's brands include Bluehost, Domain.com, FatCow, Homestead, …
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UKFast to create 50 jobs
The web hosting firm, which says it is on target to smash its £30m turnover target by the end of 2014, is looking for Windows and Linux specialists, as well as data centre engineers. … Hosting and cloud firm UKFast is creating 50 jobs in Manchester …
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Stromasys emulates legacy hardware in the cloud
“We are proud to be the first company to give customers complete flexibility and choice in migrating their classic systems, either to the cloud or to the latest generation of on-premise servers,” said John Prot, CEO of Stromasys. Stromasys is known for …
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Communications Economics: Harvest The Past, Fund The Future
… technologies enable those improvements while aligning communications with the overall enterprise IT architecture using networks, gateways, application servers, and software interfaces on users' preferred devices, whether on-premises or in the cloud.
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Biz Break: Who Will Follow HP on Silicon Valley Spinoff Ride?

Biz Break: Who will follow HP on Silicon Valley spinoff ride?
RBC Capital Markets analyst Mark Sue suggested in a Monday note that Cisco could split off a new cloud-computing company from its long-dominant networking-hardware and -services business to ensure that concerns about damaging the core business don't …
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2014 Cloud Partner Program Guide: Where Is The Cloud Taking Business?
Because enterprise companies often are running mission-critical applications on company servers, they are more likely to seek out Infrastructure-as-a-Service solutions onto which they can port their custom applications, Lear's colleague, Pete …
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Vodacom: cloud computing is IT industry game changer
Vodacom Business Nigeria at the weekend in Lagos, Nigeria's commercial capital, said cloud computing will address all issues relating to reduction in cost of operating business in the country, lamenting however that businesses in the country are still …
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Web Hosting Sales and Promos Roundup – October 3, 2014
October 19, 2012 — In the week ending October 19, 2012, there were significant discounts on cloud hosting. StratoGen is offering 33 percent off its cloud hosting, and Exabytes is offering buy one get one free on its cloud servers. ResellerClub is …
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Time for Another Cloud Pricing War: Google Announces Price Cuts for Compute

Time for another cloud pricing war: Google announces price cuts for Compute
Knowing Google, there are more changes to the company's cloud platform coming soon – it's hosting another Cloud Platform Live conference in San Francisco on Nov. 4. The company says that event will give users more insights on where its platform is …
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How one user (successfully) managed the Amazon cloud reboot
Felichko is the CTO of PropertyRoom.com, an online auction site of seized goods that is run entirely on Amazon Web Services' cloud. Late last week AWS announced that it would be rebooting up to 10% of the company's virtual machines, known as its …
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The 3 Answers for an Anxiety-Free Cloud Move
Most cloud-based solutions will host as much information as you need hosted. Just check to see what the price points are around different amounts of data. The information should be easily accessible online and, since it is in an electronic format, it …
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EventBoard Brings Cloud-Based Conference Room Management to Businesses

EventBoard Brings Cloud-based Conference Room Management to Businesses
Headquartered in Salt Lake City, the cloud-based meeting room management and facilities analytics platform provider on Tuesday said its EventBoard for Enterprise solution is the answer to scheduling meeting rooms in today's era of mobile computing.
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HHS IT Budget Shows Meager Investment in Cloud Computing
While cloud computing has the potential to significantly drive down costs at the Department of Health and Human Services, so far HHS is not putting its money where its mouth is to achieve greater efficiencies. Though HHS has developed a cloud computing …
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Cloud Computing: (Nearly) Ready for Prime-Time Policing
As local law enforcement agencies continue to pursue smarter policing, one huge potential benefit on the horizon is cloud computing. Three-quarters of the nation's 14,000 local law enforcement agencies have 25 or fewer sworn officers, and nearly half …
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Escape From the Data Center: The Promise of Peer-to-Peer Cloud Computing
Some cloud-computing providers put all their hardware eggs in one data-center basket [blue]. Others employ multiple data centers networked together [orange]. The logical extension is a peer-to-peer cloud made of individual computers [yellow].
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