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  • Amazon rules Gartner's magical box

    Has there ever been a Gartner Magic Quadrant as lopsided as the one issued this week for cloud infrastructure providers?

    Written by Joab Jackson23 May 15 04:56
  • Status check on OpenStack: The open source Cloud has arrived

    Piston Cloud Computing was one of the darlings of the OpenStack movement. A founding father of the cloud computing project, it produced one of the first private cloud products based on the open source code.

    Written by Brandon Butler21 May 15 05:50
  • Dropbox unleashes 'universal app' for Windows phones and tablets

    Early this year, Dropbox released its cloud storage service on Windows phones and tablets, and on Tuesday the company followed up with a universal app that fleshes out the features for both types of devices.

    Written by Katherine Noyes20 May 15 08:27
  • Egnyte takes a 'mobile-first' approach to cloud storage with new enterprise suite

    Egnyte has been vying with the likes of Dropbox and Box for some time already in the cloud-storage arena, but on Tuesday it jumped on board the "mobile-first" train with a newly revamped version of its enterprise-focused app suite that's aimed squarely at mobile business users.

    Written by Katherine Noyes20 May 15 04:22
  • Google cuts cloud prices by 30 per cent

    Google has announced its latest round of price cuts for its cloud computing platform, now 30 per cent cheaper than previous offerings, and 40 per cent less expensive than competing services for many workloads, the company claimed.

    Written by Bonnie Gardiner19 May 15 17:16
  • Tableau revs its analytics engines with an online speed injection

    Back in April, Tableau released version 9.0 of its flagship analytics software, and on Monday the company followed up with an update to the product's online edition that it says is up to 10 times faster than its predecessor.

    Written by Katherine Noyes19 May 15 04:03
  • SAP journeys to simplicity, but customers still live in a complex world

    Nothing has earned a reputation for head-banging complexity among IT professionals more than ERP, but as enterprise-resource planning leader SAP tries to recast its image with the slogan "Run simple," there's no guarantee that customers will buy it.

    Written by Katherine Noyes16 May 15 04:38
  • 5 ways to future-proof your Cloud computing deals

    IT organisations big and small are seeing significant benefits from some of their cloud computing contracts. The value of Cloud services deals increased 60 per cent in the last three years and the $UD40 billion global cloud services market is expected to grow 27 per cent annually over the next three years, according to recent research by the Everest Group.

    Written by Stephanie Overby16 May 15 02:05
  • Salesforce teams with Sage, spawns new Cloud platform for SMBs

    There's been a flurry of speculation that Salesforce.com could be up for sale, but an alternative line of thinking points to a deal with Sage Group as the explanation for the team of lawyers Salesforce recently hired.

    Written by Katherine Noyes13 May 15 08:37
  • Citrix launches Workspace Cloud with BYOD flexibility

    Life today is vastly more complicated for IT managers than it used to be, thanks in large part to two key trends: bring-your-own-device computing and the growing prevalence of mixed-infrastructure IT environments.

    Written by Katherine Noyes13 May 15 04:33
  • Amazon opens up about AWS revenues

    Two weeks ago AWS announced its financial results and, for the first time, broke out AWS revenues. AWS, it said, achieved $4.6 billion in 2014, and will reach $6.2 billion in 2015, with a growth rate of 49 percent -- which is accelerating. Perhaps more surprising is that AWS is not a low-margin business -- it achieves around 17 percent operating margins, much higher than the overall Amazon business itself.

    Written by Bernard Golden13 May 15 00:05

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