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Rackspace Debuts Private Cloud on OpenStack Grizzly

Rackspace Debuts Private Cloud on OpenStack Grizzly

 Cloud hosting company Rackspace has debuted its Private Cloud software on Openstack Grizzly, the latest version of the Openstack system, and the release adds virtual networks and active directory integration to the Private Cloud.

Secure Mobile Data Still at Risk in the Cloud

Secure Mobile Data Still at Risk in the CloudOver 80% of IT professionals don't know how much of their organization's regulated data is stored on a mobile device or in the cloud, a survey has found, and even the data known to be on a device often remains weakly secured.

Oracle, Salesforce Officially Pair Cloud Offerings

Oracle, Salesforce Officially Pair Cloud OfferingsA week ago, Salesforce and Oracle were two of the warringest IT companies in the world, and now they have officially announced a nine year deal to pair each other's cloud offerings.

eXo Puts v4 Online With eXo Cloud General Release

exo CloudOpen source enterprise social collaboration vendor eXo has just announced full, public access to eXo Cloud, which gives users access to the features that were launched with eXo Platform 4 when it was released two months ago.

Microsoft, Oracle Partnerships Offers Oracle Software On Azure, Hyper-V

Even if expected, the announcement last night of Oracle and Microsoft’s new partnership is still surprising in how far it actually goes. Announced at the ongoing Microsoft Build conference in San Francisco, it means that from here on in Oracle’s software will be able to run on the Azure cloud, as well as the Hyper-V virtualization platform.

Oracle To Unveil Microsoft, Salesforce, NetSuite Partnerships As Revenues Stagnate

Oracle, earning, microsoft, salesforce Quarterly figures and earnings calls are never dull with Oracle. While Q4 figures announced last night were unexceptional and showed Oracle’s revenues flat and stagnant, it was Larry Ellison’s reaction that set pulses racing. The response to current stagnation is new cloud partnerships with Microsoft, Salesforce and NetSuite.

EMC Buys ScaleIO, a Storage Provider Startup for US$ 200 Million

EMC Buys ScaleIO, a Storage Provider Startup for US$ 200 MillionEMC has reportedly bought a storage company called ScaleIO for US$ 200 million, an Israli tech blog has reported, and the startup's ECS software, a way to scale network storage ability, is likely the company's target.

 

Boston Celtics' Most Valuable IT Player - SaaS #e2conf

SaaS for Boston Celtics at #e2confIf you’re thinking that Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions are primarily for information economy companies, there’s a business model in Boston based on men throwing and bouncing a ball that disagrees. As Jay Wessel, VP of Technology at the Boston Celtics, told a session at the E2 conference in his team’s city on Wednesday: it’s all about simplification, reliability and cost.

SaaS Flattens the World, and the Enterprise #e2conf

Was there really a time when software tools lived mostly on your computer and the cloud was something that blocked the sun? It’s hard to remember those days here at the E2 conference in Boston, just as someday it will also be hard to remember the days when businesses were structured vertically.

Adobe Creative Cloud Debuts, Digital Publishing Suite Creates 100 Million Downloads

Adobe Creative Cloud Debuts, Digital Publishing Suite Creates 100 Million Downloads

 Adobe's Creative Cloud has officially debuted, and the Digital Publishing Suite has created 100 million downloaded items in two years, the company announced this week.

Microsoft Offers Dynamics ERP Through Azure

Microsoft Offers Dynamics ERP Through Azure, cloud compting If Microsoft has been pumping up the Azure offering by slashing prices, it has also been adding to its appeal by adding new products. This week it has announced the addition of two of its ERP solutions to the cloud, including Dynamics GP 2013 and Nav 2013. 

Adobe's Creative Cloud Gamble Pays Off Handsomely, Even If Q2 Earnings Crash

Adobe’s Creative Cloud Gamble Pays Off Handsomely, Eve
If Adobe reported a drop in earnings of 66% for Q2 no one really seemed too bothered about it. The San Jose company explained the fall-off as the result of higher expenses, but the kind of expenses that were incurred over the quarter were the kind that investors don’t mind paying.

CIOs of the Future Must Think Like Entrepreneurs

CIOs of the Future Must Think Like EntrepreneursIn the future, CIOs must think like entrepreneurs and learn from startups in order to stave off marginalization and shrinking budgets, Ross Dawson, a futurist and business strategist said during a presentation at a recent IBM event.

Digital Tools Settle into Daily Life But Still Like to Disrupt #e2conf

e2conf, digital disruption, enterprise 2.0, social business

Someday, describing software or services as social business will be as redundant as describing a dinner party as a social event. It will be assumed. At the moment, however, social business is one of the Big Four catch-phrases of where the enterprise is now, as evidenced by the abundance of social software and services on display at the E2 Conference, taking place this week in Boston.

IBM Targets CMOs with Cloud Suite Offerings, Adds Social Media Analytics

IBM Targets CMOs with Cloud Suite Offerings, Adds Social Media AnalyticsIBM is continuing its push into the cloud with the release of a social media analytics tool targeting CMOs.

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