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Content tagged with Cloud posted in May 2013
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Google Combines Storage For Gmail, Drive, Photos
News  |  5/13/2013  | 
Google users now get 15 GB free for Gmail, Drive and Google+ Photos.
3M Uses Azure For Image Analysis Service
News  |  5/10/2013  | 
3M Manager Bill Smyth wanted to launch a new business without plunging into the company's capital budget allocation process. So he used Microsoft's Azure cloud services.
Google's Cloud Drops Custom Linux For Debian
News  |  5/10/2013  | 
Google cloud workloads have had to use Google's customized version of Linux. Now, Google is moving to a more standard form: Debian Linux.
When IT Doesn't Choose Applications
Commentary  |  5/10/2013  | 
Choosing and purchasing business applications continues to move to the business side of the house. Here's what to expect in the new world order.
NetSuite Aims To Help Retailers Battle Amazon
News  |  5/10/2013  | 
NetSuite buys cloud-based Order Motion management application to help retailers turn stores into mini warehouses and distribution centers.
Amazon Expands Private Cloud-Like Options
News  |  5/9/2013  | 
Amazon Web Services offers more customers Direct Connect private-line access to AWS data centers. Move shows how public clouds can become direct extensions of enterprise data centers.
Why IT Is Struggling To Build Private Clouds
News  |  5/9/2013  | 
Think private clouds offer all the flexibility and none of the risk? IT is missing out if it doesn’t prepare for public cloud use.
IT's Attitude Problem
News  |  5/9/2013  | 
Few of our 446 respondents will change their IT strategies as result of the cloud. That spells lost opportunity.
SAP Customers May Overspend By 25%
News  |  5/9/2013  | 
SAP costs average $1,518 per user, per year, but new research reveals that two routes to consolidation can bring big savings.
Boundary Tracks App Performance, Even In AWS
News  |  5/8/2013  | 
Monitoring service uses an analytics engine to detect changes in application performance. It tracks apps inside the data center and those using cloud providers such as Amazon Web Services.
Interop Cloud Experts Debate SDN's Future
News  |  5/8/2013  | 
SDN aims to make networks easy to configure in software rather than hardware. The goal is to provide data centers with flexibility on the level associated with cloud computing.
Teradata to SAP: Our Memory Is Smarter
Commentary  |  5/8/2013  | 
Teradata says its hybrid 'Intelligent Memory' for data warehousing makes more sense than SAP Hana's all-in-memory approach.
VMware Users Gain Bluelock Recovery Option
News  |  5/7/2013  | 
As VMware prepares for the public cloud market, compatible suppliers like Bluelock add services.
Interop: Expert Advice On IT ROI, Chargeback
News  |  5/7/2013  | 
Proliferation of commodity IT services makes it ever more important to rigorously account for the costs and value of internal IT.
Microsoft Opens Office Web Apps To Android Tablets
News  |  5/7/2013  | 
Real-time collaboration is also on its way as Microsoft commits to ongoing enhancements of its cloud productivity software.
U.K. Government Mandates Cloud First IT Procurement
News  |  5/7/2013  | 
Cabinet Office issues directive to government workers: Prioritize cloud-based IT solutions whenever possible.
SAP Cloud Push Starts With Hana
News  |  5/7/2013  | 
SAP Hana Enterprise Cloud service promises fast track to in-memory application and data warehouse performance.
In-Q-Tel Invests In Weather Data Analysis
News  |  5/7/2013  | 
Venture investment firm strikes deal to give U.S. intelligence agencies access to extensive database of weather data.
BMC To Go Private: Echoes of Dell
News  |  5/6/2013  | 
Bain Capital and three others will buy management tool vendor BMC, in a move that parallels Dell's effort to go private. Look for focus on cloud and self-service IT tools.
Dell Buys Enstratius, Extends Cloud Reach
News  |  5/6/2013  | 
Dell buys Enstratius to gain ability to deploy workloads to 23 major and secondary cloud service suppliers.
Adobe Kills Boxed Version Of Creative Suite
News  |  5/6/2013  | 
Adobe gives up on discs in shrink-wrapped boxes to focus on delivering software as a service for its Creative Cloud customers.
Apple, Microsoft Challenged By Streaming Software Plan
News  |  5/3/2013  | 
Autodesk, Mozilla and Otoy have a plan to stream software from any platform into Web browsers.
Federal CIOs Identify Budget-Cut Risks
News  |  5/2/2013  | 
Sequestration is deterring implementation of new technologies and forcing CIOs to find ways to save, survey finds.
Why IT Spending Is Stuck In A Vicious Circle
News  |  5/2/2013  | 
Respondents to our IT Spending Priorities Survey say they're playing catch-up.
Salesforce Communities: Portal Killers?
News  |  5/2/2013  | 
Salesforce.com aims to replace legacy portal tools as it uses social and mobile connections to bring sales, service and marketing processes to business partners and consumers.
Eucalyptus Adds Netflix Tools, Amazon Options
News  |  5/1/2013  | 
Eucalyptus builds Netflix tools into the upcoming 3.3 release of its software for building an Amazon-compatible private cloud.
Amazon Cloud Revenue Mystery Persists
News  |  5/1/2013  | 
Will AWS cloud revenues soon stop appearing under Amazon's "other" column? And are they large enough to finance AWS's future on their own?
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