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Feds Developing Cloud Security Program
News  |  3/31/2010  | 
Proposed FedRAMP effort would make it easier for federal agencies to overcome compliance hurdles and participate in the Obama administration's drive toward the cloud.
Orange, OpenX To Challenge DoubleClick
News  |  3/31/2010  | 
Telecom operator will use OpenX's platform to reach the 343 million users of its Ad Network service.
SAP Launches Collaboration Cloud
News  |  3/31/2010  | 
StreamWork announcement highlights agile development and innovation. But is it a platform customers want from SAP?
CA Completes 3Tera Acquisition
News  |  3/25/2010  | 
The purchase of 3Tera, a supplier of application packaging for the cloud, is CA's third acquisition of a cloud computing startup this year.
Dell Offers Turnkey Cloud Computing Package
News  |  3/24/2010  | 
The package will integrate PowerEdge C servers and services from Dell with software from Dell partners to reduce the cost of building cloud computing environments.
Workday 10 Boosts HR Capabilities
News  |  3/24/2010  | 
The enterprise resource planning suite gains talent profiles, employee goals, and succession planning features.
GSA To Update Cloud Computing Web Site
News  |  3/24/2010  | will get a user interface and content redesign as well as a revamped request for quotations interface and social media hosting capability.
Microsoft Speeds Desktop Virtualization Protocol
News  |  3/19/2010  | 
With help from Citrix Systems, Microsoft steps up its efforts to offer a competitive virtual desktop infrastructure.
Amazon Launches Kindle For Mac
News  |  3/18/2010  | 
The Apple Mac software expands the number of devices on which e-books bought from Amazon can be read, which now include the iPhone, BlackBerry, and Kindle reader.
Cloud Connect: Grappling With Economics
News  |  3/17/2010  | 
The adoption of cloud computing by enterprises is no longer considered an experiment, but debates still rage over terminology and costs.
Microsoft Reiterates Cloud Commitment
News  |  3/17/2010  | 
Microsoft executives at the Cloud Connect event echo CEO Steve Ballmer's vow that cloud computing is a key priority.
Practical Analysis: How To Lead In Cloud Adoption
Commentary  |  3/16/2010  | 
Cloud Connect event shows companies taking very practical approaches to implementing cloud computing.
Global CIO: Patni Latest Outsourcer To Buy U.S. Capacity
Commentary  |  3/16/2010  | 
The recession offered a good chance to buy up capacity for business processing, software development, data centers.
Infor Flex Smooths App Upgrades
News  |  3/12/2010  | 
Software and service bundles are designed to make implementation time and cost predictable.
Army Plans Massive E-mail Consolidation
News  |  3/10/2010  | 
The multi-year, $243 million project is part of a larger IT transformation effort, and could spark military-wide e-mail consolidation.
NASA Shifts Data Center Strategy
News  |  3/9/2010  | 
New guidance on cloud computing, energy efficiency, and data center consolidation puts the space agency's $1.5 billion data center plans on hold for now.
Cloud Connect: A Convergence Of Expertise
News  |  3/8/2010  | 
The Cloud Connect conference March 15-18 will feature leaders of the NoSQL movement speaking on how to handle large data sets in the cloud.
RightNow Challenges SaaS Vendors On Pricing
News  |  3/5/2010  | 
Software-as-a-service vendor RightNow challenges other on-demand suppliers to get on the cloud pricing model.
Jitterbit Intros Salesforce Data Migration Service
News  |  3/4/2010  | 
The combined software and service offering brings on-premise data into the cloud.
Citrix, Carpathia Launch XenServer Cloud Service
News  |  3/3/2010  | 
Carpathia Hosting and Citrix Systems combine to produce a cloud service running virtual machines under XenServer.
Time To Do The Math On Cloud Computing
Commentary  |  3/2/2010  | 
At the upcoming Cloud Connect conference, we will evaluate a variety of scenarios that determine where and when the move to cloud computing makes financial sense.
SAP, Sybase Release Joint Mobile Apps
News  |  3/2/2010  | 
Sales and workflow apps developed on the Sybase mobile platform extend SAP CRM and Business Suite to iPhone and Windows devices.
GSA Shifts Cloud Computing Strategy
News  |  3/1/2010  | 
The General Services Administration is responding to the rapid changes in cloud computing by writing new procurement documents, adding security requirements, and changing

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