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Insight to join the Cloud Industry Forum

Insight UK,has announced it has joined the Cloud Industry Forum, a leading industry body covering cloud computing that advocates the use of cloud services by organisations.

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Callidus' will host its second annual conference in London England

Callidus' Cloud, Sales Performance Management Suite Marks will host its second annual European Sales Performance Management Customer conference.

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CA ARCserve Cloud Computing

It’s difficult for IT departments to plan their server and storage resources in advance, so most just buy more than they think they will really need.

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Testing the cloud

Cloud computing has now passed the stage of hype to reality. More and more enterprises are realizing the benefits of remote hosting of IT services rather than local IT management, especially as managing and operating IT networks and services is not getting any easier!

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reselling cloud computing to SME clients

When we mention cloud computing to our SME clients as a possible solution for the cost effective management of their services, we often get asked “but what are the risks of trusting our information to someone else?”

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Fujitsu ISV Cloud Program Enables Low-risk Expansion

ISV Cloud Video

Are you a software author ? Do you want to know how to offer Software as a service ...SAAS

Launched in November 2010, the ISV Cloud Program from Fujitsu really captured the attention of independent software vendors (ISVs). Within eight months of availability, Fujitsu signed-up 30 evaluation partners guiding them through a fast-track into the Cloud.

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identity specialist Ping Identity claims its Cloud Identity Connectors

Internet users can re-use cloud-based and social network identities for logging onto other websites and cloud services.

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Infrastructure as a Service

IAAS

Instead of purchasing servers, software, network equipment or data centre storage space, cloud providers can supply IaaS to clients as a fully out-sourced service and be subsequently billed only according to what they have used.

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Cloud computing has created the need for a new vocabulary

How quickly are we adapting to this new way of working?

It is perhaps no surprise that the ‘utopian’ world of cloud computing should throw up new set of programming languages. A new lingua franca was inevitable as software developers came to collude inside the fresh pastures of the cloud computing cloudscape with its untapped possibilities.

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Cork first to offer degree in cloud computing

Cork Institute of Technology claims to be the first educational establishment to offer degree in cloud computing One of the complaints made about IT teaching at universities and colleges is that they are slow to react to industry trends.

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Bull UK's innovative Cloud go-to-market strategy targeted at mid-sized businesses

The strategy, based on the concept of ‘journey management’, involves Bull guiding its mid-sized customers on a ‘step-by-step’ journey to cloud computing

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Has your office banned Google?

Nearly three quarters of UK workplaces (74%) restrict their employees' access to the Internet,

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2011: Year of the Cloud set to drive mass data centre migration

 

Gartner research is predicting that by 2015, at least one G20 nation's critical infrastructure will be disrupted and damaged by online sabotage.

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AES Wins CTRM Deal With Geneva-Based Integral Petroleum

Black Sea and Mediterranean distribution specialist Integral Petroleum has moved from paper-based to Web-delivered trade capture in a first-phase deal with Aspect Enterprise Solutions (AES).

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ShellShock, WireLurker, Drupal, the list goes on

In the last few months we've seen a deluge of zero-day vulnerability disclosures - ShellShock, WireLurker, Drupal, the list goes on. While it’s vital that these bugs are discovered and organisations warned of the risks, making sure they're subsequently patched is often easier said than done. Microsoft Azure is a case in point as, last week, it suffered global system outages caused by a glitch in a performance update to its cloud storage service.cloud money WEB2o6ji

First e-commerce Sale

It’s 20 years to the day, since NetMarket claimed they conducted the very first secure retail transaction via the internet (on the cloud although it wasnt called that) - the sale of the Album “Ten Summer’s Tales” by Sting. It’s contentious whether this really was the first secure transaction via the web, but it’s the event which the media remembers as ‘the one’.. This set the stage for the development of ecommerce and online shopping to the level we know today. The rest is fluffy and history!

Here’s a brief timeline of the major shifts and developments in ecommerce or the use of the cloud ( for selling) and the opportunities offered in logistics and vendors and resellers over the past 20 years:

3PLcartooncomplete

The channel that has emerged around selling on line.

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Dutch & UK Offer Customers International Connectivity

Kaia Global Networks & EvoSwitch to Offer Customers International Connectivity

Co-location, IP Transit Service in Europe and the US

A new collaboration between the Dutch company EvoSwitch & Kaia Global Networks this Latest partnership enables Netherlands customers to have direct access to all leading Internet Exchanges, World Class IP Transit and International network connectivity. Through this partnership, Kaia Global Networks is focused on delivering industry-leading solutions to EvoSwitch customers to support its backbone networks and to give access to their customers to the fastest, most secure and most reliable network.

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De Vere Group moves into the Cloud

DE VERE GROUP, one of the UK’s leading independent hotel and hospitality chains have signed a multi-million deal (over 3 years) with Manchester based ANS Group to move their corporate ‘backend’ into the Cloud.

It is believed that De Vere are the UK’s first leading independent hotel group to move it’s corporate IT infrastructure into the Cloud.

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Swivel Secure offering to Channel Partners

Swivel Secure Introduces flexible pricing for channel partners, shortens platform release cycle

 Swivel Secure, a tokenless authentication technology company has announces a number of operational changes that will deliver greater agility in its engagement with both customers and channel partners, Including month-by-month flexibility on pricing.

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IT software dealers and vendors over-estimation of Cloud computing SMEs

New research backed  shows surprisingly high proportion of senior business decision-makers and IT professionals still unclear about Cloud Computing Key perception that low cost will be the prime selling point & security threat will be big weakness is not backed up by research.

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New partners in VDI

New Partners In  Switzerland, France,UK, Ireland, Italy, And Norway Work With Atlantis ILIO To Accelerate Desktop Virtualisation Opportunities

Atlantis Computing a company involved  in Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) storage and performance optimisation solutions, today announced it has appointed a range of new partners to its VDI Solution Partner Programme in Europe.

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