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The Microsoft-Walmart Cloud Deal Comes As Digital Alliance Against Amazon!

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The recent collaboration between the tech giant and the brick-and-mortar king comes amidst bells-and-whistles and is a shot across Amazon's bow, as of now!If recent reports are to be believed, Walmart and Microsoft are joining forces in the bruising battle against Amazon. Under a five-year deal agreement, Walmart Inc. (NASDAQ:WMT) will boost its use of the cloud services from Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) cloud services and...

Orange Becomes European Leader In Cloud Computing After The Recent Acquisition

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Following an aggressive delicate process started by Abry Partners for its stake in Basefarm - one of the leading players in Cloud Computing market - the Orange Group has secured a numero uno position in Europe. Orange Business Services, the enterprise subsidiary of Orange Group, has reported today the mark of an agreement to gain 100% of Basefarm's capital...

Microsoft Takes A Dig At Amazon Go: Introducing Check-Out Free Retailing

Standing in a long queue, waiting for check-outs, can now easily be a thing of the past. According to hot-off-the-press reports by Reuters, Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is striving on technology that can primarily enable and boost check-out free retail stores. Reuters claims further that the Washington-based software giant has been canvassing a collaboration with Walmart- a deadly rival for Amazon Go(NASDAQ:AMZN) initiative,...

Convincing Reluctant Business Executives to Use the Cloud is A Fine Art

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Companies across the globe have shifted to the cloud for better security. It’s an especially beneficial move for organizations that face many privacy issues, such as in the pharmaceutical or medical industries.The cloud has proved to be one of the most secure storage options, but many firms remain resistant to it. Often, the source is a reluctant executive.If you’re...

Living in the Cloud: Millennials And the Changing Nature of Work

A growing number of businesses nowadays is beginning to understand that if they want to strive in the modern business landscape, they must change to meet the demands of the new generations entering the workforce. Namely, workers belonging to the millennial generation, born between 1980 and 2000, has become the largest generation in the current workforce and will comprise...

Optimising Your Business Communications with A Cloud Based Phone System

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Most businesses still rely on their legacy on-site business phone systems for all of their communications, using a PBX (public branch exchange). There is nothing inherently wrong with these systems, except that they were designed to be used by a different calibre of business.Ten years ago, employees were tied to their desktop PC and their land lines, now we...

The Future of Cloud Computing: $127 Billion Market By 2018 [REPORT]

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A lot has been written or spoken about in regards to cloud computing market and its growth over the last few years. The subject has become an enigma and can be seen to perplex even those most technically minded individuals.The subject has even made it to the big screen in recent times. Jason Segel’s character Jay Hargrove explained that...

IBM Q4 2012 Earnings: Cloud Computing, Smarter Planet Solutions And Business Analytics Drove Significant Profits !!

IBM Q4 2012 earnings report is now globally available. The company has reported a GAAP net income of $5.8 billion for Q4 2012, up 6% from the same quarter of the previous year. On the other side, its Non-GAAP net income was $6.1 billion in Q4 2012. Last year, the company outstandingly performed in BRIC countries--Brazil, Russia, India and...

Going To The Cloud: How Education Sector Is Adopting ‘The Cloud’ [Infographic]

As the technology is heading towards supremacy, users are demanding ultimate performance from their resources. Therefore, cloud computing is emerging as the best answer by satisfying accessibility, investment and cross-platform integration channels. Education sector is no exception of this and universities and colleges across the world are turning towards Cloud computing rather than accepting heavy bills of in-house software...

Pros And Cons Of Cloud Computing: Challenges Are Still Ahead

Still many companies around the world are believing that they should retain 'important data' in their own premises. If you have your own data center then what's the need to go into cloud. However, there are no any hard and fast rules, but straightforwardly, the cloud data centers are typically very high secured and robust. The cloud service providers...

Google’s New Offering in Cloud: Google Chrome Book

Google Inc. has ramped up its commitment to cloud computing with the announcement that it is working on a new range of Chrome books - which will use the firm's cloud-based Chrome OS.The personal computer will run on Google's Chrome operating system, which is cloud-enabled. The news source reports that the system will allow users to access popular virtual applications, including Google Docs and Google Business Apps.

Cloud Computing: Advantage OR Illusion [INFOGRAPHIC]

The harmony over cloud computing has been vetted by many industry experts and undoubtedly, it has changed the ecosystem of computing in last one decade. Robust connectivity and accessibility of data has given major push among people to leverage on Cloud. However, the moment you touch cloud – be it email, online banking, social media activity – in hit...

Amazon’s Cloud Outage : Impact On Cloud Computing

Recently, Amazon’s cloud computing services suffered serious disruptions. Large websites such as Foursquare and Reddit became unavailable due to the disruption of Amazon Web Services.Amazon released their official response in “message 65648“. It seems that the root cause of the outage was failure of some Elastic Block Storage (EBS) volumes within a single Availability Zone in their US East Region. Last week Amazon notified, by email, all affected customers and indicated a 10 day credit equal to 100% of the usage of EBS Volumes, EC2 and RDS instances within the affected Availability Zone.

IEEE Aims To Standardise Cloud Computing

IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), the world's largest professional association advancing technology for humanity, has announced the launch of its new Cloud Computing Initiative. Designed to serve as the catalyst for innovation in the cloud computing arena, it is the first broad-scope, forward-looking cloud computing initiative to be put forth by a global standards development organization (SDO).

Cisco Buys newScale For Cloud Services

Computer networking equipment giant Cisco Systems Inc. announced its intention to buy privately-held software company newScale Inc., a provider of self-service management software for enterprise IT and cloud computing. This move will help Cisco to expand its offerings in cloud computing.Based in San Mateo in the U.S. state of California, newScale provides software that delivers a service catalog and self-service portal for information technology (IT) organizations to select and quickly deploy cloud services within their businesses.

Google Takes on Microsoft by Launching Cloud Connect

The battle between two IT giants seems to have entered into the cloud computing space as well. Last week, Google launched Cloud Connect and hit Microsoft right where it hurts – its Office portfolio. With the Cloud Connect plug-in, users can now go on the cloud with their Office files, without having to fire up SharePoint, another Microsoft product. With this single product, Office users get access to simultaneous collaboration, revision history, cloud sync, unique URLs and simple sharing of Office files ( Word, Excel and PowerPoint).

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