Perhaps our adoption of cloud is now only limited by our imaginations. With the emerging so-called "Internet of Things," there are ever-abundant clouds of data being emitted from the devices and appliances that surround us.
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MARKET share is a prime motivation behind computing giants' cloud offerings, and students are a prime market.
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Dell has given its cloud strategy a shake-up by discontinuing its Infrastructure-as-a-Service public cloud "in favour of best-in-class partner offerings" through its IaaS Cloud Partner Programme. It says in a blogpost that solely focusing on partners to provide public clouds in Europe will allow it to speed up its cloud business across the continent while lowering costs. It...
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Microsoft will boost its Azure cloud offering in Japan, adding two domestic data centers to speed response times and improve reliability in the face of natural disasters. The software giant said Thursday that it would add cloud-based hosting services in two regions, one near Tokyo and one in the Kansai region further south. Redundancy is a priority in earthquake-prone Japan,...
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Amazon Web Services (AWS) is looking to expand its security offerings with hosted intrusion protection appliances and more extensive encryption features, as it looks to increase the level of protection users can get in its cloud.For Amazon, proving its cloud computing platform can offer the same level of security as traditional hardware and software has been an ongoing...
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Cloud service providers have previously drawn ire from environmentalists for not being transparent when it comes to the energy efficiency of their data centres. However, a new report from the University of Melbourne in Australia says that the real sustainability threat comes not from the growing demand for data centers to house cloud-ready infrastructure, but from the...
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Google announced a "patent pledge" in which it will donate 10 patents related to MapReduce to protect the emerging cloud and big data industry from lawsuits.
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CHICAGO — Fast food and expanding waistlines are not just an American health concern. Even as McDonald’s, Yum Brands and Domino’s Pizza work to placate anti-obesity advocates at home, they’re taking high-calorie offerings to other parts of the globe and hooking a new generation in emerging markets. Their target customers, ...
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We all know that the PC industry is in dire straits at the moment, which has naturally led to speculation that Microsoft could also soon find itself in big trouble. But while Microsoft’s struggles to establish itself in the mobile consumer device market are well-documented, the company still has an ace up its sleeve in the form of enterprise cloud services. Barron’s points...
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The cloud is forcing enterprises and vendors alike to reconsider what business they are in. And for many enterprises, the growth of private cloud capabilities puts them only a step away from becoming cloud solutions providers themselves.
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