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  • Google steps up competition with Amazon, expands Cloud Platform to Asia

    Google has expanded its Cloud Platform to include locally hosted computing capacity, storage and data bases for the Asia-Pacific region.

  • Big data drives 47% growth for top 50 public cloud companies

    Big data analytics are driving rapid growth for public cloud computing vendors with revenues for the top 50 public cloud providers shooting up 47% in the fourth quarter last year to $6.2 billion, according to Technology Business Research Inc.

  • Microsoft kicks off sales of lower-priced Office subscription in bid for iPad dollars

    Five weeks after announcing a lower-cost subscription to Office, Microsoft today started selling Office 365 Personal to consumers.

  • News Corp migrates first users to Google Apps

    News Corp Australia has migrated its first major group of users to Google Apps. In an email sent to staff yesterday, chief technology officer Tom Quinn wrote that 180 technical team members had been migrated to the new platform.

  • Dropbox angling for larger corporate share

    Dropbox on Tuesday unveiled a new version of its data storage and sharing service for business claimed to provide IT administrators with more control by separating work and personal files.

  • Big Data drives 47 per cent growth for top 50 public Cloud companies

    Big data analytics are driving rapid growth for public cloud computing vendors with revenues for the top 50 public cloud providers shooting up 47% in the fourth quarter last year to $6.2 billion, according to Technology Business Review Inc.

  • Box patches Heartbleed flaw in its cloud storage systems

    Box has patched the Heartbleed security hole on its servers and has advised its customers to change their passwords.

  • With a Wi-Fi cloud service, Ruckus aims to help hotspot owners make money

    The latest entrant into cloud-based Wi-Fi plans to apply the technique to public Wi-Fi hotspots, helping enterprises and service providers to better manage and monetize their networks.

  • Rimini Street diversifies with cloud services for Workday, Salesforce.com

    Independent Oracle and SAP support provider Rimini Street will now offer integration services for customers who want to adopt SaaS (software-as-a-service) offerings from the likes of Salesforce.com and Workday.

  • Salesforce.com to spend nearly $700 million to expand headquarters

    Fast-growing cloud software vendor Salesforce.com is planning to expand its San Francisco headquarters by more than 700,000 square feet, taking a 15.5-year lease on a 61-story office building under construction.

  • NSW gov taps cloud with new data centres

    The New South Wales government is discussing ways to use new data centres in Silverwater and Unanderra to enhance government services.

  • How to use service catalogs to combat cloud sprawl

    Cloud usage is growing dramatically, but unfortunately some of that growth is the result of employees going around IT and obtaining services directly, resulting in cloud sprawl. Service catalogs can help you get your arms around cloud services, regain control of business processes, and enable you to better serve business users.

  • GPT's breakneck cloud transition

    For an enterprise to completely ditch on-premise hardware for the cloud is a radical step. To do so in the space of a year might be considered a little unhinged.

  • Dropbox diversifies beyond storage with photos, collaboration apps

    Dropbox, the cloud storage and file sharing vendor, is expanding its scope into photo management and document collaboration.

  • Dropbox for Business exits beta as storage vendor sets sights on workplaces

    Dropbox unwrapped the enterprise edition of its cloud storage and file sync service on Wednesday, as it seeks to expand its customer base from consumers to businesses.

  • New Amazon toolset tracks cloud spending

    Amazon Web Services' Cost Explorer aims to make it easier for organizations to view and analyze their historical spending on the company's hosted services.

  • Monkeys, armed bees deliver resilience for NAB

    Two open source tools have helped National Australia Bank build a resilient cloud-based infrastructure to deliver its online presence, David Broeren, head of the digital and online channels at the bank, told the Amazon Web Services summit in Sydney today.

  • Equinix completes $32 million expansion of SY3 data centre

    Data centre vendor Equinix has completed a $32 million (US$30 million) expansion of its SY3 data centre in Mascot, Sydney, allowing space for an additional 1,000 cabinets

  • UNSW scientists using AI to create elastic cloud

    Researchers at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) are using artificial intelligence to build a computer network they claim can regulate its own consumption of public cloud services.

  • Teradata's QueryGrid to power multi-database analytics

    Teradata is hoping to gain ground in the hotly competitive data-warehousing and analytics market with QueryGrid, a new product that allows users to run a single SQL-based query across multiple data stores, from Teradata's own system to Hadoop and rival databases.

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