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  • Netfix to ditch data center, embrace cloud

    Netflix no longer wants to run a data center to support its in-house IT services. So it's shifting internal applications to Amazon's cloud and turning to software-as-a-service providers for other business systems.

  • Salesforce.com links up with Facebook for targeted ad delivery

    Salesforce.com customers interested in using the vendor's emerging family of marketing software could benefit from a new partnership it has formed with Facebook for targeted ad delivery.

  • Senator: Microsoft, HP using gimmicks to dodge US taxes

    Microsoft and Hewlett-Packard are using "loopholes and gimmicks" to avoid paying millions of dollars in U.S. taxes, the chairman of a U.S. Senate subcommittee said Thursday.

  • Sophos admits bad update slamming its anti-virus software customers

    Security firm Sophos today apologized for wreaking havoc in its customers' networks after a faulty update to its anti-virus software yesterday caused false positives for certain malware to occur on Windows-based computers.

  • Salesforce.com takes aim at Cloud storage market ... and Box

    Salesforce.com, the 800-pound gorilla of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS),has jumped into the public Cloud storage market with what could be an eye toward one vendor in particular: Box.

  • Salesforce.com's Benioff invites customers to join 'social revolution'

    Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff on Wednesday doubled down on the company's embrace of social networking software, urging customers, partners and prospects to join him in a "social revolution," during a keynote address at the Dreamforce conference in San Francisco that was webcast.

  • OpenStack reaches milestone with launch of foundation

    Sept. 19, 2012 will go down as a big day for OpenStack.

  • Who makes up OpenStack?

    OpenStack is a big project with a lot of supporters. But just who makes up OpenStack?

  • Salesforce.com reveals details of upcoming Chatterbox, Identity services

    Salesforce.com on Wednesday revealed more details of its upcoming Chatterbox file-sharing service, which is set to compete with the likes of Box and Dropbox, as well as a new identity management platform called Salesforce Identity.

  • Arista looks to ward off Cisco with new low-latency switch

    Arista Networks this week lowered the latency and upped the software programmability of its switches with the introduction of the Arista 7150S series.

  • OpenStack Foundation launches

    After almost a year of preparation, The OpenStack Foundation has launched as a stand-alone nonprofit organization, freeing its namesake stack of open source cloud hosting software from the management of hosting provider Rackspace.

  • Heroku entices enterprise Java developers with cloud platform

    Heroku's is aiming to expand its platform so businesses rely on it for core business needs, not just user-facing Web apps

  • Box claims 10-fold download boost with new Accelerator

    Box has added nine data center locations around the globe, including three in the U.S., to provide a new Accelerator service that offers up to 10 times the throughput of its previous cloud storage offering.

  • Cloudian hopes to woo enterprises with free edition of storage platform

    Cloudian has launched a free, community edition of its software and object-based storage platform, which can store up to 100TB and be integrated with Amazon's cloud, the company said on Tuesday.

  • Gartner: Cloud to grow 20 per cent this year to $109bn market

    The Cloud computing market will grow almost 20% this year to become a $109 billion industry, research firm Gartner predicts, with business process as a service (BPaaS) and software as a service (SaaS) dominating the market, but infrastructure as a service (IaaS) quickly gaining momentum.

  • Gartner: Worldwide Cloud Services Market to Exceed $109B Mark in 2012

    The public cloud services market is expected to grow 19.6 percent in 2012 to total $109 billion globally, with Business process services (BPaaS) said to account for about 77 percent of the total market, according to a report by Gartner.

  • Bossies 2012: The Best of Open Source Software Awards

    It's back -- and bigger and badder than ever! Our sixth annual Bossie Awards call out more than 100 open source products in seven categories

  • Lenovo acquires Stoneware to expand cloud products

    Lenovo on Tuesday said it plans to acquire Stoneware, a small U.S. based company specializing in cloud products for schools and governments, as part of the PC maker's strategy to bolster its cloud computing offerings.

  • Oracle buys SelectMinds to boost capabilities gained from Taleo acquisition

    Oracle on Monday said it has agreed to acquire SelectMinds, a maker of "social talent sourcing software," in a bid to flesh out the capabilities it gained through this year's US$1.9 billion acquisition of Taleo.

  • Microsoft's Office 365 Home Premium to cost $99.99 annually per subscription

    Microsoft has announced the consumer and small-business prices for the new Office suite, which will be sold both via traditional single-device, perpetual licenses and via a new annual, multi-device cloud subscription.

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