Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Oracle is quietly becoming a cloud giant

Microsoft to acquire R language powerhouse Revolution Analytics | Quantum bringing public cloud into virtual storage fold

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Oracle is quietly becoming a cloud giant
Its cloud business is now half the size of Salesforce, and the gap is closing quickly. Read More


Cloud: Delivering Performance in Shared Environments
This whitepaper explores how service providers use VMTurbo to provide consistent performance across all workloads, as well as the three roles a responsible managed service provider (MSP) takes in order to accomplish that directive. Learn More

WHITE PAPER: Attachmate

Why your existing solution might not be adequate
To meet the demands of today's business landscape, IT staffs must take steps to secure and integrate their information assets, while satisfying compliance mandates and optimizing corporate efficiency. This white paper presents managed file transfer (MFT) as a way to meet corporate information and data management requirements. Read More

Microsoft to acquire R language powerhouse Revolution Analytics
In a move to beef up its portfolio of analysis software and services, Microsoft is acquiring Revolution Analytics, a major commercial distributor of the R statistical programming language. Read More

Quantum bringing public cloud into virtual storage fold
Data management specialist Quantum wants to make it easier for enterprises to combine two of the major trends in storage: virtualization and public clouds. Read More

Windows 10 and the mystery of the missing cloud
When Windows 8 was first previewed to developers during Microsoft's first preview event for that operating system in September 2011, one of the system's most indispensable sources of functionality was said to be the cloud—specifically, the cloud service known at that time as Windows Azure. Read More

WHITE PAPER: Attachmate

Six Ways To Re-Think Your File Movement Strategies
As organizations re-think their file movement strategies, they need better visibility over files and file movements, better management of file access, and better governance of file actions. Learn More

Amazon to acquire Israeli startup Annapurna Labs for data center muscle
Amazon.com is to acquire a semiconductor startup in Israel, which has been operating secretively since it was set up in 2011. Read More

Cop cameras take hold thanks to the cloud
Ever since the tragedy in Ferguson, Missouri, Vievu has seen a lot more interest in its product. Read More

Microsoft touts $7-per-user monthly pricing for Windows subscription packages
Ask any IT administrator about Microsoft's licensing setup and they'll hurl up a string of four-letter words that would incur an FCC fine if delivered on television. Read More

WEBCAST: IBM Corporation

5 Ways Elastic Storage Provides Performance and Scalability
Please Join IBM and Nuance Communications Inc. to learn how Nuance uses IBM Elastic Storage to improve the power of their voice recognition applications by managing storage growth, cost and complexity while increasing performance. Learn More

AT&T opens doors between UC platforms and gives enterprises the keys
Enterprises want open communication with the people they do business with—but not too open. AT&T's UC Federation service, introduced on Thursday, is designed to break down walls between unified communications platforms but let users keep organizational boundaries in place. Read More

Microsoft results buoyed by cloud products, but profit drops
Microsoft generated $2.3 billion in revenue last quarter from a business that didn't exist only a year earlier: phone hardware. Were it not for Nokia's old business, Microsoft would have been a poorer performer in the last three months of 2014, at least in terms of sales. Read More

Federal IT leaders want cloud vendors to provide clarity
If you're a cloud service provider, the federal government wants to hear from you. Read More

Oracle and Samsung said to be teaming up for mobile cloud delivery
Oracle and Samsung Electronics have reportedly forged a new partnership through which they will work together to deliver mobile cloud services. Read More


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