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Microsoft's Nadella sets lofty cloud goals

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Microsoft's Nadella sets lofty cloud goals
Less than a week after reporting that Microsoft's enterprise cloud business is currently on an annual run rate of US$6.3 billion, CEO Satya Nadella says the company's goal is to increase that figure to $20 billion by fiscal year 2018. Read More

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The Path to Value in the Cloud
The Path to Value in the Cloud, by Oxford Economics and Windstream, brings together the latest insights, tactics and strategies C-suite respondents are using to make the cloud work for them. Learn More


The Future of IT: From Chaos to Service Automation
Learn how innovative CIOs are automating IT services and shifting focus from cost to agility and growth across the enterprise. Read Now

Is Google worried about Amazon in the cloud?
Google is seen by many as one of the big three public clouds in the IaaS market today, but by most analysts estimate it's behind Amazon Web Services and some say Microsoft Azure, too. Read More

Cisco's partner community: In Cisco we trust
At the Cisco Partner Summit in Montreal, partners are more willing to take chances in the market because of Cisco's track record of success. Read More

Amazon buys ClusterK, a firm that helps users buy cloud capacity cheap
Amazon has acquired ClusterK, a developer of software that helps companies run mission-critical applications on spare cloud compute capacity sold by Amazon Web Services. Read More


How to Cure Failed Business Continuity Plans
Understand why business continuity and disaster recovery (BC/DR) processes fail, and how a hybrid cloud solution may help your cure those pitfalls. Learn More

Microsoft to offer three new ways to store big data on Azure
Microsoft will soon offer three additional ways for enterprises to store data on Azure, making the cloud computing platform more supportive of big data analysis. Read More

Juniper still challenged in switching
Obscured by Juniper's solid first quarter results were underwhelming results in its enterprise and switching businesses. Read More

Salesforce said to be fielding buyout offers
Salesforce is working with financial advisors to field bids after being approached by an unnamed party about a possible buyout, according to a Bloomberg report. Read More

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Adobe Creative Cloud for Team Security Overview
Adobe takes the security of your digital experience seriously. A proactive approach to security helps to protect your Creative Cloud data. Learn More

Lies that uptime vendors may tell you
Whether your services are hosted in the cloud, you are a consumer of cloud services or you are a cloud provider, chances are you are dealing with vendors that are making promises about uptime and availability. (Insider Story) Read More

Microsoft refines Azure management portal preview to give IT pros more control
Microsoft has upgraded an IT management portal it's developing for Azure that's intended to calm the nerves of IT pros wary about moving on premises applications to the vendor's cloud. Read More

Cisco secures its SDN
Cisco is looking to provide threat protection for data centers and clouds by integrating acquired security technology with its programmable, policy-based networking portfolio. Read More

IDC's state of the network at Interop: Change, or be left behind
IDC says the so-called third platform, which includes those mega-trends of cloud and mobile workloads, will disrupt one-third of leading businesses across all sectors. Read More


18 of the coolest, weirdest, and most important electric cars of all time

From the 19th century's first designs to the Tesla models we haven't even seen yet, here's the evolution of the electric car.


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