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Enterprise Who? Google Says Little About Apps, Business Cloud Services in Q1 Report

An executive on the earnings call pooh-poohed the need for differentiation in the enterprise cloud computing market Full Story »
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Google Steps Up Competition with Amazon, Expands Cloud Platform to Asia

The company increases its Asian presence again after recently opening two data centers

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6 Amazing Advances in Cloud Technology

The cloud is more than just dirt-cheap data storage and lightning-fast apps. These six innovations show that it's possible to manage servers, develop applications, run virtual machines and even sequence the human genome using cloud technology.

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Government CIOs Face Data Center Consolidation Challenges

Federal CIOs face pressure to consolidate their agencies' data center infrastructure. Those challenges go beyond IT, and experts advise CIOs to develop strategic plans so that consolidation improves application delivery and supports priorities such as cloud computing and virtualization.

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Industrial Internet Can't Succeed Without Big Data and Cloud, GE Says

Hear the phrases 'Industrial Internet' or 'Internet of Things' and you probably think of billions of connected devices. That's all well and good, but without the computing power to assess all the data coming from these devices, GE suggests that enterprises won't realize the full potential of the industrial Internet.

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Can VCE Be the Apple of the Converged Enterprise Cloud?

Apple wouldn't be where it is today if it hadn't redefined consumer electronics. VCE could very well do the same to the enterprise cloud market. First, it just has to convince companies to 'think different.'

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Build: Microsoft Azure Embraces Outside Technologies

Microsoft has open-sourced its new C# compiler and Azure now incorporates the open source Chef and Puppet configuration managers

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Amazon Super-sizes Instances to Lure Hadoop Users to Web Services

The company has launched 12 new virtual servers that can be used for image processing and financial analytics

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Microsoft Slashes Azure Prices, Introduces New Basic Tier

Amazon Web Services and Google also cut prices in March

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VMware, Nvidia Revolutionizing Secure Cloud Desktop

The thin client has been largely disappointing from the beginning, but a partnership between VMware and Nvidia may finally give the thin client the performance, scalability, security and price it needs to catch on.

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Amazon Counters Google with its Own Cloud Price Cuts

Amazon's announcement comes the day after Google said it is cutting prices

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Forrester Outlines IT Imperatives for Healthcare Providers

Healthcare providers such hospitals, medical offices and clinics face an unsettling reality, according to a recent Forrester report: Embrace the cloud, big data, mobile and other emerging technology or get acquired by a healthcare organization that's successfully been there and done that.

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Cisco plans $1B investment in global cloud infrastructure

By partnering with the likes of Australian operator Telstra, Cisco hopes to catch up with competition

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3 Ways Technology Improves Road Race Registration

Like most previously paper processes, road race registration has moved online. This offers convenience to runners, but it can be a headache for unprepared race directors. Here's how three organizations handle the traffic, testing and analysis of their runner registration systems.

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Tech CEOs Warn of Threats to Cloud, Big Data Economy

Leaders of some of the nation's top tech firms say protectionist cloud policies and Internet restrictions could undermine the potential of the data revolution. To that end, they call on policymakers to advocate the free flow of information across national borders -- and to pay special attention to nations restricting Internet freedom.