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    The best cloud computing companies and CEOs to work for in 2014

    Louis Columbus

    2014 continues to be a year marked by the accelerating hiring cycles across nearly all cloud computing companies. The job market in the cloud computing industry is leaning in favor of applicants who have a strong IT background in systems integration, legacy IT expertise, business analysis and in many positions, programming as well.

    About 1 month, 2 weeks ago - 2 comments - Categories: Acquisition, Analysis, Industry
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    New cloud contact center capabilities strengthen Aspect’s market position

    Ovum StraightTalk

    At its industry analyst conference in Phoenix, Arizona in January 2014, Aspect proudly discussed its newly refocused business. Two years ago the vendor was working closely with Microsoft and struggling to gain new business in a saturated contact center infrastructure market. However, Aspect begins 2014 with new products, strong financials for 2013, and a positive growth forecast.

    About 3 months ago - 0 comments - Categories: Acquisition, Analysis, Consumer, Security
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    China Unicom enters cloud race with Wo-Cloud service

    James Bourne

    The past couple of weeks have seen a variety of updates from players looking to up their cloudy stake in China, including Amazon and IBM. Now China Unicom has joined the race, offering a service called Wo-Cloud, according to a report from Web Hosting Daily.

    About 3 months, 2 weeks ago - 0 comments - Categories: Acquisition, Adoption, Enterprise, IaaS, PaaS
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    Best and worst performing cloud computing stocks in 2013

    Louis Columbus

    Cloud computing stocks continue to show wide variation in performance throughout the first half of this year. 10 of the 20 companies in the Cloud Computing Stock Index delivered returns to shareholders with NetSuite leading with a 37.30% share gain, delivering $13,730 on $10,000 invested on January 2 2013.

    About 9 months, 2 weeks ago - 0 comments - Categories: Acquisition, Enterprise, Research, VMware
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    IBM announces SoftLayer acquisition – and competition hots up

    James Bourne

    Tech giant IBM has announced the acquisition of cloud infrastructure provider SoftLayer, evidently hoping to strengthen IBM’s position in the cloud infrastructure as a service space.

    About 10 months, 2 weeks ago - 0 comments - Categories: Acquisition, Enterprise, IaaS, Public
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    Cloud computing firm iomart’s profits continue to rise

    James Bourne

    iomart Group, proclaimed as the UK’s leading cloud computing company, has registered end of year profits of £10.7m before tax growth, an increase of 56% and marking a significant improvement on 2012’s £6.9m profit. The figures are suitably impressive for the Scottish company, proving last year’s comments from senior execs were almost Nostradamus-esque in their accuracy.

    About 10 months, 3 weeks ago - 1 comment - Categories: Acquisition, Europe, SLA, Trends
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    5 triggers for closing cloud computing deals

    OS33

    One of the most frequent questions we get on cloud computing is: "When should a company move to the cloud?" While there are numerous reasons to make the move, there are also certain events that minimise obstacles and objections. These are "triggers", which greatly reduce the sales cycle for prospects considering cloud offerings. In no particular order...

    About 11 months, 1 week ago - 0 comments - Categories: Acquisition, Adoption, Industry, SaaS
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    Actian goes on a Big Data acquisition spree

    Ovum StraightTalk

    Actian, the vendor formerly known as Ingres, has suddenly put itself on the map through rapid-fire acquisitions of Pervasive Software, ParAccel, and Versant Software. Actian's goal is to assemble a mini-stack that includes a data integration engine and different data platforms for different transactional and analytic use cases.

    About 11 months, 2 weeks ago - 0 comments - Categories: Acquisition, Analytics, Data, Strategy
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    6 Biggest Security Threats Facing the Cloud Computing Industry

    Karin Wilson

    Cloud computing is a growing and potentially massive industry. Yet there continues to be a worry by many that apparent security threats have the potential to take down the industry's rise before it has a chance to take off.  In this post, I look at 6 of the major security threats facing the industry.

    About 1 year ago - 0 comments - Categories: Acquisition
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    The cloud pushes Microsoft into data centre hardware

    Ovum StraightTalk

    Microsoft has announced its intention to buy StorSimple, a startup seller of enterprise storage systems, for an undisclosed price.

    About 1 year, 6 months ago - 0 comments - Categories: Acquisition, Data, Hardware, Storage
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