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    Turning the legal industry tanker around on cloud adoption

    Peter Groucutt

    Due to the very nature of law firms, the storage of sensitive information in an external environment has naturally been met with some caution. While early-movers have been experimenting with cloud services for some time now, the majority of the sector has been hesitant to adopt until recently. In order to address the security and functionality concerns some firms still had, support and advice from respected industry bodies was needed.

    About 4 days, 14 hours ago - 0 comments - Categories: Adoption, Industry, Legal, Opinion
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    Accenture partners with Orange to deliver Euro-cloud services

    Ovum StraightTalk

    Accenture and Orange Business Services (OBS) have formed an alliance to support large enterprises with their cloud strategies. Accenture will provide expertise and skills in the planning, implementation, and management of cloud services with an industry solutions focus.

    About 1 week, 3 days ago - 0 comments - Categories: Europe, Industry
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    Why SAP sees HANA as a driver for business disruption

    Ovum StraightTalk

    HANA continues to sit front and center in SAP’s product strategy. SAP’s challenge is to accelerate adoption by encouraging, not forcing, undecided customers towards HANA without clear and safe migration paths, but it should remember that its IT buyers are relatively conservative and will consider new technology options and changes at their own pace, not SAP’s.

    About 1 week, 4 days ago - 0 comments - Categories: Data, Industry, SAP
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    Why cloud services spending will exceed $174bn in 2014

    David @BTR

    The CEOs of leading companies are already striving to create an agile business model -- one that responds quickly to competitive pressures and shifting market demands. Commercial agility often requires a corresponding accelerated business technology deployment. Meaning, the IT requirement is for applications to be provisioned in hours -- not weeks or months.

    About 1 week, 5 days ago - 0 comments - Categories: Hybrid, Industry, Research, Scalability
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    The Affordable Care Act and cloud computing: Understanding the links

    LogicWorks

    The Affordable Care Act (ACA) aims to reduce costs while improving quality of care. Of course, those in Healthcare IT have been trying to reduce costs and improve care for years. Perhaps there are some real opportunities to improve IT delivery around the ACA, and those opportunities may exist more in cloud than traditional approaches.

    About 2 weeks, 3 days ago - 0 comments - Categories: Hype, Industry, Security
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    How public clouds are becoming vertical market-centric

    Ovum StraightTalk

    Public cloud vendors are increasingly focusing on vertical markets, which will significantly accelerate public cloud adoption by latecomers. The “verticalization” of public clouds comes as a result of efforts throughout vertical ecosystems, from regulators to traditional IT service providers such as IBM, as well as newcomers such as AWS, Salesforce.com, and Veeva

    About 3 weeks, 2 days ago - 0 comments - Categories: Industry, Public, Vendors
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    Amazon responds to Google: You’ve slashed your prices – now here’s ours

    James Bourne

    Amazon Web Services has announced big price cuts across its cloud computing portfolio at an event in San Francisco – one day after rival Google did the same. Andy Jassy, AWS senior vice president, explained to delegates in his keynote speech that lowering prices was “not new” for AWS, laying out the company’s latest price drop.

    About 3 weeks, 3 days ago - 0 comments - Categories: Amazon, IaaS, Industry, Storage
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    Google slashes prices for cloud platform, throws down gauntlet to Amazon

    James Bourne

    Google has cut prices for its cloudy infrastructure across the board, aiming to “blend IaaS and PaaS” as well as change the outlook of the cloud pricing wars.

    About 3 weeks, 4 days ago - 0 comments - Categories: Developers, IaaS, Industry, PaaS
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    Aaron Levie signs off chairman’s letter “Go cloud!” as Box prepares for IPO

    James Bourne

    You can’t say it wasn’t coming. Cloud storage provider Box has announced its public offering after a huge amount of rumour and conjecture, with the overall amount raised expected to hit around $250m. The company is looking to trade under the NYSE symbol ‘BOX’ and confirms reports in January that the cloud storage bods had confidentially filed.

    About 3 weeks, 5 days ago - 0 comments - Categories: Enterprise, Hype, Industry, Storage
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    How cloud adoption is changing the business landscape

    LogicWorks

    Business leadership drives much of the growth around cloud computing, demanding that IT both consider and implement this technology. They see the potential for this technology to be strategic, much like the growth of the Web many years ago that changed the face of many businesses. Remember, it was business units, not IT, that drove Web adoption and related functions like e-commerce.

    About 1 month, 1 week ago - 0 comments - Categories: Adoption, Enterprise, Industry
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