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Snowflake Raises $26M, Introduces Cloud-based Elastic Data Warehouse

Tue, 2014-10-21 21:00
New venture financing to be used for expanding engineering and sales organization Snowflake Computing has raised $26 million in financing and released its flagship solution to help businesses tackle cloud-based data warehousing. Content Classification:  Curated

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7 Ways to Leaving Better Sales Voicemails

Tue, 2014-10-21 10:50
Leaving effective voicemails give CSPs better results during the prospecting process Here are seven ways CSPs can leave more effective sales voicemails with prospective customers. Content Classification:  Curated

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Talari Extends Secure WAN to Public Cloud Access Links

Tue, 2014-10-21 08:00

Talari unveiled a new cloud solution today that enables organizations to tie their wide area networks (WANs) into the public cloud more easily and securely. The new offering was designed to turn public cloud access links into secure, reliable and manageable points on any WAN.

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BCSG Recruits Former HP Cloud Exec Marsden to Head Service Providers Division

Tue, 2014-10-21 07:30

Cloud services marketplace provider Business Centric Services Group (BCSG) expanded its leadership team by hiring Tim Marsden to head up its Service Providers division.

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Microsoft CEO's Vision for Cloud: Productivity, Platforms

Mon, 2014-10-20 22:14
Nadella says Microsoft wants everyone to thrive in this mobile-first, cloud-first world Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella laid out his company's roadmap and vision for cloud computing during a webcast on Monday. Announcements included the launch of the G-series family of virtual machines optimized for data workloads, a new Azure Premium Storage offering, and the launch of an Azure Store. Here are the details. Content Classification:  Curated

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Blue Box Secures $10M to Expand Marketing, Partnership Teams

Mon, 2014-10-20 20:05
Additional financing to be used on developing initiatives for channel partners Blue Box has secured $10 million in funding from to continue its investments in several areas of the company, including its channel partner program. Content Classification:  Curated

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Axiros, Eye Networks and ZyXEL Partner for Device Management Solutions

Mon, 2014-10-20 17:15
Dan Kobialka Axiros, Eye Networks and ZyXEL will work together to deliver "off-the-shelf ZyXEL CPE with pre-integrated cloud-based ACS solutions." Axiros, Eye Networks and ZyXEL will work together to deliver cloud-based device management solutions to service providers. Content Classification:  Curated

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Datalink Acquires San Francisco-based IT Solutions Provider for $18.5M

Mon, 2014-10-20 15:22
Dan Kobialka Datalink's CEO says the Bear Data Solutions acquisition will help his company expand its West Coast presence. Datalink (DTLK) has acquired San Francisco-based IT solutions provider Bear Data Solutions for $18.5 million, which includes $16.8 million in cash and $1.7 million in Datalink common stock. Content Classification:  Curated

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PGi Acquires Cloud-based Project Management Platform

Mon, 2014-10-20 11:46
Dan Kobialka PGi's CEO says Central Desktop acquisition "extends PGi's collaboration expertise beyond real-time meetings." PGi (PGI) has added Central Desktop, a cloud-based team collaboration and project management platform for businesses, to its portfolio. Content Classification:  Curated

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Bridging the Gap Between IT and HR

Mon, 2014-10-20 10:00
Here's how businesses in the industry can build the bridge between IT and HR This division between IT and HR is largely organizational and can be addressed by taking some basic steps to remove some of the barriers between both departments. Here's what businesses can do to build a bridge between IT and HR. Content Classification:  Curated

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NetSuite, Coupa Partner for Cloud-based Expense Management Solution

Mon, 2014-10-20 08:58
Dan Kobialka NetSuite says new integrated solution can provide businesses with real-time visibility into spending and savings. NetSuite (N) and Coupa have launched an integrated solution that is designed to help businesses improve spend visibility and gain more control over their financial processes. Content Classification:  Curated

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Google Simplifies Billing Management for Developers

Mon, 2014-10-20 07:30

Google (GOOG) is aiming to reduce the amount of time developers spend on managing their billing for various projects. The cloud company introduced new features to the Google Cloud Platform Oct. 17 that are meant to make billing simpler and take less time, freeing developers up to focus on actually developing.

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OpenStack Juno Goes Live as Foundation for NFV Platform

Mon, 2014-10-20 07:30

Leading up to the OpenStack Summit next month, the OpenStack Foundation has released the tenth version of the popular open source cloud computing software.

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5 Cloud Computing Funding Stories You Might Have Missed, Oct. 17

Fri, 2014-10-17 23:18
Talkin' Cloud compiles this week's list of top cloud funding news stories for readers Talkin' Cloud generated a list of this week's top cloud computing financing stories for readers who might have missed the news. Content Classification:  Curated

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Friday's Last Word: Mindcore CEO Matt Rosenthal

Fri, 2014-10-17 22:00
Mindcore CEO Matt Rosenthal sat down with Talkin' Cloud to help us understand who he is away from the office. Here are the details.

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Vlocity Unveils Communications, Insurance Apps on Salesforce1

Fri, 2014-10-17 08:00

Industry-specific applications developer Vlocity launched two vertical apps on the Salesforce1 Platform at Dreamforce 2014 this week. With its new cloud services, Vlocity is targeting the communications and insurance industries.

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Microsoft Previews Hadoop Big Data Analytics on Azure HDInsight

Fri, 2014-10-17 08:00

Microsoft will be bringing real-time analytics to Azure HDInsight. The company announced at Strata + Hadoop World a preview of Apache Storm on Azure HDInsight, providing Hadoop users with the ability to gain insights into events as they happen.

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Viewics Raises $8M for Product Innovation, Staff Expansion

Thu, 2014-10-16 20:00
Canvas Venture Fund General Partner Rebecca Lynn joins company's board of directors Viewics has raised $8 million in financing to serve its market's need for analytics by developing more applications for its data platform and growing out its team. Content Classification:  Curated

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Indicative Raises $2M in Seed Financing to Staff Up for Growth

Thu, 2014-10-16 16:00
Additional funding to be used for growing out Indicative's sales and marketing teams Indicative has secured $2 million in seed funding from investors to accelerate the growth of the company. Content Classification:  Curated

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Flexiant Launches Apps Management Platform for Public, Private Clouds

Thu, 2014-10-16 13:21
Flexiant Concerto features include multi-cloud application blueprints, integrated services Flexiant has announced a new hosted platform that enables IT service providers to offer multi-cloud application lifecycle management. Content Classification:  Curated

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