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BluPointe Offers Partners BDR Without Long-term Commitments

Tue, 2014-04-22 18:06
Company owner says deal is to protect businesses from severe weather conditions BluPointe DRS said it's going to make it a little easier for MSPs and VARS to leverage its BDR in order to protect businesses from severe weather conditions. Content Classification:  Curated

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Microsoft Adds New Azure Basic Pricing Tier

Tue, 2014-04-22 15:10
Exec says new plan offers 'some high-end features at a reasonable cost' for customers Microsoft added a new pricing tier to Azure for production sites, supporting smaller sites, and development and testing scenarios. Here are the details. Content Classification:  Aggregated

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Total Defense Sells Consumer Business, Renames Corporate Business iSheriff

Tue, 2014-04-22 10:24
Dan Kobialka Total Defense is selling its consumer business and brand name to Untangle. Going forward the standalone corporate cloud business, which caters to managed service providers and SMEs, will be known as iSheriff. Content Classification:  Curated

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Alert Logic: More Attacks in Cloud, On-Premises Environments

Tue, 2014-04-22 07:45
Dan Kobialka Alert Logic, a security-as-a-service solutions provider, found that more attacks are taking place in both cloud and on-premises environments. The details are available in the company's Spring 2014 Cloud Security Report. According to Alert Logic, there was a significant increase in attacks across cloud and hosting environments last year. Content Classification:  Curated

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LiveHive Integrates with Salesforce Platform for Sales Analytics

Mon, 2014-04-21 18:00
LiveHive enables sale professionals to track and organize all sales content in one place LiveHive last week said its sales acceleration service is now integrated with Salesforce, one of the leading CRM platforms in today's market. Content Classification:  Aggregated

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Poll Results: 82% Believe the NSA had Prior Knowledge of Heartbleed

Mon, 2014-04-21 15:00
The White House disputes that it had prior knowledge of security flaw There's a controversy over whether or not the NSA knew about the Heartbleed security flaw before it was made public. Our readers believe the NSA did have prior knowledge of the security bug. Content Classification:  Aggregated

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SnapLogic: Cloud Speed Key Business Driver for IPaaS

Mon, 2014-04-21 12:59
Dan Kobialka SnapLogic and TechValidate released the results of a joint survey that focused on the business and technical drivers and barriers for enterprise software-as-a-service (SaaS) application and cloud analytics adoption. Here's a complete breakdown of the survey results. Content Classification:  Curated

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Will more SMBs adopt hybrid cloud computing in 2014?

Mon, 2014-04-21 12:41
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IDG: Google Says Little About Business Cloud Services in Q1 Report

Mon, 2014-04-21 08:08
Dan Kobialka Google (GOOG) provided very little insight into the overall sales trends for its Enterprise business in its earnings report for the first three months of 2014, according to a report by International Data Group (IDG) News Service. Content Classification:  Aggregated

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Gartner: Hybrid Cloud, Big Data & Analytics Top Smart Government Trends

Fri, 2014-04-18 17:01
Firm says social, mobile, cloud and information are driving government innovation One IT research firm believes big data and actionable analytics, and hybrid cloud computing are two key cloud computing technology trends for smart government. Content Classification:  Aggregated

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Swisscom, Vidyo Launch Cloud-based Video Conferencing Service

Fri, 2014-04-18 11:12
Dan Kobialka Vidia is a new cloud-based video communications and collaboration service based on the VidyoWorks platform and application programming interfaces (APIs). Here's the complete rundown on this video conferencing service. Content Classification:  Curated

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Friday's Last Word: WatchDox CEO Moti Rafalin

Fri, 2014-04-18 11:00
WatchDox CEO Moti Rafalin co-founded Watchdox, an enterprise file sharing solution company, back in 2008 to provide businesses with a secure way to share information across and beyond the enterprise. But who is he when the office is closed?

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FireHost Secures $25 Million in Series E Funding

Fri, 2014-04-18 08:23
Dan Kobialka FireHost announced a $25 million Series E funding round led by investment partner The Stephens Group. How does FireHost plan to use the funds? Content Classification:  Curated

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inContact Unveils Cloud Contact Center Software Upgrades

Thu, 2014-04-17 19:22
Exec says upgrades help contact center leaders with better customer experiences inContact said it has made major enhancements to its cloud contact software platform to help contact center leaders with delivering better customer experiences while also optimizing agent productivity. Content Classification:  Aggregated

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Report: Hybrid Cloud Computing Drives Cloud System Management Growth

Thu, 2014-04-17 16:09
Study says cloud system management market is expected to grow significantly Cloud services providers (CSPs) involved in cloud system management have something new to be happy about. According to a report released by IT research firm TechNavio, the cloud system management market is expected to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 32.51 percent. Content Classification:  Aggregated

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Linode Invests $45M in New Cloud Offering

Thu, 2014-04-17 12:35
Dan Kobialka Linode announced a $45 million investment in its cloud infrastructure and services offering, the largest capital investment in the company's history. Here's a breakdown of Linode's hardware and software upgrades. Content Classification:  Curated

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Spanning Cloud Apps Joins Cloud Security Alliance

Thu, 2014-04-17 09:00
Dan Kobialka As a Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) partner, Spanning Cloud Apps will share expert insight on backup and recovery best practices and help companies understand the importance of taking a proactive approach to monitoring their data stored in the cloud. Content Classification:  Curated

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Google Launches Asia Pacific Zone for Cloud Platform

Thu, 2014-04-17 09:00

Google already has Cloud Platform and Compute Engine customers in the Asia Pacific region, but the company looks as though it's hoping to boost its presence and win over new customers and developers. Google launched new zones in Asia Pacific.

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Red Hat, Dell Partner for OpenStack Private Cloud

Thu, 2014-04-17 08:00

Red Hat and Dell have jointly launched an enterprise-grade private OpenStack cloud. Dubbed the Dell Red Hat Cloud Solution, the new cloud offering was announced at Red Hat Summit this week and is powered by Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform.

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ElasticHosts Expands White-Label Reseller Program

Wed, 2014-04-16 13:08
Dan Kobialka ElasticHosts announced that it is including "Elastic Containers," cloud servers that are billed based on consumption rather than capacity, in its white-label reseller program. Content Classification:  Curated

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