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Amazon Redshift Now Available To All Customers Amazon Redshift Now Available To All Customers

In November, Amazon Web Services announced Redshift, a “fast and powerful, fully managed, petabyte-scale data warehouse in the cloud.” At the time, it was only available to a limited few customers as a preview service. Now it’s finally becoming available …

Amazon AutoRip Gives You Free MP3s of CD Purchases, Retroactively Amazon AutoRip Gives You Free MP3s of CD Purchases, Retroactively

Amazon is looking to incentivize physical music sales by providing digital copies automatically and free of charge with each purchase. They’re also hoping that they can keep customers using their Cloud Player. Oh yeah, and it’s retroactive. We’re talking about …

Shutterfly Acquires Cloud Photo Service ThisLife Shutterfly Acquires Cloud Photo Service ThisLife

Shutterfly, the popular site for personalized photo products best known for their customizable photo books, has just announced the acquisition of ThisLife, a cloud-based photo storage and organizational site that allows users to compile all of their personal photos and …

Google Wants You To Pledge To Go Paperless Google Wants You To Pledge To Go Paperless
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Google is part of a group of companies called the Paperless Coalition. There are seven companies in all including Google (Google Drive, specifically), HelloFax, Manilla, HelloSign, Expensify, Xero, and Fujitsu ScanSnap, and they want you to go paperless in 2013. …

Netflix Has A Lot To Say About Information Technology Netflix Has A Lot To Say About Information Technology
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Netflix had a lot to say at the recent AWS Re:invent conference. The company released its presentations on YouTube. The company takes on: embracing the cloud, its encoding transformation, architecture, Cassandra database optimization on AWS, data science with Elastic MapReduce, …

Oracle Nabs Eloqua For $871 Million Oracle Nabs Eloqua For $871 Million

Oracle announced today that it has purchased software maker Eloqua for about $871 million. Eloqua provides cloud-based marketing automation and revenue performance management solutions, and Oracle says its “modern marketing cloud” ensures that “every component of marketing” helps to drive …

Amazon Announces Redshift, A Petabyte-Scale Data Warehouse Service Amazon Announces Redshift, A Petabyte-Scale Data Warehouse Service
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Amazon announced a limited preview of Amazon Redshift today, a new product from Amazon Web Services described as a “fast and powerful, fully managed, petabyte-scale data warehouse service in the cloud”. According to Amazon, it enables customers to “dramatically” increase …

Cisco To Acquire Cloud Networking Company Meraki For $1.2 Billion Cisco To Acquire Cloud Networking Company Meraki For $1.2 Billion

Cisco continues its acquisition, as the company announced that it intends to acquire Meraki (yet another cloud company). Cisco will pay about $1.2 billion in cash and retention-based incentives. Meraki is a privately held cloud networking company based in San …

Dell Acquires Infrastructure Automation Solutions Provider Gale Technologies Dell Acquires Infrastructure Automation Solutions Provider Gale Technologies

Dell announced that it has acquired Gale Technologies, a provider of infrastructure automation solutions. With the acquisition, the company has formed the Enterprise Systems & Solutions organization. Dell says it intends to keep Gale Technologies employees, and will continue to …

Oracle Acquires Instantis, Adds It To Primavera Oracle Acquires Instantis, Adds It To Primavera

Oracle announced today that it has acquired Instantis, a provider of cloud-based and on-premis project portfolio management solutions. The company will combine Instantis with its Primavera and Fusion Applications. Users will be able to track and report on enterprise strategies, …

Oracle Releases Earnings, Posts 2% Decline In Revenue Oracle Releases Earnings, Posts 2% Decline In Revenue

Oracle posted its fiscal 2013 Q1 earnings report on Thursday. While profits were up 15%, revenues were down 2% to $8.2 billion, though GAAP new software licenses and cloud software subscriptions were up 5% to $1.6 billion. Non-GAAP new software …

Taco Cloud Truly Is The Future Of Computing

It was revealed recently that a lot of Americans don’t truly grasp what the Cloud is yet. In fact, some of them even believe that it can be disrupted by stormy weather. I blame the ignorance on a tech sector …

Salesforce Unveils A Bunch Of New Social And Cloud Offerings Salesforce Unveils A Bunch Of New Social And Cloud Offerings

Salesforce kicked off its annual Dreamforce event with a bunch of announcements. “Today’s leading companies recognize that business is social,” said CEO Marc Benioff. “With new innovations across our six product lines, companies can transform the way they sell, service, …

Yandex Opens Its Cloud Storage Service To Everyone Yandex Opens Its Cloud Storage Service To Everyone
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Back in April Russian search giant Yandex unveiled Yandex.Disk, their brand new cloud storage service. At the time, it was invitation only and only available in Russian. Today, they’ve dropped the invite requirement and opened up the service to everyone. …

Americans Think Cloud Computing Comes From Actual Clouds Americans Think Cloud Computing Comes From Actual Clouds
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Cloud computing has been on the minds of everybody in the tech industry for the past few years. The infrastructure has been slowly growing, but 2012 has seen tremendous growth in the sector. All the major tech companies now offer …

Google Launches Cloud Platform Partner Program, And Here Are The Partners Google Launches Cloud Platform Partner Program, And Here Are The Partners
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Google just announced the Google Cloud Platform Partner Program, which the company says provides partners with tools, training and resources they need to address their business’ IT needs. The program allows for two different types of partners: service partners and …

VMware Pays Large Sum To Acquire Nicira VMware Pays Large Sum To Acquire Nicira
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VMware has agreed to acquire software-defined networking (SDN)/network virtualization provider Nicira for $1.05 billion in cash plus about $210 million of assumed unvested equity awards. “VMware has led the server virtualization revolution, and we have the opportunity to do the …

Download Microsoft Office 2013 Customer Preview Today Download Microsoft Office 2013 Customer Preview Today
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Microsoft just unveiled the next installment of their ubiquitous Office products, and you can download the customer preview here. Microsoft says that Office 2013 (or Office 15) is going to work perfectly across multiple devices – “touch, stylus, mouse, or …

If You Really Want To Learn About Google Compute Engine, These 2 Videos Should Be A Great Start If You Really Want To Learn About Google Compute Engine, These 2 Videos Should Be A Great Start
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At Google I/O last week, Google revealed Google Compute Engine, which has been described as App Engine on steroids. Google may be giving Amazon Web Services a run for its money. It might be a good time to start learning …

Sony Officially Acquires Cloud Gaming Service Gaikai
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One of the larger rumors to pop up before this years E3, was that Sony was going to purchase the online game streaming service Gaikai. The service, which is like Onlive but bigger, would give Sony a cloud gaming service …

Is Google About To Maim Amazon Cloud? Is Google About To Maim Amazon Cloud?

I don’t like to use the word “kill,” when it comes to tech competition. Rarely does one product actually come out and kill its competitor. That goes especially for when the competitor is a market leader, and an Internet giant, …