All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Cloud’

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, like capital construction and maintenance, manufacturing, IT, new product development, Lean Six Sigma, and other corporate initiatives, the company says. …

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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 licenses and cloud software subscriptions revenues were up 6% to $1.6 billion. “Exadata, Exalogic, Exalytics and our other engineered systems …

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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 that does little to make the Cloud matter in our everyday lives. Thankfully, somebody has heard that call and has …

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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, market, collaborate, work and innovate in order to connect more deeply with customers.” For one, Saleforce unveiled the new Salesforce …

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Yandex Opens Its Cloud Storage Service To Everyone

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. “We have had amazing feedback over our invite-only period. We want to thank everyone who helped us to improve the …

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Americans Think Cloud Computing Comes From Actual Clouds

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 some form of cloud storage and computing for consumers and businesses. Even though it’s everywhere, Americans still don’t really grasp …

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Google Launches Cloud Platform Partner Program, And Here Are The Partners

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 technology partners. The former provide consulting and implementation services on various Google Cloud Platform products, and the latter provide tools …

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VMware Pays Large Sum To Acquire Nicira

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 same in datacenter and cloud networking,” said VMware CEO Paul Maritz. “The acquisition of Nicira adds to our portfolio of …

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Download Microsoft Office 2013 Customer Preview Today

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 keyboard.” “We are taking bold steps at Microsoft,” said Steve Ballmer at the press announcement. “The new, modern Office will …

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If You Really Want To Learn About Google Compute Engine, These 2 Videos Should Be A Great Start

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 more about Google’s grand new offering. The company has shared a couple of Google I/O sessions dealing with the product …

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Sony Officially Acquires Cloud Gaming Service Gaikai

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 and also give them a step up on the competition moving forward. Today they finally announced a definitive agreement to …

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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, but even giants can be vulnerable to severe competitive damage, and Amazon may soon have a big battle on its …

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