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Cisco Looks to Ease Transition to Cloud Computing

An array of new Cisco physical and virtual routers, software and services addresses the top challenges to moving to cloud computing, including bandwidth, latency and performance issues, as businesses increasingly adopt the cloud. Read More >

Microsoft Talks Cloud, Visual Studio Tools at TechEd

Microsoft opened its TechEd 2012 conference with a discussion of its updated cloud platform around Windows Server 2012 and Windows Azure, along with new Visual Studio tools in Microsoft Team Foundation Server and LightSwitch. Read More >

Oracle Launches Its Own Public Cloud

Oracle Cloud is the full package, complete with Platform Services, Application Services and Social Networking Services. Read More >

Salesforce to Acquire Social Media Marketer Buddy Media

Salesforce will pay $698 million for Buddy's social media marketing platform. However, a stock analyst says Oracle plans to launch a public cloud that will be serious competition for Salesforce. Read More >

Dell XPS One 27 AiO Desktop Features Intel Ivy Bridge Chips, Sleek Design

The Dell XPS One 27 all-in-one (AIO) desktop PC has a display with four times the resolution of a 720p HDTV. The new Dell AIO will arrive in the United States in a few weeks, along with the Inspiron One 23 and One 27. Read More >

Open Source Finds Its Way Into the Cloud, Big Data, Mobile

As the Open Source Business Conference gets underway in San Francisco, a survey shows that open-source software is contributing to development in some of the top IT trends of the day. Read More >

IBM's Watson Challenges University of Rochester MBA Students

IBM teams up with the University of Rochester to put the IBM Watson technology to the test in a competition among the school s MBA students. Read More >

IT Management Slideshow: Companies Around the World Turn to the Cloud for Savings

As organizations grow globally, CIOs and other senior managers must be aware of international tech trends in order to stay competitive in the international marketplace. A recent report released by CA Technologies, the "2012 CA Technologies Channel Index," finds... Read More >

Networks Are Key to Cloud Migrations, Cisco Survey Finds

While a third of survey respondents said having cloud-ready networks was most important to migrating their applications, 39 percent dread having to deal with them. Read More >

Strategic Tech Slideshow: Enterprise Cloud Strategy: An 8-Step Action Plan

Cloud computing has been a useful tool as CIOs look to help transform business and leverage IT for business success, but many organizations have blazed a cloud trail without a cohesive strategy in place. A report from Forrester Research, "Achieve Cloud Economics... Read More >

HP Continues March to the Cloud With Public Services Beta

HP Cloud Compute, Cloud Object Storage and Cloud Content Delivery Network are now being offered through a standard pay-by-the-drink model. Read More >

Businesses Planning Cloud Computing, Data Analytics Investments: Deloitte

A Deloitte survey of midmarket businesses found they are interested in leveraging technology to improve business efficiency. Read More >

What Impact Will Google GDrive Have on the Cloud Storage Market?

Why did it take such a fast-moving company six years to put up a cloud storage service? We're guessing that Google simply wanted to get it right. Read More >

Adobe Releases Creative Cloud Service With CS6

Adobe has launched its Creative Cloud service, a cloud-based subscription service that enables subscribers to access the Adobe creative tools, including the new Adobe CS6 apps and tools. Read More >

Microsoft Launches Cloud-Based Windows Azure Media Services

At the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) conference, Microsoft launched its new Window Azure Media Services platform. Read More >

Strategic Tech Slideshow: Gartner's Global SaaS Spending Report: Plenty of Room for Growth

The latest research from Gartner shows that spending on Software-as-a-Service applications is growing steadily around the world, a trend that's expected to continue for the next few years. And while SaaS adoption in the more mature North American and Western European markets shows no signs of slowing, the most explosive growth is anticipated in geographies where economies are still developing,... Read More >

HP Releases Open-Source Converged Cloud Platform

The idea of HP Converged Cloud is that enterprises now will be able to construct an open-standards cloud architecture inside their own firewalls -- using any server, storage and networking hardware. Read More >

Dell Acquisition Spree Continues With Clerity Buy

Chicago-based Clerity describes itself as helping commercial and public sector customers "seamlessly transition from legacy IT systems to converged, open-standards-based platforms," which is right up Dell's proverbial alley. Read More >

IT Departments Stymied by Server Management, Troubleshooting

The way the cloud and managed hosting market is maturing represents a challenge to users and cloud and managed hosting service providers. Read More >

IT Management Slideshow: IT-Business Disconnect: Will The Cloud Bridge The Gap, or Widen It?

As business technology demands escalate, CIOs and other top-level IT executives often face a disconnect between their infrastructure requirements and the needs of business leaders who are trying to maximize revenue and increase efficiency. The dual trends of IT consumerization and BYOD are adding further pressure to the roles of IT leaders. In a study commissioned by BMC Software and conducted... Read More >

Avaya Takes Video Collaboration, UC to the Cloud

The networking vendor's Collaborative Cloud framework is designed to make it easier for businesses to access unified communications technology over the Internet. Read More >

IBM Watson to Aid Sloan-Kettering With Cancer Research

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center will use IBM Watson's supercomputer to cull its rich database of clinical knowledge to help doctors treat cancer. Read More >

Dell, Ubuntu Partner on Linux Cloud Platform

Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS (long-term support) is being built with the latest Linux kernel and OpenStack IT and is currently undergoing integration and quality assurance testing with Dell's version of OpenStack. Read More >

Dell's Windows 8 Tablets Take Aim at iPad

Dell's Windows 8 tablets will apparently leverage the company's experience in security and interoperability to challenge the iPad, according to an executive. Read More >

What's Behind Dell's Acquisition Madness?

The acquisition of SonicWall gives Dell a powerful set of products and services to compete with Cisco Systems, Juniper Networks and HP in the enterprise switching and services business. Read More >

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