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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 >

Cloud Security, Bandwidth Demands Create IT Challenges

Seventy-four percent of respondents indicated their chief concern about cloud migration was ensuring corporate data security. 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 >

Dell to Launch Windows 8 Tablet for Business Users

Dell is apparently very interested in Windows 8 tablets for business users, according to comments by CEO Michael Dell. Read More >

Cloud Adoption Rises Among Small Businesses: Dell

SMBs said key benefits of adopting cloud applications include a low total cost of ownership and fast deployment time. Read More >

Cloud Computing Use Will Double by 2015, IBM Predicts

A new IBM study indicates that enterprise leaders expect the use of cloud computing for transforming business models to double by 2015. Read More >

IBM Takes Watson Supercomputer to the Bank

IBM and Citigroup agree on a partnership that will bring IBM's deep analytic technology in its Watson system to Citigroup's banking operations. Read More >

Why Dell Wants You to Think Differently About Its Mission

At an impressive-looking spring 2012 data center event, Dell was more concerned with getting the message out that it's now an end-to-end solution provider than actually introducing new and/or improved products. Read More >

Dell Acquires AppAsure, an Application-Recovery Provider

AppAssure specializes in providing what it claims to be "near-instant and 100 percent reliable" bare-metal data center application recovery. The deal mark's Dell's 12th acquisition in the past two years Read More >

What Your CEO Needs to Know About the Cloud

The cloud services agreement is a complex issue in today's environment. Many such agreements are effectively nonnegotiable, and you should use caution trusting vendors with mission-critical functions or sensitive company data. Read More >

Medical Image Storage: Dell, Siemens Collaborate on Cloud Solution

As the volume of medical data explodes, Dell and Siemens look to provide the health care industry with extra storage space in the cloud. Read More >

Government Cloud Adoption: TechAmerica Releases Best-Practices Report

"We've got to wake up. The problem is all these legacy systems. If we could start over, we'd be fine. But we're stuck with all these old contracts." -- California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom. Read More >

UnitedHealth Group Launches Cloud Platform for Health App Development

UnitedHealth Group's Optum unit has launched a cloud platform to host applications in an open environment. Read More >

Is This the Year PaaS Goes Mainstream?

For years, the industry has readied itself for widespread adoption of PaaS. Is 2012 the year when this latest cloud technology gets the recognition it deserves? Read More >

Multiple Cloud Formations Require New Security Approaches

New-generation service providers are filling gaps in private-public cloud security. Read More >

Verizon, Health Evolution Partners Collaborate on Health Care IT

Verizon and Health Evolution Partners are looking to enable development in real-time care coordination and mobile data services. Read More >

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