Data Center Cloud Computing Category Enhances Chatter Platform

The new Salesforce Communities application ties enterprise social media more closely with business processes. Meanwhile, faces new competition, including Yammer, now part of Microsoft. Read More >

Gartner: IT Outsourcing Market Could Top 250 Billion in 2012

The growth of IT outsourcing is limited in Europe due to economic turmoil, but will grow in the U.S. and Asia. Read More >

Moving Sensitive Data to Cloud Storage Can Put Businesses at Risk

As more businesses move their data onto cloud-based storage platforms, security concerns remain under-appreciated. Read More >

NASA Mars Rover Landing Empowered by Dell Systems

Dell announced that its systems played a key role in the landing of the NASA Mars rover Curiosity. Read More >

Salesforce CEO Benioff Named to Cisco's Board of Directors

Benioff's appointment underscores Cisco's push to become the foundation for cloud computing infrastructures. Read More >

Strategic Tech Slideshow: 10 Tech Firms For CIOs to Watch

As the technology needs of the enterprise continue to shift - buffeted by trends such as consumerization and bring-your-own-device (BYOD), big data, cloud and security challenges - so too do the strategies of the leading tech vendors as they try to accommodate customer needs. We've seen major strategic shifts at Dell, while HP and Research in Motion have been weathering major market challenges... Read More >

Dell Offers Microsoft Office 365 to Small Businesses

Office 365 with Dell is available in the U.S. starting at $9 per user, per month for the Small Business Plan. Read More >

IDC Study Finds Amazon Web Services Use Yields 626% ROI

An IDC study commissioned by Amazon Web Services (AWS) shows that on average, over five years customers can realize a return on investment of 626 percent, among other key benefits including savings and productivity enhancements. Read More >

Books Slideshow: Ten Ways to Get the Most Out of the Cloud

More companies are exploring the cloud as a means of cutting costs and driving IT efficiency, and enterprises are expected to spend $112 billion on software as a service (SaaS), platform as a service (Paas) and infrastructure as a service (IaaS) projects over the next several years, according to industry projections. But what's the best strategy to take when moving to the cloud? In the book,... Read More >

Dell Reaffirms Commitment to Open Source, Developers at OSCON

Dell revealed that it will deliver a new developer-focused, Ubuntu-powered laptop as part of its Project Sputnik in the fall. Dell announced this and other open-source moves at the O Reilly Open Source Convention 2012 (OSCON). Read More >

Dell Launches Quickstart Data Warehouse Appliance 1000 for Midmarket

The software and hardware solution is powered by Dell PowerEdge 12th generation servers and Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Data Warehouse Appliance Edition. Read More >

Rackspace to Add Windows Server 2012 to Cloud Service

At the Microsoft World Partner Conference opening in Toronto, Rackspace is announcing support for Windows Server 2012 in its cloud service and its traditional hosting solution. Read More >

Washington Post CTO Yuvi Kochar Wants Cloud Vendors to Give Him an Exit Strategy

Yuvinder (Yuvi) Kochar is dissatisfied with the take-your-data-and-go that attitude cloud vendors have regarding buyers who want to switch to a competitor. To tell the truth, he's not so sure that even Google's proclaimed desire to help people migrate is worth the air used to voice it. He wants options, people! Read More >

Health Care Cloud Computing to Reach $5.4 Billion by 2017

Cloud computing in health care is poised for growth, but regulatory, privacy and security concerns have slowed public cloud adoption, according to a report by MarketsandMarkets. Read More >

CloudSigma Lets Customers Match Cloud Service to Existing Data Center

CloudSigma s co-founder, Robert Jenkins, says big cloud vendors such as Rackspace and Amazon Web Services (AWS) don t give their customers the ability to configure their cloud environment to mirror their on-premise data centers. Read More >

Research Slideshow: Cloud Computing: CIOs See Value, Challenges

CIOs and IT executives are bullish about the potential benefits of cloud computing for their organizations. However, they remain cautious about adoption because of a lingering fear of challenges. As a result, while businesses do derive value from cloud-based software and services, the roll-out is moving slowly, according to a new survey, "Read More >

IBM Exploring Ways to Use, Sell Watson Cloud Services

IBM says its all-knowing, English-speaking computer that triumphed in the "Jeopardy" television show last year will add value to IT systems in both health care and financial services in 2012 and beyond. Read More >

Salesforce Takes 'Mobile-First' Approach in Summer '12 Developer's Platform

With more and more mobile workers needing to better communicate with their businesses and customers from the road, is tailoring their platform to make it easier for developers to produce just the right applications. That 'mobile-first' approach is a key focus of's new Summer '12 development tools. Read More >

Dell Seeks to Acquire Quest Software for $2.15 Billion: Report

The offer, which would be the latest move by Dell in its transformation into an IT solutions provider, comes weeks after talks between the two companies broke off. Read More >

Security Threats Loom Even for Cloud-Free Businesses

The COO of the Cloud Security Alliance warned attendees of a cloud computing conference that businesses are mistaken if they say they don t use the cloud because individual employees may be doing it on their own. Read More >

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 >

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