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The Cost of Data Storage and Management: Where Is It Headed in 2016?

The Cost of Data Storage and Management: Where Is It Headed in 2016? | Cloud and Data Center Topics | Scoop.it
Experts in the IT industry claim the global volume of electronically stored data is doubling every two years.
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Riverbed Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire Aternity

Riverbed Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire Aternity | Cloud and Data Center Topics | Scoop.it
Riverbed Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire Aternity
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Amazon Web Services posts $2.88 billion in revenue in Q2 2016, up 58% from last year

Amazon Web Services posts $2.88 billion in revenue in Q2 2016, up 58% from last year | Cloud and Data Center Topics | Scoop.it
The essential tech news of the moment. Technology's news site of record. Not for dummies.
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Microsoft Tackles IT Skills Gap With Online Learning Program

Microsoft Tackles IT Skills Gap With Online Learning Program | Cloud and Data Center Topics | Scoop.it
Microsoft is seeking to help close the IT skills gap with its new Microsoft Professional Degree (MPD) program—starting with data science.
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Google Cloud Platform Adds Machine Learning APIs - InformationWeek

Google Cloud Platform Adds Machine Learning APIs - InformationWeek | Cloud and Data Center Topics | Scoop.it
Developers interested in creating apps that understand text or speech can look to Google's cloud for tools -- the Cloud Natural Language API and the Cloud Speech API. The two offerings have now advanced into open beta status.
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5 cool features of the AWS IoT Button

5 cool features of the AWS IoT Button | Cloud and Data Center Topics | Scoop.it
Amazon has announced the AWS button and it can be bought by consumers in limited quantities right now.
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Seebo virtualizes the 'Things' of the 'Internet of Things' to accelerate the transformation to the connected world - SD Times

Seebo virtualizes the 'Things' of the 'Internet of Things' to accelerate the transformation to the connected world - SD Times | Cloud and Data Center Topics | Scoop.it
Seebo's New Virtualized Environment Simplifies the Methods Through Which Manufacturers, Developers and Industry Professionals Create Connected Products
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Here Are the 25 Coolest Women Executives in Silicon Valley

Here Are the 25 Coolest Women Executives in Silicon Valley | Cloud and Data Center Topics | Scoop.it
These are the women game-changers in the male-dominated tech industry.
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Federal CIO Tony Scott: $3.1 Billion IT Modernization Fund Will Reorient Tech Spending

Federal CIO Tony Scott: $3.1 Billion IT Modernization Fund Will Reorient Tech Spending | Cloud and Data Center Topics | Scoop.it
The federal government should shift its focus away from maintaining old, automated systems, Scott said in a keynote address at the 2016 Federal Forum.  
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Article Series: Cloud and "Lock-in"

With the fast-pace of cloud changes (new services, providers entering and exiting), cloud lock-in remains a popular refrain. But what does it mean, and how can you ensure you're maximizing your cloud investment while keeping portability in mind?
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Amazon Web Services tops Microsoft, Google and everyone else in Gartner’s new public cloud ratings

Amazon Web Services tops Microsoft, Google and everyone else in Gartner’s new public cloud ratings | Cloud and Data Center Topics | Scoop.it
Amazon Web Services occupies the coveted upper-right corner of Gartner's new "magic quadrant" report on worldwide public cloud storage services, which the
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5 Up-and-Coming Programming Languages to Know About - Application Performance Monitoring Blog | AppDynamics

5 Up-and-Coming Programming Languages to Know About - Application Performance Monitoring Blog | AppDynamics | Cloud and Data Center Topics | Scoop.it
Staying current in the programming field can sometimes make you feel like the Red Queen in Alice Through the Looking-Glass. She said, It takes all the running you can do to keep in the same place.
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Microsoft: Azure Stack Will Be Sold Separately, Eventually | Data Center Knowledge

Microsoft: Azure Stack Will Be Sold Separately, Eventually | Data Center Knowledge | Cloud and Data Center Topics | Scoop.it
During Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference last week, the company published several blog posts on the status of Azure Stack, its forthcoming hybrid cloud-based extension of Azure into customer data centers, which is currently being tested in...
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FedRAMP’s Release of High Baseline Requirements Could Signal Shift in Cloud Adoption

FedRAMP’s Release of High Baseline Requirements Could Signal Shift in Cloud Adoption | Cloud and Data Center Topics | Scoop.it
The General Services Administration’s publishing of the FedRAMP High Baseline Requirements could make agencies more inclined to use the cloud to host sensitive data.  
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Hybrid cloud is the destination of enterprise transformation

Hybrid cloud is the destination of enterprise transformation | Cloud and Data Center Topics | Scoop.it
A hybrid cloud platform can improve business models as well as enable new services, deeper insights into data and access to new customers.
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Barracuda Releases Firewall for Cloud-Based Environments

Barracuda Releases Firewall for Cloud-Based Environments | Cloud and Data Center Topics | Scoop.it
Barracuda launches a firewall for highly distributed networks with hundreds or even thousands of locations, and provides dedicated dashboard widgets.
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Aussie boot maker adopts hyperconverged infrastructure as global expansion continues

Aussie boot maker adopts hyperconverged infrastructure as global expansion continues | Cloud and Data Center Topics | Scoop.it
Blundstone needed technology that provided simplicity, flexibility and the capacity to grow
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Microsoft Cutting 2,850 More Jobs In Smartphone Business, Sales - InformationWeek

Microsoft Cutting 2,850 More Jobs In Smartphone Business, Sales - InformationWeek | Cloud and Data Center Topics | Scoop.it
The Redmond giant reveals in a regulatory filing that it's planning another round of job cuts in addition to the 1,850 cuts it announced in May.
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FCA gives green light to use of cloud computing in UK financial services

FCA gives green light to use of cloud computing in UK financial services | Cloud and Data Center Topics | Scoop.it
#Cloud computing in UK financial services receives green light from the FCA https://t.co/eGda8vmfCU https://t.co/cMeO3P7a11
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You Won't Have PDFs to Kick Around Anymore

You Won't Have PDFs to Kick Around Anymore | Cloud and Data Center Topics | Scoop.it
The answer to the mountains of paper weighing down businesses worldwide is a key part of the digital workforce revolution.
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Microsoft strengthens Azure’s ties to Google Drive, Dropbox and other services with new ‘connectors’

Microsoft strengthens Azure’s ties to Google Drive, Dropbox and other services with new ‘connectors’ | Cloud and Data Center Topics | Scoop.it
Microsoft today announced the general availability of Azure Logic Apps and the North American general availability of Azure Active Directory B2C. The compa
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Oracle buys enterprise cloud services company NetSuite for $9.3B

Oracle buys enterprise cloud services company NetSuite for $9.3B | Cloud and Data Center Topics | Scoop.it
Oracle will acquire NetSuite for about $9.3 billion, or $109 per share in an all-cash deal, the companies announced Thursday. Both Oracle and NetSuite's..
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Boeing Win Positions Azure For Future Enterprise Growth - InformationWeek

Boeing Win Positions Azure For Future Enterprise Growth - InformationWeek | Cloud and Data Center Topics | Scoop.it
Microsoft Azure scored a big win by landing Boeing as a customer. Here's what it means for IT professionals.
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Gemalto & Ponemon Institute Study: Cloud data security still a challenge for many companies - NASDAQ.com

Gemalto & Ponemon Institute Study: Cloud data security still a challenge for many companies - NASDAQ.com | Cloud and Data Center Topics | Scoop.it
Half of all cloud services and corporate data stored in cloud not controlled by IT departments Only a third of sensitive data stored in cloud-based.
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Gartner Predicts a File Sync and Share Vanishing Act in Latest MQ

Gartner Predicts a File Sync and Share Vanishing Act in Latest MQ | Cloud and Data Center Topics | Scoop.it
If you're an enterprise file sync and share (EFSS) vendor, your days may be numbered.  At least that is the case if the predictions of Gartner analysts Monica Basso, Karen A.
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Deutsche Telekom VC unit sells assets at returns above 100 pct

Deutsche Telekom VC unit sells assets at returns above 100 pct | Cloud and Data Center Topics | Scoop.it
By Harro Ten Wolde and Alexander Hübner FRANKFURT, July 26 (Reuters) - Deutsche Telekom's venture capital arm has sold two assets in the technology branc
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