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Big data and cloud computing drive up software sales, propel Salesforce into big league

Big data and cloud computing drive up software sales, propel Salesforce into big league | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
On-demand pioneer enters Gartner's top 10 software vendors list for first time, Microsoft still on top
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Salesforce also did well from the cloud momentum, entering the top 10 list for the first time with revenues of $3.8bn.

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patrick Anguet's curator insight, April 3, 2014 3:49 AM

Microsoft toujours au devant des attentes du marché. Salesforce est en 10ième position. 

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INFOGRAPHIC: Cross-Platform Malware

INFOGRAPHIC: Cross-Platform Malware | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

There was a time where you could safely assume a portable drive hooked onto to a windows PC wouldn’t be able to transfer some strain of malware to a MAC system

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Detailed infographic on the state of cross-platform malware.

 

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Private Cloud Wars: OS Wars, The Sequel

Private Cloud Wars: OS Wars, The Sequel | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
You can't put a layer on something and call it new, as we learned in the OS wars of old. Are we doomed to repeat the battles of the past?
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Very interesting article and certainly worth a read. But it is rather too early to suggest that the players on this list will dominate their respective markets. There is a lot of money involved and those with deepest pockets tend to prevail in the end. Of course, only time will tell.

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Microsoft to ring in Windows 8 with major launch event

Microsoft to ring in Windows 8 with major launch event | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer promises Windows 8 will 're-imagine the world from the ground up.'...
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Box's New Cloud Storage Shuns Microsoft

Box's New Cloud Storage Shuns Microsoft | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Box.net has introduced a service that enables developers to build office productivity applications inside the Box cloud-based data storage system. The goal is to make lots of apps that will work on all kinds of mobile devices.
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2014 Will Be A Big Year For Desktop-as-a-Service

2014 Will Be A Big Year For Desktop-as-a-Service | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

Scott Davis, CTO for VMware’s End User Computing B.U. shares his vision for technology in 2014.

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2014 will be a big year for Desktop-as-a-service (DaaS) aka Windows-as-a-Service.

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Microsoft expands European cloud computing presence with €170m investment in Dublin

Microsoft expands European cloud computing presence with €170m investment in Dublin | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Firm builds on existing site to meet growing demands
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The new cloud computing capacity, which is due for completion in Spring 2014, is needed in order to meet the burgeoning demand for cloud services in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region, Microsoft said.

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Review: Windows Azure shoots the moon

Review: Windows Azure shoots the moon | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Microsoft's cloud wows with great price-performance, Windows toolchain integration, and plenty of open source options
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Microsoft's Shift to the Cloud: What It Means for You

Microsoft's Shift to the Cloud: What It Means for You | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Microsoft's announcement of Office 2013 is another linchpin in the company's effort to assume a leadership role as a cloud-computing services provider.
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Encrypt Your Dropbox Files With BoxCryptor

Encrypt Your Dropbox Files With BoxCryptor | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Dropbox is a great service, but its security track record is nothing to be proud of.  We’ve previously written about encrypted alternatives to Dropbox, but let’s be honest – Dropbox stands out among cloud storage services for its zen simplicity. Much as we’d like encryption, it’s hard to give up Dropbox. BoxCryptor is an encryption solution for anyone who wants encryption but just can’t let Dropbox go.



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