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Gartner: Platform-as-a-Service market to see sharp growth

Gartner: Platform-as-a-Service market to see sharp growth | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

The PaaS (platform as a service) market will grow to $1.2 billion this year, up from last year's $900 million take, as vendors and customers seek easier ways to create new applications and customize existing ones, according analyst firm Gartner.

PaaS spending will rise to $1.5 billion in 2013, while reaching $2.9 billion by 2016, Gartner said Monday.

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INFOGRAPHIC: How Moving to the Cloud is Similar to Surviving a Zombie Attack | The Cloud Infographic

INFOGRAPHIC: How Moving to the Cloud is Similar to Surviving a Zombie Attack | The Cloud Infographic | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
This infographic by Sungard attempts to relate the measures needed to be taken to successfully surviving a zombie attack and migrating to the cloud.
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Cloud Computing – Why Waiting Might Make Sense » Data Center Knowledge

Cloud Computing – Why Waiting Might Make Sense » Data Center Knowledge | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Still, there are administrators and managers out there who, although not confused by the cloud, aren’t seeing any direct benefit to moving to such a platform. Here's what you should be considering before making the decision to move to the cloud.
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Microsoft completes its purchase of cloud computing firm StorSimple

Microsoft completes its purchase of cloud computing firm StorSimple | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
In October, TNW brought you the news that Microsoft had entered into an agreement for cloud computing firm StorSimple. Today the company informed us that the acquisition has been completed.

The deal’s terms were not made available, however the purchase price could have veered into the low nine-figure range, as StorSimple had raised some $31.5 million prior to its purchase.
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10 killer Windows 8 business apps for real productivity | PCWorld

10 killer Windows 8 business apps for real productivity | PCWorld | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
What to do once you're done with Office? These productivity-packed Windows 8 apps keep you delegating, decision-making, and digging into nitty-gritty business details.
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Nokia "Here" is Here (Read on I Promise it Makes Sense) | Daily Mobile

Nokia "Here" is Here (Read on I Promise it Makes Sense) | Daily Mobile | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

HERE, the world’s first location cloud that delivers a location platform, location content and location apps across any screen and any operating system.

 

 

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INFOGRAPHIC: The 5 Types Of Social Follower That Every Business Needs - AllTwitter

INFOGRAPHIC: The 5 Types Of Social Follower That Every Business Needs - AllTwitter | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
When you’re a brand establishing yourself on social platforms such as Twitter and Facebook, in the very early days you’re usually less concerned about who is following you, and more about how many.
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Acer unveils C7 Chromebook, portable cloud computing for just $199

Acer unveils C7 Chromebook, portable cloud computing for just $199 | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
We found ourselves quite enamored with Samsung's latest entry into the Chromebook line, mostly thanks to its incredibly low price of $250.
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INFOGRAPHIC: The Rise of the Progressive Cloud

INFOGRAPHIC: The Rise of the Progressive Cloud | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

Throughout the recent years we have seen an uptake in a new group of SMB’s – the “Progressive SMB,” organizations that are increasingly encroaching on the territory of their larger competitors. But what makes a SMB progressive?

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INFOGRAPHIC: Are Smartphones Replacing Our Wallets? · Lemon Blog

INFOGRAPHIC: Are Smartphones Replacing Our Wallets? · Lemon Blog | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
A debate has grown in recent years about whether or not smartphones are replacing our wallets. With the rise of mobile payment services and banking apps, it's becoming less and less necessary to use cash or even credit cards to manage our money.
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Google Outage Shows Risks in China

Google Outage Shows Risks in China | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Disruptions to Google's search and email services in China over the weekend underscore the uncertainty surrounding Beijing's effort to control the flow of information into the country.
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Cloud Computing Security Needed? Symantec Weighs In

Cloud Computing Security Needed? Symantec Weighs In | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Using networked resources will become so prevalent that the term "cloud" may go away, predicts Symantec's Dave Elliott. But not everyone's happily on board.
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Cloud Computing and Enterprise Software Forecast Update, 2012 - Forbes

Cloud Computing and Enterprise Software Forecast Update, 2012 - Forbes | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
VideoThe latest round of cloud computing and enterprise software forecasts reflect the growing influence of analytics, legacy systems integration, mobility and security on IT buyer’s decisions.
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Hollywood whodunit: What's eating emails in iCloud?

Hollywood whodunit: What's eating emails in iCloud? | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
A reader in show biz writes in with a puzzle: His iCloud attachments aren't coming through -- perhaps by Apple's design...
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Meeting the challenges of hybrid cloud computing infrastructures

Meeting the challenges of hybrid cloud computing infrastructures | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
As companies embrace cloud computing, many are finding it advantageous to use external clouds to host non-critical IT services and data while keeping business-critical applications on internal-cloud infrastructure.
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AWS: How Cloud Computing Helped Obama Win the Presidential Election - Forbes

AWS: How Cloud Computing Helped Obama Win the Presidential Election - Forbes | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Jeff Barr, a web services evangelist at Amazon.com has written an interesting blog post on how Amazon's cloud helped Barack Obama win the election.
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7 Dumb Cloud Computing Myths

7 Dumb Cloud Computing Myths | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
You've heard the arguments: The cloud is not secure, costs too much, and wrecks the environment. Let us set you straight.
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Newvem Brings Cloud Analytics To AWS To Help Businesses Not Just Save, But Profit On The Cloud | TechCrunch

Newvem Brings Cloud Analytics To AWS To Help Businesses Not Just Save, But Profit On The Cloud | TechCrunch | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Over the last few years, Amazon Web Services (AWS) has emerged as one of the most popular cloud infrastructure solutions out there, managing an unusual feat for those of its ilk by appealing equally to both early stage startups and enterprise.
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A step closer to cleaning up the mobile cloud mess

A step closer to cleaning up the mobile cloud mess | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Cloud storage services are great, but in mobile they suffer from a double whammy of separation and inconsistent support...
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The New SugarSync 2.00 Makes It Easier to Live Life in the Cloud

The New SugarSync 2.00 Makes It Easier to Live Life in the Cloud | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
SugarSync is going mainstream. As many discovering in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, backing up documents in the cloud has many benefits.
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The mobile tech IQ test: Are you smarter than your smartphone?

The mobile tech IQ test: Are you smarter than your smartphone? | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Mobile technology is a huge part of our lives -- and boy, has it come a long way over the past several years, let alone decades. From giant car phones to sleek smartphones, mobile gadgets have evolved from clunky utilitarian tools into artistic communication consoles.
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CloudStack: Filling Two Niches In Open-Source Enterprise Cloud Management

CloudStack: Filling Two Niches In Open-Source Enterprise Cloud Management | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
If you look at cloud computing, you might think, based on the hype, that enterprise-cloud management systems like OpenStack, OpenNebula or Eucalyptus have things wrapped up.
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The Four Hundred--Cloud Services Revenue To Reach $43.2 Billion In 2016

The Four Hundred--Cloud Services Revenue To Reach $43.2 Billion In 2016 | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

It will come as no shock to IT Jungle readers that cloud computing is no longer a distant trend on the horizon. We have been forecasting the push toward cloud computing for years, and more recently we have been reporting on the growing number of IBM i solution providers that are introducing cloud services.

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Cloud-Integrated Storage Broadens Its Appeal | Cloud Computing Journal

Cloud-Integrated Storage Broadens Its Appeal | Cloud Computing Journal | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
While there is no denying that cloud storage has delivered the promise of unlimited “pay-as-you-go” storage capacity, simplified disaster recovery, and savings in costs and maintenance, these attributes alone aren’t driving the growing business adoption. Instead, it is the rise of cloud-integrated storage appliances, which have augmented cloud storage to provide the levels of security, availability, connectivity and performance found in traditional storage systems, that has made cloud storage a viable choice for business.
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Gartner: Mobile Development, Social Media and Cloud Computing Disrupting IT | CloudTimes

Gartner: Mobile Development, Social Media and Cloud Computing Disrupting IT | CloudTimes | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
In a conference in Orlando, Florida, Gartner Inc. revealed that the central focus of IT consisting of social media innovations, mobile devices, web information, and cloud computing can disrupt the whole IT environment.
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