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  • News: VMware marks PaaS birthday with open-source management tool

    A new release management and deployment framework known as BOSH was released Wednesday by VMware, one year after the roll-out of its Platform-as-a-Service Cloud Foundry. In an official blog post marking the event, the Cloud Foundry team said that BOSH should make it easier for end-users of the platform to manage production instances of their apps.

  • News: Argos owner Home Retail Group inks Atos contract

    Home Retail Group, which runs the Argos and Homebase retail chains, has inked a four year deal with Atos.

  • News: How to get out of a contract with your cloud provider

    One of the most common mistakes that companies make when they enter into cloud and SaaS contracts is failing to negotiate exits from the contract as fully as they negotiate entries This is natural. Everyone entering into the contract is enthusiastic and wants to succeed. No one foresees a need to terminate the relationship, and there is the human tendency not to even want to address this.

  • News: Keeping Track of Your Expenses: Three Apps to Check Out

    If you run a micro-business, you're likely stuffing your receipts into a file cabinet and hauling them all out at tax time for your accountant to sort out. But there’s a better way. These mobile apps let you take a picture of your receipt and save it to an expense entry. It's important to look for a package that lets you take a pictorial record of your receipts for a couple of reasons.

  • News: EMC unveils preconfigured private cloud tools for partners

    EMC, along with Cisco, Brocade, Intel, Citrix and others, announced a pre-configured private cloud architecture that it plans to sell exclusively through channel partners.

  • News: Microsoft gets large India order for its cloud suite for education

    Microsoft said it has gained in India its largest cloud customer ever, where the company is providing Live@edu, its free cloud services for student communication and collaboration, to 7.5 million users.

  • News: In data centers, ease vs. risk in Net-based power management

    Remote access to data center functions, including server and network operations, are now routine in many facilities. But users still worry about security.

  • News: Amazon Web Services launches CloudSearch

    Amazon Web Services has introduced CloudSearch, which allows users of its cloud to integrate fully managed and highly scalable search functionality into their applications, the company said on Thursday.

  • News: Nokia lowers financial outlook to negative figures

    Nokia has lowered its financial outlook for the first and second quarter causing its share value to plummet.

  • News: WordPress leads the blogging platform pack

    Despite a growing list of alternatives, WordPress continues to be the most popular blogging platform among the world's most popular blogs, a study has found.

  • Opinion: Amazon Will Now Buy Your CDs

    For an easy way to trade-in old tech gear, it's hard to beat online services that offer cash or store credit for your unused phones, PCs, music players, video games, and DVDs. A variety of big-name sites, including Best Buy, eBay, and Gazelle, accept trade-ins.

  • News: Yammer buys OneDrum for Office collaboration tools

    Enterprise social networking vendor Yammer said Wednesday it has purchased OneDrum, maker of software that allows users to work on Microsoft Office documents and other files collaboratively. Terms were not disclosed.

  • News: Cloud Computing Skills Shortage Forces CIOs to Grow Their Own

    When Majestic Realty Co., a Los Angeles-based commercial real estate developer, moved to Microsoft's Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS) for cloud-based email in early 2011, CIO Jon Grunzweig was shocked by the lack of technical support he found for BPOS in the marketplace.

  • News: Citrix buys further into social collaboration

    Seeking to increase its stature in the increasingly competitive social collaboration market, Citrix announced the purchase of a startup that specializes in cloud-based workplace tools.

  • News: Survey: Hong Kong firms find half of hires average, bad

    Hong Kong employers aren't happy with their hires as they consider 37% of hires average and 9% bad, said recruitment services firm Hudson that released results of a recent survey Wednesday.

  • News: IT developers in high demand

    IT developer skills is one of the key permanent staff skills that were reported as being in short supply last month, according to the latest Report on Jobs from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG.

  • News: Oracle previews MySQL 5.6

    Offering a glimpse of the new features some database administrators will be working with before too long, Oracle has posted a preview version of the next MySQL relational database management system.

  • News: Business continuity emerges as latest IPv6 killer app

    IPv6 appears to have found a new killer app: business continuity.

  • News: How to Make Sure That Digital Signature Is Legit

    Digital signatures enable paperless contracts and can speed up business transactions. The 2001 E-Sign Act was meant to ease the adoption of electronic signatures, yet the mechanics of what makes up an e-signature were left deliberately wide open. Eleven years later, there is still widespread mistrust of e-signatures, even though they contain more evidence that a particular person signed a document at a particular time than a traditional pen-and-ink contract does.

  • News: More criticism for anti-piracy agreement in Europe

    A wide cross section of groups and individuals spoke out against the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) at a European Parliament event on Wednesday.



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