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Microsoft Pushes Hyper-V Cloud Agenda

Grazed from GigaOM.  Author: Derrick Harris.

Why cloud won't kill IT outsourcing or consulting

Grazed from ComputerWorld.  Author: Boris Renski and Victoria Livschitz.

Sethi stated that cloud computing will ultimately end traditional IT outsourcing. In Arjun's opinion, the likes of Xerox, HP and Accenture, as well as Indian outsourcing vendors like Infosys and TCS, are potentially in peril.

At the same time, Arjun believes that Google and Amazon will eat away a significant share of the IT outsourcing market.

Fujitsu firms up its Microsoft cloud services

Grazed from ComputerWorld.  Author:  Maxwell Cooter.

Fujitsu and Microsoft have firmed up their agreement on cloud computing services and are ready to roll out a new range of services by the middle of next year.

The companies reached a worldwide agreement last July for Fujitsu to build a range of services based on Microsoft's Azure platform and the companies are set to offer these services for UK customers.

Glue Conference Invites New Startups To Apply To Participate For Free

Grazed from MIT Technology Review.  Author: Brad Feld.

Eric Norlin is a conference master organizer.  The original conference we helped Eric create - Defrag - is happening for the fourth time in ten days in Boulder (11/17-11/18).  I know of several major announcements that are happening around the conference along with a long list of amazing people that are attending that I'll get to hang out with for two days.

Microsoft duels Amazon over cloud computing

Grazed from Press Enterprise.  Author: Diana Bass.

Five years after unveiling a plan to shift into cloud computing , Microsoft Corp. may finally be making headway.

Facebook Kicks Off a Weak Green Offensive

Grazed from GigaOM.  Author: Ucilia Wang.

Software-as-a-service solutions 'make analytics easier'

Grazed from Experian QAS.  Author: James Glass.

Software-as-a-service tools make it easier for businesses to conduct analytics assignments on important data.

This is the view of SmartData Collective contributor John Jordan, who explained that analytics allows companies to gain business insights by sorting through data sets to discover previously unseen patterns.

He said that there has been an upturn in interest in the process recently, something that can be partially attributed to the development of software-as-a-service offerings that aid such work.

Cloud computing is inevitable, claims VMware exec

Grazed from ComputerWorld.  Author:  Paul Krill.

Even if PHP developers are a tough sell on the concept, cloud computing is inevitable, a VMware cloud technology executive stressed on Wednesday afternoon.

"I do believe that as developers, we cannot fail to consider the importance of this. The economic drivers are simply too profound. This really is going to change our lives," said Rod Johnson, who is VMware's senior vice president of cloud application platform, during a presentation at the ZendCon 2010 PHP conference.

CA looks to cloud, tighter APAC partner network

Grazed from ZDNet.  Author: Kevin Kwang.

Fresh from a six-month break following his departure from Sun Microsystems, Lionel Lim is ready to start a new stint as Asia-Pacific president of CA Technologies (CA), where he hopes to push the IT management software company as a thought leader in the cloud arena as well as improve its channel partner ecosystem in the region.

Prior to his appointment, Lim had spent 20 years at Sun in various capacities, most notably, as president and COO of Sun Microsystems Asia-Pacific. Before Sun, he spent a decade at Hewlett-Packard.

With this track record for strong commitment to the companies he joins, now at CA, he says he is in it for the long-haul, too.

Microsoft, Fiorano to Offer Integration via the Cloud

Grazed from IT Business Edge.  Author:  Loraine Lawson.

When it comes to integration, companies seem to have their eyes on the cloud.


I've seen three announcements regarding integration offered through the cloud this week. The first was Dell's revelation that it would acquire integration-as-a-service vendor Boomi, which I wrote about Tuesday.