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Big Data startup Platfora pulls in $20M to 'make Hadoop amazing'

Workday embraces the big trends: Windows 8, 'Big Data' and analytics

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Workday, the human resources software maker that defied expectations with its initial public offering, unveiled its strategy today at its annual user conference, Workday Rising. In short, the Pleasanton, Calif.-based company is committed to building a recruiting mobile app for hiring teams, as well as a big data analytics...
Workday embraces the big trends: Windows 8, 'Big Data' and analytics
The Wii U gets a YouTube app
There is light after black-outs: Amazon Web Services pushes into its ninth region
Big data? I'd settle for any data at all
Hello Health gets $11.5M to banish paper records from your doctor's office
SolidFire moves into GA, promises its SSDs will greatly speed up cloud services
One cloud to rule them all? Not likely

How cloud-monitoring services can help you avoid your own 'Fail Whale'

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We are excited to announce the first breakout panel at CloudBeat 2012, “Visibility: Cloud Management and Control in a Complex World,” featuring speakers from 6 Fusion, Cloudability and Appescute.  Even when you buy a car with a warranty, you still have to get it serviced. Your cloud infrastructure is...
How cloud-monitoring services can help you avoid your own 'Fail Whale'
Box plots global expansion, claims to drive 10X faster uploads than Dropbox and Google Drive
Vimeo integrates with Dropbox for easier video uploads and shares
OpenStack: an open-source future for the cloud?
Mazree: the enterprise social network that does not compete with Yammer & Salesforce
Amazon competitor Joyent jumps for joy with new product and CEO
Salesforce adds Klout, Kred, & 18 more tools to Marketing Cloud for better social analytics
Why PepsiCo isn't moving to the public cloud
Can't get enough iPhone 5? Here's another hands-on video demo

Google expands max Gmail attachment size to 10GB, thanks to Google Drive

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If there is any word that sums up Google’s software development nowadays, it’s integration. CloudBeat2012 assembles the biggest names in the cloud’s evolving story to uncover real cases of revolutionary adoption. Unlike other cloud events, the customers themselves are front and center. Their discussions with vendors and other experts give you...
Google expands max Gmail attachment size to 10GB, thanks to Google Drive

Cloud computing goes to college! Experts discuss the right strategy for higher-ed

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For years, institutions of higher education have been a target for cloud technology providers. College students and faculty are desperately in need of cloud-based services that enable them to stay connected, store documents, and collaborate on coursework with their peers. However, budgets are slim, and the industry is in...
Cloud computing goes to college! Experts discuss the right strategy for higher-ed
You'll never guess which country asks Google for information about users the most
Cloud security company Zscaler opens its doors to investors, gets $38M
Spreadsheet editing finally comes to the Google Drive mobile apps
In the race to the cloud, healthcare treads carefully
Big data company AgilOne fortells the future from the cloud
As human embrace software, it's time for data centers to catch up
Red Hat brings its OpenShift PaaS to the enterprise

Forget Facebook! Meet 12 investors on the hunt for the next Microsoft

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Smart investors are betting big on business technology. Sure, all the buzz goes to consumer-focused companies like Facebook and Zynga. But while those companies’ post-IPO performance has been tepid at best, enterprise startups have been quietly kicking ass. In 2012 alone, acquisitions in the billion-dollar range include Meraki (acquired by...
Forget Facebook! Meet 12 investors on the hunt for the next Microsoft
Cloud app integration: Incredibly important, but also problematic
Microsoft's SkyDrive app lands on Android
Secure cloud services are a silver lining in the perfect storm facing healthcare providers
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