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Cloud Computing

Microsoft Goes to War on Cloud Effort

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Microsoft Goes to War on Cloud Effort

Microsoft Goes to War on Cloud Effort

Microsoft creates a new division, putting all of its SMB resources in a single multibillion dollar division to convince SMB solution providers that it’s time to be leading with cloud services like Microsoft’s Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS), the new Windows InTune systems management software/service and the Azure cloud platform.

Microsoft’s annual Worldwide Partner Conference kicks off with the company’s loudest message that "Microsoft partners need to be “All In” with the cloud, just like Redmond itself."

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Cloud Computing and Sir Peter Rigby

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Cloud Computing and Sir Peter Rigby

Founded in 1975 with a £2500 investment by Sir Peter Rigby, SCC has grown into Europe's largest independent reseller.

Below is a link to a video of an interview with Sir Peter Rigby, on stage with our own Editor-in-Chief, Bob Snyder.

"I think there are many service-led opportunities. In some respects, I wonder why a small-medium enterprise, or even a middle-sized enterprise wants to have it's own IT function. Why bother? They're not going to keep up to date with these things."

"They're just basically maintaining things. It's very Read more...

Clouds from Both Sides Now

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When an industry speaker dropped out of Channel Focus and Bob Snyder was asked to step in at the last minute. The only problem was that the topic was "Cloud Computing and the Channel."

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As an industry we can't even agree on a definition. We either love the concept or hate it. And we haven't yet figured out how to sell it into the channel (let alone achieve sales-through).

See how Bob tackles the problem of addressing 100 Tier 1 channel managers on the topic They Love to Hate.

Go Clouds from Both Sides Now

Capgemini to Offer Cloud Help with New Unit

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Capgemini to Offer Cloud Help with New Unit

Capgemini creates a new business unit to focus on cloud while not "polluting" its traditional systems integration business.

Capgemini says it is seeing "real demand" from its customers around the world for cloud computing and services now that the company has experience in the area.

The company is increasingly assembling lots of different software-as-a-service applications (for example, for a very large blue-chip firm in UK they just assembled 16 different SaaS solutions to provide the overall shop window.)

David Boulter is the VP Read more...

CA Buys its 3rd Cloud Company

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CA Buys its 3rd Cloud Company

CA Will Acquire 3Tera

It's CA's third acquisition in cloud computing (Cassatt last summer and Oblicore earlier this year).

3Tera will help CA get into cloud enablement, opening a door to service prociders AND another to cloud and management customers in the enterprise. 3Tera has 20 or so service provider clients.

Service providers use 3Tera's AppLogic suite to bring apps into private and public cloud environments via an elegant interface. The process used to be done very manually, but AppLogic automates it and smooths that transition. Read more...

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