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Why the Aereo Case Has Cloud Computing Companies Worried

Cloud storage providers are hoping to avoid being collateral damage in the broadcast industry fight<p>In the copyright fight between broadcasters and Internet TV startup Aereo, cloud computing companies like Dropbox and Google are stuck uncomfortably in the middle.<p>Tech companies will be watching …

The use of Amazon’s dedicated cloud instances may be on rise, but does that make sense?

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Credit: Barb Darrow<p>Dedicated cloud instances are something of an oxymoron. The traditional understanding of cloud computing is …

Is IBM's $4.4 Billion Cloud Bigger Than Amazon's? Not Quite.

It's all in what you compare.<p>Is it possible that IBM’s new cloud computing services business unit — the one that got suddenly bigger last year after the acquisition of SoftLayer — is bigger than cloud computing’s dominant player, Amazon Web Services?<p>It turns out that it is, but it’s not a very good …

In The Midst Of An Epic Transformation, IBM Lands A Huge $500 Million Cloud-Computing Deal

It will go into that call with analysts with a piece of good news: A new, $500 million cloud computing contract.<p>That's nice news compared to some of the challenges IBM has had in the past few months.<p>IBM sold one of its computer server businesses to Lenovo and said it is investigating other …

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IBM Puts All Its Cloud Apps in One Place

Big Blue aims to go big in the cloud, so it must sell its software the same way other cloud companies do.<p>In its ongoing quest to convince you that it really is morphing into a cloud services and software company, computing giant IBM is set to make a big announcement today: It will make several of …

Gaining the competitive edge with Real-Time Predictive Analytics | IT News Africa – Africa's Technology News Leader

April 24, 2014 • Company News<p>Predictive Analytics may not be a new concept in business but the convergence of new market forces such as big data, …

Salesforce.com is officially out of ideas

When you run out of new ways to provide innovative technology, you go vertical. That was the running joke among CTOs back in the day. It usually …

MTN Group records 210 million subscribers | IT News Africa – Africa's Technology News Leader

April 24, 2014 • Company News<p><i>MTN is a leading emerging market mobile operator, connecting approximately 210 million people</i> <i>in 22 countries across</i> …

Nigeria: Easy Taxi app to come pre-installed on Galaxy S5 | IT News Africa – Africa's Technology News Leader

Easy Taxi, one of the world’s largest taxi booking apps, has teamed up with Samsung to offer its services to even more customers across Nigeria, with …

Microsoft readies huge OneDrive cloud storage bump

Microsoft on Tuesday announced that it will offer OneDrive for Business users a lot more cloud storage than they have had in the past, increasing the …

Dimension Data to quadruple data centre business | IT News Africa – Africa's Technology News Leader

April 30, 2014 • Enterprise, Top Stories<p>Dimension Data, a global solutions and services provider, said today that it will quadruple the size of its …

A piecemeal approach to turning data into revenue | IT News Africa – Africa's Technology News Leader

May 6, 2014 • Opinion, Top Stories<p>Data monetisation – the art of turning information into actions that generate business revenue – is generating a …

4 Benefits of the Private Cloud

Let’s face it, you could be doing better by your data. Enter: the private cloud. It’s a new method of data management that goes beyond “crowd …

IBM Cloud marketplace: Big Blue's big tent for all clouds

Most of us know IBM has been putting together a broad portfolio of cloud offerings, but few could name them all without a little research. Now IBM …

IBM Named A Leader In IDC MarketScape For Business Analytics Services

ARMONK, N.Y., May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced today its Strategy and Analytics Business Consulting practice has been named a …

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BlackBerry Opens up BlackBerry 10 OS | IT News Africa – Africa's Technology News Leader

May 14, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms<p>BlackBerry Limited, a leader in mobile communications, has announced that it will enable mobile device management …

Rwanda to move government services online | IT News Africa – Africa's Technology News Leader

May 8, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories<p>The Central-East African nation of Rwanda is fast becoming one of the leading countries in ICT and …

Turning Big Data into Big Visibility - The Network Effect

Most firms have already invested in business intelligence, supply chain management (SCM), and modeling tools that claim to make it possible to drill …

Leading Cloud Portfolio To Enable Open and Highly Secure Cloud Experiences | The Network | The Network

<b>Cisco's Expanded, Industry-Leading Cloud Portfolio To Enable Open and Highly Secure Cloud Experiences</b><p><b>Breakthrough Hybrid Cloud Solution Paves Way for World of Many Interconnected Public, Private and Hybrid Clouds</b><p><b>Cisco Live!, MILAN, Italy – January 28, 2014 –</b> Cisco today extended its …

Banking on good customer service? | IT News Africa – Africa's Technology News Leader

May 13, 2014 • Opinion<p>Peter Flanagan, Genesys Regional Director: Southern & Eastern Africa<p>The future of customer service is to bridge the gap between …

Salesforce rigs up Heroku into its cloud - SiliconANGLE

Quite a few people were scratching their heads when Salesforce.com added Heroku to its list of acquisitions. After all, why on earth would Salesforce …

IBM opens new technology centre in Kenya - Capital Business

<b>NAIROBI, Kenya May 13 – IBM has on Tuesday opened a new Mainframe Linux and Cloud Innovation Centre in Nairobi as it seeks to deliver high capacity</b> …