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Cloud computing is an increasingly broad topic that encompasses everything from Google Apps to data center services to virtualization to software-, infrastructure- and platform-as-a service. Technology executives are increasingly interested in cloud computing as a way to save money. Nevertheless, cloud adoption remains in the single digits amid security concerns. Rest assured that cloud computing is a game changer. Key players include: IBM, HP, Google, Microsoft, Amazon Web Services, Salesforce.com, NetSuite, VMware as well as dozens of others.

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Father of Google Apps: How Google entered the cloud

At the GigaOm Net:Work conference in San Francisco, Google's Rajen Sheth talks about how the product development of Gmail inspired Sergey Brin, Larry Page, and Eric Schmidt to embrace cloud computing. The three at first "soundly rejected the idea" of Gmail because he was pitching it as packaged software, Sheth says. A few months later he came back with the concept of putting Gmail in the cloud.

December 8, 2011

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Larry Ellison announces Oracle Public Cloud

At Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison discusses the company's new cloud offering. Ellison says: “The key difference is that our cloud is based on industry standards and supports full operability with other clouds and data centers on-premise."

October 5, 2011

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Innovation spend to rise in banks: IDC

Current IT spending within banks and financial institutions focuses on maximising staff productivity and keeping the lights on, but that's all about to give way to more innovative projects in the near future, according to IDC analysts.

August 8, 2011 by Luke Hopewell

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Where will the cloud be in five years?

At the Always On Silicon Valley Innovation Summit panel titled "Money Falling from the Cloud," Virtustream's Rodney Rogers and Zuora's Tien Tzuo explain how they think consumers and the enterprise will leverage the cloud in the future.

July 29, 2011

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RAMS Financial Group shuns BYO, cloud

Jeremy Whitelaw, IT head of RAMS Financial Group, has dismissed the need for cloud computing and bring-your-own (BYO) device models in his business, as he looks to overhaul the group's technology strategy.

July 26, 2011 by Luke Hopewell

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Into the Clouds: NSW DET

When the New South Wales Department of Education (DET) decided it needed to improve the way it handled science testing for year-8 students, it began to look at online solutions. Teaming up with Janison Solutions, the DET sought to better replicate what students did in the laboratory.

June 29, 2011 by ZDNet Staff

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