EarthLink, best known as an Internet service provider (ISP) for the masses, has spent 2012 thus far making some serious plays for the services market, launching managed security and virtualization offerings. And now, EarthLink has announced a partnership with independenceIT, enabling customers to take advantage of cloud-hosted virtual desktops.
This is it: After more than 1,500 stories published over the course of the last year and change, this is my final blog entry on TalkinCloud. And if you'll indulge me, your humble correspondent would like to say a few words before I hand over the keys to the kingdom.
It's not often that a single one of the cloud and SaaS providers we track can affect the overall average performance of the Talkin' Cloud Stocks Index. But the Vocus acquisition of iContact was so poorly received by investors that the entire Talkin' Cloud Stocks Index dipped 1.51 percent for the week ending March 2nd, 2012.
In one of its recent blog posts, Microsoft committed to building a "community cloud" to meet the needs of government customers that want the scalability and cost benefits of the Microsoft Office 365 SaaS productivity suite but have to m
At a recent Town Hall hearing, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton responded to a question about the state of Microsoft Internet Explorer upgrades with the announcement that State Department employees worldwide would get access to the Google Chrome browser -- an announcement that was met with resounding applause.
The Microsoft Partner Network (MPN) plans to launch a Small Business Competency, designed to highlight those channel pros who excel at matching the smallest of organizations to the right Microsoft technologies -- with a special emphasis on Microsoft Office 365 and other cloud solutions.
Intel has launched a closed beta of Intel Cloud SSO, its single sign-on offering built on the Force.com PaaS cloud and providing access and identity management to the entire suite of Salesforce.com cloud applications.
IBM is really placing its bets on the social enterprise concept at this week's IBM PartnerWorld 2012 conference with the launch of a Social Media Boot Camp initiative designed to get partners and customers alike up to speed with an increasingly interconnected Internet.
Something we track on TalkinCloud as closely as possible is the international growth of the cloud computing market. But despite huge market momentum in Europe, Australia and basically everywhere else, a new survey by channel-focused service provider Rise (a division of FastHosts Internet Group) indicates that the good ol' U.S. of A. is still the No. 1 fastest growing market for the cloud.