Matthew Weinberger

Intermedia: We Power One-Third of the MSPmentor 100 Winners
As I hope TalkinCloud readers know, last week our sister site MSPmentor released the 2012 edition of the MSPmentor 100 Top Managed Service Providers.
Oracle Public Cloud: Is Larry Ellison Innovating?
At Oracle OpenWorld, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison unveiled Oracle Public Cloud, the company's first big IaaS foray into applications, middleware, and (of course) database solutions delivered as a service.
EarthLink, independenceIT Partner for Cloud Hosted Desktops
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.
Intermedia Offers Microsoft Office 365 Services for Partners
Cloud service provider and deeply entrenched Microsoft partner Intermedia has followed through with the launch of its syndicated Microsoft Office 365 cloud productivity suite offering.
Ingram Micro Cloud Adds Siemens OpenScape, Zscaler Offerings
Ingram Micro Cloud, the cloud service aggregation platform for Ingram Micro's channel partners, has grown with the addition of the Siemens Enterprise Communications OpenScape Cloud Service and Zscaler cloud security to its catalogue.
Hello, I Must Be Going: Final Notes from a Departing Blogger
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.
Vocus-iContact Deal Drags Down Cloud Computing Stocks
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.
Microsoft Building a Government-Specific Office 365 Cloud
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
U.S. State Department Making Migration to Google Chrome
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.
New Microsoft SMB Partner Competency Focuses on Cloud
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 Launches Cloud Single Sign-On for
Intel has launched a closed beta of Intel Cloud SSO, its single sign-on offering built on the PaaS cloud and providing access and identity management to the entire suite of cloud applications.
Hoo-Rah: IBM Sending Partners to Social Media Boot Camp
IBM LogoIBM 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.
Survey: United States Still Fastest-Growing Cloud Market
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.
Backupify Launches CRM Cloud Backup Offering
As you may guess from the name, Backupify specializes in, well, the backing up of cloud data, and is best known as a prominent Google ISV partner.
ActiveState Stackato PaaS Hits Version 1.0, Enters GA
ActiveState has announced that Stackato, its language-agnostic, provider-agnostic private PaaS platform, has left beta and entered general availability with the release of version 1.0.
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