Box has taken a vertical approach to the market since announcing Box for Industries last Fall at the BoxWorks conference. This morning it introduced its latest, financial services, but it could face challenge selling Wall Street on the cloud. http://tcrn.ch/181QNPx
One analyst suggested in a Tweet Storm today that the only cloud that mattered is public cloud and the rest is basically a garbage bin set of terms to please the markets. I can't totally disagree, but I also know a hybrid mix of public and private computing is going to exist for a long time to come. http://bit.ly/1FkOTof
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IBM is trying desperately to stay relevant, and today it announced a new series of products and partnerships to help companies struggling to manage life in the hybrid cloud. It's not a bad niche for them to attack. http://tcrn.ch/1FkK8uS
It's Friday and that means it's time for my regular weekly feature, The Cloud 5, where I scour the web looking for the five best cloud links I can find. This week, we look at Amazon package delivery being pressured by apps born in the cloud who might be using AWS (talk about irony), universities preparing students for the cloud future and an overview of infrastructure service providers. http://bit.ly/1GbFCzP
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Datameer was hearing from customers it didn't want long development cycles. It wanted to get to the value faster, so it developed a cloud version that's up in running in hours instead of months. http://tcrn.ch/17ga7Jr
It's Friday and that means it's time for my regular weekly feature, the Cloud 5. This week, we look at OpenStack dominating private clouds, how the cloud keeps hackers at bay, and some cloud migration advice. http://bit.ly/1Ky6RFc
The snow won't stop falling this winter and it's been so bad in New England many folks haven't been able to get to work where the work is piling up like the snow in your driveway. If your company uses cloud services, you could continue to operate even when you can't make it to the building. http://bit.ly/1xtlEKl
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MobileIron wants to make it easier for employees to use even unsanctioned cloud storage services by giving IT the ability to set document level security regardless of the service. http://tcrn.ch/16yo4lp