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Parallels: Small and medium Singapore businesses to spend S$520 million on cloud in 2014

September 3rd, 2014 | by Alfred Siew
The biggest chunk of this S$520 million will be spent on infrastructure as a...
Will we lease everything, including a toaster oven, in future?
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Will we lease everything, including a toaster oven, in future?

July 28th, 2014 | by Alfred Siew
The idea of owning less, living more is appealing. But what happens when your pay-as-you-use oven or toothbrush stops...
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Analyst: Growth of enterprise cloud services will slow down

February 4th, 2013 | by Raymond Lau
  Companies will spend more on cloud-based services in the next few years, but the growth for one of the biggest technologies to greet the workplace in recent years is expected to slow down, according to research firm...
IT industry is entering ‘nexus of forces’
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IT industry is entering ‘nexus of forces’

November 16th, 2012 | by Aaron Tan
The Asia-Pacific IT industry is entering a ‘nexus of forces’, where the integration of big data, cloud computing, social collaboration and mobile technologies will drive innovation and new business models in the region,...
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UNWIRED 2012: Playing in the cloud

June 6th, 2012 | by Raymond Lau
“The future of everything is mobile and social,” said Colin Miles, Chairman of MEF Asia and Vice President of InternetQ. Speaking last Thursday at UNWIRED 2012, Singapore’s only independent mobile and wireless conference,...
Microsoft opens S$23 million technology centre in Singapore
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Microsoft opens S$23 million technology centre in Singapore

April 24th, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
Microsoft today opened a S$23 million technology centre in Singapore to enable companies to test out new technologies such as cloud computing and unified communications before rolling them out at their own...
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Asia-Pacific to lead cloud computing takeup, says HP

October 18th, 2011 | by Alfred Siew
The Asia-Pacific region appears more keen to adopt cloud computing than Europe and the United States, according to a survey of industry leaders revealed by HP...
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Oracle zeros in on the cloud and big data

October 8th, 2011 | by Aaron Tan
Amidst the brouhaha surrounding the spat between Oracle and Salesforce at Oracle Openworld this year, Oracle unveiled a public cloud service to strengthen its position in the SaaS market. The world’s second largest...
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No-show for Salesforce at Oracle OpenWorld this year

October 5th, 2011 | by Aaron Tan
The growing rivalry between Salesforce.com and Oracle reached a pinnacle this week when Oracle reportedly canned a Salesforce.com keynote at its annual confab. In a statement today, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff said Oracle...
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Saleforce boosts cloud platform with new tools

September 2nd, 2011 | by Aaron Tan
Salesforce has unveiled a slew of new tools and services to lure developers to its cloud-based platform. Leading the pack is Database.com, a cloud database that can power apps built for Android and iOS-based devices. These apps...
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Salesforce.com gets more social

September 1st, 2011 | by Aaron Tan
Salesforce.com is deepening the social connections that underpin its suite of cloud computing products. Starting this October, its customer relationship management (CRM) customers will be able to see social profiles of customers...
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Commentary: Amazon Web Services outage takes out Hootsuite and other services

April 23rd, 2011 | by Raymond Lau
Hootsuite, Reddit and Foursquare were among several online services down yesterday, as Amazon Web Services outage makes one take a harder look at the promises of cloud-based...
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Savvis launches virtual private cloud solution for Asia Pacific

April 15th, 2011 | by Chan Chi-Loong
The cloud infrastructure market in Singapore and the Asia Pacific region is heating up. Savvis, a primarily US-based IT-services company that is looking to aggressively expand in Asia Pacific, is set to launch their virtual...
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HP’s cloud strategy to target digital media, government and finance in Singapore

January 31st, 2011 | by Chan Chi-Loong
With the cloud computing paradigm showing no signs of stopping, big IT vendors like HP, IBM and Oracle are clamoring to provide lucrative end-to-end cloud computing solutions for enterprise customers. The one who wins these big...
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Oracle joins cloud computing fray

September 20th, 2010 | by Aaron Tan
Oracle became the latest major IT vendor to tap into the red-hot enterprise cloud computing market today when it unveiled its Exalogic Elastic Cloud today at its annual Oracle Openworld technology confab. Targeted at large...
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Salesforce.com and their Cloud 2.0 vision

May 26th, 2010 | by Chan Chi-Loong
Every good story needs a hero and a villain. In Salesforce.com's case, that villain is Microsoft, who is the poster boy for enterprise software. Or so that is the narrative that Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff wanted to...
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Cisco’s cloud ambitions

July 1st, 2009 | by Chan Chi-Loong
Look into the world’s tech crystal ball and you’ll see only clouds. Even with my limited divination skills, this trend isn’t hard to spot. For the past year or so, many tech vendors — e.g. IBM, Microsoft,...
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Commentary on vSphere4: call a spade a spade, and a cloud… virtualization

April 23rd, 2009 | by Chan Chi-Loong
The tech industry is full of jargon junkies. We invent acronyms, come up with complex-sounding terms that are little more than airbrushed revamps of existing concepts. Scarcely had the latest “in” buzzword exited the...
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LotusLive: a cloud-based social network for businesses

January 22nd, 2009 | by Chan Chi-Loong
Cloud computing and social media are big themes this year. Every major software vendor – from Microsoft to Google – is talking it up and jumping on the bandwagon. IBM Lotus just unveiled LotusLive Monday 19th Jan at this...