What’s Behind the Marc Benioff-Larry Ellison Feud?

The long-simmering feud between the CEOs of Salesforce.com and Oracle is about fundamentally different views on cloud computing technology. But it’s also more than a little bit personal.
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Microsoft Offers Big Money to Nudge Resellers Into the Cloud

The software giant wants its resellers to start pushing the cloud on their customers, and today committed $5.8 billion in incentives and other enticements to do it.
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Gartner Says Worldwide IT Spending to Grow, Despite Japan Earthquake

The earthquake in Japan isn’t having as much of an impact on worldwide IT spending as expected, the market research firm Gartner says. Growth, it says, will be healthy.
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Seven Questions for Shan Sinha, DocVerse Founder Turned Google Apps Exec

With Microsoft Launching Office 365 today, the cloud-based office suite business is getting a little more crowded. We check in with Shan Sinha, product manager of Google Apps, to talk about the state of the business and where Google’s going now that Microsoft is elbowing its way into the cloud.
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Israeli Start-Up Zerto Aims to Bring Disaster Recovery to the Cloud

For CIOs, planning for disasters usually means bearing the cost of a second identical set of IT gear that can keep a company running when the worst happens. You’d think by now someone would have figured out how to move disaster recovery to the cloud. As of today, you’d be right.
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Seven Questions for Rajen Sheth, Who Wants To Put Chrome OS on Your Desktop

The man who challenged Microsoft Office with Google Apps now has his sights set on a bigger and even more impossible-seeming goal: Challenging Windows for dominance of the enterprise desktop.

A Glimpse Inside One of Google's Data Fortresses (Video)

Apparently in honor of Earth Day, Google has published a video giving a glimpse inside its data center in Moncks Corner, South Carolina.

Amazon Says It's "All Hands On Deck" As Cloud Troubles Enter Day Two

Amazon says it’s making meaningful progress in its fight to get its cloud infrastructure working again. Meanwhile, Sony’s Playstation Gaming network is down too.

Amazon and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Amazon seems to be getting control over the outage that brought down its cloud and the Web sites of more companies than we’ll probably ever know. What will be harder is winning back the confidence it has until now enjoyed. The names of victims now include the New York Times and a division of Salesforce.com.

Office 365 Hits Public Beta Today, So Microsoft's Ron Markezich Gets Seven Questions

On the day that Microsoft releases Office 365 for public beta testing, we catch up with Ron Markezich, corporate vice president for Microsoft’s U.S. Enterprise and Partner Group to talk about its enterprise cloud business.