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SocialFlow for Agencies launches to bring ad buying back into the fold

An increasing number of agencies are outsourcing work such as paid search, display advertising, and search engine optimization to third parties. While farming out business is not a new concept, there are a number of possible pitfalls ahead if agencies get the balance between external and internal resources wrong.

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Microsoft finally killed cloud storage. What’s next?

It’s exciting that we can finally lay the cloud-storage market to rest and embark on more evolved, full-bodied solutions in the cloud that can bring real value to businesses. As the saying goes, “As one life ends, another one begins.”

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Now SwiftStack rides the OpenStack wave, raising $16M

SwiftStack, a startup that has built object-storage software based on the Swift object-storage portion of OpenStack’s open-source cloud software, is announcing today a $16 million funding round, following on months of renewed interest in OpenStack.

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Can Amazon and Microsoft be beat in IaaS?

Cloud services’ main gatekeepers are now playing a no-win game that limits the value you get from using their services. Businesses are getting smart to this game, but how did we end up here?

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VentureBeat Webinar: Private versus public cloud showdown

One of the common misperceptions about public versus private clouds is that going with a public cloud provider will save money. In reality, many companies experience significant operational cost savings and a positive ROI going the private route. Find out how.

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Microsoft brings Outlook, OneDrive, & Office Online under one launcher

You no longer need to open a bunch of browser tabs to start using online applications from Microsoft like Office Online, Outlook.com, and OneDrive. Today Microsoft has word of an application launcher for its myriad services for consumers, where it will be easy to start using apps at the click of a button.