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OnDemand Speed Links 16 August 2010

Enterprise 2.0 Software Patents In a sign that Social Computing in the Enterprise is now going mainstream, Alexander Wolfe reviews 13 recent Enterprise 2.0 patent applications. CA Acquires Cloud Consulting Firm CA continues its acquisition strategy with the purchase of Silicon Valley based 4Base; one of the more established Cloud Consulting firms in the industry…

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Q&A with Rackspace Cloud’s Emil Sayegh

San Antonio based Rackspace is a global web host and cloud provider known for their high end managed hosting and dedicated services. The company delivers managed services to over 16,000 customers from eight data centers worldwide. Rackspace has recently made quite a splash within the Cloud Industry with the launch of a number of Cloud…

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Amazon Elastic MapReduce Beta Launched

Amazon Web Services today announced the public beta of its newest addition to its web services portfolio; Amazon Elastic MapReduce. Elastic MapReduce is a web service that allows researchers, analysts and businesses to process and analyze data using a hosted Apache Hadoop “data processing engine” that runs on Amazon S3 and Amazon EC2. Much like…

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Jimmy Wales Discusses Wikimedia Monetization Plans

Jimmy Wales sat down this week with a group of Bloggers and analysts prior to his keynote address opening the 2008 SAP TechEd conference in Las Vegas and discussed a number of topics relating to Wikimedia. The Wikimedia Foundation is a nonprofit charitable organization set up to encourage the growth, development and distribution of free, multilingual content,…

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GatherSpace Requirements Management Solution

Requirements management has always been one of the facets of software development dominated by traditional packaged software solutions. Over the years, the solutions of choice have moved from commercial packaged solutions to open source solutions. GatherSpace; headquartered in Santa Monica, was one of the first companies to move Software Requirements Management into an OnDemand Model.…

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