Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections.
India Hires Microsoft in ‘Largest Cloud Deployment Ever’
AICTE sought the services also of IBM and Google, which has a competing Google Apps for Education service, but settled on Microsoft as the choice for the largest cloud deployment ever made. Some colleges and universities had avoided Google’s services citing reasons of lacking security, “unacceptable privacy levels”, and reduced control over user data.
Office 365 Puts Icebreaker in the Intranet Fast Lane
Office 365 is providing New Zealand’s Icebreaker clothing company with a global intranet in the Microsoft cloud to support its continued worldwide expansion.
En Pointe on Leading Edge of Cloud Computing
“When you can host a person’s desktop and they can go anywhere in the world with bandwidth and connect to their desktop on an iPad, a laptop, on whatever technology piece you’re using, that’s truly providing value and productivity to that person and their company. But, then you put Office 365 on top of that; Now you get your desktop, email, SharePoint, along with all these other office tools. “
Microsoft Ranked Third in Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s “100 Best Corporate Citizens List”
Corporate Responsibility Magazine announces its 12th, annual 100 Best Corporate Citizens List, known as the world’s top corporate responsibility ranking based on publicly-available information, and recognized by PR Week as one of America’s top three most-important business rankings.
Microsoft Rallies Its Certification Program to the Cloud
Research firm IDC expects IT innovation produced by the cloud to create US$1.1 trillion a year in new business revenues by 2015, which determines top companies to employ people with the right skills to take full advantage of the cloud.