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UK DaaS provider Atlas Cloud scores £350k to fuel growth

Newcastle-based DaaS provider secured £350k in funding, which will help fuel the company's expansion efforts

Newcastle-based desktop as a service provider Atlas Cloud announced this week that it has secured £350,000 in new investment from Northstar Ventures and other private investors, which the company said would help fuel the next stage of its UK growth strategy.

Marist College CIO: How Big Data and cloud can improve learning outcomes

William Thirsk, vice president and chief information officer, Marist College

Leveraging cutting edge technology to improve the learning process in higher education is a concept most universities strive to practice but increasingly struggle to afford. Bill Thirsk, vice president and chief information officer of Marist College, a medium-sized liberal arts university in New York said that technology, particularly cloud and Big Data, is essential to how the school improves the learning outcomes of its students.

Mobile and DaaS setting of VMware/Citrix war for 2014?

Citrix and VMware are pitted against one another in the battle to virtualise end-user computing, both on the desktop and mobile platforms

Citrix and VMware released their fourth quarter financial results this week, with both companies reporting a mixed bag as they go toe to toe in the desktop, mobile and datacentre segments. But Citrix, which has held somewhat of a lead in mobile and desktop virtualisation over its rival, may see that gap narrow as DaaS and mobile cloud become intensely competitive over the next year.

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