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University of Arizona chooses Microsoft for cloud computing

The university has selected Microsoft Business Productivity Online Suite to provide cloud-based collaboration and email services to its students and faculty.

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UA moves services into the cloud
After what was deemed an "exhaustive study to compare different providers," the University of Arizona (UA) has chosen Microsoft Business Productivity Online Suite to handle its email, calendaring and collaboration tools.

UA will soon offer Office Web Apps to its users, and the university plans to have Microsoft's cloud-based services up and running by the fall.

NetApp sets revenue record thanks to cloud
Storage firm NetApp's net profit doubled in the fourth quarter of 2010, and the company owes a good deal of that success to the cloud.

Net profit rose from $68.4 million in Q4 of 2009 to $145.1 million in Q4 of 2010, and successes in NetApp's more recent quarter featured an extension of the company's cloud management partnership with CA and new services for cloud providers.

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