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Microsoft share prices to touch new highs with digital transformation wave, predicts Morgan Stanley

Morgan Stanley Analyst – Keith Weiss, in his recently published note, projected high price target for Microsoft Corp. stock which reportedly increased from $80 from $72. Microsoft stock price has been performing well right from the beginning of the year 2017, recording shares go up to 13.5 percent high so far this year. Also Read: Microsoft records High profits due to web-based business software “Microsoft is back to showing durable double-digit EPS growth — and investors should be willing to pay a higher multiple for that growth,” said Keith in a note. Microsoft’s business will rise due to the changing technology trends in computing, and AI (Artificial Intelligence). Due to the high demand of Microsoft’s Cloud computing platforms, analyst predicts that the company will perform ahead of th...

The U.S. Cloud Computing Industry Stands to Lose $22 to $35 billion as a Result of PRISM Exposé

The recent revelations about the extent to which the National Security Agency (NSA) and other U.S. law enforcement and national security agencies have used provisions in the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) and USA PATRIOT Act to obtain electronic data from third parties will likely have an immediate and lasting impact on the competitiveness of the U.S. cloud computing industry if foreign customers decide the risks of storing data with a U.S. company outweigh the benefits, according to the statistics revealed by the latest report of the Information Technology and Innovation foundation (ITIF). If European cloud customers cannot trust the United States government, then maybe they won’t trust U.S.cloud providers either. If I am right, there are multibillion-euro consequences...

PRISM Exposé Boosts Swiss Data Center Revenues

The stringent laws which govern Swiss banks are derivative of the nation’s privacy legislation, and now – thanks to the PRISM scandal – the country is fast becoming the ideal location for those turning their back on the cloud. Recent leaks of the American National Security Agency’s (NSA) PRISM surveillance program have sparked growing concern over data privacy, with implications for global corporations using US-controlled cloud services, such as AWS, Azure and Dropbox. As a result, businesses are now turning to Switzerland for their data hosting needs. Swiss ‘private’ hosting companies are seeing huge growth because privacy in Switzerland is enshrined in law. As the country is outside of the EU, it is not bound by pan-European agreements to share data with other member states, ...

Microsoft announces General Availability of Windows Azure, promises to match Amazon’s AWS pricing

In a move that could completely shake up the market, Microsoft today announced general availability its Windows Azure Infrastructure Services, along with a commitment  match  Amazon’s AWS service prices for commodity services such as compute, storage and bandwidth.  To begin with the same, Microsoft has reduced  GA prices on Virtual Machines and Cloud Services by 21-33% and promised  to match any price drop in future from Amazon Web Services. Earlier this month, Microsoft announced general availability of  Windows Azure Active Directory. As part of  the  Infrastructure Services release, Microsoft has  added in new high memory VM instances up to 28GB  and 56 GB to run demand intensive workloads along with  new Microsoft validated instances to it’s  list including SQL Server, SharePoin...

Microsoft makes Windows Azure Active Directory generally available and ready for production use

Microsoft today announced that it’s cloud based, enterprise quality, internet scale Identity and Access Management Solution Windows Azure Active Directory is now generally available and is  ready for production use with two feature improvements: Ability to add a Windows Azure Active Directory to Azure subscription for customers who use Microsoft accounts for logging into Azure. Simplified granting and revoking of application directory access permissions. Used by  over 2.9 million businesses, government bodies and schools to  manage access to Office365, Dynamics CRM online, Windows Intune and Windows Azure; Windows Azure AD is a cloud based Identity Service which makes it easy to: Manage employee access to cloud based line-of-business apps, Microsoft cloud services like Office 365, an...

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