Taxing the Means or the Ends? Chicago Cloud Computing Rulings' Confused

Taxing the Means or the Ends? Chicago Cloud Computing Rulings' Confused
As technology evolves to offer new services that were unthinkable even a decade ago, state and local taxing authorities struggle to keep up. All too often, the will or ability to amend tax laws to address novel industries and technologies is lacking …
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Defense contractors subject to new cybersecurity and cloud computing regulations
The Department of Defense (DoD) released an interim rule last week, effective immediately, that builds on and expands previous cybersecurity regulations under the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS), for contractors and …
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New industry group to bring Web-scale cloud tech to the enterprise
Organized by the Linux Foundation, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation was announced Tuesday and has drawn the support of Cisco, IBM, Intel, VMware, CoreOS, Docker and Joyent. It is also getting input from cloud services providers such as Box, …
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Alibaba to open second cloud computing datacentre in US
Li Jin, product director of Aliyun Cloud Computing, told a news conference in Beijing that the company will launch the new US centre within several months, China.org said. Aliyun already has one data centre in Silicon Valley, which opened in March.
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SAP Looks to the Channel to Drive SAP ByDesign
But while the channel program is evolving, Schmitt said the product segmentation strategy in the cloud is pretty much set. To that end, Schmitt said partners should expect to see more clarity from SAP in terms of sales alignment along with a concerted …
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AllSeen Alliance Deepens IT Infrastructure and Cloud Computing Expertise for IoT

AllSeen Alliance Deepens IT Infrastructure and Cloud Computing Expertise for IoT
The AllSeen Alliance's newest members include experts in IT infrastructure, cloud computing, security and IoT platforms. These additions affirm the industry's ever-evolving IT demands and indicate a shared belief that only the rate of collaborative …
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Global Healthcare Cloud Computing Market Report 2015
Cloud computing helps store, manage, and process data from disparate locations, and delivers hosted services over the internet. In the healthcare industry, cloud computing as a technology is offered in four forms computation, storage, memory, and …
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Cloud Enterprise Software Maker Apptio Readies IPO

Cloud Enterprise Software Maker Apptio Readies IPO
Cloud enterprise software maker Apptio has positioned itself for an initial public offering at a valuation of more than $ 1 billion and has hired bankers Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan Chase and Bank of America to oversee the process, according to a Wall …
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Amazon cloudcomputing rival Digital Ocean raises million
Digital Ocean, a cloud-infrastructure startup that helps smaller firms, has raised $ 83 million to help the company expand its engineering team and build on its position as the second-largest cloud provider after Amazon. The Series B round, which was …
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Chicago Department Of Finance Addresses Sales Taxation Of Cloud Computing
On June 9, the Chicago Department of Finance issued two rulings that expand the city's ability to tax cloud-based products and services. First, an amusement tax ruling extends the tax to electronically delivered entertainment.1 Also, a personal …
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