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Covisint to Detail the Cloud’s Disruptive Power to Transform Today’s … – Wall Street Journal

Posted on Apr 21, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Covisint to Detail the Cloud's Disruptive Power to Transform Today's Enterprises, for Better or Worse Case Study on 100+ Year-old Company to Illustrate How Every Company, Regardless of Age, Must Dramatically Change in Cloud Era to Compete DETROIT, April 21, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Covisint Corporation (Nasdaq:COVS), provider of the leading cloud engagement platform, today announced that it will describe how -- to survive and compete -- enterprises can and must embrace a cloud-driven transformation of virtually every core business process. Covisint Director of Product Marketing, Halim Cho, will address IT leaders on the topic at the Forrester Forum for Technology Management Leaders. Organizations in all industries are realizing that they need to revise their business strategy, processes and the all-important customer experience as they engage with technology-enabled customers, suppliers and business partners.

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Enterprise who? Google says little about Apps, business cloud services in Q1 … – ComputerworldUK

Posted on Apr 21, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Google did little during its first-quarter earnings report to shush critics who say its Enterprise unit is a second-class citizen in its kingdom. The company gave no substantial details regarding overall sales trends for the Enterprise business, nor for individual products such as the Google Apps cloud email and collaboration suite, the Compute Engine IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service) tool and the App Engine PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) offering. Top IT and business executives pay close attention to how well the products of their existing and prospective vendors are doing, to make sure they don't invest in wares with uncertain futures.

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CA Technologies Simplifies Enterprise Cloud and Mobile Services Delivery – Al-Bawaba

Posted on Apr 21, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Mobile apps, Cloud services and the Internet of Things are changing the way organisations deliver applications, and APIs are central to this change More > Disable alert for DubaiDubai , , , , , CA Technologies recently hosted an Application Programming Interface (API) Academy event in Dubai to help organisations deliver more confidently and quickly the Cloud, mobile and composite applications that run today’s business services. This inaugural, half-day API Academy provided the education that enterprise architects, software development managers, security managers across enterprise organizations in the region need to build better APIs and execute on their broader API strategies

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Michigan moves digital archive records to cloud – Beaumont Enterprise

Posted on Apr 20, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Archives of Michigan is using a state-of-the-art and inexpensive option — the Internet — to store and preserve a growing collection of digital records that includes everything from 40 years' worth of election results to an index of thousands of proposed designs for the state's quarter released 10 years ago

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The Hartford Enters $500 Million Agreement With IBM On Cloud Technology – Hartford Courant

Posted on Apr 20, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

The Hartford Financial Services Group has inked a six-year agreement to pay IBM $500 million for a private, cloud-based infrastructure to better manage its data and reduce operational expenses. The agreement was announced Wednesday. The Hartford has two data centers, one in Hartford and another in Boulder, Colo., filled with mainframes and servers

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ownCloud File Sync and Share and Red Hat Storage Enable Enterprise Clouds … – TheHostingNews.com (press release)

Posted on Apr 19, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

ownCloud File Sync and Share and Red Hat Storage Enable Enterprise Clouds to Scale Like Public CloudsApril 17th, 2014 By: THN News (The Hosting News) –  ownCloud Inc., the company behind the world’s most popular open source file sync and share software, today released its performance testing for ownCloud Enterprise Edition with Red Hat Storage, Red Hat’s open, software-defined storage offering, running on x86 servers that demonstrate the cost and performance efficiency gained by running ownCloud with Red Hat Storage on industry-standard servers.

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Microsoft Office: 4 Changes, Explained – InformationWeek

Posted on Apr 19, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Microsoft maneuvers to keep Office on top, touting data analysis power, tweaking office 365, and more.

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San Francisco’s Migration of 29000 Employees to the Cloud is Under Way – Government Technology

Posted on Apr 19, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

San Francisco has long been famous for the thick fog that at times shrouds the city. But within government circles, going forward it will also be known as the first major American municipality to upgrade to a consolidated cloud solution that, when complete, will have its 29,000 employees on a single network. According to city and county CIO Marc Touitou, who also is director of the San Francisco Department of Technology, about 12,000 accounts so far have been migrated from the Microsoft Enterprise Cloud the city was using to Microsoft’s Office 365 solution

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Cloud 2.0: Welcome to the workflow – Tech Page One

Posted on Apr 19, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

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IBM Provides SoftLayer Ecosystem Partners with New Resources for Generating … – SYS-CON Media (press release)

Posted on Apr 19, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

ARMONK, N.Y., April 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that it is launching a series of initiatives to make it easier and more profitable for Business Partners of SoftLayer, an IBM Company to develop, market and sell cloud services to their customers. Cloud computing is transforming the way that IT services are consumed and delivered and will account for the bulk of new IT spending by 2016*

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Spanning Joins Cloud Security Alliance – Fort Mills Times

Posted on Apr 18, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

AUSTIN, Texas — Spanning Cloud Apps, the most trusted provider of data backup and recovery for cloud applications, today announced that it has joined the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), a not-for-profit organization with a mission to promote the use of best practices for providing security assurance within cloud computing, and to provide education on the uses of cloud computing to help secure all other forms of computing. Spanning was founded to help companies protect and manage their data so they can be fearless in the cloud.

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Enterprise who? Google says little about Apps, business cloud services in Q1 … – CIO Magazine

Posted on Apr 18, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Google did little during its first-quarter earnings report to shush critics who say its Enterprise unit is a second-class citizen in its kingdom. The company gave no substantial details regarding overall sales trends for the Enterprise business, nor for individual products such as the Google Apps cloud email and collaboration suite, the Compute Engine IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service) tool and the App Engine PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) offering

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PowerSteering from Upland Software Named an “Innovator” in Enterprise Project … – Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release)

Posted on Apr 18, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Vendor Landscape report by leading IT research and advisory firm also rates PowerSteering an “Exemplary Performer” for support of portfolio-level planning. Austin, TX (PRWEB) April 18, 2014 Upland Software, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based enterprise work management applications, today announced its PowerSteering product for top-down program and portfolio management has been recognized as an Innovator for the third consecutive year in Info-Tech Research Group’s “Vendor Landscape for Enterprise Project Portfolio Management.” Info-Tech Research Group Vendor Landscape reports recognize outstanding vendors in the technology marketplace. Assessing vendors by the strength of their offering and their strategy for the enterprise, Info-Tech Research Group Vendor Landscapes pay tribute to the contribution of exceptional vendors in a particular category.

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Enterprise who? Google says little about Apps, business cloud services in Q1 … – PCWorld.co.nz

Posted on Apr 18, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Google did little during its first-quarter earnings report to shush critics who say its Enterprise unit is a second-class citizen in its kingdom.

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ownCloud File Sync and Share and Red Hat Storage Enable Enterprise Clouds … – IT Business Net

Posted on Apr 18, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

  April 16, 2014 -- Lexington, Massachusetts (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 ownCloud Inc., the company behind the worlds most popular open source file sync and share software, today released its performance testing for ownCloud Enterprise Edition with Red Hat Storage, Red Hats open, software-defined storage offering, running on x86 servers that demonstrate the cost and performance efficiency gained by running ownCloud with Red Hat Storage on industry-standard servers. The performance testing benchmarked 25,000 concurrent users of ownCloud Enterprise Edition and Red Hat Storage running on industry-standard x86 servers. The configuration used illustrates a 2x total cost of ownership (TCO) improvement by converging the application server and storage server tiers onto the same servers, compared to traditional solutions with separate storage server appliances

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