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Cloud computing here is stay; it’s time companies extracted full benefit from it – Economic Times

Posted on Jul 21, 2014 in Cloud News

By Shane OwenbyCompanies that were startups a few years ago — Dropbox, Pinterest, Spotify, Airbnb, foursquare, Reddit — are now global businesses.

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Activist Investor Pressuring EMC To Spin Off VMware – Top Tech News

Posted on Jul 21, 2014 in Cloud News

Activist investor Elliott Management is pressuring storage technology company EMC to spin off its VMware subsidiary to increase shareholder value, according to Bloomberg and The Wall Street Journal.

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Our Cloud Disaster Recovery Story – InformationWeek

Posted on Jul 21, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

I put my money where my mouth is with cloud DR, and it not only benefited my organization but also earned us a prestigious award. As a student and practitioner of enterprise cloud computing, I've written a lot over the past five years about what I’ve learned

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SMBs Tie Cloud Computing To Increased Revenue – InformationWeek

Posted on Jul 21, 2014 in Cloud News

Small and midsized businesses say cloud is key to customer service, expansion, finds survey by Oxford Economics for Windstream. Research by Oxford Economics and Windstream Communications has found that many small and midsized businesses have a strong appetite for cloud computing and tie it to increased revenues, even though they often don't have large IT departments to support them getting into the cloud. Oxford Economics is the research outfit frequently tapped by members of the Fortune 500 or Federal Reserve Board to draw a picture of what's happening in different parts of the world economy

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Bloomberg brings cloud-based enterprise information archiving to salesforce.com – Automated Trader

Posted on Jul 20, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

New York - Bloomberg has joined the salesforce.com Partner Program to bring cloud-based enterprise information archiving to Salesforce1 for Financial Services.As part of the salesforce.com Partner Program, Bloomberg will provide its enterprise information compliance archiving service, Bloomberg Vault, to financial services and other regulated entities that use Salesforce1 for enterprise-wide collaboration."Bloomberg Vault now enables Salesforce1 for Financial Services users to access Bloomberg's industry expertise and proven track-record of providing information compliance and e-discovery tools to financial services firms," said Harald Collet, global head of Bloomberg Vault.

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Bloomberg Brings Cloud-Based Information Archiving to Salesforce1 Users – Traders Magazine

Posted on Jul 19, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Traders Magazine Online News, July 18, 2014 John D'Antona Jr. The information cloud just got bigger. Bloomberg announced it has joined the salesforce.com partner program to bring cloud-based enterprise information archiving to Salesforce1 for Financial Services

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Business Agility Drives Cloud Adoption – CIO

Posted on Jul 18, 2014 in Cloud News

Companies moving aggressively to adopt cloud computing are winning competitive advantage by reducing complexity and increasing business agility, according to a recent study by Harvard Business Review Analytic Services. If you're stuck on using new technologies like cloud just to save money, you're really losing outAngelia Herrin, research director at HBR, says 70 percent of respondents to HBR's survey had adopted cloud computing, and 35 percent of adopters "are very aggressively moving forward where ever it makes sense." Drilling deeper, 56 percent of aggressive adopters told HBR they were gaining "significant advantage" as a result." "The people that are really getting competitive advantage are the ones who are moving aggressively," Herrin says. "And they're certainly not leading with cost as a reason to do this." In research sponsored by Verizon, HBR surveyed 527 Harvard Business Review readers in large and mid-sized companies in wide range of industries around the world.

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SAP launches a small business division for customers with fewer than 500 … – TechRadar UK

Posted on Jul 18, 2014 in SMB Cloud

SAP has created a division focused on developing and selling technology designed for businesses with fewer than 500 employees. SAP’s SMB Solutions Group will create cloud-based business solutions and applications powered by SAP HANA

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SAP goes after SMBs with new dedicated business group – SiliconANGLE (blog)

Posted on Jul 18, 2014 in SMB Cloud

The reality is that small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) account for nearly half of the world’s gross domestic income.

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Q2 2014 results support cloud, HANA play: SAP – Inside SAP Magazine

Posted on Jul 18, 2014 in SMB Cloud

By Freya PurnellWith cloud subscriptions and support revenue increasing 39 per cent in the second quarter of 2014, the results are proof that SAP is successfully executing its shift to the cloud and its ‘Run Simple’ strategy is hitting the market with customers, according to SAP CEO Bill McDermott. This rate of growth makes SAP the fastest growing enterprise cloud company at scale (defined as enterprise application companies with an annual cloud revenue run rate above €1 billion).

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SAP Launches SMB Solutions Group – The VAR Guy

Posted on Jul 17, 2014 in SMB Cloud

During its Q2 earnings call on Thursday, SAP (SAP) announced plans for an SMB Solutions Group, the company’s first division focused entirely on the needs of its small- and medium-business (SMB) customers.

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SAP to focus on small businesses with launch of SMB Solutions Group – ZDNet

Posted on Jul 17, 2014 in SMB Cloud

SAP is refocusing its efforts on small businesses with the launch of the SMB Solutions Group. The German enterprise software giant already offers products for mid-market companies, but says the new SMB division is designed specifically for businesses with 500 employees or less.

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SAP Reports Cloud Computing Tailwind – InformationWeek

Posted on Jul 17, 2014 in Cloud News

SAP posted a 39% increase in cloud revenue in the second quarter, outpacing Oracle and Salesforce.com, but tougher quarters lie ahead.

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SAP Reports Cloud Computing Tailwind – InformationWeek

Posted on Jul 17, 2014 in Cloud News

SAP posted a 39% increase in cloud revenue in the second quarter, outpacing Oracle and Salesforce.com, but tougher quarters lie ahead. Cloud Contracts: 8 Questions To Ask (Click image for larger view and slideshow.) SAP is seeing "a new tailwind," CEO Bill McDermott reported in a call with financial analysts, highlighting a better-than-expected 39% increase in cloud subscription and support revenue for the second quarter.

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How to win big when cloud computing is pervasive – CloudTech

Posted on Jul 17, 2014 in Cloud News

Some people are never satisfied. These fearless agents of change are everywhere. They're informed, confident and willing to experiment

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