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TechOne gets IRD sign-off to host NZ data in Australia – ZDNet

Posted on Apr 23, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

TechnologyOne is among a handful of organisations that have been granted permission by the New Zealand Inland Revenue Department (IRD) to store data for its New Zealand customers in Australia on the TechnologyOne cloud as a third party provider. Under the Tax Administration Act, TechnologyOne is able to store taxpayers' electronic records outside of New Zealand. This means its existing and future customers are exempt from data sovereignty rules requiring financial records and business record to be stored in New Zealand

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

Posted on Apr 22, 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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ADP Touts New Talent War Weapon – InformationWeek

Posted on Apr 22, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

ADP adds compensation management to its cloud-based Workforce Now app for midsized firms. Are pay-for-performance cultures crucial as Baby Boomers retire?

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Free cloud computing workshop in Huntingdon next Tuesday – Cambridge News

Posted on Apr 22, 2014 in Cloud News

A free workshop for small businesses to find out about cloud computing is happening next Tuesday from 8-10am at the George Hotel in Huntingdon. Cloud computing commonly refers to hosting ICT services over the internet or ‘cloud’ rather than being based in personal devices or local services. Topics covered in the workshop will include cloud data storage, access, content relationship management, software and project management

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SnapLogic: Cloud Speed Key Business Driver for IPaaS – Talkin’ Cloud

Posted on Apr 22, 2014 in Cloud News

SnapLogic and TechValidate surveyed more than 100 U.S. companies with revenues greater than $500 million about the business and technical drivers and barriers for Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) application and cloud analytics adoption in the enterprise. Cloud speed is the primary business driver for integration-platform-as-a-service (IPaaS) for enterprises

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SnapLogic: Cloud Speed Key Business Driver for IPaaS – Talkin’ Cloud

Posted on Apr 22, 2014 in Cloud News

SnapLogic and TechValidate surveyed more than 100 U.S.

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Financing in IT Industry Must Adapt to Growth in Cloud Computing, Says GE … – MarketWatch

Posted on Apr 22, 2014 in Cloud News

CHICAGO, Apr 21, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Companies that design information technology (IT) solutions for commercial customers are facing significant changes to their business model as they adapt to the growing interest in cloud computing, according to GE Capital, Commercial Distribution Finance (CDF), a major provider of financing to IT solution providers. At the same time, technology manufacturers are searching for simplified ways of providing financial support on a global basis to the companies that install their IT products and services for commercial customers. Solution providers once focused primarily on reselling hardware and software to businesses

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Covisint to Detail the Cloud’s Disruptive Power to Transform Today’s … – Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release)

Posted on Apr 21, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

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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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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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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IBM acquires cloud computing firm Cast Iron – Siliconindia.com

Posted on Apr 20, 2014 in Cloud News

New York: IBM has acquired Cast Iron Systems to broaden the delivery of cloud computing services for clients. Cast Iron Systems, a privately held company based in Mountain View, CA, delivers cloud integration software, appliances and services.

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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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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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LG CNS to focus on ‘cloud computing’ – Korea Times

Posted on Apr 17, 2014 in Cloud News

LG CNS said Thursday that it will raise its stakes in cloud computing and big data.Amid rapid technological convergence, the LG Group affiliate plans to seek new business opportunities in the emerging fields, according to the firm’s CEO.“Our goal is to become one of the most trusted suppliers for technology solutions in cloud computing and big data,” said CEO Kim Dae-hoon in a speech to the annual “Entrue World 2014” forum.He said the convergence of technologies is changing everyone’s lifestyle.According to him, the global technology industry is heading toward an era of “Smart Technology 2.0,” which includes smart devices, faster data transmission networks, and the rise of big data and cloud computing.Kim said automotive, medical, distribution, transportation, security and manufacturing businesses will benefit most from the transition.“Our businesses are ideally-fitted to ride on this new wave,” Kim said.Citing an emergence of smart glasses, he said, “Cloud computing has huge potential to change your key businesses.

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Novitex Enterprise Solutions Chooses IBM to Build Its Cloud – Wall Street Journal

Posted on Apr 17, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

SoftLayer serves as the platform to support Novitex's growing business as part of a nearly $10-million agreement ARMONK, N.Y. & STAMFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 17, 2014-- IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Novitex Enterprise Solutions today announced that they have signed an estimated $10-million agreement for IBM to provide cloud-based Infrastructure and Security services leveraging Softlayer's open, scalable and secure infrastructure to support Novitex's industry leading document outsourcing solutions. Novitex, the industry-leading provider of the Integrated Document Life Cycle(TM) (IDLC(TM)) end-to-end service solutions, required a flexible, scalable solution to support its rapid growth and expanding offerings, while simultaneously consolidating a distributed set of IT environments in a seamless, singular infrastructure.

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