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CloudMSP First North American Distributor to Offer Zynstra’s Hybrid IT … – Business Wire (press release)

Posted on Jan 28, 2015 in SMB Cloud

SACRAMENTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CloudMSP, a specialty value-added distributor of cloud and information technology solutions, has announced it is the first distributor of Zynstra, the pioneer in enterprise-class hybrid IT for the Small Medium Business (SMB) in North America. Zynstra’s expansion into North America comes on the heels of great success abroad, where they have already gained significant momentum with its innovative hybrid IT solutions and sold to Europe's SMB market through their partner network. Through CloudMSP, North American partners, including MSPs, VARs and telecom agents, can offer their SMB customers enterprise-class IT without the enterprise cost, just in time for the Windows Server 2003 and Small Business Server end-of-support deadline

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Cloud ERP: 9 Emerging Options – InformationWeek

Posted on Jan 28, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

ERP no longer equals on-premises. Is the ultimate legacy software ready to drive the next wave of cloud adoption?

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Accuride Implements Plex Enterprise Edition to Deliver Insights across … – MarketWatch

Posted on Jan 27, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

TROY, Mich., Jan 27, 2015 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Plex, the leader in cloud ERP for the manufacturing enterprise, today announced that Accuride Corporation ACW, -1.76% a leading supplier of wheel-end system solutions to the OEM and aftermarket segments of the North American commercial vehicle industry, has adopted Plex Enterprise Edition Financials and Supply Chain applications. Plex Enterprise Provides Centralized View to Manage Multiple Facilities as a Portfolio Accuride has nine operating sites – including seven technologically-advanced manufacturing facilities – across the U.S., Mexico and Canada, supplying steel and aluminum wheels and wheel-end components to all of the leading North American commercial vehicle equipment OEMs, as well as fleets, distributors and the aftermarket.

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Microsoft Power BI Makeover: 6 Big Improvements – InformationWeek

Posted on Jan 27, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

Microsoft's revamp of its cloud-based Power BI will challenge IBM, Tableau, and other business intelligence vendors. Here are six new ways it should appeal to users. Microsoft is cutting its cloud-based Power BI service loose from Office 365 and letting anyone with an email account sign up for what's now a "freemium" service

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Toshiba’s Hybrid Cloud Networking Solution Wins 2015 Internet Telephony … – Marketwired (press release)

Posted on Jan 27, 2015 in Hybrid Cloud

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - Jan 27, 2015) - Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Telecommunication Systems Division (Toshiba - www.telecom.toshiba.com) today announced its Hybrid Cloud Networking solution has won a 2015 INTERNET TELEPHONY Product of the Year Award from TMC, a global, integrated media company. The winners of the 2015 INTERNET TELEPHONY Product of the Year are featured in the 2015 January/February issue of INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine and online at www.itmag.com.  "It gives me great pleasure to recognize Toshiba with a 2015 Product of the Year Award for its commitment to excellence and innovation," said Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. "Toshiba's Hybrid Cloud Networking Solution is among the best communications and technology solutions available on the market." "We are honored to receive the 2015 Internet Telephony Product of the Year Award for Toshiba's Hybrid Cloud Networking solution," said Brian Metherell, vice president and general manager of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Telecommunication Systems Division.  Toshiba's Hybrid Cloud Networking solution enables users of Toshiba's premises-based IPedge® and Strata® CIX and cloud-based VIPedge® business telephone solutions to network their systems together for a fully integrated communications solution. Networking on-premises and cloud systems provide users with a robust hybrid business communication solution that helps users expand features and reduce costs while utilizing the deployment platforms of their choice. Benefits include: Reduced costs - With networking among Toshiba's on-premises and cloud platforms, Toshiba's users gain a robust solution that helps them reduce costs while enabling internal calling and advanced call processing features across their locations.  Single Vendor Solution - Toshiba delivers a comprehensive single-vendor telephone, application, and SIP trunk solution for equipment and services across on-premises and cloud.  Feature Transparency - Toshiba's hybrid solution provides feature transparency and networked applications and minimizes interoperability issues that can occur when using a mix of equipment from different vendors and service providers.  Easily Add New Users and Locations - Existing users of Toshiba's IPedge and Strata CIX systems can easily network with Toshiba's VIPedge to add new users and locations with minimum upfront capital expense.

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Cloud trends for 2015: hybrid cloud set to become the strategy of choice – TechRadar

Posted on Jan 27, 2015 in Hybrid Cloud

It's that time of year again – as we head into 2015, it's time to reflect on 2014, and look ahead to what we can expect to see over the coming year. For cloud computing in particular, there's no doubt that 2014 was a significant year

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MicroStrategy Unveils Powerful New Platforms for Enterprise Analytics … – CNNMoney

Posted on Jan 27, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

MicroStrategy Unveils Powerful New Platforms for Enterprise Analytics, Enterprise Mobility, and Enterprise SecurityMicroStrategy 9s™ Brings Enterprise-Grade Cybersecurity to Analytics for the First Time LAS VEGAS, Jan. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- @ MicroStrategy World -- MicroStrategy® Incorporated (Nasdaq: MSTR), a leading worldwide provider of enterprise software platforms, today announced the availability of MicroStrategy 9s, bringing enterprise-grade cybersecurity to the world's leading analytics platform through integration with MicroStrategy Usher™, a powerful new security technology

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SAP On Cloud HR: Q&A With Mike Ettling – InformationWeek

Posted on Jan 27, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

SAP has combined SuccessFactors and on-premises HR apps into a single business. Unit president Mike Ettling talks Workday, Oracle, and the "journey" to cloud HR. SAP faces fierce competition from Workday and Oracle to meet fast-growing demand for cloud-based human resources applications.

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Delivering enterprise solutions faster via the cloud – BetaNews

Posted on Jan 27, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

Shifting to mobile and cloud solutions has led to expectations that software projects should be delivered faster and more efficiently. However, according to a recent Mendix survey 71 percent of development teams are unable to keep up with demand.

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Box’s IPO: Shares go skywards, but reaction is mixed – CloudTech

Posted on Jan 27, 2015 in Cloud News

(c)iStock.com/ngkaki “IPOs are one of the great, mysterious Wall Street spectacles,” Shawn Tully wrote in Forbes earlier this week. “The praise is overwhelming, the definition of ‘success’ is baffling, and anyone who questions the system is taken for a dullard.” This might explain why everyone and their dog has attempted to shed light on one of tech’s most eagerly anticipated public offerings. So let’s start off with the facts.

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Soonr Honored as Coolest Cloud Computing Vendor by CRN – Business Wire (press release)

Posted on Jan 27, 2015 in Cloud News

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Soonr, a leading provider of secure file sharing and collaboration services for business, today announced that it has earned recognition on The Channel Company’s CRN 100 Coolest Cloud Computing Vendors of 2015. This annual list recognizes some of the most innovative cloud companies supporting the IT channel today. Soonr was named among only 20 vendors in the Cloud Software Category.

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Box Wisely Used IPO Delay To Refocus Strategy, But It Still Has No Competitive … – Forbes

Posted on Jan 26, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

Box’s saga from cash-burning cloud startup to wildly successful IPO, up 70% on the first day of trading, has been well chronicled, but it’s Wall Street reception is actually a testament to savvy leadership, which used the extra time bought by a much-needed interim round of funding to sharpen the company’s mission and message as more than just another cloud file sharing site. Box’s appellative similarity to the most popular consumer cloud sync-and-share service, Dropbox, and its embrace of the freemium pricing model made it easy to conflate the two. Even for those of us that have been using cloud storage since day one find it a natural association given that Box, which actually predates Dropbox, initially sold itself as a convenient way for individuals to access files from anywhere on any system

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Actiance Announces Support for IBM Verse and IBM(R) Connections Social Cloud – Yahoo Finance UK

Posted on Jan 26, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

ORLANDO, FL--(Marketwired - Jan 26, 2015) - (IBM ConnectED 2015, Booth B17) -- Actiance, the leading provider of compliance, security, archiving and eDiscovery for all critical business communications, announced today at IBM ConnectED 2015 the upcoming availability of Vantage for IBM Connections Social Cloud and of supervision, policy control and archiving for IBM Verse. "We are thrilled to be an integral part of IBM's vision to usher in the next generation of collaboration tools," said Jim Petty, VP of Partnerships and Corporate Development at Actiance.

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New Guidelines Highlight Importance of Cloud Computing Security – Midsize Insider

Posted on Jan 26, 2015 in Cloud News

Keeping sensitive data and information safe is top of mind for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)

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The Zendesk Mafia Strikes Again–ChartMogul Launches Its Subscription Metrics … – Forbes

Posted on Jan 26, 2015 in SMB Cloud

News of a recent fundraising by SaaS metrics vendor ChartMogul caught my attention, not least of all because of the pedigree of the founders and investors. Founder Nick Franklin was a very early employee of Zendesk, and worked with the company through its formative years.

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