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Sibos Topic 3: The benefits of Cloud Computing – Bobsguide (press release)

Posted on Sep 19, 2014 in Cloud News

Last week bobsguide provided insights into big data, a key topic up for discussion at Sibos this year. With the global conference quickly approaching, this week bobsguide discusses Cloud Computing and its impact on businesses within the financial sector. Despite some negative attitudes towards cloud when it was first introduced, attitudes have softened over the past few years and many industry experts believe that cloud is the key driver for innovation in companies.

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Lockheed Makes Progress In Its International Expansion With Israeli Unit – Forbes

Posted on Sep 18, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Lockheed Martin has established a subsidiary in Israel, seeking to grow its contracts from the Israel Defense Forces. This subsidiary, called Lockheed Martin Israel Ltd.

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Xactly Customer Cbeyond Wins 2014 Ventana Research Leadership Award for … – MarketWatch

Posted on Sep 18, 2014 in Cloud News

HEADLINE2Cbeyond Recognized for Business Technology Leadership in Cloud Computing Using Xactly’s Cloud Incentive Compensation Solutions SAN JOSE, Calif., Sep 18, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Xactly, a leading provider of cloud-based incentive solutions, today announced that customer Cbeyond has been named a winner in the Cloud Computing category of the 9th Annual 2014 Ventana Research Leadership Awards. The category specifically recognizes individuals and organizations that have notably improved the effectiveness of their people and processes through the use of major business technologies. “I see compensation as one of the most important motivational tools any company can use to drive success in their organization,” said David James, senior director of sales operations & incentives, Cbeyond, Inc

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XO Communications Interconnects with CoreSite Open Cloud Exchange – MarketWatch

Posted on Sep 18, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

DENVER, Sep 18, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- CoreSite Realty Corporation COR, -0.09% a provider of secure, reliable, high-performance data center solutions, today announced that XO Communications (XO) is advancing its strategy of enabling enterprises with dedicated connectivity to multiple cloud service providers through the CoreSite Open Cloud Exchange. Likewise, CoreSite is focused on bringing together a strong network and cloud community to support the needs of the enterprise and create a highly diverse customer ecosystem.

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What’s Your CIO Legacy? – InformationWeek

Posted on Sep 17, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Box CIO Ben Haines compares his experiences at two very different companies to explore the notion of a CIO legacy. CIOs and other IT leaders help create and shape an organization's technologies and culture. The work they do creates a legacy that lives on after them

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Jive adds Office 365 connectors for its enterprise social suite – Australian Techworld

Posted on Sep 16, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Jive has built links between its enterprise social networking suite and Microsoft's Office 365 Jive has built links between its enterprise social networking (ESN) suite and Microsoft's Office 365 to let users leverage Jive collaboration features with the cloud versions of Outlook, Office, SharePoint and OneDrive for Business. ESN vendors like Jive realized years ago that for their products to gain adoption in workplaces, they have to be threaded into the third-party applications that workers use every day, like the ones for email, CRM, ERP, accounting and the like.

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WaveMaker PaaS Bets On Docker – InformationWeek

Posted on Sep 16, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

WaveMaker Enterprise platform now offers Docker deployment option, along with Studio rapid app development toolkit. EMP, Debunked: The Jolt That Could Fry The Cloud (Click image for larger view and slideshow.) WaveMaker Enterprise, a newly issued platform-as-a-service, now uses Docker containers as its deployment step

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Disadvantages of Cloud Computing Should Not Be a Deterrent – Midsize Insider

Posted on Sep 16, 2014 in Cloud News

The right cloud solution can make a business more agile, more cost-effective and even more secure, but despite what evangelists might say, it is not an IT department's panacea. Only by understanding the potential disadvantages of cloud computing can IT managers ensure that their migration is as successful as possible.

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Five must-have SMB technology upgrades – Business Mirror

Posted on Sep 15, 2014 in SMB Cloud

Details Category: Digital Life 15 Sep 2014 Written by Michael Ngan A RECENT study has concluded that the tech-savvy, especially cloud-savvy, small- and medium-scale businesses (SMBs) generate 15-percent faster sales than the technology laggards. The same study also discovered that harnessing the right technology leads to higher productivity and satisfied customers, which allow SMBs to expand businesses beyond their borders faster. More and more of today’s SMBs recognize that technology can play a crucial role in helping level the playing field against bigger rivals

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Top 6 Trends In Cloud Computing – Business 2 Community

Posted on Sep 13, 2014 in Cloud News

Cloud computing is here to stay and its growth is being driven by several trends at the moment.

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Hewlett-Packard buys cloud-computing fi – Sky News Australia

Posted on Sep 13, 2014 in Cloud News

Published: 11:58 am, Friday, 12 September 2014 Hewlett-Packard has announced a deal to buy business cloud-computing specialty firm Eucalyptus. HP did not disclose financial terms of the acquisition, which is aimed at ramping the California company's ability to help firms build computing homes in the internet cloud. Eucalyptus chief executive Marten Mickos will manage the HP Cloud business and report directly to the head of HP, Meg Whitman.

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HP Buys Eucalyptus, Cloud Open Source Software Developer – The VAR Guy

Posted on Sep 12, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

HP's new cloud boss Marten Mickos. Acquisition shy Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) has plunked down a reported $100 million to buy Eucalyptus, a cloud open source software provider, in a deal that also gains the vendor a highly regarded new head of its cloud business unit

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Hug a Hybrid: New Cloud Deployments Cozy Up to Midsize Companies – Midsize Insider

Posted on Sep 12, 2014 in Hybrid Cloud

It is no surprise that midsize companies are increasingly turning to hybrid clouds.

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HP Acquires Eucalyptus to Accelerate Hybrid Cloud Adoption in the Enterprise – CNNMoney

Posted on Sep 11, 2014 in Hybrid Cloud

HP (NYSE: HPQ) today announced a definitive agreement to acquire Eucalyptus, a provider of open source software for building private and hybrid enterprise clouds. After the transaction closes, Eucalyptus Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Marten Mickos, a respected leader in the cloud industry and a longtime advocate of open source, will join HP as senior vice president and general manager of the Cloud business, reporting to Meg Whitman, chairman, president and chief executive officer of HP. In this role, Mickos will lead the HP Cloud organization in building out the HP Helion portfolio, based on OpenStack® technology.

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Cloud Computing set for massive growth in SA & Kenya – IT News Africa

Posted on Sep 11, 2014 in Cloud News

New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, Overall Cloud Computing Market in South Africa and Kenya, finds that the market earned revenues of $114.6 million in 2013 and estimates this to reach $288.0 million in 2018. Rapidly expanding bandwidth capacities, following the landing of undersea cables, have led to the proliferation of data centres and established a solid platform for the development of cloud computing services in South Africa and Kenya. Enterprises are steadily embracing outsourcing and managed services for various business and technological benefits, further driving migration to cloud computing

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