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Developers’ new role: hold the enterprise’s hand with cloud computing – ZDNet

Posted on Jul 3, 2015 in Cloud News

Ultimately, decisions around cloud application or platform development and adoption are driven by the business.

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Microsoft Expanding In-House Cloud Deployments – Redmond Channel Partner (blog)

Posted on Jul 3, 2015 in SMB Cloud

Microsoft Expanding In-House Cloud Deployments Microsoft is expanding the scope of the FastTrack program and the Onboarding Center in a few ways that will further overlap with some partners' current cloud business models.

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18 tips on how to avoid security hazards with the cloud – The Next Web – The Next Web

Posted on Jul 2, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

IT and security pros who are responsible for the management of their organization’s cloud usage encounter numerous obstacles. Cloud apps are ubiquitous and the associated IT challenges are many. More than half of respondents to this Ponemon study say their organization currently transfers sensitive or confidential data to the cloud.

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SkyKick Launches New Cloud Management Category, Secures Additional $10M … – Business Solutions Magazine

Posted on Jul 2, 2015 in SMB Cloud

Seattle, WA --(Marketwired) New Cloud Management-as-a-Service Products Empower IT Solution Providers to Migrate, Backup and Manage Cloud Applications on a Unified Platform Additional Funding to Support Worldwide Demand for SkyKick's New Cloud Management Products SkyKick (www.skykick.com) today announced the launch of a new category of cloud management products called Cloud Management-as-a-Service (CMaaS) designed to help information technology (IT) solution providers manage their customers' cloud-based applications from one single platform. SkyKick's cloud management products enable IT partners to migrate, backup and centrally manage cloud data and services for popular cloud products such as Microsoft Office 365 and Dropbox

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CIO and head of IT, not CEO, most likely to have final say on cloud adoption – CloudTech

Posted on Jul 2, 2015 in Cloud News

(c)iStock.com/mustafahacalaki Cloud usage is rocketing amongst UK business users – but the final decision making falls to the head of IT or the chief information officer in almost three in five (59%) cases, according to latest research. The research, from cloud hosting provider Cobweb Solutions, shows more organisations are turning to cloud for all their business needs, with UK cloud penetration reaching a high of 84%. 78% of businesses are using more than one cloud-based service, figures which correlate with a recent Forrester survey showing 84% of UK companies rely on two or more cloud providers, compared to Singapore (76%) and the US (62%).

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18 tips on how to avoid security hazards with the cloud – The Next Web

Posted on Jul 2, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

IT and security pros who are responsible for the management of their organization’s cloud usage encounter numerous obstacles.

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5 Reasons It Makes Sense for Retail Businesses to Invest in Cloud Technology – Huffington Post

Posted on Jul 1, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

As Cisco switched to a cloud-based collaboration solution, more organizations are now joining the bandwagon of utilizing cloud-based technology to their advantage.

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Safe Systems Named Ingram Micro’s Fastest-Growing SMB Channel Partner in … – Business Wire (press release)

Posted on Jul 1, 2015 in SMB Cloud

ALPHARETTA, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Safe Systems today announced it was named to the Ingram Micro 2015 SMB 500. The annual list recognizes the top 500 fastest-growing Ingram Micro U.S.

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Orange Flexible Computing Advanced Allows Enterprises to Build Their Own … – Financial Mirror

Posted on Jul 1, 2015 in Hybrid Cloud

HONG KONG & PARIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Orange Business Services today announced the expansion and availability in Asia Pacific of their next-generation Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud offering called Flexible Computing Advanced. The service is targeted at large multinational companies who have multiple data center and network requirements across many countries. By standardizing and consolidating customer cloud infrastructure onto a globally consistent and reliable virtual private cloud, Flexible Computing Advanced enables customers to achieve greater savings on total cost of ownership.

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Amazon’s cloud computing development challenges Alibaba – WantChinaTimes

Posted on Jul 1, 2015 in Cloud News

Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos. (File photo/CFP) Although Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has not yet opened operations in the US, the rapid development of US e-retailer Amazon, particularly in cloud computing, poses a great challenge to the Chinese company, the Shanghai-based China Business News reports

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Leading IT Company Buys Firm with Kelowna Office – KelownaNow

Posted on Jun 30, 2015 in SMB Cloud

A leading information technology consulting firm that has an office based in Kelowna has reached an agreement to be acquired by a global technology company. Ricoh Canada Inc. announced the agreement to acquire Graycon Group Inc.

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Leading IT Company Buys Firm with Kelowna Office – KelownaNow

Posted on Jun 30, 2015 in SMB Cloud

A leading information technology consulting firm that has an office based in Kelowna has reached an agreement to be acquired by a global technology company. Ricoh Canada Inc.

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7 Things You Should Know About Cloud Computing – MyTechBits

Posted on Jun 30, 2015 in Cloud News

However, there are certain things you need to know to keep your risks down to bare minimum. Related article: What is cloud computing?

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A Word About Cloud Computing Integrators – Nasdaq

Posted on Jun 30, 2015 in Cloud News

As the cloud market is maturing, we can expect a consolidation of this vibrant market.

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Cisco To Buy Cloud Security Company OpenDNS for $635M In Cash – TechCrunch

Posted on Jun 30, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

Cisco announced its intent to buy cloud security company OpenDNS for $635 million this morning. It’s probably not a coincidence that Cisco was one of its investors in a $35 million round in May, 2014

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