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2015′s top 10 hottest jobs in IT: Cloud computing architect – FierceCIO

Posted on Dec 22, 2014 in Cloud News

Key responsibilities: The architect reviews and analyzes an organization's current technology infrastructure and its ability to support current and future strategic objectives using cloud-based solutions. This involves analysis and planning to implement a solution that will meet business needs within financial budget guidelines. It also will include researching software and hardware products or services, and finding the best solutions and prices to meet the organization's requirements

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Cloud computing more used by German firms with 250+ staff – Telecompaper (subscription)

Posted on Dec 19, 2014 in Cloud News

Some 12 percent of companies based in Germany have used cloud computing this year, according to the federal bureau of statistics (Destatis). Use of this service depends on the size of the firm.

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IBM Simplifies Cloud Computing Contracts – eWeek

Posted on Dec 19, 2014 in Cloud News

IBM announced a new, simpler two-page cloud computing contract, along with two new cloud startups on the IBM Cloud. IBM announced it has simplified its cloud computing contracts to make it easier for customers to enter into cloud services agreements by creating a standard, two-page form to replace longer, more complex contracts that typically required long negotiations and reviews before a deal was signed.Big Blue said its cloud competitors require customers to review and commit to more complex contracts that commonly are at least five times longer and also incorporate terms and conditions from other Websites."It's ironic that cloud computing represents a faster and more innovative approach to doing business, yet lengthy and complex cloud business contracts from most vendors remain an obstacle," said Neil Abrams, IBM vice president and assistant general counsel, in a statement

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HansaWorld fully switches to cloud computing service – The Baltic Course

Posted on Dec 19, 2014 in Cloud News

One of the leading ERP companies in the Baltic and Nordic countries HansaWorld has announced a shift in strategy and will further offer their products as cloud computing services by introducing a brand new product – Standard ERP, reported BC HansaWorld development PR consultant Marcis Krastins. As said HansaWorld Group board member Elvis Kvalbergs, this is a huge step forward for the company, but the main beneficiaries of this will be company's customers who will be able to receive more modern and more secure service

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KPMG: Data Security Still Top Cloud Concern – Talkin’ Cloud

Posted on Dec 17, 2014 in Cloud News

Mark Shank, managing director of KPMG's digital and mobile practice. Cloud security is still a top concern, but according to KPMG's "Elevating Business in the Cloud" report, based on findings from its 2014 Cloud Survey, those concerns are lessened. The perceived risk of using cloud services has gone down

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Box Rolls Out Cloud Security Service – Top Tech News

Posted on Dec 17, 2014 in Cloud News

Online file-sharing service Box recently announced Box Trust, a service to help its customers successfully embrace a modern security framework as they move information and collaboration to the cloud . Box Trust will give customers access to Box’s security products, visibility into its various compliance and controls, and the muscle of numerous security and governance technology partners. The announcement was made in a blog post by Aaron Levie, co-founder and CEO of the Silicon Valley-based company, which also offers personal cloud content management services

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Apttus Receives 2014 Cloud Computing Product of the Year Award – KOAM-TV

Posted on Dec 17, 2014 in Cloud News

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Research and Markets: Global Cloud Computing Market Service (Software … – Business Wire (press release)

Posted on Dec 16, 2014 in Cloud News

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/f5s5m7/global_cloud) has announced the addition of the "Global Cloud Computing Market Service (Software, Infrastructure, Platform) 2014-2020" report to their offering. Cloud Computing is an internet based technology that serves a centralized data source to remote devices connected via internet or intranet.

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What Banks Don’t Know About the Security Hazards of Cloud Computing – American Banker

Posted on Dec 15, 2014 in Cloud News

As bank executives continue to debate, hesitate and worry over the security issues related to using applications that connect to the cloud, their employees are using cloud-based apps by the hundreds � often without banks' knowledge.

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Cloud Computing – An Access to IT Solution – Moneycontrol.com

Posted on Dec 15, 2014 in Cloud News

Malvika Jain is in conversation with industry experts to understand their views and opinions on the adoption of cloud for SMBs Malvika Jain is in conversation with industry experts to understand their views and opinions on the adoption of cloud for SMBs. The panelists include Meetul B Patel, GM – Small and Midmarket Soultions & Partners, Microsoft India, TT Ashok MD, Taylor Rubber & Co Chairman, CII – Southern Region, Neeraj Aggarwal MD, Boston Consulting Group India and Sandeep Murthy, Partnet at Lightbox.

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5 Cloud Computing Funding Stories You Might Have Missed, Dec. 12 – Talkin’ Cloud

Posted on Dec 13, 2014 in Cloud News

Talkin' Cloud brings together the top cloud computing financing stories of the week for readers.

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Using analytics to optimize cloud computing performance and cost savings – Phys.Org

Posted on Dec 10, 2014 in Cloud News

IBM inventors have patented a technique that uses analytics to increase cloud computing performance and reduce costs by dynamically moving workloads—between or within cloud centers—based on an automatic analysis that determines the most efficient and effective use of available resources.

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Cloud Computing in Oil & Gas – CIO

Posted on Dec 9, 2014 in Cloud News

Historically, organizations in the Oil and Gas industry have been pushed toward adopting new technologies, for e.g., from mainframe to client-server and then web technologies. These organizations therefore have very low appetite for newer technologies like the cloud

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Getting Physical About Cloud Computing – TechWeekEurope UK

Posted on Dec 9, 2014 in Cloud News

There’s no doubt that the rise of cloud computing has revolutionised how we do business, work and communicate.

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CLOUD COMPUTING Microsoft, Accenture Launch Hybrid Cloud Platform – CIO Today

Posted on Dec 9, 2014 in Cloud News

As businesses work to move applications to the cloud , a new partnership between two major providers might make that a less daunting task. Accenture and Microsoft Corp

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