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Microsoft PlugFest and Windows Server TechFest Taipei 2015 Now Open – MarketWatch

Posted on Mar 28, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

TAIPEI, March 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Microsoft launched its 2015 Event in Taipei today, the biggest of its kind in Asia. The event will last for three days and has attracted nearly 200 software & hardware developers from various industries, including telecommunication, hardware devices, peripheral equipment, IC manufacturing, finance & securities and system integration. Sin Lew, Partner Director of Engineering, Enterprise Cloud Group, started the series of keynote speeches by stating that: "Microsoft's commitment to openness and collaboration is ingrained in our day-to-day approach to doing business alongside industry partners around the world, including work on open protocols." To help customers and partners adapt to a mixed IT environments and maximize return on existing IT investments, Microsoft has promised to implement openness through the principles of "mutual prosperity and compatibility with other systems," "transparency" and "open cloud." Sharing of latest technology in cross-platform interoperability and creating more business opportunities in collaboration with our partners PlugFest Taipei is celebrating its 5th year as one of the two major annual technology events organized by Microsoft Taiwan.

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UK founded FinancialForce.com raises $110m to capitalise on cloud ERP growth – BCW (press release)

Posted on Mar 27, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

San Francisco, CA – March 26, 2015: FinancialForce.com, a leading cloud ERP provider on the Salesforce1 Platform, announced today that it has raised $110 million in funding led by Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV). Salesforce Ventures, an existing investor, is also participating in this round of funding. FinancialForce.com intends to use the funds to fuel innovation and growth

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FinancialForce.com Raises $110 Million to Capitalize on Cloud ERP Growth – Marketwired (press release)

Posted on Mar 26, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

SOURCE: FinancialForce.com TCV-Led Funding Round Will Further Accelerate Development and Adoption of Customer-Centric ERP SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Mar 26, 2015) - Highlights The investment is led by Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV), a provider of capital to growth-stage private and public technology companies Tim McAdam, General Partner at TCV, to join the company's Board Salesforce Ventures, Salesforce's global corporate investment group and an existing investor in FinancialForce.com, has also invested in this round of funding This round is in addition to the $50 million committed by Advent International in April of 2014 The investment will enable continuing growth in all facets of the business including product development, sales, marketing, alliances and customer support FinancialForce.com recently reported a 91 percent annual subscription run rate growth and a $50 million revenue run rate in 2014 Built on the Salesforce1 Platform, FinancialForce ERP includes Financial Management, Professional Services Automation (PSA), Supply Chain Management (SCM) and Human Capital Management (HCM) FinancialForce.com, a leading cloud ERP provider on the Salesforce1 Platform, announced today that it has raised $110 million in funding led by Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV).

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Back Office Cloud App Provider FinancialForce.com Raises $110M – Xconomy

Posted on Mar 26, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

Bernadette Tansey3/26/15 FinancialForce.com, whose applications for back office business functions like billing and hiring are based on the Salesforce1 cloud infrastructure, announced late Wednesday it has raised $110 million to fund its continued growth.

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Talend launches integration cloud – SDTimes.com

Posted on Mar 25, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

Talend, the global big data integration software leader, today unveiled Talend Integration Cloud, a powerful new solution to extend and advance the data-driven enterprise.

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See Your Company Through the Eyes of a Hacker – blogs.hbr.org (blog)

Posted on Mar 24, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

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EMC pools enterprise smarts to create data lakes – CIO New Zealand

Posted on Mar 24, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

EMC is drawing on its "federation" of companies to help customers build data lakes using EMC storage, VMware virtualisation and Pivotal Big Data smarts. The Federation Business Data Lake will ingest and analyse data from diverse sources to give enterprises new insights that can help them make better decisions, EMC says. It can tie together existing EMC assets with new software to run the data lake, and the whole package can be built and started up in as little as seven days, according to the company.

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Cloud Computing Price Cuts ‘Tame’ In Q1, Says RBC Capital – Investor’s Business Daily

Posted on Mar 24, 2015 in Cloud News

The price war in cloud computing services eased in Q1, which could provide a lift to Amazon Web Services and Rackspace Hosting (NYSE:RAX), says RBC Capital in a report.

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Five Basic Things You Should Know About Cloud Computing – CIO

Posted on Mar 24, 2015 in Cloud News

We’ve all heard about cloud computing, but it may still seem like a foreign language to some. Because cloud computing has become a big deal (like, change the face of IT big), we thought we would provide a brief cloud computing introduction.

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EMC Pools Enterprise Smarts to Create Data ‘Lakes’ – ChannelWorld.in

Posted on Mar 24, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

Added on Mar 24, 2015 by Stephen Lawson EMC is drawing on its "federation" of companies to help customers build data lakes using EMC storage, VMware virtualization and Pivotal big-data smarts. The Federation Business Data Lake will ingest and analyze data from diverse sources to give enterprises new insights that can help them make better decisions, EMC says. It can tie together existing EMC assets with new software to run the data lake, and the whole package can be built and started up in as little as seven days, according to the company

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Alibaba Makes Strategic Investment In Israeli Venture Firm JVP – TechCrunch

Posted on Mar 24, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

Two months after making its first investment in Israel, Alibaba is digging deeper into the country’s startup ecosystem. Venture capital firm JVP (Jerusalem Venture Partners) announced yesterday that it will partner with the e-commerce giant to give financial support to promising startups.

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EMC pools enterprise smarts to create data ‘lakes’ – CITEworld

Posted on Mar 23, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

EMC is drawing on its "federation" of companies to help customers build data lakes using EMC storage, VMware virtualization and Pivotal big-data smarts. The Federation Business Data Lake will ingest and analyze data from diverse sources to give enterprises new insights that can help them make better decisions, EMC says.

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It’s a hybrid cloud world – WhaTech

Posted on Mar 22, 2015 in Hybrid Cloud

Details WhaTech Channel: Managed IT News Published on Monday, 23 March 2015 09:12 Submitted by Stern Curator Read: 2 times A survey of 1000 C-level executives, business unit leaders and IT decision-makers in 21 countries suggests that more than half of their applications and services will be deployed on the hybrid cloud within an average of three years. The study, commissioned by IT solutions company, Avanade also found that "while businesses of all sizes in all geographies view hybrid cloud adoption as a priority, there is much confusion about what exactly hybrid cloud means and what is required to prepare an organisation for hybrid cloud implementation."However, despite these real, or perceived concerns about security and privacy, "there is a clear tipping point for hybrid cloud adoption on the horizon," the study found

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A CIO’s best allies in the fight against ‘shadow IT’ are the shadow IT vendors – VentureBeat

Posted on Mar 21, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

The term “Shadow IT” can conjure up visions of overwhelmed CIOs frantically trying to keep information repositories secure from online attacks, while their own employees compromise security by brazenly using personal devices and consumer cloud services without IT’s permission or even IT’s knowledge.

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Fujitsu partners with Equinix on Singapore cloud datacentre – Business Cloud News

Posted on Mar 20, 2015 in SMB Cloud

Fujistu opened its third cloud datacentre in Singapore Fujitsu has set up another datacentre in Singapore this week amidst what it sees as increasing demand for cloud services in Singapore and neighbouring countries in the Asia-Pacific region. The datacentre, hosted in Equinix’s western Singapore facility, will host Fujitsu’s portfolio of cloudservices and offer a number of new connectivity features “currently under development” that would allow enterprises to federate with other cloud platforms. The recently announced datacentre is Fujitsu’s third in Singapore, and it already operates over 100 worldwide; the company’s cloud services are hosted from six datacentres globally

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