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Wearables In The Workplace: 3 Realities – InformationWeek

Posted on Sep 22, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Wearables innovation will happen first in the enterprise, but CIOs should brace themselves for security and integration challenges.

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Two-Factor Authentication Startup Duo Security Raises $12 Million From … – TechCrunch (blog)

Posted on Sep 22, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Five-year old startup Duo Security has emerged as a leader in providing secure but easy-to-use two-factor authentication technology to a fast-growing number of enterprise customers. To bolster its growth, the company has raised $12 million in Series B financing from Benchmark, and has added general partner Matt Cohler to its board

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Best- And Worst-Performing Cloud Computing Stocks September 15th To 19th … – Forbes

Posted on Sep 21, 2014 in Cloud News

The highest performing cloud computing stocks year-to-date when measured by share price gains are Zendesk (NYSE:ZEN) up 68.65% or $9.22 per share since its IPO earlier this year, NetScout Systems NetScout Systems (NASDAQ:NTCT) up 54.61%, Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) up 42.56%, F5 Networks F5 Networks (NASDAQ: FFIV) up 37.4%, Intel Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) up 34.16%, and Akamai (NASDAQ: AKAM) up 32.2%.  A $10K investment in Zendesk shares at IPO are now worth $16,865, leading all companies in the index.

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Choosing A UC Vendor: 5 Tips – InformationWeek

Posted on Sep 20, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Choosing the right UC system can be confusing and expensive. KelCor analyst and Interop speaker Brent Kelly offers five tips to help you save money and stay in control

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Avoid Hybrid Cloud Gotchas: Data Security Strategies – Automated Trader (blog)

Posted on Sep 19, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

In my last post, Avoid Hybrid Cloud Gotcha - Part 2: Data Security, I identified where the line between a company's and cloud service provider's (CSP) security practices is drawn. Now, I'll provide strategies that will allow companies to bridge the gap between their protection policies and procedures and those of CSPs, helping to secure enterprise hybrid cloud infrastructures today and well into the future.

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Infosys partners with China’s Huawei for cloud-based services – Reuters

Posted on Sep 19, 2014 in Cloud News

Thu Sep 18, 2014 2:33pm IST 1 of 3. Employees of Indian software company Infosys walk past Infosys logos at their campus in the Electronic City area in Bangalore September 4, 2012.

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Infosys and Huawei Announce Global Partnership to Offer Cloud, Big Data and … – MarketWatch

Posted on Sep 18, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

BERLIN, September 18, 2014 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- BERLIN, September 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Infosys, a global leader in technology, consulting and outsourcing, today announced a global partnership with Huawei, a leading global information and communication technology (ICT) solution provider.

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In Digital Transformation Finserv Is a Fast Follower — But Fast Enough? – Forbes

Posted on Sep 17, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

When it comes to going digital, time is money, according to a new study from Harvard Business Review and Verizon. “The Digital Dividend – First Mover Advantage” shows that companies that are early adopters of new technologies are apt to lead their peers in revenue growth and market position. “There is a correlation between the early adoption of new technologies and better business outcomes,” the study found, adding that IT is increasingly becoming a key part of business decision.“This is causing a shifting and blending of roles across IT and other parts of the business, with leaders from across the organization more involved in formulating technology strategy (in partnership with IT) and deciding how technology is used to enable business change.”The study classified companies into pioneers, fast followers and cautious, said Chandan Sharma, global managing director for financial services at Verizon Enterprise Solutions.

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Cloud computing under a cloud – Hindustan Times

Posted on Sep 14, 2014 in Cloud News

Two events in recent weeks Two events in recent weeks have raised fresh questions on cloud computing — the hottest trend in information technology. Cloud computing essentially refers to “renting” or sharing of hardware, software, storage or processing power through the Internet or Internet-based technologies, and dramatically brings down costs, Gmail being the commonest example.

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Cloud computing under siege – FCW.com

Posted on Sep 12, 2014 in Cloud News

Comment Cloud computing under siege By Bob Butler, Irving Lachow, Jonah Force Hill Sep 12, 2014 The benefits of cloud computing can hardly be overstated. By pooling computing resources, cloud computing not only offers significant cost savings over traditional software and hardware products, it facilitates innovation by allowing users, businesses and governments to procure, rapidly and cheaply, a diversity of software, analytics and storage services

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Google to Give Start-Ups $100000 in Cloud Computing Credits – New York Times (blog)

Posted on Sep 12, 2014 in Cloud News

TechCrunch Google to Give Start-Ups $100000 in Cloud Computing Credits New York Times (blog) In some ways, Google is paying for what Amazon acquired free when it was pioneering cloud computing : buzz among growing young companies. A.W.S

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Mirantis Releases Mirantis OpenStack Express 2.0, an On-Demand Private … – MarketWatch

Posted on Sep 11, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA, Sep 11, 2014 (Marketwired via COMTEX) -- Mirantis, the pure-play OpenStack provider, today announced the launch of Mirantis OpenStack Express 2.0. The on-demand offering now enables enterprises to deploy the most current OpenStack edition, OpenStack Icehouse, in a robust, easy-to-use, enterprise-grade cloud service. ARRIS, a global innovator in IP, video and broadband technology, credits Mirantis OpenStack Express with saving its team time and resources: "Hosted private clouds powered by OpenStack combine the ease of use typically seen in traditional IaaS offerings, with the flexibility and control you get with a private cloud," said Varma Chanderraju, principal engineer, ARRIS Group Incorporated

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Cloud Computing: Where Expectation Should Always Match Reality – Data Center Knowledge

Posted on Sep 9, 2014 in Cloud News

Scott Azzolina, VP of Marketing at Connectria Hosting, has more than 30 years of experience in technology with established Fortune 100 companies. When it comes to cloud computing, hosting providers should always serve as a partner and true extension of your IT organization

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For better cybersecurity, skip the shiny toy—invest in people and processes – Fortune

Posted on Sep 9, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

This week, security professionals will descend on Washington, D.C. to discuss hacks, cracks, and breaches at Hewlett-Packard’s HPQ Protect 2014 conference

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UK SMB risking billions – Business-Cloud.com

Posted on Sep 8, 2014 in SMB Cloud

Xero survey of 500 UK SMBs shows that they are still heavily reliant on paper based records and spreadsheets. In between announcing a new UK head office and dealing with 6 minutes of unplanned outage, Xero has published the results of a survey into 500 UK SMBs.

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