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RoseASP Maintains 97.4% Customer Retention in the Cloud – PR Web (press release)

Posted on Feb 26, 2015 in SMB Cloud

San Diego, California (PRWEB) February 26, 2015 RoseASP, a provider of highly secure, regulatory compliant, and validated hosting services for Microsoft business customers and partners, maintained a 97.4-percent customer retention rate in 2014, announced RoseASP, today. RoseASP saw less than 2.6-percent customer turnover in an industry that considers a five-percent annual churn rate to be exceptional among Software as a Service (SaaS) providers.

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There’s more than one way to back up your data – The Register

Posted on Feb 25, 2015 in SMB Cloud

In the world of data protection you don't get fired for losing money, you get fired for losing data. Companies tend to make many copies of data, some of which hang around, zombie-like, for years

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Cloud disaster recovery in a nutshell: How does it work? – CloudTech

Posted on Feb 24, 2015 in Cloud News

(c)iStock.com/natasaadzic Disaster recovery - the IT industry’s latest buzz words. Although a popular subject, many of the articles out there are not providing accurate or enough information to demystify the concept.

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The Enterprise Cloud Q&A – The Stack

Posted on Feb 24, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

Feature | Tuesday 24 February, 2015 Lee Field, Head of IT consulting and complex solutions (APAC) at Verizon, discusses cloud migration and best practice for adopting disruptive solutions to drive efficiency and resilience. What do you witness as the main motivator for cloud migration? And from within which industries do you see the strongest demand?

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Newsbyte: SAP Offers Unmatched Promotion Sensing and Optimization in the … – Jakarta Post

Posted on Feb 23, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

World | February 23, 2015 WALLDORF, Germany, Feb. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Using the power of the cloud and services to overcome the talent and data barriers to perfect promotion planning, SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today announced the general availability of a fully managed service approach for the SAP® Trade Promotion Optimization and SAP Demand Signal Management applications delivered through the SAP HANA® Enterprise Cloud service. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110126/AQ34470LOGO Consumer products companies grapple with vast amounts of data and often lack the right skills in-house to use this data in predictive models.

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Microsoft offers 100GB of OneDrive storage to Dropbox users – CloudTech

Posted on Feb 23, 2015 in Cloud News

(c)iStock.com/michalPuchala Users of Dropbox can take advantage of 100GB of free OneDrive cloud storage though a Microsoft promotional deal. This latest storage giveaway from Microsoft appears available for all, unlike the US-only Bing Rewards scheme announced earlier in February

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DoD accelerates security rules for cloud computing – FederalNewsRadio.com

Posted on Feb 23, 2015 in Cloud News

T he Pentagon is already working on changes to federal acquisition rules which would require stepped-up notification procedures when private companies hosting DoD data have their systems penetrated by hackers. But the department evidently feels a sense of urgency about those rules when it comes to its still-emerging use of cloud computing.

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Ten reasons why SMB’s are taking to cloud computing – Equity Bulls

Posted on Feb 22, 2015 in SMB Cloud

Mr Manish Godha, CEO & Founder at Advaiya SolutionsCloud is good! Shared computing services�whether applications or platforms�available over internet have granted small and medium sized businesses, unprecedented access to technology sophistication.The potential inherent in information technology has been immense and the possible impacts are only getting more pronounced. Technology not only bolsters efficiencies, but also influences fundamental changes in the business models themselves.

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Attendance On Demand Releases New White Paper On Basic Of Cloud … – TheHostingNews.com (press release) (blog)

Posted on Feb 22, 2015 in Cloud News

February 20th, 2015 By: THN News (The Hosting News) – Attendance on Demand is proud to release a white paper discussing the benefits of Cloud usage for workforce management purposes. The Cloud, or “Cloud computing,” refers to applications that businesses access and use through the Internet.

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Framework fury: Government IT suppliers fight back – CRN – UK

Posted on Feb 19, 2015 in SMB Cloud

To say some IT suppliers are angry about the way two of the government's biggest IT procurement frameworks are run would be something of an understatement. "A travesty", "a pointless experience" and "completely impractical" are just some of the phrases that popped up when suppliers on G-Cloud and the Digital Services Framework (DSF) spoke out about the schemes in a bid to encourage the government to take note, listen, and make changes. G-Cloud and DSF were set up in 2012 and 2013 respectively and as of this month sit together under the government's Digital Marketplace umbrella

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Amazon leads way in cloud computing, but Amazon gaining – The Seattle Times

Posted on Feb 19, 2015 in Cloud News

Originally published February 18, 2015 at 6:33 PM | Page modified February 18, 2015 at 10:02 PM Amazon.com’s cloud-computing unit is still a world beater. Microsoft is doing its best to entrench itself in second place. Among companies that tap into the “public cloud,” or pooled servers and data-storage units accessed via the Internet, 57 percent reported using Amazon Web Services (AWS).

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Amazon leads way in cloud computing – The Seattle Times

Posted on Feb 19, 2015 in Cloud News

Amazon.com’s cloud-computing unit is still a world beater. Microsoft is doing its best to entrench itself in second place. Among companies that tap into the “public cloud,” or pooled servers and data-storage units accessed via the Internet, 57 percent reported using Amazon Web Services (AWS)

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Cloud Computing’s Waste Land – CFO Magazine

Posted on Feb 18, 2015 in Cloud News

More and more companies are migrating to the cloud for computing power, but many are actually wasting too much money on unused services. According to a Wall Street Journal story, common mistakes that drive up cloud computing costs include ordering too much computing power, failing to program software shutdowns in off hours, not using monitoring tools to keep tabs on wasted computing cycles, or allowing programmers to believe cycles are free. Indeed, Boris Goldberg, co-founder and chief technology officer at Cloudyn Ltd., told the WSJ that roughly 60% of cloud software servers can be reduced or terminated because companies have purchased too many.

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VIDEO Interview: Hybrid cloud hype to reality with Avanade’s Adam Wengert – iTWire

Posted on Feb 18, 2015 in Hybrid Cloud

Avanade Australia’s Adam Wengert talks hybrid cloud, looking at Australian and global stats showing that hybrid cloud is reaching the tipping point. Avanade is a global IT solutions vendor that is a joint venture between Microsoft and Accenture, founded some 15 years ago and still going strong today

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Amazon still has wide lead in the cloud, but Microsoft gaining – The Seattle Times (blog)

Posted on Feb 18, 2015 in Cloud News

Amazon.com’s cloud-computing unit is still a world beater. Microsoft is doing its best to entrench itself in second place. RightScale, a California company that helps information technology departments manage their use of cloud-computing services, on Wednesday released the results of its survey  of more than 900 of corporate technology experts

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