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MTN Launches Cloud Computing Services – AllAfrica.com

Posted on Aug 1, 2014 in Cloud News

MTN Rwanda has introduced Cloud Computing Services with the aim of helping businesses minimize costs and improve productivity.

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Oracle Buys TOA Technologies for Field Service SaaS – eWeek

Posted on Jul 31, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Oracle announced plans to acquire TOA Technologies, a provider of field service SaaS solutions. Oracle announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire TOA Technologies, a provider of cloud-based field service solutions that manage and optimize the last mile of customer service for enterprises by coordinating activities between dispatchers, mobile employees and their customers.TOA's solutions manage more than 120 million service events annually in more than 20 countries and include global brands across many industries, including DISH Network, E.ON, Home Depot, Ricoh, Telefonica, Virgin Media and Vodafone.Oracle said TOA's Field Service software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution enables enterprises to continuously monitor real-time field service requests coming in from contact centers; to schedule the right field service representative to dispatch; and to use business analytics to monitor and view current inventories, accurately predict service windows, and optimize field service operations. TOA's customers have more efficient field service operations and lower costs of delivering field service, and they deliver a superior customer experience, the company said."Companies want to offer customers a unified and highly engaging experience each time they interact with them," said David Vap, group vice president of Oracle Product Development, in a statement

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Enterprise Venture Funding Will Surpass $5.4B – Techzone360

Posted on Jul 31, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

I think that it is safe to say that when we think of venture companies and the money that they invest, we normally think about smaller startup technology companies as being on the receiving end. Without an influx of venture capital, a lot of these technology companies would never make it past their first year in business and actually produce a product.

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MTN Rwanda launches cloud computing services – Telecompaper (subscription)

Posted on Jul 30, 2014 in Cloud News

MTN Rwanda has introduced cloud computing services that are expected to help businesses minimise costs and improve productivity. MTN Cloud Services provide business automation tools to enterprises across professional services, micro-finance, health and SME sectors.  The new MTN Business Cloud offerings are Cloud Collaboration for companies to share their documents wherever they are; Cloud Backup to keep documents and other files secure in the event of data corruption, theft or other losses; Cloud Customer Management for companies to access their customer information irrespective of where they are; MozyPro, a back-up service for the effective management of files and servers; and McAfee Anti-virus and email security.  MTN customers can pay for Cloud Services using MTN Mobile Money

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Aspect Enterprise Solutions Launches Game-Changing Partner Program on the … – Insurance News Net

Posted on Jul 30, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Houston, TX (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 User organizations embarking on complex commodities trade and risk management (E/CTRM) deployments will soon have access to a network of partners for sales, support and implementation through the new Aspect Partner Program (APP).

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SAP Opens World-Class Data Center in Toronto to Support Cloud Growth in … – Techvibes (blog)

Posted on Jul 29, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

SAP Canada, a subsidiary of SAP SE, the world’s third largest software company, this week announced a strategic investment in Canada; it is opening its first Canadian data center to meet growing demand for cloud based software. The news follows SAP’s recent announcement of 39 percent growth in cloud, making it the fastest-growing enterprise cloud company at scale. The datacenter, located in Markham, Ontario, will host sensitive information for the Canadian government and other public and private sector companies.

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Mindbreeze Positioned in the Challengers Quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for … – MarketWatch

Posted on Jul 29, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

LINZ, Austria, Jul 29, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Mindbreeze, a leading company in the big data and enterprise search industries, today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Challengers quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Search. The research and advisory firm evaluated 17 different providers from throughout the world

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Contegix grows as Amazon, Google duke it out in cloud computing industry – St. Louis Business Journal (blog)

Posted on Jul 28, 2014 in Cloud News

Jul 28, 2014, 10:52am CDT Enlarge Photo Dilip Vishwanat Mike Wylie, Contegix CFO As tech giants such as Amazon, Google and Microsoft continue to fight over market share in the cloud computing world, startups like St.

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Contegix grows as Amazon, Google duke it out in cloud computing industry – St. Louis Business Journal (blog)

Posted on Jul 28, 2014 in Cloud News

Jul 28, 2014, 10:52am CDT Enlarge Photo Dilip Vishwanat Mike Wylie, Contegix CFO As tech giants such as Amazon, Google and Microsoft continue to fight over market share in the cloud computing world, startups like St. Louis-based Contegix are growing by targeting niche clients. That’s according to the Wall Street Journal, which recently documented the cloud industry move toward offering services that let companies rent computing cycles rather than operate their own servers and data centers

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Enterprise Investments Surge To Over $5.4 Billion – TechCrunch

Posted on Jul 27, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

After years of backing headline-grabbing consumer internet deals, it seems that venture capitalists are paying more attention (and more money) to the seemingly staid and stodgy enterprise technology companies (the businesses that sell technology to make businesses work better).

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CLOUD COMPUTING Time Is Now for Cloud-Based Unified Communication – CIO Today

Posted on Jul 26, 2014 in Cloud News

The unified communications company is working hard to fast-track customers to the cloud . Avaya just kicked off the first of several major moves it plans to optimize solutions and processes for delivering Collaboration-as-a-Service (CaaS) via its Avaya Collaborative Cloud

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CLOUD COMPUTING Avaya Pushing Cloud-Based Unified Communications – Top Tech News

Posted on Jul 25, 2014 in Cloud News

The unified communications company is working hard to fast-track customers to the cloud . Avaya just kicked off the first of several major moves it plans to optimize solutions and processes for delivering Collaboration-as-a-Service (CaaS) via its Avaya Collaborative Cloud. What's spurring Avaya to make a push?

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New Money? Cloud Computing Deployments Tied to Midsize Revenue – Midsize Insider

Posted on Jul 25, 2014 in Cloud News

Despite smaller IT departments, thinner profit margins and less free time to spend on technology innovations, midsize businesses nonetheless tie cloud computing deployments to increased revenue, greater collaboration and improved customer service.

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Will European Union SLA Standards Go Global? – Talkin’ Cloud

Posted on Jul 22, 2014 in Cloud News

Although it's a European Union change, the service level agreement (SLA) standardization issued last month by the European Commission's Cloud Select Industry Group - Subgroup on Service Level Agreement (C-SIG-SLA ... 'cause that's a catchy name) could become a global standard. Even if it doesn't, American cloud providers (among others) will very soon feel its effects, according to an article written by Kenneth N.

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Out in the Open: Ex-Googlers Building Cloud Software That’s Almost Impossible … – Wired

Posted on Jul 21, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Cockroaches are some of the most resilient creatures on earth. They can live for 45 minutes without air and over a month without food.

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